Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Performance Tuning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Tuning over the 6 months to 20 September 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 Tuning
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 136 145
Rank change year-on-year -17 +9 -33
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 51 46 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.93% 0.96% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.13% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 37
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £328 £284 £305
90th Percentile £451 £530 £463
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £43.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -5.88%

Performance 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 4,770 4,053 4,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.41% 84.84% 85.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,677 2,298 2,605
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £255 £256 £236
90th Percentile £550 £530 £495
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 102 107
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £26.25 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -13.93% +45.24%
10th Percentile £10.85 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.80 £43.75 £42.70
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in Scotland

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Tuning in Scotland

Performance Tuning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Tuning in Scotland

Performance Tuning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Tuning in Scotland

Performance 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 Performance Tuning within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 September 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 +4 30 £380 -15.50% 5
Glasgow -11 20 £425 +4.62% 6
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning 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 Tuning.

1 27 (52.94%) SQL
2 20 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (37.25%) Oracle
4 15 (29.41%) Java
5 14 (27.45%) Linux
6 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
6 12 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (21.57%) Unix
8 10 (19.61%) PL/SQL
8 10 (19.61%) Migration
8 10 (19.61%) JIRA
9 9 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
9 9 (17.65%) DevOps
10 8 (15.69%) Data Analysis
10 8 (15.69%) Replication
10 8 (15.69%) Firewall
10 8 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (15.69%) ETL
11 7 (13.73%) Shell Script
11 7 (13.73%) Spring
11 7 (13.73%) QA
11 7 (13.73%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (13.73%) ETL Development
11 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
11 7 (13.73%) Data Integration
12 6 (11.76%) Data Migration
12 6 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus

Performance 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 (7.84%) Confluence
2 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.92%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.96%) Apache
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) Firewall
2 6 (11.76%) BGP
2 6 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (11.76%) OSPF
3 1 (1.96%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.96%) FTP
3 1 (1.96%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 8 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (13.73%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (11.76%) MariaDB
5 6 (11.76%) MySQL
6 5 (9.80%) NoSQL
6 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (9.80%) Pentaho
7 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
7 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (5.88%) Big Data
8 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (3.92%) DataStax
9 2 (3.92%) DB2
10 1 (1.96%) Apache Hive
10 1 (1.96%) Parquet
10 1 (1.96%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) JIRA
2 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.92%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.92%) git-flow
4 1 (1.96%) Maven
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) DBA
2 19 (37.25%) Developer
3 10 (19.61%) SQL DBA
4 6 (11.76%) SQL Server DBA
5 5 (9.80%) Administrator
5 5 (9.80%) ETL Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Oracle DBA
5 5 (9.80%) SQL Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Big Data Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.92%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) Spring
2 4 (7.84%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (7.84%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.92%) J2EE
3 2 (3.92%) Web Services
3 2 (3.92%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) Cocoa
4 1 (1.96%) Core Data
4 1 (1.96%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.96%) JDBC
4 1 (1.96%) JMS
4 1 (1.96%) JNDI
4 1 (1.96%) LDAP
4 1 (1.96%) Middleware
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.96%) React
4 1 (1.96%) SOAP
4 1 (1.96%) Spring Batch
4 1 (1.96%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (1.96%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Replication
2 4 (7.84%) Clustering
2 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) Animation
5 1 (1.96%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.96%) Derivative
5 1 (1.96%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.96%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Linux
2 11 (21.57%) Unix
3 3 (5.88%) CentOS
3 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Solaris
4 2 (3.92%) Windows
5 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.96%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (19.61%) Migration
4 9 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (17.65%) DevOps
5 8 (15.69%) Data Analysis
5 8 (15.69%) ETL
6 7 (13.73%) Data Integration
6 7 (13.73%) ETL Development
7 6 (11.76%) Data Migration
7 6 (11.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 6 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (11.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.84%) Data Architecture
8 4 (7.84%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.84%) Kanban
8 4 (7.84%) Scorecard
8 4 (7.84%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (52.94%) SQL
2 15 (29.41%) Java
3 10 (19.61%) PL/SQL
4 7 (13.73%) Shell Script
5 5 (9.80%) Bash Shell
5 5 (9.80%) T-SQL
6 4 (7.84%) HQL
7 1 (1.96%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.96%) Dart
7 1 (1.96%) Java 8
7 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.96%) Python
7 1 (1.96%) Ruby
7 1 (1.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) CCNP
1 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) QA
2 6 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (9.80%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.96%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) HDFS
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.96%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle Flashback
2 4 (7.84%) Data Guard
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (5.88%) Ansible
3 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.88%) Terraform
4 1 (1.96%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.96%) Puppet
4 1 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.96%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Oracle
2 6 (11.76%) CheckPoint
2 6 (11.76%) Cisco
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.92%) Ab Initio
5 2 (3.92%) NetApp
5 2 (3.92%) Teradata
6 1 (1.96%) Apple
6 1 (1.96%) Charles River
6 1 (1.96%) F5
6 1 (1.96%) IBM
6 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.96%) Sybase
6 1 (1.96%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.96%) VMware