Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 120 163 244
Rank change year-on-year +43 +81 -76
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 65 233 138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.37% 1.59% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.82% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 150 73
Median daily rate £500 £450 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +6.64% -0.71%
10th Percentile £350 £316 £317
90th Percentile £649 £559 £524
England median daily rate £500 £475 £445
% change year-on-year +5.26% +6.74% -0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Median hourly rate £50.75 £60.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.42% +33.33% +20.00%
England median hourly rate £50.75 £60.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -15.42% +33.33% +9.76%

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 4,014 12,784 14,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.54% 87.14% 86.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,346 7,566 8,549
Median daily rate £451 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.17% +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £275
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 480 506
Median hourly rate £31.61 £31.75 £24.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.44% +30.26% +26.33%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.27 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.75 £61.26 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +16.28% -7.53%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Performance Tuning as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Performance Tuning in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in the South East

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Performance Tuning in the South East over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the South East

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Performance Tuning in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in the South East

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Performance Tuning in the South East over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020. 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 +64 40 £625 +47.06% 3
Buckinghamshire +31 25 £625 +46.20% 1
Hampshire +30 17 £388 -13.89% 2
Berkshire +45 13 £450 +6.51% 2
Surrey +41 4 £500 +5.26% 1
East Sussex +36 3 - -
Oxfordshire +47 2 £484 +20.94%
Middlesex +10 1 £400 +28.00%
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 41 (63.08%) Oracle
2 37 (56.92%) SQL
3 27 (41.54%) Security Cleared
4 26 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 25 (38.46%) PL/SQL
6 15 (23.08%) ITIL
6 15 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (21.54%) Capacity Management
7 14 (21.54%) Data Centre
7 14 (21.54%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (20.00%) Windows
8 13 (20.00%) Linux
9 11 (16.92%) Risk Management
9 11 (16.92%) Decision-Making
10 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 10 (15.38%) Oracle Database
11 9 (13.85%) DV Cleared
11 9 (13.85%) iSCSI
11 9 (13.85%) NFS
11 9 (13.85%) Finance
12 8 (12.31%) Shell Script
12 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (12.31%) Business Continuity
12 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (12.31%) AIX
12 8 (12.31%) Java
12 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
12 8 (12.31%) High Availability
12 8 (12.31%) Change Control
12 8 (12.31%) Public Sector

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 5 (7.69%) Apache
2 4 (6.15%) JBoss
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.54%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.54%) Confluence
4 1 (1.54%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Azure
2 3 (4.62%) AWS
2 3 (4.62%) GitHub
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) iSCSI
2 4 (6.15%) Network Security
3 3 (4.62%) SSL
4 2 (3.08%) BGP
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (3.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (3.08%) OSPF
4 2 (3.08%) SAN
5 1 (1.54%) DHCP
5 1 (1.54%) DNS
5 1 (1.54%) HTTP
5 1 (1.54%) LAN
5 1 (1.54%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.77%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (10.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (10.77%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (6.15%) MySQL
6 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
6 4 (6.15%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (4.62%) MariaDB
7 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
7 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.62%) Subversion
3 2 (3.08%) JDeveloper
3 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.08%) Maven
3 2 (3.08%) PowerBuilder
3 2 (3.08%) Toad
4 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.54%) FishEye
4 1 (1.54%) GitLab
4 1 (1.54%) Hudson
4 1 (1.54%) JIRA
4 1 (1.54%) JUnit
4 1 (1.54%) Selenium
4 1 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.54%) Terragrunt
4 1 (1.54%) TestNG
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Electronics
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Back Office
4 1 (1.54%) Local Government
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (21.54%) DBA
2 9 (13.85%) Consultant
3 7 (10.77%) Oracle Consultant
3 7 (10.77%) Oracle DBA
4 6 (9.23%) Developer
4 6 (9.23%) SQL DBA
5 5 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) MongoDB DBA
7 3 (4.62%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Oracle Specialist
7 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL Developer
7 3 (4.62%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.62%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (3.08%) ETL Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Oracle Architect
8 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 5 (7.69%) REST
3 4 (6.15%) Node.js
3 4 (6.15%) XML
4 3 (4.62%) SOAP
5 2 (3.08%) .NET
5 2 (3.08%) JSON
5 2 (3.08%) Middleware
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (3.08%) XSLT
6 1 (1.54%) Akka
6 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.54%) Java EE
6 1 (1.54%) Java EE 5
6 1 (1.54%) JDBC
6 1 (1.54%) JMS
6 1 (1.54%) RESTful
6 1 (1.54%) Spring
6 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.54%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.69%) Clustering
2 5 (7.69%) Replication
3 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.54%) PKI
3 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.00%) Linux
1 13 (20.00%) Windows
2 8 (12.31%) AIX
3 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.54%) CentOS
6 1 (1.54%) HPUX
6 1 (1.54%) Solaris
6 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
1 15 (23.08%) ITIL
2 14 (21.54%) Capacity Management
2 14 (21.54%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (16.92%) Decision-Making
3 11 (16.92%) Risk Management
4 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.31%) Business Continuity
4 8 (12.31%) Change Control
4 8 (12.31%) High Availability
4 8 (12.31%) Project Delivery
4 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (12.31%) Tech Ops
5 6 (9.23%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.15%) ETL
7 4 (6.15%) Migration
7 4 (6.15%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.62%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.92%) SQL
2 25 (38.46%) PL/SQL
3 8 (12.31%) Java
3 8 (12.31%) Shell Script
4 5 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.62%) Python
7 2 (3.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.54%) C++
8 1 (1.54%) Java 8
8 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.54%) PHP
8 1 (1.54%) R
8 1 (1.54%) Ruby
8 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (41.54%) Security Cleared
2 26 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.85%) DV Cleared
4 6 (9.23%) MCSE
4 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.69%) VCP6
5 5 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.62%) Degree
7 2 (3.08%) CCNP
7 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.54%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) NFS
2 7 (10.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.69%) vSphere
4 4 (6.15%) vCloud
5 2 (3.08%) Docker
6 1 (1.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) Data Guard
1 7 (10.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (10.77%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (7.69%) Puppet
2 5 (7.69%) vRealize
3 4 (6.15%) Ansible
3 4 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 3 (4.62%) Foglight
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (1.54%) PingFederate
5 1 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (63.08%) Oracle
2 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.77%) Sybase
3 7 (10.77%) VMware
4 6 (9.23%) Cisco
5 4 (6.15%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.62%) Imperva
6 3 (4.62%) Tableau
7 2 (3.08%) Computacenter
7 2 (3.08%) Confirmit
7 2 (3.08%) F5
7 2 (3.08%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (3.08%) SAP
7 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.08%) Sun
7 2 (3.08%) Talend
8 1 (1.54%) BMC
8 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.54%) Informatica
8 1 (1.54%) Teradata