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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 175 160 145
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -15
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 715 699 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 1.30% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.73% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 426 375
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £520 £572
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 6
Average hourly rate £52.50 £35.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £35.00 £25.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £81.50 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -44.00%

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
42640 40307 34513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.39% 74.95% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 25279 20562
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1247 1176 1030
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £50.00 £52.50
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 6 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
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 6 May 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 6 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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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 -13 643 £400 +1.26% 206
London -16 283 £438 -1.40% 76
South East +52 143 £400 +15.94% 41
City of London +1 64 £450 - 18
East Midlands +21 51 £350 -7.28% 8
Buckinghamshire +28 39 £325 -8.77% 2
East of England +8 39 £413 +8.55% 16
South West 0 39 £375 +14.50% 8
Yorkshire -43 38 £325 -9.72% 14
Scotland -1 37 £350 +7.69% 5
Berkshire +5 32 £400 +35.59% 14
Glasgow +8 30 £350 +7.69% 1
Milton Keynes +26 28 £325 -8.77% 2
Hampshire +1 27 £445 +39.06% 9
North West -23 26 £350 +19.65% 22
West Yorkshire -22 25 £325 -4.41% 9
Surrey +19 23 £388 -13.88% 7
Nottingham +12 22 £325 -13.90% 3
Nottinghamshire +6 22 £325 -13.90% 4
Gloucestershire 0 21 £385 +18.46%
West Midlands -22 21 £330 -2.94% 17
Wales +11 20 £203 -56.21% 1
Hertfordshire +4 20 £425 +11.84% 7
Northamptonshire - 19 £375 -
Cardiff +25 18 £203 -46.00%
South Wales +16 18 £203 -46.00% 1
Cheltenham +4 16 £336 +3.46%
Leeds -26 13 £363 +7.40% 6
Merseyside -10 12 £400 +21.21% 1
Liverpool -3 11 £400 +21.21% 1

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 717 (54.20%) SQL
2 495 (37.41%) Oracle
3 457 (34.54%) SQL Server
4 296 (22.37%) Finance
5 272 (20.56%) Linux
5 272 (20.56%) Oracle Database
6 252 (19.05%) UNIX
7 245 (18.52%) Windows
8 243 (18.37%) Microsoft
9 237 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
10 224 (16.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 216 (16.33%) Java
12 207 (15.65%) Business Intelligence
13 197 (14.89%) PL/SQL
14 182 (13.76%) Data Warehouse
15 177 (13.38%) ETL
16 169 (12.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 166 (12.55%) T-SQL
18 164 (12.40%) Shell Script
19 142 (10.73%) SQL Server 2008
20 139 (10.51%) Oracle Database 11g
21 136 (10.28%) .NET
22 135 (10.20%) C#
23 132 (9.98%) XML
23 132 (9.98%) Relational Database
24 130 (9.83%) Security Cleared
25 127 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
26 123 (9.30%) JavaScript
27 122 (9.22%) Replication
27 122 (9.22%) Banking

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 80 (6.05%) WebLogic
2 58 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 57 (4.31%) WebSphere
4 56 (4.23%) Apache
5 53 (4.01%) Tomcat
6 47 (3.55%) IIS
7 33 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
8 26 (1.97%) JBoss
9 17 (1.28%) MS Exchange
9 17 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 16 (1.21%) SAS
11 13 (0.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 13 (0.98%) Oracle 10gAS
11 13 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
11 13 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
11 13 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 98 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.59%) MS Office
3 14 (1.06%) PowerPivot
4 6 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) SPSS
6 1 (0.076%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.076%) Weka
6 1 (0.076%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 36 (2.72%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (2.42%) Oracle Applications
3 25 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
6 14 (1.06%) Markit EDM
7 13 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.53%) thinkFolio
9 7 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.53%) Maximo
10 6 (0.45%) SmartPlant
11 5 (0.38%) RMDS
11 5 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
12 4 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
13 3 (0.23%) Fredhopper
13 3 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
13 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
13 3 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 3 (0.23%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 39 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.60%) PaaS
4 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.38%) SaaS
5 5 (0.38%) Office 365
6 3 (0.23%) GitHub
6 3 (0.23%) IaaS
6 3 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.076%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.076%) Heroku
8 1 (0.076%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 100 (7.56%) SAN
2 51 (3.85%) Firewall
3 50 (3.78%) TCP/IP
4 49 (3.70%) DNS
5 46 (3.48%) HTTP
6 35 (2.65%) NAS
7 28 (2.12%) LAN
8 27 (2.04%) iSCSI
9 25 (1.89%) LDAP
10 22 (1.66%) Internet
11 20 (1.51%) WAN
11 20 (1.51%) DHCP
12 19 (1.44%) BIG-IP
13 18 (1.36%) FTP
13 18 (1.36%) SSL
14 15 (1.13%) SMTP
14 15 (1.13%) Fibre Channel
14 15 (1.13%) Multicast
15 13 (0.98%) FCoE
15 13 (0.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 457 (34.54%) SQL Server
2 272 (20.56%) Oracle Database
3 224 (16.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 182 (13.76%) Data Warehouse
5 169 (12.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 142 (10.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 139 (10.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 132 (9.98%) Relational Database
9 100 (7.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 81 (6.12%) RDBMS
11 78 (5.90%) MySQL
12 74 (5.59%) Oracle Database 10g
13 73 (5.52%) SQL Server 2012
14 61 (4.61%) DB2
15 50 (3.78%) Oracle Reports
15 50 (3.78%) SQL Server 2005
16 47 (3.55%) Oracle BI EE
17 38 (2.87%) Star Schema
18 34 (2.57%) Hadoop
19 33 (2.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 49 (3.70%) Subversion
2 31 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 28 (2.12%) Git (software)
4 27 (2.04%) JUnit
5 25 (1.89%) Visual Studio
5 25 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (1.81%) Maven
7 22 (1.66%) Oracle APEX
8 19 (1.44%) Toad
9 17 (1.28%) NUnit
10 16 (1.21%) TeamCity
11 15 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
12 14 (1.06%) Eclipse
13 12 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 12 (0.91%) Moq
14 11 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 11 (0.83%) Ant
15 9 (0.68%) LoadRunner
15 9 (0.68%) JIRA
16 8 (0.60%) CruiseControl
General
1 296 (22.37%) Finance
2 122 (9.22%) Banking
3 49 (3.70%) Retail
4 46 (3.48%) Investment Banking
5 34 (2.57%) Front Office
6 26 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.74%) Marketing
8 12 (0.91%) Billing
9 11 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.83%) Advertising
10 9 (0.68%) Games
11 8 (0.60%) Publishing
11 8 (0.60%) Legal
12 6 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.30%) Back Office
14 4 (0.30%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.15%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 466 (35.22%) Developer
2 345 (26.08%) DBA
3 185 (13.98%) SQL DBA
4 158 (11.94%) Administrator
5 95 (7.18%) Consultant
6 93 (7.03%) SQL Server DBA
7 85 (6.42%) SQL Developer
8 84 (6.35%) Architect
9 82 (6.20%) Oracle DBA
10 67 (5.06%) Java Developer
11 65 (4.91%) Senior Developer
12 64 (4.84%) Analyst
12 64 (4.84%) Oracle Developer
13 48 (3.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 35 (2.65%) Server Administrator
15 33 (2.49%) .NET Developer
15 33 (2.49%) ETL Developer
16 29 (2.19%) C# Developer
17 28 (2.12%) Systems Administrator
18 24 (1.81%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (10.28%) .NET
2 132 (9.98%) XML
3 118 (8.92%) Web Services
4 90 (6.80%) HTML
5 87 (6.58%) Middleware
6 82 (6.20%) CSS
7 65 (4.91%) jQuery
8 52 (3.93%) ASP.NET
9 48 (3.63%) Spring
10 46 (3.48%) J2EE
11 39 (2.95%) Hibernate
12 34 (2.57%) Oracle Fusion
13 32 (2.42%) WCF
13 32 (2.42%) XSLT
14 30 (2.27%) JMS
14 30 (2.27%) .NET Framework
14 30 (2.27%) Ajax
14 30 (2.27%) HTML5
15 22 (1.66%) JSP
16 20 (1.51%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 127 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (9.22%) Replication
3 117 (8.84%) Clustering
4 44 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.57%) Open Source
6 26 (1.97%) Visualisation
7 24 (1.81%) Data Integration
7 24 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (1.66%) Equities
8 22 (1.66%) Hedge funds
9 21 (1.59%) Statistics
10 20 (1.51%) Data Structures
11 19 (1.44%) Management Information System
12 18 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (1.21%) Derivative
13 16 (1.21%) Fixed Income
14 15 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
14 15 (1.13%) Mobile App
15 14 (1.06%) User Experience
16 11 (0.83%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 272 (20.56%) Linux
2 252 (19.05%) UNIX
3 245 (18.52%) Windows
4 83 (6.27%) Solaris
5 81 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (4.99%) AIX
7 65 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 61 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (2.49%) HPUX
11 17 (1.28%) Windows 7
11 17 (1.28%) CentOS
12 16 (1.21%) Android
13 12 (0.91%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.83%) Windows 2000
15 9 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.45%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.45%) SUSE
16 6 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (15.65%) Business Intelligence
3 177 (13.38%) ETL
4 118 (8.92%) Performance Monitoring
5 112 (8.47%) Migration
6 107 (8.09%) Data Modelling
7 95 (7.18%) Database Tuning
8 88 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
9 82 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 80 (6.05%) Capacity Planning
11 78 (5.90%) OO
12 74 (5.59%) ITIL
13 73 (5.52%) TDD
14 71 (5.37%) Unit Testing
15 69 (5.22%) Analytics
16 62 (4.69%) Scrum
17 56 (4.23%) MVC
18 51 (3.85%) CRM
19 48 (3.63%) Incident Management
19 48 (3.63%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 717 (54.20%) SQL
2 216 (16.33%) Java
3 197 (14.89%) PL/SQL
4 166 (12.55%) T-SQL
5 164 (12.40%) Shell Script
6 135 (10.20%) C#
7 123 (9.30%) JavaScript
8 77 (5.82%) Perl
9 57 (4.31%) Python
10 37 (2.80%) PowerShell
11 31 (2.34%) Korn
12 27 (2.04%) C++
13 25 (1.89%) Ruby
14 23 (1.74%) C
14 23 (1.74%) Bash Shell
15 21 (1.59%) VB.NET
16 17 (1.28%) VBA
16 17 (1.28%) PHP
17 16 (1.21%) VB
18 13 (0.98%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 130 (9.83%) Security Cleared
2 90 (6.80%) SC Cleared
3 86 (6.50%) Degree
4 37 (2.80%) DV Cleared
5 28 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.83%) MCTS
6 11 (0.83%) MCITP
7 7 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.38%) CISSP
9 5 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.38%) PMP
9 5 (0.38%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.38%) MCP
9 5 (0.38%) MCSE
9 5 (0.38%) CCNP
9 5 (0.38%) GCIA
10 3 (0.23%) CCNA
10 3 (0.23%) CCDP
10 3 (0.23%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.65%) SLA
2 30 (2.27%) QA
3 26 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.38%) COREP
4 5 (0.38%) FINREP
5 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.076%) COBIT
6 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (5.67%) Oracle RAC
2 66 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (3.93%) Active Directory
4 31 (2.34%) NFS
5 29 (2.19%) Hyper-V
6 25 (1.89%) vSphere
7 22 (1.66%) Oracle Clusterware
8 16 (1.21%) ISA Server
8 16 (1.21%) VMware ESX
9 12 (0.91%) Xen
9 12 (0.91%) KVM
10 11 (0.83%) SRDF
10 11 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 10 (0.76%) Firmware
12 8 (0.60%) XenApp
12 8 (0.60%) Apache Flume
13 7 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (0.45%) Docker
14 6 (0.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 81 (6.12%) Oracle RMAN
2 49 (3.70%) Data Guard
3 43 (3.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 31 (2.34%) Puppet
5 26 (1.97%) SCOM
6 21 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 20 (1.51%) Nagios
8 16 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (1.06%) Ansible
9 14 (1.06%) Tivoli
9 14 (1.06%) SCCM
10 12 (0.91%) Oracle Flashback
11 11 (0.83%) Control-M
12 10 (0.76%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.60%) WSUS
13 8 (0.60%) OpenView
13 8 (0.60%) Opsview
14 7 (0.53%) HAProxy
14 7 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
14 7 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 495 (37.41%) Oracle
2 243 (18.37%) Microsoft
3 104 (7.86%) VMware
4 92 (6.95%) IBM
5 67 (5.06%) Sybase
6 66 (4.99%) Red Hat
7 60 (4.54%) Informatica
8 54 (4.08%) HP
9 52 (3.93%) SAP
10 50 (3.78%) Cisco
11 43 (3.25%) NetApp
12 31 (2.34%) Business Objects
13 29 (2.19%) Remedy
14 27 (2.04%) Sun
14 27 (2.04%) EMC
15 26 (1.97%) Citrix
15 26 (1.97%) Teradata
15 26 (1.97%) Tableau
16 23 (1.74%) Greenplum
16 23 (1.74%) F5
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
FT Select
Rate: From £220 to £225 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £25 Per Hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £630 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bradford
Computer Futures
Rate: £120 - £150 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago