Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Database Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 880 870 859
Rank change year-on-year -10 -11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Database Specialist 17 16 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.016% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.016% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 24
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £369 £250 £204
90th Percentile £550 £438 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.82% +24.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
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 98,876 97,253 98,078
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,458 64,424 63,970
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,055 2,850 3,319
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

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 9 December 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 7 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 9 December 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 -6 15 £400 +6.67% 7
London +11 11 £400 +3.23% 3
UK excluding London -31 6 £450 +11.11% 4
East Midlands - 3 £550 -
Midlands - 3 £550 -
Wales -28 2 £400 -3.61%
South West - 1 £450 -

Database Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 17 (100.00%) SQL
2 13 (76.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (76.47%) Python
2 13 (76.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (70.59%) Linux
4 11 (64.71%) PHP
4 11 (64.71%) VBScript
4 11 (64.71%) Open Source
4 11 (64.71%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (58.82%) T-SQL
5 10 (58.82%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (58.82%) Ubuntu
6 9 (52.94%) R
6 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
7 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
7 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (47.06%) MS Access
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 3 (17.65%) Windows
8 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
9 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
9 2 (11.76%) SCOM
9 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
9 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (11.76%) Splunk
9 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
9 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
9 2 (11.76%) Analytics

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 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon EMR
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon Glacier
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon S3
1 2 (11.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) SQL Server
1 13 (76.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (64.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (58.82%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (47.06%) MS Access
5 2 (11.76%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (11.76%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (11.76%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (11.76%) MySQL
5 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
5 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) Ubuntu
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 2 (11.76%) Unix
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Open Source
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Analytics
2 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
2 2 (11.76%) Change Management
2 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
2 2 (11.76%) Database Security
2 2 (11.76%) DevOps
2 2 (11.76%) ETL
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
2 2 (11.76%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (11.76%) Security Management
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.88%) E-Procurement
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) SQL
2 13 (76.47%) Python
3 11 (64.71%) PHP
3 11 (64.71%) VBScript
4 10 (58.82%) T-SQL
5 9 (52.94%) R
6 1 (5.88%) C
6 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Splunk
3 1 (5.88%) Ariba
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) SAP