The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 115 102 120
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +18
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 86 111 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.60% 1.88% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.43% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 86 87
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £339 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £352 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4335 4574 5722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.52% 77.34% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3443 3389 4251
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 72
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.38 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% -0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £35.00 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015, 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.

1 106 (73.10%) SQL
2 66 (45.52%) SQL Server
3 59 (40.69%) Oracle
4 46 (31.72%) Finance
5 42 (28.97%) UNIX
6 36 (24.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (23.45%) Windows
8 34 (23.45%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (23.45%) Java
9 32 (22.07%) T-SQL
10 31 (21.38%) ETL
11 30 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 28 (19.31%) Oracle Database
14 27 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 25 (17.24%) PL/SQL
15 25 (17.24%) Linux
16 24 (16.55%) C#
16 24 (16.55%) Banking
17 21 (14.48%) .NET
17 21 (14.48%) Microsoft
17 21 (14.48%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (13.79%) XML
18 20 (13.79%) Shell Script
19 19 (13.10%) Migration
19 19 (13.10%) Sybase
20 18 (12.41%) Oracle Database 11g
21 17 (11.72%) Database Mirroring

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 10 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 9 (6.21%) Apache
3 8 (5.52%) IIS
4 7 (4.83%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.14%) JBoss
6 4 (2.76%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (2.76%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.76%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.07%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.38%) WordPress
8 2 (1.38%) Lync
9 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.69%) WildFly
9 1 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.69%) nginx
9 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.45%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.07%) HFM
2 3 (2.07%) RMDS
3 2 (1.38%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) SaaS
1 4 (2.76%) PaaS
1 4 (2.76%) IaaS
2 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.83%) LAN
1 7 (4.83%) WAN
1 7 (4.83%) SAN
2 6 (4.14%) DNS
3 5 (3.45%) SSL
4 4 (2.76%) HTTP
4 4 (2.76%) Firewall
4 4 (2.76%) iSCSI
4 4 (2.76%) NAS
4 4 (2.76%) FCoE
4 4 (2.76%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (2.76%) Multicast
5 3 (2.07%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.07%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.07%) DHCP
6 2 (1.38%) Internet
7 1 (0.69%) SCCP
7 1 (0.69%) H.323
7 1 (0.69%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.69%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (45.52%) SQL Server
2 36 (24.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (23.45%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (19.31%) Oracle Database
6 25 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (14.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (12.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (9.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (6.21%) Oracle BI EE
10 9 (6.21%) OLAP
10 9 (6.21%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (4.83%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (4.83%) Relational Database
12 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Power View
12 5 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (3.45%) Data Mart
13 4 (2.76%) Star Schema
13 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (2.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (6.90%) Subversion
2 6 (4.14%) Maven
2 6 (4.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.45%) JUnit
4 3 (2.07%) TestDirector
4 3 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (2.07%) NUnit
4 3 (2.07%) Moq
4 3 (2.07%) Mockito
5 2 (1.38%) Ant
5 2 (1.38%) WinDbg
5 2 (1.38%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.69%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.69%) JMeter
6 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
General
1 46 (31.72%) Finance
2 24 (16.55%) Banking
3 10 (6.90%) Marketing
4 9 (6.21%) Retail
4 9 (6.21%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.21%) Advertising
5 4 (2.76%) Front Office
6 2 (1.38%) Back Office
6 2 (1.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 71 (48.97%) Developer
2 30 (20.69%) DBA
3 24 (16.55%) SQL DBA
4 20 (13.79%) Senior Developer
5 19 (13.10%) Java Developer
6 13 (8.97%) Senior Java Developer
