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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 58 62 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 11 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.34% 1.31% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.69% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 14
Average daily rate
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£253 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £226 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £300 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +10.76%
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
624 708 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 75.82% 77.29% 66.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 313 318
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 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 54 13
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.78 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £59.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 October 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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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
Knutsford +8 5 £244 +3.72% 1
Warrington -11 2 £365 +21.66%
Crewe - 1 - -
Chester - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Performance Tuning
North West

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (55.00%) UNIX
1 11 (55.00%) Shell Script
2 10 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 10 (50.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 9 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (45.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) T-SQL
4 7 (35.00%) Oracle
5 6 (30.00%) Replication
5 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (25.00%) Windows
6 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (25.00%) IIS
6 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) SharePoint

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (25.00%) IIS
1 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) ADSL
1 1 (5.00%) Broadband
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.00%) OLAP
4 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
4 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) DBA
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
1 6 (30.00%) Administrator
1 6 (30.00%) SQL DBA
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) AIX Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) EMC Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) EMC Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Replication
2 3 (15.00%) LPAR
2 3 (15.00%) HACMP
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) UNIX
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 9 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (15.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) ETL
5 1 (5.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Shell Script
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) GPFS
4 2 (10.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 10 (50.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Teradata
4 1 (5.00%) Brocade
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) Informatica
4 1 (5.00%) Sybase
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco