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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 207 188 165
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -23
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 533 564 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.13% 1.21% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.55% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 341 348
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 14
Average hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.65 £26.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £53.50 £71.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.60
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.35%
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
38540 36317 34567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.50% 78.00% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25554 23532 21284
Average daily rate £430 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1069 979 1093
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 293 £425 -5.55% 86
South East -23 62 £431 +4.54% 27
West Midlands +16 40 £375 +15.38% 13
North West +2 40 £425 +6.25% 21
Yorkshire -14 34 £400 +21.21% 21
South West -10 30 £490 +26.45% 6
East of England -14 24 £360 -8.57% 7
East Midlands -22 7 £371 +14.23% 4
North East -18 4 £355 -35.45%
Performance Tuning
UK

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 564 (49.91%) SQL
2 462 (40.88%) SQL Server
3 375 (33.19%) Oracle
4 267 (23.63%) Finance
5 235 (20.80%) Linux
6 210 (18.58%) Windows
7 209 (18.50%) Unix
8 205 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
9 199 (17.61%) Microsoft
10 181 (16.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 176 (15.58%) T-SQL
12 174 (15.40%) Oracle Database
13 168 (14.87%) Java
14 164 (14.51%) Replication
15 158 (13.98%) Banking
16 155 (13.72%) SQL Server 2008
17 145 (12.83%) ETL
18 142 (12.57%) Business Intelligence
19 130 (11.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 129 (11.42%) Data Warehouse
21 128 (11.33%) C#
22 124 (10.97%) Shell Script
22 124 (10.97%) Migration
23 120 (10.62%) .NET
24 118 (10.44%) High Availability
25 114 (10.09%) PL/SQL
26 113 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
27 105 (9.29%) Database Tuning
28 103 (9.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 99 (8.76%) Performance Monitoring

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 47 (4.16%) IIS
2 45 (3.98%) WebLogic
3 39 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 38 (3.36%) Apache
5 27 (2.39%) CMS
6 26 (2.30%) WebSphere
7 19 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
8 18 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 18 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
9 17 (1.50%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.42%) JBoss
11 11 (0.97%) Drupal
11 11 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.97%) nginx
11 11 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
12 10 (0.88%) SAS
12 10 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
14 8 (0.71%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.71%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 80 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.62%) MS Office
3 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.18%) SPSS
5 1 (0.088%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (0.35%) Fredhopper
5 4 (0.35%) HFM
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.27%) BASE24
6 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.27%) RMDS
6 3 (0.27%) SAP Payroll
6 3 (0.27%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.27%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.18%) Primavera
7 2 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.18%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 58 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.97%) GitHub
4 8 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.53%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.44%) Office 365
7 4 (0.35%) IaaS
7 4 (0.35%) SoftLayer
7 4 (0.35%) Sumo Logic
8 3 (0.27%) PaaS
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.18%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.088%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.088%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.13%) SAN
