Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 216 220
Rank change year-on-year -64 +4 -30
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 867 1,037 1,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.93% 1.17% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.40% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 698 758
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +3.96%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £306
90th Percentile £675 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 6
England median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.38% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £18.01 £32.75 £37.88
90th Percentile £52.25 £54.50 £44.00
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88% +13.33%

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 79,085 74,214 81,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.82% 84.03% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,321 49,496 53,870
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
10th Percentile £295 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,903 2,038 2,409
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.37 £11.34
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.47 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.55
% change year-on-year -4.00% +1.83% +22.75%

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 20 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in England over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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 -5 470 £490 +8.89% 104
South East -30 170 £363 -24.00% 60
North of England -62 89 £400 - 49
East of England +7 70 £356 -10.94% 35
Midlands -29 61 £350 -5.41% 39
Yorkshire +7 46 £400 - 20
West Midlands -27 37 £425 +14.86% 18
North West -82 33 £435 +5.45% 29
East Midlands +4 24 £315 -8.36% 20
South West -26 18 £394 +9.38% 16
North East +17 13 £425 +21.43%
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 402 (46.37%) SQL
2 248 (28.60%) SQL Server
3 233 (26.87%) Linux
4 217 (25.03%) Java
5 207 (23.88%) Oracle
6 187 (21.57%) Finance
7 184 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
8 176 (20.30%) Unix
9 167 (19.26%) ETL
10 155 (17.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 137 (15.80%) Microsoft
12 134 (15.46%) Data Warehouse
13 125 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
14 121 (13.96%) Migration
15 111 (12.80%) Shell Script
16 105 (12.11%) Oracle Database
17 104 (12.00%) High Availability
18 101 (11.65%) Windows
19 99 (11.42%) T-SQL
20 96 (11.07%) Data Modelling
21 92 (10.61%) Banking
22 91 (10.50%) Replication
23 90 (10.38%) Python
24 83 (9.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 77 (8.88%) SQL Server 2008
26 74 (8.54%) Capacity Planning
27 73 (8.42%) Performance Monitoring
28 72 (8.30%) Big Data
28 72 (8.30%) PL/SQL
28 72 (8.30%) 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 36 (4.15%) Apache
2 26 (3.00%) Apache Spark
3 25 (2.88%) JBoss
3 25 (2.88%) WebSphere
4 20 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (2.31%) Tomcat
5 19 (2.19%) SharePoint
6 17 (1.96%) Confluence
6 17 (1.96%) WebLogic
7 14 (1.61%) SAS
7 14 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (1.15%) IIS
10 9 (1.04%) Apache Solr
10 9 (1.04%) GemFire
11 8 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.69%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.46%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.46%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) HipChat
5 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.50%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.58%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.35%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.23%) Maximo
6 2 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.12%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.12%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.19%) PaaS
4 15 (1.73%) GitHub
5 13 (1.50%) SaaS
6 8 (0.92%) IaaS
6 8 (0.92%) Office 365
7 7 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.46%) Serverless
11 3 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.35%) Heroku
11 3 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.04%) SAN
2 34 (3.92%) Kerberos
3 31 (3.58%) Firewall
4 28 (3.23%) Network Security
5 25 (2.88%) NAS
6 20 (2.31%) Internet
7 19 (2.19%) DNS
8 15 (1.73%) DHCP
8 15 (1.73%) iSCSI
8 15 (1.73%) TCP/IP
9 11 (1.27%) VPN
10 7 (0.81%) HTTP
10 7 (0.81%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.81%) MPLS
11 6 (0.69%) BGP
11 6 (0.69%) LAN
11 6 (0.69%) OSPF
11 6 (0.69%) SMS
11 6 (0.69%) SSL
11 6 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (28.60%) SQL Server
2 155 (17.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 134 (15.46%) Data Warehouse
4 105 (12.11%) Oracle Database
5 83 (9.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 77 (8.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 72 (8.30%) Big Data
8 69 (7.96%) MongoDB
9 64 (7.38%) Relational Database
10 59 (6.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 56 (6.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 55 (6.34%) Oracle Database 11g
13 51 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
14 50 (5.77%) Hadoop
15 37 (4.27%) NoSQL
16 35 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
17 34 (3.92%) MySQL
18 31 (3.58%) OLAP
18 31 (3.58%) RDBMS
19 28 (3.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 39 (4.50%) Git (software)
2 35 (4.04%) Jenkins
2 35 (4.04%) JIRA
3 32 (3.69%) JUnit
4 20 (2.31%) Cucumber
4 20 (2.31%) IntelliJ
5 17 (1.96%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.85%) Subversion
6 16 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.73%) Mockito
8 14 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (1.27%) Gradle
9 11 (1.27%) JMeter
10 10 (1.15%) Maven
11 9 (1.04%) LoadRunner
11 9 (1.04%) Selenium
12 8 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (0.69%) CircleCI
14 5 (0.58%) HP UFT
14 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 187 (21.57%) Finance
2 92 (10.61%) Banking
3 52 (6.00%) Front Office
4 24 (2.77%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.61%) Marketing
7 12 (1.38%) Games
7 12 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (0.81%) Legal
8 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.81%) Retail
9 6 (0.69%) Advertising
9 6 (0.69%) Electronics
10 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.46%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.46%) Publishing
11 3 (0.35%) Back Office
11 3 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
11 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 354 (40.83%) Developer
2 176 (20.30%) DBA
3 108 (12.46%) Java Developer
4 94 (10.84%) SQL DBA
4 94 (10.84%) SQL Developer
5 85 (9.80%) Administrator
6 61 (7.04%) Senior Developer
7 59 (6.81%) Oracle DBA
8 46 (5.31%) Architect
9 43 (4.96%) SQL Server DBA
10 42 (4.84%) Consultant
11 39 (4.50%) Oracle Developer
12 35 (4.04%) Analyst
13 31 (3.58%) ETL Developer
14 30 (3.46%) SQL Server Developer
15 29 (3.34%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 29 (3.34%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 29 (3.34%) Senior Java Developer
15 29 (3.34%) SSIS Developer
16 26 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (6.92%) RESTful
2 55 (6.34%) XML
3 54 (6.23%) Web Services
4 47 (5.42%) .NET
5 38 (4.38%) REST
6 36 (4.15%) Middleware
7 30 (3.46%) Spring
8 29 (3.34%) HTML
8 29 (3.34%) JSON
9 26 (3.00%) HTML5
9 26 (3.00%) J2EE
10 25 (2.88%) FIX Protocol
10 25 (2.88%) SOAP
11 20 (2.31%) Elastic Stack
12 18 (2.08%) CSS
12 18 (2.08%) Kafka
13 17 (1.96%) LDAP
14 16 (1.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 14 (1.61%) JDBC
15 14 (1.61%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.50%) Replication
2 72 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (6.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 38 (4.38%) Data Centre
5 31 (3.58%) Clustering
6 30 (3.46%) Computer Science
7 23 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.54%) Virtual Team
9 20 (2.31%) Data Structures
9 20 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
10 19 (2.19%) User Experience
11 17 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.50%) Fintech
12 13 (1.50%) iPad
13 12 (1.38%) Animation
13 12 (1.38%) Client/Server
13 12 (1.38%) Derivative
13 12 (1.38%) Mobile App
14 11 (1.27%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 233 (26.87%) Linux
2 176 (20.30%) Unix
3 101 (11.65%) Windows
4 71 (8.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (3.92%) Solaris
6 30 (3.46%) AIX
7 29 (3.34%) Windows Server
8 20 (2.31%) Ubuntu
9 17 (1.96%) Android
10 15 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (1.61%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.27%) Data ONTAP
13 10 (1.15%) CentOS
13 10 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.92%) SUSE
15 7 (0.81%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.81%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.58%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (19.26%) ETL
3 125 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
4 121 (13.96%) Migration
5 104 (12.00%) High Availability
6 96 (11.07%) Data Modelling
7 74 (8.54%) Capacity Planning
8 73 (8.42%) Performance Monitoring
9 67 (7.73%) Low Latency
10 64 (7.38%) ITIL
11 63 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
11 63 (7.27%) Open Source
12 61 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
13 60 (6.92%) TDD
14 55 (6.34%) Multithreading
15 54 (6.23%) Scrum
16 53 (6.11%) DevOps
17 51 (5.88%) Test Automation
18 49 (5.65%) Unit Testing
19 48 (5.54%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 402 (46.37%) SQL
2 217 (25.03%) Java
3 111 (12.80%) Shell Script
4 99 (11.42%) T-SQL
5 90 (10.38%) Python
6 72 (8.30%) PL/SQL
7 52 (6.00%) C#
8 44 (5.07%) Bash Shell
9 40 (4.61%) PowerShell
10 34 (3.92%) Perl
11 31 (3.58%) Ruby
12 30 (3.46%) JavaScript
13 27 (3.11%) Scala
14 17 (1.96%) Korn
15 14 (1.61%) Groovy
15 14 (1.61%) Kotlin
16 12 (1.38%) Apple Swift
16 12 (1.38%) C++
16 12 (1.38%) Objective-C
17 11 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 65 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 47 (5.42%) SC Cleared
3 41 (4.73%) Degree
4 34 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (3.00%) MCSE
6 17 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.61%) MCITP
8 13 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (1.04%) CCNP
11 7 (0.81%) VCP6
12 5 (0.58%) CCSA
12 5 (0.58%) MCSA
13 4 (0.46%) CCNA
13 4 (0.46%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.46%) RHCE
14 3 (0.35%) CCIE
14 3 (0.35%) ISEB
14 3 (0.35%) MCP
14 3 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (7.15%) QA
2 14 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.50%) SLA
4 9 (1.04%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.81%) PMO
6 3 (0.35%) GCP
6 3 (0.35%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.35%) IFRS
6 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.23%) MiFID
8 1 (0.12%) COREP
8 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) FINREP
8 1 (0.12%) GAAP
8 1 (0.12%) GDPR
8 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 45 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (4.04%) Docker
3 31 (3.58%) Oracle RAC
4 28 (3.23%) Active Directory
5 23 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (2.31%) NFS
7 18 (2.08%) vSphere
8 15 (1.73%) Hyper-V
9 14 (1.61%) HDFS
9 14 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (1.15%) Apache Flume
10 10 (1.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 10 (1.15%) SRDF
11 9 (1.04%) Firmware
12 7 (0.81%) KVM
12 7 (0.81%) vCloud
12 7 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (0.69%) Oracle Clusterware
13 6 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (3.92%) Ansible
2 28 (3.23%) Puppet
3 27 (3.11%) Data Guard
4 26 (3.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 25 (2.88%) Kubernetes
6 18 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 17 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
8 16 (1.85%) logstash
8 16 (1.85%) Terraform
9 15 (1.73%) Kibana
10 14 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (1.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 13 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 12 (1.38%) Grafana
12 12 (1.38%) vRealize
13 11 (1.27%) SCOM
13 11 (1.27%) Tivoli
14 9 (1.04%) Control-M
15 7 (0.81%) EMC TimeFinder
15 7 (0.81%) Oozie
Vendors
1 207 (23.88%) Oracle
2 137 (15.80%) Microsoft
3 61 (7.04%) VMware
4 60 (6.92%) Red Hat
5 40 (4.61%) HP
6 39 (4.50%) Cisco
7 31 (3.58%) IBM
8 27 (3.11%) SAP
9 25 (2.88%) EMC
10 22 (2.54%) NetApp
11 21 (2.42%) RedGate
12 19 (2.19%) AppDynamics
13 18 (2.08%) Hortonworks
14 16 (1.85%) Google
15 15 (1.73%) Currenex
15 15 (1.73%) Informatica
15 15 (1.73%) Reuters
15 15 (1.73%) Splunk
16 14 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
16 14 (1.61%) Talend