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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 214 199
Rank change year-on-year -2 -15  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 469 576 560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.12% 1.16% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.40% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 400 345
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +17.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +17.33%  

Performance Tuning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34744 41185 38836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.25% 82.92% 80.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23057 27403 24454
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 998 1135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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
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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 234 £450 +2.85% 44
South East -7 93 £450 +10.42% 32
West Midlands +10 33 £388 +3.33% 11
North West +15 30 £350 -12.60% 13
East of England +7 23 £369 -23.96% 15
South West -1 23 £338 -28.19% 11
East Midlands -3 13 £384 +4.06% 11
Yorkshire -8 12 £425 - 9
North East 0 10 £550 +4.76% 3
Midlands - 1 - - 1
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 490 (49.65%) SQL
2 385 (39.01%) Oracle
3 330 (33.43%) SQL Server
4 323 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
5 290 (29.38%) Linux
6 236 (23.91%) Finance
7 215 (21.78%) ETL
8 208 (21.07%) Java
9 204 (20.67%) Unix
10 180 (18.24%) Oracle Database
11 174 (17.63%) Microsoft
12 165 (16.72%) Data Warehouse
13 163 (16.51%) Windows
14 142 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
15 126 (12.77%) T-SQL
15 126 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 125 (12.66%) Data Modelling
17 120 (12.16%) MS Excel
18 116 (11.75%) High Availability
19 113 (11.45%) PL/SQL
20 112 (11.35%) Banking
21 109 (11.04%) C#
22 106 (10.74%) Shell Script
23 99 (10.03%) Web Services
23 99 (10.03%) Scrum
24 98 (9.93%) Python
25 95 (9.63%) Degree
26 94 (9.52%) ITIL
26 94 (9.52%) Relational Database
27 93 (9.42%) Perl

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 80 (8.11%) Apache
2 77 (7.80%) WebLogic
3 52 (5.27%) Tomcat
4 50 (5.07%) WebSphere
5 32 (3.24%) JBoss
6 31 (3.14%) nginx
7 26 (2.63%) IIS
8 22 (2.23%) Oracle Application Server
8 22 (2.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 22 (2.23%) WebSphere Application Server
9 21 (2.13%) SharePoint
10 16 (1.62%) Apache Pig
11 15 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 14 (1.42%) Apache Spark
12 14 (1.42%) CMS
13 12 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
14 11 (1.11%) DataSynapse
15 10 (1.01%) Confluence
16 9 (0.91%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 120 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (1.52%) MS Office
4 7 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.51%) Simulink
6 4 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (3.24%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
4 6 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.51%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.30%) Fredhopper
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.10%) HFM
9 1 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.10%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.10%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.10%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 62 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (4.36%) SaaS
3 42 (4.26%) IaaS
4 39 (3.95%) PaaS
5 31 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (1.11%) GitHub
7 9 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.91%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.41%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.20%) Bluemix
11 2 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.20%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 53 (5.37%) SAN
2 41 (4.15%) LAN
3 38 (3.85%) HTTP
4 37 (3.75%) Internet
5 29 (2.94%) Firewall
5 29 (2.94%) WAN
6 27 (2.74%) NAS
7 26 (2.63%) DNS
8 20 (2.03%) LDAP
9 17 (1.72%) Kerberos
9 17 (1.72%) TCP/IP
10 14 (1.42%) FCoE
10 14 (1.42%) iSCSI
11 13 (1.32%) Multicast
11 13 (1.32%) SSL
12 12 (1.22%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (0.81%) DHCP
14 7 (0.71%) FTP
14 7 (0.71%) VLAN
15 6 (0.61%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (33.43%) SQL Server
2 180 (18.24%) Oracle Database
3 165 (16.72%) Data Warehouse
4 126 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 94 (9.52%) Relational Database
6 90 (9.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 88 (8.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 82 (8.31%) MySQL
9 80 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 66 (6.69%) NoSQL
10 66 (6.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 61 (6.18%) Oracle Reports
12 58 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
13 57 (5.78%) SQL Server 2012
14 51 (5.17%) DB2
14 51 (5.17%) Hadoop
15 50 (5.07%) SQL Server 2014
16 43 (4.36%) Oracle Database 10g
17 41 (4.15%) MongoDB
18 40 (4.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 93 (9.42%) Git (software)
2 64 (6.48%) Jenkins
3 51 (5.17%) Subversion
4 43 (4.36%) Talend Open Studio
5 41 (4.15%) JIRA
6 26 (2.63%) JUnit
6 26 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (2.23%) ProC
8 21 (2.13%) Visual Studio
9 17 (1.72%) Mercurial
10 10 (1.01%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.81%) ERwin
11 8 (0.81%) Moq
11 8 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (0.71%) JSUnit
12 7 (0.71%) Maven
12 7 (0.71%) MSI
12 7 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (0.61%) Toad
General
1 236 (23.91%) Finance
2 112 (11.35%) Banking
3 50 (5.07%) Front Office
4 34 (3.44%) Investment Banking
5 30 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.13%) Back Office
7 16 (1.62%) Publishing
7 16 (1.62%) Retail
8 13 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.32%) Marketing
9 12 (1.22%) Legal
10 11 (1.11%) Advertising
10 11 (1.11%) Electronics
11 10 (1.01%) Local Government
12 8 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.30%) Games
15 2 (0.20%) Billing
15 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 389 (39.41%) Developer
2 228 (23.10%) DBA
3 104 (10.54%) Administrator
4 103 (10.44%) Architect
5 99 (10.03%) SQL DBA
6 75 (7.60%) SQL Developer
7 74 (7.50%) Java Developer
8 73 (7.40%) Oracle DBA
9 64 (6.48%) Oracle Developer
10 52 (5.27%) ETL Developer
11 50 (5.07%) SQL Server DBA
12 42 (4.26%) Analyst
12 42 (4.26%) Consultant
13 32 (3.24%) Senior Developer
14 30 (3.04%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 28 (2.84%) Oracle Architect
16 25 (2.53%) C# Developer
16 25 (2.53%) SSIS Developer
17 22 (2.23%) Database Developer
18 20 (2.03%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (10.03%) Web Services
2 85 (8.61%) XML
3 79 (8.00%) HTML
4 78 (7.90%) .NET
5 63 (6.38%) REST
6 55 (5.57%) J2EE
7 52 (5.27%) Middleware
8 44 (4.46%) RESTful
9 43 (4.36%) AngularJS
9 43 (4.36%) Spring
10 38 (3.85%) SOAP
11 35 (3.55%) JMS
12 34 (3.44%) CSS
12 34 (3.44%) LAMP
13 32 (3.24%) XSLT
14 31 (3.14%) JSON
15 26 (2.63%) Hibernate
15 26 (2.63%) HTML5
15 26 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
16 24 (2.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 92 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.67%) Replication
3 37 (3.75%) Clustering
4 32 (3.24%) Computer Science
5 31 (3.14%) Data Centre
6 29 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 23 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (2.23%) Virtual Team
9 21 (2.13%) Derivative
10 20 (2.03%) iPad
11 18 (1.82%) Data Structures
11 18 (1.82%) User Experience
12 17 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (1.62%) Equity Derivative
14 12 (1.22%) Equities
15 10 (1.01%) Client/Server
15 10 (1.01%) Fixed Income
15 10 (1.01%) Hedge funds
15 10 (1.01%) Mobile App
16 9 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 290 (29.38%) Linux
2 204 (20.67%) Unix
3 163 (16.51%) Windows
4 84 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (5.57%) AIX
6 43 (4.36%) Windows Server
7 37 (3.75%) CentOS
7 37 (3.75%) Solaris
8 27 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.72%) Ubuntu
11 14 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (1.32%) Windows 7
13 11 (1.11%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.01%) Android
14 10 (1.01%) SUSE
14 10 (1.01%) zOS
15 7 (0.71%) MVS
16 5 (0.51%) Debian
16 5 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (21.78%) ETL
3 142 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
4 125 (12.66%) Data Modelling
5 116 (11.75%) High Availability
6 99 (10.03%) Scrum
7 94 (9.52%) ITIL
8 89 (9.02%) Analytics
9 86 (8.71%) DevOps
10 84 (8.51%) Migration
11 82 (8.31%) Configuration Management
12 75 (7.60%) Performance Monitoring
13 70 (7.09%) TDD
14 68 (6.89%) Change Management
14 68 (6.89%) Data Management
14 68 (6.89%) Disaster Recovery
15 65 (6.59%) Open Source
16 64 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
16 64 (6.48%) SDLC
17 55 (5.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 490 (49.65%) SQL
2 208 (21.07%) Java
3 126 (12.77%) T-SQL
4 113 (11.45%) PL/SQL
5 109 (11.04%) C#
6 106 (10.74%) Shell Script
7 98 (9.93%) Python
8 93 (9.42%) Perl
9 92 (9.32%) JavaScript
10 60 (6.08%) PowerShell
11 55 (5.57%) Bash Shell
12 50 (5.07%) C
13 45 (4.56%) PHP
13 45 (4.56%) Ruby
14 29 (2.94%) C++
14 29 (2.94%) Scala
15 18 (1.82%) VB
16 16 (1.62%) Korn
17 11 (1.11%) VBScript
18 9 (0.91%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 95 (9.63%) Degree
2 60 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 51 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 32 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
7 10 (1.01%) MCSE
8 9 (0.91%) MCITP
9 8 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.61%) CFA
10 6 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (0.61%) OCP
11 5 (0.51%) MCTS
12 4 (0.41%) CCNP
12 4 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.30%) IBM Certification
13 3 (0.30%) MBA
13 3 (0.30%) MCSA
13 3 (0.30%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.15%) QA
2 23 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.22%) SLA
4 10 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.41%) MiFID
6 3 (0.30%) IFRS
6 3 (0.30%) IFRS 9
6 3 (0.30%) PMO
6 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.20%) GDPR
8 1 (0.10%) Basel III
8 1 (0.10%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.10%) HL7
8 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 59 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (4.36%) Docker
3 38 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 33 (3.34%) Oracle RAC
5 20 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.93%) VMware ESX
7 16 (1.62%) HDFS
7 16 (1.62%) Hyper-V
8 14 (1.42%) NFS
8 14 (1.42%) Oracle Clusterware
9 13 (1.32%) KVM
10 11 (1.11%) SRDF
11 10 (1.01%) Apache Flume
11 10 (1.01%) vSphere
11 10 (1.01%) Xen
12 8 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 8 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.71%) vCloud
14 6 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 56 (5.67%) Puppet
2 37 (3.75%) Ansible
3 30 (3.04%) Oracle RMAN
4 28 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (2.63%) Data Guard
6 18 (1.82%) SCCM
7 16 (1.62%) Nagios
7 16 (1.62%) vRealize
8 15 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 13 (1.32%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 13 (1.32%) SCOM
10 10 (1.01%) Control-M
10 10 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (1.01%) vMotion
11 9 (0.91%) NetBackup
11 9 (0.91%) Oracle Identity Management
12 8 (0.81%) Graphite
12 8 (0.81%) Oozie
13 7 (0.71%) Galera Cluster
13 7 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 385 (39.01%) Oracle
2 174 (17.63%) Microsoft
3 86 (8.71%) VMware
4 65 (6.59%) Red Hat
5 61 (6.18%) IBM
6 56 (5.67%) Sybase
7 43 (4.36%) Talend
8 28 (2.84%) SAP
9 25 (2.53%) Netezza
10 24 (2.43%) Informatica
11 23 (2.33%) Tableau
12 22 (2.23%) ATG
12 22 (2.23%) TIBCO
13 21 (2.13%) NetApp
14 20 (2.03%) Cisco
15 19 (1.93%) Teradata
16 18 (1.82%) Intel
17 15 (1.52%) Citrix
18 14 (1.42%) EMC
18 14 (1.42%) HP
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