The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 556 456 507
Rank change year-on-year
-100 +51
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 34 47 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.090% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 35
Average daily rate £375 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £165 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £650 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £353 £438
% change year-on-year
-14.89% -19.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £165.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +473.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Performance Improvement
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -29 14 £494 -24.03% 36
South East -27 7 £515 +46.09% 1
North West -14 4 - - 3
East of England - 2 £305 -
South West - 2 £350 -
North East - 2 £288 -
East Midlands -9 1 - -
West Midlands -15 1 £250 -
Yorkshire - 1 £250 - 1
Performance Improvement
UK

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.65%) Finance
2 12 (17.65%) Project Management
3 11 (16.18%) SQL
3 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (16.18%) Performance Management
4 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
4 10 (14.71%) SharePoint
5 9 (13.24%) ITIL
6 8 (11.76%) Service Management
6 8 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 8 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (10.29%) Change Management
7 7 (10.29%) MS Office
8 6 (8.82%) Windows
8 6 (8.82%) SAP
8 6 (8.82%) Six Sigma
8 6 (8.82%) SLA
8 6 (8.82%) MS Visio
8 6 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (8.82%) Process Management
8 6 (8.82%) Degree
8 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
8 6 (8.82%) Business Transformation
9 5 (7.35%) Visualisation
9 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
9 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (7.35%) Process Improvement
9 5 (7.35%) Dimensional Modelling

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.47%) Lync
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (10.29%) MS Office
4 6 (8.82%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.94%) MS Project
6 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) SaaS
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Unified Communications
1 1 (1.47%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (1.47%) LAN
1 1 (1.47%) WLAN
1 1 (1.47%) WAN
1 1 (1.47%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.94%) OLAP
3 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Anywhere
4 1 (1.47%) Sybase IQ
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.47%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.47%) JMeter
4 1 (1.47%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.88%) Local Government
4 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 3 (4.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) German Language
5 1 (1.47%) Swedish Language
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (19.12%) Analyst
2 8 (11.76%) Business Analyst
2 8 (11.76%) Consultant
3 6 (8.82%) Business Manager
4 5 (7.35%) Process Manager
4 5 (7.35%) Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 4 (5.88%) Help Desk Team Lead
5 4 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Business Process Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 3 (4.41%) Desktop Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Business Process Architect
6 3 (4.41%) Business Architect
6 3 (4.41%) Administrator
6 3 (4.41%) Architect
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Administrator
7 2 (2.94%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
1 3 (4.41%) Backbone.js
1 3 (4.41%) CSS
1 3 (4.41%) XML
1 3 (4.41%) .NET
2 2 (2.94%) HTML
2 2 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (2.94%) jQuery
2 2 (2.94%) HTML5
2 2 (2.94%) Ember.js
3 1 (1.47%) LINQ
3 1 (1.47%) WCF
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.47%) JSON
3 1 (1.47%) CGI
3 1 (1.47%) XSLT
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Visualisation
2 2 (2.94%) Firmware
2 2 (2.94%) GIS
2 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.94%) Human Factors
3 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.47%) New Media
3 1 (1.47%) RIA
3 1 (1.47%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.47%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.47%) Replication
3 1 (1.47%) NHS
3 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) UNIX
3 3 (4.41%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.65%) Project Management
2 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (16.18%) Performance Management
3 9 (13.24%) ITIL
4 8 (11.76%) Service Management
4 8 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 8 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (10.29%) Change Management
6 6 (8.82%) Six Sigma
6 6 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.82%) Process Management
6 6 (8.82%) Business Transformation
7 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (7.35%) Process Improvement
7 5 (7.35%) Dimensional Modelling
7 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.35%) Supplier Management
7 5 (7.35%) Migration
7 5 (7.35%) ERP
8 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 5 (7.35%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.41%) C
3 3 (4.41%) Java
3 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.94%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Degree
1 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) CIPD
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.94%) CITP
4 2 (2.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.47%) MCDST
5 1 (1.47%) PMP
5 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) SLA
2 4 (5.88%) COBIT
3 2 (2.94%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.47%) QA
4 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) SAP
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle
4 4 (5.88%) HP
5 3 (4.41%) ServiceNow
5 3 (4.41%) VMware
5 3 (4.41%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.94%) Remedy
6 2 (2.94%) BMC
6 2 (2.94%) Apple
6 2 (2.94%) FrontRange
7 1 (1.47%) Polycom
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco
7 1 (1.47%) Nortel
7 1 (1.47%) Sybase
7 1 (1.47%) Cognos
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