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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 523 471 486
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +15
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 64 85 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 51 26
Average daily rate
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£375 £475 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £350 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database Tuning
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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
39401 35167 36247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 74.61% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25670 22283 21520
Average daily rate £424 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1124 1019 1347
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014. 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 -14 52 £378 -20.42% 3
South East -28 6 - - 1
North West -10 4 £335 -4.42% 4
East of England - 2 £400 -
Yorkshire -11 1 £270 -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
South West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 3
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Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 (80.51%) SQL
2 82 (69.49%) Oracle
3 63 (53.39%) Oracle Database
4 48 (40.68%) Performance Tuning
5 44 (37.29%) Linux
6 42 (35.59%) UNIX
7 33 (27.97%) Finance
8 32 (27.12%) PL/SQL
9 31 (26.27%) Relational Database
10 30 (25.42%) SQL Server
11 28 (23.73%) Replication
12 26 (22.03%) XML
13 24 (20.34%) OO
13 24 (20.34%) OLTP
14 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
15 21 (17.80%) RDBMS
15 21 (17.80%) Windows
15 21 (17.80%) ETL
15 21 (17.80%) Multithreading
16 20 (16.95%) Oracle Database 11g
17 19 (16.10%) STL
17 19 (16.10%) C++
17 19 (16.10%) Java
17 19 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (15.25%) Database Security
18 18 (15.25%) Data Modelling
18 18 (15.25%) Banking
19 17 (14.41%) Capacity Planning
20 16 (13.56%) Sybase
21 15 (12.71%) Red Hat

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 10 (8.47%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.24%) IIS
2 5 (4.24%) MQSeries
3 4 (3.39%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.69%) Apache
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) Internet
2 2 (1.69%) DNS
2 2 (1.69%) DHCP
2 2 (1.69%) LDAP
3 1 (0.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (53.39%) Oracle Database
2 31 (26.27%) Relational Database
3 30 (25.42%) SQL Server
4 24 (20.34%) OLTP
5 21 (17.80%) RDBMS
6 20 (16.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (11.86%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (11.02%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (11.02%) Oracle Database 10g
8 13 (11.02%) Sybase ASE
9 12 (10.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (8.47%) DB2
11 9 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (6.78%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (4.24%) MySQL
13 5 (4.24%) OLAP
14 4 (3.39%) Oracle OLAP
14 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (6.78%) Subversion
2 8 (6.78%) Oracle APEX
3 7 (5.93%) PVCS
3 7 (5.93%) Toad
4 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.69%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.85%) WebLogic Workshop
5 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.85%) JUnit
5 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.85%) NUnit
5 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (27.97%) Finance
2 18 (15.25%) Banking
3 7 (5.93%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.08%) Retail
5 4 (3.39%) Games
6 3 (2.54%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.85%) Front Office
8 1 (0.85%) Legal
8 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (44.92%) Developer
2 43 (36.44%) DBA
3 21 (17.80%) Oracle Developer
4 20 (16.95%) SQL DBA
5 19 (16.10%) C++ Developer
6 13 (11.02%) Sybase DBA
7 11 (9.32%) Oracle DBA
8 10 (8.47%) Consultant
9 9 (7.63%) Administrator
9 9 (7.63%) Senior Developer
10 8 (6.78%) Senior Oracle Developer
11 5 (4.24%) Analyst
12 4 (3.39%) DB2 DBA
12 4 (3.39%) SQL Developer
12 4 (3.39%) C# Developer
12 4 (3.39%) Senior DBA
13 3 (2.54%) Software Developer
13 3 (2.54%) Tester
13 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Developer
13 3 (2.54%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (22.03%) XML
2 19 (16.10%) STL
3 11 (9.32%) Web Services
4 8 (6.78%) Ajax
4 8 (6.78%) jQuery
4 8 (6.78%) CSS
5 7 (5.93%) .NET
5 7 (5.93%) Dojo
5 7 (5.93%) JSON
6 5 (4.24%) HTML
6 5 (4.24%) JMS
7 4 (3.39%) WCF
7 4 (3.39%) HTML5
8 3 (2.54%) NHibernate
8 3 (2.54%) JRules
8 3 (2.54%) REST
8 3 (2.54%) Silverlight
9 2 (1.69%) MDX
9 2 (1.69%) Oracle Streams
10 1 (0.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.73%) Replication
2 19 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.78%) Clustering
3 8 (6.78%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.39%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.54%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.69%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.85%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.85%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 44 (37.29%) Linux
2 42 (35.59%) UNIX
3 21 (17.80%) Windows
4 14 (11.86%) Solaris
5 13 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.54%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (40.68%) Performance Tuning
2 24 (20.34%) OO
3 21 (17.80%) ETL
3 21 (17.80%) Multithreading
4 18 (15.25%) Database Security
4 18 (15.25%) Data Modelling
5 17 (14.41%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (11.02%) Performance Monitoring
7 12 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (10.17%) Change Management
8 9 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (7.63%) Migration
9 7 (5.93%) Validation
9 7 (5.93%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.08%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (5.08%) Performance Testing
10 6 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.24%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.24%) Workflow
11 5 (4.24%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 95 (80.51%) SQL
2 32 (27.12%) PL/SQL
3 19 (16.10%) C++
3 19 (16.10%) Java
4 9 (7.63%) C#
5 8 (6.78%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.08%) Perl
6 6 (5.08%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.24%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.39%) Python
9 3 (2.54%) PHP
9 3 (2.54%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.85%) C
11 1 (0.85%) VBScript
11 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (5.93%) Degree
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.69%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) SLA
2 3 (2.54%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.85%) COBIT
3 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (9.32%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (6.78%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) Data Guard
1 3 (2.54%) Oracle Statspack
2 2 (1.69%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 82 (69.49%) Oracle
2 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
3 16 (13.56%) Sybase
4 15 (12.71%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.39%) Google
5 4 (3.39%) SAP
5 4 (3.39%) Sun
5 4 (3.39%) Intel
6 3 (2.54%) Informatica
6 3 (2.54%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.54%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (2.54%) Splunk
7 2 (1.69%) Siebel
7 2 (1.69%) HP
8 1 (0.85%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.85%) JD Edwards