Period
to 24 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RDBMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RDBMS over the 6 months to 24 May 2020 with a comparison to the 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.

Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 373 339 334
Rank change year-on-year -34 -5 +17
Contract jobs citing RDBMS 245 634 697
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.76% 0.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.63% 3.35% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 422 523
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +18.91%
10th Percentile £361 £381 £338
90th Percentile £663 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 3
Median hourly rate £27.43 £55.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.14% +22.22% +93.55%
UK median hourly rate £27.43 £49.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -44.87% +10.56% +93.55%

RDBMS is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 9,324 18,937 20,760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.63% 22.59% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,168 13,120 14,586
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +6.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +2.63% +0.53% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 231 212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £15.50 £14.00 £14.03
90th Percentile £53.00 £57.50 £53.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +10.00%

RDBMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing RDBMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for RDBMS in England

RDBMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing RDBMS in England.

Daily rate trend for RDBMS in England

RDBMS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing RDBMS in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for RDBMS in England

RDBMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing RDBMS in England.

Hourly rate trend for RDBMS in England

RDBMS
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 RDBMS within the England region over the 6 months to 24 May 2020. 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 +15 145 £525 -4.55% 11
North of England +33 40 £450 -10.00% 11
North West +46 20 £484 +1.79% 8
South East +48 19 £400 -17.18% 7
East of England +45 19 £525 +17.98% 1
North East +28 13 £405 -15.84%
Yorkshire +22 12 £453 -9.50% 3
Midlands +32 10 £450 -
South West +11 9 £500 +11.11% 4
East Midlands +38 8 £438 +7.36%
West Midlands +32 2 £688 +44.74%
RDBMS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing RDBMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for RDBMS.

1 245 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 123 (50.20%) Java
3 122 (49.80%) Oracle
4 119 (48.57%) SQL
5 94 (38.37%) SQL Server
6 93 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
7 89 (36.33%) AWS
8 88 (35.92%) Python
9 74 (30.20%) Git (software)
10 73 (29.80%) Web Services
11 68 (27.76%) Finance
12 56 (22.86%) ETL
13 55 (22.45%) XML
14 54 (22.04%) Jenkins
15 53 (21.63%) Azure
15 53 (21.63%) Linux
15 53 (21.63%) Software Engineering
16 51 (20.82%) JIRA
16 51 (20.82%) Microservices
17 48 (19.59%) Unix
18 47 (19.18%) Data Warehouse
19 43 (17.55%) Analytical Skills
20 42 (17.14%) Docker
20 42 (17.14%) NoSQL
21 41 (16.73%) DevOps
22 40 (16.33%) MySQL
22 40 (16.33%) Migration
23 37 (15.10%) Analytics
23 37 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
24 36 (14.69%) Problem-Solving

