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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 534 509 514
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 78 77 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 46 43
Average daily rate
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£375 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £350 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £425 £331
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +28.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -19 62 £350 -30.00% 16
London +4 51 £363 -30.95% 10
City of London +19 10 £360 -34.54% 4
Scotland -7 8 £425 +6.25%
Wales - 7 £388 - 3
North West -2 6 £335 -4.42% 3
Glasgow -7 6 £425 -
South East +2 4 - - 2
Cheshire - 4 £335 -
Berkshire +10 3 - - 2
South Wales - 2 £326 -
Edinburgh - 2 £745 -
East of England - 2 £400 -
Surrey -5 1 - -
Cwmbran - 1 £390 -
Torfaen - 1 £390 -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Derby - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 110 (76.39%) SQL
2 95 (65.97%) Oracle
3 77 (53.47%) Oracle Database
4 60 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
5 53 (36.81%) UNIX
6 52 (36.11%) Linux
7 50 (34.72%) SQL Server
8 40 (27.78%) Relational Database
9 39 (27.08%) Replication
10 37 (25.69%) Finance
10 37 (25.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 33 (22.92%) Oracle Database 10g
12 31 (21.53%) RDBMS
12 31 (21.53%) PL/SQL
13 28 (19.44%) Windows
14 27 (18.75%) XML
15 26 (18.06%) Java
15 26 (18.06%) ETL
15 26 (18.06%) Microsoft
16 25 (17.36%) Data Modelling
16 25 (17.36%) OO
17 24 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (15.28%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (15.28%) Migration
19 21 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 21 (14.58%) Sybase
20 20 (13.89%) Banking
20 20 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 20 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
20 20 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 10 (6.94%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.47%) MQSeries
3 4 (2.78%) IIS
4 3 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.39%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.69%) Apache
6 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.69%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.47%) LDAP
2 4 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.69%) DNS
3 1 (0.69%) LAN
3 1 (0.69%) DHCP
3 1 (0.69%) FTP
3 1 (0.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (53.47%) Oracle Database
2 50 (34.72%) SQL Server
3 40 (27.78%) Relational Database
4 37 (25.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 33 (22.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 31 (21.53%) RDBMS
7 22 (15.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (13.19%) OLTP
11 18 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (11.81%) DB2
12 17 (11.81%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (10.42%) Oracle Reports
15 14 (9.72%) SQL Server 2005
16 13 (9.03%) Sybase ASE
17 9 (6.25%) OLAP
18 7 (4.86%) Oracle9i Database
19 6 (4.17%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 9 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (5.56%) Subversion
2 8 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
3 7 (4.86%) JUnit
3 7 (4.86%) PVCS
3 7 (4.86%) Toad
4 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.39%) JDeveloper
5 2 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.69%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.69%) NUnit
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (25.69%) Finance
2 20 (13.89%) Banking
3 6 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.47%) Retail
5 4 (2.78%) Front Office
5 4 (2.78%) Games
6 3 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.39%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.39%) Marketing
8 1 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 58 (40.28%) DBA
2 56 (38.89%) Developer
3 28 (19.44%) SQL DBA
4 20 (13.89%) Oracle Developer
5 14 (9.72%) C++ Developer
6 13 (9.03%) Administrator
7 12 (8.33%) Sybase DBA
7 12 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
8 9 (6.25%) Consultant
9 8 (5.56%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
10 7 (4.86%) Senior Oracle Developer
11 6 (4.17%) Java Developer
11 6 (4.17%) SQL Developer
12 5 (3.47%) Analyst
12 5 (3.47%) DB2 DBA
13 4 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Developer
13 4 (2.78%) Senior DBA
14 3 (2.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.75%) XML
2 14 (9.72%) STL
3 11 (7.64%) Web Services
3 11 (7.64%) JMS
4 9 (6.25%) .NET
5 8 (5.56%) Ajax
5 8 (5.56%) jQuery
5 8 (5.56%) CSS
6 7 (4.86%) Dojo
6 7 (4.86%) JSON
7 6 (4.17%) Spring
7 6 (4.17%) J2SE
7 6 (4.17%) HTML
8 5 (3.47%) WCF
8 5 (3.47%) HTML5
9 4 (2.78%) REST
9 4 (2.78%) Oracle Streams
10 3 (2.08%) XSD
10 3 (2.08%) XSLT
10 3 (2.08%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 39 (27.08%) Replication
2 24 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.56%) N-Tier
4 7 (4.86%) Clustering
4 7 (4.86%) Open Source
5 6 (4.17%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (3.47%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.08%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.39%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.39%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.69%) NHS
10 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.69%) DTV
10 1 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.69%) Statistics
10 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.69%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.69%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 53 (36.81%) UNIX
2 52 (36.11%) Linux
3 28 (19.44%) Windows
4 20 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (11.81%) Solaris
6 6 (4.17%) CentOS
6 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (2.08%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.39%) AIX
11 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
2 26 (18.06%) ETL
3 25 (17.36%) Data Modelling
3 25 (17.36%) OO
4 22 (15.28%) Migration
5 20 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
6 18 (12.50%) Database Security
7 16 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (11.11%) Multithreading
8 13 (9.03%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (6.94%) Performance Analysis
11 8 (5.56%) OOD
11 8 (5.56%) ITIL
12 7 (4.86%) Validation
12 7 (4.86%) Change Management
13 6 (4.17%) Dimensional Modelling
13 6 (4.17%) Mentoring
13 6 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (76.39%) SQL
2 31 (21.53%) PL/SQL
3 26 (18.06%) Java
4 15 (10.42%) Perl
5 14 (9.72%) C++
6 9 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.56%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.86%) C#
9 6 (4.17%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.08%) PHP
10 3 (2.08%) Python
10 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.69%) C
12 1 (0.69%) VBScript
12 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.69%) JCL
12 1 (0.69%) REXX
Qualifications
1 7 (4.86%) Degree
2 6 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (3.47%) OCP
4 2 (1.39%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.69%) MCP
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.69%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.94%) SLA
2 3 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) COBIT
3 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (11.81%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.47%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (6.25%) Data Guard
2 5 (3.47%) Oracle Statspack
3 4 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.69%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (0.69%) Control-M
Vendors
1 95 (65.97%) Oracle
2 26 (18.06%) Microsoft
3 21 (14.58%) Sybase
4 17 (11.81%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.78%) HP
5 4 (2.78%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.08%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (2.08%) SAP
6 3 (2.08%) Informatica
6 3 (2.08%) Google
6 3 (2.08%) Splunk
7 2 (1.39%) VMware
7 2 (1.39%) Sun
7 2 (1.39%) Intel
7 2 (1.39%) IBM
7 2 (1.39%) Siebel
8 1 (0.69%) Citrix
8 1 (0.69%) BMC
8 1 (0.69%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.69%) ION Trading
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