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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 108 108 89
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 31 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 0.74% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.02% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.22% +56.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £356 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £500 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £67.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
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
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Merseyside +5 11 £279 -41.31% 2
Manchester -9 11 £315 -30.00% 7
Cheshire +1 5 £244 -48.68% 4
Lancashire - - - - 1
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 42 (58.33%) SQL
2 40 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
4 25 (34.72%) Oracle
5 24 (33.33%) Finance
6 23 (31.94%) UNIX
7 22 (30.56%) T-SQL
8 19 (26.39%) Windows
8 19 (26.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (19.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (19.44%) Linux
10 14 (19.44%) Shell Script
11 12 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (15.28%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (15.28%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (15.28%) Change Management
13 10 (13.89%) Red Hat
13 10 (13.89%) ETL
13 10 (13.89%) Data Analysis
14 9 (12.50%) Banking
14 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (12.50%) Clustering
15 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (11.11%) ITIL
15 8 (11.11%) SAP
15 8 (11.11%) OLAP
15 8 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (9.72%) Dimensional Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.17%) IIS
2 3 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.78%) Apache
4 1 (1.39%) JBoss
4 1 (1.39%) PowerExchange
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.39%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.39%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.39%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) DHCP
1 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
1 5 (6.94%) DNS
1 5 (6.94%) DMZ
2 3 (4.17%) SAN
2 3 (4.17%) NAS
3 1 (1.39%) LAN
3 1 (1.39%) WAN
3 1 (1.39%) MGCP
3 1 (1.39%) H.323
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 19 (26.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (19.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (11.11%) OLAP
8 7 (9.72%) DB2
8 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
9 5 (6.94%) OLAP Cube
9 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (5.56%) Data Mart
11 3 (4.17%) Sybase ASE
11 3 (4.17%) EDMS
11 3 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (4.17%) Oracle OLAP
11 3 (4.17%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) ERwin
2 1 (1.39%) Ant
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Marketing
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
4 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) French Language
6 1 (1.39%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (45.83%) DBA
2 24 (33.33%) Developer
3 23 (31.94%) SQL DBA
4 14 (19.44%) Administrator
5 10 (13.89%) SQL Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) DB2 DBA
7 4 (5.56%) Senior DBA
7 4 (5.56%) Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Wintel Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Database Developer
8 3 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) AIX Administrator
9 2 (2.78%) Senior SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) .NET
1 4 (5.56%) Middleware
2 3 (4.17%) SAP Basis
2 3 (4.17%) EDI
3 2 (2.78%) XML
3 2 (2.78%) ODBC
3 2 (2.78%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.39%) MDX
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.39%) XSD
4 1 (1.39%) XSLT
4 1 (1.39%) JMS
4 1 (1.39%) WSDL
4 1 (1.39%) J2EE
4 1 (1.39%) EJB
4 1 (1.39%) JSP
4 1 (1.39%) Servlets
4 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Clustering
2 7 (9.72%) Replication
3 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.78%) NHS
5 2 (2.78%) HACMP
5 2 (2.78%) LPAR
6 1 (1.39%) Open Source
6 1 (1.39%) User Experience
6 1 (1.39%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.94%) UNIX
2 19 (26.39%) Windows
3 14 (19.44%) Linux
4 8 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.33%) Windows 2000
7 4 (5.56%) AIX
8 2 (2.78%) Solaris
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.28%) Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) Change Management
1 11 (15.28%) Capacity Planning
2 10 (13.89%) ETL
2 10 (13.89%) Data Analysis
3 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (11.11%) ITIL
4 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (9.72%) Business Analysis
4 7 (9.72%) Dimensional Modelling
5 6 (8.33%) Migration
5 6 (8.33%) High Availability
6 5 (6.94%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (6.94%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.94%) Data Modelling
6 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
6 5 (6.94%) Time Management
7 4 (5.56%) Data Mapping
7 4 (5.56%) ERP
8 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (58.33%) SQL
2 22 (30.56%) T-SQL
3 14 (19.44%) Shell Script
4 7 (9.72%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.56%) C#
6 4 (5.56%) ABAP
7 3 (4.17%) VB
8 2 (2.78%) Java
8 2 (2.78%) Perl
9 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.39%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) MCSE
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) GxP
2 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) Active Directory
1 7 (9.72%) Firmware
2 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.94%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.94%) DFS Replication
3 3 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.78%) RHEV
4 2 (2.78%) GPFS
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.39%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) SCCM
1 5 (6.94%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.39%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 25 (34.72%) Oracle
3 10 (13.89%) Red Hat
4 8 (11.11%) SAP
5 7 (9.72%) VMware
6 6 (8.33%) Sybase
6 6 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
6 6 (8.33%) IBM
7 5 (6.94%) HP
7 5 (6.94%) Dell
8 3 (4.17%) EMC
8 3 (4.17%) Citrix
8 3 (4.17%) Informatica
8 3 (4.17%) TARGIT
9 2 (2.78%) NetApp
9 2 (2.78%) Siebel
9 2 (2.78%) Cisco
9 2 (2.78%) Perforce
10 1 (1.39%) Sun
10 1 (1.39%) Teradata
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