Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 245 278 223
Rank change year-on-year +33 -55 +1
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 1,023 857 1,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.13% 0.93% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.09% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 621 702
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £350 £306 £300
90th Percentile £670 £675 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 12
England median hourly rate £21.73 £41.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.96% +4.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £15.37 £18.01 £32.75
90th Percentile £43.25 £52.25 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -49.47% +7.50% -5.88%

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 78,643 78,933 75,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.23% 86.06% 85.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,559 53,147 50,052
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £304 £288 £266
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,975 1,917 2,132
England median hourly rate £23.84 £24.00 £24.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.69% -1.78% +6.24%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.48 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.86 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% - -

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 +47 551 £518 +3.50% 89
South East +33 226 £400 +10.34% 43
North of England +17 128 £400 - 71
Midlands -11 59 £440 +25.71% 32
North West +10 57 £375 -13.79% 40
South West -3 49 £443 +12.38% 19
Yorkshire -10 46 £425 +3.03% 25
East Midlands +15 30 £364 +15.56% 17
West Midlands -18 30 £475 +11.76% 15
North East +2 24 £400 -5.88% 6
East of England -45 10 £470 +31.93% 10
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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.

1 470 (45.94%) SQL
2 293 (28.64%) SQL Server
2 293 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
3 262 (25.61%) Oracle
4 234 (22.87%) Finance
5 228 (22.29%) Java
6 225 (21.99%) Linux
7 194 (18.96%) Microsoft
8 174 (17.01%) Business Intelligence
8 174 (17.01%) ETL
9 169 (16.52%) Unix
10 149 (14.57%) Data Warehouse
11 145 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
12 142 (13.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 135 (13.20%) Amazon AWS
14 133 (13.00%) Scrum
15 129 (12.61%) C#
16 126 (12.32%) Data Modelling
17 119 (11.63%) Windows
18 118 (11.53%) Oracle Database
19 116 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
20 114 (11.14%) T-SQL
21 113 (11.05%) Python
22 112 (10.95%) Migration
23 108 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
24 106 (10.36%) PL/SQL
25 105 (10.26%) Banking
26 103 (10.07%) DevOps
27 100 (9.78%) Relational Database
27 100 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery

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 78 (7.62%) Apache
2 52 (5.08%) JBoss
3 43 (4.20%) WebLogic
4 35 (3.42%) Confluence
5 34 (3.32%) Apache Spark
6 33 (3.23%) WebSphere
7 23 (2.25%) Tomcat
8 22 (2.15%) SAS
9 20 (1.96%) MS Exchange
10 18 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (1.76%) SharePoint
11 16 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (1.47%) Apache Solr
13 11 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
14 10 (0.98%) Apache Pig
15 9 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 5 (0.49%) IIS
18 4 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
18 4 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.37%) Maximo
2 11 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.39%) Fredhopper
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.29%) HFM
8 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.20%) Magento
8 2 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
9 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.098%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 145 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 135 (13.20%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (3.42%) Azure Data Factory
3 35 (3.42%) IaaS
4 34 (3.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 26 (2.54%) Amazon S3
6 25 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (2.35%) OpenShift
8 19 (1.86%) PaaS
9 17 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (1.66%) GitHub
10 13 (1.27%) Office 365
11 12 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
13 6 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
13 6 (0.59%) Serverless
14 5 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.49%) SaaS
15 4 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.39%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 53 (5.18%) Firewall
2 37 (3.62%) DNS
3 27 (2.64%) iSCSI
4 22 (2.15%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.86%) SAN
6 18 (1.76%) Network Security
7 17 (1.66%) BIG-IP
7 17 (1.66%) VPN
8 16 (1.56%) HTTP
9 15 (1.47%) LAN
10 13 (1.27%) Kerberos
10 13 (1.27%) SSL
10 13 (1.27%) WAN
11 11 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (1.08%) DHCP
11 11 (1.08%) FTP
12 10 (0.98%) NetScaler
13 9 (0.88%) Internet
14 7 (0.68%) BGP
15 6 (0.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (28.64%) SQL Server
2 149 (14.57%) Data Warehouse
3 142 (13.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 118 (11.53%) Oracle Database
5 100 (9.78%) Relational Database
6 96 (9.38%) Big Data
7 76 (7.43%) Hadoop
8 74 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 73 (7.14%) NoSQL
10 67 (6.55%) Power BI
10 67 (6.55%) SQL Server 2016
11 66 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 63 (6.16%) MongoDB
13 59 (5.77%) Oracle Database 12c
14 58 (5.67%) Oracle Database 11g
15 55 (5.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 52 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
17 48 (4.69%) RDBMS
18 47 (4.59%) Apache Hive
19 46 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 89 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 83 (8.11%) JIRA
3 58 (5.67%) Jenkins
4 40 (3.91%) Visual Studio Team System
5 38 (3.71%) Visual Studio
6 26 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (2.35%) TeamCity
8 23 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
9 19 (1.86%) Toad
10 18 (1.76%) SpecFlow
11 16 (1.56%) JUnit
12 15 (1.47%) Artifactory
13 14 (1.37%) LoadRunner
13 14 (1.37%) Subversion
14 13 (1.27%) Bitbucket
14 13 (1.27%) Maven
15 11 (1.08%) Selenium
15 11 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 10 (0.98%) GitLab
16 10 (0.98%) JDeveloper
General
1 234 (22.87%) Finance
2 105 (10.26%) Banking
3 45 (4.40%) Front Office
4 29 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.86%) Retail
6 10 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 9 (0.88%) Marketing
7 9 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.78%) Games
8 8 (0.78%) Publishing
9 7 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.49%) Law
11 4 (0.39%) Legal
12 3 (0.29%) Back Office
12 3 (0.29%) Local Government
12 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.20%) Advertising
13 2 (0.20%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.098%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 381 (37.24%) Developer
2 181 (17.69%) DBA
3 103 (10.07%) Administrator
4 94 (9.19%) SQL DBA
5 85 (8.31%) SQL Developer
6 79 (7.72%) Consultant
7 73 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
8 58 (5.67%) Architect
9 55 (5.38%) Java Developer
10 50 (4.89%) Oracle DBA
11 46 (4.50%) Senior Developer
12 41 (4.01%) SQL Server DBA
13 38 (3.71%) C# Developer
13 38 (3.71%) Linux Engineer
14 37 (3.62%) ETL Developer
15 34 (3.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 33 (3.23%) Data Engineer
17 31 (3.03%) Analyst
18 24 (2.35%) .NET Developer
19 21 (2.05%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (9.58%) .NET
2 91 (8.90%) Web Services
3 85 (8.31%) XML
4 63 (6.16%) JSON
5 54 (5.28%) Middleware
6 45 (4.40%) AngularJS
7 43 (4.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 40 (3.91%) HTML
8 40 (3.91%) Kafka
8 40 (3.91%) REST
9 33 (3.23%) RESTful
10 30 (2.93%) CSS
11 28 (2.74%) WPF
12 27 (2.64%) ASP.NET
12 27 (2.64%) WCF
13 25 (2.44%) J2EE
14 22 (2.15%) SOAP
15 20 (1.96%) MDX
15 20 (1.96%) React
16 19 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 116 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (7.04%) Clustering
3 69 (6.74%) Replication
4 50 (4.89%) Data Centre
5 31 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 26 (2.54%) User Experience
8 22 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (2.15%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (1.86%) Derivative
10 17 (1.66%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.56%) Credit Risk
11 16 (1.56%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.56%) Fintech
12 15 (1.47%) Algorithms
13 14 (1.37%) Cloud Native
14 12 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (1.08%) Equities
15 11 (1.08%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 225 (21.99%) Linux
2 169 (16.52%) Unix
3 119 (11.63%) Windows
4 89 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (4.30%) Windows Server
6 22 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.96%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.37%) CentOS
9 13 (1.27%) AIX
9 13 (1.27%) Android
10 12 (1.17%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
11 10 (0.98%) Solaris
12 9 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.49%) SUSE
13 5 (0.49%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.29%) zOS
15 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (17.01%) Business Intelligence
2 174 (17.01%) ETL
3 133 (13.00%) Scrum
4 126 (12.32%) Data Modelling
5 112 (10.95%) Migration
6 108 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
7 103 (10.07%) DevOps
8 100 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 87 (8.50%) ITIL
10 86 (8.41%) Analytics
11 75 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
12 74 (7.23%) High Availability
13 71 (6.94%) Capacity Planning
14 67 (6.55%) Kimball Methodology
15 65 (6.35%) Capacity Management
16 63 (6.16%) Unit Testing
17 59 (5.77%) Microservices
18 58 (5.67%) Configuration Management
18 58 (5.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 470 (45.94%) SQL
2 228 (22.29%) Java
3 129 (12.61%) C#
4 114 (11.14%) T-SQL
5 113 (11.05%) Python
6 106 (10.36%) PL/SQL
7 81 (7.92%) Shell Script
8 55 (5.38%) PowerShell
9 47 (4.59%) JavaScript
10 43 (4.20%) Scala
11 37 (3.62%) Perl
12 36 (3.52%) Bash Shell
13 27 (2.64%) Java 8
14 19 (1.86%) C
15 18 (1.76%) VBA
16 15 (1.47%) C++
16 15 (1.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 14 (1.37%) Groovy
17 14 (1.37%) R
17 14 (1.37%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 54 (5.28%) Degree
1 54 (5.28%) Security Cleared
2 42 (4.11%) SC Cleared
3 24 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (1.96%) CCSA
5 18 (1.76%) MCSE
5 18 (1.76%) Oracle Certification
6 17 (1.66%) CCSE
6 17 (1.66%) Check Point Certification
6 17 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (1.66%) OCP
7 10 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.98%) RHCE
8 8 (0.78%) CCNP
8 8 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.59%) MCITP
11 5 (0.49%) MCSA
11 5 (0.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.03%) QA
2 28 (2.74%) Data Quality
3 21 (2.05%) SLA
4 13 (1.27%) IFRS
5 10 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.78%) IFRS 9
7 7 (0.68%) Basel III
8 4 (0.39%) GDPR
9 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.20%) MiFID
9 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.098%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.098%) PSD2
System Software
1 73 (7.14%) Docker
2 66 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (5.18%) Active Directory
4 52 (5.08%) Oracle RAC
5 31 (3.03%) NFS
6 30 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (2.35%) XenApp
7 24 (2.35%) XenDesktop
8 18 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (1.66%) Hyper-V
10 16 (1.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 16 (1.56%) vSphere
11 14 (1.37%) HDFS
12 11 (1.08%) Apache Flume
13 10 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 4 (0.39%) vCloud
16 4 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 81 (7.92%) Puppet
2 79 (7.72%) Ansible
3 51 (4.99%) Kubernetes
4 50 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (3.13%) Data Guard
6 27 (2.64%) Oracle RMAN
6 27 (2.64%) SCCM
6 27 (2.64%) SCOM
7 24 (2.35%) Hadoop YARN
8 21 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
9 20 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 19 (1.86%) Control-M
11 17 (1.66%) FortiGate
12 16 (1.56%) Prometheus
12 16 (1.56%) vCenter Server
13 15 (1.47%) Foglight
13 15 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 13 (1.27%) vMotion
15 12 (1.17%) Oozie
15 12 (1.17%) SELinux
Vendors
1 262 (25.61%) Oracle
2 194 (18.96%) Microsoft
3 85 (8.31%) Red Hat
4 81 (7.92%) VMware
5 38 (3.71%) IBM
6 28 (2.74%) Cisco
7 27 (2.64%) CA
7 27 (2.64%) HP
8 26 (2.54%) BMC
8 26 (2.54%) Google
8 26 (2.54%) SAP
9 24 (2.35%) Informatica
9 24 (2.35%) Tableau
10 23 (2.25%) EMC
11 22 (2.15%) F5
12 21 (2.05%) Atlassian
12 21 (2.05%) Juniper
13 20 (1.96%) CheckPoint
14 19 (1.86%) Palo Alto
15 18 (1.76%) AppDynamics