The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 28 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 3 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.23% 2.44% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 3.29% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Average daily rate
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£388 £445 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.92% +18.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +19.40%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
177 152 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 72.54% 74.15% 68.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 91 90
Average daily rate £350 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £27.13 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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
7 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
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 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (12.50%) OLTP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
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%) CRM Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 1 (12.50%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) DHTML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
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%) Service Management
1 2 (25.00%) Workflow
1 2 (25.00%) CRM
1 2 (25.00%) ETL
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
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 RAC
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle