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 26 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Tuning
England / West Midlands
Rank 86 88 100
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 36 39 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.52% 1.50% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.83% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 4
Median daily rate £375 £375 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £414 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-14.77% -12.00%

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
1875 2135 1648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.01% 82.34% 72.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1204 947
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 48 105
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -32.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham -4 14 £375 +7.14% 3
Staffordshire - 7 £250 -
Shropshire - 6 £425 -
Warwickshire - 3 £425 -
Coventry -6 1 - - 5
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 37 (49.33%) SQL
2 24 (32.00%) SQL Server
3 21 (28.00%) Oracle
4 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (22.67%) Java
6 15 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 15 (20.00%) J2EE
6 15 (20.00%) IBM
7 14 (18.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 13 (17.33%) Unix
8 13 (17.33%) Shell Script
8 13 (17.33%) Finance
8 13 (17.33%) Migration
9 12 (16.00%) Windows
9 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
9 12 (16.00%) Web Development
9 12 (16.00%) Mentoring
10 11 (14.67%) Relational Database
10 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (14.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (14.67%) HTML
11 10 (13.33%) JavaScript
11 10 (13.33%) Linux
11 10 (13.33%) jQuery
11 10 (13.33%) Oracle Database
12 9 (12.00%) PowerShell
12 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (12.00%) AngularJS
12 9 (12.00%) .NET
12 9 (12.00%) ETL

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 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 5 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (4.00%) Apache
3 3 (4.00%) SAS
3 3 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.67%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.67%) nginx
4 2 (2.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.67%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (1.33%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) JBoss
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.33%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) Network Security
2 3 (4.00%) SAN
3 2 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.33%) BGP
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.33%) DHCP
4 1 (1.33%) DNS
4 1 (1.33%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.33%) Firewall
4 1 (1.33%) FTP
4 1 (1.33%) HTTP
4 1 (1.33%) OSPF
4 1 (1.33%) RIP
4 1 (1.33%) SSH
4 1 (1.33%) TACACS
4 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.33%) VPN
4 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.67%) Relational Database
2 11 (14.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (9.33%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (9.33%) Hazelcast
5 7 (9.33%) IBM InfoSphere
5 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (6.67%) Oracle Discoverer
7 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (5.33%) RDBMS
9 3 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
9 3 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (4.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.67%) MSI
2 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.33%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (17.33%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Retail
3 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.67%) Electronics
5 4 (5.33%) Local Government
6 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.33%) Banking
7 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (40.00%) Developer
2 23 (30.67%) DBA
3 17 (22.67%) SQL DBA
4 11 (14.67%) SQL Server DBA
5 8 (10.67%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Consultant
6 6 (8.00%) Senior DBA
6 6 (8.00%) Senior SQL DBA
6 6 (8.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 5 (6.67%) Administrator
8 4 (5.33%) Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (5.33%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Database Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 3 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.00%) J2EE
2 11 (14.67%) HTML
3 10 (13.33%) jQuery
4 9 (12.00%) .NET
4 9 (12.00%) AngularJS
5 7 (9.33%) Hibernate
5 7 (9.33%) REST
5 7 (9.33%) Spring
5 7 (9.33%) Spring Boot
6 6 (8.00%) XSD
7 3 (4.00%) XML
8 2 (2.67%) JMS
8 2 (2.67%) Laravel
8 2 (2.67%) MDX
8 2 (2.67%) SOAP
8 2 (2.67%) Symfony
8 2 (2.67%) Web Services
8 2 (2.67%) Yii
9 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.33%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.33%) Replication
3 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.00%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.67%) Clustering
4 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.33%) Unix
2 12 (16.00%) Windows
3 10 (13.33%) Linux
4 5 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 13 (17.33%) Migration
3 12 (16.00%) Mentoring
3 12 (16.00%) Web Development
4 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (12.00%) ETL
6 7 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (9.33%) Data Management
6 7 (9.33%) SOLID
7 6 (8.00%) Data Stewardship
7 6 (8.00%) ITIL
7 6 (8.00%) Master Data Management
7 6 (8.00%) Problem Management
7 6 (8.00%) Scrum
7 6 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (8.00%) Visualisation
8 5 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 37 (49.33%) SQL
2 17 (22.67%) Java
3 15 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 13 (17.33%) Shell Script
5 10 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 9 (12.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (9.33%) PL/SQL
8 4 (5.33%) C#
9 3 (4.00%) PHP
10 1 (1.33%) C
10 1 (1.33%) Perl
10 1 (1.33%) Ruby
10 1 (1.33%) Scala
10 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) Degree
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.00%) OCP
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.67%) MCITP
4 2 (2.67%) MCTS
5 1 (1.33%) CCNP
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) SCOM
2 4 (5.33%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.67%) Ansible
3 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.67%) Puppet
3 2 (2.67%) SCCM
4 1 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.33%) OpenView
4 1 (1.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (28.00%) Oracle
2 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (20.00%) IBM
4 7 (9.33%) VMware
5 5 (6.67%) HP
5 5 (6.67%) SAP
5 5 (6.67%) Veritas
6 4 (5.33%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.00%) Canon
7 3 (4.00%) Cloudera
7 3 (4.00%) Dell
7 3 (4.00%) Informatica
7 3 (4.00%) Splunk
8 2 (2.67%) Citrix
8 2 (2.67%) Fujitsu
8 2 (2.67%) Zend
9 1 (1.33%) Cisco
9 1 (1.33%) PTC
9 1 (1.33%) Remedy
9 1 (1.33%) Sybase