The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for RDBMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RDBMS over the 3 months to 30 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.

Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
England / North West
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 137 114
Rank change year-on-year +20 -23  
Contract jobs citing RDBMS 15 34 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.84% 1.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.44% 4.26% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 33
Median daily rate £388 £311 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.49% -19.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £250 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £411 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £42.25 £46.09
% change year-on-year -44.97% -8.33%  

RDBMS 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 the North West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 615 799 925
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.28% 19.86% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 503 556
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £17.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.23% -  

RDBMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for RDBMS in the North West

RDBMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RDBMS in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for RDBMS in the North West

RDBMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RDBMS in the North West over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RDBMS in the North West

RDBMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RDBMS in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RDBMS in the North West

RDBMS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RDBMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Manchester +17 7 £500 +53.84% 9
Cheshire +33 6 £374 +9.92% 3
Merseyside +1 1 £450 -
Lancashire -17 1 £300 +9.09% 1
RDBMS
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RDBMS 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 North West region with a requirement for RDBMS.

1 24 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 16 (66.67%) SQL
3 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (54.17%) Oracle
4 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
5 12 (50.00%) Java
5 12 (50.00%) Spring
6 10 (41.67%) Finance
6 10 (41.67%) OO
7 9 (37.50%) Web Services
7 9 (37.50%) Hibernate
7 9 (37.50%) Banking
7 9 (37.50%) JPA
8 8 (33.33%) JIRA
8 8 (33.33%) TDD
8 8 (33.33%) SOAP
8 8 (33.33%) .NET
8 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 7 (29.17%) Data Modelling
9 7 (29.17%) Ajax
9 7 (29.17%) Degree
9 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
10 6 (25.00%) MVC
10 6 (25.00%) WinForms
10 6 (25.00%) Eclipse
10 6 (25.00%) J2EE
10 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
11 5 (20.83%) RESTful
11 5 (20.83%) Git (software)

RDBMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) Confluence
1 1 (4.17%) GlassFish
1 1 (4.17%) JBoss
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (4.17%) SAS
1 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Integration
1 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SSH
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
3 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 3 (12.50%) MySQL
5 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (8.33%) Big Data
6 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.17%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
7 1 (4.17%) SAS EBI
7 1 (4.17%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) JIRA
2 6 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 5 (20.83%) AccuRev
3 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
3 5 (20.83%) JUnit
4 3 (12.50%) Gradle
4 3 (12.50%) IntelliJ
4 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.50%) JProfiler
5 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.17%) Maven
6 1 (4.17%) SonarQube
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) Java Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Technical Leader
4 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Database Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.17%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) Spring
2 9 (37.50%) Hibernate
2 9 (37.50%) JPA
2 9 (37.50%) Web Services
3 8 (33.33%) .NET
3 8 (33.33%) SOAP
4 7 (29.17%) Ajax
5 6 (25.00%) J2EE
5 6 (25.00%) WinForms
6 5 (20.83%) CSS
6 5 (20.83%) HTML
6 5 (20.83%) jQuery
6 5 (20.83%) RESTful
6 5 (20.83%) WCF
6 5 (20.83%) XML
7 4 (16.67%) Java EE
7 4 (16.67%) JSON
7 4 (16.67%) REST
7 4 (16.67%) WPF
8 3 (12.50%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) DataPower
4 1 (4.17%) Derivative
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) AIX
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) HPUX
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) OO
3 8 (33.33%) TDD
4 7 (29.17%) Data Modelling
4 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
5 6 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (16.67%) BDD
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.50%) API Design
7 3 (12.50%) API Development
7 3 (12.50%) DevOps
7 3 (12.50%) RAD
7 3 (12.50%) Scrum
8 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.33%) ETL
8 2 (8.33%) Migration
8 2 (8.33%) OOD
8 2 (8.33%) Project Management
8 2 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 12 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Data Guard
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Oracle
2 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) Perforce
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.33%) Sybase
5 1 (4.17%) Cognos
5 1 (4.17%) Google
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Kony
5 1 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Yahoo!