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 3 months to 23 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 - 23
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.83% - 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% - 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  

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 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 105 166 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 86.78% 80.58% 83.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 81 52
Median daily rate £500 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 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 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

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

1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (50.00%) DataStage
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Data Services
1 1 (50.00%) Data Structures

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) DataStage
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Data Services
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) DataStage Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SAP