Period
to 10 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 10 December 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 208 178 191
Rank change year-on-year -30 +13 +13
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 121 248 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.93% 1.46% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.68% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 133 147
South East median daily rate £450 £405 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +6.58% -15.56%
10th Percentile £334 £326 £300
90th Percentile £519 £575 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
South East median hourly rate - £42.50 £29.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +46.16% -41.85%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £23.13 £42.50
% change year-on-year +51.32% -45.58% +6.25%

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 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 11,058 14,789 14,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.44% 87.12% 84.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,533 8,880 8,458
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £280 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 491 460
South East median hourly rate £26.69 £25.12 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.24% +9.22% -5.06%
10th Percentile £13.07 £11.78 £11.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £24.49
% change year-on-year +7.95% -10.15% +7.23%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in the South East

Performance Tuning
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 Tuning in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in the South East

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in the South East over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the South East

Performance Tuning
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 Tuning in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in the South East

Performance Tuning
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 Tuning within the South East region over the 6 months to 10 December 2019. 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 0 47 £450 +2.27% 17
Hampshire -22 38 £450 +28.57% 2
Berkshire -14 26 £450 +1.69% 10
Buckinghamshire +16 21 £468 +9.55% 4
Kent +19 14 £330 -40.00% 3
West Sussex +12 8 £475 +32.87% 2
Surrey -7 7 £425 -5.56% 5
Sussex - 4 £488 -
East Sussex +17 2 £438 - 2
Middlesex +15 1 £400 -
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 82 (67.77%) SQL
2 59 (48.76%) Oracle
3 43 (35.54%) SQL Server
4 41 (33.88%) ETL
5 31 (25.62%) Azure
6 29 (23.97%) Windows
7 28 (23.14%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (22.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (21.49%) PL/SQL
9 26 (21.49%) T-SQL
10 24 (19.83%) Microsoft
11 23 (19.01%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (19.01%) Oracle ODI
12 21 (17.36%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (15.70%) WebLogic
14 18 (14.88%) Linux
14 18 (14.88%) Active Directory
14 18 (14.88%) Replication
14 18 (14.88%) Oracle Database
15 17 (14.05%) .NET
15 17 (14.05%) SC Cleared
15 17 (14.05%) Security Cleared
15 17 (14.05%) PowerShell
16 16 (13.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (13.22%) Web Services
16 16 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (12.40%) High Availability
17 15 (12.40%) Windows Server
17 15 (12.40%) Migration

Performance Tuning
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 19 (15.70%) WebLogic
2 10 (8.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (4.96%) Apache
4 4 (3.31%) IIS
4 4 (3.31%) JBoss
4 4 (3.31%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (7.44%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.65%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.83%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.62%) Azure
2 8 (6.61%) Azure Data Factory
2 8 (6.61%) Power Platform
3 6 (4.96%) AWS
4 5 (4.13%) IaaS
5 2 (1.65%) PaaS
5 2 (1.65%) SaaS
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.92%) Firewall
2 6 (4.96%) DNS
3 5 (4.13%) DHCP
4 3 (2.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (2.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (2.48%) HTTP
5 2 (1.65%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.83%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.83%) SAN
6 1 (0.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (35.54%) SQL Server
2 27 (22.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (19.01%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (19.01%) Oracle ODI
4 18 (14.88%) Oracle Database
5 16 (13.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (11.57%) Big Data
6 14 (11.57%) Oracle BI EE
7 13 (10.74%) Oracle OWB
8 11 (9.09%) Data Lake
9 10 (8.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (7.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (6.61%) Power BI
11 8 (6.61%) Relational Database
11 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (5.79%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (5.79%) Hadoop
12 7 (5.79%) OLAP
12 7 (5.79%) Oracle OLAP
13 6 (4.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.83%) JUnit
3 1 (0.83%) Maven
3 1 (0.83%) Mockito
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.83%) PostCSS
3 1 (0.83%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.83%) Subversion
3 1 (0.83%) Toad
General
1 5 (4.13%) Finance
1 5 (4.13%) Retail
1 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.31%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.48%) Legal
4 1 (0.83%) Advertising
4 1 (0.83%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) German Language
4 1 (0.83%) Law
4 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (38.84%) Developer
2 28 (23.14%) DBA
3 21 (17.36%) SQL DBA
4 15 (12.40%) Administrator
4 15 (12.40%) Architect
5 12 (9.92%) SQL Developer
6 9 (7.44%) Azure Developer
7 8 (6.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (6.61%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (5.79%) Oracle DBA
9 6 (4.96%) Analyst
9 6 (4.96%) Consultant
9 6 (4.96%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (4.96%) SQL BI Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Developer in Test
10 5 (4.13%) Oracle Architect
10 5 (4.13%) Oracle Consultant
10 5 (4.13%) SSRS Developer
11 4 (3.31%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.05%) .NET
2 16 (13.22%) Web Services
3 12 (9.92%) XML
4 11 (9.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 10 (8.26%) Middleware
6 9 (7.44%) J2EE
7 8 (6.61%) Spring
8 7 (5.79%) CSS
8 7 (5.79%) HTML
8 7 (5.79%) MDX
9 6 (4.96%) .NET Core
9 6 (4.96%) jQuery
9 6 (4.96%) JSON
10 5 (4.13%) AngularJS
10 5 (4.13%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (4.13%) HTML5
10 5 (4.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (3.31%) JMS
12 3 (2.48%) SOAP
13 2 (1.65%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.88%) Replication
2 16 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.61%) Clustering
4 6 (4.96%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.13%) PKI
6 4 (3.31%) NHS
6 4 (3.31%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.97%) Windows
2 18 (14.88%) Linux
3 15 (12.40%) Windows Server
4 12 (9.92%) Unix
5 11 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (6.61%) AIX
7 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.88%) ETL
2 28 (23.14%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (17.36%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (12.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (12.40%) High Availability
5 15 (12.40%) Migration
6 14 (11.57%) Dashboard Development
7 13 (10.74%) Analytics
7 13 (10.74%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (10.74%) Unit Testing
8 12 (9.92%) Integration Testing
9 11 (9.09%) DevOps
10 10 (8.26%) Data Management
10 10 (8.26%) SOA
11 9 (7.44%) Performance Analysis
12 8 (6.61%) Collaborative Working
12 8 (6.61%) Kanban
12 8 (6.61%) Machine Learning
12 8 (6.61%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 82 (67.77%) SQL
2 26 (21.49%) PL/SQL
2 26 (21.49%) T-SQL
3 17 (14.05%) PowerShell
4 11 (9.09%) Java
4 11 (9.09%) Python
5 8 (6.61%) C#
6 6 (4.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 5 (4.13%) VBScript
8 3 (2.48%) Perl
8 3 (2.48%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.65%) ABAP
9 2 (1.65%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.83%) ES6
10 1 (0.83%) Java 8
10 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.83%) VBA
10 1 (0.83%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 17 (14.05%) SC Cleared
1 17 (14.05%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.26%) Degree
2 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.96%) MCSE
4 3 (2.48%) MCDBA
4 3 (2.48%) MCITP
5 2 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.83%) CCNA
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) MCSA
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.44%) Data Quality
2 7 (5.79%) PMO
3 6 (4.96%) QA
4 3 (2.48%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.65%) GDPR
5 2 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.65%) SLA
6 1 (0.83%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 18 (14.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.44%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.31%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.65%) NFS
6 1 (0.83%) HDFS
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (7.44%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (4.13%) Ansible
2 5 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.31%) Amdocs OSS
3 4 (3.31%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (3.31%) PingFederate
3 4 (3.31%) Puppet
4 3 (2.48%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.48%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.48%) SCCM
5 2 (1.65%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (1.65%) Linux-HA
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.83%) Ambari
6 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.83%) MOM
6 1 (0.83%) Oozie
Vendors
1 59 (48.76%) Oracle
2 24 (19.83%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.57%) Red Hat
4 10 (8.26%) Tableau
5 9 (7.44%) Remedy
5 9 (7.44%) VMware
6 5 (4.13%) Citrix
6 5 (4.13%) Imperva
6 5 (4.13%) McAfee
6 5 (4.13%) Mercator
6 5 (4.13%) Varonis
7 4 (3.31%) BMC
7 4 (3.31%) Cramer
7 4 (3.31%) Talend
8 3 (2.48%) Databricks
8 3 (2.48%) F5
8 3 (2.48%) HP
9 2 (1.65%) SAP
10 1 (0.83%) Cisco
10 1 (0.83%) Dell