The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Tuning
London / City of London
Rank 107 114 142
Rank change year-on-year +7 +28  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 48 45 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.58% 1.35% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.54% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 44
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +17.33%  

Performance Tuning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2590 2921 4181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.48% 87.82% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2334 3226
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in the City of London

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in the City of London

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the City of London

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in the City of London

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 48 (50.53%) SQL
2 40 (42.11%) Finance
3 38 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (38.95%) SQL Server
5 28 (29.47%) Data Modelling
6 27 (28.42%) Oracle
7 26 (27.37%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (25.26%) ETL
9 22 (23.16%) Banking
10 19 (20.00%) Linux
10 19 (20.00%) Analytics
11 17 (17.89%) Unix
12 16 (16.84%) Scrum
13 15 (15.79%) Shell Script
14 14 (14.74%) Degree
15 13 (13.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (13.68%) Migration
15 13 (13.68%) MS Excel
15 13 (13.68%) C#
15 13 (13.68%) PL/SQL
16 12 (12.63%) Netezza
16 12 (12.63%) Software Engineering
16 12 (12.63%) Oracle Database
16 12 (12.63%) Performance Monitoring
16 12 (12.63%) Git (software)
16 12 (12.63%) Bash Shell
17 11 (11.58%) Investment Banking
17 11 (11.58%) Subversion
17 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
18 10 (10.53%) Perl

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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 7 (7.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.05%) Apache
2 1 (1.05%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.05%) SAS
2 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.05%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.05%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.47%) SAN
2 5 (5.26%) Firewall
2 5 (5.26%) NAS
3 2 (2.11%) DNS
3 2 (2.11%) LAN
3 2 (2.11%) LDAP
3 2 (2.11%) WAN
3 2 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.05%) HTTP
4 1 (1.05%) Multicast
4 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (38.95%) SQL Server
2 26 (27.37%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (13.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (12.63%) Oracle Database
5 10 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (9.47%) MySQL
6 9 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (7.37%) Hadoop
8 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
8 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (5.26%) Data Lake
9 5 (5.26%) HBase
9 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (4.21%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (4.21%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (4.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.58%) Subversion
3 9 (9.47%) JIRA
4 8 (8.42%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.16%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (2.11%) Moq
6 2 (2.11%) MSTest
6 2 (2.11%) NUnit
6 2 (2.11%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.05%) ERwin
7 1 (1.05%) JUnit
7 1 (1.05%) MSI
7 1 (1.05%) PVCS
7 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (42.11%) Finance
2 22 (23.16%) Banking
3 11 (11.58%) Investment Banking
4 8 (8.42%) Front Office
5 7 (7.37%) Back Office
5 7 (7.37%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.11%) Legal
6 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.05%) Advertising
7 1 (1.05%) Billing
7 1 (1.05%) Games
7 1 (1.05%) Law
7 1 (1.05%) Local Government
7 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (49.47%) Developer
2 22 (23.16%) DBA
3 11 (11.58%) Oracle Developer
4 9 (9.47%) Senior Developer
4 9 (9.47%) SQL Developer
5 7 (7.37%) Netezza Developer
5 7 (7.37%) SQL DBA
6 6 (6.32%) Architect
7 5 (5.26%) Administrator
7 5 (5.26%) Designer
7 5 (5.26%) Digital Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Integration Specialist
7 5 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 5 (5.26%) Support Specialist
8 4 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) ETL Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Netezza DBA
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (4.21%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) REST
1 8 (8.42%) WPF
2 7 (7.37%) LAMP
2 7 (7.37%) Web Services
3 6 (6.32%) .NET
3 6 (6.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 5 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 5 (5.26%) CSS
4 5 (5.26%) CSS3
4 5 (5.26%) HTML
4 5 (5.26%) HTML5
4 5 (5.26%) jQuery
4 5 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (5.26%) WinForms
5 3 (3.16%) ADO
5 3 (3.16%) J2EE
5 3 (3.16%) JMS
6 2 (2.11%) NumPy
6 2 (2.11%) SOAP
6 2 (2.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Data Centre
1 8 (8.42%) Derivative
1 8 (8.42%) Replication
2 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.37%) Hedge funds
3 6 (6.32%) Fixed Income
4 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.16%) Clustering
5 3 (3.16%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.11%) Fintech
6 2 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.05%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) Social Media
7 1 (1.05%) TWAP
7 1 (1.05%) VWAP
7 1 (1.05%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.00%) Linux
2 17 (17.89%) Unix
3 8 (8.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (8.42%) Windows
4 5 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.21%) CentOS
6 2 (2.11%) SUSE
6 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.05%) Solaris
7 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (29.47%) Data Modelling
3 24 (25.26%) ETL
4 19 (20.00%) Analytics
5 16 (16.84%) Scrum
6 13 (13.68%) Migration
7 12 (12.63%) Performance Monitoring
7 12 (12.63%) Software Engineering
8 9 (9.47%) Database Security
8 9 (9.47%) Electronic Trading
9 8 (8.42%) Data Migration
9 8 (8.42%) Database Optimisation
9 8 (8.42%) Database Tuning
9 8 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (8.42%) High Availability
9 8 (8.42%) Predictive Modelling
10 7 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (7.37%) Release Management
10 7 (7.37%) TDD
10 7 (7.37%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 48 (50.53%) SQL
2 15 (15.79%) Shell Script
3 13 (13.68%) C#
3 13 (13.68%) PL/SQL
4 12 (12.63%) Bash Shell
5 10 (10.53%) Java
5 10 (10.53%) Perl
5 10 (10.53%) Python
6 8 (8.42%) Ruby
7 6 (6.32%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.32%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.26%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.16%) C++
10 2 (2.11%) Korn
11 1 (1.05%) C
11 1 (1.05%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.05%) SPARQL
11 1 (1.05%) VB
11 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) CFA
3 1 (1.05%) MCDST
3 1 (1.05%) MCTS
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.21%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.21%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.16%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) Puppet
2 8 (8.42%) Ansible
3 4 (4.21%) Cobbler
3 4 (4.21%) Data Guard
3 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 3 (3.16%) Galera Cluster
4 3 (3.16%) Nagios
4 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (2.11%) Control-M
5 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.11%) OpenView
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.05%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.05%) logstash
6 1 (1.05%) SCCM
6 1 (1.05%) Sysprep
6 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (28.42%) Oracle
2 12 (12.63%) Netezza
3 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.47%) WorldPay
5 8 (8.42%) VMware
6 5 (5.26%) ION Trading
6 5 (5.26%) SmartStream
6 5 (5.26%) Sybase
7 4 (4.21%) IBM
7 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.16%) F5
8 3 (3.16%) SAP
8 3 (3.16%) Talend
9 2 (2.11%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.11%) EMC
9 2 (2.11%) HP
9 2 (2.11%) Remedy
9 2 (2.11%) Veritas
10 1 (1.05%) CA
10 1 (1.05%) Informatica
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