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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 92 113 125
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +12
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 113 124 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.94% 1.72% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 2.24% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 95 71
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£488 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £358 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.47%
Performance Tuning
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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
4445 5527 5825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.44% 76.55% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3360 4080 4298
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 70 91
Average hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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.

1 114 (55.61%) SQL
2 95 (46.34%) Oracle
3 76 (37.07%) Banking
4 67 (32.68%) Finance
5 65 (31.71%) SQL Server
6 60 (29.27%) Java
7 43 (20.98%) Oracle Database
8 40 (19.51%) Linux
9 39 (19.02%) Data Warehouse
10 35 (17.07%) UNIX
10 35 (17.07%) Windows
11 34 (16.59%) Low Latency
12 33 (16.10%) Microsoft
12 33 (16.10%) Multithreading
13 32 (15.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 30 (14.63%) Relational Database
15 28 (13.66%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (13.66%) Investment Banking
16 27 (13.17%) PL/SQL
16 27 (13.17%) T-SQL
16 27 (13.17%) Sybase
17 26 (12.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 26 (12.68%) Replication
18 24 (11.71%) Algorithmic Trading
19 23 (11.22%) Oracle Database 11g
19 23 (11.22%) VWAP
19 23 (11.22%) TWAP
19 23 (11.22%) Shell Script
19 23 (11.22%) Business Objects
20 22 (10.73%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (5.85%) IIS
2 11 (5.37%) WebLogic
2 11 (5.37%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.90%) Apache
4 7 (3.41%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.93%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.44%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (2.44%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (1.95%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (1.46%) Confluence
9 2 (0.98%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.49%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.49%) SAS
10 1 (0.49%) CICS
10 1 (0.49%) Node.js
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.49%) Lightstreamer
Applications
1 12 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.46%) SimCorp Dimension
1 3 (1.46%) RMDS
2 2 (0.98%) Siebel Analytics
2 2 (0.98%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.98%) Documaker
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.98%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.98%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.49%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.49%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.80%) SAN
1 16 (7.80%) Multicast
2 12 (5.85%) DNS
3 11 (5.37%) LAN
4 10 (4.88%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.39%) LDAP
5 9 (4.39%) WAN
5 9 (4.39%) NAS
6 8 (3.90%) FCoE
6 8 (3.90%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (2.44%) DMZ
7 5 (2.44%) Internet
7 5 (2.44%) HTTP
8 4 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.95%) Firewall
9 3 (1.46%) BGP
9 3 (1.46%) Wireless
9 3 (1.46%) Broadband
9 3 (1.46%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.98%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 43 (20.98%) Oracle Database
3 39 (19.02%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (15.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (14.63%) Relational Database
6 23 (11.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 22 (10.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (10.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (9.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (8.78%) Oracle Database 10g
10 17 (8.29%) MySQL
11 16 (7.80%) RDBMS
12 9 (4.39%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (3.90%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (2.93%) Sybase ASE
15 6 (2.93%) Hadoop
15 6 (2.93%) OLTP
16 5 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
16 5 (2.44%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 9 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.93%) Maven
3 4 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.95%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.46%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.46%) NCover
4 3 (1.46%) JIRA
4 3 (1.46%) NUnit
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.98%) Subversion
5 2 (0.98%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.98%) Ant
5 2 (0.98%) JUnit
5 2 (0.98%) PowerDesigner
5 2 (0.98%) ERwin
6 1 (0.49%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.49%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.49%) Behat
General
1 76 (37.07%) Banking
2 67 (32.68%) Finance
3 28 (13.66%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.88%) Front Office
5 9 (4.39%) Financial Institution
5 9 (4.39%) Retail
6 8 (3.90%) Billing
7 7 (3.41%) Back Office
8 5 (2.44%) Legal
9 4 (1.95%) Marketing
10 3 (1.46%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.98%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.98%) Games
12 1 (0.49%) Advertising
12 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (42.44%) Developer
2 49 (23.90%) DBA
3 23 (11.22%) Java Developer
