The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Monitoring
Rank 379 370 377
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 229 207 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.55% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 133 113
Average daily rate
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£375 £359 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% -4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.64% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £52.50 £19.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+176.31% -23.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £17.08 £20.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £37.20 £26.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+189.47% -2.56%

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -5 209 £400 +14.28% 45
London +43 101 £375 -3.22% 18
South East -10 54 £400 +15.94% 6
City of London +10 24 £370 -4.51% 5
Scotland -3 14 £325 +38.29% 1
Berkshire - 12 £400 - 1
Hampshire -21 11 £400 +15.94% 3
South West -25 11 £400 -10.11% 2
Yorkshire -13 10 £320 +28.00% 5
West Midlands -8 9 £300 -2.43% 5
North West -16 9 £400 +32.78% 2
West Yorkshire -16 9 £385 +65.59% 5
Edinburgh -10 8 £325 +38.29% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 8 £325 -13.33% 1
Oxfordshire -12 8 £475 +26.66%
East of England -21 8 £391 +11.78% 4
Milton Keynes -8 7 £325 -13.33% 1
Reading - 7 £400 - 1
Cheshire +11 6 £400 -4.76% 1
Kent -1 6 £338 -5.59%
Leeds -14 6 £320 +28.00% 2
Oxford - 6 £503 -
Bristol -13 5 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £510 - 2
Wales - 5 - - 1
South Wales - 5 - - 1
Middlesex - 4 £281 -
Cardiff - 3 - - 1
Chester - 3 £400 - 1
East Midlands -1 2 £338 +125.00% 2

Performance Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 155 (32.49%) Windows
2 152 (31.87%) Performance Tuning
3 148 (31.03%) SQL
4 117 (24.53%) Microsoft
5 114 (23.90%) Linux
6 93 (19.50%) Finance
7 92 (19.29%) SQL Server
8 79 (16.56%) UNIX
9 74 (15.51%) Oracle
10 72 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 71 (14.88%) VMware
12 69 (14.47%) ITIL
13 65 (13.63%) MS Excel
14 61 (12.79%) Capacity Planning
15 58 (12.16%) Migration
16 54 (11.32%) DNS
17 49 (10.27%) XML
17 49 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
18 47 (9.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 47 (9.85%) Firewall
19 46 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
20 45 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
21 43 (9.01%) Red Hat
22 42 (8.81%) Project Management
22 42 (8.81%) Java
22 42 (8.81%) PowerShell
22 42 (8.81%) Security Cleared
23 40 (8.39%) TCP/IP
23 40 (8.39%) HP
23 40 (8.39%) Clustering

