The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 168 150 154
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 82 87 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.85% 1.04% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.47% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 49 47
Average daily rate £370 £385 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £30.38
% change year-on-year
-44.00% +105.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6857 5921 6979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.79% 70.75% 65.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3812 3079 3326
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 256 361
Average hourly rate £27.00 £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Performance Tuning
England

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 18 April 2014.

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
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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -1 25 £280 -30.00% 10
Hampshire -6 19 £323 -16.50% 7
Surrey -8 17 £500 +25.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -16 9 £356 +1.78% 1
Kent +8 5 £513 - 5
West Sussex -1 3 £420 +40.00% 2
Middlesex -4 1 £310 -
Oxfordshire -7 1 £475 +46.15% 1
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 93 (51.10%) SQL
2 72 (39.56%) Oracle
3 59 (32.42%) SQL Server
4 57 (31.32%) Oracle Database
5 45 (24.73%) Java
5 45 (24.73%) Linux
6 44 (24.18%) Finance
7 38 (20.88%) UNIX
8 36 (19.78%) Data Warehouse
9 33 (18.13%) T-SQL
9 33 (18.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 31 (17.03%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (15.38%) Replication
12 26 (14.29%) DB2
13 24 (13.19%) SQL Server 2008
14 23 (12.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (12.64%) J2EE
14 23 (12.64%) Microsoft
15 22 (12.09%) C#
15 22 (12.09%) Windows
16 21 (11.54%) JavaScript
16 21 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (10.99%) Security Cleared
17 20 (10.99%) HTML
17 20 (10.99%) Oracle Database 10g
17 20 (10.99%) Data Modelling
17 20 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (10.44%) ETL
18 19 (10.44%) Red Hat
18 19 (10.44%) Shell Script

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 17 (9.34%) WebLogic
2 7 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.30%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.30%) Apache Pig
4 5 (2.75%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.20%) IIS
6 3 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.10%) SAS
7 2 (1.10%) Apache
7 2 (1.10%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (1.10%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.55%) Confluence
8 1 (0.55%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.55%) DNN
8 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
3 1 (0.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.10%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.30%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.04%) SAN
2 5 (2.75%) NAS
2 5 (2.75%) FTP
2 5 (2.75%) DNS
3 4 (2.20%) Firewall
3 4 (2.20%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.20%) HTTP
4 3 (1.65%) LDAP
5 2 (1.10%) SSL
5 2 (1.10%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.55%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (32.42%) SQL Server
2 57 (31.32%) Oracle Database
3 36 (19.78%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (18.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 26 (14.29%) DB2
6 24 (13.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (12.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (10.99%) Oracle Database 10g
10 14 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (6.59%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (6.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (6.04%) MySQL
13 10 (5.49%) Hadoop
14 7 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
15 6 (3.30%) SQL Server 2000
15 6 (3.30%) Big Data
15 6 (3.30%) NoSQL
15 6 (3.30%) Apache Hive
16 5 (2.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.30%) Subversion
2 6 (3.30%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (2.75%) Selenium
3 5 (2.75%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.75%) Maven
4 4 (2.20%) LoadRunner
4 4 (2.20%) ReSharper
4 4 (2.20%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.20%) NCrunch
4 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (2.20%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.65%) Toad
6 2 (1.10%) ERwin
6 2 (1.10%) Ant
7 1 (0.55%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.55%) Hudson
7 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.55%) Gradle
General
1 44 (24.18%) Finance
2 17 (9.34%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.65%) Military
3 3 (1.65%) Electronics
3 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.10%) Banking
4 2 (1.10%) Marketing
4 2 (1.10%) Avionics
5 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Retail
5 1 (0.55%) Front Office
5 1 (0.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 67 (36.81%) DBA
2 52 (28.57%) Developer
3 28 (15.38%) SQL DBA
4 24 (13.19%) Oracle DBA
5 23 (12.64%) Administrator
6 17 (9.34%) Architect
7 15 (8.24%) SQL Server DBA
8 14 (7.69%) DB2 DBA
9 12 (6.59%) Consultant
10 11 (6.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 11 (6.04%) SQL Developer
11 10 (5.49%) JavaScript Developer
12 9 (4.95%) Senior DBA
13 8 (4.40%) Analyst
14 7 (3.85%) Storage Engineer
15 6 (3.30%) Talend Developer
16 5 (2.75%) Technical Architect
16 5 (2.75%) Senior Developer
17 4 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
17 4 (2.20%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.64%) J2EE
2 20 (10.99%) HTML
3 15 (8.24%) .NET
4 14 (7.69%) CSS
5 11 (6.04%) Ajax
6 10 (5.49%) DOM
6 10 (5.49%) JSON
6 10 (5.49%) MDX
7 9 (4.95%) Dojo
7 9 (4.95%) HTML5
8 8 (4.40%) ASP.NET
8 8 (4.40%) jQuery
9 7 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (3.30%) MapReduce
11 5 (2.75%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (2.75%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.75%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 4 (2.20%) Hibernate
12 4 (2.20%) Spring
12 4 (2.20%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.38%) Replication
2 14 (7.69%) Clustering
3 8 (4.40%) Mainframe
3 8 (4.40%) Data Integration
4 6 (3.30%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.65%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.65%) HACMP
5 3 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.10%) Firmware
6 2 (1.10%) Informatics
6 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.55%) Statistics
7 1 (0.55%) Physics
7 1 (0.55%) Wiki
7 1 (0.55%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 45 (24.73%) Linux
2 38 (20.88%) UNIX
3 22 (12.09%) Windows
4 19 (10.44%) AIX
5 18 (9.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (9.34%) Solaris
7 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.20%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.65%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.55%) CentOS
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.03%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (10.99%) Data Modelling
2 20 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (10.44%) ETL
4 16 (8.79%) ITIL
5 15 (8.24%) Performance Monitoring
6 14 (7.69%) SOA
7 13 (7.14%) Migration
7 13 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 12 (6.59%) Problem Management
9 11 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (6.04%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (4.95%) Software Architecture
10 9 (4.95%) Change Control
10 9 (4.95%) Business Continuity
11 8 (4.40%) Scrum
11 8 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (4.40%) Data Management
11 8 (4.40%) Master Data Management
11 8 (4.40%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 93 (51.10%) SQL
2 45 (24.73%) Java
3 33 (18.13%) T-SQL
4 22 (12.09%) C#
5 21 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 19 (10.44%) Shell Script
7 13 (7.14%) PL/SQL
8 11 (6.04%) Perl
8 11 (6.04%) C
8 11 (6.04%) Python
9 10 (5.49%) C++
10 5 (2.75%) Korn
11 4 (2.20%) REXX
11 4 (2.20%) JCL
11 4 (2.20%) VBA
12 3 (1.65%) VB
13 2 (1.10%) VB6
13 2 (1.10%) Ruby
13 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.55%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.59%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.95%) Degree
4 4 (2.20%) OCP
4 4 (2.20%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.65%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.55%) MCTS
7 1 (0.55%) MCITP
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.40%) SLA
2 6 (3.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (10.44%) Oracle RAC
2 18 (9.89%) Oracle RMAN
3 9 (4.95%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.75%) NFS
6 3 (1.65%) XenApp
7 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.10%) vSphere
7 2 (1.10%) OCFS2
7 2 (1.10%) VMFS
8 1 (0.55%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.55%) SRDF
8 1 (0.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.55%) Xen
8 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (8.24%) Data Guard
2 11 (6.04%) NetBackup
3 7 (3.85%) BMC PATROL
3 7 (3.85%) Legato
3 7 (3.85%) Foglight
4 5 (2.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (2.20%) MAINVIEW
5 4 (2.20%) nmon
6 2 (1.10%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (1.10%) SCCM
7 1 (0.55%) Puppet
7 1 (0.55%) OpenSSO
7 1 (0.55%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.55%) YUM
7 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.55%) WMI
7 1 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 72 (39.56%) Oracle
2 23 (12.64%) Microsoft
3 19 (10.44%) Red Hat
4 17 (9.34%) IBM
5 11 (6.04%) EMC
6 10 (5.49%) NetApp
7 9 (4.95%) Symantec
8 7 (3.85%) SAP
8 7 (3.85%) Business Objects
8 7 (3.85%) VMware
9 6 (3.30%) Talend
10 5 (2.75%) Sun
10 5 (2.75%) HP
11 4 (2.20%) BMC
12 3 (1.65%) Isilon
12 3 (1.65%) Cognos
12 3 (1.65%) Sybase
12 3 (1.65%) Informatica
12 3 (1.65%) Citrix
12 3 (1.65%) Dell
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