The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 359 385 394
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +9
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 40 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £363 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £450 £290
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +55.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18130 18561 19511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.89% 76.53% 73.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12666 12903 12947
Average daily rate £445 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 256 371
Average hourly rate £20.16 £27.50 £27.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.69% -1.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.70 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Database Tuning
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Database Tuning across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Database Tuning Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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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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 +11 9 £360 -28.00% 5
Ealing - 1 £395 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Database Tuning
England

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 54 (78.26%) SQL
2 46 (66.67%) Oracle
3 35 (50.72%) Oracle Database
4 34 (49.28%) Performance Tuning
5 26 (37.68%) UNIX
6 24 (34.78%) Linux
6 24 (34.78%) Finance
7 23 (33.33%) PL/SQL
8 22 (31.88%) SQL Server
8 22 (31.88%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (24.64%) Replication
10 15 (21.74%) ETL
10 15 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (20.29%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (20.29%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (18.84%) Oracle Database 10g
13 12 (17.39%) XML
14 11 (15.94%) OO
14 11 (15.94%) Oracle Forms
14 11 (15.94%) Perl
14 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
14 11 (15.94%) OLTP
14 11 (15.94%) Multithreading
14 11 (15.94%) Relational Database
15 10 (14.49%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (14.49%) Banking
15 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (14.49%) Solaris
15 10 (14.49%) C++
15 10 (14.49%) Red Hat

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 4 (5.80%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.90%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.45%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) LDAP
2 2 (2.90%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) DHCP
3 1 (1.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (50.72%) Oracle Database
2 22 (31.88%) SQL Server
2 22 (31.88%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (20.29%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (20.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (18.84%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (15.94%) OLTP
5 11 (15.94%) Relational Database
6 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (11.59%) RDBMS
8 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (8.70%) Sybase ASE
9 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (8.70%) Oracle Exadata
9 6 (8.70%) OLAP
10 5 (7.25%) VLDB
10 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (5.80%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (13.04%) Subversion
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle APEX
3 7 (10.14%) Toad
3 7 (10.14%) PVCS
4 4 (5.80%) JDeveloper
5 3 (4.35%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.45%) NUnit
6 1 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (34.78%) Finance
2 10 (14.49%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 3 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.90%) Marketing
5 2 (2.90%) Games
6 1 (1.45%) German Language
6 1 (1.45%) Electronics
6 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (49.28%) Developer
2 21 (30.43%) DBA
3 16 (23.19%) Oracle Developer
4 9 (13.04%) C++ Developer
4 9 (13.04%) Consultant
4 9 (13.04%) SQL DBA
5 7 (10.14%) SQL Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (7.25%) Sybase DBA
7 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Administrator
8 4 (5.80%) Oracle Consultant
8 4 (5.80%) Oracle Financials Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Consultant
10 2 (2.90%) SAP HANA Consultant
10 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Oracle Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) XML
2 9 (13.04%) STL
3 7 (10.14%) Ajax
3 7 (10.14%) JSON
3 7 (10.14%) Dojo
3 7 (10.14%) CSS
3 7 (10.14%) jQuery
4 4 (5.80%) Oracle Streams
4 4 (5.80%) Web Services
5 3 (4.35%) Middleware
6 2 (2.90%) .NET
6 2 (2.90%) WCF
6 2 (2.90%) MDX
7 1 (1.45%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.45%) WPF
7 1 (1.45%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.45%) HTML
7 1 (1.45%) WinForms
7 1 (1.45%) JRules
7 1 (1.45%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Replication
2 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.90%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.90%) Clustering
4 2 (2.90%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.90%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.45%) FMCG
5 1 (1.45%) Open Source
5 1 (1.45%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) Equities
5 1 (1.45%) Derivative
5 1 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.45%) Statistics
5 1 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.45%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (37.68%) UNIX
2 24 (34.78%) Linux
3 10 (14.49%) Solaris
4 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.35%) Windows
7 1 (1.45%) AIX
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (49.28%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (21.74%) ETL
2 15 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (15.94%) OO
3 11 (15.94%) Multithreading
4 8 (11.59%) Data Modelling
5 7 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.14%) Validation
6 6 (8.70%) Workflow
6 6 (8.70%) ITIL
7 5 (7.25%) SOA
7 5 (7.25%) Service Management
7 5 (7.25%) Migration
7 5 (7.25%) Database Security
8 4 (5.80%) Dimensional Modelling
8 4 (5.80%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (5.80%) Procure-to-pay
8 4 (5.80%) Performance Testing
9 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.35%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (78.26%) SQL
2 23 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 11 (15.94%) Perl
4 10 (14.49%) C++
5 7 (10.14%) Java
5 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.14%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.80%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.80%) C#
7 3 (4.35%) Python
8 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Degree
2 5 (7.25%) OCP
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (14.49%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Data Guard
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle Statspack
3 4 (5.80%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (4.35%) Control-M
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 46 (66.67%) Oracle
2 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.49%) Red Hat
4 8 (11.59%) Sybase
5 6 (8.70%) Business Objects
6 4 (5.80%) HP
7 3 (4.35%) SAP
7 3 (4.35%) Perforce
8 2 (2.90%) Cognos
9 1 (1.45%) Hyperion
9 1 (1.45%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (1.45%) Talend
9 1 (1.45%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.45%) Reuters
9 1 (1.45%) Bloomberg