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 3 months to 27 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
England / South West
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 128 103
Rank change year-on-year +15 -25  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 15 12 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.57% 0.40% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.51% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 21
Median daily rate £363 £483 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.94% +28.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £359 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £550 £425
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 £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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2162 2359 2509
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.36% 79.40% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1417 1547 1620
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 139 99
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £23.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 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
Wiltshire +2 4 £361 -15.17%
Bristol +2 1 £363 -9.65%
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 23 (57.50%) SQL
1 23 (57.50%) Oracle
2 18 (45.00%) WebSphere
3 16 (40.00%) Web Services
4 15 (37.50%) WebLogic
4 15 (37.50%) High Availability
5 14 (35.00%) XML
5 14 (35.00%) Java
5 14 (35.00%) QA
6 13 (32.50%) Spring
6 13 (32.50%) Endeca
6 13 (32.50%) Load Testing
6 13 (32.50%) ATG
6 13 (32.50%) CMS
6 13 (32.50%) Hibernate
6 13 (32.50%) Content Management
6 13 (32.50%) J2EE
6 13 (32.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 13 (32.50%) JDBC
6 13 (32.50%) JSP
6 13 (32.50%) Servlets
6 13 (32.50%) SOAP
6 13 (32.50%) Struts
6 13 (32.50%) XSLT
6 13 (32.50%) JBoss
6 13 (32.50%) Apache
6 13 (32.50%) E-Commerce
6 13 (32.50%) JMS
6 13 (32.50%) B2B
6 13 (32.50%) B2C

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:

Application Platforms
1 18 (45.00%) WebSphere
2 15 (37.50%) WebLogic
3 13 (32.50%) Apache
3 13 (32.50%) CMS
3 13 (32.50%) JBoss
3 13 (32.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.00%) GeoServer
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) SMTP
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) Endeca
2 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (12.50%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (2.50%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
10 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.50%) Toad
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.50%) Electronics
4 3 (7.50%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Architect
1 13 (32.50%) DBA
2 9 (22.50%) Developer
3 8 (20.00%) SQL DBA
4 7 (17.50%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (7.50%) SQL BI Developer
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (5.00%) Business Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior SQL Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Applications Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Applications Support
8 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) Web Services
2 14 (35.00%) XML
3 13 (32.50%) Hibernate
3 13 (32.50%) J2EE
3 13 (32.50%) JDBC
3 13 (32.50%) JMS
3 13 (32.50%) JMX
3 13 (32.50%) JSP
3 13 (32.50%) Servlets
3 13 (32.50%) SOAP
3 13 (32.50%) Spring
3 13 (32.50%) Struts
3 13 (32.50%) XSLT
4 4 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (7.50%) REST
6 2 (5.00%) .NET
6 2 (5.00%) Middleware
6 2 (5.00%) OAuth2
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) iPad
1 13 (32.50%) Virtual Team
2 3 (7.50%) Replication
3 2 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Unix
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) High Availability
2 13 (32.50%) B2B
2 13 (32.50%) B2C
2 13 (32.50%) Capacity Planning
2 13 (32.50%) Content Management
2 13 (32.50%) E-Commerce
2 13 (32.50%) Load Testing
2 13 (32.50%) Software Architecture
3 9 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 4 (10.00%) ETL
4 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.50%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (7.50%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
5 3 (7.50%) Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) Change Control
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) SQL
2 14 (35.00%) Java
3 10 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 9 (22.50%) Shell Script
5 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.00%) C#
7 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (5.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) Oracle
2 13 (32.50%) ATG
3 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.00%) IBM
5 3 (7.50%) IFS
5 3 (7.50%) SAP
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.50%) OpenText
7 1 (2.50%) VMware