7 12 (8.28%) SQL Developer
8 11 (7.59%) SQL Server DBA
9 10 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (6.21%) Consultant
10 9 (6.21%) Analyst
11 7 (4.83%) Oracle DBA
12 6 (4.14%) Architect
12 6 (4.14%) Senior Consultant
12 6 (4.14%) Business Developer
12 6 (4.14%) OBIEE Consultant
13 5 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
13 5 (3.45%) PL/SQL Developer
14 4 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.48%) .NET
2 20 (13.79%) XML
3 12 (8.28%) J2EE
4 11 (7.59%) SOAP
4 11 (7.59%) Web Services
4 11 (7.59%) MDX
5 9 (6.21%) Spring
5 9 (6.21%) HTML
6 8 (5.52%) XSLT
6 8 (5.52%) JMS
7 7 (4.83%) Rendezvous
7 7 (4.83%) Middleware
8 6 (4.14%) JMX
8 6 (4.14%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.45%) XSD
10 4 (2.76%) JDBC
10 4 (2.76%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (2.76%) Ultra Messaging
11 3 (2.07%) WCF
11 3 (2.07%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.34%) Replication
3 14 (9.66%) Clustering
4 10 (6.90%) Computer Science
5 9 (6.21%) Data Centre
6 7 (4.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.76%) Data Integration
7 4 (2.76%) Market Risk
8 3 (2.07%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.07%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (2.07%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.38%) DataPower
9 2 (1.38%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.38%) Derivative
10 1 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.69%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.69%) W3C
10 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (28.97%) UNIX
2 34 (23.45%) Windows
3 25 (17.24%) Linux
4 7 (4.83%) Solaris
5 4 (2.76%) Android
5 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.07%) AIX
6 3 (2.07%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.69%) HPUX
7 1 (0.69%) Debian
7 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (21.38%) ETL
3 30 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (13.10%) Migration
5 17 (11.72%) Database Mirroring
6 16 (11.03%) ITIL
6 16 (11.03%) Data Modelling
7 15 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (9.66%) OO
9 12 (8.28%) OOD
9 12 (8.28%) Multithreading
10 10 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (6.90%) TDD
10 10 (6.90%) Analytics
11 9 (6.21%) SDLC
11 9 (6.21%) Scrum
12 8 (5.52%) Benchmarking
12 8 (5.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (5.52%) Concurrent Programming
12 8 (5.52%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 106 (73.10%) SQL
2 34 (23.45%) Java
3 32 (22.07%) T-SQL
4 25 (17.24%) PL/SQL
5 24 (16.55%) C#
6 20 (13.79%) Shell Script
7 11 (7.59%) Perl
8 10 (6.90%) PowerShell
9 9 (6.21%) Python
10 8 (5.52%) C
11 7 (4.83%) C++
11 7 (4.83%) JavaScript
12 6 (4.14%) Bash Shell
13 5 (3.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (2.76%) PHP
15 3 (2.07%) ANSI SQL
16 2 (1.38%) Ruby
16 2 (1.38%) VBScript
16 2 (1.38%) VB
16 2 (1.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.90%) Degree
3 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.07%) ISEB
4 3 (2.07%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.69%) MCTS
6 1 (0.69%) MCSA
6 1 (0.69%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.59%) QA
2 9 (6.21%) Data Quality
3 6 (4.14%) SLA
4 5 (3.45%) Solvency II
5 2 (1.38%) COREP
5 2 (1.38%) FINREP
5 2 (1.38%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.69%) BS7799
6 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (8.28%) Oracle RAC
1 12 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.52%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.76%) NFS
4 4 (2.76%) Xen
4 4 (2.76%) SRDF
4 4 (2.76%) KVM
5 3 (2.07%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.07%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.38%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.38%) vSphere
7 1 (0.69%) GridGain
7 1 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (5.52%) Data Guard
2 7 (4.83%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (4.14%) Puppet
4 5 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (3.45%) Control-M
5 4 (2.76%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (2.07%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (2.07%) SCCM
7 2 (1.38%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (1.38%) Pingdom
7 2 (1.38%) Graphite
7 2 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.38%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Flashback
8 1 (0.69%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.69%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.69%) SCOM
8 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (40.69%) Oracle
2 21 (14.48%) Microsoft
3 19 (13.10%) Sybase
4 15 (10.34%) VMware
5 10 (6.90%) HP
6 8 (5.52%) Cisco
6 8 (5.52%) IBM
7 7 (4.83%) TIBCO
8 6 (4.14%) WorldPay
9 5 (3.45%) Cognos
9 5 (3.45%) EMC
9 5 (3.45%) Informatica
9 5 (3.45%) NetApp
10 4 (2.76%) Intel
10 4 (2.76%) DataSynapse
10 4 (2.76%) Greenplum
10 4 (2.76%) Red Gate
11 3 (2.07%) Tableau
11 3 (2.07%) Bomgar
11 3 (2.07%) Vertica
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