Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 875 850 862
Rank change year-on-year -25 +12 0
Contract jobs citing VLDB 3 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.006% 0.017%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.014% 0.028% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 9
UK median daily rate £424 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +3.75% +10.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £396 £400
% change year-on-year - -0.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £51.00

VLDB 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 21,880 21,520 24,848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.97% 22.58% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,223 14,353 16,586
UK median daily rate £453 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 311 429
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £28.18 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.23% -6.07% +9.09%
10th Percentile £14.54 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.54 £48.38 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +32.08% -10.17% +8.26%

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 4 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 22 January 2018. 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 -3 3 £424 +2.17%
London -37 2 £424 -5.78%
UK excluding London +10 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Security Management
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (33.33%) Data Guard
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) DBA
2 2 (66.67%) Senior DBA
2 2 (66.67%) SQL DBA
3 1 (33.33%) Administrator
3 1 (33.33%) Consultant
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Oracle DBA
3 1 (33.33%) Senior SQL DBA
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Consultant
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Guard
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) VMware