The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 25 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 544 532 551
Rank change year-on-year -12 +19  
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 36 95 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.085% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.100% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 43 20
Median daily rate £500 £425 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +10.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £525 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% -  
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36004 40667 41211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23651 27315 26961
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 954 1137
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Database Tuning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Database Tuning in England

Database Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Database Tuning in England

Database Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Database Tuning in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Database Tuning in England

Database Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Tuning in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Database Tuning in England

Database Tuning
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Tuning within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 12 £425 -5.55% 3
North East +69 5 £525 +100.00%
South East +40 4 £363 -15.94%
West Midlands +3 4 - -
North West +23 3 £360 -20.00% 1
East Midlands -8 3 £525 -
East of England -9 3 £500 +11.11%
South West +2 2 - -
Database Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for Database Tuning.

1 55 (64.71%) SQL
2 45 (52.94%) Oracle
3 40 (47.06%) Performance Tuning
4 37 (43.53%) Unix
5 29 (34.12%) Linux
6 24 (28.24%) Java
6 24 (28.24%) SDLC
7 23 (27.06%) Software Engineering
8 22 (25.88%) OO
8 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (25.88%) Oracle Database
9 21 (24.71%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (21.18%) SQL Server
11 16 (18.82%) Windows
11 16 (18.82%) Data Modelling
11 16 (18.82%) Finance
12 15 (17.65%) ETL
13 14 (16.47%) RDBMS
13 14 (16.47%) T-SQL
13 14 (16.47%) Relational Database
13 14 (16.47%) Release Management
14 13 (15.29%) Perl
14 13 (15.29%) C++
14 13 (15.29%) STL
14 13 (15.29%) OLTP
15 12 (14.12%) J2SE
15 12 (14.12%) Sybase
15 12 (14.12%) DB2
15 12 (14.12%) Equity Derivative
16 11 (12.94%) Spring

Database Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.24%) Confluence
2 6 (7.06%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.71%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.53%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.35%) IIS
5 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.18%) Apache
6 1 (1.18%) Eucalyptus
6 1 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.53%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) LAN
1 4 (4.71%) WAN
2 2 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
2 2 (2.35%) SAN
2 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.35%) VLAN
3 1 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.18%) DNS
3 1 (1.18%) Firewall
3 1 (1.18%) VPN
3 1 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.88%) Oracle Database
2 18 (21.18%) SQL Server
3 14 (16.47%) RDBMS
3 14 (16.47%) Relational Database
4 13 (15.29%) OLTP
5 12 (14.12%) DB2
6 10 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
7 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (9.41%) Oracle Exadata
9 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (4.71%) MySQL
11 4 (4.71%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) JIRA
1 10 (11.76%) JUnit
2 9 (10.59%) Git (software)
3 8 (9.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (3.53%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.35%) Toad
6 1 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 16 (18.82%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Front Office
3 6 (7.06%) Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Local Government
4 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.18%) Electronics
5 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (35.29%) Developer
2 22 (25.88%) DBA
3 13 (15.29%) C++ Developer
3 13 (15.29%) Java Developer
4 11 (12.94%) Administrator
5 10 (11.76%) SQL DBA
6 9 (10.59%) Consultant
7 7 (8.24%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Java Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 6 (7.06%) WebOps Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (5.88%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Database Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Consultant
10 3 (3.53%) SQL Server DBA
11 2 (2.35%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) STL
2 12 (14.12%) J2SE
3 11 (12.94%) Spring
4 9 (10.59%) JMS
5 6 (7.06%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (7.06%) WebCenter
5 6 (7.06%) XML
6 4 (4.71%) .NET
6 4 (4.71%) JDBC
7 3 (3.53%) Web Services
8 2 (2.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.18%) J2EE
9 1 (1.18%) LAMP
9 1 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (1.18%) Middleware
9 1 (1.18%) SAP Basis
9 1 (1.18%) SOAP
9 1 (1.18%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.71%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.12%) Equity Derivative
3 7 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (8.24%) Oracle Exalytics
4 6 (7.06%) Data Centre
4 6 (7.06%) Replication
5 4 (4.71%) Clustering
5 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.53%) Derivative
6 3 (3.53%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.35%) iSeries
7 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (43.53%) Unix
2 29 (34.12%) Linux
3 16 (18.82%) Windows
4 10 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.06%) Amazon Linux
6 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.18%) AIX
8 1 (1.18%) CentOS
8 1 (1.18%) Debian
8 1 (1.18%) Solaris
8 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.06%) Performance Tuning
2 24 (28.24%) SDLC
3 23 (27.06%) Software Engineering
4 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (25.88%) OO
5 16 (18.82%) Data Modelling
6 15 (17.65%) ETL
7 14 (16.47%) Release Management
8 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (12.94%) Logical Data Model
8 11 (12.94%) Migration
9 10 (11.76%) DevOps
9 10 (11.76%) ETL Development
10 9 (10.59%) Data Management
10 9 (10.59%) High Availability
10 9 (10.59%) OOD
11 7 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (7.06%) Capacity Management
12 6 (7.06%) Performance Testing
12 6 (7.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (64.71%) SQL
2 24 (28.24%) Java
3 14 (16.47%) T-SQL
4 13 (15.29%) C++
4 13 (15.29%) Perl
5 10 (11.76%) Shell Script
6 6 (7.06%) C#
7 5 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.71%) Python
9 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.53%) VB
10 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.35%) CQL
10 2 (2.35%) Jython
10 2 (2.35%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (1.18%) C
11 1 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.71%) Degree
4 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.18%) CCNP
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.18%) OCP
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.18%) MiFID
4 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
1 7 (8.24%) Docker
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.35%) vSphere
6 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (8.24%) Ansible
1 7 (8.24%) Icinga
2 6 (7.06%) Kibana
2 6 (7.06%) logstash
3 4 (4.71%) Data Guard
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (3.53%) SCOM
5 2 (2.35%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (2.35%) Perfmon
5 2 (2.35%) SCCM
6 1 (1.18%) Grafana
6 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.18%) Nagios
6 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (52.94%) Oracle
2 12 (14.12%) Sybase
3 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.06%) Atlassian
4 6 (7.06%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.88%) Teradata
6 3 (3.53%) Talend
6 3 (3.53%) VMware
7 2 (2.35%) EqualLogic
7 2 (2.35%) Progress
7 2 (2.35%) WorldPay
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco
8 1 (1.18%) IBM
8 1 (1.18%) Juniper
8 1 (1.18%) SAP
8 1 (1.18%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.18%) Veritas