The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 203 185
Rank change year-on-year -17 -18  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 483 623 647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.14% 1.28% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.53% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 381 397
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £297 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -27.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -38.46%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36004 40667 41211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23651 27315 26961
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 954 1137
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Tuning in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in England

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in England

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in England

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
London -25 234 £500 +11.11% 46
South East +90 119 £425 +9.67% 19
North West +30 42 £375 -16.66% 8
West Midlands +1 30 £388 -3.12% 10
Yorkshire -17 19 £375 -6.25% 8
North East +56 17 £340 +9.67% 4
East of England -56 12 £300 -29.41% 7
East Midlands -16 8 £425 +16.43% 5
Midlands - 2 - - 16
South West -14 1 - - 6
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 England region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 454 (47.69%) SQL
2 321 (33.72%) Oracle
3 286 (30.04%) SQL Server
4 281 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
5 259 (27.21%) Linux
6 219 (23.00%) Java
7 215 (22.58%) ETL
8 205 (21.53%) Finance
9 190 (19.96%) Data Warehouse
10 182 (19.12%) Unix
11 171 (17.96%) Business Intelligence
12 157 (16.49%) Microsoft
13 141 (14.81%) Oracle Database
14 137 (14.39%) Data Modelling
15 134 (14.08%) Python
16 132 (13.87%) PL/SQL
17 122 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 118 (12.39%) Windows
19 114 (11.97%) Shell Script
20 105 (11.03%) T-SQL
21 96 (10.08%) Web Services
22 95 (9.98%) Relational Database
23 93 (9.77%) Migration
24 90 (9.45%) Banking
25 89 (9.35%) Git (software)
25 89 (9.35%) High Availability
26 86 (9.03%) Perl
26 86 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
27 85 (8.93%) MySQL
27 85 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 64 (6.72%) Apache
2 61 (6.41%) WebLogic
3 49 (5.15%) Tomcat
4 35 (3.68%) WebSphere
5 29 (3.05%) JBoss
6 27 (2.84%) nginx
6 27 (2.84%) WebSphere Application Server
7 24 (2.52%) Apache Solr
8 20 (2.10%) Apache Spark
9 16 (1.68%) Apache Pig
9 16 (1.68%) SharePoint
10 15 (1.58%) SAS
11 14 (1.47%) CMS
12 11 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
14 8 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
15 7 (0.74%) Confluence
15 7 (0.74%) NServiceBus
16 6 (0.63%) Mule
Applications
1 26 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.84%) SPSS
4 7 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.53%) Stata
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.53%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.42%) Maximo
6 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.32%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.21%) RMDS
7 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
8 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.11%) HFM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 72 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (1.47%) GitHub
5 13 (1.37%) Amazon S3
6 12 (1.26%) SaaS
7 8 (0.84%) IaaS
8 7 (0.74%) PaaS
9 5 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.42%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 4 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.32%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.21%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.52%) SAN
2 37 (3.89%) Internet
3 28 (2.94%) Firewall
4 26 (2.73%) DNS
5 23 (2.42%) HTTP
6 22 (2.31%) TCP/IP
7 18 (1.89%) LAN
8 16 (1.68%) NAS
9 14 (1.47%) LDAP
9 14 (1.47%) WAN
10 12 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
11 11 (1.16%) Kerberos
11 11 (1.16%) VPN
12 8 (0.84%) SSH
12 8 (0.84%) Wireshark
13 7 (0.74%) DHCP
13 7 (0.74%) FTP
13 7 (0.74%) Network Security
14 6 (0.63%) SMTP
14 6 (0.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (30.04%) SQL Server
2 190 (19.96%) Data Warehouse
3 141 (14.81%) Oracle Database
4 122 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 95 (9.98%) Relational Database
6 85 (8.93%) MySQL
6 85 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 74 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 67 (7.04%) NoSQL
9 66 (6.93%) Hadoop
10 64 (6.72%) DB2
10 64 (6.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 61 (6.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 60 (6.30%) MongoDB
13 59 (6.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 49 (5.15%) RDBMS
15 43 (4.52%) Oracle BI EE
16 41 (4.31%) Oracle Reports
17 40 (4.20%) Apache Hive
17 40 (4.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 89 (9.35%) Git (software)
2 72 (7.56%) Jenkins
3 45 (4.73%) Talend Open Studio
4 35 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (3.57%) Subversion
6 25 (2.63%) JIRA
7 24 (2.52%) Visual Studio
8 22 (2.31%) ProC
9 19 (2.00%) JUnit
10 14 (1.47%) Maven
10 14 (1.47%) Mercurial
11 11 (1.16%) Eclipse
11 11 (1.16%) Hudson
11 11 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
12 9 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (0.95%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (0.84%) Ant
13 8 (0.84%) JMeter
13 8 (0.84%) LoadRunner
General
1 205 (21.53%) Finance
2 90 (9.45%) Banking
3 43 (4.52%) Front Office
4 29 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.73%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.79%) Marketing
7 16 (1.68%) Retail
8 13 (1.37%) Publishing
9 10 (1.05%) Electronics
9 10 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.84%) Back Office
10 8 (0.84%) Legal
10 8 (0.84%) Local Government
11 7 (0.74%) Advertising
12 4 (0.42%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.21%) Law
14 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 387 (40.65%) Developer
2 189 (19.85%) DBA
3 105 (11.03%) Administrator
4 92 (9.66%) SQL DBA
5 89 (9.35%) SQL Developer
6 77 (8.09%) Architect
7 69 (7.25%) Java Developer
8 57 (5.99%) ETL Developer
9 56 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
10 42 (4.41%) Oracle DBA
10 42 (4.41%) SQL Server DBA
11 40 (4.20%) Analyst
11 40 (4.20%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 38 (3.99%) Consultant
12 38 (3.99%) Linux Administrator
13 29 (3.05%) SSIS Developer
14 28 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
15 25 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
15 25 (2.63%) Senior Developer
15 25 (2.63%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (10.08%) Web Services
2 69 (7.25%) .NET
3 66 (6.93%) HTML
4 59 (6.20%) REST
5 58 (6.09%) XML
6 49 (5.15%) J2EE
7 48 (5.04%) Spring
8 31 (3.26%) RESTful
8 31 (3.26%) SOAP
9 30 (3.15%) AngularJS
10 28 (2.94%) Middleware
11 27 (2.84%) HTML5
12 26 (2.73%) JMS
13 25 (2.63%) JSON
13 25 (2.63%) LAMP
14 21 (2.21%) JDBC
15 20 (2.10%) Hibernate
15 20 (2.10%) MDX
16 19 (2.00%) JSP
16 19 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.88%) Clustering
2 56 (5.88%) Replication
3 32 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 30 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 29 (3.05%) Virtual Team
6 28 (2.94%) Data Structures
7 24 (2.52%) iPad
8 23 (2.42%) Data Centre
9 22 (2.31%) Management Information System
10 19 (2.00%) Equities
10 19 (2.00%) Fixed Income
11 18 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
12 17 (1.79%) Equity Derivative
13 16 (1.68%) Derivative
13 16 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.26%) Algorithms
14 12 (1.26%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.26%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 259 (27.21%) Linux
2 182 (19.12%) Unix
3 118 (12.39%) Windows
4 83 (8.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (4.73%) AIX
6 41 (4.31%) Ubuntu
7 39 (4.10%) Solaris
8 36 (3.78%) Windows Server
9 32 (3.36%) CentOS
10 29 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (2.42%) Debian
12 17 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (1.58%) zOS
