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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 536 559 511
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -48
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 57 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.071% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.095% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 27
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£335 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £353
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £165.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +16 54 £335 -13.54% 9
London +19 27 £525 -4.54% 3
South West +12 10 £650 +85.71%
Wiltshire - 10 £650 -
Swindon - 10 £650 -
North West -11 9 £293 - 3
City of London +28 8 £575 -
West Midlands -8 8 £285 +14.00%
Cheshire - 6 £260 - 1
Manchester -8 2 £425 -
South East -25 2 £475 -7.76% 2
Reading +3 1 £575 -
Berkshire +2 1 £575 -
Surrey - 1 £375 - 2
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 3
Scotland - - - -
Westminster - - - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 35 (27.78%) Banking
2 31 (24.60%) Finance
3 28 (22.22%) Project Management
4 23 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (13.49%) User Experience
6 16 (12.70%) Performance Management
7 15 (11.90%) Retail Banking
7 15 (11.90%) Retail
8 14 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (10.32%) Coaching
9 13 (10.32%) ITIL
10 12 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (8.73%) SQL
12 10 (7.94%) Telecoms
12 10 (7.94%) Service Delivery
12 10 (7.94%) Online Banking
13 9 (7.14%) Logistics
13 9 (7.14%) Service Management
13 9 (7.14%) NHS
13 9 (7.14%) MS Excel
13 9 (7.14%) SharePoint
13 9 (7.14%) Mentoring
13 9 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
14 8 (6.35%) Management Information System
15 7 (5.56%) Visualisation
15 7 (5.56%) LTE
15 7 (5.56%) Mapinfo
15 7 (5.56%) SAN
15 7 (5.56%) 3G
15 7 (5.56%) PRINCE2

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.59%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.79%) Drupal
3 1 (0.79%) Node.js
3 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.17%) Photoshop
4 3 (2.38%) MS Project
4 3 (2.38%) MS Office
5 2 (1.59%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.79%) Demantra
1 1 (0.79%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.56%) SAN
1 7 (5.56%) 3G
1 7 (5.56%) LTE
1 7 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (4.76%) 4G
3 4 (3.17%) 2G
3 4 (3.17%) HSPA
3 4 (3.17%) GPRS
3 4 (3.17%) GSM
3 4 (3.17%) WCDMA
4 3 (2.38%) Network Security
5 2 (1.59%) WAN
5 2 (1.59%) MPLS
5 2 (1.59%) OSPF
5 2 (1.59%) BGP
5 2 (1.59%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.59%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.59%) LAN
5 2 (1.59%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 6 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (4.76%) EDRMS
2 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.38%) MySQL
4 2 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.79%) DB2
5 1 (0.79%) OLAP
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.79%) MS Access
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.79%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.79%) JMeter
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (27.78%) Banking
2 31 (24.60%) Finance
3 15 (11.90%) Retail
3 15 (11.90%) Retail Banking
4 10 (7.94%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.76%) Marketing
6 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.17%) Games
7 2 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.59%) Law
7 2 (1.59%) Legal
7 2 (1.59%) Local Government
8 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (10.32%) Analyst
2 12 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 11 (8.73%) Developer
4 10 (7.94%) Designer
5 9 (7.14%) Programme Manager
6 8 (6.35%) Business Analyst
6 8 (6.35%) Change Manager
6 8 (6.35%) Consultant
6 8 (6.35%) Visual Designer
7 7 (5.56%) Architect
8 6 (4.76%) DBA
8 6 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.97%) Performance Manager
9 5 (3.97%) Senior DBA
10 4 (3.17%) Performance Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Senior Manager
10 4 (3.17%) Technical Author
10 4 (3.17%) Author
10 4 (3.17%) .NET Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) HTML
1 6 (4.76%) CSS
2 5 (3.97%) .NET
3 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.59%) XML
4 2 (1.59%) VCL
5 1 (0.79%) LAMP
5 1 (0.79%) jQuery
5 1 (0.79%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.79%) MCollective
5 1 (0.79%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.49%) User Experience
2 14 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.94%) Online Banking
4 9 (7.14%) NHS
4 9 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
5 8 (6.35%) Management Information System
6 7 (5.56%) Visualisation
7 5 (3.97%) Mobile App
8 4 (3.17%) Photography
9 3 (2.38%) GIS
9 3 (2.38%) Statistics
10 2 (1.59%) Online Games
11 1 (0.79%) Open Source
11 1 (0.79%) Copywriting
11 1 (0.79%) Replication
11 1 (0.79%) Clustering
11 1 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.56%) Windows
2 6 (4.76%) Linux
2 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.59%) UNIX
3 2 (1.59%) AIX
4 1 (0.79%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) CentOS
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.22%) Project Management
2 23 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.70%) Performance Management
4 13 (10.32%) ITIL
4 13 (10.32%) Coaching
5 12 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (7.94%) Service Delivery
7 9 (7.14%) Service Management
7 9 (7.14%) Logistics
7 9 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
8 7 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (5.56%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.76%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.76%) TOGAF
9 6 (4.76%) Waterfall
9 6 (4.76%) Analytics
10 5 (3.97%) Test Strategy
10 5 (3.97%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (3.97%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.73%) SQL
2 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.17%) C#
4 3 (2.38%) Java
4 3 (2.38%) Perl
5 2 (1.59%) PHP
5 2 (1.59%) VB
5 2 (1.59%) VC++
5 2 (1.59%) Python
5 2 (1.59%) C++
5 2 (1.59%) Ruby
6 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.79%) VB6
6 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.97%) Degree
2 2 (1.59%) CCIE
2 2 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.59%) PMP
2 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.59%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (0.79%) MOS
3 1 (0.79%) ISEB
3 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (3.97%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.17%) QA
3 2 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.79%) Puppet
1 1 (0.79%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 7 (5.56%) Mapinfo
2 6 (4.76%) Business Objects
2 6 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (3.97%) Splunk
3 5 (3.97%) McAfee
4 4 (3.17%) Nortel
4 4 (3.17%) Ericsson
4 4 (3.17%) ArcSight
4 4 (3.17%) Huawei
5 3 (2.38%) Citrix
5 3 (2.38%) Adobe
6 2 (1.59%) SAP
6 2 (1.59%) Cisco
6 2 (1.59%) Juniper
6 2 (1.59%) Planview
6 2 (1.59%) Riverbed
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle
7 1 (0.79%) Borland
7 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
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