Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 152 115
Rank change year-on-year -6 -37 +14
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 73 116 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.95% 1.21% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.47% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 51 70
Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £274
90th Percentile £513 £475 £457
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +2.50% -8.57% +12.90%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6424 7870 6666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 83.20% 82.04% 76.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4033 4687 3956
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £258 £245 £219
90th Percentile £550 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 169 268
Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -29.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.57 £10.68 £10.68
90th Percentile £52.50 £39.60 £40.85
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +7.08%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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 -8 49 £388 +3.33% 9
East Midlands -11 21 £368 - 2
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 46 (63.01%) SQL
2 30 (41.10%) Oracle
3 25 (34.25%) SQL Server
4 21 (28.77%) PL/SQL
5 18 (24.66%) Migration
6 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (20.55%) Oracle Database
8 14 (19.18%) High Availability
8 14 (19.18%) Unix
9 13 (17.81%) Shell Script
10 12 (16.44%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (16.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
11 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared
11 11 (15.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (15.07%) Data Modelling
11 11 (15.07%) Windows
11 11 (15.07%) Linux
12 10 (13.70%) T-SQL
12 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
12 10 (13.70%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (13.70%) Unit Testing
12 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (12.33%) Technical Analysis
13 9 (12.33%) Java
13 9 (12.33%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (10.96%) Scrum
14 8 (10.96%) Replication
14 8 (10.96%) .NET
14 8 (10.96%) Oracle Reports

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 5 (6.85%) SAS
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (4.11%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.37%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.37%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.48%) DNS
3 3 (4.11%) HTTP
3 3 (4.11%) Internet
3 3 (4.11%) SMTP
4 2 (2.74%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.37%) BGP
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.37%) DHCP
5 1 (1.37%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.37%) Firewall
5 1 (1.37%) FTP
5 1 (1.37%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.37%) OSPF
5 1 (1.37%) RIP
5 1 (1.37%) SSH
5 1 (1.37%) TACACS
5 1 (1.37%) VPN
5 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (34.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.55%) Oracle Database
3 12 (16.44%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (16.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (15.07%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (13.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (10.96%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (10.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (9.59%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (8.22%) Relational Database
8 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (6.85%) MySQL
10 4 (5.48%) Hadoop
10 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (4.11%) Apache Hive
11 3 (4.11%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MSI
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.37%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Marketing
3 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.37%) Local Government
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (35.62%) DBA
2 21 (28.77%) SQL DBA
3 16 (21.92%) Developer
4 9 (12.33%) Administrator
5 8 (10.96%) SQL Server DBA
6 7 (9.59%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Data Migration Specialist
7 6 (8.22%) Migration Specialist
8 5 (6.85%) PL/SQL Developer
8 5 (6.85%) SQL Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Hadoop Administrator
9 4 (5.48%) Oracle Specialist
9 4 (5.48%) PostgreSQL Specialist
9 4 (5.48%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (4.11%) AWS Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Oracle DBA
10 3 (4.11%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) .NET
2 4 (5.48%) HTML
3 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.11%) Hibernate
3 3 (4.11%) J2EE
3 3 (4.11%) jQuery
3 3 (4.11%) REST
3 3 (4.11%) RESTful
3 3 (4.11%) Spring
3 3 (4.11%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.37%) CSS
4 1 (1.37%) DHTML
4 1 (1.37%) Mason
4 1 (1.37%) MDX
4 1 (1.37%) WCF
4 1 (1.37%) Web Services
4 1 (1.37%) XHTML
4 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Replication
2 7 (9.59%) Clustering
3 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.11%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.74%) SCADA
6 1 (1.37%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.18%) Unix
2 11 (15.07%) Linux
2 11 (15.07%) Windows
3 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.74%) CentOS
5 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) HPUX
6 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.37%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Migration
2 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (19.18%) High Availability
4 11 (15.07%) Data Modelling
5 10 (13.70%) Unit Testing
6 9 (12.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (12.33%) Technical Analysis
7 8 (10.96%) Data Migration
7 8 (10.96%) ETL
7 8 (10.96%) Scrum
8 6 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.85%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (6.85%) Incident Management
9 5 (6.85%) Risk Management
9 5 (6.85%) Visualisation
10 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (5.48%) CRM
10 4 (5.48%) Data Mapping
10 4 (5.48%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 46 (63.01%) SQL
2 21 (28.77%) PL/SQL
3 13 (17.81%) Shell Script
4 10 (13.70%) T-SQL
5 9 (12.33%) Java
6 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
7 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.85%) Python
7 5 (6.85%) Ruby
8 3 (4.11%) Perl
8 3 (4.11%) PHP
9 1 (1.37%) C
9 1 (1.37%) C#
9 1 (1.37%) C++
9 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.37%) VB
9 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
1 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.22%) Degree
3 4 (5.48%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.74%) SAS Certification
6 1 (1.37%) CCNP
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.37%) MBA
6 1 (1.37%) MCITP
6 1 (1.37%) MCTS
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.37%) OCP
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) GDPR
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) HDFS
3 1 (1.37%) vCloud
3 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.11%) Ansible
3 3 (4.11%) Data Guard
3 3 (4.11%) Kubernetes
3 3 (4.11%) Mesos
3 3 (4.11%) SCOM
4 2 (2.74%) SCCM
5 1 (1.37%) Ambari
5 1 (1.37%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (1.37%) Nagios
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.37%) OVSD
5 1 (1.37%) Puppet
5 1 (1.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 30 (41.10%) Oracle
2 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.85%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.48%) Informatica
4 4 (5.48%) SAP
5 3 (4.11%) Cloudera
5 3 (4.11%) IBM
5 3 (4.11%) Splunk
5 3 (4.11%) VMware
6 2 (2.74%) CommVault
7 1 (1.37%) Anaplan
7 1 (1.37%) Cisco
7 1 (1.37%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.37%) HP
7 1 (1.37%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.37%) PTC
7 1 (1.37%) Veeam