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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Tuning
Rank 93 92 75
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 36 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.24% 1.30% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.76% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £306 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- +16.88%
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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
2224 1870 1772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.35% 73.94% 71.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 1054 914
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £241 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 27
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +5 26 £330 -1.49% 2
Edinburgh -8 4 £381 +12.96% 2
Stirling - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £451 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -
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Performance Tuning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 54 (71.05%) SQL
2 38 (50.00%) Java
3 37 (48.68%) UNIX
4 33 (43.42%) Finance
4 33 (43.42%) Relational Database
5 32 (42.11%) RDBMS
6 30 (39.47%) Oracle
6 30 (39.47%) Sybase
7 27 (35.53%) Linux
8 26 (34.21%) PL/SQL
9 21 (27.63%) SQL Server
9 21 (27.63%) Banking
9 21 (27.63%) Spring
10 20 (26.32%) Perl
11 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (23.68%) Oracle Database
12 18 (23.68%) Database Tuning
12 18 (23.68%) Web Services
13 17 (22.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (21.05%) DB2
14 16 (21.05%) OO
15 15 (19.74%) J2SE
15 15 (19.74%) OOD
15 15 (19.74%) JMS
15 15 (19.74%) JUnit
15 15 (19.74%) JavaScript
15 15 (19.74%) CSS
15 15 (19.74%) JSP
15 15 (19.74%) Hibernate

Performance Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (6.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (6.58%) GlassFish
2 5 (6.58%) IIS
3 2 (2.63%) JBoss
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.32%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (3.95%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) Firewall
2 5 (6.58%) SAN
3 4 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.63%) SSL
4 2 (2.63%) HTTP
4 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.63%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (43.42%) Relational Database
2 32 (42.11%) RDBMS
3 21 (27.63%) SQL Server
4 18 (23.68%) Oracle Database
5 17 (22.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (21.05%) DB2
7 15 (19.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (19.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (13.16%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (13.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (6.58%) Sybase ASE
10 5 (6.58%) Sybase IQ
10 5 (6.58%) MySQL
11 4 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
11 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (3.95%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (2.63%) QlikView
14 1 (1.32%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 15 (19.74%) JUnit
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (2.63%) Toad
4 1 (1.32%) Subversion
4 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
General
1 33 (43.42%) Finance
2 21 (27.63%) Banking
3 10 (13.16%) Investment Banking
4 8 (10.53%) Front Office
5 2 (2.63%) Legal
6 1 (1.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (52.63%) Developer
2 18 (23.68%) Java Developer
3 17 (22.37%) SQL Developer
4 15 (19.74%) DBA
5 8 (10.53%) Administrator
6 7 (9.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Oracle DBA
8 5 (6.58%) Designer
8 5 (6.58%) SQL DBA
8 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Solutions Designer
9 4 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Senior Designer
10 3 (3.95%) SQL Server DBA
11 2 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.63%) Development Specialist
11 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Developer
11 2 (2.63%) Remedy Specialist
11 2 (2.63%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (27.63%) Spring
2 18 (23.68%) Web Services
3 15 (19.74%) J2SE
3 15 (19.74%) JMS
3 15 (19.74%) CSS
3 15 (19.74%) JSP
3 15 (19.74%) Hibernate
4 10 (13.16%) Servlets
4 10 (13.16%) EJB
4 10 (13.16%) XML
4 10 (13.16%) XSL
4 10 (13.16%) DHTML
4 10 (13.16%) HTML
5 7 (9.21%) J2EE
6 5 (6.58%) Java EE 5
6 5 (6.58%) JRuby
6 5 (6.58%) jQuery
6 5 (6.58%) Java EE
6 5 (6.58%) Oracle ADF
7 4 (5.26%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (19.74%) Equity Derivative
3 5 (6.58%) Derivative
4 4 (5.26%) Fixed Income
4 4 (5.26%) Equities
5 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.63%) Clustering
5 2 (2.63%) Market Risk
5 2 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.63%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.32%) iPad
6 1 (1.32%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) EPoS
6 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 37 (48.68%) UNIX
2 27 (35.53%) Linux
3 10 (13.16%) Windows
4 9 (11.84%) Solaris
5 2 (2.63%) Windows NT
5 2 (2.63%) zOS
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.32%) OS/2
6 1 (1.32%) AIX
6 1 (1.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.68%) Database Tuning
3 16 (21.05%) OO
4 15 (19.74%) OOD
5 14 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (14.47%) Wealth Management
6 11 (14.47%) Data Modelling
7 9 (11.84%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (9.21%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (9.21%) Migration
9 7 (9.21%) SOA
9 7 (9.21%) ETL
10 6 (7.89%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.58%) Waterfall
11 5 (6.58%) System Testing
11 5 (6.58%) Data Migration
11 5 (6.58%) Performance Testing
11 5 (6.58%) Use Case
11 5 (6.58%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 54 (71.05%) SQL
2 38 (50.00%) Java
3 26 (34.21%) PL/SQL
4 20 (26.32%) Perl
5 15 (19.74%) JavaScript
6 10 (13.16%) VBA
7 9 (11.84%) T-SQL
8 7 (9.21%) Shell Script
9 6 (7.89%) Jython
10 5 (6.58%) Groovy
11 4 (5.26%) VB
11 4 (5.26%) Python
12 2 (2.63%) COBOL
12 2 (2.63%) JCL
12 2 (2.63%) REXX
Qualifications
1 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) CISSP
3 4 (5.26%) PMP
3 4 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.26%) GCIA
4 2 (2.63%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.32%) Firmware
2 1 (1.32%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (7.89%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.63%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (1.32%) logstash
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.32%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (39.47%) Oracle
1 30 (39.47%) Sybase
2 5 (6.58%) Remedy
2 5 (6.58%) BMC
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.26%) Veritas
3 4 (5.26%) ArcSight
4 3 (3.95%) HP
5 2 (2.63%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.63%) IBM
5 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.63%) CA
6 1 (1.32%) Teradata
6 1 (1.32%) Informatica
6 1 (1.32%) Sun
6 1 (1.32%) SAP
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