The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxford region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 23 19 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 7 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.29% 5.16% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.11% 7.14% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+14.86% +10.44%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
137 154 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 64.32% 72.30% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 103 123
Average daily rate £348 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £16.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.43 £13.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Performance Tuning
Oxfordshire

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Tuning across the Oxford region.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning across the Oxford region.

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (25.00%) Service Management
7 2 (25.00%) Workflow
7 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (25.00%) Web Services
7 2 (25.00%) XML
7 2 (25.00%) Windows
7 2 (25.00%) CRM
7 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (25.00%) ETL
7 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (25.00%) .NET
7 2 (25.00%) C#
7 2 (25.00%) DHTML
7 2 (25.00%) HTML
7 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (25.00%) Marketing
7 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (25.00%) WF
7 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (12.50%) OLTP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (25.00%) CRM Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (12.50%) DBA
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) DHTML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (25.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) CRM
1 2 (25.00%) ETL
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
1 2 (25.00%) Workflow
1 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle