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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 35 20 29
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.53% 1.94% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 3.08% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.10 £49.66
% change year-on-year
+6.83% -29.31%
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
274 130 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 69.72% 63.11% 69.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 74 74
Average daily rate £400 £381 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +10.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £277 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £34.08 £19.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.78% +62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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
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 1 April 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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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 -11 5 £350 +27.27% 2
Performance Tuning
North West

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) ITIL
3 8 (47.06%) DNS
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 8 (47.06%) Clustering
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (41.18%) High Availability
5 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (35.29%) SCCM
5 6 (35.29%) SCVMM
5 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (35.29%) DFS Replication
5 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
5 6 (35.29%) Firmware
5 6 (35.29%) DMZ
5 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
5 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (35.29%) HP
5 6 (35.29%) Dell
5 6 (35.29%) DHCP
5 6 (35.29%) Windows 2000
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) DB2
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
8 3 (17.65%) SAP
8 3 (17.65%) SAP Basis
9 2 (11.76%) VMware

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 6 (35.29%) DMZ
2 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 6 (35.29%) DHCP
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) FTP
3 2 (11.76%) HTTP
3 2 (11.76%) SSL
3 2 (11.76%) SMTP
3 2 (11.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) DB2
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) OLAP
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) ERwin
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) DBA
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Wintel Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
3 2 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (11.76%) DB2 Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) SAP Basis
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 2000
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) High Availability
3 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
3 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.76%) Data Security
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) REXX
3 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (11.76%) MCP
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) DFS Replication
2 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
2 6 (35.29%) Firmware
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
1 6 (35.29%) SCVMM
2 1 (5.88%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) HP
2 6 (35.29%) Dell
3 3 (17.65%) SAP
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Sybase
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Perforce