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 26 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
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 158 140
Rank change year-on-year +19 -18  
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 3 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.23% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £360 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +38.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +25.00% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 2385 3083 2903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.90% 82.19% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1941 1709
Median daily rate £410 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -13.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.67
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 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 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
Cheshire - 2 £360 -
Manchester +9 1 - -
Database Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Database Tuning.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (66.67%) High Availability
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) SCOM
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (33.33%) Perfmon
4 2 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) EqualLogic
4 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP

Database Tuning
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) VLAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) DBA
2 3 (50.00%) Administrator
2 3 (50.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (33.33%) Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Database Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) ETL Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior ETL Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior SQL Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) High Availability
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) ETL
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) Perfmon
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) EqualLogic
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas