Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 203 203 272
Rank change year-on-year 0 +69 -19
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 459 165 369
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.36% 1.25% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.39% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 103 265
10th Percentile £406 £400 £394
25th Percentile £475 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £594 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +13.05% -4.55% +15.79%
75th Percentile £738 £631 £638
90th Percentile £809 £794 £700
England median daily rate £543 £468 £475
% change year-on-year +16.04% -1.58% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £52.50 " £40.87
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £41.75
75th Percentile £58.13 " £42.62
90th Percentile £58.50 " "
England median hourly rate £65.50 £43.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year +50.57% -27.50% +33.33%

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 30,702 11,842 34,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.12% 89.41% 88.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,067 8,445 24,927
10th Percentile £363 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £513
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £600
90th Percentile £725 £719 £688
England median daily rate £513 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +6.77% +1.05% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 120 383
10th Percentile £14.95 £14.40 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.68 £19.99 £15.25
Median hourly rate £34.69 £34.13 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.66% +55.11% +5.79%
75th Percentile £52.44 £46.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.83 £55.10 £53.00
England median hourly rate £24.18 £26.00 £22.91
% change year-on-year -7.02% +13.50% +14.54%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in London

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Performance Tuning in London.

Daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in London

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Performance Tuning in London over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in London

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Performance Tuning in London.

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 21 September 2021. 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 -42 43 £580 +0.83% 24
East London -9 2 £501 +0.25% 8
South London -3 1 £433 -3.89%
West London -17 1 - - 7
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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.

1 194 (42.27%) SQL
2 182 (39.65%) Java
3 153 (33.33%) Banking
4 151 (32.90%) Finance
5 147 (32.03%) Agile Software Development
6 126 (27.45%) Oracle
7 104 (22.66%) Linux
8 103 (22.44%) Investment Banking
9 102 (22.22%) Social Skills
10 98 (21.35%) Data Structures
10 98 (21.35%) Azure
11 97 (21.13%) Multithreading
12 95 (20.70%) Python
13 90 (19.61%) SQL Server
14 85 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
15 81 (17.65%) Front Office
16 76 (16.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 76 (16.56%) Analytics
17 75 (16.34%) DevOps
18 70 (15.25%) Microservices
19 69 (15.03%) Jenkins
19 69 (15.03%) Business Intelligence
19 69 (15.03%) AWS
20 65 (14.16%) RESTful
21 62 (13.51%) Derivative
22 61 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
23 58 (12.64%) Scrum
23 58 (12.64%) Java 8
24 57 (12.42%) Git (software)
25 56 (12.20%) Spring

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 44 (9.59%) Apache Spark
2 20 (4.36%) Confluence
3 18 (3.92%) Apache
3 18 (3.92%) Oracle Coherence
4 11 (2.40%) CICS
5 10 (2.18%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.96%) CMS
7 8 (1.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (1.31%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.87%) SAS
11 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.65%) nginx
11 3 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.44%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.44%) Drupal
12 2 (0.44%) IIS
12 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Fuse
12 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) ION MarketView
1 3 (0.65%) SAP CAR
1 3 (0.65%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
1 3 (0.65%) SAP Retail
1 3 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.44%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.22%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 98 (21.35%) Azure
2 69 (15.03%) AWS
3 35 (7.63%) PaaS
4 31 (6.75%) GCP
5 29 (6.32%) Power Platform
6 23 (5.01%) Azure Data Factory
6 23 (5.01%) IaaS
7 18 (3.92%) GitHub
8 17 (3.70%) SaaS
9 12 (2.61%) Amazon EMR
9 12 (2.61%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 11 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (2.18%) Datadog
12 7 (1.53%) Amazon S3
13 5 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (1.09%) Google Data Studio
14 4 (0.87%) npm
15 3 (0.65%) Amazon EKS
15 3 (0.65%) Serverless
15 3 (0.65%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.63%) TCP/IP
2 33 (7.19%) SSL
3 19 (4.14%) SAN
4 11 (2.40%) Kerberos
5 10 (2.18%) DNS
6 8 (1.74%) NAS
6 8 (1.74%) WAN
7 7 (1.53%) LAN
8 6 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (1.31%) FCoE
8 6 (1.31%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (1.31%) iSCSI
8 6 (1.31%) Multicast
9 5 (1.09%) Firewall
9 5 (1.09%) HTTP
9 5 (1.09%) VPN
10 3 (0.65%) DHCP
10 3 (0.65%) OSPF
10 3 (0.65%) WLAN
11 2 (0.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 85 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
3 53 (11.55%) Relational Database
4 49 (10.68%) Big Data
5 39 (8.50%) Hadoop
6 37 (8.06%) Oracle Database
7 36 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (7.19%) Redis
9 31 (6.75%) Hazelcast
10 29 (6.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 29 (6.32%) Power BI
11 27 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
11 27 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
12 26 (5.66%) Data Lake
12 26 (5.66%) NoSQL
13 22 (4.79%) Apache Hive
14 20 (4.36%) RDBMS
15 19 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (3.92%) MongoDB
17 15 (3.27%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 69 (15.03%) Jenkins
2 57 (12.42%) Git (software)
3 32 (6.97%) Maven
4 31 (6.75%) JIRA
5 22 (4.79%) TeamCity
6 17 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (2.61%) IntelliJ
7 12 (2.61%) SonarQube
7 12 (2.61%) Visual Studio
8 11 (2.40%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.74%) Artifactory
9 8 (1.74%) Gradle
10 6 (1.31%) CircleCI
10 6 (1.31%) Subversion
11 5 (1.09%) Ant
11 5 (1.09%) Selenium
12 4 (0.87%) Travis CI
13 3 (0.65%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.65%) git-flow
13 3 (0.65%) JUnit
General
1 153 (33.33%) Banking
2 151 (32.90%) Finance
3 103 (22.44%) Investment Banking
4 102 (22.22%) Social Skills
5 81 (17.65%) Front Office
6 53 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (3.70%) Presentation Skills
8 15 (3.27%) Organisational Skills
9 7 (1.53%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.31%) Back Office
10 6 (1.31%) Marketing
10 6 (1.31%) Retail
10 6 (1.31%) Retail Banking
11 5 (1.09%) Public Sector
12 4 (0.87%) Legal
12 4 (0.87%) Publishing
13 3 (0.65%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.44%) Electronics
14 2 (0.44%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 202 (44.01%) Developer
2 103 (22.44%) Java Developer
3 68 (14.81%) Senior Developer
4 55 (11.98%) Senior Java Developer
5 45 (9.80%) DBA
6 41 (8.93%) Consultant
7 26 (5.66%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 24 (5.23%) Architect
9 23 (5.01%) Administrator
10 21 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
11 19 (4.14%) Data Engineer
11 19 (4.14%) Front Office Developer
11 19 (4.14%) Oracle DBA
12 18 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
13 16 (3.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 15 (3.27%) SQL Developer
15 14 (3.05%) Core Java Developer
15 14 (3.05%) Java Consultant
16 13 (2.83%) Site Engineer
16 13 (2.83%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (14.16%) RESTful
2 56 (12.20%) Spring
3 49 (10.68%) Spring Boot
4 35 (7.63%) .NET
5 30 (6.54%) HTML
5 30 (6.54%) REST
6 29 (6.32%) Memcached
7 23 (5.01%) FIX Protocol
8 21 (4.58%) Kafka
9 20 (4.36%) React
10 19 (4.14%) XML
11 18 (3.92%) AngularJS
11 18 (3.92%) HTML5
11 18 (3.92%) Node.js
11 18 (3.92%) Web Services
12 16 (3.49%) CSS
13 14 (3.05%) JSON
14 12 (2.61%) Middleware
15 11 (2.40%) JDBC
15 11 (2.40%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 98 (21.35%) Data Structures
2 76 (16.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 62 (13.51%) Derivative
4 52 (11.33%) Algorithms
5 34 (7.41%) Fixed Income
6 26 (5.66%) Cloud Native
7 20 (4.36%) Management Information System
8 17 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (3.49%) Clustering
10 15 (3.27%) Replication
11 14 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (3.05%) Equities
12 11 (2.40%) Market Risk
13 9 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (1.96%) Virtual Team
14 8 (1.74%) User Experience
15 7 (1.53%) Credit Risk
15 7 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (1.53%) Mainframe
15 7 (1.53%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 104 (22.66%) Linux
2 43 (9.37%) Unix
3 30 (6.54%) Windows
4 12 (2.61%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.61%) zOS
5 11 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.18%) Solaris
7 9 (1.96%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.09%) Android
9 5 (1.09%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.09%) CentOS
9 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.44%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.44%) SUSE
11 2 (0.44%) VMS
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (32.03%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (21.13%) Multithreading
3 76 (16.56%) Analytics
4 75 (16.34%) DevOps
5 70 (15.25%) Microservices
6 69 (15.03%) Business Intelligence
7 61 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (12.64%) Scrum
9 56 (12.20%) ETL
10 54 (11.76%) Data Modelling
11 53 (11.55%) Root Cause Analysis
12 52 (11.33%) Low Latency
13 51 (11.11%) Migration
14 49 (10.68%) Computer Science
15 47 (10.24%) API Development
16 46 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
17 44 (9.59%) Algorithmic Trading
17 44 (9.59%) API Design
17 44 (9.59%) Memory Management
18 43 (9.37%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 194 (42.27%) SQL
2 182 (39.65%) Java
3 95 (20.70%) Python
4 58 (12.64%) Java 8
5 53 (11.55%) PL/SQL
6 44 (9.59%) Scala
7 39 (8.50%) C#
7 39 (8.50%) JavaScript
8 34 (7.41%) T-SQL
9 32 (6.97%) C++
10 29 (6.32%) Haskell
11 24 (5.23%) Shell Script
12 20 (4.36%) Bash Shell
13 18 (3.92%) PowerShell
14 17 (3.70%) Perl
15 13 (2.83%) PHP
16 9 (1.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 9 (1.96%) VB
17 8 (1.74%) REXX
18 5 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (8.06%) Degree
2 14 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.61%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (1.53%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.87%) OCP
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (0.87%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.65%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.65%) PhD
7 2 (0.44%) CCNP
7 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.22%) GCUX
8 1 (0.22%) GIAC
8 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.22%) LPIC
8 1 (0.22%) MBA
8 1 (0.22%) RHCA
8 1 (0.22%) RHCE
8 1 (0.22%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.27%) QA
2 10 (2.18%) GDPR
3 8 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.31%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (7.63%) Docker
2 15 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.83%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (2.40%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.40%) HDFS
5 9 (1.96%) NFS
6 8 (1.74%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.31%) KVM
7 6 (1.31%) SRDF
7 6 (1.31%) Xen
8 5 (1.09%) Firmware
8 5 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.44%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.22%) IAG
11 1 (0.22%) OCFS2
11 1 (0.22%) Varnish
11 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (8.50%) Kubernetes
2 38 (8.28%) Ansible
3 28 (6.10%) Terraform
4 18 (3.92%) Puppet
5 15 (3.27%) Control-M
6 12 (2.61%) Data Guard
7 10 (2.18%) Oracle RMAN
8 9 (1.96%) ITRS Geneos
8 9 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.87%) PowerCLI
9 4 (0.87%) vRealize
9 4 (0.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 2 (0.44%) Grafana
11 2 (0.44%) Nagios
11 2 (0.44%) QRadar
11 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 126 (27.45%) Oracle
2 43 (9.37%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.79%) Google
4 21 (4.58%) Splunk
5 17 (3.70%) Sybase
5 17 (3.70%) VMware
6 15 (3.27%) Databricks
7 12 (2.61%) EMC
7 12 (2.61%) IBM
8 11 (2.40%) AppDynamics
8 11 (2.40%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.18%) Ab Initio
9 10 (2.18%) MapR
9 10 (2.18%) NetApp
10 9 (1.96%) Adobe
11 8 (1.74%) Citrix
12 7 (1.53%) Cisco
12 7 (1.53%) SAP
13 6 (1.31%) HP
13 6 (1.31%) Teradata