Period
to 14 August 2018

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 6 months to 14 August 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
England > London
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 218 212
Rank change year-on-year -46 -6 -11
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 446 526 584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.98% 1.24% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.41% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 339 398
London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £375 £348 £313
90th Percentile £638 £678 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
London median hourly rate £55.00 £105.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.74% - -
England 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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,019 37,305 39,481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.78% 87.63% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,990 26,655 28,596
London median daily rate £500 £495 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +7.03% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 380 345
London median hourly rate £23.50 £23.38 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +8.72% +7.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.21 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.78 £50.00 £54.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
% change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Performance Tuning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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 6 months to 14 August 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
Central London -27 80 £468 -12.93% 26
West London -41 20 £473 +2.16% 16
South London -43 20 £425 +19.72% 7
East London +1 16 £600 +9.09% 7
North London +2 1 £388 - 3
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 London region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 186 (41.70%) SQL
2 136 (30.49%) SQL Server
3 128 (28.70%) Java
4 118 (26.46%) Oracle
4 118 (26.46%) Agile Software Development
5 113 (25.34%) Finance
6 109 (24.44%) Data Warehouse
7 89 (19.96%) Unix
8 88 (19.73%) Amazon AWS
9 82 (18.39%) ETL
9 82 (18.39%) Business Intelligence
10 79 (17.71%) Banking
11 77 (17.26%) Linux
12 73 (16.37%) Python
13 71 (15.92%) Data Modelling
14 66 (14.80%) Microsoft
15 65 (14.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 62 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
17 60 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
18 56 (12.56%) PL/SQL
19 53 (11.88%) XML
19 53 (11.88%) Migration
20 51 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
21 50 (11.21%) T-SQL
21 50 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
22 48 (10.76%) DevOps
23 47 (10.54%) JavaScript
23 47 (10.54%) C#
23 47 (10.54%) Web Services
23 47 (10.54%) Shell Script

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 26 (5.83%) Apache Spark
2 25 (5.61%) Apache
3 19 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.81%) WebLogic
5 15 (3.36%) JBoss
6 13 (2.91%) Apache Solr
6 13 (2.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.47%) OpenStack
8 10 (2.24%) Tomcat
9 9 (2.02%) Apache Pig
10 8 (1.79%) Confluence
11 6 (1.35%) CMS
12 5 (1.12%) IIS
12 5 (1.12%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.90%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.45%) SAS
14 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.22%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.22%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 5 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.67%) Maximo
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.22%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 88 (19.73%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.93%) IaaS
4 15 (3.36%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (3.14%) Amazon EMR
5 14 (3.14%) Amazon S3
5 14 (3.14%) Serverless
6 13 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (2.69%) Amazon Kinesis
7 12 (2.69%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (2.02%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (2.02%) SaaS
9 8 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.35%) PaaS
12 5 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.90%) Office 365
14 3 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.45%) Azure Functions
15 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.73%) SAN
2 24 (5.38%) DNS
2 24 (5.38%) NAS
3 16 (3.59%) VPN
4 13 (2.91%) SSL
5 12 (2.69%) DHCP
6 11 (2.47%) MPLS
7 10 (2.24%) NetScaler
7 10 (2.24%) VSAN
8 8 (1.79%) Internet
9 7 (1.57%) Firewall
9 7 (1.57%) iSCSI
10 6 (1.35%) Kerberos
11 5 (1.12%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.90%) BGP
12 4 (0.90%) HTTP
12 4 (0.90%) LAN
12 4 (0.90%) Network Security
12 4 (0.90%) OSPF
12 4 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (30.49%) SQL Server
2 109 (24.44%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (14.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
5 45 (10.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (9.64%) Oracle Database
7 42 (9.42%) NoSQL
8 40 (8.97%) Relational Database
9 36 (8.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 35 (7.85%) Hadoop
11 34 (7.62%) Big Data
12 30 (6.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 29 (6.50%) SQL Server 2016
14 26 (5.83%) Apache Hive
15 24 (5.38%) Power BI
16 22 (4.93%) Amazon Redshift
16 22 (4.93%) MongoDB
16 22 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
17 21 (4.71%) Oracle Database 11g
18 20 (4.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 37 (8.30%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.16%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (3.59%) Visual Studio
5 15 (3.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (2.91%) JDeveloper
6 13 (2.91%) JIRA
7 11 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (2.47%) SpecFlow
8 10 (2.24%) Subversion
8 10 (2.24%) Vagrant
9 9 (2.02%) JMeter
10 8 (1.79%) LoadRunner
10 8 (1.79%) Selenium
11 7 (1.57%) ERwin
11 7 (1.57%) Gatling
12 6 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.35%) FishEye
12 6 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 113 (25.34%) Finance
2 79 (17.71%) Banking
3 37 (8.30%) Front Office
4 28 (6.28%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.47%) Games
5 11 (2.47%) Retail
6 3 (0.67%) Legal
6 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.67%) Marketing
6 3 (0.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.45%) Back Office
7 2 (0.45%) Billing
7 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.45%) Local Government
7 2 (0.45%) Prime Brokerage
7 2 (0.45%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.22%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 224 (50.22%) Developer
2 52 (11.66%) DBA
3 46 (10.31%) Java Developer
4 34 (7.62%) SQL Developer
5 32 (7.17%) Senior Developer
6 28 (6.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 28 (6.28%) Oracle Developer
7 27 (6.05%) Consultant
8 25 (5.61%) Administrator
9 20 (4.48%) Architect
9 20 (4.48%) Oracle DBA
10 19 (4.26%) C# Developer
10 19 (4.26%) Data Engineer
10 19 (4.26%) SQL DBA
11 17 (3.81%) ETL Developer
12 16 (3.59%) AWS Developer
13 15 (3.36%) .NET Developer
13 15 (3.36%) Analyst
14 11 (2.47%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 10 (2.24%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (11.88%) XML
2 47 (10.54%) Web Services
3 31 (6.95%) Middleware
4 28 (6.28%) HTML
4 28 (6.28%) React
5 26 (5.83%) AngularJS
5 26 (5.83%) RESTful
6 24 (5.38%) .NET
6 24 (5.38%) Kafka
7 19 (4.26%) HTML5
8 18 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
8 18 (4.04%) J2EE
8 18 (4.04%) MDX
9 17 (3.81%) CSS
9 17 (3.81%) LDAP
9 17 (3.81%) REST
10 16 (3.59%) ASP.NET
11 15 (3.36%) JSON
11 15 (3.36%) WCF
12 13 (2.91%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.73%) Data Centre
3 24 (5.38%) User Experience
4 19 (4.26%) Replication
5 18 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (3.81%) Algorithms
7 16 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (3.36%) Computer Science
8 15 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (3.14%) Fintech
10 13 (2.91%) Data Structures
10 13 (2.91%) Equities
10 13 (2.91%) Fixed Income
11 11 (2.47%) Derivative
11 11 (2.47%) Management Information System
11 11 (2.47%) Mobile App
12 10 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.79%) Clustering
14 7 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (1.35%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 89 (19.96%) Unix
2 77 (17.26%) Linux
3 39 (8.74%) Windows
4 20 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (3.36%) Solaris
6 11 (2.47%) CentOS
7 10 (2.24%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.02%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.02%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.12%) AIX
9 5 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.90%) Android
10 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (26.46%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (18.39%) Business Intelligence
2 82 (18.39%) ETL
3 71 (15.92%) Data Modelling
4 62 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
5 53 (11.88%) Migration
6 48 (10.76%) DevOps
7 45 (10.09%) Open Source
8 42 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (8.74%) High Availability
10 38 (8.52%) Unit Testing
11 37 (8.30%) Analytics
11 37 (8.30%) Microservices
12 35 (7.85%) Capacity Planning
12 35 (7.85%) Test Automation
13 34 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
13 34 (7.62%) Kimball Methodology
14 33 (7.40%) Continuous Delivery
15 31 (6.95%) Low Latency
15 31 (6.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 186 (41.70%) SQL
2 128 (28.70%) Java
3 73 (16.37%) Python
4 56 (12.56%) PL/SQL
5 50 (11.21%) T-SQL
6 47 (10.54%) C#
6 47 (10.54%) JavaScript
6 47 (10.54%) Shell Script
7 32 (7.17%) Perl
8 30 (6.73%) Scala
9 28 (6.28%) Bash Shell
10 24 (5.38%) PowerShell
11 14 (3.14%) Ruby
12 13 (2.91%) Java 8
12 13 (2.91%) PHP
13 10 (2.24%) R
14 8 (1.79%) VB
15 7 (1.57%) C
15 7 (1.57%) Korn
16 6 (1.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (3.81%) Degree
2 16 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.24%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (1.12%) CCNP
5 5 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.12%) RHCE
6 4 (0.90%) RHCSA
6 4 (0.90%) RHCVA
6 4 (0.90%) VCP6
6 4 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.67%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.67%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (0.67%) CISSP
7 3 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.45%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.45%) MCSE
8 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.14%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.47%) QA
3 9 (2.02%) GCP
4 7 (1.57%) SLA
5 3 (0.67%) PMO
6 2 (0.45%) GDPR
6 2 (0.45%) MiFID
7 1 (0.22%) Basel III
7 1 (0.22%) EMIR
7 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 36 (8.07%) Docker
2 27 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.48%) Active Directory
4 18 (4.04%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (3.14%) Apache Flume
5 14 (3.14%) vSphere
6 13 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (2.47%) XenApp
8 10 (2.24%) KVM
8 10 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (2.24%) VMware NSX
8 10 (2.24%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.57%) HDFS
9 7 (1.57%) Hyper-V
10 6 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.12%) Firmware
12 4 (0.90%) Samba
12 4 (0.90%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.90%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 37 (8.30%) Ansible
2 21 (4.71%) Kubernetes
3 15 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (3.14%) Oozie
4 14 (3.14%) Terraform
5 13 (2.91%) Oracle Identity Management
5 13 (2.91%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 10 (2.24%) Data Guard
6 10 (2.24%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (1.79%) Puppet
8 7 (1.57%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (1.57%) Tivoli
9 6 (1.35%) Consul
9 6 (1.35%) Mesos
9 6 (1.35%) Packer
9 6 (1.35%) Prometheus
10 5 (1.12%) CFEngine
10 5 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.90%) OpenView
11 4 (0.90%) yum
Vendors
1 118 (26.46%) Oracle
2 66 (14.80%) Microsoft
3 36 (8.07%) VMware
4 32 (7.17%) IBM
5 28 (6.28%) Tableau
6 21 (4.71%) Citrix
7 20 (4.48%) Red Hat
8 16 (3.59%) Sybase
9 13 (2.91%) Okta
10 12 (2.69%) Google
11 10 (2.24%) HP
11 10 (2.24%) Ivanti
11 10 (2.24%) RedGate
11 10 (2.24%) Wyse
12 8 (1.79%) AppDynamics
12 8 (1.79%) Cisco
12 8 (1.79%) Greenplum
12 8 (1.79%) Hortonworks
12 8 (1.79%) SAP
12 8 (1.79%) Splunk