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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 86 100
Rank change year-on-year -12 +14  
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 11 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.62% 1.72% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 2.07% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 16
Median daily rate £350 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £437 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +17.33%  

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 1489 2174 2377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.60% 83.20% 81.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 1218 1304
Median daily rate £390 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.01% -0.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 45
Median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +18.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.43 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 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 30 March 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 +15 6 £325 -1.51% 2
Glasgow -6 4 £364 -3.96%
West Lothian +1 1 - - 1
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 26 (72.22%) SQL
2 21 (58.33%) Oracle
3 18 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 17 (47.22%) SQL Server
5 16 (44.44%) RDBMS
6 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (36.11%) Java
7 13 (36.11%) Oracle Database
8 12 (33.33%) Unix
8 12 (33.33%) Data Modelling
9 11 (30.56%) PL/SQL
10 10 (27.78%) CRM
11 9 (25.00%) Change Control
11 9 (25.00%) Middleware
12 8 (22.22%) Finance
12 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
13 7 (19.44%) SAP
13 7 (19.44%) Sybase
13 7 (19.44%) Data Analysis
14 6 (16.67%) SAP MII
14 6 (16.67%) SAP BPC
14 6 (16.67%) NWDI
14 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (16.67%) SAP BW
14 6 (16.67%) SAP Basis
14 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
14 6 (16.67%) Replication

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 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (16.67%) SAP BPC
1 6 (16.67%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 17 (47.22%) SQL Server
3 16 (44.44%) RDBMS
4 13 (36.11%) Oracle Database
5 6 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (16.67%) MaxDB
5 6 (16.67%) SAP BW
6 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
9 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (2.78%) DB2
10 1 (2.78%) MySQL
10 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) NWDI
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.56%) JSUnit
3 2 (5.56%) Selenium
3 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.78%) Maven
4 1 (2.78%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (2.78%) Toad
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (13.89%) Billing
4 4 (11.11%) Banking
5 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) DBA
2 10 (27.78%) Database Designer
2 10 (27.78%) Designer
3 9 (25.00%) Developer
4 8 (22.22%) Administrator
4 8 (22.22%) SQL DBA
5 5 (13.89%) SAP Administrator
5 5 (13.89%) SAP Basis Administrator
6 4 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Database Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Database Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle DBA
8 1 (2.78%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Sybase Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) Middleware
2 6 (16.67%) SAP Basis
3 5 (13.89%) HTML
3 5 (13.89%) HTML5
4 4 (11.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.56%) CSS
5 2 (5.56%) CSS3
5 2 (5.56%) Node.js
5 2 (5.56%) RequireJS
6 1 (2.78%) J2EE
6 1 (2.78%) J2SE
6 1 (2.78%) JSP
6 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.78%) React
6 1 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.67%) Replication
3 4 (11.11%) User Experience
4 3 (8.33%) Clustering
5 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (5.56%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 10 (27.78%) CRM
4 9 (25.00%) Change Control
5 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (19.44%) Data Analysis
6 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 4 (11.11%) Database Tuning
7 4 (11.11%) Migration
7 4 (11.11%) SDLC
7 4 (11.11%) SOA
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.33%) Scrum
9 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
9 2 (5.56%) ETL
9 2 (5.56%) High Availability
9 2 (5.56%) MVC
9 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
9 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (72.22%) SQL
2 13 (36.11%) Java
3 11 (30.56%) PL/SQL
4 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.78%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
1 3 (8.33%) MCITP
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.56%) MCDBA
3 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (58.33%) Oracle
2 7 (19.44%) SAP
2 7 (19.44%) Sybase
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Twitter
5 1 (2.78%) CA
5 1 (2.78%) DevExpress
5 1 (2.78%) Progress
5 1 (2.78%) Teradata
5 1 (2.78%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) Xamarin
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