Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 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
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 231 221
Rank change year-on-year -67 -10 -17
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 789 932 1,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 1.12% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.32% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 584 739
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 7
England median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -12.50% -21.95%
10th Percentile £18.14 £32.50 £32.55
90th Percentile £47.50 £40.00 £44.00
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% -15.66% -19.02%

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 79,687 70,828 81,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 84.79% 84.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,911 46,750 54,547
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,109 1,871 2,115
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.60 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £50.64
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 May 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
London -43 429 £475 - 103
South East -61 149 £420 -1.18% 38
North of England -58 91 £400 +6.67% 39
East of England +20 55 £425 +41.67% 32
North West -33 47 £400 +10.34% 21
Midlands -39 46 £350 -5.72% 36
Yorkshire -11 40 £413 +10.00% 15
East Midlands +15 32 £330 -17.50% 22
South West -10 20 £388 +8.77% 12
West Midlands -72 14 £444 +21.64% 14
North East -25 4 £385 +10.00% 3
Performance Tuning
UK

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

1 406 (51.46%) SQL
2 252 (31.94%) SQL Server
3 193 (24.46%) Oracle
4 186 (23.57%) Finance
5 179 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
6 158 (20.03%) ETL
7 157 (19.90%) Data Warehouse
8 156 (19.77%) Java
9 154 (19.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 153 (19.39%) Linux
11 147 (18.63%) Unix
12 140 (17.74%) Microsoft
13 126 (15.97%) Business Intelligence
14 120 (15.21%) Migration
15 118 (14.96%) Data Modelling
16 112 (14.20%) Banking
17 107 (13.56%) Windows
18 106 (13.43%) Oracle Database
19 100 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
20 96 (12.17%) T-SQL
21 95 (12.04%) PL/SQL
22 94 (11.91%) Python
23 91 (11.53%) Amazon AWS
24 86 (10.90%) Shell Script
25 85 (10.77%) Replication
26 81 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
27 79 (10.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 77 (9.76%) High Availability
28 77 (9.76%) Relational Database
29 74 (9.38%) DevOps

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 36 (4.56%) Apache
2 28 (3.55%) Apache Spark
3 23 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (2.66%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.28%) IIS
6 17 (2.15%) WebLogic
7 16 (2.03%) Confluence
7 16 (2.03%) WebSphere
8 15 (1.90%) JBoss
9 12 (1.52%) Apache Solr
10 11 (1.39%) Apache Pig
10 11 (1.39%) nginx
10 11 (1.39%) Tomcat
11 10 (1.27%) SAS
12 9 (1.14%) OpenStack
13 8 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (0.76%) MS Exchange
16 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.13%) HipChat
5 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.38%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 91 (11.53%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.55%) IaaS
4 16 (2.03%) Amazon Kinesis
4 16 (2.03%) PaaS
4 16 (2.03%) Serverless
5 14 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
5 14 (1.77%) SaaS
6 13 (1.65%) Amazon EMR
6 13 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (1.52%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.27%) Office 365
9 9 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.63%) GitHub
11 5 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.38%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.20%) SAN
2 39 (4.94%) DNS
3 32 (4.06%) Firewall
4 21 (2.66%) DHCP
4 21 (2.66%) NAS
4 21 (2.66%) VPN
5 17 (2.15%) MPLS
5 17 (2.15%) TCP/IP
6 16 (2.03%) iSCSI
6 16 (2.03%) SSL
7 15 (1.90%) NetScaler
8 14 (1.77%) SMS
8 14 (1.77%) VSAN
9 12 (1.52%) HTTP
9 12 (1.52%) Internet
9 12 (1.52%) Kerberos
10 9 (1.14%) LAN
10 9 (1.14%) WAN
11 7 (0.89%) Network Security
12 6 (0.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (31.94%) SQL Server
2 157 (19.90%) Data Warehouse
3 154 (19.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 106 (13.43%) Oracle Database
5 79 (10.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 77 (9.76%) Relational Database
7 66 (8.37%) MongoDB
8 57 (7.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 55 (6.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 52 (6.59%) NoSQL
11 51 (6.46%) SQL Server 2012
12 49 (6.21%) Big Data
13 48 (6.08%) Oracle Database 11g
14 47 (5.96%) Hadoop
15 42 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
15 42 (5.32%) SQL Server 2016
16 37 (4.69%) Oracle Database 12c
17 34 (4.31%) DB2
17 34 (4.31%) RDBMS
18 33 (4.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 48 (6.08%) Git (software)
2 37 (4.69%) JIRA
3 36 (4.56%) Jenkins
4 17 (2.15%) Cucumber
5 16 (2.03%) JUnit
6 15 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (1.77%) Subversion
8 13 (1.65%) JMeter
9 12 (1.52%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.39%) Maven
11 10 (1.27%) Selenium
12 9 (1.14%) IntelliJ
12 9 (1.14%) Mockito
13 8 (1.01%) Toad
14 7 (0.89%) Artifactory
14 7 (0.89%) CircleCI
14 7 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (0.76%) TeamCity
16 5 (0.63%) Vagrant
General
1 186 (23.57%) Finance
2 112 (14.20%) Banking
3 31 (3.93%) Front Office
4 27 (3.42%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.53%) Retail
6 15 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.77%) Games
8 10 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
8 10 (1.27%) Marketing
8 10 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.89%) Publishing
11 6 (0.76%) Back Office
11 6 (0.76%) Local Government
12 5 (0.63%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.51%) Electronics
13 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.51%) Legal
14 3 (0.38%) Billing
14 3 (0.38%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 325 (41.19%) Developer
2 180 (22.81%) DBA
3 92 (11.66%) SQL DBA
4 86 (10.90%) SQL Developer
5 66 (8.37%) Java Developer
6 64 (8.11%) Administrator
7 55 (6.97%) Senior Developer
8 54 (6.84%) Oracle DBA
9 43 (5.45%) ETL Developer
10 42 (5.32%) SQL Server DBA
11 41 (5.20%) Architect
11 41 (5.20%) Consultant
12 39 (4.94%) Analyst
13 33 (4.18%) Oracle Developer
14 27 (3.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 24 (3.04%) MongoDB DBA
16 23 (2.92%) Senior Java Developer
16 23 (2.92%) SQL Server Developer
17 19 (2.41%) Technical Leader
18 18 (2.28%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (6.97%) Web Services
2 45 (5.70%) XML
3 44 (5.58%) RESTful
4 43 (5.45%) HTML
5 30 (3.80%) Middleware
6 29 (3.68%) .NET
7 28 (3.55%) CSS
8 27 (3.42%) Spring
9 26 (3.30%) Kafka
9 26 (3.30%) REST
10 25 (3.17%) HTML5
11 22 (2.79%) React
12 18 (2.28%) J2EE
13 17 (2.15%) AngularJS
13 17 (2.15%) JSON
14 15 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
15 14 (1.77%) jQuery
15 14 (1.77%) Node.js
16 13 (1.65%) CSS3
16 13 (1.65%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 85 (10.77%) Replication
2 69 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 30 (3.80%) Clustering
5 27 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 22 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (2.79%) User Experience
7 20 (2.53%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.15%) Client/Server
9 16 (2.03%) Algorithms
9 16 (2.03%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (1.77%) Credit Risk
11 14 (1.77%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.27%) Equities
14 9 (1.14%) Derivative
14 9 (1.14%) Fixed Income
14 9 (1.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 153 (19.39%) Linux
2 147 (18.63%) Unix
3 107 (13.56%) Windows
4 31 (3.93%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (2.03%) CentOS
6 16 (2.03%) Ubuntu
7 15 (1.90%) Android
8 14 (1.77%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.65%) AIX
9 13 (1.65%) Apple iOS
10 12 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (1.27%) Solaris
11 10 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
14 6 (0.76%) SUSE
15 5 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.63%) zOS
16 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (20.03%) ETL
3 126 (15.97%) Business Intelligence
4 120 (15.21%) Migration
5 118 (14.96%) Data Modelling
6 100 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
7 77 (9.76%) High Availability
8 74 (9.38%) DevOps
9 66 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
10 61 (7.73%) ITIL
10 61 (7.73%) Open Source
11 59 (7.48%) Performance Monitoring
12 56 (7.10%) Disaster Recovery
13 54 (6.84%) Capacity Planning
14 51 (6.46%) Analytics
15 45 (5.70%) Kimball Methodology
15 45 (5.70%) Software Engineering
16 42 (5.32%) Database Tuning
16 42 (5.32%) Microservices
16 42 (5.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 406 (51.46%) SQL
2 156 (19.77%) Java
3 96 (12.17%) T-SQL
4 95 (12.04%) PL/SQL
5 94 (11.91%) Python
6 86 (10.90%) Shell Script
7 52 (6.59%) JavaScript
8 38 (4.82%) Bash Shell
8 38 (4.82%) PowerShell
9 37 (4.69%) Perl
9 37 (4.69%) Scala
10 34 (4.31%) Ruby
11 32 (4.06%) C#
12 24 (3.04%) Java 8
13 20 (2.53%) PHP
14 16 (2.03%) Korn
15 13 (1.65%) Kotlin
15 13 (1.65%) R
16 10 (1.27%) C++
16 10 (1.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 40 (5.07%) Security Cleared
2 33 (4.18%) Degree
3 29 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.65%) MCSE
7 11 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
7 11 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.89%) CCNP
9 7 (0.89%) VCP6
10 6 (0.76%) MCITP
11 5 (0.63%) MCSA
12 4 (0.51%) CCNA
12 4 (0.51%) MCTS
12 4 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.38%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.38%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (0.38%) CISSP
13 3 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.06%) QA
2 27 (3.42%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.52%) SLA
4 7 (0.89%) GDPR
4 7 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.63%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.51%) PMO
7 3 (0.38%) IFRS
8 2 (0.25%) GCP
9 1 (0.13%) COREP
9 1 (0.13%) EMIR
9 1 (0.13%) FINREP
9 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 49 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (3.80%) Docker
3 29 (3.68%) Active Directory
4 26 (3.30%) Oracle RAC
5 23 (2.92%) vSphere
6 20 (2.53%) Apache Flume
7 19 (2.41%) Hyper-V
7 19 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (2.28%) NFS
9 17 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (2.15%) XenApp
10 15 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (1.90%) XenDesktop
11 14 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (1.52%) VMware NSX
13 8 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 8 (1.01%) HDFS
14 7 (0.89%) KVM
15 5 (0.63%) Firmware
16 4 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 41 (5.20%) Ansible
2 28 (3.55%) Oracle RMAN
3 26 (3.30%) Puppet
4 23 (2.92%) Oozie
5 22 (2.79%) Data Guard
6 18 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (2.15%) Kibana
7 17 (2.15%) Terraform
8 15 (1.90%) logstash
9 13 (1.65%) Kubernetes
10 11 (1.39%) SCOM
10 11 (1.39%) Tivoli
11 10 (1.27%) Grafana
11 10 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 10 (1.27%) SCCM
12 9 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
12 9 (1.14%) vRealize
13 7 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.76%) Consul
14 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 193 (24.46%) Oracle
2 140 (17.74%) Microsoft
3 59 (7.48%) VMware
4 39 (4.94%) IBM
5 29 (3.68%) Citrix
6 28 (3.55%) SAP
7 27 (3.42%) HP
8 25 (3.17%) Cisco
9 21 (2.66%) Google
10 19 (2.41%) Cloudera
10 19 (2.41%) Informatica
11 18 (2.28%) NetApp
11 18 (2.28%) Red Hat
12 17 (2.15%) RedGate
12 17 (2.15%) Tableau
13 15 (1.90%) AppDynamics
13 15 (1.90%) Talend
14 14 (1.77%) Ab Initio
15 13 (1.65%) Ivanti
15 13 (1.65%) Wyse