Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 38 34
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 2 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.76% 1.86% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 2.23% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Staffordshire median daily rate - £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% +7.69%
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands 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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 213 358 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 81.30% 83.45% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 227 160
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £253 £204 £263
90th Percentile £475 £500 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 15
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% +73.61% +15.20%
10th Percentile £12.22 £25.00 £9.10
90th Percentile £48.00 £55.50 £20.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -

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

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 24 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
Stoke-on-Trent +1 2 - - 2
Performance Tuning
West Midlands

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

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) ETL Development
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Thinking
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) OLTP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) OLTP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Developer
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (50.00%) DBA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (50.00%) SSIS Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SSRS Developer
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Thinking
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) ETL Development
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft