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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 552 540 528
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 48 59 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.11% 0.079%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 19
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£424 £331 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.92% -22.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £229 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £305 £358
% change year-on-year
-5.73% -14.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £12.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +18.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 -

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
43473 40914 36692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.49% 75.97% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 25608 22030
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 £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1161 1201 1086
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 26 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 30 June 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 -14 46 £424 +30.38% 18
London -10 22 £475 +26.66% 6
South East -22 10 £443 +321.42% 6
Berkshire +1 6 £500 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £285 - 2
City of London +3 5 £575 +53.33%
Coventry - 5 £285 -
Reading +6 4 £575 -
South West +1 3 £275 -15.38% 1
Manchester -15 3 £288 - 1
North West -20 3 £288 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £460 - 3
Oxford - 3 £460 -
Paddington - 3 £350 -
Leeds -21 2 £280 -6.66%
West Yorkshire -24 2 £280 -6.66%
Yorkshire -26 2 £280 -7.43%
Bracknell - 2 £425 - 1
Bristol -6 1 £275 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £360 - 2
Swansea - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £360 - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - - 1
West Wales - 1 - -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 30 (30.00%) Banking
2 28 (28.00%) Project Management
3 20 (20.00%) Finance
3 20 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (18.00%) Retail
4 18 (18.00%) Retail Banking
5 13 (13.00%) Management Information System
5 13 (13.00%) ITIL
5 13 (13.00%) MS Excel
5 13 (13.00%) E-Commerce
6 12 (12.00%) Performance Management
7 11 (11.00%) NHS
7 11 (11.00%) User Experience
8 10 (10.00%) SQL
8 10 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 10 (10.00%) Service Management
9 9 (9.00%) Telecoms
9 9 (9.00%) SharePoint
9 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
9 9 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (8.00%) Mobile Banking
10 8 (8.00%) Data Centre
10 8 (8.00%) Coaching
11 7 (7.00%) 3G
11 7 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (7.00%) Mapinfo
11 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
11 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
11 7 (7.00%) Business Objects
11 7 (7.00%) LTE

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (9.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.00%) CMS
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.00%) Drupal
2 1 (1.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (13.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 1 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.00%) Demantra
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.00%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) 3G
1 7 (7.00%) LTE
1 7 (7.00%) 4G
1 7 (7.00%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (6.00%) SAN
3 4 (4.00%) GPRS
3 4 (4.00%) GSM
3 4 (4.00%) WCDMA
3 4 (4.00%) 2G
3 4 (4.00%) HSPA
4 3 (3.00%) Network Security
5 2 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.00%) EDRMS
2 6 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.00%) MySQL
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.00%) DB2
5 1 (1.00%) OLAP
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.00%) MS Access
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.00%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (2.00%) Subversion
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 30 (30.00%) Banking
2 20 (20.00%) Finance
3 18 (18.00%) Retail
3 18 (18.00%) Retail Banking
4 9 (9.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.00%) Marketing
5 5 (5.00%) Legal
6 4 (4.00%) Publishing
7 2 (2.00%) Law
8 1 (1.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (13.00%) Project Manager
2 10 (10.00%) Developer
3 8 (8.00%) Analyst
3 8 (8.00%) Architect
4 7 (7.00%) Author
4 7 (7.00%) Technical Author
4 7 (7.00%) Performance Engineer
4 7 (7.00%) Change Manager
4 7 (7.00%) Digital Project Manager
5 6 (6.00%) DBA
5 6 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.00%) Consultant
6 5 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (5.00%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Senior DBA
6 5 (5.00%) RAN Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Deployment Manager
8 3 (3.00%) Performance Manager
8 3 (3.00%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.00%) CSS
1 6 (6.00%) XML
1 6 (6.00%) HTML
2 5 (5.00%) JSON
2 5 (5.00%) jQuery
2 5 (5.00%) HTML5
3 3 (3.00%) Backbone.js
3 3 (3.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.00%) XSLT
4 2 (2.00%) XHTML
4 2 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (2.00%) CSS3
4 2 (2.00%) Ajax
5 1 (1.00%) MCollective
5 1 (1.00%) VCL
5 1 (1.00%) LAMP
5 1 (1.00%) .NET
5 1 (1.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.00%) NHS
2 11 (11.00%) User Experience
3 9 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 8 (8.00%) Mobile Banking
5 6 (6.00%) Online Banking
6 3 (3.00%) Statistics
6 3 (3.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.00%) E-Learning
7 2 (2.00%) W3C
8 1 (1.00%) Replication
8 1 (1.00%) Clustering
8 1 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.00%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.00%) Linux
2 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (5.00%) Windows
2 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.00%) UNIX
3 1 (1.00%) AIX
3 1 (1.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.00%) Project Management
2 20 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.00%) ITIL
3 13 (13.00%) E-Commerce
4 12 (12.00%) Performance Management
5 10 (10.00%) Service Management
5 10 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 8 (8.00%) Coaching
7 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
7 7 (7.00%) Network Design
7 7 (7.00%) Portfolio Management
7 7 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (6.00%) Logistics
8 6 (6.00%) TOGAF
8 6 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (5.00%) Performance Engineering
9 5 (5.00%) Analytics
9 5 (5.00%) Database Security
9 5 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.00%) SQL
2 6 (6.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.00%) VBA
3 3 (3.00%) Java
4 2 (2.00%) Perl
5 1 (1.00%) PHP
5 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.00%) VB
5 1 (1.00%) C
5 1 (1.00%) C#
5 1 (1.00%) C++
5 1 (1.00%) VC++
5 1 (1.00%) Python
5 1 (1.00%) Ruby
5 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.00%) MBA
3 2 (2.00%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.00%) ISEB
4 1 (1.00%) PMP
4 1 (1.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.00%) Puppet
1 1 (1.00%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.00%) Business Objects
2 7 (7.00%) Mapinfo
3 5 (5.00%) McAfee
3 5 (5.00%) Splunk
4 4 (4.00%) ArcSight
4 4 (4.00%) Huawei
4 4 (4.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (4.00%) Nortel
4 4 (4.00%) Ericsson
5 3 (3.00%) Citrix
5 3 (3.00%) Google
5 3 (3.00%) Greenplum
6 2 (2.00%) Adobe
7 1 (1.00%) HP
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle
7 1 (1.00%) BMC
7 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.00%) FrontRange
7 1 (1.00%) Remedy
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