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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 103 108 145
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +37
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 104 98 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.85% 1.46% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 1.89% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 70 49
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £350 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £378 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +11.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 £77.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.96% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
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
4374 5191 4593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.18% 75.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3459 3816 3480
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 56 87
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £114.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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.

1 121 (56.54%) SQL
2 78 (36.45%) Oracle
3 75 (35.05%) Finance
4 70 (32.71%) Banking
5 66 (30.84%) SQL Server
6 55 (25.70%) Java
7 48 (22.43%) Linux
8 35 (16.36%) Windows
9 33 (15.42%) T-SQL
9 33 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (14.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 31 (14.49%) ETL
11 31 (14.49%) Multithreading
11 31 (14.49%) Low Latency
12 29 (13.55%) UNIX
12 29 (13.55%) Data Modelling
12 29 (13.55%) Relational Database
13 28 (13.08%) Microsoft
14 27 (12.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 27 (12.62%) Algorithmic Trading
15 26 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (12.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 26 (12.15%) Investment Banking
15 26 (12.15%) VWAP
15 26 (12.15%) TWAP
16 23 (10.75%) Sybase
16 23 (10.75%) Solaris
16 23 (10.75%) Replication
16 23 (10.75%) SQL Server 2008
16 23 (10.75%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (6.07%) Apache
2 10 (4.67%) IIS
3 7 (3.27%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.87%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.87%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (1.87%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.40%) Confluence
6 2 (0.93%) nginx
6 2 (0.93%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.47%) CICS
7 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.47%) SAS
7 1 (0.47%) Liferay
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.47%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.40%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.93%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.93%) RMDS
3 2 (0.93%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.93%) Documaker
3 2 (0.93%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.47%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.94%) DNS
2 16 (7.48%) SAN
3 14 (6.54%) LAN
3 14 (6.54%) Multicast
4 11 (5.14%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (4.21%) NAS
5 9 (4.21%) WAN
5 9 (4.21%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.74%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (3.27%) FCoE
8 6 (2.80%) Wireless
8 6 (2.80%) Broadband
9 5 (2.34%) LDAP
9 5 (2.34%) WLAN
9 5 (2.34%) BGP
9 5 (2.34%) DMZ
9 5 (2.34%) Firewall
10 4 (1.87%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.40%) DSL
12 2 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (30.84%) SQL Server
2 32 (14.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (13.55%) Relational Database
4 26 (12.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (10.75%) Oracle Database
5 23 (10.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (8.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (6.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (6.07%) MySQL
8 11 (5.14%) RDBMS
9 9 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (3.74%) Hadoop
10 8 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (3.27%) Big Data
11 7 (3.27%) MongoDB
11 7 (3.27%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.80%) Sybase ASE
13 5 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (1.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (5.61%) Maven
2 11 (5.14%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.21%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.27%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.80%) Subversion
7 5 (2.34%) Selenium
8 4 (1.87%) CruiseControl
8 4 (1.87%) Ant
8 4 (1.87%) JUnit
9 3 (1.40%) Toad
9 3 (1.40%) JIRA
10 2 (0.93%) NCover
10 2 (0.93%) PowerDesigner
10 2 (0.93%) ERwin
10 2 (0.93%) NUnit
11 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.47%) DbUnit
General
1 75 (35.05%) Finance
2 70 (32.71%) Banking
3 26 (12.15%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.14%) Front Office
5 6 (2.80%) Marketing
6 5 (2.34%) Retail
6 5 (2.34%) Legal
7 4 (1.87%) Billing
8 3 (1.40%) Advertising
8 3 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.93%) Games
10 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.47%) Back Office
10 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 97 (45.33%) Developer
2 40 (18.69%) DBA
3 26 (12.15%) SQL DBA
4 25 (11.68%) SQL Developer
5 20 (9.35%) Java Developer
6 15 (7.01%) Oracle Developer
6 15 (7.01%) Architect
7 14 (6.54%) SQL Server DBA
7 14 (6.54%) Administrator
8 13 (6.07%) Analyst
9 12 (5.61%) Business Developer
10 11 (5.14%) Senior Developer
11 10 (4.67%) Business Objects Developer
12 8 (3.74%) Oracle DBA
12 8 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (3.27%) Consultant
14 6 (2.80%) Sybase DBA
14 6 (2.80%) ETL Developer
14 6 (2.80%) SQL Server Developer
15 5 (2.34%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.94%) .NET
2 13 (6.07%) HTML
2 13 (6.07%) XML
3 12 (5.61%) Middleware
3 12 (5.61%) Spring
4 9 (4.21%) Web Services
5 8 (3.74%) Hibernate
6 7 (3.27%) CSS
6 7 (3.27%) XSD
6 7 (3.27%) HTML5
7 6 (2.80%) JMS
7 6 (2.80%) JDBC
7 6 (2.80%) LAMP
8 5 (2.34%) WPF
9 4 (1.87%) WCF
9 4 (1.87%) XSLT
9 4 (1.87%) jQuery
9 4 (1.87%) Ext JS
10 3 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (1.40%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 26 (12.15%) VWAP
2 26 (12.15%) TWAP
3 23 (10.75%) Replication
4 17 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (6.07%) Computer Science
6 12 (5.61%) Clustering
7 10 (4.67%) Derivative
7 10 (4.67%) Data Integration
8 7 (3.27%) Mathematics
9 6 (2.80%) Open Source
9 6 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.80%) Algorithms
10 5 (2.34%) Equities
10 5 (2.34%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.93%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.93%) CMDB
11 2 (0.93%) Social Network
11 2 (0.93%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.93%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 48 (22.43%) Linux
2 35 (16.36%) Windows
3 29 (13.55%) UNIX
4 23 (10.75%) Solaris
5 12 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.27%) CentOS
7 4 (1.87%) AIX
7 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.47%) Debian
9 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.47%) zOS
9 1 (0.47%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (14.49%) ETL
2 31 (14.49%) Multithreading
2 31 (14.49%) Low Latency
3 29 (13.55%) Data Modelling
4 27 (12.62%) Algorithmic Trading
5 21 (9.81%) Performance Monitoring
6 20 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (7.94%) Database Tuning
9 15 (7.01%) ITIL
10 13 (6.07%) TDD
11 12 (5.61%) Scrum
11 12 (5.61%) E-Commerce
12 11 (5.14%) OO
13 9 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (4.21%) Kanban
13 9 (4.21%) Load Balancing
14 8 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (3.74%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (56.54%) SQL
2 55 (25.70%) Java
3 33 (15.42%) T-SQL
4 22 (10.28%) Shell Script
5 20 (9.35%) PL/SQL
6 19 (8.88%) C#
7 17 (7.94%) Perl
8 12 (5.61%) JavaScript
8 12 (5.61%) Python
9 10 (4.67%) VBA
10 9 (4.21%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.74%) Ruby
12 5 (2.34%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.87%) VB
13 4 (1.87%) C++
14 2 (0.93%) C
14 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.93%) Jython
15 1 (0.47%) Korn
15 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (5.61%) Degree
2 9 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.27%) MCITP
4 6 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.40%) MCTS
5 3 (1.40%) MCSE
6 2 (0.93%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) PhD
7 1 (0.47%) ISEB
7 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.27%) QA
2 4 (1.87%) COREP
3 2 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.21%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (3.74%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.27%) NFS
4 7 (3.27%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (3.27%) SRDF
4 7 (3.27%) vSphere
4 7 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.40%) KVM
5 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.40%) Xen
6 2 (0.93%) Firmware
6 2 (0.93%) HDFS
7 1 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (3.27%) Ansible
2 6 (2.80%) Puppet
2 6 (2.80%) Tivoli
3 5 (2.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 5 (2.34%) Cobbler
3 5 (2.34%) Data Guard
4 4 (1.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.40%) Nagios
6 2 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.93%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.93%) logstash
6 2 (0.93%) Opsview
7 1 (0.47%) Cacti
7 1 (0.47%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.47%) SmokePing
7 1 (0.47%) WSUS
7 1 (0.47%) Foglight
7 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.47%) Control-M
Vendors
1 78 (36.45%) Oracle
2 28 (13.08%) Microsoft
3 23 (10.75%) Sybase
4 19 (8.88%) VMware
5 18 (8.41%) EMC
6 17 (7.94%) Business Objects
7 15 (7.01%) Cisco
8 12 (5.61%) NetApp
9 8 (3.74%) HP
10 7 (3.27%) Intel
10 7 (3.27%) Juniper
10 7 (3.27%) IBM
10 7 (3.27%) SAP
11 6 (2.80%) Dell
11 6 (2.80%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.80%) Informatica
12 4 (1.87%) TIBCO
12 4 (1.87%) Tableau
12 4 (1.87%) Microgen
12 4 (1.87%) Rackspace
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