The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Performance Tuning
England / North West
Rank 128 140 150
Rank change year-on-year +12 +10  
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 3 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.47% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.57% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 2
Median daily rate £360 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.87% +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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2142 3164 2795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.44% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1915 1525
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 122 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Database Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Database Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Database Tuning in the North West

Database Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Database Tuning in the North West

Database Tuning
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Manchester +13 2 £350 -46.15%
Cheshire +16 1 £360 +6.66%
Database Tuning
England

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) User Experience
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) SCOM
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Database Security
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (16.67%) EqualLogic
4 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VLAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) DBA
2 3 (50.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (33.33%) Administrator
3 2 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Database Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Database Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Database Specialist
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Specialist
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Database Security
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (16.67%) Perfmon
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) EqualLogic
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas
2 1 (16.67%) VMware