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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 263 294 263
Rank change year-on-year +31 -31  
Contract jobs citing RDBMS 420 431 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.80% 0.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.98% 3.66% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 296 303
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 £36.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.77% -44.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £36.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year -52.77% -44.61%  

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 10550 11771 13011
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.39% 21.80% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6895 7962 8488
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 202 180
Median hourly rate £31.25 £32.15 £27.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.79% +16.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +5 323 £475 +5.55% 110
London +8 184 £500 -2.43% 48
South East +25 49 £406 +1.56% 14
Scotland +13 39 £388 -3.12% 11
South Wales +23 31 £375 -6.25% 2
Wales +22 31 £375 -6.25% 2
City of London 0 31 £525 - 6
County Antrim -20 26 £463 -
Northern Ireland -22 26 £463 -
Belfast -24 26 £463 -
Yorkshire +31 22 £400 -5.88% 6
Cardiff +18 20 £375 -6.25% 2
Glasgow -13 20 £425 +6.25% 7
North West +10 18 £413 +13.01% 16
Edinburgh +33 17 £375 -6.25% 3
Hampshire +21 17 £431 +7.81% 3
East of England 0 17 £338 -22.85% 8
West Sussex +29 15 £400 -11.11% 1
East Midlands -1 15 £405 +24.61% 3
South Yorkshire - 13 £500 -
Sheffield - 13 £500 -
Newport +9 11 £375 -
West Midlands -4 10 £400 -9.09% 6
Surrey +12 9 £450 -18.18% 6
West Yorkshire +10 9 £395 -1.25% 4
Cheshire +27 8 £400 +23.07% 3
Leeds +10 7 £395 -8.40% 2
Derbyshire -9 7 £415 -15.30%
Essex -9 7 - - 4
Derby -13 7 £415 -15.30%

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 739 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 410 (55.48%) SQL
3 339 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
4 332 (44.93%) Oracle
5 298 (40.32%) Java
6 219 (29.63%) SQL Server
7 192 (25.98%) Linux
8 183 (24.76%) Finance
9 165 (22.33%) Unix
10 140 (18.94%) Python
11 137 (18.54%) NoSQL
12 136 (18.40%) Oracle Database
13 134 (18.13%) JavaScript
14 125 (16.91%) TDD
15 119 (16.10%) Spring
16 118 (15.97%) Git (software)
17 117 (15.83%) Data Modelling
18 115 (15.56%) Banking
19 113 (15.29%) Web Services
20 110 (14.88%) PostgreSQL
21 107 (14.48%) MySQL
21 107 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
22 103 (13.94%) DevOps
23 102 (13.80%) HTML
24 99 (13.40%) Scrum
25 97 (13.13%) SDLC
26 94 (12.72%) PL/SQL
26 94 (12.72%) OO
27 92 (12.45%) Test Automation
28 91 (12.31%) Analytical Skills

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 49 (6.63%) Tomcat
2 44 (5.95%) Apache
3 37 (5.01%) Apache Spark
4 35 (4.74%) JBoss
5 21 (2.84%) WebLogic
6 16 (2.17%) OpenStack
6 16 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.76%) Confluence
7 13 (1.76%) IIS
7 13 (1.76%) SAS
8 10 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.08%) OpenROAD
9 8 (1.08%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.95%) MQSeries
10 7 (0.95%) Mule
11 6 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.68%) CMS
12 5 (0.68%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 15 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.08%) SPSS
4 4 (0.54%) GNU Octave
5 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.27%) HipChat
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.54%) Eagle PACE
3 4 (0.54%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.54%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Global One
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.27%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.27%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.14%) Actimize
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.14%) Endur
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle iSupplier
Cloud Services
1 49 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.89%) Amazon EMR
4 13 (1.76%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.35%) GitHub
