The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 28 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
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 60 107
Rank change year-on-year -56 +47  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 14 69 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.59% 2.70% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 3.38% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 37 21
Median daily rate £300 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
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 East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1979 2044 2420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.78% 80.13% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 1177 1441
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 162 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in the East of England

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the East of England

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in the East of England

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Cambridgeshire +2 9 £300 -29.41%
Hertfordshire -19 2 £388 -8.82% 4
Suffolk +12 1 - -
Bedfordshire -11 1 - - 3
Essex -41 1 - - 3
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 East of England region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 25 (62.50%) SQL
2 19 (47.50%) SQL Server
3 17 (42.50%) C#
4 16 (40.00%) Oracle
5 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 14 (35.00%) ETL
6 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (30.00%) .NET
7 12 (30.00%) Oracle Database
8 10 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (25.00%) Finance
9 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (22.50%) T-SQL
10 7 (17.50%) VBScript
10 7 (17.50%) Java
10 7 (17.50%) Unix
10 7 (17.50%) Windows
10 7 (17.50%) TDD
10 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
11 6 (15.00%) Android
11 6 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (15.00%) WCF
11 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
11 6 (15.00%) SDLC
11 6 (15.00%) Degree
11 6 (15.00%) NHibernate
11 6 (15.00%) XML

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
4 1 (2.50%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.50%) SAP MDG
1 1 (2.50%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) VoIP
1 4 (10.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) NAS
3 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (47.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (30.00%) Oracle Database
3 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (12.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (12.50%) OLAP
6 5 (12.50%) OLTP
6 5 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (12.50%) Pentaho
6 5 (12.50%) QlikView
6 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 5 (12.50%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (7.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.00%) CA Gen
2 2 (5.00%) Xcode
3 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) ETL Developer
3 10 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 9 (22.50%) DBA
5 7 (17.50%) SQL Developer
6 6 (15.00%) .NET Developer
6 6 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (15.00%) C# WCF Developer
6 6 (15.00%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 6 (15.00%) WCF Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Pentaho Developer
8 4 (10.00%) Administrator
8 4 (10.00%) Android Developer
8 4 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (10.00%) iOS Android Developer
8 4 (10.00%) iOS Developer
8 4 (10.00%) Oracle ETL Developer
8 4 (10.00%) Software Developer
8 4 (10.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) .NET
2 6 (15.00%) NHibernate
2 6 (15.00%) WCF
2 6 (15.00%) XML
3 4 (10.00%) Android SDK
3 4 (10.00%) iOS SDK
3 4 (10.00%) RESTful
4 3 (7.50%) MDX
5 2 (5.00%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (5.00%) J2EE
5 2 (5.00%) JMS
5 2 (5.00%) SAPUI5
5 2 (5.00%) Web Services
6 1 (2.50%) JSF
6 1 (2.50%) Middleware
6 1 (2.50%) SOAP
6 1 (2.50%) WSDL
6 1 (2.50%) XSD
6 1 (2.50%) XSLT
6 1 (2.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Unix
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Android
3 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.00%) Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (35.00%) ETL
2 10 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (17.50%) TDD
4 6 (15.00%) Data Modelling
4 6 (15.00%) ITIL
4 6 (15.00%) SDLC
5 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 5 (12.50%) Data Transformation
5 5 (12.50%) OO
5 5 (12.50%) RUP
5 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.00%) Android Development
6 4 (10.00%) iOS Development
6 4 (10.00%) SOA
6 4 (10.00%) Wireframes
7 3 (7.50%) Logical Data Model
7 3 (7.50%) Physical Data Model
7 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.50%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (62.50%) SQL
2 17 (42.50%) C#
3 9 (22.50%) T-SQL
4 7 (17.50%) Java
4 7 (17.50%) VBScript
5 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL
6 5 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 4 (10.00%) Objective-C
8 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
8 3 (7.50%) VB
9 2 (5.00%) Perl
9 2 (5.00%) Python
10 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.50%) C
10 1 (2.50%) Korn
10 1 (2.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (2.50%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) MCSA
5 1 (2.50%) MCSE
5 1 (2.50%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) IFRS
1 2 (5.00%) IFRS 9
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Ansible
1 1 (2.50%) EMC Navisphere
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Oracle
2 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) Informatica
3 3 (7.50%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) Apple
4 2 (5.00%) BEA
4 2 (5.00%) Pega
4 2 (5.00%) webMethods
5 1 (2.50%) Embarcadero
5 1 (2.50%) EMC
5 1 (2.50%) JDA
5 1 (2.50%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.50%) Talend
5 1 (2.50%) VMware
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago