Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Performance Tuning
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 210 216
Rank change year-on-year +22 +6 -26
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 197 177 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.18% 1.07% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.30% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 90 108
South East median daily rate £388 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £313
90th Percentile £515 £538 £479
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +17.65% +7.59%
10th Percentile £35.25 £44.05 £41.25
90th Percentile £39.75 £53.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £43.75 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +8.97%

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 13848 13626 15658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.83% 82.61% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8310 8240 9341
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 544 607
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.58 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -6 98 £384 -19.21% 14
Hampshire +28 58 £400 -8.57% 4
Buckinghamshire 0 50 £335 -21.18% 6
Surrey -8 29 £485 +25.16% 4
Berkshire -15 26 £425 +7.94% 7
Oxfordshire -5 22 £475 -0.84% 1
West Sussex -6 6 £340 -12.26%
Kent -14 5 £350 -23.91% 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 86 (43.65%) SQL
2 85 (43.15%) Linux
3 74 (37.56%) Oracle
4 67 (34.01%) ETL
5 61 (30.96%) SQL Server
6 57 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (28.43%) Shell Script
8 51 (25.89%) Unix
9 47 (23.86%) Data Warehouse
10 43 (21.83%) Finance
11 37 (18.78%) Red Hat
11 37 (18.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (17.26%) Business Intelligence
12 34 (17.26%) Windows
12 34 (17.26%) Java
12 34 (17.26%) ITIL
12 34 (17.26%) Performance Monitoring
13 33 (16.75%) DB2
14 29 (14.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 29 (14.72%) Python
14 29 (14.72%) Data Modelling
15 28 (14.21%) PL/SQL
15 28 (14.21%) Oracle Database
16 26 (13.20%) Ansible
17 25 (12.69%) QA
17 25 (12.69%) Migration
17 25 (12.69%) IBM
18 24 (12.18%) Microsoft
18 24 (12.18%) Validation
18 24 (12.18%) Git (software)

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 18 (9.14%) Apache
2 15 (7.61%) Apache Spark
2 15 (7.61%) Tomcat
3 13 (6.60%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (6.60%) GemFire
4 10 (5.08%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.57%) PowerExchange
6 7 (3.55%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.54%) Documentum
8 4 (2.03%) IIS
8 4 (2.03%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.52%) JBoss
9 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.02%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.51%) Oracle 10gAS
11 1 (0.51%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (2.54%) Maximo
2 5 (2.54%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.51%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.11%) PaaS
2 13 (6.60%) GitHub
3 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.03%) Office 365
5 4 (2.03%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 4 (2.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (1.02%) IaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.51%) Force.com
7 1 (0.51%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.60%) LDAP
1 13 (6.60%) SAN
2 12 (6.09%) Firewall
3 6 (3.05%) Network Security
4 5 (2.54%) DNS
4 5 (2.54%) Kerberos
5 4 (2.03%) NAS
5 4 (2.03%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.52%) DHCP
6 3 (1.52%) VLAN
7 2 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.02%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.02%) LAN
7 2 (1.02%) VPN
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.51%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (0.51%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (30.96%) SQL Server
2 47 (23.86%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (16.75%) DB2
4 29 (14.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (14.21%) Oracle Database
6 21 (10.66%) Hadoop
6 21 (10.66%) MySQL
6 21 (10.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (9.14%) MongoDB
8 17 (8.63%) DB2 UDB
8 17 (8.63%) OLTP
8 17 (8.63%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (8.12%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (8.12%) Apache Hive
9 16 (8.12%) Big Data
10 15 (7.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (6.60%) HBase
11 13 (6.60%) Oracle BI EE
12 12 (6.09%) Oracle Database 12c
12 12 (6.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (12.18%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.14%) Talend Open Studio
3 17 (8.63%) Jenkins
4 14 (7.11%) JUnit
5 13 (6.60%) Gradle
5 13 (6.60%) IntelliJ
6 9 (4.57%) Visual Studio
7 7 (3.55%) JIRA
7 7 (3.55%) Subversion
8 6 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.51%) JMeter
9 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.51%) Mockito
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.51%) Toad
General
1 43 (21.83%) Finance
2 16 (8.12%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.11%) Banking
4 6 (3.05%) Marketing
5 4 (2.03%) International Banking
5 4 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.52%) Advertising
6 3 (1.52%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.52%) Publishing
7 2 (1.02%) Local Government
7 2 (1.02%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (36.04%) Developer
2 35 (17.77%) DBA
3 32 (16.24%) Administrator
4 28 (14.21%) SQL Developer
5 17 (8.63%) Support Engineer
6 14 (7.11%) Data Engineer
