The table below looks at the statistics for Database Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Database Tuning over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 538 572 551
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -21
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 113 52 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 24 30
Median daily rate £400 £419 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +13.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £336 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 - -

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
43851 42877 41677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.90% 79.19% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29046 27097 26309
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1017 1228 1245
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

Database Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Database Tuning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Tuning within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 98 £400 -8.57% 15
London +2 38 £463 +10.44% 8
West Midlands - 18 £400 - 3
Solihull - 17 - - 1
Yorkshire +22 15 £400 -11.11% 1
South Yorkshire - 15 £400 -
Scotland -6 14 £400 +6.66% 2
Sheffield - 14 £400 -
Glasgow +4 12 £400 +6.66% 2
North West 0 11 £369 -
South East -1 9 £431 +18.96% 1
Hampshire - 5 £500 -
Manchester - 5 - -
City of London +31 3 £350 -17.64% 4
Merseyside -2 3 £419 -
Liverpool -5 3 £419 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £275 -
Cheshire - 3 £350 -
Warrington - 3 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £275 -
North East - 3 £275 -
Berkshire -6 2 £425 +12.58%
Gloucestershire - 2 £300 -
South West - 2 £300 -
Edinburgh - 2 £375 -
Reading - 2 £425 -
Cheltenham - 2 £300 -
Southampton - 2 £306 -
East Midlands +18 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +10 1 - -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Database Tuning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Database Tuning.

1 139 (70.20%) Performance Tuning
2 132 (66.67%) SQL
3 115 (58.08%) Oracle
4 90 (45.45%) Linux
5 89 (44.95%) Unix
6 87 (43.94%) Oracle Database
7 83 (41.92%) SQL Server
8 53 (26.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 48 (24.24%) Windows
10 47 (23.74%) Perl
10 47 (23.74%) SDLC
11 46 (23.23%) Finance
11 46 (23.23%) Microsoft
12 42 (21.21%) Shell Script
13 41 (20.71%) Oracle Database 10g
14 38 (19.19%) Security Cleared
15 37 (18.69%) Oracle RAC
15 37 (18.69%) Migration
15 37 (18.69%) OO
16 36 (18.18%) MySQL
16 36 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 34 (17.17%) Software Engineering
17 34 (17.17%) ETL
18 33 (16.67%) PL/SQL
19 32 (16.16%) SQL Server 2008
20 31 (15.66%) Replication
21 30 (15.15%) Data Guard
21 30 (15.15%) C++
22 29 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
23 28 (14.14%) WebLogic

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (14.14%) WebLogic
2 24 (12.12%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (2.02%) IIS
4 3 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.51%) Apache
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (7.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 28 (14.14%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (12.63%) Oracle Applications
3 24 (12.12%) Oracle 11i
3 24 (12.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.02%) SAN
2 2 (1.01%) DHCP
2 2 (1.01%) DNS
3 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.51%) InfiniBand
3 1 (0.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (43.94%) Oracle Database
2 83 (41.92%) SQL Server
3 53 (26.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 41 (20.71%) Oracle Database 10g
5 36 (18.18%) MySQL
5 36 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (16.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (13.64%) OLTP
8 25 (12.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (11.11%) DB2
9 22 (11.11%) Oracle Discoverer
10 21 (10.61%) Oracle Database 12c
10 21 (10.61%) Relational Database
10 21 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (10.10%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (10.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (9.60%) RDBMS
13 17 (8.59%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (8.59%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (6.06%) JUnit
1 12 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (2.53%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (2.02%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (1.52%) JMeter
5 3 (1.52%) VisualVM
6 2 (1.01%) AccuRev
6 2 (1.01%) Toad
7 1 (0.51%) PVCS
7 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 46 (23.23%) Finance
2 14 (7.07%) Banking
3 12 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.56%) Front Office
5 4 (2.02%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.52%) Automotive
7 2 (1.01%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (43.94%) Developer
2 80 (40.40%) DBA
3 43 (21.72%) Oracle DBA
4 36 (18.18%) Oracle Developer
5 35 (17.68%) SQL Developer
6 30 (15.15%) C++ Developer
7 27 (13.64%) SQL DBA
8 26 (13.13%) Linux Developer
8 26 (13.13%) Unix Developer
9 25 (12.63%) MySQL Developer
10 21 (10.61%) SC Cleared DBA
11 17 (8.59%) SQL Server DBA
12 16 (8.08%) ETL Developer
13 15 (7.58%) Administrator
13 15 (7.58%) Architect
13 15 (7.58%) Oracle Applications DBA
13 15 (7.58%) SSIS Developer
14 14 (7.07%) SQL Server Developer
15 11 (5.56%) Data Architect
15 11 (5.56%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.63%) STL
2 14 (7.07%) Spring
3 13 (6.57%) .NET
3 13 (6.57%) J2SE
4 11 (5.56%) jQuery
5 10 (5.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (4.55%) JMS
7 5 (2.53%) Web Services
7 5 (2.53%) XML
8 4 (2.02%) JSON
9 3 (1.52%) Ajax
9 3 (1.52%) JMX
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (1.52%) PostGIS
9 3 (1.52%) REST
9 3 (1.52%) SOAP
9 3 (1.52%) Unity DI Container
10 2 (1.01%) JDBC
10 2 (1.01%) Middleware
10 2 (1.01%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.66%) Replication
2 28 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.05%) Equity Derivative
4 9 (4.55%) Clustering
5 4 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.02%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.02%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.02%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.52%) Derivative
6 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (1.52%) Equities
6 3 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.01%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.01%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.01%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.51%) Fintech
8 1 (0.51%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 90 (45.45%) Linux
2 89 (44.95%) Unix
3 48 (24.24%) Windows
4 12 (6.06%) Solaris
5 6 (3.03%) AIX
6 5 (2.53%) Debian
6 5 (2.53%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.02%) zOS
8 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (70.20%) Performance Tuning
2 47 (23.74%) SDLC
3 37 (18.69%) Migration
3 37 (18.69%) OO
4 34 (17.17%) ETL
4 34 (17.17%) Software Engineering
5 29 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (13.13%) Release Management
7 24 (12.12%) High Availability
8 20 (10.10%) Data Modelling
9 19 (9.60%) Performance Monitoring
10 13 (6.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (6.57%) OOD
11 12 (6.06%) Data Management
11 12 (6.06%) Database Security
12 10 (5.05%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (5.05%) MVC
12 10 (5.05%) Physical Data Model
12 10 (5.05%) TDD
13 9 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 132 (66.67%) SQL
2 47 (23.74%) Perl
3 42 (21.21%) Shell Script
4 33 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 30 (15.15%) C++
6 28 (14.14%) Python
7 27 (13.64%) T-SQL
8 22 (11.11%) Java
9 13 (6.57%) C#
10 11 (5.56%) C
11 10 (5.05%) VBA
12 7 (3.54%) VBScript
13 5 (2.53%) JavaScript
14 4 (2.02%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.52%) Ruby
16 2 (1.01%) PHP
16 2 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (19.19%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.06%) Degree
4 11 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (5.05%) OCP
6 4 (2.02%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.51%) CCNA
8 1 (0.51%) CCNP
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.51%) HND
8 1 (0.51%) MCP
8 1 (0.51%) MCSE
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.05%) SLA
2 3 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 37 (18.69%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.51%) HDFS
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (15.15%) Data Guard
2 25 (12.63%) Oracle RMAN
3 16 (8.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (4.04%) SCOM
5 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 115 (58.08%) Oracle
2 46 (23.23%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.58%) Sybase
4 8 (4.04%) Veritas
5 6 (3.03%) Trillium
6 5 (2.53%) Informatica
7 4 (2.02%) Cognos
7 4 (2.02%) Lumension
7 4 (2.02%) Teradata
8 3 (1.52%) Remedy
8 3 (1.52%) VMware
9 2 (1.01%) Siebel
9 2 (1.01%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.51%) Altiris
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco
10 1 (0.51%) EMC
10 1 (0.51%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.51%) Microgen
10 1 (0.51%) RainStor
10 1 (0.51%) Tableau
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