2 45 (3.98%) TCP/IP
3 43 (3.81%) Firewall
4 40 (3.54%) HTTP
5 35 (3.10%) DNS
6 33 (2.92%) Internet
7 24 (2.12%) SSL
8 19 (1.68%) NAS
9 18 (1.59%) DHCP
9 18 (1.59%) LDAP
10 13 (1.15%) Multicast
11 11 (0.97%) LAN
11 11 (0.97%) VPN
12 10 (0.88%) WAN
13 7 (0.62%) DMZ
14 6 (0.53%) BGP
14 6 (0.53%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.53%) SNMP
14 6 (0.53%) Wireless
15 5 (0.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (40.88%) SQL Server
2 181 (16.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 174 (15.40%) Oracle Database
4 155 (13.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 130 (11.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 129 (11.42%) Data Warehouse
7 113 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 103 (9.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 94 (8.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 74 (6.55%) Relational Database
11 70 (6.19%) SQL Server 2005
12 65 (5.75%) MySQL
13 59 (5.22%) NoSQL
14 55 (4.87%) DB2
15 54 (4.78%) Oracle Database 10g
15 54 (4.78%) Oracle Database 12c
16 48 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
17 41 (3.63%) SQL Server 2014
18 38 (3.36%) Oracle Reports
19 36 (3.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 54 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (4.51%) Git (software)
3 49 (4.34%) Jenkins
4 26 (2.30%) JIRA
5 25 (2.21%) Visual Studio
6 24 (2.12%) Subversion
7 21 (1.86%) JUnit
8 20 (1.77%) Eclipse
8 20 (1.77%) Maven
9 18 (1.59%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.88%) Hudson
11 9 (0.80%) LoadRunner
12 8 (0.71%) FitNesse
12 8 (0.71%) Gatling
12 8 (0.71%) IntelliJ
12 8 (0.71%) JMeter
12 8 (0.71%) SpecFlow
13 7 (0.62%) Mercurial
13 7 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 267 (23.63%) Finance
2 158 (13.98%) Banking
3 72 (6.37%) Investment Banking
4 53 (4.69%) Front Office
5 19 (1.68%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.59%) Retail
7 17 (1.50%) Automotive
8 16 (1.42%) Back Office
8 16 (1.42%) Games
9 14 (1.24%) Marketing
9 14 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.71%) Legal
10 8 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.53%) Law
12 5 (0.44%) Advertising
12 5 (0.44%) Billing
13 4 (0.35%) Electronics
13 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.27%) Local Government
15 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 400 (35.40%) Developer
2 311 (27.52%) DBA
3 167 (14.78%) SQL DBA
4 137 (12.12%) Administrator
5 104 (9.20%) SQL Developer
6 96 (8.50%) Architect
7 92 (8.14%) Oracle DBA
8 79 (6.99%) SQL Server DBA
9 65 (5.75%) Java Developer
10 64 (5.66%) Consultant
11 49 (4.34%) .NET Developer
12 46 (4.07%) Oracle Developer
13 44 (3.89%) SQL Server Developer
14 36 (3.19%) C# Developer
15 35 (3.10%) Analyst
16 34 (3.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 30 (2.65%) Data Architect
17 30 (2.65%) Senior DBA
18 29 (2.57%) Applications Support
18 29 (2.57%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (10.62%) .NET
2 90 (7.96%) Web Services
3 78 (6.90%) XML
4 53 (4.69%) HTML
4 53 (4.69%) Middleware
5 51 (4.51%) CSS
6 40 (3.54%) ASP.NET
7 38 (3.36%) Spring
8 33 (2.92%) REST
9 32 (2.83%) .NET Framework
10 30 (2.65%) JSON
11 27 (2.39%) RESTful
11 27 (2.39%) SOAP
12 24 (2.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 24 (2.12%) XSLT
13 22 (1.95%) jQuery
14 21 (1.86%) J2EE
14 21 (1.86%) MDX
15 20 (1.77%) Oracle Fusion
16 19 (1.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 164 (14.51%) Replication
2 95 (8.41%) Clustering
3 77 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (4.16%) Data Centre
4 47 (4.16%) Equities
5 35 (3.10%) Data Structures
6 21 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.86%) Fintech
6 21 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (1.59%) Visualisation
8 17 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
8 17 (1.50%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.24%) Derivative
10 14 (1.24%) Statistics
10 14 (1.24%) User Experience
11 13 (1.15%) New Media
12 12 (1.06%) Fixed Income
12 12 (1.06%) Online Games
13 11 (0.97%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 235 (20.80%) Linux
2 210 (18.58%) Windows
3 209 (18.50%) Unix
4 86 (7.61%) Windows Server
5 71 (6.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 64 (5.66%) Solaris
7 46 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (2.57%) AIX
10 26 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (1.33%) CentOS
12 8 (0.71%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.62%) SUSE
14 6 (0.53%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.44%) Android
15 5 (0.44%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.27%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (12.83%) ETL
3 142 (12.57%) Business Intelligence
4 124 (10.97%) Migration
5 118 (10.44%) High Availability
6 105 (9.29%) Database Tuning
7 99 (8.76%) Performance Monitoring
8 81 (7.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 69 (6.11%) Scrum
10 68 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
11 66 (5.84%) ITIL
12 65 (5.75%) Data Modelling
12 65 (5.75%) Software Engineering
13 58 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
13 58 (5.13%) Mentoring
14 49 (4.34%) SDLC
15 47 (4.16%) OO
16 46 (4.07%) TDD
17 44 (3.89%) Low Latency
18 41 (3.63%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 564 (49.91%) SQL
2 176 (15.58%) T-SQL
3 168 (14.87%) Java
4 128 (11.33%) C#
5 124 (10.97%) Shell Script
6 114 (10.09%) PL/SQL
7 83 (7.35%) Perl
8 75 (6.64%) PowerShell
9 70 (6.19%) JavaScript
10 68 (6.02%) Python
11 47 (4.16%) C
12 45 (3.98%) Bash Shell
13 33 (2.92%) PHP
14 26 (2.30%) Korn
15 25 (2.21%) C++
16 24 (2.12%) VB.NET
17 23 (2.04%) Scala
18 19 (1.68%) Ruby
18 19 (1.68%) VB
19 16 (1.42%) VB6
Qualifications
1 59 (5.22%) Security Cleared
2 42 (3.72%) SC Cleared
3 35 (3.10%) Degree
4 13 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (0.97%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (0.71%) OCP
9 7 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.44%) CCNP
11 4 (0.35%) CCSE
12 3 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.27%) MCITP
12 3 (0.27%) MCSA
12 3 (0.27%) MCSE
12 3 (0.27%) MCTS
12 3 (0.27%) OCA
12 3 (0.27%) PhD
13 2 (0.18%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.74%) QA
2 14 (1.24%) SLA
3 13 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.27%) ISO 8583
5 3 (0.27%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 58 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 56 (4.96%) Oracle RAC
3 55 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.86%) NFS
5 13 (1.15%) Oracle Clusterware
6 9 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.71%) Varnish
7 8 (0.71%) vSphere
8 7 (0.62%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (0.44%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.35%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.27%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.27%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.18%) Docker
12 2 (0.18%) OpenSSH
12 2 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 58 (5.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 48 (4.25%) Data Guard
3 40 (3.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 35 (3.10%) Puppet
5 20 (1.77%) Nagios
5 20 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.50%) Control-M
6 17 (1.50%) SCOM
7 15 (1.33%) Tivoli
8 14 (1.24%) SCCM
9 11 (0.97%) Ansible
10 8 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (0.62%) Foglight
12 5 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
12 5 (0.44%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.35%) Opsview
14 3 (0.27%) Ambari
14 3 (0.27%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 375 (33.19%) Oracle
2 199 (17.61%) Microsoft
3 76 (6.73%) VMware
4 74 (6.55%) Red Hat
5 59 (5.22%) SAP
6 55 (4.87%) Sybase
7 47 (4.16%) Informatica
8 39 (3.45%) IBM
9 31 (2.74%) HP
10 27 (2.39%) Veritas
11 22 (1.95%) Cisco
12 19 (1.68%) Google
13 17 (1.50%) Sun
14 15 (1.33%) Teradata
15 14 (1.24%) EMC
15 14 (1.24%) Tableau
16 13 (1.15%) Cognos
16 13 (1.15%) Remedy
17 11 (0.97%) Splunk
18 10 (0.88%) Red Gate
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £350.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: ££ Excellent Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + on call allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £451 - £601 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Capita plc
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas Retail Limited - Bournemouth Office
Rate: up to £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £340.00 - £380.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £445 per day
Posted: 13 days ago