The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 23 April 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 Reading 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 63 67 65
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 11 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.03% 0.38% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.54% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
Average daily rate £275 - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £473
% change year-on-year
- -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-44.00% +142.71%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
783 558 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.25% 70.54% 63.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 237 267
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 20
Average hourly rate £22.25 £16.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.06% +4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Performance Tuning
Berkshire

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 9 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (40.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (40.00%) SAP
6 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 5 (33.33%) Migration
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (26.67%) MDX
7 4 (26.67%) QlikView
7 4 (26.67%) MS Access
7 4 (26.67%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (26.67%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (26.67%) Business Objects
7 4 (26.67%) HTML
7 4 (26.67%) VBA
7 4 (26.67%) BusinessObjects XI
7 4 (26.67%) Low Latency
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (13.33%) Replication
9 2 (13.33%) SAP BW
9 2 (13.33%) SAP BI
9 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
9 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (26.67%) QlikView
5 4 (26.67%) MS Access
5 4 (26.67%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (26.67%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (26.67%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (13.33%) SAP BW
7 2 (13.33%) SAP BI
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (13.33%) OLAP
7 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) DBA
3 4 (26.67%) Report Developer
3 4 (26.67%) SQL DBA
3 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 2 (13.33%) SAP Developer
5 2 (13.33%) ETL Developer
5 2 (13.33%) SAP BI Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Server Administrator
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) MDX
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Replication
1 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
1 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Firmware
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 5 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Low Latency
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) ERP
5 2 (13.33%) Data Transformation
6 1 (6.67%) Database Tuning
6 1 (6.67%) High Availability
6 1 (6.67%) SOA
6 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (26.67%) VBA
4 2 (13.33%) VB6
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) VB
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) Java
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) VMFS
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) SAP
2 4 (26.67%) Business Objects
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) VMware