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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 207 184 188
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 642 681 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.26% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.58% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 417 394
Median daily rate £400 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £55.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.15 £55.00 £74.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £45.00

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
43918 42992 41426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.89% 79.31% 77.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29200 27357 26190
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1216 1225
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 -19 585 £405 +1.31% 151
London +7 278 £450 +4.65% 73
South East -80 72 £400 +5.96% 22
City of London +36 57 £450 +2.85% 26
West Midlands +17 54 £400 +19.85% 9
East of England +14 49 £425 +4.61% 7
Yorkshire +3 43 £390 +4.00% 11
Scotland -10 41 £390 +7.58% 10
North West -4 37 £450 +33.33% 10
Essex +18 25 £305 -20.00% 1
Solihull - 23 £338 -
Hampshire +1 20 £375 -4.76% 3
Glasgow -1 20 £400 +21.21% 7
West Yorkshire -8 20 £325 -10.34% 10
South Yorkshire +12 19 £400 +10.34% 1
Surrey -14 18 £425 -11.68% 4
Tyne and Wear - 18 £311 - 3
Sheffield - 18 £400 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £311 - 3
North East - 18 £311 - 4
Manchester -5 17 £488 +39.28% 8
Berkshire -22 17 £448 +11.87% 7
East Midlands -22 16 £365 +4.28% 5
Leeds -14 14 £313 -16.66% 7
South West -30 14 £423 +11.18% 11
Hertfordshire -1 12 £425 +6.25% 3
Reading -8 12 £425 +13.33% 6
Buckinghamshire -15 12 £365 +12.30% 2
Renfrewshire -26 12 £356 -21.20%
Erskine -27 12 £356 -21.20%

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 672 (53.08%) SQL
2 463 (36.57%) SQL Server
3 443 (34.99%) Oracle
4 332 (26.22%) Linux
5 273 (21.56%) Microsoft
6 258 (20.38%) Finance
7 254 (20.06%) Windows
8 251 (19.83%) Oracle Database
9 240 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
10 231 (18.25%) Unix
11 216 (17.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 195 (15.40%) T-SQL
13 189 (14.93%) Java
14 175 (13.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 174 (13.74%) PL/SQL
16 167 (13.19%) Replication
17 164 (12.95%) ETL
18 161 (12.72%) Shell Script
19 155 (12.24%) Oracle Database 11g
20 153 (12.09%) High Availability
20 153 (12.09%) .NET
21 152 (12.01%) Database Tuning
22 150 (11.85%) SQL Server 2008
23 149 (11.77%) Data Warehouse
24 146 (11.53%) Migration
25 144 (11.37%) Security Cleared
26 137 (10.82%) C#
26 137 (10.82%) Business Intelligence
27 127 (10.03%) Banking
27 127 (10.03%) Data Modelling

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 85 (6.71%) WebLogic
2 56 (4.42%) IIS
3 49 (3.87%) Apache
4 38 (3.00%) WebSphere
5 33 (2.61%) SharePoint
6 31 (2.45%) JBoss
6 31 (2.45%) Tomcat
7 29 (2.29%) Oracle Application Server
8 24 (1.90%) OpenStack
9 23 (1.82%) CMS
10 20 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
11 13 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
11 13 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 12 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.55%) MS Exchange
14 7 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.47%) Drupal
15 6 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 115 (9.08%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.18%) MS Office
3 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.24%) MS Project
5 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.079%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (2.92%) Oracle Applications
3 32 (2.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 27 (2.13%) Oracle 11i
5 20 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.63%) Hyperion Planning
7 7 (0.55%) SimCorp Dimension
8 6 (0.47%) Beauchamp
8 6 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.39%) SAP R/3
10 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 3 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
10 3 (0.24%) Siebel Analytics
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
11 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 80 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.26%) IaaS
4 13 (1.03%) PaaS
5 10 (0.79%) SaaS
6 9 (0.71%) Office 365
7 8 (0.63%) Force.com
8 7 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (0.47%) Heroku
10 5 (0.39%) GitHub
10 5 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
12 3 (0.24%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
13 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.079%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.079%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 114 (9.00%) SAN
2 47 (3.71%) Firewall
3 41 (3.24%) HTTP
3 41 (3.24%) Internet
4 39 (3.08%) NAS
5 38 (3.00%) DNS
6 25 (1.97%) iSCSI
7 24 (1.90%) LAN
7 24 (1.90%) WAN
8 22 (1.74%) TCP/IP
9 19 (1.50%) Multicast
10 18 (1.42%) LDAP
11 17 (1.34%) DHCP
11 17 (1.34%) FCoE
11 17 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
12 9 (0.71%) Network Security
13 8 (0.63%) DMZ
14 5 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.39%) Kerberos
14 5 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 463 (36.57%) SQL Server
2 251 (19.83%) Oracle Database
3 216 (17.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 175 (13.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 155 (12.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 150 (11.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 149 (11.77%) Data Warehouse
8 110 (8.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 108 (8.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 96 (7.58%) Relational Database
11 88 (6.95%) Oracle Database 10g
12 79 (6.24%) SQL Server 2005
13 75 (5.92%) NoSQL
14 73 (5.77%) Oracle Database 12c
15 66 (5.21%) MySQL
16 63 (4.98%) RDBMS
17 52 (4.11%) SQL Server 2014
18 49 (3.87%) DB2
19 40 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
20 39 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 60 (4.74%) Git (software)
2 48 (3.79%) Jenkins
3 44 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (2.37%) JUnit
5 27 (2.13%) Maven
6 26 (2.05%) Visual Studio
7 24 (1.90%) JIRA
7 24 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 24 (1.90%) Subversion
8 19 (1.50%) Oracle APEX
9 16 (1.26%) TeamCity
10 15 (1.18%) Ant
11 13 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
12 12 (0.95%) Bitbucket
13 11 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (0.87%) Gradle
13 11 (0.87%) SpecFlow
14 10 (0.79%) NUnit
15 8 (0.63%) FitNesse
16 7 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 258 (20.38%) Finance
2 127 (10.03%) Banking
3 52 (4.11%) Front Office
4 37 (2.92%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.42%) Retail
7 17 (1.34%) Back Office
8 16 (1.26%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.18%) Legal
10 12 (0.95%) Games
11 11 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.71%) Automotive
13 8 (0.63%) Marketing
14 6 (0.47%) Electronics
14 6 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.39%) Law
16 4 (0.32%) Billing
16 4 (0.32%) French Language
16 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 464 (36.65%) Developer
2 342 (27.01%) DBA
3 174 (13.74%) SQL DBA
4 142 (11.22%) SQL Developer
5 132 (10.43%) Administrator
6 121 (9.56%) Architect
7 113 (8.93%) Oracle DBA
8 105 (8.29%) Consultant
9 93 (7.35%) Oracle Developer
10 73 (5.77%) SQL Server DBA
11 57 (4.50%) Java Developer
12 53 (4.19%) .NET Developer
12 53 (4.19%) SQL Server Developer
13 46 (3.63%) Analyst
13 46 (3.63%) C# Developer
13 46 (3.63%) Senior Developer
14 38 (3.00%) SSIS Developer
15 32 (2.53%) ETL Developer
15 32 (2.53%) Infrastructure Architect
16 30 (2.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (12.09%) .NET
2 103 (8.14%) Web Services
3 88 (6.95%) XML
4 61 (4.82%) HTML
5 43 (3.40%) SOAP
6 42 (3.32%) Middleware
7 37 (2.92%) ASP.NET
8 36 (2.84%) REST
9 35 (2.76%) XSLT
10 34 (2.69%) Spring
11 33 (2.61%) J2EE
12 32 (2.53%) .NET Framework
12 32 (2.53%) CSS
13 26 (2.05%) jQuery
14 25 (1.97%) JSON
15 24 (1.90%) JMS
15 24 (1.90%) RESTful
16 23 (1.82%) HTML5
17 21 (1.66%) Oracle GoldenGate
18 20 (1.58%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 167 (13.19%) Replication
2 112 (8.85%) Clustering
3 92 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (4.19%) Data Centre
5 41 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 32 (2.53%) Equities
7 29 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 24 (1.90%) Data Structures
8 24 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.82%) Mainframe
9 23 (1.82%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
11 19 (1.50%) Derivative
11 19 (1.50%) Statistics
12 18 (1.42%) Visualisation
13 17 (1.34%) N-Tier
14 16 (1.26%) Hedge funds
15 15 (1.18%) New Media
16 12 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
16 12 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 332 (26.22%) Linux
