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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 90 112 48
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -64
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 52 15 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.55% 0.63% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 0.90% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 9 81
Average daily rate £333 £300 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £30.38
% change year-on-year
-44.00% +105.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2533 1670 2541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.39% 69.96% 70.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1556 1042 1512
Average daily rate £375 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 62 156
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +4 16 £356 +14.91% 2
Wiltshire -9 11 £275 -8.33% 1
Gloucestershire - 11 £338 - 1
Bristol -16 5 £320 +6.66% 10
Dorset -7 1 - - 2
Devon - - - -
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 44 (67.69%) SQL
2 40 (61.54%) SQL Server
3 34 (52.31%) Oracle
4 29 (44.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (44.62%) Oracle Database
5 28 (43.08%) Security Cleared
5 28 (43.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 24 (36.92%) SC Cleared
7 23 (35.38%) T-SQL
8 22 (33.85%) Oracle Database 10g
9 18 (27.69%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
10 17 (26.15%) Migration
10 17 (26.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (24.62%) Finance
11 16 (24.62%) SQL Server 2005
11 16 (24.62%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (24.62%) Data Modelling
12 15 (23.08%) SharePoint
12 15 (23.08%) Data Guard
13 14 (21.54%) Clustering
13 14 (21.54%) Oracle RMAN
13 14 (21.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (18.46%) SLA
14 12 (18.46%) ETL
15 11 (16.92%) Windows
16 10 (15.38%) Incident Management
16 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
17 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Management

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 10 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (13.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (13.85%) IIS
4 5 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (6.15%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.54%) Apache
6 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.54%) Lync
6 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) MS Office
2 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.62%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Firewall
2 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.62%) VPN
3 1 (1.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 29 (44.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 29 (44.62%) Oracle Database
3 28 (43.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 22 (33.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 18 (27.69%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (26.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (24.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (21.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (13.85%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (9.23%) OLAP
13 4 (6.15%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (6.15%) BusinessObjects XI
13 4 (6.15%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (6.15%) QlikView
13 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
13 4 (6.15%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (6.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.15%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (3.08%) PVCS
4 1 (1.54%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle APEX
General
1 16 (24.62%) Finance
2 9 (13.85%) Publishing
3 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (43.08%) DBA
2 23 (35.38%) SQL DBA
3 15 (23.08%) Administrator
4 14 (21.54%) Developer
5 12 (18.46%) Oracle DBA
6 9 (13.85%) SharePoint Administrator
7 8 (12.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (12.31%) SQL Server DBA
8 7 (10.77%) Analyst
9 6 (9.23%) Consultant
10 4 (6.15%) OBIEE Consultant
10 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (6.15%) Report Developer
10 4 (6.15%) Analyst Developer
11 2 (3.08%) Architect
11 2 (3.08%) Server Administrator
11 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 2 (3.08%) Database Developer
12 1 (1.54%) SQL Developer
12 1 (1.54%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) MDX
2 7 (10.77%) .NET
3 4 (6.15%) HTML
4 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.08%) XML
5 1 (1.54%) CGI
5 1 (1.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.54%) Clustering
2 4 (6.15%) Replication
3 3 (4.62%) Statistics
3 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.62%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.62%) iPad
4 2 (3.08%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.54%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Linux
3 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.15%) Solaris
5 3 (4.62%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.62%) UNIX
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.54%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Migration
2 16 (24.62%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (24.62%) Data Modelling
3 12 (18.46%) ETL
4 10 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (9.23%) ERP
6 6 (9.23%) Information Management
7 5 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
7 5 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (7.69%) Database Security
8 4 (6.15%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (6.15%) Analytics
8 4 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.15%) Database Tuning
8 4 (6.15%) Low Latency
8 4 (6.15%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (6.15%) Data Management
9 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.62%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (67.69%) SQL
2 23 (35.38%) T-SQL
3 8 (12.31%) PowerShell
4 6 (9.23%) C#
5 4 (6.15%) VBA
5 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.62%) Java
6 3 (4.62%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.62%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
7 2 (3.08%) sed
7 2 (3.08%) Bourne shell
7 2 (3.08%) VB6
7 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.08%) Perl
7 2 (3.08%) VB
7 2 (3.08%) AWK
8 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (43.08%) Security Cleared
2 24 (36.92%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.54%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (21.54%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (4.62%) ISA Server
4 2 (3.08%) vSphere
4 2 (3.08%) XenApp
4 2 (3.08%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (23.08%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 34 (52.31%) Oracle
2 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.23%) Informatica
4 5 (7.69%) Sybase
4 5 (7.69%) Business Objects
5 4 (6.15%) Talend
5 4 (6.15%) SAP
6 3 (4.62%) Apple
6 3 (4.62%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (3.08%) IBM
7 2 (3.08%) Citrix
7 2 (3.08%) Sun
7 2 (3.08%) VMware
7 2 (3.08%) AppSense
7 2 (3.08%) Teradata
8 1 (1.54%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.54%) JBoss
8 1 (1.54%) Trustwave
South West
Applitracker
Rate: £280 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Swindon
BPXNet
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Bath
Apps IT
Rate: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 27 days ago