Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 171 202
Rank change year-on-year -29 +31 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Optimisation 8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.15% 0.070% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.082% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 -
UK median daily rate £538 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +13.16% -9.52% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year -11.90% - -

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 4,808 3,639 4,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.40% 84.35% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,750 2,085 2,627
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £257 £260 £233
90th Percentile £545 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 89 101
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.91% -23.61% +37.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.74 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 August 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 -16 5 £450 -
Glasgow - 3 £388 - 1
Performance Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 6 (75.00%) HTML
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) SOAP
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Ajax
2 5 (62.50%) JSON
2 5 (62.50%) jQuery
2 5 (62.50%) RESTful
2 5 (62.50%) HTML5
2 5 (62.50%) MVVM
2 5 (62.50%) Progressive Enhancement
2 5 (62.50%) D3.js
2 5 (62.50%) CSS3
2 5 (62.50%) Underscore.js
2 5 (62.50%) Front End Development
3 3 (37.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 3 (37.50%) React
3 3 (37.50%) ES6
3 3 (37.50%) npm
3 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (37.50%) Backbone.js
3 3 (37.50%) Sass
3 3 (37.50%) LESS
3 3 (37.50%) Ember.js
3 3 (37.50%) Node.js
3 3 (37.50%) Git (software)

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) npm
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (25.00%) TKPROF
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (37.50%) Digital Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications Developer
5 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
1 6 (75.00%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) Ajax
2 5 (62.50%) CSS3
2 5 (62.50%) D3.js
2 5 (62.50%) HTML5
2 5 (62.50%) jQuery
2 5 (62.50%) JSON
2 5 (62.50%) RESTful
2 5 (62.50%) SOAP
2 5 (62.50%) Underscore.js
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (37.50%) Backbone.js
3 3 (37.50%) Ember.js
3 3 (37.50%) LESS
3 3 (37.50%) Node.js
3 3 (37.50%) React
3 3 (37.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Front End Development
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
1 5 (62.50%) MVVM
1 5 (62.50%) Progressive Enhancement
2 3 (37.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) ES6
3 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) X++
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft