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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 97 93 81
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 15 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.67% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.95% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £315 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -25.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £275 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £469 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £36.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+21.52% +15.20%
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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
1477 1469 1249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.25% 70.09% 68.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 789 620
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 77 111
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.53 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £75.05 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 2 £375 +25.00% 2
Staffordshire +8 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 -
Coventry - 1 - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 3
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England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 16 (38.10%) Oracle
2 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
3 13 (30.95%) XML
4 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (23.81%) ETL
5 10 (23.81%) Windows
6 9 (21.43%) .NET
6 9 (21.43%) C#
6 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (19.05%) UNIX
8 7 (16.67%) Finance
8 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (16.67%) XSLT
8 7 (16.67%) Java
9 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
9 6 (14.29%) HP
9 6 (14.29%) Data Modelling
9 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (14.29%) Data Analysis
9 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (11.90%) Data Integration
10 5 (11.90%) Middleware
10 5 (11.90%) webMethods
10 5 (11.90%) Migration
10 5 (11.90%) SOA
10 5 (11.90%) EAI

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.90%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.14%) Apache
3 2 (4.76%) JBoss
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.76%) CMS
4 1 (2.38%) Mule
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) DNS
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
6 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (7.14%) Data Mart
6 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (4.76%) SQLPlus
8 1 (2.38%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (2.38%) Big Data
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (2.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) ERwin
1 2 (4.76%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) MSTest
2 1 (2.38%) Maven
2 1 (2.38%) Toad
2 1 (2.38%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (2.38%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.38%) Ant
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Automotive
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
2 1 (2.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Developer
2 6 (14.29%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Designer
3 5 (11.90%) DBA
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Developer
3 5 (11.90%) BizTalk Specialist
4 4 (9.52%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (7.14%) Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL Developer
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.76%) ETL Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Wintel Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) XML
2 9 (21.43%) .NET
3 7 (16.67%) XSLT
4 5 (11.90%) Middleware
4 5 (11.90%) XSD
5 2 (4.76%) J2EE
5 2 (4.76%) JDBC
5 2 (4.76%) JSP
5 2 (4.76%) Servlets
5 2 (4.76%) SOAP
5 2 (4.76%) Struts
5 2 (4.76%) Web Services
5 2 (4.76%) JMS
5 2 (4.76%) Spring
5 2 (4.76%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.76%) JMX
6 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.38%) HTML5
6 1 (2.38%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (2.38%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (11.90%) Data Integration
4 4 (9.52%) Client/Server
4 4 (9.52%) Replication
5 3 (7.14%) Data Extraction
5 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.76%) iPad
7 1 (2.38%) Clustering
7 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (2.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) UNIX
3 5 (11.90%) AIX
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ETL
2 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 6 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 5 (11.90%) Migration
4 5 (11.90%) SOA
4 5 (11.90%) EAI
5 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 4 (9.52%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 4 (9.52%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (7.14%) Change Control
6 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (7.14%) ERP
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL
7 2 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) C#
3 7 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 5 (11.90%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
1 2 (4.76%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.76%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) XenApp
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
1 2 (4.76%) SCOM
1 2 (4.76%) SCSM
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) Ansible
2 1 (2.38%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Oracle
2 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.29%) HP
4 5 (11.90%) webMethods
4 5 (11.90%) Software AG
5 3 (7.14%) VMware
5 3 (7.14%) Informatica
5 3 (7.14%) Citrix
6 2 (4.76%) IBM
6 2 (4.76%) Endeca
6 2 (4.76%) ATG
6 2 (4.76%) Talend
7 1 (2.38%) Tableau
7 1 (2.38%) Pega
7 1 (2.38%) Red Hat