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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 185 173 137
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -36
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 677 635 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.21% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.61% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 391 395
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 10
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- +16.88%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
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 £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -9 607 £400 - 218
London -11 271 £438 +2.94% 95
South East +59 145 £380 +16.92% 37
City of London -11 61 £445 -1.11% 26
Buckinghamshire +35 46 £325 - 2
East Midlands +22 43 £350 -10.25% 3
East of England +19 40 £406 +5.86% 13
South West +8 36 £385 +14.07% 7
Scotland -1 36 £350 +3.70% 4
Milton Keynes +26 34 £325 -
Yorkshire -44 34 £375 +12.35% 15
Berkshire +7 33 £400 +28.00% 14
West Yorkshire -23 27 £350 +6.87% 10
Glasgow +5 26 £330 -1.49% 2
Hampshire +6 25 £400 +41.84% 7
North West -26 22 £335 -1.47% 26
Wales +21 21 £276 -40.27% 4
Hertfordshire +9 20 £400 +5.26% 3
Gloucestershire +9 20 £400 +23.07% 1
Nottingham +10 19 £325 -14.47% 1
Nottinghamshire +8 19 £325 -14.47% 1
West Midlands -27 19 £334 -1.83% 18
Cardiff +29 18 £203 -46.00% 3
South Wales +18 18 £203 -46.00% 4
Northamptonshire +16 18 £350 -17.64%
Leeds -26 18 £363 +11.53% 7
Surrey +13 17 £481 +6.94% 5
Cheltenham - 16 £400 -
Northampton +6 11 £425 -
Merseyside -8 11 £350 -22.22% 4

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 703 (54.24%) SQL
2 497 (38.35%) Oracle
3 438 (33.80%) SQL Server
4 279 (21.53%) Oracle Database
5 277 (21.37%) Finance
6 269 (20.76%) Linux
7 256 (19.75%) UNIX
8 240 (18.52%) Windows
9 238 (18.36%) Microsoft
10 232 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
11 215 (16.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 214 (16.51%) Java
13 197 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
14 195 (15.05%) PL/SQL
15 186 (14.35%) ETL
16 175 (13.50%) Data Warehouse
17 162 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 161 (12.42%) T-SQL
18 161 (12.42%) Shell Script
19 143 (11.03%) Security Cleared
20 137 (10.57%) Oracle Database 11g
21 130 (10.03%) .NET
22 129 (9.95%) SQL Server 2008
23 127 (9.80%) C#
23 127 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
24 126 (9.72%) Relational Database
25 124 (9.57%) Migration
26 123 (9.49%) XML
27 122 (9.41%) Replication
28 121 (9.34%) Performance Monitoring

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 72 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 58 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 52 (4.01%) Apache
4 51 (3.94%) WebSphere
5 50 (3.86%) Tomcat
5 50 (3.86%) IIS
6 31 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
7 30 (2.31%) JBoss
8 22 (1.70%) SAS
9 17 (1.31%) MS Exchange
10 15 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
13 11 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 11 (0.85%) Lync
13 11 (0.85%) Oracle 10gAS
14 10 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
14 10 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 9 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 91 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.62%) MS Office
3 15 (1.16%) PowerPivot
4 5 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) SPSS
6 1 (0.077%) Weka
6 1 (0.077%) MS Project
6 1 (0.077%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (2.24%) Oracle Applications
3 23 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
5 12 (0.93%) Markit EDM
6 11 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.54%) Maximo
8 7 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.46%) SmartPlant
10 5 (0.39%) RMDS
10 5 (0.39%) thinkFolio
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
12 3 (0.23%) IntelliMatch
12 3 (0.23%) Fredhopper
12 3 (0.23%) SAP MDM
12 3 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.77%) PaaS
4 7 (0.54%) SaaS
5 6 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.39%) Office 365
7 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.31%) IaaS
8 3 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.077%) GitHub
10 1 (0.077%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.077%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.077%) Heroku
10 1 (0.077%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 94 (7.25%) SAN
2 57 (4.40%) DNS
3 56 (4.32%) TCP/IP
4 43 (3.32%) HTTP
4 43 (3.32%) Firewall
5 32 (2.47%) NAS
6 26 (2.01%) LDAP
7 23 (1.77%) iSCSI
8 22 (1.70%) DHCP
9 21 (1.62%) Internet
10 19 (1.47%) LAN
10 19 (1.47%) SSL
11 18 (1.39%) BIG-IP
12 17 (1.31%) FTP
13 15 (1.16%) VoIP
13 15 (1.16%) SMTP
13 15 (1.16%) WAN
14 11 (0.85%) Kerberos
15 10 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
15 10 (0.77%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 438 (33.80%) SQL Server
2 279 (21.53%) Oracle Database
3 215 (16.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 175 (13.50%) Data Warehouse
5 162 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 137 (10.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 129 (9.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 126 (9.72%) Relational Database
9 92 (7.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 84 (6.48%) RDBMS
11 70 (5.40%) SQL Server 2012
12 69 (5.32%) MySQL
12 69 (5.32%) DB2
13 68 (5.25%) Oracle Database 10g
14 50 (3.86%) Oracle Reports
15 46 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
16 43 (3.32%) Oracle BI EE
17 37 (2.85%) Star Schema
18 35 (2.70%) MongoDB
19 29 (2.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 45 (3.47%) Subversion
2 27 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 27 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 26 (2.01%) JUnit
4 24 (1.85%) Visual Studio
4 24 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (1.77%) Oracle APEX
6 22 (1.70%) Maven
7 20 (1.54%) Toad
8 15 (1.16%) NUnit
9 13 (1.00%) Eclipse
9 13 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
10 12 (0.93%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 12 (0.93%) ERwin
10 12 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (0.85%) Moq
12 9 (0.69%) JIRA
13 8 (0.62%) Ant
13 8 (0.62%) LoadRunner
General
1 277 (21.37%) Finance
2 112 (8.64%) Banking
3 49 (3.78%) Retail
4 40 (3.09%) Investment Banking
5 33 (2.55%) Front Office
6 24 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.62%) Marketing
8 14 (1.08%) Billing
9 13 (1.00%) Advertising
10 11 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.69%) Games
12 7 (0.54%) Legal
13 6 (0.46%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.46%) Publishing
13 6 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.39%) Back Office
15 4 (0.31%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.15%) Music Industry
17 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 467 (36.03%) Developer
2 329 (25.39%) DBA
3 174 (13.43%) SQL DBA
4 153 (11.81%) Administrator
5 89 (6.87%) SQL Server DBA
6 88 (6.79%) Consultant
7 84 (6.48%) SQL Developer
8 80 (6.17%) Architect
9 73 (5.63%) Oracle DBA
10 67 (5.17%) Oracle Developer
10 67 (5.17%) Analyst
11 66 (5.09%) Java Developer
12 64 (4.94%) Senior Developer
13 46 (3.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 41 (3.16%) ETL Developer
15 33 (2.55%) Server Administrator
16 31 (2.39%) .NET Developer
17 27 (2.08%) C# Developer
18 26 (2.01%) Programmer
18 26 (2.01%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (10.03%) .NET
2 123 (9.49%) XML
3 100 (7.72%) Web Services
4 82 (6.33%) HTML
5 81 (6.25%) Middleware
6 78 (6.02%) CSS
7 55 (4.24%) jQuery
8 50 (3.86%) J2EE
9 49 (3.78%) ASP.NET
10 48 (3.70%) Spring
11 41 (3.16%) Hibernate
12 32 (2.47%) Oracle Fusion
12 32 (2.47%) JMS
13 30 (2.31%) WCF
14 28 (2.16%) .NET Framework
14 28 (2.16%) HTML5
15 25 (1.93%) Ajax
16 24 (1.85%) XSLT
17 23 (1.77%) JSP
18 19 (1.47%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 127 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (9.41%) Replication
3 111 (8.56%) Clustering
4 43 (3.32%) Computer Science
5 37 (2.85%) Open Source
6 23 (1.77%) Visualisation
6 23 (1.77%) Data Integration
6 23 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (1.70%) Equities
7 22 (1.70%) Hedge funds
7 22 (1.70%) Data Structures
8 19 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 18 (1.39%) Statistics
10 16 (1.23%) Fixed Income
11 15 (1.16%) Derivative
11 15 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
12 13 (1.00%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.00%) User Experience
13 12 (0.93%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 269 (20.76%) Linux
2 256 (19.75%) UNIX
