The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 North East 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 46 28 48
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +20
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 7 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.23% 2.87% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 4.05% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £295 £554
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £333 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+14.86% +10.44%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
413 247 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 72.71% 70.98% 69.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 127 176
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £700 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Performance Tuning
England

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
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 31 July 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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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 -15 7 £325 +9.70% 1
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (68.97%) SQL
2 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
3 12 (41.38%) Oracle
3 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
4 11 (37.93%) Oracle Database
5 10 (34.48%) Relational Database
6 8 (27.59%) Clustering
6 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (27.59%) Replication
6 8 (27.59%) PL/SQL
6 8 (27.59%) UNIX
6 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (27.59%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (24.14%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (24.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (24.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (24.14%) RDBMS
7 7 (24.14%) Shell Script
8 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (20.69%) HPUX
8 6 (20.69%) Change Control
8 6 (20.69%) Data Guard
8 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
8 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (17.24%) VMware
9 5 (17.24%) Windows
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (17.24%) Veritas
9 5 (17.24%) MCDBA

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (6.90%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (37.93%) Oracle Database
3 10 (34.48%) Relational Database
4 8 (27.59%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (24.14%) RDBMS
6 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (6.90%) MySQL
9 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (3.45%) OLAP
10 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.34%) JUnit
2 3 (10.34%) Subversion
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) DBA
2 9 (31.03%) Oracle DBA
3 6 (20.69%) SQL DBA
3 6 (20.69%) Server Support
4 4 (13.79%) Developer
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (10.34%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Web Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior DBA
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Tester
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Replication
1 8 (27.59%) Clustering
2 3 (10.34%) Open Source
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) UNIX
2 6 (20.69%) HPUX
3 5 (17.24%) Windows
4 3 (10.34%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) SUSE
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (20.69%) Change Control
3 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) ETL
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (3.45%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) E-business
5 1 (3.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL
5 1 (3.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) PL/SQL
3 7 (24.14%) Shell Script
4 3 (10.34%) Java
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) MCDBA
3 5 (17.24%) MCT
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle RMAN
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Data Guard
2 3 (10.34%) Ganglia
2 3 (10.34%) Puppet
2 3 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (10.34%) collectd
2 3 (10.34%) Nagios
3 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Veritas
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
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