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 3 months to 30 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
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 205 208
Rank change year-on-year -20 +3  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 503 641 610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.18% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.43% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 439 383
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £324 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +17.33%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37817 44820 42796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.06% 82.80% 79.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25004 29451 26544
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 1102 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 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
England -4 475 £425 +0.59% 153
London -1 238 £450 - 47
South East -6 95 £450 +12.50% 34
City of London +12 50 £450 +2.85% 9
West Midlands +15 34 £381 +1.66% 11
North West +15 30 £350 -12.60% 13
Hampshire +13 30 £450 +12.50% 11
Surrey +12 27 £500 +17.64% 5
East of England +11 23 £369 -23.17% 14
South West +7 23 £338 -28.19% 12
Birmingham +6 18 £418 +19.28% 1
West Sussex +18 13 £550 -
Manchester +12 13 £363 -14.70% 8
Oxfordshire +5 13 £450 +38.46% 5
East Midlands -4 13 £384 +4.06% 11
Yorkshire -7 12 £425 - 8
Cheshire +32 11 £350 +7.69% 3
Scotland -12 11 £350 -13.58% 4
Essex -7 10 £450 - 3
North East -5 9 £550 +4.76% 2
Leatherhead +26 8 £375 -31.97%
Wales +10 8 £375 -1.96% 3
Hertfordshire +2 7 £300 -29.41% 5
Portsmouth -2 7 £480 +65.51% 1
Redhill - 7 £538 -
Gatwick - 7 £550 -
South Wales +16 6 £375 -1.96% 3
Edinburgh +15 6 £325 -1.51% 2
Nottinghamshire +9 6 £368 -0.67% 4
Nottingham +3 6 £368 -0.67% 3

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 539 (51.19%) SQL
2 415 (39.41%) Oracle
3 363 (34.47%) SQL Server
4 345 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
5 302 (28.68%) Linux
6 253 (24.03%) Finance
7 228 (21.65%) Java
8 224 (21.27%) Unix
9 217 (20.61%) ETL
10 195 (18.52%) Oracle Database
11 181 (17.19%) Microsoft
12 169 (16.05%) Data Warehouse
13 163 (15.48%) Windows
14 149 (14.15%) Business Intelligence
15 138 (13.11%) Data Modelling
16 135 (12.82%) T-SQL
17 131 (12.44%) MS Excel
18 130 (12.35%) PL/SQL
18 130 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 123 (11.68%) High Availability
20 119 (11.30%) Banking
20 119 (11.30%) Relational Database
21 111 (10.54%) C#
22 105 (9.97%) Shell Script
23 104 (9.88%) Web Services
23 104 (9.88%) Python
24 103 (9.78%) Scrum
25 102 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
26 101 (9.59%) Git (software)
27 99 (9.40%) Degree

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 83 (7.88%) Apache
2 77 (7.31%) WebLogic
3 55 (5.22%) Tomcat
4 52 (4.94%) WebSphere
5 33 (3.13%) JBoss
5 33 (3.13%) nginx
6 30 (2.85%) IIS
7 26 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 23 (2.18%) SharePoint
9 22 (2.09%) Oracle Application Server
9 22 (2.09%) WebSphere Application Server
10 17 (1.61%) Apache Pig
11 16 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 15 (1.42%) Apache Spark
13 14 (1.33%) CMS
14 13 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
15 12 (1.14%) DataSynapse
16 10 (0.95%) Confluence
17 9 (0.85%) Apache Solr
17 9 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 131 (12.44%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (1.23%) MS Office
4 7 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.47%) Simulink
6 4 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (3.04%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (2.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (0.66%) SAP BPC
5 6 (0.57%) SAP MII
5 6 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.47%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.28%) Fredhopper
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.095%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.095%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.095%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.095%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.095%) SAP MDG
10 1 (0.095%) SAP MM
10 1 (0.095%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 68 (6.46%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (4.27%) SaaS
3 44 (4.18%) IaaS
4 41 (3.89%) PaaS
5 31 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (1.23%) Amazon S3
7 11 (1.04%) GitHub
8 5 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.38%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 4 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.19%) Bluemix
11 2 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.19%) Office 365
11 2 (0.19%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.13%) SAN
2 42 (3.99%) HTTP
2 42 (3.99%) LAN
3 36 (3.42%) Internet
4 30 (2.85%) WAN
5 29 (2.75%) Firewall
6 28 (2.66%) NAS
7 27 (2.56%) DNS
8 21 (1.99%) LDAP
9 20 (1.90%) TCP/IP
10 17 (1.61%) Kerberos
11 16 (1.52%) SSL
12 15 (1.42%) FCoE
12 15 (1.42%) iSCSI
13 14 (1.33%) Multicast
14 13 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (0.85%) DHCP
16 8 (0.76%) FTP
17 7 (0.66%) VLAN
18 6 (0.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 363 (34.47%) SQL Server
2 195 (18.52%) Oracle Database
3 169 (16.05%) Data Warehouse
4 130 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 119 (11.30%) Relational Database
6 99 (9.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 94 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 84 (7.98%) MySQL
8 84 (7.98%) Oracle Database 11g
9 69 (6.55%) NoSQL
10 64 (6.08%) Oracle Reports
10 64 (6.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 61 (5.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 58 (5.51%) Oracle Database 12c
12 58 (5.51%) RDBMS
13 55 (5.22%) Hadoop
14 54 (5.13%) DB2
15 53 (5.03%) SQL Server 2014
16 47 (4.46%) MongoDB
17 45 (4.27%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 101 (9.59%) Git (software)
2 71 (6.74%) Jenkins
3 52 (4.94%) Subversion
4 46 (4.37%) Talend Open Studio
5 41 (3.89%) JIRA
6 28 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (2.47%) JUnit
8 23 (2.18%) Visual Studio
9 22 (2.09%) ProC
10 18 (1.71%) Mercurial
11 15 (1.42%) Oracle APEX
12 10 (0.95%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.85%) ERwin
13 9 (0.85%) JSUnit
13 9 (0.85%) Maven
13 9 (0.85%) Toad
14 8 (0.76%) Moq
15 7 (0.66%) MSI
15 7 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 253 (24.03%) Finance
2 119 (11.30%) Banking
3 50 (4.75%) Front Office
4 35 (3.32%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 21 (1.99%) Back Office
7 16 (1.52%) Publishing
8 15 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.42%) Retail
9 14 (1.33%) Marketing
10 12 (1.14%) Legal
11 11 (1.04%) Advertising
11 11 (1.04%) Electronics
12 9 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.76%) Local Government
14 7 (0.66%) Billing
15 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.28%) Games
17 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 410 (38.94%) Developer
2 251 (23.84%) DBA
3 118 (11.21%) Administrator
4 115 (10.92%) SQL DBA
5 106 (10.07%) Architect
6 78 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 77 (7.31%) SQL Developer
8 75 (7.12%) Oracle DBA
9 69 (6.55%) Oracle Developer
10 57 (5.41%) SQL Server DBA
11 51 (4.84%) ETL Developer
12 44 (4.18%) Analyst
13 42 (3.99%) Consultant
14 34 (3.23%) Senior Developer
15 29 (2.75%) Data Warehouse Developer
16 28 (2.66%) Database Developer
16 28 (2.66%) Oracle Architect
17 25 (2.37%) C# Developer
18 24 (2.28%) SSIS Developer
19 22 (2.09%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (9.88%) Web Services
2 86 (8.17%) HTML
3 85 (8.07%) XML
4 82 (7.79%) .NET
5 65 (6.17%) REST
6 62 (5.89%) Middleware
7 59 (5.60%) J2EE
8 46 (4.37%) AngularJS
8 46 (4.37%) RESTful
9 44 (4.18%) Spring
10 41 (3.89%) SOAP
11 37 (3.51%) CSS
11 37 (3.51%) JMS
12 35 (3.32%) LAMP
13 33 (3.13%) XSLT
14 31 (2.94%) HTML5
15 30 (2.85%) JSON
16 26 (2.47%) Hibernate
16 26 (2.47%) Oracle Fusion
17 25 (2.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (6.27%) Replication
3 41 (3.89%) Clustering
4 33 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.66%) Data Centre
7 23 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (2.09%) Virtual Team
9 21 (1.99%) Derivative
9 21 (1.99%) User Experience
10 20 (1.90%) iPad
11 19 (1.80%) Data Structures
11 19 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
12 18 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.42%) Equities
14 11 (1.04%) Hedge funds
14 11 (1.04%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.95%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.95%) Fixed Income
16 9 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 302 (28.68%) Linux
2 224 (21.27%) Unix
3 163 (15.48%) Windows
4 81 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (5.22%) AIX
6 44 (4.18%) Windows Server
7 38 (3.61%) Solaris
8 34 (3.23%) CentOS
9 26 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (1.61%) Ubuntu
12 13 (1.23%) Windows 7
12 13 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (1.04%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.04%) zOS
14 10 (0.95%) Android
14 10 (0.95%) SUSE
15 7 (0.66%) MVS
16 5 (0.47%) Debian
16 5 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (20.61%) ETL
3 149 (14.15%) Business Intelligence
4 138 (13.11%) Data Modelling
5 123 (11.68%) High Availability
6 103 (9.78%) Scrum
7 97 (9.21%) DevOps
8 93 (8.83%) ITIL
9 92 (8.74%) Migration
10 88 (8.36%) Analytics
11 85 (8.07%) Configuration Management
12 78 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
13 75 (7.12%) Disaster Recovery
14 71 (6.74%) Change Management
14 71 (6.74%) Data Management
14 71 (6.74%) TDD
15 69 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
15 69 (6.55%) Open Source
15 69 (6.55%) SDLC
16 58 (5.51%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 539 (51.19%) SQL
2 228 (21.65%) Java
3 135 (12.82%) T-SQL
4 130 (12.35%) PL/SQL
5 111 (10.54%) C#
6 105 (9.97%) Shell Script
7 104 (9.88%) Python
8 98 (9.31%) JavaScript
9 94 (8.93%) Perl
10 66 (6.27%) PowerShell
11 58 (5.51%) Bash Shell
12 50 (4.75%) C
13 46 (4.37%) PHP
14 45 (4.27%) Ruby
15 30 (2.85%) Scala
16 29 (2.75%) C++
17 18 (1.71%) VB
18 17 (1.61%) Korn
19 11 (1.04%) VBScript
20 9 (0.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 99 (9.40%) Degree
2 59 (5.60%) Security Cleared
3 52 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 35 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.14%) MCITP
6 11 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (0.95%) MCSE
7 10 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.57%) CFA
9 6 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (0.57%) OCP
10 5 (0.47%) MCTS
11 4 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.38%) CCNP
11 4 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.38%) MCSA
12 3 (0.28%) IBM Certification
12 3 (0.28%) MBA
12 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.99%) QA
2 25 (2.37%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.42%) SLA
4 10 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.38%) MiFID
7 3 (0.28%) GDPR
7 3 (0.28%) IFRS
7 3 (0.28%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.28%) PMO
7 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.095%) Basel III
8 1 (0.095%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.095%) HL7
8 1 (0.095%) WCAG
System Software
1 59 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.80%) Docker
3 34 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
4 19 (1.80%) VMware ESX
5 17 (1.61%) HDFS
5 17 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.42%) NFS
7 14 (1.33%) KVM
7 14 (1.33%) Oracle Clusterware
8 13 (1.23%) vSphere
9 12 (1.14%) SRDF
9 12 (1.14%) Xen
10 11 (1.04%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 57 (5.41%) Puppet
2 42 (3.99%) Ansible
3 31 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (2.85%) Oracle RMAN
5 25 (2.37%) Data Guard
6 16 (1.52%) Nagios
7 15 (1.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 15 (1.42%) SCCM
8 13 (1.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 13 (1.23%) SCOM
8 13 (1.23%) vRealize
9 10 (0.95%) Control-M
9 10 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 10 (0.95%) vMotion
10 9 (0.85%) NetBackup
10 9 (0.85%) Oozie
10 9 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
11 8 (0.76%) Graphite
11 8 (0.76%) logstash
11 8 (0.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 415 (39.41%) Oracle
2 181 (17.19%) Microsoft
3 89 (8.45%) VMware
4 68 (6.46%) Sybase
5 63 (5.98%) IBM
6 62 (5.89%) Red Hat
7 46 (4.37%) Talend
8 36 (3.42%) SAP
9 25 (2.37%) Informatica
9 25 (2.37%) Netezza
10 23 (2.18%) Tableau
10 23 (2.18%) TIBCO
11 22 (2.09%) ATG
11 22 (2.09%) NetApp
12 21 (1.99%) Cisco
13 20 (1.90%) Teradata
14 19 (1.80%) Intel
15 15 (1.42%) Citrix
15 15 (1.42%) EMC
16 14 (1.33%) HP
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: Competitive Salary
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £340 - £370 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kirkcaldy
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £449 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton
Noir Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Good consultancy rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dublin, Ireland, London, UK
E-Com Group
Posted: 8 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £466.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £351 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 14 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago