The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Database Tuning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Database Tuning over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Performance Tuning
UK / Scotland
Rank 105 123 108
Rank change year-on-year +18 -15  
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 2 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.11% 0.27% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.32% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.87% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Database 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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1471 2157 2318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.82% 83.35% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1208 1275
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 41
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Database Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Database Tuning in Scotland

Database Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Database Tuning in Scotland

Database Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Database Tuning in Scotland

Database Tuning
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Tuning within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +3 2 £350 - 1
Database Tuning
UK

Database Tuning
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Database 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Database Tuning.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Database Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (33.33%) Toad
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL

Database Tuning
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (33.33%) Toad
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
1 2 (66.67%) SQL DBA
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (33.33%) PowerBuilder Developer
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Database Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter
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