The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 27 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 555 541 507
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -34
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 58 48 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.091% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 17 17
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£348 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £12.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +22.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42560 39708 34604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.14% 75.30% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26984 25126 20661
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1224 1175 1047
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Performance Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Performance Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Improvement
Daily Rate Trend

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

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Performance Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Improvement
Top 27 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
England -7 55 £348 +2.96% 12
London +24 28 £463 +27.58% 6
South East -13 9 £443 - 1
West Midlands - 9 £285 - 2
Coventry - 8 £285 -
City of London +4 6 £575 +53.33% 2
North West -21 6 £325 - 3
Berkshire 0 5 £500 - 1
Reading -3 4 £575 -
Cheshire - 3 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £460 -
Oxford - 3 £460 -
Swindon +9 2 - -
South West +7 2 - -
Wiltshire +5 2 - -
Manchester -7 2 £500 - 3
Yorkshire -19 2 £280 -
Paddington - 2 £350 -
Leeds - 2 £280 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £280 -
Warrington - 1 £260 -
Surrey - 1 £375 -
Bracknell - 1 £425 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 - - 1
West Wales - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - - 1

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 32 (29.91%) Project Management
1 32 (29.91%) Banking
2 21 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (17.76%) Retail
3 19 (17.76%) Retail Banking
3 19 (17.76%) Finance
4 16 (14.95%) Performance Management
5 13 (12.15%) User Experience
5 13 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (11.21%) Management Information System
6 12 (11.21%) E-Commerce
6 12 (11.21%) MS Excel
7 11 (10.28%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (9.35%) Telecoms
8 10 (9.35%) ITIL
8 10 (9.35%) PRINCE2
8 10 (9.35%) SQL
8 10 (9.35%) NHS
9 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
9 9 (8.41%) SharePoint
9 9 (8.41%) Portfolio Management
9 9 (8.41%) Mobile Banking
10 8 (7.48%) Coaching
10 8 (7.48%) Service Management
10 8 (7.48%) Service Delivery
11 7 (6.54%) Mapinfo
11 7 (6.54%) 3G
11 7 (6.54%) Business Objects
11 7 (6.54%) 4G
11 7 (6.54%) LTE

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (8.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) CMS
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.93%) Drupal
2 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.80%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.80%) MS Office
4 2 (1.87%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 1 (0.93%) Demantra
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.54%) 3G
1 7 (6.54%) LTE
1 7 (6.54%) 4G
1 7 (6.54%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (5.61%) SAN
3 4 (3.74%) GPRS
3 4 (3.74%) GSM
3 4 (3.74%) WCDMA
3 4 (3.74%) 2G
3 4 (3.74%) HSPA
4 3 (2.80%) Network Security
5 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
1 6 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (5.61%) EDRMS
1 6 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.87%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.93%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.93%) DB2
4 1 (0.93%) OLAP
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.93%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.93%) Subversion
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (29.91%) Banking
2 19 (17.76%) Retail
2 19 (17.76%) Finance
2 19 (17.76%) Retail Banking
3 10 (9.35%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.67%) Marketing
5 3 (2.80%) Legal
6 2 (1.87%) Publishing
6 2 (1.87%) Games
6 2 (1.87%) Law
7 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (10.28%) Project Manager
2 8 (7.48%) Architect
2 8 (7.48%) Analyst
3 7 (6.54%) Developer
3 7 (6.54%) Author
3 7 (6.54%) Programme Manager
3 7 (6.54%) Technical Author
3 7 (6.54%) Change Manager
3 7 (6.54%) Performance Engineer
3 7 (6.54%) Designer
4 6 (5.61%) DBA
4 6 (5.61%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (4.67%) RAN Engineer
5 5 (4.67%) Digital Project Manager
5 5 (4.67%) Visual Designer
5 5 (4.67%) Senior DBA
5 5 (4.67%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 4 (3.74%) Deployment Manager
6 4 (3.74%) Performance Manager
7 3 (2.80%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.74%) CSS
1 4 (3.74%) HTML
2 2 (1.87%) .NET
2 2 (1.87%) XML
3 1 (0.93%) Flash
3 1 (0.93%) XHTML
3 1 (0.93%) VCL
3 1 (0.93%) LAMP
3 1 (0.93%) Ajax
3 1 (0.93%) JSON
3 1 (0.93%) jQuery
3 1 (0.93%) HTML5
3 1 (0.93%) CSS3
3 1 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.93%) MCollective
3 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) User Experience
1 13 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.21%) Management Information System
3 10 (9.35%) NHS
4 9 (8.41%) Mobile Banking
5 7 (6.54%) Data Centre
5 7 (6.54%) Online Banking
6 4 (3.74%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.80%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.87%) Statistics
9 1 (0.93%) Photography
9 1 (0.93%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.93%) W3C
9 1 (0.93%) Replication
9 1 (0.93%) Clustering
9 1 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.61%) Linux
2 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (4.67%) Windows
2 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.93%) UNIX
3 1 (0.93%) AIX
3 1 (0.93%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.91%) Project Management
2 21 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (14.95%) Performance Management
4 12 (11.21%) E-Commerce
5 11 (10.28%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (9.35%) ITIL
6 10 (9.35%) PRINCE2
7 9 (8.41%) Portfolio Management
8 8 (7.48%) Coaching
8 8 (7.48%) Service Management
8 8 (7.48%) Service Delivery
9 7 (6.54%) Network Design
10 6 (5.61%) TOGAF
10 6 (5.61%) Logistics
10 6 (5.61%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.67%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (4.67%) Performance Engineering
11 5 (4.67%) Analytics
11 5 (4.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.35%) SQL
2 3 (2.80%) Java
2 3 (2.80%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.80%) VBA
3 2 (1.87%) Perl
3 2 (1.87%) C#
4 1 (0.93%) C++
4 1 (0.93%) VB
4 1 (0.93%) PHP
4 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.93%) VC++
4 1 (0.93%) Python
4 1 (0.93%) Ruby
4 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (6.54%) Degree
2 3 (2.80%) MBA
3 2 (1.87%) Postgraduate
3 2 (1.87%) PMP
3 2 (1.87%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.93%) MOS
4 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (4.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.87%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.93%) Puppet
1 1 (0.93%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.54%) Business Objects
2 7 (6.54%) Mapinfo
3 5 (4.67%) McAfee
3 5 (4.67%) Splunk
4 4 (3.74%) ArcSight
4 4 (3.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (3.74%) Huawei
4 4 (3.74%) Nortel
4 4 (3.74%) Ericsson
5 3 (2.80%) Citrix
5 3 (2.80%) Adobe
5 3 (2.80%) Greenplum
6 2 (1.87%) Google
6 2 (1.87%) Planview
7 1 (0.93%) VMware
7 1 (0.93%) Teradata
7 1 (0.93%) Northgate
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle
7 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
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