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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Tuning
England / West Midlands
Rank 86 93 109
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 30 37 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.31% 1.39% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.68% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 4
Median daily rate £375 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £320 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +17.33%  

Performance Tuning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1824 2198 1839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.93% 82.51% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1212 1042
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 44 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.74 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 14 £375 +7.14% 4
Shropshire - 5 £425 -
Staffordshire +5 3 £250 -
Warwickshire - 3 £425 -
Coventry -5 1 - - 3
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 23 (41.82%) SQL
2 15 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 14 (25.45%) Migration
4 13 (23.64%) Finance
4 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
5 12 (21.82%) Oracle
6 11 (20.00%) Windows
7 10 (18.18%) Java
7 10 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (18.18%) Relational Database
8 9 (16.36%) T-SQL
8 9 (16.36%) J2EE
8 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
8 9 (16.36%) IBM
8 9 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (14.55%) Linux
9 8 (14.55%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (14.55%) Oracle Database
9 8 (14.55%) Mentoring
10 7 (12.73%) Spring Boot
10 7 (12.73%) REST
10 7 (12.73%) AngularJS
10 7 (12.73%) Hazelcast
10 7 (12.73%) jQuery
10 7 (12.73%) Web Development
10 7 (12.73%) Degree
10 7 (12.73%) Unix
10 7 (12.73%) ETL
10 7 (12.73%) JavaScript

Performance Tuning
Top Related 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 5 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (5.45%) SAS
4 2 (3.64%) Apache Pig
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.64%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.64%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (1.82%) Apache
5 1 (1.82%) IIS
5 1 (1.82%) JBoss
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.82%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Network Security
2 3 (5.45%) SAN
3 2 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.82%) BGP
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.82%) DHCP
4 1 (1.82%) DNS
4 1 (1.82%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.82%) Firewall
4 1 (1.82%) FTP
4 1 (1.82%) HTTP
4 1 (1.82%) OSPF
4 1 (1.82%) RIP
4 1 (1.82%) SSH
4 1 (1.82%) TACACS
4 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.82%) VPN
4 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 10 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (14.55%) Oracle Database
4 7 (12.73%) Hazelcast
5 6 (10.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (7.27%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (7.27%) RDBMS
7 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (5.45%) Cloudera CDH
8 3 (5.45%) Hadoop
8 3 (5.45%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (5.45%) Pentaho
8 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (3.64%) Apache Hive
9 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MSI
2 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.82%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (23.64%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.09%) Electronics
4 4 (7.27%) Local Government
5 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.64%) Retail
6 1 (1.82%) Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) DBA
2 16 (29.09%) Developer
3 12 (21.82%) SQL DBA
4 8 (14.55%) Java Developer
5 7 (12.73%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (9.09%) Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Administrator
7 4 (7.27%) Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (7.27%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Hadoop Administrator
8 3 (5.45%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 3 (5.45%) Senior DBA
8 3 (5.45%) Senior SQL DBA
8 3 (5.45%) Senior SQL Server DBA
8 3 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.64%) Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Database Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) J2EE
2 7 (12.73%) AngularJS
2 7 (12.73%) Hibernate
2 7 (12.73%) HTML
2 7 (12.73%) jQuery
2 7 (12.73%) REST
2 7 (12.73%) Spring
2 7 (12.73%) Spring Boot
3 5 (9.09%) .NET
4 2 (3.64%) JMS
4 2 (3.64%) SOAP
4 2 (3.64%) Web Services
5 1 (1.82%) JDBC
5 1 (1.82%) LAMP
5 1 (1.82%) MDX
5 1 (1.82%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.82%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Replication
3 2 (3.64%) Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Linux
3 7 (12.73%) Unix
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Migration
2 9 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.55%) Mentoring
3 8 (14.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (12.73%) ETL
4 7 (12.73%) SOLID
4 7 (12.73%) Web Development
5 6 (10.91%) ITIL
5 6 (10.91%) Problem Management
5 6 (10.91%) Visualisation
6 5 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.27%) Analytics
7 4 (7.27%) Capacity Management
7 4 (7.27%) Database Tuning
7 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.27%) Presales
8 3 (5.45%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) SQL
2 10 (18.18%) Java
3 9 (16.36%) T-SQL
4 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.73%) Shell Script
5 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.82%) C
6 1 (1.82%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby
6 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.45%) OCP
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (3.64%) MCITP
4 2 (3.64%) MCTS
4 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) CCNP
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.45%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Data Guard
2 3 (5.45%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.82%) Oracle
3 9 (16.36%) IBM
4 7 (12.73%) VMware
5 5 (9.09%) SAP
5 5 (9.09%) Veritas
6 4 (7.27%) HP
6 4 (7.27%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.45%) Cloudera
7 3 (5.45%) Dell
7 3 (5.45%) Splunk
8 2 (3.64%) Citrix
8 2 (3.64%) Informatica
9 1 (1.82%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.82%) Cisco
9 1 (1.82%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.82%) PTC
9 1 (1.82%) Remedy
9 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
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