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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 536 514 483
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -31
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 66 69 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 41 53
Average daily rate
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£375 £475 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +43.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £350 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £428 £315
% change year-on-year
-10.63% +35.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
41933 39117 41115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.18% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26041 24038 23859
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1160 1070 1463
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 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 1 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 -21 57 £350 -30.00% 18
London -10 46 £375 -25.00% 8
City of London +10 8 £400 -27.27% 4
Scotland -16 7 £425 -
North West +5 6 £335 -4.42% 5
East of England - 6 £338 -
Glasgow -7 5 £425 -5.55%
Cheshire - 4 £335 - 2
Edinburgh - 2 £745 -
Surrey -1 1 - -
South East -9 1 - - 2
South Wales - 1 £390 -
Torfaen - 1 £390 -
Wales - 1 £390 -
Cwmbran - 1 £390 -
Derby - - - -
Dundee - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South West - - - - 2
South Coast - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 95 (76.00%) SQL
2 82 (65.60%) Oracle
3 64 (51.20%) Oracle Database
4 60 (48.00%) Performance Tuning
5 44 (35.20%) Linux
6 41 (32.80%) UNIX
7 40 (32.00%) SQL Server
8 34 (27.20%) PL/SQL
8 34 (27.20%) Finance
8 34 (27.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 32 (25.60%) Replication
10 28 (22.40%) Relational Database
11 27 (21.60%) Oracle Database 10g
12 24 (19.20%) ETL
13 23 (18.40%) XML
14 22 (17.60%) Migration
14 22 (17.60%) Java
15 21 (16.80%) RDBMS
16 20 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (16.00%) OO
17 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
17 19 (15.20%) Data Modelling
18 18 (14.40%) Sybase
19 17 (13.60%) DB2
19 17 (13.60%) Solaris
19 17 (13.60%) Business Intelligence
19 17 (13.60%) Banking
19 17 (13.60%) Oracle RAC
20 16 (12.80%) OLTP
21 15 (12.00%) Red Hat

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 7 (5.60%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.00%) MQSeries
3 3 (2.40%) IIS
3 3 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.60%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.80%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.80%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.80%) Apache
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) LDAP
2 1 (0.80%) LAN
2 1 (0.80%) DHCP
2 1 (0.80%) FTP
2 1 (0.80%) HTTP
2 1 (0.80%) DNS
2 1 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (51.20%) Oracle Database
2 40 (32.00%) SQL Server
3 34 (27.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 28 (22.40%) Relational Database
5 27 (21.60%) Oracle Database 10g
6 21 (16.80%) RDBMS
7 20 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (13.60%) DB2
9 16 (12.80%) OLTP
10 15 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
10 15 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (10.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (10.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (8.80%) Sybase ASE
13 10 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (7.20%) OLAP
15 8 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (4.80%) Oracle Exadata
16 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2005
17 5 (4.00%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (6.40%) Subversion
3 7 (5.60%) Oracle APEX
3 7 (5.60%) PVCS
3 7 (5.60%) Toad
4 6 (4.80%) JUnit
5 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.40%) JDeveloper
5 3 (2.40%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.60%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.80%) WebLogic Workshop
7 1 (0.80%) NUnit
7 1 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (27.20%) Finance
2 17 (13.60%) Banking
3 6 (4.80%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.00%) Retail
5 4 (3.20%) Games
6 3 (2.40%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.40%) Front Office
7 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.80%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 53 (42.40%) Developer
2 51 (40.80%) DBA
3 25 (20.00%) SQL DBA
4 23 (18.40%) Oracle Developer
5 11 (8.80%) C++ Developer
5 11 (8.80%) Oracle DBA
6 10 (8.00%) Consultant
6 10 (8.00%) Sybase DBA
7 9 (7.20%) Administrator
8 8 (6.40%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.60%) SQL Server DBA
9 7 (5.60%) SQL Developer
9 7 (5.60%) Senior Oracle Developer
10 6 (4.80%) DB2 DBA
11 5 (4.00%) Java Developer
12 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Developer
12 4 (3.20%) Senior DBA
13 3 (2.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Consultant
13 3 (2.40%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.40%) XML
2 11 (8.80%) STL
2 11 (8.80%) Web Services
3 10 (8.00%) JMS
4 8 (6.40%) Ajax
4 8 (6.40%) jQuery
5 7 (5.60%) JSON
5 7 (5.60%) Dojo
5 7 (5.60%) CSS
6 6 (4.80%) .NET
7 5 (4.00%) HTML
7 5 (4.00%) J2SE
7 5 (4.00%) Spring
8 4 (3.20%) Oracle Streams
8 4 (3.20%) HTML5
8 4 (3.20%) WCF
9 3 (2.40%) XML Schema
9 3 (2.40%) XSD
9 3 (2.40%) XSLT
10 2 (1.60%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 32 (25.60%) Replication
2 8 (6.40%) N-Tier
3 7 (5.60%) Clustering
4 5 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.60%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.60%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.60%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.60%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.80%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.80%) FMCG
7 1 (0.80%) Open Source
7 1 (0.80%) Statistics
7 1 (0.80%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.80%) NHS
7 1 (0.80%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 44 (35.20%) Linux
2 41 (32.80%) UNIX
3 17 (13.60%) Solaris
4 15 (12.00%) Windows
5 12 (9.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.20%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.60%) AIX
8 2 (1.60%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (48.00%) Performance Tuning
2 24 (19.20%) ETL
3 22 (17.60%) Migration
4 20 (16.00%) OO
5 19 (15.20%) Data Modelling
6 17 (13.60%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
7 15 (12.00%) Database Security
8 13 (10.40%) Multithreading
9 12 (9.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
11 8 (6.40%) ITIL
12 7 (5.60%) Validation
12 7 (5.60%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (4.80%) Dimensional Modelling
13 6 (4.80%) Performance Testing
13 6 (4.80%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (4.80%) OOD
13 6 (4.80%) Configuration Management
13 6 (4.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (76.00%) SQL
2 34 (27.20%) PL/SQL
3 22 (17.60%) Java
4 13 (10.40%) Perl
5 11 (8.80%) C++
6 9 (7.20%) Shell Script
7 8 (6.40%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.80%) C#
8 6 (4.80%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.60%) JCL
9 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.60%) REXX
10 1 (0.80%) VBScript
10 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (4.80%) Oracle Certification
1 6 (4.80%) Degree
2 5 (4.00%) OCP
3 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.80%) MCP
4 1 (0.80%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (1.60%) QA
3 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.80%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (13.60%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (7.20%) Data Guard
2 5 (4.00%) Oracle Statspack
3 4 (3.20%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.40%) Control-M
5 2 (1.60%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.80%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 82 (65.60%) Oracle
2 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
3 18 (14.40%) Sybase
4 15 (12.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.80%) Business Objects
6 4 (3.20%) HP
7 3 (2.40%) SAP
7 3 (2.40%) Perforce
7 3 (2.40%) Informatica
7 3 (2.40%) IBM
8 2 (1.60%) VMware
8 2 (1.60%) Cognos
8 2 (1.60%) Siebel
8 2 (1.60%) BMC
9 1 (0.80%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.80%) Citrix
9 1 (0.80%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.80%) MicroStrategy
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