Period
to 24 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VLDB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VLDB over the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Very Large Database (VLDB)
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 838 855 884
Rank change year-on-year +17 +29 -31
Contract jobs citing VLDB 3 38 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.035% 0.003%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.014% 0.16% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 28 3
UK median daily rate £450 £366 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.87% -13.82% +14.09%
10th Percentile £430 £356 £403
90th Percentile £470 £525 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £365 £438
% change year-on-year +23.29% -16.57% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK median hourly rate - £51.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 -

VLDB 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 21366 24272 26198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.47% 22.06% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14214 16253 16963
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £619 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 377 355
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +14.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £13.85
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £30.10 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.30% +20.41% -13.04%

VLDB
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VLDB in the UK

VLDB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLDB in the UK

VLDB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLDB in the UK

VLDB
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLDB within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 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 +35 3 £450 +22.87% 1
London +12 2 £450 +12.50% 1
UK excluding London +41 1 £450 +23.29%
Midlands +23 1 £450 +25.17%
East Midlands -13 1 £450 +25.17%

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VLDB 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 VLDB.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (100.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) Server Patching
2 2 (66.67%) Database Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Database Security
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (66.67%) Parallel Processing
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008

VLDB
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (100.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) DBA
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Production DBA
2 2 (66.67%) Production DBA
3 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Database Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) Database Security
2 2 (66.67%) Parallel Processing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Server Patching
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle