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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 531 577 569
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -8
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 109 58 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 22 31
Average daily rate £400 £419 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £351 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
45554 43915 42300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.78% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30085 27355 26388
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average 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 average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1272 1188
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Tuning within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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
England +37 98 £400 -5.88% 7
London +3 42 £400 -13.51% 2
Yorkshire +15 15 £400 -11.11% 3
South Yorkshire - 15 £400 -
North West +2 14 £350 -17.64%
Sheffield - 14 £400 -
South East -8 11 £450 +24.13%
Scotland -26 11 £380 +1.33% 3
West Midlands - 9 - - 1
Solihull - 9 - - 1
Glasgow -3 7 £425 +13.33% 3
Cheshire - 7 £338 -
Warrington - 7 £338 -
City of London +44 6 £350 -24.32%
Hampshire - 6 £500 -
Berkshire +10 4 £425 +12.58%
Manchester -4 4 - -
Reading - 4 £425 -
Edinburgh - 4 £375 -
Merseyside +4 3 £419 -
Liverpool -4 3 £419 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £275 -
North East - 3 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £275 -
East Midlands +6 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -1 2 - -
Nottingham -6 2 - -
Cheltenham - 2 £300 -
Southampton - 2 £306 -
Hook - 2 £500 -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 134 (69.43%) SQL
2 130 (67.36%) Performance Tuning
3 108 (55.96%) Oracle
4 88 (45.60%) SQL Server
5 82 (42.49%) Oracle Database
6 76 (39.38%) Unix
7 71 (36.79%) Linux
8 49 (25.39%) Finance
8 49 (25.39%) Microsoft
9 48 (24.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 47 (24.35%) Migration
11 45 (23.32%) SDLC
12 43 (22.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 41 (21.24%) Windows
13 41 (21.24%) Perl
14 38 (19.69%) ETL
15 36 (18.65%) Oracle Database 10g
16 35 (18.13%) Shell Script
16 35 (18.13%) MySQL
17 34 (17.62%) Software Engineering
17 34 (17.62%) SQL Server 2008
17 34 (17.62%) OO
18 32 (16.58%) PL/SQL
19 31 (16.06%) Replication
19 31 (16.06%) Oracle RAC
20 30 (15.54%) Security Cleared
20 30 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
21 28 (14.51%) C++
21 28 (14.51%) Python
22 27 (13.99%) T-SQL

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 19 (9.84%) WebLogic
2 15 (7.77%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.55%) IIS
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.52%) Apache
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.52%) Confluence
6 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (7.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (9.84%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (8.29%) Oracle Applications
3 15 (7.77%) Oracle 11i
3 15 (7.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.07%) SAN
2 2 (1.04%) DHCP
2 2 (1.04%) DNS
3 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (45.60%) SQL Server
2 82 (42.49%) Oracle Database
3 48 (24.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 43 (22.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (18.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 35 (18.13%) MySQL
7 34 (17.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (13.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (12.95%) OLTP
10 24 (12.44%) Oracle Database 12c
11 23 (11.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 22 (11.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (10.36%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (8.81%) DB2
14 17 (8.81%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (8.29%) Relational Database
15 16 (8.29%) SQL Server 2014
16 14 (7.25%) RDBMS
17 13 (6.74%) Oracle Discoverer
18 11 (5.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.15%) JUnit
2 8 (4.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (2.59%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.55%) AccuRev
4 3 (1.55%) JMeter
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (1.55%) VisualVM
5 2 (1.04%) Subversion
6 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.52%) JIRA
6 1 (0.52%) LSMW
6 1 (0.52%) PVCS
6 1 (0.52%) Toad
General
1 49 (25.39%) Finance
2 16 (8.29%) Banking
3 11 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.63%) Front Office
5 5 (2.59%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.55%) Automotive
6 3 (1.55%) Retail
7 2 (1.04%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 83 (43.01%) Developer
2 73 (37.82%) DBA
3 37 (19.17%) Oracle DBA
3 37 (19.17%) SQL Developer
4 35 (18.13%) Oracle Developer
5 28 (14.51%) C++ Developer
6 27 (13.99%) SQL DBA
7 26 (13.47%) Unix Developer
8 25 (12.95%) Linux Developer
9 24 (12.44%) MySQL Developer
10 18 (9.33%) ETL Developer
11 16 (8.29%) Administrator
11 16 (8.29%) SSIS Developer
12 15 (7.77%) Architect
12 15 (7.77%) SQL Server DBA
12 15 (7.77%) SQL Server Developer
13 13 (6.74%) SC Cleared DBA
14 12 (6.22%) T-SQL Developer
15 11 (5.70%) Data Architect
16 9 (4.66%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.95%) STL
2 18 (9.33%) .NET
3 11 (5.70%) jQuery
4 10 (5.18%) Spring
4 10 (5.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (4.15%) J2SE
6 5 (2.59%) JMS
6 5 (2.59%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 5 (2.59%) Web Services
6 5 (2.59%) XML
7 4 (2.07%) JSON
8 3 (1.55%) Ajax
8 3 (1.55%) JMX
8 3 (1.55%) Middleware
8 3 (1.55%) PostGIS
8 3 (1.55%) REST
8 3 (1.55%) SOAP
8 3 (1.55%) Unity DI Container
9 2 (1.04%) JDBC
9 2 (1.04%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.06%) Replication
2 23 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.15%) Clustering
4 5 (2.59%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.59%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (2.07%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.07%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.55%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (1.55%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.55%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.04%) Data Conversion
7 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.04%) Equities
7 2 (1.04%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.52%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.52%) NHS
8 1 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 76 (39.38%) Unix
2 71 (36.79%) Linux
3 41 (21.24%) Windows
4 12 (6.22%) Solaris
5 7 (3.63%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.11%) AIX
7 5 (2.59%) Debian
8 4 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.55%) zOS
10 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (67.36%) Performance Tuning
2 47 (24.35%) Migration
3 45 (23.32%) SDLC
4 38 (19.69%) ETL
5 34 (17.62%) OO
5 34 (17.62%) Software Engineering
6 30 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (13.47%) Release Management
8 23 (11.92%) Data Modelling
9 21 (10.88%) High Availability
10 18 (9.33%) Performance Monitoring
11 17 (8.81%) Data Migration
12 16 (8.29%) Data Management
13 15 (7.77%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (6.74%) Database Security
15 12 (6.22%) Physical Data Model
16 10 (5.18%) Analytics
16 10 (5.18%) Enterprise Architecture
16 10 (5.18%) MVC
16 10 (5.18%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 134 (69.43%) SQL
2 41 (21.24%) Perl
3 35 (18.13%) Shell Script
4 32 (16.58%) PL/SQL
5 28 (14.51%) C++
5 28 (14.51%) Python
6 27 (13.99%) T-SQL
7 18 (9.33%) Java
8 13 (6.74%) C
8 13 (6.74%) C#
9 10 (5.18%) VBA
10 7 (3.63%) PowerShell
10 7 (3.63%) VBScript
11 5 (2.59%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.07%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.55%) Ruby
14 2 (1.04%) PHP
15 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (15.54%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.77%) Degree
4 9 (4.66%) Oracle Certification
5 8 (4.15%) OCP
6 4 (2.07%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.66%) SLA
2 5 (2.59%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.04%) QA
4 2 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (16.06%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.07%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 26 (13.47%) Oracle RMAN
2 23 (11.92%) Data Guard
3 19 (9.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (4.15%) SCOM
5 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 108 (55.96%) Oracle
2 49 (25.39%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.70%) Trillium
4 10 (5.18%) Sybase
5 8 (4.15%) Veritas
6 6 (3.11%) Teradata
7 4 (2.07%) Cognos
7 4 (2.07%) Informatica
7 4 (2.07%) Lumension
8 3 (1.55%) Remedy
9 2 (1.04%) Siebel
9 2 (1.04%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.04%) VMware
10 1 (0.52%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.52%) EMC
10 1 (0.52%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.52%) Microgen
10 1 (0.52%) RainStor
10 1 (0.52%) WorldPay
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