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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Improvement
Rank 623 589 587
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -2
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 41 58 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.10% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.090% 0.13% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 18
Average daily rate £425 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £260 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+44.73% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - -

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
45575 44729 42342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.84% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30101 27892 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1297 1209
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 2016.

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 29 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 1 May 2016. 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
England -27 32 £425 +30.76% 23
London -34 11 £468 -8.78% 14
South East -11 6 £425 -10.52% 4
West Midlands -14 6 £254 -10.96% 1
South West +2 5 £450 -30.76% 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £450 -
Warwickshire - 5 £320 -
Warwick - 4 £273 -
Berkshire 0 2 - -
Reading -5 2 - -
Surrey -8 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £388 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Paddington - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £388 -
Bromley -15 1 £425 -
North West -18 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £220 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £188 - 1
Croydon - 1 £335 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 -
Cambridge - 1 £220 -
Leicester - 1 £450 -
Chertsey - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £220 -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 24 (30.77%) Finance
2 23 (29.49%) Project Management
3 17 (21.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (17.95%) Business Analysis
5 13 (16.67%) Banking
5 13 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
6 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 11 (14.10%) DV Cleared
7 11 (14.10%) Change Management
8 10 (12.82%) Performance Management
9 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (8.97%) Coaching
10 7 (8.97%) Legal
10 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
10 7 (8.97%) Marketing
10 7 (8.97%) Degree
11 6 (7.69%) ITIL
11 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
11 6 (7.69%) Java
11 6 (7.69%) Oracle
11 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (7.69%) Six Sigma
11 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
12 5 (6.41%) Service Management
12 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
12 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
12 5 (6.41%) C
12 5 (6.41%) SQL

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4 (5.13%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.85%) Liferay
2 3 (3.85%) nginx
3 2 (2.56%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) CMS
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.85%) MS Office
2 3 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.85%) SPSS
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) Wireless
2 3 (3.85%) HTTP
2 3 (3.85%) SSL
3 2 (2.56%) BGP
3 2 (2.56%) EIGRP
3 2 (2.56%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.56%) LAN
3 2 (2.56%) MPLS
3 2 (2.56%) Network Security
3 2 (2.56%) OSPF
3 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.56%) WAN
4 1 (1.28%) 3G
4 1 (1.28%) Firewall
4 1 (1.28%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) DB2
1 3 (3.85%) GIS
1 3 (3.85%) Infinispan
1 3 (3.85%) MySQL
1 3 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (3.85%) RDBMS
1 3 (3.85%) Redis
1 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.56%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.28%) Big Data
3 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.28%) MS Access
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.56%) Mercurial
General
1 24 (30.77%) Finance
2 13 (16.67%) Banking
3 7 (8.97%) Legal
3 7 (8.97%) Marketing
4 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.56%) Front Office
5 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Law
5 2 (2.56%) Publishing
5 2 (2.56%) Retail
6 1 (1.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Analyst
2 10 (12.82%) Business Change Manager
2 10 (12.82%) Business Manager
2 10 (12.82%) Change Manager
3 8 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.69%) Architect
5 5 (6.41%) Consultant
5 5 (6.41%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Category Manager
6 4 (5.13%) Developer
6 4 (5.13%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Applications Architect
7 3 (3.85%) CRM Project Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM Project Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Project Leader
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) jQuery
2 4 (5.13%) Hibernate
3 3 (3.85%) CSS
3 3 (3.85%) HTML
3 3 (3.85%) J2EE
3 3 (3.85%) Java EE
3 3 (3.85%) Play Framework
3 3 (3.85%) React
3 3 (3.85%) RESTful
3 3 (3.85%) Spring
3 3 (3.85%) Struts
3 3 (3.85%) Velocity
3 3 (3.85%) XML
4 2 (2.56%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.56%) Backbone.js
4 2 (2.56%) Handlebars
4 2 (2.56%) HTML5
4 2 (2.56%) JSON
4 2 (2.56%) SAP PI
4 2 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.13%) NHS
3 4 (5.13%) Statistics
3 4 (5.13%) User Experience
4 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.85%) PKI
5 2 (2.56%) Biometrics
5 2 (2.56%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.56%) Fintech
5 2 (2.56%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.28%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.28%) Robotics
6 1 (1.28%) Social Media
6 1 (1.28%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) Android
1 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
1 3 (3.85%) Linux
1 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (3.85%) Ubuntu
1 3 (3.85%) Windows
2 2 (2.56%) Unix
2 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.49%) Project Management
2 17 (21.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (17.95%) Business Analysis
4 13 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
5 11 (14.10%) Change Management
6 10 (12.82%) Performance Management
7 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (8.97%) Coaching
9 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.69%) ITIL
9 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 6 (7.69%) Six Sigma
10 5 (6.41%) Lean Six Sigma
10 5 (6.41%) Service Management
11 4 (5.13%) Benchmarking
11 4 (5.13%) Business Development
11 4 (5.13%) CRM
11 4 (5.13%) ITSM
12 3 (3.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.69%) Java
2 5 (6.41%) C
2 5 (6.41%) SQL
3 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.56%) VBA
4 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.10%) DV Cleared
3 7 (8.97%) Degree
4 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.56%) MBA
4 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) APMP
5 1 (1.28%) CIPD
5 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
1 4 (5.13%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Oracle
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.56%) BMC
3 2 (2.56%) Cisco
3 2 (2.56%) Citrix
3 2 (2.56%) Juniper
3 2 (2.56%) Remedy
3 2 (2.56%) Riverbed
3 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.56%) SAP
3 2 (2.56%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.28%) Arqiva
4 1 (1.28%) BT
4 1 (1.28%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.28%) NetCracker
4 1 (1.28%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (1.28%) Splunk
4 1 (1.28%) Telindus
4 1 (1.28%) Virgin Media
4 1 (1.28%) ZTE