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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 170 159 143
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 695 687 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.29% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.76% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 382 464
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £271 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £33.06 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £189.20 £51.09 £47.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%

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
41079 38998 41722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.15% 73.31% 70.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25436 23913 24140
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1046 1483
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 -10 615 £400 -0.62% 191
London -6 311 £450 -10.00% 88
South East +3 102 £350 -11.11% 31
City of London +23 98 £500 -9.09% 33
Scotland +4 62 £375 -3.22% 4
Glasgow +16 53 £375 - 4
East of England +7 48 £350 -5.08% 21
West Midlands 0 39 £350 +15.70% 5
North West -11 32 £366 +40.86% 19
Yorkshire -9 28 £325 -7.14% 9
South West -21 27 £473 +11.17% 13
West Yorkshire +3 23 £350 -3.44% 8
Hampshire -32 23 £349 -13.22% 12
Hertfordshire -1 22 £308 -20.64% 8
Berkshire +14 20 £350 +27.27% 2
Surrey -1 18 £530 +76.66% 6
Leeds +7 15 £336 -7.24% 6
Warwickshire - 14 £300 -
East Midlands +8 13 £563 +60.71% 2
Oxfordshire +4 13 £350 -21.34% 2
Manchester -9 11 £319 +12.83% 7
Gloucestershire - 11 £306 - 3
Cambridgeshire +2 10 £413 - 3
Slough +12 9 £350 -
Cheshire 0 9 £333 +58.33% 7
Cambridge -5 9 £413 - 2
Coventry -5 9 £400 +31.14%
Guildford +6 7 - - 3
Northern Ireland +4 7 £248 -23.84%
Buckinghamshire +3 7 £293 -16.42% 3

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 762 (56.15%) SQL
2 586 (43.18%) Oracle
3 500 (36.85%) SQL Server
4 354 (26.09%) Oracle Database
5 288 (21.22%) Finance
6 269 (19.82%) Linux
7 261 (19.23%) Microsoft
8 247 (18.20%) Windows
9 245 (18.05%) Oracle Database 11g
10 238 (17.54%) UNIX
11 226 (16.65%) Data Warehouse
12 222 (16.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 220 (16.21%) ETL
14 219 (16.14%) T-SQL
14 219 (16.14%) SQL Server 2008
15 217 (15.99%) PL/SQL
16 213 (15.70%) Java
17 196 (14.44%) Business Intelligence
18 188 (13.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 168 (12.38%) Relational Database
20 162 (11.94%) Banking
21 153 (11.27%) Oracle Database 10g
22 150 (11.05%) Replication
23 139 (10.24%) Data Modelling
24 134 (9.87%) Migration
25 129 (9.51%) SQL Server 2012
26 120 (8.84%) SQL Server 2005
26 120 (8.84%) Oracle RAC
27 118 (8.70%) Shell Script
28 115 (8.47%) XML

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 97 (7.15%) WebLogic
2 56 (4.13%) Apache
3 55 (4.05%) IIS
4 52 (3.83%) SharePoint
5 46 (3.39%) WebSphere
6 31 (2.28%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
8 17 (1.25%) MS Exchange
9 16 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (1.18%) Confluence
10 12 (0.88%) CMS
11 10 (0.74%) SAS
11 10 (0.74%) nginx
11 10 (0.74%) Node.js
12 9 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
13 8 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
13 8 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
14 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 93 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.28%) MS Office
3 10 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.29%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.074%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.074%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
4 10 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.44%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.29%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.22%) RMDS
10 3 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
10 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.52%) IaaS
3 7 (0.52%) SaaS
3 7 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.44%) GitHub
5 5 (0.37%) Office 365
6 3 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.15%) PaaS
7 2 (0.15%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.074%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.074%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.64%) SAN
2 62 (4.57%) TCP/IP
3 49 (3.61%) HTTP
4 39 (2.87%) Firewall
5 38 (2.80%) DNS
6 32 (2.36%) LAN
7 31 (2.28%) Internet
8 25 (1.84%) LDAP
9 22 (1.62%) WAN
10 20 (1.47%) SSL
11 19 (1.40%) VPN
12 18 (1.33%) NAS
12 18 (1.33%) DHCP
13 13 (0.96%) Multicast
13 13 (0.96%) Network Security
14 11 (0.81%) FTP
15 10 (0.74%) Wireless
15 10 (0.74%) BGP
16 9 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (36.85%) SQL Server
2 354 (26.09%) Oracle Database
3 245 (18.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 226 (16.65%) Data Warehouse
5 222 (16.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 219 (16.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 188 (13.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 168 (12.38%) Relational Database
9 153 (11.27%) Oracle Database 10g
10 129 (9.51%) SQL Server 2012
11 120 (8.84%) SQL Server 2005
12 114 (8.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 95 (7.00%) MySQL
14 84 (6.19%) RDBMS
15 56 (4.13%) Oracle Reports
16 53 (3.91%) DB2
17 51 (3.76%) SQL Server 2000
18 50 (3.68%) OLAP
19 48 (3.54%) Oracle BI EE
20 43 (3.17%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 43 (3.17%) Git (software)
2 31 (2.28%) Subversion
3 25 (1.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 23 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
5 22 (1.62%) JIRA
5 22 (1.62%) Maven
6 21 (1.55%) Visual Studio
6 21 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (1.18%) JUnit
8 14 (1.03%) Toad
8 14 (1.03%) TeamCity
9 12 (0.88%) Ant
9 12 (0.88%) LoadRunner
10 11 (0.81%) Eclipse
10 11 (0.81%) JMeter
11 7 (0.52%) JProfiler
11 7 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
11 7 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 288 (21.22%) Finance
2 162 (11.94%) Banking
3 67 (4.94%) Investment Banking
4 32 (2.36%) Retail
5 29 (2.14%) Financial Institution
6 23 (1.69%) Front Office
7 21 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.11%) Games
9 13 (0.96%) Billing
9 13 (0.96%) Publishing
10 12 (0.88%) Back Office
11 11 (0.81%) Marketing
12 9 (0.66%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.59%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.52%) Legal
15 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.15%) Advertising
16 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.15%) French Language
16 2 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 463 (34.12%) Developer
2 407 (29.99%) DBA
3 193 (14.22%) SQL DBA
4 156 (11.50%) Oracle DBA
5 131 (9.65%) Administrator
6 113 (8.33%) Consultant
7 108 (7.96%) SQL Developer
8 99 (7.30%) Architect
9 98 (7.22%) SQL Server DBA
10 65 (4.79%) Oracle Developer
11 50 (3.68%) Analyst
12 45 (3.32%) ETL Developer
13 41 (3.02%) Senior Developer
14 40 (2.95%) Java Developer
15 37 (2.73%) SQL Server Developer
16 33 (2.43%) Oracle Consultant
17 30 (2.21%) Database Developer
18 29 (2.14%) MySQL DBA
19 27 (1.99%) Senior DBA
19 27 (1.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (8.47%) XML
2 109 (8.03%) .NET
3 107 (7.89%) Web Services
4 61 (4.50%) HTML
5 51 (3.76%) Spring
6 44 (3.24%) Middleware
6 44 (3.24%) CSS
7 39 (2.87%) ASP.NET
8 36 (2.65%) Hibernate
9 35 (2.58%) jQuery
10 30 (2.21%) JMS
11 29 (2.14%) SOAP
12 26 (1.92%) .NET Framework
13 24 (1.77%) JSON
13 24 (1.77%) JDBC
14 23 (1.69%) JSP
14 23 (1.69%) J2EE
14 23 (1.69%) MDX
15 22 (1.62%) REST
16 21 (1.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 150 (11.05%) Replication
2 109 (8.03%) Clustering
3 35 (2.58%) Open Source
4 34 (2.51%) Computer Science
5 31 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 31 (2.28%) Statistics
6 29 (2.14%) Visualisation
7 28 (2.06%) Data Integration
8 26 (1.92%) Derivative
8 26 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 20 (1.47%) iPad
11 18 (1.33%) VWAP
11 18 (1.33%) TWAP
12 13 (0.96%) Equities
13 12 (0.88%) Mainframe
13 12 (0.88%) Data Extraction
13 12 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.81%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.81%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 269 (19.82%) Linux
2 247 (18.20%) Windows
3 238 (17.54%) UNIX
4 72 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (5.01%) Solaris
6 61 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (3.02%) AIX
8 39 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (1.47%) Debian
11 14 (1.03%) Windows 7
11 14 (1.03%) CentOS
12 13 (0.96%) HPUX
13 12 (0.88%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.66%) Android
15 7 (0.52%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.44%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.37%) zOS
17 5 (0.37%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (16.21%) ETL
2 196 (14.44%) Business Intelligence
3 139 (10.24%) Data Modelling
4 134 (9.87%) Migration
5 106 (7.81%) Capacity Planning
6 94 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 94 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (6.04%) Performance Monitoring
8 73 (5.38%) ITIL
9 64 (4.72%) Multithreading
10 61 (4.50%) Change Management
11 59 (4.35%) Database Tuning
12 58 (4.27%) High Availability
13 56 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
14 55 (4.05%) OO
14 55 (4.05%) Scrum
15 53 (3.91%) SOA
16 47 (3.46%) TDD
17 46 (3.39%) Low Latency
18 45 (3.32%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 762 (56.15%) SQL
2 219 (16.14%) T-SQL
3 217 (15.99%) PL/SQL
4 213 (15.70%) Java
5 118 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 112 (8.25%) C#
7 88 (6.48%) Perl
8 75 (5.53%) JavaScript
9 50 (3.68%) Python
10 39 (2.87%) PowerShell
11 37 (2.73%) Ruby
12 32 (2.36%) C
13 28 (2.06%) VBA
14 24 (1.77%) Bash Shell
15 23 (1.69%) C++
16 21 (1.55%) PHP
17 19 (1.40%) ABAP
18 15 (1.11%) VB.NET
19 14 (1.03%) VBScript
20 10 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 48 (3.54%) Degree
2 48 (3.54%) SC Cleared
3 42 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (1.47%) MCITP
5 18 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
6 15 (1.11%) MCDBA
7 13 (0.96%) MCSE
8 11 (0.81%) OCP
9 10 (0.74%) MCTS
10 9 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.52%) RHCE
12 7 (0.52%) MCSA
13 6 (0.44%) ISEB
13 6 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.44%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.27%) QA
2 39 (2.87%) SLA
3 7 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.37%) Solvency II
4 5 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.074%) EMIR
6 1 (0.074%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.074%) COREP
System Software
1 120 (8.84%) Oracle RAC
2 102 (7.52%) Oracle RMAN
3 71 (5.23%) Active Directory
4 46 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (2.36%) vSphere
6 14 (1.03%) VMware ESX
7 11 (0.81%) SRDF
7 11 (0.81%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.81%) NFS
8 9 (0.66%) XenApp
9 8 (0.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (0.44%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.37%) OCFS2
11 5 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.29%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.29%) UAG
12 4 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.22%) RHEV
13 3 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 102 (7.52%) Data Guard
2 36 (2.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 30 (2.21%) Puppet
4 23 (1.69%) SCCM
5 18 (1.33%) SCOM
6 16 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.74%) Control-M
7 10 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
8 9 (0.66%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.59%) Nagios
9 8 (0.59%) StatsD
10 7 (0.52%) WSUS
10 7 (0.52%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.44%) Foglight
11 6 (0.44%) Ganglia
12 5 (0.37%) Ansible
12 5 (0.37%) Opsview
12 5 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.37%) WMI
12 5 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 586 (43.18%) Oracle
2 261 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 86 (6.34%) Sybase
4 76 (5.60%) Red Hat
5 69 (5.08%) SAP
6 67 (4.94%) Business Objects
7 66 (4.86%) VMware
8 64 (4.72%) IBM
9 42 (3.10%) Informatica
10 36 (2.65%) JBoss
11 35 (2.58%) EMC
12 33 (2.43%) HP
13 25 (1.84%) NetApp
14 24 (1.77%) Cisco
14 24 (1.77%) Cognos
15 22 (1.62%) Percona
16 20 (1.47%) Citrix
17 17 (1.25%) Sun
18 15 (1.11%) Tableau
18 15 (1.11%) Apple
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