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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 545 528 528
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 57 68 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 32 19
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £278 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £355
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £14.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -67.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -64.70%
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
40868 38382 35686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.95% 76.47% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27032 24152 22151
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1107 1116 1036
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.78 £13.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £46.04 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +3 24 £450 +11.04% 10
South East 0 17 £450 +328.57% 8
South West -3 6 £500 +53.84% 1
North West -15 5 £325 +8.33% 3
West Midlands -1 3 £285 -5.00% 1
Yorkshire -36 2 £280 -7.43% 1
Performance Improvement
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Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 32 (29.36%) Finance
2 29 (26.61%) Project Management
2 29 (26.61%) Banking
3 20 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (14.68%) Retail
4 16 (14.68%) Retail Banking
4 16 (14.68%) Service Delivery
4 16 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (13.76%) Management Information System
6 14 (12.84%) MS Excel
7 13 (11.93%) E-Commerce
7 13 (11.93%) Degree
7 13 (11.93%) Performance Management
8 12 (11.01%) ITIL
8 12 (11.01%) Telecoms
9 11 (10.09%) Microsoft
9 11 (10.09%) NHS
10 10 (9.17%) SQL
10 10 (9.17%) User Experience
11 9 (8.26%) PRINCE2
11 9 (8.26%) Service Management
11 9 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (7.34%) SharePoint
12 8 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (7.34%) Coaching
13 7 (6.42%) Mobile Banking
13 7 (6.42%) Radio Access Network
13 7 (6.42%) Portfolio Management
13 7 (6.42%) 4G
13 7 (6.42%) LTE

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 8 (7.34%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 14 (12.84%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) 3G
1 7 (6.42%) LTE
1 7 (6.42%) 4G
1 7 (6.42%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (4.59%) SAN
3 4 (3.67%) GPRS
3 4 (3.67%) GSM
3 4 (3.67%) WCDMA
3 4 (3.67%) 2G
3 4 (3.67%) HSPA
4 2 (1.83%) Firewall
4 2 (1.83%) VLAN
4 2 (1.83%) Network Security
4 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.83%) WAN
4 2 (1.83%) Internet
5 1 (0.92%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
1 7 (6.42%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (5.50%) EDRMS
2 6 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.92%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.92%) Big Data
6 1 (0.92%) MySQL
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.92%) DB2
6 1 (0.92%) OLAP
6 1 (0.92%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Subversion
1 3 (2.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.75%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.92%) Redmine
2 1 (0.92%) Maven
2 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (29.36%) Finance
2 29 (26.61%) Banking
3 16 (14.68%) Retail
3 16 (14.68%) Retail Banking
4 12 (11.01%) Telecoms
5 7 (6.42%) Legal
6 5 (4.59%) Marketing
7 4 (3.67%) Publishing
8 2 (1.83%) Law
9 1 (0.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (10.09%) Project Manager
1 11 (10.09%) Developer
1 11 (10.09%) Analyst
2 9 (8.26%) Change Manager
3 7 (6.42%) Performance Engineer
3 7 (6.42%) Author
3 7 (6.42%) Technical Author
3 7 (6.42%) Architect
3 7 (6.42%) Digital Project Manager
4 6 (5.50%) Consultant
5 5 (4.59%) DBA
5 5 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (4.59%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (4.59%) RAN Engineer
5 5 (4.59%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 4 (3.67%) Senior DBA
6 4 (3.67%) Business Analyst
7 3 (2.75%) Data Analyst
7 3 (2.75%) Deployment Manager
7 3 (2.75%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.42%) XML
2 5 (4.59%) JSON
2 5 (4.59%) jQuery
2 5 (4.59%) HTML5
2 5 (4.59%) HTML
2 5 (4.59%) CSS
3 3 (2.75%) Backbone.js
3 3 (2.75%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.75%) XSLT
4 2 (1.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (1.83%) CSS3
4 2 (1.83%) .NET
4 2 (1.83%) XHTML
4 2 (1.83%) Ajax
5 1 (0.92%) J2SE
5 1 (0.92%) JMS
5 1 (0.92%) VCL
5 1 (0.92%) LAMP
5 1 (0.92%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.76%) Management Information System
3 11 (10.09%) NHS
4 10 (9.17%) User Experience
5 7 (6.42%) Mobile Banking
6 6 (5.50%) Online Banking
7 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.67%) E-Learning
8 3 (2.75%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.83%) Statistics
9 2 (1.83%) W3C
10 1 (0.92%) BBC
10 1 (0.92%) Replication
10 1 (0.92%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.92%) Clustering
10 1 (0.92%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.42%) Linux
2 5 (4.59%) Windows
3 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.92%) AIX
4 1 (0.92%) Solaris
4 1 (0.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.61%) Project Management
2 20 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (14.68%) Service Delivery
4 13 (11.93%) E-Commerce
4 13 (11.93%) Performance Management
5 12 (11.01%) ITIL
6 9 (8.26%) PRINCE2
6 9 (8.26%) Service Management
6 9 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (7.34%) Coaching
8 7 (6.42%) Portfolio Management
8 7 (6.42%) Network Design
8 7 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (6.42%) Business Analysis
9 6 (5.50%) Resource Management
9 6 (5.50%) Programme Management
9 6 (5.50%) Scrum
10 5 (4.59%) Risk Management
10 5 (4.59%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.17%) SQL
2 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.75%) C
3 3 (2.75%) VBA
3 3 (2.75%) Java
4 2 (1.83%) C#
4 2 (1.83%) C++
5 1 (0.92%) Perl
5 1 (0.92%) PHP
5 1 (0.92%) VC++
5 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (11.93%) Degree
2 3 (2.75%) ISEB
2 3 (2.75%) MBA
3 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.83%) Postgraduate
3 2 (1.83%) CCIE
3 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (10.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.42%) Mapinfo
3 4 (3.67%) McAfee
3 4 (3.67%) Nortel
3 4 (3.67%) Ericsson
3 4 (3.67%) Huawei
3 4 (3.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (3.67%) Splunk
4 3 (2.75%) ArcSight
4 3 (2.75%) Greenplum
5 2 (1.83%) Riverbed
5 2 (1.83%) Google
5 2 (1.83%) Citrix
5 2 (1.83%) 3Com
5 2 (1.83%) HP
5 2 (1.83%) Cisco
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle
6 1 (0.92%) Teradata
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