Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 236 202
Rank change year-on-year -7 -34 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 516 512 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.12% 1.14% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.29% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 354 401
London median daily rate £475 £503 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.47% +11.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £313
90th Percentile £685 £688 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
London median hourly rate - £105.25 £80.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +30.75% -
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 40,343 39,644 38,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.50% 88.01% 87.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,136 28,682 27,988
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £640
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 366 405
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.56 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.26% +6.15%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.12 £11.39
90th Percentile £54.01 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -34 64 £468 -6.40% 31
West London -9 29 £518 +2.99% 12
South London -4 20 £450 -5.26% 1
East London -15 10 £600 - 4
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 218 (42.25%) SQL
2 173 (33.53%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (31.01%) Java
4 159 (30.81%) SQL Server
5 138 (26.74%) Oracle
6 132 (25.58%) Finance
7 115 (22.29%) Unix
8 109 (21.12%) Business Intelligence
9 101 (19.57%) Data Warehouse
10 99 (19.19%) ETL
11 96 (18.60%) C#
12 93 (18.02%) Python
13 92 (17.83%) Linux
14 81 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
15 77 (14.92%) Microsoft
16 74 (14.34%) Data Modelling
17 72 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 72 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
18 69 (13.37%) Banking
19 61 (11.82%) PL/SQL
20 59 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
20 59 (11.43%) Microservices
21 58 (11.24%) XML
21 58 (11.24%) Migration
22 57 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
22 57 (11.05%) Docker
23 55 (10.66%) Relational Database
23 55 (10.66%) DevOps
24 54 (10.47%) Front Office
25 53 (10.27%) Scrum

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 34 (6.59%) WebLogic
2 23 (4.46%) Apache Spark
3 21 (4.07%) JBoss
4 20 (3.88%) SharePoint
5 19 (3.68%) Apache
6 18 (3.49%) Apache Solr
6 18 (3.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (2.71%) WebSphere
8 12 (2.33%) Confluence
8 12 (2.33%) OpenStack
9 11 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (2.13%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.55%) CMS
11 5 (0.97%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.97%) SAS
12 4 (0.78%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.78%) nginx
13 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 12 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.74%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.19%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 13 (2.52%) Maximo
2 7 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (1.16%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.78%) Fredhopper
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.19%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 81 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (3.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 17 (3.29%) Azure Data Factory
6 12 (2.33%) Amazon S3
6 12 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (2.33%) IaaS
7 11 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
8 9 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.74%) PaaS
9 6 (1.16%) GitHub
9 6 (1.16%) Office 365
10 5 (0.97%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.58%) Serverless
13 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.84%) DNS
2 19 (3.68%) SAN
3 16 (3.10%) NAS
3 16 (3.10%) VPN
4 12 (2.33%) NetScaler
4 12 (2.33%) SSL
5 11 (2.13%) DHCP
6 10 (1.94%) MPLS
7 5 (0.97%) Firewall
7 5 (0.97%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.78%) BGP
8 4 (0.78%) Internet
8 4 (0.78%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.78%) Network Security
8 4 (0.78%) OSPF
8 4 (0.78%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.78%) VSAN
9 3 (0.58%) SNMP
9 3 (0.58%) VoIP
9 3 (0.58%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (30.81%) SQL Server
2 101 (19.57%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 55 (10.66%) Relational Database
5 49 (9.50%) Oracle Database
6 42 (8.14%) SQL Server 2016
7 40 (7.75%) Hadoop
8 39 (7.56%) PostgreSQL
9 38 (7.36%) NoSQL
10 37 (7.17%) Big Data
10 37 (7.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 34 (6.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 34 (6.59%) Power BI
12 33 (6.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 27 (5.23%) Apache Hive
13 27 (5.23%) MongoDB
14 25 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (4.46%) Oracle Database 11g
16 19 (3.68%) OLAP
17 18 (3.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (9.69%) Git (software)
2 33 (6.40%) Visual Studio Team System
3 32 (6.20%) Jenkins
4 29 (5.62%) JIRA
5 27 (5.23%) SpecFlow
6 26 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (5.04%) Visual Studio
7 23 (4.46%) JDeveloper
8 20 (3.88%) Octopus Deploy
9 16 (3.10%) Selenium
10 15 (2.91%) JMeter
11 13 (2.52%) TeamCity
12 12 (2.33%) LoadRunner
12 12 (2.33%) Vagrant
13 11 (2.13%) Gatling
13 11 (2.13%) NUnit
14 9 (1.74%) Maven
14 9 (1.74%) Moq
14 9 (1.74%) MSTest
14 9 (1.74%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 132 (25.58%) Finance
2 69 (13.37%) Banking
3 54 (10.47%) Front Office
4 27 (5.23%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.10%) Retail
6 12 (2.33%) Games
7 6 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.97%) Law
9 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.39%) Billing
10 2 (0.39%) Legal
10 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.39%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.19%) iGaming
11 1 (0.19%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 268 (51.94%) Developer
2 57 (11.05%) Oracle Developer
3 50 (9.69%) Consultant
4 46 (8.91%) DBA
5 44 (8.53%) C# Developer
6 38 (7.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 36 (6.98%) Java Developer
7 36 (6.98%) SQL Developer
8 31 (6.01%) Administrator
9 29 (5.62%) .NET Developer
10 28 (5.43%) Senior Developer
11 24 (4.65%) SQL DBA
12 21 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
13 20 (3.88%) ETL Developer
14 19 (3.68%) Architect
14 19 (3.68%) WPF Developer
15 18 (3.49%) C# WPF Developer
16 16 (3.10%) .NET Developer - Fintech
16 16 (3.10%) Data Engineer
16 16 (3.10%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (11.24%) XML
2 52 (10.08%) .NET
3 51 (9.88%) Web Services
4 39 (7.56%) AngularJS
5 36 (6.98%) WPF
6 33 (6.40%) WCF
7 29 (5.62%) Middleware
7 29 (5.62%) RESTful
8 28 (5.43%) React
9 27 (5.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 27 (5.23%) J2EE
10 23 (4.46%) ASP.NET
10 23 (4.46%) LDAP
11 22 (4.26%) Kafka
12 21 (4.07%) .NET Core
12 21 (4.07%) HTML
13 19 (3.68%) MDX
13 19 (3.68%) REST
14 18 (3.49%) JSON
14 18 (3.49%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.81%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (5.43%) User Experience
4 23 (4.46%) Computer Science
4 23 (4.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 22 (4.26%) Fintech
6 17 (3.29%) Fixed Income
6 17 (3.29%) Replication
7 13 (2.52%) Equities
8 11 (2.13%) Clustering
8 11 (2.13%) Data Structures
8 11 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (1.94%) Derivative
9 10 (1.94%) Hedge funds
10 9 (1.74%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.55%) Grid Computing
12 7 (1.36%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.36%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 115 (22.29%) Unix
2 92 (17.83%) Linux
3 36 (6.98%) Windows
4 25 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (2.52%) Solaris
6 12 (2.33%) CentOS
6 12 (2.33%) Windows 10
6 12 (2.33%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.78%) Android
9 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.58%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.39%) AIX
11 2 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.19%) SUSE
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (33.53%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (21.12%) Business Intelligence
3 99 (19.19%) ETL
4 74 (14.34%) Data Modelling
5 59 (11.43%) Microservices
6 58 (11.24%) Migration
7 57 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
8 55 (10.66%) DevOps
9 53 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (10.27%) Scrum
9 53 (10.27%) Test Automation
10 51 (9.88%) Unit Testing
11 48 (9.30%) Kimball Methodology
12 43 (8.33%) Asset Management
13 40 (7.75%) Analytics
14 38 (7.36%) Low Latency
15 37 (7.17%) Capacity Planning
15 37 (7.17%) SDLC
16 36 (6.98%) Continuous Delivery
16 36 (6.98%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 218 (42.25%) SQL
2 160 (31.01%) Java
3 96 (18.60%) C#
4 93 (18.02%) Python
5 61 (11.82%) PL/SQL
6 44 (8.53%) Scala
7 42 (8.14%) Shell Script
8 39 (7.56%) T-SQL
9 36 (6.98%) JavaScript
10 32 (6.20%) PowerShell
11 30 (5.81%) Bash Shell
12 29 (5.62%) Perl
13 23 (4.46%) Ruby
14 15 (2.91%) Java 8
15 12 (2.33%) U-SQL
16 11 (2.13%) C
16 11 (2.13%) R
17 9 (1.74%) VBA
18 7 (1.36%) C++
19 6 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (3.68%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.13%) Degree
2 11 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.36%) RHCE
5 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.78%) MCSE
6 4 (0.78%) RHCSA
6 4 (0.78%) RHCVA
7 3 (0.58%) CCA
7 3 (0.58%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (0.58%) CISSP
7 3 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.58%) MCSA
8 2 (0.39%) CCNP
8 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.19%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.68%) QA
2 13 (2.52%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.78%) SLA
4 3 (0.58%) PMO
5 2 (0.39%) Basel III
5 2 (0.39%) IFRS
5 2 (0.39%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.39%) MiFID
6 1 (0.19%) EMIR
6 1 (0.19%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 57 (11.05%) Docker
2 26 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.65%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.91%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (2.71%) vSphere
6 13 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (2.33%) XenApp
7 12 (2.33%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (1.55%) Apache Flume
10 6 (1.16%) HDFS
11 5 (0.97%) Firmware
12 4 (0.78%) KVM
12 4 (0.78%) RHEV
12 4 (0.78%) Samba
12 4 (0.78%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.78%) Veritas File System
12 4 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 38 (7.36%) Kubernetes
2 31 (6.01%) Ansible
3 19 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (3.49%) Oracle Identity Management
4 18 (3.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 13 (2.52%) Prometheus
6 12 (2.33%) Puppet
7 10 (1.94%) Hadoop YARN
7 10 (1.94%) Tivoli
8 9 (1.74%) Packer
9 7 (1.36%) Oozie
10 6 (1.16%) CFEngine
10 6 (1.16%) Control-M
10 6 (1.16%) Data Guard
10 6 (1.16%) Terraform
11 5 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (0.78%) Nagios
12 4 (0.78%) yum
Vendors
1 138 (26.74%) Oracle
2 77 (14.92%) Microsoft
3 35 (6.78%) IBM
3 35 (6.78%) VMware
4 25 (4.84%) Red Hat
4 25 (4.84%) Tableau
5 18 (3.49%) Okta
6 15 (2.91%) Sybase
7 14 (2.71%) AppDynamics
7 14 (2.71%) Citrix
8 12 (2.33%) Cloudera
9 11 (2.13%) SOASTA, Inc
9 11 (2.13%) Syclo
10 10 (1.94%) RedGate
10 10 (1.94%) Splunk
11 9 (1.74%) Google
11 9 (1.74%) HP
11 9 (1.74%) Ivanti
11 9 (1.74%) Wyse
12 8 (1.55%) Greenplum