The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 375 372 361
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 24 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.055% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.070% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 2
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£450 £538 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £428 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £703 £654
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.18 - £165.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.00 -
Performance Improvement
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16714 17075 15210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.73% 78.57% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11868 11661 10681
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 236 247
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £25.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £67.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Performance Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Improvement across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in London

Performance Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Improvement across the London region.

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Trend in London

Performance Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Improvement across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in London

Performance Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Improvement across the London region.

Performance Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in London

Performance Improvement
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
City of London +22 7 £575 - 3
Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Performance Improvement
England

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 23 (35.94%) Banking
2 21 (32.81%) Finance
3 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (14.06%) Service Delivery
4 9 (14.06%) Windows
4 9 (14.06%) Project Management
4 9 (14.06%) Analytics
4 9 (14.06%) User Experience
4 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 8 (12.50%) Visualisation
5 8 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 8 (12.50%) Retail
6 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
6 7 (10.94%) Online Banking
6 7 (10.94%) Web Analytics
6 7 (10.94%) Degree
7 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
7 6 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
7 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
8 5 (7.81%) Intel
8 5 (7.81%) Citrix
8 5 (7.81%) Thin Client
8 5 (7.81%) Middleware
8 5 (7.81%) BCP
8 5 (7.81%) Data Management
8 5 (7.81%) Business Continuity
8 5 (7.81%) Mobile App
8 5 (7.81%) Mentoring

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (1.56%) CMS
1 1 (1.56%) Drupal
1 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Photoshop
1 4 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (4.69%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.56%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.69%) DNS
3 2 (3.13%) SAN
3 2 (3.13%) MPLS
3 2 (3.13%) OSPF
3 2 (3.13%) BGP
3 2 (3.13%) EIGRP
3 2 (3.13%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.13%) tcpdump
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.13%) LAN
3 2 (3.13%) WAN
3 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) MySQL
1 1 (1.56%) DB2
1 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.56%) EDRMS
1 1 (1.56%) DB2 UDB
1 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (35.94%) Banking
2 21 (32.81%) Finance
3 8 (12.50%) Retail
3 8 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 4 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.25%) Games
5 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.13%) Legal
5 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.13%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) Business Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) Designer
3 8 (12.50%) Visual Designer
4 6 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Administrator
7 3 (4.69%) Digital Project Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Performance Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) Middleware
2 2 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (3.13%) HTML
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (1.56%) XML
3 1 (1.56%) Flash
3 1 (1.56%) VCL
3 1 (1.56%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) User Experience
1 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 7 (10.94%) Online Banking
4 5 (7.81%) Thin Client
4 5 (7.81%) SWIFT
4 5 (7.81%) Mobile App
4 5 (7.81%) Fat Client
5 4 (6.25%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (6.25%) Photography
6 3 (4.69%) NHS
7 2 (3.13%) Spread Betting
7 2 (3.13%) Online Games
8 1 (1.56%) Copywriting
8 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.56%) Replication
8 1 (1.56%) Clustering
8 1 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.56%) Derivative
8 1 (1.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) AIX
2 2 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.56%) Android
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) CentOS
3 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.06%) Project Management
2 9 (14.06%) Service Delivery
2 9 (14.06%) Analytics
3 8 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
4 7 (10.94%) Web Analytics
5 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
5 6 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
6 5 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.81%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.81%) BCP
6 5 (7.81%) Business Continuity
6 5 (7.81%) Data Management
7 4 (6.25%) Logistics
7 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (6.25%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.69%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) C++
1 3 (4.69%) Python
1 3 (4.69%) Ruby
2 2 (3.13%) C#
2 2 (3.13%) Java
2 2 (3.13%) Perl
2 2 (3.13%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) VC++
3 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) CCIE
2 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.13%) PMP
2 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.56%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.56%) Puppet
1 1 (1.56%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) Intel
2 5 (7.81%) Citrix
3 3 (4.69%) Adobe
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco
4 2 (3.13%) Riverbed
4 2 (3.13%) Juniper
5 1 (1.56%) Borland
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.56%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) Altiris
5 1 (1.56%) Northgate
5 1 (1.56%) Google
5 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
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