6 14 (7.11%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 14 (7.11%) Java Developer
6 14 (7.11%) Operations Engineer
6 14 (7.11%) Operations Support Engineer
7 13 (6.60%) SQL Server Developer
7 13 (6.60%) Talend Developer
8 12 (6.09%) Oracle DBA
8 12 (6.09%) SQL DBA
9 11 (5.58%) SSIS Developer
10 9 (4.57%) Big Data Developer
10 9 (4.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (4.57%) C# Developer
10 9 (4.57%) ETL Developer
11 8 (4.06%) Informatica Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.64%) Middleware
2 17 (8.63%) YAML
3 16 (8.12%) J2EE
3 16 (8.12%) JSON
4 15 (7.61%) .NET
4 15 (7.61%) Kafka
4 15 (7.61%) RESTful
5 13 (6.60%) Apache Camel
5 13 (6.60%) Spark Streaming
5 13 (6.60%) Spring
5 13 (6.60%) Spring Boot
5 13 (6.60%) Spring Integration
6 8 (4.06%) ODBC
7 5 (2.54%) REST
7 5 (2.54%) WCF
7 5 (2.54%) WPF
7 5 (2.54%) XML
8 4 (2.03%) MDX
8 4 (2.03%) Visualforce
9 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.15%) Replication
2 14 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.11%) Virtual Team
3 13 (6.60%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (3.55%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.03%) AS400
6 4 (2.03%) Clustering
6 4 (2.03%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.03%) User Experience
7 3 (1.52%) Credit Derivative
7 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.52%) Equities
7 3 (1.52%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (1.02%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.02%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 85 (43.15%) Linux
2 51 (25.89%) Unix
3 37 (18.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (17.26%) Windows
5 19 (9.64%) Solaris
6 11 (5.58%) Windows Server
7 10 (5.08%) AIX
8 4 (2.03%) SUSE
8 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.02%) Debian
9 2 (1.02%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.51%) Android
10 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.51%) CentOS
10 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (34.01%) ETL
2 57 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (17.26%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (17.26%) ITIL
3 34 (17.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 29 (14.72%) Data Modelling
5 25 (12.69%) Migration
6 24 (12.18%) Validation
7 21 (10.66%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (10.66%) Scrum
8 20 (10.15%) Task Automation
9 19 (9.64%) Root Cause Analysis
9 19 (9.64%) Unit Testing
10 18 (9.14%) Data Integration
10 18 (9.14%) Kimball Methodology
10 18 (9.14%) TDD
11 17 (8.63%) Dimensional Modelling
11 17 (8.63%) System Testing
12 16 (8.12%) Benchmarking
13 15 (7.61%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (43.65%) SQL
2 56 (28.43%) Shell Script
3 34 (17.26%) Java
4 29 (14.72%) Python
5 28 (14.21%) PL/SQL
6 19 (9.64%) C#
6 19 (9.64%) Korn
7 11 (5.58%) Bash Shell
8 9 (4.57%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.57%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.03%) Apex Code
9 4 (2.03%) Perl
9 4 (2.03%) RPG
9 4 (2.03%) RPG IV
10 3 (1.52%) ABAP
10 3 (1.52%) C++
10 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.52%) VBScript
11 2 (1.02%) JCL
11 2 (1.02%) REXX
Qualifications
1 22 (11.17%) Degree
2 19 (9.64%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.60%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.05%) CCNP
5 6 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.54%) MCSE
7 4 (2.03%) CCNA
7 4 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.52%) MCSA
9 2 (1.02%) CCSA
9 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.51%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.51%) MCITP
10 1 (0.51%) RHCE
10 1 (0.51%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.69%) QA
2 4 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.52%) SLA
4 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (7.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 14 (7.11%) HDFS
2 11 (5.58%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.57%) Oracle Clusterware
4 8 (4.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 7 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (3.05%) vSphere
7 4 (2.03%) Docker
7 4 (2.03%) ProxySG
7 4 (2.03%) Sendmail
8 3 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.02%) NFS
9 2 (1.02%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (1.02%) vCloud
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.51%) Samba
10 1 (0.51%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 26 (13.20%) Ansible
2 9 (4.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 8 (4.06%) Tivoli
4 7 (3.55%) Puppet
5 5 (2.54%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (2.54%) vRealize
6 4 (2.03%) Data Guard
6 4 (2.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (2.03%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (1.52%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.52%) Oozie
7 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.52%) PowerCLI
7 3 (1.52%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (1.02%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (1.02%) MAINVIEW
8 2 (1.02%) SELinux
8 2 (1.02%) yum
9 1 (0.51%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 74 (37.56%) Oracle
2 37 (18.78%) Red Hat
3 25 (12.69%) IBM
4 24 (12.18%) Microsoft
5 18 (9.14%) Talend
6 14 (7.11%) Cisco
7 13 (6.60%) BMC
8 12 (6.09%) VMware
9 10 (5.08%) Informatica
10 9 (4.57%) Remedy
11 6 (3.05%) EMC
12 5 (2.54%) Juniper
12 5 (2.54%) OpenText
12 5 (2.54%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.54%) SAP
13 4 (2.03%) Blue Coat
13 4 (2.03%) HP
13 4 (2.03%) McAfee
13 4 (2.03%) NetApp
13 4 (2.03%) Salesforce.com