The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 85 81 108
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +27
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 31 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.31% 1.19% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.82% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £363 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £398 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +14.92%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1752 1206 1533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.21% 65.05% 67.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 602 738
Average daily rate £370 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 58 63
Average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +55.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.33 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.54 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Performance Tuning
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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
Coventry -7 9 £356 +4.77% 2
Birmingham -9 6 £363 +16.00%
Solihull +6 4 £351 -
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 25 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (29.23%) SAP
3 18 (27.69%) SQL Server
4 17 (26.15%) Oracle
5 16 (24.62%) SQL
6 15 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (16.92%) Windows
8 11 (16.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (16.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (15.38%) SAP Data Services
9 10 (15.38%) Shell Script
10 9 (13.85%) JBoss
10 9 (13.85%) Change Control
11 8 (12.31%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (12.31%) Relational Database
11 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (12.31%) T-SQL
11 8 (12.31%) ABAP
11 8 (12.31%) Business Objects
11 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
11 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
11 8 (12.31%) SharePoint
11 8 (12.31%) LAN
11 8 (12.31%) SAP BW
12 7 (10.77%) Finance
12 7 (10.77%) ETL
12 7 (10.77%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 8 (12.31%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.23%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (7.69%) SAS
4 4 (6.15%) CMS
4 4 (6.15%) WebLogic
4 4 (6.15%) Apache
5 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
6 2 (3.08%) IIS
7 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) LAN
2 6 (9.23%) Internet
3 3 (4.62%) SAN
3 3 (4.62%) NAS
4 2 (3.08%) ADSL
4 2 (3.08%) DMZ
4 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.08%) Network Security
4 2 (3.08%) WAN
4 2 (3.08%) VPN
4 2 (3.08%) DNS
5 1 (1.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.69%) SQL Server
2 15 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (16.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (16.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (15.38%) SAP Data Services
5 8 (12.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (12.31%) Relational Database
5 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (12.31%) SAP BW
6 6 (9.23%) OLAP
7 5 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (7.69%) SAP BI
8 4 (6.15%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
9 3 (4.62%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (4.62%) PerformancePoint
9 3 (4.62%) RDBMS
10 2 (3.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.54%) Publishing
2 1 (1.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (27.69%) Architect
2 9 (13.85%) DBA
2 9 (13.85%) Administrator
3 8 (12.31%) Consultant
3 8 (12.31%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 7 (10.77%) Developer
5 5 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
5 5 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 5 (7.69%) Business Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (6.15%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (6.15%) SAP Architect
7 3 (4.62%) SAP Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.62%) SAP BW Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.62%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (4.62%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.08%) UNIX Administrator
8 2 (3.08%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) Spring
1 5 (7.69%) MDX
2 4 (6.15%) Application Packaging
2 4 (6.15%) JMX
2 4 (6.15%) Hibernate
2 4 (6.15%) J2EE
2 4 (6.15%) DCOM
2 4 (6.15%) JDBC
2 4 (6.15%) JSP
2 4 (6.15%) Servlets
2 4 (6.15%) SOAP
2 4 (6.15%) Struts
2 4 (6.15%) Web Services
2 4 (6.15%) XML
2 4 (6.15%) XSLT
2 4 (6.15%) JMS
3 2 (3.08%) .NET
3 2 (3.08%) Middleware
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Firmware
1 4 (6.15%) Clustering
1 4 (6.15%) Data Extraction
1 4 (6.15%) iPad
2 1 (1.54%) DataPower
2 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Windows XP
2 7 (10.77%) UNIX
3 5 (7.69%) VMS
3 5 (7.69%) AIX
4 4 (6.15%) Linux
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.08%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.54%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (13.85%) Change Control
4 7 (10.77%) ETL
5 6 (9.23%) ITIL
5 6 (9.23%) Change Management
5 6 (9.23%) Product Management
6 5 (7.69%) CRM
7 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.15%) ERP
7 4 (6.15%) B2C
7 4 (6.15%) Content Management
7 4 (6.15%) Software Architecture
7 4 (6.15%) Load Testing
7 4 (6.15%) Unit Testing
7 4 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.15%) Software Distribution
8 3 (4.62%) SAP Implementation
8 3 (4.62%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (4.62%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) SQL
2 10 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 8 (12.31%) ABAP
3 8 (12.31%) T-SQL
4 5 (7.69%) Java
5 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.08%) VB
6 2 (3.08%) VBA
6 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.54%) Jython
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
1 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.54%) MCSA
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) SCCM
2 4 (6.15%) WMI
3 2 (3.08%) SCOM
3 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.54%) MOM
4 1 (1.54%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.54%) Control-M
4 1 (1.54%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.54%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 19 (29.23%) SAP
2 17 (26.15%) Oracle
3 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (13.85%) JBoss
5 8 (12.31%) Business Objects
6 4 (6.15%) ATG
6 4 (6.15%) Endeca
7 3 (4.62%) HP
8 2 (3.08%) IBM
9 1 (1.54%) Sybase
9 1 (1.54%) Tableau
9 1 (1.54%) Dell
9 1 (1.54%) BMC
9 1 (1.54%) Informatica
9 1 (1.54%) NetApp
9 1 (1.54%) Peregrine
9 1 (1.54%) Remedy
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