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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 87 98
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 30 53 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.49% 1.78% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 2.15% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 13
Median daily rate £388 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -38.46%  

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 1676 2464 1832
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.60% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1476 1142
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 76
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -7.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +18 9 £494 +31.66% 1
Wolverhampton - 5 £350 -
Coventry +10 3 £388 -3.12% 5
Warwickshire +7 2 £446 +5.00%
Solihull -12 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Staffordshire +1 1 - - 2
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 33 (54.10%) SQL
2 23 (37.70%) SQL Server
3 21 (34.43%) Migration
4 16 (26.23%) Oracle
5 12 (19.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (19.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (18.03%) PL/SQL
6 11 (18.03%) T-SQL
7 10 (16.39%) Data Modelling
8 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
8 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (14.75%) Mentoring
8 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (13.11%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (13.11%) Data Migration
9 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
9 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
9 8 (13.11%) Finance
9 8 (13.11%) Scrum
9 8 (13.11%) VMware
9 8 (13.11%) Windows
10 7 (11.48%) Linux
10 7 (11.48%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (11.48%) ETL
10 7 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
10 7 (11.48%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
10 7 (11.48%) High Availability

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 (8.20%) SAS
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (3.28%) Apache Pig
3 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) Network Security
2 3 (4.92%) SAN
3 2 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.64%) BGP
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.64%) DHCP
4 1 (1.64%) DNS
4 1 (1.64%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.64%) Firewall
4 1 (1.64%) FTP
4 1 (1.64%) OSPF
4 1 (1.64%) RIP
4 1 (1.64%) SSH
4 1 (1.64%) TACACS
4 1 (1.64%) VPN
4 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (37.70%) SQL Server
2 12 (19.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (11.48%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (11.48%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
5 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
5 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (6.56%) Hazelcast
7 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (4.92%) Cloudera CDH
8 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
8 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (4.92%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MSI
2 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.64%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.20%) Electronics
4 4 (6.56%) Marketing
5 3 (4.92%) Local Government
6 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (44.26%) DBA
2 22 (36.07%) SQL DBA
3 11 (18.03%) SQL Server DBA
4 9 (14.75%) Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Data Migration Specialist
5 6 (9.84%) Migration Specialist
6 4 (6.56%) Administrator
6 4 (6.56%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Oracle Specialist
6 4 (6.56%) PostgreSQL Specialist
6 4 (6.56%) Senior DBA
6 4 (6.56%) Senior SQL DBA
6 4 (6.56%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 3 (4.92%) Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Hadoop Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.28%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.28%) SAS Project Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Wintel Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) .NET
1 5 (8.20%) HTML
2 4 (6.56%) AngularJS
2 4 (6.56%) Hibernate
2 4 (6.56%) J2EE
2 4 (6.56%) jQuery
2 4 (6.56%) REST
2 4 (6.56%) Spring
2 4 (6.56%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.64%) CSS
3 1 (1.64%) DHTML
3 1 (1.64%) MDX
3 1 (1.64%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Clustering
1 6 (9.84%) Replication
2 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.28%) SCADA
5 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.64%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Linux
3 6 (9.84%) Unix
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) HPUX
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.64%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Migration
2 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (16.39%) Data Modelling
4 9 (14.75%) Mentoring
5 8 (13.11%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (13.11%) Data Migration
5 8 (13.11%) Scrum
6 7 (11.48%) ETL
6 7 (11.48%) High Availability
7 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (8.20%) Change Management
8 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.20%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (8.20%) Incident Management
8 5 (8.20%) Problem Management
9 4 (6.56%) Data Mapping
9 4 (6.56%) SOLID
9 4 (6.56%) Visualisation
9 4 (6.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (54.10%) SQL
2 11 (18.03%) PL/SQL
2 11 (18.03%) T-SQL
3 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
3 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.56%) Java
4 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.64%) C
5 1 (1.64%) C++
5 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
1 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) Degree
3 5 (8.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) SAS Certification
5 1 (1.64%) CCNP
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.64%) MCITP
5 1 (1.64%) MCTS
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.64%) OCP
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) GDPR
2 1 (1.64%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.20%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (3.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) vCenter Server
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (6.56%) SCOM
3 3 (4.92%) Data Guard
4 2 (3.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) Oracle
2 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.11%) VMware
4 6 (9.84%) IBM
5 5 (8.20%) Veritas
6 4 (6.56%) HP
6 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.92%) Cloudera
7 3 (4.92%) Dell
7 3 (4.92%) Informatica
7 3 (4.92%) Splunk
8 2 (3.28%) Citrix
8 2 (3.28%) CommVault
8 2 (3.28%) SAP
9 1 (1.64%) Cisco
9 1 (1.64%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.64%) PTC
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