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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 34 63 67
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +4
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 30 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.42% 0.47% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.00% 0.71% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 12
Average daily rate
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£320 £278 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.31% -32.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £236 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £320 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -10.00%
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
500 424 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.64% 66.88% 68.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 220 354
Average daily rate £405 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 34
Average hourly rate £33.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £37.20 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 - 9 £375 -
Hemel Hempstead +7 6 £260 -
Watford - 4 £398 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £286 -
Hitchin - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Performance Tuning
East of England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 41 (61.19%) SQL
2 34 (50.75%) SQL Server
2 34 (50.75%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (47.76%) ETL
3 32 (47.76%) Microsoft
4 29 (43.28%) Oracle
5 24 (35.82%) Finance
6 20 (29.85%) MS Excel
7 19 (28.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (25.37%) Oracle Database
9 16 (23.88%) Data Integration
9 16 (23.88%) Informatica
9 16 (23.88%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (23.88%) Windows
10 15 (22.39%) OLAP
10 15 (22.39%) T-SQL
10 15 (22.39%) Dimensional Modelling
10 15 (22.39%) Analytics
11 14 (20.90%) Replication
11 14 (20.90%) UNIX
11 14 (20.90%) Data Modelling
12 13 (19.40%) Cognos
12 13 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (17.91%) SAP
14 11 (16.42%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (16.42%) Requirements Analysis
15 10 (14.93%) QlikView
15 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (14.93%) XML

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 9 (13.43%) SAS
2 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (29.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (10.45%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) SAN
2 5 (7.46%) FTP
3 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (50.75%) SQL Server
1 34 (50.75%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (28.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (25.37%) Oracle Database
4 15 (22.39%) OLAP
5 11 (16.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (14.93%) QlikView
6 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (13.43%) Snowflake Schema
7 9 (13.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (13.43%) Base SAS
8 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (11.94%) DTS
9 7 (10.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (10.45%) Data Mart
9 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (8.96%) Oracle ODI
10 6 (8.96%) MySQL
11 5 (7.46%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.48%) ERwin
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (61.19%) Developer
2 15 (22.39%) DBA
3 9 (13.43%) SAS Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Administrator
4 8 (11.94%) Oracle Developer
4 8 (11.94%) SQL Developer
5 7 (10.45%) SQL DBA
6 5 (7.46%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Teradata DBA
7 4 (5.97%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (4.48%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (4.48%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.48%) ETL Developer
9 2 (2.99%) QlikView Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Senior DBA
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Consultant
9 2 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) XML
2 8 (11.94%) Web Services
3 7 (10.45%) .NET
4 6 (8.96%) HTML
5 5 (7.46%) DHTML
5 5 (7.46%) ADO.NET
5 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.46%) WinForms
5 5 (7.46%) Razor View Engine
5 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.48%) jQuery
7 2 (2.99%) MDX
7 2 (2.99%) Ajax
8 1 (1.49%) Middleware
8 1 (1.49%) HTML5
8 1 (1.49%) Kendo UI
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 1 (1.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Data Integration
2 14 (20.90%) Replication
3 8 (11.94%) Visualisation
4 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.46%) Client/Server
6 4 (5.97%) HP Superdome
7 2 (2.99%) Statistics
7 2 (2.99%) EqualLogic
7 2 (2.99%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.99%) Clustering
8 1 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.49%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Windows
2 14 (20.90%) UNIX
3 9 (13.43%) Linux
4 4 (5.97%) HPUX
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.99%) Solaris
7 1 (1.49%) OS/400
7 1 (1.49%) AIX
7 1 (1.49%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) ETL
2 16 (23.88%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (22.39%) Dimensional Modelling
3 15 (22.39%) Analytics
4 14 (20.90%) Data Modelling
5 13 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (16.42%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (13.43%) Change Management
8 8 (11.94%) ERP
9 7 (10.45%) Coaching
10 6 (8.96%) Unit Testing
10 6 (8.96%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (8.96%) Migration
11 5 (7.46%) MVC
11 5 (7.46%) Project Management
11 5 (7.46%) Test Strategy
11 5 (7.46%) Software Deployment
11 5 (7.46%) Database Tuning
12 4 (5.97%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (61.19%) SQL
2 15 (22.39%) T-SQL
3 9 (13.43%) PL/SQL
3 9 (13.43%) SAS Macro
4 6 (8.96%) VB.NET
4 6 (8.96%) VBScript
4 6 (8.96%) C#
5 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.46%) Perl
6 3 (4.48%) VBA
7 1 (1.49%) VB
7 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) MCITP
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (2.99%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) QA
2 6 (8.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.99%) vSphere
2 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.49%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 32 (47.76%) Microsoft
2 29 (43.28%) Oracle
3 16 (23.88%) Informatica
4 13 (19.40%) Cognos
5 12 (17.91%) SAP
6 9 (13.43%) Ab Initio
7 8 (11.94%) Tableau
7 8 (11.94%) Teradata
8 5 (7.46%) IBM
9 4 (5.97%) HP
9 4 (5.97%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (5.97%) Business Objects
10 3 (4.48%) VMware
10 3 (4.48%) Red Gate
11 1 (1.49%) Sybase
11 1 (1.49%) Telerik