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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Tuning
England / North West
Rank 111 116 115
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 22 41 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 1.10% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.34% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 14
Median daily rate £350 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £459 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £405 £385
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -17.00%

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
2163 3070 2568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.39% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1856 1487
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 135 108
Median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.77% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.70 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 0 11 £350 -17.64% 8
Cheshire +24 10 £350 +7.69% 1
Merseyside -9 1 £400 - 1
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 64 (47.76%) Oracle
2 52 (38.81%) SQL
2 52 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (35.07%) High Availability
4 46 (34.33%) Oracle Database
5 44 (32.84%) ITIL
6 36 (26.87%) SQL Server
7 35 (26.12%) Oracle Database 12c
8 32 (23.88%) Linux
9 30 (22.39%) Change Management
10 28 (20.90%) ETL
11 27 (20.15%) Oracle Application Server
11 27 (20.15%) Oracle EBS R12
11 27 (20.15%) Oracle EBS
12 25 (18.66%) Finance
13 24 (17.91%) Open Source
13 24 (17.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 23 (17.16%) Data Management
14 23 (17.16%) SaaS
14 23 (17.16%) PaaS
14 23 (17.16%) Microsoft
14 23 (17.16%) IaaS
15 21 (15.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 20 (14.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (14.93%) Web Services
16 20 (14.93%) Java
16 20 (14.93%) Scrum
17 19 (14.18%) Windows
17 19 (14.18%) BDD
17 19 (14.18%) TDD

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 27 (20.15%) Oracle Application Server
2 12 (8.96%) WebLogic
3 10 (7.46%) JBoss
4 7 (5.22%) IIS
4 7 (5.22%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.73%) Apache
5 5 (3.73%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.73%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.73%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.24%) nginx
6 3 (2.24%) Oracle 10gAS
6 3 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (20.15%) Oracle EBS
1 27 (20.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.16%) IaaS
1 23 (17.16%) PaaS
1 23 (17.16%) SaaS
2 16 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.99%) Office 365
4 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.45%) HTTP
2 5 (3.73%) Firewall
2 5 (3.73%) SSL
3 4 (2.99%) LDAP
3 4 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.24%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.24%) LAN
4 3 (2.24%) Softphone
4 3 (2.24%) Symposium
4 3 (2.24%) VoIP
5 2 (1.49%) VLAN
6 1 (0.75%) DHCP
6 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.75%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.75%) SAN
6 1 (0.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (34.33%) Oracle Database
2 36 (26.87%) SQL Server
3 35 (26.12%) Oracle Database 12c
4 24 (17.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (15.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (14.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (11.94%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (9.70%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (9.70%) NoSQL
9 11 (8.21%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (5.97%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (5.22%) Data Mining
12 7 (5.22%) Essbase
12 7 (5.22%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (5.22%) Oracle9i Database
13 6 (4.48%) Ingres
13 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (8.96%) JUnit
2 9 (6.72%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.48%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.48%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (3.73%) Eclipse
4 5 (3.73%) Hudson
5 4 (2.99%) ERwin
5 4 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.49%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.49%) Subversion
7 1 (0.75%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.75%) YouTrack
General
1 25 (18.66%) Finance
2 11 (8.21%) Banking
3 3 (2.24%) Local Government
4 2 (1.49%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Games
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (32.84%) DBA
2 43 (32.09%) Developer
3 28 (20.90%) Oracle DBA
4 18 (13.43%) SQL DBA
5 17 (12.69%) Administrator
6 11 (8.21%) Software Engineer
7 10 (7.46%) SQL Developer
8 9 (6.72%) SQL Server DBA
9 7 (5.22%) Operations Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.48%) OBIEE Developer
10 6 (4.48%) Scala Software Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Tableau Developer
11 5 (3.73%) Consultant
11 5 (3.73%) Database Specialist
11 5 (3.73%) Scala Developer
11 5 (3.73%) Senior Test Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Developer
11 5 (3.73%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.93%) Web Services
2 13 (9.70%) REST
2 13 (9.70%) RESTful
3 11 (8.21%) MDX
3 11 (8.21%) XML
4 8 (5.97%) JSON
4 8 (5.97%) Middleware
5 7 (5.22%) XSLT
6 5 (3.73%) Node.js
6 5 (3.73%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (3.73%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (2.99%) .NET
8 3 (2.24%) JMS
9 2 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.49%) CSS
9 2 (1.49%) J2EE
10 1 (0.75%) HTML5
10 1 (0.75%) Java EE
10 1 (0.75%) Spring
10 1 (0.75%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.70%) Replication
2 11 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.72%) User Experience
4 6 (4.48%) Clustering
5 5 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (3.73%) Oracle Licensing
6 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.99%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.88%) Linux
2 19 (14.18%) Windows
3 18 (13.43%) Unix
4 8 (5.97%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.99%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.49%) HPUX
6 2 (1.49%) Solaris
7 1 (0.75%) AIX
7 1 (0.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.07%) High Availability
3 44 (32.84%) ITIL
4 30 (22.39%) Change Management
5 28 (20.90%) ETL
6 24 (17.91%) Open Source
7 23 (17.16%) Data Management
8 20 (14.93%) Scrum
9 19 (14.18%) BDD
9 19 (14.18%) TDD
10 18 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (13.43%) Capacity Planning
11 17 (12.69%) Performance Monitoring
11 17 (12.69%) Service Management
12 13 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (8.96%) Mentoring
14 11 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (8.21%) Problem Management
14 11 (8.21%) Software Engineering
15 10 (7.46%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 52 (38.81%) SQL
2 20 (14.93%) Java
3 14 (10.45%) Scala
4 10 (7.46%) T-SQL
5 9 (6.72%) Ruby
6 8 (5.97%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.97%) Python
6 8 (5.97%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.22%) Perl
8 6 (4.48%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.73%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.99%) C#
11 3 (2.24%) C
12 2 (1.49%) R
13 1 (0.75%) C++
13 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 14 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.99%) RHCSA
5 3 (2.24%) CCNA
5 3 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.49%) Degree
6 2 (1.49%) EMCSA
7 1 (0.75%) CISM
7 1 (0.75%) CISSP
7 1 (0.75%) ISEB
7 1 (0.75%) MCSE
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.75%) OCP
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.49%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.49%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (3.73%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (4.48%) Data Guard
2 6 (4.48%) SCOM
3 5 (3.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (2.99%) Puppet
4 4 (2.99%) SCCM
5 2 (1.49%) Control-M
6 1 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) OpenView
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Statspack
6 1 (0.75%) QRadar
6 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 64 (47.76%) Oracle
2 23 (17.16%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.21%) Tableau
4 9 (6.72%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.22%) Hyperion
6 6 (4.48%) Talend
6 6 (4.48%) VMware
7 5 (3.73%) Cisco
8 3 (2.24%) Twitter
9 2 (1.49%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.49%) EMC
9 2 (1.49%) IBM
9 2 (1.49%) Teradata
10 1 (0.75%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.75%) Embarcadero
10 1 (0.75%) HP
10 1 (0.75%) Qualys
10 1 (0.75%) Sun
10 1 (0.75%) Sybase
10 1 (0.75%) Veritas