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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 107 90
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 25 44 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.14% 1.52% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.78% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 29
Median daily rate £380 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -38.46%  

Performance Tuning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1800 2473 2451
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.42% 85.42% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1405 1258
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 66
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +28 19 £428 +0.58% 1
Glasgow -12 4 £400 +5.26% 4
West Lothian -1 1 £330 +1.53%
Fife - 1 £220 -
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 28 (77.78%) SQL
2 15 (41.67%) Teradata
3 13 (36.11%) Finance
4 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 10 (27.78%) Relational Database
6 9 (25.00%) High Availability
6 9 (25.00%) Problem Management
7 8 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (19.44%) RDBMS
8 7 (19.44%) Oracle
9 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
9 5 (13.89%) Banking
9 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (13.89%) Change Control
9 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
9 5 (13.89%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (11.11%) MCITP
10 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (11.11%) Reference Data
10 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (11.11%) Clustering
10 4 (11.11%) Replication
11 3 (8.33%) Migration
11 3 (8.33%) Data Mining
11 3 (8.33%) Unix
11 3 (8.33%) Windows

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 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP BPC
1 2 (5.56%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (27.78%) Relational Database
3 7 (19.44%) RDBMS
4 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (8.33%) Data Mining
7 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (5.56%) DB2
7 2 (5.56%) MaxDB
7 2 (5.56%) SAP BW
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) NWDI
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.78%) JSUnit
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Billing
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) DBA
2 10 (27.78%) Teradata DBA
3 7 (19.44%) SQL DBA
4 6 (16.67%) Consultant
5 5 (13.89%) Administrator
5 5 (13.89%) Teradata Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) Developer
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (8.33%) Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Database Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Senior DBA
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Oracle DBA
8 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Database Designer
9 1 (2.78%) DB2 DBA
9 1 (2.78%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.78%) SAP Basis Administrator
9 1 (2.78%) Sybase Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Middleware
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 2 (5.56%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) HTML5
2 1 (2.78%) J2SE
2 1 (2.78%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Clustering
1 4 (11.11%) Reference Data
1 4 (11.11%) Replication
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Unix
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) High Availability
1 9 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 8 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (13.89%) Change Control
3 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
3 5 (13.89%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Database Tuning
5 3 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) SDLC
6 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.56%) CRM
6 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.56%) ETL
6 2 (5.56%) Security Management
6 2 (5.56%) Security Patching
6 2 (5.56%) SOA
6 2 (5.56%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 28 (77.78%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Java
2 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) Perl
4 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) MCITP
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) MCDBA
2 2 (5.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) logstash
1 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Teradata
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.33%) Sybase
5 2 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.78%) CA
6 1 (2.78%) IBM
6 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.78%) Twitter
6 1 (2.78%) VMware