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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 508 508 511
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 61 46 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 27
Average daily rate
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£305 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £433 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £355 £500
% change year-on-year
-15.49% -29.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £42.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.76% +142.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-64.70% +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
37903 35325 37963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.50% 73.75% 71.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23950 22116 22455
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
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 1077 961 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +6 22 £392 -7.82% 5
Yorkshire +14 13 £303 - 2
West Midlands -7 9 £300 - 2
South East -8 6 £228 -35.91% 3
North West +3 4 £300 -22.58% 3
East of England - 4 £400 - 3
South West -38 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Performance Improvement
UK

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 21 (21.00%) SQL
3 19 (19.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (17.00%) SQL Server
4 17 (17.00%) XML
4 17 (17.00%) Change Management
5 16 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (15.00%) Project Management
7 14 (14.00%) C#
7 14 (14.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (14.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (13.00%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (11.00%) Windows
10 11 (11.00%) Star Schema
10 11 (11.00%) Performance Management
11 10 (10.00%) HTML
11 10 (10.00%) Six Sigma
11 10 (10.00%) Risk Management
11 10 (10.00%) Retail
11 10 (10.00%) Analytics
12 9 (9.00%) JavaScript
12 9 (9.00%) B2B
12 9 (9.00%) B2C
12 9 (9.00%) Games
12 9 (9.00%) Degree

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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%) IIS
2 3 (3.00%) Apache
2 3 (3.00%) Tomcat
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
Applications
1 7 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.00%) MS Project
4 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.00%) Firewall
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%) VoIP
3 1 (1.00%) SMTP
3 1 (1.00%) DHCP
3 1 (1.00%) FTP
3 1 (1.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (14.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (14.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (11.00%) Star Schema
5 6 (6.00%) Relational Database
6 5 (5.00%) RDBMS
7 4 (4.00%) Data Mining
8 2 (2.00%) OLAP
8 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.00%) DTS
8 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
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%) LoadRunner
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 3 (3.00%) Legal
6 2 (2.00%) Korean Language
6 2 (2.00%) Local Government
6 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (24.00%) Analyst
2 17 (17.00%) Developer
3 13 (13.00%) Consultant
4 11 (11.00%) Business Analyst
5 8 (8.00%) Process Consultant
5 8 (8.00%) SQL Developer
5 8 (8.00%) Process Improvement Consultant
6 7 (7.00%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Cost Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) DBA
8 4 (4.00%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.00%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.00%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.00%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.00%) Administrator
9 3 (3.00%) UNIX Administrator
9 3 (3.00%) Marketing Manager
9 3 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.00%) XML
2 10 (10.00%) HTML
3 8 (8.00%) CSS
4 5 (5.00%) XHTML
4 5 (5.00%) HTML5
5 4 (4.00%) Backbone.js
5 4 (4.00%) Ajax
5 4 (4.00%) jQuery
5 4 (4.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.00%) JSON
6 3 (3.00%) Middleware
6 3 (3.00%) XSLT
7 2 (2.00%) .NET
7 2 (2.00%) Regular Expression
8 1 (1.00%) Ember.js
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 8 (8.00%) Client/Server
2 6 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.00%) NHS
4 3 (3.00%) Firmware
5 2 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.00%) Human Factors
5 2 (2.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.00%) GIS
6 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.00%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.00%) RIA
6 1 (1.00%) iPhone
6 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.00%) Windows
2 7 (7.00%) UNIX
3 5 (5.00%) Linux
4 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.00%) Android
6 1 (1.00%) AIX
6 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.00%) Change Management
2 15 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (15.00%) Project Management
3 13 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (13.00%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.00%) Performance Management
6 10 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 10 (10.00%) Six Sigma
6 10 (10.00%) Analytics
7 9 (9.00%) Performance Analysis
7 9 (9.00%) B2B
7 9 (9.00%) B2C
7 9 (9.00%) Lean Six Sigma
7 9 (9.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (8.00%) Process Improvement
8 8 (8.00%) Test Strategy
8 8 (8.00%) Benchmarking
8 8 (8.00%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.00%) SQL
2 14 (14.00%) C#
3 9 (9.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.00%) Perl
4 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.00%) C
5 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.00%) VBA
6 1 (1.00%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.00%) Degree
2 8 (8.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 8 (8.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) HND
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.00%) SLA
3 2 (2.00%) COBIT
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
1 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (19.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.00%) Oracle
3 4 (4.00%) SAP
3 4 (4.00%) HP
3 4 (4.00%) Citrix
3 4 (4.00%) VMware
4 3 (3.00%) NetApp
4 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.00%) EMC
4 3 (3.00%) Sybase
4 3 (3.00%) IBM
5 2 (2.00%) Cognos
5 2 (2.00%) BMC
5 2 (2.00%) Apple
5 2 (2.00%) Remedy
5 2 (2.00%) FrontRange
5 2 (2.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.00%) Actimize
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Posted: 7 days ago
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Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago