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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 95 104 75
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -29
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 42 28 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 0.95% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.31% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 40
Average daily rate
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£365 £280 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% -11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £237 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £67.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +19.40%
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
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Manchester -1 16 £313 +9.64% 12
Cheshire +9 9 £365 +40.38% 12
Lancashire -16 7 £420 +68.00% 1
Merseyside +1 6 £388 -6.06% 1
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England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 42 (64.62%) SQL
2 40 (61.54%) SQL Server
3 25 (38.46%) T-SQL
4 21 (32.31%) UNIX
4 21 (32.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (30.77%) Oracle
5 20 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 17 (26.15%) Linux
7 16 (24.62%) Finance
8 15 (23.08%) Shell Script
8 15 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
9 14 (21.54%) Windows
10 12 (18.46%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (18.46%) Red Hat
10 12 (18.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (16.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (16.92%) Change Management
11 11 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (15.38%) ETL
12 10 (15.38%) VMware
12 10 (15.38%) Data Analysis
12 10 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (13.85%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (13.85%) Replication
14 8 (12.31%) Banking
14 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (10.77%) VMware ESX
15 7 (10.77%) IBM
15 7 (10.77%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 5 (7.69%) IIS
1 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.15%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.15%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (4.62%) Apache
4 1 (1.54%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) NAS
2 2 (3.08%) LAN
2 2 (3.08%) SAN
3 1 (1.54%) MGCP
3 1 (1.54%) H.323
3 1 (1.54%) DMZ
3 1 (1.54%) LDAP
3 1 (1.54%) WAN
3 1 (1.54%) DHCP
3 1 (1.54%) HTTP
3 1 (1.54%) DNS
3 1 (1.54%) ADSL
3 1 (1.54%) Broadband
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 21 (32.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (18.46%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (18.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (16.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (13.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (10.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (9.23%) OLAP
9 5 (7.69%) Relational Database
10 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
10 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (6.15%) Data Mart
11 3 (4.62%) EDMS
11 3 (4.62%) RDBMS
11 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (4.62%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (4.62%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (3.08%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) ERwin
2 1 (1.54%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (1.54%) Ant
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (24.62%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Banking
3 5 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (33.85%) Developer
1 22 (33.85%) DBA
2 19 (29.23%) SQL DBA
3 11 (16.92%) SQL Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Administrator
5 6 (9.23%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Data Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Dynamics NAV Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Senior DBA
8 3 (4.62%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (4.62%) UNIX Administrator
9 2 (3.08%) Database Developer
9 2 (3.08%) DB2 DBA
9 2 (3.08%) AIX Administrator
9 2 (3.08%) Senior SQL DBA
9 2 (3.08%) Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) Middleware
2 4 (6.15%) .NET
3 3 (4.62%) EDI
4 2 (3.08%) Regular Expression
4 2 (3.08%) XML
5 1 (1.54%) J2EE
5 1 (1.54%) XSD
5 1 (1.54%) XSLT
5 1 (1.54%) EJB
5 1 (1.54%) JSP
5 1 (1.54%) Servlets
5 1 (1.54%) Web Services
5 1 (1.54%) JMS
5 1 (1.54%) WSDL
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Replication
2 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.15%) Clustering
4 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.62%) HACMP
4 3 (4.62%) Firmware
5 2 (3.08%) LPAR
5 2 (3.08%) NHS
6 1 (1.54%) IVR
6 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.54%) e-Health
6 1 (1.54%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.31%) UNIX
2 17 (26.15%) Linux
3 14 (21.54%) Windows
4 10 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.15%) AIX
7 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.08%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.54%) Solaris
8 1 (1.54%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
2 11 (16.92%) Change Management
2 11 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (15.38%) ETL
3 10 (15.38%) Data Analysis
4 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.23%) Migration
6 5 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 5 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 5 (7.69%) Time Management
6 5 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
6 5 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 4 (6.15%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (6.15%) Release Management
7 4 (6.15%) ITIL
7 4 (6.15%) Business Continuity
7 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.62%) ERP
8 3 (4.62%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (4.62%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 42 (64.62%) SQL
2 25 (38.46%) T-SQL
3 15 (23.08%) Shell Script
4 6 (9.23%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.15%) C#
5 4 (6.15%) Java
6 3 (4.62%) Perl
6 3 (4.62%) VB
6 3 (4.62%) ABAP
6 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.54%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) MCSE
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) Degree
6 1 (1.54%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.77%) VMware ESX
3 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.62%) PowerHA
4 3 (4.62%) RHEV
5 2 (3.08%) GPFS
6 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.54%) vCloud
6 1 (1.54%) VMFS
6 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.54%) SCOM
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 20 (30.77%) Oracle
1 20 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.46%) Red Hat
3 10 (15.38%) VMware
4 7 (10.77%) IBM
5 6 (9.23%) Cyber-Ark
5 6 (9.23%) Sybase
6 5 (7.69%) EMC
6 5 (7.69%) Siebel
7 4 (6.15%) NetApp
8 3 (4.62%) SAP
8 3 (4.62%) TARGIT
9 2 (3.08%) Informatica
9 2 (3.08%) Cisco
10 1 (1.54%) Perforce
10 1 (1.54%) Symantec
10 1 (1.54%) HP
10 1 (1.54%) Citrix
10 1 (1.54%) CA
10 1 (1.54%) JBoss
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