The table below looks at the statistics for Database Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Database Tuning over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 196 199 214
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 11 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.32% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.41% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £550 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £415 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4598 5565 5312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.84% 76.54% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3552 4106 3940
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 74 90
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £16.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Database Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Database Tuning across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Database Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Database Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Database Tuning across the City of London region.

Database Tuning Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Database Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Database Tuning across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Database Tuning Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Database Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Database Tuning across the City of London region.

Database Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Database Tuning also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Database Tuning.

1 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 12 (60.00%) Oracle
3 10 (50.00%) Finance
4 9 (45.00%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (35.00%) RDBMS
5 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
5 7 (35.00%) Banking
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (30.00%) Linux
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (25.00%) Sybase
7 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
7 5 (25.00%) Solaris
7 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (25.00%) Replication
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (25.00%) Sybase ASE
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (20.00%) Database Security
8 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
8 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
8 4 (20.00%) Windows
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
9 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
9 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Database Tuning also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Database Tuning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Google Apps
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DHCP
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) RDBMS
1 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (25.00%) Sybase ASE
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (10.00%) SQLPlus
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (5.00%) VLDB
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (10.00%) JDeveloper
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) DBA
2 7 (35.00%) SQL DBA
3 5 (25.00%) Sybase DBA
3 5 (25.00%) Consultant
4 4 (20.00%) Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Financials Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Server Specialist
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Oracle Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Replication
3 2 (10.00%) Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Solaris
2 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Windows
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) UNIX
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (20.00%) Database Security
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 2 (10.00%) ETL
4 2 (10.00%) BCP
4 2 (10.00%) Workflow
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) TDD
5 1 (5.00%) Data Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) Sybase
2 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) Google
5 1 (5.00%) Splunk
5 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
5 1 (5.00%) PeopleSoft