The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RDBMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RDBMS over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 300 299 266
Rank change year-on-year -1 -33  
Contract jobs citing RDBMS 330 408 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.75% 0.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.19% 3.40% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 257 303
Median daily rate £425 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.40% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £29.50 £43.00 £46.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.39% -6.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £43.00 £46.09
% change year-on-year -31.39% -6.70%  

RDBMS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10344 11994 11996
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.72% 22.16% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7008 8058 7695
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 183 158
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

RDBMS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing RDBMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for RDBMS in the UK

RDBMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RDBMS in the UK

RDBMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RDBMS over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RDBMS in the UK

RDBMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RDBMS in the UK

RDBMS
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 RDBMS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +7 297 £430 -4.44% 111
London +28 171 £513 -2.38% 41
South East +30 58 £363 -14.70% 16
City of London -11 26 £494 -8.13% 3
Surrey +16 22 £363 -13.17%
East Midlands +4 22 £408 +16.42% 6
Scotland +10 20 £400 +10.34% 14
Hampshire +12 15 £438 -16.06% 5
Yorkshire +15 13 £388 -3.12% 8
West Yorkshire +14 11 £388 -3.12% 5
Derbyshire -5 11 £419 +19.64%
Derby -5 11 £419 +19.64%
Northamptonshire +8 10 £338 +5.88% 1
Glasgow 0 10 £400 +6.66% 11
West Midlands -2 10 £375 -14.77% 9
South West -12 10 £330 -14.83% 8
Edinburgh +18 9 £325 -7.14% 2
Northampton +6 9 £338 +8.00%
Leeds +3 9 £390 -2.50% 4
Redhill - 9 £375 -
North West +9 8 £388 +23.01% 13
Berkshire +21 7 £350 - 6
West Sussex - 7 £300 - 3
Manchester +16 5 £475 +46.15% 8
South Wales +11 5 £450 +63.63%
Wales +2 5 £450 +60.00%
Devon -1 4 £330 +3.12% 3
Cheshire +34 3 £388 +13.97% 3
Shropshire +32 3 - -
Telford +32 3 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RDBMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RDBMS.

1 676 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 345 (51.04%) SQL
3 307 (45.41%) Oracle
4 260 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 254 (37.57%) Java
6 224 (33.14%) SQL Server
7 196 (28.99%) Linux
8 175 (25.89%) Finance
9 140 (20.71%) JavaScript
10 133 (19.67%) Python
11 131 (19.38%) Unix
12 120 (17.75%) NoSQL
13 114 (16.86%) Oracle Database
14 111 (16.42%) HTML
15 109 (16.12%) PostgreSQL
16 104 (15.38%) Banking
17 96 (14.20%) Big Data
18 93 (13.76%) Scrum
19 92 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
20 90 (13.31%) Spring
21 87 (12.87%) XML
21 87 (12.87%) Git (software)
21 87 (12.87%) Hadoop
22 86 (12.72%) Perl
22 86 (12.72%) SDLC
23 82 (12.13%) CSS
23 82 (12.13%) Microsoft
24 79 (11.69%) Data Modelling
25 77 (11.39%) OO
25 77 (11.39%) .NET

RDBMS
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 56 (8.28%) Apache Spark
2 49 (7.25%) Apache
3 29 (4.29%) Tomcat
4 19 (2.81%) JBoss
5 17 (2.51%) WebSphere
6 16 (2.37%) Confluence
6 16 (2.37%) OpenStack
7 15 (2.22%) Apache Pig
7 15 (2.22%) IIS
8 14 (2.07%) SAS
8 14 (2.07%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (1.48%) Predix
11 9 (1.33%) SharePoint
12 7 (1.04%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.89%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.89%) Tuxedo
14 5 (0.74%) CMS
15 4 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
15 4 (0.59%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 33 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.18%) SPSS
3 5 (0.74%) MS Office
4 4 (0.59%) GNU Octave
5 3 (0.44%) GIMP
5 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.15%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 19 (2.81%) Adobe Campaign
2 13 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.04%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.59%) BASE24
5 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.59%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.44%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.44%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.92%) GitHub
4 10 (1.48%) Amazon EMR
5 9 (1.33%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.89%) IaaS
6 6 (0.89%) PaaS
7 5 (0.74%) SaaS
8 4 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.59%) Route 53
9 3 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.30%) Boomi
11 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.15%) Office 365
11 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.59%) DNS
2 26 (3.85%) Internet
3 22 (3.25%) DHCP
4 13 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.78%) HTTP
5 12 (1.78%) SSL
6 11 (1.63%) SAN
7 8 (1.18%) LDAP
8 7 (1.04%) Firewall
9 5 (0.74%) FTP
9 5 (0.74%) IPsec
10 4 (0.59%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (0.44%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.44%) LAN
11 3 (0.44%) NAS
11 3 (0.44%) WAN
12 2 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.30%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 676 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 224 (33.14%) SQL Server
3 120 (17.75%) NoSQL
4 114 (16.86%) Oracle Database
5 109 (16.12%) PostgreSQL
6 96 (14.20%) Big Data
7 87 (12.87%) Hadoop
8 72 (10.65%) MySQL
9 63 (9.32%) MongoDB
10 58 (8.58%) DB2
11 55 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
12 42 (6.21%) Apache Cassandra
13 36 (5.33%) Apache Hive
14 34 (5.03%) HBase
15 27 (3.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 27 (3.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 23 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
17 20 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
17 20 (2.96%) SQLPlus
18 19 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 87 (12.87%) Git (software)
2 72 (10.65%) Jenkins
3 55 (8.14%) JIRA
4 46 (6.80%) JUnit
5 31 (4.59%) Selenium
6 30 (4.44%) Cucumber
7 29 (4.29%) Maven
8 26 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (3.70%) Eclipse
10 17 (2.51%) Subversion
11 16 (2.37%) Oracle APEX
12 15 (2.22%) TeamCity
13 14 (2.07%) WebDriver
14 12 (1.78%) Hudson
15 11 (1.63%) Ant
16 10 (1.48%) Gradle
16 10 (1.48%) Talend Open Studio
17 8 (1.18%) JProfiler
17 8 (1.18%) Mockito
17 8 (1.18%) NUnit
General
1 175 (25.89%) Finance
2 104 (15.38%) Banking
3 33 (4.88%) Front Office
4 32 (4.73%) Manufacturing
5 26 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 25 (3.70%) Marketing
6 25 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.51%) Law
8 16 (2.37%) Retail
9 15 (2.22%) Legal
10 14 (2.07%) Automotive
11 10 (1.48%) Games
12 8 (1.18%) Financial Institution
13 7 (1.04%) Billing
14 5 (0.74%) Electronics
14 5 (0.74%) International Banking
15 4 (0.59%) Back Office
16 3 (0.44%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.30%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 297 (43.93%) Developer
2 110 (16.27%) Java Developer
3 64 (9.47%) Architect
4 56 (8.28%) Consultant
5 42 (6.21%) Analyst
6 40 (5.92%) DBA
7 37 (5.47%) SQL Developer
8 33 (4.88%) Data Engineer
9 28 (4.14%) Senior Developer
10 27 (3.99%) .NET Developer
10 27 (3.99%) Oracle Developer
11 26 (3.85%) Data Architect
12 24 (3.55%) Big Data Engineer
13 21 (3.11%) Scala Developer
14 18 (2.66%) PL/SQL Developer
14 18 (2.66%) SQL DBA
15 17 (2.51%) Oracle DBA
15 17 (2.51%) Perl Developer
15 17 (2.51%) Senior Java Developer
16 16 (2.37%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (16.42%) HTML
2 90 (13.31%) Spring
3 87 (12.87%) XML
4 82 (12.13%) CSS
5 77 (11.39%) .NET
6 76 (11.24%) Web Services
7 71 (10.50%) jQuery
8 54 (7.99%) SOAP
9 51 (7.54%) Hibernate
10 47 (6.95%) JMS
10 47 (6.95%) Middleware
10 47 (6.95%) REST
11 40 (5.92%) HTML5
12 38 (5.62%) JSON
13 37 (5.47%) AngularJS
14 34 (5.03%) Ajax
14 34 (5.03%) J2EE
14 34 (5.03%) RESTful
15 31 (4.59%) JPA
16 28 (4.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (6.51%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (4.14%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.25%) Replication
5 21 (3.11%) Equity Derivative
6 20 (2.96%) Equities
7 19 (2.81%) Clustering
8 17 (2.51%) Data Centre
9 15 (2.22%) Algorithms
9 15 (2.22%) Derivative
9 15 (2.22%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.92%) SCADA
11 10 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (1.48%) N-Tier
12 9 (1.33%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.04%) Fintech
14 6 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.89%) User Experience
14 6 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 196 (28.99%) Linux
2 131 (19.38%) Unix
3 68 (10.06%) Windows
4 26 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 23 (3.40%) Android
5 23 (3.40%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (2.37%) AIX
8 12 (1.78%) Solaris
9 9 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.59%) CentOS
12 3 (0.44%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.30%) MVS
13 2 (0.30%) Tru64
14 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (13.76%) Scrum
3 86 (12.72%) SDLC
4 79 (11.69%) Data Modelling
5 77 (11.39%) OO
5 77 (11.39%) TDD
6 68 (10.06%) DevOps
7 59 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
7 59 (8.73%) Unit Testing
8 58 (8.58%) Analytics
8 58 (8.58%) Performance Tuning
9 53 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
10 48 (7.10%) Configuration Management
10 48 (7.10%) Migration
10 48 (7.10%) Software Engineering
11 46 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
11 46 (6.80%) ETL
12 45 (6.66%) Open Source
13 44 (6.51%) Mentoring
14 41 (6.07%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 345 (51.04%) SQL
2 254 (37.57%) Java
3 140 (20.71%) JavaScript
4 133 (19.67%) Python
5 86 (12.72%) Perl
6 66 (9.76%) Scala
7 64 (9.47%) Shell Script
8 55 (8.14%) C#
9 53 (7.84%) PL/SQL
10 38 (5.62%) R
11 36 (5.33%) Ruby
12 32 (4.73%) T-SQL
13 29 (4.29%) C++
14 28 (4.14%) Bash Shell
15 23 (3.40%) PowerShell
16 17 (2.51%) PHP
17 15 (2.22%) VB.NET
18 14 (2.07%) C
19 13 (1.92%) VB
20 10 (1.48%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 77 (11.39%) Degree
2 37 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.73%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.78%) PhD
5 10 (1.48%) ISEB
5 10 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.89%) CISSP
6 6 (0.89%) RHCE
6 6 (0.89%) RHCSA
7 5 (0.74%) MCDBA
8 4 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.59%) MCITP
9 3 (0.44%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.44%) PMP
9 3 (0.44%) SAP Certification
10 2 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.30%) MCTS
10 2 (0.30%) SANS
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.36%) QA
2 14 (2.07%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.59%) SLA
4 3 (0.44%) PMO
5 2 (0.30%) Basel II
5 2 (0.30%) FATCA
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.15%) IFRS
6 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 36 (5.33%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.96%) Docker
3 17 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.37%) HDFS
4 16 (2.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 16 (2.37%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (0.44%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.44%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.44%) Shibboleth
6 3 (0.44%) vSphere
7 2 (0.30%) Cronacle
7 2 (0.30%) KVM
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.15%) Firmware
8 1 (0.15%) Postfix
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (5.33%) Puppet
2 35 (5.18%) Ansible
3 31 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (3.25%) Hadoop YARN
5 12 (1.78%) Nagios
6 11 (1.63%) Terraform
7 9 (1.33%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.89%) Control-M
8 6 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (0.89%) SCOM
8 6 (0.89%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.74%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 4 (0.59%) Oozie
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.44%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.44%) Mesos
11 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.44%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 307 (45.41%) Oracle
2 82 (12.13%) Microsoft
3 69 (10.21%) Sybase
4 41 (6.07%) SAP
5 37 (5.47%) IBM
6 22 (3.25%) Adobe
7 21 (3.11%) Perforce
8 19 (2.81%) Red Hat
8 19 (2.81%) VMware
9 18 (2.66%) HP
9 18 (2.66%) Informatica
10 16 (2.37%) Siemens
11 15 (2.22%) Tableau
12 14 (2.07%) Cognos
12 14 (2.07%) Hortonworks
13 13 (1.92%) Cloudera
13 13 (1.92%) Teradata
14 12 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (1.63%) TIBCO
16 10 (1.48%) Intel Security
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Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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Belfast, County Antrim
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Rate: £466.00 per day
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AMS contingency
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Runcorn, Cheshire
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Rate: Up to £425 per day
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Milton Keynes
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