The table below looks at the statistics for Database Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 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 374 382 365
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -17
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 28 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.098% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.13% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £505
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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16791 17576 15878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.53% 78.45% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11824 12256 11182
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 237 215
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £135.00
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 London

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

Database Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in London

Database Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Database Tuning Daily Rate Trend in London

Database Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Database Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in London

Database Tuning
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London +16 6 £438 -7.89% 1
Harrow - - - -
Database Tuning
England

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 72 (93.51%) SQL
2 52 (67.53%) Oracle
3 50 (64.94%) Performance Tuning
4 37 (48.05%) UNIX
4 37 (48.05%) Oracle Database
5 32 (41.56%) SQL Server
6 28 (36.36%) Linux
7 23 (29.87%) Finance
8 21 (27.27%) OO
9 20 (25.97%) PL/SQL
9 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
10 19 (24.68%) C++
11 18 (23.38%) Windows
12 17 (22.08%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (20.78%) Multithreading
13 16 (20.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (20.78%) STL
13 16 (20.78%) OLTP
13 16 (20.78%) ETL
14 14 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (18.18%) Database Security
15 13 (16.88%) Relational Database
15 13 (16.88%) Shell Script
15 13 (16.88%) T-SQL
16 12 (15.58%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (14.29%) MySQL
17 11 (14.29%) C#
18 9 (11.69%) Toad

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 3 (3.90%) Apache
1 3 (3.90%) IIS
2 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.30%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Markit EDM
2 3 (3.90%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) Internet
2 4 (5.19%) FTP
3 2 (2.60%) Intranet
4 1 (1.30%) DNS
4 1 (1.30%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (48.05%) Oracle Database
2 32 (41.56%) SQL Server
3 16 (20.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (20.78%) OLTP
4 14 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (16.88%) Relational Database
6 12 (15.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (14.29%) MySQL
8 8 (10.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (10.39%) OLAP Cube
8 8 (10.39%) OLAP
9 7 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (7.79%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (7.79%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (7.79%) RDBMS
11 5 (6.49%) Oracle OLAP
12 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Toad
2 7 (9.09%) Subversion
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (5.19%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (2.60%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.30%) JDeveloper
General
1 23 (29.87%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Banking
3 7 (9.09%) Front Office
4 4 (5.19%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.19%) Games
5 2 (2.60%) Advertising
6 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.30%) Retail
6 1 (1.30%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.30%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (57.14%) Developer
2 22 (28.57%) DBA
3 16 (20.78%) C++ Developer
4 11 (14.29%) SQL DBA
5 9 (11.69%) Oracle DBA
6 8 (10.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Oracle Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Consultant
7 5 (6.49%) SQL Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Business Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Administrator
10 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Developer
10 2 (2.60%) ETL Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Analyst Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Systems Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Tableau Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.78%) STL
2 8 (10.39%) .NET
3 5 (6.49%) Middleware
3 5 (6.49%) XML
4 4 (5.19%) HTML
5 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.60%) JSON
6 2 (2.60%) MDX
6 2 (2.60%) Ajax
6 2 (2.60%) Dojo
6 2 (2.60%) jQuery
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (2.60%) CSS
6 2 (2.60%) XSL
7 1 (1.30%) Flash
7 1 (1.30%) HTML5
7 1 (1.30%) JRules
7 1 (1.30%) WCF
7 1 (1.30%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.30%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.08%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) Clustering
3 3 (3.90%) Replication
3 3 (3.90%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.90%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.90%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.60%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.30%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 37 (48.05%) UNIX
2 28 (36.36%) Linux
3 18 (23.38%) Windows
4 7 (9.09%) AIX
4 7 (9.09%) Solaris
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.90%) VMS
7 3 (3.90%) OpenVMS
7 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (64.94%) Performance Tuning
2 21 (27.27%) OO
3 16 (20.78%) Multithreading
3 16 (20.78%) ETL
4 14 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (18.18%) Database Security
5 7 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 7 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 6 (7.79%) Asset Management
6 6 (7.79%) Logical Data Model
6 6 (7.79%) Physical Data Model
6 6 (7.79%) Investment Management
6 6 (7.79%) High Availability
6 6 (7.79%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.49%) Dimensional Modelling
8 4 (5.19%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.19%) Data Architecture
8 4 (5.19%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (93.51%) SQL
2 20 (25.97%) PL/SQL
3 19 (24.68%) C++
4 13 (16.88%) Shell Script
4 13 (16.88%) T-SQL
5 11 (14.29%) C#
6 5 (6.49%) Java
6 5 (6.49%) Perl
7 4 (5.19%) C
8 3 (3.90%) Korn
9 2 (2.60%) PHP
9 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.60%) Python
10 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.30%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (5.19%) Control-M
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (3.90%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.60%) Foglight
Vendors
1 52 (67.53%) Oracle
2 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.79%) Tableau
4 5 (6.49%) Charles River
4 5 (6.49%) Sybase
5 4 (5.19%) SAP
6 3 (3.90%) Bloomberg
6 3 (3.90%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.60%) Actimize
7 2 (2.60%) Teradata
7 2 (2.60%) Perforce
7 2 (2.60%) Embarcadero
7 2 (2.60%) Remedy
8 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.30%) Mercator
8 1 (1.30%) VMware
8 1 (1.30%) Cognos
8 1 (1.30%) Google
8 1 (1.30%) Netezza