The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 199 187 166
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -21
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 690 705 735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 1.26% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.60% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 434 446
Median daily rate £405 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £572 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £52.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%

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
45374 44011 42946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.60% 78.86% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29986 27420 26807
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1279 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.82 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 618 £415 +3.75% 111
London -13 285 £450 +5.26% 41
South East -24 116 £400 - 14
City of London +31 57 £450 - 12
Yorkshire +15 55 £400 +24.03% 16
West Midlands +27 52 £375 +13.63% 8
Scotland -3 49 £403 +15.00% 10
North West +7 36 £413 +17.85% 9
East of England +7 35 £425 +4.61% 9
West Yorkshire +13 30 £400 +23.07% 9
Berkshire +5 30 £425 +6.25% 5
Hampshire +1 29 £380 -13.63% 1
Reading +16 26 £425 +13.33% 4
Leeds +7 26 £400 +6.66% 8
Buckinghamshire -2 22 £375 +15.38% 3
Surrey -6 21 £425 - 3
Glasgow -5 20 £380 +4.82% 7
Renfrewshire - 20 £410 -
Erskine - 20 £410 -
South Yorkshire +3 19 £400 +45.45% 3
Milton Keynes -6 19 £375 +15.38% 2
Essex +25 18 £305 -26.06%
Sheffield -2 18 £400 +42.85% 3
Birmingham +13 16 £350 +7.69% 2
South West -26 14 £526 +38.42% 11
Solihull - 13 £338 -
Manchester +1 12 £475 +35.71% 7
Havant +17 11 £380 -0.32%
Merseyside +2 11 £450 +12.50% 1
Liverpool +1 11 £450 +12.50% 1

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 650 (51.51%) SQL
2 474 (37.56%) SQL Server
3 407 (32.25%) Oracle
4 301 (23.85%) Linux
5 265 (21.00%) Microsoft
6 254 (20.13%) Finance
7 241 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
8 233 (18.46%) Unix
9 216 (17.12%) Windows
10 213 (16.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 210 (16.64%) Oracle Database
12 192 (15.21%) T-SQL
13 183 (14.50%) Java
14 175 (13.87%) Replication
15 174 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 170 (13.47%) Data Warehouse
17 169 (13.39%) ETL
18 162 (12.84%) PL/SQL
18 162 (12.84%) Shell Script
19 158 (12.52%) Business Intelligence
19 158 (12.52%) High Availability
20 148 (11.73%) SQL Server 2008
21 145 (11.49%) .NET
21 145 (11.49%) Migration
22 141 (11.17%) Banking
23 134 (10.62%) C#
24 129 (10.22%) Database Tuning
25 128 (10.14%) Security Cleared
26 122 (9.67%) Oracle Database 11g
27 117 (9.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 73 (5.78%) WebLogic
2 43 (3.41%) IIS
3 39 (3.09%) Apache
4 38 (3.01%) WebSphere
5 34 (2.69%) JBoss
6 31 (2.46%) SharePoint
7 25 (1.98%) CMS
8 23 (1.82%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
9 20 (1.58%) OpenStack
9 20 (1.58%) Oracle Application Server
10 12 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
12 10 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
13 9 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 7 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
16 6 (0.48%) Apache Spark
16 6 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 101 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.03%) MS Office
3 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.079%) MS Project
5 1 (0.079%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (1.98%) Oracle Applications
3 21 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (1.27%) Oracle 11i
6 9 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.40%) SAP R/3
7 5 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
9 3 (0.24%) Siebel Analytics
10 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.16%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 81 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.95%) IaaS
3 12 (0.95%) PaaS
4 11 (0.87%) GitHub
5 9 (0.71%) SaaS
6 8 (0.63%) Force.com
6 8 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (0.55%) Office 365
8 6 (0.48%) Heroku
9 5 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.32%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.16%) IBM PureFlex
13 1 (0.079%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.079%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.079%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 108 (8.56%) SAN
2 51 (4.04%) Firewall
3 41 (3.25%) Internet
4 36 (2.85%) HTTP
5 33 (2.61%) NAS
6 26 (2.06%) TCP/IP
7 20 (1.58%) DNS
8 18 (1.43%) LDAP
9 17 (1.35%) Multicast
10 13 (1.03%) iSCSI
10 13 (1.03%) LAN
10 13 (1.03%) WAN
11 12 (0.95%) DHCP
12 9 (0.71%) Network Security
12 9 (0.71%) SSL
13 8 (0.63%) FCoE
14 7 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (0.55%) VPN
15 5 (0.40%) DMZ
15 5 (0.40%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 474 (37.56%) SQL Server
2 213 (16.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 210 (16.64%) Oracle Database
4 174 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 170 (13.47%) Data Warehouse
6 148 (11.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 122 (9.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 117 (9.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 107 (8.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 94 (7.45%) Relational Database
11 75 (5.94%) NoSQL
12 69 (5.47%) MySQL
13 68 (5.39%) Oracle Database 10g
14 67 (5.31%) SQL Server 2005
15 61 (4.83%) Oracle Database 12c
16 58 (4.60%) DB2
17 49 (3.88%) SQL Server 2014
18 48 (3.80%) Hadoop
19 46 (3.65%) RDBMS
20 43 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 65 (5.15%) Git (software)
2 58 (4.60%) Jenkins
3 49 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (2.69%) Maven
5 29 (2.30%) JUnit
6 27 (2.14%) Visual Studio
7 25 (1.98%) JIRA
8 24 (1.90%) Subversion
9 20 (1.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 20 (1.58%) TeamCity
10 18 (1.43%) Eclipse
11 15 (1.19%) Ant
12 12 (0.95%) Bitbucket
13 11 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (0.87%) Gradle
13 11 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (0.71%) Mercurial
15 8 (0.63%) FitNesse
15 8 (0.63%) JMeter
15 8 (0.63%) SoapUI
General
1 254 (20.13%) Finance
2 141 (11.17%) Banking
3 62 (4.91%) Investment Banking
4 59 (4.68%) Front Office
5 29 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.51%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.35%) Retail
8 13 (1.03%) Back Office
8 13 (1.03%) Games
9 12 (0.95%) Automotive
9 12 (0.95%) Legal
10 10 (0.79%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.71%) Marketing
12 7 (0.55%) Law
13 5 (0.40%) Billing
13 5 (0.40%) Electronics
14 4 (0.32%) French Language
14 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.24%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 456 (36.13%) Developer
2 346 (27.42%) DBA
3 179 (14.18%) SQL DBA
4 140 (11.09%) SQL Developer
5 136 (10.78%) Administrator
6 114 (9.03%) Consultant
7 104 (8.24%) Oracle DBA
8 103 (8.16%) Architect
9 77 (6.10%) SQL Server DBA
10 70 (5.55%) Oracle Developer
11 66 (5.23%) Java Developer
12 57 (4.52%) .NET Developer
13 55 (4.36%) SQL Server Developer
14 42 (3.33%) Analyst
15 41 (3.25%) C# Developer
15 41 (3.25%) SSIS Developer
16 39 (3.09%) Senior Developer
17 33 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 30 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
18 30 (2.38%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (11.49%) .NET
2 101 (8.00%) Web Services
3 77 (6.10%) XML
4 51 (4.04%) HTML
5 47 (3.72%) Middleware
6 41 (3.25%) SOAP
7 38 (3.01%) ASP.NET
8 35 (2.77%) REST
9 34 (2.69%) Spring
10 31 (2.46%) .NET Framework
10 31 (2.46%) J2EE
10 31 (2.46%) XSLT
11 30 (2.38%) CSS
12 26 (2.06%) JMS
12 26 (2.06%) jQuery
12 26 (2.06%) RESTful
13 25 (1.98%) JSON
14 24 (1.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 21 (1.66%) HTML5
16 18 (1.43%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 175 (13.87%) Replication
2 110 (8.72%) Clustering
3 91 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (4.36%) Data Centre
5 41 (3.25%) Equities
6 38 (3.01%) Computer Science
7 34 (2.69%) Data Structures
8 25 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 24 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
10 23 (1.82%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.51%) New Media
12 19 (1.51%) Visualisation
13 18 (1.43%) Statistics
14 16 (1.27%) Mainframe
14 16 (1.27%) Public Cloud
15 15 (1.19%) Derivative
15 15 (1.19%) Fintech
16 14 (1.11%) Fixed Income
16 14 (1.11%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 301 (23.85%) Linux
2 233 (18.46%) Unix
3 216 (17.12%) Windows
4 75 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 71 (5.63%) Windows Server
6 70 (5.55%) Solaris
7 41 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (2.54%) AIX
8 32 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.95%) CentOS
10 12 (0.95%) zOS
11 10 (0.79%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.71%) Android
12 9 (0.71%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.40%) Debian
13 5 (0.40%) HPUX
13 5 (0.40%) SUSE
14 4 (0.32%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (13.39%) ETL
3 158 (12.52%) Business Intelligence
3 158 (12.52%) High Availability
4 145 (11.49%) Migration
5 129 (10.22%) Database Tuning
6 117 (9.27%) Data Modelling
7 100 (7.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 86 (6.81%) Performance Monitoring
9 83 (6.58%) Scrum
10 71 (5.63%) OO
11 70 (5.55%) Capacity Planning
12 69 (5.47%) Software Engineering
13 68 (5.39%) ITIL
14 67 (5.31%) Mentoring
15 66 (5.23%) TDD
16 65 (5.15%) DevOps
17 60 (4.75%) Analytics
17 60 (4.75%) Continuous Integration
18 52 (4.12%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 650 (51.51%) SQL
2 192 (15.21%) T-SQL
3 183 (14.50%) Java
4 162 (12.84%) PL/SQL
4 162 (12.84%) Shell Script
5 134 (10.62%) C#
6 85 (6.74%) Perl
7 83 (6.58%) PowerShell
8 57 (4.52%) JavaScript
9 54 (4.28%) Python
10 36 (2.85%) Korn
10 36 (2.85%) PHP
11 34 (2.69%) Bash Shell
12 29 (2.30%) C
13 27 (2.14%) Ruby
14 24 (1.90%) Scala
15 22 (1.74%) VB
15 22 (1.74%) VB.NET
16 20 (1.58%) VBA
17 19 (1.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 128 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 96 (7.61%) SC Cleared
3 64 (5.07%) Degree
4 34 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
7 10 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.79%) OCP
8 9 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.71%) MCSE
8 9 (0.71%) MCTS
9 8 (0.63%) CCNP
9 8 (0.63%) MCITP
10 6 (0.48%) PhD
11 5 (0.40%) MCDBA
12 4 (0.32%) CCIE
13 3 (0.24%) CCNA
13 3 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.24%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.17%) QA
2 16 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.19%) SLA
4 13 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.079%) GAAP
6 1 (0.079%) HL7
6 1 (0.079%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 72 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
3 69 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.66%) NFS
5 19 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.51%) Oracle Clusterware
6 8 (0.63%) vSphere
6 8 (0.63%) Xen
7 7 (0.55%) SRDF
8 6 (0.48%) KVM
9 5 (0.40%) Varnish
10 3 (0.24%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.24%) Docker
10 3 (0.24%) HDFS
10 3 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.24%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.16%) XenServer
12 1 (0.079%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 71 (5.63%) Data Guard
1 71 (5.63%) Oracle RMAN
2 47 (3.72%) Puppet
3 36 (2.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 31 (2.46%) SCOM
5 28 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (2.06%) Ansible
7 24 (1.90%) Nagios
8 14 (1.11%) Tivoli
9 13 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (0.79%) Control-M
11 9 (0.71%) Opsview
12 8 (0.63%) OVSD
12 8 (0.63%) SCCM
13 7 (0.55%) Perfmon
14 6 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
15 5 (0.40%) Foglight
15 5 (0.40%) Graphite
15 5 (0.40%) Legato
15 5 (0.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 407 (32.25%) Oracle
2 265 (21.00%) Microsoft
3 98 (7.77%) VMware
4 70 (5.55%) Sybase
5 67 (5.31%) Red Hat
6 59 (4.68%) SAP
7 48 (3.80%) HP
8 45 (3.57%) IBM
9 44 (3.49%) Informatica
10 35 (2.77%) Veritas
11 25 (1.98%) NetApp
12 23 (1.82%) Cisco
13 20 (1.58%) Citrix
14 19 (1.51%) EMC
14 19 (1.51%) Siebel
15 17 (1.35%) Teradata
16 15 (1.19%) Google
16 15 (1.19%) Netezza
17 14 (1.11%) Tableau
18 13 (1.03%) Remedy
Leeds, Yorkshire
Experis IT
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer People
Rate: Good dependant on Skills
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
onezeero.
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + negotiable DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Rate: Excellent day rate on offer
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 5 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stirlingshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 11 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 12 days ago
Luton
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago