Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 128 124
Rank change year-on-year -56 -4 +17
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 15 49 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 1.12% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 1.34% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 44
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £325 £310
90th Percentile £488 £516 £475
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -11.11%

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 4,305 3,648 4,999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.40% 83.19% 83.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,583 2,285 2,901
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 135 113
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £17.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +17.41% -24.29%
10th Percentile £10.91 £11.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £49.00 £38.95
England median hourly rate £22.46 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.16% +4.17% +11.63%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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
Birmingham -25 8 £445 -6.32% 4
Shropshire -26 2 £369 -13.18%
Staffordshire -7 1 - - 3
Solihull -12 1 £425 - 3
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) J2EE
3 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (33.33%) Microservices
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) Spring
5 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Spring Boot
5 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (20.00%) SOLID
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
5 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (20.00%) REST
5 3 (20.00%) Hazelcast
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012

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 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Captiva
1 2 (13.33%) Confluence
1 2 (13.33%) Documentum
1 2 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) JBoss
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (20.00%) Hazelcast
2 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (13.33%) MySQL
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.67%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) Maven
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 4 (26.67%) DBA
3 4 (26.67%) SQL DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Support
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Support Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Azure Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Azure SQL DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (6.67%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) J2EE
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) REST
2 3 (20.00%) Spring
2 3 (20.00%) Spring Boot
3 2 (13.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
1 2 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Microservices
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
2 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (20.00%) SOLID
2 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (13.33%) BDD
3 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Coaching
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (13.33%) High Availability
3 2 (13.33%) Kanban
3 2 (13.33%) Line Management
3 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 2 (13.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCIE
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) AppDynamics
3 2 (13.33%) Atlassian
3 2 (13.33%) Dynatrace
3 2 (13.33%) EMC
3 2 (13.33%) OpenText
3 2 (13.33%) Pega
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) MuleSoft
4 1 (6.67%) RedGate
4 1 (6.67%) VMware