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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 143 128 130
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 10 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.20% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.27% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -18.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.49% -15.00%
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
2945 2198 1942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.81% 72.83% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 1187 968
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 103 90
Average hourly rate £38.43 £27.50 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.74% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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 -8 6 - - 1
Cheshire -7 4 £325 -18.75% 1
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Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (53.85%) Database Security
3 7 (53.85%) Patch Management
3 7 (53.85%) Data Migration
3 7 (53.85%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (53.85%) Migration
3 7 (53.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (53.85%) Change Management
3 7 (53.85%) Security Management
3 7 (53.85%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Shell Script
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) ETL
5 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (30.77%) Replication
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (7.69%) TDD
7 1 (7.69%) Banking
7 1 (7.69%) Retail
7 1 (7.69%) SAP Basis
7 1 (7.69%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (7.69%) DB2
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Toad
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
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%) Oracle DBA
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 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (53.85%) Patch Management
2 7 (53.85%) Database Security
2 7 (53.85%) Data Migration
2 7 (53.85%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (53.85%) Change Management
2 7 (53.85%) Security Management
2 7 (53.85%) Migration
2 7 (53.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (30.77%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Shell Script
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (7.69%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft