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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Monitoring
Rank 425 372 388
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +16
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 164 205 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.55% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 85 101
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £267 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £322 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.72% -11.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
Average hourly rate £28.75 £36.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.13% +140.00%
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
40471 37295 40749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25021 22614 23464
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 £268
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 1157 1059 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -78 135 £350 -4.10% 40
London -20 52 £375 -6.54% 14
South East -22 35 £290 -9.93% 10
Scotland -8 20 £253 - 1
South West -13 20 £288 -28.12% 1
Edinburgh -4 15 £400 - 1
City of London +11 13 £375 -16.66% 6
Hampshire -8 11 £380 +18.01% 3
Gloucestershire - 11 £288 - 1
North West +5 7 £365 +33.76% 5
Yorkshire -3 7 £275 +134.04% 4
Milton Keynes -6 7 - -
Buckinghamshire -13 7 - -
Berkshire -7 5 £248 -1.00% 1
Wiltshire -12 5 - -
East of England -23 5 £380 +3.05%
West Sussex - 5 £290 -
Hertfordshire 0 4 £380 -
West Yorkshire -11 4 £263 +123.40% 2
West Midlands -15 4 £369 +47.50% 4
East Midlands -1 3 - - 2
Surrey - 3 £325 - 3
Cheshire +5 2 - -
Slough +3 2 £248 -1.00%
Kent -2 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 - - 1
Portsmouth +2 1 £380 -
Leeds -7 1 £263 - 1

Performance Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 127 (35.57%) Windows
2 95 (26.61%) SQL
3 89 (24.93%) Microsoft
4 83 (23.25%) Oracle
5 79 (22.13%) Performance Tuning
6 77 (21.57%) Linux
7 60 (16.81%) Finance
8 58 (16.25%) ITIL
8 58 (16.25%) SQL Server
9 56 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (15.13%) UNIX
11 47 (13.17%) TCP/IP
12 46 (12.89%) VMware
13 42 (11.76%) Active Directory
14 40 (11.20%) Citrix
14 40 (11.20%) Java
15 39 (10.92%) Firewall
15 39 (10.92%) Oracle Database
16 38 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (9.24%) Change Management
17 33 (9.24%) SAN
17 33 (9.24%) MS Excel
18 32 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
18 32 (8.96%) Telecoms
19 31 (8.68%) Red Hat
19 31 (8.68%) LAN
19 31 (8.68%) Capacity Planning
20 30 (8.40%) Cisco
21 29 (8.12%) Workflow
22 27 (7.56%) Service Management

Performance Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 21 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 15 (4.20%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.20%) IIS
3 14 (3.92%) SAS
4 13 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.08%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.80%) Apache
7 7 (1.96%) TIBCO EMS
8 6 (1.68%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (1.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.28%) Lync
Applications
1 33 (9.24%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.04%) MS Office
3 4 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.84%) SPSS
5 2 (0.56%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.56%) MS Project
5 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (2.24%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (1.96%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.68%) Staffware
3 6 (1.68%) TIBCO iProcess
3 6 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.28%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.28%) Magento
5 1 (0.28%) Metrica
5 1 (0.28%) RMDS
5 1 (0.28%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.12%) SaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.17%) TCP/IP
2 39 (10.92%) Firewall
3 33 (9.24%) SAN
4 31 (8.68%) LAN
5 25 (7.00%) DNS
6 24 (6.72%) WAN
7 21 (5.88%) VPN
8 20 (5.60%) 2G
8 20 (5.60%) 3G
9 19 (5.32%) GSM
10 16 (4.48%) DHCP
11 14 (3.92%) 4G
12 12 (3.36%) HTTP
13 11 (3.08%) NAS
13 11 (3.08%) MPLS
14 10 (2.80%) LDAP
14 10 (2.80%) SSL
15 8 (2.24%) Intranet
15 8 (2.24%) SONET
15 8 (2.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 39 (10.92%) Oracle Database
3 21 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (5.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (5.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (3.64%) MySQL
6 12 (3.36%) Oracle Database 10g
7 11 (3.08%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.08%) DB2
8 10 (2.80%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.68%) QlikView
11 6 (1.68%) Oracle9i Database
12 5 (1.40%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.40%) Oracle Exadata
12 5 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 19 (5.32%) Maven
2 16 (4.48%) Eclipse
3 8 (2.24%) Ant
4 6 (1.68%) Subversion
5 5 (1.40%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.12%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.84%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.84%) JIRA
8 2 (0.56%) Introscope
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.56%) Rational Rose
8 2 (0.56%) Facilita Forecast
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.28%) ERwin
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
General
1 60 (16.81%) Finance
2 32 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 26 (7.28%) Banking
4 8 (2.24%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.24%) Retail
5 5 (1.40%) Front Office
6 4 (1.12%) Marketing
6 4 (1.12%) Legal
7 2 (0.56%) Local Government
7 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.56%) German Language
7 2 (0.56%) Games
7 2 (0.56%) Automotive
7 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 54 (15.13%) DBA
1 54 (15.13%) Administrator
2 37 (10.36%) Analyst
3 29 (8.12%) Developer
4 25 (7.00%) Consultant
5 24 (6.72%) Oracle DBA
6 16 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (3.92%) Java Developer
8 13 (3.64%) Support Engineer
8 13 (3.64%) Storage Engineer
9 10 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (2.80%) Network Engineer
10 8 (2.24%) SQL DBA
10 8 (2.24%) Server Engineer
10 8 (2.24%) Architect
11 7 (1.96%) Applications Support
11 7 (1.96%) Business Analyst
11 7 (1.96%) Applications Specialist
11 7 (1.96%) Support Analyst
11 7 (1.96%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.56%) Web Services
2 23 (6.44%) XML
3 16 (4.48%) Java EE
3 16 (4.48%) jBPM
3 16 (4.48%) Drools
4 15 (4.20%) Middleware
4 15 (4.20%) Hibernate
4 15 (4.20%) Spring
5 12 (3.36%) XSLT
6 9 (2.52%) .NET
7 8 (2.24%) HTML
8 7 (1.96%) SOAP
8 7 (1.96%) CSS
9 6 (1.68%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (1.68%) J2EE
10 4 (1.12%) WSH
11 3 (0.84%) RESTful
11 3 (0.84%) Memcached
11 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.84%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 21 (5.88%) Clustering
2 20 (5.60%) Replication
3 12 (3.36%) iPad
4 10 (2.80%) NHS
5 9 (2.52%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.52%) Statistics
6 8 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.96%) HACMP
8 6 (1.68%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.40%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.40%) Informatics
10 4 (1.12%) PKI
10 4 (1.12%) CLARiiON
10 4 (1.12%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.84%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (0.84%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.84%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 127 (35.57%) Windows
2 77 (21.57%) Linux
3 56 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (15.13%) UNIX
5 24 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (5.04%) AIX
6 18 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (4.20%) Windows 7
9 11 (3.08%) Solaris
10 5 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.40%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.12%) HPUX
12 2 (0.56%) VMS
13 1 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (22.13%) Performance Tuning
2 58 (16.25%) ITIL
3 33 (9.24%) Change Management
4 31 (8.68%) Capacity Planning
5 29 (8.12%) Workflow
6 27 (7.56%) Service Management
7 23 (6.44%) SOA
7 23 (6.44%) Project Management
7 23 (6.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 21 (5.88%) Performance Management
8 21 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (5.88%) Problem Management
9 20 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (5.32%) TDD
11 18 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (4.48%) Migration
12 16 (4.48%) Service Delivery
12 16 (4.48%) BPMN
13 15 (4.20%) Network Architecture
13 15 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 95 (26.61%) SQL
2 40 (11.20%) Java
3 25 (7.00%) Shell Script
4 16 (4.48%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.08%) PL/SQL
6 10 (2.80%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.52%) C
8 7 (1.96%) C#
9 6 (1.68%) Python
9 6 (1.68%) PHP
9 6 (1.68%) VBScript
10 5 (1.40%) VB
10 5 (1.40%) Perl
11 4 (1.12%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.12%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 4 (1.12%) R
12 3 (0.84%) JCL
12 3 (0.84%) REXX
13 2 (0.56%) C++
13 2 (0.56%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 32 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (6.44%) MCSE
3 22 (6.16%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (4.76%) Degree
5 11 (3.08%) CCNA
6 10 (2.80%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.24%) MCITP
7 8 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.96%) CCNP
9 6 (1.68%) MCTS
10 5 (1.40%) VCAP
10 5 (1.40%) MCSA
11 4 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (1.12%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.84%) OCP
13 2 (0.56%) MCDBA
13 2 (0.56%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.56%) MCP
13 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.60%) SLA
2 7 (1.96%) QA
3 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 38 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (7.00%) vSphere
4 21 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (4.48%) XenApp
6 13 (3.64%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.80%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (1.40%) OCFS2
10 4 (1.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (1.12%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.84%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.84%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.56%) NFS
12 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.56%) GPFS
12 2 (0.56%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (3.92%) Data Guard
2 10 (2.80%) SCOM
3 9 (2.52%) SCCM
4 8 (2.24%) Tivoli
5 7 (1.96%) Hyperic
5 7 (1.96%) NSN NetAct
5 7 (1.96%) TIBCO Hawk
6 6 (1.68%) Nagios
6 6 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (1.40%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.40%) Ganglia
7 5 (1.40%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.40%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (1.40%) WSUS
8 4 (1.12%) WMI
8 4 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.84%) MAINVIEW
9 3 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 89 (24.93%) Microsoft
2 83 (23.25%) Oracle
3 46 (12.89%) VMware
4 40 (11.20%) Citrix
5 31 (8.68%) Red Hat
6 30 (8.40%) Cisco
7 24 (6.72%) HP
8 21 (5.88%) JBoss
9 20 (5.60%) IBM
10 18 (5.04%) Dell
10 18 (5.04%) NetApp
11 16 (4.48%) EMC
12 14 (3.92%) Apple
13 12 (3.36%) Sun
14 9 (2.52%) Sybase
14 9 (2.52%) Mapinfo
15 8 (2.24%) Juniper
15 8 (2.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 7 (1.96%) TIBCO
16 7 (1.96%) McAfee
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