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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Tuning
England / North East
Rank 74 68 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 -  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 11 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.50% 0.46% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Median daily rate £550 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +17.33%  

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 North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 644 742 470
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.62% 85.39% 74.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 506 263
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 19
Median hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.55% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.00 £29.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -8 7 £525 -
Northumberland - 4 £550 -
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 North East region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 31 (72.09%) Data Management
2 29 (67.44%) Oracle
3 27 (62.79%) ITIL
4 26 (60.47%) Linux
4 26 (60.47%) Open Source
4 26 (60.47%) SaaS
4 26 (60.47%) PaaS
4 26 (60.47%) IaaS
5 25 (58.14%) Change Management
6 24 (55.81%) Windows
7 21 (48.84%) Oracle Database
8 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
9 17 (39.53%) MS Excel
9 17 (39.53%) PRINCE2
9 17 (39.53%) SQL
9 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (39.53%) MS PowerPoint
9 17 (39.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (37.21%) Unix
10 16 (37.21%) DevOps
10 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (37.21%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 16 (37.21%) Problem Management
11 15 (34.88%) High Availability
11 15 (34.88%) DB2
11 15 (34.88%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (30.23%) LDAP
13 12 (27.91%) AIX
13 12 (27.91%) Management Information System
13 12 (27.91%) MongoDB

Performance Tuning
Top Related 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 11 (25.58%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (9.30%) Apache Spark
3 3 (6.98%) Tuxedo
3 3 (6.98%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.65%) JBoss
4 2 (4.65%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (39.53%) MS Excel
1 17 (39.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (4.65%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (2.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 26 (60.47%) IaaS
1 26 (60.47%) PaaS
1 26 (60.47%) SaaS
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon EMR
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon S3
3 3 (6.98%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (48.84%) Oracle Database
2 15 (34.88%) DB2
2 15 (34.88%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (27.91%) MongoDB
4 11 (25.58%) Ingres
4 11 (25.58%) Oracle Database 12c
4 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
4 11 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (11.63%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (9.30%) Hadoop
7 4 (9.30%) HBase
7 4 (9.30%) Mahout
7 4 (9.30%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (6.98%) Big Data
9 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (2.33%) Data Mart
10 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) CA Gen
General
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (69.77%) DBA
2 22 (51.16%) Oracle DBA
3 14 (32.56%) Administrator
4 6 (13.95%) SQL DBA
5 5 (11.63%) Ingres DBA
6 3 (6.98%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior DBA
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.65%) DB2 DBA
8 1 (2.33%) Android Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Data Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Embedded Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Firmware Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Ingres Support
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 4 (9.30%) OpenCV
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 3 (6.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (27.91%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle Exalytics
4 2 (4.65%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (60.47%) Linux
2 24 (55.81%) Windows
3 16 (37.21%) Unix
4 12 (27.91%) AIX
5 6 (13.95%) zOS
6 5 (11.63%) MVS
7 3 (6.98%) VME
7 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.65%) HPUX
8 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Data Management
2 27 (62.79%) ITIL
3 26 (60.47%) Open Source
4 25 (58.14%) Change Management
5 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (39.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (39.53%) PRINCE2
6 16 (37.21%) DevOps
6 16 (37.21%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 16 (37.21%) Problem Management
7 15 (34.88%) High Availability
8 11 (25.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (25.58%) Resource Management
9 6 (13.95%) ETL
10 5 (11.63%) Business Continuity
10 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (11.63%) Dashboard Development
10 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
10 5 (11.63%) Database Tuning
10 5 (11.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) R
2 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.98%) COBOL
3 3 (6.98%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) IBM Certification
2 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) SLA
2 3 (6.98%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Data Guard
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 29 (67.44%) Oracle
2 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) IBM
3 3 (6.98%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.65%) CA
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco
4 2 (4.65%) NetApp
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Sage