Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 210 208
Rank change year-on-year -39 -2 -19
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 1066 1331 1377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.26% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.50% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 869 887
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £305 £300 £300
90th Percentile £665 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 8
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +8.97%
10th Percentile £35.25 £29.64 £38.88
90th Percentile £121.03 £60.15 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +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 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Top 15 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 22 November 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 -35 1013 £450 - 122
London -18 550 £505 +6.32% 41
UK excluding London -61 502 £388 -3.13% 94
South East +21 197 £388 -13.89% 21
North of England -33 130 £375 -6.25% 30
East of England -26 68 £335 -16.25% 16
Midlands -15 65 £388 +3.33% 12
Yorkshire -4 49 £425 - 14
North West -80 47 £400 -5.88% 15
West Midlands -5 45 £410 +10.07% 5
Scotland -20 38 £450 +37.72% 12
North East +63 37 £350 +7.69% 1
East Midlands -16 18 £330 -5.71% 6
South West -42 9 £350 -6.67% 2
Wales +15 8 £381 +8.93% 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 467 (43.81%) SQL
2 303 (28.42%) Java
2 303 (28.42%) SQL Server
3 302 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
4 300 (28.14%) Oracle
5 297 (27.86%) Linux
6 222 (20.83%) ETL
7 207 (19.42%) Finance
8 203 (19.04%) Unix
9 158 (14.82%) Data Warehouse
10 147 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 137 (12.85%) Shell Script
12 135 (12.66%) Business Intelligence
13 130 (12.20%) Windows
14 128 (12.01%) Microsoft
15 127 (11.91%) Python
16 123 (11.54%) Oracle Database
17 118 (11.07%) Migration
18 112 (10.51%) QA
19 111 (10.41%) High Availability
19 111 (10.41%) T-SQL
20 108 (10.13%) Web Services
21 105 (9.85%) Data Modelling
22 104 (9.76%) Banking
23 101 (9.47%) TDD
24 97 (9.10%) Big Data
25 96 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
25 96 (9.01%) PL/SQL
26 94 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 92 (8.63%) REST

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 46 (4.32%) WebSphere
2 45 (4.22%) Apache
2 45 (4.22%) Apache Spark
3 37 (3.47%) JBoss
4 36 (3.38%) WebLogic
5 35 (3.28%) Tomcat
6 28 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
8 23 (2.16%) SharePoint
9 21 (1.97%) Apache Solr
10 18 (1.69%) Confluence
10 18 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 17 (1.59%) SAS
12 13 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
12 13 (1.22%) GemFire
13 9 (0.84%) PowerExchange
14 8 (0.75%) Documentum
15 6 (0.56%) IIS
15 6 (0.56%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.094%) SPSS
4 1 (0.094%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.41%) Markit EDM
3 14 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
5 9 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.75%) Maximo
7 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.28%) Magento
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle TCA
8 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.19%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.094%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.094%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 96 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.35%) PaaS
4 22 (2.06%) GitHub
5 14 (1.31%) SaaS
6 8 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.75%) IaaS
7 6 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.47%) Office 365
9 4 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.19%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.19%) Force.com
11 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.19%) Heroku
11 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.094%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 55 (5.16%) SAN
2 44 (4.13%) Internet
3 38 (3.56%) LDAP
4 33 (3.10%) Firewall
5 29 (2.72%) Kerberos
6 27 (2.53%) Network Security
7 24 (2.25%) NAS
8 20 (1.88%) TCP/IP
9 17 (1.59%) DNS
10 14 (1.31%) DHCP
10 14 (1.31%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (1.22%) HTTP
12 11 (1.03%) VPN
13 10 (0.94%) LAN
14 8 (0.75%) HTTPS
14 8 (0.75%) SSL
14 8 (0.75%) WAN
15 6 (0.56%) SMTP
15 6 (0.56%) VLAN
16 4 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (28.42%) SQL Server
2 158 (14.82%) Data Warehouse
3 147 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 123 (11.54%) Oracle Database
5 97 (9.10%) Big Data
6 94 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 88 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 69 (6.47%) MySQL
9 66 (6.19%) Hadoop
9 66 (6.19%) NoSQL
9 66 (6.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 63 (5.91%) Oracle Database 11g
11 60 (5.63%) MongoDB
12 56 (5.25%) Relational Database
13 55 (5.16%) DB2
14 53 (4.97%) SQL Server 2012
15 49 (4.60%) SQL Server 2016
16 47 (4.41%) Oracle Database 12c
17 41 (3.85%) OLAP
17 41 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 76 (7.13%) Git (software)
2 60 (5.63%) Jenkins
3 51 (4.78%) JIRA
4 45 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (3.94%) JUnit
6 29 (2.72%) Subversion
7 25 (2.35%) Maven
8 23 (2.16%) Visual Studio
9 22 (2.06%) Gradle
9 22 (2.06%) Talend Open Studio
10 18 (1.69%) Ant
10 18 (1.69%) IntelliJ
10 18 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (1.22%) JMeter
12 12 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
13 10 (0.94%) Cucumber
13 10 (0.94%) Mockito
13 10 (0.94%) SoapUI
14 9 (0.84%) Bitbucket
14 9 (0.84%) LoadRunner
General
1 207 (19.42%) Finance
2 104 (9.76%) Banking
3 56 (5.25%) Front Office
4 39 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.78%) Marketing
6 19 (1.78%) Retail
7 13 (1.22%) Games
8 10 (0.94%) Advertising
8 10 (0.94%) Publishing
9 7 (0.66%) Automotive
10 6 (0.56%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.56%) Legal
11 5 (0.47%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.38%) International Banking
12 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.38%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.28%) Back Office
13 3 (0.28%) Electronics
13 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 484 (45.40%) Developer
2 181 (16.98%) DBA
3 146 (13.70%) Java Developer
4 126 (11.82%) SQL Developer
5 106 (9.94%) Administrator
6 82 (7.69%) SQL DBA
7 69 (6.47%) Oracle DBA
8 66 (6.19%) Senior Developer
9 53 (4.97%) ETL Developer
10 52 (4.88%) Architect
11 51 (4.78%) SSIS Developer
12 50 (4.69%) SQL Server Developer
13 37 (3.47%) Consultant
13 37 (3.47%) Data Engineer
13 37 (3.47%) Oracle Developer
14 36 (3.38%) SQL Server DBA
15 35 (3.28%) C# Developer
16 32 (3.00%) Agile Developer
17 29 (2.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 29 (2.72%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (10.13%) Web Services
2 92 (8.63%) REST
3 75 (7.04%) XML
4 65 (6.10%) JSON
5 62 (5.82%) .NET
6 61 (5.72%) RESTful
7 55 (5.16%) J2EE
8 50 (4.69%) Middleware
9 46 (4.32%) HTML
9 46 (4.32%) SOAP
10 39 (3.66%) Spring
11 35 (3.28%) HTML5
12 31 (2.91%) FIX Protocol
12 31 (2.91%) MDX
13 27 (2.53%) JDBC
13 27 (2.53%) WCF
14 26 (2.44%) CSS
14 26 (2.44%) Kafka
15 23 (2.16%) Ajax
15 23 (2.16%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (6.66%) Replication
3 66 (6.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 51 (4.78%) Clustering
5 46 (4.32%) Computer Science
6 38 (3.56%) Virtual Team
7 30 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (2.63%) Data Structures
9 27 (2.53%) Data Centre
10 25 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (2.35%) iPad
11 24 (2.25%) Fixed Income
12 21 (1.97%) User Experience
13 20 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
14 19 (1.78%) Equities
14 19 (1.78%) Mobile App
15 18 (1.69%) Management Information System
16 16 (1.50%) Derivative
17 13 (1.22%) Algorithms
17 13 (1.22%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 297 (27.86%) Linux
2 203 (19.04%) Unix
3 130 (12.20%) Windows
4 86 (8.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 59 (5.53%) Solaris
6 44 (4.13%) AIX
7 28 (2.63%) Windows Server
8 15 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.94%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.84%) CentOS
12 9 (0.84%) zOS
13 8 (0.75%) Android
13 8 (0.75%) SUSE
14 7 (0.66%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.56%) HPUX
16 5 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (0.47%) Debian
16 5 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (20.83%) ETL
3 135 (12.66%) Business Intelligence
4 118 (11.07%) Migration
5 111 (10.41%) High Availability
6 105 (9.85%) Data Modelling
7 101 (9.47%) TDD
8 90 (8.44%) Performance Monitoring
9 81 (7.60%) Scrum
10 77 (7.22%) Multithreading
10 77 (7.22%) Unit Testing
11 73 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
12 72 (6.75%) Capacity Planning
13 71 (6.66%) Low Latency
14 66 (6.19%) ITIL
15 63 (5.91%) Continuous Improvement
15 63 (5.91%) E-Commerce
16 60 (5.63%) Electronic Trading
17 57 (5.35%) Open Source
17 57 (5.35%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 467 (43.81%) SQL
2 303 (28.42%) Java
3 137 (12.85%) Shell Script
4 127 (11.91%) Python
5 111 (10.41%) T-SQL
6 96 (9.01%) PL/SQL
7 74 (6.94%) C#
8 62 (5.82%) Perl
9 53 (4.97%) Bash Shell
10 50 (4.69%) PowerShell
11 49 (4.60%) Scala
12 41 (3.85%) JavaScript
13 28 (2.63%) Ruby
14 25 (2.35%) Korn
15 21 (1.97%) C++
16 20 (1.88%) Groovy
17 15 (1.41%) PHP
18 13 (1.22%) C
18 13 (1.22%) SPARQL
19 12 (1.13%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 82 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 65 (6.10%) Degree
3 60 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (2.35%) MCSE
7 22 (2.06%) MCITP
8 14 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.22%) CCNP
10 9 (0.84%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.56%) CFA
11 6 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.47%) CCIE
12 5 (0.47%) CCNA
12 5 (0.47%) MCSA
12 5 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.38%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.38%) RHCE
14 3 (0.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (10.51%) QA
2 22 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.94%) SLA
4 5 (0.47%) MiFID
4 5 (0.47%) PMO
5 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.28%) GAAP
5 3 (0.28%) GCP
5 3 (0.28%) GDPR
6 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.094%) COBIT
7 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.094%) Solvency II
System Software
1 36 (3.38%) Oracle RAC
2 34 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.00%) Docker
4 27 (2.53%) Active Directory
5 24 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.78%) HDFS
7 14 (1.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 12 (1.13%) Oracle Clusterware
9 11 (1.03%) vSphere
10 9 (0.84%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 8 (0.75%) Firmware
11 8 (0.75%) SRDF
12 7 (0.66%) Apache Flume
12 7 (0.66%) NFS
13 6 (0.56%) KVM
13 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 4 (0.38%) ProxySG
15 4 (0.38%) Samba
Systems Management
1 67 (6.29%) Ansible
2 33 (3.10%) Data Guard
3 32 (3.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 31 (2.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 29 (2.72%) Puppet
6 27 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 24 (2.25%) Kubernetes
8 21 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (1.88%) NetBackup
10 18 (1.69%) HP Data Protector
11 16 (1.50%) Terraform
12 15 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
13 13 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
13 13 (1.22%) Tivoli
14 11 (1.03%) Grafana
15 10 (0.94%) Backup Exec
15 10 (0.94%) Nagios
15 10 (0.94%) Oozie
15 10 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 9 (0.84%) logstash
Vendors
1 300 (28.14%) Oracle
2 128 (12.01%) Microsoft
3 73 (6.85%) Red Hat
4 55 (5.16%) IBM
5 54 (5.07%) VMware
6 48 (4.50%) HP
7 47 (4.41%) Cisco
8 36 (3.38%) EMC
9 30 (2.81%) SAP
10 24 (2.25%) Informatica
10 24 (2.25%) RedGate
10 24 (2.25%) Sybase
11 23 (2.16%) ATG
12 22 (2.06%) Talend
12 22 (2.06%) Veritas
13 19 (1.78%) Brocade
14 17 (1.59%) Hortonworks
14 17 (1.59%) Tableau
15 15 (1.41%) Symantec
15 15 (1.41%) Teradata