The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VLDB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VLDB over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 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.

Very Large Database (VLDB)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 599 622
Rank change year-on-year +20 +23  
Contract jobs citing VLDB 2 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.039% 0.004%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.020% 0.18% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 2
Median daily rate £450 £369 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.03% -15.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £366 £438
% change year-on-year - -16.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £51.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 -

VLDB is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 9774 11296 11773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.86% 21.96% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6574 7697 7715
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 138 165
Median hourly rate £29.00 £29.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.69% -8.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.65 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.91% -6.15%  

VLDB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VLDB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for VLDB in England

VLDB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLDB in England

VLDB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLDB in England

VLDB
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 VLDB within the England region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +25 2 £450 +16.31%
VLDB
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VLDB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VLDB.

1 4 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Database Security
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) Database Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 2 (50.00%) Parallel Processing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) WorldPay
2 2 (50.00%) Server Patching
2 2 (50.00%) Database Optimisation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling

VLDB
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 2 (50.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) DBA
2 2 (50.00%) Development DBA
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Production DBA
2 2 (50.00%) Production DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Database Security
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) Database Optimisation
2 2 (50.00%) Database Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Parallel Processing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Server Patching
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) WorldPay