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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 525 506 525
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +19
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 79 81 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 50 32
Average daily rate
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£378 £488 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.46% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £350 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +13.33%
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
42810 39105 41583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.76% 74.07% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26917 24216 24104
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1096 1554
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -38 62 £375 -25.00% 17
London -4 49 £375 -25.00% 8
City of London +17 9 £360 -34.54% 1
Scotland -5 8 £425 +6.25%
Wales - 8 £388 -
North West -4 6 £335 -4.42% 2
South East -13 6 - - 1
Glasgow - 6 £425 -
Berkshire +10 5 - - 1
Cheshire - 4 £335 - 1
South Wales - 2 £326 -
Edinburgh - 2 £745 -
East of England - 2 £400 - 1
Surrey 0 1 - -
Cwmbran - 1 £390 -
Torfaen - 1 £390 -
West Midlands - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Derby - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 113 (76.35%) SQL
2 99 (66.89%) Oracle
3 82 (55.41%) Oracle Database
4 60 (40.54%) Performance Tuning
5 55 (37.16%) UNIX
6 52 (35.14%) Linux
7 51 (34.46%) SQL Server
8 44 (29.73%) Relational Database
9 40 (27.03%) Replication
10 39 (26.35%) Finance
11 38 (25.68%) Oracle Database 11g
12 34 (22.97%) Oracle Database 10g
13 33 (22.30%) RDBMS
14 31 (20.95%) PL/SQL
14 31 (20.95%) Windows
15 27 (18.24%) XML
15 27 (18.24%) OO
16 26 (17.57%) Data Modelling
16 26 (17.57%) ETL
16 26 (17.57%) Java
16 26 (17.57%) Microsoft
17 23 (15.54%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (14.86%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (14.86%) Sybase
18 22 (14.86%) Migration
19 21 (14.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 21 (14.19%) OLTP
19 21 (14.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 20 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
20 20 (13.51%) SQL Server Integration Services

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 10 (6.76%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.38%) MQSeries
3 4 (2.70%) IIS
4 3 (2.03%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.68%) Apache
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.08%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.70%) LDAP
1 4 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) DHCP
2 1 (0.68%) FTP
2 1 (0.68%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (55.41%) Oracle Database
2 51 (34.46%) SQL Server
3 44 (29.73%) Relational Database
4 38 (25.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 34 (22.97%) Oracle Database 10g
6 33 (22.30%) RDBMS
7 22 (14.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (14.19%) OLTP
8 21 (14.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (13.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (12.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (11.49%) DB2
11 17 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (10.14%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (9.46%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (8.78%) Sybase ASE
16 9 (6.08%) OLAP
17 8 (5.41%) Oracle9i Database
18 7 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (6.08%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (5.41%) Subversion
2 8 (5.41%) Oracle APEX
3 7 (4.73%) Toad
3 7 (4.73%) JUnit
3 7 (4.73%) PVCS
4 3 (2.03%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.35%) JDeveloper
5 2 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.68%) NUnit
6 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (26.35%) Finance
2 19 (12.84%) Banking
3 6 (4.05%) Retail
4 5 (3.38%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.70%) Games
5 4 (2.70%) Front Office
6 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.35%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Electronics
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (41.89%) DBA
2 58 (39.19%) Developer
3 28 (18.92%) SQL DBA
4 19 (12.84%) Oracle Developer
5 16 (10.81%) C++ Developer
6 14 (9.46%) Oracle DBA
7 13 (8.78%) Sybase DBA
7 13 (8.78%) Administrator
8 9 (6.08%) Consultant
9 8 (5.41%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.73%) SQL Server DBA
10 7 (4.73%) Senior Oracle Developer
11 6 (4.05%) Java Developer
12 5 (3.38%) Analyst
12 5 (3.38%) SQL Developer
12 5 (3.38%) DB2 DBA
13 4 (2.70%) Senior DBA
13 4 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Developer
14 3 (2.03%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.24%) XML
2 16 (10.81%) STL
3 11 (7.43%) Web Services
3 11 (7.43%) JMS
4 9 (6.08%) .NET
5 8 (5.41%) CSS
5 8 (5.41%) Ajax
5 8 (5.41%) jQuery
6 7 (4.73%) JSON
6 7 (4.73%) Dojo
7 6 (4.05%) Spring
7 6 (4.05%) J2SE
7 6 (4.05%) HTML
8 5 (3.38%) WCF
8 5 (3.38%) HTML5
9 4 (2.70%) REST
9 4 (2.70%) Oracle Streams
10 3 (2.03%) XSD
10 3 (2.03%) XSLT
10 3 (2.03%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 40 (27.03%) Replication
2 23 (15.54%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.41%) N-Tier
3 8 (5.41%) Open Source
4 7 (4.73%) Clustering
5 6 (4.05%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (3.38%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.03%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.35%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.35%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.68%) FMCG
10 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.68%) DTV
10 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.68%) Statistics
10 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 55 (37.16%) UNIX
2 52 (35.14%) Linux
3 31 (20.95%) Windows
4 21 (14.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (10.81%) Solaris
6 7 (4.73%) CentOS
7 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (2.03%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.68%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (40.54%) Performance Tuning
2 27 (18.24%) OO
3 26 (17.57%) ETL
3 26 (17.57%) Data Modelling
4 22 (14.86%) Migration
5 20 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (12.84%) Capacity Planning
7 18 (12.16%) Multithreading
7 18 (12.16%) Database Security
8 15 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (8.78%) Performance Monitoring
10 12 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (6.76%) Change Management
11 10 (6.76%) Performance Analysis
12 8 (5.41%) OOD
13 7 (4.73%) ITIL
13 7 (4.73%) Validation
13 7 (4.73%) Mentoring
14 6 (4.05%) Enterprise Architecture
14 6 (4.05%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 113 (76.35%) SQL
2 31 (20.95%) PL/SQL
3 26 (17.57%) Java
4 16 (10.81%) C++
5 14 (9.46%) Perl
6 9 (6.08%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.41%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.73%) C#
9 5 (3.38%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.03%) Python
10 3 (2.03%) PHP
10 3 (2.03%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.68%) C
12 1 (0.68%) REXX
12 1 (0.68%) JCL
12 1 (0.68%) VBScript
12 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (4.73%) Degree
2 6 (4.05%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (3.38%) OCP
4 1 (0.68%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.43%) SLA
2 3 (2.03%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (11.49%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (6.08%) Data Guard
2 5 (3.38%) Oracle Statspack
3 4 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.68%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 99 (66.89%) Oracle
2 26 (17.57%) Microsoft
3 22 (14.86%) Sybase
4 17 (11.49%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.70%) Sun
5 4 (2.70%) HP
5 4 (2.70%) Intel
6 3 (2.03%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.03%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (2.03%) SAP
6 3 (2.03%) Google
6 3 (2.03%) Splunk
6 3 (2.03%) Informatica
7 2 (1.35%) Siebel
8 1 (0.68%) IBM
8 1 (0.68%) BMC
8 1 (0.68%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.68%) VMware
8 1 (0.68%) ION Trading
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