The table below looks at the statistics for Database Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Database Tuning over the 3 months to 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 496 517 512
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 80 49 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.097% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.13% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 11
Average daily rate
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£428 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £273 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £560 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Database Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Database Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Database Tuning
Daily Rate Trend

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

Database Tuning Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Database Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Database Tuning within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Database Tuning Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Database Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Database Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Database Tuning
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
England +5 65 £428 +26.66% 19
London -3 35 £475 +1.33% 9
City of London +27 16 £470 -21.66% 1
Scotland +5 14 £425 -
Glasgow +8 10 £450 -
Surrey +5 8 £525 +55.55% 1
South West -15 8 £369 +40.47% 1
South East -26 8 £525 +61.53% 6
East of England +9 5 £260 -20.00% 1
East Midlands +5 3 £350 +27.27%
West Midlands -4 3 £375 +21.95% 1
North West -11 3 £425 -
Manchester - 3 £425 -
Warwickshire - 2 £388 -
Warwick - 2 £388 -
Birmingham -2 1 £375 +25.00% 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Redruth - - - -
Slough - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Wakefield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 131 (84.52%) SQL
2 95 (61.29%) Performance Tuning
3 89 (57.42%) Oracle
4 69 (44.52%) UNIX
5 68 (43.87%) Oracle Database
6 58 (37.42%) SQL Server
7 55 (35.48%) Relational Database
8 50 (32.26%) Linux
9 45 (29.03%) Windows
10 42 (27.10%) Finance
11 40 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
12 37 (23.87%) PL/SQL
13 35 (22.58%) OO
13 35 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 35 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 34 (21.94%) Microsoft
15 29 (18.71%) RDBMS
16 26 (16.77%) Banking
17 25 (16.13%) Oracle Database 11g
17 25 (16.13%) Java
17 25 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
18 24 (15.48%) Perl
18 24 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
19 23 (14.84%) Oracle Database 10g
20 22 (14.19%) C#
20 22 (14.19%) T-SQL
20 22 (14.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 21 (13.55%) SQL Server 2005
21 21 (13.55%) Sybase
21 21 (13.55%) .NET

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (2.58%) IIS
1 4 (2.58%) Lotus Domino
1 4 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (1.94%) Apache
2 3 (1.94%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPEL
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.94%) MS Office
1 3 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (5.81%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (5.16%) Markit EDM
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.94%) thinkFolio
4 3 (1.94%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.58%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.81%) FTP
2 8 (5.16%) Internet
3 2 (1.29%) DNS
3 2 (1.29%) Intranet
4 1 (0.65%) DHCP
4 1 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (43.87%) Oracle Database
2 58 (37.42%) SQL Server
3 55 (35.48%) Relational Database
4 35 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (18.71%) RDBMS
6 25 (16.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 25 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (14.84%) Oracle Database 10g
8 22 (14.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (13.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (10.32%) OLTP
11 15 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (9.03%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (8.39%) MongoDB
13 13 (8.39%) DB2
14 9 (5.81%) MySQL
14 9 (5.81%) SQL Server 2000
15 8 (5.16%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (5.16%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 12 (7.74%) JUnit
1 12 (7.74%) Subversion
2 11 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (7.10%) Toad
3 7 (4.52%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (4.52%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (3.23%) Rhino Mocks
4 5 (3.23%) Moq
4 5 (3.23%) Hudson
4 5 (3.23%) MSBuild
4 5 (3.23%) NUnit
4 5 (3.23%) CruiseControl
5 4 (2.58%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.29%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.65%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
General
1 42 (27.10%) Finance
2 26 (16.77%) Banking
3 12 (7.74%) Front Office
3 12 (7.74%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.23%) Retail
5 4 (2.58%) Games
6 2 (1.29%) Advertising
6 2 (1.29%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 75 (48.39%) Developer
2 61 (39.35%) DBA
3 24 (15.48%) Oracle DBA
4 21 (13.55%) SQL DBA
5 17 (10.97%) Administrator
6 16 (10.32%) C++ Developer
7 12 (7.74%) Java Developer
7 12 (7.74%) Analyst
8 11 (7.10%) SQL Developer
9 9 (5.81%) Oracle Developer
10 8 (5.16%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.52%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.52%) Consultant
11 7 (4.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 5 (3.23%) Business Developer
12 5 (3.23%) Sybase DBA
13 4 (2.58%) Oracle Applications DBA
13 4 (2.58%) .NET Developer
13 4 (2.58%) C# Developer
13 4 (2.58%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.55%) .NET
2 19 (12.26%) XML
3 16 (10.32%) STL
4 13 (8.39%) ASP.NET
5 12 (7.74%) J2SE
5 12 (7.74%) JMS
5 12 (7.74%) Spring
6 10 (6.45%) HTML
7 9 (5.81%) Ajax
7 9 (5.81%) jQuery
8 8 (5.16%) CSS
9 6 (3.87%) Web Services
9 6 (3.87%) Middleware
9 6 (3.87%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.23%) Razor View Engine
10 5 (3.23%) WinForms
10 5 (3.23%) XSD
10 5 (3.23%) XSLT
10 5 (3.23%) DHTML
10 5 (3.23%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 40 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.32%) Open Source
3 14 (9.03%) Replication
4 7 (4.52%) Equity Derivative
4 7 (4.52%) Clustering
5 4 (2.58%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.58%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.58%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.94%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.94%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.94%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.29%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.29%) Equities
7 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 69 (44.52%) UNIX
2 50 (32.26%) Linux
3 45 (29.03%) Windows
4 13 (8.39%) AIX
4 13 (8.39%) Solaris
5 11 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.52%) CentOS
8 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.94%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.94%) VMS
8 3 (1.94%) OpenVMS
8 3 (1.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (61.29%) Performance Tuning
2 35 (22.58%) OO
3 24 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (13.55%) ETL
5 18 (11.61%) Database Security
6 16 (10.32%) Multithreading
6 16 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (9.03%) Data Modelling
9 10 (6.45%) OOD
9 10 (6.45%) Configuration Management
9 10 (6.45%) Change Management
9 10 (6.45%) High Availability
9 10 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (5.81%) Investment Management
11 8 (5.16%) Unit Testing
11 8 (5.16%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (5.16%) Data Analysis
12 7 (4.52%) TDD
12 7 (4.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 131 (84.52%) SQL
2 37 (23.87%) PL/SQL
3 25 (16.13%) Java
4 24 (15.48%) Perl
5 22 (14.19%) C#
5 22 (14.19%) T-SQL
6 19 (12.26%) C++
7 17 (10.97%) Shell Script
8 12 (7.74%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.52%) Korn
10 6 (3.87%) PHP
11 5 (3.23%) C
11 5 (3.23%) VBScript
11 5 (3.23%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.23%) Python
12 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (6.45%) Degree
2 6 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.58%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) SLA
2 3 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.29%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (7.74%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (4.52%) Data Guard
2 4 (2.58%) Control-M
3 1 (0.65%) Foglight
Vendors
1 89 (57.42%) Oracle
2 34 (21.94%) Microsoft
3 21 (13.55%) Sybase
4 6 (3.87%) Tableau
5 5 (3.23%) Remedy
5 5 (3.23%) Charles River
6 4 (2.58%) Intel
6 4 (2.58%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.58%) Sun
6 4 (2.58%) SAP
6 4 (2.58%) Google
7 3 (1.94%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.94%) Splunk
7 3 (1.94%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.94%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.29%) HP
8 2 (1.29%) Embarcadero
8 2 (1.29%) Perforce
8 2 (1.29%) Teradata
8 2 (1.29%) Actimize
Central London / West End
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago