The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 23 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 31 57
Rank change year-on-year -37 +26  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 1 27 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.23% 5.61% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 6.98% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £305 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 389 387 492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 90.89% 80.46% 78.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 187 290
Median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £228 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 93 38
Median hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.50 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in Essex

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 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 Essex region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 13 (92.86%) ETL
2 11 (78.57%) SQL
3 10 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (57.14%) T-SQL
4 8 (57.14%) Oracle
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
5 7 (50.00%) VBScript
5 7 (50.00%) C#
5 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (50.00%) Finance
5 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (42.86%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 6 (42.86%) Pentaho
6 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
6 6 (42.86%) SAP Data Services
6 6 (42.86%) Data Analysis
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (42.86%) OO
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (42.86%) RUP
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle9i Database
6 6 (42.86%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database
6 6 (42.86%) Relational Database
7 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (35.71%) Data Transformation
7 5 (35.71%) ITIL

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (42.86%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 6 (42.86%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle9i Database
3 6 (42.86%) Pentaho
3 6 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 6 (42.86%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (35.71%) OLAP
4 5 (35.71%) OLTP
4 5 (35.71%) QlikView
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) CA Gen
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
1 13 (92.86%) ETL Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Pentaho Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle ETL Developer
4 3 (21.43%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
5 2 (14.29%) SSIS Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SSAS Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) J2EE
2 3 (21.43%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) ETL
2 10 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (42.86%) Data Analysis
3 6 (42.86%) OO
3 6 (42.86%) RUP
3 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
4 5 (35.71%) Data Transformation
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) Data Integration
5 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
5 3 (21.43%) Ticket Management
6 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
6 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) SOA
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) T-SQL
3 7 (50.00%) C#
3 7 (50.00%) VBScript
4 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) Perl
5 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
5 3 (21.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (14.29%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) IFRS
1 2 (14.29%) IFRS 9
2 1 (7.14%) MiFID
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) BEA
3 3 (21.43%) Informatica
3 3 (21.43%) Pega
3 3 (21.43%) webMethods
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