The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 17 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 23 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.04% 3.28% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.58% 5.17% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £364
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% +3.89%
Performance Tuning
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
268 116 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 70.34% 63.39% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 60 83
Average daily rate £475 £413 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +15.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £292 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Liverpool +3 20 £400 -11.11% 1
Wirral - 2 - -
Performance Tuning
North West

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (50.00%) Oracle
2 11 (39.29%) Patch Management
3 10 (35.71%) SDLC
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Middleware
4 9 (32.14%) Windows
4 9 (32.14%) Oracle Fusion
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle Service Bus
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 8 (28.57%) SOA
6 7 (25.00%) ITIL
6 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 7 (25.00%) DNS
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (25.00%) Clustering
6 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (21.43%) Database Tuning
7 6 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (21.43%) VMware
7 6 (21.43%) VMware ESX
7 6 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (21.43%) Firewall
7 6 (21.43%) SSL

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (28.57%) Oracle Service Bus
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (21.43%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) SAS
3 1 (3.57%) CICS
3 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) DNS
2 6 (21.43%) SSL
2 6 (21.43%) SMTP
2 6 (21.43%) FTP
2 6 (21.43%) HTTP
2 6 (21.43%) Firewall
3 3 (10.71%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) DMZ
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 5 (17.86%) DB2
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) DBA
3 6 (21.43%) Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (10.71%) DB2 Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (3.57%) Adabas DBA
5 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) Middleware
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (10.71%) SAP Basis
3 1 (3.57%) ISPF
3 1 (3.57%) WCF
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.86%) Linux
5 4 (14.29%) UNIX
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.57%) OS/390
6 1 (3.57%) zOS
6 1 (3.57%) MVS
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Patch Management
2 10 (35.71%) SDLC
2 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) SOA
4 7 (25.00%) ITIL
4 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Database Tuning
5 6 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (17.86%) Security Management
6 5 (17.86%) Migration
6 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (17.86%) Change Management
6 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
6 5 (17.86%) Database Security
7 2 (7.14%) Data Security
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.14%) BPEL
8 1 (3.57%) Load Testing
8 1 (3.57%) High Availability
8 1 (3.57%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.57%) REXX
4 1 (3.57%) NATURAL
4 1 (3.57%) JCL
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) MCP
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) VMware ESX
2 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.57%) Firmware
4 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.57%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) SAP
5 2 (7.14%) IBM
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Dell