The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 516 515 476
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -39
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 48 31 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.068% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.090% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £590 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.18 £27.00 £165.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.96% -83.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.00 -
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36276 34482 29909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.17% 75.38% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23210 21106 18166
Average daily rate £425 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 1079 1107
Average hourly rate £28.19 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Performance Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Performance Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in England

Performance Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Trend in England

Performance Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Improvement across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in England

Performance Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Performance Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in England

Performance Improvement
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Improvement within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 24 £450 -16.27% 11
South West -16 8 £650 +62.50% 1
North West - 8 £318 - 1
South East -29 5 £275 -46.60% 3
West Midlands -2 4 £260 +4.00% 1
Yorkshire -15 2 £428 +71.00% 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
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Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 37 (31.62%) Finance
2 29 (24.79%) Banking
3 18 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (14.53%) Project Management
4 17 (14.53%) Telecoms
5 15 (12.82%) Service Delivery
5 15 (12.82%) User Experience
6 14 (11.97%) SQL
6 14 (11.97%) Windows
6 14 (11.97%) Mapinfo
7 13 (11.11%) 3G
7 13 (11.11%) Performance Management
7 13 (11.11%) LTE
7 13 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
8 12 (10.26%) ITIL
9 11 (9.40%) Microsoft
9 11 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (8.55%) GIS
10 10 (8.55%) Service Management
10 10 (8.55%) Visualisation
10 10 (8.55%) Degree
11 9 (7.69%) Waterfall
11 9 (7.69%) Retail Banking
11 9 (7.69%) Retail
11 9 (7.69%) MS Excel
11 9 (7.69%) Business Objects
11 9 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
11 9 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (7.69%) Coaching
11 9 (7.69%) Analytics

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 7 (5.98%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.42%) CMS
3 1 (0.85%) Drupal
3 1 (0.85%) Node.js
3 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.42%) Photoshop
4 3 (2.56%) MS Project
4 3 (2.56%) MS Office
5 2 (1.71%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.85%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.11%) 3G
1 13 (11.11%) LTE
1 13 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (5.98%) 4G
2 7 (5.98%) SAN
3 4 (3.42%) 2G
3 4 (3.42%) GPRS
3 4 (3.42%) GSM
3 4 (3.42%) WCDMA
3 4 (3.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.42%) HSPA
4 3 (2.56%) DNS
4 3 (2.56%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.71%) LAN
5 2 (1.71%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.71%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.71%) Network Security
5 2 (1.71%) WAN
5 2 (1.71%) MPLS
5 2 (1.71%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.42%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.56%) SAP BW
4 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.71%) MySQL
6 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.85%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.85%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.85%) JMeter
2 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (31.62%) Finance
2 29 (24.79%) Banking
3 17 (14.53%) Telecoms
4 9 (7.69%) Retail
4 9 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 6 (5.13%) Games
6 5 (4.27%) Marketing
7 4 (3.42%) Manufacturing
7 4 (3.42%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.71%) Local Government
8 2 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (21.37%) Analyst
2 15 (12.82%) Consultant
3 11 (9.40%) Business Analyst
4 10 (8.55%) Designer
5 8 (6.84%) Visual Designer
5 8 (6.84%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.13%) DBA
7 5 (4.27%) Developer
7 5 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (4.27%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.27%) Senior DBA
7 5 (4.27%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (3.42%) Performance Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (3.42%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.42%) Senior Manager
9 3 (2.56%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.56%) Administrator
9 3 (2.56%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.13%) CSS
1 6 (5.13%) HTML
2 5 (4.27%) .NET
2 5 (4.27%) Middleware
3 4 (3.42%) XML
4 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.71%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.85%) jQuery
6 1 (0.85%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.85%) MCollective
6 1 (0.85%) Flash
6 1 (0.85%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) User Experience
2 11 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.55%) GIS
3 10 (8.55%) Visualisation
4 9 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
5 7 (5.98%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.98%) Online Banking
6 5 (4.27%) SWIFT
6 5 (4.27%) Mobile App
6 5 (4.27%) NHS
6 5 (4.27%) Thin Client
6 5 (4.27%) Fat Client
7 4 (3.42%) Photography
8 2 (1.71%) Spread Betting
8 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.71%) Online Games
8 2 (1.71%) Statistics
9 1 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.85%) Open Source
9 1 (0.85%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.97%) Windows
2 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.42%) Linux
4 2 (1.71%) AIX
5 1 (0.85%) Solaris
5 1 (0.85%) UNIX
5 1 (0.85%) CentOS
5 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (14.53%) Project Management
3 15 (12.82%) Service Delivery
4 13 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 12 (10.26%) ITIL
6 10 (8.55%) Service Management
7 9 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 9 (7.69%) Analytics
7 9 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (7.69%) Coaching
8 8 (6.84%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.84%) Data Analysis
9 7 (5.98%) Business Analysis
9 7 (5.98%) Web Analytics
9 7 (5.98%) Business Continuity
9 7 (5.98%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (4.27%) Database Security
11 5 (4.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.97%) SQL
2 5 (4.27%) C#
3 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.42%) Perl
3 4 (3.42%) Python
3 4 (3.42%) Ruby
4 3 (2.56%) C++
5 2 (1.71%) Java
6 1 (0.85%) PHP
6 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (8.55%) Degree
2 5 (4.27%) ISEB
2 5 (4.27%) VCP4
3 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.71%) CCIE
4 2 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.71%) PMP
4 2 (1.71%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.85%) MOS
5 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) QA
2 3 (2.56%) SLA
3 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) Puppet
2 1 (0.85%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (11.97%) Mapinfo
2 11 (9.40%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.69%) Business Objects
4 8 (6.84%) Citrix
5 7 (5.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (4.27%) Intel
7 4 (3.42%) Nortel
7 4 (3.42%) SAP
7 4 (3.42%) Ericsson
7 4 (3.42%) Huawei
8 3 (2.56%) Adobe
9 2 (1.71%) Cisco
9 2 (1.71%) Juniper
9 2 (1.71%) McAfee
9 2 (1.71%) Planview
9 2 (1.71%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.71%) Splunk
9 2 (1.71%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.85%) Sybase
10 1 (0.85%) VMware
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £325 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Essex
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago