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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 119 113 111
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 39 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.03% 0.86% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.12% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 13
Average daily rate £425 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £214 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £443 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £388 £378
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.60
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.35%
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -8 23 £425 +19.29% 16
Cheshire -1 7 £325 -28.37% 2
Merseyside -2 7 £401 +6.80% 3
Lancashire +1 1 £350 -19.07%
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 51 (62.20%) SQL
2 34 (41.46%) SQL Server
3 24 (29.27%) Java
4 23 (28.05%) Oracle
5 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (25.61%) High Availability
6 20 (24.39%) Linux
7 19 (23.17%) Web Services
7 19 (23.17%) NoSQL
8 18 (21.95%) REST
8 18 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (20.73%) XML
9 17 (20.73%) TDD
10 16 (19.51%) Replication
11 15 (18.29%) Scrum
11 15 (18.29%) T-SQL
11 15 (18.29%) HTTP
11 15 (18.29%) JSON
11 15 (18.29%) Database Tuning
11 15 (18.29%) Scala
11 15 (18.29%) BDD
11 15 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
12 14 (17.07%) Unix
13 13 (15.85%) Migration
13 13 (15.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (14.63%) RESTful
14 12 (14.63%) Clustering
14 12 (14.63%) Windows
14 12 (14.63%) ETL
15 11 (13.41%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (8.54%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.32%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (6.10%) JBoss
3 5 (6.10%) NetWeaver
3 5 (6.10%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.10%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (4.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.22%) Apache
5 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.22%) CICS
5 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.22%) Node.js
5 1 (1.22%) SAS
5 1 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.29%) HTTP
2 2 (2.44%) Firewall
2 2 (2.44%) WAN
3 1 (1.22%) LAN
3 1 (1.22%) Network Security
3 1 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (41.46%) SQL Server
2 19 (23.17%) NoSQL
3 18 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (15.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (13.41%) Oracle Database
6 10 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (8.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (7.32%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (7.32%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (6.10%) MySQL
10 5 (6.10%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (6.10%) SAP BW
11 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (3.66%) MongoDB
12 3 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.54%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.54%) JUnit
3 5 (6.10%) Eclipse
3 5 (6.10%) Hudson
3 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (3.66%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.66%) YouTrack
5 2 (2.44%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.22%) Ant
6 1 (1.22%) CA Gen
6 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (4.88%) Retail
2 2 (2.44%) Banking
2 2 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (45.12%) Developer
2 18 (21.95%) DBA
3 14 (17.07%) SQL Developer
4 13 (15.85%) Consultant
4 13 (15.85%) SQL DBA
5 8 (9.76%) Administrator
5 8 (9.76%) Software Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (7.32%) ETL Developer
7 6 (7.32%) SQL Server DBA
7 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Architect
8 5 (6.10%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Java Scala Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Oracle DBA
8 5 (6.10%) Scala Developer
8 5 (6.10%) T-SQL Developer
9 4 (4.88%) SAP Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) SAP Basis Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) Siebel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.17%) Web Services
2 18 (21.95%) REST
3 17 (20.73%) XML
4 15 (18.29%) JSON
5 12 (14.63%) RESTful
6 7 (8.54%) XSLT
7 6 (7.32%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (6.10%) Middleware
8 5 (6.10%) SAP Basis
8 5 (6.10%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (3.66%) .NET
9 3 (3.66%) SOAP
10 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
10 2 (2.44%) CSS
10 2 (2.44%) HTML
10 2 (2.44%) jQuery
10 2 (2.44%) SAP XI
11 1 (1.22%) IBM Integration Bus
11 1 (1.22%) JAAS
11 1 (1.22%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Replication
2 12 (14.63%) Clustering
3 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.66%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.39%) Linux
2 14 (17.07%) Unix
3 12 (14.63%) Windows
4 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (25.61%) High Availability
2 17 (20.73%) TDD
3 15 (18.29%) BDD
3 15 (18.29%) Database Tuning
3 15 (18.29%) Scrum
4 13 (15.85%) Migration
5 12 (14.63%) ETL
6 9 (10.98%) SDLC
7 8 (9.76%) Change Management
7 8 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (9.76%) SOA
8 7 (8.54%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (7.32%) Unit Testing
10 5 (6.10%) ERP
10 5 (6.10%) ITIL
10 5 (6.10%) SAP Implementation
11 4 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (62.20%) SQL
2 24 (29.27%) Java
3 15 (18.29%) Scala
3 15 (18.29%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.10%) ABAP
5 4 (4.88%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.66%) C#
6 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.44%) PHP
7 2 (2.44%) VB
7 2 (2.44%) VB6
8 1 (1.22%) C++
8 1 (1.22%) COBOL
8 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.10%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.44%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.22%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (28.05%) Oracle
2 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.54%) SAP
4 6 (7.32%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.88%) HP
5 4 (4.88%) Siebel
6 3 (3.66%) Ab Initio
7 2 (2.44%) Cisco
7 2 (2.44%) Informatica
7 2 (2.44%) Tableau
8 1 (1.22%) CA
8 1 (1.22%) IBM
8 1 (1.22%) Vertica
8 1 (1.22%) VMware
8 1 (1.22%) webMethods
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