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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 542 529 509
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 71 63 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 30
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £277 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £434 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £65.00 £125.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +212.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - £40.00

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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 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 3 July 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 -32 59 £375 +7.14% 25
London -19 32 £413 +10.00% 6
North West -14 10 £325 -13.33% 3
Scotland +9 8 £313 -3.84% 3
City of London -9 8 £444 +26.78% 3
Glasgow - 7 £338 - 1
Merseyside - 6 - - 1
Liverpool - 5 - -
Cheshire 0 4 £325 -18.75%
South East -10 4 £334 - 5
West Yorkshire -18 4 £335 +3.07% 8
Yorkshire -19 4 £335 +3.07% 9
Leeds -24 4 £335 +3.07% 7
Warrington - 4 £325 -
South West -8 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Nottingham - 3 - -
Cheltenham - 3 - -
East of England -1 2 £450 +50.00% 1
Peterborough - 2 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £450 -
Berkshire +14 1 £305 - 4
Edinburgh +2 1 £313 +11.60% 1
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £363 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £363 -
Windsor - 1 £305 -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 116 (78.38%) SQL
2 90 (60.81%) Performance Tuning
3 79 (53.38%) Oracle
4 67 (45.27%) Oracle Database
5 66 (44.59%) UNIX
5 66 (44.59%) Linux
6 45 (30.41%) Finance
7 44 (29.73%) SQL Server
8 39 (26.35%) OO
8 39 (26.35%) SDLC
9 38 (25.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 36 (24.32%) Relational Database
11 34 (22.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 33 (22.30%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (19.59%) Java
14 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (17.57%) ETL
16 25 (16.89%) PL/SQL
16 25 (16.89%) Microsoft
17 24 (16.22%) C++
17 24 (16.22%) Sybase
17 24 (16.22%) MySQL
17 24 (16.22%) Multithreading
18 23 (15.54%) STL
18 23 (15.54%) OLTP
19 22 (14.86%) Oracle Database 11g
20 21 (14.19%) DB2
21 20 (13.51%) T-SQL
22 19 (12.84%) Perl
22 19 (12.84%) RDBMS

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (2.70%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.35%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.35%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.68%) Endur
4 1 (0.68%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.68%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.73%) SAN
2 3 (2.03%) Internet
2 3 (2.03%) Firewall
3 2 (1.35%) Intranet
3 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (45.27%) Oracle Database
2 44 (29.73%) SQL Server
3 38 (25.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (24.32%) Relational Database
5 34 (22.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (16.22%) MySQL
7 23 (15.54%) OLTP
8 22 (14.86%) Oracle Database 11g
9 21 (14.19%) DB2
10 19 (12.84%) RDBMS
11 16 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (10.14%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (9.46%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (8.11%) MongoDB
15 11 (7.43%) NoSQL
16 8 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
17 7 (4.73%) OLAP
17 7 (4.73%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 17 (11.49%) JUnit
2 5 (3.38%) Subversion
3 4 (2.70%) JMeter
3 4 (2.70%) VisualVM
4 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (2.03%) Toad
5 2 (1.35%) NUnit
5 2 (1.35%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.35%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (1.35%) Moq
5 2 (1.35%) Hudson
5 2 (1.35%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.68%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
General
1 45 (30.41%) Finance
2 16 (10.81%) Banking
3 13 (8.78%) Front Office
4 6 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.03%) Retail
6 2 (1.35%) Games
6 2 (1.35%) Back Office
6 2 (1.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 82 (55.41%) Developer
2 45 (30.41%) DBA
3 23 (15.54%) C++ Developer
4 21 (14.19%) Administrator
5 20 (13.51%) SQL Developer
6 19 (12.84%) Java Developer
7 17 (11.49%) Oracle DBA
8 11 (7.43%) SQL DBA
9 9 (6.08%) Analyst
9 9 (6.08%) Consultant
10 6 (4.05%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.05%) Oracle Consultant
10 6 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (3.38%) Oracle Developer
12 4 (2.70%) Business Developer
12 4 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
13 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Developer
13 3 (2.03%) Senior Consultant
13 3 (2.03%) Architect
13 3 (2.03%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.54%) STL
2 18 (12.16%) Spring
3 17 (11.49%) J2SE
3 17 (11.49%) JMS
4 7 (4.73%) XML
5 5 (3.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (2.70%) CSS
6 4 (2.70%) JMX
7 3 (2.03%) Middleware
7 3 (2.03%) XSLT
7 3 (2.03%) .NET
7 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.03%) Web Services
7 3 (2.03%) jQuery
8 2 (1.35%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (1.35%) Ajax
8 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.35%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (1.35%) XSD
8 2 (1.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.30%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.11%) Equity Derivative
3 11 (7.43%) Replication
4 4 (2.70%) Clustering
5 3 (2.03%) Equities
5 3 (2.03%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.03%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.03%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.03%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 66 (44.59%) UNIX
1 66 (44.59%) Linux
2 14 (9.46%) Windows
3 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (4.05%) Solaris
4 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.03%) AIX
6 2 (1.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (60.81%) Performance Tuning
2 39 (26.35%) OO
2 39 (26.35%) SDLC
3 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (17.57%) ETL
5 24 (16.22%) Multithreading
6 18 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (9.46%) Database Security
8 13 (8.78%) OOD
9 11 (7.43%) ITIL
9 11 (7.43%) TDD
10 10 (6.76%) Migration
10 10 (6.76%) Software Engineering
11 9 (6.08%) Data Migration
12 8 (5.41%) Open Source
12 8 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (4.73%) Change Management
14 6 (4.05%) Project Management
14 6 (4.05%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 116 (78.38%) SQL
2 29 (19.59%) Java
3 25 (16.89%) PL/SQL
4 24 (16.22%) C++
5 20 (13.51%) T-SQL
6 19 (12.84%) Perl
7 16 (10.81%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.05%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.38%) C#
9 5 (3.38%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.70%) Ruby
11 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.73%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.03%) Degree
4 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) MCSE
5 1 (0.68%) MCSA
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (12.16%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 15 (10.14%) Oracle RMAN
2 13 (8.78%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.35%) Control-M
3 2 (1.35%) Foglight
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 79 (53.38%) Oracle
2 25 (16.89%) Microsoft
3 24 (16.22%) Sybase
4 6 (4.05%) Tableau
5 3 (2.03%) NetApp
5 3 (2.03%) Remedy
5 3 (2.03%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.03%) Red Gate
6 2 (1.35%) Actimize
6 2 (1.35%) Charles River
6 2 (1.35%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.35%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.68%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.68%) Mercator
7 1 (0.68%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.68%) VMware
7 1 (0.68%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.68%) HP
7 1 (0.68%) Citrix
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