The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 25 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 80 64
Rank change year-on-year -16 -16  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 8 14 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.53% 0.92% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.13% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 18
Median daily rate £425 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% +0.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £333 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £473 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1282 1243 1245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 85.07% 81.94% 77.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 773 767
Median daily rate £410 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 32 28
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.75 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.28% -22.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.15 £47.00
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in the East Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Northamptonshire -1 3 £425 -15.00%
Nottinghamshire -12 2 £398 +15.21% 3
Derbyshire -15 2 £550 -
Leicestershire -10 1 £400 - 1
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) Oracle
3 9 (47.37%) PL/SQL
3 9 (47.37%) Oracle Database
4 7 (36.84%) Shell Script
4 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (36.84%) Technical Analysis
5 6 (31.58%) Degree
5 6 (31.58%) Unix
6 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (26.32%) High Availability
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (21.05%) Linux
8 3 (15.79%) Windows
8 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.79%) SAP
8 3 (15.79%) Python
8 3 (15.79%) CRM
8 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) CentOS
9 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
9 2 (10.53%) Open Source
9 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 2 (10.53%) Replication
9 2 (10.53%) ITIL

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (5.26%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) Kerberos
1 1 (5.26%) SMTP
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle Database
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database 10g
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
5 2 (10.53%) MySQL
5 2 (10.53%) Spotfire
6 1 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
6 1 (5.26%) BODI
6 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
6 1 (5.26%) Mahout
6 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
6 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Administrator
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL Developer
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Developer
5 2 (10.53%) DBA
5 2 (10.53%) Report Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Hadoop Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Hyperion Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Hyperion Planning Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Unix Developer
6 1 (5.26%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Mason
1 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
4 2 (10.53%) CentOS
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Technical Analysis
1 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
2 5 (26.32%) High Availability
3 3 (15.79%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) API Design
5 1 (5.26%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) PL/SQL
3 7 (36.84%) Shell Script
4 3 (15.79%) Python
5 2 (10.53%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) Perl
6 1 (5.26%) PHP
6 1 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Certification
4 1 (5.26%) MBA
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.26%) HDFS
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) vCloud
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Ambari
2 1 (5.26%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.26%) Mesos
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
2 1 (5.26%) OVSD
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) vMotion
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Anaplan
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Hyperion
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Informatica
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Veeam
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
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