5 10 (1.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 10 (1.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 8 (1.08%) SaaS
7 6 (0.81%) IaaS
7 6 (0.81%) PaaS
8 5 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.54%) Route 53
10 3 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.41%) Bluemix
10 3 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.92%) Internet
2 22 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 18 (2.44%) DNS
4 17 (2.30%) SSL
5 13 (1.76%) DHCP
6 12 (1.62%) SAN
7 11 (1.49%) HTTP
8 7 (0.95%) Wireshark
9 6 (0.81%) LAN
9 6 (0.81%) NAS
9 6 (0.81%) WAN
10 5 (0.68%) SSH
11 4 (0.54%) Network Security
12 3 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (0.41%) Firewall
12 3 (0.41%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.41%) LDAP
13 2 (0.27%) FTP
13 2 (0.27%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 739 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 219 (29.63%) SQL Server
3 137 (18.54%) NoSQL
4 136 (18.40%) Oracle Database
5 110 (14.88%) PostgreSQL
6 107 (14.48%) MySQL
7 78 (10.55%) Data Warehouse
8 75 (10.15%) Big Data
9 73 (9.88%) Hadoop
10 64 (8.66%) DB2
11 40 (5.41%) MongoDB
12 39 (5.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 33 (4.47%) Apache Cassandra
13 33 (4.47%) SQLPlus
14 32 (4.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 29 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 28 (3.79%) Apache Hive
17 24 (3.25%) HBase
18 20 (2.71%) Oracle9i Database
18 20 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 118 (15.97%) Git (software)
2 72 (9.74%) Jenkins
3 49 (6.63%) Maven
4 48 (6.50%) JIRA
5 45 (6.09%) JUnit
6 34 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (4.47%) Visual Studio
8 32 (4.33%) Eclipse
9 29 (3.92%) Selenium
10 27 (3.65%) Cucumber
11 26 (3.52%) Subversion
12 24 (3.25%) Oracle Forms
13 18 (2.44%) Gradle
13 18 (2.44%) Talend Open Studio
14 17 (2.30%) TeamCity
15 15 (2.03%) Ant
16 13 (1.76%) MSBuild
16 13 (1.76%) Oracle APEX
16 13 (1.76%) WebDriver
17 12 (1.62%) JProfiler
General
1 183 (24.76%) Finance
2 115 (15.56%) Banking
3 37 (5.01%) Manufacturing
4 35 (4.74%) Front Office
5 33 (4.47%) Telecoms
6 29 (3.92%) Investment Banking
7 26 (3.52%) Marketing
8 18 (2.44%) Retail
9 16 (2.17%) Electronics
10 15 (2.03%) Legal
11 14 (1.89%) Law
12 11 (1.49%) Games
13 8 (1.08%) Automotive
14 7 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.81%) Back Office
15 6 (0.81%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.54%) Billing
17 2 (0.27%) Advertising
17 2 (0.27%) Local Government
17 2 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 374 (50.61%) Developer
2 138 (18.67%) Java Developer
3 74 (10.01%) Architect
4 50 (6.77%) Analyst
5 49 (6.63%) Senior Developer
6 47 (6.36%) SQL Developer
7 45 (6.09%) DBA
8 43 (5.82%) Oracle Developer
9 40 (5.41%) .NET Developer
10 34 (4.60%) Data Architect
11 33 (4.47%) Consultant
12 28 (3.79%) Web Developer
13 27 (3.65%) PL/SQL Developer
14 25 (3.38%) Agile Developer
14 25 (3.38%) SQL DBA
15 24 (3.25%) Technical Architect
16 23 (3.11%) Data Engineer
17 21 (2.84%) Python Developer
18 20 (2.71%) Technical Leader
19 19 (2.57%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (16.10%) Spring
2 113 (15.29%) Web Services
3 102 (13.80%) HTML
4 88 (11.91%) .NET
5 79 (10.69%) XML
6 78 (10.55%) RESTful
7 69 (9.34%) SOAP
8 67 (9.07%) CSS
9 63 (8.53%) REST
10 62 (8.39%) jQuery
11 58 (7.85%) JMS
12 55 (7.44%) Hibernate
13 54 (7.31%) JSON
14 53 (7.17%) Node.js
15 46 (6.22%) Java EE
16 45 (6.09%) HTML5
17 42 (5.68%) .NET Framework
17 42 (5.68%) Middleware
18 41 (5.55%) AngularJS
19 40 (5.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 91 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.60%) Computer Science
3 27 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
4 26 (3.52%) Derivative
5 24 (3.25%) Equities
6 23 (3.11%) Algorithms
7 22 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (2.84%) Equity Derivative
8 21 (2.84%) Replication
9 18 (2.44%) Clustering
10 15 (2.03%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.89%) Data Structures
12 12 (1.62%) Data Centre
12 12 (1.62%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (1.22%) NHS
