Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 311 226 222
Rank change year-on-year -85 -4 -15
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 788 1,012 1,260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.84% 1.15% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.34% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 625 794
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £331 £311 £300
90th Percentile £600 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +1.16% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -8.57%
10th Percentile £42.00 £33.60 £31.10
90th Percentile £52.50 £128.05 £43.71
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -11.11%

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 80,623 75,637 85,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.32% 85.76% 85.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,688 49,933 57,204
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,175 1,877 2,060
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.51% - +8.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.71
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -14.23% +4.19% +8.47%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -42 442 £475 -5.00% 99
South East -82 142 £421 -0.94% 46
North of England -31 111 £400 +6.67% 45
Yorkshire +5 58 £403 +7.33% 20
North West -42 44 £388 +3.33% 25
Midlands -30 40 £406 +4.84% 27
East of England -22 33 £425 +32.81% 21
East Midlands +4 23 £345 -6.12% 11
South West +2 19 £430 +18.62% 8
West Midlands -50 16 £425 +9.68% 16
North East -26 9 £450 +38.46%
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 371 (47.08%) SQL
2 262 (33.25%) SQL Server
3 221 (28.05%) Oracle
4 183 (23.22%) Finance
5 172 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
5 172 (21.83%) Java
6 164 (20.81%) Data Warehouse
7 150 (19.04%) Unix
8 147 (18.65%) Linux
8 147 (18.65%) ETL
9 142 (18.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 132 (16.75%) Microsoft
11 122 (15.48%) Business Intelligence
12 117 (14.85%) Migration
13 112 (14.21%) Oracle Database
14 111 (14.09%) Amazon AWS
14 111 (14.09%) Python
15 110 (13.96%) Banking
15 110 (13.96%) Problem-Solving
16 107 (13.58%) T-SQL
17 100 (12.69%) Windows
18 93 (11.80%) Data Modelling
19 92 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
20 86 (10.91%) PL/SQL
21 81 (10.28%) Shell Script
22 80 (10.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 78 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
24 75 (9.52%) DevOps
25 73 (9.26%) Relational Database
26 71 (9.01%) Web 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 40 (5.08%) Apache
2 35 (4.44%) Apache Spark
2 35 (4.44%) WebLogic
3 24 (3.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 23 (2.92%) JBoss
5 22 (2.79%) SharePoint
6 19 (2.41%) Tomcat
7 18 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (2.16%) Apache Solr
9 14 (1.78%) Confluence
9 14 (1.78%) OpenStack
9 14 (1.78%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.40%) IIS
10 11 (1.40%) nginx
11 9 (1.14%) Apache Pig
12 8 (1.02%) CMS
13 7 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.76%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 6 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (3.05%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.13%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 9 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.38%) Maximo
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Utilities
7 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 111 (14.09%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.55%) IaaS
4 21 (2.66%) Serverless
5 20 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (2.16%) SaaS
8 15 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.90%) PaaS
9 14 (1.78%) Amazon EMR
9 14 (1.78%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (1.40%) Amazon Kinesis
12 9 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (1.02%) GitHub
14 7 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.89%) Azure Functions
15 6 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
16 5 (0.63%) Office 365
17 3 (0.38%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.20%) DNS
1 41 (5.20%) SAN
2 36 (4.57%) Firewall
3 26 (3.30%) SSL
4 24 (3.05%) NAS
4 24 (3.05%) TCP/IP
5 23 (2.92%) VPN
6 22 (2.79%) Network Security
7 16 (2.03%) HTTP
8 15 (1.90%) DHCP
8 15 (1.90%) NetScaler
9 12 (1.52%) Internet
9 12 (1.52%) iSCSI
9 12 (1.52%) MPLS
10 10 (1.27%) SMS
10 10 (1.27%) VSAN
11 8 (1.02%) BIG-IP
11 8 (1.02%) Kerberos
11 8 (1.02%) LAN
11 8 (1.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (33.25%) SQL Server
2 164 (20.81%) Data Warehouse
3 142 (18.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 112 (14.21%) Oracle Database
5 80 (10.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 73 (9.26%) Relational Database
7 66 (8.38%) PostgreSQL
8 59 (7.49%) NoSQL
9 58 (7.36%) Hadoop
10 56 (7.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 50 (6.35%) Oracle Database 12c
12 48 (6.09%) Big Data
13 47 (5.96%) SQL Server 2016
14 46 (5.84%) Oracle Database 11g
15 45 (5.71%) MongoDB
16 43 (5.46%) SQL Server 2008
17 37 (4.70%) DB2
18 36 (4.57%) Apache Cassandra
18 36 (4.57%) MySQL
19 35 (4.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 67 (8.50%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.95%) Jenkins
2 39 (4.95%) JIRA
2 39 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (3.93%) Visual Studio
4 22 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
5 20 (2.54%) Subversion
6 14 (1.78%) JDeveloper
7 13 (1.65%) JMeter
7 13 (1.65%) Maven
7 13 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (1.65%) Selenium
7 13 (1.65%) SpecFlow
8 12 (1.52%) JUnit
8 12 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (1.27%) Vagrant
10 8 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (1.02%) LoadRunner
10 8 (1.02%) Toad
11 7 (0.89%) ERwin
General
1 183 (23.22%) Finance
2 110 (13.96%) Banking
3 38 (4.82%) Front Office
4 34 (4.31%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.05%) Retail
6 11 (1.40%) Games
7 10 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
8 9 (1.14%) Marketing
9 7 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.89%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.76%) Back Office
10 6 (0.76%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.63%) Local Government
12 4 (0.51%) Billing
12 4 (0.51%) Legal
12 4 (0.51%) Publishing
13 3 (0.38%) Advertising
13 3 (0.38%) Law
14 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 344 (43.65%) Developer
2 150 (19.04%) DBA
3 77 (9.77%) SQL Developer
4 74 (9.39%) Administrator
5 72 (9.14%) SQL DBA
6 64 (8.12%) Java Developer
7 51 (6.47%) Oracle DBA
8 42 (5.33%) Consultant
9 40 (5.08%) Senior Developer
10 36 (4.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 36 (4.57%) Oracle Developer
11 34 (4.31%) ETL Developer
12 31 (3.93%) Architect
13 30 (3.81%) SQL Server DBA
14 25 (3.17%) Analyst
15 22 (2.79%) Data Engineer
16 20 (2.54%) AWS Developer
16 20 (2.54%) C# Developer
17 19 (2.41%) SQL Server Developer
18 18 (2.28%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (9.01%) Web Services
2 66 (8.38%) XML
3 48 (6.09%) Middleware
4 45 (5.71%) HTML
5 39 (4.95%) J2EE
6 35 (4.44%) AngularJS
7 34 (4.31%) .NET
7 34 (4.31%) RESTful
8 33 (4.19%) CSS
9 32 (4.06%) Kafka
9 32 (4.06%) REST
10 27 (3.43%) React
11 24 (3.05%) LDAP
12 22 (2.79%) HTML5
12 22 (2.79%) MDX
12 22 (2.79%) SAML
13 20 (2.54%) JSON
13 20 (2.54%) SOAP
14 19 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
14 19 (2.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.60%) Data Centre
3 49 (6.22%) Replication
4 41 (5.20%) Clustering
5 29 (3.68%) User Experience
6 26 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (3.05%) Computer Science
8 23 (2.92%) Data Structures
9 22 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (2.79%) Management Information System
10 17 (2.16%) Algorithms
10 17 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.90%) Credit Risk
11 15 (1.90%) Fixed Income
11 15 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 14 (1.78%) Fintech
13 13 (1.65%) Equities
14 12 (1.52%) Derivative
