The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 76 134 97
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -37
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 90 40 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.55% 0.89% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 1.09% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 32 27
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2939 3663 2440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.30% 81.82% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1877 2293 1396
Median daily rate £408 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 149 114
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.58 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 West

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Cheshire +24 32 £350 +6.06% 1
Lancashire +46 27 £400 -3.03%
Manchester -4 22 £400 +6.66% 11
Merseyside -1 2 £500 +33.33% 1
Cumbria - 2 £375 -
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Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 West region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 52 (39.69%) Oracle
2 43 (32.82%) Oracle Database
3 41 (31.30%) SQL Server
4 40 (30.53%) SQL
5 37 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (25.95%) ITIL
7 33 (25.19%) High Availability
8 26 (19.85%) Linux
8 26 (19.85%) Java
8 26 (19.85%) Oracle EBS
9 25 (19.08%) Oracle Application Server
9 25 (19.08%) Oracle EBS R12
10 24 (18.32%) Oracle Database 12c
11 22 (16.79%) Security Cleared
11 22 (16.79%) Change Management
12 21 (16.03%) Microsoft
13 20 (15.27%) ETL
14 19 (14.50%) TDD
14 19 (14.50%) Data Management
14 19 (14.50%) Ruby
14 19 (14.50%) Open Source
15 18 (13.74%) IaaS
15 18 (13.74%) Database Tuning
16 17 (12.98%) SC Cleared
16 17 (12.98%) SaaS
16 17 (12.98%) PaaS
17 16 (12.21%) Capacity Planning
17 16 (12.21%) Finance
18 15 (11.45%) Unix
18 15 (11.45%) Windows

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 25 (19.08%) Oracle Application Server
2 12 (9.16%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.58%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.82%) JBoss
4 5 (3.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.53%) IIS
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.76%) CICS
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (19.85%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (19.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (3.82%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (3.82%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.74%) IaaS
2 17 (12.98%) PaaS
2 17 (12.98%) SaaS
3 8 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.29%) Office 365
5 2 (1.53%) GitHub
5 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.82%) Firewall
2 4 (3.05%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.29%) LAN
3 3 (2.29%) Softphone
3 3 (2.29%) Symposium
3 3 (2.29%) VoIP
4 2 (1.53%) DHCP
4 2 (1.53%) DMZ
4 2 (1.53%) DNS
4 2 (1.53%) Intranet
4 2 (1.53%) Network Security
4 2 (1.53%) SAN
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.76%) IPsec
5 1 (0.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (32.82%) Oracle Database
2 41 (31.30%) SQL Server
3 24 (18.32%) Oracle Database 12c
4 14 (10.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (10.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (8.40%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (7.63%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (7.63%) Relational Database
6 10 (7.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (7.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (7.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (6.87%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (5.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (5.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (5.34%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (4.58%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (4.58%) Data Mart
9 6 (4.58%) OLAP
9 6 (4.58%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (3.82%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Jenkins
1 6 (4.58%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (3.82%) Eclipse
2 5 (3.82%) ERwin
2 5 (3.82%) Hudson
3 3 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.53%) Toad
5 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (12.21%) Finance
2 12 (9.16%) Banking
3 3 (2.29%) Retail
4 2 (1.53%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.53%) Local Government
4 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.76%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (36.64%) DBA
2 44 (33.59%) Developer
3 23 (17.56%) Oracle DBA
4 22 (16.79%) SQL DBA
5 19 (14.50%) Administrator
6 16 (12.21%) SQL Developer
6 16 (12.21%) SQL Server DBA
7 15 (11.45%) Java Developer
8 11 (8.40%) Consultant
9 8 (6.11%) SC Cleared DBA
10 7 (5.34%) Agile Developer
10 7 (5.34%) Agile Java Developer
11 6 (4.58%) Operations Engineer
12 5 (3.82%) Senior Developer
12 5 (3.82%) Senior Test Engineer
12 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Developer
12 5 (3.82%) Test Engineer
13 4 (3.05%) Analyst
13 4 (3.05%) Database Specialist
13 4 (3.05%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.11%) MDX
1 8 (6.11%) Middleware
2 7 (5.34%) Web Services
3 5 (3.82%) .NET
3 5 (3.82%) J2EE
3 5 (3.82%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (2.29%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.53%) JAAS
5 2 (1.53%) JMS
6 1 (0.76%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.69%) Replication
2 11 (8.40%) Clustering
3 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.82%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.82%) User Experience
5 4 (3.05%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.53%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.76%) Ontologies
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.85%) Linux
2 15 (11.45%) Unix
2 15 (11.45%) Windows
3 8 (6.11%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.29%) HPUX
6 3 (2.29%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.53%) AIX
7 2 (1.53%) Solaris
7 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.76%) CentOS
8 1 (0.76%) MVS
8 1 (0.76%) SUSE
8 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (25.95%) ITIL
3 33 (25.19%) High Availability
4 22 (16.79%) Change Management
5 20 (15.27%) ETL
6 19 (14.50%) Data Management
6 19 (14.50%) Open Source
6 19 (14.50%) TDD
7 18 (13.74%) Database Tuning
8 16 (12.21%) Capacity Planning
9 15 (11.45%) BDD
9 15 (11.45%) Concurrent Programming
9 15 (11.45%) Low Latency
9 15 (11.45%) Multithreading
10 14 (10.69%) Pair Programming
10 14 (10.69%) Service Management
11 11 (8.40%) Data Modelling
12 10 (7.63%) Mentoring
13 9 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 40 (30.53%) SQL
2 26 (19.85%) Java
3 19 (14.50%) Ruby
4 15 (11.45%) Scala
5 12 (9.16%) Shell Script
6 11 (8.40%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.34%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.58%) Python
9 4 (3.05%) C#
9 4 (3.05%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.05%) Perl
9 4 (3.05%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.29%) C
11 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.76%) C++
11 1 (0.76%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 22 (16.79%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.98%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.82%) CCNA
4 5 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.05%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.53%) CCNP
6 2 (1.53%) EMCSA
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.76%) CCENT
7 1 (0.76%) CISA
7 1 (0.76%) CISM
7 1 (0.76%) CISMP
7 1 (0.76%) CISSP
7 1 (0.76%) Degree
7 1 (0.76%) MCITP
7 1 (0.76%) MCP
7 1 (0.76%) MCSE
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.76%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.53%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.11%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.29%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.53%) Firmware
5 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.76%) HDFS
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (6.11%) Data Guard
2 5 (3.82%) Puppet
2 5 (3.82%) SCCM
3 3 (2.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (2.29%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.53%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.53%) OpenView
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.53%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.53%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.76%) Foglight
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Statspack
5 1 (0.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (39.69%) Oracle
2 21 (16.03%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.87%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.34%) Cisco
4 7 (5.34%) IBM
5 6 (4.58%) Talend
5 6 (4.58%) VMware
6 5 (3.82%) Hyperion
6 5 (3.82%) Tableau
7 4 (3.05%) HP
8 3 (2.29%) Teradata
9 2 (1.53%) Clearswift
9 2 (1.53%) EMC
9 2 (1.53%) Informatica
9 2 (1.53%) Siebel
9 2 (1.53%) Sybase
10 1 (0.76%) Avaya
10 1 (0.76%) CA
10 1 (0.76%) NetApp
10 1 (0.76%) Sun