The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 25 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 6 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.30% 4.17% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.29% 5.83% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £330 £375 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +76.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
Performance Tuning
Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
140 103 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 76.92% 71.53% 82.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 40 69
Median daily rate £370 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Median hourly rate £13.50 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £34.32 £56.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 7 (77.78%) SQL
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) Database Tuning
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
4 4 (44.44%) SAN
4 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (44.44%) Replication
4 4 (44.44%) Clustering
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
4 4 (44.44%) Database Security
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (44.44%) Line Management
4 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (44.44%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
5 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (33.33%) JSON
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Retail
5 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 3 (33.33%) NServiceBus
5 3 (33.33%) MVC
5 3 (33.33%) B2B

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) NServiceBus
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) DBA
1 4 (44.44%) SQL DBA
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server DBA
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce Architect
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Java Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Java Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 3 (33.33%) JSON
1 3 (33.33%) MSMQ
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 2 (22.22%) JMS
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) Ajax
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) Kendo UI
3 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Clustering
1 4 (44.44%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) RIA
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Database Tuning
2 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (44.44%) Database Security
2 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
2 4 (44.44%) Line Management
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (44.44%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) B2B
3 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
5 1 (11.11%) Logistics
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle