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 January 2017 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Tuning
UK
Rank 229 219 178
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -41
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 481 549 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.10% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.34% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 341 391
Median daily rate £418 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.59% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £38.65 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £44.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%

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
36876 40874 39156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 81.75% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24455 26538 25225
Median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1196 1034
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017. 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 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 -11 449 £425 +1.19% 132
London -44 194 £475 +11.76% 47
South East +34 83 £450 +5.88% 24
North West +24 42 £425 - 9
City of London 0 42 £488 +16.07% 15
West Midlands -11 32 £365 -2.66% 16
North East +7 26 £344 -3.16% 3
South West +2 26 £363 -23.68% 6
Tyne and Wear +2 26 £344 -3.16% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 26 £344 -3.16% 3
Scotland +32 24 £350 +6.06% 6
Berkshire +11 22 £394 -12.50% 4
Yorkshire +21 20 £400 +3.22% 12
Hampshire +17 19 £450 +9.09% 1
Manchester +3 19 £430 +1.17% 5
Oxfordshire - 19 £510 - 5
Cheshire +39 18 £413 +22.22% 3
West Yorkshire +16 16 £400 +3.22% 8
East of England -6 16 £430 +27.40% 7
Leeds +15 14 £400 +3.22% 8
Birmingham -5 13 £363 +3.57% 4
Oxford - 12 £510 - 4
Edinburgh +21 10 £350 +6.06% 1
Essex -4 10 £258 -14.16% 2
Surrey +22 9 £651 +97.12% 6
Bracknell +10 9 £500 -9.09% 1
Glasgow +13 8 £375 - 5
Somerset +5 7 £350 - 2
Sheffield +1 7 £450 -
South Yorkshire -2 7 £450 - 1

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 546 (47.03%) SQL
2 460 (39.62%) Oracle
3 366 (31.52%) SQL Server
4 348 (29.97%) Agile Software Development
5 332 (28.60%) Linux
6 235 (20.24%) Oracle Database
7 234 (20.16%) Java
8 227 (19.55%) Unix
9 222 (19.12%) Finance
10 216 (18.60%) ETL
11 187 (16.11%) Windows
12 170 (14.64%) Microsoft
13 168 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
13 168 (14.47%) High Availability
14 154 (13.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 152 (13.09%) T-SQL
16 148 (12.75%) ITIL
17 140 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
18 135 (11.63%) Data Modelling
19 123 (10.59%) Shell Script
20 120 (10.34%) VMware
21 117 (10.08%) Scrum
21 117 (10.08%) Banking
22 116 (9.99%) Relational Database
23 114 (9.82%) PL/SQL
24 110 (9.47%) MS Excel
25 102 (8.79%) Web Services
26 99 (8.53%) Migration
26 99 (8.53%) DevOps
27 96 (8.27%) Analytics

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 (7.15%) Apache
2 63 (5.43%) WebLogic
3 62 (5.34%) WebSphere
4 42 (3.62%) Oracle Application Server
5 41 (3.53%) Tomcat
6 35 (3.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 31 (2.67%) JBoss
8 30 (2.58%) IIS
9 29 (2.50%) SharePoint
10 26 (2.24%) Apache Spark
11 23 (1.98%) Apache Pig
12 22 (1.89%) nginx
12 22 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
13 16 (1.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 13 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
15 11 (0.95%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
17 9 (0.78%) MS Exchange
18 8 (0.69%) Commerce Server
18 8 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 110 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (0.86%) MS Office
4 5 (0.43%) Simulink
5 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 57 (4.91%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (4.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.69%) Fredhopper
5 6 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (0.52%) SAP BPC
5 6 (0.52%) SAP MII
6 5 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.17%) Maximo
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.17%) Primavera
10 1 (0.086%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 63 (5.43%) IaaS
2 58 (5.00%) PaaS
3 56 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (4.65%) SaaS
5 32 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (1.46%) GitHub
7 12 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.78%) Office 365
9 3 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.17%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.086%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.086%) Force.com
11 1 (0.086%) G Suite
11 1 (0.086%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.82%) SAN
2 49 (4.22%) LAN
3 47 (4.05%) DNS
4 46 (3.96%) HTTP
5 40 (3.45%) Firewall
6 35 (3.01%) WAN
7 30 (2.58%) TCP/IP
8 27 (2.33%) Internet
8 27 (2.33%) LDAP
9 26 (2.24%) NAS
10 22 (1.89%) DHCP
11 21 (1.81%) Kerberos
12 19 (1.64%) FCoE
13 18 (1.55%) iSCSI
14 16 (1.38%) SSL
15 15 (1.29%) Multicast
16 13 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
17 10 (0.86%) X.509
18 8 (0.69%) SSH
18 8 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (31.52%) SQL Server
2 235 (20.24%) Oracle Database
3 168 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
4 154 (13.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 116 (9.99%) Relational Database
6 95 (8.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 92 (7.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 90 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 85 (7.32%) MySQL
10 84 (7.24%) NoSQL
11 82 (7.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 80 (6.89%) Oracle Database 12c
13 62 (5.34%) Hadoop
14 60 (5.17%) Oracle Reports
15 59 (5.08%) RDBMS
15 59 (5.08%) SQL Server 2014
16 58 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
17 53 (4.57%) Big Data
18 47 (4.05%) MongoDB
19 46 (3.96%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 79 (6.80%) Git (software)
2 54 (4.65%) Subversion
3 51 (4.39%) Jenkins
4 39 (3.36%) JIRA
5 34 (2.93%) Talend Open Studio
6 32 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (1.89%) JUnit
7 22 (1.89%) Mercurial
8 15 (1.29%) Visual Studio
9 13 (1.12%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.78%) ERwin
11 7 (0.60%) LoadRunner
11 7 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.60%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.52%) CA Gen
12 6 (0.52%) ClearCase
12 6 (0.52%) Hudson
12 6 (0.52%) NWDI
12 6 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
13 5 (0.43%) Moq
General
1 222 (19.12%) Finance
2 117 (10.08%) Banking
3 40 (3.45%) Front Office
4 37 (3.19%) Investment Banking
5 36 (3.10%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.98%) Back Office
6 23 (1.98%) Retail
7 18 (1.55%) Marketing
8 14 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.12%) Billing
9 13 (1.12%) Publishing
10 11 (0.95%) Advertising
10 11 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.86%) Electronics
11 10 (0.86%) Legal
12 6 (0.52%) Local Government
13 5 (0.43%) Games
14 4 (0.34%) Prime Brokerage
15 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 424 (36.52%) Developer
2 282 (24.29%) DBA
3 148 (12.75%) Administrator
4 125 (10.77%) SQL DBA
5 105 (9.04%) Oracle DBA
6 93 (8.01%) Architect
7 78 (6.72%) SQL Developer
8 70 (6.03%) Java Developer
9 62 (5.34%) SQL Server DBA
10 61 (5.25%) Oracle Developer
11 55 (4.74%) Analyst
12 53 (4.57%) Consultant
13 51 (4.39%) ETL Developer
14 48 (4.13%) Senior Developer
15 30 (2.58%) SSIS Developer
16 28 (2.41%) Systems Administrator
17 27 (2.33%) Linux Administrator
18 26 (2.24%) Agile Developer
19 24 (2.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 24 (2.07%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (8.79%) Web Services
2 82 (7.06%) XML
3 80 (6.89%) HTML
4 73 (6.29%) Middleware
5 72 (6.20%) .NET
6 60 (5.17%) RESTful
7 59 (5.08%) J2EE
8 51 (4.39%) REST
9 49 (4.22%) AngularJS
10 46 (3.96%) CSS
11 44 (3.79%) JSON
12 38 (3.27%) jQuery
13 36 (3.10%) SOAP
14 32 (2.76%) HTML5
15 28 (2.41%) MDX
16 27 (2.33%) LAMP
17 26 (2.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
18 25 (2.15%) XSLT
19 24 (2.07%) JMS
20 22 (1.89%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 96 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (6.89%) Replication
3 51 (4.39%) Clustering
4 36 (3.10%) Data Centre
5 32 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 31 (2.67%) Computer Science
7 27 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 25 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.81%) Visualisation
10 19 (1.64%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.64%) User Experience
11 17 (1.46%) Derivative
12 16 (1.38%) Virtual Team
13 12 (1.03%) Client/Server
13 12 (1.03%) Data Structures
14 11 (0.95%) Equities
15 10 (0.86%) Grid Computing
15 10 (0.86%) iPad
16 9 (0.78%) Data Integration
16 9 (0.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 332 (28.60%) Linux
2 227 (19.55%) Unix
3 187 (16.11%) Windows
4 95 (8.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (5.68%) Solaris
6 49 (4.22%) Windows Server
7 45 (3.88%) AIX
8 32 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (2.67%) CentOS
9 31 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (1.12%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.03%) SUSE
12 12 (1.03%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.95%) Android
13 11 (0.95%) HPUX
14 9 (0.78%) MVS
14 9 (0.78%) zOS
15 8 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (0.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (29.97%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (18.60%) ETL
3 168 (14.47%) High Availability
4 148 (12.75%) ITIL
5 140 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
6 135 (11.63%) Data Modelling
7 117 (10.08%) Scrum
8 99 (8.53%) DevOps
8 99 (8.53%) Migration
9 96 (8.27%) Analytics
10 94 (8.10%) Configuration Management
11 90 (7.75%) Change Management
12 88 (7.58%) Data Management
12 88 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
13 80 (6.89%) Open Source
14 74 (6.37%) Performance Monitoring
15 70 (6.03%) TDD
16 65 (5.60%) Capacity Planning
17 64 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
18 61 (5.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 546 (47.03%) SQL
2 234 (20.16%) Java
3 152 (13.09%) T-SQL
4 123 (10.59%) Shell Script
5 114 (9.82%) PL/SQL
6 85 (7.32%) C#
7 76 (6.55%) JavaScript
8 75 (6.46%) Python
9 73 (6.29%) Perl
10 63 (5.43%) Bash Shell
10 63 (5.43%) PowerShell
11 49 (4.22%) Scala
12 46 (3.96%) Ruby
13 45 (3.88%) C
14 40 (3.45%) C++
15 36 (3.10%) PHP
16 17 (1.46%) Korn
17 16 (1.38%) VB
18 12 (1.03%) Objective-C
18 12 (1.03%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 82 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 78 (6.72%) Degree
3 55 (4.74%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
7 15 (1.29%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.95%) MCSE
8 11 (0.95%) OCP
9 10 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.60%) MCITP
11 5 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.34%) MCTS
12 4 (0.34%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.34%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.26%) IBM Certification
13 3 (0.26%) RHCA
13 3 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.84%) QA
2 21 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.72%) SLA
4 14 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.43%) IFRS
7 5 (0.43%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.26%) GAAP
9 2 (0.17%) MiFID
10 1 (0.086%) Basel III
10 1 (0.086%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.086%) HL7
10 1 (0.086%) Solvency II
System Software
1 85 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (4.82%) Oracle RAC
3 49 (4.22%) Active Directory
4 28 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (2.24%) Docker
5 26 (2.24%) vSphere
6 25 (2.15%) VMware ESX
7 24 (2.07%) Apache Flume
7 24 (2.07%) Hyper-V
8 23 (1.98%) NFS
9 20 (1.72%) HDFS
10 16 (1.38%) Oracle Clusterware
11 15 (1.29%) SRDF
12 14 (1.21%) KVM
13 11 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 11 (0.95%) Xen
14 10 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (0.86%) vCloud
15 9 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
16 8 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 66 (5.68%) Puppet
2 38 (3.27%) Data Guard
3 33 (2.84%) Oracle RMAN
4 29 (2.50%) Ansible
4 29 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (2.07%) SCOM
6 22 (1.89%) SCCM
7 14 (1.21%) Hadoop YARN
7 14 (1.21%) Nagios
7 14 (1.21%) NetBackup
7 14 (1.21%) Oozie
7 14 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 14 (1.21%) Tivoli
8 13 (1.12%) vMotion
9 12 (1.03%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 11 (0.95%) Ambari
10 11 (0.95%) OpenView
10 11 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (0.95%) vRealize
11 10 (0.86%) Control-M
Vendors
1 460 (39.62%) Oracle
2 170 (14.64%) Microsoft
3 120 (10.34%) VMware
4 93 (8.01%) Red Hat
5 84 (7.24%) IBM
6 48 (4.13%) Sybase
7 38 (3.27%) SAP
8 34 (2.93%) Talend
9 31 (2.67%) Netezza
10 30 (2.58%) Cisco
11 28 (2.41%) NetApp
12 27 (2.33%) HP
13 26 (2.24%) Informatica
14 22 (1.89%) EMC
14 22 (1.89%) Tableau
14 22 (1.89%) Teradata
14 22 (1.89%) TIBCO
15 20 (1.72%) Splunk
16 19 (1.64%) Veritas
17 18 (1.55%) Intel
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City of London
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South East London
Avance Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
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Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £2225.00 - £2441.00 per month
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London
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