Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 123 121
Rank change year-on-year -33 -2 -5
Contract jobs citing Performance Tuning 45 36 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.85% 0.92% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.09% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 46
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.83% +7.33%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £313
90th Percentile £438 £530 £448
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £414
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.72% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £43.00
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +13.16% -8.43% -20.95%

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 4,527 3,304 4,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.48% 84.74% 85.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,722 1,917 2,657
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £520 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 76 90
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £26.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.58% -25.69% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.56 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.25 £46.25 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -17 26 £371 -1.85% 5
Glasgow -16 16 £375 +3.09% 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 £420 -
Performance Tuning
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 23 (51.11%) SQL
2 19 (42.22%) Java
3 12 (26.67%) Oracle
3 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 10 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 10 (22.22%) ETL
4 10 (22.22%) Finance
4 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (20.00%) Linux
6 8 (17.78%) Data Analysis
6 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (17.78%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (15.56%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (15.56%) Data Quality
7 7 (15.56%) T-SQL
7 7 (15.56%) Web Services
8 6 (13.33%) J2EE
8 6 (13.33%) Unix
8 6 (13.33%) SOA
8 6 (13.33%) Spring
8 6 (13.33%) TDD
8 6 (13.33%) JIRA
8 6 (13.33%) QA
8 6 (13.33%) BDD
8 6 (13.33%) NoSQL
9 5 (11.11%) Pentaho
9 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.11%) Data Integration

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 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.22%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.22%) GeoServer
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP BPC
1 2 (4.44%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Firewall
2 3 (6.67%) WAN
3 2 (4.44%) Internet
3 2 (4.44%) VLAN
4 1 (2.22%) DHCP
4 1 (2.22%) DNS
4 1 (2.22%) FTP
4 1 (2.22%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (13.33%) NoSQL
5 5 (11.11%) Pentaho
5 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
6 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (4.44%) Big Data
7 2 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (4.44%) MaxDB
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.44%) SAP BW
7 2 (4.44%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (4.44%) Star Schema
8 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) JIRA
2 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.67%) Subversion
4 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.44%) Maven
4 2 (4.44%) NWDI
5 1 (2.22%) Ant
5 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.22%) Bower
5 1 (2.22%) DBeaver
5 1 (2.22%) git-flow
5 1 (2.22%) Hudson
5 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.22%) webpack
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Front Office
2 1 (2.22%) Publishing
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (62.22%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) DBA
2 9 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Senior Developer
4 7 (15.56%) ETL Developer
4 7 (15.56%) SQL DBA
4 7 (15.56%) SQL Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Administrator
7 3 (6.67%) Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL Developer
7 3 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Database Developer
8 2 (4.44%) SAP Basis Administrator
8 2 (4.44%) Solaris Administrator
8 2 (4.44%) Solaris Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.44%) SQL Database Developer
8 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) Web Services
2 6 (13.33%) J2EE
2 6 (13.33%) Spring
3 5 (11.11%) SOAP
4 4 (8.89%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (8.89%) Hibernate
5 3 (6.67%) RESTful
6 2 (4.44%) Android SDK
6 2 (4.44%) Middleware
6 2 (4.44%) SAP Basis
7 1 (2.22%) Cocoa
7 1 (2.22%) Cocoa Touch
7 1 (2.22%) CSS
7 1 (2.22%) HTML
7 1 (2.22%) JDBC
7 1 (2.22%) JMS
7 1 (2.22%) JNDI
7 1 (2.22%) Node.js
7 1 (2.22%) Sass
7 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Animation
4 1 (2.22%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.22%) Derivative
4 1 (2.22%) Equities
4 1 (2.22%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.22%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.22%) Photography
4 1 (2.22%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Linux
2 6 (13.33%) Unix
3 4 (8.89%) Windows
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.44%) Android
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.44%) Solaris
6 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (22.22%) ETL
2 8 (17.78%) Data Analysis
2 8 (17.78%) Performance Monitoring
2 8 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (13.33%) BDD
3 6 (13.33%) SOA
3 6 (13.33%) TDD
4 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (11.11%) Data Integration
4 5 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.11%) ETL Development
4 5 (11.11%) Migration
5 4 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (8.89%) Data Architecture
5 4 (8.89%) Open Source
5 4 (8.89%) Quality Management
5 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) SQL
2 19 (42.22%) Java
3 10 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 7 (15.56%) T-SQL
5 5 (11.11%) Java 8
5 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 4 (8.89%) HQL
7 3 (6.67%) C#
7 3 (6.67%) Python
8 2 (4.44%) Perl
9 1 (2.22%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.22%) ES6
9 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.22%) Ruby
9 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Sun Certification
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) HND
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) Data Quality
2 6 (13.33%) QA
3 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.44%) vSphere
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) GeoWebCache
2 1 (2.22%) HDFS
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle Flashback
1 5 (11.11%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (6.67%) Data Guard
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.22%) Ansible
4 1 (2.22%) Cobbler
4 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.22%) Puppet
4 1 (2.22%) Terraform
4 1 (2.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco
3 2 (4.44%) F5
3 2 (4.44%) Google
3 2 (4.44%) NetApp
3 2 (4.44%) Palo Alto
3 2 (4.44%) SAP
3 2 (4.44%) Sybase
3 2 (4.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) Apple
4 1 (2.22%) Juniper
4 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.22%) TOWER Software