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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 182 181 165
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 622 588 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.21% 1.19% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.56% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 337 340
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 10
Average hourly rate £43.75 £54.75 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.09% +33.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £39.25 £34.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £189.30 £51.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +14.86%
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
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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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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 +2 296 £450 - 107
South East +4 103 £350 - 39
South West +11 49 £350 -22.00% 11
North West -10 45 £375 -9.09% 16
East of England -4 42 £310 -11.42% 15
Yorkshire -18 38 £363 +9.84% 23
East Midlands +13 27 £375 -21.05% 5
West Midlands -18 21 £354 +1.14% 12
North East -25 5 £255 -19.68% 1
Midlands -6 1 £288 -
Performance Tuning
UK

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 693 (54.96%) SQL
2 457 (36.24%) SQL Server
3 456 (36.16%) Oracle
4 280 (22.20%) UNIX
5 276 (21.89%) Linux
6 251 (19.90%) Oracle Database
7 249 (19.75%) Windows
8 231 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
9 227 (18.00%) Finance
10 219 (17.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 217 (17.21%) Microsoft
12 213 (16.89%) ETL
13 202 (16.02%) Java
14 197 (15.62%) T-SQL
15 173 (13.72%) Data Warehouse
15 173 (13.72%) Business Intelligence
16 171 (13.56%) PL/SQL
17 166 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 152 (12.05%) Shell Script
19 150 (11.90%) Migration
20 148 (11.74%) Security Cleared
21 133 (10.55%) Oracle Database 11g
22 124 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
23 122 (9.67%) Replication
24 121 (9.60%) Clustering
24 121 (9.60%) C#
25 120 (9.52%) VMware
26 114 (9.04%) XML
26 114 (9.04%) Performance Monitoring
27 113 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 71 (5.63%) Apache
2 56 (4.44%) Tomcat
3 55 (4.36%) WebSphere
4 54 (4.28%) WebLogic
4 54 (4.28%) IIS
4 54 (4.28%) SharePoint
5 31 (2.46%) SAS
6 25 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
7 24 (1.90%) JBoss
8 20 (1.59%) Oracle Service Bus
8 20 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 19 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
10 16 (1.27%) MQSeries
11 14 (1.11%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 10 (0.79%) Oracle 10gAS
13 10 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
13 10 (0.79%) Lync
14 9 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.71%) Node.js
Applications
1 90 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.90%) MS Office
3 19 (1.51%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.24%) SPSS
6 1 (0.079%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.079%) Weka
Business Applications
1 30 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
3 20 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.87%) Markit EDM
7 10 (0.79%) Maximo
8 7 (0.56%) RMDS
9 6 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.24%) Endur
12 3 (0.24%) SAP MDM
12 3 (0.24%) HFM
12 3 (0.24%) Fredhopper
12 3 (0.24%) TIBCO iProcess
13 2 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
13 2 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 59 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.03%) PaaS
4 10 (0.79%) SaaS
5 8 (0.63%) GitHub
6 7 (0.56%) Office 365
7 6 (0.48%) IaaS
8 4 (0.32%) SoftLayer
8 4 (0.32%) Sumo Logic
8 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.079%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.079%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.079%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.079%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 83 (6.58%) SAN
2 55 (4.36%) DNS
3 47 (3.73%) Firewall
4 41 (3.25%) TCP/IP
5 32 (2.54%) HTTP
5 32 (2.54%) SSL
6 26 (2.06%) NAS
7 24 (1.90%) DHCP
8 21 (1.67%) LAN
9 18 (1.43%) iSCSI
10 17 (1.35%) WAN
11 15 (1.19%) Internet
11 15 (1.19%) BIG-IP
12 13 (1.03%) Wireless
12 13 (1.03%) LDAP
13 12 (0.95%) VoIP
13 12 (0.95%) FTP
14 11 (0.87%) VPN
14 11 (0.87%) Network Security
15 10 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 457 (36.24%) SQL Server
2 251 (19.90%) Oracle Database
3 219 (17.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 173 (13.72%) Data Warehouse
5 166 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 133 (10.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 113 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 97 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 91 (7.22%) Relational Database
10 80 (6.34%) SQL Server 2012
10 80 (6.34%) MySQL
11 71 (5.63%) Oracle Database 10g
12 57 (4.52%) DB2
13 53 (4.20%) RDBMS
14 49 (3.89%) SQL Server 2005
15 47 (3.73%) Oracle Reports
16 43 (3.41%) MongoDB
17 40 (3.17%) Oracle BI EE
18 39 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
19 38 (3.01%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 63 (5.00%) Subversion
2 37 (2.93%) Jenkins
3 36 (2.85%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.67%) Maven
5 20 (1.59%) Visual Studio
6 18 (1.43%) Eclipse
6 18 (1.43%) LoadRunner
7 17 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
8 16 (1.27%) ERwin
8 16 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (0.87%) JMeter
10 11 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (0.79%) JIRA
11 10 (0.79%) JUnit
12 9 (0.71%) Toad
12 9 (0.71%) NUnit
13 8 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 8 (0.63%) Ant
13 8 (0.63%) IntelliJ
General
1 227 (18.00%) Finance
2 92 (7.30%) Banking
3 57 (4.52%) Retail
4 28 (2.22%) Front Office
5 27 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 26 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.35%) Marketing
8 14 (1.11%) Billing
8 14 (1.11%) Advertising
9 13 (1.03%) Back Office
10 8 (0.63%) Games
11 7 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.56%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.48%) Legal
12 6 (0.48%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.48%) Publishing
13 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.079%) French Language
15 1 (0.079%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 487 (38.62%) Developer
2 314 (24.90%) DBA
3 172 (13.64%) SQL DBA
4 146 (11.58%) Administrator
5 87 (6.90%) SQL Developer
6 84 (6.66%) SQL Server DBA
7 80 (6.34%) Oracle Developer
7 80 (6.34%) Architect
8 70 (5.55%) Analyst
9 65 (5.15%) Consultant
10 63 (5.00%) Java Developer
11 51 (4.04%) Oracle DBA
11 51 (4.04%) ETL Developer
12 49 (3.89%) Senior Developer
13 39 (3.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 29 (2.30%) Server Administrator
15 25 (1.98%) MySQL DBA
16 23 (1.82%) Systems Administrator
16 23 (1.82%) PL/SQL Developer
17 20 (1.59%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (9.04%) XML
2 106 (8.41%) .NET
3 76 (6.03%) Web Services
4 75 (5.95%) Middleware
5 68 (5.39%) HTML
6 57 (4.52%) J2EE
7 46 (3.65%) CSS
7 46 (3.65%) Spring
8 44 (3.49%) JMS
9 40 (3.17%) Hibernate
10 35 (2.78%) jQuery
11 33 (2.62%) Oracle Fusion
11 33 (2.62%) XSLT
11 33 (2.62%) ASP.NET
12 31 (2.46%) MDX
12 31 (2.46%) HTML5
13 28 (2.22%) RESTful
14 26 (2.06%) SOAP
15 20 (1.59%) CSS3
16 18 (1.43%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 124 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (9.67%) Replication
3 121 (9.60%) Clustering
4 55 (4.36%) Data Centre
5 34 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 27 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.90%) Data Integration
8 23 (1.82%) Statistics
9 21 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (1.43%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.11%) Visualisation
12 13 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.03%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.95%) FlexPod
13 12 (0.95%) Mobile App
13 12 (0.95%) Equities
14 11 (0.87%) Mainframe
15 10 (0.79%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.79%) NHS
15 10 (0.79%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 280 (22.20%) UNIX
2 276 (21.89%) Linux
3 249 (19.75%) Windows
4 67 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (4.60%) Solaris
7 57 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (3.73%) AIX
9 32 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (1.90%) HPUX
11 23 (1.82%) CentOS
12 18 (1.43%) Android
13 16 (1.27%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.63%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.56%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (0.56%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.56%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.40%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (16.89%) ETL
3 173 (13.72%) Business Intelligence
4 150 (11.90%) Migration
5 114 (9.04%) Performance Monitoring
6 112 (8.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 111 (8.80%) Unit Testing
8 104 (8.25%) Data Modelling
9 85 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
10 82 (6.50%) Capacity Planning
11 78 (6.19%) ITIL
12 70 (5.55%) TDD
13 64 (5.08%) Database Tuning
14 63 (5.00%) Data Migration
15 62 (4.92%) Scrum
16 57 (4.52%) SOA
17 56 (4.44%) OO
17 56 (4.44%) ETL Development
18 53 (4.20%) Load Balancing
19 52 (4.12%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 693 (54.96%) SQL
2 202 (16.02%) Java
3 197 (15.62%) T-SQL
4 171 (13.56%) PL/SQL
5 152 (12.05%) Shell Script
6 121 (9.60%) C#
7 77 (6.11%) JavaScript
8 50 (3.97%) Python
9 44 (3.49%) Perl
10 42 (3.33%) PowerShell
11 34 (2.70%) C++
12 32 (2.54%) Ruby
13 29 (2.30%) PHP
14 23 (1.82%) C
15 21 (1.67%) Scala
16 20 (1.59%) Bash Shell
17 19 (1.51%) SAS Macro
18 17 (1.35%) Korn
19 15 (1.19%) Groovy
19 15 (1.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 148 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 102 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 70 (5.55%) Degree
4 59 (4.68%) DV Cleared
5 30 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.79%) MCSE
6 10 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (0.79%) MCTS
7 8 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (0.63%) MCP
8 6 (0.48%) MCITP
9 5 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.40%) MCSA
9 5 (0.40%) CCNP
10 4 (0.32%) CCDP
10 4 (0.32%) MCDBA
10 4 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.24%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.04%) QA
2 35 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 27 (2.14%) SLA
4 10 (0.79%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.40%) COREP
5 5 (0.40%) FINREP
6 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.16%) BS7799
7 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.079%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (5.39%) Oracle RAC
2 68 (5.39%) Active Directory
3 37 (2.93%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.14%) vSphere
5 20 (1.59%) NFS
6 14 (1.11%) VMware ESX
6 14 (1.11%) Oracle Clusterware
7 12 (0.95%) Firmware
8 11 (0.87%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 10 (0.79%) ISA Server
9 10 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 10 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.71%) SRDF
11 8 (0.63%) KVM
11 8 (0.63%) Xen
12 7 (0.56%) Docker
13 6 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.48%) XenApp
14 5 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (4.20%) Oracle RMAN
2 37 (2.93%) Puppet
3 30 (2.38%) Data Guard
4 28 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 25 (1.98%) SCOM
6 20 (1.59%) Tivoli
7 18 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (1.35%) Nagios
9 14 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 13 (1.03%) Control-M
11 11 (0.87%) SCCM
12 10 (0.79%) Ansible
13 9 (0.71%) Graphite
13 9 (0.71%) OVSD
14 8 (0.63%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.63%) Cacti
15 7 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
15 7 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
15 7 (0.56%) Salt
15 7 (0.56%) Opsview
Vendors
1 456 (36.16%) Oracle
2 217 (17.21%) Microsoft
3 120 (9.52%) VMware
4 78 (6.19%) Red Hat
5 74 (5.87%) IBM
6 69 (5.47%) Informatica
6 69 (5.47%) HP
7 48 (3.81%) Cisco
8 46 (3.65%) Greenplum
9 39 (3.09%) SAP
10 36 (2.85%) Sybase
10 36 (2.85%) NetApp
11 31 (2.46%) Citrix
12 23 (1.82%) Teradata
13 22 (1.74%) TIBCO
14 21 (1.67%) Cognos
14 21 (1.67%) Sun
15 19 (1.51%) F5
16 18 (1.43%) Percona
17 17 (1.35%) Tableau
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago