Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 239 231
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8 -38
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 557 535 507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.20% 1.13% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.29% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 383 374
London median daily rate £500 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.99% +6.32% +10.02%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £338
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
London median hourly rate £23.13 £129.75 £48.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.17% +168.91% -
10th Percentile £21.86 £92.23 £21.98
90th Percentile £24.40 £173.08 £74.33
England median hourly rate £23.13 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -47.13% +9.38% -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 40,865 41,572 38,853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.92% 88.06% 87.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,457 30,220 27,777
London median daily rate £501 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £646
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 389 441
London median hourly rate £24.08 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.02% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.10 £13.29 £12.13
90th Percentile £53.82 £49.29 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.70% +4.55%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -32 60 £465 -7.00% 31
West London -13 29 £521 +3.73% 15
South London -19 16 £450 -10.00% 2
East London -30 6 £570 +3.78% 1
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 258 (46.32%) SQL
2 222 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (31.24%) SQL Server
4 163 (29.26%) Java
5 149 (26.75%) Oracle
6 142 (25.49%) Finance
7 128 (22.98%) Data Warehouse
8 125 (22.44%) ETL
9 117 (21.01%) Business Intelligence
9 117 (21.01%) Unix
10 116 (20.83%) C#
11 102 (18.31%) Microsoft
12 96 (17.24%) Linux
12 96 (17.24%) Python
13 95 (17.06%) Microsoft Azure
14 84 (15.08%) Scrum
15 82 (14.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 81 (14.54%) Amazon AWS
17 75 (13.46%) Banking
17 75 (13.46%) Data Modelling
18 74 (13.29%) Relational Database
19 72 (12.93%) .NET
20 71 (12.75%) Migration
21 66 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
22 64 (11.49%) PL/SQL
23 62 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
24 61 (10.95%) Microservices
24 61 (10.95%) Docker
25 60 (10.77%) Kimball Methodology
25 60 (10.77%) T-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 36 (6.46%) WebLogic
2 25 (4.49%) JBoss
3 24 (4.31%) Apache Spark
4 22 (3.95%) WebSphere
5 20 (3.59%) Confluence
6 18 (3.23%) Apache Solr
7 17 (3.05%) Apache
8 16 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (2.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (1.97%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.62%) MS Exchange
12 8 (1.44%) CMS
12 8 (1.44%) SharePoint
13 6 (1.08%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.90%) SAS
15 3 (0.54%) nginx
16 2 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
16 2 (0.36%) Luigi
16 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.69%) Maximo
2 7 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (1.08%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.72%) Fredhopper
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.36%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.36%) Magento
6 2 (0.36%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 1 (0.18%) SAP POS DM
7 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 95 (17.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (14.54%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (5.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (4.49%) Azure Data Factory
5 16 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (2.69%) IaaS
6 15 (2.69%) PaaS
7 12 (2.15%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.97%) GitHub
8 11 (1.97%) Office 365
9 7 (1.26%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.08%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.72%) Heroku
12 3 (0.54%) SaaS
13 2 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.36%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.13%) DNS
2 15 (2.69%) SAN
3 13 (2.33%) NAS
3 13 (2.33%) VPN
4 10 (1.80%) NetScaler
5 9 (1.62%) DHCP
5 9 (1.62%) SSL
6 8 (1.44%) Firewall
7 7 (1.26%) MPLS
8 5 (0.90%) FTP
8 5 (0.90%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.72%) Internet
9 4 (0.72%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.72%) VPLS
10 3 (0.54%) BGP
10 3 (0.54%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.54%) Network Security
10 3 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.36%) LAN
11 2 (0.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (31.24%) SQL Server
2 128 (22.98%) Data Warehouse
3 82 (14.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 74 (13.29%) Relational Database
5 51 (9.16%) Big Data
6 49 (8.80%) SQL Server 2016
7 47 (8.44%) Oracle Database
8 46 (8.26%) Hadoop
9 40 (7.18%) Power BI
10 38 (6.82%) NoSQL
11 37 (6.64%) MongoDB
12 35 (6.28%) Apache Cassandra
13 34 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
14 33 (5.92%) RDBMS
15 31 (5.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 30 (5.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 27 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
18 26 (4.67%) OLAP
19 23 (4.13%) Apache Hive
20 22 (3.95%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 56 (10.05%) JIRA
2 55 (9.87%) Git (software)
3 45 (8.08%) Visual Studio Team System
4 39 (7.00%) Visual Studio
5 37 (6.64%) Jenkins
6 29 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (4.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 27 (4.85%) SpecFlow
8 21 (3.77%) TeamCity
9 20 (3.59%) JDeveloper
10 19 (3.41%) Selenium
11 17 (3.05%) LoadRunner
12 13 (2.33%) Maven
13 12 (2.15%) Bitbucket
13 12 (2.15%) JMeter
14 10 (1.80%) Gatling
15 9 (1.62%) Cucumber
15 9 (1.62%) MSTest
15 9 (1.62%) Rhino Mocks
15 9 (1.62%) SonarQube
General
1 142 (25.49%) Finance
2 75 (13.46%) Banking
3 56 (10.05%) Front Office
4 30 (5.39%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.69%) Retail
6 12 (2.15%) Games
7 7 (1.26%) Publishing
8 5 (0.90%) Law
9 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.72%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.54%) Marketing
10 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.36%) Legal
11 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Billing
12 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.18%) iGaming
12 1 (0.18%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 285 (51.17%) Developer
2 59 (10.59%) Oracle Developer
3 53 (9.52%) Consultant
4 52 (9.34%) SQL Developer
5 45 (8.08%) C# Developer
6 42 (7.54%) DBA
7 33 (5.92%) Administrator
7 33 (5.92%) Java Developer
8 32 (5.75%) ETL Developer
9 31 (5.57%) .NET Developer
10 30 (5.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 29 (5.21%) Architect
12 23 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
13 22 (3.95%) SQL DBA
14 21 (3.77%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 18 (3.23%) .NET Developer - Fintech
16 17 (3.05%) Data Engineer
17 15 (2.69%) Senior Developer
17 15 (2.69%) WPF Developer
18 14 (2.51%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (12.93%) .NET
2 60 (10.77%) XML
3 58 (10.41%) Web Services
4 44 (7.90%) AngularJS
5 35 (6.28%) JSON
5 35 (6.28%) WCF
6 34 (6.10%) WPF
7 29 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web API
7 29 (5.21%) React
7 29 (5.21%) RESTful
8 26 (4.67%) Middleware
9 25 (4.49%) ASP.NET
9 25 (4.49%) J2EE
10 22 (3.95%) .NET Core
10 22 (3.95%) HTML
11 21 (3.77%) Kafka
12 20 (3.59%) LDAP
13 18 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
13 18 (3.23%) REST
13 18 (3.23%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.64%) Greenfield Project
3 31 (5.57%) User Experience
4 27 (4.85%) Replication
5 25 (4.49%) Data Centre
6 23 (4.13%) Fintech
7 22 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (3.23%) Clustering
9 16 (2.87%) Equities
9 16 (2.87%) Fixed Income
10 13 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (2.15%) Derivative
12 11 (1.97%) Grid Computing
13 10 (1.80%) Algorithms
13 10 (1.80%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (1.44%) Data Structures
15 7 (1.26%) Cloud Native
15 7 (1.26%) Management Information System
16 6 (1.08%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 117 (21.01%) Unix
2 96 (17.24%) Linux
3 44 (7.90%) Windows
4 21 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.87%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.97%) Solaris
7 11 (1.97%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.26%) CentOS
9 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.90%) Android
11 4 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.72%) SUSE
11 4 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.54%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.18%) AIX
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (22.44%) ETL
3 117 (21.01%) Business Intelligence
4 84 (15.08%) Scrum
5 75 (13.46%) Data Modelling
6 71 (12.75%) Migration
7 62 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
8 61 (10.95%) Microservices
9 60 (10.77%) Kimball Methodology
10 59 (10.59%) Analytics
10 59 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
11 57 (10.23%) Test Automation
12 55 (9.87%) DevOps
13 54 (9.69%) Unit Testing
14 50 (8.98%) Asset Management
15 42 (7.54%) Low Latency
16 40 (7.18%) Capacity Planning
16 40 (7.18%) Visualisation
17 35 (6.28%) Continuous Delivery
17 35 (6.28%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 258 (46.32%) SQL
2 163 (29.26%) Java
3 116 (20.83%) C#
4 96 (17.24%) Python
5 64 (11.49%) PL/SQL
6 60 (10.77%) T-SQL
7 49 (8.80%) Scala
8 39 (7.00%) JavaScript
9 38 (6.82%) PowerShell
10 37 (6.64%) Shell Script
11 33 (5.92%) Bash Shell
12 28 (5.03%) Perl
13 21 (3.77%) Ruby
14 14 (2.51%) C
14 14 (2.51%) R
15 13 (2.33%) U-SQL
16 11 (1.97%) Groovy
16 11 (1.97%) Java 8
17 10 (1.80%) VBA
18 8 (1.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 16 (2.87%) Degree
3 12 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.44%) RHCE
5 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.08%) MCSE
7 5 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.72%) CCA
8 4 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (0.72%) MCSA
8 4 (0.72%) RHCSA
8 4 (0.72%) RHCVA
9 2 (0.36%) CCNP
9 2 (0.36%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.36%) CISSP
9 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.18%) MCTS
10 1 (0.18%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.05%) QA
2 15 (2.69%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.44%) Basel III
3 8 (1.44%) IFRS
3 8 (1.44%) IFRS 9
4 4 (0.72%) SLA
5 3 (0.54%) PMO
6 2 (0.36%) MiFID
6 2 (0.36%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.18%) GDPR
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (10.95%) Docker
2 29 (5.21%) Active Directory
3 25 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
5 12 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (2.15%) vSphere
6 10 (1.80%) XenApp
6 10 (1.80%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.90%) HDFS
9 4 (0.72%) Firmware
9 4 (0.72%) KVM
9 4 (0.72%) RHEV
9 4 (0.72%) Samba
9 4 (0.72%) Sendmail
9 4 (0.72%) Veritas File System
9 4 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 42 (7.54%) Kubernetes
2 25 (4.49%) Ansible
3 21 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (2.69%) Oracle Identity Management
4 15 (2.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 14 (2.51%) Hadoop YARN
6 13 (2.33%) Control-M
6 13 (2.33%) Prometheus
7 12 (2.15%) Puppet
8 11 (1.97%) Tivoli
9 9 (1.62%) Packer
10 6 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.90%) SCCM
12 4 (0.72%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (0.72%) CFEngine
12 4 (0.72%) Nagios
12 4 (0.72%) OpenView
12 4 (0.72%) SCOM
12 4 (0.72%) yum
Vendors
1 149 (26.75%) Oracle
2 102 (18.31%) Microsoft
3 40 (7.18%) IBM
4 35 (6.28%) VMware
5 25 (4.49%) Red Hat
5 25 (4.49%) Tableau
6 22 (3.95%) Sybase
7 17 (3.05%) Google
7 17 (3.05%) Informatica
8 15 (2.69%) AppDynamics
8 15 (2.69%) Atlassian
8 15 (2.69%) Okta
9 13 (2.33%) Syclo
10 12 (2.15%) Citrix
10 12 (2.15%) Cloudera
10 12 (2.15%) SAP
11 10 (1.80%) EXASOL
11 10 (1.80%) Greenplum
11 10 (1.80%) HP
11 10 (1.80%) SOASTA, Inc