Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Performance Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Optimisation over the 6 months to 14 December 2018 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 Optimisation
England > South East
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 357 342 360
Rank change year-on-year -15 +18 +23
Contract jobs citing Performance Optimisation 25 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.20% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 5
South East median daily rate £438 £488 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.26% +52.34% -26.86%
10th Percentile £413 £414 £202
90th Percentile £555 £563 £450
England median daily rate £550 £488 £430
% change year-on-year +12.82% +13.37% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +6.51% +14.19%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -22.22% +6.51% +12.67%

Performance Optimisation 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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,662 14,192 13,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.78% 84.40% 83.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,825 8,534 8,201
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.12% +1.39%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £564
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 463 575
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.14 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.04% -2.57% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.15 £50.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%

Performance Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Performance Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Optimisation in the South East

Performance Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Optimisation in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Optimisation in the South East

Performance Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation in the South East over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Optimisation in the South East

Performance Optimisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Optimisation in the South East

Performance Optimisation
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation within the South East region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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
Thames Valley +31 12 £425 -3.41%
Berkshire -4 10 £425 -8.60%
Kent +14 8 - - 2
Hampshire -17 5 £525 +18.31% 3
Buckinghamshire +22 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Performance Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Optimisation 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 South East region with a requirement for Performance Optimisation.

1 9 (36.00%) PHP
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) MySQL
2 8 (32.00%) HTML
2 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (32.00%) CSS
2 8 (32.00%) XML
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) CMS
2 8 (32.00%) Content Management
2 8 (32.00%) Google
2 8 (32.00%) JSON
2 8 (32.00%) PHP 5
2 8 (32.00%) jQuery
2 8 (32.00%) Firebug
2 8 (32.00%) WordPress
2 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (32.00%) RESTful
2 8 (32.00%) Website Architecture
2 8 (32.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 8 (32.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 8 (32.00%) Wireframes
2 8 (32.00%) PHP 7
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle
4 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (20.00%) Windows 7

Performance Optimisation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (32.00%) CMS
1 8 (32.00%) WordPress
2 3 (12.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.00%) Drupal
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.00%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (12.00%) Boomi
3 3 (12.00%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) DHCP
1 5 (20.00%) DNS
2 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) MySQL
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (16.00%) Data Lake
4 4 (16.00%) HDInsight
4 4 (16.00%) Power BI
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (12.00%) Big Data
5 3 (12.00%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (12.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Firebug
1 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.00%) Toad
3 4 (16.00%) MSI
3 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) WordPress Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Backend Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Azure Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) DBA
6 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared DBA
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (8.00%) Talend Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Azure Developer
7 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Business Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Lead Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Middleware Architect
7 1 (4.00%) SAP Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) CSS
1 8 (32.00%) HTML
1 8 (32.00%) jQuery
1 8 (32.00%) JSON
1 8 (32.00%) RESTful
1 8 (32.00%) XML
2 4 (16.00%) REST
2 4 (16.00%) Sass
2 4 (16.00%) SOAP
3 3 (12.00%) .NET
3 3 (12.00%) Kafka
3 3 (12.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) EDI
4 1 (4.00%) Middleware
4 1 (4.00%) OAuth
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Basis
4 1 (4.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Clustering
2 3 (12.00%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
1 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (20.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Content Management
1 8 (32.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
1 8 (32.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 8 (32.00%) Website Architecture
1 8 (32.00%) Wireframes
2 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (16.00%) Adaptive Web Design
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Analytics
3 4 (16.00%) Deadline-Driven
3 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.00%) Front End Development
3 4 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (16.00%) Web Design
3 4 (16.00%) Web Development
4 3 (12.00%) Data Mapping
4 3 (12.00%) Thought Leadership
4 3 (12.00%) Use Case
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) PHP
2 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (32.00%) PHP 5
2 8 (32.00%) PHP 7
3 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (16.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Google
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.00%) HP
3 4 (16.00%) Lumension
3 4 (16.00%) McAfee
3 4 (16.00%) SAP
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) Dell
4 3 (12.00%) Informatica
5 2 (8.00%) Cognos
5 2 (8.00%) Talend
6 1 (4.00%) Fiorano
6 1 (4.00%) Fujitsu
6 1 (4.00%) MuleSoft