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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 184 201 198
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 6 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £330 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £570 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
4228 5006 4813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.75% 77.28% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3276 3643 3682
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 46 54
Average hourly rate £27.37 £24.00 £103.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.04% -76.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 23 (100.00%) SQL
2 17 (73.91%) Performance Tuning
3 16 (69.57%) Oracle
4 14 (60.87%) Finance
5 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
6 11 (47.83%) PL/SQL
6 11 (47.83%) UNIX
7 8 (34.78%) Windows
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database
8 7 (30.43%) ETL
8 7 (30.43%) Shell Script
9 6 (26.09%) Toad
9 6 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
9 6 (26.09%) .NET
9 6 (26.09%) C#
9 6 (26.09%) Degree
9 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
9 6 (26.09%) Markit EDM
10 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (21.74%) Linux
11 4 (17.39%) AIX
11 4 (17.39%) Solaris
11 4 (17.39%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (17.39%) Oracle Reports

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (13.04%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Markit EDM
2 3 (13.04%) thinkFolio
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) FTP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database
3 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (17.39%) OLAP
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (17.39%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
7 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (4.35%) VLDB
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (4.35%) SQLPlus
8 1 (4.35%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Toad
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (13.04%) Subversion
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
5 1 (4.35%) JDeveloper
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Front Office
4 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Advertising
4 2 (8.70%) Games
5 1 (4.35%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) DBA
3 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (13.04%) Business Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (8.70%) Programmer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft BI Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
2 3 (13.04%) Middleware
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) Ajax
3 2 (8.70%) JSON
3 2 (8.70%) MDX
3 2 (8.70%) Dojo
3 2 (8.70%) jQuery
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) UNIX
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) Linux
4 4 (17.39%) AIX
4 4 (17.39%) Solaris
5 3 (13.04%) VMS
5 3 (13.04%) OpenVMS
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (30.43%) ETL
3 6 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (17.39%) Asset Management
5 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Investment Management
5 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Web Development
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) OO
6 2 (8.70%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Logistics
6 2 (8.70%) Analytics
6 2 (8.70%) Database Security
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) PL/SQL
3 7 (30.43%) Shell Script
4 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
4 6 (26.09%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) C++
5 3 (13.04%) Java
5 3 (13.04%) C
6 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.70%) Perl
6 2 (8.70%) PHP
7 1 (4.35%) Korn
7 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) ISA Server
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (4.35%) Control-M
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (4.35%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Bloomberg
3 3 (13.04%) Charles River
4 2 (8.70%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) Tableau
5 1 (4.35%) Perforce
5 1 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) Remedy
5 1 (4.35%) Business Objects