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 31 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 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 41 51 46
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 20 8 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.96% 1.32% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 1.75% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £381 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +35.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £309 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £396 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+14.86% +10.44%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
498 457 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.78% 75.29% 69.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 230 304
Average daily rate £388 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 42
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.55 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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
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 31 July 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 31 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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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
St Albans - 4 £350 -
Rickmansworth - 3 £290 -
Watford - 2 £300 -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Performance Tuning
East of England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 13 (41.94%) Oracle
2 13 (41.94%) Finance
3 12 (38.71%) ETL
4 11 (35.48%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (29.03%) Migration
6 7 (22.58%) UNIX
6 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database
7 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (16.13%) CMS
8 5 (16.13%) SAN
8 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
8 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
8 5 (16.13%) Linux
8 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
8 5 (16.13%) Java
8 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
8 5 (16.13%) Analytics
9 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
9 4 (12.90%) Web Services
9 4 (12.90%) XML
9 4 (12.90%) WebLogic
9 4 (12.90%) DTS
9 4 (12.90%) MQSeries
9 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
9 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
9 4 (12.90%) JMS

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (16.13%) CMS
2 4 (12.90%) WebLogic
2 4 (12.90%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
5 4 (12.90%) DTS
5 4 (12.90%) RDBMS
5 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (6.45%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (6.45%) QlikView
7 2 (6.45%) Star Schema
7 2 (6.45%) DB2
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (3.23%) MySQL
8 1 (3.23%) OLTP
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Ant
1 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.23%) WebLogic Workshop
1 1 (3.23%) Subversion
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) DBA
3 6 (19.35%) Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (16.13%) SQL DBA
5 4 (12.90%) Storage Consultant
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Sybase Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Systems Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (6.45%) ETL Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (6.45%) Sybase DBA
7 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Programmer
8 1 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
1 4 (12.90%) XML
1 4 (12.90%) JMS
2 1 (3.23%) Spring
2 1 (3.23%) Ajax
2 1 (3.23%) Spring MVC
2 1 (3.23%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) JSP
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) N-Tier
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Replication
3 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.23%) EqualLogic
4 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.23%) Statistics
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) UNIX
2 5 (16.13%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) ETL
2 9 (29.03%) Migration
3 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (16.13%) Analytics
4 4 (12.90%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) Database Tuning
4 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
5 3 (9.68%) ERP
5 3 (9.68%) Change Management
5 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.45%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (6.45%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (6.45%) Scrum
6 2 (6.45%) UML
6 2 (6.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
2 5 (16.13%) Java
2 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (12.90%) SRDF
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Oracle
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) HP
3 4 (12.90%) Brocade
4 3 (9.68%) EMC
4 3 (9.68%) SAP
5 2 (6.45%) Tableau
5 2 (6.45%) Sybase
6 1 (3.23%) Coverity
6 1 (3.23%) Intel
6 1 (3.23%) Informatica
6 1 (3.23%) VMware