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 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 69 73
Rank change year-on-year +15 +4  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 9 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.42% 0.55% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 0.65% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
Median daily rate £363 £325 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -2.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £303 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £498 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £375
% change year-on-year +4.23% +2.33%  
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 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 533 770 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.34% 84.25% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 2450 1802
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £304 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 26 61
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +37.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £68.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Warrington - 2 £363 - 2
Chester +13 1 £450 +50.00%
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Widnes - 1 £363 -
Performance Tuning
North West

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) ETL
3 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Finance
4 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 5 (26.32%) MDX
5 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (21.05%) Talend
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (21.05%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (21.05%) Hyperion
6 4 (21.05%) Essbase
7 3 (15.79%) Ab Initio
7 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
8 2 (10.53%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (10.53%) Analytics
8 2 (10.53%) GitHub
8 2 (10.53%) Apache Spark
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (10.53%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Management

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 2 (10.53%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (10.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) BGP
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
1 1 (5.26%) H.323
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
1 1 (5.26%) OSPF
1 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
3 4 (21.05%) Essbase
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (10.53%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (10.53%) Big Data
5 2 (10.53%) Data Mart
5 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
5 2 (10.53%) MySQL
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (5.26%) OLAP
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.53%) ERwin
3 2 (10.53%) Subversion
4 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.26%) Hudson
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Local Government
3 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) DBA
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (15.79%) ETL Developer
3 3 (15.79%) SQL DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) OBIEE Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Field Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Field Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) OBIEE Developer
5 1 (5.26%) OBIEE Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Senior ETL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) MDX
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) ETL
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.53%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) High Availability
5 2 (10.53%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (5.26%) Data Lineage
6 1 (5.26%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.26%) SDLC
6 1 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.26%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Hyperion
2 4 (21.05%) Talend
3 3 (15.79%) Ab Initio
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Vertica
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.26%) Teradata