Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 195 212
Rank change year-on-year +21 +17 +2
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 234 200 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.41% 1.19% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.41% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 156 90
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -13.89% +20.00%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £306
90th Percentile £575 £513 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -25.00% +17.65%
England median hourly rate £34.07 £43.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year -22.14% +1.74% +1.18%

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 14,360 14,163 13,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.24% 84.13% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,655 8,478 8,417
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 474 573
South East median hourly rate £27.75 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.20 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +2.17% +4.55%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Hampshire -3 78 £350 -12.50% 14
Thames Valley -4 72 £440 +14.66% 29
Surrey +15 59 £438 -9.79% 9
Berkshire +9 44 £445 +4.71% 20
Buckinghamshire 0 24 £427 +27.39% 6
West Sussex -6 14 £390 +14.71% 1
Kent +5 8 £550 +44.26% 4
East Sussex - 8 - -
Oxfordshire -7 5 £348 -26.84% 3
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 78 (33.33%) SQL
2 75 (32.05%) Linux
3 66 (28.21%) Oracle
4 58 (24.79%) SQL Server
5 54 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 49 (20.94%) Puppet
7 46 (19.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (19.66%) Capacity Management
7 46 (19.66%) Finance
7 46 (19.66%) Unix
7 46 (19.66%) Red Hat
8 45 (19.23%) Oracle Database
9 43 (18.38%) ITIL
9 43 (18.38%) Apache
10 42 (17.95%) Java
11 41 (17.52%) Migration
12 40 (17.09%) Microsoft
13 37 (15.81%) Windows
13 37 (15.81%) Firewall
14 36 (15.38%) Business Continuity
15 35 (14.96%) Ansible
16 31 (13.25%) Relational Database
17 30 (12.82%) JBoss
18 29 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
19 28 (11.97%) iSCSI
19 28 (11.97%) T-SQL
19 28 (11.97%) NFS
20 27 (11.54%) DevOps
21 26 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
22 25 (10.68%) TCP/IP

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 43 (18.38%) Apache
2 30 (12.82%) JBoss
3 15 (6.41%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.99%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.71%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.43%) CMS
7 1 (0.43%) Confluence
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.43%) SAS
7 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (2.99%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.42%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (2.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.85%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.43%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.42%) IaaS
2 8 (3.42%) Serverless
3 6 (2.56%) GitHub
4 5 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.14%) Azure Functions
4 5 (2.14%) SaaS
5 4 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.85%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 37 (15.81%) Firewall
2 28 (11.97%) iSCSI
3 25 (10.68%) TCP/IP
4 22 (9.40%) Network Security
5 15 (6.41%) BIG-IP
5 15 (6.41%) DNS
6 8 (3.42%) LAN
6 8 (3.42%) WAN
7 5 (2.14%) VPN
8 4 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.71%) Kerberos
8 4 (1.71%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.85%) IPv4
9 2 (0.85%) IPv6
9 2 (0.85%) OSPF
9 2 (0.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (24.79%) SQL Server
2 45 (19.23%) Oracle Database
3 31 (13.25%) Relational Database
4 26 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
5 23 (9.83%) RDBMS
6 21 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (8.12%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (7.26%) Big Data
10 15 (6.41%) NoSQL
11 14 (5.98%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (5.56%) Hadoop
13 11 (4.70%) MongoDB
14 10 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (4.27%) SQL Server 2016
15 9 (3.85%) HBase
16 8 (3.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 8 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 7 (2.99%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 21 (8.97%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.26%) Jenkins
2 17 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (5.13%) Toad
4 11 (4.70%) Visual Studio
5 7 (2.99%) PowerBuilder
6 6 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.71%) NWDI
7 4 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.71%) Subversion
8 3 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.85%) JIRA
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.43%) DbUnit
10 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.43%) HttpUnit
10 1 (0.43%) JMeter
10 1 (0.43%) JUnit
10 1 (0.43%) Maven
10 1 (0.43%) XMLUnit
General
1 46 (19.66%) Finance
2 8 (3.42%) Banking
3 2 (0.85%) Advertising
3 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
3 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.85%) Retail
3 2 (0.85%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.43%) Automotive
4 1 (0.43%) Electronics
4 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.43%) German Language
4 1 (0.43%) Marketing
4 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (29.49%) Developer
2 41 (17.52%) DBA
3 25 (10.68%) Linux Engineer
4 24 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 23 (9.83%) Administrator
6 21 (8.97%) SQL DBA
7 19 (8.12%) SQL Developer
8 18 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
9 17 (7.26%) Oracle DBA
9 17 (7.26%) Oracle Developer
10 15 (6.41%) Middleware Engineer
11 14 (5.98%) Java Developer
12 13 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
13 11 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (4.70%) Senior Java Developer
14 9 (3.85%) Consultant
14 9 (3.85%) Security Engineer
14 9 (3.85%) Storage Engineer
14 9 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
15 8 (3.42%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.26%) Middleware
2 16 (6.84%) JSON
2 16 (6.84%) XML
3 10 (4.27%) XML Schema
4 9 (3.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 9 (3.85%) Web Services
5 8 (3.42%) .NET
6 7 (2.99%) CSS
6 7 (2.99%) HTML
6 7 (2.99%) XSLT
7 5 (2.14%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (2.14%) J2EE
7 5 (2.14%) Kafka
7 5 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (2.14%) SAML
7 5 (2.14%) Spark Streaming
8 4 (1.71%) RESTful
8 4 (1.71%) SAP PI
8 4 (1.71%) SAP XI
9 3 (1.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.97%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.98%) Clustering
3 13 (5.56%) Data Structures
3 13 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.85%) HP Storage
5 9 (3.85%) Replication
5 9 (3.85%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.14%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.14%) PKI
8 3 (1.28%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.43%) Derivative
10 1 (0.43%) FMCG
10 1 (0.43%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 75 (32.05%) Linux
2 46 (19.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 46 (19.66%) Unix
3 37 (15.81%) Windows
4 9 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.99%) AIX
6 5 (2.14%) CentOS
6 5 (2.14%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 46 (19.66%) Capacity Management
3 43 (18.38%) ITIL
4 41 (17.52%) Migration
5 36 (15.38%) Business Continuity
6 27 (11.54%) DevOps
7 24 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (10.26%) Project Management
8 23 (9.83%) Configuration Management
8 23 (9.83%) Test Scripting
9 22 (9.40%) Root Cause Analysis
10 21 (8.97%) High Availability
11 20 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (8.12%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (7.26%) Change Control
13 17 (7.26%) Data Modelling
14 16 (6.84%) Benchmarking
14 16 (6.84%) Problem Management
15 15 (6.41%) CRM
15 15 (6.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (33.33%) SQL
2 42 (17.95%) Java
3 28 (11.97%) T-SQL
4 24 (10.26%) PL/SQL
4 24 (10.26%) Shell Script
5 13 (5.56%) Perl
6 9 (3.85%) Python
7 8 (3.42%) C#
7 8 (3.42%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.14%) ABAP
9 5 (2.14%) C
9 5 (2.14%) C++
10 4 (1.71%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.85%) Korn
11 2 (0.85%) R
11 2 (0.85%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.85%) XPath
12 1 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.43%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 19 (8.12%) CCSA
2 17 (7.26%) CCSE
2 17 (7.26%) Check Point Certification
3 12 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.27%) Degree
5 9 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (3.42%) MCSE
6 8 (3.42%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (2.56%) OCP
7 6 (2.56%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.56%) VCP6
8 3 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.85%) CCNP
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.43%) MCITP
10 1 (0.43%) MCSA
10 1 (0.43%) MCTS
10 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.99%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.14%) SLA
3 4 (1.71%) GDPR
4 3 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 28 (11.97%) NFS
2 14 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (4.70%) Active Directory
5 9 (3.85%) HDFS
5 9 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (3.85%) vSphere
6 6 (2.56%) vCloud
7 5 (2.14%) Docker
8 4 (1.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.85%) XenApp
9 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 49 (20.94%) Puppet
2 35 (14.96%) Ansible
3 29 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (7.69%) FortiGate
5 15 (6.41%) Red Hat Satellite
5 15 (6.41%) SELinux
6 12 (5.13%) Data Guard
6 12 (5.13%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (3.42%) Foglight
8 6 (2.56%) vRealize
9 5 (2.14%) Nagios
9 5 (2.14%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (2.14%) Terraform
10 4 (1.71%) Ambari
10 4 (1.71%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (1.71%) Oozie
10 4 (1.71%) OVSD
11 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.85%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 66 (28.21%) Oracle
2 46 (19.66%) Red Hat
3 40 (17.09%) Microsoft
4 20 (8.55%) CheckPoint
4 20 (8.55%) Palo Alto
5 19 (8.12%) VMware
6 18 (7.69%) Juniper
7 17 (7.26%) F5
8 16 (6.84%) Blue Coat
9 15 (6.41%) CA
10 14 (5.98%) Cisco
11 13 (5.56%) HP
12 11 (4.70%) EMC
12 11 (4.70%) Isilon
12 11 (4.70%) NetApp
13 9 (3.85%) SAP
14 7 (2.99%) Imperva
14 7 (2.99%) MicroStrategy
15 6 (2.56%) Citrix
15 6 (2.56%) Sybase