The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 91 80
Rank change year-on-year +30 -11  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 19 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.59% 0.52% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 0.61% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 4
Median daily rate £428 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.58% +11.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £346 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -38.46%  

Performance Tuning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 997 1148 1196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.64% 85.23% 82.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 629 636
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -54.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.61 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in Edinburgh

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in Edinburgh

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in Edinburgh

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 20 (76.92%) SQL
2 15 (57.69%) Teradata
3 9 (34.62%) Problem Management
4 8 (30.77%) Finance
4 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 8 (30.77%) High Availability
5 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
6 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (19.23%) Banking
7 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (15.38%) Change Control
8 4 (15.38%) MCITP
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (15.38%) RDBMS
8 4 (15.38%) Oracle
9 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
9 3 (11.54%) Data Mining
9 3 (11.54%) Windows
9 3 (11.54%) Clustering
9 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (11.54%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
10 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
10 2 (7.69%) MaxDB
10 2 (7.69%) Security Patching
10 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (7.69%) SAP Basis
10 2 (7.69%) Replication

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP BPC
1 2 (7.69%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (15.38%) RDBMS
5 3 (11.54%) Data Mining
5 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (7.69%) MaxDB
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
6 2 (7.69%) SAP BW
6 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (3.85%) DB2
7 1 (3.85%) IMS/DB
7 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) NWDI
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) DBA
2 10 (38.46%) Teradata DBA
3 5 (19.23%) Consultant
3 5 (19.23%) Teradata Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) SQL DBA
5 3 (11.54%) Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Database Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (7.69%) Senior DBA
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Oracle DBA
7 1 (3.85%) DB2 Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) DB2 DBA
7 1 (3.85%) Production DBA
7 1 (3.85%) SAP Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) SAP Basis Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) SAP Basis Support
7 1 (3.85%) SAP Support
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (3.85%) Teradata Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (7.69%) NHS
2 2 (7.69%) Reference Data
2 2 (7.69%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Problem Management
2 8 (30.77%) High Availability
3 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (15.38%) Change Control
5 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
6 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.69%) Security Management
6 2 (7.69%) Security Patching
6 2 (7.69%) Statistics
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.85%) Break/Fix
7 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) MCITP
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) MCDBA
2 2 (7.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Teradata
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) SAP
3 2 (7.69%) Sybase
4 1 (3.85%) CA
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.85%) VMware