Period
to 22 January 2018

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 6 months to 22 January 2018 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
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 788 735 708
Rank change year-on-year -53 -27 +15
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 90 121 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 55 98
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +18.64% -13.24%
10th Percentile £366 £300 £260
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
UK median hourly rate £25.63 £35.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.79% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £25.00 £35.00 £36.75
90th Percentile £26.88 £35.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.63 £35.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -26.79% -9.09% -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84,205 79,866 88,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.54% 83.78% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,381 52,904 57,748
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,967 2,230 2,728
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £24.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +2.08% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

Database Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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 13 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 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
England -46 63 £475 +11.76% 24
UK excluding London -7 61 £405 -4.71% 25
London -46 30 £588 +11.90% 5
Scotland -1 17 £360 - 6
South East -26 12 £420 -16.00% 2
Wales +5 10 £395 -21.00%
West Midlands +11 8 - - 2
Midlands +2 8 - - 4
South West -1 7 £410 - 1
East of England -27 5 £538 +67.97% 4
North of England +25 3 £415 +0.55% 8
North West -12 2 £400 -3.03% 4
Yorkshire +12 1 £430 - 4

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 56 (62.22%) SQL
2 47 (52.22%) Performance Tuning
3 39 (43.33%) Oracle
4 38 (42.22%) Linux
5 29 (32.22%) Unix
6 24 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 21 (23.33%) Oracle Database
8 18 (20.00%) OO
9 17 (18.89%) Java
9 17 (18.89%) RDBMS
9 17 (18.89%) Replication
9 17 (18.89%) Relational Database
10 16 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 15 (16.67%) Migration
11 15 (16.67%) MySQL
12 14 (15.56%) Web Services
12 14 (15.56%) Shell Script
13 13 (14.44%) Oracle RMAN
13 13 (14.44%) XML
13 13 (14.44%) T-SQL
13 13 (14.44%) Oracle RAC
13 13 (14.44%) Data Guard
14 12 (13.33%) C++
14 12 (13.33%) Windows
15 11 (12.22%) C#
15 11 (12.22%) Performance Monitoring
15 11 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (11.11%) Task Automation
16 10 (11.11%) Finance

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 6 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (1.11%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (1.11%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Office 365
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) SAN
1 4 (4.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (23.33%) Oracle Database
3 17 (18.89%) RDBMS
3 17 (18.89%) Relational Database
4 15 (16.67%) MySQL
5 9 (10.00%) DB2
5 9 (10.00%) MariaDB
5 9 (10.00%) MongoDB
5 9 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (8.89%) OLTP
6 8 (8.89%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (7.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (5.56%) Informix
9 5 (5.56%) OLAP
9 5 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (11.11%) JIRA
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (3.33%) NUnit
3 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.33%) Toad
4 2 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.11%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.11%) JUnit
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.11%) Subversion
General
1 10 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Front Office
2 5 (5.56%) Retail
3 2 (2.22%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 43 (47.78%) DBA
2 36 (40.00%) Developer
3 16 (17.78%) Oracle DBA
4 14 (15.56%) Administrator
5 11 (12.22%) SQL Developer
6 10 (11.11%) MySQL DBA
6 10 (11.11%) SQL DBA
7 9 (10.00%) C++ Developer
8 7 (7.78%) Database Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Java Developer
9 6 (6.67%) Oracle Applications DBA
10 5 (5.56%) Database Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 5 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
11 4 (4.44%) C# Developer
11 4 (4.44%) Consultant
11 4 (4.44%) Database Consultant
11 4 (4.44%) DB2 DBA
11 4 (4.44%) Senior SQL Developer
11 4 (4.44%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.56%) Web Services
2 13 (14.44%) XML
3 8 (8.89%) STL
4 7 (7.78%) .NET
4 7 (7.78%) MDX
4 7 (7.78%) SOAP
5 6 (6.67%) Ajax
5 6 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 6 (6.67%) XSLT
6 5 (5.56%) Ext JS
6 5 (5.56%) JSON
7 4 (4.44%) ISPF
8 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.33%) Entity Framework
8 3 (3.33%) J2SE
8 3 (3.33%) JDBC
8 3 (3.33%) React Native
9 2 (2.22%) Code First Entity Framework
9 2 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.89%) Replication
2 11 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.89%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.78%) Clustering
5 6 (6.67%) Reference Data
6 5 (5.56%) Mainframe
7 4 (4.44%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 1 (1.11%) Equities
10 1 (1.11%) Fintech
10 1 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (42.22%) Linux
2 29 (32.22%) Unix
3 12 (13.33%) Windows
4 4 (4.44%) AIX
5 3 (3.33%) Android
5 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.33%) Nucleus RTOS
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.22%) Amazon Linux
6 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.22%) zOS
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (52.22%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (20.00%) OO
3 16 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (16.67%) Migration
4 15 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 11 (12.22%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (11.11%) Task Automation
7 9 (10.00%) OOD
8 8 (8.89%) Change Management
8 8 (8.89%) Database Security
8 8 (8.89%) DevOps
8 8 (8.89%) ETL
8 8 (8.89%) Test Automation
9 7 (7.78%) Unit Testing
9 7 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (6.67%) Investment Management
11 5 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (5.56%) Data Migration
11 5 (5.56%) Kanban
11 5 (5.56%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 56 (62.22%) SQL
2 17 (18.89%) Java
3 14 (15.56%) Shell Script
4 13 (14.44%) T-SQL
5 12 (13.33%) C++
6 11 (12.22%) C#
7 10 (11.11%) PL/SQL
8 7 (7.78%) Python
9 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
10 4 (4.44%) JCL
10 4 (4.44%) Perl
10 4 (4.44%) REXX
10 4 (4.44%) VBA
11 3 (3.33%) C
11 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (3.33%) ACSA
1 3 (3.33%) CCNA
1 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
1 3 (3.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (2.22%) A+ Certification
2 2 (2.22%) CCENT
2 2 (2.22%) Degree
2 2 (2.22%) MCITP
2 2 (2.22%) MCSA
2 2 (2.22%) MCSE
2 2 (2.22%) MCTS
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) QA
2 4 (4.44%) SLA
3 2 (2.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (14.44%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.44%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.22%) Docker
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 13 (14.44%) Data Guard
1 13 (14.44%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (8.89%) Galera Cluster
4 4 (4.44%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 4 (4.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (4.44%) SCCM
5 2 (2.22%) Ansible
5 2 (2.22%) Icinga
5 2 (2.22%) Kibana
5 2 (2.22%) logstash
5 2 (2.22%) MAINVIEW
5 2 (2.22%) Nagios
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Flashback
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Statspack
6 1 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (43.33%) Oracle
2 10 (11.11%) IBM
3 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.78%) InterSystems
5 5 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (5.56%) Sencha
5 5 (5.56%) Talend
6 4 (4.44%) Apple
6 4 (4.44%) BMC
6 4 (4.44%) Citrix
6 4 (4.44%) Dell
6 4 (4.44%) HP
6 4 (4.44%) Juniper
6 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.44%) Sophos
6 4 (4.44%) Sybase
6 4 (4.44%) Symantec
6 4 (4.44%) Veeam
6 4 (4.44%) Veritas
6 4 (4.44%) VMware