Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Performance Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Optimisation over the 6 months to 21 June 2018 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 Optimisation
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 161 206
Rank change year-on-year -27 +45 -19
Contract jobs citing Performance Optimisation 10 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.19% 0.026% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.031% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +111.76% -
10th Percentile £425 £425 £206
90th Percentile £488 £475 £219
UK median daily rate £520 £473 £475
% change year-on-year +10.05% -0.53% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year -25.00% - -

Performance Optimisation 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 4,515 3,267 4,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.51% 84.68% 85.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,714 1,898 2,646
Scotland median daily rate £400 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% +0.33% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £235
90th Percentile £545 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 76 92
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £26.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.58% -25.69% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.56 £11.30 £11.26
90th Percentile £55.25 £48.62 £43.68
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year -13.00% -0.24% +18.49%

Performance Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Performance Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Optimisation in Scotland

Performance Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Optimisation in Scotland

Performance Optimisation
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 Performance Optimisation within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. 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 -17 6 £450 - 1
Glasgow - 3 £450 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Performance Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Performance Optimisation.

1 8 (80.00%) CSS
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 6 (60.00%) jQuery
3 6 (60.00%) Front End Development
4 5 (50.00%) RESTful
4 5 (50.00%) HTML5
4 5 (50.00%) MVVM
4 5 (50.00%) Progressive Enhancement
4 5 (50.00%) CSS3
4 5 (50.00%) D3.js
4 5 (50.00%) Underscore.js
4 5 (50.00%) JSON
4 5 (50.00%) Ajax
4 5 (50.00%) SOAP
4 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 5 (50.00%) XML
4 5 (50.00%) MVC
5 4 (40.00%) Banking
5 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (40.00%) Sass
6 3 (30.00%) LESS
6 3 (30.00%) Ember.js
6 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (30.00%) Analytics
6 3 (30.00%) Backbone.js
6 3 (30.00%) Node.js
6 3 (30.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (30.00%) React

Performance Optimisation
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 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) npm
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) Power BI
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) gulp
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (30.00%) Digital Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Power BI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) CSS
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
2 6 (60.00%) jQuery
3 5 (50.00%) Ajax
3 5 (50.00%) CSS3
3 5 (50.00%) D3.js
3 5 (50.00%) HTML5
3 5 (50.00%) JSON
3 5 (50.00%) RESTful
3 5 (50.00%) SOAP
3 5 (50.00%) Underscore.js
3 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) XML
4 4 (40.00%) Sass
5 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (30.00%) Backbone.js
5 3 (30.00%) Ember.js
5 3 (30.00%) LESS
5 3 (30.00%) Node.js
5 3 (30.00%) React
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Front End Development
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (50.00%) MVVM
2 5 (50.00%) Progressive Enhancement
3 3 (30.00%) Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (10.00%) SEO
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (10.00%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) ES6
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) X++
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) AppDynamics
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle