The median contractor rate for a Database Engineer was £336 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Engineer
UK
Rank 561 615 596
Rank change year-on-year +54 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 35 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.051% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.054% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 9
Median daily rate £336 £308 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.34% -5.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £200 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £288 £300
% change year-on-year +8.69% -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% +218.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £25.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £136.60 £25.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +218.51%  

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Database Engineer in the UK

Database Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 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 +42 35 £336 +9.34% 7
London +36 16 £400 -15.78% 1
East Midlands - 5 - -
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
South East +19 4 £160 -39.62% 3
West Midlands +10 4 £368 +10.52%
Birmingham -1 2 £344 +3.38%
Warwickshire - 2 £393 -
North East - 2 £125 -
West End of London - 2 £98 -
North West +28 1 - -
Lancashire +17 1 - -
Surrey +9 1 £163 -37.50%
City of London +4 1 £575 +25.68% 1
South West -3 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 3
Twickenham - 1 £155 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Darlington - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 £163 -
Atherstone - 1 £425 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 £125 -
Durham - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £125 -

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 26 (45.61%) DBS Check
2 20 (35.09%) Windows
3 16 (28.07%) MS Excel
4 15 (26.32%) Active Directory
5 14 (24.56%) SQL
6 13 (22.81%) ITIL
7 12 (21.05%) Oracle
7 12 (21.05%) SLA
7 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (19.30%) Linux
8 11 (19.30%) Unix
9 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
9 10 (17.54%) VMware
10 9 (15.79%) Perl
10 9 (15.79%) DHCP
10 9 (15.79%) DNS
10 9 (15.79%) Network Management
10 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
10 9 (15.79%) Windows Server
11 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (14.04%) Office 365
11 8 (14.04%) Apple
11 8 (14.04%) Shell Script
11 8 (14.04%) Sybase
11 8 (14.04%) T-SQL
11 8 (14.04%) Solaris
12 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
12 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (12.28%) Sybase ASE
12 7 (12.28%) Korn

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.51%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (28.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
3 3 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Office 365
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) DHCP
1 9 (15.79%) DNS
2 4 (7.02%) Firewall
3 3 (5.26%) Wireless
4 1 (1.75%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) Intranet
4 1 (1.75%) Network Security
4 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
1 7 (12.28%) Sybase ASE
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.51%) DB2
3 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.75%) Big Data
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Advertising
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Electronics
3 2 (3.51%) Front Office
3 2 (3.51%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.75%) Avionics
4 1 (1.75%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) CSS
2 2 (3.51%) HTML
3 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.75%) Kafka
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.51%) Wiki
5 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.75%) EPoS
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.09%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (19.30%) Linux
3 11 (19.30%) Unix
4 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 9 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 8 (14.04%) Solaris
5 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) ITIL
2 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
3 9 (15.79%) Network Management
4 6 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 5 (8.77%) Database Tuning
5 5 (8.77%) Migration
5 5 (8.77%) SDLC
6 4 (7.02%) Database Security
6 4 (7.02%) Fault Management
6 4 (7.02%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.02%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.02%) Service Design
7 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.26%) ETL
7 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.51%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.51%) Data Modelling
8 2 (3.51%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (3.51%) Physical Data Model
8 2 (3.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) SQL
2 9 (15.79%) Perl
3 8 (14.04%) Shell Script
3 8 (14.04%) T-SQL
4 7 (12.28%) Korn
5 3 (5.26%) C#
5 3 (5.26%) Java
5 3 (5.26%) VBA
6 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.51%) Python
7 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (45.61%) DBS Check
2 5 (8.77%) Degree
3 4 (7.02%) CCNP
3 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.75%) MCITP
6 1 (1.75%) MCSA
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.75%) OCP
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.77%) Docker
4 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Backup Exec
1 4 (7.02%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.75%) Ansible
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Oracle
2 10 (17.54%) VMware
3 8 (14.04%) Apple
3 8 (14.04%) Sybase
4 6 (10.53%) Citrix
4 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.53%) SAP
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco
5 4 (7.02%) Computacenter
5 4 (7.02%) Juniper
5 4 (7.02%) Teradata
6 2 (3.51%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (1.75%) CommVault
7 1 (1.75%) Informatica
7 1 (1.75%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.75%) Splunk
7 1 (1.75%) WorldPay