The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Tuning
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 51 46 23
Rank change year-on-year -5 -23  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 4 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.86% 1.13% 4.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.45% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 13
Median daily rate £413 £475 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +69.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £435 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £515 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +17.33%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 370 415 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 79.23% 78.30% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 280 218
Median daily rate £425 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +29.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £288 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 13
Median hourly rate £11.50 £15.75 £16.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.98% -5.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in South Yorkshire

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in South Yorkshire

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Sheffield +2 4 £413 -13.15%
Performance Tuning
Yorkshire

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (30.00%) High Availability
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (20.00%) Replication
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (20.00%) MCSE
6 2 (20.00%) MCSA
6 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (20.00%) MySQL
6 2 (20.00%) OCP

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) DataSynapse
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) FCoE
1 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) Multicast
1 1 (10.00%) NAS
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) Big Data
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (10.00%) HBase
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) DBA
2 5 (50.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Java Scala Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Scala Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) Rendezvous
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Fintech
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (30.00%) High Availability
2 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) ETL
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (10.00%) Concurrent Programming
3 1 (10.00%) Low Latency
3 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCSA
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) OCP
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) KVM
2 1 (10.00%) NFS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (10.00%) SRDF
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Data Guard
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Intel
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Sybase
4 1 (10.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (10.00%) VMware