The median contractor rate for a Database Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 152 191
Rank change year-on-year -9 +39  
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.060% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.063% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £575 £458 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.68% -12.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £288 £300
% change year-on-year +25.21% -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £43.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +218.51%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2916 3192 4971
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.17% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2268 2545 3747
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £46.10 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Database Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Database Engineer in the job title.

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Database Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Database Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (66.67%) Data Guard
2 1 (33.33%) Database Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (33.33%) Database Security
2 1 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (33.33%) WorldPay
2 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Wiki
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Sybase ASE
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
1 1 (33.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Database Security
2 1 (33.33%) Database Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Korn
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Guard
2 1 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Sybase
2 1 (33.33%) WorldPay