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 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Improvement
Rank 579 552 544
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -8
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 40 49 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.097% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.096% 0.12% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 16
Average daily rate £450 £411 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.42% -3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £424 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.19% +35.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.04 £19.18 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.18% -28.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.04 - £27.00

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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 -7 37 £450 +20.00% 21
London -16 18 £475 +26.66% 14
South West +8 8 £450 -30.76%
Gloucestershire - 7 £450 -
South East 0 4 £309 +14.35% 2
Berkshire +1 3 £310 +12.72% 1
East Midlands -6 2 £450 -
West Midlands - 2 £900 - 2
Leicestershire - 2 £450 -
Newbury - 2 £310 -
City of London +28 1 £450 +20.00% 6
West Yorkshire -4 1 £315 -47.50% 1
Yorkshire -9 1 £315 -47.50% 1
Scotland -12 1 - - 1
Leeds -16 1 £315 -47.50% 1
Edinburgh -18 1 - -
Manchester -20 1 - - 2
North West -21 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £308 -
Durham - 1 £145 -
North East - 1 £145 -
Bristol - 1 £450 -
Slough - 1 - -
Darlington - 1 £145 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £450 -
Oxford - 1 £308 -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 23 (26.44%) Finance
2 22 (25.29%) Project Management
3 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
4 15 (17.24%) Business Analysis
4 15 (17.24%) Change Management
5 14 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (16.09%) DV Cleared
5 14 (16.09%) Target Operating Model
6 12 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
7 11 (12.64%) MS Excel
8 10 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (11.49%) Performance Management
8 10 (11.49%) Banking
9 9 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (9.20%) Coaching
11 7 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
11 7 (8.05%) Service Delivery
11 7 (8.05%) Legal
12 6 (6.90%) Benchmarking
12 6 (6.90%) NHS
12 6 (6.90%) C
12 6 (6.90%) Telecoms
12 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
13 5 (5.75%) Service Management
13 5 (5.75%) SQL
13 5 (5.75%) SLA
14 4 (4.60%) Six Sigma
14 4 (4.60%) SPSS

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 1 (1.15%) IIS
1 1 (1.15%) Lync
1 1 (1.15%) SAS
1 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (12.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.60%) MS Office
3 4 (4.60%) SPSS
4 1 (1.15%) MS Project
4 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) Radio Access Network
1 4 (4.60%) Wireless
2 3 (3.45%) DNS
3 2 (2.30%) 3G
3 2 (2.30%) BGP
3 2 (2.30%) EIGRP
3 2 (2.30%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.30%) LAN
3 2 (2.30%) MPLS
3 2 (2.30%) Network Security
3 2 (2.30%) OSPF
3 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.30%) WAN
4 1 (1.15%) 2G
4 1 (1.15%) Firewall
4 1 (1.15%) LDAP
4 1 (1.15%) LTE
4 1 (1.15%) PBX
4 1 (1.15%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.15%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) GIS
2 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.15%) MS Access
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.30%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.15%) TestDirector
General
1 23 (26.44%) Finance
2 10 (11.49%) Banking
3 7 (8.05%) Legal
4 6 (6.90%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.15%) Advertising
7 1 (1.15%) Billing
7 1 (1.15%) French Language
7 1 (1.15%) Front Office
7 1 (1.15%) Games
7 1 (1.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (25.29%) Analyst
2 12 (13.79%) Change Manager
3 10 (11.49%) Business Change Manager
3 10 (11.49%) Business Manager
4 7 (8.05%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.75%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) Information Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) Vendor Manager
6 4 (4.60%) Data Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) Developer
6 4 (4.60%) IT Manager
6 4 (4.60%) Operations Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Administrator
7 3 (3.45%) AIX Administrator
7 3 (3.45%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.45%) Performance Tester
7 3 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) CSS
1 3 (3.45%) HTML
1 3 (3.45%) JSON
1 3 (3.45%) XML
2 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.30%) Backbone.js
2 2 (2.30%) Handlebars
2 2 (2.30%) HTML5
2 2 (2.30%) jQuery
2 2 (2.30%) XSLT
3 1 (1.15%) J2EE
3 1 (1.15%) JSP
3 1 (1.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.90%) NHS
3 3 (3.45%) e-Learning
3 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.45%) Statistics
4 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.30%) Psychology
4 2 (2.30%) User Experience
5 1 (1.15%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.45%) AIX
1 3 (3.45%) Unix
2 2 (2.30%) Linux
2 2 (2.30%) Windows
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.29%) Project Management
2 15 (17.24%) Business Analysis
2 15 (17.24%) Change Management
3 14 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (16.09%) Target Operating Model
4 10 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (11.49%) Performance Management
5 9 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (9.20%) Coaching
7 7 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (8.05%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.90%) Benchmarking
9 5 (5.75%) Service Management
10 4 (4.60%) Change Control
10 4 (4.60%) ITIL
10 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.60%) Qualitative Research
10 4 (4.60%) Risk Management
10 4 (4.60%) Scrum
10 4 (4.60%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.90%) C
2 5 (5.75%) SQL
3 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.30%) Korn
4 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.15%) Java
5 1 (1.15%) Perl
5 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.09%) DV Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.60%) Degree
5 2 (2.30%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.30%) ISEB
5 2 (2.30%) MBA
6 1 (1.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
2 3 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.45%) Cisco
2 3 (3.45%) Ericsson
2 3 (3.45%) IBM
3 2 (2.30%) Huawei
3 2 (2.30%) Juniper
3 2 (2.30%) Nokia
3 2 (2.30%) Riverbed
3 2 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.15%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (1.15%) BT
4 1 (1.15%) Citrix
4 1 (1.15%) Mapinfo
4 1 (1.15%) NetCracker
4 1 (1.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (1.15%) Siemens
4 1 (1.15%) VMware
4 1 (1.15%) ZTE
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