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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 547 531 524
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 65 44 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.085% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 22
Average daily rate
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£325 £305 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -30.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £278 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £484 £1,000
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50

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
43026 38252 39233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.66% 74.11% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27635 23752 22856
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1133 1448
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -11 61 £325 +6.55% 20
London +7 30 £328 +7.37% 8
South East -21 13 £260 -33.33% 4
Berkshire +13 8 - - 1
West Midlands -10 8 £300 +12.14% 2
Buckinghamshire - 5 £260 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £260 -
North West - 4 £518 -
City of London +11 3 £345 +13.11% 3
Scotland - 3 £350 - 2
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
Manchester - 2 £409 -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -7 1 £375 +12.78%
Yorkshire -12 1 £375 +12.78% 1
Chesterfield - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £350 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 1
Paddington - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 48 (35.04%) Finance
2 34 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (18.25%) SQL
4 21 (15.33%) Project Management
4 21 (15.33%) Microsoft
4 21 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (13.14%) Change Management
6 17 (12.41%) XML
6 17 (12.41%) Windows
6 17 (12.41%) Analytics
7 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
8 15 (10.95%) C#
8 15 (10.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (10.95%) Degree
8 15 (10.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (10.22%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (10.22%) Coaching
9 14 (10.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (10.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (8.76%) Service Delivery
10 12 (8.76%) Games
10 12 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (8.76%) Performance Management
11 11 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (8.03%) Risk Management
11 11 (8.03%) Retail
11 11 (8.03%) Star Schema
11 11 (8.03%) TCP/IP
12 10 (7.30%) ITIL

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 4 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.19%) CMS
2 3 (2.19%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.19%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.19%) Apache
2 3 (2.19%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.46%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.46%) IIS
4 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.92%) MS Office
3 2 (1.46%) MS Project
3 2 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.73%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.73%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.03%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.57%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (5.84%) 3G
3 8 (5.84%) LTE
4 3 (2.19%) DNS
5 2 (1.46%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.46%) 4G
5 2 (1.46%) PBX
5 2 (1.46%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.46%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.46%) Firewall
6 1 (0.73%) 2G
6 1 (0.73%) VoIP
6 1 (0.73%) WAN
6 1 (0.73%) SMTP
6 1 (0.73%) DHCP
6 1 (0.73%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.73%) FTP
6 1 (0.73%) HTTP
6 1 (0.73%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (10.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (10.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (10.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (8.03%) Star Schema
5 8 (5.84%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.92%) SAP BW
7 3 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.19%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.19%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.46%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.19%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.46%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.73%) Subversion
3 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.73%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (35.04%) Finance
2 12 (8.76%) Games
3 11 (8.03%) Retail
4 9 (6.57%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.11%) Banking
6 6 (4.38%) Marketing
7 5 (3.65%) Legal
8 3 (2.19%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.46%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.73%) Publishing
10 1 (0.73%) Local Government
10 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (28.47%) Analyst
2 21 (15.33%) Consultant
3 17 (12.41%) Developer
3 17 (12.41%) Business Analyst
4 8 (5.84%) Process Consultant
4 8 (5.84%) Process Improvement Consultant
4 8 (5.84%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (5.84%) SQL Developer
5 7 (5.11%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.38%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (3.65%) Cost Analyst
7 5 (3.65%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.65%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.92%) Service Manager
8 4 (2.92%) UNIX Administrator
8 4 (2.92%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (2.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (2.92%) Administrator
9 3 (2.19%) SQL DBA
9 3 (2.19%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.41%) XML
2 9 (6.57%) HTML
3 8 (5.84%) Middleware
4 7 (5.11%) CSS
5 5 (3.65%) XHTML
6 4 (2.92%) HTML5
6 4 (2.92%) .NET
6 4 (2.92%) Ajax
7 3 (2.19%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.19%) Backbone.js
7 3 (2.19%) jQuery
8 2 (1.46%) Regular Expression
8 2 (1.46%) XSLT
8 2 (1.46%) JSON
8 2 (1.46%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.73%) WCF
9 1 (0.73%) LINQ
9 1 (0.73%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.84%) Client/Server
2 8 (5.84%) GIS
2 8 (5.84%) Visualisation
3 7 (5.11%) User Experience
4 6 (4.38%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.65%) Thin Client
5 5 (3.65%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.65%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.92%) NHS
7 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.46%) Spread Betting
7 2 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.73%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.73%) Derivative
8 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.73%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.73%) Online Games
8 1 (0.73%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.41%) Windows
2 4 (2.92%) UNIX
3 3 (2.19%) Linux
3 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.19%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.46%) Android
4 2 (1.46%) AIX
5 1 (0.73%) Solaris
5 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (15.33%) Project Management
3 18 (13.14%) Change Management
4 17 (12.41%) Analytics
5 14 (10.22%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (10.22%) Coaching
5 14 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (8.76%) Service Delivery
6 12 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (8.76%) Performance Management
7 11 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (8.03%) Risk Management
8 10 (7.30%) ITIL
8 10 (7.30%) Benchmarking
8 10 (7.30%) Six Sigma
8 10 (7.30%) Lean Six Sigma
8 10 (7.30%) Service Management
8 10 (7.30%) Performance Analysis
9 9 (6.57%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (6.57%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.25%) SQL
2 15 (10.95%) C#
3 8 (5.84%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.92%) Perl
5 3 (2.19%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.46%) Python
6 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.46%) VB
6 2 (1.46%) Java
6 2 (1.46%) C++
6 2 (1.46%) VB6
6 2 (1.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.73%) C
7 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (10.95%) Degree
2 8 (5.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 8 (5.84%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 7 (5.11%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.65%) ISEB
4 5 (3.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.46%) CIPD
6 1 (0.73%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.73%) HND
6 1 (0.73%) CCIE
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.73%) PMP
6 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.73%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) QA
2 3 (2.19%) SLA
3 2 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.73%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.19%) Firmware
2 3 (2.19%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 21 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.30%) Citrix
3 8 (5.84%) Mapinfo
4 6 (4.38%) SAP
4 6 (4.38%) Oracle
5 5 (3.65%) Intel
6 4 (2.92%) Sybase
6 4 (2.92%) Business Objects
7 3 (2.19%) IBM
7 3 (2.19%) HP
7 3 (2.19%) EMC
7 3 (2.19%) NetApp
7 3 (2.19%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (1.46%) VMware
9 1 (0.73%) Actimize
9 1 (0.73%) FrontRange
9 1 (0.73%) Huawei
9 1 (0.73%) Cognos
9 1 (0.73%) Cisco
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