Period
to 16 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 158 139
Rank change year-on-year +17 -19 -5
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 60 37 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.13% 0.74% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.87% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 34
Scotland median daily rate £425 £450 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +37.72% -12.87%
10th Percentile £394 £319 £306
90th Percentile £469 £532 £463
UK median daily rate £445 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -1.11% +4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £34.07 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.14% +9.38% -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 4,682 4,252 3,749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.94% 85.40% 84.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,533 2,396 2,189
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £530 £489
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 112 100
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% +1.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.78 £9.94
90th Percentile £49.50 £44.43 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.38% +4.44% +2.27%

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 November 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 November 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 30 £425 -14.57% 7
Glasgow -14 26 £429 +3.94% 9
Aberdeen +14 2 £413 +13.01%
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (41.67%) SQL
3 21 (35.00%) Linux
4 14 (23.33%) Unix
4 14 (23.33%) DevOps
5 13 (21.67%) Oracle
6 12 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
7 11 (18.33%) MySQL
7 11 (18.33%) MariaDB
7 11 (18.33%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (16.67%) Cisco
8 10 (16.67%) Firewall
8 10 (16.67%) OSPF
8 10 (16.67%) BGP
8 10 (16.67%) Replication
8 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (15.00%) Oracle Database
10 8 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (13.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 8 (13.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 8 (13.33%) CheckPoint
10 8 (13.33%) Finance
11 7 (11.67%) Red Hat
11 7 (11.67%) CCNP
11 7 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (11.67%) Business Intelligence

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 5 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.67%) Confluence
3 2 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) BGP
1 10 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 10 (16.67%) Firewall
1 10 (16.67%) OSPF
2 8 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.33%) BIG-IP
3 2 (3.33%) DHCP
3 2 (3.33%) DNS
3 2 (3.33%) EIGRP
3 2 (3.33%) FTP
3 2 (3.33%) NetScaler
3 2 (3.33%) RIP
3 2 (3.33%) SSH
3 2 (3.33%) SSL
3 2 (3.33%) TACACS
3 2 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) MariaDB
1 11 (18.33%) MySQL
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (5.00%) Power BI
5 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.33%) Big Data
6 2 (3.33%) DataStax
6 2 (3.33%) DB2
6 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (3.33%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.33%) git-flow
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.67%) Hudson
General
1 8 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) DBA
2 16 (26.67%) Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Network Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Administrator
5 5 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) SQL DBA
6 4 (6.67%) Ab Initio Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (5.00%) Architect
7 3 (5.00%) React Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.33%) AWS DevOps
8 2 (3.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (3.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) React
2 4 (6.67%) Ajax
2 4 (6.67%) CSS
2 4 (6.67%) HTML
2 4 (6.67%) HTML5
2 4 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (3.33%) LDAP
3 2 (3.33%) RESTful
3 2 (3.33%) Spring
3 2 (3.33%) XML
3 2 (3.33%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.67%) Android SDK
4 1 (1.67%) Core Animation
4 1 (1.67%) Core Data
4 1 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.67%) Middleware
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Replication
2 7 (11.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Animation
4 1 (1.67%) Derivative
4 1 (1.67%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) Linux
2 14 (23.33%) Unix
3 5 (8.33%) CentOS
3 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.33%) Solaris
4 2 (3.33%) Windows
5 1 (1.67%) Android
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.33%) DevOps
3 12 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (18.33%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (13.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 8 (13.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 7 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.00%) Kanban
8 6 (10.00%) Migration
9 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 5 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (8.33%) ETL
9 5 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (6.67%) ETL Development
10 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 4 (6.67%) Metadata Management
10 4 (6.67%) OWASP
10 4 (6.67%) Storage Management
10 4 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (41.67%) SQL
2 6 (10.00%) Java
3 5 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 5 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.67%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.67%) Dart
6 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.67%) Python
6 1 (1.67%) Ruby
6 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.67%) CCNP
2 7 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.33%) AWS Certification
3 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (8.33%) QA
3 2 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Ansible
1 5 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (8.33%) Terraform
2 3 (5.00%) Data Guard
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.67%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.67%) Puppet
4 1 (1.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) Oracle
2 10 (16.67%) Cisco
3 8 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (11.67%) Red Hat
5 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.33%) IBM
7 4 (6.67%) Ab Initio
7 4 (6.67%) Teradata
8 2 (3.33%) Charles River
8 2 (3.33%) F5
8 2 (3.33%) Juniper
9 1 (1.67%) Delphix
9 1 (1.67%) Google
9 1 (1.67%) NetApp
9 1 (1.67%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (1.67%) Open-E
9 1 (1.67%) Sybase
9 1 (1.67%) Synology
9 1 (1.67%) Tableau
9 1 (1.67%) VMware