The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Monitoring skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Monitoring over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Monitoring
Rank 442 438 412
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 208 238 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.51% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 127 128
Median daily rate £350 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £221 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £37.39 £23.00 £103.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.56% -77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £16.00 £34.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £30.00 £172.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.39 £30.00 £190.00
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -84.21%

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
43985 46966 44712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.01% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29139 30711 27950
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1137 1301 1222
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Performance Monitoring
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Monitoring within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 200 £350 -6.66% 33
London -4 69 £394 -1.56% 10
South East +21 55 £325 -16.66% 4
Berkshire +28 27 £275 -29.03%
East of England +29 26 £275 +22.22% 3
West Midlands -14 20 £450 +26.09% 2
Essex +16 18 £275 -
Newbury - 14 £275 -
Hampshire +16 13 £600 +106.89%
City of London +8 13 £413 +3.12% 1
Basildon - 12 £263 -
Coventry -4 11 £450 +27.02%
Surrey +13 10 £464 +7.53% 2
North West +3 8 £462 +2.66% 8
Yorkshire +2 7 £365 +21.66%
Northampton 0 7 £425 -
Northamptonshire -1 7 £425 -
East Midlands -9 7 £425 +13.33% 2
North East -19 7 £298 +19.23%
Tyne and Wear -22 7 £298 -
Slough +10 6 £320 -19.11%
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 6 £285 -
Fareham - 6 £600 -
Scotland +7 5 £320 -12.32% 3
Buckinghamshire +6 5 £275 -15.38%
West Yorkshire +5 5 £365 +4.28%
Milton Keynes +1 5 £275 -38.88%
Cheshire +9 4 £500 -5.66%
Suffolk +5 4 £185 -
Hertfordshire +2 4 £330 - 2

Performance Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Monitoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Performance Monitoring.

1 138 (31.29%) SQL
2 122 (27.66%) Windows
3 105 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 101 (22.90%) SQL Server
5 89 (20.18%) Linux
6 87 (19.73%) Oracle
7 80 (18.14%) Java
7 80 (18.14%) Finance
8 76 (17.23%) Cisco
9 74 (16.78%) VMware
9 74 (16.78%) Performance Tuning
10 69 (15.65%) Unix
11 57 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
12 55 (12.47%) ITIL
13 54 (12.24%) DNS
14 52 (11.79%) Firewall
15 50 (11.34%) Solaris
15 50 (11.34%) Application Performance Monitoring
16 49 (11.11%) Change Management
17 44 (9.98%) Windows Server
17 44 (9.98%) Security Cleared
18 43 (9.75%) MS Office
18 43 (9.75%) Incident Management
19 42 (9.52%) PowerShell
20 41 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
21 40 (9.07%) Active Directory
22 39 (8.84%) Scrum
23 38 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
24 37 (8.39%) Performance Management
24 37 (8.39%) LDAP

Performance Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (3.85%) IIS
2 15 (3.40%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.27%) JBoss
4 9 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.04%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.59%) Confluence
6 7 (1.59%) GlassFish
6 7 (1.59%) SAS
7 5 (1.13%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.13%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.91%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.68%) Apache
9 3 (0.68%) Mule
9 3 (0.68%) Mule ESB
9 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.45%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 43 (9.75%) MS Office
2 34 (7.71%) MS Excel
3 22 (4.99%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (2.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.68%) MS Project
7 2 (0.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.23%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (6.58%) PaaS
3 27 (6.12%) IaaS
4 25 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.59%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.59%) SaaS
6 6 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (12.24%) DNS
2 52 (11.79%) Firewall
3 37 (8.39%) LDAP
4 29 (6.58%) Internet
4 29 (6.58%) LAN
5 28 (6.35%) WAN
6 27 (6.12%) SAN
7 22 (4.99%) HTTP
7 22 (4.99%) TCP/IP
8 21 (4.76%) DHCP
9 17 (3.85%) WLAN
10 16 (3.63%) BGP
11 15 (3.40%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (2.72%) BIG-IP
12 12 (2.72%) Network Security
12 12 (2.72%) OSPF
13 11 (2.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (2.04%) Radio Access Network
14 9 (2.04%) SSL
15 8 (1.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (22.90%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.90%) Oracle Database
3 23 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (4.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.63%) NoSQL
7 16 (3.63%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (2.95%) MySQL
9 13 (2.95%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (2.72%) Hadoop
10 12 (2.72%) Relational Database
11 11 (2.49%) Data Mining
11 11 (2.49%) DB2
11 11 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.81%) Data Mart
13 8 (1.81%) DTS
13 8 (1.81%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 32 (7.26%) Visual Studio
2 31 (7.03%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.08%) JMeter
3 18 (4.08%) LoadRunner
3 18 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (2.27%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.04%) gulp
5 9 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
6 8 (1.81%) Facilita Forecast
6 8 (1.81%) HP UFT
7 7 (1.59%) JIRA
8 6 (1.36%) ERwin
8 6 (1.36%) Maven
8 6 (1.36%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.13%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.13%) JProfiler
9 5 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.91%) JUnit
10 4 (0.91%) LoadUI
10 4 (0.91%) Zephyr
General
1 80 (18.14%) Finance
2 22 (4.99%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.17%) Banking
4 13 (2.95%) Retail
5 6 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.13%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.91%) Back Office
7 4 (0.91%) Billing
7 4 (0.91%) Legal
8 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.45%) Law
9 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.45%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 74 (16.78%) Administrator
2 57 (12.93%) Developer
3 43 (9.75%) DBA
3 43 (9.75%) Support Engineer
4 35 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (7.71%) Network Engineer
5 34 (7.71%) VMware Engineer
6 30 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 29 (6.58%) Solaris Engineer
8 28 (6.35%) Consultant
9 27 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 27 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 27 (6.12%) VMware Support Engineer
10 26 (5.90%) Solaris Administrator
10 26 (5.90%) Solaris Support Engineer
10 26 (5.90%) VMWare Administrator
11 22 (4.99%) Analyst
11 22 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
11 22 (4.99%) SQL DBA
12 15 (3.40%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.58%) .NET
2 26 (5.90%) Web Services
3 23 (5.22%) CSS
4 20 (4.54%) HTML
5 16 (3.63%) J2EE
5 16 (3.63%) RESTful
6 12 (2.72%) Middleware
7 11 (2.49%) XML
8 10 (2.27%) Hibernate
8 10 (2.27%) Java EE
8 10 (2.27%) REST
9 9 (2.04%) Express
9 9 (2.04%) hapi
9 9 (2.04%) Node.js
10 7 (1.59%) SOAP
11 6 (1.36%) JDBC
11 6 (1.36%) MDX
11 6 (1.36%) Spring
11 6 (1.36%) XSD
11 6 (1.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.58%) Clustering
3 26 (5.90%) User Experience
4 25 (5.67%) Data Centre
5 21 (4.76%) NHS
6 17 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 17 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.85%) Visualisation
7 16 (3.63%) Replication
8 12 (2.72%) Data Structures
8 12 (2.72%) Performance Metrics
9 11 (2.49%) EMC VNX
10 9 (2.04%) Algorithms
10 9 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (2.04%) iPad
10 9 (2.04%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.59%) AS400
11 7 (1.59%) iSeries
12 5 (1.13%) EMC VMAX
12 5 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 122 (27.66%) Windows
2 89 (20.18%) Linux
3 69 (15.65%) Unix
4 50 (11.34%) Solaris
5 44 (9.98%) Windows Server
6 27 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (5.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (3.17%) AIX
9 14 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.27%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.36%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.13%) Android
13 4 (0.91%) zOS
14 3 (0.68%) HPUX
14 3 (0.68%) VMS
14 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.45%) CentOS
15 2 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (16.78%) Performance Tuning
2 57 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (12.47%) ITIL
4 50 (11.34%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 49 (11.11%) Change Management
6 43 (9.75%) Incident Management
7 39 (8.84%) Scrum
8 37 (8.39%) Performance Management
9 31 (7.03%) Data Analysis
9 31 (7.03%) DevOps
9 31 (7.03%) Service Management
10 28 (6.35%) Performance Testing
11 27 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
11 27 (6.12%) Migration
12 25 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 25 (5.67%) Project Management
13 23 (5.22%) Application Performance Management
13 23 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (5.22%) Problem Management
14 22 (4.99%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 138 (31.29%) SQL
2 80 (18.14%) Java
3 42 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 28 (6.35%) Perl
5 26 (5.90%) JavaScript
6 23 (5.22%) T-SQL
7 20 (4.54%) Python
8 19 (4.31%) Shell Script
9 14 (3.17%) C
10 12 (2.72%) VB
11 11 (2.49%) VBScript
12 9 (2.04%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.04%) PHP
13 8 (1.81%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.59%) C#
15 6 (1.36%) C++
16 5 (1.13%) ABAP
16 5 (1.13%) Ruby
17 4 (0.91%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.91%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 44 (9.98%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (7.03%) CCNA
4 31 (7.03%) SC Cleared
5 28 (6.35%) Degree
6 25 (5.67%) MCSE
7 18 (4.08%) CCA
7 18 (4.08%) Citrix Certification
8 16 (3.63%) CCNP
9 15 (3.40%) MCP
10 9 (2.04%) MCITP
11 8 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (1.59%) ISTQB
13 6 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.13%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.13%) MCTS
15 4 (0.91%) AWS Certification
15 4 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.48%) QA
2 11 (2.49%) SLA
3 3 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.45%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 40 (9.07%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.72%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (1.81%) Docker
5 8 (1.81%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.59%) NFS
6 7 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.59%) vSphere
7 4 (0.91%) Firmware
7 4 (0.91%) Veritas File System
7 4 (0.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (0.91%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.68%) XenApp
9 2 (0.45%) KVM
9 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (4.54%) HP SiteScope
2 14 (3.17%) SCOM
3 12 (2.72%) OPNET
4 10 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.27%) Puppet
4 10 (2.27%) SCCM
5 5 (1.13%) CA Wily
5 5 (1.13%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (1.13%) Perfmon
5 5 (1.13%) WMI
6 4 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.91%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.91%) Legato
6 4 (0.91%) Mesos
6 4 (0.91%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.91%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.91%) WSUS
7 3 (0.68%) Graphite
7 3 (0.68%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 105 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 87 (19.73%) Oracle
3 76 (17.23%) Cisco
4 74 (16.78%) VMware
5 33 (7.48%) IBM
6 30 (6.80%) HP
7 23 (5.22%) EMC
8 22 (4.99%) CheckPoint
9 21 (4.76%) AppDynamics
10 20 (4.54%) Citrix
11 19 (4.31%) BMC
12 17 (3.85%) Nokia
13 16 (3.63%) Dynatrace
13 16 (3.63%) F5
13 16 (3.63%) Juniper
14 15 (3.40%) New Relic
15 14 (3.17%) Fortinet
15 14 (3.17%) Red Hat
15 14 (3.17%) Riverbed
16 13 (2.95%) SolarWinds
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