Period
to 13 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 13 November 2019 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
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 268 258 254
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4 -41
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 812 1,070 1,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.03% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.19% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 664 744
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £344 £330 £305
90th Percentile £688 £638 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £388
% change year-on-year +3.66% +5.81% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.07 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -22.14% +9.38%
10th Percentile £23.75 £24.17 £35.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.94 £121.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% +6.25%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 72,736 90,125 88,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.12% 86.88% 86.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,672 59,619 58,484
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,313 2,352 2,123
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.66 £50.48 £49.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.19 £23.50
% change year-on-year +6.18% -9.83% +4.44%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 13 November 2019. 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 -8 750 £475 +5.56% 182
UK excluding London 0 422 £425 +3.66% 129
London -6 368 £550 +15.79% 67
South East -34 142 £425 +6.25% 28
North of England +44 119 £425 +6.25% 45
North West +49 73 £425 +9.68% 18
South West +12 50 £463 +4.52% 14
Scotland +7 41 £443 +4.12% 12
Yorkshire +3 38 £425 +6.25% 17
Midlands +17 33 £419 -1.47% 22
East of England +31 25 £380 -5.00% 6
East Midlands +16 21 £425 +16.76% 14
West Midlands +17 11 £338 -26.03% 8
North East +12 9 £350 -12.50% 10
Wales +14 8 £370 -15.43% 2
Isle of Man - 3 - -
Northern Ireland 0 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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 with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 373 (45.94%) SQL
2 243 (29.93%) Oracle
3 233 (28.69%) SQL Server
4 209 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
5 175 (21.55%) Java
6 153 (18.84%) Linux
7 149 (18.35%) Finance
8 143 (17.61%) Business Intelligence
9 134 (16.50%) ETL
10 129 (15.89%) Microsoft
11 128 (15.76%) Azure
12 122 (15.02%) Migration
13 121 (14.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 115 (14.16%) Python
15 114 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
16 110 (13.55%) Oracle Database
17 109 (13.42%) Unix
18 105 (12.93%) T-SQL
19 97 (11.95%) Banking
20 96 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
21 94 (11.58%) Analytics
22 93 (11.45%) PL/SQL
22 93 (11.45%) Windows
23 91 (11.21%) High Availability
24 83 (10.22%) Git (software)
25 82 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
26 80 (9.85%) Big Data
27 77 (9.48%) DevOps
28 74 (9.11%) JavaScript
29 73 (8.99%) Data Modelling

Performance Tuning
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 48 (5.91%) Apache
2 40 (4.93%) WebLogic
3 34 (4.19%) Apache Spark
4 29 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 22 (2.71%) JBoss
6 18 (2.22%) Oracle Service Bus
6 18 (2.22%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
8 14 (1.72%) IBM HTTP Server
8 14 (1.72%) MS Exchange
9 12 (1.48%) nginx
9 12 (1.48%) SharePoint
10 11 (1.35%) IIS
11 10 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (1.23%) Confluence
11 10 (1.23%) FileNet
12 9 (1.11%) SAS
12 9 (1.11%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 20 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.25%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.12%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 128 (15.76%) Azure
2 62 (7.64%) AWS
3 50 (6.16%) Power Platform
4 25 (3.08%) Azure Data Factory
5 24 (2.96%) OpenShift
6 17 (2.09%) GitHub
7 14 (1.72%) GCP
8 10 (1.23%) SaaS
9 9 (1.11%) Office 365
9 9 (1.11%) PaaS
10 8 (0.99%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.99%) BlazeMeter
10 8 (0.99%) Serverless
11 7 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.74%) Azure Functions
12 6 (0.74%) IaaS
13 5 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.33%) DNS
2 21 (2.59%) Firewall
2 21 (2.59%) HTTP
2 21 (2.59%) SAN
3 15 (1.85%) DHCP
4 13 (1.60%) SMTP
5 12 (1.48%) LAN
5 12 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.35%) SSL
7 10 (1.23%) NAS
8 9 (1.11%) Internet
9 8 (0.99%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.99%) VoIP
10 7 (0.86%) Skype
10 7 (0.86%) WAN
11 6 (0.74%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.74%) Network Security
12 5 (0.62%) Broadband
12 5 (0.62%) Multicast
12 5 (0.62%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (28.69%) SQL Server
2 121 (14.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 114 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
4 110 (13.55%) Oracle Database
5 80 (9.85%) Big Data
6 70 (8.62%) Relational Database
7 64 (7.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 50 (6.16%) Power BI
9 43 (5.30%) Hadoop
10 41 (5.05%) MySQL
10 41 (5.05%) Oracle Database 11g
11 40 (4.93%) Oracle Database 12c
12 39 (4.80%) MongoDB
12 39 (4.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 37 (4.56%) RDBMS
14 35 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
15 34 (4.19%) Azure SQL Database
16 33 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
17 31 (3.82%) NoSQL
17 31 (3.82%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 83 (10.22%) Git (software)
2 56 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 39 (4.80%) Maven
4 37 (4.56%) JIRA
5 35 (4.31%) TeamCity
6 21 (2.59%) Subversion
7 15 (1.85%) Visual Studio
8 12 (1.48%) JConsole
8 12 (1.48%) JProfiler
8 12 (1.48%) VisualVM
9 11 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.23%) IBM UrbanCode
11 9 (1.11%) JUnit
11 9 (1.11%) Selenium
12 8 (0.99%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.99%) Gatling
12 8 (0.99%) JMeter
12 8 (0.99%) NeoLoad
12 8 (0.99%) Travis CI
12 8 (0.99%) WebDriver
General
1 149 (18.35%) Finance
2 97 (11.95%) Banking
3 47 (5.79%) Front Office
4 33 (4.06%) Investment Banking
5 28 (3.45%) Public Sector
6 17 (2.09%) Retail
7 16 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.85%) Legal
9 10 (1.23%) Publishing
10 7 (0.86%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.62%) Games
11 5 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.49%) Local Government
13 3 (0.37%) Marketing
14 2 (0.25%) Advertising
14 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.25%) iGaming
14 2 (0.25%) Law
14 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 328 (40.39%) Developer
2 145 (17.86%) DBA
3 86 (10.59%) Administrator
4 79 (9.73%) SQL DBA
5 58 (7.14%) SQL Developer
6 53 (6.53%) Java Developer
7 46 (5.67%) Senior Developer
8 42 (5.17%) Oracle Developer
9 40 (4.93%) Architect
10 38 (4.68%) Consultant
10 38 (4.68%) Oracle DBA
11 31 (3.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 29 (3.57%) Analyst
13 26 (3.20%) KDB Developer
14 25 (3.08%) ETL Developer
15 24 (2.96%) SQL Server DBA
16 23 (2.83%) React Developer
17 22 (2.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 22 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 18 (2.22%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (7.88%) Web Services
2 58 (7.14%) XML
3 54 (6.65%) Middleware
4 44 (5.42%) .NET
5 43 (5.30%) JSON
6 39 (4.80%) React
7 38 (4.68%) REST
8 31 (3.82%) Spring
9 30 (3.69%) RESTful
10 29 (3.57%) CSS
11 28 (3.45%) AngularJS
12 26 (3.20%) J2EE
13 25 (3.08%) HTML
14 22 (2.71%) Kafka
15 21 (2.59%) Java EE
15 21 (2.59%) Oracle Fusion
16 19 (2.34%) JMS
16 19 (2.34%) LDAP
16 19 (2.34%) MDX
17 15 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (7.27%) Replication
3 57 (7.02%) Clustering
4 38 (4.68%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.83%) PKI
6 20 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (1.85%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.60%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.48%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.48%) Credit Risk
12 10 (1.23%) Handset
13 9 (1.11%) Blackberry
13 9 (1.11%) Cloud Native
14 8 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
14 8 (0.99%) Animation
14 8 (0.99%) Derivative
14 8 (0.99%) User Experience
15 7 (0.86%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 153 (18.84%) Linux
2 109 (13.42%) Unix
3 93 (11.45%) Windows
4 46 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (4.68%) Windows Server
6 30 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (2.46%) AIX
9 19 (2.34%) Solaris
10 13 (1.60%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.60%) CentOS
11 9 (1.11%) zOS
12 8 (0.99%) Android
12 8 (0.99%) VMS
13 7 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.62%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.37%) Mesosphere
16 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (17.61%) Business Intelligence
3 134 (16.50%) ETL
4 122 (15.02%) Migration
5 96 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
6 94 (11.58%) Analytics
7 91 (11.21%) High Availability
8 77 (9.48%) DevOps
9 73 (8.99%) Data Modelling
10 71 (8.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 71 (8.74%) Performance Monitoring
10 71 (8.74%) Scrum
11 63 (7.76%) Unit Testing
12 62 (7.64%) Capacity Planning
12 62 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
13 58 (7.14%) SDLC
14 54 (6.65%) Visualisation
15 50 (6.16%) TDD
16 48 (5.91%) ITIL
17 37 (4.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 373 (45.94%) SQL
2 175 (21.55%) Java
3 115 (14.16%) Python
4 105 (12.93%) T-SQL
5 93 (11.45%) PL/SQL
6 74 (9.11%) JavaScript
7 54 (6.65%) Shell Script
8 51 (6.28%) PowerShell
9 42 (5.17%) C#
10 39 (4.80%) Perl
11 35 (4.31%) Bash Shell
12 32 (3.94%) C++
13 26 (3.20%) Scala
14 21 (2.59%) TypeScript
15 14 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 13 (1.60%) Jython
17 12 (1.48%) ABAP
18 11 (1.35%) R
19 10 (1.23%) Objective-C
19 10 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 51 (6.28%) SC Cleared
3 31 (3.82%) Degree
4 28 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.09%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.09%) MCSE
6 11 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.11%) OCP
9 8 (0.99%) OCA
10 6 (0.74%) CCNA
10 6 (0.74%) CCNP
11 5 (0.62%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.62%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.62%) MCITP
12 4 (0.49%) CCSP
12 4 (0.49%) CCVP
12 4 (0.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.43%) QA
2 20 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 19 (2.34%) SLA
4 11 (1.35%) PMO
5 7 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.74%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.62%) GDPR
8 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.12%) COREP
9 1 (0.12%) FINREP
9 1 (0.12%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 47 (5.79%) Docker
2 46 (5.67%) Active Directory
3 35 (4.31%) Oracle RAC
4 24 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (2.34%) HDFS
6 14 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.48%) NFS
8 10 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.86%) Firmware
9 7 (0.86%) LXC
9 7 (0.86%) SRDF
10 6 (0.74%) Gluster
10 6 (0.74%) GlusterFS
11 5 (0.62%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.62%) vSphere
12 4 (0.49%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.49%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.25%) Oracle Clusterware
13 2 (0.25%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 58 (7.14%) Ansible
2 30 (3.69%) Kubernetes
3 25 (3.08%) Data Guard
4 22 (2.71%) Oracle RMAN
5 19 (2.34%) Hadoop YARN
5 19 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (2.34%) Puppet
6 14 (1.72%) Amdocs OSS
7 13 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (1.60%) Terraform
8 9 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (0.99%) SCCM
10 7 (0.86%) MAINVIEW
11 6 (0.74%) EMC TimeFinder
11 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 6 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.62%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.62%) SCOM
13 4 (0.49%) Nagios
13 4 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 243 (29.93%) Oracle
2 129 (15.89%) Microsoft
3 43 (5.30%) VMware
4 34 (4.19%) Red Hat
5 33 (4.06%) IBM
6 28 (3.45%) Informatica
7 27 (3.33%) Google
8 26 (3.20%) Tableau
9 23 (2.83%) SAP
10 19 (2.34%) Cisco
11 17 (2.09%) HP
12 15 (1.85%) Talend
13 14 (1.72%) Cramer
14 12 (1.48%) Adobe
14 12 (1.48%) BMC
15 10 (1.23%) Citrix
15 10 (1.23%) Cloudera
15 10 (1.23%) Sybase
15 10 (1.23%) Teradata
16 9 (1.11%) Alteryx