The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 186 199 204
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 6 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.033% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.044% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Average daily rate
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£575 £375 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% -42.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £383
% change year-on-year
- -15.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4182 4595 4909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.07% 76.87% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3293 3455 3705
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 81
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Performance Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Improvement across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Performance Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Improvement across the City of London region.

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Performance Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Improvement across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Performance Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Improvement across the City of London region.

Performance Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Performance Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Improvement.

1 6 (42.86%) TOGAF
1 6 (42.86%) Logistics
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 4 (28.57%) Retail Banking
4 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) Content Management
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
6 1 (7.14%) Ruby
6 1 (7.14%) Google
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) VCL
6 1 (7.14%) Adobe
6 1 (7.14%) Borland
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.14%) Finance
6 1 (7.14%) Legal
6 1 (7.14%) CMS
6 1 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (7.14%) Teradata
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) C#
6 1 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (7.14%) SQL

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Performance Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Drupal
1 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) OLAP
1 1 (7.14%) MS Access
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 4 (28.57%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Architect
1 6 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Web Producer
3 1 (7.14%) Content Editor
3 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
3 1 (7.14%) PMO Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Strategy Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Content Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Designer
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) VCL
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) TOGAF
1 6 (42.86%) Logistics
2 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Content Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Ruby
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VB
1 1 (7.14%) VC++
1 1 (7.14%) Python
1 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Google
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe
1 1 (7.14%) Borland
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
1 1 (7.14%) VMware
1 1 (7.14%) Teradata