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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 173 186 153
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -33
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 736 650 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.21% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.59% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 367 391
Average daily rate
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£400 £398 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.43% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 13
Average hourly rate £60.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £35.00 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £189.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% +3.89%

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
43377 40891 36780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.51% 75.98% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27946 25555 22092
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1209 1083
Average hourly rate £28.50 £26.98 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -10.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 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
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 1 July 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 +1 644 £400 - 237
London 0 304 £436 -3.22% 87
South East +26 121 £388 +7.63% 51
City of London -22 73 £425 -10.52% 33
Scotland +7 49 £375 - 8
North West +5 47 £350 -17.64% 24
South West +7 43 £375 +9.09% 14
Yorkshire -18 42 £350 +2.94% 23
East of England -6 38 £350 - 11
Buckinghamshire +23 35 £350 +29.62% 3
West Yorkshire -23 32 £350 +4.47% 18
East Midlands +3 29 £350 -12.50% 9
Glasgow +1 29 £340 -9.33% 3
Milton Keynes +18 27 £343 +26.85% 3
Hampshire +5 26 £470 +10.58% 11
West Midlands -14 25 £346 -1.31% 15
Berkshire +6 23 £400 +23.07% 14
Merseyside +3 23 £400 -11.11% 1
Leeds -22 22 £350 +7.69% 13
Liverpool +2 20 £400 -11.11% 1
Hertfordshire -10 20 £310 -11.42% 6
Gloucestershire +10 16 £408 +117.33% 1
Cheltenham +10 16 £408 -
Wales +3 16 £463 +81.37% 4
Nottingham +5 14 £288 -24.34% 7
Nottinghamshire -2 14 £288 -24.34% 7
Surrey +2 13 £538 +26.47% 7
South Wales +10 12 £456 +82.50% 4
Croydon +3 12 £450 -
Welwyn Garden City -2 12 £310 -18.42% 2

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 742 (54.56%) SQL
2 515 (37.87%) Oracle
3 455 (33.46%) SQL Server
4 314 (23.09%) Linux
5 305 (22.43%) UNIX
6 293 (21.54%) Oracle Database
7 278 (20.44%) Finance
8 258 (18.97%) Windows
9 240 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
10 239 (17.57%) Java
11 237 (17.43%) Microsoft
12 223 (16.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 206 (15.15%) ETL
14 201 (14.78%) PL/SQL
15 195 (14.34%) T-SQL
16 191 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
17 181 (13.31%) Shell Script
18 180 (13.24%) Data Warehouse
19 173 (12.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 157 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
21 156 (11.47%) Security Cleared
22 148 (10.88%) Migration
23 140 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
24 128 (9.41%) Relational Database
24 128 (9.41%) Replication
25 127 (9.34%) SQL Server 2008
26 126 (9.26%) Clustering
27 123 (9.04%) Performance Monitoring
28 122 (8.97%) VMware
29 117 (8.60%) Data Modelling

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 69 (5.07%) WebLogic
2 66 (4.85%) Tomcat
3 61 (4.49%) SharePoint
3 61 (4.49%) Apache
4 58 (4.26%) WebSphere
5 57 (4.19%) IIS
6 38 (2.79%) JBoss
7 32 (2.35%) SAS
8 31 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
9 26 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 19 (1.40%) Oracle Service Bus
11 18 (1.32%) MS Exchange
12 13 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 11 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
15 10 (0.74%) CICS
15 10 (0.74%) Oracle 10gAS
15 10 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
16 9 (0.66%) GlassFish
16 9 (0.66%) Lync
Applications
1 93 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.99%) MS Office
3 18 (1.32%) PowerPivot
4 6 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) SPSS
6 1 (0.074%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.074%) Weka
Business Applications
1 35 (2.57%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (1.76%) Oracle Applications
2 24 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.74%) Maximo
6 9 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.51%) RMDS
9 6 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.29%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.22%) Fredhopper
11 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.22%) SAP MDM
11 3 (0.22%) HFM
11 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.10%) PaaS
2 15 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.81%) SaaS
4 7 (0.51%) Office 365
4 7 (0.51%) IaaS
5 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.15%) GitHub
9 1 (0.074%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.074%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 98 (7.21%) SAN
2 68 (5.00%) DNS
3 62 (4.56%) TCP/IP
4 51 (3.75%) HTTP
5 48 (3.53%) Firewall
6 31 (2.28%) NAS
7 30 (2.21%) SSL
8 26 (1.91%) DHCP
9 25 (1.84%) iSCSI
10 23 (1.69%) LAN
11 20 (1.47%) BIG-IP
12 18 (1.32%) WAN
12 18 (1.32%) Internet
13 16 (1.18%) SMTP
13 16 (1.18%) VoIP
13 16 (1.18%) LDAP
14 11 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (0.81%) Multicast
14 11 (0.81%) FTP
15 10 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (33.46%) SQL Server
2 293 (21.54%) Oracle Database
3 223 (16.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 180 (13.24%) Data Warehouse
5 173 (12.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 157 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 128 (9.41%) Relational Database
8 127 (9.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 89 (6.54%) RDBMS
10 85 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 81 (5.96%) MySQL
11 81 (5.96%) Oracle Database 10g
12 78 (5.74%) SQL Server 2012
13 74 (5.44%) DB2
14 53 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
15 50 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
16 44 (3.24%) Oracle BI EE
17 41 (3.01%) MongoDB
18 33 (2.43%) Star Schema
19 32 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (3.68%) Subversion
2 36 (2.65%) Jenkins
3 29 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 27 (1.99%) Maven
4 27 (1.99%) JUnit
5 25 (1.84%) Oracle APEX
6 23 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (1.32%) Visual Studio
8 16 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
9 14 (1.03%) Toad
10 13 (0.96%) LoadRunner
11 12 (0.88%) ERwin
11 12 (0.88%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 10 (0.74%) JIRA
13 10 (0.74%) NUnit
14 9 (0.66%) Moq
15 7 (0.51%) SoapUI
15 7 (0.51%) Ant
15 7 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 278 (20.44%) Finance
2 112 (8.24%) Banking
3 52 (3.82%) Retail
4 37 (2.72%) Investment Banking
5 31 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 30 (2.21%) Front Office
7 17 (1.25%) Billing
8 15 (1.10%) Marketing
9 14 (1.03%) Advertising
10 11 (0.81%) Back Office
11 10 (0.74%) Games
12 8 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.44%) Legal
14 6 (0.44%) Publishing
15 5 (0.37%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.15%) Law
17 2 (0.15%) Dutch Language
17 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 509 (37.43%) Developer
2 337 (24.78%) DBA
3 180 (13.24%) SQL DBA
4 170 (12.50%) Administrator
5 100 (7.35%) SQL Developer
6 89 (6.54%) Architect
7 86 (6.32%) SQL Server DBA
8 85 (6.25%) Consultant
9 81 (5.96%) Oracle Developer
10 73 (5.37%) Java Developer
11 68 (5.00%) Analyst
12 64 (4.71%) Oracle DBA
13 53 (3.90%) Senior Developer
13 53 (3.90%) ETL Developer
14 42 (3.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 34 (2.50%) Server Administrator
16 27 (1.99%) Systems Administrator
17 26 (1.91%) .NET Developer
18 24 (1.76%) PL/SQL Developer
19 22 (1.62%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (8.60%) XML
2 109 (8.01%) .NET
3 96 (7.06%) Web Services
4 89 (6.54%) Middleware
5 73 (5.37%) HTML
6 69 (5.07%) J2EE
7 62 (4.56%) CSS
8 50 (3.68%) Spring
9 47 (3.46%) jQuery
10 44 (3.24%) JMS
11 43 (3.16%) ASP.NET
12 40 (2.94%) Hibernate
13 34 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
14 32 (2.35%) XSLT
15 28 (2.06%) HTML5
16 22 (1.62%) .NET Framework
17 21 (1.54%) JSP
18 20 (1.47%) SOAP
18 20 (1.47%) MDX
18 20 (1.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 140 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (9.41%) Replication
3 126 (9.26%) Clustering
4 49 (3.60%) Data Centre
5 40 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 26 (1.91%) Data Integration
7 23 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 23 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (1.62%) Hedge funds
9 20 (1.47%) Equities
10 19 (1.40%) Derivative
10 19 (1.40%) Equity Derivative
10 19 (1.40%) Statistics
11 18 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.32%) Visualisation
12 17 (1.25%) Client/Server
12 17 (1.25%) Mainframe
13 15 (1.10%) Data Structures
14 14 (1.03%) Fixed Income
15 12 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 314 (23.09%) Linux
2 305 (22.43%) UNIX
3 258 (18.97%) Windows
4 83 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 75 (5.51%) Solaris
6 74 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 68 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (3.53%) AIX
9 39 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (1.84%) HPUX
11 23 (1.69%) CentOS
12 19 (1.40%) Android
13 16 (1.18%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.88%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.81%) zOS
16 9 (0.66%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.59%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (0.51%) Windows 8
19 5 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (15.15%) ETL
3 191 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
4 148 (10.88%) Migration
5 123 (9.04%) Performance Monitoring
6 117 (8.60%) Data Modelling
7 108 (7.94%) Unit Testing
8 100 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 91 (6.69%) Capacity Planning
10 90 (6.62%) Database Tuning
11 77 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
11 77 (5.66%) ITIL
12 70 (5.15%) TDD
13 68 (5.00%) SDLC
14 62 (4.56%) Data Migration
15 61 (4.49%) OO
16 60 (4.41%) ETL Development
17 57 (4.19%) Scrum
18 53 (3.90%) SOA
18 53 (3.90%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 742 (54.56%) SQL
2 239 (17.57%) Java
3 201 (14.78%) PL/SQL
4 195 (14.34%) T-SQL
5 181 (13.31%) Shell Script
6 112 (8.24%) C#
7 99 (7.28%) JavaScript
8 68 (5.00%) Perl
9 52 (3.82%) Python
10 42 (3.09%) PowerShell
11 26 (1.91%) C++
11 26 (1.91%) C
12 24 (1.76%) PHP
13 20 (1.47%) Korn
14 19 (1.40%) Ruby
15 18 (1.32%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.32%) SAS Macro
16 13 (0.96%) Scala
17 12 (0.88%) Groovy
17 12 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 156 (11.47%) Security Cleared
2 108 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 79 (5.81%) Degree
4 62 (4.56%) DV Cleared
5 35 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.74%) MCSE
7 8 (0.59%) MCP
7 8 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (0.59%) MCTS
8 7 (0.51%) MCSA
9 6 (0.44%) MCITP
10 5 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.29%) CCNP
11 4 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.22%) CCDP
12 3 (0.22%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.15%) RHCE
13 2 (0.15%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.01%) QA
2 31 (2.28%) Data Quality
3 23 (1.69%) SLA
4 10 (0.74%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.37%) COREP
5 5 (0.37%) FINREP
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.074%) COBIT
7 1 (0.074%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (5.37%) Oracle RAC
2 72 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (4.78%) Active Directory
4 37 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 28 (2.06%) vSphere
6 27 (1.99%) NFS
7 17 (1.25%) VMware ESX
8 16 (1.18%) ISA Server
8 16 (1.18%) Oracle Clusterware
9 12 (0.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 12 (0.88%) Firmware
10 11 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 10 (0.74%) SRDF
11 10 (0.74%) Docker
12 9 (0.66%) KVM
12 9 (0.66%) Xen
13 7 (0.51%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.44%) iptables
14 6 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 65 (4.78%) Oracle RMAN
2 43 (3.16%) Data Guard
3 29 (2.13%) Puppet
4 28 (2.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 26 (1.91%) SCOM
6 19 (1.40%) Tivoli
7 17 (1.25%) Nagios
8 16 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 14 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (0.96%) Control-M
11 10 (0.74%) OVSD
11 10 (0.74%) SCCM
12 8 (0.59%) Cacti
12 8 (0.59%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.59%) Graphite
12 8 (0.59%) Opsview
13 7 (0.51%) Oracle Flashback
13 7 (0.51%) Ansible
13 7 (0.51%) Salt
13 7 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 515 (37.87%) Oracle
2 237 (17.43%) Microsoft
3 122 (8.97%) VMware
4 94 (6.91%) IBM
5 91 (6.69%) Red Hat
6 71 (5.22%) Sybase
7 68 (5.00%) HP
8 65 (4.78%) Informatica
9 52 (3.82%) Cisco
10 46 (3.38%) Greenplum
11 43 (3.16%) Business Objects
12 41 (3.01%) SAP
13 40 (2.94%) NetApp
14 29 (2.13%) Citrix
15 28 (2.06%) Teradata
16 26 (1.91%) Sun
17 23 (1.69%) F5
17 23 (1.69%) Tableau
18 21 (1.54%) TIBCO
18 21 (1.54%) Remedy
Leicestershire
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Sussex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago