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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 201 190 218
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +28
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 7 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £360 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £298 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.49% -15.00%
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
4608 4500 5541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.70% 77.53% 78.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3635 3349 4119
Average daily rate £470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 95
Average hourly rate £21.30 £23.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.85 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 10 (71.43%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (57.14%) Oracle
5 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (50.00%) Finance
5 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (35.71%) ETL
6 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
6 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
6 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (28.57%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (28.57%) Data Guard
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL
7 4 (28.57%) UNIX
7 4 (28.57%) Linux
7 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
8 3 (21.43%) Replication
8 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
8 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (21.43%) Windows
8 3 (21.43%) OLAP
8 3 (21.43%) QA
8 3 (21.43%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (21.43%) OLAP
5 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (21.43%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 2 (14.29%) DTS
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (7.14%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (7.14%) JDeveloper
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Advertising
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) General Ledger
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
3 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) DBA
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) SQL DBA
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Report Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Reporting Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) E-Business Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Business Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) MDX
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Replication
3 2 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Hedge funds
3 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) Solaris
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (35.71%) ETL
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (14.29%) Database Security
6 1 (7.14%) ETL Development
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Logistics
6 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 1 (7.14%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Parallel Processing
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
2 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (7.14%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Data Guard
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) NetApp
3 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 2 (14.29%) Red Gate
3 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.14%) WorldPay
4 1 (7.14%) Tableau
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Sybase