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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 531 542 524
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 99 66 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 36 41
Average daily rate
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£398 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £297 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £453 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £383 £428
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £65.00 - £40.00
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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +17 79 £398 +13.57% 17
London -22 33 £438 +16.66% 6
Scotland +4 17 £344 -19.11% 1
South West - 16 £450 -
Glasgow +17 15 £344 -19.11% 1
South East -11 10 £305 - 1
North West -23 10 £333 -0.59% 1
Bristol - 10 £450 -
Merseyside -6 6 £350 -
City of London +7 5 £425 +6.25% 3
Liverpool -4 5 £350 -
Cheltenham - 5 - -
Gloucestershire - 5 - -
Surrey -5 4 - -
Wales -10 4 £450 +15.38% 1
South Wales -12 4 £450 +15.38% 1
Cheshire -14 4 £325 -2.84%
Leeds - 4 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £450 - 1
Windsor - 4 £305 -
Warrington - 4 £325 -
West Wales - 4 £450 -
Cardiff - 4 £450 -
Berkshire - 4 £305 -
Yorkshire - 4 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £385 - 2
Swansea - 4 £450 -
East of England +1 2 £313 -7.40% 5
Guildford +1 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £406 -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 112 (72.26%) SQL
2 85 (54.84%) Performance Tuning
3 80 (51.61%) Oracle
4 70 (45.16%) Linux
5 69 (44.52%) Oracle Database
6 63 (40.65%) UNIX
7 50 (32.26%) SQL Server
8 40 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (22.58%) SDLC
10 34 (21.94%) OO
11 32 (20.65%) T-SQL
11 32 (20.65%) Finance
12 31 (20.00%) ETL
13 29 (18.71%) Microsoft
13 29 (18.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 28 (18.06%) Replication
15 27 (17.42%) MySQL
15 27 (17.42%) Oracle RAC
16 25 (16.13%) C++
17 24 (15.48%) STL
17 24 (15.48%) OLTP
17 24 (15.48%) Oracle Database 11g
18 23 (14.84%) Windows
19 22 (14.19%) Multithreading
20 20 (12.90%) Shell Script
20 20 (12.90%) Java
20 20 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
21 19 (12.26%) PL/SQL
21 19 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
21 19 (12.26%) SQL Server 2008

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (2.58%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.29%) JBoss
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.58%) Endur
2 4 (2.58%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.94%) TIBCO iProcess
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.94%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.52%) Firewall
2 6 (3.87%) SAN
3 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.29%) FTP
5 1 (0.65%) DNS
5 1 (0.65%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (44.52%) Oracle Database
2 50 (32.26%) SQL Server
3 40 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (18.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (17.42%) MySQL
6 24 (15.48%) OLTP
6 24 (15.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 19 (12.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (11.61%) SQL Server 2005
9 17 (10.97%) Oracle Database 10g
9 17 (10.97%) Relational Database
10 14 (9.03%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (7.74%) DB2
11 12 (7.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (5.81%) DTS
13 9 (5.81%) RDBMS
14 6 (3.87%) OLAP
14 6 (3.87%) Oracle OWB
14 6 (3.87%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 8 (5.16%) JUnit
2 4 (2.58%) JMeter
2 4 (2.58%) VisualVM
3 3 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.94%) Subversion
4 2 (1.29%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (20.65%) Finance
2 10 (6.45%) Front Office
2 10 (6.45%) Banking
3 3 (1.94%) Back Office
4 2 (1.29%) Legal
4 2 (1.29%) Advertising
4 2 (1.29%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.65%) Publishing
5 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (49.03%) Developer
2 53 (34.19%) DBA
3 24 (15.48%) C++ Developer
4 22 (14.19%) Administrator
5 21 (13.55%) SQL Developer
6 18 (11.61%) Oracle DBA
7 14 (9.03%) SQL DBA
8 10 (6.45%) Java Developer
8 10 (6.45%) Analyst
9 9 (5.81%) MySQL DBA
10 8 (5.16%) SQL Server Developer
10 8 (5.16%) Consultant
11 7 (4.52%) Oracle Consultant
12 6 (3.87%) Software Developer
12 6 (3.87%) Senior Consultant
12 6 (3.87%) SQL Server DBA
13 5 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
13 5 (3.23%) Senior Oracle Consultant
14 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Developer
14 4 (2.58%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.48%) STL
2 9 (5.81%) Spring
3 8 (5.16%) J2SE
3 8 (5.16%) JMS
4 7 (4.52%) .NET
5 5 (3.23%) XML
6 4 (2.58%) Web Services
6 4 (2.58%) Middleware
6 4 (2.58%) HTML
6 4 (2.58%) JMX
7 3 (1.94%) TIBCO EMS
7 3 (1.94%) MDX
7 3 (1.94%) jQuery
7 3 (1.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.94%) FpML
8 2 (1.29%) CSS
8 2 (1.29%) DHTML
8 2 (1.29%) ADO.NET
8 2 (1.29%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.06%) Replication
2 20 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.16%) Clustering
3 8 (5.16%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.94%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.94%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.94%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.29%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.29%) Equities
7 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.65%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 70 (45.16%) Linux
2 63 (40.65%) UNIX
3 23 (14.84%) Windows
4 6 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.87%) Solaris
5 5 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.94%) AIX
8 2 (1.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (54.84%) Performance Tuning
2 35 (22.58%) SDLC
3 34 (21.94%) OO
4 31 (20.00%) ETL
5 22 (14.19%) Multithreading
6 19 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (11.61%) Database Security
8 17 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (8.39%) Migration
10 12 (7.74%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (7.10%) ITIL
12 10 (6.45%) Change Management
12 10 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (6.45%) Security Management
12 10 (6.45%) Software Engineering
12 10 (6.45%) Data Migration
13 9 (5.81%) OOD
14 8 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (5.16%) TDD
14 8 (5.16%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 112 (72.26%) SQL
2 32 (20.65%) T-SQL
3 25 (16.13%) C++
4 20 (12.90%) Java
4 20 (12.90%) Shell Script
5 19 (12.26%) PL/SQL
6 14 (9.03%) Perl
7 7 (4.52%) C#
8 6 (3.87%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.58%) Ruby
10 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.94%) Python
11 2 (1.29%) VBScript
11 2 (1.29%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 12 (7.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.16%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.29%) Degree
5 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) MCSE
5 1 (0.65%) MCSA
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.16%) QA
System Software
1 27 (17.42%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.94%) vSphere
3 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.65%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 18 (11.61%) Oracle RMAN
2 14 (9.03%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 80 (51.61%) Oracle
2 29 (18.71%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.03%) Sybase
4 9 (5.81%) Percona
5 5 (3.23%) 3PAR
5 5 (3.23%) Tableau
5 5 (3.23%) HP
5 5 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.58%) VMware
7 3 (1.94%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.94%) NetApp
7 3 (1.94%) Red Gate
7 3 (1.94%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.29%) Remedy
8 2 (1.29%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.65%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.65%) Charles River
9 1 (0.65%) EMC
9 1 (0.65%) Citrix
9 1 (0.65%) SAP
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