The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Improvement
Rank 591 595 579
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 33 51 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.092% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.081% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 37 48
Median daily rate £375 £450 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £545 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.93% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.05 -
% change year-on-year
+70.06% -

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
40825 44928 44271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.52% 81.15% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27182 29127 28771
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1342 1219
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Performance Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Performance Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 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 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 32 £376 -16.38% 12
South East +30 11 £375 +8.69% 1
London -12 11 £375 -18.91% 4
North West +5 4 £525 +171.40% 3
Berkshire +11 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £378 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £378 -
Surrey +18 2 £350 +20.68%
South West +4 2 - - 1
East Midlands -7 2 £225 -
West Midlands -7 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £481 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £525 - 2
Horley - 2 £350 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Scotland +12 1 £275 -26.66% 1
Bristol +4 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £275 -
Devon - 1 - -
Thatcham - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £275 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Dunfermline - 1 £275 -
Coventry - 1 - -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Performance Improvement.

1 25 (30.86%) Finance
2 17 (20.99%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (19.75%) Management Information System
3 16 (19.75%) Performance Management
4 15 (18.52%) MS Office
4 15 (18.52%) Analytics
5 13 (16.05%) PRINCE2
5 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
5 13 (16.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (14.81%) Degree
7 11 (13.58%) Data Analysis
7 11 (13.58%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (13.58%) Telecoms
8 10 (12.35%) Project Management
8 10 (12.35%) ITIL
8 10 (12.35%) SQL
8 10 (12.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (11.11%) Adobe Analytics
9 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (11.11%) Adobe
10 8 (9.88%) Security Cleared
11 7 (8.64%) Problem Management
11 7 (8.64%) Quantitative Analysis
11 7 (8.64%) Risk Management
11 7 (8.64%) Coaching
11 7 (8.64%) Digital Analytics
12 6 (7.41%) Workflow
12 6 (7.41%) Handset
12 6 (7.41%) Programme Management

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.70%) Apache
1 3 (3.70%) JBoss
2 2 (2.47%) SAS
3 1 (1.23%) CICS
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (18.52%) MS Office
2 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.94%) SPSS
5 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Maximo
2 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.23%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) 2G
1 3 (3.70%) 3G
1 3 (3.70%) LTE
2 2 (2.47%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (2.47%) WCDMA
3 1 (1.23%) 4G
3 1 (1.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.23%) GSM
3 1 (1.23%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.47%) GIS
2 1 (1.23%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.23%) DB2
2 1 (1.23%) MS Access
2 1 (1.23%) MySQL
2 1 (1.23%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.23%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (1.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Ant
1 2 (2.47%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.47%) Gradle
1 2 (2.47%) IntelliJ
1 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.47%) JUnit
1 2 (2.47%) Maven
2 1 (1.23%) ERwin
2 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 25 (30.86%) Finance
2 11 (13.58%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.94%) Legal
3 4 (4.94%) Marketing
4 2 (2.47%) Automotive
4 2 (2.47%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Front Office
4 2 (2.47%) German Language
4 2 (2.47%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Billing
5 1 (1.23%) Electronics
5 1 (1.23%) Games
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.99%) Analyst
2 9 (11.11%) Analytics Manager
2 9 (11.11%) Digital Analytics Manager
3 7 (8.64%) Problem Manager
4 6 (7.41%) Commercial Manager
4 6 (7.41%) Developer
4 6 (7.41%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 4 (4.94%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.70%) Architect
6 3 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.70%) Consultant
7 2 (2.47%) Data Analyst
7 2 (2.47%) IT Manager
7 2 (2.47%) Junior
7 2 (2.47%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.47%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.47%) Senior Manager
7 2 (2.47%) Service Manager
7 2 (2.47%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) Apache Flex
2 3 (3.70%) REST
2 3 (3.70%) SOAP
2 3 (3.70%) XML
3 2 (2.47%) J2EE
3 2 (2.47%) Java EE
3 2 (2.47%) JDBC
3 2 (2.47%) JSF
3 2 (2.47%) Spring
3 2 (2.47%) Web Services
4 1 (1.23%) .NET
4 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.23%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (1.23%) Middleware
4 1 (1.23%) Pixi.js
4 1 (1.23%) React
4 1 (1.23%) React Native
4 1 (1.23%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (19.75%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.41%) Handset
4 5 (6.17%) NHS
5 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.94%) Fintech
5 4 (4.94%) Performance Metrics
5 4 (4.94%) Statistics
6 3 (3.70%) CMDB
7 1 (1.23%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.23%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.23%) EPoS
7 1 (1.23%) IVR
7 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.23%) Psychology
7 1 (1.23%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.23%) Android
1 1 (1.23%) Windows
1 1 (1.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.99%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (19.75%) Performance Management
3 15 (18.52%) Analytics
4 13 (16.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (16.05%) PRINCE2
5 11 (13.58%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (13.58%) Data Analysis
6 10 (12.35%) ITIL
6 10 (12.35%) Project Management
6 10 (12.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (8.64%) Coaching
8 7 (8.64%) Digital Analytics
8 7 (8.64%) Problem Management
8 7 (8.64%) Quantitative Analysis
8 7 (8.64%) Risk Management
9 6 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
9 6 (7.41%) Programme Management
9 6 (7.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.35%) SQL
2 6 (7.41%) Java
3 2 (2.47%) C++
3 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.23%) ABAP
4 1 (1.23%) C#
4 1 (1.23%) COBOL
4 1 (1.23%) ES6
4 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (14.81%) Degree
2 8 (9.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) ISEB
4 2 (2.47%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.23%) MBA
5 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.23%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.70%) PA-DSS
4 2 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.23%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (1.23%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.11%) Adobe
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.70%) SAP
4 2 (2.47%) Cognos
4 2 (2.47%) Ericsson
4 2 (2.47%) Huawei
4 2 (2.47%) Nokia
4 2 (2.47%) Omniture
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle
4 2 (2.47%) Splunk
4 2 (2.47%) Tableau
5 1 (1.23%) Gemalto
5 1 (1.23%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.23%) Google
5 1 (1.23%) Kaspersky
5 1 (1.23%) Mapinfo
5 1 (1.23%) Maxymiser
5 1 (1.23%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.23%) Tripwire
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