Performance Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 26 (5.45%) JBoss
2 21 (4.40%) IIS
3 16 (3.35%) Apache
4 14 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.73%) WebLogic
6 11 (2.31%) SAS
7 10 (2.10%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.47%) MQSeries
8 7 (1.47%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.05%) NetWeaver
9 5 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.05%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (0.84%) Lync
10 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.84%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 65 (13.63%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.87%) MS Office
3 9 (1.89%) SPSS
3 9 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.84%) MS Project
5 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) Maple
6 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.89%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.84%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.63%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.42%) TIBCO iProcess
4 2 (0.42%) Staffware
4 2 (0.42%) Summit
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.42%) CA Clarity
5 1 (0.21%) assyst
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.84%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.42%) SaaS
3 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (11.32%) DNS
2 47 (9.85%) Firewall
3 40 (8.39%) TCP/IP
4 34 (7.13%) SAN
5 29 (6.08%) WAN
6 27 (5.66%) LAN
7 23 (4.82%) VPN
8 22 (4.61%) DHCP
9 18 (3.77%) SSL
10 17 (3.56%) BGP
10 17 (3.56%) LDAP
10 17 (3.56%) BIG-IP
11 15 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (2.52%) NAS
13 10 (2.10%) Wireless
14 9 (1.89%) VLAN
14 9 (1.89%) Internet
15 8 (1.68%) Broadband
15 8 (1.68%) iSCSI
16 7 (1.47%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (19.29%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.55%) MySQL
2 36 (7.55%) Oracle Database
3 29 (6.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (3.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (3.77%) Relational Database
8 17 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (3.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (2.73%) DB2
11 12 (2.52%) NoSQL
11 12 (2.52%) Redis
12 11 (2.31%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.68%) Data Mining
13 8 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (1.68%) QlikView
14 7 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (1.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 21 (4.40%) Eclipse
2 18 (3.77%) Git (software)
3 17 (3.56%) JIRA
4 15 (3.14%) JProfiler
5 10 (2.10%) Maven
6 8 (1.68%) Subversion
7 6 (1.26%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.26%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (1.05%) Selenium
9 4 (0.84%) Rational Performance Tester
9 4 (0.84%) JMeter
9 4 (0.84%) LoadUI
9 4 (0.84%) MSI
10 2 (0.42%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.42%) Ant
11 1 (0.21%) JUnit
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
General
1 93 (19.50%) Finance
2 37 (7.76%) Banking
3 25 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.89%) Marketing
5 9 (1.89%) Retail
6 7 (1.47%) Legal
7 5 (1.05%) Games
8 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.84%) Publishing
8 4 (0.84%) Automotive
9 3 (0.63%) Local Government
9 3 (0.63%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Military
10 2 (0.42%) Front Office
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 79 (16.56%) Analyst
2 78 (16.35%) DBA
3 64 (13.42%) Developer
4 63 (13.21%) Administrator
5 36 (7.55%) SQL DBA
6 27 (5.66%) Java Developer
7 23 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 23 (4.82%) Consultant
8 19 (3.98%) Support Analyst
9 18 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 16 (3.35%) Applications Support
11 13 (2.73%) Architect
12 12 (2.52%) Network Engineer
12 12 (2.52%) Oracle DBA
13 11 (2.31%) Data Analyst
13 11 (2.31%) SQL Server DBA
13 11 (2.31%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (2.31%) PHP Developer
14 10 (2.10%) Senior Developer
14 10 (2.10%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.27%) XML
2 25 (5.24%) Web Services
3 22 (4.61%) XSLT
3 22 (4.61%) .NET
3 22 (4.61%) Java EE
4 19 (3.98%) LAMP
5 18 (3.77%) CSS
6 15 (3.14%) HTML
7 14 (2.94%) Hibernate
7 14 (2.94%) JSON
7 14 (2.94%) Middleware
8 12 (2.52%) Spring
8 12 (2.52%) Symfony
8 12 (2.52%) RESTful
8 12 (2.52%) Memcached
9 10 (2.10%) J2EE
10 9 (1.89%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.68%) SOAP
12 7 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (1.47%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (8.39%) Clustering
3 32 (6.71%) Replication
4 21 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.98%) NHS
6 15 (3.14%) Blackberry
7 14 (2.94%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.73%) User Experience
9 12 (2.52%) Statistics
9 12 (2.52%) Computer Science
10 10 (2.10%) Visualisation
11 8 (1.68%) Open Source
12 6 (1.26%) iPad
13 5 (1.05%) SWIFT
13 5 (1.05%) Fat Client
13 5 (1.05%) Online Games
13 5 (1.05%) Thin Client
13 5 (1.05%) HACMP
13 5 (1.05%) Informatics
13 5 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 155 (32.49%) Windows
2 114 (23.90%) Linux
3 79 (16.56%) UNIX
4 72 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (9.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (4.61%) AIX
9 21 (4.40%) Windows 7
10 19 (3.98%) Solaris
11 10 (2.10%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.26%) CentOS
13 5 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.84%) SUSE
14 4 (0.84%) HPUX
15 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.42%) Android
16 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.21%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (31.87%) Performance Tuning
2 69 (14.47%) ITIL
3 61 (12.79%) Capacity Planning
4 58 (12.16%) Migration
5 46 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (8.81%) Project Management
7 39 (8.18%) TDD
8 36 (7.55%) Capacity Management
9 33 (6.92%) Change Management
10 32 (6.71%) Service Management
10 32 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (6.29%) Scrum
12 28 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
13 27 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (4.82%) Configuration Management
14 23 (4.82%) Data Migration
14 23 (4.82%) Database Security
15 22 (4.61%) Root Cause Analysis
16 21 (4.40%) Analytics
16 21 (4.40%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 148 (31.03%) SQL
2 42 (8.81%) Java
2 42 (8.81%) PowerShell
3 34 (7.13%) Shell Script
4 26 (5.45%) T-SQL
5 20 (4.19%) VBScript
5 20 (4.19%) Perl
6 18 (3.77%) Python
7 17 (3.56%) PHP
8 11 (2.31%) VB
8 11 (2.31%) Korn
9 10 (2.10%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.10%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.10%) JavaScript
9 10 (2.10%) C
10 6 (1.26%) C#
10 6 (1.26%) Ruby
11 5 (1.05%) R
12 3 (0.63%) VBA
13 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (8.81%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.08%) Degree
3 20 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (3.98%) SC Cleared
5 18 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (3.14%) CCNA
7 14 (2.94%) MCSE
8 9 (1.89%) CCNP
8 9 (1.89%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.68%) MCTS
10 7 (1.47%) MCITP
11 6 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.05%) ISEB
13 2 (0.42%) MCSA
13 2 (0.42%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.42%) IBM Certification
13 2 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.98%) SLA
2 5 (1.05%) QA
3 2 (0.42%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (7.34%) Active Directory
3 30 (6.29%) vSphere
4 17 (3.56%) VMware ESX
5 16 (3.35%) Oracle RMAN
6 15 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (2.73%) NFS
8 11 (2.31%) XenApp
9 10 (2.10%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.10%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.68%) KVM
11 5 (1.05%) vCloud
11 5 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.05%) Firmware
11 5 (1.05%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.84%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.84%) OCFS2
13 3 (0.63%) Docker
13 3 (0.63%) LXC
14 2 (0.42%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 26 (5.45%) SCOM
2 12 (2.52%) Puppet
3 10 (2.10%) Tivoli
3 10 (2.10%) NetBackup
3 10 (2.10%) WMI
4 9 (1.89%) Data Guard
5 8 (1.68%) OPNET
5 8 (1.68%) SCSM
6 7 (1.47%) SCCM
6 7 (1.47%) Ganglia
6 7 (1.47%) WSUS
6 7 (1.47%) Nagios
7 6 (1.26%) MOM
7 6 (1.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (1.26%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (1.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 6 (1.26%) Hyperic
8 5 (1.05%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 117 (24.53%) Microsoft
2 74 (15.51%) Oracle
3 71 (14.88%) VMware
4 43 (9.01%) Red Hat
5 40 (8.39%) HP
6 36 (7.55%) Cisco
7 27 (5.66%) IBM
8 24 (5.03%) Citrix
9 23 (4.82%) Dell
10 22 (4.61%) Juniper
10 22 (4.61%) Sybase
11 16 (3.35%) McAfee
12 15 (3.14%) EMC
13 14 (2.94%) BMC
13 14 (2.94%) SAP
14 12 (2.52%) Sun
14 12 (2.52%) Riverbed
14 12 (2.52%) F5
14 12 (2.52%) New Relic
15 11 (2.31%) Google
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