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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 532 548 535
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 88 63 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 24
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £278 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £444 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.49% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £65.00 £125.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +212.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - £40.00

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -12 68 £375 - 13
London -13 30 £438 +16.66% 4
Scotland -1 16 £350 -17.64% 1
Glasgow +15 14 £350 -17.64% 1
North West -20 10 £325 -16.12% 1
South West 0 9 £450 - 1
City of London -11 7 £425 +18.05% 2
Merseyside -7 6 - -
Yorkshire -20 6 £343 +5.38% 2
Leeds -21 6 £343 +5.38% 1
West Yorkshire -21 6 £343 +5.38% 1
Liverpool -5 5 - -
South East -6 5 £303 - 2
Gloucestershire - 5 - -
Cheltenham - 5 - -
East of England -2 4 £413 +26.92% 1
Cheshire -6 4 £325 -18.75% 1
Bristol - 4 £450 - 1
Warrington - 4 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Nottingham - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 - -
Berkshire +6 2 £303 - 2
Surrey - 2 - -
Windsor - 2 £303 -
Peterborough - 2 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £450 -
South Wales +1 1 £463 +18.58%
Wales -3 1 £463 +18.58%
Hertfordshire -9 1 £375 +15.38%

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 113 (75.84%) SQL
2 85 (57.05%) Performance Tuning
3 80 (53.69%) Oracle
4 73 (48.99%) Linux
5 70 (46.98%) Oracle Database
6 67 (44.97%) UNIX
7 47 (31.54%) SQL Server
8 41 (27.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 39 (26.17%) Finance
10 36 (24.16%) SDLC
11 35 (23.49%) OO
12 34 (22.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 29 (19.46%) ETL
14 26 (17.45%) MySQL
15 25 (16.78%) Oracle RAC
15 25 (16.78%) Oracle Database 11g
15 25 (16.78%) Microsoft
15 25 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (16.11%) T-SQL
16 24 (16.11%) C++
16 24 (16.11%) Multithreading
17 23 (15.44%) Java
17 23 (15.44%) STL
17 23 (15.44%) OLTP
18 22 (14.77%) PL/SQL
19 21 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
19 21 (14.09%) Relational Database
20 20 (13.42%) Shell Script
21 19 (12.75%) Windows
21 19 (12.75%) SQL Server 2005

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.68%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.67%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (6.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.34%) MS Office
2 2 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (3.36%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.01%) TIBCO iProcess
3 3 (2.01%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (2.01%) Endur
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.03%) SAN
2 5 (3.36%) Firewall
3 3 (2.01%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.34%) Internet
5 1 (0.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.67%) DNS
5 1 (0.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (46.98%) Oracle Database
2 47 (31.54%) SQL Server
3 41 (27.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (22.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (17.45%) MySQL
6 25 (16.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 23 (15.44%) OLTP
8 21 (14.09%) Relational Database
9 19 (12.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (12.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (11.41%) DB2
11 17 (11.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (10.07%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (8.72%) RDBMS
14 12 (8.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (4.70%) OLAP
16 7 (4.70%) OLAP Cube
17 6 (4.03%) Oracle OWB
18 5 (3.36%) DTS
Development Applications
1 12 (8.05%) JUnit
2 4 (2.68%) JMeter
2 4 (2.68%) Subversion
2 4 (2.68%) VisualVM
3 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.34%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.34%) Toad
5 1 (0.67%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (26.17%) Finance
2 13 (8.72%) Front Office
3 12 (8.05%) Banking
4 3 (2.01%) Back Office
4 3 (2.01%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.34%) Legal
5 2 (1.34%) Advertising
6 1 (0.67%) Publishing
6 1 (0.67%) Games
6 1 (0.67%) Retail
6 1 (0.67%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 81 (54.36%) Developer
2 47 (31.54%) DBA
3 26 (17.45%) SQL Developer
4 23 (15.44%) C++ Developer
5 20 (13.42%) Oracle DBA
6 17 (11.41%) Administrator
7 14 (9.40%) Java Developer
8 12 (8.05%) SQL DBA
9 10 (6.71%) Consultant
10 8 (5.37%) Analyst
10 8 (5.37%) Oracle Consultant
11 6 (4.03%) SQL Server Developer
11 6 (4.03%) Senior Consultant
12 5 (3.36%) Oracle Developer
12 5 (3.36%) Senior Oracle Consultant
12 5 (3.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 4 (2.68%) MySQL DBA
13 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Developer
13 4 (2.68%) Project Engineer
14 3 (2.01%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.44%) STL
2 13 (8.72%) Spring
3 12 (8.05%) J2SE
3 12 (8.05%) JMS
4 5 (3.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (2.68%) XML
5 4 (2.68%) JMX
6 3 (2.01%) Middleware
6 3 (2.01%) FpML
6 3 (2.01%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (2.01%) MDX
7 2 (1.34%) Web Services
7 2 (1.34%) CSS
7 2 (1.34%) HTML
7 2 (1.34%) .NET
8 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.67%) EJB
8 1 (0.67%) JSP
8 1 (0.67%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (12.08%) Replication
3 9 (6.04%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (3.36%) Clustering
5 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.01%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.01%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.34%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.34%) Equities
6 2 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.67%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 73 (48.99%) Linux
2 67 (44.97%) UNIX
3 19 (12.75%) Windows
4 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.03%) Solaris
5 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.01%) AIX
7 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (57.05%) Performance Tuning
2 36 (24.16%) SDLC
3 35 (23.49%) OO
4 29 (19.46%) ETL
5 24 (16.11%) Multithreading
6 21 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (12.08%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (8.72%) Migration
8 13 (8.72%) Database Security
9 11 (7.38%) Data Migration
9 11 (7.38%) OOD
10 10 (6.71%) ITIL
10 10 (6.71%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (6.04%) Change Management
11 9 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (6.04%) TDD
11 9 (6.04%) Software Engineering
12 7 (4.70%) Security Management
12 7 (4.70%) ETL Development
12 7 (4.70%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (75.84%) SQL
2 24 (16.11%) T-SQL
2 24 (16.11%) C++
3 23 (15.44%) Java
4 22 (14.77%) PL/SQL
5 20 (13.42%) Shell Script
6 15 (10.07%) Perl
7 4 (2.68%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.68%) Ruby
7 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.68%) C#
8 1 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (4.03%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.01%) Degree
4 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.67%) MCSE
4 1 (0.67%) MCSA
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.36%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (16.78%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.01%) vSphere
4 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (12.08%) Oracle RMAN
2 14 (9.40%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.34%) Foglight
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 80 (53.69%) Oracle
2 25 (16.78%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.74%) Sybase
4 5 (3.36%) VMware
4 5 (3.36%) Tableau
5 3 (2.01%) Percona
5 3 (2.01%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.01%) 3PAR
5 3 (2.01%) Red Gate
5 3 (2.01%) HP
5 3 (2.01%) NetApp
5 3 (2.01%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.01%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.34%) Remedy
6 2 (1.34%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.67%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.67%) Actimize
7 1 (0.67%) Charles River
7 1 (0.67%) Citrix
7 1 (0.67%) SAP
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