The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 48 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 15 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.38% 1.68% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 2.29% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -23.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £275 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £374 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.20% +10.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +55.55%
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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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
458 525 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.58% 73.32% 76.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 271 279
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 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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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
Hemel Hempstead 0 2 - -
Watford - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1
Performance Tuning
East of England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 34 (70.83%) SQL
2 24 (50.00%) Oracle
2 24 (50.00%) ETL
3 22 (45.83%) SQL Server
4 21 (43.75%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 17 (35.42%) MS Excel
6 16 (33.33%) Finance
7 15 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (22.92%) T-SQL
9 11 (22.92%) SAP
9 11 (22.92%) QlikView
9 11 (22.92%) Analytics
10 10 (20.83%) Oracle Database
10 10 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (20.83%) Dimensional Modelling
10 10 (20.83%) Data Integration
10 10 (20.83%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (18.75%) Windows
11 9 (18.75%) Oracle Financials
11 9 (18.75%) ERP
11 9 (18.75%) Snowflake Schema
11 9 (18.75%) QA
11 9 (18.75%) Oracle Payables
11 9 (18.75%) Coaching
11 9 (18.75%) Visualisation
11 9 (18.75%) Tableau
12 8 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (16.67%) Informatica

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (6.25%) SAS
2 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (35.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle Financials
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Utilities
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) FTP
2 2 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 21 (43.75%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (22.92%) QlikView
5 10 (20.83%) Oracle Database
6 9 (18.75%) Snowflake Schema
7 8 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (14.58%) Star Schema
8 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (14.58%) OLAP
9 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (10.42%) DTS
10 5 (10.42%) Data Mart
10 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (8.33%) MySQL
11 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
11 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.25%) ERwin
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) DBA
3 6 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 6 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Administrator
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (8.33%) ETL Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Teradata DBA
6 3 (6.25%) SQL DBA
6 3 (6.25%) SAS Developer
7 2 (4.17%) QlikView Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Database Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Database Team Leader
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Database Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Web Services
1 8 (16.67%) XML
2 6 (12.50%) .NET
3 5 (10.42%) ADO.NET
3 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.42%) DHTML
3 5 (10.42%) HTML
3 5 (10.42%) WinForms
3 5 (10.42%) .NET Framework
3 5 (10.42%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (4.17%) MDX
5 2 (4.17%) jQuery
5 2 (4.17%) Ajax
6 1 (2.08%) Middleware
6 1 (2.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Data Integration
2 9 (18.75%) Visualisation
3 8 (16.67%) Replication
4 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.17%) Statistics
5 2 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.08%) iSeries
6 1 (2.08%) HP Superdome
6 1 (2.08%) Clustering
6 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.08%) NHS
6 1 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) UNIX
2 5 (10.42%) Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Solaris
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) i5/OS
5 1 (2.08%) OS/400
5 1 (2.08%) AIX
5 1 (2.08%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (50.00%) ETL
2 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.92%) Analytics
4 10 (20.83%) Requirements Analysis
4 10 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (20.83%) Dimensional Modelling
5 9 (18.75%) ERP
5 9 (18.75%) Coaching
6 7 (14.58%) Project Management
6 7 (14.58%) Test Strategy
7 6 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 6 (12.50%) MVC
7 6 (12.50%) Migration
8 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.42%) Database Tuning
9 4 (8.33%) Data Management
9 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
10 3 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (70.83%) SQL
2 11 (22.92%) T-SQL
3 6 (12.50%) VBScript
4 5 (10.42%) C#
4 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.42%) VB.NET
5 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.25%) VBA
6 3 (6.25%) SAS Macro
7 2 (4.17%) Perl
8 1 (2.08%) Java
8 1 (2.08%) VB
8 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) MCDBA
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (2.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.08%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) Oracle
2 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.92%) SAP
4 9 (18.75%) Tableau
5 8 (16.67%) Informatica
6 6 (12.50%) Teradata
7 5 (10.42%) Cognos
8 3 (6.25%) IBM
8 3 (6.25%) Ab Initio
9 2 (4.17%) Business Objects
9 2 (4.17%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (2.08%) HP
10 1 (2.08%) Sybase
10 1 (2.08%) VMware
10 1 (2.08%) Red Gate