Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the 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 6 months to 23 January 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 151 133
Rank change year-on-year -25 -18 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 64 96 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.81% 1.09% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.33% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 48 85
Midlands median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £315 £225 £288
90th Percentile £467 £450 £475
England median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.63% -2.35% +11.84%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,528 7,220 6,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.74% 81.92% 80.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,163 4,442 3,894
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.11%
10th Percentile £246 £238 £244
90th Percentile £550 £563 £540
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 210 253
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +0.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.97
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.03 £42.45
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in the Midlands

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in the Midlands

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the Midlands

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in the Midlands

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -13 41 £425 +14.86% 17
East Midlands -2 23 £315 -10.00% 16
Performance Tuning
England

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

1 30 (46.88%) SQL
2 28 (43.75%) Oracle
3 26 (40.63%) SQL Server
4 21 (32.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (29.69%) Unix
6 16 (25.00%) ETL
7 15 (23.44%) Migration
8 14 (21.88%) Shell Script
8 14 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (17.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (17.19%) T-SQL
11 10 (15.63%) Java
12 9 (14.06%) Finance
12 9 (14.06%) Windows
12 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
12 9 (14.06%) Oracle Database
13 8 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
13 8 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (12.50%) Database Tuning
13 8 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (12.50%) Linux
13 8 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
14 7 (10.94%) PL/SQL
14 7 (10.94%) Data Modelling
14 7 (10.94%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database 11g

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 4 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.69%) JBoss
2 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.56%) Apache
4 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.56%) Captiva
4 1 (1.56%) CMS
4 1 (1.56%) Confluence
4 1 (1.56%) Documentum
4 1 (1.56%) Liferay
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (9.38%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) Firewall
1 4 (6.25%) VPN
2 3 (4.69%) Internet
2 3 (4.69%) LAN
2 3 (4.69%) WAN
3 2 (3.13%) SAN
4 1 (1.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 21 (32.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (17.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (14.06%) Oracle Database
6 8 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (7.81%) RDBMS
9 5 (7.81%) Relational Database
9 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (6.25%) Power BI
10 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (4.69%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
12 2 (3.13%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.13%) Maven
3 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.56%) JUnit
3 1 (1.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.56%) Selenium
3 1 (1.56%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.56%) Subversion
3 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (34.38%) Developer
2 20 (31.25%) DBA
3 12 (18.75%) SQL Developer
4 11 (17.19%) Oracle DBA
5 10 (15.63%) SQL DBA
6 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Developer
7 7 (10.94%) Architect
8 6 (9.38%) Administrator
8 6 (9.38%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 5 (7.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Database Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
9 5 (7.81%) SQL Database Developer
9 5 (7.81%) SQL Server DBA
9 5 (7.81%) SSIS Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Consultant
10 4 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (6.25%) SQL BI Developer
11 3 (4.69%) Unix Administrator
11 3 (4.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) Web Services
3 3 (4.69%) J2EE
3 3 (4.69%) REST
4 2 (3.13%) JDBC
4 2 (3.13%) jQuery
4 2 (3.13%) MDX
4 2 (3.13%) RESTful
4 2 (3.13%) SOAP
4 2 (3.13%) WCF
5 1 (1.56%) Ajax
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.56%) CSS
5 1 (1.56%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.56%) HTML
5 1 (1.56%) JSR 168
5 1 (1.56%) Middleware
5 1 (1.56%) Spring
5 1 (1.56%) XML
5 1 (1.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.69%) Replication
1 3 (4.69%) Virtual Team
2 2 (3.13%) iPad
2 2 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.56%) Animation
3 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.56%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (1.56%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.56%) HP Storage
3 1 (1.56%) User Experience
3 1 (1.56%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.69%) Unix
2 9 (14.06%) Windows
3 8 (12.50%) Linux
4 5 (7.81%) HPUX
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.56%) AIX
6 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) ETL
2 15 (23.44%) Migration
3 12 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.50%) Database Tuning
6 7 (10.94%) Capacity Management
6 7 (10.94%) Data Modelling
7 6 (9.38%) CRM
7 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
8 5 (7.81%) ITIL
8 5 (7.81%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (7.81%) Unit Testing
9 4 (6.25%) High Availability
9 4 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (6.25%) Performance Measurement
9 4 (6.25%) Project Management
10 3 (4.69%) Analytics
10 3 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (4.69%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) SQL
2 14 (21.88%) Shell Script
3 11 (17.19%) T-SQL
4 10 (15.63%) Java
5 7 (10.94%) PL/SQL
6 6 (9.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.13%) C#
8 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.56%) Korn
8 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.56%) Ruby
8 1 (1.56%) Scala
8 1 (1.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) CCIE
1 4 (6.25%) CCNP
1 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.69%) NFS
4 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.56%) Docker
4 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (9.38%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.56%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (1.56%) Puppet
3 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (43.75%) Oracle
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) VMware
4 2 (3.13%) 3PAR
4 2 (3.13%) ATG
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco
4 2 (3.13%) Cognos
4 2 (3.13%) EMC
4 2 (3.13%) IBM
4 2 (3.13%) Juniper
4 2 (3.13%) Sage
4 2 (3.13%) Teradata
5 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.56%) F5
5 1 (1.56%) Google
5 1 (1.56%) Hitachi
5 1 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) NetApp
5 1 (1.56%) Pega
5 1 (1.56%) SAP