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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 111 110 105
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 44 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 1.17% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.50% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 15
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.95% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.09%
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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
2969 3005 2249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.43% 78.34% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1784 1215
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 124 105
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £58.63 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 July 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 July 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 -7 18 £525 +31.25% 13
Cheshire +11 13 £338 -0.73% 4
Merseyside -9 9 £400 -20.00% 1
Lancashire -8 2 £225 - 5
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Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 37 (45.68%) SQL
2 33 (40.74%) SQL Server
3 28 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (27.16%) Oracle
4 22 (27.16%) ETL
5 20 (24.69%) TDD
5 20 (24.69%) Database Tuning
6 19 (23.46%) Java
7 18 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (20.99%) High Availability
9 16 (19.75%) Linux
10 15 (18.52%) T-SQL
10 15 (18.52%) SC Cleared
10 15 (18.52%) Security Cleared
11 14 (17.28%) BDD
11 14 (17.28%) Scala
12 13 (16.05%) Unix
13 12 (14.81%) Low Latency
13 12 (14.81%) Concurrent Programming
13 12 (14.81%) Multithreading
13 12 (14.81%) Ruby
14 11 (13.58%) Pair Programming
14 11 (13.58%) Oracle Database
14 11 (13.58%) Data Modelling
14 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
14 11 (13.58%) Replication
15 10 (12.35%) Finance
15 10 (12.35%) Windows
15 10 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (12.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 (8.64%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.17%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.23%) CICS
4 1 (1.23%) IIS
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.23%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (6.17%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (6.17%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (6.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) DHCP
1 2 (2.47%) DMZ
1 2 (2.47%) DNS
1 2 (2.47%) Firewall
1 2 (2.47%) HTTP
1 2 (2.47%) Intranet
1 2 (2.47%) Network Security
1 2 (2.47%) SAN
2 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.23%) IPsec
2 1 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 18 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (13.58%) Oracle Database
4 10 (12.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (8.64%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (8.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (7.41%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
7 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (6.17%) Data Mart
8 5 (6.17%) Oracle Discoverer
9 4 (4.94%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (4.94%) Essbase
9 4 (4.94%) OLAP
9 4 (4.94%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (4.94%) PowerCenter
9 4 (4.94%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.94%) ERwin
2 4 (4.94%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.47%) JUnit
4 2 (2.47%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.47%) YouTrack
5 1 (1.23%) Ant
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.23%) Toad
General
1 10 (12.35%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Retail
4 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (54.32%) Developer
2 21 (25.93%) DBA
3 19 (23.46%) SQL Developer
4 14 (17.28%) Java Developer
4 14 (17.28%) SQL DBA
5 11 (13.58%) SSIS Developer
6 9 (11.11%) Administrator
6 9 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
7 8 (9.88%) ETL Developer
7 8 (9.88%) T-SQL Developer
8 6 (7.41%) Agile Developer
8 6 (7.41%) Agile Java Developer
9 5 (6.17%) Consultant
9 5 (6.17%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (4.94%) Architect
10 4 (4.94%) Informatica Developer
10 4 (4.94%) Oracle Applications DBA
10 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared DBA
10 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Developer
11 3 (3.70%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) Web Services
2 4 (4.94%) J2EE
2 4 (4.94%) MDX
3 3 (3.70%) .NET
3 3 (3.70%) JAAS
3 3 (3.70%) Middleware
3 3 (3.70%) XML
4 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.47%) CSS
4 2 (2.47%) HTML
4 2 (2.47%) jQuery
4 2 (2.47%) JSON
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.47%) REST
4 2 (2.47%) XSLT
5 1 (1.23%) RESTful
5 1 (1.23%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.23%) SAP XI
5 1 (1.23%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Replication
2 8 (9.88%) Clustering
3 4 (4.94%) Algorithms
3 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) iPad
5 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) NHS
5 1 (1.23%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.75%) Linux
2 13 (16.05%) Unix
3 10 (12.35%) Windows
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.23%) MVS
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.16%) ETL
3 20 (24.69%) Database Tuning
3 20 (24.69%) TDD
4 17 (20.99%) High Availability
5 14 (17.28%) BDD
6 12 (14.81%) Concurrent Programming
6 12 (14.81%) Low Latency
6 12 (14.81%) Multithreading
7 11 (13.58%) Data Modelling
7 11 (13.58%) Pair Programming
8 9 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (8.64%) Migration
10 6 (7.41%) Analytics
10 6 (7.41%) CRM
10 6 (7.41%) Data Migration
10 6 (7.41%) Scrum
11 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (6.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (45.68%) SQL
2 19 (23.46%) Java
3 15 (18.52%) T-SQL
4 14 (17.28%) Scala
5 12 (14.81%) Ruby
6 9 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 7 (8.64%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.23%) C#
9 1 (1.23%) C++
9 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.52%) SC Cleared
1 15 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) CCNA
2 2 (2.47%) CCNP
2 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.23%) CCENT
3 1 (1.23%) CISA
3 1 (1.23%) CISM
3 1 (1.23%) CISMP
3 1 (1.23%) CISSP
3 1 (1.23%) MCITP
3 1 (1.23%) MCP
3 1 (1.23%) MCSA
3 1 (1.23%) MCSE
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.23%) OCP
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (6.17%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.47%) Firmware
4 2 (2.47%) HDFS
4 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.23%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.47%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.47%) SCCM
2 2 (2.47%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.47%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (27.16%) Oracle
2 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.64%) Siebel
4 6 (7.41%) IBM
4 6 (7.41%) Informatica
5 4 (4.94%) Hyperion
5 4 (4.94%) Talend
5 4 (4.94%) Teradata
6 3 (3.70%) Tableau
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco
7 2 (2.47%) Clearswift
7 2 (2.47%) Hortonworks
7 2 (2.47%) HP
7 2 (2.47%) VMware
8 1 (1.23%) Avaya
8 1 (1.23%) CA
8 1 (1.23%) Dell
8 1 (1.23%) NetApp
8 1 (1.23%) RainStor
8 1 (1.23%) SAP
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Rate: £300 per day
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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