Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 January 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 128 112
Rank change year-on-year -13 -16 +11
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 40 70 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.86% 1.29% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.56% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 34 61
West Midlands median daily rate £418 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.84% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £317 £225 £288
90th Percentile £466 £450 £475
England median daily rate £448 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.29% +3.03% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.63% -2.35% +11.84%

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 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 3,827 4,481 4,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.59% 82.54% 81.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,430 2,707 2,264
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £245
90th Percentile £550 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 133 165
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.98 £21.26 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +6.30% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.90 £10.98
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.86 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in the West Midlands

Performance Tuning
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 Tuning in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in the West Midlands

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the West Midlands

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in the West Midlands

Performance Tuning
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 Tuning within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Solihull +9 10 - -
Birmingham -18 10 £425 +13.33% 3
Shropshire +17 7 £363 -30.95%
Coventry +1 4 £400 -3.03% 6
Staffordshire +2 3 £325 +30.00% 6
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 19 (47.50%) Oracle
2 16 (40.00%) SQL
3 15 (37.50%) Unix
3 15 (37.50%) Migration
4 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
5 12 (30.00%) Shell Script
6 11 (27.50%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (22.50%) Finance
8 8 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (20.00%) Database Tuning
9 7 (17.50%) Capacity Management
9 7 (17.50%) T-SQL
9 7 (17.50%) Windows
10 6 (15.00%) Linux
10 6 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
10 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (15.00%) Data Guard
10 6 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (12.50%) VMware
11 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (12.50%) HPUX

Performance Tuning
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.50%) JBoss
2 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
4 1 (2.50%) Liferay
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Firewall
1 4 (10.00%) VPN
2 3 (7.50%) Internet
2 3 (7.50%) LAN
2 3 (7.50%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (7.50%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (2.50%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (2.50%) SAP HANA
9 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) JUnit
2 1 (2.50%) Maven
2 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.50%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
2 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) DBA
2 10 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
3 8 (20.00%) Developer
3 8 (20.00%) SQL DBA
4 6 (15.00%) Administrator
4 6 (15.00%) Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (10.00%) SQL Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) HPUX Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Network Architect
7 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 2 (5.00%) Lead Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (5.00%) SSIS Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Capacity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Web Services
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) J2EE
2 3 (7.50%) REST
3 2 (5.00%) JDBC
3 2 (5.00%) jQuery
3 2 (5.00%) SOAP
3 2 (5.00%) WCF
4 1 (2.50%) Ajax
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) CSS3
4 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) JSR 168
4 1 (2.50%) MDX
4 1 (2.50%) RESTful
4 1 (2.50%) Spring
4 1 (2.50%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.00%) iPad
1 2 (5.00%) Replication
1 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Animation
2 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.50%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Unix
2 7 (17.50%) Windows
3 6 (15.00%) Linux
4 5 (12.50%) HPUX
5 1 (2.50%) AIX
5 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Migration
2 11 (27.50%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (20.00%) Database Tuning
4 7 (17.50%) Capacity Management
5 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 5 (12.50%) ETL
5 5 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Measurement
7 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.50%) Business Development
7 3 (7.50%) Data Migration
7 3 (7.50%) High Availability
7 3 (7.50%) Physical Data Model
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
8 2 (5.00%) B2C
8 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 12 (30.00%) Shell Script
3 7 (17.50%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.50%) Java
5 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.00%) C#
7 1 (2.50%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.50%) Korn
7 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) CCIE
1 4 (10.00%) CCNP
1 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) NFS
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (15.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) ATG
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco
3 2 (5.00%) IBM
3 2 (5.00%) Juniper
3 2 (5.00%) Teradata
4 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (2.50%) Apple
4 1 (2.50%) F5
4 1 (2.50%) Hitachi
4 1 (2.50%) NetApp
4 1 (2.50%) Radware
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) SAP