Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Database Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 785 837 805
Rank change year-on-year +52 -32 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 46 36 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.049% 0.037% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.039% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 35
England median daily rate £275 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +17.65% +94.29%
10th Percentile £129 £161 £158
90th Percentile £555 £555 £545
UK median daily rate £275 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -31.25% +17.65% +94.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
England median hourly rate £15.10 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.40 £13.00
90th Percentile £85.31 £30.60 £77.74
UK median hourly rate £15.10 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.63% +3.45% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Database Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Database Engineer in England

Database Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Database Engineer in England

Database Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Database Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Database Engineer in England

Database Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Database Engineer in England

Database Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Database Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Database Engineer in England

Database Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +4 21 £300 -35.48% 3
North of England +64 7 £275 -33.33%
South East +13 6 £143 -64.31% 1
East of England - 5 £150 -
Yorkshire +24 4 £275 -50.00%
Midlands +24 4 £160 -38.76%
South West +13 3 £304 -
West Midlands +34 2 £160 -38.76%
North West +23 2 £450 +42.29%
East Midlands +6 2 £130 -
North East - 1 £100 -
Database Engineer
UK

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 England region featuring Database Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (45.65%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) DBS Check
3 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
4 13 (28.26%) SQL
5 10 (21.74%) SCCM
6 9 (19.57%) Linux
6 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
7 8 (17.39%) Windows 7
7 8 (17.39%) Network Management
8 7 (15.22%) Python
8 7 (15.22%) ITIL
8 7 (15.22%) Perl
8 7 (15.22%) VMware
9 6 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
9 6 (13.04%) Java
9 6 (13.04%) MySQL
9 6 (13.04%) Oracle
9 6 (13.04%) Unix
9 6 (13.04%) Apple
9 6 (13.04%) MongoDB
9 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
10 5 (10.87%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (10.87%) NoSQL
10 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (10.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (10.87%) Docker
10 5 (10.87%) SDLC
10 5 (10.87%) Shell Script

Database Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) Apache
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.70%) Office 365
3 2 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) DNS
1 4 (8.70%) LAN
1 4 (8.70%) WAN
2 3 (6.52%) DHCP
2 3 (6.52%) Internet
3 2 (4.35%) Firewall
3 2 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.17%) FTP
4 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.17%) LDAP
4 1 (2.17%) NAS
4 1 (2.17%) PBX
4 1 (2.17%) SMS
4 1 (2.17%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.17%) VoIP
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
4 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) MongoDB
1 6 (13.04%) MySQL
1 6 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (10.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (10.87%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (10.87%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.70%) Sybase ASE
4 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.35%) Redis
4 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.17%) Big Data
5 1 (2.17%) DB2
5 1 (2.17%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.17%) Flyway
3 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (8.70%) Banking
1 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Kafka
2 2 (4.35%) ReactiveX
3 1 (2.17%) Django
3 1 (2.17%) Flask
3 1 (2.17%) JMS
3 1 (2.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Fintech
2 3 (6.52%) Replication
3 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) BYOD
4 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) SCADA
4 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Linux
3 8 (17.39%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.04%) Unix
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.35%) Solaris
8 1 (2.17%) AIX
8 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Network Management
2 7 (15.22%) ITIL
3 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
4 5 (10.87%) SDLC
5 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Migration
5 4 (8.70%) Time Management
6 2 (4.35%) BDD
6 2 (4.35%) Creative Thinking
6 2 (4.35%) Line Management
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.35%) Scrum
6 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.17%) Email Filtering
7 1 (2.17%) Task Automation
7 1 (2.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 1 (2.17%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) Perl
2 7 (15.22%) Python
3 6 (13.04%) Java
4 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
4 5 (10.87%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.70%) Korn
6 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.17%) C
8 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) DBS Check
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (2.17%) CCNA
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) HND
4 1 (2.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) Docker
2 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) OpenDJ
3 1 (2.17%) Squid
3 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) Ansible
3 1 (2.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.17%) Puppet
3 1 (2.17%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.17%) SmoothWall
3 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) VMware
3 6 (13.04%) Apple
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle
4 5 (10.87%) SAP
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix
5 4 (8.70%) Sybase
6 3 (6.52%) Google
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco
7 2 (4.35%) Dell
7 2 (4.35%) HP
8 1 (2.17%) ForgeRock
8 1 (2.17%) Mitel
8 1 (2.17%) Sun
8 1 (2.17%) Veeam