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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Improvement
Rank 598 556 552
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -4
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 27 55 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.11% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.066% 0.14% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 41 15
Median daily rate £346 £348 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.43% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £285 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £570 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £15.50
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
41108 39802 37510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.14% 79.38% 78.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27552 25663 24073
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1132 1135
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.69 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% +1.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -29 10 £335 -27.56% 9
South East -3 6 £425 -3.95% 1
South West -4 5 £450 -
West Midlands -11 4 £320 +12.28% 2
East Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
East of England - 1 £220 -
Performance Improvement
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Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 18 (30.00%) Finance
2 15 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (21.67%) Project Management
4 11 (18.33%) Change Management
4 11 (18.33%) Target Operating Model
5 10 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 10 (16.67%) Banking
6 9 (15.00%) Degree
6 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (13.33%) DV Cleared
7 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
8 7 (11.67%) Six Sigma
8 7 (11.67%) Performance Management
9 6 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
9 6 (10.00%) Coaching
9 6 (10.00%) SLA
10 5 (8.33%) SQL
10 5 (8.33%) ITIL
10 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
10 5 (8.33%) Legal
10 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
10 5 (8.33%) QA
10 5 (8.33%) Marketing
10 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
11 4 (6.67%) Business Development
11 4 (6.67%) Incident Management

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 (5.00%) Liferay
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.67%) CMS
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) nginx
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Wireless
2 2 (3.33%) BGP
2 2 (3.33%) EIGRP
2 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.33%) LAN
2 2 (3.33%) MPLS
2 2 (3.33%) Network Security
2 2 (3.33%) OSPF
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.33%) WAN
3 1 (1.67%) 3G
3 1 (1.67%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) HTTP
3 1 (1.67%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.67%) Big Data
2 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.67%) DB2
2 1 (1.67%) Infinispan
2 1 (1.67%) MS Access
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.67%) Redis
2 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 18 (30.00%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Legal
3 5 (8.33%) Marketing
3 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Games
5 1 (1.67%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Analyst
2 8 (13.33%) Business Change Manager
2 8 (13.33%) Business Manager
2 8 (13.33%) Change Manager
3 6 (10.00%) Architect
4 4 (6.67%) Category Manager
4 4 (6.67%) Consultant
4 4 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) Applications Architect
5 3 (5.00%) Telecoms Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Banking Project Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Development Specialist
6 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking Project Manager
6 2 (3.33%) IT Programme Manager
6 2 (3.33%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Performance Improvement Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) Hibernate
2 3 (5.00%) J2EE
2 3 (5.00%) jQuery
2 3 (5.00%) React
2 3 (5.00%) Spring
2 3 (5.00%) Struts
2 3 (5.00%) Velocity
3 1 (1.67%) CSS
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
3 1 (1.67%) Java EE
3 1 (1.67%) Middleware
3 1 (1.67%) Play Framework
3 1 (1.67%) RESTful
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.67%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.33%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.33%) Fintech
3 2 (3.33%) NHS
3 2 (3.33%) Social Media
3 2 (3.33%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.67%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) PKI
4 1 (1.67%) Statistics
4 1 (1.67%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Unix
2 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.67%) Android
3 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (21.67%) Project Management
3 11 (18.33%) Change Management
3 11 (18.33%) Target Operating Model
4 10 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 9 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (11.67%) Performance Management
7 7 (11.67%) Six Sigma
8 6 (10.00%) Coaching
8 6 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
9 5 (8.33%) ITIL
9 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
10 4 (6.67%) Business Development
10 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
10 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
10 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.67%) Scrum
10 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) Java
3 3 (5.00%) C
4 2 (3.33%) VBA
5 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.00%) Degree
3 8 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) MBA
4 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.67%) APMP
5 1 (1.67%) CIPD
5 1 (1.67%) CISSP
5 1 (1.67%) IISP
5 1 (1.67%) PCI QSA
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.67%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) SLA
2 5 (8.33%) QA
3 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (3.33%) Cisco
2 2 (3.33%) Citrix
2 2 (3.33%) Juniper
2 2 (3.33%) Riverbed
3 1 (1.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (1.67%) Arqiva
3 1 (1.67%) BT
3 1 (1.67%) Ericsson
3 1 (1.67%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (1.67%) NetCracker
3 1 (1.67%) Nokia
3 1 (1.67%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.67%) Siemens
3 1 (1.67%) Telindus
3 1 (1.67%) Virgin Media
3 1 (1.67%) ZTE
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