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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 65 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 7 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.74% 1.17% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.57% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 8
Average daily rate
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£333 £285 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -27.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £218 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £335 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% +3.89%
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
760 572 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.85% 74.19% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 306 237
Average daily rate £400 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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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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 +6 4 £325 -7.14%
Knutsford -6 1 £625 +168.81%
Crewe -7 1 £213 -
Performance Tuning
North West

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) Replication
4 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (50.00%) ETL
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (40.00%) Database Tuning
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (30.00%) Middleware
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) SOA
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) UNIX
7 2 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 1 (10.00%) Ruby
8 1 (10.00%) Ajax
8 1 (10.00%) Opsview
8 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (10.00%) iptables
8 1 (10.00%) SDLC
8 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Documentum
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
1 1 (10.00%) SMTP
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) SNMP
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) IPv4
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) SSH
1 1 (10.00%) VLAN
1 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (10.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (10.00%) MySQL
5 1 (10.00%) OLAP
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (10.00%) Lombardi
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (20.00%) DBA
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (10.00%) ETL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Middleware
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) XSLT
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) Ajax
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ETL
2 4 (40.00%) Database Tuning
3 3 (30.00%) SOA
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) EAI
5 1 (10.00%) High Availability
5 1 (10.00%) SIEM
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) NFS
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (10.00%) Samba
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (10.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) MOM
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) ArcSight