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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Improvement
Rank 604 598 566
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -32
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 46 56 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.097% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 39 32
Median daily rate £400 £450 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +47.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £555 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £24.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £24.00 £14.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 - £13.50

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
45225 46165 43505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.76% 80.22% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29864 29963 26945
Median daily rate £438 £420 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1101 1251 1172
Median hourly rate £29.55 £30.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% +27.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +26.21%

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 23 August 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 23 August 2016.

Performance Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Improvement
Top 27 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 23 August 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
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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 -7 42 £375 -16.66% 13
South East -7 16 £510 +16.90% 2
Berkshire +26 14 £750 -
London -16 13 £419 -7.71% 8
North West +6 5 £313 -3.84% 1
Manchester -5 5 £313 -3.84%
Maidenhead - 5 - -
Reading - 4 - -
Scotland +14 3 £550 -
South West +4 3 £250 -50.00% 1
Edinburgh 0 3 £550 -
East of England - 3 £350 - 1
West Midlands -30 2 £275 -4.34%
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £270 -
Guildford - 2 £270 -
Gloucestershire +7 1 £250 -
Staffordshire - 1 £275 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Rugby - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £275 -
Croydon - 1 - - 2
Luton - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £350 -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 (22.08%) Finance
1 17 (22.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (20.78%) Analytics
3 15 (19.48%) Management Information System
3 15 (19.48%) MS Office
3 15 (19.48%) ITIL
4 14 (18.18%) Performance Management
4 14 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
5 13 (16.88%) Project Management
5 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (15.58%) Degree
7 11 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (11.69%) Adobe
9 9 (11.69%) Portfolio Management
9 9 (11.69%) Adobe Analytics
9 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
10 8 (10.39%) Coaching
10 8 (10.39%) Java
10 8 (10.39%) SQL
10 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
11 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
11 7 (9.09%) Change Management
11 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 7 (9.09%) Problem Management
11 7 (9.09%) Quantitative Analysis
11 7 (9.09%) Marketing
11 7 (9.09%) Business Analysis
11 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development

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 4 (5.19%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.90%) Liferay
2 3 (3.90%) nginx
3 2 (2.60%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) SAS
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (19.48%) MS Office
2 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.60%) SPSS
5 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.30%) Maximo
2 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) HTTP
1 3 (3.90%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (3.90%) SSL
2 2 (2.60%) 2G
2 2 (2.60%) 3G
2 2 (2.60%) LTE
2 2 (2.60%) WCDMA
3 1 (1.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) MySQL
2 3 (3.90%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.90%) DB2
2 3 (3.90%) Infinispan
2 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.90%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.90%) Redis
2 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.30%) Big Data
4 1 (1.30%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (1.30%) GIS
4 1 (1.30%) MS Access
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Marketing
2 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.49%) Banking
4 4 (5.19%) Front Office
5 3 (3.90%) Legal
6 2 (2.60%) Retail
7 1 (1.30%) Billing
7 1 (1.30%) Electronics
7 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) Analytics Manager
2 9 (11.69%) Digital Analytics Manager
3 6 (7.79%) Architect
3 6 (7.79%) Consultant
4 5 (6.49%) Commercial Manager
4 5 (6.49%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (6.49%) Problem Manager
4 5 (6.49%) Service Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Security Consultant
6 3 (3.90%) Applications Architect
6 3 (3.90%) Business Change Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Business Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Change Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Programme Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Project Leader
6 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) SOC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) Apache Flex
2 4 (5.19%) Hibernate
3 3 (3.90%) J2EE
3 3 (3.90%) Java EE
3 3 (3.90%) jQuery
3 3 (3.90%) Play Framework
3 3 (3.90%) React
3 3 (3.90%) RESTful
3 3 (3.90%) Spring
3 3 (3.90%) Struts
3 3 (3.90%) Velocity
4 2 (2.60%) SAP PI
4 2 (2.60%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) .NET
5 1 (1.30%) CSS
5 1 (1.30%) HTML
5 1 (1.30%) Middleware
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Management Information System
2 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.79%) Fintech
3 6 (7.79%) Handset
4 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.19%) Statistics
6 3 (3.90%) PKI
6 3 (3.90%) User Experience
7 2 (2.60%) Biometrics
7 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.60%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.60%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.60%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (2.60%) Social Media
7 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.30%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.30%) NHS
8 1 (1.30%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.90%) Android
1 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
1 3 (3.90%) Linux
1 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
1 3 (3.90%) Windows
2 2 (2.60%) Unix
2 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (20.78%) Analytics
3 15 (19.48%) ITIL
4 14 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (18.18%) Performance Management
5 13 (16.88%) Project Management
6 11 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (11.69%) Portfolio Management
9 8 (10.39%) Coaching
9 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
10 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (9.09%) Business Analysis
10 7 (9.09%) Change Management
10 7 (9.09%) Digital Analytics
10 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.09%) Problem Management
10 7 (9.09%) Quantitative Analysis
11 6 (7.79%) Programme Management
11 6 (7.79%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) Java
1 8 (10.39%) SQL
2 2 (2.60%) C++
3 1 (1.30%) ABAP
3 1 (1.30%) C#
3 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) Degree
2 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (2.60%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (2.60%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 1 (1.30%) APMP
5 1 (1.30%) CISSP
5 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.30%) IISP
5 1 (1.30%) ISEB
5 1 (1.30%) MBA
5 1 (1.30%) PCI QSA
5 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) Data Quality
1 4 (5.19%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.90%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Adobe
2 6 (7.79%) Oracle
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.19%) SAP
4 3 (3.90%) Intel Security
4 3 (3.90%) Splunk
5 2 (2.60%) BMC
5 2 (2.60%) Cognos
5 2 (2.60%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.60%) Huawei
5 2 (2.60%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (2.60%) Nokia
5 2 (2.60%) Omniture
5 2 (2.60%) Remedy
6 1 (1.30%) Citrix
6 1 (1.30%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.30%) IBM
6 1 (1.30%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.30%) Maxymiser
6 1 (1.30%) Sun
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