The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 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 South West 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 105 98 80
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 34 15 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.12% 0.70% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 0.99% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 41
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £369 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £38.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.92%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2215 1522 2101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.05% 70.76% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1490 987 1282
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 70 125
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Gloucestershire - 10 £306 - 3
Wiltshire +1 7 £431 +15.00% 6
Dorset +13 6 £499 +17.35% 1
Bristol -25 1 £350 -17.64% 2
Devon - - - -
Performance Tuning
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Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 50 (61.73%) SQL
2 46 (56.79%) Oracle
3 43 (53.09%) SQL Server
4 35 (43.21%) Oracle Database
5 34 (41.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 30 (37.04%) T-SQL
6 30 (37.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 27 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 25 (30.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (29.63%) Oracle Database 10g
10 22 (27.16%) SC Cleared
10 22 (27.16%) Data Guard
11 21 (25.93%) Oracle RMAN
11 21 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (24.69%) Finance
12 20 (24.69%) SQL Server 2005
13 17 (20.99%) Clustering
13 17 (20.99%) SLA
14 16 (19.75%) Windows
15 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (17.28%) ETL
17 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
17 13 (16.05%) Migration
17 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2008
18 12 (14.81%) Oracle BI EE
18 12 (14.81%) Performance Monitoring
18 12 (14.81%) Data Modelling
18 12 (14.81%) Oracle Reports
19 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 11 (13.58%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.41%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.47%) IIS
4 1 (1.23%) Lync
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.23%) Apache
4 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (13.58%) MS Office
2 6 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.70%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (4.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
1 11 (13.58%) VPN
1 11 (13.58%) Firewall
2 4 (4.94%) IPv4
2 4 (4.94%) IPv6
2 4 (4.94%) LAN
2 4 (4.94%) WAN
3 1 (1.23%) LDAP
3 1 (1.23%) Internet
3 1 (1.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (53.09%) SQL Server
2 35 (43.21%) Oracle Database
3 34 (41.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (37.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 25 (30.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (29.63%) Oracle Database 10g
7 21 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (24.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (14.81%) Oracle BI EE
10 12 (14.81%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (13.58%) OLAP
11 11 (13.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (12.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (9.88%) Oracle OLAP
14 6 (7.41%) PowerCenter
14 6 (7.41%) Essbase
15 5 (6.17%) QlikView
16 4 (4.94%) Oracle OWB
16 4 (4.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.70%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (2.47%) PVCS
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.23%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.23%) Subversion
4 1 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 20 (24.69%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Publishing
3 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (38.27%) DBA
2 27 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 23 (28.40%) Developer
4 16 (19.75%) Administrator
5 10 (12.35%) Consultant
5 10 (12.35%) Oracle DBA
6 9 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (9.88%) SQL Server DBA
8 7 (8.64%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (8.64%) Analyst
9 5 (6.17%) SharePoint Administrator
10 4 (4.94%) Essbase Developer
10 4 (4.94%) Citrix Consultant
10 4 (4.94%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (4.94%) Report Developer
10 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 3 (3.70%) Windows Server Engineer
11 3 (3.70%) Server Engineer
11 3 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
12 2 (2.47%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.35%) Web Services
2 9 (11.11%) .NET
3 8 (9.88%) MDX
4 5 (6.17%) HTML
5 3 (3.70%) OC4J
6 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.47%) XML
7 1 (1.23%) JPA
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.23%) XSD
7 1 (1.23%) XSLT
7 1 (1.23%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.99%) Clustering
2 11 (13.58%) iPad
3 7 (8.64%) Client/Server
4 6 (7.41%) Statistics
5 5 (6.17%) Replication
5 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.94%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.47%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.47%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.23%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.75%) Windows
2 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (9.88%) Linux
5 4 (4.94%) Solaris
6 3 (3.70%) UNIX
7 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (17.28%) ETL
3 13 (16.05%) Migration
4 12 (14.81%) Performance Monitoring
4 12 (14.81%) Data Modelling
5 6 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (6.17%) Kimball Methodology
6 5 (6.17%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (4.94%) ERP
7 4 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.94%) Information Management
7 4 (4.94%) Low Latency
8 3 (3.70%) High Availability
8 3 (3.70%) ITIL
8 3 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.70%) Data Management
8 3 (3.70%) Change Management
9 2 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 50 (61.73%) SQL
2 30 (37.04%) T-SQL
3 8 (9.88%) PL/SQL
3 8 (9.88%) C#
4 7 (8.64%) VBA
5 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.70%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
6 3 (3.70%) Java
6 3 (3.70%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.47%) VB
7 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.47%) VB6
8 1 (1.23%) sed
8 1 (1.23%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.23%) XPath
8 1 (1.23%) Perl
8 1 (1.23%) AWK
8 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (27.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.99%) SLA
2 3 (3.70%) Solvency II
3 2 (2.47%) QA
4 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (25.93%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.41%) vSphere
2 6 (7.41%) XenApp
2 6 (7.41%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (27.16%) Data Guard
2 4 (4.94%) WSUS
2 4 (4.94%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 46 (56.79%) Oracle
2 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
3 11 (13.58%) Apple
4 10 (12.35%) Citrix
5 9 (11.11%) Informatica
6 6 (7.41%) AppSense
6 6 (7.41%) VMware
7 5 (6.17%) Business Objects
7 5 (6.17%) Cognos
7 5 (6.17%) Hyperion
8 4 (4.94%) McAfee
8 4 (4.94%) Sybase
8 4 (4.94%) SAP
9 3 (3.70%) Talend
10 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.47%) Sun
10 2 (2.47%) IBM
11 1 (1.23%) Trustwave
11 1 (1.23%) JBoss
11 1 (1.23%) Teradata
Gloucester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 8 days ago