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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Improvement
Rank 615 605 584
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -21
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 42 56 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.098% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 39 27
Median daily rate £325 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £303 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £583 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £400 £305
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +31.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £23.50 £31.85 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.21% +67.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £31.85 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.00% +67.63%

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
44464 46364 44152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 81.04% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29448 30320 27616
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1150 1283 1207
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.76 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Performance Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Improvement
Top 30 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 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 +17 42 £325 -20.73% 10
South East +18 15 £350 -12.50% 2
London -9 15 £419 -5.09% 7
Berkshire +16 8 £750 -
North West +16 5 £313 -3.84% 1
Manchester -2 5 £313 -3.84% 1
Surrey - 4 £325 -
West Midlands -20 3 £275 -
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Milton Keynes +16 2 £346 -13.43%
Buckinghamshire +16 2 £346 -13.43%
East of England +5 2 - -
South West -1 2 £250 -50.00%
Reading - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £270 -
Horley - 2 £350 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Hampshire +13 1 - - 2
Wiltshire +11 1 - -
Gloucestershire +3 1 £250 -
Essex +3 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £275 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Barking - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Rugby - 1 - -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £275 -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 17 (22.67%) Management Information System
1 17 (22.67%) Finance
2 16 (21.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (21.33%) MS Office
2 16 (21.33%) Analytics
2 16 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (18.67%) Performance Management
3 14 (18.67%) Degree
4 13 (17.33%) ITIL
4 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
4 13 (17.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (12.00%) Adobe Analytics
7 9 (12.00%) SQL
7 9 (12.00%) Adobe
7 9 (12.00%) Risk Management
8 8 (10.67%) Coaching
8 8 (10.67%) Telecoms
8 8 (10.67%) Problem Management
9 7 (9.33%) Quantitative Analysis
9 7 (9.33%) Data Analysis
9 7 (9.33%) Business Analysis
9 7 (9.33%) Portfolio Management
9 7 (9.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (9.33%) Project Management
9 7 (9.33%) Digital Analytics
10 6 (8.00%) Fintech

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 (4.00%) Liferay
2 2 (2.67%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.33%) IIS
3 1 (1.33%) JBoss
3 1 (1.33%) SAS
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (21.33%) MS Office
2 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.00%) SPSS
4 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Maximo
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.00%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (2.67%) 2G
2 2 (2.67%) 3G
2 2 (2.67%) LTE
2 2 (2.67%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.33%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.33%) GIS
3 1 (1.33%) MS Access
3 1 (1.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.33%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.33%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.33%) QlikView
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Ant
1 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.33%) Gradle
1 1 (1.33%) IntelliJ
1 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.33%) JUnit
1 1 (1.33%) Maven
General
1 17 (22.67%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Legal
4 3 (4.00%) Marketing
4 3 (4.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.67%) Front Office
6 1 (1.33%) Automotive
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.33%) Electronics
6 1 (1.33%) German Language
6 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.67%) Analyst
2 9 (12.00%) Analytics Manager
2 9 (12.00%) Digital Analytics Manager
3 6 (8.00%) Architect
3 6 (8.00%) Commercial Manager
3 6 (8.00%) Developer
3 6 (8.00%) Problem Manager
4 5 (6.67%) Consultant
5 4 (5.33%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Security Consultant
7 2 (2.67%) Applications Architect
7 2 (2.67%) Business Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) Data Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) J2EE Architect
7 2 (2.67%) Junior
7 2 (2.67%) Product Manager
7 2 (2.67%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.67%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.67%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) Apache Flex
2 4 (5.33%) Hibernate
2 4 (5.33%) J2EE
2 4 (5.33%) Spring
3 3 (4.00%) jQuery
3 3 (4.00%) React
3 3 (4.00%) Struts
3 3 (4.00%) Velocity
4 2 (2.67%) XML
5 1 (1.33%) .NET
5 1 (1.33%) Java EE
5 1 (1.33%) JDBC
5 1 (1.33%) JSF
5 1 (1.33%) REST
5 1 (1.33%) SOAP
5 1 (1.33%) Web Services
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.67%) Management Information System
2 16 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.00%) Fintech
3 6 (8.00%) Handset
4 4 (5.33%) Statistics
5 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.67%) CMDB
6 2 (2.67%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.67%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (2.67%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.33%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.33%) IVR
7 1 (1.33%) Psychology
7 1 (1.33%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.33%) Social Media
7 1 (1.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.33%) Unix
1 1 (1.33%) Windows
1 1 (1.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) Analytics
1 16 (21.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (18.67%) Performance Management
3 13 (17.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (17.33%) ITIL
4 11 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 9 (12.00%) Risk Management
7 8 (10.67%) Coaching
7 8 (10.67%) Problem Management
8 7 (9.33%) Business Analysis
8 7 (9.33%) Data Analysis
8 7 (9.33%) Digital Analytics
8 7 (9.33%) Portfolio Management
8 7 (9.33%) Project Management
8 7 (9.33%) Quantitative Analysis
8 7 (9.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (8.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.00%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.00%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (2.67%) C++
4 1 (1.33%) ABAP
4 1 (1.33%) C#
4 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (18.67%) Degree
2 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.00%) ISEB
4 2 (2.67%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (2.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (2.67%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.33%) CISSP
5 1 (1.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.33%) IISP
5 1 (1.33%) MBA
5 1 (1.33%) PCI QSA
5 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.00%) QA
2 3 (4.00%) SLA
3 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.33%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.33%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Docker
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (12.00%) Adobe
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle
4 2 (2.67%) Cognos
4 2 (2.67%) Ericsson
4 2 (2.67%) Huawei
4 2 (2.67%) Intel Security
4 2 (2.67%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (2.67%) Nokia
4 2 (2.67%) Omniture
4 2 (2.67%) SAP
4 2 (2.67%) Splunk
4 2 (2.67%) Tableau
5 1 (1.33%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.33%) Google
5 1 (1.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.33%) Mapinfo
5 1 (1.33%) Maxymiser
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.33%) Teradata
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