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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Tuning
Rank 165 162 160
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 709 677 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.31% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.78% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 379 381
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £378 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +11.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 6
Average hourly rate £37.75 £36.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -0.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £32.50 £15.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.60 £45.45 £118.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%

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
40696 38031 35236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.64% 73.82% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26662 23403 20710
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1181 1433
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.88 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 658 £416 -2.05% 164
London +5 340 £475 +5.55% 64
South East -14 112 £400 +11.11% 32
City of London +5 104 £500 +5.26% 21
East of England +18 48 £350 -50.00% 15
South West +1 45 £333 -8.27% 11
Surrey +14 39 £400 +32.78% 4
Scotland +5 32 £420 +64.70% 5
North West 0 31 £283 -37.22% 17
Hampshire -9 30 £400 +4.23% 14
Hertfordshire +29 29 £300 +8.10% 2
Yorkshire -35 28 £375 -6.25% 17
Gloucestershire +9 26 £345 +6.15% 2
West Midlands +1 25 £400 +26.98%
Glasgow +11 20 £330 +26.92% 3
East Midlands -4 18 £389 +22.44% 4
Cheltenham +2 16 £305 -6.15%
Buckinghamshire -7 14 £325 -10.34% 2
Milton Keynes -9 14 £325 -11.26% 2
West Yorkshire -45 12 £360 -10.00% 11
Merseyside +6 11 £279 -41.31% 2
Manchester -5 11 £315 -30.00% 9
Cambridgeshire -7 11 £363 -51.66% 7
Leeds -28 9 £360 -12.72% 7
St Albans - 9 £375 -
Nottingham -2 8 £295 -21.33% 3
Nottinghamshire -4 8 £295 -12.59% 3
Berkshire -10 8 £425 +33.33% 6
Guildford - 8 £310 - 2
South Yorkshire +5 7 £375 +11.11% 3

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 771 (53.14%) SQL
2 522 (35.98%) Oracle
3 472 (32.53%) SQL Server
4 375 (25.84%) Finance
5 309 (21.30%) Linux
6 277 (19.09%) UNIX
7 274 (18.88%) Windows
8 251 (17.30%) Microsoft
9 250 (17.23%) Oracle Database
10 232 (15.99%) Java
11 229 (15.78%) Data Warehouse
12 226 (15.58%) ETL
13 218 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
14 217 (14.96%) Business Intelligence
14 217 (14.96%) Banking
15 216 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 191 (13.16%) PL/SQL
17 168 (11.58%) XML
17 168 (11.58%) SQL Server 2008
18 162 (11.16%) T-SQL
19 159 (10.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 152 (10.48%) Relational Database
21 151 (10.41%) Performance Monitoring
22 143 (9.86%) .NET
22 143 (9.86%) Data Modelling
23 140 (9.65%) Oracle Database 11g
24 136 (9.37%) Web Services
25 135 (9.30%) C#
25 135 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
26 131 (9.03%) Replication

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 89 (6.13%) WebLogic
2 55 (3.79%) WebSphere
3 53 (3.65%) IIS
3 53 (3.65%) Apache
4 38 (2.62%) SharePoint
5 35 (2.41%) Tomcat
6 24 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
7 21 (1.45%) CMS
8 20 (1.38%) JBoss
9 17 (1.17%) MS Exchange
9 17 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
10 15 (1.03%) SAS
11 14 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
12 13 (0.90%) Node.js
13 12 (0.83%) NetWeaver
14 10 (0.69%) CICS
14 10 (0.69%) Jetty
14 10 (0.69%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.62%) GlassFish
16 8 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 112 (7.72%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.86%) MS Office
3 19 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.48%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.069%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.069%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 37 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 28 (1.93%) Oracle Applications
4 16 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
5 14 (0.96%) Markit EDM
6 10 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.55%) SAP BPC
8 7 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
8 7 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.41%) SmartPlant
10 5 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
11 4 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
12 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
12 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
12 3 (0.21%) Agresso
13 2 (0.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.48%) SaaS
5 5 (0.34%) IaaS
6 4 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.28%) GitHub
7 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.069%) Force.com
9 1 (0.069%) PaaS
9 1 (0.069%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.069%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 82 (5.65%) TCP/IP
1 82 (5.65%) SAN
2 77 (5.31%) DNS
3 47 (3.24%) HTTP
4 44 (3.03%) Firewall
5 40 (2.76%) DHCP
5 40 (2.76%) LAN
6 34 (2.34%) WAN
7 25 (1.72%) LDAP
7 25 (1.72%) Internet
8 22 (1.52%) Multicast
9 20 (1.38%) SSL
9 20 (1.38%) NAS
10 19 (1.31%) FTP
11 14 (0.96%) VPN
11 14 (0.96%) BGP
11 14 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
11 14 (0.96%) Radio Access Network
12 13 (0.90%) DMZ
12 13 (0.90%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 472 (32.53%) SQL Server
2 250 (17.23%) Oracle Database
3 229 (15.78%) Data Warehouse
4 216 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 168 (11.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 159 (10.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 152 (10.48%) Relational Database
8 140 (9.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 114 (7.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 93 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 89 (6.13%) Oracle Database 10g
12 87 (6.00%) MySQL
13 83 (5.72%) RDBMS
14 69 (4.76%) DB2
15 58 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
15 58 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
16 54 (3.72%) OLAP
17 46 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
18 37 (2.55%) Oracle ODI
19 35 (2.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (3.51%) Subversion
2 49 (3.38%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.41%) Visual Studio
3 35 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 31 (2.14%) Maven
5 28 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (1.59%) TeamCity
7 22 (1.52%) JUnit
8 18 (1.24%) JIRA
9 14 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
9 14 (0.96%) Toad
10 12 (0.83%) ERwin
10 12 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 12 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
11 11 (0.76%) Ant
12 9 (0.62%) LoadRunner
12 9 (0.62%) NUnit
13 8 (0.55%) CruiseControl
13 8 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (0.55%) Eclipse
General
1 375 (25.84%) Finance
2 217 (14.96%) Banking
3 71 (4.89%) Investment Banking
4 36 (2.48%) Front Office
5 34 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.00%) Retail
7 24 (1.65%) Games
8 22 (1.52%) Marketing
9 14 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.76%) Legal
10 11 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.34%) Publishing
11 5 (0.34%) Billing
12 4 (0.28%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.21%) Advertising
13 3 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.21%) French Language
14 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 550 (37.90%) Developer
2 345 (23.78%) DBA
3 171 (11.78%) SQL DBA
4 131 (9.03%) Administrator
5 111 (7.65%) Consultant
6 108 (7.44%) SQL Developer
7 98 (6.75%) Oracle DBA
8 77 (5.31%) Architect
9 69 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
10 64 (4.41%) SQL Server DBA
11 61 (4.20%) Senior Developer
12 58 (4.00%) Analyst
13 57 (3.93%) Java Developer
14 41 (2.83%) Database Developer
15 34 (2.34%) SQL Server Developer
15 34 (2.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 29 (2.00%) ETL Developer
17 27 (1.86%) Business Developer
18 26 (1.79%) C++ Developer
19 23 (1.59%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (11.58%) XML
2 143 (9.86%) .NET
3 136 (9.37%) Web Services
4 86 (5.93%) HTML
5 71 (4.89%) Middleware
6 58 (4.00%) CSS
7 55 (3.79%) Spring
8 51 (3.51%) ASP.NET
9 49 (3.38%) Hibernate
10 45 (3.10%) jQuery
11 37 (2.55%) XSLT
12 33 (2.27%) XSD
12 33 (2.27%) J2EE
13 32 (2.21%) HTML5
14 29 (2.00%) JMS
14 29 (2.00%) .NET Framework
15 28 (1.93%) JSP
15 28 (1.93%) REST
15 28 (1.93%) JSON
16 27 (1.86%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 135 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (9.03%) Replication
3 110 (7.58%) Clustering
4 43 (2.96%) Visualisation
5 41 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 40 (2.76%) Computer Science
7 38 (2.62%) Data Integration
8 36 (2.48%) Data Structures
9 30 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.86%) Client/Server
10 27 (1.86%) Statistics
11 26 (1.79%) TWAP
11 26 (1.79%) VWAP
12 25 (1.72%) Open Source
13 24 (1.65%) Management Information System
14 17 (1.17%) Grid Computing
15 15 (1.03%) Derivative
15 15 (1.03%) Fixed Income
16 14 (0.96%) Mathematics
17 13 (0.90%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 309 (21.30%) Linux
2 277 (19.09%) UNIX
3 274 (18.88%) Windows
4 85 (5.86%) Solaris
5 67 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 55 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (3.45%) AIX
8 36 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (1.72%) HPUX
11 15 (1.03%) CentOS
12 12 (0.83%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.69%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.41%) zOS
16 6 (0.41%) SUSE
17 5 (0.34%) Debian
18 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
19 3 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (15.58%) ETL
2 218 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (14.96%) Business Intelligence
4 151 (10.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 143 (9.86%) Data Modelling
6 102 (7.03%) Migration
7 85 (5.86%) Multithreading
8 81 (5.58%) Capacity Planning
9 79 (5.44%) Database Tuning
9 79 (5.44%) Dimensional Modelling
9 79 (5.44%) Low Latency
10 77 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
11 76 (5.24%) ITIL
11 76 (5.24%) OO
12 69 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
13 66 (4.55%) Analytics
14 64 (4.41%) TDD
15 63 (4.34%) Scrum
15 63 (4.34%) Change Management
16 53 (3.65%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 771 (53.14%) SQL
2 232 (15.99%) Java
3 191 (13.16%) PL/SQL
4 162 (11.16%) T-SQL
5 135 (9.30%) C#
6 120 (8.27%) Shell Script
7 97 (6.69%) JavaScript
8 92 (6.34%) Perl
9 52 (3.58%) C++
10 48 (3.31%) PowerShell
11 42 (2.89%) Python
12 38 (2.62%) Ruby
13 37 (2.55%) VBA
14 30 (2.07%) Bash Shell
15 29 (2.00%) ABAP
16 26 (1.79%) C
17 25 (1.72%) VB.NET
18 24 (1.65%) VB
19 21 (1.45%) VBScript
19 21 (1.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 84 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 52 (3.58%) Degree
3 43 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (2.07%) DV Cleared
6 17 (1.17%) MCITP
7 16 (1.10%) MCSE
8 13 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (0.69%) MCTS
10 9 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.34%) PhD
12 5 (0.34%) CCSP
12 5 (0.34%) CCNP
12 5 (0.34%) CCNA
12 5 (0.34%) CCSA
12 5 (0.34%) CCSE
13 4 (0.28%) GCIA
13 4 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.10%) QA
2 35 (2.41%) SLA
3 17 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.41%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.28%) COREP
6 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.14%) WAI
8 1 (0.069%) GxP
8 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 93 (6.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 87 (6.00%) Oracle RAC
3 63 (4.34%) Active Directory
4 55 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 36 (2.48%) vSphere
6 29 (2.00%) Hyper-V
7 23 (1.59%) NFS
8 15 (1.03%) UAG
9 14 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.96%) Firmware
10 13 (0.90%) ISA Server
11 12 (0.83%) XenApp
11 12 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
12 11 (0.76%) SRDF
13 9 (0.62%) XenDesktop
13 9 (0.62%) KVM
13 9 (0.62%) HDFS
13 9 (0.62%) Xen
14 7 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 7 (0.48%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 65 (4.48%) Data Guard
2 48 (3.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 37 (2.55%) Puppet
4 30 (2.07%) SCCM
5 26 (1.79%) SCOM
6 24 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (1.38%) Ansible
8 13 (0.90%) Nagios
9 12 (0.83%) Tivoli
9 12 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (0.69%) NetBackup
10 10 (0.69%) WSUS
11 8 (0.55%) Control-M
12 7 (0.48%) Ganglia
13 6 (0.41%) OpenView
13 6 (0.41%) StatsD
13 6 (0.41%) Ambari
13 6 (0.41%) Oozie
14 5 (0.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 5 (0.34%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 522 (35.98%) Oracle
2 251 (17.30%) Microsoft
3 109 (7.51%) Sybase
4 93 (6.41%) VMware
5 83 (5.72%) SAP
6 82 (5.65%) IBM
7 67 (4.62%) Informatica
8 66 (4.55%) HP
9 65 (4.48%) Business Objects
10 61 (4.20%) Red Hat
11 48 (3.31%) Cisco
12 37 (2.55%) NetApp
12 37 (2.55%) EMC
13 28 (1.93%) Tableau
14 25 (1.72%) Sun
15 24 (1.65%) Cognos
15 24 (1.65%) Citrix
15 24 (1.65%) MicroStrategy
16 21 (1.45%) Teradata
16 21 (1.45%) Intel
Farnborough, Hampshire
Engage PSG
Rate: £100 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sperry Partners
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Zetman
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day plus expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago