Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 150 190
Rank change year-on-year +75 +40 -53
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 38 57 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 2.06% 1.07% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 1.26% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 33
Median daily rate £345 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.97% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £309 £269 £321
90th Percentile £475 £510 £481
England median daily rate £468 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £48.75 £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.36% +22.22% +9.76%

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 1,547 4,533 5,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.89% 85.02% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 2,991 3,177
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £478 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +0.53% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 203 276
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.12 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -4.79% -27.86%
10th Percentile £10.91 £11.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.60 £53.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £20.80
% change year-on-year +40.00% +20.22% -10.13%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Performance Tuning as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Performance Tuning in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in the North West

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Performance Tuning in the North West over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the North West

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Performance Tuning in the North West.

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 19 September 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
Cheshire +30 18 £325 +12.07% 1
Manchester +52 6 £375 -6.25% 4
Lancashire +24 5 £326 -29.62%
Cumbria +14 4 £360 -
Merseyside +27 2 - -
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 15 (39.47%) Oracle
2 15 (39.47%) Oracle Database
3 14 (36.84%) Unix
3 14 (36.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (31.58%) High Availability
5 10 (26.32%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (26.32%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (26.32%) Data Guard
5 10 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 10 (26.32%) Kerberos
5 10 (26.32%) OLTP
5 10 (26.32%) Shell Script
5 10 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (26.32%) Oracle Clusterware
5 10 (26.32%) Security Patching
6 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 7 (18.42%) RESTful
7 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
7 7 (18.42%) User Experience
8 6 (15.79%) Cocoa Touch
8 6 (15.79%) Apple Swift
8 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
8 6 (15.79%) Core Data
8 6 (15.79%) Technical Leadership
8 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
8 6 (15.79%) Animation
8 6 (15.79%) Cocoa
8 6 (15.79%) Objective-C
8 6 (15.79%) HTML5

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 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Service Bus
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (10.53%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) Sitefinity
2 1 (2.63%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Kerberos
2 4 (10.53%) Internet
2 4 (10.53%) Skype
2 4 (10.53%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (39.47%) Oracle Database
2 14 (36.84%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (26.32%) OLTP
4 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.26%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (5.26%) Sybase IQ
6 1 (2.63%) Big Data
6 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.63%) MySQL
6 1 (2.63%) PowerCenter
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) DBA
2 11 (28.95%) Oracle DBA
3 9 (23.68%) Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Junior
4 6 (15.79%) Junior DBA
4 6 (15.79%) Junior Oracle DBA
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) SQL DBA
6 3 (7.89%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Middleware Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Tableau Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Administrator
8 1 (2.63%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) RESTful
2 6 (15.79%) Cocoa
2 6 (15.79%) Cocoa Touch
2 6 (15.79%) Core Animation
2 6 (15.79%) Core Data
2 6 (15.79%) HTML
2 6 (15.79%) HTML5
3 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
3 5 (13.16%) Ionic Framework
4 4 (10.53%) Middleware
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (5.26%) XML
6 1 (2.63%) .NET
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.63%) jQuery
6 1 (2.63%) JSON
6 1 (2.63%) SOAP
6 1 (2.63%) WCF
6 1 (2.63%) XSD
6 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) User Experience
2 6 (15.79%) Animation
3 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 4 (10.53%) Handset
3 4 (10.53%) Replication
4 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Unix
2 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Android
5 1 (2.63%) VME
5 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) High Availability
2 10 (26.32%) Security Patching
2 10 (26.32%) Test Automation
3 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
4 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
4 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
4 6 (15.79%) Technical Leadership
5 5 (13.16%) API Development
5 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (13.16%) iOS Development
5 5 (13.16%) Push Notifications
5 5 (13.16%) Risk Management
5 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (10.53%) SOA
7 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (5.26%) ETL
8 2 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 10 (26.32%) Shell Script
3 6 (15.79%) Apple Swift
3 6 (15.79%) Objective-C
4 4 (10.53%) Perl
5 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.63%) C#
6 1 (2.63%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) COBOL
6 1 (2.63%) Java
6 1 (2.63%) Kotlin
6 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
1 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle Clusterware
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) Data Guard
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Oracle
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.79%) Apple
4 4 (10.53%) Clearswift
4 4 (10.53%) Samsung
4 4 (10.53%) Sonus
5 3 (7.89%) Informatica
6 2 (5.26%) Capita
6 2 (5.26%) Sybase
6 2 (5.26%) Tableau
7 1 (2.63%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.63%) Cloudera
7 1 (2.63%) Cognos
7 1 (2.63%) IBM
7 1 (2.63%) SAP
7 1 (2.63%) Talend
7 1 (2.63%) Teradata
7 1 (2.63%) Vertica