The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 167 162 137
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 674 672 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 1.32% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.81% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 379 478
Average daily rate
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£400 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 15
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £33.30 £29.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £189.40 £51.00 £47.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £37.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.48% +10.44%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 -6 599 £400 -4.47% 179
London -23 308 £450 -10.00% 80
City of London +1 98 £475 -9.52% 27
South East -11 89 £350 +7.52% 29
Scotland +2 57 £375 -16.66% 9
Glasgow +24 47 £375 -16.66% 9
East of England 0 46 £350 -6.66% 9
West Midlands +4 40 £351 +3.85% 6
Yorkshire +5 35 £335 -5.96% 7
South West -9 33 £390 -8.23% 13
West Yorkshire +15 28 £340 -4.56% 3
North West -6 27 £400 +60.00% 27
Berkshire +17 23 £350 -24.32% 4
Hertfordshire +12 21 £350 -8.19% 2
Hampshire -36 20 £375 -6.83% 9
Leeds +10 17 £338 -6.89% 3
East Midlands +2 14 £475 +63.79% 6
Reading +19 13 £313 - 2
Oxfordshire -2 12 £350 +16.66% 1
Manchester -2 10 £363 +55.91% 8
Cambridgeshire -6 10 £413 - 4
Coventry -7 10 £356 +4.77%
Gloucestershire - 10 £306 - 3
Cheshire -1 9 £248 -36.12% 9
Buckinghamshire -7 9 £270 -36.47% 3
Cambridge -8 9 £413 - 4
Surrey -11 9 £363 +81.25% 5
Edinburgh -20 8 £350 -22.22%
Warwickshire - 8 £335 - 2
Merseyside +6 7 £438 -7.89% 5

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 776 (55.99%) SQL
2 601 (43.36%) Oracle
3 506 (36.51%) SQL Server
4 372 (26.84%) Oracle Database
5 301 (21.72%) Finance
6 275 (19.84%) Linux
7 256 (18.47%) Microsoft
8 255 (18.40%) UNIX
9 252 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 246 (17.75%) Windows
11 237 (17.10%) Data Warehouse
12 232 (16.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 226 (16.31%) T-SQL
14 221 (15.95%) SQL Server 2008
15 214 (15.44%) ETL
16 210 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
17 209 (15.08%) PL/SQL
18 206 (14.86%) Java
19 192 (13.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 163 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
21 161 (11.62%) Banking
21 161 (11.62%) Relational Database
22 151 (10.89%) Replication
23 140 (10.10%) Migration
23 140 (10.10%) Data Modelling
23 140 (10.10%) SQL Server 2012
24 135 (9.74%) Oracle RAC
25 132 (9.52%) .NET
26 128 (9.24%) Shell Script
27 124 (8.95%) C#

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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
1 102 (7.36%) WebLogic
2 61 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 54 (3.90%) IIS
4 53 (3.82%) Apache
5 51 (3.68%) WebSphere
6 29 (2.09%) Tomcat
7 18 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
8 16 (1.15%) MS Exchange
8 16 (1.15%) Confluence
9 14 (1.01%) SAS
9 14 (1.01%) CMS
9 14 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
10 13 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.72%) nginx
12 9 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
12 9 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
13 8 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.51%) Node.js
Applications
1 90 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.24%) MS Office
3 10 (0.72%) PowerPivot
4 8 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.072%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 34 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (1.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
4 10 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.36%) RMDS
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
7 5 (0.36%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.22%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.14%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
9 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.43%) GitHub
3 6 (0.43%) SaaS
4 5 (0.36%) IaaS
4 5 (0.36%) Office 365
5 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.072%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.072%) PaaS
7 1 (0.072%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 76 (5.48%) SAN
2 50 (3.61%) TCP/IP
3 43 (3.10%) HTTP
4 36 (2.60%) Firewall
5 34 (2.45%) Internet
6 32 (2.31%) DNS
7 31 (2.24%) LAN
8 25 (1.80%) LDAP
9 24 (1.73%) NAS
10 22 (1.59%) WAN
11 19 (1.37%) VPN
12 16 (1.15%) SSL
13 15 (1.08%) FTP
13 15 (1.08%) Multicast
14 13 (0.94%) DHCP
15 12 (0.87%) Network Security
16 9 (0.65%) FCoE
16 9 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
17 8 (0.58%) Wireless
17 8 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 506 (36.51%) SQL Server
2 372 (26.84%) Oracle Database
3 252 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 237 (17.10%) Data Warehouse
5 232 (16.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 221 (15.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 192 (13.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 163 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
9 161 (11.62%) Relational Database
10 140 (10.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 124 (8.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 120 (8.66%) SQL Server 2005
13 94 (6.78%) RDBMS
14 93 (6.71%) MySQL
15 54 (3.90%) DB2
15 54 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
16 53 (3.82%) SQL Server 2000
17 52 (3.75%) OLAP
18 48 (3.46%) Oracle BI EE
19 40 (2.89%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 33 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 31 (2.24%) Subversion
3 25 (1.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 24 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
6 21 (1.52%) Maven
7 19 (1.37%) JIRA
8 18 (1.30%) Visual Studio
8 18 (1.30%) LoadRunner
8 18 (1.30%) Jenkins
9 13 (0.94%) Toad
9 13 (0.94%) Ant
10 12 (0.87%) JUnit
10 12 (0.87%) Eclipse
11 10 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
11 10 (0.72%) JMeter
11 10 (0.72%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.65%) JProfiler
12 9 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
13 6 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 301 (21.72%) Finance
2 161 (11.62%) Banking
3 66 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 34 (2.45%) Financial Institution
5 33 (2.38%) Retail
6 23 (1.66%) Front Office
7 20 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.23%) Back Office
9 14 (1.01%) Publishing
10 13 (0.94%) Games
11 11 (0.79%) Billing
12 9 (0.65%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.58%) Marketing
13 8 (0.58%) Legal
13 8 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.43%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.29%) French Language
15 4 (0.29%) German Language
16 3 (0.22%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 476 (34.34%) Developer
2 427 (30.81%) DBA
3 194 (14.00%) SQL DBA
4 181 (13.06%) Oracle DBA
5 133 (9.60%) Administrator
6 114 (8.23%) SQL Developer
7 108 (7.79%) Consultant
8 103 (7.43%) Architect
9 102 (7.36%) SQL Server DBA
10 63 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
11 52 (3.75%) Analyst
12 45 (3.25%) Senior Developer
13 43 (3.10%) SQL Server Developer
14 41 (2.96%) ETL Developer
14 41 (2.96%) Java Developer
15 37 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 36 (2.60%) .NET Developer
17 34 (2.45%) Senior DBA
18 30 (2.16%) Oracle Consultant
19 29 (2.09%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (9.52%) .NET
2 96 (6.93%) Web Services
3 95 (6.85%) XML
4 62 (4.47%) HTML
5 53 (3.82%) Spring
6 47 (3.39%) ASP.NET
7 44 (3.17%) Middleware
8 42 (3.03%) CSS
9 33 (2.38%) Hibernate
9 33 (2.38%) jQuery
10 32 (2.31%) MDX
11 31 (2.24%) .NET Framework
12 27 (1.95%) JMS
13 24 (1.73%) JSON
14 23 (1.66%) SOAP
14 23 (1.66%) J2EE
14 23 (1.66%) WebSphere MQ
15 22 (1.59%) Oracle Fusion
16 21 (1.52%) REST
16 21 (1.52%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 151 (10.89%) Replication
2 111 (8.01%) Clustering
3 37 (2.67%) Open Source
4 33 (2.38%) Statistics
5 32 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 30 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.16%) Derivative
7 29 (2.09%) Computer Science
8 25 (1.80%) Visualisation
9 23 (1.66%) Data Integration
10 18 (1.30%) iPad
11 16 (1.15%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.15%) TWAP
11 16 (1.15%) VWAP
12 15 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 13 (0.94%) Mainframe
14 11 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.79%) Data Extraction
15 10 (0.72%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.72%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 275 (19.84%) Linux
2 255 (18.40%) UNIX
3 246 (17.75%) Windows
4 83 (5.99%) Solaris
5 77 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 65 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (3.39%) AIX
8 40 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (1.37%) Debian
10 19 (1.37%) HPUX
11 15 (1.08%) Windows 7
11 15 (1.08%) CentOS
12 13 (0.94%) Windows XP
13 12 (0.87%) Android
14 9 (0.65%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.51%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.43%) VMS
17 5 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (15.44%) ETL
2 210 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
3 140 (10.10%) Data Modelling
3 140 (10.10%) Migration
4 107 (7.72%) Capacity Planning
5 101 (7.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 98 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
7 81 (5.84%) Performance Monitoring
8 78 (5.63%) ITIL
9 60 (4.33%) OO
9 60 (4.33%) Database Tuning
9 60 (4.33%) High Availability
10 58 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
11 56 (4.04%) Multithreading
11 56 (4.04%) Change Management
12 55 (3.97%) SOA
13 52 (3.75%) Scrum
14 46 (3.32%) Unit Testing
15 45 (3.25%) TDD
16 42 (3.03%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 776 (55.99%) SQL
2 226 (16.31%) T-SQL
3 209 (15.08%) PL/SQL
4 206 (14.86%) Java
5 128 (9.24%) Shell Script
6 124 (8.95%) C#
7 88 (6.35%) Perl
8 74 (5.34%) JavaScript
9 54 (3.90%) Python
10 43 (3.10%) Ruby
11 35 (2.53%) PowerShell
12 29 (2.09%) C
13 25 (1.80%) VBA
14 24 (1.73%) PHP
15 22 (1.59%) Bash Shell
16 18 (1.30%) C++
16 18 (1.30%) VB.NET
16 18 (1.30%) ABAP
17 11 (0.79%) VBScript
18 10 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 93 (6.71%) Security Cleared
2 56 (4.04%) SC Cleared
3 49 (3.54%) Degree
4 36 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (1.66%) DV Cleared
6 19 (1.37%) MCITP
7 17 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
7 17 (1.23%) MCDBA
8 12 (0.87%) OCP
8 12 (0.87%) MCTS
9 11 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (0.72%) RHCE
11 7 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.51%) MCSA
12 6 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.43%) ISEB
12 6 (0.43%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.36%) MCT
13 5 (0.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.76%) QA
2 37 (2.67%) SLA
3 7 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.072%) EMIR
7 1 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 135 (9.74%) Oracle RAC
2 104 (7.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 73 (5.27%) Active Directory
4 53 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 35 (2.53%) vSphere
6 15 (1.08%) SRDF
6 15 (1.08%) VMware ESX
7 11 (0.79%) NFS
8 9 (0.65%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.58%) XenApp
10 7 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 7 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.43%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.36%) OCFS2
13 4 (0.29%) KVM
13 4 (0.29%) RHEV
13 4 (0.29%) Xen
14 3 (0.22%) Varnish
14 3 (0.22%) PowerHA
14 3 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 107 (7.72%) Data Guard
2 35 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 26 (1.88%) Puppet
4 18 (1.30%) SCCM
5 14 (1.01%) SCOM
6 13 (0.94%) Control-M
7 12 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 10 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (0.65%) WSUS
9 9 (0.65%) Tivoli
10 7 (0.51%) StatsD
11 6 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 6 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
11 6 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.36%) Opsview
12 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.36%) Foglight
12 5 (0.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 601 (43.36%) Oracle
2 256 (18.47%) Microsoft
3 81 (5.84%) Sybase
4 79 (5.70%) Red Hat
5 72 (5.19%) VMware
6 69 (4.98%) IBM
7 68 (4.91%) SAP
8 67 (4.83%) Business Objects
9 44 (3.17%) HP
10 41 (2.96%) JBoss
11 39 (2.81%) EMC
12 38 (2.74%) Informatica
13 28 (2.02%) Cognos
13 28 (2.02%) NetApp
14 22 (1.59%) Percona
15 19 (1.37%) Cisco
15 19 (1.37%) Citrix
16 18 (1.30%) Sun
17 17 (1.23%) Veritas
18 15 (1.08%) Apple
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coulsdon, Surrey
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £575 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + 600 MAX
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £000 - £1 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago