Period
to 18 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 82 81
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 18 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.16% 0.69% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.81% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 3
Wales median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £338 £329 £298
90th Percentile £465 £384 £458
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -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 1,368 982 940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.43% 84.95% 82.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 683 648
Wales median daily rate £413 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% - +6.90%
10th Percentile £285 £192 £210
90th Percentile £575 £538 £533
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 63 46
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +72.41% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.13
90th Percentile £32.10 £58.75 £66.25
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%

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 September 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 September 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 -14 18 £425 +21.43% 2
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (38.89%) SAN
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 7 (38.89%) Requirements Management
4 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Data Structures
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
5 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 6 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (33.33%) Server Management
5 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 6 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 6 (33.33%) JVM Tuning
5 6 (33.33%) Ansible
5 6 (33.33%) DevOps
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Maven
5 6 (33.33%) PKI
5 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 6 (33.33%) QA
5 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (33.33%) JBoss

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 6 (33.33%) Apache
1 6 (33.33%) JBoss
1 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) SAN
2 6 (33.33%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) HTTP
2 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 6 (33.33%) Maven
1 6 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (22.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Administrator
2 6 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 6 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 6 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) DBA
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) MySQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) J2EE
1 6 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Data Structures
2 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (33.33%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
1 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (38.89%) Requirements Management
1 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) DevOps
2 6 (33.33%) JVM Tuning
2 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 6 (33.33%) Server Management
2 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 5 (27.78%) Data Migration
3 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) BDD
5 1 (5.56%) Database Security
5 1 (5.56%) Database Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.56%) High Availability
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
1 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 6 (33.33%) VB
1 6 (33.33%) VBScript
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) HNC
3 4 (22.22%) MCSE
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 6 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
1 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle