Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 18 December 2018 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 74 91
Rank change year-on-year -25 +17 -4
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 20 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.15% 1.37% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.65% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 8
Wales median daily rate £450 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +10.71% -9.68%
10th Percentile £353 £338 £285
90th Percentile £688 £425 £694
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £23.13 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -45.58% +6.25% -5.88%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,524 1,033 1,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.39% 83.17% 85.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,052 694 841
Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £288 £179 £210
90th Percentile £588 £556 £563
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 40 51
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £22.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.89% +26.06% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £37.50 £53.35 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.27%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in Wales

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in Wales

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in Wales over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in Wales

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in Wales

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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
South Wales -17 20 £450 +16.13% 9
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) DevOps
3 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (25.00%) Maven
4 5 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (20.00%) Windows
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (20.00%) Middleware
5 4 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) J2EE
5 4 (20.00%) JBoss
5 4 (20.00%) Apache
5 4 (20.00%) HTTP
5 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (20.00%) DNS
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) JIRA
5 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (20.00%) QA
5 4 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 4 (20.00%) Apache
1 4 (20.00%) Confluence
1 4 (20.00%) JBoss
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
1 4 (20.00%) HTTP
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.00%) MySQL
5 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (25.00%) Maven
2 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
5 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) DBA
2 6 (30.00%) Administrator
3 5 (25.00%) SQL DBA
4 4 (20.00%) Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (15.00%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Developer
5 3 (15.00%) DevOps Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Azure Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Platform Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) J2EE
1 4 (20.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) CSS3
3 1 (5.00%) EJB
3 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) iBATIS
3 1 (5.00%) Java SE
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) Spring
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.00%) Data Structures
1 2 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) DevOps
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (20.00%) JVM Tuning
3 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Value Proposition
3 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) Microservices
5 2 (10.00%) Requirements Management
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) Server Management
5 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) VBScript
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) ES6
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) HNC
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
1 2 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Ansible
2 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (10.00%) Mesos
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) SaltStack
2 1 (5.00%) Twitter