The table below looks at the statistics for Database Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 156 130 133
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +3
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 11 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate
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£333 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.59% -4.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £383 £428
% change year-on-year
-5.22% -10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - £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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3408 2293 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.80% 74.33% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2092 1270 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Database Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Database Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Database Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Database Tuning Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Database Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Database Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Database Tuning
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Merseyside -4 7 £350 -
Cheshire -8 4 £325 -2.84% 1
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Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 13 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (61.54%) Change Management
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (61.54%) Shell Script
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) Security Management
2 8 (61.54%) Migration
2 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (61.54%) Data Migration
2 8 (61.54%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (61.54%) Patch Management
2 8 (61.54%) Database Security
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (30.77%) Replication
3 4 (30.77%) ETL
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database 10g
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) DB2
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) DBA
2 8 (61.54%) Administrator
3 4 (30.77%) Developer
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Developer
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (7.69%) ETL Developer
6 1 (7.69%) DB2 DBA
6 1 (7.69%) DB2 Specialist
6 1 (7.69%) Senior SQL Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (61.54%) Patch Management
2 8 (61.54%) Database Security
2 8 (61.54%) Security Management
2 8 (61.54%) Migration
2 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (61.54%) Change Management
2 8 (61.54%) Data Migration
2 8 (61.54%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (30.77%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Shell Script
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) SAP