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 29 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.

Database Performance Tuning
UK > Scotland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 134 127
Rank change year-on-year +24 -7  
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 6 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.27% 0.57% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.67% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 3
Scotland median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
10th Percentile £338 £306 £313
90th Percentile £503 £438 £428
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £65.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £65.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% -65.38%  

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 1810 2531 2453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.12% 85.56% 81.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 5204 3939
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
10th Percentile £280 £233 £256
90th Percentile £575 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 135 220
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.95%  
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.97 £12.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  

Database Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Database Tuning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 29 June 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
Edinburgh - 6 £388 -
Database Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 6 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (66.67%) Database Security
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Informix
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) MongoDB
3 4 (44.44%) PostGIS
3 4 (44.44%) Coaching
4 3 (33.33%) Ansible
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (33.33%) GIS
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (22.22%) ETL
5 2 (22.22%) Database Optimisation
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
6 1 (11.11%) Spatial Data
6 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
6 1 (11.11%) J2SE
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (11.11%) VBA
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) Perl
6 1 (11.11%) Sybase

Database Tuning
Co-occurring 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 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Informix
3 4 (44.44%) MongoDB
4 3 (33.33%) GIS
5 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (11.11%) DB2
6 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
6 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
6 1 (11.11%) Spatial Data
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) DBA
1 3 (33.33%) PostgreSQL Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Database Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) SQL DBA
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (11.11%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Sybase Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) PostGIS
2 1 (11.11%) J2SE
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Database Security
2 4 (44.44%) Coaching
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (22.22%) Database Optimisation
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Sybase
3 1 (11.11%) Twitter
3 1 (11.11%) VMware