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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 88 101 89
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 37 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.46% 0.46% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 0.66% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 12
Average daily rate £375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%
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
2043 1505 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 69.84% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 869 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 97 78
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham +9 15 £350 -6.66% 3
Solihull - 11 £375 -
Herefordshire +2 3 £275 -18.21%
Staffordshire -7 1 £338 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £500 - 3
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 44 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (51.25%) SQL
3 28 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (32.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (30.00%) Migration
6 23 (28.75%) Oracle
6 23 (28.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (27.50%) T-SQL
8 18 (22.50%) .NET
9 17 (21.25%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (17.50%) VB
10 14 (17.50%) VB.NET
10 14 (17.50%) VB6
10 14 (17.50%) WinForms
10 14 (17.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (17.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (17.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (17.50%) Oracle Database
11 12 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (15.00%) Software Engineering
11 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 11 (13.75%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 11 (13.75%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (12.50%) QlikView
13 10 (12.50%) Windows
14 9 (11.25%) Unix
14 9 (11.25%) XML
14 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (11.25%) Replication

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.75%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) HTTP
1 2 (2.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (32.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (28.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (17.50%) Oracle Database
5 14 (17.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (17.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (17.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (13.75%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 11 (13.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (12.50%) QlikView
8 8 (10.00%) Informix
9 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (6.25%) RDBMS
10 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
11 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (3.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.75%) Subversion
3 2 (2.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.25%) ProC
4 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Advertising
2 2 (2.50%) Billing
3 1 (1.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (43.75%) Developer
2 23 (28.75%) DBA
3 18 (22.50%) SQL DBA
4 14 (17.50%) .NET Developer
4 14 (17.50%) VB.NET Developer
5 12 (15.00%) WinForms Developer
6 9 (11.25%) Administrator
6 9 (11.25%) Architect
7 8 (10.00%) Data Architect
8 7 (8.75%) SQL Server DBA
9 6 (7.50%) SQL Developer
10 4 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
11 3 (3.75%) BizTalk Specialist
11 3 (3.75%) ETL Developer
11 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Developer
11 3 (3.75%) QlikView Architect
11 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Developer
12 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL Developer
12 2 (2.50%) QlikView Developer
12 2 (2.50%) Senior QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.50%) .NET
2 14 (17.50%) WinForms
3 9 (11.25%) XML
4 4 (5.00%) Middleware
4 4 (5.00%) Web Services
5 3 (3.75%) Ajax
5 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.75%) MDX
5 3 (3.75%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (2.50%) CSS
6 2 (2.50%) JMS
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.50%) SOAP
6 2 (2.50%) WebCenter
6 2 (2.50%) WSDL
6 2 (2.50%) XSD
6 2 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Replication
2 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.25%) Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.50%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Unix
3 7 (8.75%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.75%) Linux
5 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.25%) AIX
7 1 (1.25%) HPUX
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) Migration
2 17 (21.25%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (15.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (8.75%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (8.75%) Database Tuning
7 6 (7.50%) ETL
8 5 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (6.25%) SDLC
8 5 (6.25%) SOA
9 4 (5.00%) Data Transformation
9 4 (5.00%) Scrum
9 4 (5.00%) Validation
10 3 (3.75%) Data Migration
10 3 (3.75%) Mentoring
11 2 (2.50%) Case Management
11 2 (2.50%) Dimensional Modelling
11 2 (2.50%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 41 (51.25%) SQL
2 22 (27.50%) T-SQL
3 14 (17.50%) VB
3 14 (17.50%) VB.NET
3 14 (17.50%) VB6
4 5 (6.25%) C
4 5 (6.25%) C#
4 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.75%) Java
6 3 (3.75%) Ruby
7 2 (2.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (1.25%) C++
8 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) Degree
1 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) OCP
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 23 (28.75%) Oracle
2 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.50%) HP
3 2 (2.50%) IBM
4 1 (1.25%) Capita
4 1 (1.25%) Citrix
4 1 (1.25%) hybris
4 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.25%) SAP
4 1 (1.25%) Sybase
4 1 (1.25%) VMware
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Capita plc
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago