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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 183 145 169
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +24
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 542 636 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.15% 1.39% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.85% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 386 280
Average daily rate
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£410 £424 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.30% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £374 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.20% +10.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.10 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -17.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £35.00 £27.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £71.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +55.55%
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
35919 34430 29372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.27% 75.51% 73.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22880 21174 17901
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 973 1051 1057
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.29 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.98 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -23 261 £445 -1.11% 71
South East +5 105 £400 +4.91% 37
South West +4 41 £388 +19.23% 20
Yorkshire -55 37 £311 -18.15% 29
East Midlands +13 28 £345 -8.00% 12
East of England -3 28 £400 - 13
North West -12 23 £408 +23.48% 26
West Midlands -8 14 £319 -0.31% 9
Midlands +3 1 - -
North East -18 1 £550 +69.23% 3
Performance Tuning
UK

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 632 (51.30%) SQL
2 415 (33.69%) Oracle
3 406 (32.95%) SQL Server
4 292 (23.70%) Finance
5 243 (19.72%) Windows
5 243 (19.72%) Linux
6 219 (17.78%) Microsoft
7 217 (17.61%) Oracle Database
8 212 (17.21%) UNIX
9 190 (15.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 189 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
11 186 (15.10%) Data Warehouse
12 172 (13.96%) Business Intelligence
13 166 (13.47%) ETL
14 157 (12.74%) Java
15 154 (12.50%) Banking
16 147 (11.93%) T-SQL
17 145 (11.77%) PL/SQL
18 140 (11.36%) Performance Monitoring
19 136 (11.04%) .NET
20 131 (10.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 130 (10.55%) Replication
22 129 (10.47%) Shell Script
23 124 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
24 122 (9.90%) XML
25 120 (9.74%) Clustering
26 113 (9.17%) C#
27 110 (8.93%) Data Modelling
28 104 (8.44%) Security Cleared
29 101 (8.20%) Oracle Database 11g

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 77 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 48 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 44 (3.57%) IIS
3 44 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 40 (3.25%) Apache
5 35 (2.84%) Tomcat
6 24 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (1.30%) SAS
8 14 (1.14%) Oracle 10gAS
8 14 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (1.06%) CMS
9 13 (1.06%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
11 10 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
11 10 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 9 (0.73%) JBoss
13 8 (0.65%) CICS
13 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 93 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.54%) MS Office
3 14 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.65%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.081%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.081%) Weka
7 1 (0.081%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 35 (2.84%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
3 26 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
5 14 (1.14%) Markit EDM
6 12 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.57%) thinkFolio
8 7 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
8 7 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
9 6 (0.49%) SmartPlant
10 5 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
10 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.41%) Oracle Utilities
11 4 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
12 3 (0.24%) SAP MDM
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
12 3 (0.24%) Agresso
13 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 2 (0.16%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.57%) PaaS
4 6 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.41%) SaaS
5 5 (0.41%) Office 365
6 4 (0.32%) GitHub
7 3 (0.24%) IaaS
7 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.081%) Force.com
9 1 (0.081%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 88 (7.14%) SAN
2 67 (5.44%) DNS
3 53 (4.30%) TCP/IP
4 37 (3.00%) DHCP
5 31 (2.52%) LAN
6 30 (2.44%) HTTP
6 30 (2.44%) Firewall
7 27 (2.19%) NAS
8 26 (2.11%) Internet
9 25 (2.03%) LDAP
10 24 (1.95%) WAN
11 23 (1.87%) iSCSI
12 21 (1.70%) SSL
13 16 (1.30%) FTP
14 14 (1.14%) Multicast
15 13 (1.06%) DMZ
15 13 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
15 13 (1.06%) BIG-IP
16 12 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (32.95%) SQL Server
2 217 (17.61%) Oracle Database
3 190 (15.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 186 (15.10%) Data Warehouse
5 131 (10.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 124 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 101 (8.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 96 (7.79%) Relational Database
9 94 (7.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 65 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 62 (5.03%) MySQL
12 56 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
13 48 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
14 46 (3.73%) Oracle BI EE
15 41 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
15 41 (3.33%) RDBMS
16 38 (3.08%) DB2
17 33 (2.68%) OLAP
18 30 (2.44%) QlikView
19 29 (2.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 46 (3.73%) Subversion
2 34 (2.76%) Git (software)
3 33 (2.68%) Visual Studio
4 28 (2.27%) Jenkins
5 27 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (1.70%) Maven
7 17 (1.38%) TeamCity
8 16 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
8 16 (1.30%) Toad
9 14 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
10 12 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 11 (0.89%) ERwin
12 9 (0.73%) JUnit
12 9 (0.73%) NUnit
12 9 (0.73%) CruiseControl
13 7 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (0.57%) Ant
13 7 (0.57%) LoadRunner
13 7 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (0.49%) Mercurial
General
1 292 (23.70%) Finance
2 154 (12.50%) Banking
3 54 (4.38%) Investment Banking
4 36 (2.92%) Retail
5 28 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 27 (2.19%) Front Office
7 15 (1.22%) Marketing
8 11 (0.89%) Legal
8 11 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.81%) Games
10 9 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.57%) Billing
12 6 (0.49%) Publishing
13 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.32%) Advertising
13 4 (0.32%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.16%) Back Office
15 2 (0.16%) Electronics
15 2 (0.16%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 406 (32.95%) Developer
2 327 (26.54%) DBA
3 180 (14.61%) SQL DBA
4 142 (11.53%) Administrator
5 98 (7.95%) Consultant
6 78 (6.33%) SQL Server DBA
7 73 (5.93%) Oracle DBA
8 71 (5.76%) Architect
9 67 (5.44%) SQL Developer
10 58 (4.71%) Oracle Developer
11 55 (4.46%) Senior Developer
12 49 (3.98%) Analyst
13 42 (3.41%) Java Developer
14 30 (2.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 29 (2.35%) ETL Developer
16 27 (2.19%) .NET Developer
17 25 (2.03%) Senior Java Developer
18 23 (1.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 22 (1.79%) C++ Developer
20 21 (1.70%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (11.04%) .NET
2 122 (9.90%) XML
3 92 (7.47%) Web Services
4 83 (6.74%) Middleware
5 63 (5.11%) HTML
6 51 (4.14%) jQuery
7 50 (4.06%) ASP.NET
7 50 (4.06%) CSS
8 33 (2.68%) .NET Framework
9 31 (2.52%) Spring
9 31 (2.52%) Oracle Fusion
10 29 (2.35%) HTML5
11 28 (2.27%) XSLT
12 26 (2.11%) Hibernate
12 26 (2.11%) WCF
13 24 (1.95%) Ajax
14 23 (1.87%) XSD
15 21 (1.70%) J2EE
16 18 (1.46%) RESTful
16 18 (1.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 130 (10.55%) Replication
2 120 (9.74%) Clustering
3 101 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (2.92%) Computer Science
5 35 (2.84%) Visualisation
6 31 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (2.35%) Data Integration
8 28 (2.27%) Statistics
9 27 (2.19%) Data Structures
10 24 (1.95%) Open Source
11 19 (1.54%) Hedge funds
12 18 (1.46%) Client/Server
13 16 (1.30%) Fixed Income
13 16 (1.30%) Grid Computing
14 15 (1.22%) Management Information System
15 13 (1.06%) User Experience
16 12 (0.97%) Equities
17 11 (0.89%) Derivative
17 11 (0.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 243 (19.72%) Windows
1 243 (19.72%) Linux
2 212 (17.21%) UNIX
3 73 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (5.36%) Solaris
5 53 (4.30%) AIX
5 53 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (2.84%) HPUX
9 18 (1.46%) CentOS
10 16 (1.30%) Windows 2000
11 13 (1.06%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.49%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.49%) Android
13 6 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (13.96%) Business Intelligence
3 166 (13.47%) ETL
4 140 (11.36%) Performance Monitoring
5 110 (8.93%) Data Modelling
6 98 (7.95%) Migration
7 90 (7.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 81 (6.57%) Capacity Planning
9 78 (6.33%) Database Tuning
10 73 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
11 66 (5.36%) ITIL
12 65 (5.28%) Analytics
13 61 (4.95%) TDD
14 60 (4.87%) Multithreading
15 56 (4.55%) High Availability
15 56 (4.55%) OO
16 55 (4.46%) MVC
16 55 (4.46%) Scrum
17 54 (4.38%) Unit Testing
18 53 (4.30%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 632 (51.30%) SQL
2 157 (12.74%) Java
3 147 (11.93%) T-SQL
4 145 (11.77%) PL/SQL
5 129 (10.47%) Shell Script
6 113 (9.17%) C#
7 84 (6.82%) JavaScript
8 52 (4.22%) Perl
9 46 (3.73%) PowerShell
10 40 (3.25%) Python
11 33 (2.68%) C++
12 27 (2.19%) Bash Shell
13 22 (1.79%) VB.NET
14 21 (1.70%) C
14 21 (1.70%) Ruby
15 20 (1.62%) ABAP
16 19 (1.54%) Korn
17 16 (1.30%) VB
18 15 (1.22%) VBScript
19 14 (1.14%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 104 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 67 (5.44%) Degree
3 62 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 43 (3.49%) DV Cleared
5 29 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (1.70%) VCP4
7 13 (1.06%) MCITP
8 12 (0.97%) MCTS
9 10 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.32%) MCSE
12 3 (0.24%) PhD
13 2 (0.16%) MCSA
13 2 (0.16%) MCDBA
13 2 (0.16%) CCSP
13 2 (0.16%) CCNP
13 2 (0.16%) CCNA
13 2 (0.16%) CCSA
13 2 (0.16%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.00%) QA
2 31 (2.52%) SLA
3 17 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.16%) COREP
5 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.16%) WAI
6 1 (0.081%) COBIT
6 1 (0.081%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.081%) GxP
System Software
1 75 (6.09%) Oracle RMAN
1 75 (6.09%) Oracle RAC
2 63 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (4.71%) Active Directory
4 32 (2.60%) vSphere
5 30 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 28 (2.27%) NFS
7 15 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (1.14%) Firmware
9 12 (0.97%) ISA Server
10 10 (0.81%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.81%) Xen
10 10 (0.81%) KVM
11 9 (0.73%) SRDF
11 9 (0.73%) HDFS
12 8 (0.65%) XenApp
13 7 (0.57%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.57%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.41%) Docker
14 5 (0.41%) UAG
Systems Management
1 50 (4.06%) Data Guard
2 44 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 32 (2.60%) Puppet
4 21 (1.70%) SCOM
5 20 (1.62%) SCCM
6 19 (1.54%) Ansible
7 15 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 12 (0.97%) Control-M
9 12 (0.97%) Nagios
10 11 (0.89%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.65%) WSUS
12 7 (0.57%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.49%) OpenView
13 6 (0.49%) SCVMM
13 6 (0.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 6 (0.49%) Cobbler
13 6 (0.49%) SCSM
14 5 (0.41%) Oozie
14 5 (0.41%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 415 (33.69%) Oracle
2 219 (17.78%) Microsoft
3 93 (7.55%) VMware
4 76 (6.17%) IBM
5 72 (5.84%) HP
6 62 (5.03%) SAP
7 59 (4.79%) Informatica
8 50 (4.06%) Sybase
9 49 (3.98%) Red Hat
10 40 (3.25%) NetApp
11 38 (3.08%) Cisco
12 37 (3.00%) Business Objects
13 34 (2.76%) EMC
14 27 (2.19%) Sun
15 25 (2.03%) Teradata
15 25 (2.03%) Tableau
16 22 (1.79%) TIBCO
17 16 (1.30%) Dell
17 16 (1.30%) Citrix
17 16 (1.30%) F5
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Rate: £250 - £275 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £650 - £700 per day
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Surrey
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Rate: £340 - £375 per day
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Cheltenham
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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Walsall, West Midlands (County)
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Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £350 - £475 per day
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Rate: £400 to £425 p/day
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Rate: £400 to £425 p/day
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