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 22 June 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.

Performance Tuning
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 105 141
Rank change year-on-year -36 +36  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 24 64 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.73% 1.88% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 2.19% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 52 58
Median daily rate £538 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £276 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £623 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -38.46%  

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 2903 2921 4710
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.08% 85.81% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2223 2386 3712
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 36 (50.00%) SQL
2 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (38.89%) Finance
4 23 (31.94%) SQL Server
5 19 (26.39%) Linux
6 18 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (23.61%) Data Modelling
8 15 (20.83%) Python
8 15 (20.83%) ETL
8 15 (20.83%) Bash Shell
8 15 (20.83%) Performance Monitoring
9 14 (19.44%) Banking
10 13 (18.06%) Oracle
11 12 (16.67%) Scrum
11 12 (16.67%) SAN
11 12 (16.67%) Ruby
12 11 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (15.28%) MySQL
12 11 (15.28%) Java
12 11 (15.28%) Analytics
13 10 (13.89%) DevOps
13 10 (13.89%) Web Services
13 10 (13.89%) Fixed Income
13 10 (13.89%) Shell Script
13 10 (13.89%) Git (software)
13 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (12.50%) Firewall
14 9 (12.50%) Unix
14 9 (12.50%) Perl
15 8 (11.11%) C#

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring 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 5 (6.94%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) Anypoint
2 2 (2.78%) Apache
2 2 (2.78%) Mule
2 2 (2.78%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.39%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.39%) SAS
3 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.39%) Pega PRPC
2 1 (1.39%) RMDS
2 1 (1.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.39%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 1 (1.39%) GitHub
3 1 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.67%) SAN
2 9 (12.50%) Firewall
3 8 (11.11%) NAS
4 3 (4.17%) LDAP
5 2 (2.78%) DNS
5 2 (2.78%) HTTP
5 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.39%) LAN
6 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (15.28%) MySQL
4 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.94%) Hadoop
5 5 (6.94%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (4.17%) Big Data
7 3 (4.17%) DB2
7 3 (4.17%) MariaDB
7 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (4.17%) RDBMS
7 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 7 (9.72%) JIRA
4 5 (6.94%) Subversion
5 2 (2.78%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.78%) Moq
5 2 (2.78%) MSTest
5 2 (2.78%) NUnit
5 2 (2.78%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.39%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.39%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.39%) Gatling
6 1 (1.39%) Hudson
6 1 (1.39%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.39%) WebPagetest
6 1 (1.39%) YourKit
General
1 28 (38.89%) Finance
2 14 (19.44%) Banking
3 8 (11.11%) Front Office
4 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.39%) Back Office
5 1 (1.39%) Billing
5 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.39%) Law
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Developer
2 13 (18.06%) DBA
3 8 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
3 8 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 5 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Integration Specialist
4 5 (6.94%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 5 (6.94%) SQL DBA
4 5 (6.94%) Support Specialist
5 4 (5.56%) Architect
5 4 (5.56%) Designer
5 4 (5.56%) ETL Developer
5 4 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.56%) Netezza Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.17%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (2.78%) AWS Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Netezza DBA
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) Web Services
2 7 (9.72%) LAMP
2 7 (9.72%) REST
3 4 (5.56%) .NET
3 4 (5.56%) Sensu
3 4 (5.56%) Spring
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (2.78%) HTML
5 2 (2.78%) JMS
5 2 (2.78%) JSON
5 2 (2.78%) NumPy
5 2 (2.78%) Pandas
5 2 (2.78%) RESTful
5 2 (2.78%) WCF
5 2 (2.78%) WPF
5 2 (2.78%) XML
6 1 (1.39%) J2SE
6 1 (1.39%) ODBC
6 1 (1.39%) XSL
6 1 (1.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Fixed Income
2 6 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.56%) Derivative
4 4 (5.56%) Replication
5 3 (4.17%) Clustering
5 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
5 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.78%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.39%) Fintech
7 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.39%) Linux
2 9 (12.50%) Unix
3 7 (9.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.94%) Windows
5 4 (5.56%) CentOS
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.61%) Data Modelling
3 15 (20.83%) ETL
3 15 (20.83%) Performance Monitoring
4 12 (16.67%) Scrum
5 11 (15.28%) Analytics
5 11 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (13.89%) DevOps
7 8 (11.11%) TDD
8 7 (9.72%) BDD
8 7 (9.72%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (9.72%) Electronic Trading
9 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (8.33%) Migration
9 6 (8.33%) OO
9 6 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.33%) Unit Testing
10 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.94%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.00%) SQL
2 15 (20.83%) Bash Shell
2 15 (20.83%) Python
3 12 (16.67%) Ruby
4 11 (15.28%) Java
5 10 (13.89%) Shell Script
6 9 (12.50%) Perl
7 8 (11.11%) C#
7 8 (11.11%) PL/SQL
8 7 (9.72%) PowerShell
9 5 (6.94%) T-SQL
10 4 (5.56%) Scala
11 3 (4.17%) Korn
12 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
12 2 (2.78%) Objective-C
12 2 (2.78%) SPARQL
13 1 (1.39%) AWK
13 1 (1.39%) C
13 1 (1.39%) C++
13 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 2 (2.78%) CFA
2 2 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) QA
2 4 (5.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.39%) GDPR
3 1 (1.39%) MiFID
3 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.39%) Docker
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) Ansible
1 7 (9.72%) Puppet
2 5 (6.94%) Graphite
2 5 (6.94%) Nagios
3 4 (5.56%) Cobbler
3 4 (5.56%) HAProxy
3 4 (5.56%) logstash
3 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 3 (4.17%) Galera Cluster
4 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.78%) Data Guard
5 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.39%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (1.39%) vMotion
6 1 (1.39%) vRealize
6 1 (1.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) Oracle
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.11%) VMware
3 7 (9.72%) Netezza
4 5 (6.94%) ION Trading
5 4 (5.56%) WorldPay
6 3 (4.17%) F5
6 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.17%) Sybase
7 2 (2.78%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.78%) EMC
7 2 (2.78%) IBM
7 2 (2.78%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.78%) Talend
8 1 (1.39%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.39%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.39%) New Relic
8 1 (1.39%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (1.39%) Splunk
8 1 (1.39%) Tableau
City, London
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: c350 Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago