Period
to 20 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Database Engineer was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 241 253 233
Rank change year-on-year +12 -20 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.088% 0.056% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.060% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
City of London median daily rate £335 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.56% -18.18% +22.22%
Central London median daily rate £335 £450 £550
% change year-on-year -25.56% -18.18% +22.22%
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 6,449 6,707 5,855
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 94.48% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,047 5,329 4,641
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £305 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 98 72
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.25 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.08% -11.44% -8.22%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.53
90th Percentile £35.00 £31.68 £54.51
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% -12.46%

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 20 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 February 2019, 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (66.67%) Capacity Management
2 4 (66.67%) Security Hardening
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (50.00%) Statistics
3 3 (50.00%) Tandem
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Apache
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Google
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS

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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
1 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) GraphQL
1 1 (16.67%) Kafka
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (50.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Capacity Management
1 4 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (66.67%) Security Hardening
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (50.00%) Statistics
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) API Design
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (16.67%) rkt
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Google