Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 15 February 2019 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 78 95
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 24 12 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.30% 1.26% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 1.44% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 40
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -1.41%
10th Percentile £325 £298 £300
90th Percentile £460 £475 £505
North East median daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East 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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 906 831 1,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.78% 87.38% 89.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 597 1,283
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £266
90th Percentile £563 £588 £527
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 52
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.50 £18.50 £26.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% -30.94% +37.37%
10th Percentile £9.88 £9.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £46.20 £50.00 £40.00
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -50.00% +15.56% +32.35%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Performance Tuning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in Tyne and Wear

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in Tyne and Wear

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in Tyne and Wear

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in Tyne and Wear

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 15 February 2019. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 18 £400 -5.88% 1
Gateshead - 6 £400 - 2
Performance Tuning
North East

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 18 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 17 (70.83%) Shell Script
3 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 16 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 16 (66.67%) Security Hardening
4 15 (62.50%) Capacity Planning
4 15 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 15 (62.50%) SC Cleared
4 15 (62.50%) Oracle
4 15 (62.50%) Linux
5 14 (58.33%) MS Exchange
5 14 (58.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 14 (58.33%) BMC
5 14 (58.33%) SCCM
5 14 (58.33%) SCOM
5 14 (58.33%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (58.33%) XenApp
5 14 (58.33%) XenDesktop
5 14 (58.33%) 3PAR
5 14 (58.33%) vCenter Server
6 13 (54.17%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (54.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (54.17%) Windows
6 13 (54.17%) EMC
7 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 12 (50.00%) Puppet
8 11 (45.83%) vMotion
8 11 (45.83%) HP

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 14 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) IIS
3 2 (8.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) IaaS
2 1 (4.17%) PaaS
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (8.33%) Data Mart
4 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Artifactory
1 10 (41.67%) GitLab
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Administrator
2 8 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
3 7 (29.17%) Server Administrator
4 5 (20.83%) DBA
4 5 (20.83%) SQL DBA
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 3 (12.50%) Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Server Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Support Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Server Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 8 (33.33%) Clustering
3 3 (12.50%) Replication
4 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Linux
2 13 (54.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (54.17%) Windows
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 16 (66.67%) Security Hardening
3 15 (62.50%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (33.33%) ITIL
4 8 (33.33%) Service Management
5 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 6 (25.00%) Statistics
6 4 (16.67%) High Availability
7 3 (12.50%) Coaching
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
8 2 (8.33%) Availability Management
8 2 (8.33%) Database Mirroring
8 2 (8.33%) Decision-Making
8 2 (8.33%) Kanban
8 2 (8.33%) OWASP
8 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (8.33%) Prototyping
8 2 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) Shell Script
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 15 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) MCITP
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 16 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (58.33%) Oracle RAC
2 14 (58.33%) XenApp
2 14 (58.33%) XenDesktop
3 13 (54.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (58.33%) SCCM
1 14 (58.33%) SCOM
1 14 (58.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 14 (58.33%) vCenter Server
2 12 (50.00%) Puppet
3 11 (45.83%) vMotion
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (8.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 15 (62.50%) Oracle
3 14 (58.33%) 3PAR
3 14 (58.33%) BMC
4 13 (54.17%) EMC
5 11 (45.83%) HP
5 11 (45.83%) Red Hat
6 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.33%) EnterpriseDB
7 2 (8.33%) Pega
7 2 (8.33%) RedGate
7 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow