Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 171 164 88
Rank change year-on-year -7 -76 +76
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 41 42 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.72% 0.77% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.92% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 106
North West median daily rate £381 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.69% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £322 £277 £300
90th Percentile £625 £586 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £23.13 £38.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year -40.31% -6.63% -2.35%

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 4,736 4,554 5,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.66% 83.44% 85.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,987 2,953 3,403
North West median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £261 £256
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 208 160
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.59% -2.87% -25.63%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.18 £11.23
90th Percentile £49.75 £49.80 £51.84
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +5.56%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -14 21 £375 -10.18% 19
Cheshire +10 13 £360 +41.18% 10
Lancashire -16 5 £625 +56.25% 1
Merseyside -11 1 £600 +20.00% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 24 (58.54%) SQL
2 17 (41.46%) SQL Server
3 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (26.83%) Java
4 10 (24.39%) TDD
5 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (21.95%) T-SQL
5 9 (21.95%) Windows
5 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
5 9 (21.95%) User Stories
6 8 (19.51%) High Availability
7 7 (17.07%) REST
7 7 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (14.63%) Oracle
8 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
8 6 (14.63%) Scrum
8 6 (14.63%) AngularJS
8 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database
8 6 (14.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (14.63%) SDLC
8 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
9 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (12.20%) Database Tuning
9 5 (12.20%) Capacity Management
9 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (12.20%) Finance
9 5 (12.20%) Migration

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 (7.32%) Confluence
2 2 (4.88%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.44%) JBoss
3 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.32%) IaaS
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Internet
2 2 (4.88%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (41.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database
4 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (9.76%) MongoDB
6 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (7.32%) Hadoop
7 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
7 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (4.88%) Apache Hive
8 2 (4.88%) Big Data
8 2 (4.88%) HBase
8 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
8 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) JIRA
2 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.44%) ERwin
3 1 (2.44%) JUnit
3 1 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.44%) RStudio
3 1 (2.44%) Toad
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Local Government
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Law
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) DBA
2 13 (31.71%) Developer
3 12 (29.27%) SQL DBA
4 6 (14.63%) Administrator
4 6 (14.63%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (9.76%) SQL Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Development DBA
6 3 (7.32%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) T-SQL Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.88%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Access Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Chief Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Sybase DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) REST
2 6 (14.63%) AngularJS
3 4 (9.76%) Middleware
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (7.32%) .NET
4 3 (7.32%) SOAP
5 1 (2.44%) Anaconda
5 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.44%) J2EE
5 1 (2.44%) Java EE
5 1 (2.44%) JMS
5 1 (2.44%) JPA
5 1 (2.44%) RESTful
5 1 (2.44%) Spring
5 1 (2.44%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Clustering
3 3 (7.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Replication
4 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.44%) Fintech
5 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.76%) Linux
5 2 (4.88%) CentOS
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Solaris
6 1 (2.44%) Unix
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) TDD
2 9 (21.95%) User Stories
3 8 (19.51%) High Availability
4 7 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (14.63%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (14.63%) Scrum
5 6 (14.63%) SDLC
6 5 (12.20%) Capacity Management
6 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (12.20%) Database Tuning
6 5 (12.20%) Migration
7 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.76%) Coaching
7 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
7 4 (9.76%) Information Security
7 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Availability Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) SQL
2 11 (26.83%) Java
3 9 (21.95%) T-SQL
4 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.88%) Python
7 1 (2.44%) Java 8
7 1 (2.44%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) OCP
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) GDPR
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (2.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Data Guard
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (4.88%) Ansible
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (2.44%) Foglight
4 1 (2.44%) Ganglia
4 1 (2.44%) Nagios
4 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.44%) Oozie
4 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.44%) Puppet
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) Hortonworks
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.44%) BMC
4 1 (2.44%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.44%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (2.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) Imperva
4 1 (2.44%) Informatica
4 1 (2.44%) Pega
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.44%) RedGate
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.44%) Sybase
4 1 (2.44%) Tableau
4 1 (2.44%) Talend
4 1 (2.44%) Teradata