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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 59 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 4 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.55% 1.65% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 2.48% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £293 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.93% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £388 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
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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 Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
487 443 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 66.71% 66.52% 67.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 293 251
Average daily rate £370 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +821.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.10 £175.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Performance 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 Performance Tuning.

1 4 (36.36%) SQL
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Software Distribution
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (18.18%) SCCM
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) WMI
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 2 (18.18%) DCOM

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Performance 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 Performance Tuning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 2 (18.18%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (9.09%) DTS
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) DBA
1 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Network Manager
2 2 (18.18%) IT Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) OBIEE Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) DCOM
1 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
2 1 (9.09%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Firmware
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (18.18%) Software Distribution
2 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) WMI
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Informatica