The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 524 515 486
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -29
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 60 48 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.096% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.13% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 51
Average daily rate
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£370 £445 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.85% +36.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £348 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+212.50% +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39059 36470 40170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.82% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24278 21979 22955
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1165 1063 1399
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.84 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 +1 57 £370 -15.90% 24
London +28 39 £375 -25.00% 11
City of London +32 8 £345 - 5
North West +2 6 £388 -18.42% 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £300 -
East of England - 5 £300 -
Manchester - 4 - -
Scotland -6 3 £513 +13.88% 2
South West -32 3 £350 -0.70% 5
Edinburgh - 3 £513 - 2
Berkshire +2 1 - - 1
South East -8 1 - - 5
West Midlands -14 1 - - 1
Ealing - 1 £395 -
Wales - - - - 2
South Coast - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
South Wales - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 86 (76.11%) SQL
2 72 (63.72%) Oracle
3 56 (49.56%) Oracle Database
4 54 (47.79%) Performance Tuning
5 41 (36.28%) SQL Server
6 36 (31.86%) UNIX
7 35 (30.97%) Linux
8 33 (29.20%) Finance
9 32 (28.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 28 (24.78%) PL/SQL
11 25 (22.12%) Oracle Database 10g
11 25 (22.12%) Replication
12 24 (21.24%) Migration
12 24 (21.24%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (20.35%) ETL
14 19 (16.81%) Java
15 18 (15.93%) Oracle RAC
16 17 (15.04%) XML
16 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
16 17 (15.04%) Relational Database
16 17 (15.04%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (14.16%) Perl
18 15 (13.27%) OO
18 15 (13.27%) Oracle Reports
19 14 (12.39%) Data Modelling
19 14 (12.39%) RDBMS
20 13 (11.50%) Disaster Recovery
21 12 (10.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 12 (10.62%) Solaris

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 7 (6.19%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.42%) MQSeries
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.77%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.88%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (6.19%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (5.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (4.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (4.42%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.77%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) LDAP
2 2 (1.77%) HTTP
2 2 (1.77%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (49.56%) Oracle Database
2 41 (36.28%) SQL Server
3 32 (28.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 25 (22.12%) Oracle Database 10g
5 24 (21.24%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (15.04%) Relational Database
6 17 (15.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (13.27%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (12.39%) RDBMS
9 12 (10.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (9.73%) OLTP
11 10 (8.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (7.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (7.08%) DB2
14 7 (6.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (6.19%) Oracle Exadata
15 6 (5.31%) Sybase ASE
16 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2005
16 5 (4.42%) VLDB
16 5 (4.42%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (10.62%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (7.96%) Subversion
3 7 (6.19%) Oracle APEX
3 7 (6.19%) PVCS
3 7 (6.19%) Toad
4 5 (4.42%) JDeveloper
5 4 (3.54%) JUnit
5 4 (3.54%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.65%) ClearCase
6 3 (2.65%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.77%) NUnit
7 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 33 (29.20%) Finance
2 11 (9.73%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.54%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.54%) Front Office
5 2 (1.77%) Marketing
5 2 (1.77%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) German Language
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Automotive
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (40.71%) DBA
2 43 (38.05%) Developer
3 23 (20.35%) SQL DBA
4 19 (16.81%) Oracle Developer
5 12 (10.62%) Consultant
5 12 (10.62%) Oracle DBA
6 10 (8.85%) SQL Server DBA
7 9 (7.96%) C++ Developer
7 9 (7.96%) SQL Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Administrator
8 7 (6.19%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Sybase DBA
10 4 (3.54%) Oracle Financials Consultant
10 4 (3.54%) Architect
10 4 (3.54%) Oracle Consultant
10 4 (3.54%) DB2 DBA
11 3 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.04%) XML
2 9 (7.96%) STL
3 8 (7.08%) Web Services
3 8 (7.08%) JMS
3 8 (7.08%) .NET
3 8 (7.08%) CSS
4 7 (6.19%) Ajax
4 7 (6.19%) JSON
4 7 (6.19%) Dojo
4 7 (6.19%) jQuery
5 6 (5.31%) Middleware
6 4 (3.54%) HTML
6 4 (3.54%) WCF
6 4 (3.54%) Oracle Streams
7 3 (2.65%) Spring
7 3 (2.65%) HTML5
7 3 (2.65%) XSD
7 3 (2.65%) XSLT
7 3 (2.65%) J2SE
7 3 (2.65%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.12%) Replication
2 6 (5.31%) N-Tier
2 6 (5.31%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.54%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (3.54%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.65%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.65%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.77%) Clustering
5 2 (1.77%) Equities
5 2 (1.77%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.77%) Statistics
5 2 (1.77%) Taxonomies
5 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) FMCG
6 1 (0.88%) LPAR
6 1 (0.88%) Open Source
6 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.88%) Derivative
6 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.86%) UNIX
2 35 (30.97%) Linux
3 12 (10.62%) Windows
3 12 (10.62%) Solaris
4 7 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.54%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.65%) AIX
7 2 (1.77%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (47.79%) Performance Tuning
2 24 (21.24%) Migration
3 23 (20.35%) ETL
4 16 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (13.27%) OO
6 14 (12.39%) Data Modelling
7 13 (11.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (9.73%) SOA
8 11 (9.73%) Performance Analysis
9 10 (8.85%) Multithreading
10 9 (7.96%) Data Management
11 8 (7.08%) Workflow
11 8 (7.08%) ITIL
11 8 (7.08%) Database Security
12 7 (6.19%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (6.19%) Configuration Management
12 7 (6.19%) Validation
13 6 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (5.31%) Service Management
14 5 (4.42%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 86 (76.11%) SQL
2 28 (24.78%) PL/SQL
3 19 (16.81%) Java
4 16 (14.16%) Perl
5 11 (9.73%) C++
5 11 (9.73%) T-SQL
6 10 (8.85%) C#
7 8 (7.08%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.08%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.42%) Python
9 2 (1.77%) JCL
9 2 (1.77%) REXX
10 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.88%) XQuery
10 1 (0.88%) VBScript
10 1 (0.88%) VB
10 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (7.08%) Degree
2 6 (5.31%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (4.42%) OCP
4 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.88%) MCP
6 1 (0.88%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) SLA
2 3 (2.65%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (15.93%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (5.31%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (3.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.96%) Data Guard
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle Statspack
3 4 (3.54%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.65%) Control-M
5 2 (1.77%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 72 (63.72%) Oracle
2 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.73%) Sybase
4 10 (8.85%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.31%) Business Objects
6 4 (3.54%) HP
6 4 (3.54%) IBM
7 3 (2.65%) SAP
7 3 (2.65%) Perforce
8 2 (1.77%) VMware
8 2 (1.77%) Informatica
8 2 (1.77%) Cognos
8 2 (1.77%) BMC
8 2 (1.77%) Reuters
8 2 (1.77%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.88%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.88%) Citrix
9 1 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.88%) ION Trading
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