Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Performance Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Optimisation over the 6 months to 13 December 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 Optimisation
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 715 714
Rank change year-on-year +143 -1 -93
Contract jobs citing Performance Optimisation 321 167 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 114 118
UK median daily rate £488 £440 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.80% +1.73% -13.50%
10th Percentile £389 £269 £313
90th Percentile £725 £638 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +14.06% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +12.67% -
10th Percentile £41.63 £36.83 £36.20
90th Percentile £58.00 £48.28 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.51% +14.19% -

Performance Optimisation 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87364 86610 92413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.55% 83.91% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58341 57227 60029
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2006 2349 2749
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.15 £23.50
% change year-on-year +3.52% +2.77% +17.50%

Performance Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Performance Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Optimisation in the UK

Performance Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Optimisation.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Optimisation in the UK

Performance Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Optimisation in the UK

Performance Optimisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Optimisation in the UK

Performance Optimisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Performance Optimisation in the UK

Performance Optimisation
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation within the UK over the 6 months to 13 December 2017. 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
England +122 297 £488 +8.33% 24
London +84 217 £513 +2.50% 14
UK excluding London +66 103 £456 +14.06% 12
South East +7 33 £488 +52.34% 1
North of England +53 17 £450 +12.50% 2
East of England -17 12 £470 -14.50% 3
Midlands +23 11 £450 +12.50% 2
South West +7 11 £400 +14.29% 2
Wales +23 10 £450 -14.29% 1
Scotland - 9 £500 - 1
Yorkshire +25 8 £500 +17.65%
North West +12 8 £450 +12.50% 2
East Midlands 0 8 £450 +12.50% 2
Northern Ireland - 5 £400 -
West Midlands +19 3 £380 +31.03%
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Performance Optimisation.

1 109 (33.96%) Java
2 93 (28.97%) JavaScript
3 92 (28.66%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (23.99%) Finance
5 75 (23.36%) TDD
6 72 (22.43%) SQL
7 70 (21.81%) CSS
8 69 (21.50%) HTML
9 68 (21.18%) Git (software)
10 65 (20.25%) JSON
11 60 (18.69%) HTML5
12 59 (18.38%) CSS3
13 55 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (17.13%) Multithreading
13 55 (17.13%) Scrum
13 55 (17.13%) Front Office
14 54 (16.82%) REST
15 53 (16.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 52 (16.20%) Low Latency
17 51 (15.89%) User Experience
18 48 (14.95%) Linux
19 47 (14.64%) Banking
19 47 (14.64%) Test Automation
20 46 (14.33%) XML
21 44 (13.71%) Web Services
21 44 (13.71%) Node.js
22 43 (13.40%) Amazon AWS
23 42 (13.08%) Grunt
23 42 (13.08%) DevOps
24 41 (12.77%) Electronic Trading

Performance Optimisation
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 12 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
1 12 (3.74%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.49%) IIS
2 8 (2.49%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (2.18%) JBoss
4 4 (1.25%) Alfresco
4 4 (1.25%) Apache
4 4 (1.25%) Mule
5 3 (0.93%) Apache Solr
5 3 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.93%) Confluence
5 3 (0.93%) Jetty
5 3 (0.93%) WildFly
6 2 (0.62%) GemFire
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.12%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.93%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.62%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.62%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.31%) RMDS
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.40%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (9.97%) npm
3 17 (5.30%) GitHub
4 13 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (2.80%) Serverless
6 7 (2.18%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.87%) Google Analytics
7 6 (1.87%) IaaS
7 6 (1.87%) PaaS
8 5 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.25%) Heroku
10 3 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.93%) SaaS
11 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.80%) HTTP
2 6 (1.87%) DNS
3 5 (1.56%) Internet
4 3 (0.93%) BGP
4 3 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (0.93%) Ethernet
4 3 (0.93%) Firewall
4 3 (0.93%) IOS XR
4 3 (0.93%) Junos
4 3 (0.93%) LAN
4 3 (0.93%) MPLS
4 3 (0.93%) NetScaler
4 3 (0.93%) NetScreen
4 3 (0.93%) Network Security
4 3 (0.93%) NX-OS
4 3 (0.93%) OSPF
4 3 (0.93%) SNMP
4 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.03%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (7.17%) SQL Server
3 22 (6.85%) Oracle Database
4 15 (4.67%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (4.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (3.43%) Oracle BI EE
6 11 (3.43%) Qlik Sense
6 11 (3.43%) QlikView
7 10 (3.12%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.80%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (2.80%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (2.18%) OLAP
10 7 (2.18%) Power BI
10 7 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.87%) Big Data
11 6 (1.87%) IBM PureData
11 6 (1.87%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 68 (21.18%) Git (software)
2 42 (13.08%) Grunt
3 40 (12.46%) gulp
4 20 (6.23%) Karma Test Runner
4 20 (6.23%) SonarQube
5 19 (5.92%) Jasmine
5 19 (5.92%) Jenkins
6 18 (5.61%) Bitbucket
7 17 (5.30%) JIRA
8 16 (4.98%) Maven
9 15 (4.67%) Codeception
9 15 (4.67%) Codeship
9 15 (4.67%) PHPUnit
9 15 (4.67%) webpack
10 14 (4.36%) Babel
11 7 (2.18%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.87%) JUnit
12 6 (1.87%) Selenium
13 4 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 77 (23.99%) Finance
2 55 (17.13%) Front Office
3 47 (14.64%) Banking
4 13 (4.05%) Marketing
5 9 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.87%) Games
6 6 (1.87%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.25%) Advertising
8 3 (0.93%) Billing
8 3 (0.93%) Electronics
8 3 (0.93%) Legal
8 3 (0.93%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.93%) Retail
9 2 (0.62%) Law
9 2 (0.62%) Publishing
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) French Language
10 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 234 (72.90%) Developer
2 64 (19.94%) Java Developer
3 29 (9.03%) Senior Developer
4 21 (6.54%) C# Developer
4 21 (6.54%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 21 (6.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 21 (6.54%) JavaScript Developer
5 20 (6.23%) Angular Developer
5 20 (6.23%) UI Developer
6 18 (5.61%) Consultant
7 16 (4.98%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 13 (4.05%) PHP Developer
9 11 (3.43%) AWS Engineer
9 11 (3.43%) QlikView Developer
10 10 (3.12%) Architect
10 10 (3.12%) AWS DevOps
10 10 (3.12%) Front Office Developer
10 10 (3.12%) Oracle Developer
10 10 (3.12%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 8 (2.49%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (21.81%) CSS
2 69 (21.50%) HTML
3 65 (20.25%) JSON
4 60 (18.69%) HTML5
5 59 (18.38%) CSS3
6 54 (16.82%) REST
7 46 (14.33%) XML
8 44 (13.71%) Node.js
8 44 (13.71%) Web Services
9 40 (12.46%) Ajax
10 39 (12.15%) AngularJS
11 34 (10.59%) .NET
12 31 (9.66%) React
12 31 (9.66%) Sass
13 27 (8.41%) jQuery
14 26 (8.10%) Redux
14 26 (8.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 21 (6.54%) FIX Protocol
15 21 (6.54%) Spring
16 20 (6.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (16.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 51 (15.89%) User Experience
3 25 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (7.48%) Computer Science
5 18 (5.61%) W3C
6 14 (4.36%) Data Structures
7 12 (3.74%) Algorithms
8 10 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (2.49%) Fintech
11 7 (2.18%) Animation
11 7 (2.18%) Client/Server
11 7 (2.18%) Mainframe
11 7 (2.18%) Management Information System
11 7 (2.18%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.87%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.93%) 3D Graphics
13 3 (0.93%) Clustering
13 3 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (14.95%) Linux
2 37 (11.53%) Unix
3 10 (3.12%) Android
4 8 (2.49%) CentOS
5 7 (2.18%) Windows
6 5 (1.56%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.93%) Debian
7 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) SmartOS
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (28.66%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (23.36%) TDD
3 55 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
3 55 (17.13%) Multithreading
3 55 (17.13%) Scrum
4 52 (16.20%) Low Latency
5 47 (14.64%) Test Automation
6 42 (13.08%) DevOps
7 41 (12.77%) Electronic Trading
8 35 (10.90%) Front End Development
9 31 (9.66%) Multithreaded Programming
10 29 (9.03%) Data Modelling
10 29 (9.03%) OO
10 29 (9.03%) Unit Testing
11 28 (8.72%) Algorithmic Trading
12 27 (8.41%) SDLC
13 24 (7.48%) Microservices
14 23 (7.17%) Performance Tuning
15 22 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (6.85%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 109 (33.96%) Java
2 93 (28.97%) JavaScript
3 72 (22.43%) SQL
4 36 (11.21%) C#
5 31 (9.66%) Python
6 27 (8.41%) ES6
7 19 (5.92%) C++
7 19 (5.92%) PL/SQL
7 19 (5.92%) Shell Script
8 15 (4.67%) PHP
8 15 (4.67%) Scala
9 12 (3.74%) ECMAScript
10 11 (3.43%) C
11 10 (3.12%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.49%) GraphQL
12 8 (2.49%) Groovy
13 5 (1.56%) Perl
14 4 (1.25%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.25%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.93%) X++
Qualifications
1 34 (10.59%) Degree
2 17 (5.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (4.67%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.31%) OCP
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.92%) QA
2 2 (0.62%) HL7
3 1 (0.31%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.25%) Docker
1 4 (1.25%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.31%) Firmware
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (3.74%) Nagios
2 8 (2.49%) Puppet
2 8 (2.49%) ZABBIX
3 7 (2.18%) Kibana
4 4 (1.25%) Graphite
4 4 (1.25%) Opsview
5 3 (0.93%) logstash
5 3 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.31%) SCCM
6 1 (0.31%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.31%) SCOM
6 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (12.46%) Oracle
2 20 (6.23%) Perforce
3 16 (4.98%) IBM
3 16 (4.98%) SAP
4 14 (4.36%) Microsoft
5 13 (4.05%) AppDynamics
5 13 (4.05%) hybris
6 11 (3.43%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.12%) Atlassian
7 10 (3.12%) Solace
8 8 (2.49%) Adobe
8 8 (2.49%) New Relic
8 8 (2.49%) Splunk
9 6 (1.87%) Apigee
9 6 (1.87%) Google
9 6 (1.87%) Netezza
9 6 (1.87%) Tableau
10 5 (1.56%) Currenex
10 5 (1.56%) Reuters
10 5 (1.56%) Sybase