The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 North West 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 124 131 129
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 4 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.037% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.052% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£388 £475 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +63.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £475 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £475 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £450 £290
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +55.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2107 1912 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.21% 70.63% 64.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 954 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Database Tuning
England

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 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Database Tuning
England

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (76.47%) Oracle
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
1 13 (76.47%) Migration
1 13 (76.47%) Oracle Database 11g
1 13 (76.47%) Oracle Database
2 12 (70.59%) Oracle Database 10g
3 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
4 10 (58.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (58.82%) Performance Analysis
5 6 (35.29%) UNIX
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
6 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) ETL
7 3 (17.65%) Informatica
7 3 (17.65%) Linux
8 2 (11.76%) AIX
8 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
8 2 (11.76%) CRM
8 2 (11.76%) Siebel
8 2 (11.76%) DB2
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL
8 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
8 2 (11.76%) IBM
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (11.76%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LDAP
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) Oracle Database 11g
1 13 (76.47%) Oracle Database
2 12 (70.59%) Oracle Database 10g
3 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
4 10 (58.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) DB2
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (11.76%) Siebel EIM
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (5.88%) MSDE
6 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) DBA
2 9 (52.94%) SQL DBA
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (11.76%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Database Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.88%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Senior DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) UNIX
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Migration
2 10 (58.82%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (17.65%) ETL
5 2 (11.76%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Data Mapping
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Database Security
6 1 (5.88%) High Availability
6 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.88%) Security Management
6 1 (5.88%) Service Management
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
2 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Certification
1 1 (5.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Informatica
3 2 (11.76%) Siebel
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix