Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 754 750 703
Rank change year-on-year -4 -47 +29
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 88 114 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 57 83
England median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -0.79%
10th Percentile £395 £312 £261
90th Percentile £615 £530 £493
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £363
% change year-on-year +3.53% +17.24% -6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £25.63 - £65.00

Database Tuning is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78959 81979 85805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.17% 81.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 53119 54700 56575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
10th Percentile £288 £264 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 2121 2517
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%

Database Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -39 37 £569 +33.82% 2
North of England +52 13 £430 +1.12%
Midlands +27 12 £448 +12.06%
West Midlands +25 10 £343 -14.19%
East of England -16 10 £500 +47.06%
South East +2 9 £425 -16.67% 2
South West +10 8 £410 +7.89%
North West +15 7 £400 -4.48%
North East - 5 £525 -
East Midlands - 2 £525 -
Yorkshire +20 1 £430 -4.56%
Database Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 62 (70.45%) SQL
2 47 (53.41%) Oracle
3 35 (39.77%) Performance Tuning
4 28 (31.82%) Unix
5 25 (28.41%) Oracle Database
6 24 (27.27%) XML
6 24 (27.27%) Linux
6 24 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 22 (25.00%) Java
7 22 (25.00%) OO
8 18 (20.45%) Web Services
9 17 (19.32%) Migration
9 17 (19.32%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (17.05%) Software Engineering
11 14 (15.91%) C#
11 14 (15.91%) C++
11 14 (15.91%) T-SQL
11 14 (15.91%) Shell Script
12 13 (14.77%) Finance
12 13 (14.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (13.64%) ETL
13 12 (13.64%) OLTP
13 12 (13.64%) STL
13 12 (13.64%) JIRA
13 12 (13.64%) Oracle BI EE
14 11 (12.50%) Reference Data
14 11 (12.50%) SOAP
14 11 (12.50%) Windows
14 11 (12.50%) PL/SQL
14 11 (12.50%) Data Warehouse

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 8 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 6 (6.82%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.27%) Confluence
4 2 (2.27%) IIS
Business Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (6.82%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) HTTP
2 1 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.14%) LAN
2 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.14%) VLAN
2 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.41%) Oracle Database
2 24 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 13 (14.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (13.64%) OLTP
4 12 (13.64%) Oracle BI EE
5 11 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (10.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (7.95%) MySQL
8 7 (7.95%) RDBMS
8 7 (7.95%) Relational Database
8 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (5.68%) DB2
10 5 (5.68%) MongoDB
10 5 (5.68%) OLAP
10 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) JIRA
2 10 (11.36%) Talend Open Studio
3 6 (6.82%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.68%) Toad
5 4 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.14%) JUnit
6 1 (1.14%) NUnit
6 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 13 (14.77%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Local Government
4 3 (3.41%) Front Office
5 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Retail
6 1 (1.14%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 41 (46.59%) Developer
2 31 (35.23%) DBA
3 13 (14.77%) C++ Developer
3 13 (14.77%) Oracle DBA
4 12 (13.64%) SQL DBA
5 11 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 10 (11.36%) Java Developer
7 9 (10.23%) Administrator
8 6 (6.82%) Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Consultant
9 5 (5.68%) SQL Server DBA
10 4 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
11 3 (3.41%) DB2 DBA
11 3 (3.41%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.41%) SSIS Developer
12 2 (2.27%) AWS Administrator
12 2 (2.27%) Cassandra DBA
12 2 (2.27%) SQL Analyst
12 2 (2.27%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.27%) XML
2 18 (20.45%) Web Services
3 12 (13.64%) STL
4 11 (12.50%) SOAP
5 7 (7.95%) JDBC
5 7 (7.95%) MDX
6 6 (6.82%) Ajax
6 6 (6.82%) AngularJS
6 6 (6.82%) XSLT
7 5 (5.68%) Ext JS
7 5 (5.68%) JSON
7 5 (5.68%) Spring
8 4 (4.55%) .NET
8 4 (4.55%) J2EE
8 4 (4.55%) Middleware
8 4 (4.55%) RESTful
8 4 (4.55%) XML Messaging
9 2 (2.27%) ISPF
9 2 (2.27%) REST
9 2 (2.27%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.32%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.50%) Reference Data
3 7 (7.95%) Clustering
4 6 (6.82%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.82%) Replication
5 3 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.41%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (3.41%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.41%) Oracle Exalytics
6 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.27%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (2.27%) iSeries
6 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.14%) Equities
7 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.82%) Unix
2 24 (27.27%) Linux
3 11 (12.50%) Windows
4 5 (5.68%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.41%) AIX
5 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.27%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (1.14%) Android
7 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.14%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.77%) Performance Tuning
2 22 (25.00%) OO
3 17 (19.32%) Migration
4 15 (17.05%) Software Engineering
5 12 (13.64%) ETL
6 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.23%) Data Modelling
6 9 (10.23%) OOD
6 9 (10.23%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (7.95%) Data Migration
7 7 (7.95%) SDLC
7 7 (7.95%) Unit Testing
8 6 (6.82%) Data Mapping
8 6 (6.82%) ETL Development
8 6 (6.82%) Investment Management
8 6 (6.82%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.68%) Analytics
9 5 (5.68%) Data Visualisation
9 5 (5.68%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 62 (70.45%) SQL
2 22 (25.00%) Java
3 14 (15.91%) C#
3 14 (15.91%) C++
3 14 (15.91%) Shell Script
3 14 (15.91%) T-SQL
4 11 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 9 (10.23%) Python
6 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.27%) CQL
8 2 (2.27%) JCL
8 2 (2.27%) Jython
8 2 (2.27%) Perl
8 2 (2.27%) REXX
8 2 (2.27%) VBA
9 1 (1.14%) C
9 1 (1.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) QA
2 7 (7.95%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) Docker
2 2 (2.27%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) Data Guard
1 10 (11.36%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (7.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (4.55%) SCOM
4 3 (3.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (2.27%) Ansible
5 2 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.27%) Icinga
5 2 (2.27%) Kibana
5 2 (2.27%) logstash
5 2 (2.27%) MAINVIEW
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.27%) Nagios
6 1 (1.14%) Perfmon
6 1 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (53.41%) Oracle
2 10 (11.36%) Talend
3 7 (7.95%) IBM
3 7 (7.95%) InterSystems
4 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.68%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (5.68%) Sencha
5 4 (4.55%) TIBCO
6 3 (3.41%) RedGate
7 2 (2.27%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.27%) BMC
7 2 (2.27%) Cognos
7 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.27%) Sybase
7 2 (2.27%) Teradata
8 1 (1.14%) Charles River
8 1 (1.14%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.14%) Microgen
8 1 (1.14%) VMware