The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 22 30 23
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 2 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.38% 3.26% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 4.12% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £319 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
Performance Tuning
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
114 170 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 78.62% 79.07% 65.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 112 50
Average daily rate £340 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.79% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 9
Average hourly rate £11.08 £16.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.78% -4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £10.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £25.00 £21.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Performance Tuning
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) OLTP
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) OLTP
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL