Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 128 118
Rank change year-on-year -63 -10 +16
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 14 73 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.28% 1.44% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 1.70% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 80 39
East of England median daily rate £400 £335 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.40% -16.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £116 £300 £255
90th Percentile £515 £476 £490
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
East of England median hourly rate - £45.00 £37.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.32% -2.67%
England median hourly rate £23.13 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -47.13% +9.38% -5.88%

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 4,203 4,294 3,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.55% 84.78% 82.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,487 2,490 2,287
East of England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £581 £542
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 244 316
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £36.50 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.68% +14.96% +27.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.33 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.30 £50.69 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.20 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.22% +8.25% +4.98%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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
Hertfordshire -27 6 £460 +37.31% 4
Bedfordshire -2 3 £510 +61.90% 1
Essex -21 3 £118 -63.28% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 2 £400 +19.40% 5
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (35.71%) JIRA
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (28.57%) Database Tuning
5 4 (28.57%) Line Management
5 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
5 4 (28.57%) ETL
5 4 (28.57%) MCSE
5 4 (28.57%) MCSA
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
6 3 (21.43%) Unix
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) SAN
6 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
6 3 (21.43%) VoIP
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
6 3 (21.43%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
6 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
6 3 (21.43%) Analytics

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 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Office 365
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Network Security
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
1 3 (21.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (14.29%) Power BI
6 1 (7.14%) HDInsight
6 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
6 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
4 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (14.29%) Back Office
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Technical Support
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Technical Support
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Services Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Support
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) MDX
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (14.29%) EJB
2 2 (14.29%) J2EE
2 2 (14.29%) JDBC
2 2 (14.29%) JMS
2 2 (14.29%) Servlets
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) Angular 2
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
1 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
1 3 (21.43%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 4 (28.57%) Database Tuning
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
3 4 (28.57%) Line Management
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Multithreading
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 2 (14.29%) B2B
5 2 (14.29%) B2C
5 2 (14.29%) Content Management
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Web Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) MCSA
1 4 (28.57%) MCSE
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (14.29%) hybris
2 2 (14.29%) Perforce
3 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
3 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.14%) VMware