The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Tuning
England / Yorkshire
Rank 114 106 91
Rank change year-on-year -8 -15  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 13 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.60% 1.17% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.45% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 26
Median daily rate £425 £413 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +30.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £333 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1781 2280 2161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.45% 80.97% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 1542 1396
Median daily rate £410 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 65 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.34 £35.00 £36.00
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 Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Tuning in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in Yorkshire

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in Yorkshire

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
West Yorkshire -4 6 £438 +6.06% 8
South Yorkshire -5 4 £413 -13.15%
North Yorkshire +6 1 - - 1
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 24 (80.00%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) Oracle
2 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (36.67%) Windows
3 11 (36.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (33.33%) Linux
5 9 (30.00%) Unix
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (26.67%) Replication
7 7 (23.33%) Finance
7 7 (23.33%) ETL
7 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
8 6 (20.00%) High Availability
8 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (20.00%) NetApp
9 5 (16.67%) Change Management
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (16.67%) Migration
9 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 5 (16.67%) AWK
9 5 (16.67%) DB2 UDB
9 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (16.67%) HACMP
9 5 (16.67%) OLTP
9 5 (16.67%) DB2
9 5 (16.67%) PL/SQL
9 5 (16.67%) T-SQL

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 (6.67%) Apache
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.33%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) DataSynapse
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) FCoE
2 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) Multicast
2 1 (3.33%) NAS
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
4 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (16.67%) DB2
5 5 (16.67%) DB2 UDB
5 5 (16.67%) OLTP
5 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (13.33%) MySQL
6 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (6.67%) Big Data
8 2 (6.67%) MariaDB
8 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (3.33%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Ant
1 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) JMeter
1 1 (3.33%) Maven
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) DBA
2 10 (33.33%) Administrator
3 9 (30.00%) SQL DBA
4 6 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
5 5 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
6 4 (13.33%) DB2 Administrator
6 4 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (10.00%) Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
8 2 (6.67%) MySQL DBA
9 1 (3.33%) Analyst
9 1 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
9 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (3.33%) J2EE Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 1 (3.33%) JSP Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Progress DBA
9 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (3.33%) SQL Developer
9 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) XML
2 2 (6.67%) XSLT
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) Google Maps API
3 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) J2EE
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) JSP
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) Rendezvous
3 1 (3.33%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Replication
2 5 (16.67%) HACMP
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) Fintech
5 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Linux
3 9 (30.00%) Unix
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (23.33%) ETL
3 6 (20.00%) High Availability
4 5 (16.67%) Change Management
4 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) Database Tuning
6 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (6.67%) Data Extraction
7 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (6.67%) SOA
8 1 (3.33%) Analytics
8 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
8 1 (3.33%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) AWK
2 5 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (10.00%) Java
4 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) Perl
5 2 (6.67%) Progress 4GL
6 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.33%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) R
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) MCSA
2 2 (6.67%) MCSE
2 2 (6.67%) OCP
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.33%) HNC
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) KVM
3 1 (3.33%) NFS
3 1 (3.33%) SRDF
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (6.67%) Data Guard
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) NetApp
4 3 (10.00%) IDERA
4 3 (10.00%) RedGate
5 2 (6.67%) Progress
5 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) EMC
6 1 (3.33%) Google
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) Intel
6 1 (3.33%) Sybase
6 1 (3.33%) Tableau
6 1 (3.33%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.33%) VMware