The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 190 206 209
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 9 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £380 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £450 £290
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +55.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4384 5386 5831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.55% 76.01% 74.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3259 4028 4332
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 92 85
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +3.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £16.90 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £50.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Database Tuning
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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 July 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 July 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 (84.21%) SQL
2 12 (63.16%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (52.63%) Oracle
3 10 (52.63%) Finance
4 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (31.58%) ETL
7 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (21.05%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
8 4 (21.05%) Procure-to-pay
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (21.05%) Replication
8 4 (21.05%) RDBMS
8 4 (21.05%) SQLPlus
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (21.05%) Workflow
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle Financials

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (21.05%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
5 4 (21.05%) RDBMS
5 4 (21.05%) SQLPlus
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (15.79%) OLAP
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (15.79%) Sybase ASE
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (5.26%) DTS
8 1 (5.26%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (21.05%) JDeveloper
2 1 (5.26%) NUnit
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) DBA
3 5 (26.32%) SQL DBA
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 3 (15.79%) Sybase DBA
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Developer
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle Technical Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Database Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server BI Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) WinForms
1 1 (5.26%) WCF
1 1 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Derivative
2 1 (5.26%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Solaris
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (31.58%) ETL
3 4 (21.05%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Procure-to-pay
3 4 (21.05%) Workflow
4 3 (15.79%) SOA
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) OOP
6 1 (5.26%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) BCP
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) TDD
6 1 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (5.26%) Database Security
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.79%) Sybase
4 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.26%) Talend