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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 101 93 114
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +21
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 40 52 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.26% 1.57% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 2.04% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -44.00%
Performance Tuning
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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
2441 2547 1696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.59% 76.79% 71.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1570 1059
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 112 62
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +1 22 £393 +16.29% 1
Wiltshire +9 11 £375 +36.36%
Bristol -4 3 £375 +17.18% 1
Somerset -14 1 - -
Dorset - - - -
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 34 (35.79%) SQL
2 28 (29.47%) Security Cleared
3 26 (27.37%) SQL Server
4 25 (26.32%) Oracle
5 23 (24.21%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (23.16%) Informatica
6 22 (23.16%) Oracle Database
7 20 (21.05%) Shell Script
8 17 (17.89%) Oracle BI EE
9 15 (15.79%) DV Cleared
9 15 (15.79%) Windows
10 14 (14.74%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (13.68%) ETL
11 13 (13.68%) PL/SQL
12 12 (12.63%) Oracle9i Database
12 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.63%) Oracle Database 10g
12 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared
13 11 (11.58%) Relational Database
14 10 (10.53%) Open Source
15 9 (9.47%) Linux
15 9 (9.47%) Java
16 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
16 8 (8.42%) PostgreSQL
16 8 (8.42%) MongoDB
16 8 (8.42%) NoSQL
16 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (8.42%) Oracle APEX
17 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.21%) IIS
3 3 (3.16%) Apache
4 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
1 6 (6.32%) DNS
1 6 (6.32%) SAN
2 4 (4.21%) Firewall
3 3 (3.16%) SSL
3 3 (3.16%) IPv4
3 3 (3.16%) IPv6
3 3 (3.16%) HTTP
4 2 (2.11%) DHCP
4 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.11%) VPN
5 1 (1.05%) VoIP
5 1 (1.05%) SMTP
5 1 (1.05%) Internet
5 1 (1.05%) Telnet
5 1 (1.05%) SSH
5 1 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.37%) SQL Server
2 22 (23.16%) Oracle Database
3 17 (17.89%) Oracle BI EE
4 14 (14.74%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (12.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 12 (12.63%) Oracle9i Database
6 11 (11.58%) Relational Database
7 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (8.42%) MongoDB
7 8 (8.42%) NoSQL
7 8 (8.42%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (4.21%) MySQL
10 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (2.11%) Star Schema
12 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (6.32%) Eclipse
2 6 (6.32%) Subversion
3 3 (3.16%) GCC
3 3 (3.16%) GDB
4 1 (1.05%) Ant
4 1 (1.05%) ERwin
General
1 6 (6.32%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Back Office
3 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (30.53%) Developer
1 29 (30.53%) Administrator
2 26 (27.37%) DBA
3 13 (13.68%) Oracle Developer
4 11 (11.58%) SQL DBA
4 11 (11.58%) Senior Developer
5 10 (10.53%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 7 (7.37%) SQL Server DBA
7 6 (6.32%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Senior DBA
8 5 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.21%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.21%) C++ Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) OBIEE Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (3.16%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.11%) Web Administrator
11 2 (2.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 6 (6.32%) OC4J
3 5 (5.26%) .NET
3 5 (5.26%) STL
4 4 (4.21%) Web Services
4 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.21%) JDBC
4 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (2.11%) WebCenter
6 2 (2.11%) RESTful
7 1 (1.05%) REST
7 1 (1.05%) SOAP
7 1 (1.05%) COM
7 1 (1.05%) XSL
7 1 (1.05%) XSLT
7 1 (1.05%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Open Source
2 6 (6.32%) Clustering
3 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.21%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.21%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.21%) Replication
5 3 (3.16%) NHS
6 2 (2.11%) Derivative
6 2 (2.11%) Statistics
6 2 (2.11%) IBM XIV
7 1 (1.05%) DataPower
7 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.79%) Windows
2 9 (9.47%) Linux
3 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.11%) UNIX
6 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.11%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (13.68%) ETL
3 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.37%) Database Tuning
5 6 (6.32%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (6.32%) JVM Tuning
6 5 (5.26%) Performance Improvement
6 5 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (5.26%) Business Development
6 5 (5.26%) Database Security
6 5 (5.26%) TDD
6 5 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (4.21%) Scrum
7 4 (4.21%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.21%) Use Case
7 4 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (4.21%) Multithreading
7 4 (4.21%) MVC
7 4 (4.21%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.21%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.79%) SQL
2 20 (21.05%) Shell Script
3 13 (13.68%) PL/SQL
4 9 (9.47%) Java
5 6 (6.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.26%) C++
6 5 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.21%) Python
7 4 (4.21%) Ruby
7 4 (4.21%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.16%) C#
9 1 (1.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (29.47%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.79%) DV Cleared
3 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.11%) MCSE
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.05%) Degree
5 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.26%) Firmware
2 4 (4.21%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.11%) vSphere
3 2 (2.11%) Varnish
4 1 (1.05%) NFS
4 1 (1.05%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.05%) XenApp
4 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) SCOM
1 3 (3.16%) Puppet
2 2 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.11%) Ansible
3 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.05%) SCCM
3 1 (1.05%) CFEngine
3 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.05%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 25 (26.32%) Oracle
2 22 (23.16%) Informatica
3 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.21%) Citrix
6 3 (3.16%) VMware
6 3 (3.16%) IBM
7 2 (2.11%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.11%) Infoblox
7 2 (2.11%) NetApp
7 2 (2.11%) HP
7 2 (2.11%) Cisco
8 1 (1.05%) Cerner
8 1 (1.05%) Teradata
8 1 (1.05%) Symantec