Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 116 109
Rank change year-on-year -33 -7 +26
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 35 65 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.73% 1.40% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.72% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 59
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £308 £225 £301
90th Percentile £488 £520 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.67%

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 4,009 3,769 4,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.06% 81.28% 83.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,513 2,360 2,437
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +5.44%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £546
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 141 127
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £17.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +14.21% -20.22%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £38.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +10.71%

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 April 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 April 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 -34 12 £425 +9.68% 2
Solihull - 10 £425 -
Shropshire -12 7 £375 -11.76% 1
Staffordshire -3 2 £325 +30.00% 3
Coventry -5 2 £375 +5.63% 3
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 17 (48.57%) Oracle
2 16 (45.71%) Migration
3 15 (42.86%) Unix
4 14 (40.00%) SQL
5 12 (34.29%) Shell Script
6 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 8 (22.86%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (22.86%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (22.86%) Database Tuning
7 8 (22.86%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (20.00%) Java
9 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
9 6 (17.14%) J2EE
9 6 (17.14%) WebLogic
9 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
9 6 (17.14%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (17.14%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (17.14%) Data Guard
9 6 (17.14%) Capacity Management
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (14.29%) Finance
10 5 (14.29%) Banking
10 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (14.29%) Windows

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 6 (17.14%) WebLogic
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
2 3 (8.57%) JBoss
3 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.86%) Captiva
4 1 (2.86%) CMS
4 1 (2.86%) Confluence
4 1 (2.86%) Documentum
4 1 (2.86%) Liferay
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) VPN
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
6 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (8.57%) Hazelcast
6 3 (8.57%) MySQL
6 3 (8.57%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
6 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.86%) SAP HANA
8 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.71%) Maven
3 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) JUnit
3 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.86%) Selenium
3 1 (2.86%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 5 (14.29%) Banking
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) DBA
2 9 (25.71%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Oracle DBA
3 6 (17.14%) Oracle Applications DBA
3 6 (17.14%) SQL DBA
4 5 (14.29%) Administrator
4 5 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.57%) HPUX Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.57%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (8.57%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.71%) Applications Support Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Support Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) J2EE
2 4 (11.43%) REST
2 4 (11.43%) Spring
3 3 (8.57%) .NET
3 3 (8.57%) Spring Boot
4 2 (5.71%) jQuery
4 2 (5.71%) LAMP
5 1 (2.86%) Ajax
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.86%) Core Animation
5 1 (2.86%) Core Data
5 1 (2.86%) CSS3
5 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.86%) HTML
5 1 (2.86%) HTML5
5 1 (2.86%) JSR 168
5 1 (2.86%) RESTful
5 1 (2.86%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.71%) Replication
2 1 (2.86%) Animation
2 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
2 1 (2.86%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Unix
2 5 (14.29%) HPUX
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 5 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.86%) AIX
4 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Migration
2 8 (22.86%) Database Tuning
3 6 (17.14%) Capacity Management
4 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
5 4 (11.43%) Microservices
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (11.43%) SOLID
6 3 (8.57%) Business Development
6 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.57%) ETL
6 3 (8.57%) Multithreaded Programming
6 3 (8.57%) Multithreading
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Measurement
6 3 (8.57%) Physical Data Model
6 3 (8.57%) Project Management
7 2 (5.71%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 12 (34.29%) Shell Script
3 7 (20.00%) Java
4 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.71%) Perl
5 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.86%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.86%) C#
6 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.86%) Korn
6 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) CCIE
1 1 (2.86%) CCNP
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (8.57%) NFS
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) Docker
4 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (17.14%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.86%) Puppet
3 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.71%) AppDynamics
4 2 (5.71%) Dynatrace
4 2 (5.71%) IBM
4 2 (5.71%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.86%) Apple
5 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) EMC
5 1 (2.86%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.86%) Juniper
5 1 (2.86%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.86%) NetApp
5 1 (2.86%) OpenText
5 1 (2.86%) Pega
5 1 (2.86%) RedGate
5 1 (2.86%) SAP