Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 259 341 308
Rank change year-on-year +82 -33 -6
Contract jobs citing RDBMS 960 768 879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.72% 0.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.33% 3.22% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 510 531
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £268
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 10
UK median hourly rate £24.24 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% - +15.11%
10th Percentile £20.26 £30.65 £38.30
90th Percentile £37.63 £45.25 £46.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -40.00% - +15.11%

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 22176 23820 26386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.47% 22.25% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14793 15997 17367
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £263
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 277 386 387
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £29.94 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +5.05% +3.64%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £14.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £52.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.39% +15.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +80 771 £485 +7.78% 119
UK excluding London +61 492 £400 - 70
London +73 463 £525 +2.44% 62
South East +12 92 £438 +9.38% 18
North of England +64 89 £400 +1.59% 15
Scotland +8 83 £400 - 7
Midlands +8 60 £400 -5.33% 8
Northern Ireland -11 60 £430 +10.97% 2
North West +34 48 £450 +12.50% 13
Wales +35 44 £370 -7.50% 4
East of England +8 44 £350 -9.97% 8
East Midlands +5 36 £390 -0.95% 4
Yorkshire +28 33 £400 - 2
West Midlands +2 23 £425 -1.16% 4
South West +4 21 £340 -12.26% 8
North East +54 8 £330 +3.13%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 960 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 545 (56.77%) SQL
3 464 (48.33%) Java
4 461 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
5 438 (45.63%) Oracle
6 250 (26.04%) SQL Server
6 250 (26.04%) Linux
7 232 (24.17%) Unix
8 227 (23.65%) Finance
9 202 (21.04%) Spring
10 179 (18.65%) TDD
10 179 (18.65%) NoSQL
11 175 (18.23%) Web Services
12 173 (18.02%) JavaScript
13 168 (17.50%) Data Modelling
13 168 (17.50%) Git (software)
14 165 (17.19%) Test Automation
15 156 (16.25%) Banking
16 151 (15.73%) XML
17 149 (15.52%) RESTful
18 145 (15.10%) Python
19 143 (14.90%) Continuous Integration
20 140 (14.58%) PostgreSQL
21 137 (14.27%) Oracle Database
22 135 (14.06%) OO
23 134 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
24 132 (13.75%) Scrum
25 131 (13.65%) ETL
26 130 (13.54%) DevOps
27 128 (13.33%) MySQL

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 69 (7.19%) Tomcat
1 69 (7.19%) WebLogic
2 59 (6.15%) JBoss
3 44 (4.58%) WebSphere
4 38 (3.96%) Confluence
5 36 (3.75%) Apache
6 34 (3.54%) Apache Spark
7 26 (2.71%) WildFly
8 22 (2.29%) SAS
9 21 (2.19%) SharePoint
10 18 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (1.25%) Oracle Coherence
13 11 (1.15%) nginx
14 10 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (1.04%) Mule
14 10 (1.04%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.94%) OpenROAD
16 7 (0.73%) MQSeries
17 6 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.94%) HipChat
4 2 (0.21%) SPSS
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.73%) Temenos T24
3 6 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.63%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.42%) Eagle PACE
4 4 (0.42%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle iProcurement
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.31%) MetaTrader
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle TCA
5 3 (0.31%) Pega PRPC
6 2 (0.21%) Global One
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.21%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 76 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.40%) PaaS
4 22 (2.29%) IaaS
5 19 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (1.46%) SaaS
8 10 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.04%) GitHub
8 10 (1.04%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 10 (1.04%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 8 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (0.83%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.52%) Bluemix
11 5 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.42%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 28 (2.92%) Internet
3 22 (2.29%) HTTP
4 20 (2.08%) SSL
5 15 (1.56%) Firewall
6 14 (1.46%) DNS
7 12 (1.25%) DHCP
8 8 (0.83%) FTP
9 7 (0.73%) Network Security
9 7 (0.73%) SSH
10 6 (0.63%) SAN
10 6 (0.63%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.42%) NAS
12 3 (0.31%) LAN
12 3 (0.31%) WAN
13 2 (0.21%) AMQP
13 2 (0.21%) IPsec
13 2 (0.21%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.21%) LDAP
14 1 (0.10%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 960 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 250 (26.04%) SQL Server
3 179 (18.65%) NoSQL
4 140 (14.58%) PostgreSQL
5 137 (14.27%) Oracle Database
6 128 (13.33%) MySQL
7 114 (11.88%) DB2
8 101 (10.52%) Data Warehouse
9 72 (7.50%) Big Data
10 69 (7.19%) Hadoop
11 43 (4.48%) MongoDB
12 42 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 41 (4.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 36 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 28 (2.92%) DB2 UDB
16 26 (2.71%) Apache Hive
17 23 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
18 22 (2.29%) HBase
19 21 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 18 (1.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 168 (17.50%) Git (software)
2 110 (11.46%) JUnit
3 104 (10.83%) Maven
4 87 (9.06%) Jenkins
5 66 (6.88%) JIRA
6 49 (5.10%) Eclipse
7 43 (4.48%) Visual Studio
8 36 (3.75%) Cucumber
9 34 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 33 (3.44%) Selenium
11 31 (3.23%) Subversion
12 27 (2.81%) Ant
12 27 (2.81%) Gradle
12 27 (2.81%) Mockito
13 26 (2.71%) SonarQube
14 25 (2.60%) Liquibase
15 24 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
16 23 (2.40%) Vagrant
17 21 (2.19%) Hudson
18 20 (2.08%) Grunt
General
1 227 (23.65%) Finance
2 156 (16.25%) Banking
3 65 (6.77%) Front Office
4 48 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 41 (4.27%) Investment Banking
6 38 (3.96%) Manufacturing
7 37 (3.85%) Retail
8 29 (3.02%) Marketing
9 24 (2.50%) Games
10 18 (1.88%) Electronics
11 10 (1.04%) Automotive
12 9 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.83%) Back Office
13 8 (0.83%) Law
13 8 (0.83%) Legal
13 8 (0.83%) Local Government
14 6 (0.63%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.63%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.52%) Online Betting
16 4 (0.42%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 543 (56.56%) Developer
2 260 (27.08%) Java Developer
3 109 (11.35%) Senior Developer
4 88 (9.17%) Architect
5 63 (6.56%) Analyst
6 55 (5.73%) Senior Java Developer
7 44 (4.58%) DBA
8 42 (4.38%) .NET Developer
9 41 (4.27%) Data Architect
9 41 (4.27%) SQL Developer
10 38 (3.96%) Front Office Developer
11 32 (3.33%) C# Developer
12 31 (3.23%) Administrator
12 31 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
13 28 (2.92%) Consultant
13 28 (2.92%) Web Developer
14 26 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
15 25 (2.60%) Python Developer
15 25 (2.60%) Technical Architect
16 23 (2.40%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (21.04%) Spring
2 175 (18.23%) Web Services
3 151 (15.73%) XML
4 149 (15.52%) RESTful
5 119 (12.40%) REST
6 112 (11.67%) .NET
6 112 (11.67%) Hibernate
6 112 (11.67%) HTML
7 110 (11.46%) CSS
8 97 (10.10%) SOAP
9 95 (9.90%) Java EE
10 94 (9.79%) JMS
11 84 (8.75%) AngularJS
12 78 (8.13%) Node.js
13 70 (7.29%) JSON
14 59 (6.15%) JPA
15 54 (5.63%) .NET Framework
15 54 (5.63%) Spring Boot
16 53 (5.52%) HTML5
17 52 (5.42%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 134 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.73%) Equities
3 50 (5.21%) Computer Science
3 50 (5.21%) Derivative
4 40 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 29 (3.02%) Replication
6 28 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (2.92%) Virtual Team
7 25 (2.60%) Clustering
8 24 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
9 23 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
10 18 (1.88%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.67%) Algorithms
11 16 (1.67%) Data Centre
11 16 (1.67%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.67%) User Experience
12 15 (1.56%) Fixed Income
13 14 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (1.25%) NHS
14 12 (1.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 250 (26.04%) Linux
2 232 (24.17%) Unix
3 99 (10.31%) Windows
4 44 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (4.17%) Solaris
6 30 (3.13%) Windows Server
7 29 (3.02%) AIX
8 18 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.77%) VMS
10 10 (1.04%) HPUX
11 8 (0.83%) Android
11 8 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.73%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.63%) CentOS
14 5 (0.52%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.21%) Debian
15 2 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.21%) SUSE
16 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (18.65%) TDD
3 168 (17.50%) Data Modelling
4 165 (17.19%) Test Automation
5 143 (14.90%) Continuous Integration
6 135 (14.06%) OO
7 132 (13.75%) Scrum
8 131 (13.65%) ETL
9 130 (13.54%) DevOps
10 115 (11.98%) Microservices
11 107 (11.15%) SDLC
12 89 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
13 86 (8.96%) BDD
14 85 (8.85%) Analytics
15 75 (7.81%) MVC
16 73 (7.60%) Unit Testing
17 70 (7.29%) Open Source
18 65 (6.77%) Waterfall
19 62 (6.46%) Multithreading
20 57 (5.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 545 (56.77%) SQL
2 464 (48.33%) Java
3 173 (18.02%) JavaScript
4 145 (15.10%) Python
5 96 (10.00%) C#
6 95 (9.90%) PL/SQL
7 92 (9.58%) Shell Script
8 82 (8.54%) Perl
9 58 (6.04%) T-SQL
10 46 (4.79%) Scala
11 45 (4.69%) C++
12 41 (4.27%) Bash Shell
13 33 (3.44%) Ruby
14 25 (2.60%) C
15 19 (1.98%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.88%) VBA
17 17 (1.77%) JPQL
18 16 (1.67%) Korn
19 15 (1.56%) VB.NET
20 14 (1.46%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 109 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 97 (10.10%) Degree
3 80 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.98%) Numerate Degree
5 17 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.67%) CISSP
7 15 (1.56%) RHCE
7 15 (1.56%) RHCSA
8 8 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.73%) MySQL Certification
10 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.42%) MCDBA
12 3 (0.31%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.31%) ISEB
12 3 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.21%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.21%) OCP
13 2 (0.21%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.58%) Data Quality
2 35 (3.65%) QA
3 9 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.94%) GCP
4 6 (0.63%) PMO
5 4 (0.42%) GAAP
5 4 (0.42%) MiFID
6 3 (0.31%) SLA
7 2 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.10%) Basel III
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 118 (12.29%) Docker
2 18 (1.88%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.63%) HDFS
5 6 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.52%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.52%) etcd
6 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 67 (6.98%) Kubernetes
2 48 (5.00%) Ansible
3 44 (4.58%) Puppet
4 37 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (2.50%) Kibana
6 18 (1.88%) Data Guard
7 17 (1.77%) Terraform
8 15 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
9 13 (1.35%) Consul
10 12 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 11 (1.15%) logstash
11 11 (1.15%) Mesos
12 10 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (1.04%) Oozie
13 9 (0.94%) Control-M
13 9 (0.94%) Graphite
13 9 (0.94%) Rancher
13 9 (0.94%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.83%) Zipkin
15 5 (0.52%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 438 (45.63%) Oracle
2 87 (9.06%) Microsoft
3 75 (7.81%) Sybase
4 41 (4.27%) Red Hat
4 41 (4.27%) SAP
5 32 (3.33%) IBM
5 32 (3.33%) Perforce
6 21 (2.19%) Informatica
7 20 (2.08%) Talend
8 19 (1.98%) TIBCO
9 18 (1.88%) Fidessa
9 18 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.77%) Ab Initio
11 15 (1.56%) Atlassian
11 15 (1.56%) Murex
11 15 (1.56%) Tableau
11 15 (1.56%) Teradata
12 12 (1.25%) Cloudera
12 12 (1.25%) VMware
13 11 (1.15%) Siemens