Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 267 264 243
Rank change year-on-year -3 -21 -33
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 747 976 1,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.98% 1.03% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.18% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 611 716
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £350 £328 £303
90th Percentile £699 £638 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.07 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -22.14% +9.38%
UK median hourly rate £29.38 £34.07 £43.75
% change year-on-year -13.77% -22.14% +9.38%

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 65,638 82,601 81,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.33% 86.92% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,475 55,282 54,845
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,016 2,113 1,944
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £23.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -5.66% +2.12%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.95 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.11
% change year-on-year +7.95% -4.79% +2.70%

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 November 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
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 November 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 -8 366 £550 +15.79% 67
South East -29 139 £425 +6.25% 22
North of England +52 121 £425 +6.25% 44
North West +65 74 £418 +7.74% 18
South West +7 51 £463 +4.52% 10
Yorkshire +17 39 £425 +6.25% 17
Midlands +22 33 £419 -1.47% 20
East of England +36 25 £380 -5.00% 7
East Midlands +19 21 £425 +16.76% 13
West Midlands +17 11 £338 -26.03% 7
North East +10 9 £350 -12.50% 9
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 341 (45.65%) SQL
2 227 (30.39%) Oracle
3 208 (27.84%) SQL Server
4 193 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (22.22%) Java
6 146 (19.54%) Linux
7 132 (17.67%) Finance
8 129 (17.27%) Business Intelligence
9 119 (15.93%) ETL
9 119 (15.93%) Azure
10 115 (15.39%) Python
11 112 (14.99%) Migration
12 105 (14.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 101 (13.52%) Data Warehouse
13 101 (13.52%) Microsoft
13 101 (13.52%) Oracle Database
14 96 (12.85%) Unix
14 96 (12.85%) T-SQL
15 93 (12.45%) Analytics
16 91 (12.18%) Windows
17 90 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
18 88 (11.78%) Banking
19 85 (11.38%) PL/SQL
20 83 (11.11%) High Availability
21 81 (10.84%) Big Data
22 77 (10.31%) Git (software)
23 75 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
24 70 (9.37%) Security Cleared
25 68 (9.10%) JavaScript
26 67 (8.97%) 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 47 (6.29%) Apache
2 42 (5.62%) WebLogic
3 33 (4.42%) Apache Spark
4 31 (4.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 21 (2.81%) JBoss
6 18 (2.41%) Oracle Service Bus
7 16 (2.14%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
9 12 (1.61%) IBM HTTP Server
9 12 (1.61%) MS Exchange
9 12 (1.61%) nginx
10 11 (1.47%) IIS
11 10 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (1.34%) Confluence
11 10 (1.34%) FileNet
11 10 (1.34%) SharePoint
12 9 (1.20%) Tomcat
13 8 (1.07%) SAS
14 7 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 18 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.34%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.13%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.13%) ContrOCC
7 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.13%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 119 (15.93%) Azure
2 54 (7.23%) AWS
3 41 (5.49%) Power Platform
4 23 (3.08%) OpenShift
5 20 (2.68%) Azure Data Factory
6 17 (2.28%) GitHub
7 15 (2.01%) GCP
8 10 (1.34%) Office 365
8 10 (1.34%) SaaS
9 8 (1.07%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.07%) BlazeMeter
9 8 (1.07%) Serverless
10 7 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.80%) Azure Functions
11 6 (0.80%) IaaS
11 6 (0.80%) PaaS
12 5 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.35%) DNS
2 22 (2.95%) Firewall
3 21 (2.81%) HTTP
4 18 (2.41%) SAN
5 14 (1.87%) DHCP
6 12 (1.61%) LAN
7 11 (1.47%) SMTP
8 10 (1.34%) SSL
8 10 (1.34%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.20%) Internet
10 8 (1.07%) HTTPS
10 8 (1.07%) NAS
11 7 (0.94%) Skype
11 7 (0.94%) WAN
12 6 (0.80%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.80%) Network Security
12 6 (0.80%) VoIP
13 5 (0.67%) Multicast
13 5 (0.67%) VPN
14 4 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (27.84%) SQL Server
2 105 (14.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 101 (13.52%) Data Warehouse
3 101 (13.52%) Oracle Database
4 81 (10.84%) Big Data
5 59 (7.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (7.76%) Relational Database
7 43 (5.76%) Hadoop
8 41 (5.49%) Power BI
9 40 (5.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 39 (5.22%) MySQL
11 38 (5.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 37 (4.95%) MongoDB
12 37 (4.95%) Oracle Database 12c
13 35 (4.69%) Oracle ODI
14 31 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
15 30 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
16 29 (3.88%) RDBMS
17 28 (3.75%) Azure SQL Database
17 28 (3.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 77 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 54 (7.23%) Jenkins
3 38 (5.09%) Maven
4 36 (4.82%) TeamCity
5 33 (4.42%) JIRA
6 18 (2.41%) Subversion
7 13 (1.74%) Visual Studio
8 12 (1.61%) JConsole
8 12 (1.61%) JProfiler
8 12 (1.61%) VisualVM
9 9 (1.20%) IBM UrbanCode
9 9 (1.20%) Selenium
10 8 (1.07%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.07%) Gatling
10 8 (1.07%) JMeter
10 8 (1.07%) JUnit
10 8 (1.07%) NeoLoad
10 8 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.07%) WebDriver
11 7 (0.94%) Travis CI
General
1 132 (17.67%) Finance
2 88 (11.78%) Banking
3 48 (6.43%) Front Office
4 32 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.95%) Public Sector
6 17 (2.28%) Retail
7 16 (2.14%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.61%) Legal
9 8 (1.07%) Publishing
10 6 (0.80%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.67%) Games
11 5 (0.67%) Local Government
11 5 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.40%) Marketing
13 2 (0.27%) Advertising
13 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.27%) iGaming
13 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 307 (41.10%) Developer
2 138 (18.47%) DBA
3 85 (11.38%) Administrator
4 76 (10.17%) SQL DBA
5 51 (6.83%) SQL Developer
6 49 (6.56%) Java Developer
7 45 (6.02%) Senior Developer
8 43 (5.76%) Architect
9 38 (5.09%) Oracle Developer
10 36 (4.82%) Oracle DBA
11 34 (4.55%) Consultant
12 29 (3.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 27 (3.61%) Analyst
14 26 (3.48%) KDB Developer
15 24 (3.21%) ETL Developer
16 23 (3.08%) React Developer
16 23 (3.08%) SQL Server DBA
17 22 (2.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 18 (2.41%) Senior Java Developer
19 16 (2.14%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (7.90%) Web Services
2 52 (6.96%) Middleware
2 52 (6.96%) XML
3 40 (5.35%) .NET
4 38 (5.09%) JSON
5 37 (4.95%) React
6 33 (4.42%) REST
7 27 (3.61%) CSS
7 27 (3.61%) RESTful
7 27 (3.61%) Spring
8 26 (3.48%) AngularJS
9 25 (3.35%) J2EE
10 21 (2.81%) HTML
10 21 (2.81%) Java EE
10 21 (2.81%) Kafka
11 19 (2.54%) Oracle Fusion
12 18 (2.41%) LDAP
12 18 (2.41%) MDX
13 17 (2.28%) JMS
14 14 (1.87%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (8.03%) Replication
3 52 (6.96%) Clustering
4 34 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 23 (3.08%) PKI
6 20 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (1.61%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.47%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.47%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.34%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.20%) Blackberry
12 9 (1.20%) Cloud Native
13 8 (1.07%) Analytical Mindset
13 8 (1.07%) Derivative
13 8 (1.07%) Handset
14 7 (0.94%) Animation
14 7 (0.94%) iPad
14 7 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 146 (19.54%) Linux
2 96 (12.85%) Unix
3 91 (12.18%) Windows
4 42 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (4.69%) Windows Server
6 27 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (2.54%) AIX
8 19 (2.54%) Solaris
9 12 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.07%) CentOS
10 8 (1.07%) VMS
10 8 (1.07%) zOS
11 7 (0.94%) Android
11 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.67%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.40%) Mesosphere
15 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (17.27%) Business Intelligence
3 119 (15.93%) ETL
4 112 (14.99%) Migration
5 93 (12.45%) Analytics
6 90 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
7 83 (11.11%) High Availability
8 67 (8.97%) Disaster Recovery
8 67 (8.97%) Scrum
9 64 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
10 62 (8.30%) DevOps
11 60 (8.03%) Unit Testing
12 59 (7.90%) Data Modelling
13 54 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
13 54 (7.23%) SDLC
14 52 (6.96%) Capacity Planning
15 51 (6.83%) Visualisation
16 49 (6.56%) TDD
17 43 (5.76%) ITIL
18 35 (4.69%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 341 (45.65%) SQL
2 166 (22.22%) Java
3 115 (15.39%) Python
4 96 (12.85%) T-SQL
5 85 (11.38%) PL/SQL
6 68 (9.10%) JavaScript
7 50 (6.69%) Shell Script
8 49 (6.56%) PowerShell
9 39 (5.22%) Perl
10 35 (4.69%) Bash Shell
11 34 (4.55%) C#
12 30 (4.02%) C++
13 23 (3.08%) Scala
14 21 (2.81%) TypeScript
15 14 (1.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 11 (1.47%) Jython
17 10 (1.34%) ABAP
17 10 (1.34%) R
18 9 (1.20%) Objective-C
18 9 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 70 (9.37%) Security Cleared
2 49 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (3.35%) Degree
5 17 (2.28%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.01%) MCSE
7 10 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.34%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.20%) OCP
9 8 (1.07%) OCA
10 6 (0.80%) CCNA
11 5 (0.67%) MCITP
12 4 (0.54%) CCNP
12 4 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.54%) MCSA
13 3 (0.40%) GIAC
13 3 (0.40%) HND
13 3 (0.40%) MCDBA
13 3 (0.40%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.82%) QA
2 20 (2.68%) Data Quality
3 18 (2.41%) SLA
4 11 (1.47%) PMO
5 7 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.40%) GDPR
8 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.13%) COREP
9 1 (0.13%) FINREP
9 1 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 45 (6.02%) Docker
2 43 (5.76%) Active Directory
3 33 (4.42%) Oracle RAC
4 22 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (2.41%) HDFS
6 13 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.61%) NFS
8 8 (1.07%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.94%) LXC
10 6 (0.80%) Firmware
10 6 (0.80%) Gluster
10 6 (0.80%) GlusterFS
10 6 (0.80%) SRDF
10 6 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.54%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.54%) vSphere
12 2 (0.27%) KVM
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Clusterware
12 2 (0.27%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 53 (7.10%) Ansible
2 29 (3.88%) Kubernetes
3 25 (3.35%) Data Guard
4 21 (2.81%) Oracle RMAN
5 18 (2.41%) Hadoop YARN
5 18 (2.41%) Puppet
6 16 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.87%) Amdocs OSS
7 14 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (1.34%) SCCM
9 8 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 6 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (0.80%) Terraform
11 5 (0.67%) EMC TimeFinder
11 5 (0.67%) MAINVIEW
11 5 (0.67%) SCOM
12 4 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
12 4 (0.54%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 227 (30.39%) Oracle
2 101 (13.52%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.82%) VMware
4 30 (4.02%) Red Hat
5 27 (3.61%) Google
6 26 (3.48%) IBM
7 23 (3.08%) Informatica
7 23 (3.08%) Tableau
8 20 (2.68%) SAP
9 18 (2.41%) Cisco
10 15 (2.01%) HP
10 15 (2.01%) Talend
11 14 (1.87%) Cramer
12 11 (1.47%) Adobe
13 10 (1.34%) BMC
13 10 (1.34%) Citrix
13 10 (1.34%) Sybase
13 10 (1.34%) Teradata
14 9 (1.20%) Cloudera
14 9 (1.20%) Remedy