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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 536 533 519
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 71 45 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.087% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 16
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£340 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £305 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £386 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.78% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.00

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
42039 38339 36744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 73.76% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27231 23808 21445
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1158 1415
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.80 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +3 68 £330 +8.19% 23
London +9 40 £330 +8.19% 9
South East -9 14 £260 -50.71% 4
City of London +2 8 £368 +20.49% 4
North West - 7 £375 - 1
Manchester - 4 £375 -
Milton Keynes -8 3 £260 -
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £260 - 2
Scotland - 3 £424 - 2
Edinburgh - 3 £424 - 1
East Midlands +3 2 - - 3
Yorkshire -10 2 £338 +3.84%
West Yorkshire -3 1 £375 +15.38%
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £325 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Swindon - - - - 2
Woking - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Leicester - - - - 1
Amersham - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 54 (38.57%) Finance
2 32 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (17.86%) SQL
4 20 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 19 (13.57%) Windows
5 19 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (12.86%) Change Management
7 17 (12.14%) Degree
7 17 (12.14%) XML
7 17 (12.14%) C#
8 16 (11.43%) SQL Server
9 15 (10.71%) Project Management
9 15 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (10.00%) Coaching
10 14 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (9.29%) Banking
12 12 (8.57%) Service Delivery
12 12 (8.57%) HTML
12 12 (8.57%) TCP/IP
12 12 (8.57%) User Experience
12 12 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (7.86%) Process Improvement
13 11 (7.86%) Performance Analysis
13 11 (7.86%) Star Schema
13 11 (7.86%) JavaScript
13 11 (7.86%) ITIL
13 11 (7.86%) Six Sigma

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (2.14%) Apache
1 3 (2.14%) Tomcat
1 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.14%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.14%) CMS
1 3 (2.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.43%) IIS
2 2 (1.43%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.71%) Node.js
3 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.14%) MS Project
2 3 (2.14%) MS Office
3 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 10 (7.14%) 3G
2 10 (7.14%) LTE
2 10 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (2.86%) DNS
4 3 (2.14%) 3GPP
4 3 (2.14%) 4G
5 2 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.43%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.43%) VoIP
5 2 (1.43%) WAN
5 2 (1.43%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.43%) LAN
5 2 (1.43%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.43%) MPLS
5 2 (1.43%) OSPF
5 2 (1.43%) BGP
5 2 (1.43%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.43%) Firewall
6 1 (0.71%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (7.86%) Star Schema
5 8 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.86%) SAP BW
7 3 (2.14%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.43%) DTS
8 2 (1.43%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.71%) MySQL
9 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 4 (2.86%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.43%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.71%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (0.71%) JMeter
3 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 54 (38.57%) Finance
2 13 (9.29%) Banking
3 10 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.29%) Marketing
5 5 (3.57%) Games
6 4 (2.86%) Legal
6 4 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.14%) Retail
7 3 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.43%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.43%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (25.71%) Analyst
2 23 (16.43%) Consultant
3 20 (14.29%) Developer
4 16 (11.43%) Business Analyst
5 10 (7.14%) Process Consultant
5 10 (7.14%) Process Improvement Consultant
6 8 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (5.71%) SQL Developer
7 6 (4.29%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.57%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) Administrator
8 5 (3.57%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) Performance Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) Cost Analyst
9 4 (2.86%) Designer
9 4 (2.86%) UNIX Administrator
9 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (2.86%) Senior Manager
9 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 3 (2.14%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.14%) XML
2 12 (8.57%) HTML
3 10 (7.14%) CSS
4 8 (5.71%) Middleware
5 6 (4.29%) .NET
6 5 (3.57%) XHTML
7 4 (2.86%) jQuery
7 4 (2.86%) HTML5
7 4 (2.86%) Backbone.js
7 4 (2.86%) Ajax
8 3 (2.14%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.43%) Regular Expression
9 2 (1.43%) JSON
9 2 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.43%) XSLT
10 1 (0.71%) WCF
10 1 (0.71%) LINQ
10 1 (0.71%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.57%) User Experience
3 10 (7.14%) GIS
4 8 (5.71%) Client/Server
4 8 (5.71%) Visualisation
5 6 (4.29%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.57%) Thin Client
6 5 (3.57%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.57%) SWIFT
6 5 (3.57%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.14%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (2.14%) Online Banking
7 3 (2.14%) Photography
7 3 (2.14%) NHS
8 2 (1.43%) Spread Betting
8 2 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.43%) Online Games
9 1 (0.71%) iPhone
9 1 (0.71%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.57%) Windows
2 4 (2.86%) UNIX
2 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.14%) Android
3 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.14%) Linux
4 2 (1.43%) AIX
4 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.86%) Change Management
3 15 (10.71%) Project Management
3 15 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (10.00%) Coaching
5 12 (8.57%) Service Delivery
5 12 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (7.86%) Lean Six Sigma
6 11 (7.86%) ITIL
6 11 (7.86%) Six Sigma
6 11 (7.86%) Risk Management
6 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (7.86%) Performance Analysis
6 11 (7.86%) Process Improvement
7 10 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 10 (7.14%) Service Management
7 10 (7.14%) Performance Management
8 9 (6.43%) Business Continuity
8 9 (6.43%) Migration
8 9 (6.43%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.86%) SQL
2 17 (12.14%) C#
3 11 (7.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.57%) Perl
5 3 (2.14%) Python
5 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.14%) Ruby
6 2 (1.43%) VB6
6 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.43%) VB
6 2 (1.43%) C++
6 2 (1.43%) Java
7 1 (0.71%) PHP
7 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (12.14%) Degree
2 8 (5.71%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 8 (5.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 5 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.57%) ISEB
4 3 (2.14%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.43%) CIPD
5 2 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.43%) CCIE
6 1 (0.71%) HND
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) QA
2 4 (2.86%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.14%) Firmware
2 3 (2.14%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 20 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.14%) Citrix
2 10 (7.14%) Mapinfo
3 7 (5.00%) SAP
4 5 (3.57%) Oracle
4 5 (3.57%) Business Objects
4 5 (3.57%) Intel
5 4 (2.86%) Sybase
6 3 (2.14%) IBM
6 3 (2.14%) HP
6 3 (2.14%) EMC
6 3 (2.14%) NetApp
6 3 (2.14%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (1.43%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.43%) Juniper
7 2 (1.43%) VMware
7 2 (1.43%) Cisco
8 1 (0.71%) Murex
8 1 (0.71%) Altiris
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