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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 523 534 494
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -40
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 53 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.064% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.085% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 16
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£423 £450 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% +45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £590 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.18 £27.00 £165.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.96% -83.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -1 48 £400 -11.11% 21
London -3 24 £450 -16.27% 11
South West -16 8 £650 +62.50% 1
Wiltshire - 8 £650 - 1
North West - 8 £318 - 1
Swindon - 8 £650 - 1
City of London +22 7 £575 - 3
Berkshire +2 5 £275 -50.00%
South East -29 5 £275 -46.60% 3
West Midlands -2 4 £260 +4.00% 1
Manchester - 4 £425 -
Scotland - 3 £423 -
Edinburgh - 3 £423 -
Yorkshire -15 2 £428 +71.00% 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £255 -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (30.40%) Finance
2 30 (24.00%) Banking
3 22 (17.60%) Project Management
4 19 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (13.60%) Telecoms
6 16 (12.80%) SQL
7 15 (12.00%) Service Delivery
7 15 (12.00%) User Experience
8 14 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (11.20%) Mapinfo
8 14 (11.20%) Windows
9 13 (10.40%) 3G
9 13 (10.40%) Performance Management
9 13 (10.40%) Coaching
9 13 (10.40%) LTE
9 13 (10.40%) Radio Access Network
10 12 (9.60%) ITIL
11 11 (8.80%) Microsoft
11 11 (8.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (8.00%) Visualisation
12 10 (8.00%) Service Management
12 10 (8.00%) GIS
12 10 (8.00%) Degree
13 9 (7.20%) Retail Banking
13 9 (7.20%) Retail
13 9 (7.20%) MS Excel
13 9 (7.20%) Business Objects
13 9 (7.20%) Waterfall
13 9 (7.20%) Analytics
13 9 (7.20%) Mobile Banking

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.20%) CMS
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.80%) Drupal
3 1 (0.80%) Node.js
3 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.20%) Photoshop
4 3 (2.40%) MS Project
4 3 (2.40%) MS Office
5 2 (1.60%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.80%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 1 (0.80%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.80%) Demantra
1 1 (0.80%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.40%) 3G
1 13 (10.40%) LTE
1 13 (10.40%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (5.60%) 4G
2 7 (5.60%) SAN
3 4 (3.20%) 2G
3 4 (3.20%) GPRS
3 4 (3.20%) GSM
3 4 (3.20%) WCDMA
3 4 (3.20%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.20%) HSPA
4 3 (2.40%) DNS
4 3 (2.40%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.60%) LAN
5 2 (1.60%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.60%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.60%) Network Security
5 2 (1.60%) WAN
5 2 (1.60%) MPLS
5 2 (1.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.40%) SAP BW
4 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.60%) MySQL
6 1 (0.80%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.80%) DB2
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.80%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.80%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.80%) JMeter
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
General
1 38 (30.40%) Finance
2 30 (24.00%) Banking
3 17 (13.60%) Telecoms
4 9 (7.20%) Retail
4 9 (7.20%) Retail Banking
5 6 (4.80%) Games
6 5 (4.00%) Marketing
7 4 (3.20%) Manufacturing
7 4 (3.20%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.60%) Local Government
8 2 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (20.00%) Analyst
2 15 (12.00%) Consultant
3 11 (8.80%) Business Analyst
4 10 (8.00%) Designer
5 8 (6.40%) Visual Designer
5 8 (6.40%) Programme Manager
5 8 (6.40%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.40%) Developer
6 6 (4.80%) DBA
7 5 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.00%) Senior DBA
7 5 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (3.20%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (3.20%) Performance Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (3.20%) Senior Manager
8 4 (3.20%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.40%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.80%) CSS
1 6 (4.80%) HTML
1 6 (4.80%) .NET
2 5 (4.00%) Middleware
3 4 (3.20%) XML
4 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.60%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.80%) jQuery
6 1 (0.80%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.80%) MCollective
6 1 (0.80%) Flash
6 1 (0.80%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.00%) User Experience
2 14 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.00%) GIS
3 10 (8.00%) Visualisation
4 9 (7.20%) Mobile Banking
5 7 (5.60%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.60%) Online Banking
6 5 (4.00%) SWIFT
6 5 (4.00%) Mobile App
6 5 (4.00%) NHS
6 5 (4.00%) Thin Client
6 5 (4.00%) Fat Client
7 4 (3.20%) Photography
8 2 (1.60%) Spread Betting
8 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.60%) Online Games
8 2 (1.60%) Statistics
9 1 (0.80%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.80%) Open Source
9 1 (0.80%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.20%) Windows
2 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.20%) Linux
4 2 (1.60%) UNIX
4 2 (1.60%) AIX
5 1 (0.80%) Solaris
5 1 (0.80%) CentOS
5 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.80%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.60%) Project Management
2 19 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (12.00%) Service Delivery
4 13 (10.40%) Performance Management
4 13 (10.40%) Coaching
5 12 (9.60%) ITIL
6 11 (8.80%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (8.00%) Service Management
8 9 (7.20%) Waterfall
8 9 (7.20%) Mentoring
8 9 (7.20%) Analytics
8 9 (7.20%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (6.40%) Data Analysis
10 7 (5.60%) Business Continuity
10 7 (5.60%) Web Analytics
10 7 (5.60%) PRINCE2
10 7 (5.60%) Business Analysis
11 6 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (4.80%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (4.00%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.80%) SQL
2 5 (4.00%) C#
3 4 (3.20%) Java
3 4 (3.20%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.20%) Perl
3 4 (3.20%) Python
3 4 (3.20%) Ruby
4 3 (2.40%) C++
5 1 (0.80%) VB
5 1 (0.80%) VC++
5 1 (0.80%) PHP
5 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (8.00%) Degree
2 7 (5.60%) VCP4
3 5 (4.00%) ISEB
4 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.60%) CCIE
5 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.60%) PMP
5 2 (1.60%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.80%) MOS
6 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) QA
2 4 (3.20%) SLA
3 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.80%) Puppet
2 1 (0.80%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.80%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (11.20%) Mapinfo
2 11 (8.80%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.20%) Business Objects
4 8 (6.40%) Citrix
5 7 (5.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (4.00%) Intel
7 4 (3.20%) Nortel
7 4 (3.20%) SAP
7 4 (3.20%) Ericsson
7 4 (3.20%) Huawei
8 3 (2.40%) Adobe
9 2 (1.60%) Cisco
9 2 (1.60%) Oracle
9 2 (1.60%) Juniper
9 2 (1.60%) McAfee
9 2 (1.60%) Planview
9 2 (1.60%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.60%) Splunk
9 2 (1.60%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.80%) Borland
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