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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 535 517 505
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -12
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 48 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.075% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 15 8
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +58.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £310 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £380 £250
% change year-on-year
+11.18% +52.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.18 £27.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.96% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -9 43 £375 -3.22% 21
London +10 30 £375 -3.22% 6
City of London - 10 £375 - 1
South East -4 6 £270 -41.93% 6
Berkshire +6 5 £275 -50.00%
North West - 5 £375 - 2
Edinburgh - 5 £423 - 2
Manchester - 5 £375 -
Scotland - 5 £423 - 2
East Midlands +13 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -11 1 £600 +118.18% 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Peterborough - - - -
Redhill - - - - 2
Swindon - - - - 3
Uxbridge - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 2
Newbury - - - -
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Dunfermline - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 2

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 38 (33.04%) Finance
2 20 (17.39%) Project Management
2 20 (17.39%) Banking
3 18 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (12.17%) User Experience
6 13 (11.30%) Telecoms
7 12 (10.43%) Service Delivery
7 12 (10.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (10.43%) Coaching
8 11 (9.57%) Performance Management
8 11 (9.57%) Degree
8 11 (9.57%) SQL
8 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
9 10 (8.70%) Mapinfo
9 10 (8.70%) Windows
9 10 (8.70%) GIS
9 10 (8.70%) Visualisation
10 9 (7.83%) Waterfall
10 9 (7.83%) Radio Access Network
10 9 (7.83%) LTE
10 9 (7.83%) 3G
10 9 (7.83%) Analytics
11 8 (6.96%) Performance Analysis
11 8 (6.96%) TCP/IP
11 8 (6.96%) Data Analysis
12 7 (6.09%) QA
12 7 (6.09%) Business Analysis
12 7 (6.09%) Web Analytics
12 7 (6.09%) Citrix

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (3.48%) CMS
2 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.87%) Node.js
2 1 (0.87%) Drupal
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.87%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (3.48%) MS Office
1 4 (3.48%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.61%) MS Project
3 2 (1.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.74%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) SiteCatalyst
1 1 (0.87%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.87%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) Radio Access Network
1 9 (7.83%) LTE
1 9 (7.83%) 3G
2 8 (6.96%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.61%) 4G
3 3 (2.61%) DNS
3 3 (2.61%) 3GPP
4 2 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.74%) BGP
4 2 (1.74%) MPLS
4 2 (1.74%) OSPF
4 2 (1.74%) EIGRP
4 2 (1.74%) WAN
4 2 (1.74%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.74%) LAN
4 2 (1.74%) tcpdump
4 2 (1.74%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.87%) SAN
5 1 (0.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
1 4 (3.48%) SAP BW
1 4 (3.48%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.74%) MySQL
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.48%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.87%) JMeter
2 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
General
1 38 (33.04%) Finance
2 20 (17.39%) Banking
3 13 (11.30%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.22%) Games
4 6 (5.22%) Retail Banking
4 6 (5.22%) Retail
5 5 (4.35%) Marketing
6 4 (3.48%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.48%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.74%) Legal
7 2 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (24.35%) Analyst
2 16 (13.91%) Consultant
3 14 (12.17%) Business Analyst
4 10 (8.70%) Designer
5 8 (6.96%) Programme Manager
5 8 (6.96%) Visual Designer
6 6 (5.22%) Developer
6 6 (5.22%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Performance Manager
8 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 3 (2.61%) Process Improvement Consultant
9 3 (2.61%) PMO Manager
9 3 (2.61%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.61%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) CSS
1 6 (5.22%) HTML
1 6 (5.22%) .NET
2 5 (4.35%) Middleware
3 3 (2.61%) XML
3 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.74%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.87%) jQuery
5 1 (0.87%) VCL
5 1 (0.87%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.87%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (12.17%) User Experience
3 10 (8.70%) GIS
3 10 (8.70%) Visualisation
4 6 (5.22%) Online Banking
5 5 (4.35%) SWIFT
5 5 (4.35%) Fat Client
5 5 (4.35%) Thin Client
5 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.35%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.48%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (3.48%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.48%) NHS
6 4 (3.48%) Photography
7 2 (1.74%) Online Games
7 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.74%) Spread Betting
7 2 (1.74%) Statistics
8 1 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.87%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.70%) Windows
2 2 (1.74%) AIX
3 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.87%) CentOS
3 1 (0.87%) Android
3 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.87%) Solaris
3 1 (0.87%) Linux
3 1 (0.87%) UNIX
3 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.39%) Project Management
2 17 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (10.43%) Service Delivery
3 12 (10.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 12 (10.43%) Coaching
4 11 (9.57%) Performance Management
5 9 (7.83%) Waterfall
5 9 (7.83%) Analytics
6 8 (6.96%) Performance Analysis
6 8 (6.96%) Data Analysis
7 7 (6.09%) Business Analysis
7 7 (6.09%) Web Analytics
7 7 (6.09%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.09%) Change Management
7 7 (6.09%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (6.09%) Mentoring
8 6 (5.22%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.22%) Business Continuity
8 6 (5.22%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.57%) SQL
2 5 (4.35%) C#
3 4 (3.48%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.48%) Python
3 4 (3.48%) Ruby
4 3 (2.61%) Perl
4 3 (2.61%) C++
5 2 (1.74%) Java
6 1 (0.87%) VB6
6 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.87%) VC++
6 1 (0.87%) PHP
6 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (9.57%) Degree
2 5 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.35%) ISEB
3 2 (1.74%) CCIE
3 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.74%) PMP
3 2 (1.74%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) MOS
4 1 (0.87%) CIPD
4 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.87%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.87%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.87%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.09%) QA
2 4 (3.48%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) Puppet
2 1 (0.87%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.70%) Mapinfo
3 7 (6.09%) Citrix
4 6 (5.22%) SAP
5 5 (4.35%) Business Objects
5 5 (4.35%) Intel
6 3 (2.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (2.61%) Adobe
7 2 (1.74%) Cisco
7 2 (1.74%) HP
7 2 (1.74%) Juniper
7 2 (1.74%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.74%) Planview
8 1 (0.87%) Altiris
8 1 (0.87%) Northgate
8 1 (0.87%) Google
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle
8 1 (0.87%) Sybase
8 1 (0.87%) Borland
8 1 (0.87%) Red Hat
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