Period
to 28 March 2020

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 6 months to 28 March 2020 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
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 276 249 289
Rank change year-on-year -27 +40 -62
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 497 979 848
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.87% 1.11% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.27% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 600 590
Median daily rate £484 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £327 £340 £313
90th Percentile £700 £669 £653
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 13
Median hourly rate £58.00 £23.13 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.76% -46.21% +7.50%
UK median hourly rate £58.00 £23.13 £45.00
% change year-on-year +150.76% -48.60% +12.50%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 48,351 77,380 80,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.09% 87.55% 86.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,242 51,811 53,856
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £294 £305 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,654 1,911 2,042
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +0.90% -4.50%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.28 £23.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +5.57% -8.00%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in England

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in England

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Performance Tuning in England over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in England

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 28 March 2020. 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
London -2 236 £550 +10.00% 59
North of England +21 101 £425 +6.25% 48
South East -19 86 £425 - 29
North West +33 63 £438 +14.75% 24
Yorkshire +39 32 £413 -2.94% 21
East of England +53 26 £428 -11.75% 11
South West -10 22 £466 -1.84% 11
Midlands +39 20 £413 -8.33% 10
West Midlands +40 11 £375 -23.04% 6
East Midlands +23 9 £425 +21.43% 4
North East +2 9 £650 +62.50% 3
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 211 (42.45%) SQL
2 150 (30.18%) SQL Server
3 140 (28.17%) Oracle
4 112 (22.54%) Linux
5 107 (21.53%) ETL
6 101 (20.32%) Agile Software Development
7 92 (18.51%) Migration
8 84 (16.90%) Microsoft
9 81 (16.30%) Windows
9 81 (16.30%) Java
10 79 (15.90%) Oracle Database
11 77 (15.49%) Azure
11 77 (15.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 75 (15.09%) Finance
13 69 (13.88%) Business Intelligence
14 67 (13.48%) Data Warehouse
15 65 (13.08%) T-SQL
16 61 (12.27%) Unix
17 60 (12.07%) High Availability
18 55 (11.07%) Banking
19 54 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 54 (10.87%) DevOps
20 53 (10.66%) AWS
21 52 (10.46%) Analytics
22 51 (10.26%) Python
23 50 (10.06%) PL/SQL
24 49 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
25 48 (9.66%) VMware
26 44 (8.85%) Security Cleared
27 42 (8.45%) Shell Script

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 29 (5.84%) Apache Spark
2 26 (5.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 22 (4.43%) Apache
4 16 (3.22%) Oracle Service Bus
4 16 (3.22%) WebLogic
5 15 (3.02%) IIS
6 9 (1.81%) nginx
6 9 (1.81%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.21%) Confluence
7 6 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.21%) JBoss
8 5 (1.01%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (0.80%) SAS
9 4 (0.80%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.80%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.60%) Mendix
11 2 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.40%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 19 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.40%) Stata
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (3.02%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.81%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.61%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.80%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.60%) ContrOCC
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.60%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.20%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.20%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 77 (15.49%) Azure
2 53 (10.66%) AWS
3 27 (5.43%) Power Platform
4 14 (2.82%) OpenShift
5 12 (2.41%) Amazon S3
6 11 (2.21%) Office 365
7 9 (1.81%) GCP
8 8 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.21%) IaaS
10 5 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (1.01%) Amazon Glacier
10 5 (1.01%) Amazon SageMaker
10 5 (1.01%) PaaS
11 4 (0.80%) Apigee
11 4 (0.80%) GitHub
12 3 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.60%) SaaS
13 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.42%) Firewall
2 14 (2.82%) DNS
3 13 (2.62%) SAN
4 8 (1.61%) DHCP
5 7 (1.41%) iSCSI
6 6 (1.21%) LAN
6 6 (1.21%) Network Security
6 6 (1.21%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (1.01%) HTTP
7 5 (1.01%) Kerberos
7 5 (1.01%) NAS
7 5 (1.01%) Skype
7 5 (1.01%) SSL
7 5 (1.01%) VoIP
8 4 (0.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (0.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (0.80%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.80%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (30.18%) SQL Server
2 79 (15.90%) Oracle Database
3 77 (15.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (13.48%) Data Warehouse
5 54 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 42 (8.45%) Big Data
7 39 (7.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 38 (7.65%) Hadoop
9 32 (6.44%) NoSQL
10 30 (6.04%) Data Lake
10 30 (6.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (5.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 27 (5.43%) Power BI
11 27 (5.43%) Relational Database
12 25 (5.03%) Oracle Database 12c
13 23 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (4.23%) MongoDB
15 19 (3.82%) MySQL
16 18 (3.62%) SQL Server 2016
17 17 (3.42%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 22 (4.43%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.22%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.02%) JIRA
4 12 (2.41%) JConsole
4 12 (2.41%) JProfiler
4 12 (2.41%) VisualVM
5 11 (2.21%) Visual Studio
6 10 (2.01%) Maven
7 8 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.41%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (1.21%) PowerBuilder
9 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (1.21%) Subversion
9 6 (1.21%) Toad
9 6 (1.21%) Travis CI
10 5 (1.01%) JMeter
10 5 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.80%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.80%) JUnit
General
1 75 (15.09%) Finance
2 55 (11.07%) Banking
3 32 (6.44%) Front Office
4 22 (4.43%) Public Sector
5 14 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.41%) Retail
7 6 (1.21%) Games
7 6 (1.21%) Local Government
7 6 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.21%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.80%) Law
8 4 (0.80%) Legal
8 4 (0.80%) Marketing
9 3 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.60%) Publishing
10 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.40%) Automotive
10 2 (0.40%) Back Office
10 2 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 187 (37.63%) Developer
2 118 (23.74%) DBA
3 53 (10.66%) SQL DBA
4 46 (9.26%) Architect
5 42 (8.45%) Java Developer
6 39 (7.85%) Oracle DBA
7 37 (7.44%) Analyst
8 34 (6.84%) SQL Developer
9 31 (6.24%) Administrator
10 29 (5.84%) Senior Developer
11 28 (5.63%) Oracle Developer
12 21 (4.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 21 (4.23%) SQL Server DBA
13 18 (3.62%) Data Architect
14 15 (3.02%) Consultant
14 15 (3.02%) Data Engineer
15 14 (2.82%) Infrastructure Architect
16 13 (2.62%) Senior Java Developer
17 11 (2.21%) ETL Developer
17 11 (2.21%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (8.25%) Middleware
2 29 (5.84%) Web Services
3 26 (5.23%) XML
4 23 (4.63%) AngularJS
4 23 (4.63%) REST
5 21 (4.23%) .NET
6 20 (4.02%) CSS
7 19 (3.82%) Kafka
7 19 (3.82%) React
8 17 (3.42%) Oracle Fusion
9 16 (3.22%) FIX Protocol
9 16 (3.22%) HTML
10 14 (2.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 13 (2.62%) Spring
12 11 (2.21%) Redux
13 10 (2.01%) Node.js
13 10 (2.01%) WCF
14 8 (1.61%) JSON
14 8 (1.61%) PySpark
14 8 (1.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.45%) Replication
2 37 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.84%) Clustering
3 29 (5.84%) Data Centre
4 20 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (3.82%) Data Structures
6 18 (3.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (2.62%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.41%) Public Cloud
9 10 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.41%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.21%) Credit Risk
11 6 (1.21%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.01%) Derivative
12 5 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (1.01%) User Experience
13 4 (0.80%) Animation
13 4 (0.80%) Handset
13 4 (0.80%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.80%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 112 (22.54%) Linux
2 81 (16.30%) Windows
3 61 (12.27%) Unix
4 32 (6.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (6.44%) Windows Server
5 17 (3.42%) AIX
6 15 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.41%) Solaris
7 12 (2.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (2.01%) VME
9 8 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.41%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.41%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.01%) HPUX
13 4 (0.80%) Android
13 4 (0.80%) zOS
14 3 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.60%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (21.53%) ETL
2 101 (20.32%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (18.51%) Migration
4 69 (13.88%) Business Intelligence
5 60 (12.07%) High Availability
6 54 (10.87%) DevOps
7 52 (10.46%) Analytics
8 49 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 39 (7.85%) TDD
10 38 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
11 37 (7.44%) Capacity Planning
12 35 (7.04%) Data Modelling
13 31 (6.24%) Data Migration
14 30 (6.04%) Low Latency
15 29 (5.84%) ITIL
15 29 (5.84%) Scrum
16 28 (5.63%) Capacity Management
16 28 (5.63%) Multithreading
17 27 (5.43%) SOA
18 26 (5.23%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 211 (42.45%) SQL
2 81 (16.30%) Java
3 65 (13.08%) T-SQL
4 51 (10.26%) Python
5 50 (10.06%) PL/SQL
6 42 (8.45%) Shell Script
7 35 (7.04%) PowerShell
8 29 (5.84%) JavaScript
9 21 (4.23%) Perl
10 20 (4.02%) C#
11 18 (3.62%) TypeScript
12 14 (2.82%) Bash Shell
13 12 (2.41%) Scala
14 11 (2.21%) COBOL
15 10 (2.01%) C++
15 10 (2.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 8 (1.61%) R
16 8 (1.61%) VBA
17 7 (1.41%) C
18 6 (1.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.64%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.03%) Degree
4 16 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.01%) MCSE
6 8 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.01%) MCITP
8 4 (0.80%) CCNP
8 4 (0.80%) VCP6
8 4 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.60%) CCA
9 3 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.60%) MCSA
9 3 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.40%) OCP
10 2 (0.40%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.02%) QA
2 19 (3.82%) SLA
3 6 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.60%) SNOMED CT
6 2 (0.40%) COREP
6 2 (0.40%) FINREP
6 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 36 (7.24%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.63%) Docker
4 20 (4.02%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (3.62%) HDFS
6 16 (3.22%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (2.82%) Hyper-V
8 12 (2.41%) LXC
8 12 (2.41%) NFS
8 12 (2.41%) vSphere
9 9 (1.81%) XenApp
10 6 (1.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (0.80%) Oracle Clusterware
11 4 (0.80%) vCloud
11 4 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.80%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.80%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.60%) Gluster
12 3 (0.60%) GlusterFS
13 2 (0.40%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 28 (5.63%) Ansible
2 17 (3.42%) Kubernetes
3 15 (3.02%) Data Guard
3 15 (3.02%) Oracle RMAN
4 13 (2.62%) Puppet
5 12 (2.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 11 (2.21%) Hadoop YARN
6 11 (2.21%) vRealize
7 10 (2.01%) Terraform
8 8 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.41%) SCCM
10 5 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.80%) HP SIM
11 4 (0.80%) Oracle Flashback
11 4 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.80%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.80%) WSUS
12 3 (0.60%) Ambari
12 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 140 (28.17%) Oracle
2 84 (16.90%) Microsoft
3 48 (9.66%) VMware
4 33 (6.64%) Red Hat
5 18 (3.62%) IBM
6 17 (3.42%) Tableau
7 16 (3.22%) Informatica
8 14 (2.82%) Citrix
8 14 (2.82%) SAP
8 14 (2.82%) Talend
9 13 (2.62%) Cisco
9 13 (2.62%) Cloudera
10 12 (2.41%) HP
11 10 (2.01%) Sybase
12 8 (1.61%) Ab Initio
12 8 (1.61%) ICL
13 7 (1.41%) MapR
14 6 (1.21%) Google
14 6 (1.21%) MicroStrategy
14 6 (1.21%) SolarWinds