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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Improvement
UK / England
Rank 534 570 545
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -25
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 41 33 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.069% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.083% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 35
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £650 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.04 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 -

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
34320 39574 38070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.95% 82.84% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22958 26223 24388
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 850 1079 1034
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +37.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

Performance Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Performance Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Improvement within the England region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +28 16 £429 +38.86% 2
London +18 15 £425 -19.04% 10
West Midlands +6 4 £528 +181.33%
East Midlands +9 3 £700 +55.55%
North West +15 1 £475 - 2
South West 0 1 £475 +5.55% 1
North East - 1 £525 -
Performance Improvement
UK

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Performance Improvement.

1 20 (27.78%) Finance
2 18 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (19.44%) Performance Management
4 13 (18.06%) Project Management
4 13 (18.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (16.67%) ITIL
5 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 12 (16.67%) Degree
6 10 (13.89%) PRINCE2
7 9 (12.50%) QA
8 8 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 8 (11.11%) SQL
8 8 (11.11%) NHS
8 8 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 8 (11.11%) Business Transformation
9 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.72%) Data Analysis
10 6 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (8.33%) C
10 6 (8.33%) Management Information System
10 6 (8.33%) Line Management
10 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (8.33%) Coaching
11 5 (6.94%) DevOps
11 5 (6.94%) DMAIC
11 5 (6.94%) PDM
11 5 (6.94%) BPR
11 5 (6.94%) Change Management
11 5 (6.94%) EFQM

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.17%) Apache
1 3 (4.17%) JBoss
2 2 (2.78%) CMS
2 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.39%) CICS
3 1 (1.39%) SAS
3 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.94%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.78%) MS Office
3 2 (2.78%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) G Suite
2 1 (1.39%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Firewall
2 2 (2.78%) MPLS
2 2 (2.78%) Skype
3 1 (1.39%) 2G
3 1 (1.39%) 3G
3 1 (1.39%) 4G
3 1 (1.39%) GSM
3 1 (1.39%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.39%) LAN
3 1 (1.39%) LTE
3 1 (1.39%) UMTS
3 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) DB2
2 1 (1.39%) GIS
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.39%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.39%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (1.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Ant
1 2 (2.78%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.78%) Gradle
1 2 (2.78%) IntelliJ
1 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.78%) JUnit
1 2 (2.78%) LoadRunner
1 2 (2.78%) Maven
2 1 (1.39%) ERwin
2 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.39%) Toad
General
1 20 (27.78%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.94%) Marketing
4 3 (4.17%) Legal
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.78%) Automotive
5 2 (2.78%) Banking
5 2 (2.78%) German Language
6 1 (1.39%) Back Office
6 1 (1.39%) Electronics
6 1 (1.39%) Games
6 1 (1.39%) Local Government
6 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (9.72%) Business Analyst
3 5 (6.94%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (6.94%) Performance Manager
3 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
4 4 (5.56%) Business Manager
4 4 (5.56%) Developer
5 3 (4.17%) Architect
5 3 (4.17%) Business Change Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Change Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Commercial Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Problem Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Senior Manager
6 2 (2.78%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (2.78%) Database Developer
6 2 (2.78%) Incident Manager
6 2 (2.78%) J2EE Architect
6 2 (2.78%) Senior J2EE Architect
6 2 (2.78%) SQL Database Developer
6 2 (2.78%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) Middleware
1 3 (4.17%) REST
1 3 (4.17%) SOAP
1 3 (4.17%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) J2EE
2 2 (2.78%) Java EE
2 2 (2.78%) JDBC
2 2 (2.78%) JSF
2 2 (2.78%) Spring
2 2 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (1.39%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (1.39%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.39%) Pixi.js
3 1 (1.39%) React
3 1 (1.39%) React Native
3 1 (1.39%) RESTful
3 1 (1.39%) Web Services Management
3 1 (1.39%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.11%) NHS
3 6 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.17%) IVR
6 2 (2.78%) CMDB
6 2 (2.78%) EPoS
6 2 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.39%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.39%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.39%) Android
1 1 (1.39%) Linux
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
1 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (1.39%) Windows
1 1 (1.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) Performance Management
2 13 (18.06%) Project Management
2 13 (18.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (16.67%) ITIL
4 10 (13.89%) PRINCE2
5 8 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.11%) Business Transformation
6 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (9.72%) Data Analysis
7 6 (8.33%) Coaching
7 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (8.33%) Line Management
7 6 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.94%) BPR
8 5 (6.94%) Change Management
8 5 (6.94%) DevOps
8 5 (6.94%) DMAIC
8 5 (6.94%) ITSM
8 5 (6.94%) PDM
8 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 6 (8.33%) C
3 4 (5.56%) Java
4 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.39%) COBOL
5 1 (1.39%) ES6
5 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Degree
1 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.94%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) ISEB
5 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) QA
2 5 (6.94%) EFQM
3 3 (4.17%) PA-DSS
3 3 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.17%) PMO
4 2 (2.78%) SLA
5 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.39%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Docker
1 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (6.94%) Oracle
2 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.17%) Cisco
3 3 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.17%) VMware
4 2 (2.78%) Avaya
4 2 (2.78%) F5
4 2 (2.78%) Fortinet
4 2 (2.78%) Google
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (1.39%) Gemalto
5 1 (1.39%) IBM
5 1 (1.39%) Kaspersky
5 1 (1.39%) NetApp
5 1 (1.39%) Splunk
5 1 (1.39%) Tableau
5 1 (1.39%) Teradata
5 1 (1.39%) Tripwire
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