The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 503 500 513
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 67 42 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.090% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 22
Average daily rate
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£325 £373 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +13.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £433 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.08% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £27.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-64.70% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36754 34094 37574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.30% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23188 21156 22089
Average daily rate £407 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1082 994 1361
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Performance Improvement
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +15 30 £404 -5.05% 4
Yorkshire +20 15 £303 -17.12% 1
South East -15 5 £105 -70.42% 1
South West -24 5 £325 -13.33%
North West -1 4 £300 -22.58% 3
West Midlands -12 4 £335 - 3
East of England - 4 £400 - 3
East Midlands - - - - 1
Performance Improvement
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Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 27 (27.00%) Finance
2 24 (24.00%) SQL
3 17 (17.00%) XML
4 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
4 16 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (15.00%) Change Management
6 14 (14.00%) Project Management
6 14 (14.00%) C#
6 14 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (14.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (14.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (12.00%) Windows
8 12 (12.00%) Six Sigma
9 11 (11.00%) Star Schema
9 11 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (10.00%) Retail
10 10 (10.00%) Performance Management
10 10 (10.00%) HTML
10 10 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 10 (10.00%) Analytics
10 10 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (9.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (9.00%) Oracle
11 9 (9.00%) CSS
11 9 (9.00%) ITIL
11 9 (9.00%) B2B

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.00%) Apache
2 3 (3.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.00%) IIS
3 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.00%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.00%) MS Office
2 3 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.00%) MS Project
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (1.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (1.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.00%) VPN
3 1 (1.00%) DNS
3 1 (1.00%) 3G
3 1 (1.00%) LAN
3 1 (1.00%) VoIP
3 1 (1.00%) WLAN
3 1 (1.00%) WAN
3 1 (1.00%) SMTP
3 1 (1.00%) DHCP
3 1 (1.00%) FTP
3 1 (1.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
1 16 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (14.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 14 (14.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (11.00%) Star Schema
4 5 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.00%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.00%) OLAP
6 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.00%) DTS
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.00%) Sybase IQ
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Anywhere
7 1 (1.00%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.00%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 27 (27.00%) Finance
2 10 (10.00%) Retail
3 9 (9.00%) Games
4 5 (5.00%) Marketing
5 4 (4.00%) Banking
5 4 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.00%) Legal
6 3 (3.00%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.00%) Local Government
7 2 (2.00%) Korean Language
8 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (22.00%) Analyst
2 18 (18.00%) Developer
3 15 (15.00%) Consultant
4 8 (8.00%) Process Consultant
4 8 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 8 (8.00%) SQL Developer
4 8 (8.00%) Process Improvement Consultant
5 6 (6.00%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (5.00%) DBA
6 5 (5.00%) Cost Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Administrator
8 3 (3.00%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (3.00%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.00%) Marketing Manager
8 3 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (3.00%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.00%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.00%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.00%) XML
2 10 (10.00%) HTML
3 9 (9.00%) CSS
4 5 (5.00%) XHTML
4 5 (5.00%) HTML5
4 5 (5.00%) Backbone.js
4 5 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.00%) jQuery
5 4 (4.00%) Ajax
6 3 (3.00%) JSON
6 3 (3.00%) Middleware
6 3 (3.00%) .NET
6 3 (3.00%) XSLT
7 2 (2.00%) Ember.js
7 2 (2.00%) Regular Expression
8 1 (1.00%) WCF
8 1 (1.00%) LINQ
8 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (4.00%) NHS
2 3 (3.00%) Firmware
2 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.00%) Human Factors
3 2 (2.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.00%) GIS
4 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.00%) RIA
4 1 (1.00%) iPhone
4 1 (1.00%) Replication
4 1 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.00%) Windows
2 8 (8.00%) UNIX
3 6 (6.00%) Linux
4 4 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.00%) Android
7 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.00%) Change Management
2 14 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (14.00%) Project Management
3 13 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (12.00%) Six Sigma
5 11 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (10.00%) Performance Management
6 10 (10.00%) Analytics
6 10 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (9.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (9.00%) Lean Six Sigma
7 9 (9.00%) Service Management
7 9 (9.00%) B2B
7 9 (9.00%) B2C
7 9 (9.00%) ITIL
8 8 (8.00%) Benchmarking
8 8 (8.00%) Service Delivery
8 8 (8.00%) Risk Management
8 8 (8.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.00%) SQL
2 14 (14.00%) C#
3 10 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.00%) C
5 3 (3.00%) Perl
5 3 (3.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.00%) VBA
7 1 (1.00%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (8.00%) Degree
1 8 (8.00%) Security Cleared
1 8 (8.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 7 (7.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 7 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) CITP
3 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.00%) MCDST
4 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) SLA
2 4 (4.00%) COBIT
3 3 (3.00%) QA
3 3 (3.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.00%) RHEV
2 2 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 15 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.00%) Oracle
3 4 (4.00%) Sybase
3 4 (4.00%) VMware
4 3 (3.00%) Citrix
4 3 (3.00%) NetApp
4 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.00%) HP
4 3 (3.00%) EMC
4 3 (3.00%) IBM
4 3 (3.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.00%) FrontRange
5 2 (2.00%) SAP
5 2 (2.00%) Cognos
5 2 (2.00%) Apple
5 2 (2.00%) Remedy
5 2 (2.00%) BMC
6 1 (1.00%) Actimize
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco
6 1 (1.00%) Nortel
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