Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 6 months to 16 July 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 120 109
Rank change year-on-year -11 -11 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 24 14 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.94% 0.65% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.73% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 38
Leeds median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £347 £350 £296
90th Percentile £499 £538 £473
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

Performance Tuning is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,298 1,916 2,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 89.66% 88.87% 89.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,598 1,326 1,856
Leeds median daily rate £413 £400 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -2.79% +17.40%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £300
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +12.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 13 35
Leeds median hourly rate £21.50 £15.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.98% +22.00% -18.70%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.78 £10.20
90th Percentile £41.60 £37.43 £19.59
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% -10.34% -13.28%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in Leeds

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in Leeds

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in Leeds over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (25.00%) SAP
4 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.83%) Migration
5 5 (20.83%) High Availability
6 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.67%) OLTP
6 4 (16.67%) ABAP
6 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 4 (16.67%) GDPR
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Optimisation
7 3 (12.50%) SSDT
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
7 3 (12.50%) ETL Development
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (12.50%) ETL
7 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
7 3 (12.50%) Java
7 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 3 (12.50%) Unix
7 3 (12.50%) DNS

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.33%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) SMS
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) OLTP
3 3 (12.50%) Data Mart
3 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (12.50%) SSDT
4 2 (8.33%) Apache Hive
4 2 (8.33%) Big Data
4 2 (8.33%) GIS
4 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
4 2 (8.33%) HBase
4 2 (8.33%) Parquet
5 1 (4.17%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.17%) ProC
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) DBA
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 5 (20.83%) SQL DBA
5 4 (16.67%) ABAP Developer
5 4 (16.67%) SAP Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Administrator
6 3 (12.50%) ETL Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (12.50%) Server Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Scala Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Technical Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Apache Avro
1 2 (8.33%) CSS
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) Kafka
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
1 2 (8.33%) SAP BSP
1 2 (8.33%) SAPUI5
2 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.17%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (4.17%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) JDBC
2 1 (4.17%) OC4J
2 1 (4.17%) REST
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) Spring
2 1 (4.17%) Spring Boot
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
1 2 (8.33%) CMDB
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) DataPower
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (12.50%) Unix
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) High Availability
2 5 (20.83%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Database Tuning
4 3 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (12.50%) ETL
4 3 (12.50%) ETL Development
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Optimisation
4 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.50%) TDD
4 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Concurrent Programming
5 2 (8.33%) Low Latency
5 2 (8.33%) MapReduce
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) Server Building
5 2 (8.33%) Server Patching
5 2 (8.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
3 4 (16.67%) ABAP
4 3 (12.50%) Java
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby
5 2 (8.33%) Scala
5 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.33%) VBScript
6 1 (4.17%) C
6 1 (4.17%) Java 8
6 1 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) MCTS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) GDPR
2 2 (8.33%) QA
3 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Apache Flume
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (8.33%) Ansible
2 2 (8.33%) Oozie
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) Terraform
3 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (12.50%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) NetApp
3 2 (8.33%) Remedy
4 1 (4.17%) Cloudera
4 1 (4.17%) Hortonworks
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat