The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 25 April 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.

Performance Tuning
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 50 66
Rank change year-on-year -4 +16  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 3 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.45% 2.84% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 3.67% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 22 6
Median daily rate £300 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £355
% change year-on-year - +12.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -15.66% +10.66%  

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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 513 790 747
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 77.61% 77.38% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 438 405
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 17
Median hourly rate £46.00 £21.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.65% -5.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.00 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £49.26 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Tuning in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Reading region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) PL/SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) ETL
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) High Availability
4 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (22.22%) Data Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) MCITP
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) JSON
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) T-SQL

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (11.11%) Apache Hive
5 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
5 1 (11.11%) OLAP
5 1 (11.11%) OLTP
5 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Billing
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Developer
3 3 (33.33%) DBA
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Oracle Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior SQL Developer
3 3 (33.33%) SQL DBA
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Database Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) JSON
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) BAPI
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) SAP ALE
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ETL
1 4 (44.44%) SDLC
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (33.33%) High Availability
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Data Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Data Extraction
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) PL/SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 1 (11.11%) ABAP
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) MCITP
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) IFRS
1 1 (11.11%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) SAP