Period
to 20 August 2018

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 August 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 West
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 133 157
Rank change year-on-year -40 +24 +9
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 45 73 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 1.27% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.54% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 46 56
North West median daily rate £386 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £334 £309 £300
90th Percentile £476 £481 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.65% -1.88% -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 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 5,139 4,748 6,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.45% 82.56% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,258 2,899 3,898
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 199 185
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +29.63% -1.82%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.75 £12.12
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.60 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

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 August 2018.

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 August 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
Manchester -17 21 £375 - 16
Cheshire -17 14 £374 +3.10% 6
Merseyside +17 7 £400 +10.34% 5
Lancashire -30 1 £325 -16.13%
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 West region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 30 (66.67%) SQL
2 24 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 18 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (26.67%) Windows
5 11 (24.44%) ETL
5 11 (24.44%) T-SQL
5 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
6 10 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (20.00%) Finance
7 9 (20.00%) Migration
8 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (17.78%) High Availability
8 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
9 7 (15.56%) Oracle
9 7 (15.56%) Banking
9 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (13.33%) Informatica
10 6 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
11 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
11 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (11.11%) 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 4 (8.89%) Confluence
2 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) IaaS
3 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) SAN
2 2 (4.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (8.89%) DataStage
7 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (6.67%) OLAP
8 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
8 3 (6.67%) Power BI
8 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (4.44%) Essbase
9 2 (4.44%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (4.44%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (4.44%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) JIRA
2 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) JDeveloper
3 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.22%) YouTrack
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Local Government
4 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Law
5 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) DBA
2 18 (40.00%) Developer
3 15 (33.33%) SQL DBA
4 8 (17.78%) Administrator
4 8 (17.78%) SQL Server DBA
5 6 (13.33%) SQL Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Teradata Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Data Integration Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Integration Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (4.44%) SAN Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
1 3 (6.67%) SOAP
2 2 (4.44%) CSS
2 2 (4.44%) HTML
2 2 (4.44%) J2EE
3 1 (2.22%) Ajax
3 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) DHTML
3 1 (2.22%) JAAS
3 1 (2.22%) jQuery
3 1 (2.22%) LDAP
3 1 (2.22%) MDX
3 1 (2.22%) REST
3 1 (2.22%) SAML
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) WebCenter
3 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Clustering
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.89%) Replication
3 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.11%) Unix
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.44%) Linux
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) ETL
2 10 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (20.00%) Migration
4 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.78%) High Availability
5 6 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.67%) Capacity Management
7 3 (6.67%) Data Integration
7 3 (6.67%) Database Tuning
7 3 (6.67%) ITIL
7 3 (6.67%) Prototyping
7 3 (6.67%) SDLC
7 3 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Workflow
8 2 (4.44%) Database Mirroring
8 2 (4.44%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 30 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (24.44%) T-SQL
3 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.89%) Java
5 3 (6.67%) Python
6 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.67%) MCITP
4 3 (6.67%) MCTS
5 2 (4.44%) Degree
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) PMO
1 2 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Tivoli
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.44%) SCCM
3 2 (4.44%) SCOM
3 2 (4.44%) SCOrch
3 2 (4.44%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.22%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Oracle
3 6 (13.33%) Informatica
4 4 (8.89%) IBM
4 4 (8.89%) Tableau
4 4 (8.89%) Teradata
5 2 (4.44%) 3PAR
5 2 (4.44%) EMC
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) Hyperion
5 2 (4.44%) JD Edwards
5 2 (4.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.22%) RedGate
6 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.22%) Siebel
6 1 (2.22%) Sybase
6 1 (2.22%) Talend
6 1 (2.22%) Vertica
6 1 (2.22%) VMware