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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank - 20 25
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 1.09% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.54% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%
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
110 65 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 78.57% 70.65% 76.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 44 66
Average daily rate £345 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -42.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 15 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (42.86%) Replication
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) DBA
1 5 (71.43%) SQL DBA
2 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Developer
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft