The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 29 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 27 25
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.88% 0.54% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.67% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £326
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 83 149 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 73.45% 80.11% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 286 423
Median daily rate £335 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £497 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.23 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +211.73% -27.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £11.72 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in Staffordshire

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in Staffordshire

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) Local Government
1 3 (75.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) SysML
2 1 (25.00%) SCADA
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
2 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (25.00%) Simulink
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (25.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (75.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) DBA
1 3 (75.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (25.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) SysML
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
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Staffordshire
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Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago