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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 188 205 220
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +15
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 9 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.29% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.38% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 4
Average daily rate
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£360 £550 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £432 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £550 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +13.33%
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
4517 5541 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.47% 76.39% 75.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3410 4083 4330
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 69 89
Average hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 11 (55.00%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (50.00%) Oracle
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (40.00%) Finance
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
6 7 (35.00%) RDBMS
6 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (30.00%) Linux
7 6 (30.00%) ETL
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (25.00%) Sybase ASE
8 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (25.00%) Banking
8 5 (25.00%) Sybase
8 5 (25.00%) Solaris
8 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 5 (25.00%) Replication
9 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
10 3 (15.00%) Database Security
10 3 (15.00%) Windows
10 3 (15.00%) OLAP
10 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
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
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (35.00%) RDBMS
3 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (25.00%) Sybase ASE
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 3 (15.00%) OLAP
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (10.00%) SQLPlus
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (5.00%) DTS
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 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) DBA
1 7 (35.00%) SQL DBA
2 6 (30.00%) Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Sybase DBA
4 4 (20.00%) Consultant
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Financials Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Server Specialist
7 1 (5.00%) Database Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Functional Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
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 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
3 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
3 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 3 (15.00%) Windows
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) UNIX
5 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) Database Security
4 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Workflow
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
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%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) System Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) ERD
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (25.00%) Sybase
4 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.00%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (5.00%) Google
4 1 (5.00%) Splunk