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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 65 61
Rank change year-on-year +14 -4  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.94% 0.87% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.04% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Median daily rate £494 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £308 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £465 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -38.46%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 529 671 565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.79% 83.04% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 468 372
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 28 June 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 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) Oracle
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
3 8 (42.11%) PL/SQL
3 8 (42.11%) Migration
4 7 (36.84%) Data Migration
5 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (31.58%) Scrum
6 5 (26.32%) Finance
6 5 (26.32%) HTML
6 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
7 4 (21.05%) Spring Boot
7 4 (21.05%) SOLID
7 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
7 4 (21.05%) Hazelcast
7 4 (21.05%) REST
7 4 (21.05%) Spring
7 4 (21.05%) Web Development
7 4 (21.05%) jQuery
7 4 (21.05%) Java
7 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
7 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
7 4 (21.05%) .NET
7 4 (21.05%) J2EE

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 (5.26%) Oracle 10gAS
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) BGP
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) FTP
1 1 (5.26%) OSPF
1 1 (5.26%) RIP
1 1 (5.26%) SSH
1 1 (5.26%) TACACS
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
4 4 (21.05%) Hazelcast
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (5.26%) OLAP
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
7 1 (5.26%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Rational Application Developer
1 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Data Migration Specialist
2 5 (26.32%) DBA
2 5 (26.32%) Migration Specialist
2 5 (26.32%) SQL DBA
3 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle Specialist
3 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL Specialist
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Senior SQL DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
2 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
2 4 (21.05%) J2EE
2 4 (21.05%) jQuery
2 4 (21.05%) REST
2 4 (21.05%) Spring
2 4 (21.05%) Spring Boot
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) DHTML
3 1 (5.26%) MDX
3 1 (5.26%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) HPUX
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Migration
3 7 (36.84%) Data Migration
4 6 (31.58%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
6 4 (21.05%) SOLID
6 4 (21.05%) Web Development
7 3 (15.79%) ETL
7 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
7 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
9 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
9 1 (5.26%) Data Mapping
9 1 (5.26%) High Availability
9 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
9 1 (5.26%) Order to Cash
9 1 (5.26%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) PL/SQL
3 4 (21.05%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Informatica
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.26%) SAP