The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 551 595
Rank change year-on-year -23 +44  
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 43 108 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 66 23
Median daily rate £438 £394 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.76% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 - -

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39358 46364 44831
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.53% 82.93% 79.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 25908 30650 27860
Median daily rate £450 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +5.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1090 1313
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Database Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Database Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Database Tuning in the UK

Database Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Database Tuning over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Database Tuning in the UK

Database Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Database Tuning in the UK

Database Tuning
Top 29 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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
England -11 39 £463 +15.62% 13
London +10 21 £588 +47.79% 3
North East +15 5 £550 +100.00%
Tyne and Wear +13 5 £550 +100.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 5 £550 +100.00%
Yorkshire +14 4 £425 +6.25%
Scotland +28 3 £350 -7.89%
South East +10 3 £363 -19.44% 4
Glasgow -6 3 £350 -13.04%
West Midlands +16 2 - - 1
North West +9 2 £368 +5.00% 4
City of London -1 2 £500 +42.85% 2
Leeds - 2 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
Cheshire +24 1 £360 +10.76% 2
Hampshire +8 1 - -
Manchester +6 1 £375 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £300 -
Cambridge - 1 £293 -
Chester - 1 £360 -
Andover - 1 - -
East Grinstead - 1 £425 -
West Sussex - 1 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £293 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £625 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £293 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 with a requirement for Database Tuning.

1 79 (75.96%) SQL
2 59 (56.73%) Oracle
3 56 (53.85%) Performance Tuning
4 49 (47.12%) Unix
5 36 (34.62%) Oracle Database
6 34 (32.69%) Software Engineering
7 31 (29.81%) SDLC
8 30 (28.85%) Linux
8 30 (28.85%) SQL Server
9 29 (27.88%) OO
10 28 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (25.96%) Finance
12 26 (25.00%) OLTP
13 24 (23.08%) ETL
14 23 (22.12%) Perl
15 21 (20.19%) Release Management
16 20 (19.23%) C++
16 20 (19.23%) Java
16 20 (19.23%) STL
17 19 (18.27%) Relational Database
18 18 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (16.35%) RDBMS
20 16 (15.38%) T-SQL
20 16 (15.38%) DB2
20 16 (15.38%) JIRA
20 16 (15.38%) Git (software)
21 15 (14.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 15 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
22 14 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
22 14 (13.46%) Data Modelling

Database Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (9.62%) Confluence
2 7 (6.73%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) Intranet
1 4 (3.85%) LAN
1 4 (3.85%) WAN
2 2 (1.92%) SAN
3 1 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.96%) Firewall
3 1 (0.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.96%) VLAN
3 1 (0.96%) VPN
3 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (34.62%) Oracle Database
2 30 (28.85%) SQL Server
3 26 (25.00%) OLTP
4 19 (18.27%) Relational Database
5 17 (16.35%) RDBMS
6 16 (15.38%) DB2
7 15 (14.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (10.58%) SQL Server 2014
10 10 (9.62%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (7.69%) MariaDB
11 8 (7.69%) MySQL
11 8 (7.69%) OLAP
11 8 (7.69%) Oracle Exadata
11 8 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (6.73%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (5.77%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (5.77%) Snowflake Schema
14 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 16 (15.38%) JIRA
2 10 (9.62%) JUnit
3 7 (6.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (5.77%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (2.88%) AccuRev
6 2 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.96%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.96%) Subversion
7 1 (0.96%) Toad
General
1 27 (25.96%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Front Office
3 6 (5.77%) Banking
4 4 (3.85%) Electronics
4 4 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.85%) Publishing
4 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.88%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.88%) Marketing
6 2 (1.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.96%) Automotive
7 1 (0.96%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (42.31%) Developer
2 26 (25.00%) DBA
3 20 (19.23%) C++ Developer
4 13 (12.50%) SQL DBA
5 11 (10.58%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.65%) Administrator
6 9 (8.65%) Architect
7 8 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Consultant
8 7 (6.73%) Java Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 7 (6.73%) Oracle DBA
8 7 (6.73%) WebOps Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) ETL Developer
9 6 (5.77%) SQL Developer
9 6 (5.77%) SQL Server DBA
10 5 (4.81%) Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) Database Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.23%) STL
2 13 (12.50%) J2SE
3 10 (9.62%) Spring
4 9 (8.65%) JMS
5 7 (6.73%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (6.73%) WebCenter
6 6 (5.77%) .NET
7 5 (4.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 4 (3.85%) Web Services
9 3 (2.88%) Middleware
10 2 (1.92%) Java EE
11 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.96%) MDX
11 1 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.96%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.54%) Equity Derivative
3 7 (6.73%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (6.73%) Replication
4 5 (4.81%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.85%) Oracle Exalytics
6 3 (2.88%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.88%) Derivative
7 2 (1.92%) Clustering
7 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.92%) Fintech
7 2 (1.92%) User Experience
8 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.96%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 49 (47.12%) Unix
2 30 (28.85%) Linux
3 11 (10.58%) Windows
4 9 (8.65%) Windows Server
5 7 (6.73%) Amazon Linux
6 2 (1.92%) Solaris
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.96%) AIX
7 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (53.85%) Performance Tuning
2 34 (32.69%) Software Engineering
3 31 (29.81%) SDLC
4 29 (27.88%) OO
5 28 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (23.08%) ETL
7 21 (20.19%) Release Management
8 15 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (13.46%) Data Modelling
10 13 (12.50%) Database Security
10 13 (12.50%) Migration
11 10 (9.62%) Logical Data Model
12 9 (8.65%) DevOps
12 9 (8.65%) High Availability
12 9 (8.65%) OOD
13 8 (7.69%) Data Management
14 7 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (6.73%) Microservices
14 7 (6.73%) Performance Testing
14 7 (6.73%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 79 (75.96%) SQL
2 23 (22.12%) Perl
3 20 (19.23%) C++
3 20 (19.23%) Java
4 16 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 12 (11.54%) Python
6 9 (8.65%) PL/SQL
6 9 (8.65%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.88%) C#
8 3 (2.88%) VB
9 2 (1.92%) Progress 4GL
10 1 (0.96%) Scala
10 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) CCNP
3 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) QA
2 7 (6.73%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.92%) SLA
4 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.96%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (8.65%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.73%) Docker
4 2 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) Ansible
2 7 (6.73%) Icinga
2 7 (6.73%) Kibana
2 7 (6.73%) logstash
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.88%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.92%) SCOM
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.96%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (56.73%) Oracle
2 13 (12.50%) Sybase
3 9 (8.65%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.73%) Atlassian
4 7 (6.73%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.77%) Talend
5 6 (5.77%) WorldPay
6 5 (4.81%) SAP
6 5 (4.81%) Teradata
7 2 (1.92%) Progress
7 2 (1.92%) Tableau
7 2 (1.92%) VMware
8 1 (0.96%) Cisco
8 1 (0.96%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.96%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.96%) IBM
8 1 (0.96%) Informatica
8 1 (0.96%) Siebel
8 1 (0.96%) Twitter
8 1 (0.96%) Veritas
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