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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 191 196 211
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 5 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.095% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £428
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - £40.00
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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
4239 4497 5570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.59% 77.43% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3360 3351 4122
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 70
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.44 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% -0.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.95 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £35.15 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) ETL
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) UNIX
6 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (30.00%) Replication
6 3 (30.00%) QA
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (30.00%) Data Guard
7 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (20.00%) Hedge funds
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (20.00%) OLAP
5 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (20.00%) DTS
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (10.00%) FileMaker
6 1 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) DBA
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Reporting Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Report Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) MDX
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Replication
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Solaris
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (40.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (10.00%) Data Privacy
5 1 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Parallel Processing
5 1 (10.00%) Database Security
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) NetApp
3 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (20.00%) Red Gate
3 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (10.00%) WorldPay
4 1 (10.00%) Sybase
4 1 (10.00%) Tableau