Period
to 3 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Performance Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Optimisation over the 6 months to 3 June 2020 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 Optimisation
England > West Midlands
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 120 184 192
Rank change year-on-year +64 +8 -27
Contract jobs citing Performance Optimisation 1 3 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.050% 0.066% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.060% 0.076% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +33.93%
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -63.64% +22.22% -

Performance Optimisation 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,666 3,939 4,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.80% 86.59% 84.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 2,427 2,559
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £271 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 108 176
Median hourly rate £20.56 £20.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.51% +30.65% -27.37%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.20 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.25 £45.42 £39.38
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -12.00%

Performance Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Performance Optimisation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Optimisation in the West Midlands

Performance Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Performance Optimisation in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Performance Optimisation in the West Midlands

Performance Optimisation
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 3 June 2020. 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
Birmingham +26 1 - - 2
Performance Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Optimisation 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Performance Optimisation.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) OLAP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) OLTP
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering

Performance Optimisation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) OLAP
1 1 (100.00%) OLTP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DBA
1 1 (100.00%) NHS DBA
1 1 (100.00%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering