The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Tuning
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 45 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 13 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.15% 2.07% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 2.65% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 0
Median daily rate £363 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
478 491 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 79.01% 78.18% 72.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 309 272
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 13
Median hourly rate £18.39 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.16% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 8 (34.78%) Migration
3 8 (34.78%) Java
4 7 (30.43%) J2EE
4 7 (30.43%) SCOM
4 7 (30.43%) Mentoring
5 6 (26.09%) Spring Boot
5 6 (26.09%) SOLID
5 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
5 6 (26.09%) REST
5 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
5 6 (26.09%) Hazelcast
5 6 (26.09%) jQuery
5 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
5 6 (26.09%) Spring
5 6 (26.09%) Web Development
5 6 (26.09%) Hibernate
5 6 (26.09%) HTML
5 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
5 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (21.74%) VMware
6 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (4.35%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Network Security
2 3 (13.04%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) LDAP
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
4 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) Hazelcast
2 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
6 1 (4.35%) MySQL
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.04%) Electronics
4 2 (8.70%) Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (8.70%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Advertising
5 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) DBA
2 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Java Developer
2 6 (26.09%) SQL DBA
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server DBA
3 4 (17.39%) Senior DBA
3 4 (17.39%) Senior SQL DBA
3 4 (17.39%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Principal Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Unix Architect
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) J2EE
2 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
2 6 (26.09%) Hibernate
2 6 (26.09%) HTML
2 6 (26.09%) jQuery
2 6 (26.09%) REST
2 6 (26.09%) Spring
2 6 (26.09%) Spring Boot
3 4 (17.39%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) JMS
4 2 (8.70%) SOAP
4 2 (8.70%) Web Services
5 1 (4.35%) JDBC
5 1 (4.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (17.39%) Visualisation
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
2 7 (30.43%) Mentoring
3 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (26.09%) SOLID
3 6 (26.09%) Web Development
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
5 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
7 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.70%) Change Management
7 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.70%) SOA
7 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 1 (4.35%) E-Discovery
8 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
8 1 (4.35%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
3 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) IBM
4 3 (13.04%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) Veritas
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Dell
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow