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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 107 107 101
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 45 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 0.93% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.27% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £368 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +47.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £67.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +14.86%
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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
3070 2282 2001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 77.29% 73.45% 71.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1855 1228 1008
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 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 104 97
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £12.57 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £54.75 £44.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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
Merseyside -3 18 £500 +17.64% 1
Manchester -5 16 £398 +6.00% 8
Cheshire -6 8 £340 +2.25% 4
Lancashire +2 2 - - 1
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England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 38 (54.29%) SQL
2 27 (38.57%) Oracle
3 21 (30.00%) Oracle Database
4 19 (27.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
5 18 (25.71%) T-SQL
6 16 (22.86%) SOA
6 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
6 16 (22.86%) Middleware
7 14 (20.00%) Linux
7 14 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
8 13 (18.57%) Patch Management
8 13 (18.57%) SDLC
8 13 (18.57%) Replication
8 13 (18.57%) Clustering
9 12 (17.14%) Windows
9 12 (17.14%) Database Tuning
9 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (17.14%) Oracle Fusion
10 11 (15.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (14.29%) Web Services
12 9 (12.86%) ITIL
12 9 (12.86%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (12.86%) Active Directory
12 9 (12.86%) ETL
12 9 (12.86%) UNIX
12 9 (12.86%) Shell Script

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 14 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 14 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (8.57%) WebLogic
2 6 (8.57%) IIS
3 2 (2.86%) JBoss
3 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.86%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (2.86%) CMS
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.43%) TPMS
4 1 (1.43%) Mule
4 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) Documentum
4 1 (1.43%) SAS
4 1 (1.43%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Office
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (8.57%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) DNS
2 7 (10.00%) SSL
2 7 (10.00%) HTTP
2 7 (10.00%) Firewall
3 6 (8.57%) FTP
3 6 (8.57%) SMTP
4 3 (4.29%) SAN
5 2 (2.86%) DMZ
5 2 (2.86%) DHCP
6 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
2 19 (27.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 14 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (15.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (12.86%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (7.14%) DB2
8 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (4.29%) OLAP
9 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (4.29%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (4.29%) MySQL
10 2 (2.86%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (1.43%) Adabas
11 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.86%) ProC
4 1 (1.43%) Lombardi
4 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.43%) Hudson
4 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Banking
2 1 (1.43%) Marketing
2 1 (1.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (41.43%) Developer
1 29 (41.43%) DBA
2 12 (17.14%) Administrator
3 11 (15.71%) SQL DBA
4 10 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 8 (11.43%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (8.57%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 4 (5.71%) SOA Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) DB2 Specialist
9 3 (4.29%) MySQL DBA
10 2 (2.86%) Teradata DBA
10 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Architect
10 2 (2.86%) Oracle DBA
11 1 (1.43%) Solutions Architect
11 1 (1.43%) Senior Developer
11 1 (1.43%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.86%) Middleware
2 12 (17.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 10 (14.29%) Web Services
4 8 (11.43%) XML
5 6 (8.57%) XSLT
6 5 (7.14%) JMS
6 5 (7.14%) WSDL
6 5 (7.14%) XSD
6 5 (7.14%) SOAP
7 3 (4.29%) SAP Basis
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle ADF
8 2 (2.86%) JSP
8 2 (2.86%) HTML
8 2 (2.86%) J2EE
8 2 (2.86%) WebCenter
9 1 (1.43%) HTML5
9 1 (1.43%) REST
9 1 (1.43%) RESTful
9 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Replication
1 13 (18.57%) Clustering
2 3 (4.29%) NHS
3 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.43%) PKI
3 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Linux
2 12 (17.14%) Windows
3 9 (12.86%) UNIX
3 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.86%) Solaris
5 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.43%) OS/390
6 1 (1.43%) zOS
6 1 (1.43%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) SOA
2 13 (18.57%) Patch Management
2 13 (18.57%) SDLC
3 12 (17.14%) Database Tuning
3 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (12.86%) ETL
4 9 (12.86%) ITIL
4 9 (12.86%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (11.43%) Change Management
5 8 (11.43%) Migration
5 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (10.00%) Security Management
6 7 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 7 (10.00%) Database Security
7 5 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.14%) Data Modelling
8 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.71%) Data Security
9 3 (4.29%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 38 (54.29%) SQL
2 18 (25.71%) T-SQL
3 9 (12.86%) Shell Script
4 8 (11.43%) PL/SQL
5 7 (10.00%) Java
6 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.86%) C
6 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.43%) Scala
7 1 (1.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.43%) NATURAL
7 1 (1.43%) JCL
7 1 (1.43%) C#
7 1 (1.43%) VBScript
7 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.43%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.43%) REXX
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.57%) MCP
2 6 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) MCSE
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (12.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (8.57%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.86%) Firmware
6 1 (1.43%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (1.43%) XenApp
6 1 (1.43%) XenServer
6 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.43%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.86%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.43%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (1.43%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 27 (38.57%) Oracle
2 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.43%) VMware
4 5 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (5.71%) IBM
6 3 (4.29%) Percona
6 3 (4.29%) SAP
7 2 (2.86%) Cisco
7 2 (2.86%) HP
7 2 (2.86%) Teradata
7 2 (2.86%) Endeca
7 2 (2.86%) Retek
7 2 (2.86%) ATG
7 2 (2.86%) Stellent
8 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.43%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.43%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.43%) Brocade
8 1 (1.43%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.43%) Veeam
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