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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 105 123 127
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +4
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 48 66 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.53% 1.28% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.59% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 61
Average daily rate £420 £475 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% -7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £373 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £388 £378
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.60
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.35%
Performance Tuning
London

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
2644 4159 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.04% 80.90% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3247 3422
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 65 (59.63%) SQL
2 58 (53.21%) SQL Server
3 51 (46.79%) Finance
4 47 (43.12%) Oracle
5 28 (25.69%) Windows
5 28 (25.69%) T-SQL
6 26 (23.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (22.94%) Linux
7 25 (22.94%) Unix
8 24 (22.02%) Oracle Database
9 23 (21.10%) Microsoft
10 21 (19.27%) Banking
10 21 (19.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (19.27%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (17.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (15.60%) Replication
12 17 (15.60%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (15.60%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (14.68%) Migration
14 15 (13.76%) VMware
14 15 (13.76%) Clustering
14 15 (13.76%) ETL
14 15 (13.76%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (13.76%) Windows Server
15 14 (12.84%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (12.84%) Shell Script
15 14 (12.84%) Disaster Recovery
16 13 (11.93%) PL/SQL
16 13 (11.93%) High Availability

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (7.34%) IIS
2 7 (6.42%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.50%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.67%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.75%) Apache
5 3 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.75%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.83%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.83%) Confluence
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.83%) SAS
6 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.92%) JBoss
7 1 (0.92%) Lightstreamer
7 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.75%) MS Office
3 2 (1.83%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (1.83%) Documaker
2 2 (1.83%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.92%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.59%) DNS
2 4 (3.67%) SAN
3 3 (2.75%) DHCP
3 3 (2.75%) Internet
3 3 (2.75%) LAN
3 3 (2.75%) SSL
3 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.75%) WAN
4 2 (1.83%) Firewall
4 2 (1.83%) Multicast
4 2 (1.83%) Unicast
5 1 (0.92%) DMZ
5 1 (0.92%) NAS
5 1 (0.92%) SNMP
5 1 (0.92%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (53.21%) SQL Server
2 26 (23.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (22.02%) Oracle Database
4 21 (19.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (19.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (17.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (15.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (13.76%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (12.84%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (8.26%) Oracle Database 12c
9 9 (8.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (6.42%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (5.50%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (4.59%) Big Data
13 4 (3.67%) Hadoop
13 4 (3.67%) NoSQL
13 4 (3.67%) OLAP
13 4 (3.67%) OLAP Cube
13 4 (3.67%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (3.67%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.75%) JIRA
2 3 (2.75%) Subversion
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.92%) Ant
4 1 (0.92%) EasyMock
4 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.92%) Flyway
4 1 (0.92%) Hudson
4 1 (0.92%) jMock
4 1 (0.92%) JUnit
4 1 (0.92%) Liquibase
4 1 (0.92%) Maven
4 1 (0.92%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.92%) NUnit
4 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.92%) Toad
4 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (46.79%) Finance
2 21 (19.27%) Banking
3 11 (10.09%) Investment Banking
4 8 (7.34%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.75%) Front Office
5 3 (2.75%) Marketing
6 2 (1.83%) Advertising
6 2 (1.83%) Billing
6 2 (1.83%) Legal
6 2 (1.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (39.45%) DBA
2 26 (23.85%) SQL DBA
3 23 (21.10%) Developer
4 13 (11.93%) Oracle DBA
5 12 (11.01%) SQL Server DBA
6 9 (8.26%) SQL Developer
7 8 (7.34%) Administrator
8 7 (6.42%) Consultant
8 7 (6.42%) Production DBA
8 7 (6.42%) Senior DBA
9 6 (5.50%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.59%) Database Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Java Developer
10 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Production DBA
10 5 (4.59%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (3.67%) Database Developer
11 4 (3.67%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.67%) Senior SQL DBA
11 4 (3.67%) Server Engineer
11 4 (3.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.17%) Middleware
2 6 (5.50%) .NET
3 5 (4.59%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (4.59%) Web Services
4 4 (3.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (2.75%) JMS
5 3 (2.75%) MDX
6 2 (1.83%) BAPI
6 2 (1.83%) Ultra Messaging
6 2 (1.83%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.92%) Android SDK
7 1 (0.92%) Catalyst
7 1 (0.92%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.92%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.92%) RESTful
7 1 (0.92%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.92%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.92%) WCF
7 1 (0.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.60%) Replication
2 15 (13.76%) Clustering
3 11 (10.09%) Data Centre
4 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.50%) Hedge funds
6 5 (4.59%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.59%) Equities
6 5 (4.59%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (3.67%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.75%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.75%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.83%) Derivative
9 2 (1.83%) Grid Computing
9 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.92%) EMC Centera
10 1 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.92%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.92%) IPTV
10 1 (0.92%) Statistics
10 1 (0.92%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.69%) Windows
2 25 (22.94%) Linux
2 25 (22.94%) Unix
3 15 (13.76%) Windows Server
4 10 (9.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (7.34%) Solaris
6 5 (4.59%) Android
6 5 (4.59%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.83%) SUSE
7 2 (1.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.60%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (14.68%) Migration
4 15 (13.76%) ETL
5 14 (12.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (11.93%) High Availability
7 11 (10.09%) Database Mirroring
8 10 (9.17%) ITIL
9 8 (7.34%) Data Modelling
9 8 (7.34%) Database Tuning
9 8 (7.34%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (7.34%) Service Delivery
10 7 (6.42%) Data Management
11 6 (5.50%) Database Security
11 6 (5.50%) Performance Management
11 6 (5.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (5.50%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (4.59%) Kimball Methodology
12 5 (4.59%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (59.63%) SQL
2 28 (25.69%) T-SQL
3 14 (12.84%) Shell Script
4 13 (11.93%) PL/SQL
5 10 (9.17%) PowerShell
6 9 (8.26%) Java
6 9 (8.26%) Perl
7 7 (6.42%) Python
8 6 (5.50%) C#
9 4 (3.67%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.75%) C
10 3 (2.75%) C++
11 2 (1.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (1.83%) Jython
11 2 (1.83%) Korn
11 2 (1.83%) PHP
11 2 (1.83%) R
11 2 (1.83%) Ruby
12 1 (0.92%) Groovy
12 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) Degree
2 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.92%) ISEB
5 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.92%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.92%) MCSA
5 1 (0.92%) MCSE
5 1 (0.92%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) SLA
2 4 (3.67%) QA
3 2 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (11.01%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.34%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.67%) NFS
5 3 (2.75%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.75%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.83%) Apache Flume
6 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.83%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (5.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (5.50%) SCOM
3 4 (3.67%) Control-M
3 4 (3.67%) SCCM
4 3 (2.75%) Puppet
5 2 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (1.83%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.92%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.92%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.92%) Icinga
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.92%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.92%) SCSM
6 1 (0.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 47 (43.12%) Oracle
2 23 (21.10%) Microsoft
3 15 (13.76%) VMware
4 9 (8.26%) Red Hat
5 8 (7.34%) Sybase
5 8 (7.34%) Veritas
6 5 (4.59%) EMC
6 5 (4.59%) Informatica
6 5 (4.59%) Tableau
7 4 (3.67%) Cisco
7 4 (3.67%) Red Gate
7 4 (3.67%) SAP
8 3 (2.75%) BMC
8 3 (2.75%) Bomgar
8 3 (2.75%) HP
8 3 (2.75%) Remedy
8 3 (2.75%) Siebel
8 3 (2.75%) SimCorp
8 3 (2.75%) Teradata
9 2 (1.83%) WorldPay
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