The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 511 519 535
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +16
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 77 44 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.086% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 23
Average daily rate
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£325 £365 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £425 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.08% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-64.70% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40471 37295 40749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25021 22614 23464
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1059 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%

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 July 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 30 July 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 -4 67 £325 -10.95% 21
London +27 31 £404 -5.05% 4
Yorkshire +18 15 £303 -17.12% 2
West Yorkshire +10 12 £300 -17.80% 1
Leeds +5 11 £300 -17.80% 1
Scotland - 6 £375 - 3
West Midlands -13 5 £318 - 2
South East -19 5 £105 -70.42% 2
North West +5 4 £300 -22.58% 5
Manchester -4 4 £300 - 2
South West -17 4 £325 -
City of London +8 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Bristol -16 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £400 - 2
East of England - 3 £400 - 6
Berkshire -1 2 - - 1
Chertsey - 2 £105 -
Surrey - 2 £105 -
Wiltshire - 1 £325 -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 £325 -
Woking - - - -
Yateley - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 4
Ilford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 34 (29.57%) Finance
2 23 (20.00%) SQL
3 19 (16.52%) SQL Server
3 19 (16.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (15.65%) Project Management
5 17 (14.78%) Change Management
5 17 (14.78%) XML
5 17 (14.78%) Microsoft
6 16 (13.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (13.04%) Windows
8 14 (12.17%) C#
8 14 (12.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (12.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (12.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (11.30%) Oracle
9 13 (11.30%) Six Sigma
10 12 (10.43%) Performance Management
11 11 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (9.57%) Retail
11 11 (9.57%) UNIX
11 11 (9.57%) Star Schema
11 11 (9.57%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (8.70%) Analytics
12 10 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (8.70%) HTML
12 10 (8.70%) Lean Six Sigma
13 9 (7.83%) Games
13 9 (7.83%) Benchmarking

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.61%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.61%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.61%) Apache
2 3 (2.61%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.74%) IIS
3 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.48%) MS Office
2 4 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.61%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (1.74%) Firewall
3 2 (1.74%) 3G
3 2 (1.74%) PBX
4 1 (0.87%) LTE
4 1 (0.87%) VoIP
4 1 (0.87%) SMTP
4 1 (0.87%) DHCP
4 1 (0.87%) FTP
4 1 (0.87%) HTTP
4 1 (0.87%) VPN
4 1 (0.87%) DNS
4 1 (0.87%) Intranet
4 1 (0.87%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.52%) SQL Server
1 19 (16.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (12.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (12.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 14 (12.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (9.57%) Star Schema
4 6 (5.22%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (3.48%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.74%) OLAP
7 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.74%) DTS
7 2 (1.74%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.87%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.87%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.61%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.74%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.87%) Subversion
3 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.87%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 34 (29.57%) Finance
2 11 (9.57%) Retail
3 9 (7.83%) Games
4 6 (5.22%) Banking
5 5 (4.35%) Marketing
6 3 (2.61%) Local Government
6 3 (2.61%) Legal
6 3 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.74%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.87%) Publishing
8 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (23.48%) Analyst
2 18 (15.65%) Developer
3 16 (13.91%) Consultant
4 10 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 9 (7.83%) Process Improvement Consultant
5 9 (7.83%) Process Consultant
6 8 (6.96%) SQL Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Performance Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.35%) Cost Analyst
9 5 (4.35%) DBA
10 4 (3.48%) Administrator
10 4 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.61%) Capacity Planning Analyst
11 3 (2.61%) Desktop Manager
11 3 (2.61%) Capacity Analyst
11 3 (2.61%) UNIX Administrator
11 3 (2.61%) SQL DBA
11 3 (2.61%) Marketing Manager
11 3 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.78%) XML
2 10 (8.70%) HTML
3 8 (6.96%) CSS
4 5 (4.35%) HTML5
4 5 (4.35%) XHTML
5 4 (3.48%) jQuery
5 4 (3.48%) Ajax
5 4 (3.48%) Backbone.js
5 4 (3.48%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.61%) JSON
6 3 (2.61%) XSLT
6 3 (2.61%) Middleware
7 2 (1.74%) .NET
7 2 (1.74%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.87%) Ember.js
8 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.87%) LINQ
8 1 (0.87%) WCF
8 1 (0.87%) CGI
8 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.48%) NHS
3 3 (2.61%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.61%) Firmware
4 2 (1.74%) GIS
4 2 (1.74%) Human Factors
4 2 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.87%) iPhone
5 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.87%) RIA
5 1 (0.87%) Replication
5 1 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.04%) Windows
2 11 (9.57%) UNIX
3 6 (5.22%) Linux
4 4 (3.48%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.74%) Android
7 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.65%) Project Management
2 17 (14.78%) Change Management
3 16 (13.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (11.30%) Six Sigma
6 12 (10.43%) Performance Management
7 11 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (9.57%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (8.70%) Analytics
8 10 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (8.70%) Lean Six Sigma
9 9 (7.83%) Benchmarking
9 9 (7.83%) Risk Management
9 9 (7.83%) B2B
9 9 (7.83%) B2C
9 9 (7.83%) Process Improvement
9 9 (7.83%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (6.96%) ITIL
10 8 (6.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.00%) SQL
2 14 (12.17%) C#
3 9 (7.83%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.61%) C
5 3 (2.61%) Perl
5 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.87%) VB6
7 1 (0.87%) VB
7 1 (0.87%) VBA
7 1 (0.87%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (7.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 8 (6.96%) Degree
2 8 (6.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 7 (6.09%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.74%) CITP
6 1 (0.87%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) MCDST
6 1 (0.87%) CIPD
6 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.87%) PMP
6 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) SLA
2 4 (3.48%) COBIT
3 3 (2.61%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.61%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.61%) RHEV
3 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (0.87%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (14.78%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.30%) Oracle
3 5 (4.35%) Remedy
4 4 (3.48%) Sybase
4 4 (3.48%) VMware
5 3 (2.61%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.61%) HP
5 3 (2.61%) EMC
5 3 (2.61%) Citrix
5 3 (2.61%) IBM
5 3 (2.61%) SAP
5 3 (2.61%) NetApp
5 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.74%) Apple
6 2 (1.74%) BMC
6 2 (1.74%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.74%) Cognos
6 2 (1.74%) FrontRange
7 1 (0.87%) Huawei
7 1 (0.87%) Actimize
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