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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 87 68 83
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +15
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 53 62 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.66% 2.25% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.88% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £65.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +14.86%
Performance Tuning
UK

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
2535 2154 1783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.47% 78.04% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1129 894
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 42
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £78.90 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -12 30 £350 -6.66% 3
Edinburgh -5 12 £381 +8.92% 6
Renfrewshire - 6 £451 -
Stirling - 3 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
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Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 58 (65.17%) SQL
2 40 (44.94%) Finance
2 40 (44.94%) UNIX
3 37 (41.57%) Oracle
4 36 (40.45%) Java
5 29 (32.58%) Sybase
6 27 (30.34%) PL/SQL
6 27 (30.34%) Relational Database
7 25 (28.09%) Banking
8 24 (26.97%) Linux
8 24 (26.97%) RDBMS
8 24 (26.97%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (25.84%) Oracle Database
9 23 (25.84%) Data Modelling
10 22 (24.72%) SQL Server
11 21 (23.60%) SDLC
12 20 (22.47%) Database Tuning
13 19 (21.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (20.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (19.10%) T-SQL
15 17 (19.10%) Web Services
15 17 (19.10%) Equity Derivative
16 16 (17.98%) Spring
16 16 (17.98%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (15.73%) JUnit
17 14 (15.73%) Perl
17 14 (15.73%) JMS
18 13 (14.61%) Hibernate
18 13 (14.61%) OOD

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (8.99%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.49%) CICS
3 3 (3.37%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.25%) GlassFish
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.25%) FileNet
4 2 (2.25%) JBoss
4 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.12%) IIS
5 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.12%) ArcIMS
5 1 (1.12%) ArcSDE
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) SAN
2 3 (3.37%) Firewall
3 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.12%) SSL
4 1 (1.12%) DMZ
4 1 (1.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.34%) Relational Database
2 24 (26.97%) RDBMS
3 23 (25.84%) Oracle Database
4 22 (24.72%) SQL Server
5 19 (21.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (20.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (17.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (14.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (14.61%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (14.61%) DB2
9 9 (10.11%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (8.99%) Sybase IQ
10 8 (8.99%) Sybase ASE
11 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (4.49%) QlikView
14 3 (3.37%) InterSystems Cache
14 3 (3.37%) Oracle9i Database
15 2 (2.25%) MySQL
15 2 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 14 (15.73%) JUnit
2 3 (3.37%) Toad
3 2 (2.25%) ERwin
3 2 (2.25%) Maven
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (2.25%) FitNesse
3 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.25%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.12%) WatiN
4 1 (1.12%) Moq
4 1 (1.12%) Subversion
4 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (44.94%) Finance
2 25 (28.09%) Banking
3 9 (10.11%) Investment Banking
3 9 (10.11%) Front Office
4 2 (2.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (53.93%) Developer
2 21 (23.60%) SQL Developer
3 19 (21.35%) Java Developer
4 18 (20.22%) DBA
5 14 (15.73%) Administrator
6 7 (7.87%) SQL Server Developer
6 7 (7.87%) SQL DBA
6 7 (7.87%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (4.49%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (4.49%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (4.49%) Project Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.37%) ETL Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Storage Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.25%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.25%) Development Specialist
9 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL Developer
9 2 (2.25%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.10%) Web Services
2 16 (17.98%) Spring
3 14 (15.73%) JMS
4 13 (14.61%) Hibernate
5 12 (13.48%) J2SE
5 12 (13.48%) CSS
6 11 (12.36%) J2EE
6 11 (12.36%) JSP
7 10 (11.24%) XML
7 10 (11.24%) HTML
8 9 (10.11%) DHTML
8 9 (10.11%) EJB
8 9 (10.11%) Servlets
8 9 (10.11%) XSL
9 3 (3.37%) Middleware
9 3 (3.37%) Oracle Streams
9 3 (3.37%) jQuery
10 2 (2.25%) JRuby
10 2 (2.25%) Java EE 5
10 2 (2.25%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.97%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (19.10%) Equity Derivative
3 8 (8.99%) Derivative
4 7 (7.87%) Mainframe
4 7 (7.87%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (5.62%) Market Risk
5 5 (5.62%) Clustering
6 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.25%) Equities
7 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.25%) Replication
7 2 (2.25%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.12%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.12%) GIS
8 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.12%) iPad
8 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 40 (44.94%) UNIX
2 24 (26.97%) Linux
3 12 (13.48%) Windows
4 7 (7.87%) Solaris
4 7 (7.87%) zOS
5 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.25%) OS/2
6 1 (1.12%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.12%) AIX
6 1 (1.12%) HPUX
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.84%) Data Modelling
2 21 (23.60%) SDLC
3 20 (22.47%) Database Tuning
4 14 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (14.61%) OOD
5 13 (14.61%) OO
6 12 (13.48%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (13.48%) Migration
7 11 (12.36%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
8 10 (11.24%) Wealth Management
9 8 (8.99%) System Testing
9 8 (8.99%) Change Management
9 8 (8.99%) ETL
10 7 (7.87%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (7.87%) Physical Data Model
11 6 (6.74%) Logical Data Model
11 6 (6.74%) ETL Development
11 6 (6.74%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (5.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 58 (65.17%) SQL
2 36 (40.45%) Java
3 27 (30.34%) PL/SQL
4 17 (19.10%) T-SQL
5 14 (15.73%) Perl
6 12 (13.48%) JavaScript
7 11 (12.36%) Shell Script
8 9 (10.11%) VBA
9 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.37%) CLIST
10 3 (3.37%) REXX
10 3 (3.37%) JCL
10 3 (3.37%) Jython
10 3 (3.37%) COBOL
10 3 (3.37%) VB
11 2 (2.25%) Groovy
12 1 (1.12%) C#
12 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.49%) Degree
4 3 (3.37%) MCSA
5 1 (1.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.37%) vSphere
3 2 (2.25%) RACF
4 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (6.74%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.12%) logstash
2 1 (1.12%) SCOM
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Statspack
2 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.12%) Control-M
Vendors
1 37 (41.57%) Oracle
2 29 (32.58%) Sybase
3 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.99%) VMware
4 7 (7.87%) IBM
4 7 (7.87%) BMC
4 7 (7.87%) CA
5 5 (5.62%) Informatica
6 3 (3.37%) Veritas
6 3 (3.37%) HP
7 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.25%) Remedy
8 1 (1.12%) Perforce
8 1 (1.12%) Sun
8 1 (1.12%) Cognos
8 1 (1.12%) Citrix
8 1 (1.12%) Teradata
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