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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 553 531 536
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 69 53 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 24
Average daily rate
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£305 £360 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -5.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £305 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £477 £693
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £355 £500
% change year-on-year
-15.49% -29.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.29% +142.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-55.29% +142.85%

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
42686 39199 42460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.45% 74.14% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26643 24141 24595
Average daily rate £412 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1099 1524
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.97 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.19% -7.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014. 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 +15 63 £305 -15.15% 16
London +3 29 £338 -11.18% 4
Yorkshire +16 12 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire +12 12 £300 - 1
Leeds - 11 £300 -
West Midlands -9 9 £300 - 1
South East -25 5 £413 +16.19% 3
East of England - 4 £400 - 4
Berkshire +2 3 - -
North West -2 3 £300 -22.58% 2
Scotland - 3 £350 - 3
Hertfordshire - 3 £400 - 1
Manchester - 3 £300 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £413 -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £413 -
City of London +18 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 40 (32.26%) Finance
2 26 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
4 22 (17.74%) SQL
5 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
5 20 (16.13%) Windows
5 20 (16.13%) Project Management
6 19 (15.32%) Change Management
6 19 (15.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (13.71%) XML
9 15 (12.10%) C#
9 15 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (11.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (11.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (11.29%) Degree
10 14 (11.29%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (11.29%) Performance Management
11 13 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (8.87%) Coaching
13 11 (8.87%) Six Sigma
13 11 (8.87%) Star Schema
13 11 (8.87%) Oracle
13 11 (8.87%) Risk Management
13 11 (8.87%) Retail
14 10 (8.06%) Games
14 10 (8.06%) Lean Six Sigma

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 7 (5.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.42%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.42%) IIS
2 3 (2.42%) Apache
2 3 (2.42%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.23%) MS Office
3 3 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.81%) MS Project
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.26%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.03%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (3.23%) 3G
4 3 (2.42%) LTE
5 2 (1.61%) Firewall
5 2 (1.61%) DNS
5 2 (1.61%) PBX
6 1 (0.81%) VoIP
6 1 (0.81%) SMTP
6 1 (0.81%) DHCP
6 1 (0.81%) FTP
6 1 (0.81%) HTTP
6 1 (0.81%) Intranet
6 1 (0.81%) VPN
6 1 (0.81%) 2G
6 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.81%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (11.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (11.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (8.87%) Star Schema
5 7 (5.65%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.03%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.03%) RDBMS
7 4 (3.23%) Data Mining
7 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.61%) OLAP
8 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.61%) DTS
8 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.61%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.81%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.42%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (0.81%) Subversion
3 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (32.26%) Finance
2 11 (8.87%) Retail
3 10 (8.06%) Games
4 5 (4.03%) Banking
4 5 (4.03%) Marketing
5 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.42%) Legal
6 3 (2.42%) Local Government
7 2 (1.61%) Korean Language
7 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Publishing
8 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (26.61%) Analyst
2 18 (14.52%) Developer
3 16 (12.90%) Consultant
4 12 (9.68%) Business Analyst
5 9 (7.26%) Performance Analyst
6 8 (6.45%) SQL Developer
6 8 (6.45%) Process Consultant
6 8 (6.45%) Process Improvement Consultant
7 6 (4.84%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.03%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) Cost Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) DBA
9 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 3 (2.42%) UNIX Administrator
10 3 (2.42%) SQL DBA
10 3 (2.42%) Senior Manager
10 3 (2.42%) Applications Support
10 3 (2.42%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.71%) XML
2 10 (8.06%) HTML
3 8 (6.45%) Middleware
3 8 (6.45%) CSS
4 5 (4.03%) HTML5
4 5 (4.03%) XHTML
5 4 (3.23%) Ajax
5 4 (3.23%) jQuery
5 4 (3.23%) Backbone.js
5 4 (3.23%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.42%) JSON
6 3 (2.42%) .NET
6 3 (2.42%) XSLT
7 2 (1.61%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.81%) WCF
8 1 (0.81%) LINQ
8 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.81%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.45%) Client/Server
2 8 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.03%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.03%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.03%) SWIFT
4 4 (3.23%) GIS
4 4 (3.23%) NHS
4 4 (3.23%) User Experience
5 3 (2.42%) Firmware
5 3 (2.42%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.61%) Human Factors
7 1 (0.81%) RIA
7 1 (0.81%) iPhone
7 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.81%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.13%) Windows
2 10 (8.06%) UNIX
3 5 (4.03%) Linux
4 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.42%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.61%) Android
6 1 (0.81%) AIX
6 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (16.13%) Project Management
3 19 (15.32%) Change Management
4 15 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (11.29%) Performance Management
5 14 (11.29%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (8.87%) Coaching
8 11 (8.87%) Risk Management
8 11 (8.87%) Six Sigma
9 10 (8.06%) Lean Six Sigma
9 10 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (8.06%) Data Management
9 10 (8.06%) Performance Analysis
9 10 (8.06%) Analytics
10 9 (7.26%) Benchmarking
10 9 (7.26%) B2B
10 9 (7.26%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.74%) SQL
2 15 (12.10%) C#
3 9 (7.26%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.42%) Perl
4 3 (2.42%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.42%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.42%) C
5 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.81%) VB
6 1 (0.81%) VBA
6 1 (0.81%) C++
6 1 (0.81%) Java
6 1 (0.81%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.81%) VB6
6 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (11.29%) Degree
2 8 (6.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 8 (6.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 5 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.61%) CIPD
5 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) HND
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.81%) PMP
5 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) QA
2 3 (2.42%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.42%) SLA
3 2 (1.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.42%) RHEV
3 2 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
1 1 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.87%) Oracle
3 9 (7.26%) Citrix
4 5 (4.03%) Remedy
4 5 (4.03%) SAP
4 5 (4.03%) Intel
5 4 (3.23%) HP
5 4 (3.23%) VMware
6 3 (2.42%) NetApp
6 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.42%) EMC
6 3 (2.42%) IBM
6 3 (2.42%) Sybase
7 2 (1.61%) Cognos
7 2 (1.61%) Apple
7 2 (1.61%) Mapinfo
7 2 (1.61%) BMC
7 2 (1.61%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.61%) FrontRange
7 2 (1.61%) ServiceNow
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