Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 742 720 746
Rank change year-on-year -22 +26 +9
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 98 190 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 109 59
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £343 £306 £308
90th Percentile £575 £538 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% -65.38% -28.77%
10th Percentile £16.50 £21.25 £57.50
90th Percentile £17.50 £23.75 £72.50
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80161 91745 91678
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.24% 83.47% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52582 60518 58035
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £277 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2050 2197 2596
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +2.27%

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 25 July 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 15 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 25 July 2017. 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 -9 79 £500 +25.00% 3
UK excluding London +6 63 £425 +6.25% 2
London -21 32 £450 +5.88% 2
North of England +56 22 £519 +29.69% 1
Scotland +34 17 £395 +4.64% 1
North East +59 10 £531 +93.18%
Midlands +9 9 £525 +31.25%
North West +33 8 £360 +2.86%
South East +20 6 £425 -5.56%
West Midlands +15 6 £343 -14.19%
East of England -14 6 £500 +11.11%
Yorkshire +9 4 £425 +6.25% 1
East Midlands -5 3 £525 -
South West +6 2 - -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 65 (66.33%) SQL
2 47 (47.96%) Oracle
3 46 (46.94%) Performance Tuning
4 38 (38.78%) Unix
5 30 (30.61%) SQL Server
6 25 (25.51%) OO
7 24 (24.49%) Linux
7 24 (24.49%) SDLC
8 23 (23.47%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (23.47%) Oracle Database
9 22 (22.45%) Software Engineering
9 22 (22.45%) Java
10 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (19.39%) Finance
12 18 (18.37%) ETL
12 18 (18.37%) RDBMS
12 18 (18.37%) Relational Database
13 17 (17.35%) Perl
14 16 (16.33%) C++
14 16 (16.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (15.31%) T-SQL
16 14 (14.29%) Migration
16 14 (14.29%) Spring
17 13 (13.27%) Release Management
17 13 (13.27%) Database Security
17 13 (13.27%) Sybase
17 13 (13.27%) DB2
17 13 (13.27%) STL
17 13 (13.27%) OLTP
17 13 (13.27%) 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 6 (6.12%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.08%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.04%) IIS
3 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.02%) Apache
4 1 (1.02%) Eucalyptus
4 1 (1.02%) PowerExchange
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.06%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) LAN
1 3 (3.06%) WAN
2 2 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (2.04%) HTTP
2 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.04%) VLAN
3 1 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.02%) DNS
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) SAN
3 1 (1.02%) VPN
3 1 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 23 (23.47%) Oracle Database
3 18 (18.37%) RDBMS
3 18 (18.37%) Relational Database
4 16 (16.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (13.27%) DB2
5 13 (13.27%) OLTP
6 12 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (11.22%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (11.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (10.20%) Oracle BI EE
9 9 (9.18%) MongoDB
10 7 (7.14%) Informix
10 7 (7.14%) Oracle Exadata
11 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (4.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (10.20%) JUnit
2 5 (5.10%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.06%) JIRA
4 3 (3.06%) Toad
4 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.02%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 19 (19.39%) Finance
2 11 (11.22%) Banking
2 11 (11.22%) Front Office
3 4 (4.08%) Local Government
4 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.02%) German Language
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (40.82%) Developer
2 25 (25.51%) DBA
3 18 (18.37%) Java Developer
4 16 (16.33%) C++ Developer
5 15 (15.31%) Consultant
6 14 (14.29%) Administrator
6 14 (14.29%) SQL DBA
7 6 (6.12%) SQL Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Database Consultant
8 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Consultant
8 5 (5.10%) SQL Server DBA
9 4 (4.08%) Oracle DBA
10 3 (3.06%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (3.06%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (3.06%) PostgreSQL Specialist
11 2 (2.04%) Analyst
11 2 (2.04%) AWS Administrator
11 2 (2.04%) Cassandra DBA
11 2 (2.04%) ETL Developer
11 2 (2.04%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.29%) Spring
2 13 (13.27%) J2SE
2 13 (13.27%) STL
3 11 (11.22%) XML
4 9 (9.18%) JMS
5 6 (6.12%) Web Services
6 5 (5.10%) PostGIS
7 4 (4.08%) J2EE
7 4 (4.08%) JDBC
7 4 (4.08%) Middleware
7 4 (4.08%) RESTful
7 4 (4.08%) SOAP
7 4 (4.08%) XML Messaging
8 3 (3.06%) .NET
9 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.02%) LAMP
9 1 (1.02%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (1.02%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.47%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.24%) Equity Derivative
3 10 (10.20%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (7.14%) Oracle Exalytics
5 6 (6.12%) Clustering
6 5 (5.10%) Reference Data
7 4 (4.08%) Replication
8 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
9 2 (2.04%) Derivative
9 2 (2.04%) iSeries
9 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
10 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
10 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (38.78%) Unix
2 24 (24.49%) Linux
3 10 (10.20%) Windows
4 4 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.02%) CentOS
6 1 (1.02%) Debian
6 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (46.94%) Performance Tuning
2 25 (25.51%) OO
3 24 (24.49%) SDLC
4 22 (22.45%) Software Engineering
5 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (18.37%) ETL
7 14 (14.29%) Migration
8 13 (13.27%) Data Modelling
8 13 (13.27%) Database Security
8 13 (13.27%) Release Management
9 12 (12.24%) OOD
10 11 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (11.22%) ETL Development
11 9 (9.18%) Data Management
11 9 (9.18%) Logical Data Model
12 7 (7.14%) DevOps
13 6 (6.12%) Capacity Management
13 6 (6.12%) Data Mapping
13 6 (6.12%) High Availability
14 5 (5.10%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 65 (66.33%) SQL
2 22 (22.45%) Java
3 17 (17.35%) Perl
4 16 (16.33%) C++
5 15 (15.31%) T-SQL
6 8 (8.16%) C#
7 7 (7.14%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.10%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.06%) Python
9 3 (3.06%) VB
10 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.04%) CQL
10 2 (2.04%) Jython
10 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.04%) Progress 4GL
10 2 (2.04%) VBA
11 1 (1.02%) C
11 1 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (9.18%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.02%) CCNP
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.02%) OCP
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) QA
2 5 (5.10%) Data Quality
3 4 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.02%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.04%) vSphere
4 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.02%) Docker
4 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) Ansible
1 4 (4.08%) SCOM
2 2 (2.04%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.04%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.04%) Perfmon
2 2 (2.04%) SCCM
3 1 (1.02%) Grafana
3 1 (1.02%) Icinga
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.02%) Nagios
3 1 (1.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (47.96%) Oracle
2 13 (13.27%) Sybase
3 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.10%) Talend
5 4 (4.08%) Teradata
5 4 (4.08%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.08%) VMware
6 2 (2.04%) EqualLogic
6 2 (2.04%) Progress
6 2 (2.04%) RedGate
7 1 (1.02%) Cisco
7 1 (1.02%) Informatica
7 1 (1.02%) Juniper
7 1 (1.02%) SAP
7 1 (1.02%) Twitter
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