Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 168 162
Rank change year-on-year +55 -6 -77
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 73 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.52% 0.80% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 0.94% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 30
North West median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% -0.62%
10th Percentile £267 £323 £309
90th Percentile £547 £643 £586
England median daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.73 £38.75
% change year-on-year +61.09% -43.93% -3.13%

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 4,010 4,768 4,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.63% 84.54% 84.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,534 3,025 2,958
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.98% +2.19%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £257
90th Percentile £588 £600 £600
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 262 212
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £22.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.41% +6.49% -5.30%
10th Percentile £12.31 £12.84 £11.78
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.79 £24.00
% change year-on-year -5.43% -0.86% -

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020. 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
Merseyside +28 21 £490 -18.33% 1
Lancashire +31 17 £500 -21.57% 4
Cheshire +10 12 £290 -19.44% 8
Manchester +4 11 £388 +3.33% 10
Cumbria -13 5 - -
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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 West region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 31 (42.47%) Oracle
2 28 (38.36%) SQL
3 21 (28.77%) Oracle Database
4 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
5 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
5 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
6 14 (19.18%) SOA
6 14 (19.18%) Middleware
6 14 (19.18%) Oracle Service Bus
6 14 (19.18%) Oracle Fusion
6 14 (19.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 12 (16.44%) Perl
7 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (15.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (15.07%) Unix
9 10 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (13.70%) Java
9 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
9 10 (13.70%) ETL
9 10 (13.70%) SLA
10 9 (12.33%) T-SQL
10 9 (12.33%) Database Tuning
11 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (10.96%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (10.96%) Windows
11 8 (10.96%) Linux
11 8 (10.96%) Clustering
11 8 (10.96%) Migration
12 7 (9.59%) Shell Script

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 14 (19.18%) Oracle Service Bus
1 14 (19.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (8.22%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.85%) IIS
3 5 (6.85%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.74%) SAS
4 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) Apache
5 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.37%) Confluence
5 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.74%) ContrOCC
3 1 (1.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.59%) AWS
1 7 (9.59%) GitHub
2 3 (4.11%) Azure
3 2 (2.74%) Datadog
3 2 (2.74%) Office 365
3 2 (2.74%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.37%) Akamai
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.22%) Skype
1 6 (8.22%) SMTP
2 5 (6.85%) Internet
3 3 (4.11%) DNS
3 3 (4.11%) Firewall
4 2 (2.74%) NAS
4 2 (2.74%) SAN
5 1 (1.37%) HTTP
5 1 (1.37%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.77%) Oracle Database
2 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
3 11 (15.07%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (6.85%) MySQL
5 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.48%) Apache Hive
6 4 (5.48%) Big Data
6 4 (5.48%) Hadoop
6 4 (5.48%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (2.74%) HBase
8 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.74%) Riak
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
1 7 (9.59%) Subversion
2 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.22%) JIRA
3 3 (4.11%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.37%) Maven
General
1 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.74%) Housing Association
3 2 (2.74%) Local Government
3 2 (2.74%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (35.62%) Developer
2 22 (30.14%) DBA
3 13 (17.81%) Oracle Developer
4 11 (15.07%) Administrator
5 8 (10.96%) Oracle DBA
5 8 (10.96%) SQL DBA
6 6 (8.22%) Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Middleware Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared DBA
8 4 (5.48%) SQL Server DBA
9 3 (4.11%) iOS Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Java Middleware Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Senior DBA
9 3 (4.11%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.74%) Android Developer
10 2 (2.74%) ETL Developer
10 2 (2.74%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.18%) Middleware
1 14 (19.18%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (6.85%) RESTful
3 3 (4.11%) Cocoa
3 3 (4.11%) Cocoa Touch
3 3 (4.11%) Core Animation
3 3 (4.11%) Core Data
4 2 (2.74%) .NET
4 2 (2.74%) Android SDK
4 2 (2.74%) XML
5 1 (1.37%) Ajax
5 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.37%) CSS
5 1 (1.37%) DHTML
5 1 (1.37%) HTML
5 1 (1.37%) J2EE
5 1 (1.37%) MDX
5 1 (1.37%) REST
5 1 (1.37%) SOAP
5 1 (1.37%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Clustering
2 7 (9.59%) Data Structures
3 6 (8.22%) Blackberry
3 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.85%) Algorithms
4 5 (6.85%) HACMP
4 5 (6.85%) Handset
4 5 (6.85%) Replication
5 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) Animation
5 3 (4.11%) User Experience
6 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.74%) LPAR
6 2 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Unix
2 8 (10.96%) Linux
2 8 (10.96%) Windows
3 6 (8.22%) AIX
4 4 (5.48%) Solaris
4 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.74%) Android
6 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) SOA
2 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (13.70%) ETL
4 9 (12.33%) Database Tuning
5 8 (10.96%) Migration
5 8 (10.96%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (9.59%) High Availability
6 7 (9.59%) Open Source
6 7 (9.59%) Scrum
7 6 (8.22%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
7 6 (8.22%) Database Security
7 6 (8.22%) Information Security
7 6 (8.22%) ITIL
7 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
7 6 (8.22%) Proactive Monitoring
8 5 (6.85%) OOP
8 5 (6.85%) Push Notifications
8 5 (6.85%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) SQL
2 12 (16.44%) Perl
3 10 (13.70%) Java
4 9 (12.33%) T-SQL
5 7 (9.59%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.85%) Python
7 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.11%) Apple Swift
8 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.11%) Objective-C
8 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.74%) C#
9 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.74%) VBA
10 1 (1.37%) R
10 1 (1.37%) Ruby
10 1 (1.37%) Scala
10 1 (1.37%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (8.22%) Degree
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.37%) GCUX
5 1 (1.37%) GIAC
5 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.37%) LPIC
5 1 (1.37%) RHCA
5 1 (1.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.74%) HDFS
3 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.74%) PowerHA
3 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) HP SIM
1 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.37%) Ansible
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) Rsyslog
2 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.37%) VictorOps
Vendors
1 31 (42.47%) Oracle
2 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.22%) Clearswift
3 6 (8.22%) Samsung
4 5 (6.85%) Sonus
5 4 (5.48%) Capita
5 4 (5.48%) Talend
6 3 (4.11%) Apple
6 3 (4.11%) Google
6 3 (4.11%) HP
6 3 (4.11%) IBM
6 3 (4.11%) Informatica
6 3 (4.11%) VMware
7 2 (2.74%) CA
7 2 (2.74%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.74%) EMC
7 2 (2.74%) McAfee
7 2 (2.74%) NetApp
7 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.74%) Tableau