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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Monitoring
Rank 351 409 386
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -23
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 275 189 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.46% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 94 80
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £218 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £24.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +36.98%

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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 +52 251 £400 +6.66% 59
London +26 95 £450 +16.88% 16
South East +15 85 £396 +13.14% 20
City of London +13 24 £450 +9.09% 4
Scotland +7 18 £128 -49.80% 2
Berkshire -9 17 £417 -4.68% 5
West Midlands - 17 £330 -
Buckinghamshire +3 16 £319 +6.25%
Oxfordshire -3 16 £431 - 1
Oxford - 14 £438 -
Milton Keynes +3 13 £319 +6.25%
East Midlands +4 12 £313 -16.66% 1
East of England +12 11 £200 -28.57% 4
South West +3 11 £350 +16.66% 5
Yorkshire -18 11 £438 +16.66% 6
Glasgow +1 10 £120 -67.38%
Kent +5 9 - -
West Yorkshire -22 9 £438 +20.68% 5
Hampshire -7 8 £363 -3.33% 2
Reading -9 8 £417 -7.33% 1
West Sussex -16 8 £275 -21.42% 1
Hertfordshire +5 6 £258 +60.93% 3
Edinburgh +4 6 £383 +68.13%
Surrey +3 6 £325 +23.80% 3
Halifax +1 6 £438 -
East Sussex -4 6 £413 +17.68% 5
Worcester - 6 £350 -
Newbury - 6 - -
Worcestershire - 6 £350 -
North East +1 5 £325 -13.33% 1

Performance Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 176 (37.61%) Windows
2 129 (27.56%) SQL
3 126 (26.92%) Performance Tuning
4 119 (25.43%) Microsoft
5 95 (20.30%) SQL Server
6 91 (19.44%) VMware
7 84 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 83 (17.74%) Linux
9 75 (16.03%) Finance
10 70 (14.96%) ITIL
10 70 (14.96%) DNS
11 65 (13.89%) Oracle
12 64 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 63 (13.46%) Service Management
14 60 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
15 56 (11.97%) Active Directory
16 55 (11.75%) Capacity Planning
17 52 (11.11%) HP
18 51 (10.90%) Project Management
19 50 (10.68%) UNIX
20 49 (10.47%) DHCP
21 48 (10.26%) SAN
22 47 (10.04%) Citrix
23 45 (9.62%) Firewall
24 44 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
24 44 (9.40%) MS Excel
24 44 (9.40%) Clustering
24 44 (9.40%) Business Analysis
24 44 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
25 43 (9.19%) Analytical Skills

Performance Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 29 (6.20%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.27%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (4.06%) JBoss
4 18 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 16 (3.42%) Apache
6 15 (3.21%) IIS
7 13 (2.78%) SAS
7 13 (2.78%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.71%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.28%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.64%) Lync
14 3 (0.64%) Confluence
15 2 (0.43%) CICS
15 2 (0.43%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 44 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.78%) MS Office
3 5 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.85%) MS Project
5 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.43%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.43%) assyst
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.07%) SaaS
1 5 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.64%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.64%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.43%) Office 365
3 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 70 (14.96%) DNS
2 49 (10.47%) DHCP
3 48 (10.26%) SAN
4 45 (9.62%) Firewall
5 35 (7.48%) TCP/IP
6 25 (5.34%) HTTP
7 20 (4.27%) WAN
7 20 (4.27%) LAN
8 18 (3.85%) LDAP
8 18 (3.85%) NAS
9 16 (3.42%) Internet
10 14 (2.99%) BGP
10 14 (2.99%) VLAN
10 14 (2.99%) BIG-IP
11 13 (2.78%) iSCSI
11 13 (2.78%) 3G
11 13 (2.78%) VoIP
12 12 (2.56%) 2G
12 12 (2.56%) 4G
13 10 (2.14%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (20.30%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.55%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (6.41%) Oracle Database
5 26 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (4.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (3.42%) Oracle BI EE
9 11 (2.35%) QlikView
10 10 (2.14%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.50%) PowerCenter
11 7 (1.50%) MySQL
12 6 (1.28%) DB2
12 6 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.28%) DTS
12 6 (1.28%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (2.35%) Eclipse
2 9 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.71%) JIRA
4 7 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.50%) JProfiler
4 7 (1.50%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.64%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.64%) WinDbg
7 3 (0.64%) Selenium
8 2 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.43%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.43%) Subversion
8 2 (0.43%) Maven
9 1 (0.21%) Facilita Forecast
9 1 (0.21%) Psake
General
1 75 (16.03%) Finance
2 29 (6.20%) Banking
2 29 (6.20%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.92%) Legal
4 8 (1.71%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.50%) Law
6 6 (1.28%) Advertising
7 5 (1.07%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.07%) Publishing
8 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.85%) Games
9 3 (0.64%) Military
9 3 (0.64%) Retail
9 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.43%) Automotive
10 2 (0.43%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Marketing
11 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 77 (16.45%) DBA
2 64 (13.68%) Administrator
3 58 (12.39%) Analyst
4 46 (9.83%) SQL DBA
5 40 (8.55%) Developer
6 33 (7.05%) Consultant
7 28 (5.98%) SQL Server DBA
8 26 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (4.91%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (3.85%) Support Engineer
11 16 (3.42%) Architect
12 15 (3.21%) Network Engineer
13 13 (2.78%) BizTalk Administrator
13 13 (2.78%) Information Analyst
13 13 (2.78%) Oracle DBA
14 12 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (2.56%) Applications Support
14 12 (2.56%) Radio Engineer
15 11 (2.35%) OBIEE Developer
15 11 (2.35%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.62%) XML
2 27 (5.77%) SOAP
2 27 (5.77%) .NET
3 17 (3.63%) Web Services
4 16 (3.42%) .NET Framework
5 13 (2.78%) HTML
6 12 (2.56%) CSS
7 10 (2.14%) J2EE
7 10 (2.14%) XSLT
7 10 (2.14%) Java EE
8 9 (1.92%) Middleware
9 6 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (1.28%) LAMP
10 5 (1.07%) REST
10 5 (1.07%) jQuery
11 4 (0.85%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.85%) BAPI
11 4 (0.85%) WCF
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle Streams
11 4 (0.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.40%) Clustering
2 43 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.77%) Replication
4 13 (2.78%) NHS
5 11 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.71%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.50%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.07%) Statistics
10 4 (0.85%) AS400
10 4 (0.85%) Online Games
10 4 (0.85%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.85%) LPAR
10 4 (0.85%) User Experience
11 3 (0.64%) Open Source
11 3 (0.64%) PKI
11 3 (0.64%) SecurID
11 3 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 176 (37.61%) Windows
2 84 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (17.74%) Linux
4 60 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (10.68%) UNIX
6 44 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (3.85%) Windows 7
9 16 (3.42%) AIX
10 12 (2.56%) Solaris
11 5 (1.07%) CentOS
11 5 (1.07%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.85%) HPUX
13 3 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.64%) SUSE
14 2 (0.43%) OS/400
14 2 (0.43%) zOS
14 2 (0.43%) Android
15 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (26.92%) Performance Tuning
2 70 (14.96%) ITIL
3 63 (13.46%) Service Management
4 55 (11.75%) Capacity Planning
5 51 (10.90%) Project Management
6 44 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
6 44 (9.40%) Business Analysis
7 43 (9.19%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 40 (8.55%) Migration
9 35 (7.48%) Change Management
10 32 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (6.62%) Configuration Management
12 29 (6.20%) Root Cause Analysis
13 28 (5.98%) Capacity Management
14 26 (5.56%) ETL
15 25 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (4.70%) Data Modelling
16 22 (4.70%) Load Balancing
17 20 (4.27%) Data Migration
18 18 (3.85%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 129 (27.56%) SQL
2 40 (8.55%) PowerShell
3 34 (7.26%) Shell Script
4 25 (5.34%) T-SQL
5 24 (5.13%) Java
6 22 (4.70%) Perl
7 19 (4.06%) VBScript
8 18 (3.85%) Python
9 11 (2.35%) VB
10 10 (2.14%) VBA
10 10 (2.14%) JavaScript
10 10 (2.14%) C#
10 10 (2.14%) Ruby
11 9 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.92%) C
11 9 (1.92%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.71%) Korn
13 4 (0.85%) ABAP
13 4 (0.85%) PHP
14 2 (0.43%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 38 (8.12%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.48%) Degree
3 29 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (4.91%) MCSE
5 18 (3.85%) MCITP
6 15 (3.21%) SC Cleared
6 15 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (2.56%) MCTS
9 10 (2.14%) CCNA
10 7 (1.50%) ISEB
11 6 (1.28%) CCNP
11 6 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.07%) RHCE
13 3 (0.64%) MCP
14 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.43%) MCSA
14 2 (0.43%) MCDBA
14 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.41%) SLA
2 8 (1.71%) QA
3 4 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.43%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.43%) P3O
System Software
1 64 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (11.97%) Active Directory
3 40 (8.55%) vSphere
4 17 (3.63%) VMware ESX
5 15 (3.21%) NFS
6 14 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.35%) XenApp
7 11 (2.35%) ISA Server
8 9 (1.92%) Hyper-V
9 8 (1.71%) KVM
10 4 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.85%) vCloud
11 3 (0.64%) OCFS2
11 3 (0.64%) XenServer
11 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.21%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.21%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 40 (8.55%) SCOM
2 18 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 17 (3.63%) WMI
4 14 (2.99%) SCSM
5 13 (2.78%) HP SiteScope
6 12 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
6 12 (2.56%) NSN NetAct
7 11 (2.35%) Puppet
8 10 (2.14%) Backup Exec
8 10 (2.14%) SCCM
9 8 (1.71%) Nagios
9 8 (1.71%) MOM
9 8 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (1.50%) Tivoli
10 7 (1.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (1.28%) ARCserve
11 6 (1.28%) Data Guard
11 6 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 119 (25.43%) Microsoft
2 91 (19.44%) VMware
3 65 (13.89%) Oracle
4 52 (11.11%) HP
5 47 (10.04%) Citrix
6 43 (9.19%) Red Hat
7 35 (7.48%) Cisco
8 24 (5.13%) Remedy
9 21 (4.49%) Dell
10 19 (4.06%) Symantec
11 17 (3.63%) SolarWinds
11 17 (3.63%) IBM
12 14 (2.99%) Juniper
13 13 (2.78%) McAfee
14 12 (2.56%) CheckPoint
14 12 (2.56%) Informatica
14 12 (2.56%) Actix
15 11 (2.35%) F5
15 11 (2.35%) NetApp
16 9 (1.92%) Tableau
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
North East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £260 per day
Posted: 19 days ago