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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Improvement
Rank 613 594 560
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -34
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 30 47 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.084% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 29
Median daily rate £400 £423 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £285 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £319 £305
% change year-on-year
+25.49% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £15.00

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
43626 44488 42241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.57% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29009 28650 26554
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1028 1199 1213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 25 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 26 June 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 -11 25 £400 -5.32% 18
London +5 11 £406 -14.47% 10
South East +2 5 - - 3
South West +2 4 £425 +54.54% 1
Berkshire -9 4 - -
Edinburgh - 4 £550 -
Scotland - 4 £550 -
West Midlands -23 3 £360 +26.31% 2
Warwickshire - 3 £360 -
Paddington +5 2 - -
Gloucestershire -1 2 £450 -
Reading -5 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 £400 -
Wiltshire - 2 £400 -
Surrey -3 1 - -
Bromley -8 1 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £220 -
Corsham - 1 £400 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £325 -
Cambridge - 1 £220 -
Staines - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £220 -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 22 (28.95%) Finance
2 18 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (23.68%) Project Management
3 15 (19.74%) Performance Management
4 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (15.79%) ITIL
6 11 (14.47%) PRINCE2
6 11 (14.47%) Banking
7 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (13.16%) Degree
7 10 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (13.16%) Change Management
8 9 (11.84%) Portfolio Management
8 9 (11.84%) Data Centre
8 9 (11.84%) Target Operating Model
9 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
9 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
9 8 (10.53%) Management Information System
9 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
10 7 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (9.21%) Six Sigma
10 7 (9.21%) Risk Management
10 7 (9.21%) Marketing
11 6 (7.89%) Lean Six Sigma
11 6 (7.89%) Problem Management
11 6 (7.89%) SLA
11 6 (7.89%) Java
11 6 (7.89%) Oracle
11 6 (7.89%) MS Office
12 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce

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 4 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.95%) Liferay
2 3 (3.95%) nginx
3 2 (2.63%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.32%) CMS
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.89%) MS Office
3 4 (5.26%) SPSS
4 3 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) Wireless
2 3 (3.95%) HTTP
2 3 (3.95%) SSL
3 2 (2.63%) BGP
3 2 (2.63%) EIGRP
3 2 (2.63%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.63%) LAN
3 2 (2.63%) MPLS
3 2 (2.63%) Network Security
3 2 (2.63%) OSPF
3 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.63%) WAN
4 1 (1.32%) 3G
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) GIS
2 3 (3.95%) DB2
2 3 (3.95%) Infinispan
2 3 (3.95%) MySQL
2 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.95%) Redis
2 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.32%) Big Data
4 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (28.95%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Banking
3 7 (9.21%) Marketing
4 5 (6.58%) Legal
4 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.63%) Front Office
5 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.63%) Law
5 2 (2.63%) Retail
6 1 (1.32%) Games
6 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.42%) Analyst
2 8 (10.53%) Consultant
3 6 (7.89%) Architect
3 6 (7.89%) Business Change Manager
3 6 (7.89%) Business Manager
3 6 (7.89%) Change Manager
4 5 (6.58%) IT Manager
4 5 (6.58%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (6.58%) Project Manager
4 5 (6.58%) Service Analyst
5 4 (5.26%) Category Manager
5 4 (5.26%) Security Consultant
6 3 (3.95%) Applications Architect
6 3 (3.95%) Data Analyst
6 3 (3.95%) IT Programme Manager
6 3 (3.95%) Programme Manager
6 3 (3.95%) Project Leader
6 3 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.95%) SOC Consultant
6 3 (3.95%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) Hibernate
2 3 (3.95%) J2EE
2 3 (3.95%) Java EE
2 3 (3.95%) jQuery
2 3 (3.95%) Play Framework
2 3 (3.95%) React
2 3 (3.95%) RESTful
2 3 (3.95%) Spring
2 3 (3.95%) Struts
2 3 (3.95%) Velocity
3 2 (2.63%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.32%) CSS
4 1 (1.32%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.32%) XML
4 1 (1.32%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.84%) Data Centre
3 8 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.58%) Statistics
5 4 (5.26%) Fintech
5 4 (5.26%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.95%) PKI
6 3 (3.95%) User Experience
7 2 (2.63%) Biometrics
7 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.63%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.63%) NHS
7 2 (2.63%) Social Media
7 2 (2.63%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.32%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.32%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.32%) Handset
8 1 (1.32%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) Android
1 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
1 3 (3.95%) Linux
1 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (3.95%) Ubuntu
1 3 (3.95%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Unix
2 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.68%) Project Management
1 18 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (19.74%) Performance Management
3 12 (15.79%) ITIL
4 11 (14.47%) PRINCE2
5 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (13.16%) Change Management
5 10 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (11.84%) Portfolio Management
6 9 (11.84%) Target Operating Model
7 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
8 7 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (9.21%) Risk Management
8 7 (9.21%) Six Sigma
9 6 (7.89%) Lean Six Sigma
9 6 (7.89%) Problem Management
10 5 (6.58%) Analytics
10 5 (6.58%) Coaching
10 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.58%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) Java
2 4 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) Degree
2 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.63%) MBA
4 2 (2.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.32%) APMP
5 1 (1.32%) CIPD
5 1 (1.32%) CISSP
5 1 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) IISP
5 1 (1.32%) PCI QSA
5 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.32%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.26%) QA
3 3 (3.95%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle
2 3 (3.95%) Intel Security
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.95%) Splunk
3 2 (2.63%) Adobe
3 2 (2.63%) BMC
3 2 (2.63%) Cisco
3 2 (2.63%) Citrix
3 2 (2.63%) Juniper
3 2 (2.63%) Remedy
3 2 (2.63%) Riverbed
3 2 (2.63%) SAP
3 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.32%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.32%) IBM
4 1 (1.32%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.32%) Nokia
4 1 (1.32%) Progress
4 1 (1.32%) Siemens
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