The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 172 157 131
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -26
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 95 81 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 0.91% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.26% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 39 41
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £51.25 £41.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +55.55%
Performance Tuning
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7382 6452 5457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.32% 72.86% 71.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4060 3447 2670
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 264 306
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £49.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Tuning across the South East region.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning across the South East region.

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Hampshire -1 28 £400 - 9
Surrey +2 24 £425 -19.04% 6
Buckinghamshire +4 15 £395 +31.66% 4
West Sussex -10 9 £463 +10.11% 2
Berkshire -21 8 £425 +41.07% 5
Kent -11 6 £400 -21.95% 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £375 - 4
East Sussex - 2 £350 -
Sussex - - - -
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 120 (59.70%) SQL
2 74 (36.82%) Oracle
3 59 (29.35%) SQL Server
4 47 (23.38%) Microsoft
5 45 (22.39%) Oracle Database
6 44 (21.89%) Linux
7 43 (21.39%) UNIX
8 39 (19.40%) Windows
8 39 (19.40%) .NET
9 33 (16.42%) PL/SQL
10 29 (14.43%) Data Warehouse
11 28 (13.93%) Performance Monitoring
12 27 (13.43%) SQL Server 2008
13 26 (12.94%) Security Cleared
13 26 (12.94%) T-SQL
13 26 (12.94%) WebLogic
13 26 (12.94%) Migration
14 25 (12.44%) Finance
14 25 (12.44%) XML
15 24 (11.94%) ETL
15 24 (11.94%) Relational Database
16 23 (11.44%) SAN
16 23 (11.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 23 (11.44%) Shell Script
16 23 (11.44%) SC Cleared
17 22 (10.95%) C#
18 21 (10.45%) HPUX
18 21 (10.45%) Clustering
18 21 (10.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 20 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 26 (12.94%) WebLogic
2 12 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.48%) IIS
4 8 (3.98%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (3.98%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.98%) Oracle 10gAS
5 7 (3.48%) CMS
6 6 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (2.49%) GlassFish
7 5 (2.49%) Apache
8 4 (1.99%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.49%) Lync
9 3 (1.49%) JBoss
9 3 (1.49%) WordPress
10 2 (1.00%) SAP Portal
10 2 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (8.46%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.97%) MS Office
3 7 (3.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (6.97%) Oracle EBS
1 14 (6.97%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (4.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (2.99%) SmartPlant
5 3 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.00%) SAP MDM
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.50%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.49%) PaaS
2 4 (1.99%) SaaS
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.44%) SAN
2 9 (4.48%) Firewall
3 8 (3.98%) DNS
4 7 (3.48%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (2.99%) BIG-IP
6 5 (2.49%) NAS
7 4 (1.99%) DHCP
7 4 (1.99%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.49%) FTP
8 3 (1.49%) SMS
8 3 (1.49%) LDAP
8 3 (1.49%) Broadband
8 3 (1.49%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.49%) Internet
8 3 (1.49%) 3G
8 3 (1.49%) tcpdump
8 3 (1.49%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.49%) 2G
8 3 (1.49%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (29.35%) SQL Server
2 45 (22.39%) Oracle Database
3 29 (14.43%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (13.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (11.94%) Relational Database
6 21 (10.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (9.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (6.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (5.97%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (5.47%) RDBMS
10 11 (5.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (4.98%) MySQL
12 9 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (4.48%) OLTP
13 8 (3.98%) Oracle Discoverer
13 8 (3.98%) MS Access
13 8 (3.98%) SQLPlus
14 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 17 (8.46%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.48%) Subversion
2 9 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.49%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.49%) Rhino Mocks
3 5 (2.49%) Moq
3 5 (2.49%) Hudson
3 5 (2.49%) MSBuild
3 5 (2.49%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.49%) NUnit
3 5 (2.49%) CruiseControl
4 3 (1.49%) Xdebug
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.50%) Toad
6 1 (0.50%) MSI
6 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.50%) Ant
6 1 (0.50%) Maven
General
1 25 (12.44%) Finance
2 12 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.47%) Banking
4 7 (3.48%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.99%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.49%) Legal
6 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.49%) Marketing
7 2 (1.00%) Retail
8 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 56 (27.86%) Developer
2 49 (24.38%) DBA
3 33 (16.42%) SQL DBA
4 29 (14.43%) Administrator
5 18 (8.96%) Consultant
6 15 (7.46%) Oracle DBA
6 15 (7.46%) SQL Server DBA
7 9 (4.48%) Database Developer
8 8 (3.98%) Programmer
9 7 (3.48%) BizTalk Administrator
10 6 (2.99%) .NET Developer
10 6 (2.99%) SQL Developer
11 5 (2.49%) SAP Consultant
11 5 (2.49%) Server Administrator
11 5 (2.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (2.49%) Analyst
11 5 (2.49%) Architect
11 5 (2.49%) Designer
11 5 (2.49%) SharePoint Developer
11 5 (2.49%) Microstrategy Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (19.40%) .NET
2 25 (12.44%) XML
3 17 (8.46%) Web Services
3 17 (8.46%) jQuery
4 16 (7.96%) ASP.NET
5 15 (7.46%) Middleware
6 13 (6.47%) CSS
7 11 (5.47%) .NET Framework
8 9 (4.48%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (3.48%) J2EE
10 6 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (2.99%) XSLT
10 6 (2.99%) SAP Smart Forms
11 5 (2.49%) BAPI
11 5 (2.49%) ODBC
11 5 (2.49%) HTML
11 5 (2.49%) XSD
11 5 (2.49%) Ajax
11 5 (2.49%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (1.99%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.45%) Clustering
2 15 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.97%) Statistics
4 11 (5.47%) Replication
5 9 (4.48%) Client/Server
5 9 (4.48%) Visualisation
6 8 (3.98%) Data Structures
7 7 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.99%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.99%) Symmetrix DMX
9 4 (1.99%) CLARiiON
9 4 (1.99%) Symmetrix
9 4 (1.99%) EMC Centera
10 3 (1.49%) HACMP
10 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.49%) Life Science
11 2 (1.00%) Reference Data
11 2 (1.00%) Data Integration
11 2 (1.00%) Open Source
11 2 (1.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 44 (21.89%) Linux
2 43 (21.39%) UNIX
3 39 (19.40%) Windows
4 21 (10.45%) HPUX
5 20 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (7.96%) AIX
7 9 (4.48%) Solaris
7 9 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.99%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.99%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.49%) SUSE
11 3 (1.49%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.49%) CentOS
12 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.93%) Performance Monitoring
2 26 (12.94%) Migration
3 24 (11.94%) ETL
4 23 (11.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (9.45%) Load Balancing
7 17 (8.46%) Data Migration
8 15 (7.46%) ITIL
9 13 (6.47%) CRM
9 13 (6.47%) MVC
9 13 (6.47%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (6.47%) Change Control
10 12 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (5.97%) OO
11 11 (5.47%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (5.47%) Capacity Management
11 11 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (4.98%) Requirements Analysis
12 10 (4.98%) Database Tuning
12 10 (4.98%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 120 (59.70%) SQL
2 33 (16.42%) PL/SQL
3 26 (12.94%) T-SQL
4 23 (11.44%) Shell Script
5 22 (10.95%) C#
6 17 (8.46%) JavaScript
6 17 (8.46%) Perl
7 16 (7.96%) Java
8 11 (5.47%) VB.NET
8 11 (5.47%) ABAP
9 10 (4.98%) PowerShell
10 9 (4.48%) Korn
11 8 (3.98%) XAML
12 6 (2.99%) SAPscript
13 4 (1.99%) C
14 3 (1.49%) C++
14 3 (1.49%) PHP
14 3 (1.49%) Bourne shell
15 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.44%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.48%) Degree
5 6 (2.99%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.99%) MCTS
6 3 (1.49%) MCITP
6 3 (1.49%) CCSA
6 3 (1.49%) CCSE
6 3 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.49%) CCSP
6 3 (1.49%) CCNP
6 3 (1.49%) CCNA
7 1 (0.50%) CCA
7 1 (0.50%) MCSE
7 1 (0.50%) OCP
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.50%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.47%) SLA
2 5 (2.49%) QA
3 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (8.46%) Oracle RMAN
2 16 (7.96%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.48%) Active Directory
5 7 (3.48%) ISA Server
6 5 (2.49%) NFS
7 4 (1.99%) UAG
8 3 (1.49%) OCFS2
8 3 (1.49%) vSphere
8 3 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.00%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.00%) Samba
9 2 (1.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (1.00%) Docker
9 2 (1.00%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.50%) HDFS
10 1 (0.50%) GPFS
10 1 (0.50%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 11 (5.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 11 (5.47%) SCOM
2 8 (3.98%) SCCM
3 7 (3.48%) Data Guard
3 7 (3.48%) OpenView
4 6 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.49%) Netcool
5 3 (1.49%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.49%) OVSD
5 3 (1.49%) YaST
5 3 (1.49%) SCSM
6 2 (1.00%) nmon
6 2 (1.00%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (1.00%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.00%) WSUS
6 2 (1.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (1.00%) Control-M
7 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.50%) Legato
7 1 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 74 (36.82%) Oracle
2 47 (23.38%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.45%) HP
4 17 (8.46%) IBM
5 15 (7.46%) SAP
5 15 (7.46%) VMware
6 13 (6.47%) Business Objects
7 9 (4.48%) Sun
7 9 (4.48%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.48%) F5
8 8 (3.98%) NetApp
8 8 (3.98%) EMC
8 8 (3.98%) Cisco
9 7 (3.48%) BMC
10 6 (2.99%) Informatica
10 6 (2.99%) Remedy
10 6 (2.99%) Intergraph
10 6 (2.99%) Adobe
10 6 (2.99%) 3PAR
11 5 (2.49%) Siebel
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