Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 106 123
Rank change year-on-year -8 +17 -15
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 27 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.13% 1.37% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.56% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 26
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £348 £350 £310
90th Percentile £532 £500 £463
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
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 2,135 1,924 2,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 89.03% 88.10% 89.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,490 1,358 1,676
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £294
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 39
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +22.22% -2.16%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.75 £10.20
90th Percentile £36.98 £28.97 £31.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +19.72% -2.07% -3.33%

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 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 19 (70.37%) SQL
2 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 11 (40.74%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (40.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (22.22%) Migration
7 6 (22.22%) Python
7 6 (22.22%) ETL
7 6 (22.22%) High Availability
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
8 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle
8 5 (18.52%) NoSQL
9 4 (14.81%) Database Tuning
9 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (14.81%) Dimensional Modelling
9 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
9 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (14.81%) Data Mart
9 4 (14.81%) JIRA
9 4 (14.81%) WebLogic
9 4 (14.81%) Unix
9 4 (14.81%) Windows
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management

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 4 (14.81%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.41%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) HTTP
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (40.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (18.52%) NoSQL
4 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
5 4 (14.81%) Data Mart
5 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
5 4 (14.81%) OLTP
5 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (14.81%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (14.81%) SSDT
6 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (7.41%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (7.41%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (7.41%) ProC
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Developer
2 12 (44.44%) DBA
3 8 (29.63%) SQL DBA
3 8 (29.63%) SQL Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Administrator
5 5 (18.52%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (14.81%) ETL Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
6 4 (14.81%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (11.11%) Data Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Senior Data Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning DBA
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) J2EE
2 2 (7.41%) OC4J
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Core
3 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (3.70%) JDBC
3 1 (3.70%) Pandas
3 1 (3.70%) PySpark
3 1 (3.70%) RxJS
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) CMDB
3 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) PKI
3 2 (7.41%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) DataPower
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Unix
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
1 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) ETL
3 6 (22.22%) High Availability
3 6 (22.22%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Database Tuning
4 4 (14.81%) Dimensional Modelling
4 4 (14.81%) ETL Development
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Optimisation
4 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (7.41%) Server Building
6 2 (7.41%) Server Patching
6 2 (7.41%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) SQL
2 9 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 6 (22.22%) Python
4 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
5 3 (11.11%) Java
5 3 (11.11%) VBA
6 2 (7.41%) C
6 2 (7.41%) Perl
6 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
6 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
6 2 (7.41%) VBScript
7 1 (3.70%) ABAP
7 1 (3.70%) C#
7 1 (3.70%) Ruby
7 1 (3.70%) Scala
7 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) MCITP
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) GDPR
2 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (7.41%) Ansible
2 2 (7.41%) Data Guard
2 2 (7.41%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) Terraform
3 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) HP
3 3 (11.11%) SAP
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) NetApp
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.41%) RedGate
4 2 (7.41%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Tableau