The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 130 - 132
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 8 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% - 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% - 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +37.50%
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2386 2077 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.39% 73.19% 66.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1412 1041 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 112 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.04 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.14% -5.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Performance Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Performance Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Performance Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Performance Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Improvement across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Performance Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Performance Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Performance Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester - 6 £375 -
Performance Improvement
England

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Change Management
2 4 (30.77%) Business Continuity
2 4 (30.77%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
2 4 (30.77%) Coaching
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Data Management
3 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
3 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
3 3 (23.08%) Middleware
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 3 (23.08%) NetApp
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 3 (23.08%) Firmware
3 3 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) Perl
3 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) Sybase
3 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
3 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) UNIX
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Apache

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
1 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
1 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Games
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Service Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (15.38%) UX Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Performance Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Middleware
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (7.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Change Management
1 4 (30.77%) Business Continuity
1 4 (30.77%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
1 4 (30.77%) Coaching
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (23.08%) Data Management
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) ITSM
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 2 (15.38%) CRAMM
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Logistics
4 1 (7.69%) Benchmarking
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
1 3 (23.08%) C#
1 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
1 3 (23.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Firmware
1 3 (23.08%) RHEV
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) NetApp
1 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
1 3 (23.08%) Sybase
1 3 (23.08%) IBM
1 3 (23.08%) EMC