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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 528 512 512
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 56 42 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.088% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 18
Average daily rate
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£305 £355 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.08% -29.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £305 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £465 £773
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £355 £500
% change year-on-year
-9.85% -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
39013 35351 37639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.93% 74.46% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24966 22370 22280
Average daily rate £415 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +0.50%
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 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 978 1417
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +10 25 £313 +2.45% 10
West Midlands -13 9 £300 - 1
Yorkshire +4 6 £305 -
South East -10 6 £413 +16.19% 3
North West -6 4 £518 +33.54% 1
East of England - 3 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - - - - 1
Performance Improvement
UK

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 38 (34.23%) Finance
2 24 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 24 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (17.12%) SQL
4 18 (16.22%) Windows
5 17 (15.32%) SQL Server
6 16 (14.41%) C#
6 16 (14.41%) Change Management
6 16 (14.41%) Project Management
6 16 (14.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (12.61%) XML
8 14 (12.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (12.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (12.61%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (11.71%) Degree
9 13 (11.71%) Performance Management
9 13 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (10.81%) Risk Management
10 12 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (9.91%) Games
11 11 (9.91%) Service Management
11 11 (9.91%) Star Schema
11 11 (9.91%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (9.01%) Coaching
12 10 (9.01%) Performance Analysis
12 10 (9.01%) Analytics
12 10 (9.01%) TCP/IP

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.70%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.70%) IIS
2 3 (2.70%) Apache
2 3 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.01%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.50%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (3.60%) 3G
3 4 (3.60%) LTE
4 3 (2.70%) DNS
5 2 (1.80%) Firewall
5 2 (1.80%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.80%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.90%) VPN
6 1 (0.90%) VoIP
6 1 (0.90%) SMTP
6 1 (0.90%) DHCP
6 1 (0.90%) FTP
6 1 (0.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (12.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (12.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (12.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (9.91%) Star Schema
5 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.70%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.70%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.80%) DTS
7 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.90%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.70%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.80%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.90%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (34.23%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Games
3 10 (9.01%) Retail
4 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.60%) Marketing
5 4 (3.60%) Banking
6 3 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.70%) Legal
7 2 (1.80%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.90%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (24.32%) Analyst
2 18 (16.22%) Consultant
3 15 (13.51%) Developer
4 9 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) Process Consultant
5 8 (7.21%) Performance Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) Process Improvement Consultant
5 8 (7.21%) SQL Developer
6 6 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (4.50%) Cost Analyst
7 5 (4.50%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.60%) DBA
8 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (3.60%) Service Manager
9 3 (2.70%) UNIX Administrator
9 3 (2.70%) SQL DBA
9 3 (2.70%) Marketing Manager
9 3 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (2.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.61%) XML
2 9 (8.11%) HTML
3 8 (7.21%) Middleware
4 7 (6.31%) CSS
5 5 (4.50%) XHTML
6 4 (3.60%) .NET
6 4 (3.60%) HTML5
6 4 (3.60%) Ajax
7 3 (2.70%) jQuery
7 3 (2.70%) Backbone.js
7 3 (2.70%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.80%) Regular Expression
8 2 (1.80%) XSLT
8 2 (1.80%) JSON
8 2 (1.80%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.90%) LINQ
9 1 (0.90%) WCF
9 1 (0.90%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.90%) CGI
9 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.21%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.41%) GIS
3 6 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.50%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.50%) SWIFT
4 5 (4.50%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.60%) User Experience
6 3 (2.70%) NHS
7 2 (1.80%) Human Factors
7 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.80%) Spread Betting
7 2 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.90%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.90%) Derivative
8 1 (0.90%) RIA
8 1 (0.90%) iPhone
8 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.22%) Windows
2 5 (4.50%) UNIX
3 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.70%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.70%) Linux
4 2 (1.80%) Android
5 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.90%) AIX
5 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.41%) Change Management
2 16 (14.41%) Project Management
3 15 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (11.71%) Performance Management
4 13 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (10.81%) Risk Management
5 12 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (9.91%) Service Management
6 11 (9.91%) Performance Monitoring
7 10 (9.01%) Coaching
7 10 (9.01%) Performance Analysis
7 10 (9.01%) Analytics
7 10 (9.01%) ITIL
7 10 (9.01%) Six Sigma
7 10 (9.01%) Lean Six Sigma
8 9 (8.11%) Benchmarking
8 9 (8.11%) B2B
8 9 (8.11%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.12%) SQL
2 16 (14.41%) C#
3 8 (7.21%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.60%) Perl
5 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.70%) C
6 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.80%) Java
6 2 (1.80%) C++
7 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.90%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) Degree
2 8 (7.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 8 (7.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 7 (6.31%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.80%) ISEB
6 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.90%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.90%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) SLA
3 2 (1.80%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.80%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.70%) Firmware
1 3 (2.70%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
1 1 (0.90%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.01%) Citrix
3 5 (4.50%) Intel
3 5 (4.50%) Oracle
4 4 (3.60%) Sybase
4 4 (3.60%) HP
4 4 (3.60%) Mapinfo
5 3 (2.70%) NetApp
5 3 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.70%) EMC
5 3 (2.70%) IBM
6 2 (1.80%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.80%) SAP
6 2 (1.80%) BMC
6 2 (1.80%) Remedy
6 2 (1.80%) FrontRange
6 2 (1.80%) VMware
7 1 (0.90%) Actimize
7 1 (0.90%) Cognos
7 1 (0.90%) Murex
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