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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 94 80 69
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 19 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.44% 0.90% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.08% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 4
Median daily rate £330 £400 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.58% +17.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £265 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.34% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
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
1117 922 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.69% 82.99% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 609 340
Median daily rate £400 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 30 38
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.85 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.16% -31.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £32.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -23 13 £340 -15.08%
Durham +10 3 £300 -
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England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 24 (52.17%) SQL
2 21 (45.65%) Oracle
3 20 (43.48%) Security Cleared
4 19 (41.30%) SQL Server
4 19 (41.30%) SC Cleared
5 18 (39.13%) Clustering
5 18 (39.13%) T-SQL
5 18 (39.13%) HP
6 17 (36.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (34.78%) Degree
8 15 (32.61%) Computer Science
8 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
8 15 (32.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (32.61%) ITIL
9 13 (28.26%) Replication
9 13 (28.26%) VMware
10 12 (26.09%) Unix
11 11 (23.91%) Windows
11 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (21.74%) VBScript
12 10 (21.74%) Service Delivery
12 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
12 10 (21.74%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (19.57%) Database Mirroring
13 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (19.57%) Citrix
13 9 (19.57%) Active Directory

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) FileNet
3 1 (2.17%) JBoss
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) IaaS
1 3 (6.52%) PaaS
1 3 (6.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Kerberos
1 4 (8.70%) LAN
1 4 (8.70%) LDAP
1 4 (8.70%) VPN
1 4 (8.70%) WAN
2 3 (6.52%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (6.52%) SAN
3 1 (2.17%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (41.30%) SQL Server
2 17 (36.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
9 4 (8.70%) Adabas
9 4 (8.70%) PowerCenter
10 3 (6.52%) OLAP
10 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (6.52%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) DBA
2 8 (17.39%) SQL DBA
3 7 (15.22%) Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Designer
5 4 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared DBA
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Specialist
6 3 (6.52%) Linux Server Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Production DBA
6 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Lead
7 2 (4.35%) EMC Storage Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Engineering Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) HP Storage Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) OBIEE Designer
7 2 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) Middleware
2 2 (4.35%) J2EE
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Streams
3 1 (2.17%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) Clustering
2 15 (32.61%) Computer Science
3 13 (28.26%) Replication
4 4 (8.70%) CLARiiON
4 4 (8.70%) Mainframe
5 3 (6.52%) Celerra
5 3 (6.52%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (6.52%) EMC VNX
5 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (6.52%) HP Storage
5 3 (6.52%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Unix
2 11 (23.91%) Windows
3 9 (19.57%) Linux
4 8 (17.39%) Solaris
5 7 (15.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.70%) CentOS
7 3 (6.52%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) ITIL
2 10 (21.74%) Root Cause Analysis
2 10 (21.74%) Service Delivery
3 9 (19.57%) Database Mirroring
3 9 (19.57%) Migration
3 9 (19.57%) QMS
3 9 (19.57%) Quality Management
3 9 (19.57%) Release Management
4 8 (17.39%) Change Management
4 8 (17.39%) Incident Management
4 8 (17.39%) Problem Management
5 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
5 7 (15.22%) Service Management
6 6 (13.04%) Coaching
6 6 (13.04%) Data Modelling
7 5 (10.87%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (10.87%) Data Migration
8 4 (8.70%) Build Automation
8 4 (8.70%) Change Control
8 4 (8.70%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) SQL
2 18 (39.13%) T-SQL
3 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
3 10 (21.74%) VBScript
4 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
5 5 (10.87%) Python
6 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
6 4 (8.70%) Perl
6 4 (8.70%) PHP
6 4 (8.70%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.70%) Ruby
7 2 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 19 (41.30%) SC Cleared
3 16 (34.78%) Degree
4 15 (32.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (19.57%) MCSE
6 6 (13.04%) MCDBA
7 5 (10.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (6.52%) HP ASE
8 3 (6.52%) HPE ATP
9 1 (2.17%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) ISO 9001
1 6 (13.04%) SLA
2 5 (10.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (17.39%) Perfmon
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (8.70%) Puppet
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (4.35%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Oracle
2 18 (39.13%) HP
3 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
4 13 (28.26%) VMware
5 9 (19.57%) Citrix
6 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
6 8 (17.39%) ServiceNow
7 7 (15.22%) EMC
8 6 (13.04%) Meridio
9 4 (8.70%) Informatica
9 4 (8.70%) Sun
10 3 (6.52%) 3PAR
10 3 (6.52%) Brocade
10 3 (6.52%) Cisco
10 3 (6.52%) Isilon
11 1 (2.17%) F5
11 1 (2.17%) IBM
11 1 (2.17%) ReadSoft
11 1 (2.17%) RedGate