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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 486 506 498
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -8
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 85 53 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 29 18
Average daily rate
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£439 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £265 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £600 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+29.16% +20.00%
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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +7 73 £428 +26.66% 25
London +33 44 £472 +3.45% 15
City of London +25 16 £485 -19.16% 6
South West -11 11 £375 +42.18% 1
Surrey +5 7 £525 +55.55%
South East -12 7 £525 +61.53% 1
South Wales -11 4 £325 +18.18%
Wales -16 4 £325 +18.18%
West Midlands +1 3 £375 +21.95%
Cardiff -7 3 - -
Manchester - 2 £425 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £388 -
Warwick - 2 £388 -
North West - 2 £425 - 4
Birmingham -4 1 £375 +25.00%
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 3
Cornwall - - - -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 128 (82.58%) SQL
2 97 (62.58%) Oracle
3 90 (58.06%) Performance Tuning
4 74 (47.74%) Oracle Database
5 67 (43.23%) UNIX
6 58 (37.42%) Relational Database
7 55 (35.48%) SQL Server
8 51 (32.90%) Linux
9 44 (28.39%) Windows
10 39 (25.16%) PL/SQL
10 39 (25.16%) Finance
11 38 (24.52%) Analytical Skills
12 36 (23.23%) OO
13 32 (20.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 31 (20.00%) Microsoft
15 30 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 29 (18.71%) RDBMS
17 26 (16.77%) Banking
18 25 (16.13%) Database Security
19 24 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
19 24 (15.48%) Java
20 23 (14.84%) C#
20 23 (14.84%) ETL
20 23 (14.84%) Oracle Database 11g
20 23 (14.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 23 (14.84%) SQL Server 2008
21 22 (14.19%) XML
21 22 (14.19%) T-SQL
21 22 (14.19%) .NET
21 22 (14.19%) Oracle Database 10g

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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%) Lotus Domino
1 4 (2.58%) IIS
1 4 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (1.94%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.94%) Apache
3 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPEL
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (1.94%) MS Office
1 3 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (5.16%) Markit EDM
1 8 (5.16%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.58%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.45%) FTP
2 6 (3.87%) Internet
3 2 (1.29%) DNS
4 1 (0.65%) SAN
4 1 (0.65%) Intranet
4 1 (0.65%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (47.74%) Oracle Database
2 58 (37.42%) Relational Database
3 55 (35.48%) SQL Server
4 32 (20.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (18.71%) RDBMS
7 23 (14.84%) Oracle Database 11g
7 23 (14.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (14.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (14.19%) Oracle Database 10g
9 20 (12.90%) OLTP
10 17 (10.97%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (9.68%) DB2
11 15 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (8.39%) MongoDB
13 11 (7.10%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (6.45%) SQL Server 2000
15 8 (5.16%) NoSQL
15 8 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (5.16%) DTS
Development Applications
1 12 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (7.10%) Subversion
3 9 (5.81%) Toad
3 9 (5.81%) JUnit
4 7 (4.52%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (3.87%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (3.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (3.23%) CruiseControl
6 5 (3.23%) NUnit
6 5 (3.23%) MSBuild
6 5 (3.23%) Hudson
6 5 (3.23%) Rhino Mocks
6 5 (3.23%) Moq
7 4 (2.58%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.29%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (25.16%) Finance
2 26 (16.77%) Banking
3 12 (7.74%) Investment Banking
4 10 (6.45%) Front Office
5 6 (3.87%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.23%) Retail
6 5 (3.23%) Games
7 2 (1.29%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Billing
8 1 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 72 (46.45%) Developer
2 62 (40.00%) DBA
3 22 (14.19%) SQL DBA
3 22 (14.19%) Oracle DBA
4 18 (11.61%) Administrator
4 18 (11.61%) C++ Developer
5 12 (7.74%) Analyst
5 12 (7.74%) Oracle Developer
6 9 (5.81%) Java Developer
7 8 (5.16%) Software Developer
7 8 (5.16%) Sybase DBA
8 7 (4.52%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (3.87%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.23%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.23%) Consultant
11 4 (2.58%) Business Developer
11 4 (2.58%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.58%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.19%) XML
1 22 (14.19%) .NET
2 18 (11.61%) STL
3 14 (9.03%) ASP.NET
4 11 (7.10%) HTML
5 10 (6.45%) Web Services
5 10 (6.45%) Ajax
5 10 (6.45%) jQuery
6 9 (5.81%) Spring
6 9 (5.81%) JMS
6 9 (5.81%) J2SE
7 8 (5.16%) CSS
8 7 (4.52%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.87%) Razor View Engine
9 6 (3.87%) ADO.NET
9 6 (3.87%) DHTML
9 6 (3.87%) Middleware
9 6 (3.87%) WinForms
10 5 (3.23%) XSD
10 5 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (24.52%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (12.90%) Replication
3 15 (9.68%) Open Source
4 9 (5.81%) Clustering
5 7 (4.52%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (2.58%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.58%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.94%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.29%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.29%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.29%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.29%) Equities
9 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 67 (43.23%) UNIX
2 51 (32.90%) Linux
3 44 (28.39%) Windows
4 16 (10.32%) Solaris
5 14 (9.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (8.39%) AIX
7 10 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.52%) CentOS
9 3 (1.94%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.94%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.94%) VMS
9 3 (1.94%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (58.06%) Performance Tuning
2 36 (23.23%) OO
3 25 (16.13%) Database Security
4 24 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (14.84%) ETL
6 19 (12.26%) Multithreading
6 19 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (12.26%) Data Modelling
7 18 (11.61%) Performance Monitoring
8 15 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (6.45%) Configuration Management
9 10 (6.45%) Change Management
10 9 (5.81%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (5.81%) OOD
10 9 (5.81%) High Availability
11 8 (5.16%) Data Analysis
11 8 (5.16%) Investment Management
12 7 (4.52%) MVC
12 7 (4.52%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 128 (82.58%) SQL
2 39 (25.16%) PL/SQL
3 24 (15.48%) Java
4 23 (14.84%) C#
5 22 (14.19%) T-SQL
6 21 (13.55%) C++
6 21 (13.55%) Perl
7 16 (10.32%) Shell Script
8 13 (8.39%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.52%) Korn
10 6 (3.87%) VBScript
10 6 (3.87%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.23%) C
11 5 (3.23%) PHP
11 5 (3.23%) Python
12 3 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (5.81%) Degree
2 6 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.58%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.87%) SLA
2 2 (1.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.29%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.29%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (6.45%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (3.23%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.94%) Control-M
Vendors
1 97 (62.58%) Oracle
2 31 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.90%) Sybase
4 7 (4.52%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.87%) Tableau
6 5 (3.23%) Remedy
6 5 (3.23%) Charles River
7 4 (2.58%) SAP
7 4 (2.58%) Sun
7 4 (2.58%) Intel
7 4 (2.58%) Google
8 3 (1.94%) thinkFolio
8 3 (1.94%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.94%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.94%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.94%) Splunk
9 2 (1.29%) Embarcadero
9 2 (1.29%) HP
9 2 (1.29%) Perforce
9 2 (1.29%) Teradata
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