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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 175 159 179
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +20
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 582 577 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.25% 1.31% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.75% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 335 294
Average daily rate
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£400 £435 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £383 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £31.55 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £59.50 £133.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +15.20%
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
35083 32902 29513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.54% 74.81% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22853 20351 17832
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1039 1211
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -6 299 £450 -2.70% 88
South East +8 102 £400 +1.58% 29
South West +15 48 £375 -6.25% 11
East of England +11 38 £394 -12.50% 10
North West -3 30 £338 -25.00% 27
Yorkshire -46 29 £400 +6.66% 17
East Midlands +15 16 £330 -5.71% 8
West Midlands 0 14 £350 +7.27% 4
North East -21 1 £550 +83.33%
Midlands - - - -
Performance Tuning
UK

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 637 (51.45%) SQL
2 422 (34.09%) Oracle
3 406 (32.79%) SQL Server
4 321 (25.93%) Finance
5 244 (19.71%) Linux
6 239 (19.31%) Windows
7 221 (17.85%) Microsoft
8 214 (17.29%) Oracle Database
9 212 (17.12%) UNIX
10 195 (15.75%) Data Warehouse
10 195 (15.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 189 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
12 177 (14.30%) Business Intelligence
13 172 (13.89%) Java
14 171 (13.81%) Banking
15 169 (13.65%) ETL
16 155 (12.52%) T-SQL
17 142 (11.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 141 (11.39%) .NET
19 138 (11.15%) PL/SQL
19 138 (11.15%) Performance Monitoring
20 132 (10.66%) SQL Server 2008
21 122 (9.85%) XML
22 121 (9.77%) C#
23 120 (9.69%) Replication
24 115 (9.29%) Relational Database
25 114 (9.21%) Clustering
26 108 (8.72%) Shell Script
26 108 (8.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 107 (8.64%) Data Modelling

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 69 (5.57%) WebLogic
2 43 (3.47%) WebSphere
2 43 (3.47%) IIS
3 42 (3.39%) Apache
4 38 (3.07%) SharePoint
5 31 (2.50%) Tomcat
6 26 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (1.45%) SAS
8 16 (1.29%) MS Exchange
9 15 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (1.13%) CMS
11 13 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
13 11 (0.89%) JBoss
14 10 (0.81%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.65%) MQSeries
15 8 (0.65%) NetWeaver
15 8 (0.65%) Jetty
15 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
16 7 (0.57%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 94 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.29%) MS Office
3 13 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.57%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.081%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.081%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
3 21 (1.70%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (1.13%) Markit EDM
5 13 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
9 6 (0.48%) SAP BPC
9 6 (0.48%) SmartPlant
10 5 (0.40%) IntelliMatch
11 4 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
11 4 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
12 3 (0.24%) Agresso
13 2 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
13 2 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
13 2 (0.16%) Documaker
13 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.32%) SaaS
4 4 (0.32%) GitHub
5 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.24%) PaaS
6 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.16%) IaaS
6 2 (0.16%) Office 365
7 1 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.081%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.081%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 83 (6.70%) SAN
2 72 (5.82%) DNS
3 64 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 38 (3.07%) DHCP
5 37 (2.99%) LAN
6 32 (2.58%) Firewall
7 31 (2.50%) WAN
7 31 (2.50%) HTTP
8 23 (1.86%) SSL
9 22 (1.78%) Internet
9 22 (1.78%) NAS
10 21 (1.70%) LDAP
11 20 (1.62%) iSCSI
12 17 (1.37%) Multicast
12 17 (1.37%) FTP
13 14 (1.13%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (1.05%) VoIP
15 12 (0.97%) DMZ
15 12 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (0.97%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (32.79%) SQL Server
2 214 (17.29%) Oracle Database
3 195 (15.75%) Data Warehouse
3 195 (15.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 142 (11.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 132 (10.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 115 (9.29%) Relational Database
7 108 (8.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 101 (8.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 67 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 65 (5.25%) Oracle Database 10g
11 62 (5.01%) MySQL
12 50 (4.04%) SQL Server 2005
13 46 (3.72%) OLAP
14 45 (3.63%) RDBMS
15 44 (3.55%) Oracle BI EE
16 43 (3.47%) DB2
17 36 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
18 30 (2.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 29 (2.34%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 43 (3.47%) Subversion
2 42 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (2.67%) Visual Studio
5 30 (2.42%) Jenkins
6 24 (1.94%) Maven
7 20 (1.62%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.21%) JUnit
8 15 (1.21%) Toad
9 13 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
10 12 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
11 11 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 11 (0.89%) ERwin
12 10 (0.81%) CruiseControl
12 10 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (0.73%) NUnit
13 9 (0.73%) JIRA
14 8 (0.65%) Ant
15 7 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
15 7 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 321 (25.93%) Finance
2 171 (13.81%) Banking
3 65 (5.25%) Investment Banking
4 34 (2.75%) Retail
5 30 (2.42%) Front Office
5 30 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.70%) Marketing
7 17 (1.37%) Games
8 13 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.89%) Legal
9 11 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.48%) Billing
11 4 (0.32%) Advertising
11 4 (0.32%) Publishing
11 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.16%) Electronics
13 2 (0.16%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 430 (34.73%) Developer
2 307 (24.80%) DBA
3 167 (13.49%) SQL DBA
4 135 (10.90%) Administrator
5 99 (8.00%) Consultant
6 82 (6.62%) Oracle DBA
7 77 (6.22%) SQL Developer
8 64 (5.17%) Architect
8 64 (5.17%) SQL Server DBA
9 62 (5.01%) Oracle Developer
10 58 (4.68%) Senior Developer
11 57 (4.60%) Analyst
12 47 (3.80%) Java Developer
13 27 (2.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 27 (2.18%) .NET Developer
14 26 (2.10%) Senior Java Developer
15 24 (1.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (1.78%) C++ Developer
16 22 (1.78%) Database Developer
17 21 (1.70%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (11.39%) .NET
2 122 (9.85%) XML
3 96 (7.75%) Web Services
4 68 (5.49%) Middleware
5 65 (5.25%) HTML
6 48 (3.88%) jQuery
7 47 (3.80%) ASP.NET
7 47 (3.80%) CSS
8 34 (2.75%) .NET Framework
8 34 (2.75%) Spring
9 30 (2.42%) Hibernate
10 29 (2.34%) HTML5
10 29 (2.34%) XSD
10 29 (2.34%) XSLT
11 27 (2.18%) WCF
12 26 (2.10%) Ajax
13 22 (1.78%) J2EE
14 21 (1.70%) FIX Protocol
15 20 (1.62%) Oracle Fusion
16 19 (1.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 120 (9.69%) Replication
2 114 (9.21%) Clustering
3 106 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (3.55%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.91%) Data Integration
6 34 (2.75%) Visualisation
7 33 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 30 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (2.26%) Data Structures
10 26 (2.10%) Open Source
11 24 (1.94%) Client/Server
12 22 (1.78%) Statistics
13 20 (1.62%) Hedge funds
14 18 (1.45%) Derivative
15 17 (1.37%) Grid Computing
15 17 (1.37%) Fixed Income
15 17 (1.37%) Management Information System
16 15 (1.21%) TWAP
16 15 (1.21%) VWAP
17 13 (1.05%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 244 (19.71%) Linux
2 239 (19.31%) Windows
3 212 (17.12%) UNIX
4 68 (5.49%) Solaris
5 58 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 47 (3.80%) AIX
8 32 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (1.86%) HPUX
11 15 (1.21%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.89%) CentOS
12 11 (0.89%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.40%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.32%) SUSE
14 4 (0.32%) Debian
15 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (14.30%) Business Intelligence
3 169 (13.65%) ETL
4 138 (11.15%) Performance Monitoring
5 107 (8.64%) Data Modelling
6 81 (6.54%) Migration
7 78 (6.30%) Database Tuning
8 73 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
9 70 (5.65%) Capacity Planning
10 68 (5.49%) Multithreading
11 67 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 67 (5.41%) Analytics
12 65 (5.25%) ITIL
13 64 (5.17%) Low Latency
14 60 (4.85%) Scrum
14 60 (4.85%) TDD
15 54 (4.36%) Dimensional Modelling
16 53 (4.28%) OO
16 53 (4.28%) Change Management
17 51 (4.12%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 637 (51.45%) SQL
2 172 (13.89%) Java
3 155 (12.52%) T-SQL
4 138 (11.15%) PL/SQL
5 121 (9.77%) C#
6 108 (8.72%) Shell Script
7 79 (6.38%) JavaScript
8 58 (4.68%) Perl
9 49 (3.96%) PowerShell
10 40 (3.23%) C++
11 32 (2.58%) Python
12 26 (2.10%) VB.NET
12 26 (2.10%) Bash Shell
13 21 (1.70%) Ruby
13 21 (1.70%) C
14 20 (1.62%) Korn
15 19 (1.53%) ABAP
16 18 (1.45%) VBScript
17 17 (1.37%) VB
18 15 (1.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 77 (6.22%) Security Cleared
2 64 (5.17%) Degree
3 42 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (2.58%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.29%) MCITP
7 13 (1.05%) MCSE
8 10 (0.81%) MCTS
8 10 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.32%) CCSP
11 4 (0.32%) CCNP
11 4 (0.32%) CCNA
11 4 (0.32%) CCSA
11 4 (0.32%) CCSE
12 3 (0.24%) PhD
13 2 (0.16%) MCDBA
14 1 (0.081%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.081%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.83%) QA
2 31 (2.50%) SLA
3 14 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.32%) COREP
5 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.16%) WAI
7 1 (0.081%) COBIT
7 1 (0.081%) GxP
System Software
1 78 (6.30%) Oracle RMAN
2 76 (6.14%) Oracle RAC
3 57 (4.60%) Active Directory
4 53 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 33 (2.67%) vSphere
6 28 (2.26%) NFS
6 28 (2.26%) Hyper-V
7 19 (1.53%) ISA Server
8 15 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (1.05%) UAG
9 13 (1.05%) Firmware
10 11 (0.89%) HDFS
11 10 (0.81%) VMware ESX
11 10 (0.81%) SRDF
11 10 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
11 10 (0.81%) Xen
11 10 (0.81%) KVM
12 9 (0.73%) Apache Flume
13 6 (0.48%) XenApp
13 6 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (4.68%) Data Guard
2 35 (2.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 31 (2.50%) Puppet
4 26 (2.10%) SCCM
5 24 (1.94%) SCOM
6 18 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (1.37%) Ansible
8 15 (1.21%) Nagios
9 13 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (0.89%) Tivoli
11 10 (0.81%) Control-M
12 9 (0.73%) WSUS
13 7 (0.57%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.48%) Oozie
14 6 (0.48%) Ambari
15 5 (0.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 5 (0.40%) Cobbler
15 5 (0.40%) Ganglia
15 5 (0.40%) SCVMM
16 4 (0.32%) OpenView
Vendors
1 422 (34.09%) Oracle
2 221 (17.85%) Microsoft
3 89 (7.19%) VMware
4 75 (6.06%) IBM
5 68 (5.49%) Sybase
6 62 (5.01%) SAP
7 59 (4.77%) HP
8 55 (4.44%) Informatica
9 48 (3.88%) Cisco
10 47 (3.80%) Business Objects
11 46 (3.72%) Red Hat
12 32 (2.58%) EMC
13 30 (2.42%) NetApp
14 25 (2.02%) Sun
15 24 (1.94%) F5
16 23 (1.86%) Tableau
17 21 (1.70%) Teradata
18 20 (1.62%) Intel
19 19 (1.53%) TIBCO
20 17 (1.37%) Netezza
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £425 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £319.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
NAK Consulting
Rate: From £225 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Energon People
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £190 - £230 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago