The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 26 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 52 50
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 16 8 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.13% 1.22% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.46% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 10
Median daily rate £355 £365 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +6.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £340 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £450 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -38.46%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 637 547 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.82% 83.51% 80.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 308 392
Median daily rate £400 £406 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 8
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.04 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in Milton Keynes

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Tuning in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 14 (77.78%) Linux
2 13 (72.22%) MongoDB
3 10 (55.56%) Capacity Management
4 9 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (50.00%) Python
4 9 (50.00%) Oracle
4 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (50.00%) DB2
4 9 (50.00%) Shell Script
5 8 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (44.44%) DB2 UDB
5 8 (44.44%) YAML
5 8 (44.44%) Task Automation
6 7 (38.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (38.89%) MySQL
7 6 (33.33%) ITIL
7 6 (33.33%) Ansible
8 5 (27.78%) CentOS
8 5 (27.78%) High Availability
8 5 (27.78%) SQL
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (27.78%) Ubuntu
8 5 (27.78%) Security Management
9 4 (22.22%) Finance
9 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 4 (22.22%) ITIL V3
10 3 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (16.67%) Git (software)

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) MongoDB
2 9 (50.00%) DB2
2 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (44.44%) DB2 UDB
3 8 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (38.89%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (38.89%) MySQL
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Administrator
1 5 (27.78%) DBA
1 5 (27.78%) Linux Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) DB2 DBA
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Database Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Database Developer
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) CRM Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Database Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Database Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) DB2 Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) YAML
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE
2 1 (5.56%) JDBC
2 1 (5.56%) JNDI
2 1 (5.56%) ODBC
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) CentOS
2 5 (27.78%) Ubuntu
3 3 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Capacity Management
2 9 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (44.44%) Task Automation
4 6 (33.33%) ITIL
5 5 (27.78%) High Availability
5 5 (27.78%) Security Management
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL V3
7 3 (16.67%) ITSM
7 3 (16.67%) Service Management
8 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (11.11%) Database Tuning
8 2 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
9 1 (5.56%) Change Management
9 1 (5.56%) CRM
9 1 (5.56%) Garbage Collection
9 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
9 1 (5.56%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Python
1 9 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 2 (11.11%) Korn
3 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Ansible
2 3 (16.67%) Nagios
2 3 (16.67%) OVSD
3 2 (11.11%) Puppet
4 1 (5.56%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) BMC
4 1 (5.56%) F5
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy
4 1 (5.56%) VMware