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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 275 262
Rank change year-on-year +31 -13  
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.051% 0.034% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.062% 0.042% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £363 £431 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.94% +29.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £416 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £446 £357
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +25.00% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 6465 7227 7633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 81.97% 80.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3782 4419 4405
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +32.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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
Hampshire - 2 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -17 1 £300 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Database Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 5 (71.43%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (14.29%) Grafana
5 1 (14.29%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
5 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
5 1 (14.29%) Ansible
5 1 (14.29%) Docker
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Icinga
5 1 (14.29%) LAMP
5 1 (14.29%) Debian
5 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security

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 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Eucalyptus
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) DBA
2 2 (28.57%) Database Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Database Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) LAMP
1 1 (14.29%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) CentOS
1 1 (14.29%) Debian
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) Grafana
1 1 (14.29%) Icinga
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Juniper
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP