The first table below looks at the demand for Database Tuning skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Database Tuning over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Performance Tuning
Rank 120 99 97
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.29% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £450 £290
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +55.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2080 1730 1686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.39% 70.35% 64.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1081 865 812
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 61
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.40 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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Database Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Database Tuning across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Database Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Database Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Database Tuning across the Scotland region.

Database Tuning Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Database Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Database Tuning across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Database Tuning Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Database Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Database Tuning across the Scotland region.

Database Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Database Tuning
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Tuning within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -4 4 £425 -5.55% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £513 - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Database Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Database Tuning also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Database Tuning.

1 10 (76.92%) SQL
1 10 (76.92%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (69.23%) Linux
3 8 (61.54%) Java
4 7 (53.85%) Finance
4 7 (53.85%) Spring
4 7 (53.85%) Perl
4 7 (53.85%) Sybase
4 7 (53.85%) DB2
4 7 (53.85%) JUnit
4 7 (53.85%) OO
4 7 (53.85%) UNIX
4 7 (53.85%) J2SE
4 7 (53.85%) JMS
4 7 (53.85%) OOD
4 7 (53.85%) RDBMS
4 7 (53.85%) Relational Database
4 7 (53.85%) Equity Derivative
5 5 (38.46%) Front Office
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) Migration
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (15.38%) Windows
8 2 (15.38%) Solaris
8 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (15.38%) Security Management

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Database Tuning also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Database Tuning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) GlassFish
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) DB2
1 7 (53.85%) RDBMS
1 7 (53.85%) Relational Database
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) JUnit
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) DBA
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (15.38%) Chief Technology Officer
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Spring
1 7 (53.85%) J2SE
1 7 (53.85%) JMS
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (15.38%) Hedge funds
3 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) UNIX
3 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (53.85%) OO
2 7 (53.85%) OOD
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (15.38%) Security Management
6 2 (15.38%) Data Management
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (15.38%) High Availability
7 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Java
3 7 (53.85%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Sybase
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
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