The median contractor rate for a Database Developer was £359 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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 Developer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 524 547 513
Rank change year-on-year +23 -34  
Contract jobs requiring a Database Developer 77 97 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 68 91
Median daily rate £359 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.33% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year - +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.09 £18.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.09 £18.43
% change year-on-year - -12.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
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 £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Database Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Database Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Database Developer in the UK

Database Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Database Developer in the UK

Database Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Database Developer over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Database Developer in the UK

Database Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Database Developer in the UK

Database Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 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
England +27 68 £350 -6.66% 28
South East +33 26 £347 -7.60% 9
London +3 26 £375 -11.76% 7
East Sussex - 12 £330 - 2
Brighton - 12 £330 - 1
North West +26 10 £358 -4.66% 5
City of London 0 7 £425 +14.86% 2
Cheshire +28 6 £376 +0.33%
Chester +20 5 £365 -2.66%
Northern Ireland - 5 £375 -
Scotland +43 4 £375 +92.30% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 4 £313 -16.66%
Kent - 4 £350 - 2
Maidstone - 4 £350 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £355 -
Manchester +13 3 £300 -7.69% 4
Milton Keynes -10 3 £313 -16.66%
Belfast - 3 £395 -
Edinburgh - 3 £400 - 2
County Antrim - 3 £395 -
Leeds +17 2 £425 +16.43% 1
West Yorkshire +17 2 £425 +21.42% 1
Hampshire +14 2 - - 2
Yorkshire +12 2 £425 +21.42% 1
South West +4 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -17 2 £356 -5.00% 2
West Midlands +23 1 £650 +114.87% 1
Birmingham +12 1 £650 +114.87%
Surrey +1 1 - - 1
Glasgow -2 1 £350 +204.34%

Database Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Database Developer 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 featuring Database Developer in the job title.

1 120 (73.62%) SQL
2 78 (47.85%) SQL Server
3 62 (38.04%) Finance
4 52 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (30.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (29.45%) T-SQL
7 41 (25.15%) Java
8 33 (20.25%) C#
9 30 (18.40%) .NET
9 30 (18.40%) Microsoft
9 30 (18.40%) Banking
10 28 (17.18%) Performance Tuning
11 27 (16.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (16.56%) ETL
12 24 (14.72%) Web Services
13 22 (13.50%) Linux
14 21 (12.88%) Data Warehouse
14 21 (12.88%) Oracle
15 20 (12.27%) VBA
15 20 (12.27%) MS Access
15 20 (12.27%) Unix
16 18 (11.04%) Sybase
16 18 (11.04%) Analytics
17 16 (9.82%) REST
18 15 (9.20%) Data Modelling
19 14 (8.59%) PL/SQL
19 14 (8.59%) SQL Server 2008
20 13 (7.98%) Team Foundation Server
20 13 (7.98%) Microsoft Excel
20 13 (7.98%) Migration

Database Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (3.07%) SAS
2 4 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.23%) Confluence
4 1 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.61%) JBoss
4 1 (0.61%) Mule
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (7.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.61%) LaTeX
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) SAP CO
1 3 (1.84%) SAP FI
1 3 (1.84%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.84%) Boomi
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) FTP
2 1 (0.61%) DNS
2 1 (0.61%) SSH
2 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (47.85%) SQL Server
2 50 (30.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (16.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (12.88%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (12.27%) MS Access
6 14 (8.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (7.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (7.36%) Relational Database
9 11 (6.75%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (6.75%) MongoDB
9 11 (6.75%) Oracle Database
10 9 (5.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (5.52%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (4.91%) MySQL
11 8 (4.91%) RDBMS
12 7 (4.29%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (4.29%) Sybase ASE
13 6 (3.68%) OLAP
14 5 (3.07%) Lumira
14 5 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (7.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (6.75%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.91%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.68%) JIRA
5 3 (1.84%) Bower
5 3 (1.84%) gulp
5 3 (1.84%) Maven
5 3 (1.84%) Toad
6 2 (1.23%) Ant
6 2 (1.23%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.23%) Gradle
6 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.23%) Subversion
7 1 (0.61%) GoCD
7 1 (0.61%) JUnit
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.61%) QUnit
7 1 (0.61%) Selenium
7 1 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.61%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 62 (38.04%) Finance
2 30 (18.40%) Banking
3 9 (5.52%) Front Office
4 6 (3.68%) Retail
5 4 (2.45%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.84%) Legal
7 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.40%) .NET
2 24 (14.72%) Web Services
3 16 (9.82%) REST
4 11 (6.75%) SOAP
5 9 (5.52%) ASP.NET
5 9 (5.52%) XML
6 8 (4.91%) .NET Framework
6 8 (4.91%) AngularJS
6 8 (4.91%) RESTful
7 7 (4.29%) HTML
7 7 (4.29%) Node.js
8 6 (3.68%) ADO
8 6 (3.68%) CSS
8 6 (3.68%) MDX
9 5 (3.07%) Entity Framework
9 5 (3.07%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.07%) JSON
9 5 (3.07%) Middleware
9 5 (3.07%) Spring
10 4 (2.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.13%) Replication
3 8 (4.91%) Equity Derivative
4 7 (4.29%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.68%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.68%) Equities
6 4 (2.45%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.84%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.84%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.84%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.23%) Clustering
8 2 (1.23%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.23%) Derivative
8 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.23%) User Experience
9 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.50%) Linux
2 20 (12.27%) Unix
3 9 (5.52%) Windows
4 4 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.23%) Solaris
6 1 (0.61%) AIX
6 1 (0.61%) Android
6 1 (0.61%) HPUX
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (17.18%) Performance Tuning
3 27 (16.56%) ETL
4 18 (11.04%) Analytics
5 15 (9.20%) Data Modelling
6 13 (7.98%) Migration
7 12 (7.36%) Unit Testing
8 10 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (6.13%) Scrum
8 10 (6.13%) TDD
9 9 (5.52%) High Availability
9 9 (5.52%) Visualisation
10 7 (4.29%) Data Management
10 7 (4.29%) DevOps
10 7 (4.29%) MVC
11 6 (3.68%) Software Engineering
12 5 (3.07%) E-Commerce
12 5 (3.07%) Open Source
12 5 (3.07%) Predictive Analytics
12 5 (3.07%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 120 (73.62%) SQL
2 48 (29.45%) T-SQL
3 41 (25.15%) Java
4 33 (20.25%) C#
5 20 (12.27%) VBA
6 14 (8.59%) PL/SQL
7 11 (6.75%) JavaScript
7 11 (6.75%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.29%) Python
9 6 (3.68%) VB
10 5 (3.07%) Scala
11 4 (2.45%) Perl
11 4 (2.45%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.45%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.84%) C++
12 3 (1.84%) PHP
13 2 (1.23%) Groovy
13 2 (1.23%) VB6
14 1 (0.61%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (6.13%) Degree
2 7 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.23%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) HNC
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.07%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) Basel III
3 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.61%) IFRS
3 1 (0.61%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) LXC
2 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.61%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 30 (18.40%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.88%) Oracle
3 18 (11.04%) Sybase
4 6 (3.68%) Ab Initio
4 6 (3.68%) SAP
5 3 (1.84%) Dell
5 3 (1.84%) Tableau
6 2 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.61%) IBM
7 1 (0.61%) Informatica
7 1 (0.61%) Perforce
7 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.61%) Talend
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