Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 231 236 269
Rank change year-on-year +5 +33 +48
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 684 349 859
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.19% 1.07% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.23% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 224 560
10th Percentile £363 £345 £326
25th Percentile £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £675 £638 £575
90th Percentile £775 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £506 £463
% change year-on-year +3.70% +9.46% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 6
Median hourly rate £65.54 £50.75 £60.00
Median % change year-on-year +29.14% -15.42% +33.33%
UK median hourly rate £65.54 £50.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year +29.14% -11.74% +27.78%

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 51,236 28,263 73,463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.98% 87.02% 88.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,511 19,196 49,647
10th Percentile £313 £305 £300
25th Percentile £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,481 782 1,930
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.37 £11.75
25th Percentile £14.50 £16.00 £14.42
Median hourly rate £22.81 £24.95 £22.92
Median % change year-on-year -8.58% +8.85% +11.95%
75th Percentile £46.54 £46.40 £46.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.31 £24.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.63% +9.78% +12.50%

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 30 July 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Performance Tuning in England over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 +42 483 £575 +4.55% 74
North of England -25 51 £363 +0.69% 20
South East -64 48 £475 -11.63% 27
Midlands -36 34 £438 +4.17% 20
North West -44 27 £363 +3.42% 9
Yorkshire -5 24 £321 -32.17% 11
South West -3 23 £463 +13.85% 6
West Midlands -27 21 £498 +17.06% 14
East Midlands -10 13 £388 -5.49% 6
East of England -27 12 £479 +1.06% 6
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 294 (42.98%) SQL
2 238 (34.80%) Java
3 219 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
4 186 (27.19%) Oracle
5 169 (24.71%) Linux
6 165 (24.12%) Finance
7 162 (23.68%) Banking
8 155 (22.66%) Azure
9 148 (21.64%) SQL Server
10 133 (19.44%) Social Skills
11 117 (17.11%) Python
12 110 (16.08%) Jenkins
13 108 (15.79%) AWS
14 107 (15.64%) Data Warehouse
15 104 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
15 104 (15.20%) DevOps
15 104 (15.20%) Microservices
16 103 (15.06%) Analytics
17 101 (14.77%) Multithreading
17 101 (14.77%) Scrum
18 99 (14.47%) Data Structures
19 96 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
20 95 (13.89%) Microsoft
21 92 (13.45%) ETL
22 90 (13.16%) Investment Banking
22 90 (13.16%) Relational Database
23 85 (12.43%) Data Modelling
24 84 (12.28%) Spring
25 82 (11.99%) PL/SQL
25 82 (11.99%) Oracle Database

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 (6.73%) Apache Spark
2 36 (5.26%) Confluence
3 26 (3.80%) Apache
4 18 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
4 18 (2.63%) SAS
5 17 (2.49%) WebSphere
6 15 (2.19%) WebLogic
7 13 (1.90%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.90%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.75%) Apache Airflow
8 12 (1.75%) CICS
8 12 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (1.46%) CMS
10 9 (1.32%) nginx
10 9 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (1.32%) Red Hat Fuse
11 8 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.88%) IIS
12 6 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.88%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.29%) Figma
3 2 (0.29%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.58%) SAP CAR
3 4 (0.58%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 4 (0.58%) SAP Retail
3 4 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.15%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 155 (22.66%) Azure
2 108 (15.79%) AWS
3 62 (9.06%) Power Platform
4 42 (6.14%) PaaS
5 40 (5.85%) GCP
6 32 (4.68%) Azure Data Factory
7 28 (4.09%) GitHub
8 26 (3.80%) SaaS
9 21 (3.07%) IaaS
10 17 (2.49%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 17 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.46%) Amazon ECS
13 9 (1.32%) Apigee
14 6 (0.88%) Datadog
14 6 (0.88%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.88%) Serverless
15 5 (0.73%) Amazon EKS
15 5 (0.73%) npm
15 5 (0.73%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.99%) TCP/IP
2 35 (5.12%) SSL
3 27 (3.95%) SAN
4 23 (3.36%) LAN
5 18 (2.63%) DNS
6 17 (2.49%) Kerberos
7 13 (1.90%) WAN
8 11 (1.61%) iSCSI
8 11 (1.61%) NAS
9 10 (1.46%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (1.46%) FCoE
9 10 (1.46%) Fibre Channel
9 10 (1.46%) Firewall
9 10 (1.46%) HTTP
9 10 (1.46%) Multicast
10 7 (1.02%) DHCP
11 6 (0.88%) VPN
12 5 (0.73%) Internet
13 4 (0.58%) SNMP
14 3 (0.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (21.64%) SQL Server
2 107 (15.64%) Data Warehouse
3 90 (13.16%) Relational Database
4 82 (11.99%) Oracle Database
5 65 (9.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 62 (9.06%) Power BI
7 53 (7.75%) Hadoop
8 49 (7.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 48 (7.02%) Big Data
9 48 (7.02%) Oracle Database 12c
10 40 (5.85%) NoSQL
11 39 (5.70%) Data Lake
12 38 (5.56%) Redis
13 37 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 34 (4.97%) Hazelcast
14 34 (4.97%) MongoDB
15 32 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
16 31 (4.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 29 (4.24%) RDBMS
18 28 (4.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 110 (16.08%) Jenkins
2 78 (11.40%) Git (software)
3 61 (8.92%) JIRA
4 32 (4.68%) Maven
5 30 (4.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 25 (3.65%) TeamCity
7 23 (3.36%) Subversion
8 18 (2.63%) Selenium
8 18 (2.63%) Visual Studio
9 16 (2.34%) JUnit
10 15 (2.19%) Bitbucket
11 14 (2.05%) Cucumber
12 12 (1.75%) IntelliJ
12 12 (1.75%) SonarQube
13 11 (1.61%) FishEye
13 11 (1.61%) TestNG
14 10 (1.46%) Gradle
15 9 (1.32%) Artifactory
15 9 (1.32%) CircleCI
16 7 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 165 (24.12%) Finance
2 162 (23.68%) Banking
3 133 (19.44%) Social Skills
4 90 (13.16%) Investment Banking
5 81 (11.84%) Front Office
6 61 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (2.19%) Documentation Skills
7 15 (2.19%) Retail
8 14 (2.05%) Public Sector
9 13 (1.90%) Presentation Skills
10 11 (1.61%) Publishing
11 8 (1.17%) Back Office
11 8 (1.17%) Marketing
12 7 (1.02%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.88%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.58%) Games
14 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.58%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 292 (42.69%) Developer
2 140 (20.47%) Java Developer
3 104 (15.20%) DBA
4 69 (10.09%) Senior Developer
5 52 (7.60%) Senior Java Developer
6 44 (6.43%) Architect
7 40 (5.85%) Administrator
7 40 (5.85%) Data Engineer
7 40 (5.85%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 40 (5.85%) Oracle DBA
8 37 (5.41%) Consultant
9 36 (5.26%) Front Office Developer
10 35 (5.12%) SQL DBA
11 31 (4.53%) SQL Developer
12 30 (4.39%) Azure Engineer
13 27 (3.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 25 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
14 25 (3.65%) Oracle Developer
15 19 (2.78%) Analyst
15 19 (2.78%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (12.28%) Spring
2 58 (8.48%) RESTful
2 58 (8.48%) Spring Boot
3 49 (7.16%) .NET
3 49 (7.16%) REST
4 43 (6.29%) XML
5 40 (5.85%) FIX Protocol
6 39 (5.70%) HTML
7 36 (5.26%) JSON
8 33 (4.82%) Kafka
9 32 (4.68%) AngularJS
9 32 (4.68%) Middleware
10 30 (4.39%) Memcached
10 30 (4.39%) React
11 28 (4.09%) Web Services
12 27 (3.95%) HTML5
12 27 (3.95%) Node.js
13 22 (3.22%) JDBC
14 19 (2.78%) JMS
14 19 (2.78%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 99 (14.47%) Data Structures
2 73 (10.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 68 (9.94%) Derivative
4 42 (6.14%) Clustering
5 41 (5.99%) Algorithms
6 40 (5.85%) Replication
7 36 (5.26%) Cloud Native
7 36 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
8 30 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (4.39%) Fixed Income
9 27 (3.95%) Management Information System
10 20 (2.92%) User Experience
11 13 (1.90%) Legacy Systems
12 12 (1.75%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.75%) Equities
13 11 (1.61%) Data Centre
13 11 (1.61%) Mobile App
14 10 (1.46%) Analytical Mindset
14 10 (1.46%) Virtual Team
15 9 (1.32%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 169 (24.71%) Linux
2 78 (11.40%) Unix
3 74 (10.82%) Windows
4 28 (4.09%) Windows Server
5 22 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (3.07%) Solaris
7 14 (2.05%) Windows Server 2016
8 13 (1.90%) CentOS
8 13 (1.90%) zOS
9 12 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (1.46%) Android
11 10 (1.46%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.17%) AIX
13 6 (0.88%) SUSE
14 5 (0.73%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.44%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
2 104 (15.20%) DevOps
2 104 (15.20%) Microservices
3 103 (15.06%) Analytics
4 101 (14.77%) Multithreading
4 101 (14.77%) Scrum
5 96 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
6 92 (13.45%) ETL
7 85 (12.43%) Data Modelling
8 73 (10.67%) Migration
9 68 (9.94%) High Availability
10 64 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
11 61 (8.92%) Capacity Planning
11 61 (8.92%) Computer Science
12 60 (8.77%) Root Cause Analysis
13 57 (8.33%) Low Latency
14 50 (7.31%) TDD
15 48 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
15 48 (7.02%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 294 (42.98%) SQL
2 238 (34.80%) Java
3 117 (17.11%) Python
4 82 (11.99%) PL/SQL
5 73 (10.67%) Java 8
6 61 (8.92%) JavaScript
7 60 (8.77%) C++
8 52 (7.60%) C#
8 52 (7.60%) T-SQL
9 48 (7.02%) Scala
10 40 (5.85%) Shell Script
11 34 (4.97%) PowerShell
12 32 (4.68%) Bash Shell
13 30 (4.39%) Haskell
14 23 (3.36%) Perl
15 16 (2.34%) TypeScript
16 13 (1.90%) R
17 12 (1.75%) PHP
18 9 (1.32%) VB
19 8 (1.17%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (6.58%) Degree
1 45 (6.58%) Security Cleared
2 39 (5.70%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.88%) AWS Certification
5 6 (0.88%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.58%) CCNP
6 4 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.44%) OCP
7 3 (0.44%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.44%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.29%) CCIE
8 2 (0.29%) MCITP
8 2 (0.29%) MCP
8 2 (0.29%) MCTS
8 2 (0.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.22%) QA
2 17 (2.49%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.46%) SLA
4 8 (1.17%) GDPR
5 5 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) IFRS
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 56 (8.19%) Docker
2 32 (4.68%) Oracle RAC
3 27 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (3.22%) Active Directory
5 15 (2.19%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.90%) NFS
7 12 (1.75%) Firmware
7 12 (1.75%) HDFS
8 10 (1.46%) KVM
8 10 (1.46%) SRDF
8 10 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.46%) Xen
9 5 (0.73%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.73%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.44%) GPFS
10 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.44%) XenApp
11 2 (0.29%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 59 (8.63%) Kubernetes
2 57 (8.33%) Ansible
3 37 (5.41%) Terraform
4 28 (4.09%) Puppet
5 27 (3.95%) Data Guard
5 27 (3.95%) Oracle RMAN
6 16 (2.34%) Control-M
7 10 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
9 8 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 7 (1.02%) Ambari
10 7 (1.02%) Grafana
10 7 (1.02%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.88%) BladeLogic
11 6 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
11 6 (0.88%) SCCM
12 4 (0.58%) Nagios
12 4 (0.58%) SCOM
12 4 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 186 (27.19%) Oracle
2 95 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 41 (5.99%) VMware
4 31 (4.53%) Splunk
5 27 (3.95%) Databricks
6 24 (3.51%) Google
7 22 (3.22%) IBM
8 20 (2.92%) Red Hat
9 18 (2.63%) EMC
10 17 (2.49%) Cisco
10 17 (2.49%) NetApp
10 17 (2.49%) SAP
11 15 (2.19%) Sybase
12 12 (1.75%) Citrix
12 12 (1.75%) Cloudera
12 12 (1.75%) HP
13 11 (1.61%) McAfee
14 10 (1.46%) MuleSoft
15 9 (1.32%) Adobe
16 8 (1.17%) Serena