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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 124 106 111
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 39 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 1.16% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.51% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 13
Median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £295 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £65.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +62.50%
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
3041 2840 2333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.07% 76.92% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1919 1679 1251
Median daily rate £415 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 124 97
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.08 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Manchester -4 19 £525 +5.00% 5
Merseyside -11 11 £425 +6.25% 1
Cheshire -6 6 £325 -2.25% 2
Lancashire -6 1 £225 -31.55% 1
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England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 45 (54.22%) SQL
2 32 (38.55%) SQL Server
3 27 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (28.92%) Database Tuning
4 24 (28.92%) ETL
5 22 (26.51%) Java
5 22 (26.51%) High Availability
5 22 (26.51%) TDD
5 22 (26.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (24.10%) Oracle
7 19 (22.89%) Linux
8 18 (21.69%) T-SQL
9 17 (20.48%) BDD
9 17 (20.48%) Scala
10 15 (18.07%) SC Cleared
10 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
11 14 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (16.87%) Replication
12 13 (15.66%) Web Services
13 12 (14.46%) Unix
13 12 (14.46%) NoSQL
14 11 (13.25%) REST
14 11 (13.25%) Oracle Database
14 11 (13.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (12.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (12.05%) Scrum
15 10 (12.05%) XML
16 9 (10.84%) Windows
16 9 (10.84%) Data Modelling

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 7 (8.43%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.02%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.20%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.20%) CICS
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) HTTP
2 2 (2.41%) DHCP
2 2 (2.41%) DMZ
2 2 (2.41%) DNS
2 2 (2.41%) Firewall
2 2 (2.41%) Network Security
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.20%) Intranet
3 1 (1.20%) IPsec
3 1 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.20%) SAN
3 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (38.55%) SQL Server
2 22 (26.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (14.46%) NoSQL
4 11 (13.25%) Oracle Database
4 11 (13.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (12.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (10.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (9.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (8.43%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (8.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (7.23%) Relational Database
9 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (6.02%) Oracle Discoverer
11 4 (4.82%) Big Data
11 4 (4.82%) MySQL
11 4 (4.82%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (4.82%) PowerCenter
11 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (3.61%) Hadoop
12 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.82%) JUnit
2 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.61%) Mercurial
3 3 (3.61%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.61%) YouTrack
4 2 (2.41%) ERwin
4 2 (2.41%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.20%) Ant
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.20%) Toad
General
1 6 (7.23%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (54.22%) Developer
2 19 (22.89%) SQL Developer
3 18 (21.69%) DBA
4 13 (15.66%) Java Developer
4 13 (15.66%) SSIS Developer
5 12 (14.46%) SQL DBA
6 11 (13.25%) ETL Developer
7 9 (10.84%) Architect
7 9 (10.84%) T-SQL Developer
8 7 (8.43%) Administrator
8 7 (8.43%) SQL Server DBA
9 6 (7.23%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (6.02%) Consultant
10 5 (6.02%) Oracle DBA
11 4 (4.82%) Data Architect
11 4 (4.82%) Informatica Developer
11 4 (4.82%) Java Scala Developer
11 4 (4.82%) Oracle Applications DBA
11 4 (4.82%) Scala Developer
11 4 (4.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) Web Services
2 11 (13.25%) REST
3 10 (12.05%) XML
4 8 (9.64%) JSON
5 5 (6.02%) .NET
5 5 (6.02%) RESTful
6 4 (4.82%) J2EE
6 4 (4.82%) XSLT
7 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.61%) CSS
7 3 (3.61%) HTML
7 3 (3.61%) JAAS
7 3 (3.61%) jQuery
7 3 (3.61%) Middleware
7 3 (3.61%) SOAP
8 2 (2.41%) MDX
8 2 (2.41%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.20%) SAP Basis
9 1 (1.20%) SAP XI
9 1 (1.20%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) Replication
2 9 (10.84%) Clustering
3 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.82%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.61%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.20%) iPad
7 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.20%) NHS
7 1 (1.20%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.89%) Linux
2 12 (14.46%) Unix
3 9 (10.84%) Windows
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.20%) MVS
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.92%) Database Tuning
2 24 (28.92%) ETL
3 22 (26.51%) High Availability
3 22 (26.51%) TDD
4 17 (20.48%) BDD
5 10 (12.05%) Scrum
6 9 (10.84%) Concurrent Programming
6 9 (10.84%) Data Modelling
6 9 (10.84%) Low Latency
6 9 (10.84%) Multithreading
7 8 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (9.64%) Pair Programming
8 7 (8.43%) Analytics
9 6 (7.23%) CRM
9 6 (7.23%) Data Migration
9 6 (7.23%) Migration
10 5 (6.02%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.82%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (54.22%) SQL
2 22 (26.51%) Java
3 18 (21.69%) T-SQL
4 17 (20.48%) Scala
5 9 (10.84%) Ruby
5 9 (10.84%) Shell Script
6 7 (8.43%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.20%) C#
8 1 (1.20%) C++
8 1 (1.20%) PHP
8 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.07%) SC Cleared
1 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.41%) CCNA
2 2 (2.41%) CCNP
2 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.20%) CCENT
3 1 (1.20%) CISA
3 1 (1.20%) CISM
3 1 (1.20%) CISMP
3 1 (1.20%) CISSP
3 1 (1.20%) MCITP
3 1 (1.20%) MCP
3 1 (1.20%) MCSA
3 1 (1.20%) MCSE
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.20%) OCP
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (6.02%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.41%) Firmware
3 2 (2.41%) HDFS
3 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.20%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.41%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.41%) SCCM
2 2 (2.41%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.41%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 20 (24.10%) Oracle
2 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.43%) Siebel
4 6 (7.23%) IBM
4 6 (7.23%) Informatica
5 4 (4.82%) Tableau
6 3 (3.61%) Teradata
7 2 (2.41%) Cisco
7 2 (2.41%) Clearswift
7 2 (2.41%) Hortonworks
7 2 (2.41%) HP
7 2 (2.41%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.41%) Talend
8 1 (1.20%) Avaya
8 1 (1.20%) CA
8 1 (1.20%) Dell
8 1 (1.20%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.20%) NetApp
8 1 (1.20%) SAP
8 1 (1.20%) webMethods
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