The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 26 April 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
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 23 21
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 3 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.23% 4.87% 3.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 5.76% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 3
Median daily rate £363 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £355
% change year-on-year - +12.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -15.66% +10.66%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 208 191 193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 85.60% 84.51% 74.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 135 112
Median daily rate £410 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.80% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in Liverpool

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (50.00%) Talend
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (50.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) JDeveloper
4 1 (25.00%) SAML
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) LDAP
4 1 (25.00%) J2EE
4 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (25.00%) BPEL
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (25.00%) JDeveloper
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (50.00%) OBIEE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (25.00%) SAML
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) BPEL
3 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Talend