The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 63 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 1 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.14% 1.56% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 2.02% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 6
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£408 £435 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% +31.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £383 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +15.20%
Performance Tuning
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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 Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
565 692 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.56% 77.32% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 345 272
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £565 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
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 Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 2
Performance Tuning
North West

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) UNIX
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Replication
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (36.36%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Retail
5 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (18.18%) AIX
5 2 (18.18%) HACMP
5 2 (18.18%) LPAR
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (18.18%) GPFS
6 1 (9.09%) Data Transformation
6 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (9.09%) Opsview

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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%) PowerExchange
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) tcpdump
1 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) SSH
1 1 (9.09%) VLAN
1 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
1 1 (9.09%) SMTP
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) SNMP
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
1 1 (9.09%) IPv4
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (9.09%) PowerCenter
4 1 (9.09%) MySQL
4 1 (9.09%) OLAP
4 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) DBA
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Developer
2 3 (27.27%) SQL DBA
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) AIX Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) EMC Storage Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) EMC Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Replication
2 2 (18.18%) HACMP
2 2 (18.18%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) UNIX
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (18.18%) AIX
4 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Data Transformation
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) SIEM
4 1 (9.09%) Change Control
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
3 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) GPFS
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (9.09%) PowerHA
2 1 (9.09%) Samba
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) NFS
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Opsview
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) MOM
2 1 (9.09%) Nagios
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 4 (36.36%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (9.09%) Brocade
3 1 (9.09%) ArcSight
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Teradata
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) Informatica
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint