Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 114 140
Rank change year-on-year -32 +26 -23
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 67 82 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.30% 1.68% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 2.07% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 48 29
East of England median daily rate £335 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +23.08% +1.56%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £263
90th Percentile £476 £488 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £404
% change year-on-year - +11.46% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% +8.77%
10th Percentile £41.50 £34.54 £36.63
90th Percentile £47.00 £40.00 £39.88
England median hourly rate £43.75 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +8.97%

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 the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4265 3967 4640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.66% 81.39% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2460 2302 2704
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £233
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 320 400
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £31.95 £23.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +35.24% -1.56%
10th Percentile £11.53 £13.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.43
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Performance Tuning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Hertfordshire -23 27 £335 -16.25% 3
Cambridgeshire -6 20 £335 -21.18% 2
Bedfordshire -2 12 £315 -25.88%
Essex -27 11 £320 +7.38% 5
Suffolk +16 4 £463 +54.17% 1
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 44 (65.67%) SQL Server
2 37 (55.22%) SQL
2 37 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (44.78%) Oracle
4 24 (35.82%) Finance
5 21 (31.34%) TDD
6 20 (29.85%) Linux
7 16 (23.88%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
7 16 (23.88%) Relational Database
8 15 (22.39%) C#
8 15 (22.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (20.90%) WebLogic
10 13 (19.40%) .NET
10 13 (19.40%) RDBMS
10 13 (19.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (17.91%) Middleware
11 12 (17.91%) Unix
11 12 (17.91%) OO
11 12 (17.91%) SOAP
11 12 (17.91%) XML
12 11 (16.42%) Web Services
12 11 (16.42%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (16.42%) WCF
12 11 (16.42%) SDLC
12 11 (16.42%) REST
13 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
13 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (14.93%) Git (software)
13 10 (14.93%) SoapUI

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 14 (20.90%) WebLogic
2 10 (14.93%) SharePoint
3 9 (13.43%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.48%) Apache
4 3 (4.48%) Apache Spark
4 3 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (4.48%) nginx
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.99%) SAS
6 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.49%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.49%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) DHCP
1 1 (1.49%) DNS
1 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (65.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (23.88%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (23.88%) Relational Database
3 15 (22.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (19.40%) RDBMS
5 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database
5 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (8.96%) MySQL
6 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (4.48%) Big Data
8 3 (4.48%) DB2
8 3 (4.48%) Hadoop
8 3 (4.48%) Impala
8 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
8 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (4.48%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (14.93%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
2 10 (14.93%) SoapUI
3 9 (13.43%) Ant
3 9 (13.43%) JIRA
3 9 (13.43%) Maven
4 7 (10.45%) JMeter
5 6 (8.96%) Gradle
5 6 (8.96%) JUnit
6 3 (4.48%) LoadUI
6 3 (4.48%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.49%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.49%) ERwin
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.49%) Selenium
7 1 (1.49%) Subversion
7 1 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.49%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Automotive
2 7 (10.45%) Retail
3 5 (7.46%) Marketing
4 3 (4.48%) Games
4 3 (4.48%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (55.22%) Developer
2 20 (29.85%) SQL Developer
3 19 (28.36%) SQL Server Developer
4 15 (22.39%) C# Developer
5 13 (19.40%) DBA
6 12 (17.91%) Senior Developer
7 11 (16.42%) .NET Developer
7 11 (16.42%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (16.42%) C# WCF Developer
7 11 (16.42%) SSIS Developer
7 11 (16.42%) WCF Developer
8 7 (10.45%) SQL DBA
8 7 (10.45%) SSRS Developer
9 6 (8.96%) Administrator
9 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (8.96%) J2EE Developer
9 6 (8.96%) Senior J2EE Developer
9 6 (8.96%) SSAS Developer
10 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 5 (7.46%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) .NET
2 12 (17.91%) Middleware
2 12 (17.91%) SOAP
2 12 (17.91%) XML
3 11 (16.42%) REST
3 11 (16.42%) WCF
3 11 (16.42%) Web Services
4 9 (13.43%) Ajax
4 9 (13.43%) CSS
4 9 (13.43%) HTML
4 9 (13.43%) HTML5
4 9 (13.43%) Java EE
4 9 (13.43%) JAXB
4 9 (13.43%) JAX-RS
4 9 (13.43%) JAX-WS
4 9 (13.43%) JPA
4 9 (13.43%) Struts
5 6 (8.96%) JSF
5 6 (8.96%) JSP
5 6 (8.96%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.48%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.99%) Clustering
4 2 (2.99%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.99%) Replication
5 1 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.85%) Linux
2 12 (17.91%) Unix
3 5 (7.46%) Windows
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.34%) TDD
3 12 (17.91%) OO
4 11 (16.42%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (16.42%) SDLC
5 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (14.93%) ETL
6 9 (13.43%) Code Coverage
6 9 (13.43%) Load Testing
6 9 (13.43%) OOA/OOD
6 9 (13.43%) UML
7 8 (11.94%) MVC
7 8 (11.94%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (8.96%) Coaching
9 6 (8.96%) Data Modelling
9 6 (8.96%) Mentoring
9 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
10 5 (7.46%) High Availability
10 5 (7.46%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 37 (55.22%) SQL
2 15 (22.39%) C#
3 9 (13.43%) Java
3 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
3 9 (13.43%) Shell Script
4 6 (8.96%) Python
4 6 (8.96%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.46%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.48%) Groovy
6 3 (4.48%) PHP
7 2 (2.99%) Apex Code
7 2 (2.99%) Korn
7 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.99%) VBA
8 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.49%) Degree
1 1 (1.49%) ISEB
1 1 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) Ansible
2 3 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.48%) Puppet
3 2 (2.99%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (2.99%) Oozie
4 1 (1.49%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.49%) SCOM
4 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) Oracle
2 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.43%) CA
3 9 (13.43%) CA Agile Central
4 4 (5.97%) IBM
5 2 (2.99%) Cognos
5 2 (2.99%) Informatica
5 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.99%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.49%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.49%) Talend