The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 21 20 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.82% 2.01% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.13% 2.86% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +10.76%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
121 105 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 68.36% 70.47% 64.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 56 74
Average daily rate £400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 9 (75.00%) Oracle
3 8 (66.67%) Java
3 8 (66.67%) JDBC
3 8 (66.67%) JSP
3 8 (66.67%) Servlets
3 8 (66.67%) SOAP
3 8 (66.67%) Struts
3 8 (66.67%) Web Services
3 8 (66.67%) XML
3 8 (66.67%) XSLT
3 8 (66.67%) J2EE
3 8 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (66.67%) WebLogic
3 8 (66.67%) JBoss
3 8 (66.67%) Apache
3 8 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 8 (66.67%) JMS
3 8 (66.67%) B2C
3 8 (66.67%) Internet
3 8 (66.67%) ATG
3 8 (66.67%) CMS
3 8 (66.67%) Hibernate
3 8 (66.67%) QA
3 8 (66.67%) Endeca
3 8 (66.67%) Load Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Content Management
3 8 (66.67%) Spring
3 8 (66.67%) Software Architecture
3 8 (66.67%) Capacity Planning

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 10 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 8 (66.67%) CMS
2 8 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 8 (66.67%) JBoss
2 8 (66.67%) Apache
3 2 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (16.67%) Apache Solr
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) HTTP
2 2 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Business Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) J2EE
1 8 (66.67%) JDBC
1 8 (66.67%) JSP
1 8 (66.67%) Servlets
1 8 (66.67%) SOAP
1 8 (66.67%) Struts
1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
1 8 (66.67%) XML
1 8 (66.67%) XSLT
1 8 (66.67%) JMS
1 8 (66.67%) JMX
1 8 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 8 (66.67%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) iPad
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 8 (66.67%) B2C
1 8 (66.67%) Content Management
1 8 (66.67%) Software Architecture
1 8 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 8 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
2 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) ERP
2 1 (8.33%) ETL
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
2 8 (66.67%) ATG
2 8 (66.67%) Endeca
3 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft