Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 210 193
Rank change year-on-year -14 -17 -19
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 549 536 625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.17% 1.19% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.38% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 382 446
London median daily rate £510 £475 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% +9.83% -3.89%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £713 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
London median hourly rate £90.00 £48.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.53% - -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +8.97%

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 40937 38731 39019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.98% 86.21% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 29768 27769 27882
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £643 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 401 470
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.60 £50.14 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

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 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 November 2017. 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 74 £500 +11.11% 7
West London +20 38 £503 +0.50% 7
South London -16 17 £500 +30.72% 1
East London -6 3 £600 +2.13% 3
North London - 1 - -
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 233 (42.44%) Java
2 215 (39.16%) SQL
3 172 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (24.23%) Linux
5 120 (21.86%) Oracle
5 120 (21.86%) SQL Server
6 103 (18.76%) Finance
7 96 (17.49%) Unix
8 89 (16.21%) ETL
9 84 (15.30%) Web Services
9 84 (15.30%) Banking
10 78 (14.21%) QA
11 76 (13.84%) High Availability
12 74 (13.48%) Multithreading
13 73 (13.30%) Python
13 73 (13.30%) Big Data
13 73 (13.30%) Amazon AWS
14 70 (12.75%) REST
14 70 (12.75%) Low Latency
15 69 (12.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 66 (12.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 63 (11.48%) TDD
18 60 (10.93%) Electronic Trading
19 59 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
20 58 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
21 57 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
21 57 (10.38%) T-SQL
22 55 (10.02%) Pair Programming
23 54 (9.84%) Front Office
23 54 (9.84%) NoSQL

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 (4.74%) Apache Spark
2 24 (4.37%) Apache
3 23 (4.19%) WebSphere
4 22 (4.01%) WebSphere Application Server
5 21 (3.83%) JBoss
6 20 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (3.28%) Apache Solr
8 12 (2.19%) SAS
8 12 (2.19%) Tomcat
9 11 (2.00%) Confluence
10 7 (1.28%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.28%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.73%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.55%) Documentum
13 3 (0.55%) Jetty
14 2 (0.36%) CICS
14 2 (0.36%) IIS
14 2 (0.36%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) SPSS
3 1 (0.18%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (2.73%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.55%) Maximo
2 3 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle TCA
3 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.18%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 73 (13.30%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.19%) SaaS
4 9 (1.64%) GitHub
5 7 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.91%) PaaS
8 3 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.55%) IaaS
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.36%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.36%) Heroku
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.18%) iTunes
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.01%) Internet
2 23 (4.19%) Kerberos
3 22 (4.01%) LDAP
4 20 (3.64%) Network Security
4 20 (3.64%) SAN
5 18 (3.28%) NAS
6 11 (2.00%) Firewall
7 9 (1.64%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.46%) HTTP
9 7 (1.28%) DHCP
10 6 (1.09%) SSL
11 5 (0.91%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.91%) LAN
12 4 (0.73%) DNS
12 4 (0.73%) WAN
13 3 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.55%) VLAN
13 3 (0.55%) VPN
14 2 (0.36%) SMS
14 2 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (21.86%) SQL Server
2 73 (13.30%) Big Data
3 69 (12.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
5 54 (9.84%) NoSQL
6 48 (8.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 44 (8.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 43 (7.83%) Oracle Database
9 41 (7.47%) Hadoop
10 34 (6.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (6.01%) MySQL
12 31 (5.65%) MongoDB
13 28 (5.10%) Oracle Database 11g
14 23 (4.19%) OLAP
14 23 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
15 22 (4.01%) Relational Database
16 18 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
17 16 (2.91%) QlikView
17 16 (2.91%) SQL Server 2016
18 14 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (5.83%) Git (software)
2 26 (4.74%) Jenkins
3 25 (4.55%) JIRA
4 21 (3.83%) JUnit
5 16 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (2.55%) Subversion
7 9 (1.64%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.64%) LoadRunner
7 9 (1.64%) Maven
7 9 (1.64%) Mockito
7 9 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.46%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.46%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.91%) Fiddler
9 5 (0.91%) HP UFT
9 5 (0.91%) IntelliJ
9 5 (0.91%) JMeter
9 5 (0.91%) Log4j
9 5 (0.91%) YourKit
General
1 103 (18.76%) Finance
2 84 (15.30%) Banking
3 54 (9.84%) Front Office
4 33 (6.01%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.28%) Advertising
6 6 (1.09%) Games
6 6 (1.09%) Legal
6 6 (1.09%) Publishing
7 5 (0.91%) Retail
7 5 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.73%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.55%) Back Office
9 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.55%) Marketing
10 2 (0.36%) Electronics
10 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.36%) Prime Brokerage
10 2 (0.36%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 294 (53.55%) Developer
2 120 (21.86%) Java Developer
3 59 (10.75%) SQL Developer
4 44 (8.01%) DBA
5 39 (7.10%) Administrator
6 37 (6.74%) Architect
7 34 (6.19%) Senior Developer
8 29 (5.28%) Agile Developer
8 29 (5.28%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 28 (5.10%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 27 (4.92%) SSIS Developer
11 26 (4.74%) ETL Developer
12 25 (4.55%) Consultant
13 22 (4.01%) Senior Java Developer
13 22 (4.01%) SQL Server Developer
14 21 (3.83%) SQL DBA
15 18 (3.28%) Agile Java Developer
16 17 (3.10%) C# Developer
16 17 (3.10%) Data Engineer
16 17 (3.10%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (15.30%) Web Services
2 70 (12.75%) REST
3 44 (8.01%) JSON
4 43 (7.83%) XML
5 39 (7.10%) RESTful
6 31 (5.65%) FIX Protocol
6 31 (5.65%) HTML
6 31 (5.65%) SOAP
7 27 (4.92%) J2EE
8 26 (4.74%) HTML5
8 26 (4.74%) Spring
9 25 (4.55%) .NET
10 22 (4.01%) JDBC
11 16 (2.91%) jQuery
11 16 (2.91%) MDX
12 15 (2.73%) Akka
12 15 (2.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 14 (2.55%) Grails
14 13 (2.37%) Ajax
14 13 (2.37%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 44 (8.01%) Computer Science
3 37 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.37%) Fixed Income
5 21 (3.83%) Virtual Team
6 20 (3.64%) iPad
6 20 (3.64%) Replication
7 18 (3.28%) Data Structures
7 18 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (3.10%) Clustering
8 17 (3.10%) Mobile App
9 16 (2.91%) Data Centre
9 16 (2.91%) Derivative
9 16 (2.91%) Equities
10 14 (2.55%) User Experience
11 13 (2.37%) Credit Risk
11 13 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (2.19%) Fintech
13 11 (2.00%) Algorithms
13 11 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 133 (24.23%) Linux
2 96 (17.49%) Unix
3 45 (8.20%) Windows
4 35 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (4.37%) Solaris
6 16 (2.91%) AIX
7 10 (1.82%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.46%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.46%) CentOS
9 8 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.28%) Android
10 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.91%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.91%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.55%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.55%) Debian
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (16.21%) ETL
3 76 (13.84%) High Availability
4 74 (13.48%) Multithreading
5 70 (12.75%) Low Latency
6 63 (11.48%) TDD
7 60 (10.93%) Electronic Trading
8 58 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
9 57 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
10 55 (10.02%) Pair Programming
11 49 (8.93%) E-Commerce
11 49 (8.93%) Migration
12 48 (8.74%) Capacity Planning
12 48 (8.74%) Open Source
12 48 (8.74%) Scrum
13 43 (7.83%) Unit Testing
14 42 (7.65%) DevOps
14 42 (7.65%) Microservices
15 40 (7.29%) Data Modelling
16 39 (7.10%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 233 (42.44%) Java
2 215 (39.16%) SQL
3 73 (13.30%) Python
4 57 (10.38%) T-SQL
5 50 (9.11%) Shell Script
6 46 (8.38%) Scala
7 43 (7.83%) C#
8 39 (7.10%) Bash Shell
9 37 (6.74%) Perl
10 35 (6.38%) PL/SQL
11 26 (4.74%) JavaScript
12 22 (4.01%) PowerShell
13 21 (3.83%) Ruby
14 16 (2.91%) Groovy
15 15 (2.73%) C++
16 11 (2.00%) C
16 11 (2.00%) SPARQL
17 9 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (1.09%) PHP
18 6 (1.09%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 37 (6.74%) Degree
2 30 (5.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (5.28%) Security Cleared
4 22 (4.01%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.19%) MCITP
7 9 (1.64%) MCSE
8 6 (1.09%) CFA
9 3 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.55%) MCTS
9 3 (0.55%) RHCE
9 3 (0.55%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.36%) CCNP
10 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.36%) MCSA
11 1 (0.18%) CCIE
11 1 (0.18%) CCNA
11 1 (0.18%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (14.21%) QA
2 8 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.09%) SLA
4 5 (0.91%) MiFID
4 5 (0.91%) PMO
5 3 (0.55%) GAAP
5 3 (0.55%) GCP
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (5.10%) Docker
2 20 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (2.55%) Active Directory
4 14 (2.55%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (1.28%) SRDF
6 6 (1.09%) Apache Flume
6 6 (1.09%) Firmware
6 6 (1.09%) KVM
7 5 (0.91%) HDFS
7 5 (0.91%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (0.55%) Samba
8 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.36%) OpenDJ
9 2 (0.36%) vSphere
10 1 (0.18%) NFS
10 1 (0.18%) Snort
Systems Management
1 26 (4.74%) Ansible
2 18 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.28%) Puppet
3 15 (2.73%) Terraform
4 12 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.82%) Data Guard
5 10 (1.82%) Grafana
5 10 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (1.64%) Nagios
7 8 (1.46%) Kibana
7 8 (1.46%) logstash
7 8 (1.46%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (1.28%) Graphite
9 6 (1.09%) Control-M
9 6 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.91%) EMC TimeFinder
10 5 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.91%) NetApp OnCommand
10 5 (0.91%) Oozie
10 5 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 120 (21.86%) Oracle
2 47 (8.56%) Microsoft
3 32 (5.83%) VMware
4 26 (4.74%) Red Hat
5 25 (4.55%) HP
6 20 (3.64%) ATG
7 17 (3.10%) Sybase
8 16 (2.91%) EMC
8 16 (2.91%) Hortonworks
9 14 (2.55%) Currenex
9 14 (2.55%) RedGate
9 14 (2.55%) Reuters
10 12 (2.19%) Cisco
10 12 (2.19%) Splunk
10 12 (2.19%) Tableau
10 12 (2.19%) Veritas
11 11 (2.00%) Google
11 11 (2.00%) SAP
11 11 (2.00%) Xamarin
12 10 (1.82%) IBM