Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 175 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 - +198
Contract jobs citing Performance Optimisation 6 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.13% 0.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Scotland median daily rate £325 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% - -
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £420
% change year-on-year +10.00% +19.05% -2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -22.22% +6.51% +11.18%

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 4,172 4,080 3,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.87% 86.17% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,290 2,362 1,847
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £244 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 87 106
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.48% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.27 £37.53 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year +2.17% +0.34% -0.34%

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 16 January 2019. 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
Glasgow -17 5 £325 -27.78%
Edinburgh -4 1 - - 2
Performance Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 3 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (50.00%) SEO
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) CMS
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) Marketing
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) Web Usability
1 3 (50.00%) jQuery
1 3 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (50.00%) Sass
1 3 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
1 3 (50.00%) gulp
1 3 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 3 (50.00%) Wireframes
2 2 (33.33%) Nightwatchjs
2 2 (33.33%) OutSystems
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) Docker
2 2 (33.33%) TKPROF
2 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) Node.js
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g

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 3 (50.00%) CMS
2 2 (33.33%) Drupal
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Connectrix
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (33.33%) TKPROF
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) gulp
2 1 (16.67%) Hudson
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 2 (33.33%) UI Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Administrator
4 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (16.67%) CMS Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Designer
4 1 (16.67%) EMC Storage Administrator
4 1 (16.67%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (16.67%) HTML Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Interface Designer
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications Developer
4 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SSAS Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Storage Administrator
4 1 (16.67%) UI Designer
4 1 (16.67%) UI/UX Developer
4 1 (16.67%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) jQuery
1 3 (50.00%) Sass
1 3 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (33.33%) Nightwatchjs
2 2 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (16.67%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) EMC Centera
3 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 3 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (50.00%) SEO
1 3 (50.00%) Web Usability
1 3 (50.00%) Wireframes
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) OutSystems
2 1 (16.67%) Brocade
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) EMC