The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 172 167 145
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -22
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 626 616 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.23% 1.29% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.74% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 342 428
Average daily rate
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£400 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £34.32 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £189.20 £51.12 £47.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
Performance Tuning
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37903 35325 37963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.50% 73.75% 71.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23950 22116 22455
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 961 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in England

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Tuning across the England region.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in England

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning across the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Histogram in England

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning across the England region.

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in England

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning across the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning within the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 317 £450 -10.00% 81
South East +8 104 £350 -9.67% 33
East of England +2 49 £350 - 18
West Midlands -1 39 £350 +15.70% 4
North West -4 32 £366 +40.86% 19
Yorkshire -3 30 £325 -7.14% 12
South West -27 27 £473 +11.17% 11
East Midlands +2 13 £563 +60.71% 2
North East -18 7 £325 +8.33%
Performance Tuning
UK

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 676 (56.01%) SQL
2 527 (43.66%) Oracle
3 445 (36.87%) SQL Server
4 319 (26.43%) Oracle Database
5 239 (19.80%) Linux
5 239 (19.80%) Finance
6 238 (19.72%) Microsoft
7 222 (18.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 220 (18.23%) Windows
9 210 (17.40%) UNIX
10 208 (17.23%) Data Warehouse
11 200 (16.57%) T-SQL
12 199 (16.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 197 (16.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 194 (16.07%) ETL
15 186 (15.41%) PL/SQL
16 181 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
17 168 (13.92%) Java
18 165 (13.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 143 (11.85%) Banking
20 142 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
21 141 (11.68%) Replication
22 135 (11.18%) Relational Database
23 119 (9.86%) SQL Server 2012
24 117 (9.69%) Data Modelling
25 113 (9.36%) SQL Server 2005
25 113 (9.36%) Oracle RAC
26 112 (9.28%) Migration
27 108 (8.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 101 (8.37%) Clustering

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 93 (7.71%) WebLogic
2 55 (4.56%) Apache
3 49 (4.06%) SharePoint
4 47 (3.89%) IIS
5 44 (3.65%) WebSphere
6 29 (2.40%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
8 17 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (1.16%) Confluence
10 13 (1.08%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.91%) CMS
12 10 (0.83%) SAS
12 10 (0.83%) Node.js
13 9 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
13 9 (0.75%) nginx
14 8 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
14 8 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
15 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.50%) MQSeries
Applications
1 89 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.49%) MS Office
3 9 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.33%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.083%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.083%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
4 9 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (0.41%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.33%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.25%) RMDS
8 3 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.17%) Siebel Analytics
9 2 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.41%) Office 365
4 5 (0.41%) GitHub
5 3 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.17%) IaaS
6 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.17%) SaaS
6 2 (0.17%) PaaS
7 1 (0.083%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 62 (5.14%) TCP/IP
2 60 (4.97%) SAN
3 42 (3.48%) HTTP
4 38 (3.15%) Firewall
5 35 (2.90%) DNS
6 33 (2.73%) LAN
7 31 (2.57%) Internet
8 25 (2.07%) LDAP
9 23 (1.91%) WAN
10 19 (1.57%) SSL
11 18 (1.49%) NAS
12 17 (1.41%) VPN
13 15 (1.24%) DHCP
14 13 (1.08%) Multicast
14 13 (1.08%) Network Security
15 11 (0.91%) FTP
16 10 (0.83%) BGP
17 8 (0.66%) Wireless
18 7 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
18 7 (0.58%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 445 (36.87%) SQL Server
2 319 (26.43%) Oracle Database
3 222 (18.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 208 (17.23%) Data Warehouse
5 199 (16.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 197 (16.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 165 (13.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 142 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
9 135 (11.18%) Relational Database
10 119 (9.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 113 (9.36%) SQL Server 2005
12 108 (8.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 90 (7.46%) MySQL
14 61 (5.05%) RDBMS
15 51 (4.23%) SQL Server 2000
16 50 (4.14%) Oracle Reports
17 47 (3.89%) OLAP
18 44 (3.65%) Oracle ODI
19 42 (3.48%) Oracle BI EE
20 39 (3.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 34 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 27 (2.24%) Subversion
3 25 (2.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 21 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
5 20 (1.66%) Maven
5 20 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (1.57%) JIRA
7 17 (1.41%) Visual Studio
7 17 (1.41%) Jenkins
8 14 (1.16%) Toad
9 13 (1.08%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.91%) JMeter
10 11 (0.91%) JUnit
11 10 (0.83%) LoadRunner
12 9 (0.75%) Eclipse
13 8 (0.66%) Ant
14 7 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 7 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
14 7 (0.58%) JProfiler
15 6 (0.50%) ClearCase
General
1 239 (19.80%) Finance
2 143 (11.85%) Banking
3 66 (5.47%) Investment Banking
4 29 (2.40%) Retail
5 28 (2.32%) Financial Institution
6 21 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.24%) Games
7 15 (1.24%) Front Office
8 13 (1.08%) Billing
8 13 (1.08%) Publishing
9 11 (0.91%) Marketing
10 10 (0.83%) Back Office
11 7 (0.58%) Legal
11 7 (0.58%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.25%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.17%) French Language
14 2 (0.17%) German Language
14 2 (0.17%) Advertising
14 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 391 (32.39%) Developer
2 375 (31.07%) DBA
3 179 (14.83%) SQL DBA
4 141 (11.68%) Oracle DBA
5 122 (10.11%) Administrator
6 106 (8.78%) Consultant
7 94 (7.79%) Architect
8 91 (7.54%) SQL Server DBA
9 87 (7.21%) SQL Developer
10 59 (4.89%) Oracle Developer
11 41 (3.40%) Analyst
12 37 (3.07%) ETL Developer
13 36 (2.98%) Senior Developer
14 30 (2.49%) Oracle Consultant
15 29 (2.40%) Java Developer
15 29 (2.40%) MySQL DBA
16 27 (2.24%) SQL Server Developer
17 26 (2.15%) Senior DBA
18 25 (2.07%) Applications Support
19 24 (1.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (7.71%) XML
2 92 (7.62%) .NET
3 86 (7.13%) Web Services
4 45 (3.73%) HTML
5 38 (3.15%) Middleware
5 38 (3.15%) Spring
6 35 (2.90%) ASP.NET
7 32 (2.65%) CSS
8 28 (2.32%) jQuery
9 25 (2.07%) .NET Framework
10 24 (1.99%) Hibernate
10 24 (1.99%) JDBC
10 24 (1.99%) JMS
11 23 (1.91%) SOAP
11 23 (1.91%) JSON
12 21 (1.74%) MDX
12 21 (1.74%) XSLT
12 21 (1.74%) REST
13 20 (1.66%) J2EE
14 18 (1.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 141 (11.68%) Replication
2 101 (8.37%) Clustering
3 34 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 30 (2.49%) Open Source
5 27 (2.24%) Derivative
5 27 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 26 (2.15%) Data Integration
7 25 (2.07%) Statistics
7 25 (2.07%) Visualisation
8 23 (1.91%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.66%) Client/Server
9 20 (1.66%) iPad
10 18 (1.49%) VWAP
10 18 (1.49%) TWAP
11 13 (1.08%) Data Extraction
12 12 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.91%) Mainframe
13 11 (0.91%) Credit Risk
13 11 (0.91%) N-Tier
14 10 (0.83%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 239 (19.80%) Linux
2 220 (18.23%) Windows
3 210 (17.40%) UNIX
4 67 (5.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 56 (4.64%) Solaris
6 55 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (3.23%) AIX
8 35 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (1.66%) Debian
11 13 (1.08%) HPUX
12 12 (0.99%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.91%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.75%) Android
14 9 (0.75%) CentOS
15 7 (0.58%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.50%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.41%) zOS
17 5 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (16.07%) ETL
2 181 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 117 (9.69%) Data Modelling
4 112 (9.28%) Migration
5 88 (7.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 86 (7.13%) Capacity Planning
7 78 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
7 78 (6.46%) Performance Monitoring
8 69 (5.72%) ITIL
9 57 (4.72%) Change Management
10 56 (4.64%) High Availability
11 49 (4.06%) Scrum
12 48 (3.98%) Database Tuning
13 47 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (3.81%) Multithreading
14 46 (3.81%) TDD
14 46 (3.81%) Low Latency
15 44 (3.65%) Analytics
16 43 (3.56%) Dimensional Modelling
17 42 (3.48%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 676 (56.01%) SQL
2 200 (16.57%) T-SQL
3 186 (15.41%) PL/SQL
4 168 (13.92%) Java
5 100 (8.29%) Shell Script
6 97 (8.04%) C#
7 64 (5.30%) Perl
8 60 (4.97%) JavaScript
9 44 (3.65%) Python
10 38 (3.15%) PowerShell
11 32 (2.65%) Ruby
12 27 (2.24%) C
13 23 (1.91%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.74%) PHP
15 17 (1.41%) VBA
16 14 (1.16%) ABAP
16 14 (1.16%) VBScript
17 13 (1.08%) VB.NET
17 13 (1.08%) C++
18 9 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (6.30%) Security Cleared
2 45 (3.73%) Degree
3 43 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 42 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.66%) MCITP
6 19 (1.57%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.24%) Oracle Certification
7 15 (1.24%) MCDBA
8 14 (1.16%) MCSE
9 11 (0.91%) OCP
10 10 (0.83%) MCTS
11 9 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.58%) RHCE
12 7 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.58%) MCSA
13 6 (0.50%) ISEB
13 6 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.50%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.41%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.72%) QA
2 37 (3.07%) SLA
3 7 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.41%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.083%) EMIR
7 1 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.083%) COREP
System Software
1 113 (9.36%) Oracle RAC
2 98 (8.12%) Oracle RMAN
3 66 (5.47%) Active Directory
4 42 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (2.32%) vSphere
6 14 (1.16%) VMware ESX
7 11 (0.91%) NFS
7 11 (0.91%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.91%) SRDF
8 9 (0.75%) XenApp
9 8 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 7 (0.58%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.41%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.41%) OCFS2
11 5 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.41%) UAG
12 4 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.33%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 93 (7.71%) Data Guard
2 35 (2.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 24 (1.99%) SCCM
3 24 (1.99%) Puppet
4 19 (1.57%) SCOM
5 11 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
6 10 (0.83%) Control-M
7 9 (0.75%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.66%) Nagios
9 7 (0.58%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.50%) Foglight
10 6 (0.50%) Ganglia
10 6 (0.50%) WSUS
11 5 (0.41%) WMI
11 5 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.41%) Opsview
12 4 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (0.33%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 527 (43.66%) Oracle
2 238 (19.72%) Microsoft
3 70 (5.80%) Red Hat
4 61 (5.05%) Business Objects
5 58 (4.81%) VMware
6 57 (4.72%) IBM
7 56 (4.64%) SAP
8 54 (4.47%) Sybase
9 36 (2.98%) JBoss
10 35 (2.90%) EMC
11 31 (2.57%) HP
11 31 (2.57%) Informatica
12 25 (2.07%) NetApp
12 25 (2.07%) Cisco
13 22 (1.82%) Percona
14 21 (1.74%) Cognos
15 17 (1.41%) Sun
15 17 (1.41%) Citrix
16 15 (1.24%) Apple
17 14 (1.16%) Tableau
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + 600 MAX
Posted: 1 hour ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ARM Technology
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Millennium Business Technology
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £292 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £325 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £220.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
83Zero
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago