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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Tuning
England / North West
Rank 104 115 132
Rank change year-on-year +11 +17  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 26 44 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.00% 1.15% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.40% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 9
Median daily rate £350 £401 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.71% -2.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £323 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £478 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +17.33%  

Performance Tuning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2141 3145 2764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.27% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1906 1515
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 124 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -4.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 12 £350 -17.64% 10
Cheshire +26 8 £325 - 5
Merseyside -5 6 £400 -3.03% 2
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 49 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (48.98%) SQL
3 46 (46.94%) Oracle
4 35 (35.71%) High Availability
5 30 (30.61%) SQL Server
6 26 (26.53%) ETL
6 26 (26.53%) Oracle Database
7 25 (25.51%) Linux
8 23 (23.47%) Finance
9 21 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (20.41%) Scrum
10 20 (20.41%) Web Services
10 20 (20.41%) Oracle Database 12c
11 19 (19.39%) ITIL
11 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
11 19 (19.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (17.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (17.35%) BDD
12 17 (17.35%) Java
12 17 (17.35%) TDD
12 17 (17.35%) Change Management
13 16 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
13 16 (16.33%) Performance Monitoring
14 14 (14.29%) HTTP
14 14 (14.29%) Unix
14 14 (14.29%) Windows
15 13 (13.27%) Data Management
15 13 (13.27%) Oracle EBS
15 13 (13.27%) RESTful

Performance Tuning
Top Related 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 13 (13.27%) Oracle Application Server
2 8 (8.16%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.14%) IIS
4 6 (6.12%) JBoss
4 6 (6.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (6.12%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.10%) Apache
5 5 (5.10%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.08%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (3.06%) nginx
7 3 (3.06%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (1.02%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (13.27%) Oracle EBS
1 13 (13.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (13.27%) IaaS
2 13 (13.27%) PaaS
3 12 (12.24%) SaaS
4 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.29%) HTTP
2 4 (4.08%) Kerberos
2 4 (4.08%) LDAP
2 4 (4.08%) SSL
3 2 (2.04%) Firewall
3 2 (2.04%) VLAN
4 1 (1.02%) DHCP
4 1 (1.02%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.02%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.02%) SAN
4 1 (1.02%) SSH
4 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 26 (26.53%) Oracle Database
3 21 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (20.41%) Oracle Database 12c
5 19 (19.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (17.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (13.27%) NoSQL
8 11 (11.22%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (11.22%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (9.18%) Oracle BI EE
9 9 (9.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (7.14%) Essbase
10 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (6.12%) Data Mining
12 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (5.10%) Oracle9i Database
12 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (5.10%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (12.24%) JUnit
2 9 (9.18%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.12%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (4.08%) ERwin
4 4 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.04%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.04%) Subversion
6 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.02%) Hudson
6 1 (1.02%) JDeveloper
6 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.02%) YouTrack
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Local Government
4 2 (2.04%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.02%) Advertising
5 1 (1.02%) Games
5 1 (1.02%) Legal
5 1 (1.02%) Publishing
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (43.88%) Developer
2 27 (27.55%) DBA
3 15 (15.31%) SQL DBA
4 14 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
5 11 (11.22%) Software Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Administrator
6 7 (7.14%) OBIEE Developer
6 7 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (7.14%) SQL Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Scala Software Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) SQL Server DBA
8 5 (5.10%) Senior Test Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Tableau Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Scala Developer
9 4 (4.08%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.41%) Web Services
2 13 (13.27%) REST
2 13 (13.27%) RESTful
3 11 (11.22%) MDX
3 11 (11.22%) XML
4 9 (9.18%) Middleware
5 8 (8.16%) JSON
5 8 (8.16%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (7.14%) XSLT
7 5 (5.10%) Node.js
8 3 (3.06%) .NET
8 3 (3.06%) JMS
9 2 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (2.04%) CSS
9 2 (2.04%) J2EE
10 1 (1.02%) CSS3
10 1 (1.02%) HTML
10 1 (1.02%) Kafka
10 1 (1.02%) SAML
10 1 (1.02%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.14%) Replication
3 5 (5.10%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.08%) Oracle Licensing
4 4 (4.08%) User Experience
4 4 (4.08%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.04%) Clustering
6 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.51%) Linux
2 14 (14.29%) Unix
2 14 (14.29%) Windows
3 5 (5.10%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.02%) Solaris
5 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.02%) VMS
5 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (35.71%) High Availability
3 26 (26.53%) ETL
4 20 (20.41%) Scrum
5 19 (19.39%) ITIL
6 17 (17.35%) BDD
6 17 (17.35%) Change Management
6 17 (17.35%) TDD
7 16 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (16.33%) Performance Monitoring
8 13 (13.27%) Data Management
8 13 (13.27%) Open Source
9 12 (12.24%) Software Engineering
10 11 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.16%) Visualisation
12 7 (7.14%) Analytics
12 7 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (7.14%) Mentoring
12 7 (7.14%) PRINCE2
12 7 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (48.98%) SQL
2 17 (17.35%) Java
3 12 (12.24%) Scala
4 8 (8.16%) PowerShell
4 8 (8.16%) T-SQL
5 7 (7.14%) Perl
5 7 (7.14%) Python
5 7 (7.14%) Ruby
5 7 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 6 (6.12%) PL/SQL
7 5 (5.10%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.06%) C
8 3 (3.06%) C#
9 2 (2.04%) R
10 1 (1.02%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 9 (9.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.02%) CISM
4 1 (1.02%) CISSP
4 1 (1.02%) Degree
4 1 (1.02%) ISEB
4 1 (1.02%) MCSE
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.02%) OCP
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.04%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.02%) HDFS
3 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (5.10%) SCOM
3 4 (4.08%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.04%) Control-M
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.02%) Ansible
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (1.02%) Puppet
5 1 (1.02%) QRadar
5 1 (1.02%) Salt
5 1 (1.02%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (46.94%) Oracle
2 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.16%) Tableau
4 7 (7.14%) Hyperion
5 6 (6.12%) Talend
5 6 (6.12%) VMware
6 3 (3.06%) Twitter
7 2 (2.04%) Ab Initio
7 2 (2.04%) Teradata
8 1 (1.02%) AlienVault
8 1 (1.02%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.02%) Embarcadero
8 1 (1.02%) IBM
8 1 (1.02%) Qualys
8 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.02%) Splunk
8 1 (1.02%) Veritas
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago