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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 519 485 498
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +13
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 60 75 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 43 33
Average daily rate
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£363 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £350 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £425 £331
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +28.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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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
38990 35877 38861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.32% 74.50% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24756 22624 22935
Average daily rate £415 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.10% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 994 1445
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 September 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 September 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 0 48 £375 -28.57% 10
North West +3 6 £335 -4.42% 3
South East -11 5 - - 3
East of England - 2 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 94 (75.20%) SQL
2 87 (69.60%) Oracle
3 69 (55.20%) Oracle Database
4 51 (40.80%) Performance Tuning
5 44 (35.20%) Linux
6 42 (33.60%) SQL Server
7 41 (32.80%) UNIX
8 32 (25.60%) Finance
9 31 (24.80%) PL/SQL
10 30 (24.00%) Replication
10 30 (24.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 29 (23.20%) Relational Database
12 27 (21.60%) XML
13 26 (20.80%) ETL
13 26 (20.80%) Oracle Database 10g
14 25 (20.00%) Microsoft
15 20 (16.00%) Windows
16 19 (15.20%) OO
16 19 (15.20%) Data Modelling
16 19 (15.20%) Java
16 19 (15.20%) OLTP
16 19 (15.20%) RDBMS
17 18 (14.40%) Banking
17 18 (14.40%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (13.60%) Migration
18 17 (13.60%) Red Hat
18 17 (13.60%) Data Warehouse
19 16 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
19 16 (12.80%) Multithreading
19 16 (12.80%) Database Security

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (8.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.00%) MQSeries
3 3 (2.40%) IIS
3 3 (2.40%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.60%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.80%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.80%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) LDAP
2 4 (3.20%) Internet
3 1 (0.80%) LAN
3 1 (0.80%) DHCP
3 1 (0.80%) FTP
3 1 (0.80%) HTTP
3 1 (0.80%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (55.20%) Oracle Database
2 42 (33.60%) SQL Server
3 30 (24.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 29 (23.20%) Relational Database
5 26 (20.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 19 (15.20%) OLTP
6 19 (15.20%) RDBMS
7 17 (13.60%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (11.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (11.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (10.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (10.40%) Sybase ASE
11 11 (8.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (8.80%) DB2
12 9 (7.20%) OLAP
13 8 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (5.60%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (4.80%) Oracle Exadata
16 5 (4.00%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (7.20%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (6.40%) Subversion
2 8 (6.40%) Oracle APEX
3 7 (5.60%) PVCS
3 7 (5.60%) Toad
4 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.60%) JDeveloper
5 2 (1.60%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.80%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.80%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.80%) NUnit
6 1 (0.80%) JUnit
6 1 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (25.60%) Finance
2 18 (14.40%) Banking
3 6 (4.80%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.20%) Retail
4 4 (3.20%) Games
5 3 (2.40%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.60%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.80%) Electronics
7 1 (0.80%) Legal
7 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (40.00%) DBA
2 49 (39.20%) Developer
3 25 (20.00%) SQL DBA
4 20 (16.00%) Oracle Developer
5 14 (11.20%) C++ Developer
6 12 (9.60%) Sybase DBA
7 11 (8.80%) Oracle DBA
8 9 (7.20%) Consultant
9 8 (6.40%) Senior Developer
9 8 (6.40%) Administrator
10 7 (5.60%) SQL Server DBA
10 7 (5.60%) Senior Oracle Developer
11 6 (4.80%) SQL Developer
12 5 (4.00%) Analyst
12 5 (4.00%) DB2 DBA
13 4 (3.20%) Senior DBA
13 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Developer
14 3 (2.40%) Technical Tester
14 3 (2.40%) C# Developer
14 3 (2.40%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.60%) XML
2 14 (11.20%) STL
3 11 (8.80%) Web Services
4 9 (7.20%) .NET
5 8 (6.40%) Ajax
5 8 (6.40%) CSS
5 8 (6.40%) jQuery
6 7 (5.60%) JSON
6 7 (5.60%) Dojo
7 6 (4.80%) HTML
8 5 (4.00%) JMS
8 5 (4.00%) WCF
8 5 (4.00%) HTML5
9 4 (3.20%) Oracle Streams
10 3 (2.40%) REST
10 3 (2.40%) XML Schema
10 3 (2.40%) XSD
10 3 (2.40%) XSLT
11 2 (1.60%) NHibernate
11 2 (1.60%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.00%) Replication
2 18 (14.40%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.40%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.00%) Clustering
4 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.40%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.60%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.80%) FMCG
8 1 (0.80%) Open Source
8 1 (0.80%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.80%) DTV
8 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.80%) Statistics
8 1 (0.80%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 44 (35.20%) Linux
2 41 (32.80%) UNIX
3 20 (16.00%) Windows
4 15 (12.00%) Solaris
5 14 (11.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.20%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (2.40%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.60%) AIX
10 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.80%) Performance Tuning
2 26 (20.80%) ETL
3 19 (15.20%) Data Modelling
3 19 (15.20%) OO
4 17 (13.60%) Migration
5 16 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (12.80%) Capacity Planning
5 16 (12.80%) Multithreading
5 16 (12.80%) Database Security
6 12 (9.60%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
8 10 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (6.40%) Change Management
9 8 (6.40%) ITIL
10 7 (5.60%) Validation
11 6 (4.80%) Performance Testing
11 6 (4.80%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (4.80%) Dimensional Modelling
11 6 (4.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (75.20%) SQL
2 31 (24.80%) PL/SQL
3 19 (15.20%) Java
4 14 (11.20%) C++
5 9 (7.20%) Perl
5 9 (7.20%) Shell Script
6 8 (6.40%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.60%) C#
8 6 (4.80%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.40%) Python
9 3 (2.40%) PHP
9 3 (2.40%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.80%) C
11 1 (0.80%) REXX
11 1 (0.80%) JCL
11 1 (0.80%) VBScript
11 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (5.60%) Degree
2 6 (4.80%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (4.00%) OCP
4 1 (0.80%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.80%) MCP
4 1 (0.80%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.20%) SLA
2 3 (2.40%) QA
3 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.80%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (12.00%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (6.40%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) Data Guard
2 5 (4.00%) Oracle Statspack
3 4 (3.20%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.80%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.80%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (0.80%) Control-M
Vendors
1 87 (69.60%) Oracle
2 25 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (13.60%) Red Hat
4 15 (12.00%) Sybase
5 4 (3.20%) Business Objects
5 4 (3.20%) HP
6 3 (2.40%) Intel
6 3 (2.40%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (2.40%) SAP
6 3 (2.40%) Sun
6 3 (2.40%) Google
6 3 (2.40%) Splunk
6 3 (2.40%) Informatica
7 2 (1.60%) Siebel
7 2 (1.60%) IBM
8 1 (0.80%) Citrix
8 1 (0.80%) BMC
8 1 (0.80%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.80%) Perforce
8 1 (0.80%) VMware
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