RDBMS
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 22 (8.98%) Confluence
2 18 (7.35%) Apache Spark
3 9 (3.67%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.45%) Apache
4 6 (2.45%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.04%) IIS
6 4 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.63%) nginx
7 2 (0.82%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.41%) CMS
8 1 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.41%) SAS
8 1 (0.41%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.04%) Zeplin
4 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.41%) MadCap Flare
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (6.12%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (3.27%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.86%) FINCAD Analytics
4 3 (1.22%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.82%) Magento
5 2 (0.82%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.41%) Endur
6 1 (0.41%) Maximo
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 89 (36.33%) AWS
2 53 (21.63%) Azure
3 19 (7.76%) GCP
4 12 (4.90%) Coveralls
4 12 (4.90%) PaaS
5 10 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (3.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (3.27%) Serverless
8 7 (2.86%) AWS Step Functions
9 6 (2.45%) IaaS
9 6 (2.45%) SaaS
10 5 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (2.04%) Power Platform
11 4 (1.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (1.63%) Amazon Cognito
11 4 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (1.63%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.63%) AWS CloudTrail
11 4 (1.63%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.06%) HTTP
2 13 (5.31%) DNS
3 4 (1.63%) SSL
4 2 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.41%) FCoE
5 1 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.41%) Firewall
5 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.41%) InfiniBand
5 1 (0.41%) Internet
5 1 (0.41%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.41%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.41%) LAN
5 1 (0.41%) Network Security
5 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.41%) VoIP
5 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 94 (38.37%) SQL Server
3 47 (19.18%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (17.14%) NoSQL
5 40 (16.33%) MySQL
6 33 (13.47%) Oracle Database
7 31 (12.65%) MongoDB
8 28 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (11.02%) Amazon RDS
10 26 (10.61%) Big Data
11 25 (10.20%) Amazon Aurora
11 25 (10.20%) Hadoop
12 22 (8.98%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (6.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 15 (6.12%) Redis
14 14 (5.71%) DB2
15 12 (4.90%) Pentaho
15 12 (4.90%) Spotfire
15 12 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 74 (30.20%) Git (software)
2 54 (22.04%) Jenkins
3 51 (20.82%) JIRA
4 26 (10.61%) JUnit
5 20 (8.16%) Gradle
6 15 (6.12%) Maven
6 15 (6.12%) TeamCity
6 15 (6.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (5.31%) Cucumber
8 12 (4.90%) Bitbucket Server
8 12 (4.90%) SonarQube
9 10 (4.08%) Ant
9 10 (4.08%) Subversion
9 10 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (2.45%) Mocha
10 6 (2.45%) Mockito
11 5 (2.04%) Cypress.io
12 4 (1.63%) ERwin
12 4 (1.63%) Postman
12 4 (1.63%) webpack
General
1 68 (27.76%) Finance
2 29 (11.84%) Banking
3 12 (4.90%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.67%) Front Office
5 7 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.45%) Retail
7 4 (1.63%) Marketing
8 3 (1.22%) Legal
8 3 (1.22%) Local Government
8 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.82%) Law
9 2 (0.82%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 115 (46.94%) Developer
2 50 (20.41%) Java Developer
3 35 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
4 33 (13.47%) Software Engineer
5 31 (12.65%) SQL Developer
6 29 (11.84%) AWS Developer
7 27 (11.02%) AWS Software Engineer
8 26 (10.61%) Architect
8 26 (10.61%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 25 (10.20%) Java Engineer
10 23 (9.39%) Java Software Engineer
11 22 (8.98%) Analyst
11 22 (8.98%) Data Engineer
12 21 (8.57%) Java Software Developer
13 17 (6.94%) DBA
14 12 (4.90%) Senior Developer
14 12 (4.90%) TIBCO Developer
15 11 (4.49%) Data Analyst
16 10 (4.08%) Azure Engineer
16 10 (4.08%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (29.80%) Web Services
2 55 (22.45%) XML
3 31 (12.65%) HTML
4 30 (12.24%) Kafka
5 29 (11.84%) JDBC
6 25 (10.20%) .NET
7 23 (9.39%) gRPC
7 23 (9.39%) Protocol Buffers
7 23 (9.39%) REST
8 22 (8.98%) SOAP
9 21 (8.57%) HTML5
9 21 (8.57%) JMS
10 18 (7.35%) AngularJS
10 18 (7.35%) CSS
10 18 (7.35%) RESTful
11 15 (6.12%) TIBCO EMS
12 14 (5.71%) scikit-learn
12 14 (5.71%) TensorFlow
13 13 (5.31%) Spring
14 12 (4.90%) React
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.55%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (11.02%) Reference Data
3 21 (8.57%) Fixed Income
4 19 (7.76%) Algorithms
5 14 (5.71%) Data Structures
6 12 (4.90%) Derivative
6 12 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (4.49%) Hedge funds
8 10 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (2.86%) Equity Derivative
9 7 (2.86%) Market Risk
9 7 (2.86%) User Experience
10 5 (2.04%) Mainframe
10 5 (2.04%) Management Information System
10 5 (2.04%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (1.63%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.63%) NHS
12 3 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.22%) Mobile Payment
12 3 (1.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (21.63%) Linux
2 48 (19.59%) Unix
3 20 (8.16%) Windows
4 9 (3.67%) Solaris
5 6 (2.45%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.04%) AIX
7 4 (1.63%) HPUX
7 4 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.22%) Android
8 3 (1.22%) VME
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (22.86%) ETL
3 53 (21.63%) Software Engineering
4 51 (20.82%) Microservices
5 41 (16.73%) DevOps
6 40 (16.33%) Migration
7 37 (15.10%) Analytics
7 37 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
9 35 (14.29%) Data Modelling
10 31 (12.65%) Asset Management
11 28 (11.43%) TDD
11 28 (11.43%) Test Automation
12 25 (10.20%) OO
12 25 (10.20%) SDLC
13 24 (9.80%) ITIL
13 24 (9.80%) Scrum
14 21 (8.57%) Machine Learning
14 21 (8.57%) Mentoring
14 21 (8.57%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 123 (50.20%) Java
2 119 (48.57%) SQL
3 88 (35.92%) Python
4 28 (11.43%) JavaScript
5 25 (10.20%) C#
6 23 (9.39%) R
7 21 (8.57%) Bash Shell
7 21 (8.57%) Scala
8 19 (7.76%) Java 8
9 17 (6.94%) XPath
10 14 (5.71%) PL/SQL
11 13 (5.31%) T-SQL
12 12 (4.90%) Perl
13 10 (4.08%) Shell Script
14 9 (3.67%) PowerShell
14 9 (3.67%) TypeScript
14 9 (3.67%) VBA
15 8 (3.27%) Ruby
15 8 (3.27%) VB
16 7 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.80%) Degree
3 21 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.45%) Master's Degree
6 5 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.82%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.82%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.41%) CEH
8 1 (0.41%) CISA
8 1 (0.41%) CISM
8 1 (0.41%) CISSP
8 1 (0.41%) CRISC
8 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.41%) OCP
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (14.29%) QA
2 32 (13.06%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.22%) GDPR
5 2 (0.82%) MiFID
6 1 (0.41%) COBIT
6 1 (0.41%) COSO
6 1 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.41%) NIST
System Software
1 42 (17.14%) Docker
2 10 (4.08%) Apache Flume
3 8 (3.27%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 4 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.22%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.41%) HDFS
7 1 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.41%) vSphere
7 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (10.61%) Kubernetes
2 21 (8.57%) Terraform
3 16 (6.53%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (6.12%) Ansible
5 12 (4.90%) Puppet
6 9 (3.67%) Data Guard
7 5 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (1.63%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.82%) Control-M
9 2 (0.82%) Grafana
9 2 (0.82%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.82%) Istio
9 2 (0.82%) linkerd
9 2 (0.82%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.82%) Uchiwa
10 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.41%) Oozie
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.41%) QRadar
10 1 (0.41%) Rancher
Vendors
1 122 (49.80%) Oracle
2 33 (13.47%) Microsoft
3 22 (8.98%) Sybase
4 16 (6.53%) TIBCO
5 14 (5.71%) Cloudera
6 13 (5.31%) IBM
6 13 (5.31%) Informatica
7 12 (4.90%) Atlassian
7 12 (4.90%) Databricks
8 11 (4.49%) Hortonworks
9 10 (4.08%) Google
9 10 (4.08%) MapR
10 8 (3.27%) SAP
11 7 (2.86%) Talend
11 7 (2.86%) VMware
12 5 (2.04%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.63%) MicroStrategy
14 3 (1.22%) Apple
14 3 (1.22%) CA
14 3 (1.22%) Salesforce.com