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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 184 176 173
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 666 642 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.24% 1.28% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.67% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 365 335
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.75 £34.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £189.20 £48.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
42136 38521 36276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.14% 76.50% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27975 24282 22738
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1131 1078 1017
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.69% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.37 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 August 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 August 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 -11 300 £450 - 86
South East -12 122 £350 - 40
North West -11 52 £369 +0.68% 19
South West +18 46 £363 -23.28% 11
East of England -7 45 £325 +8.33% 14
Yorkshire -23 39 £363 +11.53% 16
East Midlands +7 28 £375 -33.33% 6
West Midlands -18 23 £375 +7.14% 12
North East -22 9 £278 -14.49% 4
Performance Tuning
UK

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 680 (53.63%) SQL
2 466 (36.75%) SQL Server
3 441 (34.78%) Oracle
4 294 (23.19%) UNIX
5 281 (22.16%) Linux
6 260 (20.50%) Windows
7 244 (19.24%) Oracle Database
8 242 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
9 230 (18.14%) Finance
10 222 (17.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 222 (17.51%) Microsoft
11 219 (17.27%) Java
12 211 (16.64%) T-SQL
13 194 (15.30%) ETL
14 178 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 161 (12.70%) Migration
16 160 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
17 154 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
18 147 (11.59%) PL/SQL
18 147 (11.59%) Shell Script
19 135 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
20 129 (10.17%) C#
21 125 (9.86%) Security Cleared
22 123 (9.70%) SQL Server 2008
23 121 (9.54%) Clustering
24 118 (9.31%) Performance Monitoring
25 115 (9.07%) Oracle Database 11g
25 115 (9.07%) VMware
25 115 (9.07%) .NET
26 112 (8.83%) Replication

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 78 (6.15%) Apache
2 58 (4.57%) IIS
3 57 (4.50%) SharePoint
4 51 (4.02%) Tomcat
4 51 (4.02%) WebSphere
5 46 (3.63%) WebLogic
6 35 (2.76%) SAS
7 29 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
8 27 (2.13%) JBoss
8 27 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
9 24 (1.89%) MS Exchange
10 20 (1.58%) MQSeries
11 19 (1.50%) Oracle Service Bus
12 18 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (1.18%) CMS
15 14 (1.10%) Apache Solr
16 13 (1.03%) nginx
16 13 (1.03%) Lync
17 12 (0.95%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 87 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.58%) MS Office
3 16 (1.26%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.24%) SPSS
5 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.79%) Maximo
7 9 (0.71%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.39%) RMDS
8 5 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.32%) Endur
9 4 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.32%) SmartPlant
9 4 (0.32%) Fredhopper
10 3 (0.24%) TIBCO iProcess
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.24%) HFM
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.16%) SAP GRC
11 2 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
11 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.87%) PaaS
4 10 (0.79%) GitHub
5 9 (0.71%) SaaS
6 8 (0.63%) SoftLayer
6 8 (0.63%) Sumo Logic
6 8 (0.63%) Office 365
7 7 (0.55%) IaaS
8 3 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.16%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.079%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.079%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.079%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 66 (5.21%) SAN
2 65 (5.13%) DNS
3 51 (4.02%) Firewall
4 46 (3.63%) TCP/IP
5 35 (2.76%) SSL
6 31 (2.44%) DHCP
6 31 (2.44%) HTTP
7 25 (1.97%) LAN
8 23 (1.81%) WAN
9 20 (1.58%) NAS
10 17 (1.34%) Wireless
11 15 (1.18%) iSCSI
11 15 (1.18%) Internet
12 14 (1.10%) VPN
13 13 (1.03%) FTP
13 13 (1.03%) Network Security
14 12 (0.95%) BIG-IP
14 12 (0.95%) LDAP
15 11 (0.87%) VoIP
15 11 (0.87%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 466 (36.75%) SQL Server
2 244 (19.24%) Oracle Database
3 222 (17.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 178 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 154 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
6 123 (9.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 115 (9.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 105 (8.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 94 (7.41%) Relational Database
10 86 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
11 78 (6.15%) MySQL
12 65 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
13 63 (4.97%) DB2
14 51 (4.02%) RDBMS
15 47 (3.71%) SQL Server 2005
16 45 (3.55%) MongoDB
16 45 (3.55%) BusinessObjects
17 43 (3.39%) PowerCenter
18 42 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
19 36 (2.84%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 68 (5.36%) Subversion
2 45 (3.55%) Jenkins
3 41 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 26 (2.05%) Maven
5 21 (1.66%) Visual Studio
6 20 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (1.50%) Eclipse
7 19 (1.50%) LoadRunner
8 13 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
8 13 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (0.95%) JMeter
9 12 (0.95%) NUnit
10 11 (0.87%) ERwin
10 11 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (0.87%) IntelliJ
10 11 (0.87%) JUnit
11 10 (0.79%) JIRA
12 9 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 8 (0.63%) Ant
13 8 (0.63%) Mercurial
General
1 230 (18.14%) Finance
2 94 (7.41%) Banking
3 50 (3.94%) Retail
4 31 (2.44%) Front Office
5 30 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 28 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.42%) Marketing
8 17 (1.34%) Advertising
9 15 (1.18%) Back Office
10 11 (0.87%) Billing
11 10 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.71%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.63%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.55%) Games
15 6 (0.47%) Legal
16 5 (0.39%) Automotive
17 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.24%) Publishing
19 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 482 (38.01%) Developer
2 302 (23.82%) DBA
3 171 (13.49%) SQL DBA
4 144 (11.36%) Administrator
5 84 (6.62%) SQL Server DBA
6 81 (6.39%) SQL Developer
7 80 (6.31%) Consultant
8 74 (5.84%) Oracle Developer
9 72 (5.68%) Java Developer
9 72 (5.68%) Analyst
10 66 (5.21%) Architect
11 56 (4.42%) Oracle DBA
12 50 (3.94%) Senior Developer
13 40 (3.15%) ETL Developer
14 38 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 24 (1.89%) .NET Developer
16 23 (1.81%) Server Administrator
16 23 (1.81%) MySQL DBA
17 21 (1.66%) Systems Administrator
18 20 (1.58%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (9.07%) .NET
2 109 (8.60%) XML
3 76 (5.99%) Web Services
4 71 (5.60%) HTML
5 68 (5.36%) J2EE
6 65 (5.13%) Middleware
7 60 (4.73%) Spring
8 48 (3.79%) JMS
9 47 (3.71%) Hibernate
10 45 (3.55%) CSS
11 33 (2.60%) HTML5
12 31 (2.44%) ASP.NET
12 31 (2.44%) XSLT
12 31 (2.44%) MDX
13 30 (2.37%) jQuery
14 28 (2.21%) SOAP
15 25 (1.97%) Oracle Fusion
15 25 (1.97%) RESTful
16 21 (1.66%) CSS3
16 21 (1.66%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 135 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (9.54%) Clustering
3 112 (8.83%) Replication
4 56 (4.42%) Data Centre
5 33 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 26 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 23 (1.81%) Statistics
8 22 (1.74%) Data Integration
9 20 (1.58%) Hedge funds
10 19 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (1.26%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.03%) Equities
13 12 (0.95%) Client/Server
13 12 (0.95%) FlexPod
14 11 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.87%) Blackberry
14 11 (0.87%) Mainframe
14 11 (0.87%) Derivative
15 10 (0.79%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.79%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 294 (23.19%) UNIX
2 281 (22.16%) Linux
3 260 (20.50%) Windows
4 61 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (4.57%) Solaris
6 56 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 44 (3.47%) AIX
9 26 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (1.50%) Android
11 13 (1.03%) CentOS
