The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 164 165 140
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -25
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 583 611 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.18% 1.31% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.79% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 334 452
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 £300 £260 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 15
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.83 £29.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £189.40 £51.03 £47.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+14.86% +10.44%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36751 34198 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.46% 73.37% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23125 21216 22145
Average daily rate £408 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 977 1381
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.26 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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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 1 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 1 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 1 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 -32 288 £450 -10.00% 81
South East -8 95 £350 - 24
East of England +7 45 £350 -3.44% 10
West Midlands +4 42 £350 +13.44% 3
Yorkshire -5 30 £325 -7.14% 9
South West -17 30 £449 +5.58% 13
North West -7 28 £383 +53.00% 25
East Midlands +4 15 £475 +63.79% 3
Midlands +12 8 - - 1
North East -22 7 £325 +8.33% 1
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Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 691 (55.64%) SQL
2 543 (43.72%) Oracle
3 459 (36.96%) SQL Server
4 336 (27.05%) Oracle Database
5 248 (19.97%) Finance
6 241 (19.40%) Linux
7 238 (19.16%) Microsoft
8 231 (18.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 221 (17.79%) Windows
10 220 (17.71%) UNIX
11 216 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 215 (17.31%) T-SQL
13 214 (17.23%) Data Warehouse
14 208 (16.75%) SQL Server 2008
15 195 (15.70%) Business Intelligence
16 189 (15.22%) ETL
17 181 (14.57%) PL/SQL
18 177 (14.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 165 (13.29%) Java
20 153 (12.32%) Oracle Database 10g
21 144 (11.59%) Banking
22 143 (11.51%) Replication
23 134 (10.79%) Relational Database
24 132 (10.63%) SQL Server 2012
25 130 (10.47%) Oracle RAC
26 122 (9.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 120 (9.66%) Data Modelling
28 119 (9.58%) Migration
29 114 (9.18%) .NET
29 114 (9.18%) SQL Server 2005

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 96 (7.73%) WebLogic
2 57 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 54 (4.35%) Apache
4 48 (3.86%) IIS
5 47 (3.78%) WebSphere
6 29 (2.33%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
8 15 (1.21%) SAS
9 14 (1.13%) Oracle Application Server
9 14 (1.13%) Confluence
9 14 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (1.13%) CMS
10 11 (0.89%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
11 9 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
12 8 (0.64%) nginx
13 7 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.56%) Node.js
14 6 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 84 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 32 (2.58%) MS Office
3 9 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.64%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.081%) MS Project
5 1 (0.081%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.48%) RMDS
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.24%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.16%) Siebel Analytics
9 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.40%) Office 365
4 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.32%) GitHub
5 3 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.16%) SaaS
6 2 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.081%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.081%) IaaS
7 1 (0.081%) PaaS
7 1 (0.081%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 76 (6.12%) SAN
2 55 (4.43%) TCP/IP
3 42 (3.38%) HTTP
4 35 (2.82%) Firewall
5 34 (2.74%) Internet
6 33 (2.66%) LAN
7 29 (2.33%) DNS
8 25 (2.01%) LDAP
8 25 (2.01%) NAS
9 24 (1.93%) WAN
10 18 (1.45%) Multicast
11 17 (1.37%) VPN
12 16 (1.29%) SSL
13 12 (0.97%) Network Security
14 11 (0.89%) FTP
14 11 (0.89%) DHCP
15 10 (0.81%) FCoE
15 10 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
16 9 (0.72%) BGP
17 7 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 459 (36.96%) SQL Server
2 336 (27.05%) Oracle Database
3 231 (18.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 216 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 214 (17.23%) Data Warehouse
6 208 (16.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 177 (14.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 153 (12.32%) Oracle Database 10g
9 134 (10.79%) Relational Database
10 132 (10.63%) SQL Server 2012
11 122 (9.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 114 (9.18%) SQL Server 2005
13 89 (7.17%) MySQL
14 72 (5.80%) RDBMS
15 51 (4.11%) SQL Server 2000
16 49 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
16 49 (3.95%) OLAP
17 43 (3.46%) Oracle BI EE
18 40 (3.22%) Oracle ODI
19 36 (2.90%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (2.50%) Subversion
2 30 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 24 (1.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 23 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (1.77%) Oracle Forms
6 19 (1.53%) Maven
7 18 (1.45%) Visual Studio
8 16 (1.29%) LoadRunner
9 15 (1.21%) Jenkins
9 15 (1.21%) JIRA
10 13 (1.05%) Toad
11 11 (0.89%) TeamCity
12 10 (0.81%) Eclipse
12 10 (0.81%) JMeter
13 9 (0.72%) JProfiler
13 9 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
13 9 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
14 8 (0.64%) Ant
14 8 (0.64%) JUnit
15 6 (0.48%) NUnit
General
1 248 (19.97%) Finance
2 144 (11.59%) Banking
3 65 (5.23%) Investment Banking
4 31 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 28 (2.25%) Retail
6 20 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.37%) Front Office
8 15 (1.21%) Back Office
9 14 (1.13%) Publishing
10 12 (0.97%) Games
11 11 (0.89%) Billing
12 9 (0.72%) Marketing
13 7 (0.56%) Legal
13 7 (0.56%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.32%) German Language
16 3 (0.24%) Military
16 3 (0.24%) Electronics
16 3 (0.24%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 408 (32.85%) Developer
2 393 (31.64%) DBA
3 181 (14.57%) SQL DBA
4 160 (12.88%) Oracle DBA
5 124 (9.98%) Administrator
6 102 (8.21%) Consultant
7 101 (8.13%) Architect
8 100 (8.05%) SQL Developer
9 90 (7.25%) SQL Server DBA
10 59 (4.75%) Oracle Developer
11 39 (3.14%) Analyst
11 39 (3.14%) Senior Developer
12 36 (2.90%) SQL Server Developer
12 36 (2.90%) ETL Developer
13 34 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 34 (2.74%) Senior DBA
14 30 (2.42%) MySQL DBA
14 30 (2.42%) .NET Developer
15 28 (2.25%) Java Developer
16 27 (2.17%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (9.18%) .NET
2 83 (6.68%) XML
3 82 (6.60%) Web Services
4 49 (3.95%) HTML
5 46 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 40 (3.22%) Middleware
7 39 (3.14%) Spring
8 33 (2.66%) CSS
9 31 (2.50%) .NET Framework
9 31 (2.50%) jQuery
10 29 (2.33%) MDX
11 25 (2.01%) Hibernate
12 23 (1.85%) JSON
13 22 (1.77%) JMS
13 22 (1.77%) JDBC
14 21 (1.69%) REST
15 20 (1.61%) SOAP
15 20 (1.61%) XSLT
16 19 (1.53%) J2EE
16 19 (1.53%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 143 (11.51%) Replication
2 101 (8.13%) Clustering
3 33 (2.66%) Open Source
4 29 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 28 (2.25%) Derivative
5 28 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 27 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 27 (2.17%) Statistics
7 22 (1.77%) Data Integration
8 21 (1.69%) Visualisation
9 19 (1.53%) iPad
10 16 (1.29%) VWAP
10 16 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 16 (1.29%) TWAP
11 13 (1.05%) Mainframe
12 12 (0.97%) Hedge funds
12 12 (0.97%) Data Extraction
13 11 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.81%) Credit Risk
14 10 (0.81%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 241 (19.40%) Linux
2 221 (17.79%) Windows
3 220 (17.71%) UNIX
4 73 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (5.56%) Solaris
6 61 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (3.46%) AIX
8 37 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (1.53%) Debian
11 18 (1.45%) HPUX
12 13 (1.05%) Windows XP
13 12 (0.97%) Windows 7
14 11 (0.89%) CentOS
15 9 (0.72%) Android
16 7 (0.56%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.48%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.40%) zOS
19 4 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (15.70%) Business Intelligence
2 189 (15.22%) ETL
3 120 (9.66%) Data Modelling
4 119 (9.58%) Migration
5 93 (7.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 88 (7.09%) Capacity Planning
7 81 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (6.04%) ITIL
8 75 (6.04%) Performance Monitoring
9 58 (4.67%) High Availability
10 53 (4.27%) Change Management
11 51 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
12 49 (3.95%) Database Tuning
13 47 (3.78%) SOA
13 47 (3.78%) Scrum
14 46 (3.70%) TDD
15 42 (3.38%) Multithreading
15 42 (3.38%) Low Latency
16 41 (3.30%) Dimensional Modelling
17 40 (3.22%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 691 (55.64%) SQL
2 215 (17.31%) T-SQL
3 181 (14.57%) PL/SQL
4 165 (13.29%) Java
5 109 (8.78%) C#
5 109 (8.78%) Shell Script
6 65 (5.23%) JavaScript
7 64 (5.15%) Perl
8 46 (3.70%) Python
9 38 (3.06%) Ruby
10 36 (2.90%) PowerShell
11 24 (1.93%) C
12 23 (1.85%) PHP
13 22 (1.77%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.37%) VBA
15 16 (1.29%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.13%) ABAP
17 13 (1.05%) C++
18 12 (0.97%) VBScript
19 9 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (7.17%) Security Cleared
2 52 (4.19%) SC Cleared
3 46 (3.70%) Degree
4 36 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.45%) MCITP
7 16 (1.29%) MCDBA
7 16 (1.29%) Oracle Certification
8 12 (0.97%) OCP
9 11 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (0.89%) MCTS
10 8 (0.64%) RHCE
10 8 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.56%) MCSE
11 7 (0.56%) MCSA
12 6 (0.48%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.48%) ISEB
12 6 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.40%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.83%) QA
2 35 (2.82%) SLA
3 7 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.081%) EMIR
7 1 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 130 (10.47%) Oracle RAC
2 101 (8.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 66 (5.31%) Active Directory
4 49 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (2.58%) vSphere
6 16 (1.29%) SRDF
7 14 (1.13%) VMware ESX
8 13 (1.05%) NFS
9 11 (0.89%) Hyper-V
10 8 (0.64%) XenApp
11 7 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 6 (0.48%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.40%) KVM
13 5 (0.40%) OCFS2
13 5 (0.40%) Xen
14 3 (0.24%) RHEV
14 3 (0.24%) Varnish
14 3 (0.24%) PowerHA
14 3 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 100 (8.05%) Data Guard
2 35 (2.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 25 (2.01%) Puppet
4 20 (1.61%) SCCM
5 16 (1.29%) SCOM
6 11 (0.89%) Control-M
7 10 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
7 10 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 9 (0.72%) Tivoli
8 9 (0.72%) WSUS
9 8 (0.64%) Nagios
10 6 (0.48%) Ganglia
11 5 (0.40%) Opsview
11 5 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 5 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
11 5 (0.40%) Foglight
11 5 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.40%) WMI
Vendors
1 543 (43.72%) Oracle
2 238 (19.16%) Microsoft
3 75 (6.04%) Red Hat
4 63 (5.07%) VMware
5 61 (4.91%) Business Objects
5 61 (4.91%) IBM
6 56 (4.51%) SAP
7 54 (4.35%) Sybase
8 40 (3.22%) EMC
8 40 (3.22%) JBoss
9 38 (3.06%) HP
10 29 (2.33%) NetApp
10 29 (2.33%) Informatica
11 23 (1.85%) Cognos
12 22 (1.77%) Percona
13 21 (1.69%) Cisco
14 18 (1.45%) Sun
15 16 (1.29%) Veritas
15 16 (1.29%) Citrix
16 15 (1.21%) Apple
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 7 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £125 - 175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £260 - £280 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancaster, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago