Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Database Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 875 864 889
Rank change year-on-year -11 +25 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Database Specialist 8 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.014% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.015% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 10
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +8.70% -11.54%
10th Percentile £400 £231 £212
90th Percentile £550 £431 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £405 £288
% change year-on-year +17.28% +40.87% -11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.00

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 97,681 93,729 101,570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.93% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,134 61,203 66,369
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,170 2,824 3,150
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -2.78% -4.00% +7.14%

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 19 September 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 6 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 19 September 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 -13 6 £500 +53.85% 2
London +10 4 £450 +50.00%
UK excluding London -19 4 £475 +17.28% 2
Wales -20 2 £400 -3.61%
East Midlands - 2 £550 - 1
Midlands - 2 £550 - 1

Database Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Change Management
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) DB2
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (25.00%) Security Management
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (25.00%) Ansible
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS

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 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon EMR
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon Glacier
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (25.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (25.00%) Blockchain
3 2 (25.00%) DB2
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (12.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Financial Institution
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Database Security
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (25.00%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (25.00%) Security Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Document Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) XPath
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Ansible
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Splunk
3 1 (12.50%) Intapp