The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Staffordshire 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 22 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.55% 2.97% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 4.84% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate £320 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £30.38
% change year-on-year
-44.00% +105.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
89 62 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 68.99% 61.39% 66.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 36 59
Average daily rate £315 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
Average hourly rate £17.30 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.50% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.66 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.29 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Performance Tuning
West Midlands

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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire 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
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Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £320 -
Stafford - - - -
Performance Tuning
West Midlands

Performance Tuning
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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%) T-SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (33.33%) MDX
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (33.33%) OLTP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) OLAP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (33.33%) OLTP
3 1 (33.33%) OLAP
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft