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 27 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.

Performance Tuning
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 108 106
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 27 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.27% 0.61% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.76% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 9
Median daily rate £369 £485 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.96% +17.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £433 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £44.00 -
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 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 1755 1984 2083
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.67% 80.65% 78.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 1175 1208
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 136 163
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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
Essex +6 13 £450 - 3
Hertfordshire +3 8 £300 -36.84% 4
Cambridgeshire +6 3 £401 -21.32% 5
Suffolk +2 2 £260 - 2
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
Performance Tuning
England

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 East of England region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 26 (59.09%) Oracle
2 23 (52.27%) SQL
3 18 (40.91%) SQL Server
3 18 (40.91%) ETL
3 18 (40.91%) Oracle Database
4 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (31.82%) C#
6 11 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (25.00%) Finance
6 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (22.73%) SOA
8 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
8 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (20.45%) Java
8 9 (20.45%) Unix
8 9 (20.45%) Relational Database
8 9 (20.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
9 8 (18.18%) SAP Data Services
9 8 (18.18%) Data Analysis
9 8 (18.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (18.18%) OO
9 8 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (18.18%) XML
9 8 (18.18%) T-SQL

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 9 (20.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (11.36%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.27%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.27%) SAP MDG
2 1 (2.27%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) VoIP
1 4 (9.09%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.55%) Internet
2 2 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) NAS
3 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.91%) Oracle Database
1 18 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (20.45%) Relational Database
5 8 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (18.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 8 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (18.18%) Oracle9i Database
5 8 (18.18%) SAP Data Services
5 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (15.91%) Pentaho
7 5 (11.36%) OLAP
7 5 (11.36%) OLTP
7 5 (11.36%) QlikView
8 3 (6.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) AccuRev
1 3 (6.82%) CA Gen
1 3 (6.82%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (4.55%) Xcode
3 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (4.55%) Advertising
5 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.27%) Automotive
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (56.82%) Developer
2 15 (34.09%) ETL Developer
3 9 (20.45%) DBA
4 7 (15.91%) Oracle Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Pentaho Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Oracle ETL Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Administrator
6 5 (11.36%) Architect
6 5 (11.36%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Android Developer
7 4 (9.09%) C# Developer
7 4 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (9.09%) iOS Android Developer
7 4 (9.09%) iOS Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (9.09%) Oracle Specialist
7 4 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Support Specialist
8 3 (6.82%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) .NET
1 8 (18.18%) XML
2 5 (11.36%) RESTful
3 4 (9.09%) Android SDK
3 4 (9.09%) iOS SDK
3 4 (9.09%) J2EE
3 4 (9.09%) SOAP
3 4 (9.09%) Web Services
4 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.82%) Entity Framework
4 3 (6.82%) JMS
4 3 (6.82%) MDX
5 2 (4.55%) JSON
5 2 (4.55%) LINQ
5 2 (4.55%) LINQ to SQL
5 2 (4.55%) Middleware
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (4.55%) REST
6 1 (2.27%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Clustering
2 2 (4.55%) Replication
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) RIA
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Unix
2 5 (11.36%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) Android
3 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 4 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Solaris
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) ETL
2 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (22.73%) SOA
5 8 (18.18%) Data Analysis
5 8 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 8 (18.18%) OO
5 8 (18.18%) RUP
5 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 6 (13.64%) ITIL
7 5 (11.36%) Data Transformation
7 5 (11.36%) Database Tuning
8 4 (9.09%) Android Development
8 4 (9.09%) ETL Development
8 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
8 4 (9.09%) iOS Development
8 4 (9.09%) Wireframes
9 3 (6.82%) Data Integration
9 3 (6.82%) Process Improvement
9 3 (6.82%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) SQL
2 14 (31.82%) C#
3 9 (20.45%) Java
4 8 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 7 (15.91%) VBScript
6 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.36%) PL/SQL
6 5 (11.36%) VB.NET
7 4 (9.09%) Objective-C
8 3 (6.82%) Perl
8 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
8 3 (6.82%) VB
9 1 (2.27%) C
9 1 (2.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) MCSA
4 1 (2.27%) MCSE
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.27%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) IFRS
1 2 (4.55%) IFRS 9
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Data Guard
1 1 (2.27%) EMC Navisphere
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 26 (59.09%) Oracle
2 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.09%) Informatica
4 3 (6.82%) BEA
4 3 (6.82%) Embarcadero
4 3 (6.82%) Pega
4 3 (6.82%) Talend
4 3 (6.82%) Teradata
4 3 (6.82%) webMethods
5 2 (4.55%) Apple
6 1 (2.27%) EMC
6 1 (2.27%) IBM
6 1 (2.27%) JDA
6 1 (2.27%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.27%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) VMware