Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 139 100
Rank change year-on-year -45 -39 +59
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 33 60 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.56% 1.07% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.30% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 106
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £337 £275 £300
90th Percentile £563 £517 £544
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 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -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 4,924 4,614 6,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.22% 82.22% 84.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,093 2,910 3,890
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £575 £571
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 193 192
North West median hourly rate £22.40 £30.00 £21.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.34% +42.70% -29.24%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.56
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.37 £51.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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
Cheshire 0 15 £388 +19.23% 8
Manchester -29 13 £375 -3.23% 16
Merseyside +3 2 £600 +41.18% 4
Lancashire -38 1 £650 +62.50%
Cumbria - 1 - -
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 26 (78.79%) SQL
2 18 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
4 10 (30.30%) T-SQL
5 7 (21.21%) Windows
5 7 (21.21%) Finance
5 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (21.21%) High Availability
6 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (18.18%) ETL
7 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (15.15%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (15.15%) Shell Script
7 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
8 4 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (12.12%) Capacity Management
8 4 (12.12%) SDLC
8 4 (12.12%) Coaching
8 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
8 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008

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 3 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.03%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.09%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (15.15%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (9.09%) OLAP
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (6.06%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.03%) YouTrack
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Local Government
4 2 (6.06%) Law
5 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Legal
5 1 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 11 (33.33%) DBA
3 7 (21.21%) SQL DBA
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (12.12%) T-SQL Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Data Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Data Integration Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Data Integration Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Data Integration Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Integration Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (6.06%) SAN Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) SOAP
3 2 (6.06%) CSS
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
4 1 (3.03%) Ajax
4 1 (3.03%) Anaconda
4 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.03%) DHTML
4 1 (3.03%) J2EE
4 1 (3.03%) jQuery
4 1 (3.03%) MDX
4 1 (3.03%) Middleware
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (3.03%) REST
4 1 (3.03%) RESTful
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
2 3 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Fintech
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) Unix
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) CentOS
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) High Availability
2 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (18.18%) ETL
2 6 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.12%) Capacity Management
4 4 (12.12%) Coaching
4 4 (12.12%) Database Tuning
4 4 (12.12%) Information Security
4 4 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.12%) SDLC
5 3 (9.09%) Availability Management
5 3 (9.09%) BDD
5 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.09%) OWASP
5 3 (9.09%) Prototyping
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (78.79%) SQL
2 10 (30.30%) T-SQL
3 5 (15.15%) Shell Script
4 4 (12.12%) Java
4 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.06%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) OCP
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Data Guard
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (3.03%) Foglight
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) EMC
3 2 (6.06%) HP
3 2 (6.06%) Hyperion
3 2 (6.06%) Informatica
3 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.06%) Tableau
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) AppDynamics
4 1 (3.03%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (3.03%) Imperva
4 1 (3.03%) Pega
4 1 (3.03%) RedGate
4 1 (3.03%) Sybase
4 1 (3.03%) Talend
4 1 (3.03%) Vertica