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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 541 503 521
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +18
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 45 52 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.089% 0.11% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 18
Average daily rate
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£438 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £443 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £305 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.14% -14.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £12.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +10.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 -
Performance Improvement
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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
39339 36598 33493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.43% 75.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25883 23216 20586
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1105 1023
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -12 21 £463 +21.71% 6
South East -9 12 £450 +328.57% 4
West Midlands - 4 £285 -
South West -10 3 £275 -15.38%
North West -17 3 £288 -4.16% 1
Yorkshire -28 2 £280 -7.43%
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Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 29 (29.29%) Banking
2 27 (27.27%) Project Management
3 20 (20.20%) Finance
4 19 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (18.18%) Retail
5 18 (18.18%) Retail Banking
6 14 (14.14%) Management Information System
6 14 (14.14%) MS Excel
7 13 (13.13%) E-Commerce
7 13 (13.13%) Performance Management
8 12 (12.12%) ITIL
9 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 11 (11.11%) NHS
9 11 (11.11%) User Experience
10 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (10.10%) SQL
10 10 (10.10%) Service Delivery
11 9 (9.09%) Service Management
11 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
12 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
12 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
12 8 (8.08%) Mobile Banking
13 7 (7.07%) Coaching
13 7 (7.07%) Portfolio Management
13 7 (7.07%) Data Centre
13 7 (7.07%) 3G
13 7 (7.07%) Business Objects
13 7 (7.07%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (7.07%) PRINCE2
13 7 (7.07%) Mapinfo

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.01%) CMS
2 1 (1.01%) Drupal
2 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (14.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.01%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) 3G
1 7 (7.07%) LTE
1 7 (7.07%) 4G
1 7 (7.07%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (6.06%) SAN
3 4 (4.04%) GPRS
3 4 (4.04%) GSM
3 4 (4.04%) WCDMA
3 4 (4.04%) 2G
3 4 (4.04%) HSPA
4 3 (3.03%) Network Security
5 2 (2.02%) Internet
6 1 (1.01%) Firewall
6 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.01%) WAN
6 1 (1.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.07%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.06%) EDRMS
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.02%) MySQL
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.01%) DB2
6 1 (1.01%) OLAP
6 1 (1.01%) MS Access
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.01%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.01%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.03%) Mercurial
2 2 (2.02%) Subversion
3 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (29.29%) Banking
2 20 (20.20%) Finance
3 18 (18.18%) Retail
3 18 (18.18%) Retail Banking
4 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.05%) Marketing
5 5 (5.05%) Legal
6 4 (4.04%) Publishing
7 2 (2.02%) Law
8 1 (1.01%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (13.13%) Project Manager
2 9 (9.09%) Developer
3 8 (8.08%) Analyst
3 8 (8.08%) Architect
4 7 (7.07%) Author
4 7 (7.07%) Technical Author
4 7 (7.07%) Change Manager
4 7 (7.07%) Performance Engineer
4 7 (7.07%) Digital Project Manager
5 6 (6.06%) DBA
5 6 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.05%) Senior DBA
6 5 (5.05%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (5.05%) RAN Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Consultant
7 4 (4.04%) Deployment Manager
8 3 (3.03%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.03%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) CSS
1 6 (6.06%) XML
1 6 (6.06%) HTML
2 5 (5.05%) JSON
2 5 (5.05%) jQuery
2 5 (5.05%) HTML5
3 3 (3.03%) Backbone.js
3 3 (3.03%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.03%) XSLT
4 2 (2.02%) .NET
4 2 (2.02%) XHTML
4 2 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (2.02%) CSS3
4 2 (2.02%) Ajax
5 1 (1.01%) MCollective
5 1 (1.01%) VCL
5 1 (1.01%) LAMP
5 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.01%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.14%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.11%) NHS
2 11 (11.11%) User Experience
3 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.08%) Mobile Banking
5 7 (7.07%) Data Centre
6 6 (6.06%) Online Banking
7 3 (3.03%) Statistics
7 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.02%) E-Learning
8 2 (2.02%) W3C
9 1 (1.01%) Replication
9 1 (1.01%) Clustering
9 1 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (1.01%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.06%) Linux
2 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (5.05%) Windows
2 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.01%) AIX
3 1 (1.01%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.27%) Project Management
2 19 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.13%) E-Commerce
3 13 (13.13%) Performance Management
4 12 (12.12%) ITIL
5 10 (10.10%) Service Delivery
6 9 (9.09%) Service Management
7 7 (7.07%) PRINCE2
7 7 (7.07%) Network Design
7 7 (7.07%) Portfolio Management
7 7 (7.07%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (7.07%) Coaching
8 6 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (6.06%) Logistics
8 6 (6.06%) TOGAF
9 5 (5.05%) TDD
9 5 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (5.05%) ETL
9 5 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.05%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.10%) SQL
2 6 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.03%) VBA
4 2 (2.02%) Perl
4 2 (2.02%) C#
5 1 (1.01%) C++
5 1 (1.01%) Java
5 1 (1.01%) PHP
5 1 (1.01%) VC++
5 1 (1.01%) Python
5 1 (1.01%) Ruby
5 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.01%) VB
5 1 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) Degree
2 3 (3.03%) MBA
3 2 (2.02%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.01%) CCIE
4 1 (1.01%) ISEB
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.01%) PMP
4 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (5.05%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.01%) Puppet
1 1 (1.01%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.07%) Business Objects
2 7 (7.07%) Mapinfo
3 5 (5.05%) McAfee
3 5 (5.05%) Splunk
4 4 (4.04%) ArcSight
4 4 (4.04%) Huawei
4 4 (4.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (4.04%) Nortel
4 4 (4.04%) Ericsson
5 3 (3.03%) Citrix
5 3 (3.03%) Google
5 3 (3.03%) Greenplum
6 2 (2.02%) Adobe
7 1 (1.01%) HP
7 1 (1.01%) Cisco
7 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.01%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.01%) 3Com
7 1 (1.01%) VMware
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