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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Tuning
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 70 53 52
Rank change year-on-year -17 -1  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 2 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.27% 2.26% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 2.63% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 8
Median daily rate £300 £399 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.76% +27.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +17.33%  

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 629 646 664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.32% 85.90% 79.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 366 342
Median daily rate £415 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +12.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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

Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 8 (66.67%) ITIL
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (58.33%) SCCM
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (58.33%) CentOS
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Puppet
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL V2
2 7 (58.33%) vCloud
2 7 (58.33%) Capacity Management
2 7 (58.33%) Docker
2 7 (58.33%) vRealize
2 7 (58.33%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) SCOM
5 3 (25.00%) IaaS
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) CA Wily
6 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (16.67%) Database Tuning

Performance Tuning
Top Related 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 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
1 2 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Automation Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Data Centre Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Database Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Database Developer
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Build Automation Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Server Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) J2EE
1 2 (16.67%) JDBC
1 2 (16.67%) JNDI
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) CentOS
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) Capacity Management
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL V2
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Database Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) Garbage Collection
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Build Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (16.67%) Jython
2 2 (16.67%) Korn
2 2 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) MCITP
5 1 (8.33%) MCTS
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Docker
1 7 (58.33%) vCloud
1 7 (58.33%) Virtual Machines
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Puppet
1 7 (58.33%) SCCM
1 7 (58.33%) vRealize
2 3 (25.00%) SCOM
3 2 (16.67%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow