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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 171 166 150
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 657 623 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.28% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.72% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 341 417
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 10
Average hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +16.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.13 £34.15 £32.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £189.10 £48.15 £50.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
38226 36235 38251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.81% 74.18% 72.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24168 22715 22586
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 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1011 1398
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -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 2 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 2 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 2 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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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 -4 341 £450 -13.25% 88
South East -1 100 £350 -11.11% 43
East of England +10 58 £300 -14.28% 18
West Midlands -5 39 £350 +16.66% 7
North West -3 36 £400 +53.84% 27
Yorkshire -5 30 £325 -7.14% 14
South West -27 25 £473 +11.17% 12
East Midlands +3 14 £563 +60.71% 3
Midlands +6 10 - - 1
North East -18 5 £341 +9.94%
Performance Tuning
UK

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 692 (55.49%) SQL
2 541 (43.38%) Oracle
3 458 (36.73%) SQL Server
4 322 (25.82%) Oracle Database
5 266 (21.33%) Finance
6 252 (20.21%) Linux
7 245 (19.65%) Microsoft
8 230 (18.44%) Windows
9 221 (17.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 216 (17.32%) UNIX
10 216 (17.32%) Data Warehouse
11 207 (16.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 200 (16.04%) T-SQL
13 199 (15.96%) ETL
14 197 (15.80%) SQL Server 2008
15 193 (15.48%) Business Intelligence
16 188 (15.08%) PL/SQL
17 179 (14.35%) Java
18 169 (13.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 156 (12.51%) Banking
20 150 (12.03%) Oracle Database 10g
21 144 (11.55%) Replication
22 132 (10.59%) Relational Database
23 122 (9.78%) Data Modelling
24 118 (9.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 118 (9.46%) SQL Server 2012
25 117 (9.38%) Oracle RAC
26 107 (8.58%) SQL Server 2005
27 106 (8.50%) Migration
28 103 (8.26%) XML

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 91 (7.30%) WebLogic
2 54 (4.33%) Apache
3 49 (3.93%) SharePoint
4 46 (3.69%) IIS
5 45 (3.61%) WebSphere
6 31 (2.49%) Tomcat
7 23 (1.84%) WebSphere Application Server
8 17 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (1.28%) SAS
10 13 (1.04%) MS Exchange
10 13 (1.04%) Confluence
11 11 (0.88%) Node.js
11 11 (0.88%) CMS
12 9 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
12 9 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
12 9 (0.72%) nginx
13 8 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
13 8 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.56%) MQSeries
15 6 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 93 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.41%) MS Office
3 7 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.56%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.080%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
4 9 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (0.40%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.32%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.24%) RMDS
8 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle FAH
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.40%) GitHub
5 4 (0.32%) Office 365
5 4 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.16%) IaaS
6 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.16%) SaaS
6 2 (0.16%) PaaS
7 1 (0.080%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.080%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 70 (5.61%) SAN
2 67 (5.37%) TCP/IP
3 42 (3.37%) HTTP
4 41 (3.29%) DNS
5 37 (2.97%) Firewall
6 36 (2.89%) LAN
7 30 (2.41%) Internet
8 27 (2.17%) LDAP
9 26 (2.09%) WAN
10 20 (1.60%) NAS
11 19 (1.52%) SSL
12 16 (1.28%) VPN
12 16 (1.28%) DHCP
12 16 (1.28%) Multicast
13 13 (1.04%) Network Security
14 11 (0.88%) FTP
15 10 (0.80%) BGP
16 8 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (0.64%) Wireless
17 7 (0.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 458 (36.73%) SQL Server
2 322 (25.82%) Oracle Database
3 221 (17.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 216 (17.32%) Data Warehouse
5 207 (16.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 197 (15.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 169 (13.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 150 (12.03%) Oracle Database 10g
9 132 (10.59%) Relational Database
10 118 (9.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 118 (9.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 107 (8.58%) SQL Server 2005
12 95 (7.62%) MySQL
13 62 (4.97%) RDBMS
14 58 (4.65%) OLAP
15 52 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
16 48 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
17 46 (3.69%) Oracle ODI
18 42 (3.37%) Oracle BI EE
19 41 (3.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 34 (2.73%) Git (software)
2 26 (2.09%) Subversion
3 25 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 24 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
6 20 (1.60%) Maven
7 19 (1.52%) JIRA
8 18 (1.44%) Visual Studio
9 16 (1.28%) Jenkins
10 13 (1.04%) Toad
10 13 (1.04%) TeamCity
11 11 (0.88%) JMeter
11 11 (0.88%) JUnit
12 10 (0.80%) LoadRunner
13 9 (0.72%) Eclipse
14 8 (0.64%) Ant
14 8 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
15 7 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 7 (0.56%) ERwin
16 6 (0.48%) ClearCase
General
1 266 (21.33%) Finance
2 156 (12.51%) Banking
3 68 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 31 (2.49%) Financial Institution
5 23 (1.84%) Retail
5 23 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.76%) Games
7 18 (1.44%) Front Office
8 15 (1.20%) Marketing
9 13 (1.04%) Publishing
10 12 (0.96%) Billing
11 10 (0.80%) Back Office
12 8 (0.64%) Legal
13 7 (0.56%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.24%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.16%) French Language
16 2 (0.16%) German Language
16 2 (0.16%) Advertising
16 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 414 (33.20%) Developer
2 378 (30.31%) DBA
3 181 (14.51%) SQL DBA
4 140 (11.23%) Oracle DBA
5 123 (9.86%) Administrator
6 110 (8.82%) Consultant
7 99 (7.94%) Architect
8 87 (6.98%) SQL Developer
9 86 (6.90%) SQL Server DBA
10 66 (5.29%) Oracle Developer
11 42 (3.37%) Analyst
12 37 (2.97%) Senior Developer
13 36 (2.89%) ETL Developer
14 30 (2.41%) Java Developer
15 29 (2.33%) Oracle Consultant
15 29 (2.33%) MySQL DBA
16 26 (2.09%) Senior DBA
16 26 (2.09%) SQL Server Developer
17 25 (2.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 22 (1.76%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (8.26%) XML
2 98 (7.86%) .NET
3 88 (7.06%) Web Services
4 46 (3.69%) HTML
5 37 (2.97%) Middleware
5 37 (2.97%) Spring
6 36 (2.89%) ASP.NET
7 31 (2.49%) CSS
8 28 (2.25%) jQuery
9 27 (2.17%) JMS
9 27 (2.17%) JSON
10 24 (1.92%) .NET Framework
10 24 (1.92%) MDX
11 23 (1.84%) Hibernate
11 23 (1.84%) SOAP
12 22 (1.76%) JDBC
13 21 (1.68%) J2EE
13 21 (1.68%) XSD
13 21 (1.68%) XSLT
13 21 (1.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 144 (11.55%) Replication
2 102 (8.18%) Clustering
3 35 (2.81%) Computer Science
3 35 (2.81%) Data Integration
4 30 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 28 (2.25%) Open Source
6 27 (2.17%) Visualisation
7 26 (2.09%) Derivative
8 25 (2.00%) Statistics
9 24 (1.92%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.68%) VWAP
10 21 (1.68%) TWAP
11 20 (1.60%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.44%) iPad
13 14 (1.12%) Data Extraction
14 11 (0.88%) Mainframe
14 11 (0.88%) Mathematics
14 11 (0.88%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.88%) N-Tier
14 11 (0.88%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 252 (20.21%) Linux
2 230 (18.44%) Windows
3 216 (17.32%) UNIX
4 72 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (5.05%) Solaris
6 53 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (3.13%) AIX
8 34 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (1.60%) Debian
10 14 (1.12%) HPUX
11 13 (1.04%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.88%) CentOS
13 10 (0.80%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.64%) Android
15 7 (0.56%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.40%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.40%) zOS
16 5 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (15.96%) ETL
2 193 (15.48%) Business Intelligence
3 122 (9.78%) Data Modelling
4 106 (8.50%) Migration
5 84 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 82 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
7 81 (6.50%) Capacity Planning
8 80 (6.42%) Performance Monitoring
9 69 (5.53%) ITIL
10 61 (4.89%) Change Management
11 57 (4.57%) High Availability
12 56 (4.49%) Low Latency
13 54 (4.33%) Dimensional Modelling
14 51 (4.09%) Database Tuning
15 50 (4.01%) Multithreading
16 46 (3.69%) Scrum
17 44 (3.53%) SOA
17 44 (3.53%) Analytics
18 43 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
19 41 (3.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 692 (55.49%) SQL
2 200 (16.04%) T-SQL
3 188 (15.08%) PL/SQL
4 179 (14.35%) Java
5 101 (8.10%) C#
6 99 (7.94%) Shell Script
7 68 (5.45%) Perl
8 61 (4.89%) JavaScript
9 42 (3.37%) Python
10 41 (3.29%) PowerShell
11 32 (2.57%) Ruby
12 26 (2.09%) C
13 24 (1.92%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.68%) PHP
15 17 (1.36%) VBA
16 16 (1.28%) C++
17 15 (1.20%) VB.NET
17 15 (1.20%) ABAP
18 14 (1.12%) VBScript
19 11 (0.88%) Korn
Qualifications
1 74 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 46 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (3.61%) Degree
4 41 (3.29%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.68%) MCITP
6 19 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 17 (1.36%) MCSE
8 16 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
9 15 (1.20%) MCDBA
10 11 (0.88%) OCP
10 11 (0.88%) MCTS
11 9 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.56%) RHCE
12 7 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.56%) MCSA
13 6 (0.48%) ISEB
13 6 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.48%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.40%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.49%) QA
2 39 (3.13%) SLA
3 9 (0.72%) 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
1 117 (9.38%) Oracle RAC
2 101 (8.10%) Oracle RMAN
3 72 (5.77%) Active Directory
4 42 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (2.09%) vSphere
6 17 (1.36%) Hyper-V
7 14 (1.12%) VMware ESX
8 13 (1.04%) NFS
8 13 (1.04%) SRDF
9 10 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
9 10 (0.80%) UAG
9 10 (0.80%) ISA Server
10 9 (0.72%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.64%) XenApp
12 7 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 5 (0.40%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.40%) OCFS2
13 5 (0.40%) HDFS
14 4 (0.32%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 95 (7.62%) Data Guard
2 34 (2.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 29 (2.33%) SCCM
4 26 (2.09%) SCOM
4 26 (2.09%) Puppet
5 12 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
6 10 (0.80%) Control-M
7 8 (0.64%) Nagios
7 8 (0.64%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.56%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.56%) WSUS
9 6 (0.48%) Foglight
9 6 (0.48%) Ganglia
10 5 (0.40%) WMI
10 5 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.40%) Opsview
11 4 (0.32%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 541 (43.38%) Oracle
2 245 (19.65%) Microsoft
3 72 (5.77%) Red Hat
4 67 (5.37%) Business Objects
5 62 (4.97%) Sybase
6 61 (4.89%) VMware
7 60 (4.81%) SAP
8 57 (4.57%) IBM
9 40 (3.21%) Informatica
10 37 (2.97%) EMC
11 34 (2.73%) JBoss
12 31 (2.49%) HP
13 30 (2.41%) Cisco
14 26 (2.09%) NetApp
15 25 (2.00%) Cognos
16 22 (1.76%) Percona
17 17 (1.36%) MicroStrategy
18 16 (1.28%) Citrix
18 16 (1.28%) Sun
18 16 (1.28%) Intel
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £285 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Including Expenses
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £475 to £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rates Apply.
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago