The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 23 June 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 49 57
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 4 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.75% 0.62% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.79% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Median daily rate £350 - £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -38.46%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 460 382 504
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 86.79% 79.09% 84.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 273 386
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 20
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £72.50 £16.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in South Wales

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in South Wales

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Cardiff +1 4 £350 -
Performance Tuning
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon S3
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
2 4 (44.44%) Ansible
2 4 (44.44%) DevOps
2 4 (44.44%) Mesos
2 4 (44.44%) Microservices
2 4 (44.44%) Rundeck
2 4 (44.44%) Terraform
2 4 (44.44%) Marathon
3 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) DSL
3 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) Tcl
4 2 (22.22%) SQLPlus
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Puppet
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) J2EE

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) Jetty
2 1 (11.11%) Mongrel
2 1 (11.11%) nginx
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (44.44%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (44.44%) Amazon S3
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (22.22%) Route 53
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (11.11%) Google App Engine
3 1 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DSL
2 2 (22.22%) HTTP
2 2 (22.22%) SSL
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) FTP
3 1 (11.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQLPlus
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) Redis
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (22.22%) Toad
4 1 (11.11%) Bitbucket
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (11.11%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 2 (22.22%) DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
2 2 (22.22%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) DevOps
2 4 (44.44%) Microservices
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) ETL
5 1 (11.11%) High Availability
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Tcl
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Ansible
1 4 (44.44%) Marathon
1 4 (44.44%) Mesos
1 4 (44.44%) Rundeck
1 4 (44.44%) Terraform
2 2 (22.22%) Prometheus
2 2 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (11.11%) VMware