The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 49 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 5 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.03% 1.52% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 2.23% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.94%
Performance Tuning
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
376 314 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 77.37% 67.97% 65.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 162 158
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £264 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 38 54
Average hourly rate £30.50 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 1 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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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
Basildon 0 1 - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - - 1
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
Performance Tuning
East of England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 5 (35.71%) JBoss
4 5 (35.71%) Apache
4 5 (35.71%) Tomcat
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle9i Database
4 5 (35.71%) WebLogic
4 5 (35.71%) IIS
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Replication
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Splunk
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
4 5 (35.71%) VisualVM
4 5 (35.71%) Opsview
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (28.57%) Data Guard
5 4 (28.57%) GlassFish
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
5 4 (28.57%) webMethods
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (28.57%) AIX
5 4 (28.57%) Solaris
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (35.71%) WebLogic
1 5 (35.71%) IIS
1 5 (35.71%) Apache
1 5 (35.71%) Tomcat
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (28.57%) GlassFish
3 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) Internet
3 2 (14.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle9i Database
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) VisualVM
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) DBA
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (28.57%) SQL DBA
3 4 (28.57%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Web Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Provisioning Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Replication
2 2 (14.29%) DataPower
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (28.57%) AIX
3 4 (28.57%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Android
4 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (7.14%) High Availability
2 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Opsview
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) JBoss
2 5 (35.71%) Splunk
3 4 (28.57%) webMethods
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) IBM
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) Netezza
5 1 (7.14%) Software AG
5 1 (7.14%) CA