Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 22 January 2019 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 > North East
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 77 109
Rank change year-on-year -7 +32 +3
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 21 21 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.56% 1.73% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.02% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 40
North East median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -1.41%
10th Percentile £325 £301 £299
90th Percentile £500 £463 £489
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £23.13 £38.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year -40.31% -6.63% -2.35%

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 North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,181 1,042 2,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.68% 85.97% 88.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 706 1,425
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £290 £250 £263
90th Percentile £563 £575 £531
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 71
North East median hourly rate £14.39 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.05% +13.21% +51.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.70 £11.05
90th Percentile £45.23 £50.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in the North East

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in the North East

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in the North East over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the North East

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in the North East

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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
Tyne and Wear -6 20 £400 -5.88% 5
Durham -10 1 - - 1
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 North East region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 18 (85.71%) Shell Script
2 17 (80.95%) Oracle
2 17 (80.95%) Performance Monitoring
3 16 (76.19%) Security Hardening
3 16 (76.19%) SC Cleared
3 16 (76.19%) Security Cleared
3 16 (76.19%) Linux
3 16 (76.19%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (71.43%) VMware
4 15 (71.43%) Oracle RAC
4 15 (71.43%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (66.67%) 3PAR
5 14 (66.67%) XenApp
5 14 (66.67%) XenDesktop
5 14 (66.67%) SCCM
5 14 (66.67%) SCOM
5 14 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 14 (66.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 14 (66.67%) BMC
5 14 (66.67%) vCenter Server
6 13 (61.90%) EMC
6 13 (61.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (57.14%) Puppet
8 11 (52.38%) Red Hat
8 11 (52.38%) HP
8 11 (52.38%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (52.38%) vMotion
9 10 (47.62%) GitLab

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 14 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Artifactory
1 10 (47.62%) GitLab
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Administrator
2 8 (38.10%) Linux Administrator
3 7 (33.33%) Server Administrator
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (19.05%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 3 (14.29%) Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) DBA
7 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Senior Server Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Senior Support Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Server Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Server Support
7 2 (9.52%) Server Support Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) RESTful
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (28.57%) Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (9.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 13 (61.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) CentOS
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Performance Monitoring
2 16 (76.19%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (76.19%) Security Hardening
3 15 (71.43%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (42.86%) ITIL
5 8 (38.10%) Service Management
6 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
6 6 (28.57%) Statistics
7 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
8 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (14.29%) Coaching
8 3 (14.29%) Kanban
8 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (9.52%) Availability Management
9 2 (9.52%) Data Management
9 2 (9.52%) Decision-Making
9 2 (9.52%) Pair Programming
9 2 (9.52%) Prototyping
9 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 2 (9.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) Shell Script
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) SC Cleared
1 16 (76.19%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) OCP
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Oracle RAC
2 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (66.67%) XenApp
2 14 (66.67%) XenDesktop
3 11 (52.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (66.67%) SCCM
1 14 (66.67%) SCOM
1 14 (66.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 14 (66.67%) vCenter Server
2 12 (57.14%) Puppet
3 11 (52.38%) vMotion
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (14.29%) Ansible
6 1 (4.76%) Data Guard
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Oracle
2 15 (71.43%) VMware
3 14 (66.67%) 3PAR
3 14 (66.67%) BMC
4 13 (61.90%) EMC
5 11 (52.38%) HP
5 11 (52.38%) Red Hat
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.52%) EnterpriseDB
7 2 (9.52%) Pega
7 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow