The table below looks at the statistics for Database Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Database Tuning over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 243 236 244
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.043% 0.081% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.059% 0.11% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £373 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £425 £331
% change year-on-year
-4.11% +28.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6818 6171 7091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.46% 71.56% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3853 3428 3388
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 250 313
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.43 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Database Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Database Tuning across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Database Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Database Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Database Tuning Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Database Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Database Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Database Tuning
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Tuning within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +6 3 - - 2
Surrey +1 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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England

Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Database Tuning also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Database Tuning.

1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) ERP
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Sun
3 2 (33.33%) Intel
4 1 (16.67%) BMC
4 1 (16.67%) REXX
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (16.67%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (16.67%) JCL
4 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (16.67%) FTP
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Informix
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Database Tuning also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Database Tuning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) Informix
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) DTS
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Informix DBA
2 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) DHTML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) WinForms
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
1 1 (16.67%) ISPF
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) REXX
2 1 (16.67%) JCL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Sun
2 2 (33.33%) Intel
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) ION Trading
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
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