Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 190 219
Rank change year-on-year -19 +29 -18
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 167 179 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.99% 1.15% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.41% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 110 113
South East median daily rate £363 £477 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +15.64% +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £361 £325
90th Percentile £500 £553 £544
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
South East median hourly rate £20.66 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.69% +17.65% +3.03%
10th Percentile £17.12 £50.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £42.63 £53.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.38% -5.88% +13.33%

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 13,998 12,725 14,894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.22% 81.89% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,396 7,533 8,924
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £255
90th Percentile £588 £573 £538
England median daily rate £451 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.97% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 516 614
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.68
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £52.68
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -9 82 £335 -29.47% 26
Buckinghamshire 0 44 £335 -25.56% 11
Hampshire +9 43 £400 -15.79% 27
Berkshire -10 26 £420 +6.67% 7
Surrey -37 26 £520 -3.03% 4
Oxfordshire -29 12 £475 -0.84% 8
Kent -9 6 £413 -17.50% 1
East Sussex +2 4 £500 - 2
West Sussex -16 3 £425 -20.56% 2
Middlesex +4 2 £375 -
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 73 (43.71%) SQL
2 62 (37.13%) Linux
3 55 (32.93%) Oracle
4 47 (28.14%) ETL
5 44 (26.35%) SQL Server
6 42 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (23.35%) Unix
8 37 (22.16%) Microsoft
9 34 (20.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 33 (19.76%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (19.76%) Oracle Database
11 32 (19.16%) Red Hat
12 31 (18.56%) Shell Script
13 30 (17.96%) ITIL
14 29 (17.37%) Windows
14 29 (17.37%) Finance
14 29 (17.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 28 (16.77%) Java
16 23 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
17 22 (13.17%) PL/SQL
18 21 (12.57%) Migration
18 21 (12.57%) VMware
18 21 (12.57%) Performance Monitoring
18 21 (12.57%) Capacity Management
19 20 (11.98%) Security Cleared
20 19 (11.38%) Replication
20 19 (11.38%) Apache
20 19 (11.38%) Data Modelling
21 18 (10.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 18 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure

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 (11.38%) Apache
2 13 (7.78%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.79%) JBoss
4 7 (4.19%) Apache Spark
4 7 (4.19%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (4.19%) GemFire
5 4 (2.40%) IIS
5 4 (2.40%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.80%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.80%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.20%) Documentum
7 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.60%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.60%) nginx
8 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.20%) Maximo
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.99%) PaaS
3 7 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.19%) GitHub
3 7 (4.19%) Office 365
4 3 (1.80%) IaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.60%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.19%) Firewall
2 10 (5.99%) iSCSI
2 10 (5.99%) SAN
3 9 (5.39%) DNS
4 8 (4.79%) Network Security
5 5 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (2.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (2.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (2.99%) Kerberos
5 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.40%) DHCP
6 4 (2.40%) NAS
7 3 (1.80%) BGP
7 3 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.80%) Internet
7 3 (1.80%) OSPF
7 3 (1.80%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.60%) VSAN
8 1 (0.60%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (26.35%) SQL Server
2 34 (20.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (19.76%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (19.76%) Oracle Database
4 18 (10.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (10.18%) Relational Database
6 16 (9.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (8.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (7.78%) DB2
8 13 (7.78%) Oracle Database 12c
8 13 (7.78%) RDBMS
9 11 (6.59%) Hadoop
10 10 (5.99%) Big Data
11 9 (5.39%) OLTP
11 9 (5.39%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (4.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (4.19%) Apache Hive
13 7 (4.19%) HBase
14 5 (2.99%) SAP HANA
14 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (8.98%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.38%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.79%) JUnit
4 7 (4.19%) Gradle
4 7 (4.19%) IntelliJ
5 5 (2.99%) Subversion
5 5 (2.99%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.40%) JIRA
6 4 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.60%) JMeter
8 1 (0.60%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.60%) Mockito
8 1 (0.60%) ProC
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.60%) Toad
General
1 29 (17.37%) Finance
2 10 (5.99%) Banking
3 8 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.80%) Publishing
5 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.60%) Local Government
6 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (32.93%) Developer
2 36 (21.56%) DBA
3 24 (14.37%) SQL Developer
4 20 (11.98%) Oracle DBA
5 19 (11.38%) Administrator
6 16 (9.58%) SQL Server Developer
7 11 (6.59%) ETL Developer
7 11 (6.59%) SSIS Developer
8 10 (5.99%) Database Developer
8 10 (5.99%) SQL Database Developer
9 9 (5.39%) SQL DBA
10 8 (4.79%) C# Developer
10 8 (4.79%) Consultant
10 8 (4.79%) Java Developer
10 8 (4.79%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (4.79%) SSRS Developer
11 7 (4.19%) Analyst
11 7 (4.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (4.19%) Linux Consultant
12 6 (3.59%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.18%) Middleware
2 14 (8.38%) RESTful
3 8 (4.79%) .NET
4 7 (4.19%) Apache Camel
4 7 (4.19%) J2EE
4 7 (4.19%) JSON
4 7 (4.19%) Kafka
4 7 (4.19%) Spark Streaming
4 7 (4.19%) Spring
4 7 (4.19%) Spring Boot
4 7 (4.19%) Spring Integration
5 4 (2.40%) Cocoa
5 4 (2.40%) Cocoa Touch
5 4 (2.40%) Core Animation
5 4 (2.40%) Core Data
5 4 (2.40%) LDAP
5 4 (2.40%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (2.40%) Web Services
6 3 (1.80%) ODBC
6 3 (1.80%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.38%) Replication
2 9 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.39%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.19%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (4.19%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.99%) Clustering
4 5 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.40%) Animation
6 3 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.80%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.20%) PMI
7 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.20%) User Experience
8 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.60%) iPad
8 1 (0.60%) iPhone
8 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 62 (37.13%) Linux
2 39 (23.35%) Unix
3 29 (17.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (17.37%) Windows
4 10 (5.99%) Solaris
5 9 (5.39%) Windows Server
6 8 (4.79%) AIX
7 6 (3.59%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (3.59%) SUSE
8 5 (2.99%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.99%) zOS
9 4 (2.40%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.20%) Android
10 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.60%) CentOS
11 1 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.14%) ETL
2 42 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (17.96%) ITIL
4 23 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (12.57%) Capacity Management
5 21 (12.57%) Migration
5 21 (12.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 19 (11.38%) Data Modelling
7 15 (8.98%) Capacity Planning
7 15 (8.98%) Unit Testing
8 13 (7.78%) CRM
8 13 (7.78%) Scrum
9 12 (7.19%) Configuration Management
9 12 (7.19%) TDD
9 12 (7.19%) Validation
10 11 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (6.59%) Problem Management
10 11 (6.59%) Waterfall
11 10 (5.99%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (4.79%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 73 (43.71%) SQL
2 31 (18.56%) Shell Script
3 28 (16.77%) Java
4 22 (13.17%) PL/SQL
5 15 (8.98%) C#
6 9 (5.39%) Korn
6 9 (5.39%) Python
7 8 (4.79%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.19%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.59%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.59%) Perl
10 4 (2.40%) Apple Swift
10 4 (2.40%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.80%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.80%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.80%) JCL
11 3 (1.80%) REXX
12 2 (1.20%) ABAP
13 1 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.18%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.58%) Degree
4 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.79%) MCSE
6 7 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.99%) CCNP
7 5 (2.99%) CCSA
7 5 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.80%) MCP
8 3 (1.80%) MCSA
8 3 (1.80%) VCP6
9 2 (1.20%) CCNA
9 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.60%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.59%) QA
2 9 (5.39%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.59%) SLA
4 4 (2.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.19%) NFS
3 10 (5.99%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (5.39%) Active Directory
5 8 (4.79%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.79%) vSphere
6 7 (4.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (4.19%) HDFS
6 7 (4.19%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.99%) Docker
8 4 (2.40%) Oracle Clusterware
8 4 (2.40%) ProxySG
8 4 (2.40%) Sendmail
8 4 (2.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (2.40%) vCloud
8 4 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.80%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (1.20%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.20%) Gluster
10 2 (1.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (6.59%) Ansible
2 10 (5.99%) Puppet
3 9 (5.39%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 9 (5.39%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (4.79%) SCOM
5 7 (4.19%) Data Guard
6 6 (3.59%) SCCM
6 6 (3.59%) vRealize
7 5 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.99%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (2.99%) SELinux
8 4 (2.40%) Backup Exec
8 4 (2.40%) OVSD
8 4 (2.40%) SCSM
8 4 (2.40%) Tivoli
8 4 (2.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.80%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (1.20%) BladeLogic
10 2 (1.20%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 55 (32.93%) Oracle
2 37 (22.16%) Microsoft
3 32 (19.16%) Red Hat
4 21 (12.57%) VMware
5 14 (8.38%) Cisco
6 11 (6.59%) IBM
7 8 (4.79%) HP
7 8 (4.79%) SAP
7 8 (4.79%) Talend
8 6 (3.59%) BMC
9 5 (2.99%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.99%) F5
9 5 (2.99%) NetApp
10 4 (2.40%) Ab Initio
10 4 (2.40%) arcserve
10 4 (2.40%) Blue Coat
10 4 (2.40%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.40%) Proofpoint
10 4 (2.40%) Symantec
10 4 (2.40%) Veeam