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 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 541 529 514
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 59 42 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.088% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 20
Average daily rate
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£325 £305 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -35.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £435 £1,000
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.61% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50
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
39260 35774 37216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.92% 74.53% 72.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25511 22670 22103
Average daily rate £424 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.34% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1033 1389
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 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 21 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 -8 28 £328 +7.37% 8
South East -19 12 £305 -21.79% 2
West Midlands -7 8 £300 +12.14% 2
North West - 4 £518 -
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
East of England - 2 - -
Yorkshire -6 1 £375 +12.78%
South West - - - - 1
Performance Improvement
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Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 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 42 (34.71%) Finance
2 32 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (19.01%) SQL
4 20 (16.53%) Microsoft
4 20 (16.53%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (14.05%) Analytics
5 17 (14.05%) Project Management
5 17 (14.05%) Change Management
5 17 (14.05%) Windows
6 16 (13.22%) XML
6 16 (13.22%) SQL Server
7 15 (12.40%) C#
7 15 (12.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (12.40%) Degree
7 15 (12.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (11.57%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (11.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (11.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (9.92%) Games
10 12 (9.92%) Coaching
11 11 (9.09%) Service Delivery
11 11 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (9.09%) Star Schema
11 11 (9.09%) TCP/IP
12 10 (8.26%) ITIL
12 10 (8.26%) Service Management
12 10 (8.26%) Citrix
12 10 (8.26%) Six Sigma

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 3 (2.48%) Apache
1 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
1 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.48%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.48%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.65%) IIS
2 2 (1.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.65%) CMS
2 2 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS Project
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.61%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (5.79%) LTE
3 7 (5.79%) 3G
4 3 (2.48%) DNS
5 2 (1.65%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.65%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.65%) 4G
5 2 (1.65%) Firewall
5 2 (1.65%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.83%) LAN
6 1 (0.83%) VoIP
6 1 (0.83%) WAN
6 1 (0.83%) SMTP
6 1 (0.83%) DHCP
6 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.83%) FTP
6 1 (0.83%) HTTP
6 1 (0.83%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (12.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (11.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (11.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (9.09%) Star Schema
5 6 (4.96%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.48%) SAP BW
6 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.48%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.65%) DTS
7 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.65%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.83%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 42 (34.71%) Finance
2 12 (9.92%) Games
3 10 (8.26%) Retail
4 9 (7.44%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.96%) Marketing
6 5 (4.13%) Legal
7 4 (3.31%) Banking
8 3 (2.48%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.65%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 37 (30.58%) Analyst
2 21 (17.36%) Consultant
3 16 (13.22%) Business Analyst
4 15 (12.40%) Developer
5 8 (6.61%) SQL Developer
5 8 (6.61%) Process Improvement Consultant
5 8 (6.61%) Process Consultant
5 8 (6.61%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (4.96%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (4.13%) Cost Analyst
7 5 (4.13%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.31%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (3.31%) Administrator
8 4 (3.31%) Service Manager
8 4 (3.31%) UNIX Administrator
8 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 3 (2.48%) SQL DBA
9 3 (2.48%) Marketing Manager
9 3 (2.48%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.22%) XML
2 9 (7.44%) HTML
3 8 (6.61%) Middleware
4 7 (5.79%) CSS
5 5 (4.13%) XHTML
6 4 (3.31%) HTML5
6 4 (3.31%) Ajax
7 3 (2.48%) .NET
7 3 (2.48%) Backbone.js
7 3 (2.48%) jQuery
7 3 (2.48%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.65%) Regular Expression
8 2 (1.65%) XSLT
8 2 (1.65%) JSON
8 2 (1.65%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.83%) WCF
9 1 (0.83%) LINQ
9 1 (0.83%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.53%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.61%) Client/Server
2 8 (6.61%) GIS
3 7 (5.79%) Visualisation
4 6 (4.96%) User Experience
5 5 (4.13%) SWIFT
5 5 (4.13%) Fat Client
5 5 (4.13%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.31%) NHS
6 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.65%) Spread Betting
7 2 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.83%) RIA
8 1 (0.83%) Online Games
8 1 (0.83%) iPhone
8 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.83%) Derivative
8 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.05%) Windows
2 4 (3.31%) UNIX
3 3 (2.48%) Linux
3 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.48%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.65%) Android
4 2 (1.65%) AIX
5 1 (0.83%) Solaris
5 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (14.05%) Change Management
2 17 (14.05%) Project Management
2 17 (14.05%) Analytics
3 14 (11.57%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (9.92%) Coaching
6 11 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 11 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (8.26%) Risk Management
7 10 (8.26%) ITIL
7 10 (8.26%) Service Management
7 10 (8.26%) Six Sigma
7 10 (8.26%) Performance Management
7 10 (8.26%) Lean Six Sigma
7 10 (8.26%) Performance Analysis
8 9 (7.44%) Business Analysis
8 9 (7.44%) Process Improvement
8 9 (7.44%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.01%) SQL
2 15 (12.40%) C#
3 8 (6.61%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.31%) Perl
5 3 (2.48%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.65%) Ruby
6 2 (1.65%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.65%) Python
6 2 (1.65%) C++
6 2 (1.65%) Java
7 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (12.40%) Degree
2 8 (6.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 8 (6.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.13%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.31%) ISEB
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) HND
6 1 (0.83%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) QA
2 3 (2.48%) SLA
3 2 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.83%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.48%) Firmware
1 3 (2.48%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 20 (16.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.26%) Citrix
3 8 (6.61%) Mapinfo
4 5 (4.13%) Intel
5 4 (3.31%) Oracle
5 4 (3.31%) Sybase
5 4 (3.31%) SAP
6 3 (2.48%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.48%) HP
6 3 (2.48%) EMC
6 3 (2.48%) IBM
6 3 (2.48%) NetApp
6 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.65%) VMware
7 2 (1.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.83%) Actimize
8 1 (0.83%) FrontRange
8 1 (0.83%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.83%) Remedy
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