Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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.

Performance Tuning
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 134 113
Rank change year-on-year -7 -21 -4
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 47 77 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.98% 1.24% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.49% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 34 46
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £324 £258 £298
90th Percentile £464 £450 £472
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +7.59%

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 3996 5180 3935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.04% 83.09% 79.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2552 3089 2258
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 135 173
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £11.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

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 17 November 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 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 17 November 2017. 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 +4 12 - -
Birmingham -10 10 £425 +11.48% 2
Shropshire +23 7 £363 -
Coventry +7 7 £394 +1.61% 1
Staffordshire +5 2 - - 3
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Warwickshire -3 1 £675 +92.86%
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 18 (38.30%) Unix
3 17 (36.17%) SQL Server
3 17 (36.17%) Migration
4 16 (34.04%) Shell Script
5 12 (25.53%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (23.40%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (21.28%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (21.28%) Windows
7 10 (21.28%) Database Tuning
7 10 (21.28%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (19.15%) Data Guard
8 9 (19.15%) Oracle BI EE
8 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database
8 9 (19.15%) Linux
8 9 (19.15%) T-SQL
8 9 (19.15%) Finance
8 9 (19.15%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (17.02%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (17.02%) Data Modelling
9 8 (17.02%) ETL
10 7 (14.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 7 (14.89%) Capacity Management
11 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (10.64%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (10.64%) VMware

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 5 (10.64%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (4.26%) JBoss
3 2 (4.26%) SAS
3 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle 10gAS
Business Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (19.15%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Firewall
1 4 (8.51%) VPN
2 3 (6.38%) LAN
2 3 (6.38%) WAN
3 2 (4.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (19.15%) Oracle BI EE
3 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database
4 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (8.51%) Oracle Discoverer
6 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (6.38%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (4.26%) OLAP
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) DBA
2 12 (25.53%) SQL DBA
3 11 (23.40%) Oracle DBA
4 8 (17.02%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 7 (14.89%) Developer
6 6 (12.77%) Administrator
7 5 (10.64%) Architect
7 5 (10.64%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (8.51%) SQL Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Consultant
9 3 (6.38%) HPUX Systems Administrator
9 3 (6.38%) Network Architect
9 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (6.38%) Unix Administrator
9 3 (6.38%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 2 (4.26%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
10 2 (4.26%) SAS Project Manager
10 2 (4.26%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) J2EE
3 2 (4.26%) JDBC
3 2 (4.26%) MDX
3 2 (4.26%) REST
3 2 (4.26%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.13%) Core Animation
4 1 (2.13%) Core Data
4 1 (2.13%) CSS
4 1 (2.13%) DHTML
4 1 (2.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) RESTful
4 1 (2.13%) WCF
4 1 (2.13%) XHTML
4 1 (2.13%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (4.26%) iPad
1 2 (4.26%) Replication
1 2 (4.26%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.13%) Animation
2 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.13%) SCADA
2 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Unix
2 10 (21.28%) Windows
3 9 (19.15%) Linux
4 5 (10.64%) HPUX
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Migration
2 12 (25.53%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (21.28%) Database Tuning
4 8 (17.02%) Data Modelling
4 8 (17.02%) ETL
5 7 (14.89%) Capacity Management
6 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.64%) High Availability
6 5 (10.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Measurement
8 3 (6.38%) Business Development
8 3 (6.38%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.38%) Physical Data Model
8 3 (6.38%) Project Management
9 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (4.26%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.26%) Load Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 16 (34.04%) Shell Script
3 9 (19.15%) T-SQL
4 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
4 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.26%) Java
6 1 (2.13%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.13%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) CCIE
1 4 (8.51%) CCNP
1 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.26%) SAS Certification
3 1 (2.13%) OCP
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) GDPR
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.38%) NFS
4 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (19.15%) Data Guard
3 7 (14.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (4.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) VMware
3 2 (4.26%) ATG
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco
3 2 (4.26%) CommVault
3 2 (4.26%) Juniper
3 2 (4.26%) Teradata
4 1 (2.13%) 3PAR
4 1 (2.13%) Apple
4 1 (2.13%) F5
4 1 (2.13%) Hitachi
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Informatica
4 1 (2.13%) NetApp
4 1 (2.13%) Radware
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.13%) SAP