The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for RDBMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RDBMS over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 108 93 111
Rank change year-on-year -15 +18  
Contract jobs citing RDBMS 10 32 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.43% 1.19% 0.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.18% 4.67% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 6
Median daily rate £375 £440 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.67% +2.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £371 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £499 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £43.00 £46.09
% change year-on-year -31.39% -6.70%  

RDBMS 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 459 685 567
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.91% 25.53% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 385 313
Median daily rate £400 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 11
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.25% -39.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

RDBMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing RDBMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for RDBMS in the West Midlands

RDBMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RDBMS in the West Midlands

RDBMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RDBMS in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RDBMS in the West Midlands

RDBMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RDBMS in the West Midlands

RDBMS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RDBMS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +30 3 - -
Birmingham -12 3 £394 - 3
Warwickshire - 3 £405 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £300 - 1
RDBMS
England

RDBMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for RDBMS.

1 18 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) Spring
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) REST
3 5 (27.78%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Automotive
4 4 (22.22%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (22.22%) Informatica
4 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 4 (22.22%) Informix
4 4 (22.22%) Cognos
4 4 (22.22%) DB2
4 4 (22.22%) .NET
4 4 (22.22%) Data Transformation
4 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Teradata
5 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (16.67%) Web Development

RDBMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (11.11%) SAS
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) 3G
2 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.56%) RS-232
2 1 (5.56%) RS-485
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
3 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (22.22%) DB2
4 4 (22.22%) Informix
4 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
5 3 (16.67%) Hazelcast
5 3 (16.67%) MS Access
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (11.11%) Data Mart
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Ant
1 2 (11.11%) Gradle
1 2 (11.11%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) LabVIEW
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (27.78%) Automotive
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Games
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Architect
3 5 (27.78%) Java Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Technical Architect
5 3 (16.67%) SSIS Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Systems Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Teradata Architect
7 1 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) DBA
7 1 (5.56%) Principal Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Principal Java Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
7 1 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Spring
2 5 (27.78%) REST
3 4 (22.22%) .NET
4 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 3 (16.67%) HTML
4 3 (16.67%) J2EE
4 3 (16.67%) jQuery
4 3 (16.67%) Spring Boot
5 2 (11.11%) EDI
5 2 (11.11%) RESTful
5 2 (11.11%) Struts
6 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.11%) SCADA
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 4 (22.22%) Data Transformation
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (22.22%) Scrum
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Kanban
3 3 (16.67%) SOLID
3 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 3 (16.67%) Web Development
4 2 (11.11%) Business Development
4 2 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 2 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.56%) Assembly Language
5 1 (5.56%) C
5 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) MCITP
1 1 (5.56%) MCTS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) Cognos
3 4 (22.22%) Informatica
3 4 (22.22%) Teradata
4 2 (11.11%) IBM
4 2 (11.11%) Netezza
4 2 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (5.56%) Assembla
5 1 (5.56%) Remedy
5 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow