The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 85 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 8 0 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.69% - 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% - 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 16
Average daily rate £280 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 - £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 - £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Performance Tuning
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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
986 561 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.59% 75.50% 77.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 327 312
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 8
Average hourly rate £28.00 £13.71 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.23% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.45 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning across the North East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tyne and Wear - 8 £280 -
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (35.71%) ServiceNow
4 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
4 5 (35.71%) Perfmon
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
4 5 (35.71%) Replication
4 5 (35.71%) Clustering
4 5 (35.71%) HP
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) MCDBA
5 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 4 (28.57%) ISO 9001
5 4 (28.57%) SLA
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (28.57%) Quality Management
5 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) Change Management
5 4 (28.57%) Meridio

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (7.14%) QlikView
5 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
5 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) DBA
1 7 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 5 (35.71%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared DBA
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Production DBA
4 1 (7.14%) QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (35.71%) Clustering
2 5 (35.71%) Replication
3 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 2 (14.29%) Data Structures
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) NHS
4 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) CentOS
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (14.29%) SUSE
1 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
1 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
2 4 (28.57%) Coaching
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 4 (28.57%) QMS
2 4 (28.57%) Quality Management
2 4 (28.57%) Release Management
2 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 3 (21.43%) Database Tuning
4 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) MCDBA
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (28.57%) ISO 9001
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Perfmon
2 2 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) HP
1 5 (35.71%) ServiceNow
2 4 (28.57%) Meridio
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) AppDynamics