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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 522 514 487
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -27
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 57 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.081% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 16 18
Average daily rate
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£348 £331 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.90% -26.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £239 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £383
% change year-on-year
- -15.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £12.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +26.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.00 -
Performance Improvement
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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
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +4 29 £463 +27.58% 6
South East -10 9 £443 - 3
West Midlands - 9 £285 - 2
North West -19 6 £325 - 3
South West +9 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -14 2 £280 - 1
Performance Improvement
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Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 30 (29.41%) Banking
2 29 (28.43%) Project Management
3 20 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (17.65%) Retail
4 18 (17.65%) Finance
4 18 (17.65%) Retail Banking
5 16 (15.69%) Performance Management
6 13 (12.75%) User Experience
7 12 (11.76%) Management Information System
7 12 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 12 (11.76%) MS Excel
8 11 (10.78%) NHS
8 11 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (9.80%) ITIL
9 10 (9.80%) PRINCE2
9 10 (9.80%) Telecoms
10 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
10 9 (8.82%) SQL
10 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
10 9 (8.82%) Portfolio Management
10 9 (8.82%) Mobile Banking
11 8 (7.84%) Service Management
11 8 (7.84%) Service Delivery
12 7 (6.86%) 3G
12 7 (6.86%) Mapinfo
12 7 (6.86%) Business Objects
12 7 (6.86%) Radio Access Network
12 7 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (6.86%) LTE
12 7 (6.86%) 4G

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.98%) CMS
2 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.98%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.94%) MS Office
3 3 (2.94%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.96%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.86%) 3G
1 7 (6.86%) Radio Access Network
1 7 (6.86%) LTE
1 7 (6.86%) 4G
2 6 (5.88%) SAN
3 4 (3.92%) HSPA
3 4 (3.92%) GPRS
3 4 (3.92%) GSM
3 4 (3.92%) WCDMA
3 4 (3.92%) 2G
4 3 (2.94%) Network Security
5 1 (0.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 6 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (5.88%) EDRMS
2 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.96%) MySQL
4 1 (0.98%) DB2
4 1 (0.98%) OLAP
4 1 (0.98%) MS Access
4 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.98%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Subversion
1 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (29.41%) Banking
2 18 (17.65%) Retail
2 18 (17.65%) Finance
2 18 (17.65%) Retail Banking
3 10 (9.80%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.90%) Marketing
5 3 (2.94%) Legal
6 2 (1.96%) Local Government
6 2 (1.96%) Publishing
6 2 (1.96%) Games
6 2 (1.96%) Law
7 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (10.78%) Project Manager
2 8 (7.84%) Architect
2 8 (7.84%) Analyst
3 7 (6.86%) Author
3 7 (6.86%) Technical Author
3 7 (6.86%) Performance Engineer
3 7 (6.86%) Change Manager
3 7 (6.86%) Designer
4 6 (5.88%) Developer
4 6 (5.88%) DBA
4 6 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (4.90%) Programme Manager
5 5 (4.90%) Senior DBA
5 5 (4.90%) Visual Designer
5 5 (4.90%) Digital Project Manager
5 5 (4.90%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 5 (4.90%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (3.92%) Performance Manager
6 4 (3.92%) Deployment Manager
7 3 (2.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) CSS
1 4 (3.92%) HTML
2 2 (1.96%) .NET
2 2 (1.96%) XML
2 2 (1.96%) VCL
3 1 (0.98%) LAMP
3 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.98%) Flash
3 1 (0.98%) XHTML
3 1 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.98%) HTML5
3 1 (0.98%) CSS3
3 1 (0.98%) JSON
3 1 (0.98%) jQuery
3 1 (0.98%) Ajax
3 1 (0.98%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) User Experience
2 12 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 11 (10.78%) NHS
3 11 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (8.82%) Mobile Banking
5 7 (6.86%) Online Banking
6 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.94%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.96%) Statistics
9 1 (0.98%) Replication
9 1 (0.98%) Clustering
9 1 (0.98%) W3C
9 1 (0.98%) Photography
9 1 (0.98%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.88%) Linux
2 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (4.90%) Windows
2 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.98%) AIX
3 1 (0.98%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.43%) Project Management
2 20 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.69%) Performance Management
4 12 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 10 (9.80%) ITIL
5 10 (9.80%) PRINCE2
6 9 (8.82%) Portfolio Management
7 8 (7.84%) Service Management
7 8 (7.84%) Service Delivery
8 7 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (6.86%) Network Design
9 6 (5.88%) Logistics
9 6 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (5.88%) TOGAF
10 5 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.90%) Data Modelling
10 5 (4.90%) ETL
10 5 (4.90%) Configuration Management
10 5 (4.90%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (4.90%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.82%) SQL
2 3 (2.94%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.94%) VBA
3 2 (1.96%) VC++
3 2 (1.96%) Perl
3 2 (1.96%) C#
3 2 (1.96%) C++
4 1 (0.98%) Java
4 1 (0.98%) PHP
4 1 (0.98%) VB
4 1 (0.98%) Python
4 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (1.96%) PMP
2 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.96%) MBA
3 1 (0.98%) MOS
3 1 (0.98%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (4.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.98%) Puppet
1 1 (0.98%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.86%) Mapinfo
2 7 (6.86%) Business Objects
3 5 (4.90%) McAfee
3 5 (4.90%) Splunk
4 4 (3.92%) Huawei
4 4 (3.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (3.92%) ArcSight
4 4 (3.92%) Ericsson
4 4 (3.92%) Nortel
5 3 (2.94%) Citrix
5 3 (2.94%) Adobe
5 3 (2.94%) Greenplum
6 2 (1.96%) Google
6 2 (1.96%) Planview
7 1 (0.98%) VMware
7 1 (0.98%) Teradata
7 1 (0.98%) Borland
7 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.98%) Northgate
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