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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 209 195 164
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -31
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 592 609 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 1.20% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.55% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 365 366
Average daily rate £420 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
Average hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.65 £26.50 £31.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £53.50 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 538 £423 +5.62% 184
London -6 295 £425 -5.55% 75
South East -26 67 £431 +7.81% 30
City of London +20 48 £420 -11.57% 20
North West +3 43 £425 +13.33% 21
West Midlands +13 37 £375 +15.38% 11
Berkshire +27 34 £450 +5.88% 6
Yorkshire -10 32 £418 +11.33% 25
South West -15 30 £490 +30.66% 8
Scotland -16 30 £405 -4.70% 11
West Yorkshire +10 27 £420 +12.00% 9
Manchester -2 27 £425 +19.29% 14
Leeds +1 24 £425 +6.25% 7
East of England -13 23 £341 -11.93% 10
Reading +5 19 £450 +5.88% 3
Birmingham +9 15 £350 -6.66% 3
Renfrewshire +9 14 £410 -3.52% 1
Erskine +2 14 £410 -3.52% 1
Essex +6 13 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire +11 12 £400 +13.15% 4
Devon 0 11 £525 +44.82% 1
Solihull - 11 £375 -
Exeter +12 10 £525 +133.33%
Milton Keynes +5 10 £400 +28.20% 3
Salford - 10 £425 -
Edinburgh -11 9 £330 - 1
Hampshire -14 9 £413 +3.12% 7
Gloucestershire -10 8 £345 -9.50% 2
East Midlands -16 8 £375 +15.38% 4
Merseyside -2 7 £401 +14.42% 5

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 609 (49.03%) SQL
2 498 (40.10%) SQL Server
3 410 (33.01%) Oracle
4 275 (22.14%) Finance
5 268 (21.58%) Linux
6 244 (19.65%) Unix
7 235 (18.92%) Microsoft
8 231 (18.60%) Windows
9 214 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
10 198 (15.94%) Java
11 192 (15.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 186 (14.98%) T-SQL
12 186 (14.98%) Oracle Database
13 175 (14.09%) Replication
14 168 (13.53%) SQL Server 2008
15 167 (13.45%) Banking
16 155 (12.48%) ETL
17 153 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
18 141 (11.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 138 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
20 136 (10.95%) High Availability
21 133 (10.71%) C#
22 131 (10.55%) Shell Script
23 130 (10.47%) Migration
24 121 (9.74%) PL/SQL
24 121 (9.74%) .NET
25 118 (9.50%) SQL Server 2012
26 112 (9.02%) Clustering
27 108 (8.70%) Web Services
28 107 (8.62%) Database Tuning

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 59 (4.75%) WebLogic
2 55 (4.43%) Apache
3 53 (4.27%) IIS
4 45 (3.62%) SharePoint
5 40 (3.22%) CMS
5 40 (3.22%) WebSphere
6 33 (2.66%) JBoss
7 29 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 22 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 20 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 18 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (1.05%) MS Exchange
11 13 (1.05%) nginx
12 11 (0.89%) Drupal
12 11 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
13 10 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.81%) Lync
13 10 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
13 10 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 86 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.05%) MS Office
3 8 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.48%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.16%) SPSS
6 1 (0.081%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.32%) Fredhopper
5 4 (0.32%) HFM
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.24%) BASE24
6 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.24%) RMDS
6 3 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
6 3 (0.24%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.16%) Primavera
7 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 60 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.97%) GitHub
4 8 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.48%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.40%) Office 365
6 5 (0.40%) PaaS
6 5 (0.40%) SoftLayer
6 5 (0.40%) Sumo Logic
7 4 (0.32%) IaaS
8 2 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.081%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.081%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.081%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (5.96%) SAN
2 55 (4.43%) TCP/IP
3 46 (3.70%) Firewall
3 46 (3.70%) Internet
4 44 (3.54%) DNS
4 44 (3.54%) HTTP
5 25 (2.01%) SSL
6 24 (1.93%) NAS
7 21 (1.69%) DHCP
8 18 (1.45%) LDAP
9 15 (1.21%) VPN
10 14 (1.13%) Multicast
11 13 (1.05%) LAN
12 12 (0.97%) WAN
13 8 (0.64%) SNMP
14 7 (0.56%) DMZ
14 7 (0.56%) Wireless
15 6 (0.48%) BGP
15 6 (0.48%) iSCSI
15 6 (0.48%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 498 (40.10%) SQL Server
2 192 (15.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 186 (14.98%) Oracle Database
4 168 (13.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 141 (11.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 138 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 118 (9.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 107 (8.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 101 (8.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 80 (6.44%) Relational Database
10 80 (6.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 74 (5.96%) MySQL
12 62 (4.99%) Oracle Database 10g
13 58 (4.67%) NoSQL
14 57 (4.59%) DB2
14 57 (4.59%) Oracle Database 12c
15 56 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
16 42 (3.38%) Oracle Reports
17 38 (3.06%) Big Data
17 38 (3.06%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 58 (4.67%) Jenkins
2 55 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (4.19%) Git (software)
4 30 (2.42%) Maven
5 26 (2.09%) JIRA
5 26 (2.09%) Subversion
5 26 (2.09%) Visual Studio
6 24 (1.93%) Eclipse
7 20 (1.61%) JUnit
8 19 (1.53%) TeamCity
9 12 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 11 (0.89%) Hudson
11 10 (0.81%) FitNesse
11 10 (0.81%) LoadRunner
12 9 (0.72%) Gatling
12 9 (0.72%) IntelliJ
12 9 (0.72%) JMeter
12 9 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (0.64%) SoapUI
13 8 (0.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 275 (22.14%) Finance
2 167 (13.45%) Banking
3 75 (6.04%) Investment Banking
4 56 (4.51%) Front Office
5 19 (1.53%) Games
6 18 (1.45%) Automotive
6 18 (1.45%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.45%) Retail
7 17 (1.37%) Back Office
8 15 (1.21%) Marketing
9 14 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.64%) Advertising
10 8 (0.64%) Legal
10 8 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.56%) Law
12 6 (0.48%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.32%) Billing
13 4 (0.32%) Electronics
13 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 433 (34.86%) Developer
2 331 (26.65%) DBA
3 181 (14.57%) SQL DBA
4 145 (11.67%) Administrator
5 111 (8.94%) Architect
5 111 (8.94%) SQL Developer
6 95 (7.65%) Consultant
7 93 (7.49%) Oracle DBA
8 87 (7.00%) SQL Server DBA
9 76 (6.12%) Java Developer
10 56 (4.51%) Oracle Developer
11 51 (4.11%) .NET Developer
12 46 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
13 39 (3.14%) Analyst
14 37 (2.98%) C# Developer
15 35 (2.82%) Database Developer
16 33 (2.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 31 (2.50%) Senior DBA
18 30 (2.42%) Data Architect
19 29 (2.33%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (9.74%) .NET
2 108 (8.70%) Web Services
3 98 (7.89%) XML
4 64 (5.15%) Middleware
5 61 (4.91%) Spring
6 56 (4.51%) HTML
7 55 (4.43%) CSS
8 46 (3.70%) J2EE
9 42 (3.38%) ASP.NET
10 41 (3.30%) SOAP
11 35 (2.82%) Hibernate
12 34 (2.74%) .NET Framework
12 34 (2.74%) REST
12 34 (2.74%) XSLT
13 32 (2.58%) JSON
14 31 (2.50%) JMS
15 29 (2.33%) RESTful
16 24 (1.93%) jQuery
16 24 (1.93%) JSP
16 24 (1.93%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 175 (14.09%) Replication
2 112 (9.02%) Clustering
3 84 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (4.11%) Data Centre
5 43 (3.46%) Equities
6 34 (2.74%) Data Structures
7 26 (2.09%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.69%) Fintech
10 19 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (1.45%) Visualisation
12 17 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
12 17 (1.37%) Statistics
13 16 (1.29%) Hedge funds
14 14 (1.13%) Derivative
14 14 (1.13%) Online Games
14 14 (1.13%) User Experience
15 13 (1.05%) Data Integration
15 13 (1.05%) New Media
16 12 (0.97%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 268 (21.58%) Linux
2 244 (19.65%) Unix
3 231 (18.60%) Windows
4 97 (7.81%) Windows Server
5 75 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 56 (4.51%) Solaris
7 44 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (2.42%) AIX
10 26 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (1.21%) CentOS
12 10 (0.81%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.64%) Android
13 8 (0.64%) SUSE
14 6 (0.48%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.40%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.24%) HPUX
16 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (12.48%) ETL
3 153 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
4 136 (10.95%) High Availability
5 130 (10.47%) Migration
6 107 (8.62%) Database Tuning
7 99 (7.97%) Performance Monitoring
8 87 (7.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 82 (6.60%) ITIL
10 75 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
11 74 (5.96%) Mentoring
12 73 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
13 72 (5.80%) Scrum
14 70 (5.64%) Data Modelling
15 65 (5.23%) Software Engineering
16 52 (4.19%) TDD
17 51 (4.11%) SDLC
18 50 (4.03%) OO
19 48 (3.86%) Change Management
20 47 (3.78%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 609 (49.03%) SQL
2 198 (15.94%) Java
3 186 (14.98%) T-SQL
4 133 (10.71%) C#
5 131 (10.55%) Shell Script
6 121 (9.74%) PL/SQL
7 91 (7.33%) Perl
8 85 (6.84%) PowerShell
9 71 (5.72%) Python
10 69 (5.56%) JavaScript
11 48 (3.86%) C
12 43 (3.46%) Bash Shell
13 32 (2.58%) PHP
14 28 (2.25%) C++
15 23 (1.85%) Korn
15 23 (1.85%) Ruby
15 23 (1.85%) Scala
15 23 (1.85%) VB.NET
16 19 (1.53%) VB
17 16 (1.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 81 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 61 (4.91%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.54%) Degree
4 18 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
6 11 (0.89%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.72%) OCP
9 7 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.48%) MCSA
10 6 (0.48%) MCSE
10 6 (0.48%) PhD
11 5 (0.40%) CCNP
12 4 (0.32%) CCSE
12 4 (0.32%) MCDBA
12 4 (0.32%) MCTS
13 3 (0.24%) MCITP
13 3 (0.24%) OCA
14 2 (0.16%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.86%) QA
2 23 (1.85%) SLA
3 12 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.24%) ISO 8583
5 3 (0.24%) ISO20022
5 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.081%) GxP
System Software
1 67 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 60 (4.83%) Oracle RAC
3 58 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.77%) NFS
5 13 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.97%) Oracle Clusterware
7 9 (0.72%) ISA Server
8 8 (0.64%) Varnish
8 8 (0.64%) vSphere
9 6 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.48%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.40%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.32%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (0.24%) Docker
12 3 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.16%) GPFS
13 2 (0.16%) HDFS
13 2 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 57 (4.59%) Oracle RMAN
2 50 (4.03%) Data Guard
3 38 (3.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 37 (2.98%) Puppet
5 22 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (1.69%) Nagios
7 20 (1.61%) SCOM
8 17 (1.37%) Control-M
9 15 (1.21%) SCCM
10 14 (1.13%) Tivoli
11 12 (0.97%) Ansible
12 10 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (0.56%) Foglight
13 7 (0.56%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.48%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 5 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
15 5 (0.40%) SCDPM
16 4 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
16 4 (0.32%) Opsview
Vendors
1 410 (33.01%) Oracle
2 235 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 81 (6.52%) VMware
4 79 (6.36%) Red Hat
5 60 (4.83%) SAP
6 53 (4.27%) Sybase
7 49 (3.95%) HP
8 47 (3.78%) Informatica
9 40 (3.22%) IBM
10 29 (2.33%) Cisco
11 28 (2.25%) Veritas
12 20 (1.61%) Google
13 18 (1.45%) Cognos
13 18 (1.45%) EMC
14 17 (1.37%) Sun
15 16 (1.29%) Remedy
16 15 (1.21%) Tableau
16 15 (1.21%) Teradata
17 12 (0.97%) Splunk
18 11 (0.89%) ATG
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £399 - £451 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + on call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £340.00 - £380.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £500 Per Day Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas Retail Limited - Bournemouth Office
Rate: up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £580.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £445 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pentasia Ltd
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas Retail Limited - Bournemouth Office
Rate: up to £60,000 + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago