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 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 19 24 27
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.19% 0.63% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 0.79% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £250 - £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 102 126 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 74.45% 79.25% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 84 86
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.47%  
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 Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in Staffordshire

Performance Tuning
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (57.14%) Local Government
2 4 (57.14%) Capacity Management
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (42.86%) Replication
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) ETL

Performance Tuning
Top Related 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 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (57.14%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) DBA
1 7 (100.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Capacity Management
1 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft