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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 67 37 50
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +13
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.67% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.45% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
- -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.47%
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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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
576 223 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 77.32% 67.58% 63.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 117 137
Average daily rate £363 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 21 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £7.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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
Tyne and Wear - 4 £338 - 2
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (40.00%) Coaching
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 4 (40.00%) Replication
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (40.00%) Clustering
3 3 (30.00%) Nagios
3 3 (30.00%) JUnit
3 3 (30.00%) MCDBA
3 3 (30.00%) MCT
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Veritas
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Subversion
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (30.00%) Ganglia
3 3 (30.00%) collectd
3 3 (30.00%) Sensu
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 1 (10.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (10.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (30.00%) JUnit
2 3 (30.00%) Subversion
2 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
1 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Web Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) DBA
1 2 (20.00%) Server Support
2 1 (10.00%) Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Basis Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Senior SAP Basis Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Sensu
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Replication
1 4 (40.00%) Clustering
2 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) AS400
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (40.00%) Coaching
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) E-business
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) MCDBA
2 3 (30.00%) MCT
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Nagios
1 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (30.00%) Ganglia
1 3 (30.00%) collectd
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Veritas
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle