The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 March 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 252 265
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13  
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 2 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.026% 0.14% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.17% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 3
Median daily rate £363 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% -4.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6361 7494 7901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.62% 81.26% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3684 4608 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Database Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Database Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Database Tuning in the South East

Database Tuning
Contractor 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 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Database Tuning 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Tuning within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Buckinghamshire - 1 £300 -
West Sussex - 1 £425 -
Database Tuning
England

Database Tuning
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Database Tuning.

1 10 (58.82%) SQL
1 10 (58.82%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
3 7 (41.18%) Oracle
3 7 (41.18%) ETL
3 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (35.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (35.29%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (35.29%) Talend
4 6 (35.29%) MariaDB
4 6 (35.29%) OLTP
4 6 (35.29%) Snowflake Schema
4 6 (35.29%) OLAP
4 6 (35.29%) MySQL
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (35.29%) JIRA
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
5 5 (29.41%) Oracle Exadata
5 5 (29.41%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (29.41%) Migration
5 5 (29.41%) Middleware
5 5 (29.41%) Customer Insight
6 4 (23.53%) Informatics
6 4 (23.53%) Intranet
6 4 (23.53%) Publishing
7 3 (17.65%) Finance

Database Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Intranet
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (35.29%) MariaDB
3 6 (35.29%) MySQL
3 6 (35.29%) OLAP
3 6 (35.29%) OLTP
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (35.29%) Snowflake Schema
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (5.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
1 6 (35.29%) JIRA
1 6 (35.29%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Publishing
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) ETL Developer
3 4 (23.53%) MySQL Developer
3 4 (23.53%) OLAP Developer
4 3 (17.65%) DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Database Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Database Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (41.18%) ETL
3 6 (35.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (29.41%) Customer Insight
4 5 (29.41%) Migration
5 4 (23.53%) Informatics
6 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
8 1 (5.88%) Database Security
8 1 (5.88%) ERD
8 1 (5.88%) High Availability
8 1 (5.88%) Information Security
8 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) Talend
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Tableau