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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Tuning
UK
Rank 231 202 195
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 478 596 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.17% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.41% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 383 382
Median daily rate £407 £423 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £581 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £405 £380
% change year-on-year
-6.17% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -17.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.65 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -17.00%

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
37444 42299 41509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.58% 82.71% 79.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24822 27641 26311
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 965 1161 1101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -7 449 £413 -2.94% 131
London -45 200 £435 +2.35% 57
South East +27 85 £450 +5.88% 25
City of London +8 54 £450 +12.50% 7
West Midlands 0 36 £370 -1.33% 10
North East +11 33 £350 -1.40%
Newcastle upon Tyne +17 29 £350 -1.40%
Tyne and Wear +9 29 £350 -1.40%
South West +8 27 £331 -33.75% 4
North West -4 22 £350 -17.64% 11
East of England -6 22 £280 -32.12% 7
Surrey +28 21 £536 +45.42% 3
Hampshire +11 20 £400 -3.03% 10
Scotland +6 17 £350 -9.67% 7
West Sussex +2 14 £535 -
Oxfordshire +9 13 £400 +23.07% 3
Yorkshire -1 13 £400 - 14
Birmingham -6 13 £369 +5.35% 2
Manchester -2 11 £350 -17.64% 8
Cheshire +26 10 £350 +7.69% 2
Essex -2 10 £258 -18.89% 4
Berkshire -4 9 £375 -16.66% 2
Havant 0 8 £380 - 2
Glasgow -1 8 £375 - 2
West Yorkshire -5 8 £375 -9.09% 10
Edinburgh +21 7 £350 +6.06% 5
Somerset +8 7 £350 -
East Midlands +1 7 £368 -1.01% 3
Hertfordshire -4 7 £275 -42.10% 2
Staffordshire - 7 £250 -

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 503 (45.69%) SQL
2 432 (39.24%) Oracle
3 354 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
4 344 (31.24%) SQL Server
5 330 (29.97%) Linux
6 248 (22.52%) Java
7 229 (20.80%) Unix
8 225 (20.44%) ETL
9 219 (19.89%) Finance
10 215 (19.53%) Oracle Database
11 173 (15.71%) Microsoft
12 171 (15.53%) Data Warehouse
13 165 (14.99%) Windows
14 146 (13.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 146 (13.26%) High Availability
15 144 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
16 141 (12.81%) Data Modelling
17 140 (12.72%) T-SQL
18 128 (11.63%) ITIL
19 123 (11.17%) Shell Script
20 122 (11.08%) MS Excel
21 115 (10.45%) Scrum
22 114 (10.35%) Relational Database
23 109 (9.90%) PL/SQL
24 106 (9.63%) Web Services
25 104 (9.45%) VMware
26 103 (9.36%) Git (software)
27 102 (9.26%) Perl
27 102 (9.26%) Configuration Management
28 99 (8.99%) 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 91 (8.27%) Apache
2 73 (6.63%) WebLogic
3 58 (5.27%) Tomcat
4 56 (5.09%) WebSphere
5 42 (3.81%) Oracle Application Server
6 36 (3.27%) nginx
7 32 (2.91%) JBoss
8 30 (2.72%) IIS
9 28 (2.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 28 (2.54%) SharePoint
10 24 (2.18%) Apache Pig
10 24 (2.18%) Apache Spark
11 20 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
12 16 (1.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 13 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
14 11 (1.00%) DataSynapse
15 10 (0.91%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.91%) Confluence
15 10 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
16 8 (0.73%) CMS
Applications
1 122 (11.08%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (1.45%) MS Office
4 5 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.45%) Simulink
5 4 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 55 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 44 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.54%) SAP BPC
4 6 (0.54%) SAP MII
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.36%) Fredhopper
7 3 (0.27%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.091%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.091%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.091%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.091%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.091%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.091%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 63 (5.72%) IaaS
2 62 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (5.09%) PaaS
4 55 (5.00%) SaaS
5 34 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (1.09%) Amazon S3
6 12 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.09%) GitHub
7 7 (0.64%) Office 365
8 5 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.27%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 3 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.091%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.091%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.091%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.091%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.63%) SAN
2 49 (4.45%) LAN
3 46 (4.18%) HTTP
4 38 (3.45%) Firewall
5 37 (3.36%) TCP/IP
6 35 (3.18%) DNS
6 35 (3.18%) WAN
7 31 (2.82%) Internet
8 25 (2.27%) NAS
9 21 (1.91%) LDAP
10 20 (1.82%) Kerberos
11 16 (1.45%) DHCP
12 15 (1.36%) FCoE
12 15 (1.36%) iSCSI
12 15 (1.36%) Multicast
12 15 (1.36%) SSL
13 12 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (0.73%) SSH
14 8 (0.73%) X.509
15 7 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (31.24%) SQL Server
2 215 (19.53%) Oracle Database
3 171 (15.53%) Data Warehouse
4 146 (13.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 114 (10.35%) Relational Database
6 99 (8.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 87 (7.90%) MySQL
8 84 (7.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 83 (7.54%) Oracle Database 11g
10 80 (7.27%) NoSQL
11 78 (7.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 75 (6.81%) Oracle Database 12c
13 63 (5.72%) Hadoop
14 61 (5.54%) SQL Server 2012
15 58 (5.27%) Oracle Reports
16 55 (5.00%) RDBMS
17 53 (4.81%) Big Data
17 53 (4.81%) SQL Server 2014
18 44 (4.00%) MongoDB
19 43 (3.91%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 103 (9.36%) Git (software)
2 74 (6.72%) Jenkins
3 52 (4.72%) Subversion
4 40 (3.63%) JIRA
5 35 (3.18%) Talend Open Studio
6 29 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (2.00%) JUnit
7 22 (2.00%) ProC
8 20 (1.82%) Visual Studio
9 19 (1.73%) Mercurial
10 11 (1.00%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.82%) ERwin
12 8 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
13 7 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (0.54%) CA Gen
14 6 (0.54%) ClearCase
14 6 (0.54%) LoadRunner
14 6 (0.54%) Maven
14 6 (0.54%) MSI
14 6 (0.54%) NWDI
General
1 219 (19.89%) Finance
2 97 (8.81%) Banking
3 41 (3.72%) Front Office
4 35 (3.18%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 23 (2.09%) Back Office
7 21 (1.91%) Retail
8 19 (1.73%) Marketing
9 15 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.18%) Legal
10 13 (1.18%) Publishing
11 12 (1.09%) Electronics
12 11 (1.00%) Advertising
13 10 (0.91%) Billing
14 9 (0.82%) Local Government
15 8 (0.73%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.36%) Prime Brokerage
17 3 (0.27%) Games
17 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 402 (36.51%) Developer
2 253 (22.98%) DBA
3 131 (11.90%) Administrator
4 111 (10.08%) SQL DBA
5 108 (9.81%) Architect
6 92 (8.36%) Oracle DBA
7 77 (6.99%) SQL Developer
8 68 (6.18%) Java Developer
9 59 (5.36%) Oracle Developer
10 53 (4.81%) SQL Server DBA
11 51 (4.63%) Analyst
12 47 (4.27%) ETL Developer
13 46 (4.18%) Consultant
14 38 (3.45%) Senior Developer
15 34 (3.09%) Oracle Architect
16 28 (2.54%) SSIS Developer
17 25 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 25 (2.27%) Linux Administrator
17 25 (2.27%) Systems Administrator
18 22 (2.00%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (9.63%) Web Services
2 92 (8.36%) HTML
3 80 (7.27%) XML
4 70 (6.36%) .NET
5 66 (5.99%) J2EE
6 59 (5.36%) Middleware
7 58 (5.27%) RESTful
8 52 (4.72%) REST
9 46 (4.18%) AngularJS
10 40 (3.63%) JSON
11 39 (3.54%) CSS
12 37 (3.36%) SOAP
13 36 (3.27%) LAMP
14 34 (3.09%) jQuery
15 31 (2.82%) HTML5
16 28 (2.54%) JMS
16 28 (2.54%) XSLT
17 26 (2.36%) MDX
17 26 (2.36%) Spring
18 25 (2.27%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 94 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (6.18%) Replication
3 38 (3.45%) Clustering
4 32 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 31 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 31 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 25 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 20 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.82%) User Experience
8 18 (1.63%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.45%) Data Structures
9 16 (1.45%) Derivative
9 16 (1.45%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.27%) iPad
11 11 (1.00%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.00%) Equities
12 10 (0.91%) Grid Computing
13 9 (0.82%) Fintech
14 8 (0.73%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 330 (29.97%) Linux
2 229 (20.80%) Unix
3 165 (14.99%) Windows
4 93 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (5.00%) AIX
6 54 (4.90%) Solaris
7 43 (3.91%) Windows Server
8 37 (3.36%) CentOS
9 28 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (1.18%) Windows 7
13 12 (1.09%) Android
14 11 (1.00%) zOS
15 9 (0.82%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.82%) HPUX
15 9 (0.82%) MVS
16 8 (0.73%) SUSE
16 8 (0.73%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.73%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (20.44%) ETL
3 146 (13.26%) High Availability
4 144 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
5 141 (12.81%) Data Modelling
6 128 (11.63%) ITIL
7 115 (10.45%) Scrum
8 102 (9.26%) Configuration Management
9 96 (8.72%) Analytics
10 92 (8.36%) Data Management
10 92 (8.36%) DevOps
10 92 (8.36%) Open Source
11 88 (7.99%) Change Management
12 85 (7.72%) Migration
13 79 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
14 73 (6.63%) Performance Monitoring
15 63 (5.72%) Continuous Integration
15 63 (5.72%) TDD
16 60 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
17 58 (5.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 503 (45.69%) SQL
2 248 (22.52%) Java
3 140 (12.72%) T-SQL
4 123 (11.17%) Shell Script
5 109 (9.90%) PL/SQL
6 102 (9.26%) Perl
7 94 (8.54%) JavaScript
7 94 (8.54%) Python
8 91 (8.27%) C#
9 63 (5.72%) Bash Shell
10 62 (5.63%) C
11 61 (5.54%) PowerShell
12 54 (4.90%) PHP
13 49 (4.45%) Ruby
14 42 (3.81%) Scala
15 39 (3.54%) C++
16 17 (1.54%) VB
17 16 (1.45%) Korn
17 16 (1.45%) Objective-C
18 9 (0.82%) R
Qualifications
1 91 (8.27%) Degree
2 73 (6.63%) Security Cleared
3 50 (4.54%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (1.27%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (1.00%) MCSE
8 10 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (0.73%) MCITP
9 8 (0.73%) OCP
10 6 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.45%) MCTS
12 4 (0.36%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.27%) CCNA
13 3 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.27%) IBM Certification
13 3 (0.27%) MCSA
14 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.54%) QA
2 25 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.45%) SLA
4 8 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.18%) GDPR
6 2 (0.18%) IFRS
6 2 (0.18%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.18%) MiFID
7 1 (0.091%) Basel III
7 1 (0.091%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.091%) HL7
7 1 (0.091%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.091%) WCAG
System Software
1 76 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (4.45%) Oracle RAC
3 41 (3.72%) Docker
4 39 (3.54%) Active Directory
5 24 (2.18%) Apache Flume
5 24 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (2.09%) vSphere
7 21 (1.91%) VMware ESX
8 20 (1.82%) Hyper-V
9 19 (1.73%) NFS
10 18 (1.63%) HDFS
11 15 (1.36%) Oracle Clusterware
12 14 (1.27%) KVM
12 14 (1.27%) SRDF
13 12 (1.09%) Xen
14 10 (0.91%) vCloud
15 9 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 9 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
16 8 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 65 (5.90%) Puppet
2 39 (3.54%) Ansible
3 36 (3.27%) Data Guard
4 33 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (2.82%) Oracle RMAN
6 21 (1.91%) SCCM
7 19 (1.73%) SCOM
8 14 (1.27%) vMotion
9 13 (1.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 13 (1.18%) Hadoop YARN
9 13 (1.18%) Nagios
9 13 (1.18%) Oozie
9 13 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 11 (1.00%) Ambari
10 11 (1.00%) vRealize
11 10 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 9 (0.82%) NetBackup
12 9 (0.82%) Rsyslog
13 8 (0.73%) Red Hat Satellite
14 7 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 432 (39.24%) Oracle
2 173 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 104 (9.45%) VMware
4 90 (8.17%) Red Hat
5 73 (6.63%) IBM
6 49 (4.45%) Sybase
7 41 (3.72%) SAP
8 35 (3.18%) Talend
9 32 (2.91%) Netezza
10 29 (2.63%) Informatica
11 28 (2.54%) Cisco
12 25 (2.27%) NetApp
13 22 (2.00%) TIBCO
14 21 (1.91%) Teradata
15 20 (1.82%) Splunk
15 20 (1.82%) Tableau
16 19 (1.73%) ATG
16 19 (1.73%) EMC
16 19 (1.73%) Intel
17 16 (1.45%) HP
London
Caspian One Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cloudstream
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Transition Partners
Posted: 5 days ago
London
prosource.it
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £475 - £500 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago