The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 107 103 114
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 88 120 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.55% 1.70% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.25% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 91 90
Average daily rate
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£485 £513 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% +20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £338 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £51.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +104.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +14.92%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4300 5344 5715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.54% 75.69% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3195 4002 4241
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 101 80
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.97 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.19% +9.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.40 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.23 £59.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Performance Tuning
London

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Tuning across the City of London region.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning across the City of London region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning across the City of London region.

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Performance Tuning also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Tuning.

1 110 (67.07%) SQL
2 91 (55.49%) Oracle
3 66 (40.24%) Banking
4 56 (34.15%) SQL Server
5 55 (33.54%) Finance
6 53 (32.32%) Oracle Database
7 44 (26.83%) Java
8 38 (23.17%) Data Warehouse
9 36 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 34 (20.73%) PL/SQL
11 33 (20.12%) Linux
12 31 (18.90%) Microsoft
12 31 (18.90%) Investment Banking
13 27 (16.46%) ETL
13 27 (16.46%) Oracle Database 11g
13 27 (16.46%) Relational Database
14 25 (15.24%) Multithreading
14 25 (15.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (14.63%) UNIX
15 24 (14.63%) Oracle RAC
16 22 (13.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 21 (12.80%) T-SQL
18 20 (12.20%) Windows
18 20 (12.20%) Oracle Database 10g
19 19 (11.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 19 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
19 19 (11.59%) Sybase
19 19 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
20 18 (10.98%) Low Latency
20 18 (10.98%) Migration

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Performance Tuning also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Tuning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (7.93%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.10%) Tomcat
3 9 (5.49%) Apache
4 8 (4.88%) WebLogic
4 8 (4.88%) IIS
5 7 (4.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (3.05%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (3.05%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (1.83%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.83%) Confluence
9 2 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.61%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.61%) Jetty
10 1 (0.61%) Lightstreamer
10 1 (0.61%) nginx
10 1 (0.61%) SAS
10 1 (0.61%) CICS
10 1 (0.61%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.27%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.44%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (2.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (2.44%) RMDS
4 2 (1.22%) Siebel Analytics
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.61%) GitHub
2 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.32%) Multicast
2 9 (5.49%) SAN
3 8 (4.88%) NAS
3 8 (4.88%) FCoE
3 8 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (4.88%) LAN
3 8 (4.88%) WAN
4 6 (3.66%) HTTP
5 4 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.44%) LDAP
5 4 (2.44%) Firewall
6 3 (1.83%) Internet
6 3 (1.83%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.22%) X.509
7 2 (1.22%) SSH
7 2 (1.22%) FTP
7 2 (1.22%) DNS
7 2 (1.22%) SSL
8 1 (0.61%) SNMP
8 1 (0.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (34.15%) SQL Server
2 53 (32.32%) Oracle Database
3 38 (23.17%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (16.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 27 (16.46%) Relational Database
6 25 (15.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (13.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (12.20%) Oracle Database 10g
9 19 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (9.15%) RDBMS
11 14 (8.54%) MySQL
12 8 (4.88%) SQLPlus
12 8 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (4.88%) Hadoop
13 7 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (4.27%) Oracle Database 12c
13 7 (4.27%) OLTP
13 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (3.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (3.66%) Maven
2 5 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.44%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.44%) JDeveloper
3 4 (2.44%) NUnit
3 4 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.44%) Subversion
4 3 (1.83%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.83%) NCover
4 3 (1.83%) JIRA
5 2 (1.22%) Ant
5 2 (1.22%) JUnit
6 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.61%) Toad
6 1 (0.61%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.61%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.61%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Ivy
General
1 66 (40.24%) Banking
2 55 (33.54%) Finance
3 31 (18.90%) Investment Banking
4 10 (6.10%) Front Office
4 10 (6.10%) Back Office
5 8 (4.88%) Retail
5 8 (4.88%) Billing
5 8 (4.88%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.05%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.44%) Legal
8 2 (1.22%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.61%) Publishing
9 1 (0.61%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Marketing
9 1 (0.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 76 (46.34%) Developer
2 36 (21.95%) DBA
3 21 (12.80%) Architect
4 18 (10.98%) SQL Developer
5 17 (10.37%) Java Developer
6 16 (9.76%) Oracle DBA
7 13 (7.93%) SQL DBA
8 10 (6.10%) Oracle Developer
8 10 (6.10%) Consultant
8 10 (6.10%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.10%) ETL Developer
9 9 (5.49%) Oracle Consultant
10 7 (4.27%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (4.27%) Programmer
10 7 (4.27%) Analyst
10 7 (4.27%) Database Developer
11 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Developer
11 6 (3.66%) Java Programmer
11 6 (3.66%) MySQL DBA
12 5 (3.05%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.37%) .NET
2 12 (7.32%) XML
3 10 (6.10%) JDBC
3 10 (6.10%) Middleware
3 10 (6.10%) Spring
4 9 (5.49%) Web Services
5 8 (4.88%) HTML
6 7 (4.27%) XSLT
6 7 (4.27%) JMS
7 6 (3.66%) CSS
7 6 (3.66%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (3.66%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.66%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (3.05%) WebCenter
8 5 (3.05%) jQuery
9 4 (2.44%) XSL
9 4 (2.44%) Rendezvous
10 3 (1.83%) XSD
10 3 (1.83%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (10.37%) Replication
3 15 (9.15%) Computer Science
4 14 (8.54%) Derivative
5 11 (6.71%) VWAP
5 11 (6.71%) TWAP
6 8 (4.88%) Clustering
7 6 (3.66%) Mathematics
8 5 (3.05%) Data Integration
9 4 (2.44%) Market Risk
9 4 (2.44%) N-Tier
9 4 (2.44%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (1.22%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.22%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.22%) Statistics
10 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.22%) Data Extraction
10 2 (1.22%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.22%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.12%) Linux
2 24 (14.63%) UNIX
3 20 (12.20%) Windows
4 16 (9.76%) Solaris
5 11 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.66%) Debian
7 3 (1.83%) CentOS
8 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.61%) AIX
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.61%) zOS
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.46%) ETL
2 25 (15.24%) Multithreading
3 19 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (10.98%) Migration
4 18 (10.98%) Low Latency
5 15 (9.15%) SOA
6 14 (8.54%) Data Modelling
7 13 (7.93%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (7.93%) Database Tuning
8 12 (7.32%) Release Management
8 12 (7.32%) UML
9 11 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (6.71%) TDD
9 11 (6.71%) Algorithmic Trading
10 9 (5.49%) E-Commerce
10 9 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (5.49%) Analytics
11 8 (4.88%) Change Management
11 8 (4.88%) Benchmarking
12 7 (4.27%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 110 (67.07%) SQL
2 44 (26.83%) Java
3 34 (20.73%) PL/SQL
4 21 (12.80%) T-SQL
5 17 (10.37%) Shell Script
6 16 (9.76%) C#
7 12 (7.32%) Perl
8 10 (6.10%) JavaScript
8 10 (6.10%) Python
9 6 (3.66%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.05%) VBA
11 4 (2.44%) C
11 4 (2.44%) VBScript
12 3 (1.83%) C++
13 2 (1.22%) VB
13 2 (1.22%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.22%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.61%) R
14 1 (0.61%) Ruby
14 1 (0.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (9.76%) Degree
2 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.83%) ISEB
3 3 (1.83%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.22%) MCSA
5 1 (0.61%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.61%) PhD
5 1 (0.61%) CCNA
5 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.61%) CCEA
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.61%) RHCE
5 1 (0.61%) MCTS
5 1 (0.61%) MCITP
5 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) MCP
5 1 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.71%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) EMIR
2 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (14.63%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (4.88%) SRDF
2 8 (4.88%) NFS
3 5 (3.05%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.83%) Xen
4 3 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.83%) KVM
5 1 (0.61%) HDFS
5 1 (0.61%) Varnish
5 1 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.61%) XenApp
5 1 (0.61%) XenServer
5 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (6.71%) Puppet
2 9 (5.49%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.22%) Control-M
3 2 (1.22%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (0.61%) Foglight
4 1 (0.61%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.61%) SCOM
4 1 (0.61%) Oozie
4 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 91 (55.49%) Oracle
2 31 (18.90%) Microsoft
3 19 (11.59%) Sybase
4 14 (8.54%) Business Objects
5 9 (5.49%) Cisco
5 9 (5.49%) IBM
5 9 (5.49%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.88%) EMC
6 8 (4.88%) Intel
6 8 (4.88%) NetApp
7 6 (3.66%) TIBCO
8 5 (3.05%) Informatica
9 4 (2.44%) Sun
9 4 (2.44%) DataSynapse
9 4 (2.44%) 29West
10 3 (1.83%) Percona
10 3 (1.83%) VMware
11 2 (1.22%) Teradata
11 2 (1.22%) Axway
11 2 (1.22%) StatPro
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