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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 95 115 117
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +2
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 112 122 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.90% 1.70% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.21% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 96 84
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £364 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £51.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +19.40%
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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
4494 5519 6036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.09% 76.71% 75.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3376 4072 4465
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 93
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.24% -19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.97 £15.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £54.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 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 15 September 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.

1 115 (59.90%) SQL
2 96 (50.00%) Oracle
3 71 (36.98%) Banking
4 66 (34.38%) Finance
5 63 (32.81%) SQL Server
6 57 (29.69%) Java
7 47 (24.48%) Oracle Database
8 40 (20.83%) Linux
9 39 (20.31%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (17.19%) UNIX
10 33 (17.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 32 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 31 (16.15%) PL/SQL
12 31 (16.15%) Multithreading
12 31 (16.15%) Low Latency
12 31 (16.15%) Relational Database
13 27 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (14.06%) Investment Banking
14 26 (13.54%) Windows
15 25 (13.02%) Sybase
15 25 (13.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 25 (13.02%) Shell Script
15 25 (13.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 25 (13.02%) Oracle Database 11g
16 24 (12.50%) ETL
17 23 (11.98%) T-SQL
18 22 (11.46%) Replication
18 22 (11.46%) Business Objects
18 22 (11.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 21 (10.94%) VWAP

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 10 (5.21%) WebLogic
2 10 (5.21%) Apache
3 9 (4.69%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.65%) IIS
4 7 (3.65%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (3.13%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (2.60%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (1.56%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (1.56%) Confluence
8 2 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.52%) Jetty
9 1 (0.52%) Lightstreamer
9 1 (0.52%) nginx
9 1 (0.52%) Liferay
9 1 (0.52%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.52%) SAS
9 1 (0.52%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.56%) RMDS
3 2 (1.04%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (1.04%) Siebel Analytics
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.04%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.04%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.52%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.81%) Multicast
2 11 (5.73%) LAN
3 10 (5.21%) SAN
4 9 (4.69%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.69%) WAN
5 8 (4.17%) NAS
5 8 (4.17%) FCoE
5 8 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (3.65%) LDAP
7 6 (3.13%) DNS
8 5 (2.60%) HTTP
8 5 (2.60%) Firewall
9 4 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.56%) Wireless
10 3 (1.56%) BGP
10 3 (1.56%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.56%) Internet
10 3 (1.56%) Broadband
11 2 (1.04%) WLAN
11 2 (1.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (32.81%) SQL Server
2 47 (24.48%) Oracle Database
3 39 (20.31%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (17.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (16.15%) Relational Database
6 25 (13.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 25 (13.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (11.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (9.90%) Oracle Database 10g
10 18 (9.38%) MySQL
11 15 (7.81%) RDBMS
12 9 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (3.65%) Hadoop
15 6 (3.13%) Big Data
15 6 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
15 6 (3.13%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.13%) Maven
2 6 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.60%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (1.56%) NUnit
5 3 (1.56%) JIRA
5 3 (1.56%) NCover
5 3 (1.56%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.04%) CruiseControl
6 2 (1.04%) Ant
6 2 (1.04%) JUnit
6 2 (1.04%) JDeveloper
6 2 (1.04%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (1.04%) ERwin
7 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.52%) Subversion
7 1 (0.52%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.52%) PHPUnit
General
1 71 (36.98%) Banking
2 66 (34.38%) Finance
3 27 (14.06%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.69%) Front Office
5 8 (4.17%) Retail
5 8 (4.17%) Billing
5 8 (4.17%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.65%) Back Office
7 5 (2.60%) Legal
8 4 (2.08%) Retail Banking
8 4 (2.08%) Marketing
9 2 (1.04%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.04%) Games
10 1 (0.52%) Publishing
10 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (44.79%) Developer
2 46 (23.96%) DBA
3 23 (11.98%) Architect
4 21 (10.94%) SQL DBA
5 20 (10.42%) Java Developer
6 15 (7.81%) Oracle DBA
6 15 (7.81%) SQL Developer
7 12 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
8 10 (5.21%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.21%) Analyst
8 10 (5.21%) Business Developer
9 9 (4.69%) Consultant
9 9 (4.69%) Business Objects Developer
9 9 (4.69%) Administrator
9 9 (4.69%) ETL Developer
10 8 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
11 7 (3.65%) Sybase DBA
11 7 (3.65%) Oracle Consultant
12 6 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
12 6 (3.13%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.85%) .NET
2 15 (7.81%) XML
3 13 (6.77%) Spring
4 11 (5.73%) Web Services
4 11 (5.73%) JDBC
5 10 (5.21%) JMS
5 10 (5.21%) Middleware
6 9 (4.69%) HTML
7 8 (4.17%) XSD
8 7 (3.65%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (3.13%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.13%) CSS
9 6 (3.13%) XSLT
9 6 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (2.60%) WebCenter
10 5 (2.60%) jQuery
10 5 (2.60%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.56%) Rendezvous
11 3 (1.56%) LAMP
11 3 (1.56%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 22 (11.46%) Replication
3 21 (10.94%) VWAP
3 21 (10.94%) TWAP
4 14 (7.29%) Derivative
5 13 (6.77%) Computer Science
5 13 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (6.25%) Clustering
7 8 (4.17%) Mathematics
7 8 (4.17%) Data Integration
8 4 (2.08%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.08%) Equities
9 3 (1.56%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.56%) Open Source
9 3 (1.56%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.04%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.04%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.04%) Spread Betting
10 2 (1.04%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.83%) Linux
2 33 (17.19%) UNIX
3 26 (13.54%) Windows
4 21 (10.94%) Solaris
5 14 (7.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.65%) Debian
7 4 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.08%) CentOS
8 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.15%) Multithreading
1 31 (16.15%) Low Latency
2 27 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.50%) ETL
4 21 (10.94%) Algorithmic Trading
5 19 (9.90%) Data Modelling
6 17 (8.85%) Migration
7 15 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (7.29%) SOA
9 12 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 12 (6.25%) TDD
9 12 (6.25%) Database Tuning
9 12 (6.25%) Release Management
10 11 (5.73%) Change Management
10 11 (5.73%) UML
11 10 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (4.69%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (4.69%) Dependency Injection
13 8 (4.17%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 115 (59.90%) SQL
2 57 (29.69%) Java
3 31 (16.15%) PL/SQL
4 25 (13.02%) Shell Script
5 23 (11.98%) T-SQL
6 18 (9.38%) C#
7 16 (8.33%) Perl
8 13 (6.77%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.17%) Python
10 7 (3.65%) VBA
10 7 (3.65%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.08%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.08%) VBScript
12 3 (1.56%) C++
13 2 (1.04%) VB
13 2 (1.04%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.04%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (1.04%) Ruby
14 1 (0.52%) XPath
14 1 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (5.73%) Degree
2 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.13%) MCITP
4 4 (2.08%) MCSE
5 3 (1.56%) ISEB
5 3 (1.56%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.04%) MCTS
6 2 (1.04%) MCSA
7 1 (0.52%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.52%) PhD
7 1 (0.52%) CCNA
7 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.52%) CCEA
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.52%) MCP
7 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.52%) RHCE
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.21%) QA
2 2 (1.04%) COREP
3 1 (0.52%) EMIR
3 1 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 19 (9.90%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (4.17%) SRDF
2 8 (4.17%) NFS
2 8 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.56%) Xen
4 3 (1.56%) KVM
5 2 (1.04%) HDFS
6 1 (0.52%) Varnish
6 1 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.52%) XenApp
6 1 (0.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (5.21%) Data Guard
1 10 (5.21%) Puppet
2 4 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.04%) Control-M
3 2 (1.04%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (1.04%) Foglight
3 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.52%) Ansible
4 1 (0.52%) SCOM
4 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.52%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.52%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 96 (50.00%) Oracle
2 32 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 25 (13.02%) Sybase
4 22 (11.46%) Business Objects
5 13 (6.77%) Cisco
6 10 (5.21%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.69%) EMC
8 8 (4.17%) Intel
8 8 (4.17%) Informatica
8 8 (4.17%) NetApp
9 7 (3.65%) VMware
9 7 (3.65%) IBM
10 4 (2.08%) Sun
10 4 (2.08%) Juniper
10 4 (2.08%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.56%) DataSynapse
11 3 (1.56%) 29West
11 3 (1.56%) Percona
12 2 (1.04%) Rackspace
12 2 (1.04%) FactSet
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