Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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 > North East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 122 111
Rank change year-on-year +57 -11 -15
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 37 42 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.04% 1.56% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 1.85% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 7
North East median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £300 £255 £247
90th Percentile £548 £452 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +8.97%

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 1026 2271 1688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.17% 84.30% 83.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 1570 1077
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £256
90th Percentile £550 £525 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 94 76
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +64.75% -10.08%
10th Percentile £9.93 £11.02 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.05 £36.00 £33.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

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 November 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 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 November 2017. 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 +67 36 £350 +6.06% 1
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 21 (56.76%) Security Cleared
2 19 (51.35%) NetBackup
3 18 (48.65%) SC Cleared
4 17 (45.95%) HP
5 16 (43.24%) Windows
6 15 (40.54%) AIX
6 15 (40.54%) Solaris
6 15 (40.54%) Linux
6 15 (40.54%) SAN
6 15 (40.54%) Symantec
6 15 (40.54%) HP Data Protector
7 14 (37.84%) EMC NetWorker
7 14 (37.84%) Brocade
7 14 (37.84%) Fibre Channel
7 14 (37.84%) EMC
7 14 (37.84%) Cisco
8 11 (29.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 11 (29.73%) Replication
8 11 (29.73%) SQL
8 11 (29.73%) Oracle
9 10 (27.03%) Backup Exec
9 10 (27.03%) Veeam
9 10 (27.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 10 (27.03%) PL/SQL
9 10 (27.03%) Veritas
9 10 (27.03%) IBM
9 10 (27.03%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (21.62%) ITIL
10 8 (21.62%) ETL
11 7 (18.92%) Python

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 (5.41%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) SAN
2 14 (37.84%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (5.41%) DHCP
3 2 (5.41%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) Firewall
3 2 (5.41%) Internet
3 2 (5.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle Database
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (16.22%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (13.51%) Sybase ASE
5 4 (10.81%) NoSQL
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
6 3 (8.11%) ActiveReports
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.70%) Big Data
7 1 (2.70%) DB2
7 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Backup Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Storage and Backup Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Storage Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) DBA
4 7 (18.92%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared DBA
6 3 (8.11%) Data Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Report Writer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Data Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) OBIEE Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Sybase DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) ADO.NET
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) CAML
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.70%) WCF
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) XSD
3 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Replication
2 7 (18.92%) HP Storage
3 6 (16.22%) Clustering
4 3 (8.11%) Data Structures
4 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle Exalytics
5 2 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) AIX
2 15 (40.54%) Linux
2 15 (40.54%) Solaris
3 4 (10.81%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) HPUX
4 1 (2.70%) VME
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ETL
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (18.92%) Data Management
2 7 (18.92%) Data Modelling
2 7 (18.92%) High Availability
2 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (16.22%) Analytics
3 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (16.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (16.22%) QMS
3 6 (16.22%) Quality Management
4 4 (10.81%) Business Analytics
4 4 (10.81%) Database Tuning
4 4 (10.81%) ETL Development
4 4 (10.81%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
5 3 (8.11%) Data Architecture
5 3 (8.11%) Data Extraction
5 3 (8.11%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) SQL
2 10 (27.03%) PL/SQL
3 7 (18.92%) Perl
3 7 (18.92%) Python
4 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (56.76%) Security Cleared
2 18 (48.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) Data Quality
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.70%) Firmware
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (51.35%) NetBackup
2 15 (40.54%) HP Data Protector
3 14 (37.84%) EMC NetWorker
4 11 (29.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 10 (27.03%) Backup Exec
5 10 (27.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (18.92%) Data Guard
6 7 (18.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (13.51%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) HP
2 15 (40.54%) Symantec
3 14 (37.84%) Brocade
3 14 (37.84%) Cisco
3 14 (37.84%) EMC
4 11 (29.73%) Oracle
5 10 (27.03%) IBM
5 10 (27.03%) Veeam
5 10 (27.03%) Veritas
6 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.51%) Sybase
7 3 (8.11%) Informatica
8 2 (5.41%) ThinPrint