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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 201 199 210
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.037% 0.017% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.022% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£615 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £355
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -55.29%
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London

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
4348 4497 5652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.24% 77.31% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3333 4204
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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
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 31 August 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 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 4 (50.00%) Logistics
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Operations Research
4 1 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (12.50%) Teradata
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) OLAP
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
1 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Web Producer
2 1 (12.50%) Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Logistics
1 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Research
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Teradata