15 11 (1.40%) Virtual Team
16 9 (1.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 150 (19.04%) Unix
2 147 (18.65%) Linux
3 100 (12.69%) Windows
4 28 (3.55%) Windows Server
5 27 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (2.41%) Solaris
7 18 (2.28%) CentOS
8 11 (1.40%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (0.76%) AIX
11 6 (0.76%) Android
12 5 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.13%) SUSE
15 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (18.65%) ETL
3 122 (15.48%) Business Intelligence
4 117 (14.85%) Migration
5 110 (13.96%) Problem-Solving
6 93 (11.80%) Data Modelling
7 75 (9.52%) DevOps
8 65 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
8 65 (8.25%) High Availability
9 63 (7.99%) ITIL
10 56 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 55 (6.98%) Unit Testing
12 52 (6.60%) Analytics
12 52 (6.60%) Capacity Planning
12 52 (6.60%) Open Source
13 51 (6.47%) Performance Monitoring
14 49 (6.22%) Database Tuning
15 47 (5.96%) Microservices
16 44 (5.58%) Mentoring
16 44 (5.58%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 371 (47.08%) SQL
2 172 (21.83%) Java
3 111 (14.09%) Python
4 107 (13.58%) T-SQL
5 86 (10.91%) PL/SQL
6 81 (10.28%) Shell Script
7 62 (7.87%) JavaScript
8 52 (6.60%) C#
9 50 (6.35%) Bash Shell
10 46 (5.84%) Perl
11 43 (5.46%) PowerShell
12 34 (4.31%) Scala
13 25 (3.17%) Ruby
14 18 (2.28%) PHP
15 17 (2.16%) Java 8
16 16 (2.03%) Korn
17 14 (1.78%) R
18 10 (1.27%) C++
19 9 (1.14%) C
20 8 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 36 (4.57%) Degree
3 26 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (2.16%) Oracle Certification
5 13 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.52%) Check Point Certification
7 11 (1.40%) CCSA
8 9 (1.14%) CCSE
8 9 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.02%) CCNP
9 8 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.02%) MCSE
10 6 (0.76%) VCP6
11 5 (0.63%) MCITP
11 5 (0.63%) MCTS
11 5 (0.63%) RHCE
12 4 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.51%) OCP
12 4 (0.51%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.68%) Data Quality
2 21 (2.66%) QA
3 12 (1.52%) SLA
4 10 (1.27%) GCP
4 10 (1.27%) GDPR
5 5 (0.63%) PMO
6 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.25%) MiFID
8 1 (0.13%) Basel III
8 1 (0.13%) EMIR
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 50 (6.35%) Docker
2 43 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.70%) Active Directory
4 32 (4.06%) Oracle RAC
5 27 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (2.54%) vSphere
7 16 (2.03%) Apache Flume
8 15 (1.90%) XenApp
8 15 (1.90%) XenDesktop
9 13 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (1.52%) HDFS
11 11 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (1.27%) Hyper-V
12 10 (1.27%) KVM
12 10 (1.27%) VMware NSX
13 9 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (1.02%) NFS
15 6 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 5 (0.63%) Firmware
16 5 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 61 (7.74%) Ansible
2 32 (4.06%) Puppet
3 27 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (3.30%) Kubernetes
4 26 (3.30%) Oracle RMAN
5 25 (3.17%) Data Guard
6 20 (2.54%) Terraform
7 19 (2.41%) Oozie
8 16 (2.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 14 (1.78%) Oracle Identity Management
9 14 (1.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 14 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (1.78%) Tivoli
10 10 (1.27%) FortiGate
10 10 (1.27%) Kibana
11 9 (1.14%) SCCM
12 8 (1.02%) Hadoop YARN
12 8 (1.02%) logstash
13 7 (0.89%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 221 (28.05%) Oracle
2 132 (16.75%) Microsoft
3 54 (6.85%) VMware
4 50 (6.35%) IBM
5 33 (4.19%) Tableau
6 28 (3.55%) Red Hat
7 27 (3.43%) Citrix
8 25 (3.17%) HP
8 25 (3.17%) SAP
9 20 (2.54%) Google
10 18 (2.28%) Cloudera
10 18 (2.28%) Informatica
10 18 (2.28%) NetApp
11 17 (2.16%) Sybase
12 16 (2.03%) EMC
13 15 (1.90%) CheckPoint
14 14 (1.78%) Cisco
15 13 (1.65%) F5
15 13 (1.65%) Palo Alto
15 13 (1.65%) RedGate