Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 125 160
Rank change year-on-year -8 +35 -52
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 48 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.01% 1.17% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.41% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 28
Scotland median daily rate £375 £332 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -0.60% -16.56%
10th Percentile £258 £312 £204
90th Percentile £513 £425 £476
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.42% -2.35% +11.84%

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 4,029 3,129 4,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.09% 83.46% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,338 1,816 2,463
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £240
90th Percentile £538 £502 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 91 78
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% -7.92% +3.78%
10th Percentile £11.84 £10.63 £12.35
90th Percentile £37.86 £48.38 £47.88
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.43 £23.43
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.29% +17.13%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -22 20 £450 +28.57% 9
Glasgow -10 19 £375 - 9
Aberdeen - 3 £365 - 2
Dundee - 3 - -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £344 -
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Tuning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 29 (60.42%) SQL
2 21 (43.75%) Linux
3 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 14 (29.17%) Oracle
5 11 (22.92%) ETL
5 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.83%) Python
6 10 (20.83%) Perl
7 9 (18.75%) ITIL
7 9 (18.75%) T-SQL
7 9 (18.75%) Unix
7 9 (18.75%) DevOps
7 9 (18.75%) Ansible
8 8 (16.67%) Database Tuning
8 8 (16.67%) Subversion
8 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (16.67%) JBoss
8 8 (16.67%) Data Modelling
8 8 (16.67%) Middleware
9 7 (14.58%) Windows
9 7 (14.58%) Java
9 7 (14.58%) JIRA
9 7 (14.58%) Maven
9 7 (14.58%) Clustering
9 7 (14.58%) Data Centre
9 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
9 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
10 6 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (12.50%) Open Source

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 8 (16.67%) JBoss
2 6 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 5 (10.42%) Confluence
4 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.08%) GeoServer
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP BPC
1 2 (4.17%) SAP MII
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) IaaS
1 2 (4.17%) PaaS
1 2 (4.17%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Firewall
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
1 2 (4.17%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
4 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (8.33%) DB2
6 4 (8.33%) GIS
6 4 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (8.33%) QGIS
6 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 4 (8.33%) Snowflake Schema
6 4 (8.33%) Spatial Data
6 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (8.33%) Star Schema
7 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
7 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Subversion
2 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.58%) JIRA
2 7 (14.58%) Maven
3 6 (12.50%) Ant
4 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.25%) Artifactory
6 2 (4.17%) NWDI
7 1 (2.08%) Bower
7 1 (2.08%) DBeaver
7 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.08%) Hudson
7 1 (2.08%) webpack
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Front Office
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) DBA
2 14 (29.17%) Developer
3 9 (18.75%) SQL DBA
4 8 (16.67%) Administrator
5 7 (14.58%) Oracle DBA
6 5 (10.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) ETL Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.33%) SQL Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Data Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Data Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (4.17%) Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) DB2 DBA
9 2 (4.17%) SAP Administrator
9 2 (4.17%) SAP Basis Administrator
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.17%) SSAS Developer
9 2 (4.17%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Middleware
2 4 (8.33%) PostGIS
3 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.17%) J2SE
3 2 (4.17%) RESTful
3 2 (4.17%) SAP Basis
4 1 (2.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.08%) Apache CXF
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) Flask
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
4 1 (2.08%) Node.js
4 1 (2.08%) OpenLayers
4 1 (2.08%) OSGi
4 1 (2.08%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) Sass
4 1 (2.08%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Clustering
1 7 (14.58%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Replication
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.17%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.17%) PKI
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.08%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Linux
2 9 (18.75%) Unix
3 7 (14.58%) Windows
4 6 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (22.92%) ETL
2 9 (18.75%) DevOps
2 9 (18.75%) ITIL
3 8 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 8 (16.67%) Database Tuning
4 6 (12.50%) Open Source
5 5 (10.42%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (10.42%) High Availability
5 5 (10.42%) Migration
5 5 (10.42%) Scrum
6 4 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.33%) OO
6 4 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.33%) UML
6 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 29 (60.42%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) Perl
2 10 (20.83%) Python
3 9 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 7 (14.58%) Java
5 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.17%) VBA
7 1 (2.08%) C++
7 1 (2.08%) ES6
7 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (6.25%) OCP
2 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) HND
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (2.08%) BS7666
3 1 (2.08%) COBIT
3 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
1 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.25%) vSphere
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) Ansible
2 1 (2.08%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (2.08%) Foglight
2 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.33%) Cisco
3 4 (8.33%) Sybase
4 3 (6.25%) Informatica
4 3 (6.25%) VMware
5 2 (4.17%) F5
5 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.17%) SAP
5 2 (4.17%) Teradata
6 1 (2.08%) Dell
6 1 (2.08%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (2.08%) RedGate