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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 55 64 44
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -20
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 9 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.14% 0.99% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.30% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 23
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£365 £260 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.38% -16.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +19.40%
Performance Tuning
North West

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
582 693 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.86% 75.99% 65.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 335 341
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 46 26
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.40 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014. 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
Warrington -5 2 £365 +21.66% 2
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Chester - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 3
Macclesfield - - - - 3
Performance Tuning
North West

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) T-SQL
3 8 (42.11%) UNIX
3 8 (42.11%) Shell Script
3 8 (42.11%) Replication
3 8 (42.11%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
4 7 (36.84%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (31.58%) Cyber-Ark
6 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (26.32%) IIS
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
6 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
6 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
7 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (26.32%) IIS
1 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
1 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) ADSL
1 1 (5.26%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (5.26%) DTS
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) DBA
2 7 (36.84%) SQL DBA
3 6 (31.58%) Developer
4 5 (26.32%) SQL Developer
5 4 (21.05%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) Administrator
7 2 (10.53%) AIX Administrator
8 1 (5.26%) EMC Storage Engineer
8 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (5.26%) Systems Support
8 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
8 1 (5.26%) EMC Engineer
8 1 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Replication
2 3 (15.79%) HACMP
3 2 (10.53%) Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) LPAR
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) UNIX
2 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Database Security
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) T-SQL
2 8 (42.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) PowerHA
4 2 (10.53%) GPFS
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
2 6 (31.58%) Cyber-Ark
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) Sybase
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Brocade
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
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