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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 600 563 562
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -1
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 53 100 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 57 41
Median daily rate £425 £413 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £463 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
44351 47009 44831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.10% 81.05% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29387 30697 28094
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1306 1225
Median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 21 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 29 September 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
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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 -38 36 £375 -10.44% 10
London -30 14 £486 +14.41% 2
North West +16 13 £413 +17.85% 3
Cardiff +28 10 £500 +11.11%
Wales +25 10 £500 +11.11% 1
South Wales +24 10 £500 +11.11% 1
East of England +15 7 £330 +5.60% 1
Hertfordshire +9 7 £330 -12.00% 1
Scotland +8 7 £328 -6.42%
Glasgow +2 7 £328 -6.42%
Watford -1 7 £330 -12.00% 1
Cheshire - 6 £350 - 2
Warrington - 5 £350 - 1
Lancashire +21 4 £463 +77.88%
Blackpool - 3 £463 -
West Yorkshire +9 1 - -
Yorkshire +9 1 - -
Leeds +6 1 - -
Manchester -1 1 £400 - 1
Blackburn - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £425 -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 118 (70.24%) Performance Tuning
2 117 (69.64%) SQL
3 108 (64.29%) Oracle
4 90 (53.57%) Unix
5 88 (52.38%) Oracle Database
6 78 (46.43%) Linux
7 46 (27.38%) Finance
7 46 (27.38%) OO
8 45 (26.79%) Perl
9 44 (26.19%) SQL Server
9 44 (26.19%) Oracle RAC
10 42 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 42 (25.00%) SDLC
11 41 (24.40%) Windows
11 41 (24.40%) Shell Script
12 40 (23.81%) WebLogic
13 36 (21.43%) Java
13 36 (21.43%) C++
14 35 (20.83%) Software Engineering
15 32 (19.05%) Oracle Database 10g
16 31 (18.45%) ETL
17 30 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
17 30 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 30 (17.86%) Data Guard
18 29 (17.26%) Oracle EBS
18 29 (17.26%) OLTP
19 28 (16.67%) Oracle Discoverer
19 28 (16.67%) Python
19 28 (16.67%) Oracle 11i
19 28 (16.67%) Oracle Applications

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 40 (23.81%) WebLogic
2 28 (16.67%) Oracle Application Server
3 7 (4.17%) IIS
4 6 (3.57%) PowerExchange
5 4 (2.38%) Apache
6 1 (0.60%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 29 (17.26%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (16.67%) Oracle 11i
2 28 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
2 28 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.98%) SAN
2 2 (1.19%) Firewall
3 1 (0.60%) InfiniBand
3 1 (0.60%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (52.38%) Oracle Database
2 44 (26.19%) SQL Server
3 42 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 32 (19.05%) Oracle Database 10g
5 30 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (17.26%) OLTP
7 28 (16.67%) Oracle Discoverer
7 28 (16.67%) Relational Database
8 27 (16.07%) RDBMS
9 24 (14.29%) DB2
10 21 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (11.31%) MySQL
13 16 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
14 15 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (7.74%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (6.55%) Oracle BI EE
17 10 (5.95%) Oracle Database 12c
17 10 (5.95%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 17 (10.12%) JUnit
2 9 (5.36%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (3.57%) JIRA
3 6 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (2.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.98%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.60%) Subversion
6 1 (0.60%) Toad
General
1 46 (27.38%) Finance
2 16 (9.52%) Front Office
3 15 (8.93%) Banking
4 6 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.19%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (50.60%) Developer
2 55 (32.74%) DBA
3 31 (18.45%) C++ Developer
3 31 (18.45%) Oracle DBA
4 24 (14.29%) SC Cleared DBA
5 23 (13.69%) SQL Developer
6 22 (13.10%) Oracle Developer
7 21 (12.50%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 15 (8.93%) Consultant
8 15 (8.93%) Java Developer
9 14 (8.33%) Administrator
9 14 (8.33%) SQL DBA
10 13 (7.74%) Senior Developer
11 12 (7.14%) Unix Developer
12 11 (6.55%) Linux Developer
12 11 (6.55%) MySQL Developer
13 9 (5.36%) SSIS Developer
14 8 (4.76%) Informatica Consultant
15 7 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
15 7 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.29%) STL
2 22 (13.10%) Spring
3 18 (10.71%) J2SE
4 16 (9.52%) JMS
5 15 (8.93%) jQuery
6 11 (6.55%) Web Services
7 10 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (5.36%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.76%) Ajax
10 7 (4.17%) XML
11 6 (3.57%) .NET
11 6 (3.57%) JSON
12 5 (2.98%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.98%) CSS
12 5 (2.98%) HTML
13 4 (2.38%) Django
13 4 (2.38%) Velocity
14 3 (1.79%) RESTful
14 3 (1.79%) SOAP
14 3 (1.79%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.71%) Replication
3 12 (7.14%) Equity Derivative
4 10 (5.95%) Clustering
5 7 (4.17%) Derivative
5 7 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 7 (4.17%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.38%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.79%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.79%) Equities
7 3 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.79%) iSeries
7 3 (1.79%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.19%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.60%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 90 (53.57%) Unix
2 78 (46.43%) Linux
3 41 (24.40%) Windows
4 4 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.38%) zOS
5 3 (1.79%) Solaris
6 2 (1.19%) Debian
6 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (70.24%) Performance Tuning
2 46 (27.38%) OO
3 42 (25.00%) SDLC
4 35 (20.83%) Software Engineering
5 31 (18.45%) ETL
6 30 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (14.29%) Release Management
8 18 (10.71%) OOD
9 16 (9.52%) Data Modelling
10 15 (8.93%) High Availability
11 14 (8.33%) ETL Development
12 12 (7.14%) Database Security
13 11 (6.55%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (6.55%) Performance Monitoring
14 10 (5.95%) MVC
14 10 (5.95%) Physical Data Model
15 9 (5.36%) Data Analysis
15 9 (5.36%) Data Mapping
16 8 (4.76%) Database Optimisation
16 8 (4.76%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 117 (69.64%) SQL
2 45 (26.79%) Perl
3 41 (24.40%) Shell Script
4 36 (21.43%) C++
4 36 (21.43%) Java
5 28 (16.67%) Python
6 23 (13.69%) PL/SQL
7 19 (11.31%) T-SQL
8 15 (8.93%) C#
8 15 (8.93%) VBA
9 9 (5.36%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.98%) VB
11 4 (2.38%) C
12 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 26 (15.48%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.55%) OCP
3 11 (6.55%) Oracle Certification
4 7 (4.17%) Degree
5 3 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.60%) CCNA
6 1 (0.60%) CCNP
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.60%) HND
6 1 (0.60%) MCP
6 1 (0.60%) MCSE
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.79%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 44 (26.19%) Oracle RAC
2 28 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.60%) HDFS
4 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (17.86%) Data Guard
2 8 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (2.98%) BladeLogic
3 5 (2.98%) Control-M
4 4 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.60%) Foglight
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.60%) SCOM
5 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 108 (64.29%) Oracle
2 20 (11.90%) Sybase
3 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (7.74%) Informatica
4 13 (7.74%) Teradata
5 5 (2.98%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.98%) Remedy
6 3 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.19%) Percona
7 2 (1.19%) Tableau
8 1 (0.60%) Altiris
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco
8 1 (0.60%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.60%) Imperva
8 1 (0.60%) RainStor
8 1 (0.60%) Siebel
8 1 (0.60%) Veritas
8 1 (0.60%) VMware
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