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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 522 499 509
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 70 71 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 28
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£460 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £318 £223
% change year-on-year
+25.98% +42.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -29 65 £460 +15.00% 16
London +25 49 £470 +6.81% 10
City of London +11 18 £500 - 5
South East -33 5 £525 +61.53% 3
Surrey -4 4 £525 +55.55% 1
South Wales -12 4 £325 +6.99% 1
Wales -20 4 £325 -2.25% 1
Cardiff -7 3 - - 1
South West -27 3 £450 +71.42% 1
West Midlands -7 2 £388 +23.01%
Warwickshire - 2 £388 -
Warwick - 2 £388 -
Berkshire -3 1 - -
Scotland -8 1 £475 -
North West -11 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -15 1 £270 -34.54%
Manchester - 1 - -
Melksham - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Redruth - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 127 (86.39%) SQL
2 97 (65.99%) Oracle
3 79 (53.74%) Performance Tuning
4 74 (50.34%) Oracle Database
5 66 (44.90%) UNIX
6 53 (36.05%) Linux
6 53 (36.05%) SQL Server
7 51 (34.69%) Relational Database
8 44 (29.93%) Windows
9 41 (27.89%) Finance
10 40 (27.21%) PL/SQL
11 36 (24.49%) OO
12 33 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
13 31 (21.09%) RDBMS
13 31 (21.09%) Microsoft
14 29 (19.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 28 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 27 (18.37%) Replication
16 27 (18.37%) Oracle Database 11g
16 27 (18.37%) SQL Server 2008
17 25 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (17.01%) Banking
18 24 (16.33%) ETL
18 24 (16.33%) XML
19 23 (15.65%) Oracle Database 10g
19 23 (15.65%) Database Security
20 22 (14.97%) C#
20 22 (14.97%) Java
21 21 (14.29%) C++
21 21 (14.29%) .NET

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (4.76%) IIS
2 4 (2.72%) Lotus Domino
2 4 (2.72%) Apache
2 4 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.04%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (6.12%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (4.76%) Markit EDM
3 4 (2.72%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.80%) FTP
2 5 (3.40%) Internet
3 3 (2.04%) DNS
4 2 (1.36%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (50.34%) Oracle Database
2 53 (36.05%) SQL Server
3 51 (34.69%) Relational Database
4 31 (21.09%) RDBMS
5 29 (19.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (18.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 27 (18.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (15.65%) Oracle Database 10g
9 21 (14.29%) OLTP
9 21 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 19 (12.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (9.52%) DB2
12 12 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (7.48%) Sybase ASE
14 10 (6.80%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (6.80%) SQL Server 2000
15 9 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (6.12%) DTS
16 8 (5.44%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 11 (7.48%) Subversion
2 10 (6.80%) Toad
2 10 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.44%) Oracle APEX
4 7 (4.76%) JUnit
4 7 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (4.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (2.72%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.04%) NUnit
7 3 (2.04%) CruiseControl
7 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.04%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (2.04%) Moq
7 3 (2.04%) Hudson
7 3 (2.04%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.36%) PVCS
8 2 (1.36%) ClearCase
General
1 41 (27.89%) Finance
2 25 (17.01%) Banking
3 10 (6.80%) Investment Banking
3 10 (6.80%) Front Office
4 6 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.40%) Games
5 5 (3.40%) Retail
6 3 (2.04%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 73 (49.66%) Developer
2 54 (36.73%) DBA
3 24 (16.33%) SQL DBA
4 20 (13.61%) Oracle DBA
5 18 (12.24%) C++ Developer
6 16 (10.88%) Oracle Developer
7 11 (7.48%) Sybase DBA
8 10 (6.80%) Administrator
8 10 (6.80%) Analyst
9 8 (5.44%) Software Developer
10 7 (4.76%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.76%) SQL Developer
11 5 (3.40%) C# Developer
11 5 (3.40%) Senior Developer
12 4 (2.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (2.72%) Consultant
12 4 (2.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Developer
13 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Developer
13 3 (2.04%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.33%) XML
2 21 (14.29%) .NET
3 18 (12.24%) STL
4 12 (8.16%) ASP.NET
4 12 (8.16%) HTML
5 10 (6.80%) Web Services
5 10 (6.80%) Ajax
5 10 (6.80%) jQuery
6 8 (5.44%) CSS
7 7 (4.76%) J2SE
7 7 (4.76%) JMS
7 7 (4.76%) Spring
8 6 (4.08%) Razor View Engine
8 6 (4.08%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.08%) Middleware
8 6 (4.08%) WinForms
8 6 (4.08%) DHTML
8 6 (4.08%) ADO.NET
9 4 (2.72%) JSON
9 4 (2.72%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (18.37%) Replication
3 11 (7.48%) Clustering
4 8 (5.44%) Open Source
5 7 (4.76%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.72%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.04%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.04%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.36%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.36%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.36%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.36%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.68%) Equities
9 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 66 (44.90%) UNIX
2 53 (36.05%) Linux
3 44 (29.93%) Windows
4 20 (13.61%) Solaris
5 18 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (8.84%) AIX
7 10 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.76%) CentOS
9 3 (2.04%) VMS
9 3 (2.04%) OpenVMS
9 3 (2.04%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (53.74%) Performance Tuning
2 36 (24.49%) OO
3 25 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (16.33%) ETL
5 23 (15.65%) Database Security
6 20 (13.61%) Data Modelling
6 20 (13.61%) Multithreading
7 16 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (10.88%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (8.16%) Change Management
10 11 (7.48%) OOD
11 10 (6.80%) Unit Testing
12 9 (6.12%) Configuration Management
13 8 (5.44%) Data Analysis
13 8 (5.44%) Migration
14 7 (4.76%) Investment Management
14 7 (4.76%) Dimensional Modelling
14 7 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (4.76%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 127 (86.39%) SQL
2 40 (27.21%) PL/SQL
3 22 (14.97%) C#
3 22 (14.97%) Java
4 21 (14.29%) C++
5 19 (12.93%) Perl
5 19 (12.93%) T-SQL
6 18 (12.24%) Shell Script
7 13 (8.84%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.76%) Korn
9 6 (4.08%) VBScript
9 6 (4.08%) VB.NET
10 5 (3.40%) Python
10 5 (3.40%) PHP
10 5 (3.40%) C
11 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (5.44%) Degree
2 4 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.04%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.36%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.36%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (6.12%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.36%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (2.72%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.36%) Control-M
Vendors
1 97 (65.99%) Oracle
2 31 (21.09%) Microsoft
3 19 (12.93%) Sybase
4 11 (7.48%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.72%) Intel
5 4 (2.72%) Remedy
5 4 (2.72%) Charles River
5 4 (2.72%) Sun
5 4 (2.72%) SAP
5 4 (2.72%) Google
5 4 (2.72%) Tableau
6 3 (2.04%) Splunk
6 3 (2.04%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.04%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (2.04%) Informatica
7 2 (1.36%) Embarcadero
7 2 (1.36%) Perforce
7 2 (1.36%) Teradata
7 2 (1.36%) HP
7 2 (1.36%) thinkFolio
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £455.00 per day
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £455.00 per day
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
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Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago