Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Performance Tuning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Tuning over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Performance Tuning
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 83 65
Rank change year-on-year -6 -18 +19
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 10 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.64% 1.31% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.61% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 13
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £381 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.48% -15.28% +26.32%
10th Percentile £378 £319 £226
90th Percentile £455 £406 £494
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

Performance Tuning is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1257 1242 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.84% 81.66% 75.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 801 646
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.02%
10th Percentile £231 £241 £225
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.75 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.90% -1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.84 £10.17
90th Percentile £46.40 £30.33 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Performance Tuning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in Birmingham

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Tuning in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in Birmingham

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (50.00%) Migration
5 5 (50.00%) Oracle
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (30.00%) Windows
7 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (30.00%) Physical Data Model
8 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (20.00%) MDX
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (20.00%) .NET
8 2 (20.00%) Finance
8 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle 10gAS
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Application Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (10.00%) Data Mart
6 1 (10.00%) OLAP
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (10.00%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (10.00%) Power BI
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) DBA
2 7 (70.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (30.00%) Administrator
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (20.00%) Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL DBA
5 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (10.00%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server BI Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SSAS Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) MDX
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) DHTML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XHTML
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) HPUX
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) High Availability
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (10.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Informatica
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) VMware