Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 17 January 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 > South West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 137 154
Rank change year-on-year -44 +17 -17
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 16 66 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.30% 1.23% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 1.52% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 50 43
South West median daily rate £350 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £310
90th Percentile £453 £463 £535
England median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
South West median hourly rate - £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% -2.35% +11.84%

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 South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,241 4,337 4,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.46% 80.97% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,639 2,900 3,437
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £263 £237 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 248
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £36.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.65% -5.77% +36.84%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.50 £13.46
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £49.43
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in the South West

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in the South West

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in the South West over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the South West

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in the South West

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Wiltshire -1 5 £400 - 1
Bristol -21 5 £350 -3.45% 6
Gloucestershire +5 3 £600 +66.67% 1
Dorset - 1 - - 2
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) Replication
4 4 (25.00%) Data Management
4 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (25.00%) VBScript
4 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 3 (18.75%) SAP
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Marketing
5 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
5 3 (18.75%) Electronics
5 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
5 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) LDAP
1 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.25%) Big Data
3 1 (6.25%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (6.25%) OLAP
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Electronics
2 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 3 (18.75%) Marketing
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) DBA
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
2 4 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL Developer
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) OBIEE Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Operational Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) AS400
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Data Management
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
3 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Statistics
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) XenServer
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Data Guard
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (6.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
4 1 (6.25%) BMC
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Microgen
4 1 (6.25%) Unisys
4 1 (6.25%) Wyse