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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 544 535 500
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -35
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 52 60 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 37
Average daily rate
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£406 £368 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.54% -8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £282 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £125.00 -
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
41173 39816 35317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.21% 75.21% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26232 25172 21131
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1182 1174 1060
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -11.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.77 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £50.00 £49.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 24 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 May 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 -41 37 £450 +20.80% 23
London -3 25 £413 +10.00% 7
Scotland +11 14 £375 +11.11%
Glasgow - 13 £375 -
City of London +9 5 £413 +17.85% 1
East Midlands - 4 - -
South East -4 3 £363 -0.68% 3
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Nottingham - 3 - -
East of England +5 2 £450 +28.57% 2
Berkshire +4 2 £378 +3.42% 2
North West -29 2 - - 5
Merseyside - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £450 - 1
Peterborough - 2 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire +3 1 £363 -
Milton Keynes +2 1 £363 -
Leeds -13 1 £450 +38.46% 2
West Yorkshire -15 1 £450 +38.46% 2
Yorkshire -20 1 £450 +38.46% 3
Isle of Man - 1 £400 -
Windsor - 1 £305 -
Wokingham - 1 £450 -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 105 (82.03%) SQL
2 83 (64.84%) Performance Tuning
3 67 (52.34%) Oracle
4 51 (39.84%) UNIX
5 50 (39.06%) SQL Server
5 50 (39.06%) Oracle Database
6 49 (38.28%) Linux
7 43 (33.59%) Relational Database
8 39 (30.47%) OO
9 38 (29.69%) Finance
10 37 (28.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 37 (28.91%) SDLC
11 33 (25.78%) Analytical Skills
12 31 (24.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 28 (21.88%) Microsoft
14 24 (18.75%) Java
14 24 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (17.97%) PL/SQL
16 22 (17.19%) T-SQL
16 22 (17.19%) C++
16 22 (17.19%) Sybase
17 20 (15.63%) MySQL
18 19 (14.84%) C#
18 19 (14.84%) ETL
18 19 (14.84%) STL
18 19 (14.84%) OLTP
18 19 (14.84%) Multithreading
19 18 (14.06%) Windows
20 17 (13.28%) .NET
20 17 (13.28%) RDBMS

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.78%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (0.78%) Apache
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.34%) MS Office
3 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.78%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.78%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.03%) FTP
2 4 (3.13%) SAN
3 3 (2.34%) Internet
3 3 (2.34%) Firewall
4 2 (1.56%) Intranet
4 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (39.06%) SQL Server
1 50 (39.06%) Oracle Database
2 43 (33.59%) Relational Database
3 37 (28.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (24.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (15.63%) MySQL
6 19 (14.84%) OLTP
7 17 (13.28%) RDBMS
7 17 (13.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (12.50%) DB2
9 15 (11.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (10.16%) Oracle Database 10g
10 13 (10.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (10.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (6.25%) DTS
12 8 (6.25%) OLAP
12 8 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (6.25%) MongoDB
12 8 (6.25%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 15 (11.72%) JUnit
2 10 (7.81%) Toad
3 9 (7.03%) Subversion
3 9 (7.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.13%) NUnit
5 4 (3.13%) CruiseControl
5 4 (3.13%) MSBuild
5 4 (3.13%) Hudson
5 4 (3.13%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (3.13%) Moq
6 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (2.34%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.78%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.78%) LoadRunner
General
1 38 (29.69%) Finance
2 15 (11.72%) Banking
3 11 (8.59%) Front Office
4 8 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.34%) Retail
7 2 (1.56%) Legal
7 2 (1.56%) Advertising
7 2 (1.56%) Games
8 1 (0.78%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 78 (60.94%) Developer
2 33 (25.78%) DBA
3 19 (14.84%) C++ Developer
4 18 (14.06%) Administrator
5 17 (13.28%) Java Developer
6 15 (11.72%) SQL Developer
7 10 (7.81%) SQL DBA
7 10 (7.81%) Oracle DBA
8 9 (7.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 9 (7.03%) Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Business Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Consultant
11 4 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (3.13%) .NET Developer
12 3 (2.34%) Report Analyst
12 3 (2.34%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.84%) STL
2 17 (13.28%) .NET
3 15 (11.72%) JMS
3 15 (11.72%) J2SE
3 15 (11.72%) Spring
4 13 (10.16%) XML
5 12 (9.38%) ASP.NET
6 8 (6.25%) HTML
7 7 (5.47%) Ajax
7 7 (5.47%) jQuery
7 7 (5.47%) Web Services
7 7 (5.47%) Middleware
8 6 (4.69%) CSS
8 6 (4.69%) .NET Framework
9 5 (3.91%) Razor View Engine
9 5 (3.91%) WinForms
9 5 (3.91%) ADO.NET
9 5 (3.91%) DHTML
10 4 (3.13%) XSLT
10 4 (3.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.78%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.81%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (3.13%) Equities
3 4 (3.13%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.34%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.34%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.78%) Replication
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 51 (39.84%) UNIX
2 49 (38.28%) Linux
3 18 (14.06%) Windows
4 9 (7.03%) AIX
4 9 (7.03%) Solaris
5 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.56%) VMS
6 2 (1.56%) OpenVMS
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (64.84%) Performance Tuning
2 39 (30.47%) OO
3 37 (28.91%) SDLC
4 24 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (14.84%) ETL
5 19 (14.84%) Multithreading
6 14 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.59%) OOD
7 11 (8.59%) Database Security
8 9 (7.03%) Software Engineering
8 9 (7.03%) Open Source
8 9 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.25%) Investment Management
10 7 (5.47%) ITIL
10 7 (5.47%) MVC
11 6 (4.69%) Use Case
11 6 (4.69%) Dimensional Modelling
11 6 (4.69%) TDD
11 6 (4.69%) Migration
12 5 (3.91%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 105 (82.03%) SQL
2 24 (18.75%) Java
3 23 (17.97%) PL/SQL
4 22 (17.19%) T-SQL
4 22 (17.19%) C++
5 19 (14.84%) C#
6 15 (11.72%) Perl
7 12 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 12 (9.38%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.91%) VBScript
8 5 (3.91%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.56%) C
9 2 (1.56%) PHP
9 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (5.47%) Degree
2 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) MCSE
3 1 (0.78%) MCSA
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (7.81%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (7.81%) Data Guard
2 9 (7.03%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.56%) Foglight
3 2 (1.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 67 (52.34%) Oracle
2 28 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 22 (17.19%) Sybase
4 8 (6.25%) Tableau
5 6 (4.69%) Charles River
6 3 (2.34%) Red Gate
6 3 (2.34%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.34%) NetApp
6 3 (2.34%) Remedy
7 2 (1.56%) HP
7 2 (1.56%) Actimize
7 2 (1.56%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.78%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.78%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.78%) VMware
8 1 (0.78%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.78%) IBM
8 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.78%) Mercator
8 1 (0.78%) Bloomberg
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