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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 51 48 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.64% 1.00% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.46% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -42.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £378 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +11.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
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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
405 412 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.39% 68.78% 64.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 254 145
Average daily rate £375 £338 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
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%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) DTS
5 1 (14.29%) ERP
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (14.29%) ADSL
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Automotive
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Replication
5 1 (14.29%) Clustering

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) ADSL
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) DTS
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) DBA
1 3 (42.86%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Network Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) MDX
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%) Data Extraction
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft