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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 111 102 81
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -21
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 33 31 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 1.10% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.51% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 23
Average daily rate
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£365 £315 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.87% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £251 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
- -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £67.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +10.76%
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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
2343 2050 2093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.66% 72.95% 65.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1362 992 1067
Average daily rate £375 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £490 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 128 89
Average hourly rate £31.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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 12 £313 -6.71% 16
Cheshire 0 8 £365 +40.38% 7
Lancashire -19 6 £423 +40.83% 3
Merseyside -3 2 £425 +3.03% 1
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England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 39 (67.24%) SQL
2 37 (63.79%) SQL Server
3 23 (39.66%) T-SQL
4 19 (32.76%) Oracle
4 19 (32.76%) UNIX
4 19 (32.76%) Microsoft
4 19 (32.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (27.59%) Finance
6 15 (25.86%) Linux
6 15 (25.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (24.14%) Shell Script
8 13 (22.41%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (22.41%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (20.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (20.69%) ETL
9 12 (20.69%) Windows
10 11 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (18.97%) Red Hat
10 11 (18.97%) Change Management
11 10 (17.24%) Data Analysis
12 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (13.79%) VMware
14 7 (12.07%) VMware ESX
14 7 (12.07%) Replication
14 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (12.07%) Banking
14 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
14 7 (12.07%) OLAP
14 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.62%) WebLogic
1 5 (8.62%) IIS
1 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (5.17%) Apache
4 1 (1.72%) JBoss
4 1 (1.72%) PowerExchange
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) NAS
2 2 (3.45%) SAN
3 1 (1.72%) ADSL
3 1 (1.72%) Broadband
3 1 (1.72%) LAN
3 1 (1.72%) WAN
3 1 (1.72%) DMZ
3 1 (1.72%) MGCP
3 1 (1.72%) H.323
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (63.79%) SQL Server
2 19 (32.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (25.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (22.41%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (20.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (12.07%) OLAP
6 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
8 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (6.90%) Data Mart
9 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
9 3 (5.17%) EDMS
9 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (5.17%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
9 3 (5.17%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (3.45%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (3.45%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) ERwin
2 1 (1.72%) Ant
2 1 (1.72%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 16 (27.59%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Banking
3 5 (8.62%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Developer
2 20 (34.48%) DBA
3 18 (31.03%) SQL DBA
4 11 (18.97%) SQL Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Administrator
6 6 (10.34%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (5.17%) Database Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Senior DBA
8 3 (5.17%) Data Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Dynamics NAV Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Senior SQL DBA
9 2 (3.45%) Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) DB2 DBA
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
10 1 (1.72%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) Middleware
2 4 (6.90%) .NET
3 3 (5.17%) EDI
4 2 (3.45%) Regular Expression
4 2 (3.45%) XML
5 1 (1.72%) JMS
5 1 (1.72%) WSDL
5 1 (1.72%) J2EE
5 1 (1.72%) XSD
5 1 (1.72%) XSLT
5 1 (1.72%) EJB
5 1 (1.72%) JSP
5 1 (1.72%) Servlets
5 1 (1.72%) Web Services
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Replication
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) NHS
5 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.72%) IVR
5 1 (1.72%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) e-Health
5 1 (1.72%) HACMP
5 1 (1.72%) LPAR
5 1 (1.72%) Open Source
5 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.76%) UNIX
2 15 (25.86%) Linux
3 12 (20.69%) Windows
4 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.72%) AIX
7 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Capacity Planning
2 12 (20.69%) ETL
3 11 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (18.97%) Change Management
4 10 (17.24%) Data Analysis
5 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.34%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.34%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.62%) Time Management
7 5 (8.62%) Dimensional Modelling
8 4 (6.90%) Data Mapping
8 4 (6.90%) Migration
8 4 (6.90%) Business Continuity
9 3 (5.17%) ERP
9 3 (5.17%) ITIL
9 3 (5.17%) Data Management
9 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.17%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (5.17%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (67.24%) SQL
2 23 (39.66%) T-SQL
3 14 (24.14%) Shell Script
4 6 (10.34%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.90%) C#
5 4 (6.90%) Java
6 3 (5.17%) Perl
6 3 (5.17%) VB
6 3 (5.17%) ABAP
7 1 (1.72%) XQuery
7 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) MCSE
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) VMware ESX
1 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.17%) Firmware
3 3 (5.17%) RHEV
4 1 (1.72%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.72%) VMFS
4 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.72%) vCloud
4 1 (1.72%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.72%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (32.76%) Oracle
1 19 (32.76%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.97%) Red Hat
3 8 (13.79%) VMware
4 6 (10.34%) Cyber-Ark
4 6 (10.34%) Sybase
5 5 (8.62%) EMC
5 5 (8.62%) IBM
6 4 (6.90%) NetApp
6 4 (6.90%) Siebel
7 3 (5.17%) SAP
7 3 (5.17%) Informatica
7 3 (5.17%) TARGIT
8 2 (3.45%) Cisco
9 1 (1.72%) Sun
9 1 (1.72%) CA
9 1 (1.72%) Perforce
9 1 (1.72%) Teradata
9 1 (1.72%) HP
9 1 (1.72%) Symantec
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