Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 207 208
Rank change year-on-year -35 +1 -21
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 1013 1252 1246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.07% 1.28% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.52% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 820 810
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.43% +0.06%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 7
England median hourly rate £43.75 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +8.97%
10th Percentile £35.25 £29.64 £38.50
90th Percentile £121.03 £60.15 £44.25
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +8.97%

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 80305 82432 84439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54036 54950 55644
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1882 2137 2504
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 22 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -18 550 £505 +6.32% 49
South East +21 197 £388 -13.89% 21
North of England -33 130 £375 -6.25% 33
East of England -26 68 £335 -16.25% 14
Midlands -15 65 £388 +3.33% 12
Yorkshire -4 49 £425 - 15
North West -80 47 £400 -5.88% 17
West Midlands -5 45 £410 +10.07% 5
North East +63 37 £350 +7.69% 1
East Midlands -16 18 £330 -5.71% 6
South West -42 9 £350 -6.67% 2
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 432 (42.65%) SQL
2 295 (29.12%) Java
3 291 (28.73%) SQL Server
4 283 (27.94%) Oracle
5 282 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
6 281 (27.74%) Linux
7 209 (20.63%) ETL
8 198 (19.55%) Finance
9 194 (19.15%) Unix
10 149 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
11 137 (13.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 135 (13.33%) Shell Script
13 128 (12.64%) Windows
14 126 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
15 124 (12.24%) Microsoft
16 121 (11.94%) Python
17 113 (11.15%) Migration
18 109 (10.76%) QA
18 109 (10.76%) High Availability
18 109 (10.76%) Oracle Database
19 106 (10.46%) Web Services
20 103 (10.17%) Banking
21 100 (9.87%) TDD
21 100 (9.87%) T-SQL
22 95 (9.38%) Data Modelling
22 95 (9.38%) Big Data
23 93 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
24 89 (8.79%) REST
25 87 (8.59%) PL/SQL
25 87 (8.59%) 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 46 (4.54%) WebSphere
2 45 (4.44%) Apache
3 44 (4.34%) Apache Spark
4 35 (3.46%) WebLogic
5 29 (2.86%) JBoss
5 29 (2.86%) Tomcat
6 26 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (2.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 22 (2.17%) SharePoint
9 19 (1.88%) Apache Solr
10 17 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 17 (1.68%) SAS
11 13 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (1.28%) Confluence
11 13 (1.28%) GemFire
12 9 (0.89%) PowerExchange
13 8 (0.79%) Documentum
14 6 (0.59%) IIS
14 6 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.099%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.099%) SPSS
4 1 (0.099%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.48%) Markit EDM
3 13 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
3 13 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.89%) Oracle Retail
4 9 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.79%) Maximo
6 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.30%) Magento
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle TCA
7 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.20%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.099%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.099%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 93 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.27%) PaaS
4 22 (2.17%) GitHub
5 12 (1.18%) SaaS
6 8 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.59%) IaaS
8 5 (0.49%) Office 365
9 4 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.20%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.20%) Force.com
11 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.20%) Heroku
12 1 (0.099%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.099%) iTunes
12 1 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.33%) SAN
2 43 (4.24%) Internet
3 38 (3.75%) LDAP
4 32 (3.16%) Firewall
5 29 (2.86%) Kerberos
6 27 (2.67%) Network Security
7 24 (2.37%) NAS
8 20 (1.97%) TCP/IP
9 17 (1.68%) DNS
10 14 (1.38%) DHCP
10 14 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (1.28%) HTTP
12 11 (1.09%) VPN
13 10 (0.99%) LAN
14 8 (0.79%) HTTPS
14 8 (0.79%) SSL
14 8 (0.79%) WAN
15 6 (0.59%) SMTP
15 6 (0.59%) VLAN
16 4 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (28.73%) SQL Server
2 149 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
3 137 (13.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 109 (10.76%) Oracle Database
5 95 (9.38%) Big Data
6 87 (8.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 85 (8.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 68 (6.71%) MySQL
9 65 (6.42%) Hadoop
10 64 (6.32%) NoSQL
11 59 (5.82%) MongoDB
11 59 (5.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 55 (5.43%) Oracle Database 11g
13 52 (5.13%) DB2
14 51 (5.03%) Relational Database
15 50 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
16 49 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
17 41 (4.05%) OLAP
18 40 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
19 39 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 75 (7.40%) Git (software)
2 53 (5.23%) Jenkins
3 44 (4.34%) JIRA
4 42 (4.15%) JUnit
5 38 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (2.17%) Gradle
6 22 (2.17%) Subversion
6 22 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
7 21 (2.07%) Visual Studio
8 18 (1.78%) IntelliJ
8 18 (1.78%) Maven
8 18 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (1.28%) JMeter
10 12 (1.18%) Ant
10 12 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
11 10 (0.99%) Mockito
11 10 (0.99%) SoapUI
12 9 (0.89%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.89%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.89%) LoadRunner
General
1 198 (19.55%) Finance
2 103 (10.17%) Banking
3 54 (5.33%) Front Office
4 38 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.88%) Retail
7 15 (1.48%) Marketing
8 10 (0.99%) Advertising
9 9 (0.89%) Games
9 9 (0.89%) Publishing
10 7 (0.69%) Automotive
11 6 (0.59%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.59%) Legal
12 5 (0.49%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.39%) International Banking
13 4 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.30%) Back Office
14 3 (0.30%) Electronics
14 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 457 (45.11%) Developer
2 166 (16.39%) DBA
3 141 (13.92%) Java Developer
4 118 (11.65%) SQL Developer
5 100 (9.87%) Administrator
6 79 (7.80%) SQL DBA
7 66 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 62 (6.12%) Oracle DBA
9 52 (5.13%) Architect
10 50 (4.94%) SQL Server Developer
11 48 (4.74%) SSIS Developer
12 44 (4.34%) ETL Developer
13 36 (3.55%) Consultant
13 36 (3.55%) Data Engineer
13 36 (3.55%) SQL Server DBA
14 35 (3.46%) C# Developer
14 35 (3.46%) Oracle Developer
15 31 (3.06%) Agile Developer
16 29 (2.86%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 28 (2.76%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (10.46%) Web Services
2 89 (8.79%) REST
3 74 (7.31%) XML
4 63 (6.22%) JSON
5 61 (6.02%) .NET
6 59 (5.82%) RESTful
7 55 (5.43%) J2EE
8 46 (4.54%) HTML
8 46 (4.54%) SOAP
9 42 (4.15%) Middleware
10 39 (3.85%) Spring
11 35 (3.46%) HTML5
12 31 (3.06%) FIX Protocol
12 31 (3.06%) MDX
13 27 (2.67%) JDBC
13 27 (2.67%) WCF
14 26 (2.57%) CSS
14 26 (2.57%) Kafka
15 23 (2.27%) Ajax
15 23 (2.27%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.91%) Replication
2 69 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (6.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 48 (4.74%) Clustering
5 46 (4.54%) Computer Science
6 38 (3.75%) Virtual Team
7 28 (2.76%) Data Structures
8 27 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
9 26 (2.57%) Data Centre
10 25 (2.47%) iPad
11 24 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (2.37%) Fixed Income
12 21 (2.07%) User Experience
13 20 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
14 19 (1.88%) Equities
14 19 (1.88%) Mobile App
15 18 (1.78%) Management Information System
16 16 (1.58%) Derivative
17 13 (1.28%) Algorithms
17 13 (1.28%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 281 (27.74%) Linux
2 194 (19.15%) Unix
3 128 (12.64%) Windows
4 78 (7.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 59 (5.82%) Solaris
6 44 (4.34%) AIX
7 28 (2.76%) Windows Server
8 15 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.89%) CentOS
13 8 (0.79%) Android
13 8 (0.79%) SUSE
13 8 (0.79%) zOS
14 7 (0.69%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.59%) HPUX
16 5 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (0.49%) Debian
16 5 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (20.63%) ETL
3 126 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
4 113 (11.15%) Migration
5 109 (10.76%) High Availability
6 100 (9.87%) TDD
7 95 (9.38%) Data Modelling
8 86 (8.49%) Performance Monitoring
9 78 (7.70%) Scrum
10 75 (7.40%) Unit Testing
11 74 (7.31%) Multithreading
12 71 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
12 71 (7.01%) Low Latency
13 69 (6.81%) Capacity Planning
14 63 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
14 63 (6.22%) E-Commerce
15 60 (5.92%) Electronic Trading
16 58 (5.73%) ITIL
17 57 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
18 55 (5.43%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 432 (42.65%) SQL
2 295 (29.12%) Java
3 135 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 121 (11.94%) Python
5 100 (9.87%) T-SQL
6 87 (8.59%) PL/SQL
7 74 (7.31%) C#
8 53 (5.23%) Bash Shell
9 51 (5.03%) Perl
10 48 (4.74%) PowerShell
11 47 (4.64%) Scala
12 41 (4.05%) JavaScript
13 28 (2.76%) Ruby
14 25 (2.47%) Korn
15 19 (1.88%) Groovy
16 18 (1.78%) C++
17 15 (1.48%) PHP
18 13 (1.28%) C
19 12 (1.18%) ABAP
19 12 (1.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 77 (7.60%) Security Cleared
2 65 (6.42%) Degree
3 57 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (2.47%) MCSE
7 22 (2.17%) MCITP
8 14 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.28%) CCNP
10 8 (0.79%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.59%) CFA
12 5 (0.49%) CCIE
12 5 (0.49%) CCNA
12 5 (0.49%) MCSA
12 5 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.39%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.39%) RHCE
14 3 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (10.76%) QA
2 17 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.89%) SLA
4 5 (0.49%) MiFID
4 5 (0.49%) PMO
5 3 (0.30%) GAAP
5 3 (0.30%) GCP
5 3 (0.30%) GDPR
6 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.099%) Solvency II
System Software
1 34 (3.36%) Oracle RAC
2 33 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.16%) Docker
4 26 (2.57%) Active Directory
5 24 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.88%) HDFS
7 14 (1.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 10 (0.99%) Oracle Clusterware
8 10 (0.99%) vSphere
9 9 (0.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 8 (0.79%) Firmware
10 8 (0.79%) Hyper-V
10 8 (0.79%) SRDF
11 7 (0.69%) Apache Flume
11 7 (0.69%) NFS
12 6 (0.59%) KVM
12 6 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (0.39%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.39%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 60 (5.92%) Ansible
2 31 (3.06%) Data Guard
3 30 (2.96%) Oracle RMAN
4 29 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 29 (2.86%) Puppet
5 27 (2.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 24 (2.37%) Kubernetes
7 21 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (1.97%) NetBackup
9 18 (1.78%) HP Data Protector
10 15 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
10 15 (1.48%) Terraform
11 13 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
11 13 (1.28%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.99%) Backup Exec
12 10 (0.99%) Grafana
12 10 (0.99%) Nagios
12 10 (0.99%) Oozie
12 10 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 9 (0.89%) logstash
Vendors
1 283 (27.94%) Oracle
2 124 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 70 (6.91%) Red Hat
4 54 (5.33%) IBM
5 53 (5.23%) VMware
6 48 (4.74%) HP
7 44 (4.34%) Cisco
8 36 (3.55%) EMC
9 30 (2.96%) SAP
10 23 (2.27%) ATG
10 23 (2.27%) RedGate
11 22 (2.17%) Informatica
11 22 (2.17%) Sybase
11 22 (2.17%) Talend
11 22 (2.17%) Veritas
12 19 (1.88%) Brocade
13 17 (1.68%) Hortonworks
13 17 (1.68%) Tableau
14 15 (1.48%) Symantec
15 14 (1.38%) Salesforce.com