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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Monitoring
Rank 396 383 389
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 197 163 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.47% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 75 134
Average daily rate £375 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -18.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.25 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.55 £18.25 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £18.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+54.79% -18.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -57 182 £375 +7.14% 59
London -23 74 £394 +12.50% 12
South East +9 55 £350 - 21
Berkshire +1 22 £438 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire -11 21 £375 -25.00% 6
West Yorkshire -10 20 £363 -27.50% 6
South West -15 14 £390 +11.42% 7
City of London -18 14 £413 -8.33% 3
Hampshire +11 13 £375 +7.14% 5
Reading +9 13 £450 +80.00% 3
Scotland -6 10 £255 +121.73%
North West -9 9 £413 - 3
Gloucestershire +10 8 £323 -2.27%
East of England -31 7 £365 +12.30% 3
West Sussex - 7 £350 - 1
Surrey -7 6 £263 -20.75% 2
Leeds -16 6 £325 -35.00% 1
Edinburgh -21 6 £228 -
Bradford - 5 £403 - 2
Hertfordshire -6 4 £160 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £300 - 2
Cheshire - 4 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £300 - 2
Glasgow +5 3 £369 -
Cambridgeshire -8 3 £383 - 1
Manchester -12 3 £450 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £375 - 2
Southampton - 3 £300 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 £375 - 3
Halifax - 3 - -

Performance Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 138 (36.41%) Windows
2 123 (32.45%) SQL
3 116 (30.61%) Microsoft
4 101 (26.65%) Oracle
5 90 (23.75%) Performance Tuning
6 84 (22.16%) Linux
7 80 (21.11%) Active Directory
8 72 (19.00%) SQL Server
9 71 (18.73%) VMware
10 66 (17.41%) ITIL
11 63 (16.62%) Finance
12 58 (15.30%) SAN
13 50 (13.19%) UNIX
13 50 (13.19%) Oracle Database
14 49 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 48 (12.66%) TCP/IP
16 46 (12.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 44 (11.61%) Citrix
18 43 (11.35%) MS Excel
18 43 (11.35%) Clustering
19 42 (11.08%) Java
20 39 (10.29%) DNS
20 39 (10.29%) NetApp
21 36 (9.50%) Windows Server 2003
22 35 (9.23%) Replication
22 35 (9.23%) Oracle Database 11g
22 35 (9.23%) vSphere
23 34 (8.97%) Change Management
24 33 (8.71%) DHCP
25 32 (8.44%) MS Exchange

Performance Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (8.44%) MS Exchange
2 29 (7.65%) IIS
3 23 (6.07%) WebLogic
4 18 (4.75%) Apache
5 16 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.64%) SAS
7 8 (2.11%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.85%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.06%) nginx
10 4 (1.06%) Lync
10 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.53%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 43 (11.35%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.90%) MS Office
3 8 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) MS Project
5 2 (0.53%) CATIA
6 1 (0.26%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.26%) SPSS
6 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (2.90%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (2.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.26%) RMDS
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.26%) Metrica
5 1 (0.26%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.79%) SaaS
1 3 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.79%) Office 365
2 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 58 (15.30%) SAN
2 48 (12.66%) TCP/IP
3 39 (10.29%) DNS
4 33 (8.71%) DHCP
5 26 (6.86%) NAS
6 23 (6.07%) Firewall
7 21 (5.54%) LAN
8 16 (4.22%) GSM
9 15 (3.96%) 4G
9 15 (3.96%) 2G
9 15 (3.96%) 3G
10 14 (3.69%) WAN
11 12 (3.17%) HTTP
12 11 (2.90%) VoIP
13 10 (2.64%) Ethernet
13 10 (2.64%) Internet
14 9 (2.37%) SDH
14 9 (2.37%) LDAP
15 8 (2.11%) SNMP
16 7 (1.85%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (19.00%) SQL Server
2 50 (13.19%) Oracle Database
3 35 (9.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 25 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (5.54%) MySQL
6 20 (5.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (5.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (4.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (4.22%) Oracle ODI
9 12 (3.17%) MongoDB
9 12 (3.17%) Relational Database
9 12 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (2.64%) NoSQL
11 10 (2.64%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (2.64%) Data Mining
12 7 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (3.17%) Eclipse
2 10 (2.64%) Maven
3 9 (2.37%) Subversion
4 5 (1.32%) Ant
4 5 (1.32%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.53%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.53%) Hudson
5 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.53%) Rational Rose
5 2 (0.53%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.26%) JMeter
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.26%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.26%) JIRA
6 1 (0.26%) OpenSTA
6 1 (0.26%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
General
1 63 (16.62%) Finance
2 26 (6.86%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.54%) Retail
4 18 (4.75%) Banking
5 12 (3.17%) Law
6 8 (2.11%) Legal
7 6 (1.58%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.58%) Front Office
8 5 (1.32%) Publishing
8 5 (1.32%) Marketing
8 5 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.06%) German Language
10 3 (0.79%) Automotive
10 3 (0.79%) Local Government
11 2 (0.53%) French Language
11 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.53%) Games
11 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.26%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 69 (18.21%) DBA
2 56 (14.78%) Administrator
3 31 (8.18%) Developer
4 27 (7.12%) Oracle DBA
5 25 (6.60%) Analyst
6 24 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (5.80%) SQL DBA
8 21 (5.54%) Support Engineer
9 20 (5.28%) Consultant
9 20 (5.28%) Storage Engineer
10 11 (2.90%) Java Developer
10 11 (2.90%) Architect
10 11 (2.90%) Business Developer
11 10 (2.64%) SQL Server DBA
11 10 (2.64%) Business Objects Developer
12 9 (2.37%) Desktop Support
13 8 (2.11%) Network Engineer
13 8 (2.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 8 (2.11%) Desktop Engineer
14 7 (1.85%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.80%) XML
2 19 (5.01%) Java EE
3 17 (4.49%) .NET
4 15 (3.96%) Web Services
5 13 (3.43%) Hibernate
5 13 (3.43%) Spring
6 12 (3.17%) Drools
7 11 (2.90%) jBPM
7 11 (2.90%) Middleware
8 9 (2.37%) XSLT
9 7 (1.85%) HTML
10 6 (1.58%) J2EE
10 6 (1.58%) CSS
11 5 (1.32%) JAAS
11 5 (1.32%) SOAP
12 4 (1.06%) JDBC
12 4 (1.06%) ODBC
12 4 (1.06%) JMS
12 4 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (0.79%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.35%) Clustering
2 35 (9.23%) Replication
3 12 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.11%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.11%) NHS
6 7 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.85%) EqualLogic
6 7 (1.85%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.32%) PKI
7 5 (1.32%) Statistics
7 5 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.06%) Wiki
9 3 (0.79%) CLARiiON
9 3 (0.79%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (0.79%) HACMP
9 3 (0.79%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.79%) Open Source
9 3 (0.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 138 (36.41%) Windows
2 84 (22.16%) Linux
3 50 (13.19%) UNIX
4 46 (12.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (9.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (6.33%) Windows 7
7 15 (3.96%) Solaris
8 12 (3.17%) AIX
9 10 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (2.37%) Windows XP
11 8 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.85%) HPUX
13 5 (1.32%) CentOS
14 2 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.53%) VMS
14 2 (0.53%) OS/390
15 1 (0.26%) SUSE
15 1 (0.26%) Debian
15 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (23.75%) Performance Tuning
2 66 (17.41%) ITIL
3 34 (8.97%) Change Management
4 28 (7.39%) Service Management
5 25 (6.60%) Performance Testing
5 25 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (5.80%) SOA
8 21 (5.54%) Problem Management
8 21 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (5.01%) Workflow
10 18 (4.75%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (4.75%) Migration
11 16 (4.22%) Data Protection
12 15 (3.96%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (3.96%) Network Architecture
12 15 (3.96%) Project Management
13 14 (3.69%) Scrum
13 14 (3.69%) TDD
14 13 (3.43%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 123 (32.45%) SQL
2 42 (11.08%) Java
3 22 (5.80%) PL/SQL
4 19 (5.01%) PowerShell
5 17 (4.49%) T-SQL
5 17 (4.49%) Shell Script
6 11 (2.90%) VBA
7 9 (2.37%) Python
8 7 (1.85%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.85%) Perl
9 5 (1.32%) Korn
9 5 (1.32%) Ruby
9 5 (1.32%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 4 (1.06%) C
11 3 (0.79%) REXX
11 3 (0.79%) JCL
11 3 (0.79%) C#
11 3 (0.79%) VBScript
11 3 (0.79%) VB
12 2 (0.53%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 32 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (8.18%) Security Cleared
3 29 (7.65%) MCSE
4 18 (4.75%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.17%) Degree
7 11 (2.90%) CCNA
7 11 (2.90%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.64%) MCSA
9 9 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.11%) MCP
10 8 (2.11%) MCITP
11 5 (1.32%) CCNP
11 5 (1.32%) VCAP
12 4 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.79%) OCP
13 3 (0.79%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.53%) CCIA
14 2 (0.53%) APMP
14 2 (0.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.33%) SLA
2 8 (2.11%) QA
3 4 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 80 (21.11%) Active Directory
2 49 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (9.23%) vSphere
4 25 (6.60%) XenApp
5 23 (6.07%) XenDesktop
6 17 (4.49%) Oracle RAC
6 17 (4.49%) NFS
7 16 (4.22%) VMware ESX
8 10 (2.64%) Hyper-V
9 8 (2.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 7 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (1.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 5 (1.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (1.06%) Xen
13 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.53%) OCFS2
14 2 (0.53%) Varnish
14 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (5.28%) NetBackup
2 18 (4.75%) SCOM
3 13 (3.43%) SCCM
4 9 (2.37%) WMI
4 9 (2.37%) Data Guard
5 8 (2.11%) Tivoli
6 7 (1.85%) Cacti
6 7 (1.85%) OpenNMS
6 7 (1.85%) Puppet
7 6 (1.58%) HP SiteScope
7 6 (1.58%) SCSM
7 6 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (1.58%) MOM
8 5 (1.32%) Foglight
8 5 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.06%) Capistrano
9 4 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.79%) MAINVIEW
10 3 (0.79%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 116 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 101 (26.65%) Oracle
3 71 (18.73%) VMware
4 44 (11.61%) Citrix
5 39 (10.29%) NetApp
6 25 (6.60%) Cisco
7 22 (5.80%) HP
8 20 (5.28%) Symantec
9 19 (5.01%) Red Hat
9 19 (5.01%) EMC
10 18 (4.75%) IBM
11 16 (4.22%) McAfee
11 16 (4.22%) Dell
11 16 (4.22%) JBoss
12 13 (3.43%) Business Objects
13 7 (1.85%) Sun
14 6 (1.58%) BMC
14 6 (1.58%) Hitachi
14 6 (1.58%) Brocade
15 5 (1.32%) Apple
South West
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
MBN Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Unspecified (£flex)
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
DP Connect
Rate: £50000 per day + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 16 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago