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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 521 532 492
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -40
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 51 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.066% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.087% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 13
Average daily rate
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£419 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.76% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £307 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.12%
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
37161 35673 30835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.42% 75.44% 73.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23489 22217 18883
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1070 1065 1029
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.88 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.90% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +8 28 £450 - 7
South West +2 8 £369 +15.23%
South East -29 6 £525 +52.17% 2
East Midlands - 4 £350 - 1
North West -14 2 £425 +37.09% 1
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 4
North East - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 98 (85.22%) SQL
2 77 (66.96%) Performance Tuning
3 71 (61.74%) Oracle
4 53 (46.09%) Oracle Database
5 47 (40.87%) SQL Server
6 43 (37.39%) UNIX
7 32 (27.83%) Linux
7 32 (27.83%) PL/SQL
8 30 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 28 (24.35%) Windows
9 28 (24.35%) Relational Database
9 28 (24.35%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (23.48%) OO
11 26 (22.61%) Finance
12 24 (20.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 22 (19.13%) ETL
14 22 (19.13%) C#
14 22 (19.13%) T-SQL
15 20 (17.39%) C++
16 18 (15.65%) .NET
16 18 (15.65%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (14.78%) Oracle Database 11g
18 16 (13.91%) Multithreading
18 16 (13.91%) OLTP
18 16 (13.91%) STL
18 16 (13.91%) XML
18 16 (13.91%) Database Security
19 14 (12.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 14 (12.17%) Shell Script

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (2.61%) IIS
1 3 (2.61%) Apache
2 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.87%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
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%) 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
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) FTP
2 5 (4.35%) Internet
3 2 (1.74%) DNS
3 2 (1.74%) Intranet
4 1 (0.87%) DHCP
4 1 (0.87%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (46.09%) Oracle Database
2 47 (40.87%) SQL Server
3 28 (24.35%) Relational Database
4 24 (20.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (14.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (13.91%) OLTP
8 14 (12.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (11.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (11.30%) Oracle Database 10g
9 13 (11.30%) MySQL
10 9 (7.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (6.96%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (6.96%) OLAP
11 8 (6.96%) OLAP Cube
12 7 (6.09%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
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 26 (22.61%) Finance
2 13 (11.30%) Banking
3 7 (6.09%) Front Office
3 7 (6.09%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.35%) Retail
5 4 (3.48%) Games
6 2 (1.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.87%) Billing
7 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (51.30%) Developer
2 44 (38.26%) DBA
3 18 (15.65%) Oracle DBA
4 16 (13.91%) C++ Developer
5 15 (13.04%) SQL DBA
6 12 (10.43%) Administrator
7 9 (7.83%) Analyst
7 9 (7.83%) Oracle Developer
7 9 (7.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (6.96%) SQL Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Consultant
10 5 (4.35%) Business Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Oracle Applications DBA
11 4 (3.48%) .NET Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Senior Developer
12 3 (2.61%) Web Developer
12 3 (2.61%) Support Analyst
12 3 (2.61%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.65%) .NET
2 16 (13.91%) STL
2 16 (13.91%) XML
3 13 (11.30%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.83%) HTML
4 9 (7.83%) Ajax
4 9 (7.83%) jQuery
5 7 (6.09%) CSS
5 7 (6.09%) Middleware
5 7 (6.09%) Web Services
6 6 (5.22%) .NET Framework
7 5 (4.35%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (4.35%) DHTML
7 5 (4.35%) ADO.NET
7 5 (4.35%) WinForms
7 5 (4.35%) XSD
7 5 (4.35%) XSLT
8 3 (2.61%) MDX
9 2 (1.74%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.35%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.83%) Open Source
3 6 (5.22%) Clustering
4 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.61%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.61%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.61%) Replication
4 3 (2.61%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.74%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.74%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 43 (37.39%) UNIX
2 32 (27.83%) Linux
3 28 (24.35%) Windows
4 9 (7.83%) AIX
4 9 (7.83%) Solaris
5 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.61%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.61%) VMS
7 3 (2.61%) OpenVMS
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 16 (13.91%) Database Security
5 16 (13.91%) Multithreading
6 11 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.70%) High Availability
8 9 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.09%) Unit Testing
9 7 (6.09%) Project Management
9 7 (6.09%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.09%) Data Analysis
10 6 (5.22%) Asset Management
10 6 (5.22%) Migration
10 6 (5.22%) Use Case
10 6 (5.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (5.22%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 98 (85.22%) SQL
2 32 (27.83%) PL/SQL
3 22 (19.13%) T-SQL
3 22 (19.13%) C#
4 20 (17.39%) C++
5 14 (12.17%) Shell Script
6 13 (11.30%) JavaScript
7 9 (7.83%) Java
8 5 (4.35%) Perl
8 5 (4.35%) VBScript
8 5 (4.35%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.48%) C
10 3 (2.61%) Korn
10 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.61%) PHP
11 2 (1.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (7.83%) Degree
2 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.74%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.22%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.87%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (6.96%) Data Guard
3 4 (3.48%) Control-M
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.74%) Foglight
Vendors
1 71 (61.74%) Oracle
2 30 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.96%) Tableau
4 5 (4.35%) Sybase
4 5 (4.35%) Charles River
5 4 (3.48%) SAP
6 3 (2.61%) Business Objects
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%) HP
7 2 (1.74%) Embarcadero
8 1 (0.87%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.87%) Mercator
8 1 (0.87%) Cognos
8 1 (0.87%) Google
8 1 (0.87%) Netezza
8 1 (0.87%) VMware