3 23 (11.22%) SQL DBA
3 23 (11.22%) Architect
4 15 (7.32%) SQL Developer
5 14 (6.83%) Oracle DBA
5 14 (6.83%) Administrator
6 12 (5.85%) Business Developer
7 11 (5.37%) Analyst
7 11 (5.37%) Oracle Developer
7 11 (5.37%) Business Objects Developer
8 10 (4.88%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.39%) ETL Developer
10 8 (3.90%) SQL Server DBA
11 7 (3.41%) Consultant
11 7 (3.41%) Sybase DBA
11 7 (3.41%) SQL Server Developer
12 6 (2.93%) Java Programmer
12 6 (2.93%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.29%) .NET
2 14 (6.83%) XML
3 13 (6.34%) Middleware
3 13 (6.34%) Spring
4 11 (5.37%) Web Services
4 11 (5.37%) JMS
5 10 (4.88%) JDBC
6 9 (4.39%) HTML
7 7 (3.41%) XSD
7 7 (3.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (3.41%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (2.93%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.93%) CSS
9 5 (2.44%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.44%) XSLT
9 5 (2.44%) WebCenter
9 5 (2.44%) jQuery
10 3 (1.46%) Rendezvous
10 3 (1.46%) LAMP
10 3 (1.46%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 26 (12.68%) Replication
2 23 (11.22%) VWAP
2 23 (11.22%) TWAP
3 15 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.83%) Derivative
5 13 (6.34%) Clustering
6 11 (5.37%) Computer Science
7 9 (4.39%) Mathematics
8 8 (3.90%) Data Integration
9 7 (3.41%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.95%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.95%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.46%) Equities
11 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.46%) Open Source
11 3 (1.46%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.98%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.98%) Statistics
12 2 (0.98%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.51%) Linux
2 35 (17.07%) UNIX
2 35 (17.07%) Windows
3 22 (10.73%) Solaris
4 13 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.41%) Debian
6 5 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.95%) CentOS
8 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.49%) zOS
9 1 (0.49%) MVS
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.59%) Low Latency
2 33 (16.10%) Multithreading
3 28 (13.66%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (11.71%) Algorithmic Trading
5 22 (10.73%) ETL
6 21 (10.24%) Data Modelling
7 16 (7.80%) Migration
8 15 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (7.32%) Release Management
9 14 (6.83%) ITIL
10 13 (6.34%) Change Management
10 13 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (6.34%) SOA
10 13 (6.34%) E-Commerce
11 12 (5.85%) TDD
11 12 (5.85%) Performance Monitoring
12 11 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (5.37%) UML
13 9 (4.39%) Database Tuning
13 9 (4.39%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 114 (55.61%) SQL
2 60 (29.27%) Java
3 27 (13.17%) PL/SQL
3 27 (13.17%) T-SQL
4 23 (11.22%) Shell Script
5 17 (8.29%) C#
6 15 (7.32%) Perl
7 14 (6.83%) JavaScript
8 10 (4.88%) PowerShell
9 7 (3.41%) VBA
9 7 (3.41%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.93%) Python
11 4 (1.95%) VBScript
12 2 (0.98%) Ruby
12 2 (0.98%) ActionScript 2.0
12 2 (0.98%) VB
12 2 (0.98%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.98%) C++
12 2 (0.98%) Jython
13 1 (0.49%) JCL
Qualifications
1 10 (4.88%) Degree
2 9 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.41%) MCITP
4 5 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.95%) MCSE
6 3 (1.46%) ISEB
6 3 (1.46%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.46%) MCTS
6 3 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.49%) MCSA
7 1 (0.49%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.49%) MCP
7 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.49%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CCEA
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.39%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) COREP
3 1 (0.49%) EMIR
3 1 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 18 (8.78%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.90%) SRDF
3 8 (3.90%) NFS
3 8 (3.90%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.93%) Active Directory
5 5 (2.44%) vSphere
6 3 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.46%) Xen
6 3 (1.46%) KVM
7 2 (0.98%) HDFS
8 1 (0.49%) Firmware
8 1 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.49%) Varnish
8 1 (0.49%) XenApp
8 1 (0.49%) XenServer
8 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.39%) Data Guard
2 8 (3.90%) Puppet
3 6 (2.93%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.98%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.98%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.98%) Foglight
5 2 (0.98%) Control-M
5 2 (0.98%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.49%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.49%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.49%) SCOM
6 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.49%) Ansible
Vendors
1 95 (46.34%) Oracle
2 33 (16.10%) Microsoft
3 27 (13.17%) Sybase
4 23 (11.22%) Business Objects
5 15 (7.32%) EMC
6 13 (6.34%) VMware
6 13 (6.34%) NetApp
6 13 (6.34%) Cisco
7 9 (4.39%) Red Hat
8 8 (3.90%) Informatica
8 8 (3.90%) Intel
8 8 (3.90%) IBM
9 7 (3.41%) HP
10 5 (2.44%) TIBCO
10 5 (2.44%) Dell
10 5 (2.44%) Sun
11 4 (1.95%) Juniper
12 3 (1.46%) BMC
12 3 (1.46%) Percona
12 3 (1.46%) 29West
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 per day + Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: Negotiable day rate
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 9 days ago