Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 259 328 345
Rank change year-on-year +69 +17 -48
Contract jobs citing RDBMS 1037 760 754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 0.73% 0.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.55% 3.21% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 495 449
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £330 £306 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 11
UK median hourly rate £29.74 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.02% +6.25% +14.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +14.29%

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 22785 23660 26437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.09% 22.59% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15575 15682 17425
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 368 408
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -1.75% +14.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.44 £52.05 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% +31.32%

RDBMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RDBMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RDBMS over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RDBMS in the UK

RDBMS
Top 16 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +75 862 £525 +16.67% 114
London +106 584 £550 +4.76% 48
UK excluding London +23 442 £413 +3.13% 79
South East -11 76 £425 +13.33% 14
Scotland -16 76 £413 +13.79% 11
North of England +34 71 £425 +6.25% 23
Midlands -2 60 £375 -11.76% 14
North West +31 50 £450 +9.76% 15
Northern Ireland -16 50 £430 +4.24% 1
East of England +7 47 £363 +1.40% 9
Wales +53 42 £368 -2.00% 1
East Midlands +5 37 £350 -14.63% 8
South West 0 28 £355 -11.25% 6
West Midlands -2 23 £425 -5.56% 6
Yorkshire +18 14 £400 +6.67% 5
North East +43 7 £330 +0.38% 3

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1037 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 566 (54.58%) Java
3 562 (54.19%) SQL
4 526 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
5 454 (43.78%) Oracle
6 261 (25.17%) SQL Server
7 260 (25.07%) Unix
8 257 (24.78%) Linux
9 251 (24.20%) Finance
10 225 (21.70%) Spring
11 223 (21.50%) TDD
12 221 (21.31%) Git (software)
13 220 (21.22%) Test Automation
14 210 (20.25%) JavaScript
15 204 (19.67%) Python
16 190 (18.32%) RESTful
17 183 (17.65%) OO
18 181 (17.45%) Banking
19 174 (16.78%) Web Services
20 171 (16.49%) JUnit
21 168 (16.20%) Hibernate
21 168 (16.20%) NoSQL
22 162 (15.62%) Data Modelling
23 161 (15.53%) Maven
23 161 (15.53%) REST
24 158 (15.24%) DevOps
24 158 (15.24%) XML
25 152 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
26 149 (14.37%) Microservices
27 148 (14.27%) PostgreSQL

