Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Database Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Database Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 243 239
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 +61
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.015% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.016% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
City of London median daily rate £450 £575 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +21.05% +9.83%
10th Percentile £360 £563 £429
90th Percentile £588 £588 £503
Central London median daily rate £450 £100 £475
% change year-on-year +350.00% -78.95% +9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,728 6,192 6,511
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 95.85% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,295 4,763 5,220
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £483 £450
% change year-on-year +3.63% +7.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 76 84
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.39 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.56% -8.50% -2.19%
10th Percentile £12.53 £12.52 £11.33
90th Percentile £32.70 £30.04 £32.18
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% -

Database Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Database Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Database Engineer in the City of London

Database Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Database Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Database Engineer in the City of London

Database Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Database Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Database Engineer in the City of London

Database Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 3 £575 -
Database Engineer
Central London

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, Database Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Database Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) SQL
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 6 (66.67%) ETL
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (55.56%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
4 4 (44.44%) ETL Development
5 3 (33.33%) Data Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) Big Data
5 3 (33.33%) Apache Spark
5 3 (33.33%) Informatica
5 3 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Marketing
5 3 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (22.22%) Sqoop
6 2 (22.22%) Scala
6 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
6 2 (22.22%) Apache Hive
6 2 (22.22%) High Availability
6 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (22.22%) C#
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle

Database Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Solr
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (55.56%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
5 3 (33.33%) Big Data
6 2 (22.22%) Apache Hive
6 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (22.22%) Sqoop
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
1 1 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ETL
2 4 (44.44%) ETL Development
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Data Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Campaign Management
4 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (11.11%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) Scala
5 1 (11.11%) Korn
5 1 (11.11%) Perl
5 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 1 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) HDFS
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Oozie
2 1 (11.11%) Data Guard
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Informatica
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Hitachi
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas