Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 248 211
Rank change year-on-year -18 -37 -2
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 948 969 1,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.05% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.22% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 655 827
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £329 £311 £300
90th Percentile £638 £650 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -0.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -5.88%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -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 81,550 79,195 83,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.26% 85.93% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,470 53,008 55,540
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £644 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,180 1,862 2,214
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.98 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.93% +11.02% +3.73%

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 23 October 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
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 23 October 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 -5 519 £475 -5.47% 96
South East 0 209 £413 +3.00% 49
North of England -40 106 £400 +6.67% 53
Yorkshire +1 58 £400 -5.88% 19
Midlands -8 50 £375 -3.23% 42
South West +16 37 £430 +22.86% 16
North West -38 32 £388 +3.33% 31
East Midlands +25 29 £350 +1.45% 15
East of England -18 27 £413 +13.79% 5
West Midlands -32 20 £430 +4.88% 27
North East -21 16 £400 +15.94% 3
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 418 (44.09%) SQL
2 308 (32.49%) SQL Server
3 276 (29.11%) Oracle
4 256 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
5 225 (23.73%) Java
6 208 (21.94%) Finance
7 206 (21.73%) Linux
8 189 (19.94%) Unix
9 167 (17.62%) Microsoft
10 155 (16.35%) Data Warehouse
11 151 (15.93%) Business Intelligence
12 150 (15.82%) ETL
13 148 (15.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 137 (14.45%) Oracle Database
15 132 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
16 127 (13.40%) Python
17 116 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
18 113 (11.92%) Migration
19 108 (11.39%) Windows
19 108 (11.39%) C#
19 108 (11.39%) Data Modelling
20 105 (11.08%) PL/SQL
20 105 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
21 101 (10.65%) T-SQL
22 100 (10.55%) Relational Database
23 95 (10.02%) Disaster Recovery
23 95 (10.02%) DevOps
24 92 (9.70%) Shell Script
25 91 (9.60%) Banking
26 88 (9.28%) Analytical Skills

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 54 (5.70%) Apache
2 47 (4.96%) JBoss
3 45 (4.75%) WebLogic
4 35 (3.69%) Apache Spark
5 27 (2.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 26 (2.74%) Tomcat
7 24 (2.53%) WebSphere
8 22 (2.32%) Apache Solr
8 22 (2.32%) SharePoint
9 21 (2.22%) Confluence
10 16 (1.69%) MS Exchange
11 14 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (1.37%) OpenStack
12 13 (1.37%) SAS
13 9 (0.95%) CMS
14 8 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.74%) nginx
16 5 (0.53%) Apache Pig
17 4 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
17 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 13 (1.37%) Maximo
2 7 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.42%) Fredhopper
6 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 132 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 23 (2.43%) IaaS
6 21 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.90%) Azure Data Factory
8 17 (1.79%) PaaS
9 16 (1.69%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
10 12 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (1.27%) GitHub
10 12 (1.27%) Serverless
11 10 (1.05%) Office 365
12 9 (0.95%) SaaS
13 8 (0.84%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.53%) Azure Functions
16 4 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
16 4 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (5.06%) Firewall
2 40 (4.22%) DNS
3 31 (3.27%) iSCSI
3 31 (3.27%) Network Security
4 29 (3.06%) SAN
5 27 (2.85%) TCP/IP
6 23 (2.43%) VPN
7 19 (2.00%) SSL
8 18 (1.90%) NAS
9 16 (1.69%) BIG-IP
9 16 (1.69%) HTTP
9 16 (1.69%) NetScaler
10 12 (1.27%) DHCP
11 11 (1.16%) LAN
11 11 (1.16%) WAN
12 10 (1.05%) Internet
12 10 (1.05%) Kerberos
13 9 (0.95%) BGP
13 9 (0.95%) MPLS
13 9 (0.95%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (32.49%) SQL Server
2 155 (16.35%) Data Warehouse
3 148 (15.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 137 (14.45%) Oracle Database
5 100 (10.55%) Relational Database
6 73 (7.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 69 (7.28%) NoSQL
7 69 (7.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 67 (7.07%) Oracle Database 12c
9 66 (6.96%) SQL Server 2016
10 65 (6.86%) Hadoop
11 63 (6.65%) Big Data
12 57 (6.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 54 (5.70%) MongoDB
13 54 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
14 47 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
15 44 (4.64%) RDBMS
16 43 (4.54%) Apache Cassandra
17 41 (4.32%) Apache Hive
18 40 (4.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 82 (8.65%) Git (software)
2 56 (5.91%) JIRA
3 47 (4.96%) Jenkins
3 47 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (4.96%) Visual Studio
4 42 (4.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 30 (3.16%) SpecFlow
6 24 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 23 (2.43%) JDeveloper
8 19 (2.00%) Selenium
8 19 (2.00%) Toad
9 18 (1.90%) JMeter
10 16 (1.69%) Subversion
11 15 (1.58%) TeamCity
12 14 (1.48%) LoadRunner
12 14 (1.48%) Maven
13 13 (1.37%) NUnit
14 12 (1.27%) JUnit
14 12 (1.27%) Vagrant
15 11 (1.16%) Gatling
General
1 208 (21.94%) Finance
2 91 (9.60%) Banking
3 56 (5.91%) Front Office
4 31 (3.27%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.11%) Retail
6 12 (1.27%) Games
7 9 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.84%) Law
9 7 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.53%) Back Office
10 5 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.42%) Legal
11 4 (0.42%) Marketing
11 4 (0.42%) Publishing
12 3 (0.32%) Advertising
13 2 (0.21%) Electronics
13 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.21%) Local Government
13 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 405 (42.72%) Developer
2 158 (16.67%) DBA
3 89 (9.39%) Administrator
4 82 (8.65%) SQL DBA
5 79 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 77 (8.12%) Oracle Developer
7 63 (6.65%) Oracle DBA
8 62 (6.54%) Consultant
9 56 (5.91%) Senior Developer
10 55 (5.80%) Java Developer
11 47 (4.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 47 (4.96%) C# Developer
12 36 (3.80%) Architect
13 33 (3.48%) ETL Developer
14 30 (3.16%) Linux Engineer
15 29 (3.06%) .NET Developer
16 28 (2.95%) SQL Server DBA
17 25 (2.64%) Data Engineer
18 23 (2.43%) Data Warehouse Developer
19 22 (2.32%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (8.76%) Web Services
2 76 (8.02%) XML
3 68 (7.17%) .NET
4 62 (6.54%) Middleware
5 46 (4.85%) AngularJS
6 42 (4.43%) J2EE
7 40 (4.22%) HTML
8 38 (4.01%) RESTful
9 37 (3.90%) WPF
10 34 (3.59%) Kafka
10 34 (3.59%) REST
11 32 (3.38%) WCF
12 31 (3.27%) CSS
13 30 (3.16%) LDAP
14 28 (2.95%) ASP.NET Web API
14 28 (2.95%) JSON
14 28 (2.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 28 (2.95%) React
15 25 (2.64%) .NET Core
15 25 (2.64%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 51 (5.38%) Clustering
4 40 (4.22%) Computer Science
5 38 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
6 37 (3.90%) Replication
7 34 (3.59%) User Experience
8 28 (2.95%) Data Structures
9 25 (2.64%) Fintech
10 22 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 19 (2.00%) Fixed Income
11 19 (2.00%) Management Information System
12 17 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
13 16 (1.69%) Equities
14 14 (1.48%) Algorithms
14 14 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (1.48%) Virtual Team
15 12 (1.27%) Cloud Native
15 12 (1.27%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 206 (21.73%) Linux
2 189 (19.94%) Unix
3 108 (11.39%) Windows
4 66 (6.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (3.59%) Windows Server
6 23 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (2.11%) CentOS
7 20 (2.11%) Solaris
8 19 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
9 11 (1.16%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.95%) AIX
11 6 (0.63%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.42%) Android
13 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (15.93%) Business Intelligence
3 150 (15.82%) ETL
4 113 (11.92%) Migration
5 108 (11.39%) Data Modelling
6 105 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
7 95 (10.02%) DevOps
7 95 (10.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 83 (8.76%) ITIL
9 77 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
10 72 (7.59%) Scrum
11 71 (7.49%) Capacity Planning
12 68 (7.17%) High Availability
13 67 (7.07%) Microservices
14 66 (6.96%) Unit Testing
15 65 (6.86%) Database Tuning
15 65 (6.86%) Test Automation
16 63 (6.65%) Capacity Management
17 58 (6.12%) Analytics
17 58 (6.12%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 418 (44.09%) SQL
2 225 (23.73%) Java
3 127 (13.40%) Python
4 108 (11.39%) C#
5 105 (11.08%) PL/SQL
6 101 (10.65%) T-SQL
7 92 (9.70%) Shell Script
8 52 (5.49%) PowerShell
9 49 (5.17%) Scala
10 47 (4.96%) JavaScript
11 45 (4.75%) Bash Shell
11 45 (4.75%) Perl
12 28 (2.95%) Ruby
13 15 (1.58%) C
13 15 (1.58%) Java 8
13 15 (1.58%) VBA
14 14 (1.48%) R
15 12 (1.27%) U-SQL
16 11 (1.16%) Groovy
17 8 (0.84%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 57 (6.01%) Security Cleared
2 40 (4.22%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.38%) Degree
4 20 (2.11%) Check Point Certification
4 20 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (2.11%) Oracle Certification
5 19 (2.00%) CCSA
6 17 (1.79%) CCSE
6 17 (1.79%) MCSE
7 16 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.69%) OCP
8 11 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (0.84%) MCSA
9 8 (0.84%) RHCE
10 7 (0.74%) CCNP
10 7 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.74%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.74%) VCP6
11 4 (0.42%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.42%) RHCVA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.74%) QA
2 17 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.16%) GDPR
4 8 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.84%) SLA
5 3 (0.32%) MiFID
5 3 (0.32%) PMO
6 2 (0.21%) Basel III
6 2 (0.21%) IFRS
6 2 (0.21%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.11%) EMIR
7 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 81 (8.54%) Docker
2 55 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (4.85%) Active Directory
4 36 (3.80%) Oracle RAC
5 33 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (3.16%) NFS
7 22 (2.32%) vSphere
8 21 (2.22%) XenApp
8 21 (2.22%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.16%) HDFS
10 10 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (0.95%) Apache Flume
12 8 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.63%) vCloud
14 5 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.53%) Firmware
14 5 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.42%) RHEV
15 4 (0.42%) Samba
15 4 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 69 (7.28%) Ansible
2 59 (6.22%) Puppet
3 55 (5.80%) Kubernetes
4 47 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (3.90%) Data Guard
6 36 (3.80%) Oracle RMAN
7 19 (2.00%) Prometheus
7 19 (2.00%) Terraform
8 18 (1.90%) FortiGate
8 18 (1.90%) Oracle Identity Management
8 18 (1.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 16 (1.69%) Foglight
9 16 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 15 (1.58%) Tivoli
11 13 (1.37%) SCCM
12 12 (1.27%) SCOM
13 11 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
13 11 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (1.05%) SELinux
14 10 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 276 (29.11%) Oracle
2 167 (17.62%) Microsoft
3 70 (7.38%) VMware
4 68 (7.17%) Red Hat
5 39 (4.11%) IBM
6 33 (3.48%) HP
7 30 (3.16%) Tableau
8 26 (2.74%) EMC
9 23 (2.43%) CheckPoint
9 23 (2.43%) Palo Alto
9 23 (2.43%) Sybase
10 22 (2.32%) NetApp
11 21 (2.22%) Cisco
11 21 (2.22%) Juniper
12 20 (2.11%) Citrix
12 20 (2.11%) F5
12 20 (2.11%) SAP
13 18 (1.90%) Okta
14 16 (1.69%) Blue Coat
14 16 (1.69%) BMC