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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 185 181
Rank change year-on-year -35 -4  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 234 291 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.13% 1.34% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.57% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 190 205
London median daily rate £500 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  
10th Percentile £350 £300 £308
90th Percentile £688 £626 £615
England median daily rate £435 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
London median hourly rate £41.00 - £55.00
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% -27.27%  

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 18036 18488 19232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.76% 85.45% 82.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 50342 52165 48000
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £333 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 397 607
London median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -3.18%  
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.88 £58.75
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.36% +10.00%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 -44 24 £525 +16.66% 8
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £363 -
Docklands, London -1 1 £550 -
Canary Wharf -2 1 £625 +31.57%
Croydon -11 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £325 -
Chessington - 1 - -
West End of London - 1 £538 - 1
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 207 (44.23%) SQL
2 160 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (30.56%) Java
4 140 (29.91%) SQL Server
5 133 (28.42%) Finance
6 121 (25.85%) Oracle
7 102 (21.79%) Linux
8 98 (20.94%) ETL
9 90 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
10 89 (19.02%) Unix
11 79 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
12 75 (16.03%) Banking
13 73 (15.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 72 (15.38%) Microsoft
15 66 (14.10%) Python
16 63 (13.46%) Data Modelling
17 60 (12.82%) Web Services
18 58 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
18 58 (12.39%) DevOps
19 55 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
20 54 (11.54%) TDD
21 52 (11.11%) Perl
21 52 (11.11%) C#
21 52 (11.11%) Scrum
21 52 (11.11%) NoSQL
21 52 (11.11%) Analytics
22 51 (10.90%) Bash Shell
23 50 (10.68%) Shell Script
23 50 (10.68%) Windows
24 49 (10.47%) MySQL

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 (5.13%) Apache
2 18 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.78%) Apache Pig
4 12 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 11 (2.35%) Apache Spark
6 10 (2.14%) JBoss
6 10 (2.14%) SAS
6 10 (2.14%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.50%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.28%) Anypoint
9 6 (1.28%) Apache Solr
9 6 (1.28%) Confluence
9 6 (1.28%) Mule
9 6 (1.28%) Mule ESB
10 3 (0.64%) Jetty
10 3 (0.64%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.64%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.28%) SPSS
4 5 (1.07%) Stata
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.28%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.64%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.43%) Maximo
4 2 (0.43%) RMDS
4 2 (0.43%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.21%) HFM
5 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.21%) iTrent
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.21%) Pega PRPC
5 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 58 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (2.14%) GitHub
5 9 (1.92%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.85%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 4 (0.85%) IaaS
7 4 (0.85%) SaaS
7 4 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.64%) PaaS
8 3 (0.64%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.43%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.91%) SAN
2 21 (4.49%) DNS
3 19 (4.06%) Firewall
3 19 (4.06%) Internet
4 17 (3.63%) HTTP
5 13 (2.78%) NAS
6 10 (2.14%) LDAP
7 8 (1.71%) DHCP
7 8 (1.71%) LAN
8 7 (1.50%) VPN
8 7 (1.50%) WAN
9 6 (1.28%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.85%) tcpdump
10 4 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.85%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.64%) FTP
11 3 (0.64%) Skype
11 3 (0.64%) SSL
12 2 (0.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (29.91%) SQL Server
2 90 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
3 73 (15.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 52 (11.11%) NoSQL
5 49 (10.47%) MySQL
6 48 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 47 (10.04%) Relational Database
8 38 (8.12%) Oracle Database
9 34 (7.26%) MongoDB
10 32 (6.84%) DB2
11 31 (6.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 31 (6.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 30 (6.41%) QlikView
13 29 (6.20%) Big Data
14 27 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 24 (5.13%) Hadoop
16 23 (4.91%) RDBMS
17 21 (4.49%) Apache Cassandra
18 17 (3.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
19 16 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 47 (10.04%) Git (software)
2 33 (7.05%) Jenkins
3 23 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (4.49%) Subversion
5 18 (3.85%) JIRA
6 17 (3.63%) JUnit
7 15 (3.21%) Visual Studio
8 13 (2.78%) Maven
9 12 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
10 9 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (1.71%) Bitbucket
12 7 (1.50%) Ant
12 7 (1.50%) Fiddler
12 7 (1.50%) JMeter
12 7 (1.50%) Log4j
12 7 (1.50%) YourKit
13 6 (1.28%) LoadRunner
13 6 (1.28%) LoadUI
13 6 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.28%) Vagrant
General
1 133 (28.42%) Finance
2 75 (16.03%) Banking
3 41 (8.76%) Front Office
4 26 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.50%) Legal
6 6 (1.28%) Back Office
6 6 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.07%) Retail
8 4 (0.85%) Publishing
9 3 (0.64%) Marketing
9 3 (0.64%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 217 (46.37%) Developer
2 65 (13.89%) DBA
3 54 (11.54%) Java Developer
4 51 (10.90%) SQL Developer
5 33 (7.05%) Architect
6 27 (5.77%) Administrator
6 27 (5.77%) ETL Developer
7 23 (4.91%) Analyst
7 23 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
8 22 (4.70%) Consultant
8 22 (4.70%) SQL DBA
9 21 (4.49%) SSIS Developer
10 18 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
10 18 (3.85%) SQL Server Developer
11 16 (3.42%) Agile Developer
12 15 (3.21%) Senior Developer
13 13 (2.78%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 12 (2.56%) Database Developer
14 12 (2.56%) Java Engineer
15 11 (2.35%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (12.82%) Web Services
2 40 (8.55%) REST
3 34 (7.26%) .NET
4 30 (6.41%) Spring
5 25 (5.34%) HTML
6 21 (4.49%) J2EE
7 20 (4.27%) XML
8 18 (3.85%) JSON
9 17 (3.63%) HTML5
10 16 (3.42%) RESTful
10 16 (3.42%) SOAP
11 14 (2.99%) Ajax
11 14 (2.99%) LAMP
12 11 (2.35%) AngularJS
12 11 (2.35%) Grails
12 11 (2.35%) J2SE
12 11 (2.35%) JMS
13 10 (2.14%) jQuery
13 10 (2.14%) Middleware
14 9 (1.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 22 (4.70%) Data Structures
4 21 (4.49%) Fixed Income
5 20 (4.27%) Equities
6 19 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (3.85%) Clustering
7 18 (3.85%) Computer Science
8 17 (3.63%) Replication
9 16 (3.42%) Data Centre
9 16 (3.42%) Derivative
9 16 (3.42%) Equity Derivative
9 16 (3.42%) Virtual Team
10 13 (2.78%) iPad
11 12 (2.56%) Management Information System
12 11 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (2.14%) Algorithms
14 9 (1.92%) User Experience
15 7 (1.50%) Client/Server
15 7 (1.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 102 (21.79%) Linux
2 89 (19.02%) Unix
3 50 (10.68%) Windows
4 31 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (5.13%) CentOS
6 18 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.21%) Windows Server
8 11 (2.35%) Ubuntu
8 11 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.71%) SUSE
11 7 (1.50%) Solaris
12 6 (1.28%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.07%) AIX
14 2 (0.43%) Android
14 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (20.94%) ETL
3 79 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
4 63 (13.46%) Data Modelling
5 58 (12.39%) DevOps
6 54 (11.54%) TDD
7 52 (11.11%) Analytics
7 52 (11.11%) Scrum
8 48 (10.26%) High Availability
9 45 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (8.97%) Software Engineering
11 38 (8.12%) Migration
11 38 (8.12%) Performance Monitoring
12 36 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
12 36 (7.69%) Electronic Trading
13 34 (7.26%) Microservices
14 32 (6.84%) E-Commerce
15 31 (6.62%) SDLC
16 29 (6.20%) Multithreading
17 25 (5.34%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 207 (44.23%) SQL
2 143 (30.56%) Java
3 66 (14.10%) Python
4 52 (11.11%) C#
4 52 (11.11%) Perl
5 51 (10.90%) Bash Shell
6 50 (10.68%) Shell Script
7 44 (9.40%) T-SQL
8 43 (9.19%) PL/SQL
9 40 (8.55%) Ruby
10 30 (6.41%) PowerShell
11 28 (5.98%) Scala
12 26 (5.56%) JavaScript
13 19 (4.06%) Groovy
14 18 (3.85%) PHP
15 11 (2.35%) VB
16 7 (1.50%) C++
17 6 (1.28%) C
17 6 (1.28%) R
18 5 (1.07%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 33 (7.05%) Degree
2 16 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.56%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.92%) CFA
4 9 (1.92%) MCSE
5 8 (1.71%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.71%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.50%) MCITP
7 6 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.07%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.64%) MBA
9 3 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.43%) CCNP
10 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.21%) CCDP
11 1 (0.21%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.40%) QA
2 17 (3.63%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.50%) MiFID
4 5 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.43%) GDPR
5 2 (0.43%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (4.70%) Docker
3 13 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.50%) Apache Flume
6 6 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.85%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.85%) KVM
7 4 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.85%) vSphere
8 3 (0.64%) Firmware
8 3 (0.64%) NFS
8 3 (0.64%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.43%) HDFS
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.43%) SRDF
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.43%) Xen
10 1 (0.21%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (7.48%) Ansible
1 35 (7.48%) Puppet
2 24 (5.13%) Nagios
3 22 (4.70%) Graphite
4 21 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (2.78%) ZABBIX
6 11 (2.35%) Terraform
7 7 (1.50%) Galera Cluster
7 7 (1.50%) Grafana
7 7 (1.50%) HP SiteScope
7 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (1.28%) Control-M
8 6 (1.28%) logstash
8 6 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (1.28%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.28%) vMotion
9 5 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (1.07%) vRealize
10 4 (0.85%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.85%) Salt
Vendors
1 121 (25.85%) Oracle
2 72 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 45 (9.62%) VMware
4 31 (6.62%) Sybase
5 21 (4.49%) IBM
6 18 (3.85%) Tableau
7 17 (3.63%) HP
8 14 (2.99%) ATG
8 14 (2.99%) Netezza
8 14 (2.99%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.56%) Citrix
9 12 (2.56%) Talend
9 12 (2.56%) Teradata
10 11 (2.35%) Dynatrace
10 11 (2.35%) Informatica
10 11 (2.35%) SAP
11 10 (2.14%) MuleSoft
12 9 (1.92%) Splunk
13 7 (1.50%) F5
13 7 (1.50%) RedGate
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £610.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £535 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £610.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £610.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £610.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, 6 months rolling contracts
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £450 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago