The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 58 50 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 11 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.42% 1.74% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.24% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 5
Average daily rate - £349 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £30.38
% change year-on-year
-44.00% +105.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
547 492 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.49% 77.85% 69.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 258 320
Average daily rate £413 £419 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 59
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Performance Tuning
East of England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead +2 5 - -
Stevenage - 3 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Harpenden - - - -
Watford - - - - 2
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Performance Tuning
East of England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (58.82%) UNIX
2 8 (47.06%) Linux
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 6 (35.29%) CMS
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
4 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
4 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (29.41%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) SAN
5 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
5 4 (23.53%) Python
5 4 (23.53%) FreeBSD
5 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
5 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
5 4 (23.53%) C
5 4 (23.53%) Perl
5 4 (23.53%) Device Driver
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
5 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
5 4 (23.53%) Coverity
5 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
5 4 (23.53%) Memory Management
5 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
6 3 (17.65%) SRDF
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (35.29%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) SAN
1 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) SSL
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) Data Mart
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.88%) Star Schema
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.88%) Ant
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Storage Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (11.76%) DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (11.76%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) EMC Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) EMC Storage Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Informatica ETL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) EMC Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) ETL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) Ajax
1 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
1 1 (5.88%) Spring
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) JSP
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 4 (23.53%) Device Driver
3 2 (11.76%) Open Source
4 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) UNIX
2 8 (47.06%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) FreeBSD
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Scrum
1 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
2 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
2 4 (23.53%) Memory Management
2 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) BDD
4 1 (5.88%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Python
1 4 (23.53%) C
1 4 (23.53%) Perl
1 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) RHCA
1 3 (17.65%) RHCE
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) SRDF
1 3 (17.65%) Samba
2 2 (11.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) Coverity
4 3 (17.65%) Brocade
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.76%) EMC
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix
6 1 (5.88%) Informatica