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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 179 177 165
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 716 666 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.26% 1.22% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.60% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 372 364
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £292 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.00 £33.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £189.40 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +14.86%

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
44294 41615 38269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.78% 76.15% 74.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28706 25700 23210
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1169 1103
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 -15 620 £400 - 234
London +12 293 £450 - 114
South East -18 105 £350 - 45
City of London -13 87 £450 -5.26% 27
Scotland -12 53 £375 - 7
South West +16 49 £350 -22.00% 6
North West -9 45 £375 -1.96% 14
East of England -11 41 £310 -11.42% 12
Yorkshire -17 39 £363 +11.53% 24
Glasgow -15 30 £350 -6.66% 3
West Yorkshire -19 29 £363 +10.68% 18
East Midlands +7 27 £375 -21.05% 5
Buckinghamshire +13 25 £374 +38.42% 11
Hertfordshire -1 25 £310 -11.42% 3
Leeds -12 25 £375 +15.38% 14
Wales +13 21 £400 +58.41% 1
Gloucestershire +5 20 £408 +33.06%
West Midlands -15 20 £352 +0.53% 10
Cheltenham +9 19 £408 -
South Wales +15 18 £400 +58.41% 1
Merseyside -1 18 £500 +17.64% 1
Milton Keynes +10 17 £388 +43.51% 6
Berkshire -3 17 £338 -3.57% 8
Hampshire -14 17 £413 +16.19% 10
West Sussex 0 16 £350 +20.68% 2
Manchester -8 16 £398 +6.00% 8
Surrey -2 15 £344 -5.17% 6
Cardiff +11 14 £400 +60.00%
Liverpool -5 14 £500 +17.64% 1
Crawley +7 13 £343 -

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 788 (55.10%) SQL
2 534 (37.34%) Oracle
3 507 (35.45%) SQL Server
4 337 (23.57%) UNIX
5 323 (22.59%) Linux
6 296 (20.70%) Oracle Database
7 273 (19.09%) Finance
8 267 (18.67%) Windows
9 254 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
10 253 (17.69%) Java
11 245 (17.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 239 (16.71%) Microsoft
13 228 (15.94%) T-SQL
13 228 (15.94%) ETL
14 201 (14.06%) PL/SQL
15 197 (13.78%) Business Intelligence
16 193 (13.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 191 (13.36%) Data Warehouse
18 179 (12.52%) Shell Script
19 167 (11.68%) Migration
19 167 (11.68%) Security Cleared
20 162 (11.33%) Oracle Database 11g
21 156 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
22 145 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008
23 140 (9.79%) Clustering
24 137 (9.58%) Replication
25 130 (9.09%) Data Modelling
26 128 (8.95%) VMware
26 128 (8.95%) Performance Monitoring
27 125 (8.74%) Relational Database

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 76 (5.31%) Apache
2 75 (5.24%) WebLogic
3 70 (4.90%) Tomcat
4 58 (4.06%) IIS
5 56 (3.92%) WebSphere
6 51 (3.57%) SharePoint
7 45 (3.15%) JBoss
8 31 (2.17%) SAS
9 28 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
10 24 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 23 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
12 20 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
13 17 (1.19%) MQSeries
14 15 (1.05%) MS Exchange
15 12 (0.84%) Oracle 10gAS
16 11 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 10 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
17 10 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
17 10 (0.70%) Lync
17 10 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 109 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.10%) MS Office
3 19 (1.33%) PowerPivot
4 7 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.21%) SPSS
6 1 (0.070%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.070%) Weka
Business Applications
1 34 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
3 22 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.77%) Markit EDM
7 10 (0.70%) Maximo
8 9 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.49%) RMDS
10 6 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.21%) HFM
12 3 (0.21%) Endur
12 3 (0.21%) SAP MDM
12 3 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
12 3 (0.21%) Fredhopper
13 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
13 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 62 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.98%) PaaS
4 11 (0.77%) SaaS
5 8 (0.56%) GitHub
6 6 (0.42%) IaaS
7 5 (0.35%) Office 365
8 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.28%) SoftLayer
8 4 (0.28%) Sumo Logic
9 3 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.070%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.070%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.070%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.070%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 87 (6.08%) SAN
2 67 (4.69%) DNS
3 53 (3.71%) TCP/IP
4 49 (3.43%) Firewall
5 48 (3.36%) HTTP
6 33 (2.31%) SSL
7 26 (1.82%) NAS
8 24 (1.68%) DHCP
9 20 (1.40%) LAN
10 18 (1.26%) iSCSI
11 17 (1.19%) WAN
12 15 (1.05%) BIG-IP
13 14 (0.98%) Internet
14 13 (0.91%) Wireless
15 12 (0.84%) LDAP
15 12 (0.84%) FTP
16 11 (0.77%) VoIP
16 11 (0.77%) Network Security
17 10 (0.70%) Unified Communications
17 10 (0.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (35.45%) SQL Server
2 296 (20.70%) Oracle Database
3 245 (17.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 193 (13.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 191 (13.36%) Data Warehouse
6 162 (11.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 145 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 125 (8.74%) Relational Database
9 101 (7.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 96 (6.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 87 (6.08%) MySQL
12 81 (5.66%) Oracle Database 10g
13 78 (5.45%) RDBMS
14 69 (4.83%) DB2
15 53 (3.71%) SQL Server 2005
16 51 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
17 50 (3.50%) BusinessObjects
18 45 (3.15%) MongoDB
19 42 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
20 38 (2.66%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 69 (4.83%) Subversion
2 52 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 40 (2.80%) Git (software)
4 38 (2.66%) Maven
5 25 (1.75%) JUnit
6 23 (1.61%) Visual Studio
7 20 (1.40%) Eclipse
8 19 (1.33%) LoadRunner
8 19 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
9 18 (1.26%) ERwin
10 16 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
12 12 (0.84%) JMeter
13 11 (0.77%) NUnit
13 11 (0.77%) Toad
13 11 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (0.70%) JIRA
15 9 (0.63%) Mercurial
15 9 (0.63%) IntelliJ
15 9 (0.63%) Moq
General
1 273 (19.09%) Finance
2 118 (8.25%) Banking
3 55 (3.85%) Retail
4 36 (2.52%) Front Office
4 36 (2.52%) Investment Banking
5 30 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.19%) Marketing
7 16 (1.12%) Billing
8 15 (1.05%) Advertising
9 14 (0.98%) Back Office
10 8 (0.56%) Legal
11 7 (0.49%) Games
11 7 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.49%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.35%) Publishing
14 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.21%) Law
14 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 554 (38.74%) Developer
2 353 (24.69%) DBA
3 194 (13.57%) SQL DBA
4 169 (11.82%) Administrator
5 116 (8.11%) SQL Developer
6 96 (6.71%) SQL Server DBA
7 87 (6.08%) Java Developer
7 87 (6.08%) Oracle Developer
8 84 (5.87%) Architect
9 78 (5.45%) Consultant
10 75 (5.24%) Analyst
11 61 (4.27%) Oracle DBA
12 55 (3.85%) Senior Developer
13 54 (3.78%) ETL Developer
14 45 (3.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 37 (2.59%) Server Administrator
16 25 (1.75%) MySQL DBA
16 25 (1.75%) PL/SQL Developer
17 24 (1.68%) Systems Administrator
18 21 (1.47%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (8.53%) XML
2 107 (7.48%) .NET
3 97 (6.78%) Web Services
4 96 (6.71%) Middleware
5 90 (6.29%) J2EE
6 80 (5.59%) HTML
7 65 (4.55%) Spring
8 59 (4.13%) JMS
9 58 (4.06%) CSS
10 57 (3.99%) Hibernate
11 38 (2.66%) jQuery
12 37 (2.59%) Oracle Fusion
13 34 (2.38%) ASP.NET
14 33 (2.31%) XSLT
15 32 (2.24%) MDX
15 32 (2.24%) HTML5
16 28 (1.96%) SOAP
17 27 (1.89%) RESTful
18 26 (1.82%) JSP
19 21 (1.47%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 156 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (9.79%) Clustering
3 137 (9.58%) Replication
4 60 (4.20%) Data Centre
5 41 (2.87%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.03%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.68%) Data Integration
8 21 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (1.47%) Statistics
9 18 (1.26%) Derivative
9 18 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
9 18 (1.26%) Mainframe
9 18 (1.26%) Hedge funds
10 17 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.05%) Data Structures
12 14 (0.98%) Visualisation
12 14 (0.98%) Equities
13 13 (0.91%) Client/Server
13 13 (0.91%) Market Risk
13 13 (0.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 337 (23.57%) UNIX
2 323 (22.59%) Linux
3 267 (18.67%) Windows
4 83 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 67 (4.69%) Solaris
6 63 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (4.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (3.36%) AIX
9 33 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (1.75%) HPUX
11 23 (1.61%) CentOS
12 19 (1.33%) Android
13 16 (1.12%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.77%) zOS
15 9 (0.63%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.56%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.49%) Windows 7
17 7 (0.49%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.42%) Apple iOS
19 5 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (15.94%) ETL
3 197 (13.78%) Business Intelligence
4 167 (11.68%) Migration
5 130 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 128 (8.95%) Performance Monitoring
7 124 (8.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 115 (8.04%) Unit Testing
9 90 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
10 89 (6.22%) ITIL
11 87 (6.08%) Capacity Planning
12 85 (5.94%) Database Tuning
13 80 (5.59%) TDD
14 73 (5.10%) OO
15 72 (5.03%) Scrum
15 72 (5.03%) Data Migration
15 72 (5.03%) SDLC
16 65 (4.55%) SOA
17 63 (4.41%) ETL Development
18 57 (3.99%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 788 (55.10%) SQL
2 253 (17.69%) Java
3 228 (15.94%) T-SQL
4 201 (14.06%) PL/SQL
5 179 (12.52%) Shell Script
6 124 (8.67%) C#
7 89 (6.22%) JavaScript
8 58 (4.06%) Perl
9 53 (3.71%) Python
10 48 (3.36%) PowerShell
11 35 (2.45%) C++
12 33 (2.31%) Ruby
13 30 (2.10%) PHP
14 24 (1.68%) C
14 24 (1.68%) Scala
15 23 (1.61%) Bash Shell
16 19 (1.33%) SAS Macro
17 18 (1.26%) Groovy
18 17 (1.19%) Korn
19 16 (1.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 167 (11.68%) Security Cleared
2 116 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 77 (5.38%) Degree
4 59 (4.13%) DV Cleared
5 38 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.05%) MCTS
7 10 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.70%) MCSE
8 9 (0.63%) MCSA
9 8 (0.56%) MCP
9 8 (0.56%) MCITP
9 8 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.35%) CCNP
12 4 (0.28%) CCDP
12 4 (0.28%) MCDBA
12 4 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.28%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.06%) QA
2 35 (2.45%) Data Quality
3 29 (2.03%) SLA
4 10 (0.70%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.35%) COREP
5 5 (0.35%) FINREP
6 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.14%) BS7799
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.14%) GxP
9 1 (0.070%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 75 (5.24%) Oracle RAC
1 75 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 37 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.03%) vSphere
5 20 (1.40%) NFS
6 16 (1.12%) Oracle Clusterware
7 13 (0.91%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.77%) Firmware
8 11 (0.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 10 (0.70%) ISA Server
9 10 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 10 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.63%) SRDF
10 9 (0.63%) Docker
11 8 (0.56%) KVM
11 8 (0.56%) Xen
12 6 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 59 (4.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 37 (2.59%) Data Guard
2 37 (2.59%) Puppet
3 29 (2.03%) SCOM
3 29 (2.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 21 (1.47%) Tivoli
5 19 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.19%) Nagios
7 14 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 13 (0.91%) Control-M
9 11 (0.77%) SCCM
10 10 (0.70%) Ansible
11 9 (0.63%) Graphite
11 9 (0.63%) OVSD
12 8 (0.56%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.56%) Cacti
13 7 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
13 7 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
13 7 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 534 (37.34%) Oracle
2 239 (16.71%) Microsoft
3 128 (8.95%) VMware
4 95 (6.64%) Red Hat
5 81 (5.66%) IBM
6 74 (5.17%) Informatica
7 70 (4.90%) HP
8 66 (4.62%) Sybase
9 48 (3.36%) Greenplum
10 47 (3.29%) Cisco
11 45 (3.15%) SAP
12 36 (2.52%) NetApp
13 32 (2.24%) Citrix
14 28 (1.96%) Teradata
15 23 (1.61%) Remedy
16 22 (1.54%) TIBCO
16 22 (1.54%) BMC
16 22 (1.54%) Cognos
16 22 (1.54%) Sun
17 21 (1.47%) Tableau
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TalentFlow
Rate: Up to £440 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
JM
Rate: v. competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
Rate: EXCELLENT
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago