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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 196 215 178
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -37
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 614 632 746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 1.15% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.41% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 415 459
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £319 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.87% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £38.55 £34.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £38.95 £55.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%

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
40909 44671 43502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.22% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27247 28978 28332
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1330 1204
Median hourly rate £29.25 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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
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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 +10 572 £450 +7.14% 103
London -53 233 £475 +11.76% 40
North West +59 107 £435 +8.75% 9
South East +30 87 £500 +21.21% 22
City of London -23 48 £543 +35.62% 10
South West +22 36 £361 -7.37% 7
West Midlands -25 35 £381 +1.66% 2
Lancashire +23 34 £430 +18.62% 1
Manchester +17 34 £388 -3.12% 7
Blackpool - 31 £446 -
Cheshire +40 30 £425 +13.33%
East of England +11 30 £402 +19.05% 7
Oxfordshire +12 23 £490 +55.39% 3
Berkshire +8 23 £431 -6.25% 5
Scotland +15 22 £375 - 5
Hertfordshire +11 18 £405 +14.89% 2
Hampshire +22 16 £525 +38.15% 2
Yorkshire +6 16 £450 -5.26% 8
Gloucestershire +10 13 £360 -26.15% 1
Oxford +6 13 £510 +61.90% 3
East Midlands +5 13 £350 -3.44% 7
West Yorkshire +3 13 £438 -7.89% 6
North East -16 13 £363 +2.11%
Leeds +4 12 £450 -5.01% 6
Tyne and Wear -22 12 £363 +2.11%
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 12 £363 +2.11%
Surrey +25 11 £450 -25.00% 6
Warrington +13 10 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +12 10 £500 +28.20% 3
Milton Keynes +11 10 £500 +25.00% 2

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 579 (46.06%) SQL
2 485 (38.58%) Oracle
3 402 (31.98%) SQL Server
4 375 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
5 333 (26.49%) Linux
6 248 (19.73%) Finance
7 243 (19.33%) Oracle Database
8 237 (18.85%) Java
9 215 (17.10%) ETL
10 214 (17.02%) Unix
11 191 (15.19%) Windows
12 174 (13.84%) High Availability
13 170 (13.52%) Data Warehouse
14 160 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 159 (12.65%) T-SQL
15 159 (12.65%) Microsoft
16 145 (11.54%) Banking
17 139 (11.06%) VMware
17 139 (11.06%) Data Modelling
18 134 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
19 132 (10.50%) ITIL
20 128 (10.18%) Scrum
21 122 (9.71%) PL/SQL
22 121 (9.63%) Migration
23 112 (8.91%) Relational Database
24 109 (8.67%) Web Services
24 109 (8.67%) Shell Script
25 106 (8.43%) .NET
26 104 (8.27%) JavaScript
26 104 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 98 (7.80%) Apache
2 71 (5.65%) WebSphere
3 61 (4.85%) WebLogic
4 57 (4.53%) IIS
5 56 (4.46%) Tomcat
6 40 (3.18%) Oracle Application Server
7 36 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 29 (2.31%) JBoss
9 26 (2.07%) Apache Spark
10 25 (1.99%) nginx
11 24 (1.91%) SharePoint
12 23 (1.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 20 (1.59%) Apache Pig
14 19 (1.51%) Oracle Coherence
14 19 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (1.27%) Apache Solr
16 11 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
17 8 (0.64%) CMS
17 8 (0.64%) Commerce Server
17 8 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 82 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.80%) MS Office
3 5 (0.40%) Simulink
4 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.080%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.080%) MS Project
5 1 (0.080%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 56 (4.46%) Oracle EBS
2 51 (4.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.72%) Hyperion Planning
4 9 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
5 8 (0.64%) Fredhopper
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.32%) Maximo
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.16%) Documaker
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.16%) Primavera
8 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.16%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 70 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (3.58%) IaaS
3 39 (3.10%) PaaS
4 36 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 33 (2.63%) SaaS
6 18 (1.43%) GitHub
7 13 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.80%) Office 365
9 4 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.080%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.080%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.080%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.080%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.080%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.080%) Force.com
11 1 (0.080%) G Suite
11 1 (0.080%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.080%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (5.09%) SAN
2 58 (4.61%) LAN
3 57 (4.53%) DNS
4 53 (4.22%) HTTP
5 44 (3.50%) Firewall
5 44 (3.50%) WAN
6 34 (2.70%) NAS
7 31 (2.47%) Internet
7 31 (2.47%) TCP/IP
8 30 (2.39%) FCoE
9 29 (2.31%) iSCSI
10 26 (2.07%) Fibre Channel
10 26 (2.07%) Multicast
11 25 (1.99%) DHCP
12 23 (1.83%) Kerberos
13 22 (1.75%) LDAP
14 21 (1.67%) SSL
15 16 (1.27%) X.509
16 8 (0.64%) Network Security
17 7 (0.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (31.98%) SQL Server
2 243 (19.33%) Oracle Database
3 170 (13.52%) Data Warehouse
4 160 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 112 (8.91%) Relational Database
6 104 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 102 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 94 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 89 (7.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 87 (6.92%) MySQL
11 85 (6.76%) Oracle Database 12c
12 77 (6.13%) NoSQL
13 70 (5.57%) SQL Server 2012
14 67 (5.33%) Hadoop
15 61 (4.85%) SQL Server 2014
16 56 (4.46%) RDBMS
17 52 (4.14%) OLAP
18 51 (4.06%) Big Data
19 50 (3.98%) Oracle Reports
20 49 (3.90%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 80 (6.36%) Git (software)
2 57 (4.53%) Subversion
3 48 (3.82%) Jenkins
4 45 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (3.18%) Talend Open Studio
6 38 (3.02%) JIRA
7 28 (2.23%) JUnit
8 23 (1.83%) Mercurial
9 16 (1.27%) ERwin
10 15 (1.19%) Eclipse
11 14 (1.11%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.88%) Vagrant
13 7 (0.56%) ClearCase
13 7 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (0.48%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.48%) Hudson
14 6 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
14 6 (0.48%) Toad
15 5 (0.40%) Moq
15 5 (0.40%) PVCS
General
1 248 (19.73%) Finance
2 145 (11.54%) Banking
3 38 (3.02%) Investment Banking
4 33 (2.63%) Front Office
5 28 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.83%) Back Office
6 23 (1.83%) Retail
7 18 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.27%) Marketing
9 14 (1.11%) Billing
10 13 (1.03%) Advertising
11 12 (0.95%) Publishing
12 9 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.48%) Games
15 4 (0.32%) Electronics
15 4 (0.32%) Legal
16 3 (0.24%) Automotive
16 3 (0.24%) Local Government
16 3 (0.24%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 482 (38.35%) Developer
2 278 (22.12%) DBA
3 162 (12.89%) Administrator
4 136 (10.82%) SQL DBA
5 107 (8.51%) Oracle DBA
6 103 (8.19%) Architect
7 88 (7.00%) SQL Developer
8 76 (6.05%) Java Developer
9 71 (5.65%) Oracle Developer
9 71 (5.65%) SQL Server DBA
10 69 (5.49%) Consultant
11 64 (5.09%) Senior Developer
12 52 (4.14%) Analyst
13 50 (3.98%) ETL Developer
14 41 (3.26%) Agile Developer
15 40 (3.18%) Linux Administrator
16 38 (3.02%) .NET Developer
16 38 (3.02%) Systems Administrator
17 33 (2.63%) SQL Server Developer
18 32 (2.55%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (8.67%) Web Services
2 106 (8.43%) .NET
3 103 (8.19%) HTML
4 91 (7.24%) Middleware
5 87 (6.92%) XML
6 64 (5.09%) CSS
7 63 (5.01%) RESTful
8 60 (4.77%) AngularJS
9 57 (4.53%) REST
10 49 (3.90%) J2EE
10 49 (3.90%) jQuery
11 48 (3.82%) JSON
12 43 (3.42%) HTML5
13 42 (3.34%) ASP.NET
14 38 (3.02%) MDX
15 37 (2.94%) SOAP
16 30 (2.39%) Node.js
17 28 (2.23%) LAMP
17 28 (2.23%) Oracle Fusion
17 28 (2.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.32%) Replication
2 75 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (5.73%) Clustering
4 40 (3.18%) Data Centre
5 34 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 26 (2.07%) Computer Science
6 26 (2.07%) User Experience
7 25 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.51%) Visualisation
11 15 (1.19%) Derivative
11 15 (1.19%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.03%) Client/Server
13 12 (0.95%) AS400
13 12 (0.95%) Data Extraction
13 12 (0.95%) iSeries
14 10 (0.80%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.80%) Grid Computing
14 10 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 333 (26.49%) Linux
2 214 (17.02%) Unix
3 191 (15.19%) Windows
4 98 (7.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 80 (6.36%) Solaris
6 61 (4.85%) Windows Server
7 39 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (2.63%) AIX
9 31 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (1.99%) CentOS
11 18 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (1.11%) Windows 7
13 13 (1.03%) HPUX
14 11 (0.88%) Apple iOS
14 11 (0.88%) SUSE
15 10 (0.80%) Android
15 10 (0.80%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.64%) Windows 10
17 6 (0.48%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (17.10%) ETL
3 174 (13.84%) High Availability
4 139 (11.06%) Data Modelling
5 134 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
6 132 (10.50%) ITIL
7 128 (10.18%) Scrum
8 121 (9.63%) Migration
9 96 (7.64%) Configuration Management
10 93 (7.40%) Analytics
11 91 (7.24%) DevOps
12 79 (6.28%) Performance Monitoring
13 74 (5.89%) TDD
14 72 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
15 70 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
16 68 (5.41%) Data Management
17 66 (5.25%) Capacity Planning
17 66 (5.25%) Change Management
18 61 (4.85%) Open Source
19 58 (4.61%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 579 (46.06%) SQL
2 237 (18.85%) Java
3 159 (12.65%) T-SQL
4 122 (9.71%) PL/SQL
5 109 (8.67%) Shell Script
6 104 (8.27%) JavaScript
7 103 (8.19%) C#
8 73 (5.81%) PowerShell
9 71 (5.65%) Python
10 68 (5.41%) Perl
11 63 (5.01%) Bash Shell
12 54 (4.30%) Scala
13 45 (3.58%) PHP
13 45 (3.58%) Ruby
14 42 (3.34%) C
15 38 (3.02%) C++
16 17 (1.35%) Korn
17 10 (0.80%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.80%) SPARQL
17 10 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 97 (7.72%) Security Cleared
2 70 (5.57%) Degree
3 69 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
6 16 (1.27%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (0.95%) OCP
9 11 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.80%) RHCA
10 10 (0.80%) RHCE
11 7 (0.56%) MCITP
11 7 (0.56%) MCSE
12 6 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.40%) CCNA
14 4 (0.32%) MCTS
14 4 (0.32%) RHCSA
15 3 (0.24%) CCNP
15 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.15%) Data Quality
2 26 (2.07%) QA
3 15 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.95%) SLA
5 8 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.32%) GAAP
6 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.16%) MiFID
8 1 (0.080%) Basel III
8 1 (0.080%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.080%) Solvency II
System Software
1 90 (7.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (5.49%) Oracle RAC
3 56 (4.46%) Active Directory
4 38 (3.02%) NFS
5 34 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 29 (2.31%) vSphere
7 27 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (2.07%) Docker
8 26 (2.07%) KVM
8 26 (2.07%) SRDF
8 26 (2.07%) Xen
9 23 (1.83%) Apache Flume
10 20 (1.59%) HDFS
11 14 (1.11%) VMware ESX
12 13 (1.03%) vCloud
13 11 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 10 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.56%) Oracle Clusterware
15 7 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.48%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 86 (6.84%) Puppet
2 39 (3.10%) Data Guard
3 37 (2.94%) SCOM
4 35 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
5 30 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (2.07%) Ansible
7 24 (1.91%) SCCM
8 20 (1.59%) Nagios
9 16 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 15 (1.19%) Oozie
11 14 (1.11%) Hadoop YARN
11 14 (1.11%) Tivoli
12 13 (1.03%) Control-M
13 12 (0.95%) Ambari
13 12 (0.95%) NetBackup
13 12 (0.95%) WSUS
14 11 (0.88%) OpenView
15 10 (0.80%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 10 (0.80%) vRealize
16 9 (0.72%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 485 (38.58%) Oracle
2 159 (12.65%) Microsoft
3 139 (11.06%) VMware
4 98 (7.80%) Red Hat
5 94 (7.48%) IBM
6 49 (3.90%) Sybase
7 46 (3.66%) Cisco
8 40 (3.18%) EMC
8 40 (3.18%) Talend
9 38 (3.02%) NetApp
10 35 (2.78%) Informatica
11 34 (2.70%) SAP
12 32 (2.55%) Netezza
13 29 (2.31%) TIBCO
14 25 (1.99%) HP
14 25 (1.99%) Hyperion
14 25 (1.99%) Sun
15 24 (1.91%) Intel
16 22 (1.75%) Teradata
17 20 (1.59%) Splunk
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