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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 543 526 533
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 85 83 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 42 26
Average daily rate £363 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £353 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £308
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +30.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £38.50 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - -

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
41761 40034 37146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.19% 77.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27350 25609 22516
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1053 1129
Average hourly rate £39.27 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.03% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 +1 82 £350 -20.22% 15
London +13 42 £325 -31.50% 9
North West -10 13 £350 -17.64% 3
City of London +45 10 £338 -32.50% 2
South East +3 8 £538 +2.38% 2
Manchester -14 6 £650 +52.94% 2
Cheshire - 6 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £550 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £550 -
East of England +3 4 £350 +34.61%
South West -3 4 £450 +20.00% 1
Berkshire - 4 £544 -
Leeds - 4 £550 -
Scotland -13 3 £400 -15.78% 2
Essex - 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £323 - 1
Wiltshire -2 2 £450 +12.50%
Birmingham -4 2 £240 -36.00%
Surrey -7 2 - -
Nottingham -8 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -9 2 - -
East Midlands -9 2 - -
Edinburgh -9 2 £450 -
West Midlands -12 2 £240 -36.00%
Hampshire - 2 £525 -
Somerset - 2 - -
Bath - 2 - -
Salisbury - 2 £450 -
Basildon - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 £550 -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 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.

1 121 (71.60%) SQL
2 107 (63.31%) Performance Tuning
3 86 (50.89%) SQL Server
4 82 (48.52%) Oracle
5 67 (39.64%) Microsoft
6 64 (37.87%) Oracle Database
7 52 (30.77%) Unix
8 47 (27.81%) Migration
9 45 (26.63%) ETL
10 43 (25.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 40 (23.67%) Linux
11 40 (23.67%) SDLC
12 36 (21.30%) Windows
13 35 (20.71%) Oracle Database 11g
13 35 (20.71%) Replication
14 34 (20.12%) SQL Server 2008
14 34 (20.12%) Finance
15 30 (17.75%) T-SQL
16 29 (17.16%) Perl
16 29 (17.16%) SQL Server 2012
17 28 (16.57%) Software Engineering
17 28 (16.57%) OO
18 27 (15.98%) Data Warehouse
19 26 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
19 26 (15.38%) Release Management
19 26 (15.38%) Python
20 25 (14.79%) OLTP
21 24 (14.20%) C++
21 24 (14.20%) STL
21 24 (14.20%) Oracle Database 12c

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 7 (4.14%) IIS
2 4 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.18%) Confluence
3 2 (1.18%) JBoss
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.78%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.59%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.18%) Firewall
1 2 (1.18%) FTP
2 1 (0.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (50.89%) SQL Server
2 64 (37.87%) Oracle Database
3 43 (25.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (20.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 34 (20.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 29 (17.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (15.98%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (14.79%) OLTP
9 24 (14.20%) Oracle Database 12c
10 23 (13.61%) MySQL
11 22 (13.02%) Oracle Database 10g
12 21 (12.43%) SQL Server 2005
12 21 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (10.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (8.28%) DB2
15 11 (6.51%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (5.33%) MongoDB
17 8 (4.73%) Relational Database
18 7 (4.14%) NoSQL
19 6 (3.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.37%) AccuRev
3 3 (1.78%) JMeter
3 3 (1.78%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.78%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (1.78%) VisualVM
4 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.18%) JIRA
4 2 (1.18%) JUnit
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.18%) Subversion
4 2 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.59%) LSMW
5 1 (0.59%) PVCS
5 1 (0.59%) Toad
General
1 34 (20.12%) Finance
2 10 (5.92%) Banking
3 7 (4.14%) Automotive
4 6 (3.55%) Retail
5 3 (1.78%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.18%) Advertising
6 2 (1.18%) Electronics
6 2 (1.18%) Front Office
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) French Language
7 1 (0.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 67 (39.64%) Developer
2 65 (38.46%) DBA
3 29 (17.16%) Oracle Developer
4 27 (15.98%) Oracle DBA
5 26 (15.38%) SQL DBA
5 26 (15.38%) Unix Developer
6 24 (14.20%) C++ Developer
6 24 (14.20%) SQL Developer
7 21 (12.43%) Architect
8 17 (10.06%) Data Architect
9 16 (9.47%) Administrator
9 16 (9.47%) SQL Server DBA
10 15 (8.88%) Linux Developer
11 14 (8.28%) ETL Developer
11 14 (8.28%) Software Developer
12 13 (7.69%) MySQL Developer
13 11 (6.51%) C++ Software Engineer
13 11 (6.51%) Software Engineer
13 11 (6.51%) SQL Server Developer
13 11 (6.51%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.20%) STL
2 23 (13.61%) .NET
3 6 (3.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 5 (2.96%) XML
5 4 (2.37%) Middleware
5 4 (2.37%) Spring
6 3 (1.78%) JMX
6 3 (1.78%) jQuery
6 3 (1.78%) REST
6 3 (1.78%) SOAP
7 2 (1.18%) ADO.NET
7 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.18%) DHTML
7 2 (1.18%) HTML
7 2 (1.18%) J2SE
7 2 (1.18%) JDBC
7 2 (1.18%) JMS
7 2 (1.18%) POSIX
7 2 (1.18%) Struts
7 2 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.71%) Replication
2 17 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.06%) Clustering
3 7 (4.14%) Data Structures
4 6 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (1.78%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.18%) Data Conversion
7 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.18%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.18%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.18%) NHS
8 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.59%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 52 (30.77%) Unix
2 40 (23.67%) Linux
3 36 (21.30%) Windows
4 15 (8.88%) Windows Server
5 11 (6.51%) Solaris
6 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.96%) AIX
7 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (63.31%) Performance Tuning
2 47 (27.81%) Migration
3 45 (26.63%) ETL
4 40 (23.67%) SDLC
5 28 (16.57%) OO
5 28 (16.57%) Software Engineering
6 26 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (15.38%) Release Management
7 22 (13.02%) Database Security
8 19 (11.24%) Data Management
8 19 (11.24%) Data Migration
9 18 (10.65%) Data Modelling
9 18 (10.65%) High Availability
10 15 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (8.28%) Performance Monitoring
12 13 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (7.69%) Master Data Management
13 11 (6.51%) Data Architecture
13 11 (6.51%) ITIL
13 11 (6.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 121 (71.60%) SQL
2 30 (17.75%) T-SQL
3 29 (17.16%) Perl
4 26 (15.38%) Python
5 24 (14.20%) C++
6 22 (13.02%) PL/SQL
7 17 (10.06%) Shell Script
8 16 (9.47%) C
9 14 (8.28%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.55%) C#
10 6 (3.55%) Java
11 4 (2.37%) VBScript
12 3 (1.78%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.78%) Ruby
13 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.59%) Korn
14 1 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (8.28%) Degree
2 5 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.37%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.78%) OCP
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.59%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.55%) QA
2 5 (2.96%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.96%) SLA
3 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (8.28%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.59%) SRDF
3 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (13.61%) Oracle RMAN
2 16 (9.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (8.28%) Data Guard
4 5 (2.96%) SCOM
5 3 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.18%) Foglight
6 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 82 (48.52%) Oracle
2 67 (39.64%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.51%) Trillium
4 8 (4.73%) Sybase
5 7 (4.14%) Teradata
6 5 (2.96%) Percona
6 5 (2.96%) Veritas
7 4 (2.37%) Cognos
8 2 (1.18%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.18%) HP
8 2 (1.18%) Imperva
8 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.18%) SAP
8 2 (1.18%) Tableau
8 2 (1.18%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.59%) EMC
9 1 (0.59%) RainStor
9 1 (0.59%) VMware
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