The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 30 March 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 72 70
Rank change year-on-year +32 -2  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 11 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.01% 1.38% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.65% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 2
Median daily rate £350 £325 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -28.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £312 £417
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +17.33%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 460 851 707
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.94% 84.01% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 549 450
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 36
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in Cheshire

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in Cheshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in Cheshire

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in Cheshire

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Macclesfield - 2 £550 -
Chester +12 1 - - 1
Knutsford - 1 - -
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Performance Tuning
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 22 (68.75%) ETL
2 20 (62.50%) Finance
3 19 (59.38%) Oracle
4 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (53.13%) Performance Monitoring
5 13 (40.63%) SQL
6 12 (37.50%) MDX
6 12 (37.50%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (34.38%) Hyperion
7 11 (34.38%) Essbase
8 10 (31.25%) Scrum
9 9 (28.13%) Analytics
10 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (21.88%) Data Modelling
11 7 (21.88%) Talend
11 7 (21.88%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (21.88%) Talend Open Studio
11 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (21.88%) Data Mart
12 6 (18.75%) Performance Management
12 6 (18.75%) IIS
12 6 (18.75%) Unix
12 6 (18.75%) Windows
12 6 (18.75%) ERwin
12 6 (18.75%) Star Schema
13 5 (15.63%) JBoss
13 5 (15.63%) WebLogic
13 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 6 (18.75%) IIS
2 5 (15.63%) JBoss
2 5 (15.63%) WebLogic
3 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 3 (9.38%) Apache
4 3 (9.38%) nginx
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle 10gAS
4 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Kerberos
1 3 (9.38%) LDAP
1 3 (9.38%) SSL
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 11 (34.38%) Essbase
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (21.88%) Amazon Redshift
4 7 (21.88%) Data Mart
4 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (18.75%) Star Schema
6 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (12.50%) Data Mining
7 4 (12.50%) OLAP
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle OLAP
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
8 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (18.75%) ERwin
3 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.13%) Hudson
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) DBA
3 7 (21.88%) OBIEE Developer
4 6 (18.75%) SQL DBA
5 4 (12.50%) Administrator
6 3 (9.38%) Middleware Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Tableau Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Ab Initio Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) OBIEE Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Middleware Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Hyperion Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) MDX
2 4 (12.50%) Middleware
2 4 (12.50%) Web Services
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.13%) WebCenter
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Replication
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Unix
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) ETL
2 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (31.25%) Scrum
4 9 (28.13%) Analytics
5 7 (21.88%) Data Modelling
6 6 (18.75%) Performance Management
7 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
8 4 (12.50%) Change Management
8 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
8 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 4 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
8 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (12.50%) High Availability
8 4 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
8 4 (12.50%) Visualisation
9 3 (9.38%) Data Analytics
9 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Java
2 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.38%) Perl
3 3 (9.38%) Python
3 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Oracle
2 11 (34.38%) Hyperion
3 7 (21.88%) Talend
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) Tableau
5 2 (6.25%) Ab Initio
5 2 (6.25%) Teradata
6 1 (3.13%) Embarcadero
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
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Oscar
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