The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the County Antrim region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 17 30 16
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 3 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 2.94% 2.16% 4.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 3.85% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £380 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £30.38
% change year-on-year
-44.00% +105.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
66 130 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 64.71% 56.28% 65.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 81 20
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £238 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Performance Tuning
Northern Ireland

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Performance Tuning
Top 27 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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 4 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) General Ledger
2 3 (75.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Solaris
2 3 (75.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (75.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (75.00%) SAP
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (75.00%) Cognos
2 3 (75.00%) ETL
2 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Linux

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (75.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (75.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (75.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Database Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Cognos Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Solaris
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ETL
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (75.00%) SAP
2 3 (75.00%) Cognos
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft