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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 51 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.34% 0.88% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 1.32% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £308 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -38.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £383 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +15.20%
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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
408 379 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.34% 66.49% 62.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 239 135
Average daily rate £375 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -40.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.15 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £18.25 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Automotive
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (14.29%) Replication
5 1 (14.29%) Clustering
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 1 (14.29%) ERP
5 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) Informatica
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 1 (14.29%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mart
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (14.29%) QlikView
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
1 2 (28.57%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Statistics
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Data Extraction
1 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica
2 1 (14.29%) Tableau
2 1 (14.29%) Talend