Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 78 73
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 +8
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 8 11 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.85% 0.98% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.17% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 24
South Wales median daily rate £381 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £338 £284 £313
90th Percentile £456 £700 £459
Wales median daily rate £381 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +8.93% -9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate - - -

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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 785 944 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 83.42% 83.91% 81.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 680 812
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £175 £225 £235
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £390 £400 £355
% change year-on-year -2.50% +12.68% -2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 44 34
South Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.38 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.60% +15.75% +9.48%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.46 £9.58
90th Percentile £52.00 £61.25 £35.33
Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +14.94% +14.29% -5.86%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Performance Tuning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Cardiff +2 5 £388 +3.33% 1
Caerphilly - 2 £350 -
Performance Tuning
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Kimball Methodology
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
4 2 (25.00%) SSDT
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Data Guard
4 2 (25.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (25.00%) Use Case
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Statspack
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Certification

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 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
2 1 (12.50%) Route 53
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (25.00%) Power BI
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) SSDT
4 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 1 (12.50%) OLTP
4 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (12.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) DBA
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) ETL
2 3 (37.50%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Database Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (12.50%) Dependency Management
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices
4 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Groovy
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Clusterware
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Data Guard
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Flashback
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Statspack
2 1 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) Grafana
2 1 (12.50%) Kibana
2 1 (12.50%) Marathon
2 1 (12.50%) Mesos
2 1 (12.50%) Prometheus
2 1 (12.50%) Rundeck
2 1 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat