The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 30 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
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 192 196
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 238 284 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.21% 1.26% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.48% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 205 174
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16775 19211 17566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.13% 85.14% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12076 13900 12358
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 196 244
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.95% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Tuning in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in London

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in London

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in London

Performance Tuning
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 30 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
City of London +12 50 £450 +2.85% 9
Kingston Upon Thames 0 4 £355 +1.42% 3
Croydon - 2 - -
Isleworth - 2 - -
Feltham +4 1 £325 -16.12%
Hammersmith +1 1 - -
Canary Wharf -5 1 £425 -11.45%
Southwark - 1 £200 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 222 (48.79%) SQL
2 167 (36.70%) SQL Server
3 152 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (32.09%) Finance
5 136 (29.89%) Oracle
6 110 (24.18%) Linux
7 103 (22.64%) Java
7 103 (22.64%) ETL
8 94 (20.66%) Banking
9 92 (20.22%) Data Warehouse
10 83 (18.24%) Unix
11 74 (16.26%) C#
12 72 (15.82%) Data Modelling
13 63 (13.85%) Windows
14 61 (13.41%) Python
14 61 (13.41%) Analytics
15 59 (12.97%) MS Excel
15 59 (12.97%) Business Intelligence
15 59 (12.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 58 (12.75%) Microsoft
16 58 (12.75%) Perl
17 55 (12.09%) Sybase
18 54 (11.87%) T-SQL
18 54 (11.87%) Scrum
19 52 (11.43%) VMware
20 50 (10.99%) Front Office
20 50 (10.99%) Bash Shell
21 48 (10.55%) Oracle Database
22 47 (10.33%) Relational Database
23 45 (9.89%) PL/SQL

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 24 (5.27%) Apache
2 23 (5.05%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.30%) IIS
4 13 (2.86%) WebSphere
5 12 (2.64%) Apache Pig
6 11 (2.42%) Oracle Coherence
6 11 (2.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 10 (2.20%) DataSynapse
8 9 (1.98%) Confluence
8 9 (1.98%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.54%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.54%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.32%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.32%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.88%) JBoss
11 4 (0.88%) SAS
12 3 (0.66%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.66%) Jetty
Applications
1 59 (12.97%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.98%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.10%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.22%) HFM
3 1 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.22%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.98%) GitHub
4 6 (1.32%) IaaS
5 5 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.10%) PaaS
6 4 (0.88%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (0.88%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 4 (0.88%) SaaS
7 2 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.44%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.44%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.22%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.59%) SAN
2 24 (5.27%) DNS
2 24 (5.27%) NAS
3 20 (4.40%) LAN
4 19 (4.18%) WAN
5 18 (3.96%) HTTP
6 16 (3.52%) Firewall
7 15 (3.30%) Internet
8 13 (2.86%) FCoE
8 13 (2.86%) iSCSI
9 12 (2.64%) Multicast
10 11 (2.42%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (2.20%) TCP/IP
12 6 (1.32%) Skype
13 5 (1.10%) DHCP
13 5 (1.10%) X.509
14 4 (0.88%) SSH
14 4 (0.88%) VLAN
14 4 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.66%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (36.70%) SQL Server
2 92 (20.22%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (12.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (10.55%) Oracle Database
5 47 (10.33%) Relational Database
6 43 (9.45%) MySQL
7 38 (8.35%) NoSQL
8 37 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (7.03%) Hadoop
10 26 (5.71%) Big Data
10 26 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
10 26 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (5.49%) DB2
11 25 (5.49%) RDBMS
11 25 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (4.84%) HBase
13 20 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (3.74%) MariaDB
15 16 (3.52%) MongoDB
15 16 (3.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 38 (8.35%) Git (software)
2 34 (7.47%) Subversion
3 22 (4.84%) Jenkins
4 21 (4.62%) JIRA
5 13 (2.86%) JUnit
5 13 (2.86%) Talend Open Studio
5 13 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (2.64%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.76%) Moq
8 7 (1.54%) Maven
9 5 (1.10%) ClearCase
9 5 (1.10%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.10%) MSI
9 5 (1.10%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.88%) ClearQuest
11 3 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.66%) ERwin
11 3 (0.66%) MSTest
11 3 (0.66%) NUnit
11 3 (0.66%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 146 (32.09%) Finance
2 94 (20.66%) Banking
3 50 (10.99%) Front Office
4 30 (6.59%) Investment Banking
5 20 (4.40%) Back Office
6 10 (2.20%) Legal
7 7 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.32%) Publishing
9 5 (1.10%) Advertising
9 5 (1.10%) Marketing
9 5 (1.10%) Retail
10 2 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.44%) Games
10 2 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
10 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.22%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 213 (46.81%) Developer
2 76 (16.70%) DBA
3 47 (10.33%) Architect
4 45 (9.89%) Java Developer
5 42 (9.23%) SQL Developer
6 34 (7.47%) Administrator
7 28 (6.15%) Oracle Developer
8 27 (5.93%) Analyst
9 23 (5.05%) SQL DBA
10 22 (4.84%) Senior Developer
11 17 (3.74%) Consultant
12 16 (3.52%) Sybase Developer
13 15 (3.30%) Database Developer
13 15 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
13 15 (3.30%) ETL Developer
13 15 (3.30%) MySQL DBA
14 14 (3.08%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 14 (3.08%) SQL Server DBA
14 14 (3.08%) SSIS Developer
15 13 (2.86%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.45%) .NET
2 40 (8.79%) Web Services
3 31 (6.81%) HTML
4 25 (5.49%) XML
5 23 (5.05%) REST
6 21 (4.62%) LAMP
7 20 (4.40%) CSS
7 20 (4.40%) J2EE
7 20 (4.40%) Spring
8 18 (3.96%) AngularJS
8 18 (3.96%) Middleware
9 17 (3.74%) HTML5
10 16 (3.52%) WPF
11 15 (3.30%) ADO
11 15 (3.30%) JMS
12 14 (3.08%) RESTful
13 13 (2.86%) jQuery
14 12 (2.64%) ASP.NET
14 12 (2.64%) SOAP
15 11 (2.42%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 21 (4.62%) Derivative
4 19 (4.18%) Data Centre
5 16 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.52%) Equity Derivative
6 15 (3.30%) Replication
7 14 (3.08%) Data Structures
8 12 (2.64%) Equities
9 11 (2.42%) Clustering
9 11 (2.42%) Hedge funds
10 10 (2.20%) Fixed Income
10 10 (2.20%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.76%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.76%) User Experience
11 8 (1.76%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.32%) Fintech
12 6 (1.32%) iPad
13 4 (0.88%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 110 (24.18%) Linux
2 83 (18.24%) Unix
3 63 (13.85%) Windows
4 41 (9.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (6.37%) CentOS
6 22 (4.84%) Windows Server
7 18 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (2.64%) Solaris
9 11 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (2.20%) SUSE
11 9 (1.98%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.54%) AIX
13 6 (1.32%) Windows 7
14 5 (1.10%) Android
14 5 (1.10%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.88%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (22.64%) ETL
3 72 (15.82%) Data Modelling
4 61 (13.41%) Analytics
5 59 (12.97%) Business Intelligence
6 54 (11.87%) Scrum
7 43 (9.45%) Migration
8 39 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
9 38 (8.35%) DevOps
10 29 (6.37%) Configuration Management
10 29 (6.37%) High Availability
10 29 (6.37%) TDD
11 28 (6.15%) Software Engineering
12 27 (5.93%) SDLC
13 26 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (5.05%) Low Latency
15 22 (4.84%) E-Commerce
16 21 (4.62%) Electronic Trading
17 20 (4.40%) Benchmarking
17 20 (4.40%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 222 (48.79%) SQL
2 103 (22.64%) Java
3 74 (16.26%) C#
4 61 (13.41%) Python
5 58 (12.75%) Perl
6 54 (11.87%) T-SQL
7 50 (10.99%) Bash Shell
8 45 (9.89%) PL/SQL
9 44 (9.67%) Shell Script
10 39 (8.57%) Ruby
11 38 (8.35%) JavaScript
12 36 (7.91%) PowerShell
13 16 (3.52%) Scala
14 13 (2.86%) VB
15 11 (2.42%) PHP
16 10 (2.20%) C++
17 9 (1.98%) C
17 9 (1.98%) Groovy
18 5 (1.10%) TypeScript
19 4 (0.88%) Korn
Qualifications
1 41 (9.01%) Degree
2 13 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (1.32%) CFA
4 6 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (1.32%) MCSE
5 4 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.66%) MBA
6 3 (0.66%) MCITP
6 3 (0.66%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.66%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.44%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.44%) MCTS
8 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.22%) GISP
8 1 (0.22%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.22%) MCDST
8 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.74%) Data Quality
2 16 (3.52%) QA
3 9 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.66%) MiFID
4 3 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.66%) SLA
5 2 (0.44%) GDPR
6 1 (0.22%) Basel III
6 1 (0.22%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 37 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 19 (4.18%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (3.08%) VMware ESX
5 13 (2.86%) Docker
5 13 (2.86%) NFS
6 12 (2.64%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.64%) KVM
7 10 (2.20%) SRDF
8 9 (1.98%) vSphere
8 9 (1.98%) Xen
9 7 (1.54%) HDFS
10 6 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.88%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.88%) Firmware
11 4 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.22%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 35 (7.69%) Puppet
2 25 (5.49%) Ansible
3 15 (3.30%) Nagios
3 15 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.20%) vMotion
5 9 (1.98%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.76%) Graphite
6 8 (1.76%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (1.54%) Control-M
7 7 (1.54%) Data Guard
7 7 (1.54%) Galera Cluster
8 6 (1.32%) logstash
8 6 (1.32%) SCCM
8 6 (1.32%) vRealize
8 6 (1.32%) WMI
9 5 (1.10%) Oracle Identity Management
9 5 (1.10%) WSUS
10 4 (0.88%) Cobbler
10 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (0.88%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 136 (29.89%) Oracle
2 58 (12.75%) Microsoft
3 55 (12.09%) Sybase
4 52 (11.43%) VMware
5 30 (6.59%) IBM
6 25 (5.49%) Netezza
7 20 (4.40%) Red Hat
8 17 (3.74%) Intel
9 13 (2.86%) Citrix
9 13 (2.86%) NetApp
9 13 (2.86%) Talend
10 12 (2.64%) Cisco
10 12 (2.64%) EMC
10 12 (2.64%) Teradata
10 12 (2.64%) TIBCO
11 11 (2.42%) SAP
12 10 (2.20%) Informatica
13 9 (1.98%) ATG
13 9 (1.98%) HP
13 9 (1.98%) Tableau
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