Period
to 22 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Database Specialist was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 858 827 875
Rank change year-on-year -31 +48 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Database Specialist 12 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.008% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.008% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 11
UK median daily rate £325 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +19.72% -0.35%
10th Percentile £281 £365 £220
90th Percentile £475 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -31.18% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 95,048 86,729 101,524
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.96% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,226 56,076 65,922
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,868 3,102
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.14 £50.00 £48.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +19.40%

Database Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Database Specialist in the UK

Database Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Database Specialist in the UK

Database Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Database Specialist over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Database Specialist in the UK

Database Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Database Specialist in the UK

Database Specialist
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 22 June 2018. 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 -44 9 £388 -8.82% 3
UK excluding London -27 6 £293 -31.18% 1
London -42 5 £450 +10.77% 2
North East - 2 £300 -
Wales - 2 £285 -
North of England - 2 £300 -
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

Database Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, Database Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Database Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (25.00%) ETL
4 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (16.67%) XPath
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) Blockchain
5 2 (16.67%) Intapp
5 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (16.67%) XSD
5 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) DB2
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Law
5 2 (16.67%) Legal

Database Specialist 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (16.67%) Blockchain
4 2 (16.67%) DB2
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (8.33%) Power BI
5 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
1 2 (16.67%) Law
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML Schema
2 2 (16.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) CMDB
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (16.67%) Data Management
2 2 (16.67%) Document Management
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (16.67%) XPath
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Intapp
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle