Period
to 23 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Performance Tuning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Tuning over the 6 months to 23 February 2020 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 Tuning
London > Central London
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 171 217 208
Rank change year-on-year +46 -9 -66
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 52 65 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.89% 0.73% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.82% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 63
Central London median daily rate £665 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £390 £376 £376
90th Percentile £783 £611 £575
London median daily rate £550 £509 £488
% change year-on-year +8.16% +4.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Central London median hourly rate - £23.13 -
London median hourly rate - £21.73 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -49.47% -10.88%

Performance Tuning 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 5,122 7,921 8,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.69% 89.26% 89.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,807 6,037 6,249
Central London median daily rate £508 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.98% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
% change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 76 94
Central London median hourly rate £22.62 £20.00 £21.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.09% -5.27% +8.49%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £49.50 £37.09 £47.58
London median hourly rate £27.25 £24.95 £23.75
% change year-on-year +9.22% +5.05% -5.00%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in Central London

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in Central London

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in Central London over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in Central London

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in Central London

Performance Tuning
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 Tuning within the Central London region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. 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 +72 47 £675 +42.11% 17
West End of London +37 2 £463 +10.78%
Performance Tuning
London

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning 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 Tuning.

1 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (44.23%) SQL
3 22 (42.31%) Java
4 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
5 20 (38.46%) Finance
6 16 (30.77%) Python
6 16 (30.77%) Analytics
7 15 (28.85%) Scrum
7 15 (28.85%) Front Office
8 13 (25.00%) TDD
9 12 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (21.15%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (21.15%) Oracle
11 10 (19.23%) T-SQL
11 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
12 9 (17.31%) REST
12 9 (17.31%) Low Latency
12 9 (17.31%) WCF
12 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
12 9 (17.31%) C#
12 9 (17.31%) PL/SQL
12 9 (17.31%) CSS
12 9 (17.31%) Unix
12 9 (17.31%) ETL
13 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
13 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
13 8 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (15.38%) C++
13 8 (15.38%) Visualisation
13 8 (15.38%) Unit Testing

Performance Tuning
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 4 (7.69%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) FileNet
2 1 (1.92%) Mendix
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.92%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Aareon QL
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Azure
2 2 (3.85%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.92%) Azure Stack
3 1 (1.92%) Google Sheets
3 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Multicast
2 1 (1.92%) DHCP
2 1 (1.92%) DNS
2 1 (1.92%) LAN
2 1 (1.92%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.92%) SAN
2 1 (1.92%) VoIP
2 1 (1.92%) VPLS
2 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (21.15%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (13.46%) KDB
4 7 (13.46%) Kdb+
5 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database
5 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (7.69%) Hadoop
6 4 (7.69%) HBase
6 4 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (7.69%) Star Schema
7 3 (5.77%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (3.85%) Power BI
8 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.92%) Biml
9 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
1 7 (13.46%) Maven
1 7 (13.46%) TeamCity
2 6 (11.54%) JConsole
2 6 (11.54%) JProfiler
2 6 (11.54%) VisualVM
3 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.69%) JIRA
3 4 (7.69%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (38.46%) Finance
2 15 (28.85%) Front Office
3 4 (7.69%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (78.85%) Developer
2 12 (23.08%) Java Developer
2 12 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 8 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 7 (13.46%) KDB Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Front Office Developer
6 4 (7.69%) DBA
6 4 (7.69%) Hadoop Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Java Hadoop Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Analytics Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (5.77%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.85%) Administrator
8 2 (3.85%) Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Senior DBA
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (3.85%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
2 9 (17.31%) CSS
2 9 (17.31%) REST
2 9 (17.31%) WCF
3 8 (15.38%) React
4 7 (13.46%) Reactive Extensions
4 7 (13.46%) Redux
5 4 (7.69%) PySpark
5 4 (7.69%) Spring
6 3 (5.77%) .NET
7 2 (3.85%) MDX
7 2 (3.85%) XML
8 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.92%) Ajax
8 1 (1.92%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.92%) Ext JS
8 1 (1.92%) jQuery
8 1 (1.92%) JSON
8 1 (1.92%) OAuth
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (13.46%) iPad
3 4 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Clustering
4 2 (3.85%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.85%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.85%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Unix
2 3 (5.77%) Windows
3 2 (3.85%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.92%) Android
4 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.77%) Analytics
3 15 (28.85%) Scrum
4 13 (25.00%) TDD
5 12 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (17.31%) ETL
6 9 (17.31%) Low Latency
6 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
7 8 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 8 (15.38%) SDLC
7 8 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 8 (15.38%) Visualisation
8 7 (13.46%) Kimball Methodology
9 6 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
10 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
10 5 (9.62%) OOP
10 5 (9.62%) Performance Optimisation
10 5 (9.62%) Risk Management
11 4 (7.69%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) SQL
2 22 (42.31%) Java
3 16 (30.77%) Python
4 10 (19.23%) T-SQL
5 9 (17.31%) C#
5 9 (17.31%) PL/SQL
6 8 (15.38%) C++
6 8 (15.38%) TypeScript
7 4 (7.69%) Perl
7 4 (7.69%) R
7 4 (7.69%) Scala
7 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.92%) C
9 1 (1.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.92%) PHP
9 1 (1.92%) VB
9 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.85%) MCITP
2 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) CCA
3 1 (1.92%) CCNA
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.92%) MCSA
3 1 (1.92%) MCSE
3 1 (1.92%) OCA
3 1 (1.92%) OCP
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) HDFS
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 1 (1.92%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) XenApp
2 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.92%) Ansible
2 1 (1.92%) Automic
2 1 (1.92%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.92%) Galera Cluster
2 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Statspack
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
2 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco
3 2 (3.85%) HP
3 2 (3.85%) Sybase
4 1 (1.92%) 3PAR
4 1 (1.92%) Aareon
4 1 (1.92%) Citrix
4 1 (1.92%) Google
4 1 (1.92%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.92%) IBM
4 1 (1.92%) InterSystems
4 1 (1.92%) Juniper
4 1 (1.92%) NVIDIA
4 1 (1.92%) Sencha
4 1 (1.92%) Telerik