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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 167 166 150
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 667 633 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.27% 1.31% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.76% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 355 412
Average daily rate
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£418 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +13.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.88 £34.64 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.50 £44.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.65 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+22.78% +9.40%
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
38990 35877 38861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.32% 74.50% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24756 22624 22935
Average daily rate £415 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.10% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 994 1445
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 0 348 £450 -5.26% 87
South East -8 104 £350 -13.04% 29
East of England +4 60 £325 -7.14% 16
North West +11 42 £365 +30.35% 29
West Midlands +9 34 £330 +14.78% 4
Yorkshire -19 24 £313 -10.71% 13
South West -24 21 £483 +13.52% 9
East Midlands +4 15 £388 +14.81% 2
Midlands +5 9 - -
North East -33 5 £341 +15.04% 2
Performance Tuning
UK

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 684 (54.90%) SQL
2 530 (42.54%) Oracle
3 449 (36.04%) SQL Server
4 304 (24.40%) Oracle Database
5 274 (21.99%) Finance
6 262 (21.03%) Linux
7 232 (18.62%) UNIX
7 232 (18.62%) Microsoft
8 231 (18.54%) Windows
9 210 (16.85%) Data Warehouse
10 204 (16.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 197 (15.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 192 (15.41%) T-SQL
13 188 (15.09%) ETL
13 188 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
14 186 (14.93%) Java
15 178 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
16 176 (14.13%) PL/SQL
17 170 (13.64%) Banking
18 153 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
19 152 (12.20%) Replication
20 151 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 147 (11.80%) Oracle Database 10g
22 130 (10.43%) Relational Database
23 122 (9.79%) Data Modelling
24 121 (9.71%) Oracle RAC
25 115 (9.23%) SQL Server 2012
26 110 (8.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 109 (8.75%) Migration
28 107 (8.59%) XML

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 85 (6.82%) WebLogic
2 52 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 47 (3.77%) Apache
4 46 (3.69%) SharePoint
5 45 (3.61%) IIS
6 29 (2.33%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
8 16 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (1.20%) SAS
10 13 (1.04%) MS Exchange
10 13 (1.04%) Node.js
11 12 (0.96%) Confluence
12 11 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
12 11 (0.88%) MQSeries
12 11 (0.88%) CMS
13 9 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
13 9 (0.72%) nginx
14 8 (0.64%) Jetty
14 8 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.64%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 91 (7.30%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.33%) MS Office
3 9 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.48%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.080%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
3 11 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.40%) SAP BPC
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.32%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
7 3 (0.24%) Agresso
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.24%) RMDS
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.32%) GitHub
4 4 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.24%) Office 365
6 2 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.16%) IaaS
6 2 (0.16%) SaaS
6 2 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (5.70%) TCP/IP
2 66 (5.30%) SAN
3 45 (3.61%) DNS
4 42 (3.37%) HTTP
5 38 (3.05%) LAN
6 35 (2.81%) Firewall
7 29 (2.33%) LDAP
7 29 (2.33%) Internet
8 28 (2.25%) WAN
9 22 (1.77%) SSL
10 18 (1.44%) Multicast
11 17 (1.36%) VPN
11 17 (1.36%) NAS
12 16 (1.28%) DHCP
13 13 (1.04%) FTP
14 11 (0.88%) BGP
14 11 (0.88%) Network Security
15 10 (0.80%) Wireshark
16 9 (0.72%) tcpdump
16 9 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 449 (36.04%) SQL Server
2 304 (24.40%) Oracle Database
3 210 (16.85%) Data Warehouse
4 204 (16.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 197 (15.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 178 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 151 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 147 (11.80%) Oracle Database 10g
9 130 (10.43%) Relational Database
10 115 (9.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 110 (8.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 106 (8.51%) MySQL
13 95 (7.62%) SQL Server 2005
14 63 (5.06%) RDBMS
15 61 (4.90%) OLAP
16 53 (4.25%) Oracle Reports
17 52 (4.17%) Oracle ODI
18 47 (3.77%) Oracle BI EE
19 44 (3.53%) DB2
20 43 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 32 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 25 (2.01%) Subversion
3 24 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (1.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 21 (1.69%) Maven
4 21 (1.69%) Visual Studio
5 19 (1.52%) JIRA
6 17 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
7 14 (1.12%) Jenkins
8 13 (1.04%) TeamCity
9 12 (0.96%) JUnit
10 10 (0.80%) Toad
10 10 (0.80%) LoadRunner
10 10 (0.80%) JMeter
11 9 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
12 7 (0.56%) ERwin
12 7 (0.56%) Ant
12 7 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.56%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.40%) PowerDesigner
General
1 274 (21.99%) Finance
2 170 (13.64%) Banking
3 63 (5.06%) Investment Banking
4 34 (2.73%) Financial Institution
5 24 (1.93%) Telecoms
5 24 (1.93%) Retail
6 23 (1.85%) Games
7 18 (1.44%) Front Office
8 14 (1.12%) Marketing
9 11 (0.88%) Billing
10 10 (0.80%) Back Office
11 9 (0.72%) Legal
12 7 (0.56%) Publishing
13 5 (0.40%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.24%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.16%) French Language
16 2 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 414 (33.23%) Developer
2 374 (30.02%) DBA
3 177 (14.21%) SQL DBA
4 133 (10.67%) Oracle DBA
5 126 (10.11%) Administrator
6 115 (9.23%) Consultant
7 99 (7.95%) Architect
8 76 (6.10%) SQL Developer
9 75 (6.02%) SQL Server DBA
10 65 (5.22%) Oracle Developer
11 41 (3.29%) Analyst
12 36 (2.89%) Senior Developer
12 36 (2.89%) Java Developer
13 33 (2.65%) MySQL DBA
14 28 (2.25%) SQL Server Developer
14 28 (2.25%) ETL Developer
15 27 (2.17%) Oracle Consultant
15 27 (2.17%) Senior DBA
16 24 (1.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 23 (1.85%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (8.59%) XML
2 105 (8.43%) .NET
3 88 (7.06%) Web Services
4 44 (3.53%) HTML
5 41 (3.29%) Middleware
6 37 (2.97%) ASP.NET
7 35 (2.81%) Spring
8 30 (2.41%) CSS
9 29 (2.33%) JMS
10 28 (2.25%) JSON
11 26 (2.09%) jQuery
12 24 (1.93%) .NET Framework
12 24 (1.93%) SOAP
13 22 (1.77%) XSD
13 22 (1.77%) REST
14 21 (1.69%) J2EE
14 21 (1.69%) Hibernate
15 20 (1.61%) MDX
16 19 (1.52%) JDBC
16 19 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 152 (12.20%) Replication
2 103 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (8.19%) Clustering
4 40 (3.21%) Data Integration
5 35 (2.81%) Visualisation
6 32 (2.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 30 (2.41%) Computer Science
8 27 (2.17%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.93%) Statistics
9 24 (1.93%) Derivative
10 22 (1.77%) VWAP
10 22 (1.77%) Open Source
10 22 (1.77%) TWAP
10 22 (1.77%) Client/Server
11 18 (1.44%) iPad
12 14 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (0.96%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.96%) Mathematics
13 12 (0.96%) Firmware
14 11 (0.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 262 (21.03%) Linux
2 232 (18.62%) UNIX
3 231 (18.54%) Windows
4 71 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (5.30%) Solaris
6 52 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (2.81%) AIX
8 33 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (1.61%) Debian
11 15 (1.20%) Windows 7
12 13 (1.04%) HPUX
13 10 (0.80%) CentOS
14 8 (0.64%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.56%) Android
15 7 (0.56%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.40%) zOS
17 5 (0.40%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (15.09%) ETL
1 188 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
2 153 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (9.79%) Data Modelling
4 109 (8.75%) Migration
5 95 (7.62%) Performance Monitoring
6 81 (6.50%) Capacity Planning
7 74 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 68 (5.46%) ITIL
9 65 (5.22%) Low Latency
10 64 (5.14%) Change Management
11 59 (4.74%) Dimensional Modelling
12 55 (4.41%) High Availability
13 54 (4.33%) Multithreading
14 51 (4.09%) Database Tuning
15 45 (3.61%) Scrum
16 44 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
17 43 (3.45%) Release Management
17 43 (3.45%) TDD
18 42 (3.37%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 684 (54.90%) SQL
2 192 (15.41%) T-SQL
3 186 (14.93%) Java
4 176 (14.13%) PL/SQL
5 104 (8.35%) Shell Script
6 101 (8.11%) C#
7 61 (4.90%) Perl
8 56 (4.49%) JavaScript
9 42 (3.37%) PowerShell
10 36 (2.89%) Python
11 26 (2.09%) C
11 26 (2.09%) Ruby
12 23 (1.85%) C++
12 23 (1.85%) Bash Shell
13 19 (1.52%) PHP
14 17 (1.36%) VBScript
14 17 (1.36%) VBA
15 16 (1.28%) VB.NET
15 16 (1.28%) ABAP
16 12 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (5.86%) Security Cleared
2 47 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (3.53%) Degree
4 42 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.77%) MCITP
6 20 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 17 (1.36%) MCSE
8 16 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
9 15 (1.20%) MCDBA
10 13 (1.04%) MCTS
11 10 (0.80%) OCP
12 8 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.56%) MCSA
14 6 (0.48%) CCNP
15 4 (0.32%) CCNA
15 4 (0.32%) ISEB
15 4 (0.32%) MCT
15 4 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.17%) QA
2 34 (2.73%) SLA
3 11 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.40%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.16%) COREP
8 1 (0.080%) EMIR
8 1 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 121 (9.71%) Oracle RAC
2 98 (7.87%) Oracle RMAN
3 68 (5.46%) Active Directory
4 41 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (1.85%) vSphere
6 15 (1.20%) Hyper-V
7 14 (1.12%) SRDF
8 13 (1.04%) NFS
9 12 (0.96%) VMware ESX
10 11 (0.88%) ISA Server
10 11 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
10 11 (0.88%) UAG
11 10 (0.80%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.64%) XenApp
12 8 (0.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 7 (0.56%) HDFS
14 6 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.48%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.40%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.40%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 97 (7.78%) Data Guard
2 35 (2.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 30 (2.41%) SCCM
4 27 (2.17%) Puppet
5 26 (2.09%) SCOM
6 12 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.80%) Tivoli
8 9 (0.72%) Control-M
8 9 (0.72%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.64%) Nagios
9 8 (0.64%) WSUS
9 8 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (0.48%) Foglight
10 6 (0.48%) Ganglia
11 5 (0.40%) WMI
11 5 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (0.40%) Opsview
11 5 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.40%) Ambari
Vendors
1 530 (42.54%) Oracle
2 232 (18.62%) Microsoft
3 72 (5.78%) Sybase
4 68 (5.46%) Red Hat
5 65 (5.22%) IBM
6 64 (5.14%) Business Objects
7 62 (4.98%) VMware
8 55 (4.41%) SAP
9 46 (3.69%) Informatica
10 41 (3.29%) EMC
11 35 (2.81%) HP
11 35 (2.81%) Cisco
12 28 (2.25%) JBoss
13 27 (2.17%) Cognos
14 25 (2.01%) NetApp
15 22 (1.77%) Sun
15 22 (1.77%) MicroStrategy
15 22 (1.77%) Percona
16 19 (1.52%) Intel
17 16 (1.28%) Citrix
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: 600/day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £280 to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Coulsdon, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago