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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 42 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 13 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.47% 0.45% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 0.60% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate £300 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%
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
435 332 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 82.54% 75.11% 78.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 185 270
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 42 60
Average hourly rate £36.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Brentwood +8 5 £309 -
Basildon - 2 - -
Performance Tuning
East of England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 20 (80.00%) SQL
2 15 (60.00%) Oracle
2 15 (60.00%) High Availability
3 14 (56.00%) Clustering
4 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (36.00%) Shell Script
5 9 (36.00%) Automotive
6 8 (32.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (32.00%) Data Guard
6 8 (32.00%) PL/SQL
7 7 (28.00%) Change Control
7 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
8 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (24.00%) T-SQL
8 6 (24.00%) Linux
9 5 (20.00%) Unix
9 5 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (20.00%) ETL
9 5 (20.00%) SCOM
9 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (20.00%) Teradata
9 5 (20.00%) AccuRev
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (20.00%) Database Mirroring
10 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Database Security
10 4 (16.00%) Data Architecture
10 4 (16.00%) Database Tuning

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (8.00%) Apache
1 2 (8.00%) IIS
1 2 (8.00%) JBoss
1 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (16.00%) DataStage
5 4 (16.00%) DB2
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (4.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) AccuRev
2 2 (8.00%) VisualVM
3 1 (4.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (36.00%) Automotive
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) DBA
2 12 (48.00%) SQL DBA
3 9 (36.00%) Oracle DBA
4 7 (28.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 6 (24.00%) Administrator
6 5 (20.00%) Developer
6 5 (20.00%) ETL Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) DataStage Developer
7 2 (8.00%) DataStage ETL Developer
7 2 (8.00%) DB2 Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Linux Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle ETL Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Senior DBA
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Teradata Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) COM+
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) DataPower
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.00%) Hedge funds
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) High Availability
2 7 (28.00%) Change Control
3 5 (20.00%) Database Mirroring
3 5 (20.00%) ETL
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.00%) Data Architecture
4 4 (16.00%) Database Security
4 4 (16.00%) Database Tuning
4 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Management
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) Shell Script
3 8 (32.00%) PL/SQL
4 6 (24.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.00%) AWK
6 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.00%) Korn
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Data Guard
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (20.00%) SCOM
3 2 (8.00%) Nagios
3 2 (8.00%) Opsview
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) Teradata
3 2 (8.00%) IBM
3 2 (8.00%) Splunk
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat