The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 181 177 168
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 767 731 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.31% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.72% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 417 371
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £36.75 £32.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £189.20 £47.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
46337 42400 39480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.99% 76.18% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30192 26229 24243
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 £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1151 1100
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.13 £50.00 £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

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

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Tuning within the UK.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning within the UK.

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England -8 666 £400 - 216
London -11 300 £450 - 87
South East -12 122 £350 - 43
City of London -18 88 £450 -10.00% 21
Scotland -24 53 £365 -2.66% 9
North West -11 52 £369 +0.68% 19
South West +18 46 £363 -23.28% 12
East of England -7 45 £325 +8.33% 14
Yorkshire -23 39 £363 +11.53% 16
Glasgow -11 37 £350 -9.67% 7
Buckinghamshire +15 34 £393 +17.60% 7
West Yorkshire -19 33 £363 +2.11% 6
East Midlands +7 28 £375 -33.33% 8
Leeds -13 26 £369 -10.06% 4
Wales +10 24 £394 +30.16% 2
Milton Keynes +14 23 £400 - 5
Hampshire -9 23 £400 +14.28% 5
West Midlands -18 23 £375 +7.14% 12
Hertfordshire -8 22 £310 +12.72% 5
Surrey -5 21 £350 -33.96% 10
South Wales +4 20 £400 +32.23% 2
Berkshire -2 18 £325 -7.14% 11
Manchester -10 17 £398 +24.70% 12
Essex +6 16 £325 -7.14% 4
Gloucestershire +2 16 £408 +33.06% 2
Cheshire -2 16 £325 -2.25% 3
Cheltenham +6 15 £408 -
Merseyside +1 15 £350 -
Cardiff -2 15 £400 +56.86% 1
Nottinghamshire +2 13 £350 -30.00% 4

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 772 (53.65%) SQL
2 521 (36.21%) Oracle
3 518 (36.00%) SQL Server
4 344 (23.91%) UNIX
5 327 (22.72%) Linux
6 294 (20.43%) Oracle Database
7 282 (19.60%) Finance
8 279 (19.39%) Windows
9 264 (18.35%) Java
10 257 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
11 249 (17.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 244 (16.96%) Microsoft
13 241 (16.75%) T-SQL
14 210 (14.59%) ETL
15 205 (14.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 186 (12.93%) Business Intelligence
17 178 (12.37%) Shell Script
18 177 (12.30%) PL/SQL
18 177 (12.30%) Migration
19 171 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
20 164 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
21 154 (10.70%) SQL Server 2008
22 149 (10.35%) Oracle Database 11g
23 144 (10.01%) Security Cleared
24 140 (9.73%) Clustering
25 132 (9.17%) Performance Monitoring
26 130 (9.03%) C#
27 129 (8.96%) Replication
28 127 (8.83%) VMware
29 124 (8.62%) Relational Database

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 81 (5.63%) Apache
2 71 (4.93%) Tomcat
3 66 (4.59%) WebLogic
4 61 (4.24%) IIS
5 58 (4.03%) SharePoint
6 52 (3.61%) WebSphere
7 50 (3.47%) JBoss
8 35 (2.43%) SAS
9 32 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
10 27 (1.88%) Cloud Foundry
11 25 (1.74%) MS Exchange
12 22 (1.53%) Oracle Service Bus
13 20 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 20 (1.39%) MQSeries
14 18 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (1.04%) CMS
16 14 (0.97%) Apache Solr
17 13 (0.90%) nginx
17 13 (0.90%) Lync
17 13 (0.90%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 104 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.74%) MS Office
3 17 (1.18%) PowerPivot
4 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.69%) Maximo
7 9 (0.63%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.35%) RMDS
9 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.28%) Fredhopper
9 4 (0.28%) Endur
9 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.28%) SmartPlant
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.21%) HFM
10 3 (0.21%) SAP GRC
10 3 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
11 2 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 65 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.83%) PaaS
4 10 (0.69%) SaaS
4 10 (0.69%) GitHub
5 8 (0.56%) SoftLayer
5 8 (0.56%) Sumo Logic
5 8 (0.56%) Office 365
6 7 (0.49%) IaaS
7 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.14%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.069%) Heroku
10 1 (0.069%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.069%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 82 (5.70%) DNS
2 73 (5.07%) SAN
3 63 (4.38%) TCP/IP
4 54 (3.75%) Firewall
5 47 (3.27%) HTTP
6 36 (2.50%) SSL
7 32 (2.22%) DHCP
8 25 (1.74%) LAN
9 23 (1.60%) WAN
10 20 (1.39%) NAS
11 17 (1.18%) Wireless
12 15 (1.04%) iSCSI
12 15 (1.04%) Internet
13 14 (0.97%) VPN
14 13 (0.90%) FTP
14 13 (0.90%) Network Security
15 12 (0.83%) BIG-IP
15 12 (0.83%) LDAP
16 11 (0.76%) VoIP
16 11 (0.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 518 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 294 (20.43%) Oracle Database
3 249 (17.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 205 (14.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 171 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
6 154 (10.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 149 (10.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 124 (8.62%) Relational Database
9 111 (7.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 101 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 85 (5.91%) MySQL
12 76 (5.28%) Oracle Database 10g
13 73 (5.07%) DB2
14 71 (4.93%) RDBMS
15 56 (3.89%) SQL Server 2005
16 55 (3.82%) BusinessObjects
17 47 (3.27%) MongoDB
18 44 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
19 43 (2.99%) PowerCenter
20 39 (2.71%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 70 (4.86%) Subversion
2 61 (4.24%) Jenkins
3 47 (3.27%) Maven
4 44 (3.06%) Git (software)
5 24 (1.67%) JUnit
5 24 (1.67%) Visual Studio
6 21 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (1.39%) Eclipse
8 19 (1.32%) LoadRunner
9 14 (0.97%) ERwin
9 14 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 13 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
11 12 (0.83%) NUnit
11 12 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
11 12 (0.83%) JMeter
12 11 (0.76%) IntelliJ
13 10 (0.69%) Toad
13 10 (0.69%) JIRA
14 9 (0.63%) Mercurial
14 9 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 282 (19.60%) Finance
2 120 (8.34%) Banking
3 51 (3.54%) Retail
4 39 (2.71%) Investment Banking
5 38 (2.64%) Front Office
6 32 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.25%) Advertising
7 18 (1.25%) Marketing
8 15 (1.04%) Back Office
9 13 (0.90%) Billing
10 10 (0.69%) Spanish Language
10 10 (0.69%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.56%) Games
11 8 (0.56%) Legal
11 8 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.35%) Automotive
13 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 550 (38.22%) Developer
2 343 (23.84%) DBA
3 196 (13.62%) SQL DBA
4 170 (11.81%) Administrator
5 111 (7.71%) SQL Developer
6 96 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
7 94 (6.53%) Java Developer
8 93 (6.46%) Consultant
9 80 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
10 74 (5.14%) Analyst
11 72 (5.00%) Architect
12 65 (4.52%) Oracle DBA
13 54 (3.75%) Senior Developer
14 43 (2.99%) ETL Developer
14 43 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 29 (2.02%) Server Administrator
16 24 (1.67%) Systems Administrator
16 24 (1.67%) .NET Developer
17 23 (1.60%) MySQL DBA
18 22 (1.53%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (8.41%) XML
2 116 (8.06%) .NET
3 103 (7.16%) J2EE
4 97 (6.74%) Web Services
5 90 (6.25%) Middleware
6 82 (5.70%) HTML
7 74 (5.14%) Spring
8 63 (4.38%) Hibernate
9 61 (4.24%) JMS
10 55 (3.82%) CSS
11 33 (2.29%) jQuery
11 33 (2.29%) HTML5
12 32 (2.22%) ASP.NET
12 32 (2.22%) MDX
13 31 (2.15%) XSLT
14 30 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
15 29 (2.02%) SOAP
16 26 (1.81%) JSP
17 25 (1.74%) RESTful
18 24 (1.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 164 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (9.73%) Clustering
3 129 (8.96%) Replication
4 58 (4.03%) Data Centre
5 40 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 27 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 23 (1.60%) Statistics
7 23 (1.60%) Data Integration
8 20 (1.39%) Hedge funds
8 20 (1.39%) Derivative
8 20 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
9 19 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (1.25%) Mainframe
10 18 (1.25%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.04%) Equities
12 14 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 14 (0.97%) Market Risk
13 12 (0.83%) FlexPod
14 11 (0.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 344 (23.91%) UNIX
2 327 (22.72%) Linux
3 279 (19.39%) Windows
4 81 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (4.59%) Solaris
6 58 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 45 (3.13%) AIX
9 29 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (1.39%) Android
11 13 (0.90%) CentOS
12 11 (0.76%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.76%) zOS
13 10 (0.69%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.69%) HPUX
13 10 (0.69%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.63%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.42%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (14.59%) ETL
3 186 (12.93%) Business Intelligence
4 177 (12.30%) Migration
5 132 (9.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 122 (8.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 115 (7.99%) Data Modelling
8 113 (7.85%) Unit Testing
9 95 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
9 95 (6.60%) ITIL
10 86 (5.98%) Database Tuning
11 84 (5.84%) Capacity Planning
12 83 (5.77%) TDD
13 78 (5.42%) Scrum
14 71 (4.93%) SDLC
15 68 (4.73%) Data Migration
16 64 (4.45%) OO
16 64 (4.45%) SOA
17 61 (4.24%) Open Source
18 59 (4.10%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 772 (53.65%) SQL
2 264 (18.35%) Java
3 241 (16.75%) T-SQL
4 178 (12.37%) Shell Script
5 177 (12.30%) PL/SQL
6 130 (9.03%) C#
7 85 (5.91%) JavaScript
8 61 (4.24%) Perl
9 58 (4.03%) PowerShell
10 53 (3.68%) Python
11 41 (2.85%) Ruby
12 38 (2.64%) PHP
12 38 (2.64%) C++
13 29 (2.02%) Bash Shell
14 28 (1.95%) C
15 27 (1.88%) Scala
16 19 (1.32%) SAS Macro
16 19 (1.32%) Groovy
17 18 (1.25%) VB.NET
18 15 (1.04%) Korn
Qualifications
1 144 (10.01%) Security Cleared
2 99 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 74 (5.14%) Degree
4 47 (3.27%) DV Cleared
5 40 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.04%) MCTS
7 11 (0.76%) MCSA
8 10 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.63%) MCSE
10 8 (0.56%) MCP
10 8 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (0.56%) MCITP
11 7 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.49%) CCNP
11 7 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.42%) MCDBA
13 5 (0.35%) OCP
14 4 (0.28%) CCDP
14 4 (0.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.59%) QA
2 32 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 30 (2.08%) SLA
4 10 (0.69%) Solvency II
5 7 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.35%) COREP
6 5 (0.35%) FINREP
7 4 (0.28%) GxP
8 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.14%) BS7799
9 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (5.07%) Oracle RAC
2 70 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (4.86%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.88%) vSphere
4 26 (1.81%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.46%) Oracle Clusterware
6 18 (1.25%) ISA Server
7 16 (1.11%) NFS
8 15 (1.04%) VMware ESX
9 12 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 11 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 9 (0.63%) Firmware
12 8 (0.56%) SRDF
13 7 (0.49%) Varnish
14 6 (0.42%) KVM
14 6 (0.42%) Docker
14 6 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.42%) Xen
15 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 56 (3.89%) Oracle RMAN
2 41 (2.85%) Data Guard
3 39 (2.71%) Puppet
4 28 (1.95%) SCOM
5 27 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 22 (1.53%) Nagios
8 19 (1.32%) Tivoli
9 13 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (0.76%) SCCM
11 10 (0.69%) Control-M
11 10 (0.69%) Graphite
12 9 (0.63%) NetBackup
12 9 (0.63%) Cacti
13 8 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
13 8 (0.56%) Ansible
13 8 (0.56%) Vagrant
13 8 (0.56%) Salt
14 7 (0.49%) Opsview
Vendors
1 521 (36.21%) Oracle
2 244 (16.96%) Microsoft
3 127 (8.83%) VMware
4 97 (6.74%) Red Hat
5 73 (5.07%) IBM
5 73 (5.07%) Informatica
6 67 (4.66%) Sybase
7 58 (4.03%) SAP
7 58 (4.03%) HP
8 49 (3.41%) Cisco
9 41 (2.85%) Greenplum
10 32 (2.22%) Citrix
11 24 (1.67%) NetApp
12 23 (1.60%) BMC
12 23 (1.60%) Cognos
13 21 (1.46%) Sun
13 21 (1.46%) Remedy
14 20 (1.39%) Teradata
14 20 (1.39%) Tableau
15 16 (1.11%) Vertica
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 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: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 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: 5 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Hanover IT Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 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
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago