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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 564 517 545
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +28
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 60 77 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 19
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£425 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £276 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £355
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £15.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -64.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -64.70%

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
44991 42314 38919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.81% 76.18% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29174 26141 23620
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1214 1195 1121
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 August 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 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 5 August 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 -17 57 £425 +30.76% 24
London +3 24 £450 +11.04% 10
South East 0 17 £450 +328.57% 7
South West -3 6 £500 +53.84% 1
North West -15 5 £325 +8.33% 3
Berkshire +4 4 £425 - 2
Manchester -9 4 £306 +2.08% 2
Oxfordshire - 4 £460 -
West Midlands -1 3 £285 -5.00% 1
Bristol -3 3 £500 -
City of London -3 3 £445 +18.66% 2
Paddington - 3 £345 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £380 - 1
Oxford - 3 £460 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £380 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £525 - 4
Scotland -5 2 - -
West Yorkshire -30 2 £280 -6.66%
Leeds -32 2 £280 -6.66%
Yorkshire -36 2 £280 -7.43% 1
Coventry - 2 £285 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £450 -
Crawley - 2 £450 -
Bracknell - 2 £425 -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Aberdeen +3 1 - -
Edinburgh -7 1 - -
Winchester - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £350 -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 34 (29.57%) Finance
2 30 (26.09%) Project Management
2 30 (26.09%) Banking
3 21 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (13.91%) Retail
4 16 (13.91%) Retail Banking
4 16 (13.91%) Service Delivery
4 16 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (13.04%) Management Information System
6 14 (12.17%) MS Excel
7 13 (11.30%) ITIL
7 13 (11.30%) E-Commerce
7 13 (11.30%) Telecoms
7 13 (11.30%) Degree
7 13 (11.30%) Performance Management
8 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
8 11 (9.57%) NHS
8 11 (9.57%) SQL
9 10 (8.70%) Service Management
9 10 (8.70%) User Experience
10 9 (7.83%) Coaching
10 9 (7.83%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.83%) PRINCE2
11 8 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (6.96%) SharePoint
12 7 (6.09%) 3G
12 7 (6.09%) Legal
12 7 (6.09%) Scrum
12 7 (6.09%) Risk Management

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 8 (6.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 14 (12.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 1 (0.87%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.87%) Demantra
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.09%) 3G
1 7 (6.09%) LTE
1 7 (6.09%) 4G
1 7 (6.09%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (4.35%) SAN
3 4 (3.48%) GPRS
3 4 (3.48%) GSM
3 4 (3.48%) WCDMA
3 4 (3.48%) 2G
3 4 (3.48%) HSPA
4 2 (1.74%) Firewall
4 2 (1.74%) VLAN
4 2 (1.74%) Network Security
4 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.74%) WAN
4 2 (1.74%) Internet
5 1 (0.87%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.09%) SQL Server
1 7 (6.09%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (5.22%) EDRMS
2 6 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.87%) Big Data
6 1 (0.87%) MySQL
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.87%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.87%) DB2
6 1 (0.87%) OLAP
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.87%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Subversion
1 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.61%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.87%) Redmine
2 1 (0.87%) Maven
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (29.57%) Finance
2 30 (26.09%) Banking
3 16 (13.91%) Retail
3 16 (13.91%) Retail Banking
4 13 (11.30%) Telecoms
5 7 (6.09%) Legal
6 5 (4.35%) Marketing
7 4 (3.48%) Publishing
8 2 (1.74%) Law
9 1 (0.87%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (11.30%) Developer
2 11 (9.57%) Analyst
2 11 (9.57%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.83%) Change Manager
4 8 (6.96%) Consultant
5 7 (6.09%) Author
5 7 (6.09%) Technical Author
5 7 (6.09%) Architect
5 7 (6.09%) Performance Engineer
5 7 (6.09%) Digital Project Manager
6 5 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (4.35%) RAN Engineer
6 5 (4.35%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 5 (4.35%) DBA
6 5 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.48%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.48%) Senior DBA
8 3 (2.61%) Performance Manager
8 3 (2.61%) Financial Business Analyst
8 3 (2.61%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.09%) XML
2 5 (4.35%) JSON
2 5 (4.35%) jQuery
2 5 (4.35%) HTML5
2 5 (4.35%) HTML
2 5 (4.35%) CSS
3 3 (2.61%) Backbone.js
3 3 (2.61%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.61%) XSLT
4 2 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (1.74%) CSS3
4 2 (1.74%) .NET
4 2 (1.74%) XHTML
4 2 (1.74%) Ajax
5 1 (0.87%) J2SE
5 1 (0.87%) JMS
5 1 (0.87%) VCL
5 1 (0.87%) LAMP
5 1 (0.87%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 11 (9.57%) NHS
4 10 (8.70%) User Experience
5 7 (6.09%) Mobile Banking
6 6 (5.22%) Online Banking
6 6 (5.22%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.48%) E-Learning
8 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.74%) Statistics
9 2 (1.74%) W3C
10 1 (0.87%) BBC
10 1 (0.87%) Replication
10 1 (0.87%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.87%) Clustering
10 1 (0.87%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.09%) Linux
2 5 (4.35%) Windows
3 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.74%) UNIX
5 1 (0.87%) AIX
5 1 (0.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.09%) Project Management
2 21 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (13.91%) Service Delivery
4 13 (11.30%) ITIL
4 13 (11.30%) E-Commerce
4 13 (11.30%) Performance Management
5 10 (8.70%) Service Management
6 9 (7.83%) PRINCE2
6 9 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (7.83%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (7.83%) Coaching
7 8 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (6.09%) Scrum
8 7 (6.09%) Risk Management
8 7 (6.09%) Network Design
8 7 (6.09%) Business Analysis
8 7 (6.09%) Portfolio Management
9 6 (5.22%) Programme Management
9 6 (5.22%) Resource Management
10 5 (4.35%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.57%) SQL
2 6 (5.22%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.35%) Java
4 3 (2.61%) VBA
4 3 (2.61%) C
5 2 (1.74%) C#
5 2 (1.74%) C++
6 1 (0.87%) VB
6 1 (0.87%) Perl
6 1 (0.87%) PHP
6 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.87%) VC++
6 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (11.30%) Degree
2 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.61%) ISEB
2 3 (2.61%) MBA
3 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.74%) Postgraduate
3 2 (1.74%) CCIE
3 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.48%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.74%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.09%) Mapinfo
3 4 (3.48%) Nortel
3 4 (3.48%) McAfee
3 4 (3.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (3.48%) Splunk
3 4 (3.48%) Huawei
3 4 (3.48%) Ericsson
4 3 (2.61%) Greenplum
4 3 (2.61%) ArcSight
4 3 (2.61%) HP
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle
5 2 (1.74%) Cisco
5 2 (1.74%) Citrix
5 2 (1.74%) 3Com
5 2 (1.74%) Google
5 2 (1.74%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.87%) FrontRange
6 1 (0.87%) Teradata
6 1 (0.87%) ServiceNow
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