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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 92 107 101
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 48 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.50% 0.69% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 0.97% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 11 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £440 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £383 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +15.20%
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
2310 1760 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.39% 71.78% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1127 1105
Average daily rate £413 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 95
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 24 £381 -13.35%
Bristol +1 8 £394 +5.70% 4
Somerset -1 3 £313 -20.63% 1
Wiltshire -7 2 £400 -3.61% 3
Dorset -7 1 £350 +32.70% 2
Cornwall - - - -
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (35.71%) SQL
2 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 17 (24.29%) Oracle
3 17 (24.29%) SQL Server
3 17 (24.29%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (22.86%) Oracle BI EE
5 14 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 14 (20.00%) Informatica
6 12 (17.14%) Shell Script
6 12 (17.14%) DV Cleared
7 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (15.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 11 (15.71%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (15.71%) PL/SQL
7 11 (15.71%) Oracle9i Database
8 10 (14.29%) ETL
9 9 (12.86%) Windows
9 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (12.86%) Open Source
9 9 (12.86%) Relational Database
10 8 (11.43%) MongoDB
10 8 (11.43%) NoSQL
10 8 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (10.00%) Finance
11 7 (10.00%) Linux
11 7 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
11 7 (10.00%) Database Tuning
12 6 (8.57%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (8.57%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.86%) Apache
3 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.43%) MS Office
1 1 (1.43%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.71%) Firewall
2 3 (4.29%) VPN
2 3 (4.29%) DNS
2 3 (4.29%) IPv4
2 3 (4.29%) IPv6
3 2 (2.86%) HTTP
3 2 (2.86%) SSL
4 1 (1.43%) Internet
4 1 (1.43%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.43%) LAN
4 1 (1.43%) WAN
4 1 (1.43%) SMTP
4 1 (1.43%) DHCP
4 1 (1.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (22.86%) Oracle BI EE
3 14 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 11 (15.71%) Oracle Database 10g
4 11 (15.71%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (15.71%) Oracle9i Database
5 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (12.86%) Relational Database
6 8 (11.43%) MongoDB
6 8 (11.43%) NoSQL
6 8 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (2.86%) Star Schema
10 2 (2.86%) OLAP
10 2 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (1.43%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (1.43%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (4.29%) GCC
2 3 (4.29%) GDB
3 1 (1.43%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (1.43%) ERwin
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.43%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Legal
2 1 (1.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (31.43%) Developer
2 20 (28.57%) Administrator
3 18 (25.71%) DBA
4 12 (17.14%) Oracle Developer
5 9 (12.86%) SQL DBA
5 9 (12.86%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 9 (12.86%) Senior Developer
6 7 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (5.71%) OBIEE Developer
7 4 (5.71%) C++ Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) Windows Support Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Storage Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) STL
2 4 (5.71%) Web Services
2 4 (5.71%) .NET
3 3 (4.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.43%) Middleware
5 1 (1.43%) MDX
5 1 (1.43%) RESTful
5 1 (1.43%) WebCenter
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Open Source
2 6 (8.57%) Clustering
3 4 (5.71%) Replication
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.86%) IBM XIV
4 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.86%) NHS
5 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
5 1 (1.43%) Derivative
5 1 (1.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Windows
2 7 (10.00%) Linux
3 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.71%) UNIX
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.43%) AIX
6 1 (1.43%) Solaris
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.29%) ETL
4 7 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (10.00%) Database Tuning
5 5 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (7.14%) Business Development
6 4 (5.71%) Multithreading
6 4 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (5.71%) Use Case
6 4 (5.71%) TDD
6 4 (5.71%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (5.71%) Scrum
6 4 (5.71%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.29%) Migration
7 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.29%) High Availability
7 3 (4.29%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.71%) SQL
2 12 (17.14%) Shell Script
3 11 (15.71%) PL/SQL
4 6 (8.57%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.14%) C++
6 4 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.71%) Ruby
6 4 (5.71%) Python
6 4 (5.71%) Java
6 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.86%) C
7 2 (2.86%) C#
8 1 (1.43%) COBOL
8 1 (1.43%) Perl
8 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.43%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.14%) DV Cleared
3 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Firmware
1 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.86%) vSphere
2 2 (2.86%) XenApp
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.43%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.43%) NFS
3 1 (1.43%) XenServer
3 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.43%) Varnish
3 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.86%) Puppet
2 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.43%) Ansible
2 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.43%) CFEngine
2 1 (1.43%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (24.29%) Oracle
2 14 (20.00%) Informatica
3 6 (8.57%) Citrix
4 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.29%) VMware
5 3 (4.29%) IBM
6 2 (2.86%) NetApp
6 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.43%) Teradata
7 1 (1.43%) AppSense
7 1 (1.43%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.43%) Symantec
7 1 (1.43%) Sybase
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco
7 1 (1.43%) Sun
7 1 (1.43%) Apple
7 1 (1.43%) HP
7 1 (1.43%) Talend
7 1 (1.43%) Infoblox
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