Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 235 266 214
Rank change year-on-year +31 -52 +15
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 1,155 966 1,096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 0.96% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.12% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 700 738
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £338 £312 £300
90th Percentile £669 £653 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +4.43% -1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 12
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.47% +7.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £15.37 £21.51 £32.75
90th Percentile £43.25 £50.29 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -42.29% +9.38% -5.88%

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 86,383 86,583 80,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.07% 85.96% 85.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,091 57,790 53,132
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,249 2,110 2,318
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.68% +1.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.24
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £49.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +4.35% -9.59%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 +35 1,040 £450 - 261
UK excluding London +20 590 £413 +4.43% 194
London +45 553 £518 +4.55% 90
South East +36 235 £403 +11.03% 39
North of England +17 129 £400 - 72
Scotland +28 78 £425 +9.68% 12
Midlands -4 60 £430 +22.86% 30
North West +6 57 £375 -13.79% 40
South West -1 52 £459 +16.51% 21
Yorkshire -9 46 £425 +6.25% 26
East Midlands +19 31 £364 +15.56% 16
West Midlands -19 30 £475 +11.76% 14
North East +7 25 £400 -5.88% 6
Wales -26 16 £463 +17.09% 5
Northern Ireland +24 11 £383 - 6
East of England -52 11 £480 +34.74% 11
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 537 (46.49%) SQL
2 345 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
3 325 (28.14%) SQL Server
4 299 (25.89%) Oracle
5 275 (23.81%) Linux
6 264 (22.86%) Finance
7 241 (20.87%) Java
8 202 (17.49%) Microsoft
9 195 (16.88%) Unix
10 193 (16.71%) Business Intelligence
11 185 (16.02%) ETL
12 163 (14.11%) Data Warehouse
13 156 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
14 153 (13.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 151 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
15 151 (13.07%) Oracle Database
16 140 (12.12%) Scrum
17 133 (11.52%) C#
18 130 (11.26%) Windows
18 130 (11.26%) DevOps
19 128 (11.08%) Data Modelling
20 124 (10.74%) Python
20 124 (10.74%) PL/SQL
20 124 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
21 122 (10.56%) Migration
21 122 (10.56%) Disaster Recovery
22 121 (10.48%) Relational Database
23 119 (10.30%) Banking
23 119 (10.30%) T-SQL
24 114 (9.87%) Problem-Solving

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 81 (7.01%) Apache
2 52 (4.50%) JBoss
3 45 (3.90%) Confluence
4 43 (3.72%) WebLogic
5 40 (3.46%) WebSphere
6 37 (3.20%) Apache Spark
7 27 (2.34%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.99%) SAS
9 21 (1.82%) MS Exchange
9 21 (1.82%) SharePoint
10 19 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (1.30%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
14 10 (0.87%) Apache Pig
15 9 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 6 (0.52%) IIS
18 5 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
19 4 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 39 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (1.21%) Maximo
3 13 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.35%) Fredhopper
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.26%) HFM
10 2 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.17%) Magento
10 2 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
11 1 (0.087%) Actimize
11 1 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 156 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 151 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (3.03%) Azure Data Factory
3 35 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
3 35 (3.03%) IaaS
4 28 (2.42%) Amazon S3
5 27 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 25 (2.16%) OpenShift
7 20 (1.73%) GitHub
8 19 (1.65%) PaaS
9 17 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (1.30%) Office 365
11 14 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.61%) Serverless
15 6 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
15 6 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.43%) SaaS
17 4 (0.35%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 62 (5.37%) Firewall
2 40 (3.46%) DNS
3 27 (2.34%) iSCSI
4 22 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.73%) BIG-IP
5 20 (1.73%) SSL
6 19 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (1.65%) SAN
6 19 (1.65%) VPN
7 18 (1.56%) Network Security
8 16 (1.39%) HTTP
9 15 (1.30%) BGP
9 15 (1.30%) Kerberos
9 15 (1.30%) LAN
10 14 (1.21%) OSPF
11 13 (1.13%) DHCP
11 13 (1.13%) FTP
11 13 (1.13%) Internet
11 13 (1.13%) NetScaler
11 13 (1.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (28.14%) SQL Server
2 163 (14.11%) Data Warehouse
3 153 (13.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 151 (13.07%) Oracle Database
5 121 (10.48%) Relational Database
6 100 (8.66%) Big Data
7 82 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 80 (6.93%) Hadoop
9 78 (6.75%) NoSQL
10 75 (6.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 74 (6.41%) Power BI
12 72 (6.23%) Oracle Database 12c
13 71 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
14 69 (5.97%) MongoDB
14 69 (5.97%) SQL Server 2016
15 66 (5.71%) RDBMS
16 61 (5.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 57 (4.94%) MySQL
17 57 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
18 49 (4.24%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 106 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 94 (8.14%) JIRA
3 59 (5.11%) Jenkins
4 47 (4.07%) Visual Studio Team System
5 45 (3.90%) Visual Studio
6 31 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (2.08%) TeamCity
8 23 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 22 (1.90%) Toad
10 18 (1.56%) SpecFlow
11 16 (1.39%) JUnit
11 16 (1.39%) Subversion
12 15 (1.30%) Artifactory
13 14 (1.21%) LoadRunner
13 14 (1.21%) Maven
13 14 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 13 (1.13%) Bitbucket
15 11 (0.95%) Selenium
16 10 (0.87%) GitLab
16 10 (0.87%) JDeveloper
General
1 264 (22.86%) Finance
2 119 (10.30%) Banking
3 45 (3.90%) Front Office
4 31 (2.68%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.08%) Retail
6 10 (0.87%) Financial Institution
6 10 (0.87%) Games
7 9 (0.78%) Marketing
7 9 (0.78%) Publishing
7 9 (0.78%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.43%) Law
10 4 (0.35%) Legal
11 3 (0.26%) Back Office
11 3 (0.26%) Local Government
11 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.17%) Advertising
12 2 (0.17%) Electronics
12 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.087%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 418 (36.19%) Developer
2 235 (20.35%) DBA
3 118 (10.22%) Administrator
4 114 (9.87%) SQL DBA
5 93 (8.05%) SQL Developer
6 83 (7.19%) Consultant
7 78 (6.75%) Oracle Developer
8 68 (5.89%) Oracle DBA
9 66 (5.71%) Architect
10 59 (5.11%) Java Developer
11 49 (4.24%) SQL Server DBA
12 48 (4.16%) Senior Developer
13 40 (3.46%) Linux Engineer
14 39 (3.38%) C# Developer
15 38 (3.29%) ETL Developer
16 37 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 34 (2.94%) Data Engineer
18 32 (2.77%) Analyst
19 30 (2.60%) DevOps Engineer
20 25 (2.16%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (8.66%) .NET
2 95 (8.23%) Web Services
3 90 (7.79%) XML
4 63 (5.45%) JSON
5 61 (5.28%) Middleware
6 52 (4.50%) REST
7 50 (4.33%) HTML
8 47 (4.07%) AngularJS
9 46 (3.98%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 40 (3.46%) Kafka
11 38 (3.29%) CSS
12 37 (3.20%) RESTful
13 31 (2.68%) React
14 28 (2.42%) ASP.NET
14 28 (2.42%) SOAP
14 28 (2.42%) WPF
15 27 (2.34%) J2EE
15 27 (2.34%) WCF
16 20 (1.73%) .NET Framework
16 20 (1.73%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 124 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (7.27%) Replication
3 81 (7.01%) Clustering
4 59 (5.11%) Data Centre
5 33 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 28 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.42%) User Experience
7 23 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (1.73%) Derivative
10 17 (1.47%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.39%) Credit Risk
11 16 (1.39%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.39%) Fintech
12 15 (1.30%) Algorithms
13 14 (1.21%) Cloud Native
14 12 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (0.95%) Equities
15 11 (0.95%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 275 (23.81%) Linux
2 195 (16.88%) Unix
3 130 (11.26%) Windows
4 98 (8.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (3.98%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (1.82%) Windows 10
7 21 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.73%) CentOS
9 19 (1.65%) AIX
10 16 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (1.21%) Android
12 13 (1.13%) Windows 7
13 12 (1.04%) Solaris
14 10 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.61%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.43%) SUSE
17 4 (0.35%) zOS
18 3 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
19 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (16.71%) Business Intelligence
3 185 (16.02%) ETL
4 140 (12.12%) Scrum
5 130 (11.26%) DevOps
6 128 (11.08%) Data Modelling
7 122 (10.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 122 (10.56%) Migration
8 114 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
9 95 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
10 88 (7.62%) Analytics
10 88 (7.62%) ITIL
11 82 (7.10%) High Availability
12 79 (6.84%) Capacity Planning
13 69 (5.97%) Configuration Management
14 68 (5.89%) Capacity Management
15 67 (5.80%) Kimball Methodology
15 67 (5.80%) Test Automation
16 66 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
16 66 (5.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 537 (46.49%) SQL
2 241 (20.87%) Java
3 133 (11.52%) C#
4 124 (10.74%) PL/SQL
4 124 (10.74%) Python
5 119 (10.30%) T-SQL
6 97 (8.40%) Shell Script
7 61 (5.28%) PowerShell
8 55 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 49 (4.24%) Bash Shell
10 43 (3.72%) Scala
11 40 (3.46%) Perl
12 27 (2.34%) Java 8
13 19 (1.65%) C
13 19 (1.65%) VBA
14 18 (1.56%) Ruby
15 17 (1.47%) C++
16 15 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 15 (1.30%) SAS Macro
17 14 (1.21%) R
Qualifications
1 78 (6.75%) Security Cleared
2 54 (4.68%) Degree
3 49 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.73%) CCSA
6 19 (1.65%) MCSE
7 18 (1.56%) Oracle Certification
8 17 (1.47%) CCSE
8 17 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
8 17 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.47%) OCP
9 16 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.21%) CCNP
11 13 (1.13%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.87%) RHCE
13 8 (0.69%) MCITP
14 7 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.52%) MCSA
16 5 (0.43%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.12%) QA
2 29 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.82%) SLA
4 13 (1.13%) IFRS
5 12 (1.04%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.69%) IFRS 9
7 7 (0.61%) Basel III
8 6 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.35%) GDPR
10 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.17%) MiFID
10 2 (0.17%) PMO
10 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.087%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.087%) PSD2
System Software
1 80 (6.93%) Docker
2 67 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (5.63%) Oracle RAC
4 60 (5.19%) Active Directory
5 32 (2.77%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (2.68%) NFS
7 24 (2.08%) XenApp
7 24 (2.08%) XenDesktop
8 19 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (1.47%) Hyper-V
9 17 (1.47%) vSphere
10 16 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 15 (1.30%) HDFS
12 11 (0.95%) Apache Flume
13 10 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 4 (0.35%) vCloud
16 4 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 85 (7.36%) Ansible
2 84 (7.27%) Puppet
3 58 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
4 55 (4.76%) Kubernetes
5 37 (3.20%) Oracle RMAN
6 36 (3.12%) Data Guard
7 28 (2.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 28 (2.42%) SCCM
8 27 (2.34%) SCOM
9 24 (2.08%) Hadoop YARN
10 21 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
11 19 (1.65%) Control-M
12 17 (1.47%) FortiGate
12 17 (1.47%) vCenter Server
13 16 (1.39%) Prometheus
14 15 (1.30%) Foglight
14 15 (1.30%) Terraform
14 15 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 13 (1.13%) vMotion
16 12 (1.04%) Oozie
Vendors
1 299 (25.89%) Oracle
2 202 (17.49%) Microsoft
3 92 (7.97%) Red Hat
4 83 (7.19%) VMware
5 51 (4.42%) IBM
6 37 (3.20%) Cisco
7 29 (2.51%) Informatica
8 27 (2.34%) CA
8 27 (2.34%) Google
8 27 (2.34%) HP
8 27 (2.34%) SAP
9 26 (2.25%) BMC
9 26 (2.25%) CheckPoint
9 26 (2.25%) Tableau
10 25 (2.16%) Atlassian
10 25 (2.16%) F5
11 23 (1.99%) EMC
11 23 (1.99%) Juniper
12 19 (1.65%) AppDynamics
12 19 (1.65%) ServiceNow