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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 42 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 37 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.36% 2.64% 3.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.68% 3.62% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.37% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £296 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £422 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.65 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+22.78% +9.40%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
651 359 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.77% 72.82% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 164 343
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £46.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.39% +68.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 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
Rickmansworth - 13 £325 -
St Albans - 3 - - 1
Watford - 2 £213 -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Performance Tuning
East of England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 30 (54.55%) SQL
2 28 (50.91%) ETL
3 24 (43.64%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (41.82%) Oracle
5 22 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 21 (38.18%) Finance
7 18 (32.73%) Microsoft
8 17 (30.91%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (29.09%) Data Modelling
9 16 (29.09%) UNIX
9 16 (29.09%) Oracle Database
10 14 (25.45%) PL/SQL
11 13 (23.64%) OLAP
11 13 (23.64%) Informatica
11 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (23.64%) Data Integration
12 12 (21.82%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (21.82%) Replication
12 12 (21.82%) Cognos
13 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
13 11 (20.00%) Linux
13 11 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
14 9 (16.36%) Migration
14 9 (16.36%) Windows
14 9 (16.36%) T-SQL
14 9 (16.36%) SAN
15 8 (14.55%) SAS
15 8 (14.55%) XML
15 8 (14.55%) Ab Initio
15 8 (14.55%) Base SAS

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 8 (14.55%) SAS
2 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.27%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) SAN
2 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (43.64%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 16 (29.09%) Oracle Database
4 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (23.64%) OLAP
5 12 (21.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (14.55%) Base SAS
7 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (10.91%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (9.09%) Data Mart
9 5 (9.09%) MySQL
9 5 (9.09%) DTS
9 5 (9.09%) OLTP
10 4 (7.27%) RDBMS
10 4 (7.27%) MS Access
10 4 (7.27%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (7.27%) DataStage
10 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.82%) WebLogic Workshop
1 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (38.18%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (60.00%) Developer
2 12 (21.82%) Oracle Developer
3 11 (20.00%) DBA
4 8 (14.55%) SAS Developer
5 7 (12.73%) SQL DBA
6 6 (10.91%) Administrator
6 6 (10.91%) Consultant
7 5 (9.09%) SQL Developer
8 4 (7.27%) UNIX Administrator
8 4 (7.27%) Storage Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) SQL Server DBA
10 2 (3.64%) Sybase DBA
10 2 (3.64%) Sybase Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
10 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 2 (3.64%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Programmer
10 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Systems Programmer
10 2 (3.64%) ETL Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) XML
2 5 (9.09%) Web Services
3 4 (7.27%) JMS
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 1 (1.82%) MDX
4 1 (1.82%) jQuery
4 1 (1.82%) HTML5
4 1 (1.82%) Kendo UI
4 1 (1.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Data Integration
2 12 (21.82%) Replication
3 5 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 4 (7.27%) N-Tier
4 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.27%) HP Superdome
5 3 (5.45%) Visualisation
6 2 (3.64%) EqualLogic
6 2 (3.64%) Clustering
7 1 (1.82%) Statistics
7 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.82%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) UNIX
2 11 (20.00%) Linux
3 9 (16.36%) Windows
4 4 (7.27%) HPUX
5 1 (1.82%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) ETL
2 17 (30.91%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (29.09%) Data Modelling
4 11 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 9 (16.36%) Migration
6 8 (14.55%) Analytics
7 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.91%) Change Management
7 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (9.09%) Software Deployment
9 4 (7.27%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.27%) Database Tuning
10 3 (5.45%) ERP
10 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (3.64%) Kimball Methodology
11 2 (3.64%) UML
11 2 (3.64%) OO
Programming Languages
1 30 (54.55%) SQL
2 14 (25.45%) PL/SQL
3 9 (16.36%) T-SQL
4 8 (14.55%) SAS Macro
5 6 (10.91%) Perl
6 4 (7.27%) Java
7 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.82%) C
8 1 (1.82%) C#
8 1 (1.82%) VBScript
8 1 (1.82%) VB
8 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.82%) VBA
8 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
2 4 (7.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (7.27%) SRDF
3 2 (3.64%) vSphere
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.82%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 23 (41.82%) Oracle
2 18 (32.73%) Microsoft
3 13 (23.64%) Informatica
4 12 (21.82%) Cognos
5 8 (14.55%) Ab Initio
6 7 (12.73%) SAP
7 4 (7.27%) Business Objects
7 4 (7.27%) HP
7 4 (7.27%) Teradata
7 4 (7.27%) IBM
7 4 (7.27%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (7.27%) Brocade
8 3 (5.45%) Tableau
8 3 (5.45%) EMC
9 2 (3.64%) Sybase
9 2 (3.64%) VMware
9 2 (3.64%) Red Gate
10 1 (1.82%) Coverity
10 1 (1.82%) Telerik
10 1 (1.82%) Intel