2 254 (20.06%) Windows
3 231 (18.25%) Unix
4 81 (6.40%) Windows Server
5 74 (5.85%) Solaris
6 71 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 49 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (2.45%) AIX
10 26 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (1.26%) CentOS
12 12 (0.95%) zOS
13 11 (0.87%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.87%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.63%) Android
15 5 (0.39%) Debian
16 4 (0.32%) HPUX
16 4 (0.32%) SUSE
16 4 (0.32%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (12.95%) ETL
3 153 (12.09%) High Availability
4 152 (12.01%) Database Tuning
5 146 (11.53%) Migration
6 137 (10.82%) Business Intelligence
7 127 (10.03%) Data Modelling
8 88 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 84 (6.64%) ITIL
10 82 (6.48%) Scrum
11 75 (5.92%) OO
12 72 (5.69%) Performance Monitoring
13 71 (5.61%) Capacity Planning
14 65 (5.13%) TDD
15 63 (4.98%) DevOps
16 61 (4.82%) Mentoring
17 60 (4.74%) Software Engineering
18 59 (4.66%) Unit Testing
19 54 (4.27%) SDLC
20 51 (4.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 672 (53.08%) SQL
2 195 (15.40%) T-SQL
3 189 (14.93%) Java
4 174 (13.74%) PL/SQL
5 161 (12.72%) Shell Script
6 137 (10.82%) C#
7 97 (7.66%) PowerShell
8 81 (6.40%) Perl
9 63 (4.98%) JavaScript
10 53 (4.19%) Python
11 37 (2.92%) PHP
12 35 (2.76%) Bash Shell
13 34 (2.69%) Korn
14 29 (2.29%) Ruby
15 27 (2.13%) C
15 27 (2.13%) Scala
16 23 (1.82%) VBScript
17 20 (1.58%) VBA
18 19 (1.50%) VB
18 19 (1.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 144 (11.37%) Security Cleared
2 108 (8.53%) SC Cleared
3 71 (5.61%) Degree
4 45 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (1.97%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.74%) Oracle Certification
7 17 (1.34%) MCSE
8 15 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (1.18%) OCP
9 13 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.87%) RHCE
11 10 (0.79%) CCNP
12 9 (0.71%) MCITP
13 8 (0.63%) MCTS
14 5 (0.39%) CCIE
14 5 (0.39%) MCDBA
14 5 (0.39%) RHCA
15 4 (0.32%) CCNA
16 3 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.37%) QA
2 17 (1.34%) SLA
3 15 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.079%) GAAP
7 1 (0.079%) HL7
7 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 105 (8.29%) Active Directory
2 92 (7.27%) Oracle RAC
3 74 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.90%) NFS
6 17 (1.34%) Xen
7 16 (1.26%) SRDF
8 15 (1.18%) KVM
8 15 (1.18%) Oracle Clusterware
9 14 (1.11%) vSphere
10 5 (0.39%) Varnish
11 4 (0.32%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.32%) Firmware
11 4 (0.32%) HDFS
11 4 (0.32%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.24%) Docker
12 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.16%) XenServer
14 1 (0.079%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.079%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 74 (5.85%) Data Guard
2 66 (5.21%) Oracle RMAN
3 46 (3.63%) Puppet
4 35 (2.76%) SCOM
5 32 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 27 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (1.90%) Ansible
8 20 (1.58%) Nagios
9 13 (1.03%) Oracle Identity Management
9 13 (1.03%) SCCM
10 11 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (0.79%) OVSD
11 10 (0.79%) Perfmon
12 8 (0.63%) Opsview
13 7 (0.55%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.47%) Control-M
14 6 (0.47%) Graphite
14 6 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
15 5 (0.39%) Legato
15 5 (0.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 443 (34.99%) Oracle
2 273 (21.56%) Microsoft
3 112 (8.85%) VMware
4 73 (5.77%) Sybase
5 66 (5.21%) Red Hat
5 66 (5.21%) SAP
6 59 (4.66%) HP
7 51 (4.03%) IBM
8 42 (3.32%) Informatica
9 41 (3.24%) NetApp
10 34 (2.69%) Cisco
11 30 (2.37%) Citrix
12 29 (2.29%) EMC
13 27 (2.13%) Veritas
14 17 (1.34%) Netezza
14 17 (1.34%) Siebel
14 17 (1.34%) TIBCO
15 16 (1.26%) Intel
16 12 (0.95%) DataSynapse
16 12 (0.95%) Remedy
Kent
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
TDA Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Net Talent
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £320.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £001 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Rate: Unspecified Plus company benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
g2 Recruitment
Posted: 22 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Cambridge
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago