Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 85 85
Rank change year-on-year +21 0 -12
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 39 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.65% 0.83% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 0.98% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 4 7
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £320 £336 £313
90th Percentile £438 £431 £410
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% -11.63% -18.10%

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 1,279 1,122 1,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 86.77% 84.87% 83.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 817 709
Wales median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £283 £185 £219
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 80 52
Wales median hourly rate £19.40 £25.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.68% +60.94% +14.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.98 £10.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £77.50 £54.90
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.00% - +17.37%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +12 37 £400 +6.67% 2
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 31 (79.49%) SQL Server
2 25 (64.10%) Windows
3 17 (43.59%) Moodle
4 15 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (38.46%) SQL
5 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
6 13 (33.33%) MySQL
6 13 (33.33%) Apache
6 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 13 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (30.77%) Migration
7 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (28.21%) High Availability
8 11 (28.21%) PHP
9 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (23.08%) Degree
10 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
11 8 (20.51%) MCTS
11 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
11 8 (20.51%) MCITP
12 7 (17.95%) Linux
13 6 (15.38%) NHS
13 6 (15.38%) RDBMS
13 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
13 6 (15.38%) Data Structures
13 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
14 5 (12.82%) MariaDB
14 5 (12.82%) Galera Cluster
14 5 (12.82%) Task Automation

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 17 (43.59%) Moodle
2 13 (33.33%) Apache
3 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.13%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) IaaS
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) SAN
2 4 (10.26%) Firewall
3 2 (5.13%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) HTTP
3 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (79.49%) SQL Server
2 13 (33.33%) MySQL
2 13 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (15.38%) RDBMS
4 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 5 (12.82%) MariaDB
6 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.13%) Maven
1 2 (5.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (5.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) DBA
2 13 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 10 (25.64%) Administrator
4 6 (15.38%) MySQL DBA
4 6 (15.38%) Product Specialist
5 5 (12.82%) Database Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Lead Developer
6 3 (7.69%) PHP Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Moodle Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.56%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) J2EE
1 2 (5.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Data Structures
1 6 (15.38%) NHS
2 5 (12.82%) Replication
3 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.26%) e-Learning
3 4 (10.26%) PKI
4 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 25 (64.10%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
3 7 (17.95%) Linux
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (30.77%) Migration
3 11 (28.21%) High Availability
4 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.82%) Database Tuning
5 5 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (12.82%) Requirements Management
5 5 (12.82%) Task Automation
5 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
6 4 (10.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (7.69%) Open Source
8 2 (5.13%) DevOps
8 2 (5.13%) JVM Tuning
8 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
8 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.56%) Change Management
9 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.56%) Informatics
9 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 11 (28.21%) PHP
3 5 (12.82%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.26%) VB
4 4 (10.26%) VBScript
5 2 (5.13%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (23.08%) Degree
2 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 8 (20.51%) MCITP
3 8 (20.51%) MCTS
3 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) HNC
4 2 (5.13%) MCSE
5 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.13%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Galera Cluster
2 2 (5.13%) Ansible
2 2 (5.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle