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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 88 93 91
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 25 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.07% 0.75% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.08% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £308 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% -25.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £257 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £495 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -10.00%
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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
1580 1478 1371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.93% 69.10% 67.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 941 813 662
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 £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 73 119
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
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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
Coventry - 5 £425 - 1
Birmingham -7 4 £350 +21.73% 1
Solihull +6 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 23 (38.33%) SQL
1 23 (38.33%) Oracle
2 18 (30.00%) XML
3 17 (28.33%) SQL Server
3 17 (28.33%) Capacity Planning
4 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
5 12 (20.00%) Java
5 12 (20.00%) XSLT
5 12 (20.00%) Windows
6 11 (18.33%) UNIX
6 11 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (18.33%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (16.67%) .NET
7 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (15.00%) C#
8 9 (15.00%) WebLogic
9 8 (13.33%) PL/SQL
9 8 (13.33%) ETL
9 8 (13.33%) Migration
9 8 (13.33%) QA
10 7 (11.67%) Load Testing
10 7 (11.67%) Content Management
10 7 (11.67%) Spring
10 7 (11.67%) Endeca
10 7 (11.67%) WebSphere
10 7 (11.67%) iPad
10 7 (11.67%) Software Architecture
10 7 (11.67%) Performance Improvement
10 7 (11.67%) JMX
10 7 (11.67%) ATG

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 9 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (11.67%) WebSphere
2 7 (11.67%) CMS
2 7 (11.67%) JBoss
2 7 (11.67%) Apache
2 7 (11.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) Internet
2 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.33%) DHCP
3 2 (3.33%) DNS
4 1 (1.67%) Network Security
4 1 (1.67%) SAN
4 1 (1.67%) ADSL
4 1 (1.67%) LAN
4 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.33%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (6.67%) SAP BW
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (3.33%) OLTP
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (3.33%) Essbase
7 2 (3.33%) SQLPlus
7 2 (3.33%) Big Data
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Toad
1 2 (3.33%) ClearCase
1 2 (3.33%) ERwin
1 2 (3.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.67%) Maven
2 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.67%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.67%) MSTest
2 1 (1.67%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (1.67%) Ant
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Automotive
2 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Architect
2 10 (16.67%) Developer
3 8 (13.33%) DBA
4 5 (8.33%) BizTalk Specialist
4 5 (8.33%) Designer
4 5 (8.33%) Administrator
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (6.67%) SQL DBA
6 3 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (3.33%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Business Developer
7 2 (3.33%) SAP Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.33%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.00%) XML
2 12 (20.00%) XSLT
3 10 (16.67%) .NET
4 7 (11.67%) Spring
4 7 (11.67%) JMX
4 7 (11.67%) Hibernate
4 7 (11.67%) JMS
4 7 (11.67%) J2EE
4 7 (11.67%) JDBC
4 7 (11.67%) JSP
4 7 (11.67%) Servlets
4 7 (11.67%) SOAP
4 7 (11.67%) Struts
4 7 (11.67%) Web Services
5 5 (8.33%) Middleware
5 5 (8.33%) XSD
6 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Streams
7 1 (1.67%) Ajax
7 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.67%) iPad
3 6 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.67%) Replication
5 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.00%) Data Extraction
5 3 (5.00%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.67%) Statistics
6 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.67%) NHS
6 1 (1.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 11 (18.33%) UNIX
3 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (8.33%) Linux
3 5 (8.33%) AIX
4 3 (5.00%) VMS
5 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.33%) Solaris
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Capacity Planning
2 11 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (13.33%) ETL
3 8 (13.33%) Migration
4 7 (11.67%) Load Testing
4 7 (11.67%) Content Management
4 7 (11.67%) Software Architecture
4 7 (11.67%) Performance Improvement
4 7 (11.67%) SOA
4 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
4 7 (11.67%) B2C
5 6 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
5 6 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 5 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 5 (8.33%) EAI
6 5 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 4 (6.67%) ITIL
7 4 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.33%) SQL
2 12 (20.00%) Java
3 9 (15.00%) C#
4 8 (13.33%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.67%) ABAP
5 4 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) Solvency II
2 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (3.33%) XenApp
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (3.33%) SCSM
1 2 (3.33%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
1 2 (3.33%) SCOM
1 2 (3.33%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.67%) Puppet
2 1 (1.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) Oracle
2 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.67%) Endeca
3 7 (11.67%) ATG
3 7 (11.67%) HP
4 5 (8.33%) Software AG
4 5 (8.33%) webMethods
4 5 (8.33%) SAP
5 4 (6.67%) Citrix
5 4 (6.67%) VMware
6 2 (3.33%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.67%) Pega
7 1 (1.67%) Informatica
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.67%) IBM
7 1 (1.67%) Business Objects