The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Database Tuning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Database Tuning over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Database Performance Tuning
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £345
% change year-on-year +25.00% +15.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £65.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% -65.38%  

Database Tuning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 529 671 565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.79% 83.04% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1882 1454
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £536 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 32
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £21.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £43.75 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Database Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Database Tuning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Database Tuning in Birmingham

Database Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Database Tuning in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Database Tuning in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Database Tuning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Database Tuning.

1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Teradata
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Database Security
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (50.00%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (50.00%) Data Flow Diagram

Database Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Database Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Data Flow Diagram
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Database Security
2 1 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (50.00%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) VB
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Teradata