The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Milton Keynes 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 59 46 55
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 9 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.00% 1.11% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.52% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate £356 £388 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -22.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £30.38
% change year-on-year
-44.00% +105.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
639 394 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 70.92% 72.69% 64.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 236 256
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 32
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.52 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Performance Tuning
Buckinghamshire

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (55.56%) Finance
1 10 (55.56%) HTML
1 10 (55.56%) Java
1 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
1 10 (55.56%) CSS
1 10 (55.56%) DOM
1 10 (55.56%) Ajax
1 10 (55.56%) JSON
2 9 (50.00%) Dojo
3 8 (44.44%) Software Architecture
3 8 (44.44%) HTML5
3 8 (44.44%) Use Case
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) J2EE
4 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) MAINVIEW
5 4 (22.22%) JCL
5 4 (22.22%) Mainframe
5 4 (22.22%) IBM
5 4 (22.22%) BMC
5 4 (22.22%) REXX
5 4 (22.22%) DB2
5 4 (22.22%) ISPF
5 4 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) DB2
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) JavaScript Developer
3 7 (38.89%) DBA
4 4 (22.22%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (11.11%) Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 2 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Data Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (5.56%) Ajax Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) HTML
1 10 (55.56%) CSS
1 10 (55.56%) DOM
1 10 (55.56%) Ajax
1 10 (55.56%) JSON
2 9 (50.00%) Dojo
3 8 (44.44%) HTML5
3 8 (44.44%) J2EE
4 4 (22.22%) ISPF
5 2 (11.11%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Mainframe
1 4 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (44.44%) Use Case
1 8 (44.44%) Software Architecture
2 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.11%) Database Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Refactoring
3 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
1 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) REXX
3 4 (22.22%) JCL
4 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (5.56%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) IBM
1 4 (22.22%) BMC
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.11%) Teradata
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Cognos
3 1 (5.56%) ION Trading