The table below looks at the statistics for Database Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Database Tuning over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 535 533 475
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -58
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 44 50 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.098% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £318 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £57.50 -
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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38871 38571 31935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.61% 75.29% 74.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24647 24360 19546
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1124 1130 1000
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.25 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

Database Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Database Tuning across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Database Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in England

Database Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Database Tuning across the England region.

Database Tuning Daily Rate Trend in England

Database Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Database Tuning across the England region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Database Tuning Daily Rate Histogram in England

Database Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Database Tuning across the England region.

Database Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in England

Database Tuning
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Tuning within the England region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 29 £450 +5.88% 5
South East -5 7 £406 +17.75% 1
North West -22 3 £425 +21.42% 2
East Midlands - 3 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 5
West Midlands - 1 £375 - 1
East of England - - - -
South West - - - - 1
North East - - - -
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Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 95 (82.61%) SQL
2 77 (66.96%) Oracle
2 77 (66.96%) Performance Tuning
3 57 (49.57%) Oracle Database
4 45 (39.13%) SQL Server
5 43 (37.39%) UNIX
6 36 (31.30%) Linux
7 33 (28.70%) PL/SQL
8 29 (25.22%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (23.48%) OO
9 27 (23.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (22.61%) Microsoft
10 26 (22.61%) Relational Database
11 24 (20.87%) Finance
11 24 (20.87%) Windows
11 24 (20.87%) T-SQL
11 24 (20.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 23 (20.00%) C#
13 22 (19.13%) ETL
14 21 (18.26%) C++
15 20 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
16 19 (16.52%) .NET
17 18 (15.65%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (14.78%) OLTP
18 17 (14.78%) MySQL
18 17 (14.78%) STL
18 17 (14.78%) Multithreading
18 17 (14.78%) Database Security
19 16 (13.91%) Oracle Database 10g
19 16 (13.91%) Shell Script

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (1.74%) Apache
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.87%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.61%) MS Office
3 2 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Markit EDM
2 5 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.61%) thinkFolio
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.87%) Endur
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) FTP
2 5 (4.35%) Internet
3 2 (1.74%) Intranet
4 1 (0.87%) Firewall
4 1 (0.87%) DNS
4 1 (0.87%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (49.57%) Oracle Database
2 45 (39.13%) SQL Server
3 27 (23.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (22.61%) Relational Database
5 24 (20.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 17 (14.78%) OLTP
7 17 (14.78%) MySQL
8 16 (13.91%) Oracle Database 10g
9 14 (12.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (6.96%) OLAP
11 8 (6.96%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (6.96%) OLAP Cube
12 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (6.09%) MongoDB
12 7 (6.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (10.43%) Subversion
2 11 (9.57%) Toad
3 10 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (6.09%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (5.22%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (4.35%) Rhino Mocks
6 5 (4.35%) Moq
6 5 (4.35%) Hudson
6 5 (4.35%) MSBuild
6 5 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (4.35%) NUnit
6 5 (4.35%) CruiseControl
7 4 (3.48%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.74%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.87%) JDeveloper
General
1 24 (20.87%) Finance
2 10 (8.70%) Banking
3 7 (6.09%) Front Office
4 5 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.48%) Retail
5 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.48%) Games
6 2 (1.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.87%) Billing
7 1 (0.87%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 58 (50.43%) Developer
2 43 (37.39%) DBA
3 19 (16.52%) Oracle DBA
4 17 (14.78%) C++ Developer
5 12 (10.43%) Administrator
5 12 (10.43%) SQL DBA
6 10 (8.70%) Analyst
7 9 (7.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (6.96%) SQL Developer
8 8 (6.96%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (4.35%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.35%) Business Developer
9 5 (4.35%) Consultant
9 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (3.48%) .NET Developer
10 4 (3.48%) Oracle Applications DBA
11 3 (2.61%) Support Analyst
11 3 (2.61%) Architect
11 3 (2.61%) Web Developer
11 3 (2.61%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.52%) .NET
2 17 (14.78%) STL
3 15 (13.04%) XML
4 14 (12.17%) ASP.NET
5 9 (7.83%) HTML
5 9 (7.83%) Ajax
5 9 (7.83%) jQuery
6 8 (6.96%) CSS
7 7 (6.09%) Middleware
7 7 (6.09%) Web Services
8 6 (5.22%) .NET Framework
9 5 (4.35%) WinForms
9 5 (4.35%) XSD
9 5 (4.35%) XSLT
9 5 (4.35%) DHTML
9 5 (4.35%) ADO.NET
9 5 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (4.35%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (2.61%) MDX
11 2 (1.74%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.22%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.83%) Open Source
3 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.61%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.61%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.61%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.74%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.74%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.74%) Clustering
5 2 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 43 (37.39%) UNIX
2 36 (31.30%) Linux
3 24 (20.87%) Windows
4 9 (7.83%) AIX
4 9 (7.83%) Solaris
5 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.61%) Windows 2000
6 3 (2.61%) VMS
6 3 (2.61%) OpenVMS
7 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (66.96%) Performance Tuning
2 27 (23.48%) OO
3 22 (19.13%) ETL
4 18 (15.65%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (14.78%) Database Security
5 17 (14.78%) Multithreading
6 11 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 9 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.96%) Project Management
10 7 (6.09%) Data Modelling
10 7 (6.09%) Asset Management
10 7 (6.09%) MVC
10 7 (6.09%) Migration
11 6 (5.22%) Use Case
11 6 (5.22%) ITIL
11 6 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (5.22%) Data Architecture
11 6 (5.22%) High Availability
11 6 (5.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (82.61%) SQL
2 33 (28.70%) PL/SQL
3 24 (20.87%) T-SQL
4 23 (20.00%) C#
5 21 (18.26%) C++
6 16 (13.91%) Shell Script
7 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
8 9 (7.83%) Java
9 5 (4.35%) Perl
9 5 (4.35%) VBScript
9 5 (4.35%) VB.NET
10 4 (3.48%) C
11 3 (2.61%) Korn
11 3 (2.61%) PHP
12 2 (1.74%) Python
12 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (7.83%) Degree
2 7 (6.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.83%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (11.30%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (7.83%) Data Guard
3 4 (3.48%) Control-M
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.74%) Foglight
Vendors
1 77 (66.96%) Oracle
2 26 (22.61%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.96%) Tableau
4 6 (5.22%) Sybase
4 6 (5.22%) Charles River
5 4 (3.48%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.61%) HP
6 3 (2.61%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.74%) Remedy
7 2 (1.74%) Perforce
7 2 (1.74%) Teradata
7 2 (1.74%) Actimize
7 2 (1.74%) Embarcadero
7 2 (1.74%) SAP
8 1 (0.87%) Cognos
8 1 (0.87%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.87%) Mercator
8 1 (0.87%) Netezza
8 1 (0.87%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.87%) VMware
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