3 240 (18.52%) Windows
4 82 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (5.79%) Solaris
6 70 (5.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 66 (5.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 62 (4.78%) AIX
9 39 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (2.31%) HPUX
11 18 (1.39%) Windows 7
12 17 (1.31%) CentOS
12 17 (1.31%) Android
13 12 (0.93%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.69%) Windows 2000
14 9 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (0.46%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.46%) Windows NT
16 5 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
3 186 (14.35%) ETL
4 124 (9.57%) Migration
5 121 (9.34%) Performance Monitoring
6 113 (8.72%) Data Modelling
7 86 (6.64%) Database Tuning
8 84 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
9 83 (6.40%) Unit Testing
10 81 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
11 77 (5.94%) Capacity Planning
12 74 (5.71%) OO
13 72 (5.56%) ITIL
14 69 (5.32%) TDD
15 65 (5.02%) Analytics
16 58 (4.48%) Scrum
17 53 (4.09%) CRM
17 53 (4.09%) MVC
18 52 (4.01%) Data Migration
19 47 (3.63%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 703 (54.24%) SQL
2 214 (16.51%) Java
3 195 (15.05%) PL/SQL
4 161 (12.42%) T-SQL
4 161 (12.42%) Shell Script
5 127 (9.80%) C#
6 111 (8.56%) JavaScript
7 69 (5.32%) Perl
8 52 (4.01%) Python
9 35 (2.70%) PowerShell
10 23 (1.77%) Korn
10 23 (1.77%) C++
11 22 (1.70%) C
12 20 (1.54%) VB.NET
13 19 (1.47%) PHP
13 19 (1.47%) Ruby
13 19 (1.47%) Bash Shell
14 16 (1.23%) VBA
15 14 (1.08%) VB
15 14 (1.08%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 143 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 95 (7.33%) SC Cleared
3 82 (6.33%) Degree
4 49 (3.78%) DV Cleared
5 27 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.69%) MCTS
7 7 (0.54%) MCSE
7 7 (0.54%) MCITP
8 6 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.39%) CISSP
9 5 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.39%) PMP
9 5 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.39%) MCP
9 5 (0.39%) GCIA
10 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.23%) CCNP
11 3 (0.23%) CCDP
12 2 (0.15%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.31%) Data Quality
2 29 (2.24%) SLA
2 29 (2.24%) QA
3 5 (0.39%) COREP
3 5 (0.39%) FINREP
4 3 (0.23%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.077%) COBIT
6 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
2 62 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (4.09%) Active Directory
4 31 (2.39%) vSphere
5 27 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 25 (1.93%) NFS
7 22 (1.70%) Oracle Clusterware
8 17 (1.31%) VMware ESX
9 16 (1.23%) ISA Server
10 10 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 10 (0.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 10 (0.77%) Firmware
10 10 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.62%) SRDF
11 8 (0.62%) Apache Flume
12 7 (0.54%) KVM
12 7 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.54%) Xen
13 6 (0.46%) XenApp
13 6 (0.46%) iptables
Systems Management
1 70 (5.40%) Oracle RMAN
2 48 (3.70%) Data Guard
3 36 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 26 (2.01%) SCOM
5 22 (1.70%) Puppet
6 21 (1.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 17 (1.31%) Nagios
8 16 (1.23%) Tivoli
9 12 (0.93%) SCCM
9 12 (0.93%) Control-M
9 12 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (0.93%) Oracle Flashback
10 7 (0.54%) Opsview
10 7 (0.54%) Ansible
10 7 (0.54%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (0.54%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.54%) WSUS
11 6 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.46%) Cacti
11 6 (0.46%) OVSD
Vendors
1 497 (38.35%) Oracle
2 238 (18.36%) Microsoft
3 104 (8.02%) VMware
4 89 (6.87%) IBM
5 75 (5.79%) Red Hat
6 64 (4.94%) Sybase
7 62 (4.78%) Informatica
8 61 (4.71%) HP
9 54 (4.17%) SAP
10 43 (3.32%) Cisco
11 37 (2.85%) NetApp
12 35 (2.70%) Business Objects
13 30 (2.31%) Greenplum
14 26 (2.01%) Citrix
15 25 (1.93%) Remedy
15 25 (1.93%) Sun
16 24 (1.85%) Teradata
16 24 (1.85%) Tableau
17 21 (1.62%) F5
17 21 (1.62%) EMC
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - £500
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Yodel
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £475 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago