The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 Essex 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 49 48 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.83% 0.86% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.24% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £350 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.25%
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 £42.50 £37.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+14.86% +10.44%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
364 323 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.36% 69.46% 66.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 160 151
Average daily rate £400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 48 61
Average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £41.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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East of England

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 30 July 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
Basildon -1 1 - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Performance Tuning
East of England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 11 (68.75%) Oracle
3 7 (43.75%) Replication
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
4 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (31.25%) Apache
5 5 (31.25%) Tomcat
5 5 (31.25%) JBoss
5 5 (31.25%) AIX
5 5 (31.25%) Solaris
5 5 (31.25%) WebLogic
5 5 (31.25%) IIS
5 5 (31.25%) PL/SQL
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) VisualVM
5 5 (31.25%) Opsview
5 5 (31.25%) Splunk
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (31.25%) Data Guard
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (25.00%) GlassFish
6 4 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (31.25%) Apache
1 5 (31.25%) Tomcat
1 5 (31.25%) WebLogic
1 5 (31.25%) IIS
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (25.00%) GlassFish
3 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle9i Database
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.25%) MySQL
5 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) VisualVM
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) DBA
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (25.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Web Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Web Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Build Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Provisioning Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Business Objects Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) DataPower
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Statistics
3 1 (6.25%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) AIX
2 5 (31.25%) Solaris
2 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) High Availability
1 2 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (6.25%) Database Security
2 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security
2 1 (6.25%) Dependency Management
2 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
2 1 (6.25%) Database Tuning
2 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
2 1 (6.25%) ETL
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Service Management
2 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 5 (31.25%) PL/SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 5 (31.25%) Opsview
1 5 (31.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) JBoss
2 5 (31.25%) Splunk
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) webMethods
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) Netezza
5 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
5 1 (6.25%) Software AG
5 1 (6.25%) CA