12 11 (0.87%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.79%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.71%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.63%) HPUX
15 8 (0.63%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.39%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (15.30%) ETL
3 161 (12.70%) Migration
4 160 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
5 118 (9.31%) Performance Monitoring
6 110 (8.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 107 (8.44%) Unit Testing
8 94 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 87 (6.86%) ITIL
10 85 (6.70%) Data Modelling
11 78 (6.15%) Capacity Planning
12 74 (5.84%) Scrum
12 74 (5.84%) TDD
13 69 (5.44%) Database Tuning
14 62 (4.89%) Data Migration
15 60 (4.73%) SOA
16 59 (4.65%) Open Source
17 57 (4.50%) Multithreading
18 54 (4.26%) OO
19 52 (4.10%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 680 (53.63%) SQL
2 219 (17.27%) Java
3 211 (16.64%) T-SQL
4 147 (11.59%) PL/SQL
4 147 (11.59%) Shell Script
5 129 (10.17%) C#
6 73 (5.76%) JavaScript
7 53 (4.18%) Python
8 52 (4.10%) PowerShell
9 48 (3.79%) Perl
10 41 (3.23%) Ruby
11 37 (2.92%) PHP
11 37 (2.92%) C++
12 29 (2.29%) Bash Shell
13 26 (2.05%) C
14 25 (1.97%) Scala
15 19 (1.50%) SAS Macro
15 19 (1.50%) Groovy
16 18 (1.42%) VB.NET
17 15 (1.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 125 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 84 (6.62%) SC Cleared
3 63 (4.97%) Degree
4 46 (3.63%) DV Cleared
5 36 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.18%) MCTS
7 10 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.63%) MCITP
8 8 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (0.63%) MCP
8 8 (0.63%) MCSE
8 8 (0.63%) MCSA
9 7 (0.55%) CCNP
9 7 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.47%) MCDBA
11 5 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.32%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.32%) OCP
12 4 (0.32%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.65%) QA
2 32 (2.52%) Data Quality
3 26 (2.05%) SLA
4 10 (0.79%) Solvency II
5 6 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.39%) COREP
6 5 (0.39%) FINREP
7 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.24%) GxP
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.16%) BS7799
8 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.079%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 67 (5.28%) Oracle RAC
3 64 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.05%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.89%) vSphere
6 19 (1.50%) Oracle Clusterware
7 18 (1.42%) ISA Server
8 16 (1.26%) NFS
9 15 (1.18%) VMware ESX
10 12 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 11 (0.87%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 10 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.71%) Firmware
14 8 (0.63%) SRDF
15 7 (0.55%) Varnish
16 6 (0.47%) KVM
16 6 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.47%) Xen
17 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (3.94%) Oracle RMAN
2 37 (2.92%) Puppet
3 33 (2.60%) Data Guard
4 28 (2.21%) SCOM
5 25 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (1.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 22 (1.74%) Nagios
8 19 (1.50%) Tivoli
9 13 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (0.87%) SCCM
11 10 (0.79%) Graphite
12 9 (0.71%) Cacti
12 9 (0.71%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
13 8 (0.63%) Control-M
13 8 (0.63%) Vagrant
13 8 (0.63%) Ansible
13 8 (0.63%) Salt
14 7 (0.55%) Opsview
14 7 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 441 (34.78%) Oracle
2 222 (17.51%) Microsoft
3 115 (9.07%) VMware
4 76 (5.99%) Red Hat
5 67 (5.28%) Informatica
6 66 (5.21%) IBM
7 55 (4.34%) SAP
8 54 (4.26%) HP
9 49 (3.86%) Cisco
10 40 (3.15%) Sybase
11 39 (3.08%) Greenplum
12 30 (2.37%) Citrix
13 24 (1.89%) NetApp
14 21 (1.66%) Cognos
15 20 (1.58%) Sun
16 16 (1.26%) TIBCO
16 16 (1.26%) hybris
16 16 (1.26%) F5
16 16 (1.26%) Tableau
16 16 (1.26%) Vertica
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £380 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Hanover IT Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350 - £380 per hour + alll inclusive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Volt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
euro car parts
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago