Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 155 114
Rank change year-on-year +17 -41 +15
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 46 39 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.04% 0.88% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.03% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 36
East of England median daily rate £425 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -29.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £248 £300
90th Percentile £515 £517 £523
England median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £41.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +8.11% -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £41.63
% change year-on-year +13.16% -8.71% -7.50%

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 3,735 3,772 4,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.46% 84.94% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,100 2,231 2,369
East of England median daily rate £433 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.77%
10th Percentile £240 £230 £247
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 261 293
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £31.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.02% +26.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.52 £12.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.75 £50.78
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018. 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
Cambridgeshire +6 16 £444 +47.92% 3
Essex +13 12 £450 - 2
Bedfordshire +6 8 £358 - 6
Hertfordshire -7 8 £406 +35.42% 5
Suffolk -5 2 £400 +53.85% 1
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 36 (78.26%) SQL
2 20 (43.48%) Linux
3 19 (41.30%) MongoDB
4 18 (39.13%) Replication
5 17 (36.96%) SQL Server
6 14 (30.43%) Windows
7 13 (28.26%) High Availability
8 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (23.91%) Ubuntu
10 10 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (21.74%) Finance
10 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
10 10 (21.74%) ETL
10 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
11 9 (19.57%) Database Tuning
11 9 (19.57%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (17.39%) B2C
12 8 (17.39%) Oracle
12 8 (17.39%) JIRA
13 7 (15.22%) Java
13 7 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (15.22%) QA
13 7 (15.22%) Big Data
13 7 (15.22%) Analytics
13 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
14 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (13.04%) Waterfall
14 6 (13.04%) RDBMS
14 6 (13.04%) OLAP
14 6 (13.04%) .NET

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 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (8.70%) nginx
2 3 (6.52%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) Confluence
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.87%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) Stackdriver
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.17%) GitHub
3 1 (2.17%) PaaS
3 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Firewall
2 4 (8.70%) DNS
2 4 (8.70%) SSL
2 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.52%) HTTP
3 3 (6.52%) HTTPS
3 3 (6.52%) Wireless
4 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (41.30%) MongoDB
2 17 (36.96%) SQL Server
3 10 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (19.57%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (15.22%) Big Data
5 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
6 6 (13.04%) OLAP
6 6 (13.04%) RDBMS
7 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database
7 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (8.70%) SSDT
8 3 (6.52%) Data Lake
8 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (6.52%) OLTP
8 3 (6.52%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (4.35%) Data Mart
9 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 8 (17.39%) JIRA
3 4 (8.70%) Artifactory
3 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.70%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (6.52%) Subversion
5 2 (4.35%) NUnit
5 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Marketing
3 3 (6.52%) Back Office
3 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) DBA
2 15 (32.61%) Developer
3 14 (30.43%) SQL DBA
4 12 (26.09%) MongoDB DBA
5 8 (17.39%) Administrator
6 6 (13.04%) SQL Developer
7 4 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) ETL Developer
8 3 (6.52%) MicroStrategy Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (6.52%) Software Manager
8 3 (6.52%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Database Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Development Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Software Development Manager
9 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) .NET
1 6 (13.04%) Web Services
2 4 (8.70%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (6.52%) CSS
3 3 (6.52%) HTML
3 3 (6.52%) Node.js
3 3 (6.52%) Servlets
3 3 (6.52%) XML
4 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.35%) Ajax
4 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.35%) DHTML
4 2 (4.35%) EJB
4 2 (4.35%) Entity Framework
4 2 (4.35%) J2EE
4 2 (4.35%) JDBC
4 2 (4.35%) JMS
4 2 (4.35%) jQuery
4 2 (4.35%) RESTful
4 2 (4.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) Replication
2 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.87%) User Experience
4 4 (8.70%) Client/Server
4 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.35%) Clustering
5 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.35%) Digital Media
5 2 (4.35%) Life Science
6 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.17%) FMCG
6 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.17%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) Linux
2 14 (30.43%) Windows
3 11 (23.91%) Ubuntu
4 4 (8.70%) CentOS
5 2 (4.35%) Solaris
5 2 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) High Availability
2 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.74%) ETL
4 9 (19.57%) Database Tuning
5 8 (17.39%) B2C
6 7 (15.22%) Analytics
6 7 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 6 (13.04%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Content Management
9 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (8.70%) Dimensional Modelling
9 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
9 4 (8.70%) Migration
9 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 4 (8.70%) Web Analytics
9 4 (8.70%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 36 (78.26%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) Java
3 6 (13.04%) Python
3 6 (13.04%) Ruby
4 5 (10.87%) Bash Shell
4 5 (10.87%) C#
4 5 (10.87%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.70%) Perl
5 4 (8.70%) PHP
5 4 (8.70%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.70%) VBScript
6 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.52%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.17%) Bourne shell
8 1 (2.17%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) GCP
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Kibana
2 4 (8.70%) logstash
2 4 (8.70%) Puppet
3 3 (6.52%) Ansible
3 3 (6.52%) HAProxy
3 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.17%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.17%) Galera Cluster
5 1 (2.17%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.17%) Oozie
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle
3 4 (8.70%) Google
3 4 (8.70%) hybris
3 4 (8.70%) Percona
4 3 (6.52%) CA Agile Central
4 3 (6.52%) F5
4 3 (6.52%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (6.52%) New Relic
4 3 (6.52%) Perforce
4 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
4 3 (6.52%) Splunk
5 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.17%) Talend
6 1 (2.17%) Veritas
6 1 (2.17%) VMware