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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Database Tuning over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Performance Tuning
London / City of London
Rank 144 148 174
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +26
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 4 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.39% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 12
Median daily rate £550 £350 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -25.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
2475 2787 4253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.85% 86.90% 82.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1964 2211 3314
Median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 32
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

Database Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Database Tuning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Database Tuning 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 City of London region with a requirement for Database Tuning.

1 8 (88.89%) SQL
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (77.78%) Finance
3 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 6 (66.67%) PCI DSS
3 6 (66.67%) Unix
3 6 (66.67%) Database Security
3 6 (66.67%) WorldPay
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 3 (33.33%) Confluence
6 3 (33.33%) High Availability
6 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (33.33%) ETL
6 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
6 3 (33.33%) VLDB
6 3 (33.33%) T-SQL

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (33.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (33.33%) VLDB
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (11.11%) DB2
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) DBA
2 3 (33.33%) Development DBA
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) SQL DBA
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Database Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) ETL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Front Office Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Senior DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Development DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Senior ETL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) J2SE
3 1 (11.11%) JMS
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (33.33%) Replication
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Derivative
3 1 (11.11%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Exalogic
3 1 (11.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (66.67%) Database Security
2 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) ETL
4 3 (33.33%) High Availability
4 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
5 2 (22.22%) Patch Management
5 2 (22.22%) Security Auditing
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) OOD
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) Korn
5 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Data Guard
2 1 (11.11%) Ansible
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) WorldPay
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Sybase