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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 123 101 102
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +1
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 47 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 1.14% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.55% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% +57.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £67.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
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
3447 2264 2046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 79.15% 73.91% 71.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2119 1248 1034
Average daily rate £415 £375 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 101 110
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.83 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.08% +19.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -12 18 £398 +24.70% 14
Cheshire -7 15 £323 -11.64% 4
Merseyside -2 11 £350 - 4
Lancashire -19 2 £450 +7.14%
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 42 (53.16%) SQL
2 31 (39.24%) Oracle
3 27 (34.18%) SQL Server
4 21 (26.58%) Oracle Database
5 18 (22.78%) T-SQL
5 18 (22.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (21.52%) Windows
6 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
7 16 (20.25%) Linux
7 16 (20.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (18.99%) SOA
8 15 (18.99%) Migration
9 14 (17.72%) Change Management
9 14 (17.72%) Middleware
9 14 (17.72%) Patch Management
10 13 (16.46%) Replication
10 13 (16.46%) UNIX
10 13 (16.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (16.46%) Database Tuning
10 13 (16.46%) Oracle Service Bus
10 13 (16.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (15.19%) Clustering
11 12 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (15.19%) Java
11 12 (15.19%) SDLC
12 11 (13.92%) PL/SQL
12 11 (13.92%) ETL
12 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
12 11 (13.92%) Oracle Fusion
13 10 (12.66%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (16.46%) Oracle Service Bus
1 13 (16.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (7.59%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.59%) IIS
3 5 (6.33%) NetWeaver
4 2 (2.53%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (2.53%) CMS
4 2 (2.53%) JBoss
4 2 (2.53%) SAS
4 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.27%) TPMS
5 1 (1.27%) Mule
5 1 (1.27%) CICS
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.27%) Documentum
5 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (7.59%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) Firewall
2 7 (8.86%) HTTP
2 7 (8.86%) DNS
2 7 (8.86%) SSL
3 6 (7.59%) SMTP
3 6 (7.59%) FTP
4 3 (3.80%) SAN
5 1 (1.27%) DMZ
5 1 (1.27%) WAN
5 1 (1.27%) DHCP
5 1 (1.27%) Network Security
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (34.18%) SQL Server
2 21 (26.58%) Oracle Database
3 18 (22.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (20.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (16.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (12.66%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (12.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (7.59%) DB2
9 5 (6.33%) SAP BW
10 3 (3.80%) MySQL
10 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (3.80%) OLAP
10 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (3.80%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (2.53%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) SoapUI
2 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.53%) ProC
4 1 (1.27%) Lombardi
4 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.27%) Hudson
4 1 (1.27%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Advertising
2 1 (1.27%) Banking
2 1 (1.27%) Marketing
2 1 (1.27%) Back Office
2 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (37.97%) Developer
2 28 (35.44%) DBA
3 13 (16.46%) Administrator
4 11 (13.92%) SQL Developer
4 11 (13.92%) SQL DBA
5 8 (10.13%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (7.59%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 4 (5.06%) SOA Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (3.80%) MySQL DBA
9 3 (3.80%) DB2 Specialist
9 3 (3.80%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 3 (3.80%) Analyst
10 2 (2.53%) Architect
10 2 (2.53%) Technical Support
10 2 (2.53%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.72%) Middleware
2 11 (13.92%) Oracle Fusion
3 10 (12.66%) Web Services
4 8 (10.13%) XML
5 7 (8.86%) SAP Basis
6 6 (7.59%) XSLT
7 5 (6.33%) JMS
7 5 (6.33%) WSDL
7 5 (6.33%) XSD
7 5 (6.33%) SOAP
8 2 (2.53%) JSP
8 2 (2.53%) HTML
8 2 (2.53%) J2EE
8 2 (2.53%) Oracle ADF
8 2 (2.53%) WebCenter
9 1 (1.27%) HTML5
9 1 (1.27%) REST
9 1 (1.27%) RESTful
9 1 (1.27%) SAP XI
9 1 (1.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Replication
2 12 (15.19%) Clustering
3 3 (3.80%) NHS
4 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.52%) Windows
2 16 (20.25%) Linux
3 13 (16.46%) UNIX
4 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.53%) Solaris
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.27%) OS/390
6 1 (1.27%) zOS
6 1 (1.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) SOA
1 15 (18.99%) Migration
2 14 (17.72%) Change Management
2 14 (17.72%) Patch Management
3 13 (16.46%) Database Tuning
4 12 (15.19%) SDLC
4 12 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.92%) ETL
6 10 (12.66%) Unit Testing
6 10 (12.66%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (11.39%) ITIL
7 9 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (10.13%) Security Management
8 8 (10.13%) ERP
8 8 (10.13%) Data Migration
8 8 (10.13%) Database Security
9 6 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (6.33%) SAP Implementation
11 3 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (3.80%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 42 (53.16%) SQL
2 18 (22.78%) T-SQL
3 12 (15.19%) Java
4 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
4 11 (13.92%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.33%) ABAP
6 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.53%) C
6 2 (2.53%) C#
7 1 (1.27%) VBScript
7 1 (1.27%) VB
7 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.27%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.27%) REXX
7 1 (1.27%) NATURAL
7 1 (1.27%) JCL
7 1 (1.27%) VB6
7 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.27%) Scala
7 1 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.59%) MCP
2 6 (7.59%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (7.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Degree
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) MCSE
5 1 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) SLA
3 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.13%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.59%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (7.59%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.27%) XenApp
5 1 (1.27%) XenServer
5 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.27%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (1.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.27%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.27%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.27%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 31 (39.24%) Oracle
2 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.39%) SAP
4 8 (10.13%) VMware
5 5 (6.33%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (5.06%) IBM
7 3 (3.80%) Ab Initio
7 3 (3.80%) Cisco
7 3 (3.80%) HP
7 3 (3.80%) Percona
8 2 (2.53%) Endeca
8 2 (2.53%) ATG
8 2 (2.53%) Stellent
8 2 (2.53%) Retek
9 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.27%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.27%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.27%) Citrix
9 1 (1.27%) Juniper
9 1 (1.27%) Informatica
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Knutsford
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 17 days ago