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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 150 170
Rank change year-on-year -12 +20  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 95 121 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.21% 1.30% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.60% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 89 59
Median daily rate £450 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £342 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.31% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +17.33%  

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 6397 7548 7900
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.64% 81.37% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 4640 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 272 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +14 31 £450 +12.50% 9
Surrey +20 28 £509 +19.70% 6
West Sussex +19 13 £550 -
Oxfordshire +8 11 £451 +38.84% 4
Berkshire -9 5 £325 -27.77% 5
Buckinghamshire -21 2 £300 -25.00% 5
Kent +12 1 £500 +163.15% 1
Middlesex +1 1 - -
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 99 (52.38%) Linux
2 85 (44.97%) Oracle
3 83 (43.92%) SQL
4 70 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (29.10%) SQL Server
6 54 (28.57%) Unix
7 52 (27.51%) Java
8 45 (23.81%) Git (software)
9 43 (22.75%) Configuration Management
10 42 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 40 (21.16%) Jenkins
12 38 (20.11%) ETL
13 37 (19.58%) Oracle Database
14 36 (19.05%) C
15 35 (18.52%) HTML
15 35 (18.52%) JavaScript
15 35 (18.52%) Apache
15 35 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 33 (17.46%) AIX
16 33 (17.46%) PHP
16 33 (17.46%) Business Intelligence
16 33 (17.46%) Red Hat
17 32 (16.93%) Python
18 31 (16.40%) Windows
19 30 (15.87%) Data Warehouse
19 30 (15.87%) Degree
19 30 (15.87%) Docker
20 29 (15.34%) Security Cleared
20 29 (15.34%) WebLogic
20 29 (15.34%) Finance

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 35 (18.52%) Apache
2 29 (15.34%) WebLogic
3 28 (14.81%) nginx
4 23 (12.17%) Tomcat
5 13 (6.88%) WebSphere
6 7 (3.70%) NServiceBus
6 7 (3.70%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.17%) Apache Solr
8 5 (2.65%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.59%) Commerce Server
9 3 (1.59%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (1.59%) JBoss
9 3 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.06%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.06%) Drupal
10 2 (1.06%) GeoServer
10 2 (1.06%) IIS
11 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.17%) MS Office
3 5 (2.65%) Simulink
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.65%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.59%) Fredhopper
2 3 (1.59%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.53%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.53%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.70%) SaaS
3 3 (1.59%) IaaS
4 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.06%) GitHub
5 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.58%) LAN
2 15 (7.94%) SAN
3 8 (4.23%) WAN
4 7 (3.70%) Kerberos
5 6 (3.17%) Firewall
5 6 (3.17%) Internet
6 5 (2.65%) Intranet
7 3 (1.59%) FTP
7 3 (1.59%) HTTP
7 3 (1.59%) SSL
7 3 (1.59%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.06%) VPN
8 2 (1.06%) X.25
9 1 (0.53%) GLBP
9 1 (0.53%) HSRP
9 1 (0.53%) LTE
9 1 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.53%) VLAN
9 1 (0.53%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (29.10%) SQL Server
2 37 (19.58%) Oracle Database
3 30 (15.87%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (14.81%) MySQL
5 21 (11.11%) Relational Database
6 17 (8.99%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (7.94%) NoSQL
8 14 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (6.88%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (6.35%) MongoDB
11 11 (5.82%) CouchDB
11 11 (5.82%) Redis
11 11 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (5.29%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (4.76%) Hadoop
13 9 (4.76%) Oracle OWB
13 9 (4.76%) RDBMS
13 9 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (4.23%) Apache Hive
14 8 (4.23%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 45 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 40 (21.16%) Jenkins
3 22 (11.64%) ProC
4 20 (10.58%) Talend Open Studio
5 19 (10.05%) JIRA
6 12 (6.35%) Subversion
7 10 (5.29%) Mercurial
8 7 (3.70%) JSUnit
8 7 (3.70%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.17%) Eclipse
9 6 (3.17%) GoCD
9 6 (3.17%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.65%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (2.65%) Toad
11 4 (2.12%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.53%) Gradle
12 1 (0.53%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.53%) JUnit
12 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (15.34%) Finance
2 12 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.29%) Publishing
4 5 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.12%) Advertising
5 4 (2.12%) Banking
6 3 (1.59%) Marketing
6 3 (1.59%) Retail
7 2 (1.06%) Electronics
7 2 (1.06%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Local Government
8 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (35.98%) Developer
2 32 (16.93%) Architect
3 27 (14.29%) DBA
4 22 (11.64%) Oracle Architect
5 18 (9.52%) Administrator
5 18 (9.52%) ETL Developer
5 18 (9.52%) SQL DBA
6 14 (7.41%) SQL Developer
7 13 (6.88%) Unix Architect
8 12 (6.35%) SQL Server DBA
9 11 (5.82%) Java Developer
9 11 (5.82%) PHP Developer
10 10 (5.29%) Consultant
10 10 (5.29%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 10 (5.29%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 10 (5.29%) Symfony Developer
11 9 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
11 9 (4.76%) PHP Zend Developer
12 8 (4.23%) Oracle DBA
12 8 (4.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (18.52%) HTML
2 21 (11.11%) XML
3 18 (9.52%) .NET
4 17 (8.99%) AngularJS
5 14 (7.41%) Middleware
5 14 (7.41%) Web Services
6 13 (6.88%) REST
6 13 (6.88%) WCF
7 12 (6.35%) JSON
8 11 (5.82%) LAMP
9 10 (5.29%) CSS
9 10 (5.29%) LAPP Stack
9 10 (5.29%) Laravel
9 10 (5.29%) LEMP Stack
9 10 (5.29%) Memcached
9 10 (5.29%) Node.js
9 10 (5.29%) RESTful
9 10 (5.29%) Symfony
9 10 (5.29%) Yii
10 9 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.52%) Replication
2 13 (6.88%) Clustering
3 10 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.29%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.17%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.59%) User Experience
8 2 (1.06%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.06%) LPAR
8 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.06%) PMI
9 1 (0.53%) CMDB
9 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.53%) VHDL
9 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 99 (52.38%) Linux
2 54 (28.57%) Unix
3 35 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (17.46%) AIX
5 31 (16.40%) Windows
6 20 (10.58%) Solaris
7 8 (4.23%) Windows Server
8 7 (3.70%) CentOS
9 6 (3.17%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.65%) Debian
11 3 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.06%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.75%) Configuration Management
3 38 (20.11%) ETL
4 33 (17.46%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (14.81%) SDLC
6 24 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (12.70%) Data Modelling
7 23 (12.17%) TDD
7 23 (12.17%) Unit Testing
7 23 (12.17%) Waterfall
8 21 (11.11%) DevOps
9 20 (10.58%) ITIL
9 20 (10.58%) Open Source
10 18 (9.52%) MVC
11 15 (7.94%) Kimball Methodology
12 14 (7.41%) Scrum
13 13 (6.88%) High Availability
13 13 (6.88%) Migration
14 12 (6.35%) OO
15 11 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 83 (43.92%) SQL
2 52 (27.51%) Java
3 36 (19.05%) C
4 35 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 33 (17.46%) PHP
6 32 (16.93%) Python
7 28 (14.81%) T-SQL
8 27 (14.29%) PL/SQL
9 25 (13.23%) Perl
10 21 (11.11%) Shell Script
11 19 (10.05%) C++
12 16 (8.47%) C#
13 11 (5.82%) Korn
14 8 (4.23%) PowerShell
15 5 (2.65%) MATLAB
16 3 (1.59%) ABAP
16 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
17 2 (1.06%) Jython
17 2 (1.06%) Tcl
18 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (15.87%) Degree
2 29 (15.34%) Security Cleared
3 28 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.12%) MCITP
7 3 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.06%) CCNP
8 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.53%) CCIE
9 1 (0.53%) CCSA
9 1 (0.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.23%) QA
2 3 (1.59%) PMO
3 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.53%) GDPR
4 1 (0.53%) IFRS
4 1 (0.53%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (15.87%) Docker
2 11 (5.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.23%) Oracle Clusterware
4 7 (3.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (3.70%) HDFS
4 7 (3.70%) vCloud
4 7 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (3.17%) Apache Flume
5 6 (3.17%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.59%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.53%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 19 (10.05%) Puppet
2 12 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (5.82%) Ansible
4 9 (4.76%) vRealize
5 7 (3.70%) SCCM
6 6 (3.17%) Oozie
7 5 (2.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (2.65%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (2.65%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (2.12%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 3 (1.59%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (1.59%) SCOM
9 3 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.06%) CA Wily
10 2 (1.06%) Data Guard
10 2 (1.06%) Tivoli NetView
11 1 (0.53%) Ambari
11 1 (0.53%) Control-M
11 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 85 (44.97%) Oracle
2 42 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 33 (17.46%) Red Hat
4 20 (10.58%) Talend
5 14 (7.41%) VMware
6 13 (6.88%) IBM
7 10 (5.29%) Zend
8 7 (3.70%) Informatica
9 6 (3.17%) Cloudera
9 6 (3.17%) Tableau
9 6 (3.17%) Telerik
9 6 (3.17%) TIBCO
10 5 (2.65%) Cognos
11 4 (2.12%) Cisco
11 4 (2.12%) SAP
12 3 (1.59%) AppDynamics
12 3 (1.59%) Remedy
12 3 (1.59%) Siebel
12 3 (1.59%) Splunk
12 3 (1.59%) Veritas
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