Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 167 206
Rank change year-on-year -74 +39 -29
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 143 228 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 1.42% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.68% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 136 116
South East median daily rate £421 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £316 £305 £309
90th Percentile £524 £500 £488
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.79% +1.18%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.65% -1.88% -5.88%

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 14,393 13,542 15,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.64% 84.17% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,589 7,856 9,360
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 494 562
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.09% +3.41%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 18 August 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
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 18 August 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 -51 59 £400 -15.79% 17
Buckinghamshire +15 35 £350 -7.89% 2
Surrey -19 35 £420 +8.39% 9
Hampshire -61 30 £425 +6.12% 19
Berkshire -27 16 £425 - 12
West Sussex +2 10 £413 +23.13%
Oxfordshire -35 8 £475 - 3
East Sussex - 6 £500 -
Middlesex +5 2 £394 -
Sussex - 1 £475 -
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 59 (41.26%) SQL
2 47 (32.87%) Oracle
3 44 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 39 (27.27%) Linux
5 31 (21.68%) Migration
6 30 (20.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (20.98%) Windows
7 29 (20.28%) Oracle Database
8 27 (18.88%) Microsoft
8 27 (18.88%) Finance
9 25 (17.48%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (16.08%) Relational Database
11 22 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (15.38%) Unix
11 22 (15.38%) ETL
12 20 (13.99%) T-SQL
12 20 (13.99%) Java
12 20 (13.99%) Firewall
13 18 (12.59%) Performance Monitoring
14 17 (11.89%) Data Transformation
14 17 (11.89%) Capacity Management
15 16 (11.19%) DB2
15 16 (11.19%) Data Modelling
15 16 (11.19%) ITIL
16 15 (10.49%) RDBMS
16 15 (10.49%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (10.49%) DevOps
16 15 (10.49%) Puppet
16 15 (10.49%) Network Security
17 14 (9.79%) Data Centre

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 9 (6.29%) Apache
2 7 (4.90%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.80%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.10%) JBoss
5 3 (2.10%) nginx
5 3 (2.10%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.40%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.70%) CMS
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.70%) IIS
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.70%) SAS
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (6.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (6.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.40%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.40%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.70%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.59%) SaaS
3 8 (5.59%) Serverless
4 7 (4.90%) GitHub
5 5 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.50%) Azure Functions
6 3 (2.10%) IaaS
6 3 (2.10%) PaaS
7 2 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.40%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.70%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.70%) Office 365
8 1 (0.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.99%) Firewall
2 15 (10.49%) Network Security
3 13 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.59%) DNS
5 7 (4.90%) BIG-IP
6 5 (3.50%) iSCSI
6 5 (3.50%) VPN
7 4 (2.80%) LAN
7 4 (2.80%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.80%) WAN
8 3 (2.10%) SSL
9 2 (1.40%) BGP
9 2 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.40%) DHCP
9 2 (1.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (1.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.40%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.40%) OSPF
9 2 (1.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 30 (20.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (20.28%) Oracle Database
4 23 (16.08%) Relational Database
5 16 (11.19%) DB2
6 15 (10.49%) RDBMS
7 13 (9.09%) MongoDB
7 13 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
9 9 (6.29%) DB2 UDB
9 9 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (4.90%) Hadoop
11 7 (4.90%) NoSQL
12 6 (4.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (4.20%) MySQL
12 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (3.50%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 22 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.99%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.99%) Visual Studio
4 8 (5.59%) Maven
5 6 (4.20%) Subversion
5 6 (4.20%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (2.80%) DbUnit
6 4 (2.80%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.80%) HttpUnit
6 4 (2.80%) JIRA
6 4 (2.80%) JMeter
6 4 (2.80%) JUnit
6 4 (2.80%) Selenium
6 4 (2.80%) XMLUnit
7 3 (2.10%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.40%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.40%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.70%) Jasmine
General
1 27 (18.88%) Finance
2 7 (4.90%) Banking
3 6 (4.20%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.10%) Publishing
5 2 (1.40%) Advertising
5 2 (1.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (30.77%) Developer
2 24 (16.78%) DBA
3 19 (13.29%) SQL Developer
4 17 (11.89%) Administrator
5 10 (6.99%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (6.99%) ETL Developer
5 10 (6.99%) Firewall Engineer
6 9 (6.29%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.90%) Database Engineer
7 7 (4.90%) Storage Engineer
8 6 (4.20%) Architect
8 6 (4.20%) Consultant
8 6 (4.20%) Database Developer
8 6 (4.20%) DB2 DBA
8 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database Engineer
8 6 (4.20%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.20%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.20%) SQL Database Developer
8 6 (4.20%) SQL DBA
9 5 (3.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.29%) Spring
2 8 (5.59%) SAML
2 8 (5.59%) Spring MVC
3 7 (4.90%) Web Services
3 7 (4.90%) YAML
4 6 (4.20%) J2EE
4 6 (4.20%) XML
5 5 (3.50%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (3.50%) CSS
5 5 (3.50%) Hibernate
5 5 (3.50%) HTML
5 5 (3.50%) JSON
5 5 (3.50%) Kafka
5 5 (3.50%) LDAP
5 5 (3.50%) Middleware
5 5 (3.50%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (3.50%) REST
5 5 (3.50%) SOAP
5 5 (3.50%) Spark Streaming
6 4 (2.80%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.99%) Clustering
2 10 (6.99%) Data Structures
2 10 (6.99%) Virtual Team
3 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.59%) Replication
5 7 (4.90%) Client/Server
6 6 (4.20%) HP Storage
7 5 (3.50%) PKI
7 5 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.80%) e-Learning
8 4 (2.80%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.80%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (2.80%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.80%) Thin Client
9 3 (2.10%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.40%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (27.27%) Linux
2 30 (20.98%) Windows
3 22 (15.38%) Unix
4 5 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.10%) CentOS
5 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.40%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) Android
7 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.70%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.70%) Solaris
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.68%) Migration
2 25 (17.48%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (15.38%) ETL
4 18 (12.59%) Performance Monitoring
5 17 (11.89%) Capacity Management
5 17 (11.89%) Data Transformation
6 16 (11.19%) Data Modelling
6 16 (11.19%) ITIL
7 15 (10.49%) DevOps
7 15 (10.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (9.79%) Service Management
9 13 (9.09%) Data Migration
10 12 (8.39%) Mentoring
10 12 (8.39%) Project Management
11 11 (7.69%) ITSM
12 9 (6.29%) Benchmarking
12 9 (6.29%) Software Delivery
13 8 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (5.59%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 59 (41.26%) SQL
2 20 (13.99%) Java
2 20 (13.99%) T-SQL
3 14 (9.79%) Python
3 14 (9.79%) Shell Script
4 13 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 9 (6.29%) PL/SQL
6 7 (4.90%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.20%) Korn
8 5 (3.50%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.80%) C++
9 4 (2.80%) Java 8
10 2 (1.40%) R
10 2 (1.40%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.70%) C#
11 1 (0.70%) JCL
11 1 (0.70%) Perl
11 1 (0.70%) PHP
11 1 (0.70%) REXX
11 1 (0.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 11 (7.69%) CCSA
2 9 (6.29%) CCSE
2 9 (6.29%) Check Point Certification
2 9 (6.29%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.59%) Degree
4 5 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.80%) MCSE
5 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.10%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.40%) CCNP
7 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.40%) VCP6
8 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.70%) MCITP
8 1 (0.70%) MCSA
8 1 (0.70%) MCTS
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.10%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.70%) GDPR
2 1 (0.70%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.69%) Docker
2 9 (6.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.29%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.50%) HDFS
3 5 (3.50%) NFS
3 5 (3.50%) vSphere
4 4 (2.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (2.80%) XenApp
4 4 (2.80%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.40%) vCloud
6 2 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.70%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.70%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 15 (10.49%) Puppet
2 12 (8.39%) Ansible
3 10 (6.99%) FortiGate
4 8 (5.59%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (3.50%) Terraform
7 3 (2.10%) Data Guard
7 3 (2.10%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (2.10%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (2.10%) SELinux
8 2 (1.40%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.40%) Kibana
8 2 (1.40%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.40%) logstash
8 2 (1.40%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.40%) OVSD
8 2 (1.40%) SCSM
8 2 (1.40%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.40%) vRealize
9 1 (0.70%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 47 (32.87%) Oracle
2 27 (18.88%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.39%) CheckPoint
4 11 (7.69%) VMware
5 10 (6.99%) Juniper
5 10 (6.99%) NetApp
5 10 (6.99%) Palo Alto
6 9 (6.29%) F5
7 8 (5.59%) Blue Coat
7 8 (5.59%) EMC
7 8 (5.59%) HP
7 8 (5.59%) IBM
7 8 (5.59%) Isilon
8 7 (4.90%) CA
8 7 (4.90%) Citrix
8 7 (4.90%) SAP
9 5 (3.50%) BMC
10 4 (2.80%) Informatica
10 4 (2.80%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.80%) Remedy