Period
to 18 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 18 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 259 341 354
Rank change year-on-year +82 +13 -63
Contract jobs citing RDBMS 1034 756 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 0.72% 0.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.59% 3.16% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 493 458
UK median daily rate £490 £450 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +5.63% +6.43%
10th Percentile £330 £305 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
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 22546 23891 26754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 22.61% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15400 15864 17620
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £376 £375
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 369 402
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £28.18 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.54% -2.83% +19.59%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £52.03 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.18 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.20% -6.07% +33.33%

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 18 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 18 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 18 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 +88 855 £525 +16.67% 77
London +100 576 £550 +4.76% 28
UK excluding London +47 447 £413 +3.13% 58
Scotland -11 77 £406 +12.07% 8
South East +3 75 £425 +13.33% 11
North of England +47 72 £425 +6.25% 17
Midlands +4 60 £375 -11.76% 12
North West +37 52 £440 +7.32% 10
Northern Ireland -12 51 £430 +4.24%
East of England -6 48 £350 -2.10% 5
Wales +54 44 £365 -2.67% 1
East Midlands +12 37 £350 -14.63% 6
South West +18 28 £355 -11.25% 4
West Midlands +12 23 £425 -5.56% 6
Yorkshire +15 13 £413 +12.24% 5
North East +46 7 £330 +0.38% 2

For the 6 months to 18 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 1034 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 563 (54.45%) Java
3 561 (54.26%) SQL
4 522 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
5 455 (44.00%) Oracle
6 261 (25.24%) SQL Server
7 256 (24.76%) Unix
8 253 (24.47%) Linux
9 249 (24.08%) Finance
10 225 (21.76%) Spring
11 222 (21.47%) TDD
12 219 (21.18%) Test Automation
13 217 (20.99%) Git (software)
14 209 (20.21%) JavaScript
15 202 (19.54%) Python
16 189 (18.28%) RESTful
17 181 (17.50%) OO
18 179 (17.31%) Banking
19 175 (16.92%) Web Services
20 169 (16.34%) NoSQL
21 167 (16.15%) JUnit
22 164 (15.86%) Hibernate
23 163 (15.76%) Data Modelling
24 161 (15.57%) REST
25 159 (15.38%) Maven
26 158 (15.28%) XML
27 155 (14.99%) DevOps
28 150 (14.51%) Continuous Integration
29 149 (14.41%) PostgreSQL
30 148 (14.31%) Microservices

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 78 (7.54%) Confluence
2 66 (6.38%) WebLogic
3 57 (5.51%) WildFly
4 48 (4.64%) Apache Spark
5 47 (4.55%) Tomcat
6 45 (4.35%) JBoss
7 42 (4.06%) WebSphere
8 27 (2.61%) SAS
9 25 (2.42%) SharePoint
10 23 (2.22%) Apache
10 23 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (1.55%) nginx
12 14 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
12 14 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (1.26%) OpenROAD
14 10 (0.97%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.87%) Mule
16 8 (0.77%) CMS
17 7 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
18 6 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.26%) 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 (0.097%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 108 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 23 (2.22%) IaaS
4 23 (2.22%) PaaS
5 19 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (1.16%) Amazon S3
6 12 (1.16%) GitHub
6 12 (1.16%) SaaS
7 11 (1.06%) Amazon EMR
7 11 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (0.97%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 10 (0.97%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 10 (0.97%) Serverless
9 5 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.48%) Bluemix
9 5 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
10 4 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.90%) Internet
1 30 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.93%) HTTP
3 16 (1.55%) Firewall
3 16 (1.55%) SSL
4 13 (1.26%) DNS
5 10 (0.97%) DHCP
6 8 (0.77%) Network Security
7 6 (0.58%) FTP
8 5 (0.48%) 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 (0.097%) IMAP
11 1 (0.097%) POP3
11 1 (0.097%) RTP
11 1 (0.097%) SMS
11 1 (0.097%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1034 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 261 (25.24%) SQL Server
3 169 (16.34%) NoSQL
4 149 (14.41%) PostgreSQL
5 142 (13.73%) MySQL
6 133 (12.86%) Oracle Database
7 115 (11.12%) DB2
8 101 (9.77%) Data Warehouse
9 78 (7.54%) Big Data
10 69 (6.67%) Hadoop
11 38 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 37 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 36 (3.48%) Apache Hive
14 33 (3.19%) DB2 UDB
15 30 (2.90%) MongoDB
16 23 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
17 20 (1.93%) HBase
18 19 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 18 (1.74%) OLAP
19 18 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 217 (20.99%) Git (software)
2 167 (16.15%) JUnit
3 159 (15.38%) Maven
4 113 (10.93%) JIRA
5 93 (8.99%) Jenkins
6 71 (6.87%) SonarQube
7 62 (6.00%) Mockito
8 61 (5.90%) Eclipse
9 58 (5.61%) Liquibase
10 55 (5.32%) Vagrant
11 54 (5.22%) Checkstyle
12 37 (3.58%) Gradle
13 36 (3.48%) Selenium
13 36 (3.48%) Subversion
14 33 (3.19%) Cucumber
15 31 (3.00%) Ant
15 31 (3.00%) Visual Studio
16 27 (2.61%) Sonatype Nexus
17 23 (2.22%) Grunt
18 21 (2.03%) Bitbucket
General
1 249 (24.08%) Finance
2 179 (17.31%) Banking
3 99 (9.57%) Front Office
4 44 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 44 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 38 (3.68%) Retail
6 27 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.51%) Games
7 26 (2.51%) Marketing
8 15 (1.45%) Publishing
9 13 (1.26%) Electronics
10 9 (0.87%) Back Office
10 9 (0.87%) Law
10 9 (0.87%) Legal
11 8 (0.77%) Automotive
11 8 (0.77%) Local Government
11 8 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.77%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.48%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 636 (61.51%) Developer
2 338 (32.69%) Java Developer
3 155 (14.99%) Senior Developer
4 83 (8.03%) Architect
5 74 (7.16%) Senior Java Developer
6 57 (5.51%) Front Office Developer
7 48 (4.64%) Analyst
7 48 (4.64%) Python Developer
8 47 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
8 47 (4.55%) SQL Developer
9 38 (3.68%) DBA
10 37 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
11 36 (3.48%) Data Architect
12 32 (3.09%) .NET Developer
12 32 (3.09%) Senior Python Developer
13 29 (2.80%) Oracle Developer
14 26 (2.51%) C# Developer
14 26 (2.51%) SC Cleared Java Developer
15 25 (2.42%) Technical Architect
16 24 (2.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (21.76%) Spring
2 189 (18.28%) RESTful
3 175 (16.92%) Web Services
4 164 (15.86%) Hibernate
5 161 (15.57%) REST
6 158 (15.28%) XML
7 120 (11.61%) JMS
8 117 (11.32%) Java EE
9 115 (11.12%) HTML
10 111 (10.74%) CSS
11 105 (10.15%) .NET
12 93 (8.99%) SOAP
13 90 (8.70%) JSON
14 87 (8.41%) AngularJS
15 63 (6.09%) Spring Boot
16 62 (6.00%) JPA
17 59 (5.71%) JAX-RS
18 55 (5.32%) J2EE
19 54 (5.22%) Kafka
19 54 (5.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 127 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (7.16%) Derivative
3 69 (6.67%) Equities
4 55 (5.32%) Linux Command Line
5 50 (4.84%) Computer Science
6 43 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (2.90%) Virtual Team
8 29 (2.80%) Fixed Income
9 28 (2.71%) Equity Derivative
10 26 (2.51%) Clustering
10 26 (2.51%) Replication
11 22 (2.13%) Data Centre
12 19 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.84%) User Experience
13 17 (1.64%) Management Information System
14 16 (1.55%) Mobile App
14 16 (1.55%) SWIFT
15 13 (1.26%) Fintech
15 13 (1.26%) N-Tier
16 10 (0.97%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 256 (24.76%) Unix
2 253 (24.47%) Linux
3 67 (6.48%) Windows
4 49 (4.74%) VMS
5 40 (3.87%) Solaris
6 37 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (3.48%) AIX
8 19 (1.84%) Windows Server
9 14 (1.35%) CentOS
10 11 (1.06%) Android
10 11 (1.06%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.06%) HPUX
11 8 (0.77%) CoreOS
12 7 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.19%) Debian
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.19%) SUSE
15 1 (0.097%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (21.47%) TDD
3 219 (21.18%) Test Automation
4 181 (17.50%) OO
5 163 (15.76%) Data Modelling
6 155 (14.99%) DevOps
7 150 (14.51%) Continuous Integration
8 148 (14.31%) Microservices
9 142 (13.73%) SDLC
10 139 (13.44%) Scrum
11 114 (11.03%) ETL
12 104 (10.06%) BDD
13 101 (9.77%) Analytics
14 94 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
15 93 (8.99%) Unit Testing
16 91 (8.80%) MVC
17 84 (8.12%) Multithreading
18 76 (7.35%) Mentoring
18 76 (7.35%) Open Source
19 74 (7.16%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 563 (54.45%) Java
2 561 (54.26%) SQL
3 209 (20.21%) JavaScript
4 202 (19.54%) Python
5 98 (9.48%) Shell Script
6 89 (8.61%) C#
7 84 (8.12%) PL/SQL
8 78 (7.54%) Perl
9 54 (5.22%) Bash Shell
10 52 (5.03%) T-SQL
11 51 (4.93%) Scala
12 50 (4.84%) C++
12 50 (4.84%) JPQL
13 38 (3.68%) VBA
14 34 (3.29%) Ruby
15 31 (3.00%) C
16 22 (2.13%) Groovy
17 17 (1.64%) PowerShell
18 15 (1.45%) VB.NET
19 13 (1.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 120 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 93 (8.99%) Degree
3 77 (7.45%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.13%) 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
9 6 (0.58%) RHCE
10 5 (0.48%) CISSP
11 4 (0.39%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.19%) SAS Certification
14 1 (0.097%) CESG Certified Professional
14 1 (0.097%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.097%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.38%) QA
2 26 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.26%) 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 (0.097%) Basel III
8 1 (0.097%) HL7
8 1 (0.097%) PMO
8 1 (0.097%) Solvency II
System Software
1 132 (12.77%) 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 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.097%) Firmware
10 1 (0.097%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.097%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.097%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 80 (7.74%) Kubernetes
2 55 (5.32%) Ansible
3 42 (4.06%) Puppet
4 35 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (2.80%) Kibana
6 26 (2.51%) Oozie
7 22 (2.13%) Terraform
8 20 (1.93%) 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 (1.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 13 (1.26%) Rancher
12 13 (1.26%) ZABBIX
13 12 (1.16%) Graphite
14 10 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
14 10 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
15 9 (0.87%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 455 (44.00%) Oracle
2 80 (7.74%) Microsoft
3 79 (7.64%) Sybase
4 36 (3.48%) Perforce
5 34 (3.29%) IBM
6 33 (3.19%) Red Hat
7 29 (2.80%) TIBCO
8 26 (2.51%) SAP
9 23 (2.22%) Atlassian
9 23 (2.22%) Tableau
10 21 (2.03%) Fidessa
10 21 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (1.93%) Splunk
12 15 (1.45%) Ab Initio
12 15 (1.45%) Informatica
13 14 (1.35%) Talend
14 13 (1.26%) AppDynamics
15 11 (1.06%) Teradata
16 10 (0.97%) CA
17 9 (0.87%) HP