The table below looks at the statistics for Performance 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 Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 81 88 54
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -34
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 41 28 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.51% 1.13% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.58% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 26
Average daily rate
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£425 £280 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £195 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +55.55%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2110 1769 1439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.83% 71.56% 69.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1190 892 749
Average daily rate £400 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 21
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.93 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.85% -52.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Performance Tuning
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Performance Tuning Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Performance Tuning
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Tuning across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Performance Tuning Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Performance Tuning
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Performance Tuning Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Performance 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 Performance Tuning within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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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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 +16 31 £450 +50.00% 5
Edinburgh -5 5 - - 2
Stirling - 1 - -
West Lothian - - - -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
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Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Performance 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 Performance Tuning.

1 37 (59.68%) SQL
2 30 (48.39%) UNIX
3 29 (46.77%) Relational Database
4 28 (45.16%) Java
4 28 (45.16%) RDBMS
5 26 (41.94%) Linux
5 26 (41.94%) Finance
6 23 (37.10%) Oracle
7 22 (35.48%) Sybase
8 21 (33.87%) Perl
9 20 (32.26%) Spring
10 19 (30.65%) Banking
11 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (29.03%) DB2
12 17 (27.42%) PL/SQL
12 17 (27.42%) OO
13 16 (25.81%) Oracle Database
14 15 (24.19%) SQL Server
15 13 (20.97%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
15 13 (20.97%) Web Services
15 13 (20.97%) JUnit
15 13 (20.97%) J2SE
15 13 (20.97%) JMS
15 13 (20.97%) OOD
15 13 (20.97%) Database Tuning
16 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
17 11 (17.74%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (17.74%) Windows

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Performance 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 Performance Tuning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.68%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.06%) IIS
2 5 (8.06%) GlassFish
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (8.06%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (3.23%) NetWeaver
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) CICS
4 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (4.84%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) Firewall
2 5 (8.06%) SAN
3 4 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.23%) DMZ
4 2 (3.23%) HTTP
4 2 (3.23%) SSL
5 1 (1.61%) SMS
5 1 (1.61%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (46.77%) Relational Database
2 28 (45.16%) RDBMS
3 18 (29.03%) DB2
4 16 (25.81%) Oracle Database
5 15 (24.19%) SQL Server
6 11 (17.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (16.13%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (8.06%) MySQL
12 4 (6.45%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (4.84%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (3.23%) SAP BW
14 2 (3.23%) SAP BI
15 1 (1.61%) SAP Data Services
15 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (20.97%) JUnit
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.23%) Subversion
4 1 (1.61%) Maven
4 1 (1.61%) Ant
General
1 26 (41.94%) Finance
2 19 (30.65%) Banking
3 6 (9.68%) Front Office
4 4 (6.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (51.61%) Developer
2 15 (24.19%) DBA
2 15 (24.19%) Java Developer
3 8 (12.90%) SQL Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Solutions Designer
5 5 (8.06%) Database Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Designer
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Designer
6 4 (6.45%) SQL DBA
6 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (6.45%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (4.84%) Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Remedy Specialist
8 2 (3.23%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.26%) Spring
2 13 (20.97%) J2SE
2 13 (20.97%) JMS
2 13 (20.97%) Web Services
3 10 (16.13%) CSS
3 10 (16.13%) JSP
3 10 (16.13%) Hibernate
4 6 (9.68%) jQuery
4 6 (9.68%) HTML
4 6 (9.68%) XML
5 5 (8.06%) XSL
5 5 (8.06%) Oracle ADF
5 5 (8.06%) DHTML
5 5 (8.06%) EJB
5 5 (8.06%) Servlets
5 5 (8.06%) JRuby
5 5 (8.06%) Java EE 5
5 5 (8.06%) Oracle Streams
5 5 (8.06%) Java EE
6 4 (6.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.90%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (3.23%) Equities
3 2 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.61%) Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) EPoS
4 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (48.39%) UNIX
2 26 (41.94%) Linux
3 11 (17.74%) Windows
4 9 (14.52%) Solaris
5 2 (3.23%) Windows NT
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.42%) OO
3 13 (20.97%) OOD
3 13 (20.97%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (20.97%) Database Tuning
4 9 (14.52%) ETL
4 9 (14.52%) Migration
5 7 (11.29%) Software Engineering
5 7 (11.29%) Wealth Management
5 7 (11.29%) SOA
6 6 (9.68%) UML
6 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
6 6 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (8.06%) Investment Management
7 5 (8.06%) Data Migration
7 5 (8.06%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.06%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.06%) Use Case
7 5 (8.06%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (59.68%) SQL
2 28 (45.16%) Java
3 21 (33.87%) Perl
4 17 (27.42%) PL/SQL
5 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.06%) VB
6 5 (8.06%) VBA
6 5 (8.06%) Python
6 5 (8.06%) Jython
6 5 (8.06%) Groovy
7 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.61%) ABAP
8 1 (1.61%) REXX
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) CISSP
3 4 (6.45%) PMP
3 4 (6.45%) PMI Certification
3 4 (6.45%) GCIA
4 1 (1.61%) MCITP
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.61%) MCDBA
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.61%) Firmware
2 1 (1.61%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.23%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.23%) SCOM
3 1 (1.61%) OpenView
3 1 (1.61%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.61%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 23 (37.10%) Oracle
2 22 (35.48%) Sybase
3 5 (8.06%) Veritas
4 4 (6.45%) ArcSight
4 4 (6.45%) SAP
5 3 (4.84%) Business Objects
5 3 (4.84%) BMC
5 3 (4.84%) Remedy
6 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.23%) HP
7 1 (1.61%) Informatica
7 1 (1.61%) Cognos