15 8 (1.08%) Reference Data
15 8 (1.08%) SCADA
15 8 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 192 (25.98%) Linux
2 165 (22.33%) Unix
3 86 (11.64%) Windows
4 32 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (4.19%) AIX
6 28 (3.79%) Solaris
7 20 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (2.44%) Windows Server
9 13 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.08%) Android
10 8 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.81%) HPUX
12 4 (0.54%) CentOS
13 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.14%) Debian
14 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.14%) Tru64
14 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (16.91%) TDD
3 117 (15.83%) Data Modelling
4 107 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (13.94%) DevOps
6 99 (13.40%) Scrum
7 97 (13.13%) SDLC
8 94 (12.72%) OO
9 92 (12.45%) Test Automation
10 90 (12.18%) ETL
11 75 (10.15%) Microservices
12 71 (9.61%) BDD
13 65 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
14 64 (8.66%) Migration
15 61 (8.25%) Unit Testing
16 58 (7.85%) Performance Tuning
17 57 (7.71%) Analytics
18 55 (7.44%) Software Engineering
19 46 (6.22%) Continuous Delivery
20 45 (6.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 410 (55.48%) SQL
2 298 (40.32%) Java
3 140 (18.94%) Python
4 134 (18.13%) JavaScript
5 94 (12.72%) PL/SQL
6 83 (11.23%) Perl
7 79 (10.69%) Shell Script
8 74 (10.01%) C#
9 50 (6.77%) Scala
10 35 (4.74%) C++
11 33 (4.47%) Ruby
12 31 (4.19%) Bash Shell
13 29 (3.92%) T-SQL
14 24 (3.25%) C
14 24 (3.25%) R
15 21 (2.84%) PowerShell
16 18 (2.44%) VB
17 17 (2.30%) PHP
18 12 (1.62%) Korn
19 10 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (10.96%) Degree
2 75 (10.15%) Security Cleared
3 62 (8.39%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.17%) CISSP
5 16 (2.17%) RHCE
5 16 (2.17%) RHCSA
6 10 (1.35%) ISEB
6 10 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (1.08%) MCDBA
9 5 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.54%) PhD
11 3 (0.41%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.41%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.41%) PMP
11 3 (0.41%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.87%) Data Quality
2 29 (3.92%) QA
3 8 (1.08%) PMO
4 5 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.54%) GAAP
6 3 (0.41%) MiFID
6 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.41%) SLA
7 2 (0.27%) Basel II
7 2 (0.27%) GCP
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.14%) IFRS
8 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 57 (7.71%) Docker
2 21 (2.84%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.62%) HDFS
4 10 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.41%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.41%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.27%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.27%) vSphere
10 1 (0.14%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.14%) Firmware
10 1 (0.14%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 39 (5.28%) Ansible
1 39 (5.28%) Puppet
2 38 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (4.60%) Kubernetes
4 16 (2.17%) Terraform
5 14 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
6 12 (1.62%) Data Guard
6 12 (1.62%) Hadoop YARN
7 8 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (0.81%) Oozie
8 6 (0.81%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.68%) Cobbler
9 5 (0.68%) Control-M
10 3 (0.41%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 2 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.27%) Mesos
11 2 (0.27%) Rancher
11 2 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 332 (44.93%) Oracle
2 77 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 58 (7.85%) Sybase
4 46 (6.22%) SAP
5 31 (4.19%) IBM
6 29 (3.92%) Red Hat
7 22 (2.98%) Informatica
8 21 (2.84%) Perforce
9 18 (2.44%) Talend
10 17 (2.30%) HP
10 17 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (2.17%) Murex
11 16 (2.17%) Teradata
12 14 (1.89%) TIBCO
12 14 (1.89%) VMware
13 13 (1.76%) Ab Initio
14 12 (1.62%) Cloudera
14 12 (1.62%) Cognos
15 10 (1.35%) Cisco
15 10 (1.35%) Fidessa
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