14 12 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (1.05%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.95%) Android
17 8 (0.84%) SUSE
18 6 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
19 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
19 4 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (22.58%) ETL
3 171 (17.96%) Business Intelligence
4 137 (14.39%) Data Modelling
5 93 (9.77%) Migration
6 89 (9.35%) High Availability
7 76 (7.98%) TDD
8 73 (7.67%) SDLC
9 72 (7.56%) Analytics
10 71 (7.46%) DevOps
11 70 (7.35%) Performance Monitoring
12 68 (7.14%) Scrum
13 67 (7.04%) Configuration Management
14 66 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
14 66 (6.93%) Software Engineering
15 65 (6.83%) ITIL
16 57 (5.99%) Waterfall
17 56 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
18 52 (5.46%) Unit Testing
19 48 (5.04%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 454 (47.69%) SQL
2 219 (23.00%) Java
3 134 (14.08%) Python
4 132 (13.87%) PL/SQL
5 114 (11.97%) Shell Script
6 105 (11.03%) T-SQL
7 86 (9.03%) Perl
8 80 (8.40%) C#
9 74 (7.77%) JavaScript
10 56 (5.88%) Bash Shell
11 53 (5.57%) PHP
12 47 (4.94%) PowerShell
13 46 (4.83%) Ruby
14 38 (3.99%) C
15 27 (2.84%) Scala
16 21 (2.21%) Korn
17 19 (2.00%) Groovy
18 16 (1.68%) VB
19 15 (1.58%) C++
20 12 (1.26%) R
Qualifications
1 79 (8.30%) Degree
2 73 (7.67%) Security Cleared
3 58 (6.09%) SC Cleared
4 25 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.37%) MCSE
8 9 (0.95%) CFA
9 7 (0.74%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.63%) MCITP
11 5 (0.53%) CCNP
11 5 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.42%) MBA
12 4 (0.42%) MCSA
12 4 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.14%) QA
2 23 (2.42%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.84%) MiFID
4 7 (0.74%) SLA
5 6 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.53%) GDPR
7 3 (0.32%) IFRS
7 3 (0.32%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) HL7
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (4.73%) Docker
2 40 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.63%) Apache Flume
4 23 (2.42%) HDFS
5 20 (2.10%) Oracle RAC
5 20 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 17 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.26%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.84%) Oracle Clusterware
10 6 (0.63%) vSphere
11 5 (0.53%) KVM
11 5 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.42%) Firmware
12 4 (0.42%) NFS
12 4 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.32%) SRDF
13 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (5.67%) Ansible
2 49 (5.15%) Puppet
3 35 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (3.15%) Oracle RMAN
5 28 (2.94%) Nagios
6 22 (2.31%) Graphite
7 20 (2.10%) Oozie
7 20 (2.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 18 (1.89%) Data Guard
9 17 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 13 (1.37%) NetBackup
10 13 (1.37%) ZABBIX
11 12 (1.26%) vCenter Server
12 11 (1.16%) Terraform
13 9 (0.95%) vRealize
14 8 (0.84%) Control-M
14 8 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
14 8 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
14 8 (0.84%) Red Hat Satellite
14 8 (0.84%) vMotion
Vendors
1 321 (33.72%) Oracle
2 157 (16.49%) Microsoft
3 69 (7.25%) VMware
4 52 (5.46%) Red Hat
5 45 (4.73%) Talend
6 44 (4.62%) IBM
7 35 (3.68%) HP
7 35 (3.68%) Sybase
8 34 (3.57%) SAP
9 32 (3.36%) Informatica
10 29 (3.05%) Cloudera
11 26 (2.73%) ATG
12 22 (2.31%) Cisco
12 22 (2.31%) Tableau
13 16 (1.68%) EMC
13 16 (1.68%) Netezza
14 15 (1.58%) Citrix
15 14 (1.47%) Teradata
15 14 (1.47%) Veritas
16 13 (1.37%) Splunk
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: c350 Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, London
Talendrone.com
Rate: £500-£550/Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £450 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £33,800 to £39,200 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 20 days ago
City, London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Aim Hire Jobs
Posted: 17 days ago