Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Performance Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Optimisation over the 6 months to 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Performance Optimisation
London > Central London
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 232 248
Rank change year-on-year -23 +16 +37
Contract jobs citing Performance Optimisation 31 39 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.35% 0.49% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.55% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 22
Central London median daily rate £660 £513 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.78% -14.58% +43.28%
10th Percentile £480 £425 £356
90th Percentile £775 £638 £663
London median daily rate £625 £500 £575
% change year-on-year +24.94% -13.00% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £47.50 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year -20.83% - -

Performance Optimisation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,805 7,063 7,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.19% 88.84% 87.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,095 5,423 5,677
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 73 61
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £13.23 £13.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.90 £31.35 £55.00
London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £21.22
% change year-on-year -4.26% +10.73% +6.11%

Performance Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Performance Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Optimisation in Central London

Performance Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Optimisation in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Optimisation in Central London

Performance Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation in Central London over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Optimisation in Central London

Performance Optimisation
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation within the Central London region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -21 28 £675 +28.57% 6
Southwark - 1 £510 -
West End of London - 1 £500 - 4
Performance Optimisation
London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Performance Optimisation.

1 20 (64.52%) Java
2 18 (58.06%) Front Office
3 17 (54.84%) Low Latency
4 14 (45.16%) Algorithmic Trading
4 14 (45.16%) Multithreading
4 14 (45.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (38.71%) Finance
5 12 (38.71%) FX Algorithmic Trading
6 10 (32.26%) Multithreaded Programming
7 8 (25.81%) Banking
8 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
9 6 (19.35%) Linux
9 6 (19.35%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (16.13%) QA
10 5 (16.13%) Node.js
10 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 5 (16.13%) SQL
10 5 (16.13%) Scrum
11 4 (12.90%) Equities
11 4 (12.90%) TDD
11 4 (12.90%) .NET
11 4 (12.90%) Oracle
11 4 (12.90%) Market Making
11 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
11 4 (12.90%) Java 8
11 4 (12.90%) Concurrent Programming
11 4 (12.90%) User Experience
12 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills

Performance Optimisation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 1 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.68%) npm
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.23%) GitHub
3 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.23%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.45%) Data Lake
3 2 (6.45%) HDInsight
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.23%) BigQuery
4 1 (3.23%) Bigtable
4 1 (3.23%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.23%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.68%) webpack
3 2 (6.45%) Babel
3 2 (6.45%) JIRA
3 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) Bower
4 1 (3.23%) CircleCI
4 1 (3.23%) CocoaPods
4 1 (3.23%) fastlane
4 1 (3.23%) gulp
4 1 (3.23%) Mocha
4 1 (3.23%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (58.06%) Front Office
2 12 (38.71%) Finance
3 8 (25.81%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (80.65%) Developer
2 18 (58.06%) Java Developer
3 3 (9.68%) React Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Core Java Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Front Office Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Low Latency Java Developer
5 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Developer
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.23%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Data Integration Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) ETL Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle CRM Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Oracle Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (16.13%) Node.js
3 4 (12.90%) .NET
4 3 (9.68%) CSS
4 3 (9.68%) CSS3
4 3 (9.68%) HTML
4 3 (9.68%) HTML5
4 3 (9.68%) React
4 3 (9.68%) Sass
5 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.45%) JSON
5 2 (6.45%) React Native
5 2 (6.45%) Redux
5 2 (6.45%) REST
5 2 (6.45%) RESTful
5 2 (6.45%) WebSockets
6 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
6 1 (3.23%) iOS SDK
6 1 (3.23%) WCF
6 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (12.90%) Equities
2 4 (12.90%) User Experience
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.23%) Apple TV
5 1 (3.23%) iPad
5 1 (3.23%) iPhone
5 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.23%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (3.23%) Video on Demand
5 1 (3.23%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Low Latency
2 14 (45.16%) Algorithmic Trading
2 14 (45.16%) Multithreading
3 12 (38.71%) FX Algorithmic Trading
4 10 (32.26%) Multithreaded Programming
5 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (16.13%) Scrum
8 4 (12.90%) Concurrent Programming
8 4 (12.90%) Market Making
8 4 (12.90%) TDD
9 3 (9.68%) Analytics
9 3 (9.68%) BDD
9 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (9.68%) Dependency Management
9 3 (9.68%) Electronic Trading
9 3 (9.68%) ETL
10 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
10 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
10 2 (6.45%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) Java 8
5 3 (9.68%) C#
5 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.45%) ES6
6 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.45%) TypeScript
7 1 (3.23%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.23%) C++
7 1 (3.23%) Perl
7 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.45%) Currenex
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe
4 1 (3.23%) Apple
4 1 (3.23%) Google
4 1 (3.23%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.23%) Talend