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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 508 508 497
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 71 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.092% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 12
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£375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £301 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £510 £955
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £24.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +37.50%
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
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +33 42 £375 +15.38% 6
South East -21 16 £260 -44.08% 3
North West - 7 £375 -
Yorkshire -15 3 £375 +15.38% 1
East Midlands +9 2 - -
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
Performance Improvement
UK

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 47 (36.72%) Finance
2 26 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (14.06%) Microsoft
3 18 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (13.28%) Banking
5 16 (12.50%) SQL
5 16 (12.50%) Windows
5 16 (12.50%) Project Management
6 15 (11.72%) Change Management
6 15 (11.72%) User Experience
7 14 (10.94%) Performance Tuning
8 13 (10.16%) Telecoms
9 12 (9.38%) Degree
9 12 (9.38%) TCP/IP
10 11 (8.59%) Service Delivery
10 11 (8.59%) Performance Management
10 11 (8.59%) Performance Analysis
11 10 (7.81%) Visualisation
11 10 (7.81%) Mentoring
11 10 (7.81%) Coaching
11 10 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (7.81%) GIS
11 10 (7.81%) Mapinfo
11 10 (7.81%) Six Sigma
11 10 (7.81%) XML
11 10 (7.81%) C#
12 9 (7.03%) HTML
12 9 (7.03%) SQL Server
12 9 (7.03%) 3G
12 9 (7.03%) Citrix

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (2.34%) CMS
2 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.56%) Apache
2 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.78%) IIS
3 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (3.91%) MS Office
2 3 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.34%) MS Project
3 2 (1.56%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.56%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.03%) 3G
2 9 (7.03%) LTE
2 9 (7.03%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (3.13%) DNS
4 3 (2.34%) 3GPP
4 3 (2.34%) 4G
5 2 (1.56%) LAN
5 2 (1.56%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.56%) MPLS
5 2 (1.56%) OSPF
5 2 (1.56%) BGP
5 2 (1.56%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.56%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.56%) WAN
5 2 (1.56%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.78%) FTP
6 1 (0.78%) SAN
6 1 (0.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.69%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.13%) Star Schema
5 4 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (3.13%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.56%) DTS
6 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.78%) MySQL
7 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.78%) JMeter
General
1 47 (36.72%) Finance
2 17 (13.28%) Banking
3 13 (10.16%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.69%) Games
5 5 (3.91%) Marketing
6 4 (3.13%) Retail Banking
6 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.13%) Retail
6 4 (3.13%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (25.00%) Analyst
2 22 (17.19%) Consultant
3 15 (11.72%) Business Analyst
4 12 (9.38%) Developer
5 8 (6.25%) Process Consultant
5 8 (6.25%) Process Improvement Consultant
5 8 (6.25%) Designer
6 7 (5.47%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) Visual Designer
8 5 (3.91%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.91%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) SQL Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Performance Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Performance Manager
9 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Administrator
10 3 (2.34%) Applications Support
10 3 (2.34%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.81%) XML
2 9 (7.03%) HTML
3 8 (6.25%) CSS
4 7 (5.47%) Middleware
5 5 (3.91%) .NET
6 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.34%) Backbone.js
6 3 (2.34%) jQuery
7 2 (1.56%) HTML5
7 2 (1.56%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.56%) JSON
7 2 (1.56%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.56%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.56%) XSLT
7 2 (1.56%) XHTML
8 1 (0.78%) VCL
8 1 (0.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.72%) User Experience
3 10 (7.81%) GIS
3 10 (7.81%) Visualisation
4 8 (6.25%) Client/Server
5 6 (4.69%) Online Banking
6 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.91%) Thin Client
6 5 (3.91%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.91%) SWIFT
6 5 (3.91%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (3.13%) NHS
7 4 (3.13%) Photography
8 2 (1.56%) Spread Betting
8 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.56%) Online Games
9 1 (0.78%) Open Source
9 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.78%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (2.34%) UNIX
2 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.56%) Linux
3 2 (1.56%) AIX
4 1 (0.78%) Solaris
4 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (12.50%) Project Management
3 15 (11.72%) Change Management
4 14 (10.94%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (8.59%) Performance Analysis
5 11 (8.59%) Service Delivery
5 11 (8.59%) Performance Management
6 10 (7.81%) Six Sigma
6 10 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (7.81%) Mentoring
6 10 (7.81%) Coaching
7 9 (7.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (7.03%) Process Improvement
7 9 (7.03%) Lean Six Sigma
8 8 (6.25%) Waterfall
8 8 (6.25%) Business Continuity
8 8 (6.25%) Migration
8 8 (6.25%) Data Analysis
8 8 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.50%) SQL
2 10 (7.81%) C#
3 8 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.13%) Perl
5 3 (2.34%) C++
5 3 (2.34%) Python
5 3 (2.34%) Ruby
6 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.56%) Java
7 1 (0.78%) PHP
7 1 (0.78%) VC++
7 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (9.38%) Degree
2 6 (4.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 6 (4.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.91%) ISEB
4 2 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.56%) CCIE
4 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) HND
5 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.78%) PMP
5 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.78%) MOS
5 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) QA
2 4 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.56%) Firmware
2 2 (1.56%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 18 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.81%) Mapinfo
3 9 (7.03%) Citrix
4 6 (4.69%) SAP
5 5 (3.91%) Business Objects
5 5 (3.91%) Intel
6 3 (2.34%) Sybase
6 3 (2.34%) HP
6 3 (2.34%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.56%) Planview
7 2 (1.56%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.56%) EMC
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle
7 2 (1.56%) Cisco
7 2 (1.56%) IBM
7 2 (1.56%) VMware
7 2 (1.56%) Juniper
7 2 (1.56%) NetApp
8 1 (0.78%) Borland
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