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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Performance Tuning
UK / England
Rank 535 536 554
Rank change year-on-year +1 +18  
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 48 81 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 56 23
Median daily rate £425 £394 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.93% -4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +8 23 £588 +67.85% 2
South West +4 7 £315 -30.00% 1
North East -9 5 £550 +4.76%
Yorkshire +14 4 £425 -
South East +17 3 £410 -18.00% 2
North West +13 2 £343 -2.14%
West Midlands - 2 £400 -
East of England - 1 £293 - 3
Database Tuning
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Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 72 (65.45%) SQL
2 71 (64.55%) Oracle
3 54 (49.09%) Performance Tuning
4 53 (48.18%) Unix
5 49 (44.55%) Oracle Database
6 35 (31.82%) Software Engineering
7 33 (30.00%) Linux
7 33 (30.00%) SDLC
8 31 (28.18%) OO
9 29 (26.36%) Finance
9 29 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (25.45%) OLTP
11 25 (22.73%) Perl
12 24 (21.82%) SQL Server
13 23 (20.91%) Release Management
14 22 (20.00%) C++
14 22 (20.00%) STL
15 21 (19.09%) Oracle RAC
15 21 (19.09%) Oracle Database 11g
16 19 (17.27%) Java
16 19 (17.27%) ETL
17 17 (15.45%) Git (software)
17 17 (15.45%) JIRA
18 16 (14.55%) Oracle Exadata
18 16 (14.55%) Oracle Database 10g
18 16 (14.55%) Python
19 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (13.64%) Relational Database
20 14 (12.73%) Performance Monitoring
20 14 (12.73%) Oracle Database 12c

Database Tuning
Top Related 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 10 (9.09%) Confluence
2 7 (6.36%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.64%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (3.64%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.64%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (2.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) Intranet
1 4 (3.64%) LAN
1 4 (3.64%) WAN
2 2 (1.82%) SAN
3 1 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.91%) Firewall
3 1 (0.91%) Internet
3 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.91%) VLAN
3 1 (0.91%) VPN
3 1 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (44.55%) Oracle Database
2 28 (25.45%) OLTP
3 24 (21.82%) SQL Server
4 21 (19.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 16 (14.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 16 (14.55%) Oracle Exadata
6 15 (13.64%) Relational Database
7 14 (12.73%) DB2
7 14 (12.73%) Oracle Database 12c
8 13 (11.82%) RDBMS
9 12 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (8.18%) MySQL
11 9 (8.18%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (8.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (7.27%) MariaDB
12 8 (7.27%) OLAP
13 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (5.45%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (5.45%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (15.45%) Git (software)
1 17 (15.45%) JIRA
2 9 (8.18%) JUnit
3 7 (6.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (5.45%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (2.73%) AccuRev
6 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.91%) Subversion
General
1 29 (26.36%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) Front Office
3 5 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.64%) Banking
4 4 (3.64%) Electronics
4 4 (3.64%) Marketing
4 4 (3.64%) Publishing
4 4 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.82%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.82%) Retail
6 1 (0.91%) Automotive
6 1 (0.91%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.91%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (38.18%) Developer
2 28 (25.45%) DBA
3 22 (20.00%) C++ Developer
4 13 (11.82%) Oracle DBA
5 12 (10.91%) Architect
5 12 (10.91%) Consultant
6 9 (8.18%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.18%) SQL DBA
7 8 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (7.27%) Oracle Consultant
8 7 (6.36%) Java Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 7 (6.36%) WebOps Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Administrator
9 6 (5.45%) ETL Developer
10 5 (4.55%) Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) Database Architect
10 5 (4.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.00%) STL
2 11 (10.00%) J2SE
3 10 (9.09%) JMS
3 10 (9.09%) Middleware
4 9 (8.18%) Spring
5 7 (6.36%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (6.36%) WebCenter
6 5 (4.55%) .NET
6 5 (4.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 5 (4.55%) Web Services
7 2 (1.82%) Java EE
8 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.91%) J2EE
8 1 (0.91%) JSON
8 1 (0.91%) MDX
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.91%) RESTful
8 1 (0.91%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.00%) Equity Derivative
3 8 (7.27%) Replication
4 5 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.64%) Oracle Exalytics
6 3 (2.73%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.73%) Derivative
7 2 (1.82%) Clustering
7 2 (1.82%) Fintech
7 2 (1.82%) User Experience
8 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.91%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle Exalogic
8 1 (0.91%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.91%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 53 (48.18%) Unix
2 33 (30.00%) Linux
3 13 (11.82%) Windows
4 8 (7.27%) Windows Server
5 7 (6.36%) Amazon Linux
6 2 (1.82%) AIX
6 2 (1.82%) Solaris
7 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (49.09%) Performance Tuning
2 35 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 33 (30.00%) SDLC
4 31 (28.18%) OO
5 29 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (20.91%) Release Management
7 19 (17.27%) ETL
8 14 (12.73%) Performance Monitoring
9 13 (11.82%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (11.82%) Data Modelling
10 12 (10.91%) Database Security
11 11 (10.00%) Migration
12 10 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
13 9 (8.18%) DevOps
13 9 (8.18%) OOD
14 8 (7.27%) Data Management
14 8 (7.27%) High Availability
15 7 (6.36%) Microservices
15 7 (6.36%) Web Development
15 7 (6.36%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 72 (65.45%) SQL
2 25 (22.73%) Perl
3 22 (20.00%) C++
4 19 (17.27%) Java
5 16 (14.55%) Python
6 14 (12.73%) Shell Script
7 11 (10.00%) T-SQL
8 9 (8.18%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.82%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.82%) Progress 4GL
10 1 (0.91%) C#
10 1 (0.91%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (4.55%) Degree
2 3 (2.73%) OCP
2 3 (2.73%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.91%) CCNP
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) PCI DSS
1 7 (6.36%) QA
2 3 (2.73%) SLA
3 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (19.09%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.36%) Docker
3 5 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.91%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.27%) Ansible
1 8 (7.27%) Data Guard
2 7 (6.36%) Icinga
2 7 (6.36%) Kibana
2 7 (6.36%) logstash
3 5 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.82%) SCOM
6 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.91%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.91%) SCCM
Vendors
1 71 (64.55%) Oracle
2 11 (10.00%) Sybase
3 7 (6.36%) Atlassian
3 7 (6.36%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.45%) Talend
4 6 (5.45%) WorldPay
5 5 (4.55%) Teradata
6 4 (3.64%) SAP
7 3 (2.73%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.82%) Progress
8 2 (1.82%) Tableau
9 1 (0.91%) Cisco
9 1 (0.91%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.91%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.91%) IBM
9 1 (0.91%) Informatica
9 1 (0.91%) Siebel
9 1 (0.91%) Veritas
9 1 (0.91%) VMware
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