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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 200 187
Rank change year-on-year -18 -13  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 526 679 729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.26% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.51% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 408 439
Median daily rate £438 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.10% +4.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £32.50 £56.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £43.15 £64.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -38.46%  

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 39559 44852 45349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.35% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25807 29750 29034
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1054 1082 1276
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -9 487 £445 +5.32% 119
London -25 233 £500 +11.11% 46
South East +60 120 £425 +9.67% 21
Hampshire +32 46 £401 +5.39% 9
North West +26 43 £375 -16.66% 10
Oxfordshire +18 31 £475 - 2
West Midlands -6 31 £381 -4.68% 10
Scotland +20 25 £380 -2.56% 7
City of London -43 24 £538 +19.44% 7
Edinburgh +28 19 £428 +0.58% 1
Yorkshire -12 19 £375 -6.25% 8
Oxford - 19 £500 - 1
North East +58 17 £340 +9.67% 2
Lancashire +19 17 £375 +66.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 17 £355 -2.73% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +69 15 £330 +6.45% 2
Tyne and Wear +68 15 £330 +6.45% 2
Surrey +16 15 £413 +6.45% 2
Milton Keynes -7 15 £355 -2.73% 2
Manchester +6 13 £381 -27.38% 6
East of England -55 13 £300 -29.41% 6
Preston - 13 £375 -
Cheshire +30 12 £365 +12.30% 2
Hook - 10 £240 - 1
Birmingham +17 9 £494 +31.66% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 9 £300 -29.41%
Northern Ireland -40 9 £433 -
West Yorkshire -1 8 £375 -3.22% 6
Sheffield -1 8 £550 +37.50%
South Yorkshire -6 8 £550 +37.50%

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 499 (49.21%) SQL
2 335 (33.04%) Oracle
3 315 (31.07%) SQL Server
4 292 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
5 271 (26.73%) Linux
6 231 (22.78%) Finance
7 227 (22.39%) Java
8 223 (21.99%) ETL
9 195 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
10 193 (19.03%) Unix
11 182 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
12 164 (16.17%) Microsoft
13 148 (14.60%) Oracle Database
14 145 (14.30%) Data Modelling
15 139 (13.71%) PL/SQL
16 137 (13.51%) Python
17 130 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 122 (12.03%) Windows
19 114 (11.24%) Shell Script
20 110 (10.85%) T-SQL
21 109 (10.75%) Relational Database
22 103 (10.16%) Web Services
23 101 (9.96%) Migration
23 101 (9.96%) Banking
24 99 (9.76%) High Availability
25 96 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 95 (9.37%) Git (software)
27 93 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
28 87 (8.58%) Perl
29 85 (8.38%) MySQL

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 (6.41%) Apache
2 61 (6.02%) WebLogic
3 50 (4.93%) Tomcat
4 36 (3.55%) WebSphere
5 29 (2.86%) JBoss
6 28 (2.76%) nginx
7 27 (2.66%) WebSphere Application Server
8 24 (2.37%) Apache Solr
9 20 (1.97%) Apache Spark
10 17 (1.68%) SharePoint
11 16 (1.58%) Apache Pig
12 15 (1.48%) SAS
13 14 (1.38%) CMS
14 13 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
16 8 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
17 7 (0.69%) Confluence
17 7 (0.69%) IIS
17 7 (0.69%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 27 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.79%) SPSS
4 7 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.49%) Stata
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.099%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.69%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.49%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.39%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.30%) Maximo
6 3 (0.30%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.20%) RMDS
7 2 (0.20%) SAP MII
7 2 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
8 1 (0.099%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.099%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 77 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (1.87%) Amazon S3
5 14 (1.38%) GitHub
6 12 (1.18%) SaaS
7 8 (0.79%) IaaS
8 7 (0.69%) PaaS
9 6 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.39%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.30%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.24%) SAN
2 37 (3.65%) Internet
3 28 (2.76%) Firewall
4 27 (2.66%) DNS
5 26 (2.56%) HTTP
6 25 (2.47%) TCP/IP
7 18 (1.78%) LAN
8 16 (1.58%) NAS
9 14 (1.38%) LDAP
9 14 (1.38%) WAN
10 12 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
11 11 (1.08%) Kerberos
11 11 (1.08%) VPN
12 9 (0.89%) SSL
13 8 (0.79%) DHCP
13 8 (0.79%) FTP
13 8 (0.79%) SSH
13 8 (0.79%) Wireshark
14 7 (0.69%) Network Security
15 6 (0.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (31.07%) SQL Server
2 195 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
3 148 (14.60%) Oracle Database
4 130 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 109 (10.75%) Relational Database
6 96 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 85 (8.38%) MySQL
8 80 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 69 (6.80%) DB2
9 69 (6.80%) Hadoop
10 67 (6.61%) NoSQL
11 66 (6.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 66 (6.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 64 (6.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 62 (6.11%) MongoDB
14 60 (5.92%) RDBMS
15 46 (4.54%) Oracle BI EE
16 44 (4.34%) Oracle Reports
17 43 (4.24%) Big Data
18 41 (4.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 95 (9.37%) Git (software)
2 78 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 50 (4.93%) Talend Open Studio
4 37 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (3.35%) Subversion
6 26 (2.56%) Visual Studio
7 25 (2.47%) JIRA
8 22 (2.17%) ProC
9 19 (1.87%) JUnit
10 15 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
11 14 (1.38%) Maven
11 14 (1.38%) Mercurial
12 11 (1.08%) Eclipse
12 11 (1.08%) Hudson
13 10 (0.99%) Bitbucket
14 9 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 9 (0.89%) Toad
15 8 (0.79%) Ant
General
1 231 (22.78%) Finance
2 101 (9.96%) Banking
3 43 (4.24%) Front Office
4 31 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.56%) Investment Banking
6 19 (1.87%) Marketing
7 16 (1.58%) Retail
8 13 (1.28%) Publishing
9 11 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.99%) Electronics
11 8 (0.79%) Back Office
11 8 (0.79%) Legal
11 8 (0.79%) Local Government
12 7 (0.69%) Advertising
13 4 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.30%) Billing
14 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.20%) Games
15 2 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 410 (40.43%) Developer
2 215 (21.20%) DBA
3 110 (10.85%) Administrator
4 101 (9.96%) SQL DBA
5 92 (9.07%) SQL Developer
6 77 (7.59%) Architect
7 70 (6.90%) Java Developer
8 59 (5.82%) Oracle Developer
9 58 (5.72%) ETL Developer
10 46 (4.54%) SQL Server DBA
11 44 (4.34%) Consultant
11 44 (4.34%) Oracle DBA
12 42 (4.14%) Analyst
12 42 (4.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 38 (3.75%) Linux Administrator
14 29 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
14 29 (2.86%) SSIS Developer
15 28 (2.76%) Database Developer
15 28 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
16 27 (2.66%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (10.16%) Web Services
2 74 (7.30%) .NET
3 69 (6.80%) HTML
4 63 (6.21%) REST
5 58 (5.72%) XML
6 52 (5.13%) J2EE
7 48 (4.73%) Spring
8 37 (3.65%) SOAP
9 31 (3.06%) RESTful
10 30 (2.96%) AngularJS
10 30 (2.96%) JMS
10 30 (2.96%) Middleware
11 28 (2.76%) HTML5
12 25 (2.47%) JSON
12 25 (2.47%) LAMP
13 21 (2.07%) CSS
13 21 (2.07%) JDBC
13 21 (2.07%) WCF
14 20 (1.97%) MDX
14 20 (1.97%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 93 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (6.41%) Replication
3 60 (5.92%) Clustering
4 32 (3.16%) Data Structures
5 31 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 30 (2.96%) Computer Science
7 29 (2.86%) Virtual Team
8 24 (2.37%) iPad
9 23 (2.27%) Data Centre
9 23 (2.27%) Equities
10 22 (2.17%) Management Information System
11 21 (2.07%) Equity Derivative
12 19 (1.87%) Fixed Income
13 17 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
14 16 (1.58%) Derivative
14 16 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.28%) User Experience
16 12 (1.18%) Algorithms
16 12 (1.18%) Client/Server
16 12 (1.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 271 (26.73%) Linux
2 193 (19.03%) Unix
3 122 (12.03%) Windows
4 83 (8.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (4.44%) AIX
6 41 (4.04%) Ubuntu
7 39 (3.85%) Solaris
8 36 (3.55%) Windows Server
9 32 (3.16%) CentOS
10 29 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (2.27%) Debian
12 17 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (1.58%) zOS
14 12 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.99%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.89%) Android
17 8 (0.79%) SUSE
18 6 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
19 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
19 4 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (21.99%) ETL
3 182 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
4 145 (14.30%) Data Modelling
5 101 (9.96%) Migration
6 99 (9.76%) High Availability
7 80 (7.89%) SDLC
8 77 (7.59%) DevOps
8 77 (7.59%) TDD
9 75 (7.40%) Performance Monitoring
10 73 (7.20%) Analytics
11 69 (6.80%) Configuration Management
12 68 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (6.71%) Scrum
13 66 (6.51%) Software Engineering
14 65 (6.41%) ITIL
15 58 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
16 57 (5.62%) Waterfall
17 54 (5.33%) Unit Testing
18 50 (4.93%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 499 (49.21%) SQL
2 227 (22.39%) Java
3 139 (13.71%) PL/SQL
4 137 (13.51%) Python
5 114 (11.24%) Shell Script
6 110 (10.85%) T-SQL
7 87 (8.58%) Perl
8 83 (8.19%) C#
9 77 (7.59%) JavaScript
10 59 (5.82%) Bash Shell
11 53 (5.23%) PHP
12 49 (4.83%) PowerShell
13 46 (4.54%) Ruby
14 38 (3.75%) C
15 27 (2.66%) Scala
16 24 (2.37%) Korn
17 19 (1.87%) Groovy
18 16 (1.58%) VB
19 15 (1.48%) C++
20 12 (1.18%) R
Qualifications
1 82 (8.09%) Degree
2 75 (7.40%) Security Cleared
3 60 (5.92%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.38%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.28%) MCSE
8 10 (0.99%) MCITP
9 9 (0.89%) CFA
10 7 (0.69%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.59%) MCSA
12 5 (0.49%) CCNP
12 5 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.39%) MBA
13 4 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (6.80%) QA
2 27 (2.66%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.79%) MiFID
5 7 (0.69%) SLA
6 6 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.49%) GDPR
8 3 (0.30%) IFRS
8 3 (0.30%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.099%) HL7
10 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.099%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.099%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (4.44%) Docker
2 41 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.56%) Active Directory
4 25 (2.47%) Apache Flume
5 23 (2.27%) HDFS
6 20 (1.97%) Oracle RAC
6 20 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (1.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 17 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.18%) Hyper-V
10 8 (0.79%) Oracle Clusterware
11 6 (0.59%) vSphere
12 5 (0.49%) KVM
12 5 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.39%) Firmware
13 4 (0.39%) NFS
13 4 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.39%) Xen
14 3 (0.30%) SRDF
14 3 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 60 (5.92%) Ansible
2 52 (5.13%) Puppet
3 37 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (2.96%) Oracle RMAN
5 28 (2.76%) Nagios
6 22 (2.17%) Graphite
7 20 (1.97%) Oozie
7 20 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 18 (1.78%) Data Guard
9 17 (1.68%) Terraform
9 17 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 13 (1.28%) NetBackup
10 13 (1.28%) ZABBIX
11 12 (1.18%) Mesos
11 12 (1.18%) vCenter Server
12 9 (0.89%) vRealize
13 8 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
13 8 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
13 8 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
13 8 (0.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 335 (33.04%) Oracle
2 164 (16.17%) Microsoft
3 71 (7.00%) VMware
4 52 (5.13%) Red Hat
5 50 (4.93%) Talend
6 46 (4.54%) Sybase
7 44 (4.34%) IBM
8 36 (3.55%) SAP
9 35 (3.45%) HP
10 32 (3.16%) Informatica
11 29 (2.86%) Cloudera
11 29 (2.86%) Teradata
12 26 (2.56%) ATG
13 22 (2.17%) Cisco
13 22 (2.17%) Tableau
14 16 (1.58%) EMC
14 16 (1.58%) Netezza
15 15 (1.48%) Citrix
16 14 (1.38%) Veritas
17 13 (1.28%) Splunk
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: c350 Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum +
Posted: 21 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
East Riding
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £33,800 to £39,200 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 18 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Aim Hire Jobs
Posted: 15 days ago