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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 99 81 95
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 34 44 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.24% 1.72% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 2.16% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 17
Median daily rate £388 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £388 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.01% +13.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+29.03% +3.33%
Performance Tuning
England

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
2267 2036 1767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.89% 79.44% 73.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1135 1016
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 74 94
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.91 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.43% +19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 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
Coventry -7 10 £450 +20.00% 1
Birmingham -14 9 £388 -13.88%
Solihull 0 4 - -
Warwickshire -2 2 £350 -30.00%
Staffordshire -7 2 - - 2
West Bromwich - 1 £240 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
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Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 41 (60.29%) SQL
2 34 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 26 (38.24%) Oracle
4 18 (26.47%) T-SQL
5 17 (25.00%) Java
5 17 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 16 (23.53%) Unix
6 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 16 (23.53%) Oracle Database
7 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (19.12%) Web Development
8 13 (19.12%) SCOM
8 13 (19.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (19.12%) Linux
8 13 (19.12%) J2EE
8 13 (19.12%) Mentoring
9 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
9 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (16.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (16.18%) WebLogic
10 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
10 11 (16.18%) HTML
10 11 (16.18%) Windows
10 11 (16.18%) Performance Monitoring
11 10 (14.71%) .NET
11 10 (14.71%) Finance
11 10 (14.71%) jQuery
12 9 (13.24%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (13.24%) Relational Database

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 11 (16.18%) WebLogic
2 8 (11.76%) Oracle Application Server
3 7 (10.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.41%) Apache
5 2 (2.94%) nginx
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.47%) IIS
6 1 (1.47%) JBoss
6 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.47%) SAS
6 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle 11i
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.94%) Primavera
3 1 (1.47%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) GitHub
2 1 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) LDAP
2 2 (2.94%) SAN
3 1 (1.47%) DHCP
3 1 (1.47%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) HTTP
3 1 (1.47%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) NAS
3 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (23.53%) Oracle Database
3 11 (16.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (13.24%) Relational Database
4 9 (13.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (11.76%) Oracle Discoverer
5 8 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (8.82%) IBM InfoSphere
8 5 (7.35%) Hazelcast
9 4 (5.88%) RDBMS
10 3 (4.41%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.47%) Subversion
3 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Retail
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (42.65%) Developer
2 28 (41.18%) DBA
3 16 (23.53%) SQL DBA
4 12 (17.65%) Consultant
4 12 (17.65%) SQL Server DBA
5 10 (14.71%) Oracle DBA
6 7 (10.29%) Senior DBA
6 7 (10.29%) Senior SQL DBA
6 7 (10.29%) SQL Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 6 (8.82%) Senior SQL Server DBA
8 5 (7.35%) Administrator
8 5 (7.35%) Java Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Azure Consultant
9 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Consultant
10 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (4.41%) SAP Consultant
10 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) J2EE
2 11 (16.18%) HTML
3 10 (14.71%) .NET
3 10 (14.71%) jQuery
4 7 (10.29%) AngularJS
5 6 (8.82%) XSD
6 5 (7.35%) Hibernate
6 5 (7.35%) REST
6 5 (7.35%) Spring
6 5 (7.35%) Spring Boot
6 5 (7.35%) XML
7 3 (4.41%) MDX
8 2 (2.94%) Laravel
8 2 (2.94%) Symfony
8 2 (2.94%) Yii
9 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.47%) JDBC
9 1 (1.47%) LAMP
9 1 (1.47%) SAP Basis
9 1 (1.47%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) e-Learning
2 4 (5.88%) Replication
2 4 (5.88%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.41%) Clustering
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.47%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.47%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) NHS
5 1 (1.47%) PKI
5 1 (1.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.53%) Unix
2 13 (19.12%) Linux
3 11 (16.18%) Windows
4 3 (4.41%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.94%) AIX
5 2 (2.94%) HPUX
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.12%) Continuous Improvement
2 13 (19.12%) Mentoring
2 13 (19.12%) Web Development
3 11 (16.18%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (11.76%) Data Management
4 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (10.29%) Database Tuning
5 7 (10.29%) ETL
5 7 (10.29%) MVC
6 6 (8.82%) Data Stewardship
6 6 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.82%) Master Data Management
6 6 (8.82%) Migration
6 6 (8.82%) Scrum
7 5 (7.35%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.35%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.35%) Software Testing
7 5 (7.35%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 41 (60.29%) SQL
2 18 (26.47%) T-SQL
3 17 (25.00%) Java
3 17 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
6 7 (10.29%) PL/SQL
7 6 (8.82%) C#
8 3 (4.41%) PHP
9 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.47%) C
10 1 (1.47%) Korn
10 1 (1.47%) Perl
10 1 (1.47%) Python
10 1 (1.47%) Ruby
10 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) OCP
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.47%) Degree
4 1 (1.47%) MCITP
4 1 (1.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle RAC
1 7 (10.29%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.47%) Docker
4 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.47%) vSphere
4 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (19.12%) SCOM
2 7 (10.29%) Data Guard
3 3 (4.41%) Puppet
4 2 (2.94%) Ansible
4 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.47%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.47%) OpenView
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.47%) SCCM
5 1 (1.47%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (38.24%) Oracle
2 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.29%) IBM
4 5 (7.35%) Canon
5 4 (5.88%) VMware
6 3 (4.41%) SAP
7 2 (2.94%) HP
7 2 (2.94%) Informatica
7 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.94%) Zend
8 1 (1.47%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.47%) Citrix
8 1 (1.47%) Cognos
8 1 (1.47%) DataFlux
8 1 (1.47%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.47%) Netezza
8 1 (1.47%) RedGate
8 1 (1.47%) Remedy
8 1 (1.47%) Teradata
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