The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 104 124 89
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -35
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 45 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.33% 0.74% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.02% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +18.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £318 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £529 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £352 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £190.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2552 2361 1622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.46% 72.85% 72.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1699 1560 1067
Average daily rate £400 £393 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +7.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 90 73
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +49.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £15.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £42.50 £44.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 0 16 £408 +33.06% 3
Wiltshire 0 9 £350 -18.84% 3
Bristol +9 8 £375 +7.14% 8
Devon - 4 £306 - 1
Dorset -6 1 £350 -29.82%
Somerset - 1 - -
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 37 (44.58%) SQL
2 34 (40.96%) SQL Server
3 33 (39.76%) Oracle
4 29 (34.94%) Oracle Database
5 26 (31.33%) Security Cleared
6 17 (20.48%) Shell Script
6 17 (20.48%) Linux
7 16 (19.28%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (18.07%) DV Cleared
9 13 (15.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (15.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (15.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
9 13 (15.66%) Replication
10 12 (14.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (14.46%) UNIX
10 12 (14.46%) Windows
10 12 (14.46%) PL/SQL
11 11 (13.25%) Red Hat
11 11 (13.25%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (12.05%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (12.05%) Java
12 10 (12.05%) T-SQL
12 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
12 10 (12.05%) DNS
13 9 (10.84%) Apache
13 9 (10.84%) Oracle9i Database
13 9 (10.84%) ETL
13 9 (10.84%) MySQL
13 9 (10.84%) Informatica

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 9 (10.84%) Apache
2 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.23%) IIS
4 4 (4.82%) JBoss
4 4 (4.82%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.82%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.20%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Office
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
1 10 (12.05%) DNS
2 6 (7.23%) SAN
2 6 (7.23%) Firewall
3 4 (4.82%) Network Security
3 4 (4.82%) VPN
3 4 (4.82%) VoIP
3 4 (4.82%) DHCP
4 3 (3.61%) Internet
4 3 (3.61%) SSL
5 2 (2.41%) HTTP
5 2 (2.41%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.20%) WAN
6 1 (1.20%) LAN
6 1 (1.20%) Telnet
6 1 (1.20%) NAS
6 1 (1.20%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.20%) FCoE
6 1 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.20%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (40.96%) SQL Server
2 29 (34.94%) Oracle Database
3 13 (15.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 13 (15.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (15.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (14.46%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (12.05%) Oracle BI EE
6 9 (10.84%) MySQL
6 9 (10.84%) Oracle9i Database
7 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (6.02%) Relational Database
10 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (4.82%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (2.41%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (2.41%) OLAP
11 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (1.20%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (7.23%) Eclipse
2 6 (7.23%) Subversion
3 2 (2.41%) Toad
4 1 (1.20%) Ant
4 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.20%) Hudson
4 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (3.61%) Back Office
1 3 (3.61%) Finance
1 3 (3.61%) Retail
2 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.20%) Automotive
3 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (34.94%) DBA
2 25 (30.12%) Developer
3 16 (19.28%) SQL DBA
4 12 (14.46%) Administrator
5 9 (10.84%) Oracle DBA
6 7 (8.43%) SQL Server DBA
7 6 (7.23%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Consultant
7 6 (7.23%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.82%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Oracle Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 2 (2.41%) Senior DBA
10 2 (2.41%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Senior Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.43%) JDBC
2 6 (7.23%) .NET
2 6 (7.23%) OC4J
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (4.82%) J2EE
3 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.61%) JMS
4 3 (3.61%) JMX
4 3 (3.61%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.61%) Spring
4 3 (3.61%) JSP
4 3 (3.61%) Servlets
4 3 (3.61%) Struts
4 3 (3.61%) Web Services
5 2 (2.41%) Middleware
5 2 (2.41%) WebCenter
5 2 (2.41%) RESTful
6 1 (1.20%) REST
6 1 (1.20%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Replication
2 7 (8.43%) Clustering
3 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.82%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.82%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.61%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.61%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.41%) Derivative
6 2 (2.41%) Statistics
7 1 (1.20%) NHS
7 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.20%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Linux
2 12 (14.46%) UNIX
2 12 (14.46%) Windows
3 7 (8.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.41%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.41%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (1.20%) MVS
5 1 (1.20%) Solaris
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (13.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (10.84%) ETL
4 8 (9.64%) Database Tuning
5 7 (8.43%) Migration
5 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.43%) Mentoring
6 6 (7.23%) JVM Tuning
6 6 (7.23%) Service Delivery
6 6 (7.23%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.02%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.02%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.82%) ITIL
8 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.82%) MVC
8 4 (4.82%) TDD
8 4 (4.82%) Data Management
8 4 (4.82%) Automated Testing
8 4 (4.82%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.82%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.58%) SQL
2 17 (20.48%) Shell Script
3 12 (14.46%) PL/SQL
4 10 (12.05%) Java
4 10 (12.05%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.02%) C#
6 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.20%) Perl
7 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (31.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.07%) DV Cleared
3 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) MCSE
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.41%) Degree
6 1 (1.20%) MCSA
6 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.20%) OCP
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.20%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.82%) Firmware
2 4 (4.82%) vSphere
3 3 (3.61%) ISA Server
3 3 (3.61%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (2.41%) Varnish
5 1 (1.20%) NFS
5 1 (1.20%) SRDF
5 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) SCOM
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.41%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.41%) Puppet
3 2 (2.41%) Ansible
3 2 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.20%) SCCM
4 1 (1.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 33 (39.76%) Oracle
2 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
3 11 (13.25%) Red Hat
4 9 (10.84%) Informatica
5 8 (9.64%) VMware
6 4 (4.82%) McAfee
6 4 (4.82%) Infoblox
6 4 (4.82%) HP
7 3 (3.61%) Citrix
7 3 (3.61%) hybris
7 3 (3.61%) TOWER Software
8 2 (2.41%) NetApp
8 2 (2.41%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.41%) IBM
9 1 (1.20%) Red Gate
9 1 (1.20%) Percona
9 1 (1.20%) Cerner
9 1 (1.20%) Cisco
9 1 (1.20%) Dell
9 1 (1.20%) EMC
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