Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 67 121
Rank change year-on-year -15 +54 -14
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 16 35 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.33% 2.86% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 3.38% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 32 42
North East median daily rate £400 £345 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% +7.81% +6.38%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £257
90th Percentile £538 £438 £375
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -5.88%

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 1,047 1,036 2,544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.89% 84.64% 87.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 678 1,728
North East median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 121
North East median hourly rate £12.00 £28.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.89% +1.79% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.10 £11.05
90th Percentile £27.85 £47.50 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -17 15 £400 +15.94% 2
Durham - 1 - - 1
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 14 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 14 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (81.25%) Oracle
3 12 (75.00%) Shell Script
3 12 (75.00%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (68.75%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (62.50%) Linux
6 9 (56.25%) ITIL
6 9 (56.25%) 3PAR
7 8 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (50.00%) Security Hardening
7 8 (50.00%) Windows
7 8 (50.00%) EMC
7 8 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (43.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
8 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
8 7 (43.75%) BMC
8 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
8 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
8 7 (43.75%) VMware
8 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
8 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (43.75%) vCenter Server
8 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (43.75%) SCCM
8 7 (43.75%) SCOM
8 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008

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 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (25.00%) MySQL
3 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Artifactory
2 3 (18.75%) GitLab
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) DBA
2 5 (31.25%) Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle DBA
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Administrator
3 4 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 3 (18.75%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared DBA
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) EMC Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) EMC Storage Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Server Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Server Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Server Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Clustering
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
4 2 (12.50%) Celerra
4 2 (12.50%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (12.50%) EMC VNX
4 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (12.50%) HP Storage
4 2 (12.50%) HP StoreVirtual
4 2 (12.50%) Replication
4 2 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (25.00%) Unix
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Performance Monitoring
2 9 (56.25%) ITIL
3 8 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (50.00%) Security Hardening
4 5 (31.25%) DevOps
4 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
4 5 (31.25%) Open Source
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) Kanban
5 4 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Service Management
7 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
7 2 (12.50%) Decision-Making
7 2 (12.50%) QMS
7 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
7 2 (12.50%) Statistics
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 14 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) OCP
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) HP ASE
4 2 (12.50%) HPE ATP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (43.75%) XenApp
2 7 (43.75%) XenDesktop
3 5 (31.25%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Clustering
1 7 (43.75%) SCCM
1 7 (43.75%) SCOM
1 7 (43.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 7 (43.75%) vCenter Server
2 5 (31.25%) Data Guard
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Ansible
4 3 (18.75%) Puppet
4 3 (18.75%) vMotion
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Oracle
2 9 (56.25%) 3PAR
3 8 (50.00%) EMC
4 7 (43.75%) BMC
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) VMware
5 5 (31.25%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
7 2 (12.50%) Brocade
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco
7 2 (12.50%) Isilon