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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 195 157
Rank change year-on-year +60 -38  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 120 67 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.55% 0.75% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 0.91% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 40 69
Median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £324 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -38.46%  

Performance Tuning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6432 7347 7628
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.08% 81.98% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3769 4490 4391
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 271 270
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +32 46 £401 +5.39% 8
Oxfordshire +18 31 £475 - 2
Buckinghamshire -9 17 £355 -2.73% 2
Surrey +16 15 £413 +6.45% 2
Berkshire +14 6 £400 -10.61% 4
West Sussex +17 3 £350 -
Kent -7 1 £575 +24.66%
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 102 (46.79%) Linux
2 95 (43.58%) SQL
3 91 (41.74%) Oracle
4 66 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (28.90%) Unix
6 59 (27.06%) Python
7 54 (24.77%) SQL Server
8 51 (23.39%) Data Warehouse
8 51 (23.39%) ETL
9 48 (22.02%) PL/SQL
10 47 (21.56%) Business Intelligence
11 44 (20.18%) Oracle Database
12 42 (19.27%) Java
13 41 (18.81%) Finance
13 41 (18.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 37 (16.97%) Waterfall
15 36 (16.51%) Microsoft
15 36 (16.51%) Configuration Management
15 36 (16.51%) Git (software)
16 33 (15.14%) Jenkins
17 32 (14.68%) JavaScript
17 32 (14.68%) HTML
17 32 (14.68%) Data Modelling
18 31 (14.22%) PHP
18 31 (14.22%) Hadoop
19 30 (13.76%) WebLogic
19 30 (13.76%) AIX
19 30 (13.76%) Shell Script
20 28 (12.84%) Apache
20 28 (12.84%) C

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 30 (13.76%) WebLogic
2 28 (12.84%) Apache
3 27 (12.39%) nginx
4 23 (10.55%) Tomcat
5 18 (8.26%) Apache Solr
6 7 (3.21%) NServiceBus
7 6 (2.75%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.38%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.38%) GeoServer
9 3 (1.38%) JBoss
9 3 (1.38%) PowerExchange
10 2 (0.92%) Documentum
10 2 (0.92%) IIS
10 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.46%) GemFire
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.21%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.83%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.38%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.92%) Maximo
4 2 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.46%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.21%) SaaS
3 6 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.92%) GitHub
5 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.67%) LAN
2 7 (3.21%) Kerberos
3 5 (2.29%) SAN
4 4 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.83%) WAN
5 3 (1.38%) Firewall
5 3 (1.38%) Internet
5 3 (1.38%) LDAP
5 3 (1.38%) VPN
6 2 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.92%) FTP
6 2 (0.92%) SSL
6 2 (0.92%) X.25
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.46%) GLBP
7 1 (0.46%) HSRP
7 1 (0.46%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (0.46%) VLAN
7 1 (0.46%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (24.77%) SQL Server
2 51 (23.39%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (20.18%) Oracle Database
4 31 (14.22%) Hadoop
5 23 (10.55%) MySQL
5 23 (10.55%) Oracle BI EE
6 22 (10.09%) Apache Hive
6 22 (10.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (9.63%) MongoDB
8 20 (9.17%) Impala
9 19 (8.72%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (8.72%) Relational Database
10 16 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (6.42%) DB2
11 14 (6.42%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (5.50%) NoSQL
13 12 (5.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (4.59%) Oracle OWB
14 10 (4.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (16.51%) Git (software)
2 33 (15.14%) Jenkins
3 26 (11.93%) Talend Open Studio
4 22 (10.09%) ProC
5 10 (4.59%) Subversion
6 9 (4.13%) Mercurial
7 7 (3.21%) JSUnit
8 6 (2.75%) GoCD
8 6 (2.75%) JIRA
8 6 (2.75%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.75%) Toad
8 6 (2.75%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.29%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (1.83%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.92%) JUnit
12 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.46%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.46%) Selenium
12 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (18.81%) Finance
2 14 (6.42%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.67%) Publishing
4 6 (2.75%) Advertising
5 4 (1.83%) Banking
5 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.83%) Marketing
6 3 (1.38%) Local Government
7 2 (0.92%) Electronics
7 2 (0.92%) Retail
8 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.46%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (35.32%) Developer
2 45 (20.64%) Administrator
3 37 (16.97%) DBA
4 28 (12.84%) Linux Administrator
5 26 (11.93%) Architect
6 24 (11.01%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 22 (10.09%) Oracle Architect
8 21 (9.63%) SQL DBA
9 19 (8.72%) SQL Developer
10 16 (7.34%) Systems Administrator
11 15 (6.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 13 (5.96%) Oracle Developer
12 13 (5.96%) Unix Architect
13 12 (5.50%) Oracle DBA
13 12 (5.50%) SQL Server DBA
13 12 (5.50%) Talend Developer
14 11 (5.05%) Hadoop Administrator
15 10 (4.59%) PHP Developer
15 10 (4.59%) Support Engineer
16 9 (4.13%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.68%) HTML
2 18 (8.26%) .NET
3 16 (7.34%) AngularJS
4 14 (6.42%) Web Services
5 13 (5.96%) REST
6 12 (5.50%) XML
7 10 (4.59%) WCF
8 9 (4.13%) LAMP
8 9 (4.13%) LAPP Stack
8 9 (4.13%) Laravel
8 9 (4.13%) LEMP Stack
8 9 (4.13%) Memcached
8 9 (4.13%) Node.js
8 9 (4.13%) Symfony
8 9 (4.13%) Yii
9 8 (3.67%) HTML5
9 8 (3.67%) Middleware
10 7 (3.21%) .NET Framework
10 7 (3.21%) Entity Framework
10 7 (3.21%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.50%) Replication
2 11 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.59%) Clustering
4 6 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.83%) AS400
5 4 (1.83%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.38%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.92%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.92%) HP Storage
7 2 (0.92%) LPAR
7 2 (0.92%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.46%) PMI
8 1 (0.46%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 102 (46.79%) Linux
2 63 (28.90%) Unix
3 41 (18.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (13.76%) AIX
5 28 (12.84%) Ubuntu
6 23 (10.55%) Debian
6 23 (10.55%) Windows
7 20 (9.17%) Solaris
8 5 (2.29%) CentOS
8 5 (2.29%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.92%) zOS
12 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (23.39%) ETL
3 47 (21.56%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (16.97%) Waterfall
5 36 (16.51%) Configuration Management
6 32 (14.68%) Data Modelling
7 28 (12.84%) SDLC
8 27 (12.39%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 27 (12.39%) Security Hardening
9 25 (11.47%) Kimball Methodology
10 24 (11.01%) ITIL
11 21 (9.63%) Software Engineering
12 18 (8.26%) Dimensional Modelling
12 18 (8.26%) Open Source
13 17 (7.80%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (7.34%) Unit Testing
15 15 (6.88%) MVC
15 15 (6.88%) TDD
16 13 (5.96%) Migration
16 13 (5.96%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 95 (43.58%) SQL
2 59 (27.06%) Python
3 48 (22.02%) PL/SQL
4 42 (19.27%) Java
5 32 (14.68%) JavaScript
6 31 (14.22%) PHP
7 30 (13.76%) Shell Script
8 28 (12.84%) C
9 25 (11.47%) Perl
10 23 (10.55%) T-SQL
11 17 (7.80%) Korn
12 12 (5.50%) C#
13 8 (3.67%) PowerShell
14 7 (3.21%) C++
15 4 (1.83%) RPG
15 4 (1.83%) RPG IV
16 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.92%) Tcl
17 1 (0.46%) ABAP
17 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (11.47%) Degree
2 22 (10.09%) Security Cleared
3 20 (9.17%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.38%) CCNP
4 3 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.92%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.46%) CCIE
6 1 (0.46%) CCNA
6 1 (0.46%) CCSA
6 1 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.46%) MCP
6 1 (0.46%) MCSE
6 1 (0.46%) MCTS
6 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.50%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.46%) GDPR
2 1 (0.46%) IFRS
2 1 (0.46%) IFRS 9
2 1 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (10.55%) Docker
2 19 (8.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 19 (8.72%) HDFS
3 18 (8.26%) Apache Flume
4 8 (3.67%) Oracle Clusterware
4 8 (3.67%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (2.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.46%) vSphere
9 1 (0.46%) XenApp
9 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (9.17%) Oozie
2 14 (6.42%) Ansible
3 12 (5.50%) Puppet
4 10 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (4.13%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (3.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (2.75%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (2.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 3 (1.38%) Data Guard
9 3 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.38%) Nagios
9 3 (1.38%) OVSD
9 3 (1.38%) vRealize
10 2 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.92%) Tivoli NetView
11 1 (0.46%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.46%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Flashback
11 1 (0.46%) SCSM
Vendors
1 91 (41.74%) Oracle
2 36 (16.51%) Microsoft
3 26 (11.93%) Talend
4 24 (11.01%) Cloudera
5 21 (9.63%) Red Hat
6 12 (5.50%) Informatica
6 12 (5.50%) VMware
7 9 (4.13%) Cognos
7 9 (4.13%) Zend
8 8 (3.67%) IBM
9 6 (2.75%) Cisco
9 6 (2.75%) HP
10 3 (1.38%) SAP
10 3 (1.38%) Siebel
10 3 (1.38%) Tableau
10 3 (1.38%) Telerik
11 2 (0.92%) Dynatrace
11 2 (0.92%) Isilon
11 2 (0.92%) OpenText
11 2 (0.92%) Palo Alto
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