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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 94 98 100
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 34 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.32% 0.62% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 0.90% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 5
Average daily rate
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£330 £288 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.78% -10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £316 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +19.40%
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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
1778 1443 1591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.16% 68.36% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 765 818
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 59 91
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.48 £9.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warwickshire - 14 £300 - 1
Coventry 0 5 £313 +2.45% 3
Solihull +11 3 - -
Birmingham -5 3 £369 +47.50%
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Staffordshire -1 1 £325 +8.33%
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
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England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (28.99%) SQL
1 20 (28.99%) Oracle
1 20 (28.99%) Capacity Planning
2 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 17 (24.64%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (23.19%) SAP
4 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
5 12 (17.39%) Windows
5 12 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (15.94%) JBoss
6 11 (15.94%) Shell Script
6 11 (15.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (14.49%) SAP Data Services
7 10 (14.49%) WebLogic
8 9 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (13.04%) UNIX
8 9 (13.04%) Internet
8 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (13.04%) WebSphere
8 9 (13.04%) QA
8 9 (13.04%) Spring
9 8 (11.59%) Content Management
9 8 (11.59%) Endeca
9 8 (11.59%) Load Testing
9 8 (11.59%) Software Architecture
9 8 (11.59%) iPad
9 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (11.59%) LAN
9 8 (11.59%) JMX

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (14.49%) WebLogic
2 9 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
2 9 (13.04%) WebSphere
3 8 (11.59%) CMS
3 8 (11.59%) Apache
3 8 (11.59%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.35%) SAS
5 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.45%) IIS
6 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.04%) Internet
2 8 (11.59%) LAN
3 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.35%) SAN
5 2 (2.90%) Network Security
5 2 (2.90%) NAS
5 2 (2.90%) ADSL
5 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.90%) WAN
5 2 (2.90%) VPN
5 2 (2.90%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (15.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (14.49%) SAP Data Services
5 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (8.70%) SAP BW
8 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database
8 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
9 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (5.80%) OLTP
9 4 (5.80%) OLAP
9 4 (5.80%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (5.80%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (2.90%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Mercurial
1 2 (2.90%) ClearCase
1 2 (2.90%) Toad
2 1 (1.45%) ERwin
2 1 (1.45%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Architect
2 11 (15.94%) Administrator
3 9 (13.04%) Developer
3 9 (13.04%) DBA
4 8 (11.59%) Consultant
5 5 (7.25%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (7.25%) Oracle DBA
5 5 (7.25%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (5.80%) SQL DBA
7 3 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 3 (4.35%) SAP Architect
7 3 (4.35%) SAP Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.35%) SAP BW Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Developer
8 2 (2.90%) UNIX Administrator
8 2 (2.90%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.90%) Business Developer
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) Spring
2 8 (11.59%) JMX
2 8 (11.59%) Hibernate
2 8 (11.59%) JMS
2 8 (11.59%) JDBC
2 8 (11.59%) JSP
2 8 (11.59%) Servlets
2 8 (11.59%) SOAP
2 8 (11.59%) Struts
2 8 (11.59%) Web Services
2 8 (11.59%) XML
2 8 (11.59%) XSLT
2 8 (11.59%) J2EE
3 5 (7.25%) .NET
4 4 (5.80%) Application Packaging
4 4 (5.80%) MDX
4 4 (5.80%) DCOM
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle Streams
5 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) iPad
1 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.80%) Firmware
4 3 (4.35%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.90%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.90%) Replication
6 1 (1.45%) NHS
6 1 (1.45%) Clustering
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) Windows
2 9 (13.04%) UNIX
3 7 (10.14%) Linux
4 6 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.80%) VMS
6 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.35%) AIX
6 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.90%) Solaris
8 1 (1.45%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) Capacity Planning
2 17 (24.64%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (11.59%) Content Management
3 8 (11.59%) Load Testing
3 8 (11.59%) Software Architecture
3 8 (11.59%) B2C
3 8 (11.59%) E-Commerce
4 7 (10.14%) Mentoring
4 7 (10.14%) Performance Improvement
5 6 (8.70%) Change Control
5 6 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
5 6 (8.70%) ETL
5 6 (8.70%) Migration
6 5 (7.25%) ITIL
6 5 (7.25%) CRM
6 5 (7.25%) Test Strategy
7 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.80%) Software Distribution
7 4 (5.80%) Product Management
8 3 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) SQL
2 11 (15.94%) Shell Script
3 8 (11.59%) Java
4 7 (10.14%) T-SQL
4 7 (10.14%) PL/SQL
5 6 (8.70%) ABAP
6 2 (2.90%) VBA
6 2 (2.90%) VB
6 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.90%) C#
7 1 (1.45%) Jython
7 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) Degree
1 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.90%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) SCCM
2 4 (5.80%) WMI
3 2 (2.90%) SCOM
3 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.90%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.45%) MOM
4 1 (1.45%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.45%) Control-M
4 1 (1.45%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.45%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 20 (28.99%) Oracle
2 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
3 16 (23.19%) SAP
4 11 (15.94%) JBoss
5 8 (11.59%) Endeca
5 8 (11.59%) ATG
6 5 (7.25%) Business Objects
7 3 (4.35%) HP
8 2 (2.90%) Hyperion
8 2 (2.90%) Informatica
9 1 (1.45%) Remedy
9 1 (1.45%) NetApp
9 1 (1.45%) Peregrine
9 1 (1.45%) BMC
9 1 (1.45%) Dell
9 1 (1.45%) Citrix
9 1 (1.45%) VMware
9 1 (1.45%) Sybase
9 1 (1.45%) IBM
9 1 (1.45%) Tableau