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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 561 561 568
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 83 83 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 34 31
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £309 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £463 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 £65.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.38% -48.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year
-65.38% -

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
44752 45442 41756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.70% 79.80% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29560 29386 25936
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1183 1176
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 25 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 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 -24 65 £425 +10.74% 13
London -4 34 £425 +3.03% 4
Glasgow +10 17 £335 -4.28% 1
Scotland +9 17 £335 -4.28% 1
West Midlands - 17 £400 - 2
Solihull - 15 - - 1
City of London +39 6 £425 +3.03%
East of England +22 5 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +3 5 £413 +23.13% 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £450 -
Sheffield - 3 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 1
Canary Wharf +5 2 £538 -
West Yorkshire -2 2 £450 +34.32%
Leeds -12 2 £450 +34.32%
North West -18 2 - - 5
Coventry - 2 £400 -
Essex +8 1 - - 1
East Midlands -1 1 - -
South East -6 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 139 (72.77%) Performance Tuning
2 131 (68.59%) SQL
3 120 (62.83%) Oracle
4 97 (50.79%) Unix
5 95 (49.74%) Oracle Database
6 92 (48.17%) Linux
7 63 (32.98%) SQL Server
8 59 (30.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 51 (26.70%) Shell Script
10 50 (26.18%) Perl
10 50 (26.18%) Oracle RAC
11 49 (25.65%) Finance
12 45 (23.56%) Windows
12 45 (23.56%) OO
13 44 (23.04%) WebLogic
13 44 (23.04%) Oracle Database 10g
13 44 (23.04%) SDLC
14 39 (20.42%) Security Cleared
14 39 (20.42%) PL/SQL
15 38 (19.90%) Java
16 36 (18.85%) C++
17 34 (17.80%) Software Engineering
17 34 (17.80%) Data Guard
17 34 (17.80%) Oracle EBS
18 32 (16.75%) ETL
18 32 (16.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 31 (16.23%) Relational Database
20 30 (15.71%) Oracle Application Server
20 30 (15.71%) Oracle EBS R12
20 30 (15.71%) Oracle 11i

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 44 (23.04%) WebLogic
2 30 (15.71%) Oracle Application Server
3 7 (3.66%) IIS
4 5 (2.62%) Apache
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.62%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 34 (17.80%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (15.71%) Oracle 11i
2 30 (15.71%) Oracle Applications
2 30 (15.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.09%) SAN
2 2 (1.05%) DHCP
2 2 (1.05%) DNS
2 2 (1.05%) Firewall
3 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.52%) InfiniBand
3 1 (0.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (49.74%) Oracle Database
2 63 (32.98%) SQL Server
3 59 (30.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 44 (23.04%) Oracle Database 10g
5 32 (16.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (16.23%) Relational Database
7 30 (15.71%) MySQL
7 30 (15.71%) RDBMS
8 28 (14.66%) OLTP
8 28 (14.66%) Oracle Discoverer
9 24 (12.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (11.52%) DB2
10 22 (11.52%) Oracle Database 12c
11 21 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (9.95%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (9.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (9.42%) SQL Server 2014
14 14 (7.33%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (5.76%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 16 (8.38%) JUnit
2 11 (5.76%) Oracle APEX
3 8 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.62%) ClearCase
5 5 (2.62%) JIRA
6 2 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.52%) Toad
General
1 49 (25.65%) Finance
2 18 (9.42%) Banking
3 15 (7.85%) Front Office
4 12 (6.28%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Legal
6 2 (1.05%) Retail
7 1 (0.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.52%) French Language
7 1 (0.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 95 (49.74%) Developer
2 76 (39.79%) DBA
3 44 (23.04%) Oracle DBA
4 35 (18.32%) Oracle Developer
5 32 (16.75%) SQL Developer
6 31 (16.23%) C++ Developer
7 24 (12.57%) SC Cleared DBA
8 21 (10.99%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 21 (10.99%) SQL DBA
8 21 (10.99%) Unix Developer
9 20 (10.47%) Linux Developer
9 20 (10.47%) MySQL Developer
10 17 (8.90%) Administrator
11 15 (7.85%) Java Developer
12 13 (6.81%) Senior Developer
13 12 (6.28%) ETL Developer
13 12 (6.28%) SSIS Developer
14 11 (5.76%) SQL Server Developer
15 10 (5.24%) SQL Server DBA
16 8 (4.19%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.57%) STL
2 21 (10.99%) Spring
3 17 (8.90%) J2SE
4 15 (7.85%) jQuery
5 12 (6.28%) .NET
5 12 (6.28%) JMS
5 12 (6.28%) Web Services
6 11 (5.76%) XML
7 10 (5.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (4.71%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.19%) Ajax
10 5 (2.62%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.62%) CSS
10 5 (2.62%) HTML
11 4 (2.09%) Django
11 4 (2.09%) Velocity
12 3 (1.57%) JSON
12 3 (1.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 3 (1.57%) Unity DI Container
13 2 (1.05%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (11.52%) Replication
3 11 (5.76%) Equity Derivative
3 11 (5.76%) N-Tier
4 8 (4.19%) Clustering
5 7 (3.66%) Derivative
5 7 (3.66%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.09%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.57%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.57%) Equities
7 3 (1.57%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.57%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.05%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.52%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.52%) Fintech
9 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 97 (50.79%) Unix
2 92 (48.17%) Linux
3 45 (23.56%) Windows
4 10 (5.24%) Solaris
5 6 (3.14%) AIX
5 6 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.62%) Debian
7 4 (2.09%) zOS
8 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (72.77%) Performance Tuning
2 45 (23.56%) OO
3 44 (23.04%) SDLC
4 34 (17.80%) Software Engineering
5 32 (16.75%) ETL
6 29 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (12.57%) Release Management
8 21 (10.99%) Data Modelling
9 20 (10.47%) High Availability
10 18 (9.42%) Migration
11 17 (8.90%) OOD
12 14 (7.33%) Enterprise Architecture
12 14 (7.33%) Physical Data Model
13 12 (6.28%) Database Optimisation
13 12 (6.28%) Database Security
13 12 (6.28%) Logical Data Model
14 11 (5.76%) Performance Monitoring
15 10 (5.24%) MVC
16 9 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (4.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 131 (68.59%) SQL
2 51 (26.70%) Shell Script
3 50 (26.18%) Perl
4 39 (20.42%) PL/SQL
5 38 (19.90%) Java
6 36 (18.85%) C++
7 29 (15.18%) Python
8 24 (12.57%) T-SQL
9 16 (8.38%) C#
10 15 (7.85%) VBA
11 9 (4.71%) JavaScript
12 7 (3.66%) C
13 6 (3.14%) VB
14 5 (2.62%) VBScript
15 4 (2.09%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.52%) PHP
16 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (20.42%) Security Cleared
2 28 (14.66%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.85%) Oracle Certification
4 14 (7.33%) OCP
5 12 (6.28%) Degree
6 4 (2.09%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.52%) CCNA
8 1 (0.52%) CCNP
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.52%) HND
8 1 (0.52%) MCP
8 1 (0.52%) MCSE
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.14%) SLA
2 3 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 50 (26.18%) Oracle RAC
2 28 (14.66%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.62%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.05%) HDFS
5 2 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 34 (17.80%) Data Guard
2 21 (10.99%) Oracle RMAN
3 11 (5.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (2.62%) BladeLogic
4 5 (2.62%) Control-M
5 4 (2.09%) SCOM
6 1 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 120 (62.83%) Oracle
2 30 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.95%) Sybase
4 8 (4.19%) Remedy
5 6 (3.14%) Informatica
6 5 (2.62%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.09%) Lumension
7 4 (2.09%) Veritas
8 3 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.57%) Teradata
8 3 (1.57%) VMware
9 2 (1.05%) Cognos
9 2 (1.05%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.05%) Percona
9 2 (1.05%) Siebel
9 2 (1.05%) Tableau
9 2 (1.05%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.52%) Altiris
10 1 (0.52%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco
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