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 80 (7.71%) Confluence
2 66 (6.36%) WebLogic
3 59 (5.69%) WildFly
4 49 (4.73%) Apache Spark
4 49 (4.73%) Tomcat
5 47 (4.53%) JBoss
6 43 (4.15%) WebSphere
7 28 (2.70%) SAS
8 25 (2.41%) SharePoint
9 24 (2.31%) Apache
10 23 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (1.64%) nginx
12 15 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 14 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
14 13 (1.25%) OpenROAD
15 10 (0.96%) OpenStack
16 9 (0.87%) Mule
17 8 (0.77%) CMS
18 7 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
19 6 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.25%) HipChat
3 11 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.68%) Temenos T24
3 6 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.58%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.48%) Eagle PACE
4 5 (0.48%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.29%) MetaTrader
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle TCA
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 109 (10.51%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 23 (2.22%) IaaS
4 23 (2.22%) PaaS
5 19 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (1.25%) Amazon S3
6 13 (1.25%) GitHub
7 12 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.16%) SaaS
8 11 (1.06%) Amazon EMR
9 10 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (0.96%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 10 (0.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 10 (0.96%) Serverless
10 5 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.48%) Bluemix
10 5 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.09%) Internet
2 30 (2.89%) TCP/IP
3 20 (1.93%) HTTP
4 16 (1.54%) Firewall
4 16 (1.54%) SSL
5 14 (1.35%) DNS
6 10 (0.96%) DHCP
7 8 (0.77%) Network Security
8 6 (0.58%) FTP
9 3 (0.29%) SSH
9 3 (0.29%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.19%) LAN
10 2 (0.19%) LDAP
10 2 (0.19%) SAN
10 2 (0.19%) WAN
11 1 (0.096%) IMAP
11 1 (0.096%) POP3
11 1 (0.096%) RTP
11 1 (0.096%) SMS
11 1 (0.096%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1037 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 261 (25.17%) SQL Server
3 168 (16.20%) NoSQL
4 148 (14.27%) PostgreSQL
5 141 (13.60%) MySQL
6 134 (12.92%) Oracle Database
7 115 (11.09%) DB2
8 101 (9.74%) Data Warehouse
9 79 (7.62%) Big Data
10 69 (6.65%) Hadoop
11 38 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 37 (3.57%) Apache Hive
12 37 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 33 (3.18%) DB2 UDB
14 30 (2.89%) MongoDB
15 23 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
16 21 (2.03%) HBase
17 19 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 18 (1.74%) OLAP
18 18 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 221 (21.31%) Git (software)
2 171 (16.49%) JUnit
3 161 (15.53%) Maven
4 115 (11.09%) JIRA
5 96 (9.26%) Jenkins
6 73 (7.04%) SonarQube
7 64 (6.17%) Mockito
8 61 (5.88%) Eclipse
9 60 (5.79%) Liquibase
10 57 (5.50%) Vagrant
11 56 (5.40%) Checkstyle
12 37 (3.57%) Gradle
13 36 (3.47%) Selenium
13 36 (3.47%) Subversion
14 33 (3.18%) Cucumber
15 31 (2.99%) Ant
16 29 (2.80%) Visual Studio
17 27 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
18 23 (2.22%) Grunt
19 21 (2.03%) Bitbucket
General
1 251 (24.20%) Finance
2 181 (17.45%) Banking
3 99 (9.55%) Front Office
4 44 (4.24%) Investment Banking
4 44 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 40 (3.86%) Retail
6 27 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.51%) Marketing
8 25 (2.41%) Games
9 15 (1.45%) Publishing
10 13 (1.25%) Electronics
11 9 (0.87%) Back Office
11 9 (0.87%) Law
11 9 (0.87%) Legal
12 8 (0.77%) Automotive
12 8 (0.77%) Local Government
12 8 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.77%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.48%) Online Betting
14 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 640 (61.72%) Developer
2 341 (32.88%) Java Developer
3 154 (14.85%) Senior Developer
4 83 (8.00%) Architect
5 74 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 57 (5.50%) Front Office Developer
7 48 (4.63%) Analyst
7 48 (4.63%) Python Developer
8 47 (4.53%) Full Stack Developer
8 47 (4.53%) SQL Developer
9 39 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 36 (3.47%) Data Architect
10 36 (3.47%) DBA
11 32 (3.09%) Senior Python Developer
12 31 (2.99%) .NET Developer
13 28 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
13 28 (2.70%) SC Cleared Java Developer
14 26 (2.51%) C# Developer
15 24 (2.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 24 (2.31%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (21.70%) Spring
2 190 (18.32%) RESTful
3 174 (16.78%) Web Services
4 168 (16.20%) Hibernate
5 161 (15.53%) REST
6 158 (15.24%) XML
7 122 (11.76%) JMS
8 119 (11.48%) Java EE
9 116 (11.19%) HTML
10 112 (10.80%) CSS
11 104 (10.03%) .NET
12 92 (8.87%) JSON
12 92 (8.87%) SOAP
13 87 (8.39%) AngularJS
14 63 (6.08%) JPA
14 63 (6.08%) Spring Boot
15 61 (5.88%) JAX-RS
16 55 (5.30%) J2EE
16 55 (5.30%) Node.js
17 54 (5.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 130 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (7.14%) Derivative
3 70 (6.75%) Equities
4 57 (5.50%) Linux Command Line
5 50 (4.82%) Computer Science
6 44 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (2.89%) Virtual Team
8 29 (2.80%) Fixed Income
9 28 (2.70%) Equity Derivative
10 27 (2.60%) Clustering
11 26 (2.51%) Replication
12 23 (2.22%) Data Centre
13 19 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (1.83%) User Experience
14 18 (1.74%) Management Information System
15 16 (1.54%) Mobile App
15 16 (1.54%) SWIFT
16 13 (1.25%) Fintech
16 13 (1.25%) N-Tier
17 9 (0.87%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 260 (25.07%) Unix
2 257 (24.78%) Linux
3 65 (6.27%) Windows
4 51 (4.92%) VMS
5 39 (3.76%) Solaris
6 38 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (3.38%) AIX
8 19 (1.83%) Windows Server
9 14 (1.35%) CentOS
10 11 (1.06%) Android
10 11 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.96%) HPUX
12 8 (0.77%) CoreOS
13 7 (0.68%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.19%) Debian
15 2 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.19%) SUSE
15 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (21.50%) TDD
3 220 (21.22%) Test Automation
4 183 (17.65%) OO
5 162 (15.62%) Data Modelling
6 158 (15.24%) DevOps
7 152 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
8 149 (14.37%) Microservices
9 141 (13.60%) Scrum
9 141 (13.60%) SDLC
10 114 (10.99%) ETL
11 103 (9.93%) BDD
12 102 (9.84%) Analytics
13 94 (9.06%) Business Intelligence
14 91 (8.78%) Unit Testing
15 90 (8.68%) MVC
16 86 (8.29%) Multithreading
17 79 (7.62%) Mentoring
17 79 (7.62%) Open Source
18 76 (7.33%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 566 (54.58%) Java
2 562 (54.19%) SQL
3 210 (20.25%) JavaScript
4 204 (19.67%) Python
5 97 (9.35%) Shell Script
6 87 (8.39%) C#
7 82 (7.91%) Perl
8 81 (7.81%) PL/SQL
9 56 (5.40%) Bash Shell
10 52 (5.01%) JPQL
10 52 (5.01%) Scala
10 52 (5.01%) T-SQL
11 50 (4.82%) C++
12 38 (3.66%) VBA
13 36 (3.47%) Ruby
14 31 (2.99%) C
15 22 (2.12%) Groovy
16 17 (1.64%) PowerShell
17 15 (1.45%) VB.NET
18 12 (1.16%) Korn
Qualifications
1 121 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 94 (9.06%) Degree
3 77 (7.43%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.22%) Numerate Degree
5 15 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (0.68%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.68%) MySQL Certification
8 7 (0.68%) RHCE
9 5 (0.48%) CISSP
10 4 (0.39%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.19%) SAS Certification
13 1 (0.096%) CESG Certified Professional
13 1 (0.096%) OCP
13 1 (0.096%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.38%) QA
2 25 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.25%) GCP
4 7 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.68%) SLA
5 4 (0.39%) GAAP
6 3 (0.29%) MiFID
7 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.096%) Basel III
8 1 (0.096%) HL7
8 1 (0.096%) PMO
8 1 (0.096%) Solvency II
System Software
1 133 (12.83%) Docker
2 23 (2.22%) Apache Flume
3 21 (2.03%) HDFS
4 11 (1.06%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.77%) etcd
6 5 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.096%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.096%) Firmware
9 1 (0.096%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.096%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.096%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.096%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 80 (7.71%) Kubernetes
2 56 (5.40%) Ansible
3 43 (4.15%) Puppet
4 37 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (2.80%) Kibana
6 26 (2.51%) Oozie
7 22 (2.12%) Terraform
8 18 (1.74%) Data Guard
9 17 (1.64%) Consul
9 17 (1.64%) Mesos
10 15 (1.45%) Ambari
11 14 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
11 14 (1.35%) logstash
12 13 (1.25%) Rancher
12 13 (1.25%) ZABBIX
13 12 (1.16%) Graphite
14 11 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 10 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
16 9 (0.87%) Zipkin
17 8 (0.77%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 454 (43.78%) Oracle
2 81 (7.81%) Sybase
3 80 (7.71%) Microsoft
4 36 (3.47%) Perforce
5 35 (3.38%) IBM
6 33 (3.18%) Red Hat
7 29 (2.80%) TIBCO
8 26 (2.51%) SAP
9 24 (2.31%) Tableau
10 23 (2.22%) Atlassian
11 21 (2.03%) Fidessa
11 21 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (2.03%) Splunk
12 16 (1.54%) Ab Initio
12 16 (1.54%) Informatica
13 14 (1.35%) AppDynamics
13 14 (1.35%) Talend
14 12 (1.16%) Teradata
15 10 (0.96%) CA
16 9 (0.87%) CA Agile Central