Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Database Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 845 834
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 55 41 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.039% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.041% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 36
UK median daily rate £275 £405 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.10% +9.46% +142.62%
10th Percentile £131 £162 £158
90th Percentile £525 £578 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £218 £388 £250
% change year-on-year -43.87% +55.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
UK median hourly rate £15.10 £24.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.10% +65.52% -
10th Percentile £13.75 £16.65 £13.00
90th Percentile £85.31 £32.55 £77.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.10 £24.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -37.10% +65.52% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Database Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Database Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Database Engineer in the UK

Database Engineer
Top 14 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 47 £275 -32.10% 7
UK excluding London +37 31 £218 -43.87% 4
London +1 21 £300 -40.89% 3
North of England +56 7 £275 -33.33%
South East +3 6 £143 -64.31% 1
East of England - 6 £335 - 2
Scotland +3 5 £450 -
Midlands +30 4 £160 -38.76%
Yorkshire +28 4 £275 -50.00%
South West -1 3 £304 - 1
North West +25 2 £450 +42.29%
West Midlands +18 2 £160 -38.76%
East Midlands 0 2 £130 -
North East - 1 £100 -

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 23 (41.82%) DBS Check
2 21 (38.18%) Windows
3 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 14 (25.45%) Linux
4 14 (25.45%) SQL
5 12 (21.82%) ITIL
6 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 10 (18.18%) Perl
7 10 (18.18%) Python
7 10 (18.18%) SCCM
8 9 (16.36%) Unix
9 8 (14.55%) SAP
9 8 (14.55%) T-SQL
9 8 (14.55%) MySQL
9 8 (14.55%) Oracle
9 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
9 8 (14.55%) Shell Script
9 8 (14.55%) Windows 7
9 8 (14.55%) Network Management
9 8 (14.55%) SDLC
10 7 (12.73%) MongoDB
10 7 (12.73%) Sybase
10 7 (12.73%) VMware
10 7 (12.73%) Sybase ASE
10 7 (12.73%) Korn
10 7 (12.73%) Integration Testing
11 6 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (10.91%) Service Delivery
11 6 (10.91%) Java
11 6 (10.91%) Apple

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 4 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.64%) Apache
3 2 (3.64%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.82%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.27%) Office 365
3 2 (3.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) DNS
1 4 (7.27%) LAN
1 4 (7.27%) WAN
2 3 (5.45%) DHCP
2 3 (5.45%) Internet
3 2 (3.64%) Firewall
3 2 (3.64%) SAN
4 1 (1.82%) ATM
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.82%) FTP
4 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.82%) LDAP
4 1 (1.82%) NAS
4 1 (1.82%) PBX
4 1 (1.82%) SMS
4 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.82%) VoIP
4 1 (1.82%) VPN
4 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) MySQL
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.73%) Sybase ASE
3 6 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.64%) Redis
6 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.82%) Big Data
7 1 (1.82%) DB2
7 1 (1.82%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.82%) Flyway
3 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (7.27%) Banking
1 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Kafka
2 2 (3.64%) ReactiveX
3 1 (1.82%) Django
3 1 (1.82%) Flask
3 1 (1.82%) JMS
3 1 (1.82%) LAMP
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.82%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Fintech
1 4 (7.27%) Replication
2 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.82%) BYOD
3 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.82%) iPad
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) SCADA
3 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Linux
3 9 (16.36%) Unix
4 8 (14.55%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.91%) Windows Server
6 5 (9.09%) Solaris
6 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.82%) AIX
8 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) Network Management
2 8 (14.55%) SDLC
3 7 (12.73%) Integration Testing
4 6 (10.91%) Service Delivery
5 5 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.27%) Migration
6 4 (7.27%) Time Management
7 3 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.64%) BDD
8 2 (3.64%) Creative Thinking
8 2 (3.64%) ITSM
8 2 (3.64%) Line Management
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.64%) Scrum
8 2 (3.64%) Service Management
8 2 (3.64%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.82%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) SQL
2 10 (18.18%) Perl
2 10 (18.18%) Python
3 8 (14.55%) Shell Script
3 8 (14.55%) T-SQL
4 7 (12.73%) Korn
5 6 (10.91%) Java
6 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.82%) C
8 1 (1.82%) C#
8 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (41.82%) DBS Check
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) MCSE
4 1 (1.82%) CCNA
4 1 (1.82%) CCNP
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.82%) HND
4 1 (1.82%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.91%) Docker
3 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.82%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.82%) OpenDJ
4 1 (1.82%) Squid
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) Puppet
3 2 (3.64%) Ansible
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (3.64%) SCOM
4 1 (1.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.82%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.82%) SmoothWall
4 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) Oracle
2 8 (14.55%) SAP
3 7 (12.73%) Sybase
3 7 (12.73%) VMware
4 6 (10.91%) Apple
5 4 (7.27%) Citrix
6 3 (5.45%) Google
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco
7 2 (3.64%) Dell
7 2 (3.64%) HP
8 1 (1.82%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.82%) Mitel
8 1 (1.82%) Sun
8 1 (1.82%) Veeam