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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 538 526 531
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 68 53 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 23 26
Average daily rate
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£305 £380 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £498 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £355 £500
% change year-on-year
-15.49% -29.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.29% +142.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-55.29% +142.85%

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 30 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 29 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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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 -6 61 £305 -19.73% 11
London +17 25 £365 -14.11% 3
Yorkshire +13 13 £303 - 1
West Yorkshire +13 12 £300 -
Leeds - 11 £300 -
West Midlands -6 9 £300 - 1
South East -25 5 £228 -35.91% 2
East of England - 4 £400 - 2
Manchester -9 3 £300 - 1
North West -10 3 £300 -22.58% 2
Scotland - 3 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £413 - 1
Chertsey - 2 £105 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £413 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £105 -
City of London +9 1 - -
Berkshire +4 1 - -
South West -37 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
Chesterfield - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 35 (29.66%) Finance
2 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
3 21 (17.80%) SQL
4 20 (16.95%) SQL Server
5 19 (16.10%) Change Management
5 19 (16.10%) Project Management
5 19 (16.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (14.41%) XML
7 16 (13.56%) Windows
8 15 (12.71%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (11.86%) C#
9 14 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (11.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (11.86%) Performance Management
10 13 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (11.02%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (9.32%) Retail
12 11 (9.32%) Risk Management
12 11 (9.32%) Degree
12 11 (9.32%) Star Schema
12 11 (9.32%) Oracle
13 10 (8.47%) UNIX
13 10 (8.47%) HTML
13 10 (8.47%) Six Sigma
13 10 (8.47%) Analytics
13 10 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (7.63%) Performance Analysis

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 7 (5.93%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.54%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.54%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.54%) IIS
2 3 (2.54%) Apache
2 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.39%) MS Office
3 3 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.78%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.54%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (1.69%) 3G
3 2 (1.69%) Firewall
3 2 (1.69%) PBX
4 1 (0.85%) VoIP
4 1 (0.85%) SMTP
4 1 (0.85%) DHCP
4 1 (0.85%) FTP
4 1 (0.85%) HTTP
4 1 (0.85%) VPN
4 1 (0.85%) DNS
4 1 (0.85%) Intranet
4 1 (0.85%) 2G
4 1 (0.85%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (11.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (9.32%) Star Schema
5 7 (5.93%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.24%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.24%) RDBMS
7 4 (3.39%) Data Mining
7 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.69%) OLAP
8 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.69%) DTS
8 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) LoadRunner
1 3 (2.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.54%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.85%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (0.85%) Subversion
2 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (29.66%) Finance
2 11 (9.32%) Retail
3 9 (7.63%) Games
4 5 (4.24%) Marketing
5 3 (2.54%) Banking
5 3 (2.54%) Local Government
5 3 (2.54%) Legal
6 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.69%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.85%) Publishing
7 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (24.58%) Analyst
2 18 (15.25%) Developer
3 13 (11.02%) Consultant
4 12 (10.17%) Business Analyst
5 8 (6.78%) Process Consultant
5 8 (6.78%) SQL Developer
5 8 (6.78%) Performance Analyst
5 8 (6.78%) Process Improvement Consultant
6 6 (5.08%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.24%) Cost Analyst
8 4 (3.39%) DBA
8 4 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) Administrator
9 3 (2.54%) Senior Manager
9 3 (2.54%) Web Developer
9 3 (2.54%) Coordinator
9 3 (2.54%) Capacity Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) Desktop Manager
9 3 (2.54%) Capacity Planning Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.41%) XML
2 10 (8.47%) HTML
3 8 (6.78%) CSS
4 5 (4.24%) HTML5
4 5 (4.24%) XHTML
4 5 (4.24%) Middleware
5 4 (3.39%) Ajax
5 4 (3.39%) Backbone.js
5 4 (3.39%) jQuery
5 4 (3.39%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.54%) JSON
6 3 (2.54%) XSLT
7 2 (1.69%) .NET
7 2 (1.69%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.85%) Ember.js
8 1 (0.85%) WCF
8 1 (0.85%) LINQ
8 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.85%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.78%) Client/Server
1 8 (6.78%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.39%) NHS
3 3 (2.54%) Firmware
3 3 (2.54%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.69%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.69%) GIS
4 2 (1.69%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.69%) Human Factors
4 2 (1.69%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.85%) RIA
5 1 (0.85%) iPhone
5 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.56%) Windows
2 10 (8.47%) UNIX
3 5 (4.24%) Linux
4 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.54%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.69%) Android
6 1 (0.85%) AIX
6 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.10%) Project Management
1 19 (16.10%) Change Management
2 15 (12.71%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (11.86%) Performance Management
4 13 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (11.02%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (9.32%) Risk Management
7 10 (8.47%) Six Sigma
7 10 (8.47%) Analytics
7 10 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (7.63%) Performance Analysis
8 9 (7.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (7.63%) Benchmarking
8 9 (7.63%) B2B
8 9 (7.63%) B2C
8 9 (7.63%) Lean Six Sigma
9 8 (6.78%) Migration
9 8 (6.78%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.80%) SQL
2 14 (11.86%) C#
3 9 (7.63%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.54%) Perl
4 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.54%) C
5 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.85%) VB
6 1 (0.85%) VBA
6 1 (0.85%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.85%) VB6
6 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (9.32%) Degree
2 8 (6.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 8 (6.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 5 (4.24%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) CIPD
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) HND
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.85%) PMP
5 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) SLA
1 4 (3.39%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.54%) RHEV
3 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
1 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.32%) Oracle
3 6 (5.08%) Citrix
4 5 (4.24%) Remedy
4 5 (4.24%) SAP
5 4 (3.39%) HP
5 4 (3.39%) VMware
6 3 (2.54%) NetApp
6 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.54%) EMC
6 3 (2.54%) Sybase
6 3 (2.54%) IBM
7 2 (1.69%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.69%) Cognos
7 2 (1.69%) Intel
7 2 (1.69%) Apple
7 2 (1.69%) BMC
7 2 (1.69%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.69%) FrontRange
8 1 (0.85%) Huawei
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Posted: 4 days ago
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