Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 168 177
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 +3
Contract jobs citing Database Tuning 17 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.34% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.36% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 10
Scotland median daily rate £395 £320 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.44% -6.91% -19.12%
10th Percentile £338 £306 £298
90th Percentile £443 £438 £376
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £363
% change year-on-year +5.88% +17.24% -6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £25.63 - £65.00
10th Percentile £25.00 - £57.50
90th Percentile £26.88 - £72.50
UK median hourly rate £25.63 - £65.00

Database Tuning is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4228 3604 5062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.12% 83.60% 82.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2107 2642
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 87 103
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%

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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 8 £395 -
Glasgow -19 5 £425 +32.81% 1
North Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Database Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 7 (41.18%) Oracle
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
1 7 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (41.18%) Database Security
2 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
2 6 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Unix
2 6 (35.29%) Informix
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (29.41%) Perl
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) RDBMS
3 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (23.53%) Office 365
4 4 (23.53%) PostGIS
4 4 (23.53%) Veeam
4 4 (23.53%) SCCM
4 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (23.53%) Symantec
4 4 (23.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (23.53%) Sophos
4 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) Wireless
4 4 (23.53%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) Dell
4 4 (23.53%) Google
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) SAN
1 4 (23.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (35.29%) Informix
2 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (29.41%) RDBMS
3 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
4 3 (17.65%) GIS
5 2 (11.76%) DB2
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (5.88%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (5.88%) Toad
General
1 2 (11.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) Database Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) C++ Developer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) PowerBuilder Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) PostGIS
2 2 (11.76%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Unix
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Database Security
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Biometrics
4 3 (17.65%) Coaching
4 3 (17.65%) DevOps
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Multithreaded Programming
4 3 (17.65%) Multithreading
4 3 (17.65%) OO
4 3 (17.65%) OOD
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Perl
3 3 (17.65%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) VBA
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ACSA
1 3 (17.65%) CCNA
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (17.65%) Network+ Certification
1 3 (17.65%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (11.76%) A+ Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCENT
2 2 (11.76%) MCITP
2 2 (11.76%) MCSA
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) MCTS
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
2 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
3 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec
1 4 (23.53%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Apple
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
2 4 (23.53%) Dell
2 4 (23.53%) Google
2 4 (23.53%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) Juniper
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Sophos
2 4 (23.53%) Symantec
2 4 (23.53%) Veeam
2 4 (23.53%) Veritas
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Meru Networks
4 2 (11.76%) Sybase
5 1 (5.88%) EMC