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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 548 532 498
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -34
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 61 56 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 28
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £321 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
42637 40757 35014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.91% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26600 25526 20864
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1237 1168 1069
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 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 24 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 4 May 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 -22 41 £419 +11.66% 19
London +6 28 £413 - 4
Scotland +12 20 £375 +7.14%
Glasgow +9 16 £375 -
City of London +15 8 £419 -11.84% 1
South East -13 5 £363 +5.07% 4
East Midlands - 3 £350 -
East of England +6 2 £450 +38.46% 2
Berkshire -5 2 £378 +9.42% 2
North West -32 2 - - 3
Liverpool - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £450 - 2
Surrey - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 £450 - 2
Buckinghamshire -5 1 £363 - 1
Milton Keynes -7 1 £363 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £450 - 2
Windsor - 1 £305 -
Wokingham - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 125 (84.46%) SQL
2 99 (66.89%) Performance Tuning
3 80 (54.05%) Oracle
4 65 (43.92%) UNIX
5 60 (40.54%) Oracle Database
6 55 (37.16%) SQL Server
7 51 (34.46%) Linux
8 46 (31.08%) Finance
9 45 (30.41%) Relational Database
10 39 (26.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 38 (25.68%) OO
11 38 (25.68%) PL/SQL
11 38 (25.68%) Analytical Skills
12 33 (22.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 27 (18.24%) Microsoft
14 26 (17.57%) Java
14 26 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (16.89%) T-SQL
16 24 (16.22%) Perl
16 24 (16.22%) Oracle Database 11g
17 23 (15.54%) Windows
18 21 (14.19%) C#
18 21 (14.19%) C++
18 21 (14.19%) Sybase
18 21 (14.19%) ETL
19 20 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
19 20 (13.51%) Oracle Database 10g
19 20 (13.51%) Shell Script
20 19 (12.84%) RDBMS
20 19 (12.84%) .NET

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.35%) Apache
2 2 (1.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.68%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.03%) MS Office
3 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.41%) Markit EDM
2 5 (3.38%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.38%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.03%) thinkFolio
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.68%) Endur
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.08%) FTP
2 4 (2.70%) Internet
2 4 (2.70%) SAN
3 3 (2.03%) Firewall
4 2 (1.35%) Intranet
4 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (40.54%) Oracle Database
2 55 (37.16%) SQL Server
3 45 (30.41%) Relational Database
4 39 (26.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (22.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (16.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 20 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (13.51%) Oracle Database 10g
8 19 (12.84%) RDBMS
9 17 (11.49%) OLTP
10 16 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (10.81%) MySQL
10 16 (10.81%) DB2
11 15 (10.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (8.78%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (5.41%) OLAP
13 8 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (5.41%) DTS
13 8 (5.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (10.14%) JUnit
2 11 (7.43%) Toad
2 11 (7.43%) Subversion
3 10 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.73%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (4.05%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (3.38%) Hudson
6 5 (3.38%) Rhino Mocks
6 5 (3.38%) Moq
6 5 (3.38%) MSBuild
6 5 (3.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (3.38%) NUnit
6 5 (3.38%) CruiseControl
7 4 (2.70%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (2.03%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.35%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.68%) JDeveloper
General
1 46 (31.08%) Finance
2 19 (12.84%) Banking
3 13 (8.78%) Front Office
4 10 (6.76%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.70%) Games
6 3 (2.03%) Retail
7 2 (1.35%) Legal
7 2 (1.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 81 (54.73%) Developer
2 48 (32.43%) DBA
3 21 (14.19%) Oracle DBA
4 17 (11.49%) Administrator
4 17 (11.49%) C++ Developer
5 16 (10.81%) SQL Developer
6 15 (10.14%) Java Developer
7 14 (9.46%) SQL DBA
8 10 (6.76%) Analyst
9 9 (6.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 8 (5.41%) Oracle Developer
11 7 (4.73%) Senior Developer
12 6 (4.05%) Consultant
13 5 (3.38%) Software Developer
13 5 (3.38%) Business Developer
13 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Developer
14 4 (2.70%) .NET Developer
14 4 (2.70%) Oracle Applications DBA
14 4 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
15 3 (2.03%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.84%) .NET
2 17 (11.49%) STL
3 15 (10.14%) XML
3 15 (10.14%) J2SE
3 15 (10.14%) JMS
3 15 (10.14%) Spring
4 14 (9.46%) ASP.NET
5 9 (6.08%) HTML
5 9 (6.08%) Ajax
5 9 (6.08%) jQuery
6 8 (5.41%) CSS
7 7 (4.73%) Web Services
7 7 (4.73%) Middleware
8 6 (4.05%) .NET Framework
9 5 (3.38%) Razor View Engine
9 5 (3.38%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (3.38%) XSLT
9 5 (3.38%) XSD
9 5 (3.38%) ADO.NET
9 5 (3.38%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (25.68%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.76%) Equity Derivative
3 9 (6.08%) Open Source
4 4 (2.70%) Equities
4 4 (2.70%) Fixed Income
4 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.03%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.35%) Clustering
6 2 (1.35%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.35%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (43.92%) UNIX
2 51 (34.46%) Linux
3 23 (15.54%) Windows
4 13 (8.78%) AIX
5 9 (6.08%) Solaris
6 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.03%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.03%) VMS
7 3 (2.03%) OpenVMS
8 2 (1.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (66.89%) Performance Tuning
2 38 (25.68%) OO
3 26 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (14.19%) ETL
5 18 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (11.49%) Multithreading
7 15 (10.14%) Database Security
8 11 (7.43%) OOD
9 10 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (6.76%) Configuration Management
10 9 (6.08%) Software Engineering
10 9 (6.08%) Investment Management
11 7 (4.73%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (4.73%) Data Modelling
11 7 (4.73%) Project Management
11 7 (4.73%) MVC
11 7 (4.73%) Migration
11 7 (4.73%) Asset Management
11 7 (4.73%) TDD
12 6 (4.05%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 125 (84.46%) SQL
2 38 (25.68%) PL/SQL
3 26 (17.57%) Java
4 25 (16.89%) T-SQL
5 24 (16.22%) Perl
6 21 (14.19%) C#
6 21 (14.19%) C++
7 20 (13.51%) Shell Script
8 14 (9.46%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.73%) Korn
10 5 (3.38%) VBScript
10 5 (3.38%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.70%) C
12 3 (2.03%) PHP
13 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (6.08%) Degree
2 7 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.35%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (7.43%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (11.49%) Oracle RMAN
2 11 (7.43%) Data Guard
3 7 (4.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (2.70%) Control-M
5 2 (1.35%) Foglight
Vendors
1 80 (54.05%) Oracle
2 27 (18.24%) Microsoft
3 21 (14.19%) Sybase
4 8 (5.41%) Tableau
5 7 (4.73%) Remedy
6 6 (4.05%) Charles River
7 4 (2.70%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.03%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.03%) Red Gate
8 3 (2.03%) Bloomberg
8 3 (2.03%) HP
8 3 (2.03%) NetApp
9 2 (1.35%) Perforce
9 2 (1.35%) Teradata
9 2 (1.35%) Actimize
9 2 (1.35%) SAP
9 2 (1.35%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.68%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.68%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.68%) Cognos
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