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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Tuning
Rank 199 182 182
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 685 728 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.28% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.60% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 432 378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £517 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.67 £43.00 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £61.00 £189.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.09%

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
44682 45591 43036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.87% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29538 29583 26703
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1052 1197 1205
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -17 640 £425 +5.32% 164
London 0 294 £450 - 57
South East -23 69 £388 +3.33% 19
City of London +32 68 £450 - 18
East of England +32 58 £425 +30.76% 10
Yorkshire +12 52 £425 +19.29% 13
West Midlands -11 44 £388 +9.38% 11
North West +1 42 £450 +20.00% 32
Scotland -21 36 £375 - 13
North East -3 35 £310 +21.56% 3
West Yorkshire -1 29 £425 +21.42% 9
Tyne and Wear -26 28 £313 +22.54% 3
South West -18 27 £423 +12.66% 7
Glasgow -1 25 £350 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 24 £311 +22.05% 2
Essex +14 20 £298 -8.30% 3
Leeds -10 20 £425 +17.24% 9
Hertfordshire +8 18 £288 -7.25% 3
Manchester +2 18 £525 +32.07% 17
Hampshire -4 18 £380 -24.00% 4
Berkshire -1 16 £475 +40.74% 3
East Midlands -16 16 £400 +6.66% 8
Cambridgeshire +30 14 £425 -5.55% 2
Solihull -1 14 - - 1
Cambridge +24 13 £425 +54.54% 1
South Yorkshire +5 13 £525 +44.82%
Cheshire +3 11 £338 -0.73% 5
Gloucestershire -5 11 £380 -6.74%
Surrey -7 11 £379 +8.21% 4
Sheffield -1 10 £525 -

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 734 (53.42%) SQL
2 528 (38.43%) Oracle
3 498 (36.24%) SQL Server
4 364 (26.49%) Linux
5 291 (21.18%) Oracle Database
6 281 (20.45%) Finance
7 272 (19.80%) Windows
8 271 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
9 264 (19.21%) Microsoft
10 250 (18.20%) Unix
11 221 (16.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 215 (15.65%) T-SQL
13 202 (14.70%) PL/SQL
14 193 (14.05%) Java
15 180 (13.10%) ETL
16 177 (12.88%) Oracle Database 11g
17 171 (12.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 171 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
18 163 (11.86%) Shell Script
19 161 (11.72%) High Availability
20 159 (11.57%) .NET
21 158 (11.50%) Migration
21 158 (11.50%) Replication
22 157 (11.43%) Banking
23 156 (11.35%) Security Cleared
24 149 (10.84%) SQL Server 2008
25 146 (10.63%) VMware
26 141 (10.26%) Data Modelling
27 139 (10.12%) Database Tuning
28 138 (10.04%) Business Intelligence

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 80 (5.82%) WebLogic
2 67 (4.88%) IIS
3 62 (4.51%) Apache
4 54 (3.93%) WebSphere
5 48 (3.49%) Tomcat
6 33 (2.40%) Oracle Application Server
7 30 (2.18%) SharePoint
8 26 (1.89%) OpenStack
9 20 (1.46%) Oracle Coherence
9 20 (1.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 18 (1.31%) CMS
10 18 (1.31%) JBoss
11 13 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.80%) Drupal
12 11 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.80%) SAS
13 8 (0.58%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 117 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.09%) MS Office
3 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.29%) MS Project
5 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.073%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 47 (3.42%) Oracle Applications
2 43 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
3 38 (2.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 34 (2.47%) Oracle 11i
5 18 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (1.02%) Hyperion Planning
7 8 (0.58%) Beauchamp
8 7 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
9 5 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.29%) Maximo
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 3 (0.22%) SAP R/3
11 3 (0.22%) Siebel Analytics
12 2 (0.15%) Documaker
12 2 (0.15%) Fredhopper
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle FAH
12 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 80 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.53%) IaaS
4 18 (1.31%) PaaS
5 10 (0.73%) SaaS
6 8 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (0.58%) Force.com
6 8 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.58%) Office 365
7 7 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (0.44%) GitHub
8 6 (0.44%) Heroku
9 4 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.29%) IBM PureFlex
10 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 123 (8.95%) SAN
2 53 (3.86%) DNS
3 45 (3.28%) LAN
4 44 (3.20%) NAS
4 44 (3.20%) WAN
5 42 (3.06%) Firewall
6 39 (2.84%) HTTP
7 38 (2.77%) Internet
7 38 (2.77%) iSCSI
8 34 (2.47%) Fibre Channel
9 30 (2.18%) FCoE
9 30 (2.18%) LDAP
10 28 (2.04%) Multicast
11 20 (1.46%) TCP/IP
12 19 (1.38%) DHCP
13 18 (1.31%) Network Security
14 14 (1.02%) SSL
15 9 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (0.66%) Kerberos
16 8 (0.58%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 498 (36.24%) SQL Server
2 291 (21.18%) Oracle Database
3 221 (16.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 177 (12.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 171 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
5 171 (12.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 149 (10.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 116 (8.44%) Relational Database
8 110 (8.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 108 (7.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 96 (6.99%) Oracle Database 10g
11 83 (6.04%) Oracle Database 12c
12 81 (5.90%) RDBMS
13 74 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
14 68 (4.95%) MySQL
15 65 (4.73%) SQL Server 2014
16 57 (4.15%) DB2
17 54 (3.93%) NoSQL
18 49 (3.57%) Hadoop
19 47 (3.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 48 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (2.40%) JUnit
3 33 (2.40%) Subversion
4 30 (2.18%) Jenkins
5 25 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 23 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
6 23 (1.67%) Visual Studio
7 21 (1.53%) Maven
8 15 (1.09%) Ant
8 15 (1.09%) Bitbucket
8 15 (1.09%) Talend Open Studio
9 12 (0.87%) Gradle
9 12 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (0.80%) JIRA
10 11 (0.80%) NUnit
11 10 (0.73%) ERwin
11 10 (0.73%) Toad
12 9 (0.66%) Moq
General
1 281 (20.45%) Finance
2 157 (11.43%) Banking
3 38 (2.77%) Front Office
4 36 (2.62%) Investment Banking
5 32 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.82%) Financial Institution
7 22 (1.60%) Back Office
8 19 (1.38%) Retail
9 14 (1.02%) Legal
10 11 (0.80%) Games
10 11 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.44%) Billing
12 6 (0.44%) Marketing
13 5 (0.36%) Electronics
14 4 (0.29%) Advertising
14 4 (0.29%) Automotive
14 4 (0.29%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.29%) French Language
15 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 514 (37.41%) Developer
2 359 (26.13%) DBA
3 197 (14.34%) SQL DBA
4 164 (11.94%) SQL Developer
5 160 (11.64%) Administrator
6 122 (8.88%) Oracle DBA
7 117 (8.52%) Oracle Developer
8 114 (8.30%) Architect
9 103 (7.50%) Consultant
10 80 (5.82%) SQL Server DBA
11 68 (4.95%) Senior Developer
12 62 (4.51%) Java Developer
13 58 (4.22%) .NET Developer
14 57 (4.15%) SQL Server Developer
15 46 (3.35%) Analyst
16 45 (3.28%) C# Developer
16 45 (3.28%) PL/SQL Developer
17 42 (3.06%) SSIS Developer
18 41 (2.98%) ETL Developer
19 34 (2.47%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (11.57%) .NET
2 106 (7.71%) Web Services
3 89 (6.48%) HTML
4 84 (6.11%) XML
5 68 (4.95%) Middleware
6 53 (3.86%) ASP.NET
7 50 (3.64%) CSS
8 42 (3.06%) .NET Framework
9 41 (2.98%) SOAP
10 38 (2.77%) HTML5
11 37 (2.69%) jQuery
12 33 (2.40%) Entity Framework
12 33 (2.40%) J2EE
12 33 (2.40%) REST
13 29 (2.11%) AngularJS
14 26 (1.89%) CSS3
14 26 (1.89%) Spring
15 24 (1.75%) JSON
15 24 (1.75%) MDX
15 24 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 158 (11.50%) Replication
2 129 (9.39%) Clustering
3 97 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (4.22%) Data Centre
5 42 (3.06%) Computer Science
6 36 (2.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.97%) Hedge funds
9 26 (1.89%) Mainframe
10 25 (1.82%) Equities
11 24 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.46%) Data Structures
13 19 (1.38%) Statistics
14 18 (1.31%) Mathematics
15 17 (1.24%) N-Tier
16 16 (1.16%) Derivative
16 16 (1.16%) User Experience
17 15 (1.09%) Mobile App
18 13 (0.95%) Data Integration
19 12 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 364 (26.49%) Linux
2 272 (19.80%) Windows
3 250 (18.20%) Unix
4 93 (6.77%) Solaris
5 78 (5.68%) Windows Server
6 72 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (3.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (3.20%) AIX
9 37 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (1.16%) CentOS
12 13 (0.95%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.95%) zOS
13 8 (0.58%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.51%) Android
14 7 (0.51%) HPUX
15 6 (0.44%) VMS
16 5 (0.36%) Debian
17 4 (0.29%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (13.10%) ETL
3 161 (11.72%) High Availability
4 158 (11.50%) Migration
5 141 (10.26%) Data Modelling
6 139 (10.12%) Database Tuning
7 138 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
8 109 (7.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 98 (7.13%) ITIL
10 81 (5.90%) OO
10 81 (5.90%) Scrum
11 77 (5.60%) Unit Testing
12 76 (5.53%) Mentoring
13 73 (5.31%) Performance Monitoring
14 66 (4.80%) Capacity Planning
15 65 (4.73%) Database Optimisation
16 64 (4.66%) TDD
17 63 (4.59%) Analytics
18 60 (4.37%) Configuration Management
18 60 (4.37%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 734 (53.42%) SQL
2 215 (15.65%) T-SQL
3 202 (14.70%) PL/SQL
4 193 (14.05%) Java
5 163 (11.86%) Shell Script
6 131 (9.53%) C#
7 98 (7.13%) JavaScript
8 94 (6.84%) PowerShell
9 89 (6.48%) Perl
10 59 (4.29%) Python
11 45 (3.28%) PHP
12 43 (3.13%) Bash Shell
13 35 (2.55%) Korn
13 35 (2.55%) Ruby
14 24 (1.75%) Scala
14 24 (1.75%) VBScript
15 18 (1.31%) VBA
16 17 (1.24%) C
17 15 (1.09%) C++
18 11 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 156 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 121 (8.81%) SC Cleared
3 81 (5.90%) Degree
4 50 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (2.26%) Oracle Certification
6 26 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.67%) MCSE
8 21 (1.53%) OCP
9 19 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (1.31%) RHCE
11 15 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (1.02%) CCNP
13 12 (0.87%) RHCA
14 9 (0.66%) MCITP
15 8 (0.58%) MCTS
16 7 (0.51%) CCNA
17 6 (0.44%) MCDBA
18 5 (0.36%) CCIE
19 4 (0.29%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.75%) QA
2 23 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.09%) SLA
4 10 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.44%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.22%) GAAP
8 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.073%) HL7
System Software
1 104 (7.57%) Oracle RAC
2 102 (7.42%) Active Directory
3 94 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
5 47 (3.42%) Hyper-V
6 42 (3.06%) NFS
7 34 (2.47%) Xen
8 32 (2.33%) KVM
9 29 (2.11%) SRDF
10 17 (1.24%) Oracle Clusterware
11 15 (1.09%) vSphere
12 10 (0.73%) Varnish
13 7 (0.51%) Docker
13 7 (0.51%) HDFS
13 7 (0.51%) VMware ESX
14 5 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.22%) Firmware
15 3 (0.22%) vCloud
15 3 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 2 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 78 (5.68%) Data Guard
2 64 (4.66%) Oracle RMAN
3 58 (4.22%) Puppet
4 48 (3.49%) SCOM
5 39 (2.84%) Microsoft Clustering
6 29 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 23 (1.67%) Ansible
9 20 (1.46%) Nagios
9 20 (1.46%) Oracle Identity Management
10 12 (0.87%) Control-M
10 12 (0.87%) Perfmon
10 12 (0.87%) WSUS
11 11 (0.80%) Graphite
11 11 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
12 10 (0.73%) OVSD
12 10 (0.73%) SCCM
13 9 (0.66%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.51%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 528 (38.43%) Oracle
2 264 (19.21%) Microsoft
3 146 (10.63%) VMware
4 78 (5.68%) Sybase
5 75 (5.46%) IBM
6 72 (5.24%) Red Hat
7 60 (4.37%) HP
8 53 (3.86%) Cisco
9 52 (3.78%) EMC
9 52 (3.78%) SAP
10 50 (3.64%) NetApp
11 48 (3.49%) Informatica
12 37 (2.69%) Citrix
13 29 (2.11%) Intel
14 25 (1.82%) Netezza
15 24 (1.75%) TIBCO
16 23 (1.67%) Veritas
17 22 (1.60%) Hyperion
18 20 (1.46%) Siebel
19 19 (1.38%) DataSynapse
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Anthony James Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £380 - £400 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + expenses
Posted: 2 days ago