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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 129 108 88
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -20
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 27 32 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 1.01% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.38% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 20
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £130 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -44.00%
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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
2929 2314 1753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.80% 73.09% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1185 873
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 127 85
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.25 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.20% +20.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 -8 11 £406 +76.63% 11
Merseyside -15 10 £400 +32.23% 5
Cheshire -14 3 £454 +45.20% 5
Lancashire +2 2 £329 -
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Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 25 (43.10%) Oracle
2 24 (41.38%) SQL
3 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
3 19 (32.76%) Windows
4 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
5 16 (27.59%) Oracle Database
6 13 (22.41%) Finance
6 13 (22.41%) UNIX
6 13 (22.41%) ITIL
7 12 (20.69%) Clustering
8 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
8 10 (17.24%) DNS
8 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (15.52%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (15.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (15.52%) Shell Script
10 8 (13.79%) Linux
10 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
10 8 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (12.07%) High Availability
11 7 (12.07%) T-SQL
11 7 (12.07%) DHCP
11 7 (12.07%) VMware
11 7 (12.07%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (10.34%) Replication
12 6 (10.34%) Banking
12 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
12 6 (10.34%) DMZ

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (8.62%) IIS
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.72%) JBoss
3 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.72%) SAP R/3
4 1 (1.72%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.72%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.72%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) DNS
2 7 (12.07%) DHCP
3 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.34%) DMZ
4 5 (8.62%) Firewall
4 5 (8.62%) SSL
5 4 (6.90%) SAN
5 4 (6.90%) HTTP
5 4 (6.90%) SMTP
6 3 (5.17%) FTP
7 1 (1.72%) IPv4
7 1 (1.72%) LDAP
7 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.72%) SNMP
7 1 (1.72%) VPN
7 1 (1.72%) SSH
7 1 (1.72%) VLAN
7 1 (1.72%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.72%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
2 16 (27.59%) Oracle Database
3 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (10.34%) DB2
6 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.72%) OLAP
10 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.72%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Toad
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.72%) ERwin
2 1 (1.72%) ProC
2 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) French Language
5 1 (1.72%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) DBA
2 15 (25.86%) Administrator
3 13 (22.41%) SQL DBA
4 9 (15.52%) Oracle DBA
5 7 (12.07%) Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Wintel Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) SQL Server DBA
9 3 (5.17%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (5.17%) AIX Administrator
10 2 (3.45%) Operations Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) DB2 DBA
10 2 (3.45%) Teradata DBA
10 2 (3.45%) DB2 Specialist
10 2 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Oracle Applications DBA
10 2 (3.45%) Consultant
11 1 (1.72%) Systems Engineer
11 1 (1.72%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) Middleware
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (5.17%) SAP Basis
4 2 (3.45%) Web Services
4 2 (3.45%) XML
4 2 (3.45%) ODBC
5 1 (1.72%) MDX
5 1 (1.72%) WCF
5 1 (1.72%) HTML
5 1 (1.72%) .NET
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.72%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Clustering
2 6 (10.34%) Replication
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) LPAR
4 2 (3.45%) HACMP
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.76%) Windows
2 13 (22.41%) UNIX
3 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (13.79%) Linux
5 6 (10.34%) Windows 2000
5 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.62%) AIX
7 3 (5.17%) Solaris
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) ITIL
2 9 (15.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (15.52%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (12.07%) High Availability
4 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.62%) Database Tuning
6 4 (6.90%) Change Management
6 4 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
6 4 (6.90%) Data Security
6 4 (6.90%) Migration
6 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.17%) SOA
7 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.17%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.45%) Database Security
8 2 (3.45%) Physical Data Model
8 2 (3.45%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.45%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 24 (41.38%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) Shell Script
3 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
4 7 (12.07%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.17%) Java
6 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.72%) Ruby
7 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.72%) Perl
7 1 (1.72%) C
7 1 (1.72%) C#
7 1 (1.72%) VBScript
7 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.72%) ABAP
7 1 (1.72%) Python
7 1 (1.72%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (5.17%) MCP
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.72%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) GxP
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.34%) Firmware
2 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
2 6 (10.34%) DFS Replication
3 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.17%) VMware ESX
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (3.45%) GPFS
6 1 (1.72%) iptables
6 1 (1.72%) NFS
6 1 (1.72%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.72%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (10.34%) SCVMM
2 6 (10.34%) SCCM
3 5 (8.62%) Data Guard
4 2 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.72%) MOM
5 1 (1.72%) Nagios
5 1 (1.72%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (1.72%) Puppet
5 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.72%) Opsview
5 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (43.10%) Oracle
2 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.07%) VMware
4 6 (10.34%) HP
4 6 (10.34%) Dell
5 5 (8.62%) SAP
5 5 (8.62%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.90%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (5.17%) IBM
7 3 (5.17%) Citrix
8 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.45%) Teradata
9 1 (1.72%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.72%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.72%) Tableau
9 1 (1.72%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.72%) Perforce
9 1 (1.72%) Cisco
9 1 (1.72%) Sybase
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