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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 518 538 515
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -23
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 77 44 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.085% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 22 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £301 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £388 £775
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £24.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +37.50%

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -1 71 £375 +15.38% 17
London +33 41 £375 +22.95% 8
South East -10 16 £260 -31.57% 1
City of London +10 11 £368 +20.49% 2
Berkshire - 11 £270 -
North West - 8 £375 -
Scotland - 6 £423 - 1
Edinburgh - 6 £423 -
Manchester - 6 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -11 3 £260 -20.00%
Milton Keynes -12 3 £260 -20.00%
Yorkshire -13 3 £375 +15.38%
East Midlands +3 2 - -
Surrey - 1 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Peterborough - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Woking - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Fife - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Doncaster - - - -
Dunfermline - - - -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 51 (35.66%) Finance
2 31 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (14.69%) Project Management
3 21 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (13.99%) SQL
5 18 (12.59%) Microsoft
5 18 (12.59%) Change Management
6 17 (11.89%) Banking
7 16 (11.19%) Windows
7 16 (11.19%) Coaching
8 15 (10.49%) User Experience
8 15 (10.49%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (9.09%) XML
9 13 (9.09%) C#
9 13 (9.09%) Telecoms
9 13 (9.09%) Degree
9 13 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (8.39%) Performance Management
10 12 (8.39%) SQL Server
10 12 (8.39%) TCP/IP
10 12 (8.39%) Service Delivery
11 11 (7.69%) Six Sigma
11 11 (7.69%) HTML
11 11 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
11 11 (7.69%) Mentoring
12 10 (6.99%) Visualisation
12 10 (6.99%) Process Improvement
12 10 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (2.10%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.10%) Apache
1 3 (2.10%) Tomcat
1 3 (2.10%) WebSphere
1 3 (2.10%) CMS
2 2 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.70%) IIS
3 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) MS Office
1 5 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.10%) MS Project
2 3 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.40%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.40%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.39%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.29%) 3G
2 9 (6.29%) Radio Access Network
2 9 (6.29%) LTE
3 4 (2.80%) DNS
4 3 (2.10%) 3GPP
4 3 (2.10%) 4G
5 2 (1.40%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.40%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.40%) WAN
5 2 (1.40%) LAN
5 2 (1.40%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.40%) BGP
5 2 (1.40%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.40%) MPLS
5 2 (1.40%) OSPF
6 1 (0.70%) SAN
6 1 (0.70%) Intranet
6 1 (0.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (6.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.59%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.90%) Star Schema
6 4 (2.80%) SAP BW
6 4 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.10%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.40%) DTS
8 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.70%) MySQL
9 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 4 (2.80%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.40%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.40%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.70%) JMeter
3 1 (0.70%) Subversion
General
1 51 (35.66%) Finance
2 17 (11.89%) Banking
3 13 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.20%) Games
4 6 (4.20%) Marketing
5 4 (2.80%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.80%) Retail
5 4 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.80%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.40%) Legal
6 2 (1.40%) Local Government
6 2 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (21.68%) Analyst
2 23 (16.08%) Consultant
3 17 (11.89%) Developer
4 15 (10.49%) Business Analyst
5 9 (6.29%) Process Consultant
5 9 (6.29%) Process Improvement Consultant
5 9 (6.29%) Designer
6 7 (4.90%) SQL Developer
7 6 (4.20%) Visual Designer
7 6 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (4.20%) Programme Manager
7 6 (4.20%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.50%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.50%) Administrator
8 5 (3.50%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.50%) Performance Analyst
9 4 (2.80%) UNIX Administrator
9 4 (2.80%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (2.80%) .NET Developer
9 4 (2.80%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.09%) XML
2 11 (7.69%) HTML
3 9 (6.29%) CSS
4 8 (5.59%) Middleware
5 6 (4.20%) .NET
6 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.10%) XHTML
6 3 (2.10%) jQuery
6 3 (2.10%) Backbone.js
6 3 (2.10%) HTML5
7 2 (1.40%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.40%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.40%) JSON
7 2 (1.40%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.40%) Ajax
7 2 (1.40%) XSLT
8 1 (0.70%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.49%) User Experience
3 10 (6.99%) Visualisation
3 10 (6.99%) GIS
4 8 (5.59%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.90%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.20%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.20%) Online Banking
7 5 (3.50%) Thin Client
7 5 (3.50%) Fat Client
7 5 (3.50%) SWIFT
8 4 (2.80%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (2.80%) Photography
8 4 (2.80%) NHS
9 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.40%) Online Games
9 2 (1.40%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.70%) Derivative
10 1 (0.70%) Statistics
10 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.19%) Windows
2 4 (2.80%) UNIX
3 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.10%) Linux
3 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.40%) Android
4 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.40%) AIX
5 1 (0.70%) Solaris
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.69%) Project Management
3 18 (12.59%) Change Management
4 16 (11.19%) Coaching
5 15 (10.49%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (8.39%) Performance Management
7 12 (8.39%) Service Delivery
8 11 (7.69%) Six Sigma
8 11 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
8 11 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 10 (6.99%) Process Improvement
9 10 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (6.99%) Lean Six Sigma
10 9 (6.29%) Migration
10 9 (6.29%) Business Continuity
10 9 (6.29%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (5.59%) Analytics
11 8 (5.59%) Risk Management
11 8 (5.59%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.99%) SQL
2 13 (9.09%) C#
3 9 (6.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.50%) Perl
5 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.10%) C++
5 3 (2.10%) Python
5 3 (2.10%) Ruby
6 2 (1.40%) VB6
6 2 (1.40%) Java
6 2 (1.40%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.40%) VB
7 1 (0.70%) PHP
7 1 (0.70%) VC++
7 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (9.09%) Degree
2 7 (4.90%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 7 (4.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 5 (3.50%) ISEB
3 5 (3.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.40%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.40%) CIPD
4 2 (1.40%) CCIE
4 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.70%) HND
5 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) QA
2 4 (2.80%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.10%) Firmware
2 3 (2.10%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 18 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.99%) Mapinfo
3 9 (6.29%) Citrix
4 7 (4.90%) SAP
5 5 (3.50%) Intel
5 5 (3.50%) Business Objects
5 5 (3.50%) Oracle
6 4 (2.80%) Sybase
7 3 (2.10%) IBM
7 3 (2.10%) NetApp
7 3 (2.10%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.10%) HP
7 3 (2.10%) EMC
7 3 (2.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (1.40%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.40%) VMware
8 2 (1.40%) Planview
8 2 (1.40%) Cisco
8 2 (1.40%) Juniper
9 1 (0.70%) Borland
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