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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 518 526 525
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 60 43 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.089% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 18
Average daily rate
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£303 £357 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.32% -20.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £305 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £773
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £355 £500
% change year-on-year
-14.78% -29.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +142.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-55.29% +142.85%
Performance Improvement
UK

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
38925 35924 38359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.48% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24714 22629 22625
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1022 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +14 25 £313 -13.07% 7
West Midlands -11 9 £300 - 1
Yorkshire +7 8 £295 - 1
South East +1 6 £413 +16.19% 3
North West -1 5 £409 +5.48% 2
East of England - 4 £400 - 4
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - - - - 1
Performance Improvement
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Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 36 (31.86%) Finance
2 25 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (21.24%) Microsoft
4 22 (19.47%) SQL
5 17 (15.04%) SQL Server
5 17 (15.04%) XML
5 17 (15.04%) Windows
5 17 (15.04%) Change Management
5 17 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (14.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (14.16%) Project Management
7 15 (13.27%) C#
7 15 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (12.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (12.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (12.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (12.39%) Degree
8 14 (12.39%) Performance Management
8 14 (12.39%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (10.62%) Risk Management
10 12 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (9.73%) Star Schema
11 11 (9.73%) Six Sigma
11 11 (9.73%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (8.85%) Performance Analysis
12 10 (8.85%) Analytics
12 10 (8.85%) Citrix
12 10 (8.85%) Service Management
12 10 (8.85%) HTML

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (5.31%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.65%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.65%) Apache
2 3 (2.65%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.65%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.65%) IIS
3 2 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) MS Office
3 2 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.54%) 3G
2 4 (3.54%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (2.65%) LTE
4 2 (1.77%) DNS
4 2 (1.77%) Firewall
5 1 (0.88%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.88%) VoIP
5 1 (0.88%) SMTP
5 1 (0.88%) DHCP
5 1 (0.88%) FTP
5 1 (0.88%) HTTP
5 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (12.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (12.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (12.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (9.73%) Star Schema
5 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.42%) RDBMS
7 4 (3.54%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.77%) OLAP
8 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.77%) DTS
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.77%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.65%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.77%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (31.86%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Games
2 10 (8.85%) Retail
3 5 (4.42%) Marketing
3 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.65%) Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Legal
5 2 (1.77%) Local Government
5 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.77%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 28 (24.78%) Analyst
2 17 (15.04%) Developer
2 17 (15.04%) Consultant
3 10 (8.85%) Business Analyst
4 8 (7.08%) Process Consultant
4 8 (7.08%) Process Improvement Consultant
4 8 (7.08%) Performance Analyst
4 8 (7.08%) SQL Developer
5 5 (4.42%) Cost Analyst
5 5 (4.42%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (4.42%) Support Analyst
6 4 (3.54%) DBA
6 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (3.54%) Service Manager
6 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) Marketing Manager
7 3 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) UNIX Administrator
7 3 (2.65%) SQL DBA
7 3 (2.65%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.04%) XML
2 10 (8.85%) HTML
3 8 (7.08%) CSS
3 8 (7.08%) Middleware
4 5 (4.42%) HTML5
4 5 (4.42%) XHTML
5 4 (3.54%) Ajax
5 4 (3.54%) jQuery
5 4 (3.54%) Backbone.js
5 4 (3.54%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.65%) JSON
6 3 (2.65%) .NET
6 3 (2.65%) XSLT
7 2 (1.77%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.88%) Ember.js
8 1 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.88%) WCF
8 1 (0.88%) LINQ
8 1 (0.88%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.08%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.31%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.42%) SWIFT
4 5 (4.42%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.42%) GIS
4 5 (4.42%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.54%) NHS
5 4 (3.54%) User Experience
6 3 (2.65%) Firmware
7 2 (1.77%) Human Factors
7 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.77%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.88%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.88%) Derivative
8 1 (0.88%) iPhone
8 1 (0.88%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Windows
2 7 (6.19%) UNIX
3 5 (4.42%) Linux
4 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.65%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.77%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.88%) AIX
6 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.04%) Change Management
3 16 (14.16%) Project Management
4 15 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (12.39%) Performance Management
5 14 (12.39%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (10.62%) Risk Management
7 12 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (9.73%) Six Sigma
8 11 (9.73%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (8.85%) Performance Analysis
9 10 (8.85%) Analytics
9 10 (8.85%) Service Management
9 10 (8.85%) Data Management
9 10 (8.85%) Lean Six Sigma
10 9 (7.96%) ITIL
10 9 (7.96%) B2B
10 9 (7.96%) B2C
10 9 (7.96%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.47%) SQL
2 15 (13.27%) C#
3 9 (7.96%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.54%) Perl
5 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.65%) C
5 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.88%) VBA
7 1 (0.88%) Java
7 1 (0.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (12.39%) Degree
2 8 (7.08%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 8 (7.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 7 (6.19%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.31%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.77%) ISEB
6 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.65%) SLA
3 2 (1.77%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) RHEV
1 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (21.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.85%) Citrix
3 7 (6.19%) Oracle
4 5 (4.42%) Intel
5 4 (3.54%) SAP
5 4 (3.54%) Sybase
5 4 (3.54%) HP
5 4 (3.54%) VMware
6 3 (2.65%) Mapinfo
6 3 (2.65%) NetApp
6 3 (2.65%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.65%) EMC
6 3 (2.65%) IBM
7 2 (1.77%) Cognos
7 2 (1.77%) Apple
7 2 (1.77%) BMC
7 2 (1.77%) Remedy
7 2 (1.77%) FrontRange
7 2 (1.77%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.88%) Actimize
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