Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 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 Optimisation
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 - 183
Rank change year-on-year - +183 +29
Contract jobs citing Performance Optimisation 21 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.54% - 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% - 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 3
West Midlands median daily rate £463 - £380
10th Percentile £369 - £365
90th Percentile £495 - £439
England median daily rate £475 £560 £488
% change year-on-year -15.18% +14.87% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £120.50 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +244.29% -22.22% +6.51%

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 3,282 4,372 3,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.96% 86.15% 84.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,117 2,658 2,539
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £269 £240
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 169 135
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.75 £15.85 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.99% -31.09% +31.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.58 £37.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.90 £23.14
% change year-on-year +9.59% -5.36% +2.84%

Performance Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Performance Optimisation as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Optimisation in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Optimisation in the West Midlands

Performance Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 12 November 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
Coventry - 6 £388 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
Performance Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 21 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 20 (95.24%) Azure
2 20 (95.24%) TDD
2 20 (95.24%) C#
2 20 (95.24%) SQL
2 20 (95.24%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (95.24%) Azure SQL Database
2 20 (95.24%) GitHub
2 20 (95.24%) Power BI
2 20 (95.24%) Power Platform
3 18 (85.71%) Relational Database
3 18 (85.71%) Data Security
4 17 (80.95%) JSON
4 17 (80.95%) ETL
4 17 (80.95%) XML
5 14 (66.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 12 (57.14%) Technical Leadership
7 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (28.57%) .NET
10 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
12 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
13 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
13 2 (9.52%) PaaS
13 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
14 1 (4.76%) Public Sector
14 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
14 1 (4.76%) Application Virtualisation
14 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning

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:

Cloud Services
1 20 (95.24%) Azure
1 20 (95.24%) GitHub
1 20 (95.24%) Power Platform
2 2 (9.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (95.24%) Azure SQL Database
1 20 (95.24%) Data Warehouse
1 20 (95.24%) Power BI
2 18 (85.71%) Relational Database
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Back Office
1 1 (4.76%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 13 (61.90%) Azure Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Database Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Azure Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Database Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Backend Developer
6 2 (9.52%) ETL Developer
7 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (80.95%) JSON
1 17 (80.95%) XML
2 6 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) TDD
2 18 (85.71%) Data Security
3 17 (80.95%) ETL
4 14 (66.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 12 (57.14%) Technical Leadership
6 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
9 1 (4.76%) Application Virtualisation
9 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 20 (95.24%) C#
2 20 (95.24%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.76%) XenApp
1 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Citrix
1 1 (4.76%) Ivanti
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft