Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 134 145
Rank change year-on-year -31 +11 +18
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 43 66 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.73% 1.20% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.46% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 42 49
North West median daily rate £400 £364 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.97% -14.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £339 £306 £312
90th Percentile £491 £486 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% -5.00% -11.11%

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 5,014 4,530 6,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.61% 82.60% 83.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,152 2,768 3,935
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 209 216
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £32.56 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.74% +0.17% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £53.00 £50.63
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -27 18 £400 +6.67% 15
Cheshire -14 14 £405 +11.72% 6
Merseyside +16 8 £400 +10.34% 13
Lancashire -27 1 £325 -8.45%
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 22 (51.16%) SQL
2 21 (48.84%) SQL Server
3 16 (37.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (25.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (23.26%) Banking
5 10 (23.26%) Oracle
5 10 (23.26%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (20.93%) T-SQL
6 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (18.60%) Migration
7 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
7 8 (18.60%) ETL
7 8 (18.60%) Windows
8 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
8 7 (16.28%) Finance
8 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
9 6 (13.95%) Informatica
9 6 (13.95%) IBM
9 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (11.63%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
10 5 (11.63%) SAN
10 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
10 5 (11.63%) Replication
10 5 (11.63%) Clustering
11 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (9.30%) Teradata

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 2 (4.65%) Confluence
1 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (48.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (37.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (25.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (23.26%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (9.30%) DataStage
6 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
7 3 (6.98%) Essbase
7 3 (6.98%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
7 3 (6.98%) Power BI
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (4.65%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (4.65%) OLAP
8 2 (4.65%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (4.65%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) JIRA
3 1 (2.33%) JDeveloper
3 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.33%) YouTrack
General
1 10 (23.26%) Banking
2 7 (16.28%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Local Government
4 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) DBA
1 16 (37.21%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) SQL DBA
3 7 (16.28%) SQL Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Administrator
5 5 (11.63%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (9.30%) Teradata Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Data Integration Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Data Integration Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Designer
7 2 (4.65%) Integration Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Integration Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (4.65%) SAN Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) HTML
2 2 (4.65%) HTML5
3 1 (2.33%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
3 1 (2.33%) J2EE
3 1 (2.33%) JAAS
3 1 (2.33%) jQuery
3 1 (2.33%) LDAP
3 1 (2.33%) MDX
3 1 (2.33%) Node.js
3 1 (2.33%) SAML
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) WebCenter
3 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Clustering
1 5 (11.63%) Replication
2 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.30%) Unix
4 2 (4.65%) Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (18.60%) ETL
2 8 (18.60%) Migration
3 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (11.63%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.98%) Data Integration
6 3 (6.98%) Database Mirroring
6 3 (6.98%) High Availability
7 2 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.65%) Coaching
7 2 (4.65%) Due Diligence
7 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.65%) Open Source
7 2 (4.65%) Programme Delivery
7 2 (4.65%) Security Hardening
7 2 (4.65%) User Stories
7 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
7 2 (4.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.65%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) PHP
4 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.65%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) Ruby
4 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.33%) Java 8
5 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) Degree
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.98%) MCITP
4 3 (6.98%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) PMO
1 2 (4.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Tivoli
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.65%) SCCM
3 2 (4.65%) SCOM
3 2 (4.65%) SCOrch
3 2 (4.65%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.33%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Oracle
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) IBM
3 6 (13.95%) Informatica
4 4 (9.30%) Tableau
4 4 (9.30%) Teradata
5 3 (6.98%) Hyperion
5 3 (6.98%) Siebel
6 2 (4.65%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.65%) EMC
6 2 (4.65%) HP
6 2 (4.65%) JD Edwards
6 2 (4.65%) SAP
7 1 (2.33%) Talend
7 1 (2.33%) Vertica