Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 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 Tuning
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 136 131
Rank change year-on-year +30 -5 +24
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 78 53 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.68% 1.08% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.26% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 27
Scotland median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £319 £262 £308
90th Percentile £474 £513 £425
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £23.13 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -46.21% +7.50% -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 4,035 4,223 3,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 86.68% 85.97% 85.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,249 2,477 1,886
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £238 £255 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £508
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 87 91
Scotland median hourly rate £23.56 £21.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.20% +7.69% -35.00%
10th Percentile £12.12 £11.34 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.25 £46.50 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.41
% change year-on-year - -1.68% +1.71%

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 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 -1 38 £413 +10.00% 11
Edinburgh +26 35 £425 -5.56% 3
Aberdeen +6 2 £413 +25.00%
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 38 (48.72%) SQL
1 38 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.90%) Linux
3 19 (24.36%) MySQL
3 19 (24.36%) SQL Server
3 19 (24.36%) MariaDB
4 18 (23.08%) Oracle
5 17 (21.79%) Oracle Database
6 15 (19.23%) DevOps
7 14 (17.95%) Security Cleared
7 14 (17.95%) Finance
8 13 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (16.67%) Unix
8 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (14.10%) Replication
10 9 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (11.54%) React
10 9 (11.54%) Data Centre
11 8 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (10.26%) REST
11 8 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (10.26%) Database Tuning
11 8 (10.26%) ETL
11 8 (10.26%) OSPF
11 8 (10.26%) BGP
11 8 (10.26%) Cisco
11 8 (10.26%) Firewall
11 8 (10.26%) TDD
12 7 (8.97%) Banking

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 6 (7.69%) Confluence
1 6 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.41%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) BGP
1 8 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (10.26%) Firewall
1 8 (10.26%) OSPF
2 6 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (3.85%) BIG-IP
3 3 (3.85%) NetScaler
3 3 (3.85%) SSL
4 2 (2.56%) DHCP
4 2 (2.56%) DNS
4 2 (2.56%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.56%) FTP
4 2 (2.56%) RIP
4 2 (2.56%) SSH
4 2 (2.56%) TACACS
4 2 (2.56%) VPN
5 1 (1.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.36%) MariaDB
1 19 (24.36%) MySQL
1 19 (24.36%) SQL Server
2 17 (21.79%) Oracle Database
3 7 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (7.69%) Power BI
5 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (5.13%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.56%) Apache Hive
8 2 (2.56%) Big Data
8 2 (2.56%) DB2
8 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Git (software)
1 7 (8.97%) JIRA
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.28%) Hudson
General
1 14 (17.95%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (42.31%) DBA
2 21 (26.92%) Developer
3 11 (14.10%) Administrator
4 8 (10.26%) Oracle DBA
4 8 (10.26%) SQL DBA
5 6 (7.69%) React Developer
5 6 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Ab Initio Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Architect
8 3 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.56%) AWS DevOps
9 2 (2.56%) Charles River Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) React
2 8 (10.26%) REST
3 4 (5.13%) Ajax
3 4 (5.13%) CSS
3 4 (5.13%) HTML
3 4 (5.13%) HTML5
4 3 (3.85%) LDAP
4 3 (3.85%) React Native
4 3 (3.85%) XML
4 3 (3.85%) XML Messaging
5 2 (2.56%) RESTful
6 1 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.28%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.28%) Core Animation
6 1 (1.28%) Core Data
6 1 (1.28%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.28%) Middleware
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (1.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Replication
2 9 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.69%) Clustering
4 2 (2.56%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.28%) Animation
5 1 (1.28%) Derivative
5 1 (1.28%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.90%) Linux
2 13 (16.67%) Unix
3 5 (6.41%) CentOS
3 5 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.56%) Solaris
4 2 (2.56%) Windows
5 1 (1.28%) Android
5 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.23%) DevOps
3 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (10.26%) Database Tuning
5 8 (10.26%) ETL
5 8 (10.26%) TDD
6 7 (8.97%) BDD
6 7 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (8.97%) Refactoring
6 7 (8.97%) Test Automation
7 6 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (7.69%) Kanban
7 6 (7.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 6 (7.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 5 (6.41%) Data Integration
8 5 (6.41%) ETL Development
8 5 (6.41%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 38 (48.72%) SQL
2 6 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 6 (7.69%) Java
3 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.28%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.28%) Dart
6 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.69%) CCNP
2 6 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.85%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.56%) MCDBA
4 2 (2.56%) MCITP
4 2 (2.56%) MCTS
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (6.41%) QA
3 2 (2.56%) PMO
4 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) Ansible
1 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.41%) Terraform
2 3 (3.85%) Data Guard
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (1.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) Oracle
2 8 (10.26%) Cisco
3 7 (8.97%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 6 (7.69%) IBM
5 4 (5.13%) Ab Initio
5 4 (5.13%) Teradata
6 3 (3.85%) Charles River
6 3 (3.85%) F5
6 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.56%) Juniper
8 1 (1.28%) Delphix
8 1 (1.28%) Google
8 1 (1.28%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.28%) NetApp
8 1 (1.28%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.28%) Open-E
8 1 (1.28%) Sybase
8 1 (1.28%) Synology
8 1 (1.28%) Tableau