Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 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 > North East
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 113 104
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 12 46 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.95% 2.04% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 2.34% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 42 6
North East median daily rate £425 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -1.41% -35.45%
10th Percentile £288 £301 £303
90th Percentile £513 £550 £556
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.38% -5.88% +13.33%

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 1,071 1,966 1,577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.93% 87.07% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 1,390 1,026
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £536 £563
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 56 55
North East median hourly rate £17.30 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.11% +32.35% -22.09%
10th Percentile £9.30 £10.15 £10.55
90th Percentile £44.98 £40.00 £28.45
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.75% +14.24%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 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
Tyne and Wear +22 11 £425 +21.43%
Durham - 1 - -
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 North East region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) QMS
4 3 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (25.00%) Brocade
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (25.00%) Analytics
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec
4 3 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 3 (25.00%) Replication
4 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
4 3 (25.00%) AIX
4 3 (25.00%) Solaris
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) EMC
4 3 (25.00%) SAN
4 3 (25.00%) ETL
5 2 (16.67%) DHCP
5 2 (16.67%) VPN

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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (16.67%) ActiveReports
3 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (8.33%) Big Data
4 1 (8.33%) DB2
4 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Backup Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Data Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Digital Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Report Writer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Data Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Storage and Backup Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Associate Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) CAML
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (8.33%) WCF
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) XSD
2 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Replication
2 2 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (16.67%) HP Storage
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) AIX
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) VME
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) ETL
2 3 (25.00%) QMS
2 3 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Data Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Data Extraction
3 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Data Management
3 2 (16.67%) Data Reconciliation
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Brocade
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) EMC
3 3 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) Informatica
4 2 (16.67%) ThinPrint
4 2 (16.67%) Veeam
4 2 (16.67%) Veritas
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle