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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 169 159 150
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 748 699 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.32% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.79% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 381 428
Average daily rate
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£410 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.65 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.59% +3.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.88 £32.74 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.50 £43.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.65 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+22.78% +9.40%

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
42741 39110 42091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.95% 74.08% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 24151 24372
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1185 1098 1551
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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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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 -9 669 £418 -1.76% 186
London +2 349 £450 -5.26% 78
City of London +24 111 £500 +2.56% 17
South East -7 105 £350 -13.04% 34
East of England -4 58 £324 -7.50% 15
Scotland +14 57 £388 +10.71% 3
Glasgow +19 48 £400 +14.28% 3
North West +9 42 £365 +40.38% 27
Hertfordshire -4 37 £300 -16.37% 5
Surrey +15 34 £473 +11.17% 12
West Midlands +11 34 £330 +14.78% 5
Berkshire +17 24 £350 +3.70% 4
Yorkshire -23 23 £319 -6.93% 13
South West -33 21 £483 +13.52% 8
East Midlands +4 18 £450 +33.33% 3
Manchester -1 16 £313 +9.64% 12
Hampshire -38 14 £356 -11.49% 11
Warwickshire - 14 £300 - 1
Slough +7 13 £350 -6.04%
West Yorkshire -19 13 £331 -8.62% 6
Rickmansworth - 13 £325 -
Cheshire +6 9 £365 +43.13% 13
Midlands +4 9 - -
Gloucestershire - 9 £463 - 1
Guildford - 9 - - 4
Bradford +5 8 £313 +25.00%
Sheffield +3 8 £258 +39.18% 2
South Yorkshire -1 8 £258 +39.18% 2
Edinburgh -12 7 £340 -3.54%
Lancashire -19 7 £420 +68.00% 1

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 763 (54.89%) SQL
2 590 (42.45%) Oracle
3 496 (35.68%) SQL Server
4 340 (24.46%) Oracle Database
5 326 (23.45%) Finance
6 296 (21.29%) Linux
7 268 (19.28%) UNIX
8 260 (18.71%) Windows
9 253 (18.20%) Microsoft
10 236 (16.98%) Java
11 230 (16.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 226 (16.26%) Data Warehouse
13 219 (15.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 215 (15.47%) ETL
15 210 (15.11%) PL/SQL
16 202 (14.53%) Business Intelligence
17 198 (14.24%) SQL Server 2008
18 197 (14.17%) T-SQL
19 194 (13.96%) Banking
20 175 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
21 172 (12.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 168 (12.09%) Relational Database
23 158 (11.37%) Oracle Database 10g
24 157 (11.29%) Replication
25 147 (10.58%) Data Modelling
26 133 (9.57%) Migration
26 133 (9.57%) XML
27 129 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
28 128 (9.21%) Oracle RAC
29 122 (8.78%) SQL Server 2012

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 94 (6.76%) WebLogic
2 55 (3.96%) WebSphere
3 53 (3.81%) IIS
4 51 (3.67%) SharePoint
5 50 (3.60%) Apache
6 33 (2.37%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
8 19 (1.37%) MS Exchange
9 16 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (1.08%) SAS
10 15 (1.08%) Confluence
11 12 (0.86%) Node.js
12 11 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
12 11 (0.79%) MQSeries
12 11 (0.79%) CMS
13 10 (0.72%) nginx
14 9 (0.65%) NetWeaver
14 9 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
15 8 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (0.58%) Jetty
Applications
1 95 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.16%) MS Office
3 10 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.43%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.072%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 27 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.43%) SAP BPC
7 6 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.29%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.22%) Agresso
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
10 3 (0.22%) RMDS
11 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.43%) SaaS
4 6 (0.43%) IaaS
5 4 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.29%) GitHub
6 3 (0.22%) Office 365
7 2 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (5.18%) TCP/IP
2 69 (4.96%) SAN
3 49 (3.53%) DNS
3 49 (3.53%) HTTP
4 38 (2.73%) LAN
5 36 (2.59%) Firewall
6 30 (2.16%) LDAP
7 29 (2.09%) Internet
8 28 (2.01%) WAN
9 23 (1.65%) SSL
10 19 (1.37%) VPN
10 19 (1.37%) DHCP
11 18 (1.29%) NAS
11 18 (1.29%) Multicast
12 13 (0.94%) FTP
13 11 (0.79%) BGP
13 11 (0.79%) Network Security
13 11 (0.79%) Wireless
14 10 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 496 (35.68%) SQL Server
2 340 (24.46%) Oracle Database
3 230 (16.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 226 (16.26%) Data Warehouse
5 219 (15.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 198 (14.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 172 (12.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 168 (12.09%) Relational Database
9 158 (11.37%) Oracle Database 10g
10 122 (8.78%) SQL Server 2012
11 113 (8.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 110 (7.91%) MySQL
13 96 (6.91%) SQL Server 2005
14 87 (6.26%) RDBMS
15 63 (4.53%) DB2
15 63 (4.53%) OLAP
16 58 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
17 55 (3.96%) Oracle ODI
18 53 (3.81%) Oracle BI EE
19 43 (3.09%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 38 (2.73%) Git (software)
2 30 (2.16%) Subversion
3 24 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (1.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 23 (1.65%) Maven
4 23 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 22 (1.58%) JIRA
6 20 (1.44%) Jenkins
7 18 (1.29%) JUnit
7 18 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
8 13 (0.94%) Ant
8 13 (0.94%) TeamCity
9 12 (0.86%) LoadRunner
10 10 (0.72%) Toad
10 10 (0.72%) JMeter
11 9 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
12 8 (0.58%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 7 (0.50%) ERwin
13 7 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 326 (23.45%) Finance
2 194 (13.96%) Banking
3 65 (4.68%) Investment Banking
4 35 (2.52%) Financial Institution
5 27 (1.94%) Retail
6 26 (1.87%) Front Office
7 25 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.65%) Games
9 15 (1.08%) Marketing
10 12 (0.86%) Back Office
11 11 (0.79%) Billing
12 9 (0.65%) Publishing
12 9 (0.65%) Legal
12 9 (0.65%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.22%) French Language
16 2 (0.14%) German Language
16 2 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 479 (34.46%) Developer
2 397 (28.56%) DBA
3 184 (13.24%) SQL DBA
4 149 (10.72%) Oracle DBA
5 138 (9.93%) Administrator
6 119 (8.56%) Consultant
7 107 (7.70%) Architect
8 94 (6.76%) SQL Developer
9 80 (5.76%) SQL Server DBA
10 68 (4.89%) Oracle Developer
11 52 (3.74%) Analyst
12 48 (3.45%) Java Developer
13 40 (2.88%) Senior Developer
14 38 (2.73%) SQL Server Developer
15 37 (2.66%) ETL Developer
16 33 (2.37%) MySQL DBA
17 31 (2.23%) Database Developer
18 29 (2.09%) Oracle Consultant
19 28 (2.01%) Senior DBA
20 25 (1.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (9.57%) XML
2 114 (8.20%) .NET
3 110 (7.91%) Web Services
4 61 (4.39%) HTML
5 49 (3.53%) Spring
6 45 (3.24%) Middleware
7 43 (3.09%) CSS
8 38 (2.73%) ASP.NET
9 36 (2.59%) JMS
10 35 (2.52%) Hibernate
11 31 (2.23%) SOAP
12 29 (2.09%) jQuery
13 28 (2.01%) JSON
14 26 (1.87%) JSP
15 24 (1.73%) Servlets
15 24 (1.73%) J2EE
15 24 (1.73%) .NET Framework
16 22 (1.58%) XSD
16 22 (1.58%) MDX
16 22 (1.58%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 157 (11.29%) Replication
2 129 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (7.91%) Clustering
4 41 (2.95%) Data Integration
5 40 (2.88%) Visualisation
6 37 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 33 (2.37%) Computer Science
8 30 (2.16%) Management Information System
9 28 (2.01%) Statistics
10 26 (1.87%) Open Source
11 25 (1.80%) Derivative
12 23 (1.65%) Client/Server
13 22 (1.58%) VWAP
13 22 (1.58%) TWAP
14 18 (1.29%) iPad
15 14 (1.01%) Hedge funds
15 14 (1.01%) Equities
15 14 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.86%) Firmware
16 12 (0.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 296 (21.29%) Linux
2 268 (19.28%) UNIX
3 260 (18.71%) Windows
4 79 (5.68%) Solaris
5 75 (5.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 56 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (2.81%) AIX
8 37 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (1.44%) Debian
11 17 (1.22%) Windows 7
12 16 (1.15%) HPUX
13 14 (1.01%) CentOS
14 8 (0.58%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.50%) Android
15 7 (0.50%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.43%) zOS
17 5 (0.36%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (15.47%) ETL
2 202 (14.53%) Business Intelligence
3 175 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (10.58%) Data Modelling
5 133 (9.57%) Migration
6 101 (7.27%) Capacity Planning
7 100 (7.19%) Performance Monitoring
8 81 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 72 (5.18%) ITIL
10 71 (5.11%) Multithreading
11 69 (4.96%) Change Management
12 64 (4.60%) Low Latency
13 60 (4.32%) Dimensional Modelling
13 60 (4.32%) Database Tuning
14 58 (4.17%) High Availability
15 56 (4.03%) OO
16 49 (3.53%) SOA
16 49 (3.53%) Scrum
17 48 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (3.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 763 (54.89%) SQL
2 236 (16.98%) Java
3 210 (15.11%) PL/SQL
4 197 (14.17%) T-SQL
5 121 (8.71%) Shell Script
6 111 (7.99%) C#
7 87 (6.26%) Perl
8 69 (4.96%) JavaScript
9 42 (3.02%) Python
9 42 (3.02%) PowerShell
10 32 (2.30%) C++
10 32 (2.30%) C
11 31 (2.23%) VBA
11 31 (2.23%) Ruby
12 25 (1.80%) Bash Shell
13 21 (1.51%) ABAP
14 19 (1.37%) PHP
15 17 (1.22%) VB.NET
15 17 (1.22%) VBScript
16 13 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (5.61%) Security Cleared
2 48 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (3.45%) Degree
3 47 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.58%) MCITP
5 20 (1.44%) DV Cleared
6 17 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
6 17 (1.22%) MCSE
7 15 (1.08%) MCDBA
8 13 (0.94%) MCTS
9 10 (0.72%) OCP
10 9 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.50%) MCSA
13 6 (0.43%) CCNP
14 4 (0.29%) CCNA
14 4 (0.29%) ISEB
14 4 (0.29%) MCT
14 4 (0.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.81%) QA
2 37 (2.66%) SLA
3 11 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.36%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.14%) COREP
8 1 (0.072%) EMIR
8 1 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 128 (9.21%) Oracle RAC
2 103 (7.41%) Oracle RMAN
3 76 (5.47%) Active Directory
4 47 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (1.87%) vSphere
6 16 (1.15%) Hyper-V
7 14 (1.01%) NFS
7 14 (1.01%) SRDF
8 12 (0.86%) VMware ESX
9 11 (0.79%) ISA Server
9 11 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
9 11 (0.79%) UAG
10 10 (0.72%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.72%) XenApp
11 8 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 7 (0.50%) HDFS
13 6 (0.43%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.36%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.36%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 108 (7.77%) Data Guard
2 36 (2.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 32 (2.30%) SCCM
4 31 (2.23%) Puppet
5 26 (1.87%) SCOM
6 14 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.79%) NetBackup
8 10 (0.72%) Tivoli
9 9 (0.65%) Control-M
9 9 (0.65%) Nagios
10 8 (0.58%) WSUS
10 8 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (0.50%) StatsD
12 6 (0.43%) Foglight
12 6 (0.43%) Ganglia
13 5 (0.36%) WMI
13 5 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
13 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.36%) Ansible
13 5 (0.36%) Opsview
Vendors
1 590 (42.45%) Oracle
2 253 (18.20%) Microsoft
3 109 (7.84%) Sybase
4 75 (5.40%) Red Hat
5 74 (5.32%) IBM
6 72 (5.18%) VMware
7 70 (5.04%) Business Objects
7 70 (5.04%) SAP
8 56 (4.03%) Informatica
9 40 (2.88%) HP
9 40 (2.88%) EMC
10 36 (2.59%) Cisco
11 30 (2.16%) Cognos
12 29 (2.09%) JBoss
13 28 (2.01%) NetApp
14 23 (1.65%) Sun
15 22 (1.58%) MicroStrategy
15 22 (1.58%) Percona
16 21 (1.51%) Citrix
17 19 (1.37%) Intel
London
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 52 minutes ago
Lewes, East Sussex
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £280 to £340 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Coulsdon, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £200 - £240 per day
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