The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 101 97 79
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 43 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 0.87% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.15% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 18
Median daily rate £388 £354 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.38% +1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.95% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.09%
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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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2587 1828 1880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.13% 75.88% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1573 1124 999
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 84 135
Median hourly rate £17.00 £30.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.06 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £42.88 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull -1 14 - - 1
Coventry -8 8 £400 +12.91% 4
Birmingham -9 8 £344 -
Warwickshire +3 5 £425 +36.00%
Staffordshire -3 3 £300 -11.11% 1
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Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 54 (58.70%) SQL
2 44 (47.83%) SQL Server
3 43 (46.74%) Oracle
4 34 (36.96%) Windows
5 33 (35.87%) Oracle Database
6 30 (32.61%) Unix
7 29 (31.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 27 (29.35%) Linux
8 27 (29.35%) Oracle Database 10g
9 26 (28.26%) Oracle Application Server
10 25 (27.17%) Data Guard
10 25 (27.17%) Database Tuning
10 25 (27.17%) Oracle Discoverer
10 25 (27.17%) WebLogic
10 25 (27.17%) Shell Script
11 24 (26.09%) Oracle EBS
11 24 (26.09%) Oracle EBS R12
12 23 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
12 23 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
12 23 (25.00%) Oracle 11i
12 23 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
13 20 (21.74%) T-SQL
13 20 (21.74%) SC Cleared
13 20 (21.74%) Security Cleared
14 18 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
16 13 (14.13%) PowerShell
17 12 (13.04%) High Availability
17 12 (13.04%) PL/SQL
18 11 (11.96%) Data Warehouse

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 26 (28.26%) Oracle Application Server
2 25 (27.17%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (1.09%) SAS
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 24 (26.09%) Oracle EBS
1 24 (26.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 23 (25.00%) Oracle 11i
2 23 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) Internet
2 3 (3.26%) SAN
3 1 (1.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 33 (35.87%) Oracle Database
3 29 (31.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 27 (29.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 25 (27.17%) Oracle Discoverer
6 18 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (11.96%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (10.87%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (8.70%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (8.70%) Relational Database
9 8 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (7.61%) RDBMS
11 6 (6.52%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (4.35%) Oracle OWB
13 3 (3.26%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (2.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.09%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.09%) Subversion
2 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (7.61%) Finance
2 2 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (1.09%) Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (56.52%) DBA
2 29 (31.52%) Developer
3 25 (27.17%) Oracle DBA
4 23 (25.00%) SQL DBA
5 18 (19.57%) Administrator
5 18 (19.57%) SC Cleared DBA
6 17 (18.48%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 12 (13.04%) Oracle Developer
8 9 (9.78%) .NET Developer
8 9 (9.78%) Consultant
8 9 (9.78%) SQL Developer
8 9 (9.78%) SQL Server DBA
9 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Consultant
10 4 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
10 4 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Senior DBA
10 4 (4.35%) Senior SQL DBA
11 3 (3.26%) E-Business Administrator
11 3 (3.26%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.87%) .NET
2 6 (6.52%) Web Services
3 5 (5.43%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.43%) Entity Framework
4 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (4.35%) LINQ
4 4 (4.35%) Task Parallel Library
5 3 (3.26%) WinForms
6 2 (2.17%) CSS
6 2 (2.17%) HTML
6 2 (2.17%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.09%) Ajax
7 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.09%) jQuery
7 1 (1.09%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.09%) MDX
7 1 (1.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Replication
2 5 (5.43%) Clustering
3 4 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.26%) Statistics
5 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.17%) NHS
6 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 34 (36.96%) Windows
2 30 (32.61%) Unix
3 27 (29.35%) Linux
4 9 (9.78%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.35%) AIX
6 2 (2.17%) HPUX
6 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.09%) Solaris
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.17%) Database Tuning
2 12 (13.04%) High Availability
3 9 (9.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (9.78%) Mentoring
3 9 (9.78%) Migration
4 8 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 8 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.52%) MVC
5 6 (6.52%) Presales
6 5 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.43%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.35%) BDD
7 4 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.35%) ITIL
7 4 (4.35%) Kanban
7 4 (4.35%) Scrum
8 3 (3.26%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 54 (58.70%) SQL
2 25 (27.17%) Shell Script
3 20 (21.74%) T-SQL
4 13 (14.13%) PowerShell
5 12 (13.04%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.43%) C#
6 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.26%) VB
7 3 (3.26%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.26%) VB6
8 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.17%) COBOL
8 2 (2.17%) Java
8 2 (2.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 20 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.87%) OCP
2 10 (10.87%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (3.26%) MCITP
3 3 (3.26%) MCTS
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.09%) HL7
System Software
1 23 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
1 23 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 25 (27.17%) Data Guard
2 9 (9.78%) SCOM
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.09%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 43 (46.74%) Oracle
2 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.43%) VMware
4 3 (3.26%) Remedy
4 3 (3.26%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.17%) Capita
5 2 (2.17%) Netezza
5 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.17%) SAP
6 1 (1.09%) Cognos
6 1 (1.09%) DataFlux
6 1 (1.09%) HP
6 1 (1.09%) IBM
6 1 (1.09%) Informatica
6 1 (1.09%) NetApp
6 1 (1.09%) RedGate
6 1 (1.09%) Teradata
6 1 (1.09%) Veritas