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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 18 August 2022 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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 123 121 85
Rank change year-on-year -2 -36 +78
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 13 12 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.52% 0.53% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.59% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 11
10th Percentile £316 £450 £363
25th Percentile £321 £463 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £485 £473
Median % change year-on-year -7.22% +2.65% +18.13%
75th Percentile £525 £550 £516
90th Percentile £555 - £544
England median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +5.26%

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 2,207 2,024 1,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.67% 89.48% 86.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,370 1,152 809
10th Percentile £200 £155 £224
25th Percentile £363 £290 £330
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £425 £445
Median % change year-on-year +14.12% -4.49% -1.11%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £613 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 299 83
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £14.57
Median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +51.85% -40.00% +32.35%
75th Percentile £52.50 £24.25 £47.38
90th Percentile £64.10 £50.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £26.98 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +31.61% -8.89% +6.91%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Performance Tuning as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Performance Tuning in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in the East of England

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Performance Tuning in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the East of England

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Performance Tuning in the East of England.

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 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Bedfordshire -6 5 - -
Essex +5 3 £436 -10.21%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £463 - 2
Hertfordshire -7 2 £325 -31.58% 1
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) Data Modelling
3 5 (38.46%) Data Management
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
3 5 (38.46%) RStudio
4 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (23.08%) Clustering
5 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) Control-M
5 3 (23.08%) OLTP
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (23.08%) Apache
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Apache Hive
5 3 (23.08%) IaaS
5 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 3 (23.08%) MapR
5 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (23.08%) R
5 3 (23.08%) High Availability
5 3 (23.08%) Tableau

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 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) Apache Airflow
1 3 (23.08%) Apache Spark
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (7.69%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon Kinesis
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon SageMaker
1 3 (23.08%) AWS
1 3 (23.08%) IaaS
1 3 (23.08%) Power Platform
2 2 (15.38%) Azure
2 2 (15.38%) PaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (7.69%) BigCommerce
3 1 (7.69%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) Kerberos
1 1 (7.69%) SMTP
1 1 (7.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
2 3 (23.08%) Apache Arrow
2 3 (23.08%) Apache Hive
2 3 (23.08%) Big Data
2 3 (23.08%) Data Lake
2 3 (23.08%) Flink
2 3 (23.08%) Looker
2 3 (23.08%) OLTP
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (23.08%) Power BI
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Tableau
3 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 2 (15.38%) MySQL
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (7.69%) DB2
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) RStudio
2 3 (23.08%) MLflow
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
1 2 (15.38%) Social Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) DBA
2 4 (30.77%) Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (23.08%) SQL DBA
4 2 (15.38%) Data Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior DBA
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Cognos BI Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Cognos Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Django
1 3 (23.08%) Flask
1 3 (23.08%) Kafka
1 3 (23.08%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (23.08%) Shiny
1 3 (23.08%) Spark Streaming
1 3 (23.08%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) LDAP
2 1 (7.69%) MDX
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
2 2 (15.38%) Replication
3 1 (7.69%) Life Science
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Solaris
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) AIX
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Data Management
1 5 (38.46%) Data Modelling
2 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Analytics
3 3 (23.08%) BDD
3 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (23.08%) CI/CD
3 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 3 (23.08%) Containerisation
3 3 (23.08%) Dashboard Development
3 3 (23.08%) Data Analytics
3 3 (23.08%) Data Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Data Pipeline
3 3 (23.08%) Data Privacy
3 3 (23.08%) High Availability
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 3 (23.08%) Use Case
3 3 (23.08%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) R
2 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) Bash
4 1 (7.69%) C-shell
4 1 (7.69%) Korn
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) GDPR
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Firmware
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Control-M
1 3 (23.08%) Data Guard
1 3 (23.08%) Kubernetes
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (15.38%) NetBackup
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (7.69%) HAProxy
3 1 (7.69%) Nagios
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (7.69%) Puppet
3 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) MapR
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Commvault
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Adobe
4 1 (7.69%) Cognos
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) Fujitsu
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) NN4M
4 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.69%) Sun