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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 529 548 479
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -69
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 54 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.069% 0.100%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.091% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 24
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£335 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £231 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £355
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -15.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £165.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
38699 37323 31833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.60% 75.25% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24528 23655 19464
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1089 990
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.40 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 0 26 £525 +6.32% 10
South West +6 10 £650 +85.71% 1
North West -14 10 £325 -
West Midlands -7 8 £285 +14.00%
South East -24 2 £475 -7.76% 3
Yorkshire -26 1 £255 +2.00% 2
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Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 31 (29.81%) Banking
2 26 (25.00%) Finance
3 21 (20.19%) Project Management
4 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (15.38%) Performance Management
6 15 (14.42%) User Experience
7 14 (13.46%) Retail
7 14 (13.46%) Retail Banking
8 12 (11.54%) ITIL
9 10 (9.62%) Online Banking
10 9 (8.65%) Logistics
10 9 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (8.65%) Service Management
10 9 (8.65%) Management Information System
10 9 (8.65%) Telecoms
10 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
10 9 (8.65%) MS Excel
10 9 (8.65%) NHS
10 9 (8.65%) Mobile Banking
11 8 (7.69%) Mentoring
12 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2
12 7 (6.73%) Windows
12 7 (6.73%) SQL
12 7 (6.73%) Portfolio Management
12 7 (6.73%) Coaching
12 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (6.73%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (5.77%) Radio Access Network
13 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (8.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.96%) CMS
2 1 (0.96%) Drupal
2 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (8.65%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.88%) MS Office
3 3 (2.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.88%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.92%) MS Project
4 2 (1.92%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) SAN
1 6 (5.77%) 3G
1 6 (5.77%) LTE
1 6 (5.77%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (4.81%) 4G
3 4 (3.85%) 2G
3 4 (3.85%) GPRS
3 4 (3.85%) GSM
3 4 (3.85%) WCDMA
3 4 (3.85%) HSPA
4 3 (2.88%) Network Security
5 1 (0.96%) MPLS
5 1 (0.96%) OSPF
5 1 (0.96%) BGP
5 1 (0.96%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.96%) DNS
5 1 (0.96%) LAN
5 1 (0.96%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) SQL Server
1 6 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (5.77%) EDRMS
1 6 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.92%) MySQL
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.96%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.96%) DB2
4 1 (0.96%) OLAP
4 1 (0.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.96%) JMeter
1 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
General
1 31 (29.81%) Banking
2 26 (25.00%) Finance
3 14 (13.46%) Retail
3 14 (13.46%) Retail Banking
4 9 (8.65%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.81%) Marketing
6 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.88%) Games
7 2 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.92%) Law
7 2 (1.92%) Legal
7 2 (1.92%) Local Government
8 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (9.62%) Project Manager
2 9 (8.65%) Designer
3 8 (7.69%) Consultant
4 7 (6.73%) Change Manager
4 7 (6.73%) Developer
4 7 (6.73%) Analyst
4 7 (6.73%) Visual Designer
4 7 (6.73%) Architect
5 6 (5.77%) DBA
5 6 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (4.81%) Senior DBA
6 5 (4.81%) Performance Manager
7 4 (3.85%) Author
7 4 (3.85%) Programme Manager
7 4 (3.85%) Technical Author
7 4 (3.85%) Deployment Manager
7 4 (3.85%) Performance Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.88%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) HTML
1 5 (4.81%) CSS
2 4 (3.85%) .NET
3 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.92%) VCL
5 1 (0.96%) LAMP
5 1 (0.96%) MCollective
5 1 (0.96%) XML
5 1 (0.96%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.42%) User Experience
2 10 (9.62%) Online Banking
3 9 (8.65%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.65%) Mobile Banking
3 9 (8.65%) NHS
4 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.81%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.85%) Photography
7 3 (2.88%) Statistics
7 3 (2.88%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.92%) GIS
9 1 (0.96%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.96%) Online Games
9 1 (0.96%) Replication
9 1 (0.96%) Clustering
9 1 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.73%) Windows
2 6 (5.77%) Linux
2 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.96%) CentOS
3 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.96%) Android
3 1 (0.96%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.19%) Project Management
2 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.38%) Performance Management
4 12 (11.54%) ITIL
5 9 (8.65%) Service Management
5 9 (8.65%) Logistics
5 9 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 7 (6.73%) Coaching
7 7 (6.73%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (6.73%) Portfolio Management
7 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.77%) TOGAF
9 5 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.81%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.81%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.81%) ETL
9 5 (4.81%) Six Sigma
9 5 (4.81%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.81%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.73%) SQL
2 4 (3.85%) C#
2 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.92%) Perl
3 2 (1.92%) C++
3 2 (1.92%) VC++
4 1 (0.96%) Python
4 1 (0.96%) Ruby
4 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.96%) Java
4 1 (0.96%) PHP
4 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (3.85%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) PMP
2 2 (1.92%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.96%) MBA
3 1 (0.96%) MOS
3 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (0.96%) CCIE
3 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (4.81%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.88%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.96%) Puppet
1 1 (0.96%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
1 6 (5.77%) Mapinfo
2 5 (4.81%) McAfee
2 5 (4.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (4.81%) Splunk
2 5 (4.81%) Business Objects
3 4 (3.85%) Nortel
3 4 (3.85%) Ericsson
3 4 (3.85%) ArcSight
3 4 (3.85%) Huawei
4 3 (2.88%) Citrix
4 3 (2.88%) Adobe
5 2 (1.92%) Planview
6 1 (0.96%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.96%) VMware
6 1 (0.96%) Teradata
6 1 (0.96%) Altiris
6 1 (0.96%) Northgate
6 1 (0.96%) Google
6 1 (0.96%) HP
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