The median contractor rate for a Database Engineer was £343 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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 Engineer
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 629 614
Rank change year-on-year +39 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 17 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.041% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.044% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 11
Median daily rate £343 £400 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.37% +35.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £498 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £400 £295
% change year-on-year -10.31% +35.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £52.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -75.08%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +11.53% -7.14%  

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
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 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
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 £11.42 £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 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Database Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Database Engineer in the UK

Database Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Database Engineer in the UK

Database Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Database Engineer over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Database Engineer in the UK

Database Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Database Engineer in the UK

Database Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Database Engineer over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Database Engineer in the UK

Database Engineer
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +30 15 £309 -22.81% 8
Yorkshire +30 6 £275 -50.00%
Leeds +27 6 £275 -50.00%
West Yorkshire +21 6 £275 -50.00%
South East +32 4 £343 +21.77% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £343 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £343 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
East of England - 3 - -
Scotland +34 2 £375 -
Edinburgh +16 2 £375 -
North West +22 1 £450 - 2
London -11 1 £275 -35.29% 4
Stevenage - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £450 - 2

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 featuring Database Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (38.00%) DBS Check
2 18 (36.00%) Linux
3 14 (28.00%) SQL
4 12 (24.00%) Perl
4 12 (24.00%) ITIL
4 12 (24.00%) Unix
4 12 (24.00%) Windows
5 11 (22.00%) Oracle
6 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (16.00%) SLA
7 8 (16.00%) Shell Script
7 8 (16.00%) Sybase
7 8 (16.00%) T-SQL
7 8 (16.00%) Finance
8 7 (14.00%) Migration
8 7 (14.00%) Sybase ASE
8 7 (14.00%) SAP
8 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (14.00%) Solaris
8 7 (14.00%) Korn
9 6 (12.00%) Integration Testing
9 6 (12.00%) VMware
10 5 (10.00%) Firewall
10 5 (10.00%) Python
10 5 (10.00%) Apple
10 5 (10.00%) Cisco
10 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
10 5 (10.00%) Degree
10 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (10.00%) Windows 7

Database Engineer 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 2 (4.00%) Apache
1 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.00%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (6.00%) DNS
3 2 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.00%) FTP
4 1 (2.00%) Network Security
4 1 (2.00%) SAN
4 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (14.00%) Sybase ASE
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (6.00%) DB2
4 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.00%) MySQL
5 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.00%) DB2 UDB
5 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.00%) Redis
6 1 (2.00%) Big Data
6 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.00%) GitLab
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.00%) Avionics
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.00%) JMS
2 1 (2.00%) Kafka
2 1 (2.00%) LAMP
2 1 (2.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) DataPower
3 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.00%) EPoS
3 1 (2.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) Linux
2 12 (24.00%) Unix
2 12 (24.00%) Windows
3 7 (14.00%) Solaris
4 5 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) ITIL
2 7 (14.00%) Migration
3 6 (12.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 5 (10.00%) SDLC
5 4 (8.00%) Fault Management
5 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (8.00%) Service Design
6 3 (6.00%) Database Tuning
6 3 (6.00%) Network Management
6 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.00%) Validation
7 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.00%) High Availability
7 2 (4.00%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (4.00%) OO
7 2 (4.00%) Physical Data Model
7 2 (4.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) SQL
2 12 (24.00%) Perl
3 8 (16.00%) Shell Script
3 8 (16.00%) T-SQL
4 7 (14.00%) Korn
5 5 (10.00%) Python
6 4 (8.00%) Java
7 3 (6.00%) C#
7 3 (6.00%) VBA
8 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.00%) C
9 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) DBS Check
2 5 (10.00%) Degree
3 4 (8.00%) CCNP
3 4 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) Postgraduate
6 1 (2.00%) MCITP
6 1 (2.00%) MCSA
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) Docker
2 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.00%) Squid
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Ansible
1 4 (8.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.00%) SmoothWall
3 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Oracle
2 8 (16.00%) Sybase
3 7 (14.00%) SAP
4 6 (12.00%) VMware
5 5 (10.00%) Apple
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco
6 4 (8.00%) Computacenter
6 4 (8.00%) Juniper
6 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.00%) Teradata
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix
7 1 (2.00%) CommVault
7 1 (2.00%) Dell
7 1 (2.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) IBM
7 1 (2.00%) Informatica
7 1 (2.00%) Splunk
7 1 (2.00%) Veeam
7 1 (2.00%) WSO2
East London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £130 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago