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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 201 205 175
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -30
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 677 689 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.19% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.46% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 449 434
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £582
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Median hourly rate £61.75 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.29% +1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £39.00 £34.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.75 £43.50 £128.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -5.55%

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
44398 47091 44154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.09% 81.05% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29424 30767 27622
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1296 1206
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +11 639 £425 +6.25% 137
London -2 276 £475 +11.76% 41
North West +52 86 £400 +6.66% 18
South East -21 83 £390 +11.42% 27
City of London +8 60 £450 - 12
West Midlands -10 44 £375 -7.69% 10
Yorkshire +11 40 £425 -10.52% 12
South West +22 38 £375 +7.14% 13
East of England +2 37 £338 +3.84% 11
Cheshire +20 28 £350 +12.90% 5
Lancashire +43 25 £400 -3.03% 1
West Yorkshire +4 24 £380 -20.00% 11
Manchester -2 24 £400 +6.66% 10
Berkshire +8 23 £400 +14.28% 2
Scotland -6 23 £325 -7.14% 5
Leeds +5 22 £345 -28.86% 11
Blackpool - 20 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire +5 18 £320 -14.66% 7
North East -8 18 £340 -15.08%
East Midlands -12 18 £388 +10.71% 5
Gloucestershire +15 17 £375 - 1
Hampshire +11 14 £380 +1.33% 6
Surrey -4 14 £425 +21.42% 8
Birmingham -6 14 £381 -15.27% 1
Glasgow -9 14 £358 +5.92% 5
Tyne and Wear -24 13 £340 -15.08%
Milton Keynes +6 12 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire +5 12 £425 +8.28% 3
Essex +2 11 £250 -20.00% 1
Coventry -4 11 £450 +27.02% 3

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 670 (49.05%) SQL
2 550 (40.26%) Oracle
3 447 (32.72%) SQL Server
4 360 (26.35%) Linux
5 328 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
6 300 (21.96%) Oracle Database
7 280 (20.50%) Finance
8 249 (18.23%) Windows
9 239 (17.50%) Unix
10 217 (15.89%) Java
11 200 (14.64%) Microsoft
12 198 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 195 (14.28%) T-SQL
14 182 (13.32%) PL/SQL
15 175 (12.81%) ETL
16 167 (12.23%) High Availability
17 166 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
18 161 (11.79%) Oracle Database 11g
19 153 (11.20%) Banking
20 150 (10.98%) VMware
20 150 (10.98%) Shell Script
21 142 (10.40%) Data Modelling
22 139 (10.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 139 (10.18%) Security Cleared
23 133 (9.74%) Migration
24 129 (9.44%) .NET
25 123 (9.00%) ITIL
25 123 (9.00%) SQL Server 2008
26 118 (8.64%) Database Tuning
26 118 (8.64%) Clustering

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 85 (6.22%) Apache
2 81 (5.93%) WebLogic
3 63 (4.61%) WebSphere
4 55 (4.03%) IIS
5 52 (3.81%) Tomcat
6 48 (3.51%) Oracle Application Server
7 30 (2.20%) SharePoint
8 22 (1.61%) Apache Spark
9 18 (1.32%) JBoss
10 17 (1.24%) nginx
11 16 (1.17%) Oracle Coherence
11 16 (1.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 16 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
12 15 (1.10%) Apache Pig
12 15 (1.10%) Apache Solr
12 15 (1.10%) OpenStack
13 14 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.73%) CMS
15 10 (0.73%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 104 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.44%) MS Office
3 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.22%) MS Project
5 1 (0.073%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.073%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 61 (4.47%) Oracle EBS
2 55 (4.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 46 (3.37%) Oracle Applications
4 32 (2.34%) Oracle 11i
5 17 (1.24%) Hyperion Planning
6 7 (0.51%) Beauchamp
6 7 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.44%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 6 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
8 5 (0.37%) Fredhopper
9 4 (0.29%) Maximo
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
11 2 (0.15%) Documaker
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle FAH
11 2 (0.15%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 56 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (2.49%) IaaS
4 29 (2.12%) PaaS
5 20 (1.46%) SaaS
6 13 (0.95%) GitHub
7 12 (0.88%) Office 365
8 11 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.29%) IBM PureFlex
11 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.22%) Force.com
11 3 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.073%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.073%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.073%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 81 (5.93%) SAN
2 72 (5.27%) DNS
3 56 (4.10%) Firewall
4 49 (3.59%) LAN
5 44 (3.22%) WAN
6 42 (3.07%) NAS
7 37 (2.71%) TCP/IP
8 32 (2.34%) HTTP
8 32 (2.34%) iSCSI
9 30 (2.20%) FCoE
9 30 (2.20%) Fibre Channel
10 28 (2.05%) Internet
11 27 (1.98%) DHCP
12 26 (1.90%) LDAP
12 26 (1.90%) Multicast
13 18 (1.32%) SSL
14 16 (1.17%) Kerberos
14 16 (1.17%) Network Security
15 15 (1.10%) X.509
16 9 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 447 (32.72%) SQL Server
2 300 (21.96%) Oracle Database
3 198 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 166 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
5 161 (11.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 139 (10.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 123 (9.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 115 (8.42%) Relational Database
9 98 (7.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 91 (6.66%) Oracle Database 12c
11 84 (6.15%) Oracle Database 10g
11 84 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 81 (5.93%) MySQL
13 77 (5.64%) RDBMS
14 72 (5.27%) SQL Server 2005
15 67 (4.90%) NoSQL
16 65 (4.76%) Hadoop
17 63 (4.61%) SQL Server 2014
18 47 (3.44%) DB2
19 45 (3.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 53 (3.88%) Git (software)
2 44 (3.22%) Subversion
3 38 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 36 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (2.34%) JUnit
6 21 (1.54%) Oracle APEX
6 21 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 21 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
7 19 (1.39%) Visual Studio
8 18 (1.32%) JIRA
9 17 (1.24%) Mercurial
10 14 (1.02%) ERwin
11 11 (0.81%) Eclipse
12 10 (0.73%) NUnit
13 8 (0.59%) Toad
13 8 (0.59%) Vagrant
14 7 (0.51%) Maven
14 7 (0.51%) MSTest
14 7 (0.51%) Rhino Mocks
14 7 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 280 (20.50%) Finance
2 153 (11.20%) Banking
3 37 (2.71%) Front Office
4 32 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.83%) Retail
7 21 (1.54%) Back Office
7 21 (1.54%) Financial Institution
8 12 (0.88%) Marketing
9 10 (0.73%) Billing
9 10 (0.73%) Legal
9 10 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.66%) Games
11 7 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.37%) Advertising
13 4 (0.29%) Electronics
14 3 (0.22%) Automotive
15 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.073%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 526 (38.51%) Developer
2 337 (24.67%) DBA
3 175 (12.81%) Administrator
4 174 (12.74%) SQL DBA
5 139 (10.18%) Oracle DBA
6 125 (9.15%) SQL Developer
7 111 (8.13%) Oracle Developer
8 106 (7.76%) Architect
9 84 (6.15%) Consultant
10 76 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
11 73 (5.34%) Senior Developer
12 67 (4.90%) Java Developer
13 46 (3.37%) .NET Developer
14 44 (3.22%) Analyst
15 42 (3.07%) Agile Developer
15 42 (3.07%) Linux Administrator
16 40 (2.93%) PL/SQL Developer
17 39 (2.86%) SQL Server Developer
18 37 (2.71%) ETL Developer
19 36 (2.64%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (9.44%) .NET
2 106 (7.76%) Web Services
3 93 (6.81%) HTML
4 77 (5.64%) XML
5 75 (5.49%) Middleware
6 54 (3.95%) CSS
7 50 (3.66%) jQuery
8 48 (3.51%) AngularJS
8 48 (3.51%) J2EE
9 41 (3.00%) HTML5
10 39 (2.86%) RESTful
11 37 (2.71%) ASP.NET
12 36 (2.64%) SOAP
13 35 (2.56%) JSON
14 33 (2.42%) REST
15 30 (2.20%) Spring
16 28 (2.05%) LAMP
16 28 (2.05%) MDX
17 25 (1.83%) CSS3
18 24 (1.76%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.64%) Clustering
2 109 (7.98%) Replication
3 96 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (4.39%) Data Centre
5 38 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 34 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 24 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (1.76%) Hedge funds
8 23 (1.68%) Mainframe
9 21 (1.54%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.32%) User Experience
11 17 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
11 17 (1.24%) Mathematics
12 15 (1.10%) Equities
12 15 (1.10%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.10%) Statistics
13 14 (1.02%) Data Extraction
14 13 (0.95%) Derivative
14 13 (0.95%) iSeries
14 13 (0.95%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 360 (26.35%) Linux
2 249 (18.23%) Windows
3 239 (17.50%) Unix
4 92 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 90 (6.59%) Solaris
6 75 (5.49%) Windows Server
7 46 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (2.71%) AIX
8 37 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (1.24%) CentOS
11 13 (0.95%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.81%) HPUX
13 8 (0.59%) Android
13 8 (0.59%) zOS
14 7 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.44%) OS/400
15 6 (0.44%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.44%) VMS
16 5 (0.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (12.81%) ETL
3 167 (12.23%) High Availability
4 142 (10.40%) Data Modelling
5 133 (9.74%) Migration
6 123 (9.00%) ITIL
7 118 (8.64%) Database Tuning
8 116 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
9 108 (7.91%) Scrum
10 87 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
11 85 (6.22%) Analytics
11 85 (6.22%) Configuration Management
12 83 (6.08%) OO
13 80 (5.86%) Capacity Planning
14 76 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
15 66 (4.83%) SDLC
16 62 (4.54%) Database Optimisation
16 62 (4.54%) Unit Testing
17 61 (4.47%) MVC
18 59 (4.32%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 670 (49.05%) SQL
2 217 (15.89%) Java
3 195 (14.28%) T-SQL
4 182 (13.32%) PL/SQL
5 150 (10.98%) Shell Script
6 103 (7.54%) C#
7 97 (7.10%) JavaScript
8 95 (6.95%) PowerShell
9 86 (6.30%) Perl
10 71 (5.20%) Python
11 62 (4.54%) Bash Shell
12 48 (3.51%) PHP
13 42 (3.07%) Ruby
13 42 (3.07%) Scala
14 28 (2.05%) C++
15 25 (1.83%) C
16 21 (1.54%) Korn
17 20 (1.46%) VBScript
18 12 (0.88%) VBA
19 9 (0.66%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 139 (10.18%) Security Cleared
2 100 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 83 (6.08%) Degree
4 43 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (2.12%) Oracle Certification
6 26 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.76%) MCSE
8 21 (1.54%) RHCE
9 18 (1.32%) OCP
10 17 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (1.10%) RHCA
13 14 (1.02%) CCNP
14 10 (0.73%) CCNA
15 7 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (0.44%) MCDBA
16 6 (0.44%) MCITP
16 6 (0.44%) MCTS
17 4 (0.29%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.98%) Data Quality
2 26 (1.90%) QA
3 18 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (1.24%) SLA
5 6 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.29%) GAAP
7 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.073%) HL7
8 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.073%) Solvency II
System Software
1 114 (8.35%) Oracle RAC
2 98 (7.17%) Active Directory
3 92 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (3.07%) Hyper-V
6 40 (2.93%) NFS
7 29 (2.12%) KVM
7 29 (2.12%) Xen
8 28 (2.05%) SRDF
9 26 (1.90%) vSphere
10 20 (1.46%) Apache Flume
11 17 (1.24%) HDFS
12 15 (1.10%) Oracle Clusterware
13 14 (1.02%) VMware ESX
14 13 (0.95%) Docker
15 9 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 7 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 7 (0.51%) Varnish
16 7 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 79 (5.78%) Data Guard
2 70 (5.12%) Puppet
3 57 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
4 47 (3.44%) SCOM
5 32 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
6 26 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 22 (1.61%) Ansible
9 19 (1.39%) Nagios
10 18 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Management
11 17 (1.24%) SCCM
12 15 (1.10%) Tivoli
13 14 (1.02%) Control-M
14 13 (0.95%) Hadoop YARN
15 12 (0.88%) NetBackup
15 12 (0.88%) Oozie
15 12 (0.88%) Perfmon
15 12 (0.88%) WSUS
16 11 (0.81%) Graphite
17 9 (0.66%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 550 (40.26%) Oracle
2 200 (14.64%) Microsoft
3 150 (10.98%) VMware
4 97 (7.10%) Red Hat
5 89 (6.52%) IBM
6 58 (4.25%) Cisco
7 56 (4.10%) Sybase
8 47 (3.44%) EMC
8 47 (3.44%) HP
9 44 (3.22%) NetApp
10 39 (2.86%) Netezza
10 39 (2.86%) SAP
11 34 (2.49%) Informatica
12 31 (2.27%) Citrix
13 26 (1.90%) Hyperion
14 25 (1.83%) Intel
14 25 (1.83%) Sun
15 21 (1.54%) Talend
16 20 (1.46%) Splunk
17 17 (1.24%) TIBCO
Exeter, Devon
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £395 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £335 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £530 - £570 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £36,500 to £52,600 per annum based on experience
Posted: 26 days ago