Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 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 Tuning
England > South East
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 166 213
Rank change year-on-year -61 +47 -43
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 149 197 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.88% 1.29% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.54% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 132 128
South East median daily rate £420 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £334 £323
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% -12.50% -21.95%

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 14,242 12,759 14,873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.57% 83.28% 82.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,403 7,407 9,174
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 498 564
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.70 £11.62 £11.63
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.88 £52.68
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%

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 25 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in the South East over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 May 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 +5 85 £400 -11.11% 16
Buckinghamshire +26 45 £338 +12.50% 4
Hampshire -48 26 £413 +3.00% 12
Berkshire +1 23 £488 +30.00% 8
Oxfordshire -19 17 £475 - 4
Surrey -51 17 £375 -12.28% 6
East Sussex - 9 £500 - 1
Middlesex +2 4 £375 -
Kent +12 3 £405 -19.00%
West Sussex -17 2 - - 3
Sussex - 1 £475 -
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 70 (46.98%) SQL
2 51 (34.23%) Oracle
3 48 (32.21%) Linux
4 41 (27.52%) SQL Server
5 38 (25.50%) ETL
6 32 (21.48%) Microsoft
6 32 (21.48%) Oracle Database
7 30 (20.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (18.79%) Migration
9 27 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (17.45%) Unix
11 25 (16.78%) Windows
11 25 (16.78%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (16.11%) ITIL
12 24 (16.11%) Data Modelling
12 24 (16.11%) Performance Monitoring
13 23 (15.44%) Java
14 22 (14.77%) Relational Database
15 21 (14.09%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (14.09%) Finance
16 20 (13.42%) Shell Script
16 20 (13.42%) Capacity Management
17 18 (12.08%) PL/SQL
17 18 (12.08%) DB2
18 17 (11.41%) VMware
18 17 (11.41%) Microsoft Azure
19 15 (10.07%) Capacity Planning
20 14 (9.40%) Data Migration
20 14 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
20 14 (9.40%) RDBMS

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 7 (4.70%) Apache
2 5 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.68%) Apache Solr
3 4 (2.68%) IIS
3 4 (2.68%) JBoss
3 4 (2.68%) nginx
4 3 (2.01%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.34%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.67%) SAS
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Markit EDM
1 2 (1.34%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.67%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.37%) Office 365
3 4 (2.68%) IaaS
3 4 (2.68%) PaaS
4 3 (2.01%) SaaS
5 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.34%) GitHub
5 2 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.67%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.38%) DNS
2 9 (6.04%) Firewall
2 9 (6.04%) iSCSI
3 7 (4.70%) SAN
4 6 (4.03%) DHCP
5 4 (2.68%) NAS
5 4 (2.68%) Network Security
5 4 (2.68%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.68%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.01%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (2.01%) Internet
6 3 (2.01%) LAN
6 3 (2.01%) NetScaler
6 3 (2.01%) SSL
6 3 (2.01%) WAN
7 2 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.34%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.34%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (27.52%) SQL Server
2 32 (21.48%) Oracle Database
3 30 (20.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (14.77%) Relational Database
5 21 (14.09%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (12.08%) DB2
7 14 (9.40%) RDBMS
8 13 (8.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (8.05%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (8.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (6.04%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (5.37%) DB2 UDB
11 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (4.70%) MongoDB
12 7 (4.70%) NoSQL
13 6 (4.03%) MySQL
13 6 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (3.36%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (3.36%) SAP HANA
14 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (8.05%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.04%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.70%) JIRA
3 7 (4.70%) Maven
4 5 (3.36%) Subversion
5 3 (2.01%) DbUnit
5 3 (2.01%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.01%) HttpUnit
5 3 (2.01%) JMeter
5 3 (2.01%) JUnit
5 3 (2.01%) Selenium
5 3 (2.01%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.01%) XMLUnit
6 2 (1.34%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.34%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.67%) ProC
General
1 21 (14.09%) Finance
2 7 (4.70%) Banking
3 6 (4.03%) Publishing
4 5 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.68%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.34%) Local Government
7 1 (0.67%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) Retail
7 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (28.86%) DBA
2 40 (26.85%) Developer
3 19 (12.75%) Administrator
3 19 (12.75%) Oracle DBA
4 18 (12.08%) SQL Developer
5 14 (9.40%) ETL Developer
6 11 (7.38%) Consultant
7 10 (6.71%) Analyst
8 9 (6.04%) Architect
8 9 (6.04%) Database Developer
8 9 (6.04%) SQL Database Developer
8 9 (6.04%) SQL DBA
9 8 (5.37%) DB2 DBA
9 8 (5.37%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.37%) SQL Server Developer
10 7 (4.70%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.70%) Linux Consultant
11 6 (4.03%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 6 (4.03%) Senior DBA
11 6 (4.03%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.37%) Spring
2 7 (4.70%) Middleware
2 7 (4.70%) Spring MVC
2 7 (4.70%) Web Services
3 6 (4.03%) YAML
4 5 (3.36%) Hibernate
4 5 (3.36%) J2EE
4 5 (3.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 5 (3.36%) RESTful
5 4 (2.68%) Cocoa
5 4 (2.68%) Cocoa Touch
5 4 (2.68%) EJB
5 4 (2.68%) HTML
5 4 (2.68%) ISPF
5 4 (2.68%) JDBC
5 4 (2.68%) JMS
5 4 (2.68%) JSP
5 4 (2.68%) Regular Expression
5 4 (2.68%) SOAP
5 4 (2.68%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.72%) Replication
2 10 (6.71%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (5.37%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.70%) Clustering
4 7 (4.70%) Mainframe
4 7 (4.70%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.68%) Animation
6 4 (2.68%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.68%) e-Learning
6 4 (2.68%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.34%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.34%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.34%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.34%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.34%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.34%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (32.21%) Linux
2 26 (17.45%) Unix
3 25 (16.78%) Windows
4 8 (5.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.03%) Data ONTAP
6 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.36%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.36%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (3.36%) SUSE
7 5 (3.36%) Windows Server
7 5 (3.36%) zOS
8 4 (2.68%) AIX
9 3 (2.01%) CentOS
10 2 (1.34%) Android
10 2 (1.34%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.67%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.50%) ETL
2 28 (18.79%) Migration
3 27 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (16.78%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (16.11%) Data Modelling
5 24 (16.11%) ITIL
5 24 (16.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 20 (13.42%) Capacity Management
7 15 (10.07%) Capacity Planning
8 14 (9.40%) Data Migration
9 13 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (8.72%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (8.05%) Load Balancing
11 11 (7.38%) Database Tuning
11 11 (7.38%) Software Engineering
12 10 (6.71%) Waterfall
13 9 (6.04%) Data Transformation
13 9 (6.04%) DevOps
13 9 (6.04%) Kimball Methodology
14 8 (5.37%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 70 (46.98%) SQL
2 23 (15.44%) Java
3 20 (13.42%) Shell Script
4 18 (12.08%) PL/SQL
5 13 (8.72%) T-SQL
6 12 (8.05%) Python
7 10 (6.71%) Bash Shell
8 8 (5.37%) Korn
9 7 (4.70%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.68%) Apple Swift
10 4 (2.68%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.68%) JCL
10 4 (2.68%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.68%) REXX
11 3 (2.01%) Bourne shell
11 3 (2.01%) C++
11 3 (2.01%) Java 8
11 3 (2.01%) Perl
12 2 (1.34%) PHP
13 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (6.71%) SC Cleared
1 10 (6.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.37%) Degree
3 7 (4.70%) MCSE
3 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.01%) MCP
5 3 (2.01%) MCSA
5 3 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.34%) CCNA
6 2 (1.34%) CCNP
6 2 (1.34%) CCSA
6 2 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.67%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.01%) SLA
3 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.67%) GDPR
3 1 (0.67%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.38%) NFS
3 10 (6.71%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.71%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (5.37%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (4.70%) Docker
6 5 (3.36%) vSphere
7 4 (2.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (2.68%) Time Sharing Option
8 3 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.01%) XenApp
8 3 (2.01%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.34%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.34%) Gluster
9 2 (1.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.67%) Firmware
10 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.67%) vCloud
10 1 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.71%) Puppet
2 9 (6.04%) Ansible
2 9 (6.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (4.70%) SCOM
4 6 (4.03%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.03%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 6 (4.03%) OVSD
4 6 (4.03%) SCSM
5 5 (3.36%) Data Guard
5 5 (3.36%) SCCM
6 3 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.34%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.34%) Kibana
7 2 (1.34%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.34%) logstash
7 2 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.34%) SELinux
7 2 (1.34%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.34%) vRealize
Vendors
1 51 (34.23%) Oracle
2 32 (21.48%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.41%) VMware
4 11 (7.38%) IBM
5 9 (6.04%) HP
5 9 (6.04%) Talend
6 7 (4.70%) Red Hat
6 7 (4.70%) SAP
7 6 (4.03%) arcserve
7 6 (4.03%) Cisco
7 6 (4.03%) Citrix
7 6 (4.03%) NetApp
7 6 (4.03%) Symantec
7 6 (4.03%) Veeam
8 4 (2.68%) Ab Initio
8 4 (2.68%) BMC
9 3 (2.01%) Google
10 2 (1.34%) Apple
10 2 (1.34%) Informatica
10 2 (1.34%) Northgate