Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 83 158
Rank change year-on-year -73 +75 -18
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 46 167 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 2.46% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 2.93% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 116 55
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £264 £300 £294
90th Percentile £581 £547 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West 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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4629 5692 6965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.32% 83.89% 81.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2952 3672 4228
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £587 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 166 283
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%
10th Percentile £11.56 £12.13 £12.38
90th Percentile £52.93 £53.00 £52.47
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in the North West

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in the North West

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the North West

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in the North West

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West 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
Manchester -4 26 £400 -8.05% 8
Lancashire -16 8 £400 -13.51%
Merseyside -1 5 £425 - 3
Cheshire -41 5 £280 -25.33% 3
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 West region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 15 (32.61%) SQL
2 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 12 (26.09%) Clustering
3 11 (23.91%) DB2
4 10 (21.74%) Oracle
4 10 (21.74%) Java
4 10 (21.74%) Windows
5 9 (19.57%) Linux
6 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (15.22%) High Availability
7 7 (15.22%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (15.22%) Finance
7 7 (15.22%) zOS
8 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (13.04%) SOA
8 6 (13.04%) ETL
8 6 (13.04%) XML
8 6 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (10.87%) SAN
9 5 (10.87%) Unix
9 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (10.87%) Data Migration
9 5 (10.87%) Migration
10 4 (8.70%) Teradata
10 4 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (8.70%) Replication
10 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.52%) WordPress
3 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.17%) JBoss
3 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Magento
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (4.35%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) SAN
2 4 (8.70%) LDAP
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) FTP
3 1 (2.17%) GSM
3 1 (2.17%) LTE
3 1 (2.17%) SMTP
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.91%) DB2
3 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (15.22%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (8.70%) MongoDB
7 4 (8.70%) MySQL
7 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database
7 4 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (6.52%) OLAP
8 3 (6.52%) OLTP
8 3 (6.52%) Star Schema
9 2 (4.35%) DataStage
9 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (4.35%) SAP BW
9 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) JDeveloper
2 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) DBA
2 15 (32.61%) Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Administrator
4 7 (15.22%) DB2 DBA
4 7 (15.22%) SQL DBA
4 7 (15.22%) SQL Server DBA
5 5 (10.87%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (6.52%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Magento Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning DBA
8 2 (4.35%) Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Data Administrator
8 2 (4.35%) Data Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Java Middleware Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Middleware Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Teradata Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Teradata Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) XML
2 3 (6.52%) CSS
2 3 (6.52%) Hibernate
2 3 (6.52%) HTML
2 3 (6.52%) J2EE
2 3 (6.52%) Middleware
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (6.52%) SAML
2 3 (6.52%) XSD
2 3 (6.52%) XSLT
3 1 (2.17%) Node.js
3 1 (2.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) Replication
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Linux
3 7 (15.22%) zOS
4 5 (10.87%) Unix
5 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.52%) VMS
6 2 (4.35%) AIX
7 1 (2.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.22%) High Availability
3 6 (13.04%) ETL
3 6 (13.04%) SOA
4 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (10.87%) Data Migration
4 5 (10.87%) Migration
5 4 (8.70%) Database Mirroring
5 4 (8.70%) ITIL
5 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.52%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.52%) Data Transformation
6 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.52%) SDLC
6 3 (6.52%) SFIA
6 3 (6.52%) SIEM
6 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.35%) BPEL
7 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) SQL
2 10 (21.74%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.52%) PHP
3 3 (6.52%) XPath
4 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.35%) VBA
5 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.17%) Python
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby
5 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.17%) MCSE
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Firmware
1 1 (2.17%) NFS
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Clusterware
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (2.17%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (2.17%) Ansible
3 1 (2.17%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (2.17%) Nagios
3 1 (2.17%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.17%) Puppet
3 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.17%) yum
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
2 4 (8.70%) Teradata
3 3 (6.52%) EnterpriseDB
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.35%) Informatica
4 2 (4.35%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (2.17%) Amdocs
5 1 (2.17%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) IBM
5 1 (2.17%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.17%) VMware