Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 260 302 226
Rank change year-on-year +42 -76 -9
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 969 882 1,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.85% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.98% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 564 665
UK median daily rate £463 £438 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +1.74% +1.18%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £670 £599 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +6.17% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 5
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £22.53 £40.60 £33.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £128.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +28.57% -12.50%

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 80,974 89,638 81,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.63% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,301 59,147 53,395
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £300 £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 2,306 2,455 2,154
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% -13.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.81 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.36% -16.78% -

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +43 874 £475 +5.56% 208
UK excluding London +73 566 £430 +6.17% 159
London +1 383 £525 +10.53% 63
South East +88 241 £450 +5.88% 36
North of England +36 116 £400 - 52
Scotland +55 71 £400 +2.56% 10
South West +38 70 £475 +26.67% 12
North West +34 70 £375 -5.06% 33
Midlands +17 33 £360 -11.38% 33
Yorkshire +2 30 £438 +8.70% 14
East of England -4 23 £400 -5.88% 13
East Midlands +24 22 £360 -7.10% 16
North East +30 16 £338 -19.64% 5
West Midlands -3 10 £350 -17.65% 17
Wales -14 5 £365 -8.75% 4
Northern Ireland - 5 £500 -
Isle of Man - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 506 (52.22%) SQL
2 288 (29.72%) Oracle
3 270 (27.86%) SQL Server
4 248 (25.59%) Agile Software Development
5 220 (22.70%) Finance
6 212 (21.88%) Java
7 211 (21.78%) Linux
8 195 (20.12%) Business Intelligence
9 176 (18.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 159 (16.41%) Microsoft Azure
11 158 (16.31%) Data Warehouse
12 156 (16.10%) ETL
13 154 (15.89%) Microsoft
14 153 (15.79%) Unix
15 151 (15.58%) Oracle Database
16 141 (14.55%) T-SQL
17 131 (13.52%) PL/SQL
18 128 (13.21%) Windows
19 125 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
20 124 (12.80%) DevOps
21 116 (11.97%) Data Modelling
22 112 (11.56%) Disaster Recovery
23 111 (11.46%) High Availability
24 110 (11.35%) Shell Script
25 108 (11.15%) Amazon AWS
26 105 (10.84%) Banking
27 102 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
28 101 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 101 (10.42%) Python
29 99 (10.22%) Analytics

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 65 (6.71%) Apache
2 62 (6.40%) Apache Spark
3 46 (4.75%) WebLogic
4 34 (3.51%) SharePoint
5 27 (2.79%) Tomcat
6 23 (2.37%) JBoss
7 22 (2.27%) WebSphere
8 21 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (1.65%) IBM HTTP Server
10 15 (1.55%) IIS
10 15 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
11 14 (1.44%) Confluence
11 14 (1.44%) SAS
12 13 (1.34%) nginx
12 13 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (1.14%) MS Exchange
14 10 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
14 10 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 10 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (2.06%) Oracle Applications
2 18 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.62%) Actimize
5 6 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.52%) Oracle AML
6 5 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.41%) Magento
8 3 (0.31%) HFM
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Utilities
10 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 159 (16.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 108 (11.15%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (8.46%) Power Platform
4 28 (2.89%) OpenShift
5 26 (2.68%) Amazon S3
6 21 (2.17%) GitHub
6 21 (2.17%) Office 365
7 20 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
7 20 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.14%) IaaS
11 10 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.03%) PaaS
11 10 (1.03%) SaaS
12 9 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.83%) Boomi
13 8 (0.83%) iPaaS
13 8 (0.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.61%) Firewall
1 35 (3.61%) SAN
2 29 (2.99%) DNS
3 28 (2.89%) SSL
4 19 (1.96%) HTTP
4 19 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (1.24%) Internet
7 11 (1.14%) LAN
7 11 (1.14%) Network Security
7 11 (1.14%) SMTP
8 10 (1.03%) BGP
8 10 (1.03%) DHCP
8 10 (1.03%) OSPF
9 9 (0.93%) iSCSI
9 9 (0.93%) VPN
10 8 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 7 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (0.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (27.86%) SQL Server
2 176 (18.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 158 (16.31%) Data Warehouse
4 151 (15.58%) Oracle Database
5 101 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 95 (9.80%) Relational Database
7 94 (9.70%) Big Data
8 82 (8.46%) Power BI
9 70 (7.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 69 (7.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 66 (6.81%) Oracle Database 11g
12 65 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
13 59 (6.09%) Oracle BI EE
14 57 (5.88%) RDBMS
15 56 (5.78%) Oracle Database 12c
16 54 (5.57%) Hadoop
17 51 (5.26%) MongoDB
17 51 (5.26%) NoSQL
18 44 (4.54%) HBase
19 42 (4.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 84 (8.67%) Git (software)
2 72 (7.43%) Jenkins
3 41 (4.23%) JIRA
4 24 (2.48%) JUnit
5 23 (2.37%) Maven
6 20 (2.06%) Subversion
7 16 (1.65%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (1.44%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.14%) Eclipse
10 11 (1.14%) FindBugs
10 11 (1.14%) IntelliJ
10 11 (1.14%) Travis CI
11 10 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (0.93%) IBM UrbanCode
13 7 (0.72%) PowerBuilder
13 7 (0.72%) Toad
14 6 (0.62%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.62%) eCATT
14 6 (0.62%) LSMW
General
1 220 (22.70%) Finance
2 105 (10.84%) Banking
3 37 (3.82%) Retail
4 26 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.58%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.65%) Front Office
7 13 (1.34%) Legal
8 12 (1.24%) Marketing
9 10 (1.03%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.83%) Publishing
11 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.52%) Local Government
14 2 (0.21%) Advertising
14 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.21%) Billing
14 2 (0.21%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Law
15 1 (0.10%) Back Office
15 1 (0.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 336 (34.67%) Developer
2 224 (23.12%) DBA
3 110 (11.35%) SQL DBA
4 107 (11.04%) Administrator
5 86 (8.88%) Java Developer
6 73 (7.53%) SQL Developer
7 67 (6.91%) Oracle DBA
8 54 (5.57%) Architect
9 53 (5.47%) Consultant
10 42 (4.33%) SQL Server DBA
11 41 (4.23%) Oracle Developer
12 35 (3.61%) Senior Developer
13 30 (3.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 29 (2.99%) Analyst
14 29 (2.99%) ETL Developer
15 28 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
16 26 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 20 (2.06%) Data Engineer
17 20 (2.06%) Senior DBA
18 19 (1.96%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (10.01%) Web Services
2 74 (7.64%) Middleware
3 66 (6.81%) XML
4 61 (6.30%) Spring
5 55 (5.68%) JSON
6 53 (5.47%) .NET
7 51 (5.26%) REST
8 41 (4.23%) HTML
8 41 (4.23%) Kafka
9 36 (3.72%) J2EE
10 32 (3.30%) MDX
11 31 (3.20%) Java EE
12 27 (2.79%) JMS
13 26 (2.68%) RESTful
14 25 (2.58%) SOAP
14 25 (2.58%) Spring Boot
15 24 (2.48%) Oracle GoldenGate
16 23 (2.37%) CSS
16 23 (2.37%) Oracle Fusion
17 19 (1.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (9.70%) Replication
3 70 (7.22%) Clustering
4 44 (4.54%) Data Centre
5 29 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 26 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
8 17 (1.75%) Credit Risk
8 17 (1.75%) Derivative
8 17 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (1.75%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.65%) User Experience
10 15 (1.55%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.24%) PKI
12 10 (1.03%) Cloud Native
13 9 (0.93%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.83%) EMC VNX
14 8 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 211 (21.78%) Linux
2 153 (15.79%) Unix
3 128 (13.21%) Windows
4 59 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (4.95%) Windows Server
6 46 (4.75%) AIX
7 34 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.86%) Oracle Linux
10 16 (1.65%) Solaris
11 11 (1.14%) CentOS
12 9 (0.93%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.83%) Android
13 8 (0.83%) SUSE
13 8 (0.83%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.72%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.62%) zOS
16 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.31%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (25.59%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (20.12%) Business Intelligence
3 156 (16.10%) ETL
4 125 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
5 124 (12.80%) DevOps
6 116 (11.97%) Data Modelling
7 112 (11.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 111 (11.46%) High Availability
9 99 (10.22%) Analytics
10 97 (10.01%) Migration
11 95 (9.80%) Scrum
12 94 (9.70%) Performance Monitoring
13 88 (9.08%) ITIL
14 56 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
14 56 (5.78%) Database Tuning
14 56 (5.78%) Mentoring
15 53 (5.47%) Unit Testing
16 52 (5.37%) Capacity Planning
17 50 (5.16%) SDLC
18 46 (4.75%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 506 (52.22%) SQL
2 212 (21.88%) Java
3 141 (14.55%) T-SQL
4 131 (13.52%) PL/SQL
5 110 (11.35%) Shell Script
6 101 (10.42%) Python
7 69 (7.12%) JavaScript
8 53 (5.47%) PowerShell
9 52 (5.37%) C#
10 49 (5.06%) Bash Shell
11 44 (4.54%) Scala
12 36 (3.72%) Java 8
13 30 (3.10%) Perl
14 20 (2.06%) C++
15 17 (1.75%) VBA
16 14 (1.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 14 (1.44%) Groovy
16 14 (1.44%) R
17 13 (1.34%) Ruby
18 12 (1.24%) Jython
Qualifications
1 71 (7.33%) Security Cleared
2 50 (5.16%) SC Cleared
3 39 (4.02%) Degree
4 32 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.86%) MCSE
8 17 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.44%) CCNP
9 14 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (1.24%) CCSA
10 12 (1.24%) OCP
10 12 (1.24%) Oracle Certification
11 9 (0.93%) MCITP
12 7 (0.72%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.72%) OCA
13 6 (0.62%) CCSE
13 6 (0.62%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (0.52%) RHCSA
15 4 (0.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.61%) QA
2 18 (1.86%) SLA
3 16 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.93%) PMO
6 7 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.52%) GDPR
7 5 (0.52%) IFRS
7 5 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.41%) COREP
8 4 (0.41%) FINREP
9 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 65 (6.71%) Docker
1 65 (6.71%) Oracle RAC
2 58 (5.99%) Active Directory
3 30 (3.10%) HDFS
4 23 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.55%) NFS
7 13 (1.34%) Apache Flume
8 11 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.83%) Firmware
10 6 (0.62%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.62%) LXC
10 6 (0.62%) SRDF
11 5 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.52%) vSphere
12 4 (0.41%) KVM
13 3 (0.31%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.31%) vCloud
13 3 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 75 (7.74%) Ansible
2 43 (4.44%) Kubernetes
3 37 (3.82%) Oracle RMAN
4 34 (3.51%) Puppet
5 33 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (2.48%) Hadoop YARN
7 23 (2.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 22 (2.27%) Data Guard
9 21 (2.17%) Terraform
10 20 (2.06%) Amdocs OSS
11 13 (1.34%) SCCM
12 10 (1.03%) SCOM
12 10 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
13 9 (0.93%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
15 7 (0.72%) Grafana
15 7 (0.72%) MAINVIEW
16 6 (0.62%) EMC TimeFinder
16 6 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 288 (29.72%) Oracle
2 154 (15.89%) Microsoft
3 51 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 45 (4.64%) VMware
5 43 (4.44%) IBM
6 32 (3.30%) Cisco
7 30 (3.10%) Google
7 30 (3.10%) Informatica
8 23 (2.37%) SAP
9 22 (2.27%) MicroStrategy
10 21 (2.17%) Cloudera
11 20 (2.06%) Cramer
12 19 (1.96%) Tableau
13 18 (1.86%) Teradata
14 17 (1.75%) HP
15 16 (1.65%) F5
16 14 (1.44%) CA
16 14 (1.44%) CheckPoint
16 14 (1.44%) EXASOL
16 14 (1.44%) Splunk