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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 133 136 139
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.069% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.098% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £355 £500
% change year-on-year
-15.49% -29.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-64.70% +142.85%
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
2275 2045 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.23% 70.25% 64.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1040 1140
Average daily rate £375 £330 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 105
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 22 August 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 -3 4 £300 - 2
Cheshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Performance Improvement
England

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Data Management
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Apache
2 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Sybase
2 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 3 (33.33%) SLA
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 3 (33.33%) EMC
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (33.33%) Firmware
2 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (33.33%) Middleware
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (33.33%) RHEV
3 2 (22.22%) Regular Expression

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 3 (33.33%) Apache
1 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Desktop Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (22.22%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (11.11%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Data Management
1 3 (33.33%) Change Management
1 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) IT Governance
3 1 (11.11%) ITSM
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Perl
1 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) RHEV
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) Sybase
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
1 3 (33.33%) EMC
1 3 (33.33%) NetApp
1 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) FrontRange
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Remedy
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) BMC
3 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow