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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 584 552 571
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +19
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 66 103 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 48 33
Median daily rate £400 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £309 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £456 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £65.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 -

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
44886 46891 44206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.24% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29645 30456 27407
Median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1266 1195
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.76 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 22 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 25 August 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 -36 54 £413 +7.14% 7
London -20 27 £425 -2.85% 3
Scotland +9 12 £320 -6.90%
Glasgow +5 12 £320 -6.90%
East of England +21 8 £340 +8.80%
Hertfordshire +20 8 £340 -9.33%
North West +7 8 £350 +5.26% 1
West Midlands -29 7 £400 +3.89% 2
City of London +39 6 £425 -
Cheshire +9 6 £350 +7.69%
Solihull - 6 - - 1
Warrington +18 5 £350 +7.69%
Watford +6 4 £330 -12.00%
Leeds +5 3 £450 +31.38%
West Yorkshire +2 3 £450 +31.38%
Yorkshire +1 3 £450 +31.38%
Canary Wharf +3 1 £475 -
Coventry - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 £400 - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £425 -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 134 (75.28%) Performance Tuning
2 125 (70.22%) SQL
3 108 (60.67%) Oracle
4 92 (51.69%) Unix
5 84 (47.19%) Oracle Database
6 81 (45.51%) Linux
7 58 (32.58%) SQL Server
8 50 (28.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 48 (26.97%) Finance
10 47 (26.40%) Perl
10 47 (26.40%) Oracle RAC
11 46 (25.84%) Shell Script
12 45 (25.28%) OO
13 44 (24.72%) WebLogic
14 42 (23.60%) SDLC
15 38 (21.35%) Windows
15 38 (21.35%) Java
16 36 (20.22%) Oracle Database 10g
16 36 (20.22%) Security Cleared
17 35 (19.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 35 (19.66%) C++
18 34 (19.10%) Software Engineering
19 32 (17.98%) Data Guard
19 32 (17.98%) Relational Database
20 31 (17.42%) RDBMS
20 31 (17.42%) Oracle EBS
21 30 (16.85%) ETL
21 30 (16.85%) PL/SQL
22 29 (16.29%) Oracle EBS R12
22 29 (16.29%) 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 (24.72%) WebLogic
2 28 (15.73%) Oracle Application Server
3 7 (3.93%) IIS
4 4 (2.25%) Apache
5 1 (0.56%) JBoss
5 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.81%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 31 (17.42%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (16.29%) Oracle 11i
2 29 (16.29%) Oracle Applications
2 29 (16.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.37%) SAN
2 2 (1.12%) DHCP
2 2 (1.12%) DNS
2 2 (1.12%) Firewall
3 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.56%) InfiniBand
3 1 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (47.19%) Oracle Database
2 58 (32.58%) SQL Server
3 50 (28.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 36 (20.22%) Oracle Database 10g
5 35 (19.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (17.98%) Relational Database
7 31 (17.42%) RDBMS
8 28 (15.73%) OLTP
8 28 (15.73%) Oracle Discoverer
9 25 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (13.48%) DB2
10 24 (13.48%) MySQL
10 24 (13.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 23 (12.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (10.11%) SQL Server 2014
13 15 (8.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (7.87%) Oracle Database 12c
15 11 (6.18%) Oracle BI EE
15 11 (6.18%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (4.49%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (9.55%) JUnit
2 9 (5.06%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (3.37%) JIRA
3 6 (3.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (2.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.81%) ClearCase
4 5 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.56%) Subversion
5 1 (0.56%) Toad
General
1 48 (26.97%) Finance
2 18 (10.11%) Banking
3 16 (8.99%) Front Office
4 10 (5.62%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.37%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Legal
6 2 (1.12%) Retail
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 94 (52.81%) Developer
2 67 (37.64%) DBA
3 35 (19.66%) Oracle DBA
4 30 (16.85%) C++ Developer
4 30 (16.85%) Oracle Developer
4 30 (16.85%) SQL Developer
5 24 (13.48%) SC Cleared DBA
6 21 (11.80%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 18 (10.11%) SQL DBA
8 17 (9.55%) Java Developer
9 16 (8.99%) Administrator
9 16 (8.99%) Unix Developer
10 15 (8.43%) Linux Developer
10 15 (8.43%) MySQL Developer
10 15 (8.43%) Senior Developer
11 12 (6.74%) SSIS Developer
12 10 (5.62%) ETL Developer
12 10 (5.62%) SQL Server DBA
13 8 (4.49%) Consultant
13 8 (4.49%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.92%) STL
2 22 (12.36%) Spring
3 18 (10.11%) J2SE
4 15 (8.43%) jQuery
5 13 (7.30%) JMS
6 12 (6.74%) Web Services
7 11 (6.18%) XML
8 10 (5.62%) .NET
8 10 (5.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (5.06%) AngularJS
10 8 (4.49%) Ajax
11 5 (2.81%) ASP.NET
11 5 (2.81%) CSS
11 5 (2.81%) HTML
12 4 (2.25%) Django
12 4 (2.25%) Velocity
13 3 (1.69%) JSON
13 3 (1.69%) Unity DI Container
14 1 (0.56%) Hibernate
14 1 (0.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (12.36%) Replication
3 12 (6.74%) Equity Derivative
4 11 (6.18%) N-Tier
5 10 (5.62%) Clustering
6 7 (3.93%) Derivative
6 7 (3.93%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.25%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.69%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.69%) Equities
8 3 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.69%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.12%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.56%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.56%) Fintech
10 1 (0.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 92 (51.69%) Unix
2 81 (45.51%) Linux
3 38 (21.35%) Windows
4 6 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.81%) Debian
5 5 (2.81%) Solaris
6 4 (2.25%) zOS
7 3 (1.69%) AIX
8 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (75.28%) Performance Tuning
2 45 (25.28%) OO
3 42 (23.60%) SDLC
4 34 (19.10%) Software Engineering
5 30 (16.85%) ETL
6 28 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (12.92%) Release Management
8 22 (12.36%) Data Modelling
9 18 (10.11%) High Availability
9 18 (10.11%) OOD
10 14 (7.87%) Physical Data Model
11 12 (6.74%) Database Optimisation
11 12 (6.74%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (6.74%) Logical Data Model
11 12 (6.74%) Migration
11 12 (6.74%) Performance Monitoring
12 11 (6.18%) Database Security
13 10 (5.62%) MVC
14 8 (4.49%) Analytics
14 8 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 125 (70.22%) SQL
2 47 (26.40%) Perl
3 46 (25.84%) Shell Script
4 38 (21.35%) Java
5 35 (19.66%) C++
6 30 (16.85%) PL/SQL
7 27 (15.17%) Python
8 26 (14.61%) T-SQL
9 15 (8.43%) C#
9 15 (8.43%) VBA
10 9 (5.06%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.37%) VB
12 5 (2.81%) C
13 3 (1.69%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.69%) VBScript
14 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (20.22%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.73%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.30%) OCP
3 13 (7.30%) Oracle Certification
4 11 (6.18%) Degree
5 3 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.56%) CCNA
6 1 (0.56%) CCNP
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.56%) HND
6 1 (0.56%) MCP
6 1 (0.56%) MCSE
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.25%) SLA
2 2 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.56%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (26.40%) Oracle RAC
2 28 (15.73%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.81%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.25%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.12%) HDFS
5 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 32 (17.98%) Data Guard
2 12 (6.74%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (2.81%) BladeLogic
3 5 (2.81%) Control-M
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.12%) SCOM
6 1 (0.56%) Foglight
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 108 (60.67%) Oracle
2 20 (11.24%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.24%) Sybase
3 8 (4.49%) Remedy
4 5 (2.81%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.81%) Informatica
5 4 (2.25%) Teradata
6 3 (1.69%) Lumension
6 3 (1.69%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.12%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.12%) Percona
7 2 (1.12%) Siebel
7 2 (1.12%) Tableau
7 2 (1.12%) Veritas
7 2 (1.12%) VMware
8 1 (0.56%) Altiris
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco
8 1 (0.56%) Imperva
8 1 (0.56%) Microgen
8 1 (0.56%) TIBCO