The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Monitoring 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 Monitoring over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Monitoring
Rank 432 373 389
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +16
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 148 200 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.54% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 85 97
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £322 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.95% -19.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
Average hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +133.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +110.52%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39905 37171 40797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.12% 72.91% 70.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24736 22529 23452
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 £270
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 1139 1072 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £45.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

Performance Monitoring
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Monitoring within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Monitoring Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Monitoring
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring within the UK.

Performance Monitoring Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Monitoring
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Monitoring within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Performance Monitoring Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Monitoring
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Monitoring within the UK.

Performance Monitoring Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Performance Monitoring
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Monitoring within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Performance Monitoring Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Performance Monitoring
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 Monitoring within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -75 121 £335 -8.21% 43
London -41 46 £375 -6.25% 13
South East -11 31 £300 -6.83% 10
Scotland -2 19 £325 - 1
South West -20 19 £289 -30.00% 1
Edinburgh -10 15 £400 - 1
City of London +26 12 £375 -16.66% 8
Hampshire -17 11 £380 +18.01% 5
Gloucestershire - 10 £289 -
North West -3 9 £364 +32.18% 7
Milton Keynes -7 6 - -
Buckinghamshire -13 6 - -
Berkshire +2 5 £248 -1.00% 1
Wiltshire -2 5 - -
Yorkshire -6 5 £269 +128.72% 5
Cheshire +9 4 £195 - 1
East of England -24 4 £380 +2.01% 1
West Sussex - 4 £290 - 1
Hertfordshire +3 3 £380 -
West Yorkshire -13 3 £263 +123.40% 3
West Midlands -17 3 £369 +47.50% 4
Kent +2 2 - -
Slough +2 2 £248 -1.00%
East Midlands 0 2 - - 1
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Leeds +2 1 £263 - 1
Portsmouth +2 1 £380 -
Manchester -5 1 £650 +136.36% 3
Chester - 1 - -

Performance Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Performance Monitoring 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 Monitoring.

1 124 (35.63%) Windows
2 95 (27.30%) SQL
3 87 (25.00%) Oracle
4 86 (24.71%) Microsoft
5 82 (23.56%) Performance Tuning
6 74 (21.26%) Linux
7 59 (16.95%) Finance
8 57 (16.38%) SQL Server
9 55 (15.80%) ITIL
10 53 (15.23%) UNIX
10 53 (15.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 45 (12.93%) TCP/IP
11 45 (12.93%) VMware
12 43 (12.36%) Active Directory
12 43 (12.36%) Oracle Database
13 40 (11.49%) Citrix
13 40 (11.49%) Java
14 38 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (10.63%) Firewall
16 34 (9.77%) SAN
17 32 (9.20%) Change Management
18 31 (8.91%) Telecoms
19 30 (8.62%) Workflow
19 30 (8.62%) MS Excel
19 30 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
20 29 (8.33%) LAN
20 29 (8.33%) Red Hat
21 27 (7.76%) Cisco
21 27 (7.76%) Capacity Planning
22 26 (7.47%) DNS

Performance Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Performance Monitoring 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 Monitoring. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (6.32%) WebLogic
2 16 (4.60%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.31%) IIS
4 13 (3.74%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.16%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.87%) Apache
6 10 (2.87%) SAS
7 7 (2.01%) TIBCO EMS
7 7 (2.01%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.57%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 30 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.31%) MS Office
3 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.86%) SPSS
4 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.57%) MS Project
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (2.87%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.01%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (2.01%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.72%) TIBCO iProcess
4 6 (1.72%) Staffware
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.57%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.29%) Magento
6 1 (0.29%) Siebel Analytics
6 1 (0.29%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.29%) Metrica
6 1 (0.29%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.15%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 45 (12.93%) TCP/IP
2 37 (10.63%) Firewall
3 34 (9.77%) SAN
4 29 (8.33%) LAN
5 26 (7.47%) DNS
6 22 (6.32%) WAN
7 20 (5.75%) 3G
7 20 (5.75%) 2G
8 19 (5.46%) VPN
9 17 (4.89%) DHCP
9 17 (4.89%) GSM
10 14 (4.02%) 4G
11 12 (3.45%) NAS
11 12 (3.45%) HTTP
12 10 (2.87%) LDAP
13 9 (2.59%) SSL
13 9 (2.59%) MPLS
14 8 (2.30%) SONET
14 8 (2.30%) Intranet
14 8 (2.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 43 (12.36%) Oracle Database
3 21 (6.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (5.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.74%) Oracle Database 10g
6 13 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (3.45%) MySQL
8 10 (2.87%) DB2
8 10 (2.87%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.87%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (2.01%) Oracle9i Database
11 6 (1.72%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.44%) Oracle Exadata
12 5 (1.44%) MS Access
12 5 (1.44%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 16 (4.60%) Eclipse
2 15 (4.31%) Maven
3 8 (2.30%) Ant
4 6 (1.72%) Subversion
5 4 (1.15%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.86%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.57%) JIRA
7 2 (0.57%) Facilita Forecast
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.57%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.57%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.29%) ERwin
8 1 (0.29%) Introscope
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 59 (16.95%) Finance
2 31 (8.91%) Telecoms
3 26 (7.47%) Banking
4 8 (2.30%) Retail
4 8 (2.30%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.44%) Front Office
6 4 (1.15%) Legal
7 3 (0.86%) Marketing
7 3 (0.86%) German Language
8 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.57%) Local Government
8 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.57%) Automotive
8 2 (0.57%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Military
9 1 (0.29%) International Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 60 (17.24%) DBA
2 48 (13.79%) Administrator
3 34 (9.77%) Analyst
4 29 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
5 26 (7.47%) Developer
6 25 (7.18%) Consultant
7 16 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (4.02%) Java Developer
9 13 (3.74%) Support Engineer
9 13 (3.74%) Storage Engineer
10 10 (2.87%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (2.59%) Network Engineer
11 9 (2.59%) SQL DBA
12 8 (2.30%) Server Engineer
13 7 (2.01%) Information Analyst
13 7 (2.01%) Applications Specialist
13 7 (2.01%) Architect
13 7 (2.01%) Business Analyst
13 7 (2.01%) Support Analyst
13 7 (2.01%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.47%) Web Services
2 22 (6.32%) XML
3 16 (4.60%) jBPM
3 16 (4.60%) Java EE
3 16 (4.60%) Drools
4 15 (4.31%) Hibernate
4 15 (4.31%) Spring
4 15 (4.31%) Middleware
5 12 (3.45%) XSLT
6 8 (2.30%) .NET
7 7 (2.01%) HTML
7 7 (2.01%) SOAP
8 6 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (1.44%) J2EE
9 5 (1.44%) CSS
10 3 (0.86%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.86%) XSL
10 3 (0.86%) JAAS
10 3 (0.86%) WSH
10 3 (0.86%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.61%) Replication
1 23 (6.61%) Clustering
2 20 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.45%) iPad
4 10 (2.87%) NHS
5 8 (2.30%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.01%) HACMP
6 7 (2.01%) Statistics
6 7 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.44%) Informatics
7 5 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.44%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.15%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.15%) PKI
8 4 (1.15%) CLARiiON
9 3 (0.86%) EMC Centera
9 3 (0.86%) GIS
9 3 (0.86%) Celerra
9 3 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 124 (35.63%) Windows
2 74 (21.26%) Linux
3 53 (15.23%) UNIX
3 53 (15.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (6.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (4.89%) AIX
6 16 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (4.31%) Windows 7
8 12 (3.45%) Solaris
9 5 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.15%) HPUX
10 4 (1.15%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.57%) VMS
12 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (23.56%) Performance Tuning
2 55 (15.80%) ITIL
3 32 (9.20%) Change Management
4 30 (8.62%) Workflow
5 27 (7.76%) Capacity Planning
6 26 (7.47%) Service Management
7 23 (6.61%) SOA
7 23 (6.61%) Project Management
7 23 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
8 21 (6.03%) Performance Management
9 20 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (5.75%) Problem Management
10 18 (5.17%) TDD
10 18 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (4.60%) BPMN
12 15 (4.31%) Root Cause Analysis
13 14 (4.02%) Network Architecture
13 14 (4.02%) Service Delivery
13 14 (4.02%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 95 (27.30%) SQL
2 40 (11.49%) Java
3 26 (7.47%) Shell Script
4 15 (4.31%) PowerShell
5 13 (3.74%) PL/SQL
6 11 (3.16%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.59%) C
8 6 (1.72%) C#
8 6 (1.72%) Perl
8 6 (1.72%) Python
9 5 (1.44%) PHP
9 5 (1.44%) VBScript
9 5 (1.44%) VB
10 4 (1.15%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.15%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 3 (0.86%) REXX
11 3 (0.86%) JCL
12 2 (0.57%) C++
12 2 (0.57%) ABAP
13 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 30 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (6.32%) MCSE
3 20 (5.75%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.89%) Degree
5 16 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.87%) CCNA
7 9 (2.59%) SC Cleared
8 8 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.30%) MCITP
9 7 (2.01%) CCNP
10 5 (1.44%) MCSA
10 5 (1.44%) VCAP
10 5 (1.44%) MCTS
11 4 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (1.15%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.86%) OCP
13 2 (0.57%) ISEB
13 2 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.57%) MCDBA
13 2 (0.57%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.75%) SLA
2 6 (1.72%) QA
3 3 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (12.36%) Active Directory
2 38 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (7.18%) vSphere
4 22 (6.32%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (4.60%) XenApp
6 13 (3.74%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.87%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.30%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (1.44%) OCFS2
10 4 (1.15%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.86%) NFS
11 3 (0.86%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.57%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.57%) GPFS
12 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.57%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 16 (4.60%) Data Guard
2 10 (2.87%) SCOM
3 7 (2.01%) TIBCO Hawk
3 7 (2.01%) Tivoli
3 7 (2.01%) NSN NetAct
3 7 (2.01%) SCCM
4 6 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (1.44%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.44%) WSUS
5 5 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.44%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (1.15%) WMI
7 3 (0.86%) MAINVIEW
7 3 (0.86%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.57%) Cacti
8 2 (0.57%) OpenNMS
8 2 (0.57%) Nagios
8 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 87 (25.00%) Oracle
2 86 (24.71%) Microsoft
3 45 (12.93%) VMware
4 40 (11.49%) Citrix
5 29 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 27 (7.76%) Cisco
7 22 (6.32%) HP
8 21 (6.03%) IBM
8 21 (6.03%) JBoss
9 19 (5.46%) NetApp
10 18 (5.17%) Dell
11 16 (4.60%) EMC
12 14 (4.02%) Apple
13 13 (3.74%) Sun
14 10 (2.87%) Sybase
15 7 (2.01%) McAfee
15 7 (2.01%) AppSense
15 7 (2.01%) TIBCO
15 7 (2.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 6 (1.72%) Mapinfo
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