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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 202 180 189
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 685 734 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.31% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.65% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 443 379
Median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £541 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £60.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £56.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.15 £64.00 £117.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £65.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +62.50%

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
44199 44580 42439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 79.49% 78.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29376 28650 26727
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1208 1228
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -17 629 £420 +5.00% 126
London -10 287 £450 +3.32% 58
City of London +31 66 £450 - 16
East of England +40 65 £425 +18.05% 5
South East -53 63 £388 -3.12% 21
Yorkshire +17 60 £400 +8.47% 8
West Midlands +10 53 £400 +18.51% 8
Scotland -24 44 £390 +4.00% 8
North West -3 40 £450 +28.57% 12
West Yorkshire -2 32 £388 +3.33% 6
Essex +24 29 £300 -22.58% 1
North East -28 27 £310 +21.56% 2
Tyne and Wear -37 26 £310 +21.56% 1
Solihull - 26 £338 - 1
Glasgow -3 25 £380 +7.80% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -43 25 £310 +21.56% 1
South Yorkshire +18 23 £400 +10.34% 1
Hampshire +3 21 £380 -19.14% 5
Leeds -6 21 £425 +13.33% 5
Sheffield - 21 £400 - 1
Manchester +3 19 £525 +5.00% 6
Hertfordshire +6 17 £425 +28.78% 2
South West -24 17 £375 - 3
Cambridgeshire +26 14 £425 -5.55% 1
Cambridge +24 14 £425 -
East Midlands -21 14 £365 +4.28% 7
Buckinghamshire -6 12 £365 +4.28% 3
Merseyside -12 11 £425 +6.25% 1
Berkshire -25 11 £450 +12.50% 5
Brentwood +12 10 £298 - 1

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 697 (53.82%) SQL
2 495 (38.22%) SQL Server
3 481 (37.14%) Oracle
4 328 (25.33%) Linux
5 273 (21.08%) Oracle Database
6 268 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 264 (20.39%) Finance
8 263 (20.31%) Windows
9 246 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
10 235 (18.15%) Unix
11 221 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 206 (15.91%) T-SQL
13 196 (15.14%) Java
14 184 (14.21%) PL/SQL
15 169 (13.05%) ETL
16 168 (12.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 167 (12.90%) Oracle Database 11g
17 167 (12.90%) Shell Script
18 162 (12.51%) .NET
19 159 (12.28%) Replication
20 155 (11.97%) SQL Server 2008
21 152 (11.74%) Security Cleared
21 152 (11.74%) Data Warehouse
22 150 (11.58%) High Availability
23 147 (11.35%) C#
23 147 (11.35%) Database Tuning
24 142 (10.97%) Migration
25 136 (10.50%) Banking
26 130 (10.04%) Data Modelling
27 129 (9.96%) Business Intelligence

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 83 (6.41%) WebLogic
2 59 (4.56%) IIS
3 51 (3.94%) Apache
4 50 (3.86%) WebSphere
5 41 (3.17%) Tomcat
6 32 (2.47%) Oracle Application Server
6 32 (2.47%) SharePoint
7 24 (1.85%) OpenStack
8 23 (1.78%) JBoss
9 19 (1.47%) CMS
10 18 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
10 18 (1.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 18 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.69%) SAS
13 7 (0.54%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.54%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 123 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.16%) MS Office
3 5 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.31%) MS Project
5 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.077%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 42 (3.24%) Oracle Applications
1 42 (3.24%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 31 (2.39%) Oracle 11i
4 18 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.85%) Hyperion Planning
6 8 (0.62%) Beauchamp
6 8 (0.62%) SimCorp Dimension
7 6 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 3 (0.23%) SAP Payroll
10 3 (0.23%) SAP R/3
10 3 (0.23%) Siebel Analytics
11 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.15%) Primavera
11 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 71 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.31%) IaaS
4 13 (1.00%) PaaS
5 10 (0.77%) SaaS
6 9 (0.69%) Office 365
7 8 (0.62%) Force.com
8 7 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (0.54%) GitHub
9 6 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.46%) Heroku
10 4 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.31%) IBM PureFlex
11 3 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.15%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.077%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 117 (9.03%) SAN
2 42 (3.24%) HTTP
3 41 (3.17%) NAS
4 40 (3.09%) Firewall
5 39 (3.01%) Internet
6 36 (2.78%) DNS
7 35 (2.70%) LAN
7 35 (2.70%) WAN
8 33 (2.55%) iSCSI
9 27 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
10 26 (2.01%) Multicast
11 25 (1.93%) FCoE
12 20 (1.54%) TCP/IP
13 19 (1.47%) LDAP
14 16 (1.24%) DHCP
15 14 (1.08%) Network Security
16 8 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (0.46%) Wireless
18 5 (0.39%) Kerberos
18 5 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (38.22%) SQL Server
2 273 (21.08%) Oracle Database
3 221 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 168 (12.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 167 (12.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 155 (11.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 152 (11.74%) Data Warehouse
8 109 (8.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 107 (8.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 103 (7.95%) Relational Database
11 91 (7.03%) Oracle Database 10g
12 83 (6.41%) Oracle Database 12c
13 76 (5.87%) SQL Server 2005
14 68 (5.25%) NoSQL
14 68 (5.25%) RDBMS
15 67 (5.17%) MySQL
16 56 (4.32%) SQL Server 2014
17 55 (4.25%) DB2
18 47 (3.63%) Hadoop
18 47 (3.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (3.71%) Git (software)
2 46 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 32 (2.47%) JUnit
5 28 (2.16%) Subversion
6 26 (2.01%) Maven
6 26 (2.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 25 (1.93%) Visual Studio
8 22 (1.70%) Oracle APEX
9 15 (1.16%) Ant
9 15 (1.16%) Bitbucket
10 14 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
11 11 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (0.85%) Gradle
11 11 (0.85%) NUnit
12 10 (0.77%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.69%) JIRA
13 9 (0.69%) Moq
14 8 (0.62%) MSTest
14 8 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 264 (20.39%) Finance
2 136 (10.50%) Banking
3 49 (3.78%) Front Office
4 36 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 30 (2.32%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.54%) Back Office
6 20 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.47%) Retail
8 14 (1.08%) Legal
9 11 (0.85%) Games
9 11 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.46%) Marketing
10 6 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.39%) Automotive
11 5 (0.39%) Electronics
12 4 (0.31%) French Language
12 4 (0.31%) Law
13 3 (0.23%) Billing
13 3 (0.23%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 480 (37.07%) Developer
2 341 (26.33%) DBA
3 184 (14.21%) SQL DBA
4 161 (12.43%) SQL Developer
5 137 (10.58%) Administrator
6 119 (9.19%) Architect
7 115 (8.88%) Oracle DBA
8 109 (8.42%) Oracle Developer
9 104 (8.03%) Consultant
10 75 (5.79%) SQL Server DBA
11 62 (4.79%) Senior Developer
12 58 (4.48%) .NET Developer
13 56 (4.32%) Java Developer
14 55 (4.25%) SQL Server Developer
15 49 (3.78%) C# Developer
16 44 (3.40%) Analyst
17 42 (3.24%) PL/SQL Developer
18 38 (2.93%) SSIS Developer
19 33 (2.55%) ETL Developer
20 31 (2.39%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (12.51%) .NET
2 100 (7.72%) Web Services
3 88 (6.80%) XML
4 78 (6.02%) HTML
5 62 (4.79%) Middleware
6 46 (3.55%) ASP.NET
6 46 (3.55%) SOAP
7 41 (3.17%) .NET Framework
7 41 (3.17%) CSS
8 37 (2.86%) J2EE
8 37 (2.86%) REST
9 32 (2.47%) XSLT
10 31 (2.39%) Entity Framework
10 31 (2.39%) HTML5
11 29 (2.24%) jQuery
11 29 (2.24%) Spring
12 24 (1.85%) JSON
13 21 (1.62%) AngularJS
13 21 (1.62%) RESTful
14 19 (1.47%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 159 (12.28%) Replication
2 122 (9.42%) Clustering
3 97 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (3.94%) Data Centre
5 43 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 34 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 27 (2.08%) Equities
8 26 (2.01%) Mainframe
9 25 (1.93%) Management Information System
10 24 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (1.85%) Hedge funds
11 22 (1.70%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.54%) Statistics
13 19 (1.47%) Derivative
14 17 (1.31%) N-Tier
15 15 (1.16%) Mathematics
16 13 (1.00%) Equity Derivative
16 13 (1.00%) Mobile App
16 13 (1.00%) Visualisation
17 12 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 328 (25.33%) Linux
2 263 (20.31%) Windows
3 235 (18.15%) Unix
4 82 (6.33%) Solaris
5 77 (5.95%) Windows Server
6 60 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (2.55%) AIX
10 25 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (1.16%) CentOS
12 12 (0.93%) zOS
13 11 (0.85%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.77%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.62%) Android
16 5 (0.39%) Debian
16 5 (0.39%) VMS
17 4 (0.31%) HPUX
18 3 (0.23%) SUSE
19 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (13.05%) ETL
3 150 (11.58%) High Availability
4 147 (11.35%) Database Tuning
5 142 (10.97%) Migration
6 130 (10.04%) Data Modelling
7 129 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
8 94 (7.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 86 (6.64%) OO
10 83 (6.41%) ITIL
11 73 (5.64%) Unit Testing
12 71 (5.48%) Scrum
13 68 (5.25%) Mentoring
14 67 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
15 64 (4.94%) TDD
16 63 (4.86%) Capacity Planning
17 61 (4.71%) SDLC
18 60 (4.63%) Analytics
18 60 (4.63%) Database Optimisation
19 58 (4.48%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 697 (53.82%) SQL
2 206 (15.91%) T-SQL
3 196 (15.14%) Java
4 184 (14.21%) PL/SQL
5 167 (12.90%) Shell Script
6 147 (11.35%) C#
7 87 (6.72%) PowerShell
8 83 (6.41%) Perl
9 82 (6.33%) JavaScript
10 61 (4.71%) Python
11 37 (2.86%) PHP
12 36 (2.78%) Bash Shell
13 34 (2.63%) Korn
14 31 (2.39%) Ruby
15 26 (2.01%) VBScript
16 24 (1.85%) Scala
17 20 (1.54%) VBA
18 18 (1.39%) C
19 17 (1.31%) VB
19 17 (1.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 152 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 117 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 77 (5.95%) Degree
4 50 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (2.01%) DV Cleared
6 25 (1.93%) Oracle Certification
7 22 (1.70%) MCSE
8 18 (1.39%) OCP
9 14 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.00%) CCNP
10 13 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.93%) RHCE
12 9 (0.69%) MCITP
13 8 (0.62%) MCTS
14 7 (0.54%) CCNA
15 6 (0.46%) MCDBA
15 6 (0.46%) RHCA
16 5 (0.39%) CCIE
17 4 (0.31%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.01%) QA
2 16 (1.24%) Data Quality
2 16 (1.24%) SLA
3 9 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.077%) GAAP
7 1 (0.077%) HL7
System Software
1 97 (7.49%) Oracle RAC
2 95 (7.34%) Active Directory
3 79 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (3.71%) Virtual Machines
5 41 (3.17%) Hyper-V
6 33 (2.55%) NFS
7 25 (1.93%) Xen
8 24 (1.85%) SRDF
9 23 (1.78%) KVM
10 16 (1.24%) Oracle Clusterware
10 16 (1.24%) vSphere
11 6 (0.46%) HDFS
11 6 (0.46%) Varnish
12 5 (0.39%) VMware ESX
12 5 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.23%) Docker
13 3 (0.23%) Firmware
14 2 (0.15%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.15%) XenServer
15 1 (0.077%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 80 (6.18%) Data Guard
2 65 (5.02%) Oracle RMAN
3 40 (3.09%) Puppet
4 38 (2.93%) Microsoft Clustering
4 38 (2.93%) SCOM
5 26 (2.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 23 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (1.62%) Ansible
8 20 (1.54%) Oracle Identity Management
9 17 (1.31%) Nagios
10 12 (0.93%) Perfmon
11 11 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
12 10 (0.77%) OVSD
12 10 (0.77%) SCCM
12 10 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (0.62%) Control-M
14 6 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
14 6 (0.46%) Opsview
14 6 (0.46%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 481 (37.14%) Oracle
2 268 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 124 (9.58%) VMware
4 75 (5.79%) Sybase
5 65 (5.02%) IBM
6 59 (4.56%) SAP
7 57 (4.40%) HP
7 57 (4.40%) Red Hat
8 50 (3.86%) NetApp
9 45 (3.47%) Cisco
10 40 (3.09%) Informatica
11 39 (3.01%) EMC
12 35 (2.70%) Citrix
13 25 (1.93%) Veritas
14 24 (1.85%) Intel
15 22 (1.70%) TIBCO
16 21 (1.62%) Netezza
17 18 (1.39%) Siebel
18 17 (1.31%) DataSynapse
19 13 (1.00%) Hyperion
Belfast, County Antrim
Skilliantech Limited
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Millennium Business Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £320.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Rate Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood
Ciber UK
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Make positive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago