The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Performance Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Performance Improvement
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 - 207
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.030% - 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.034% - 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £423 - £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £400 £319
% change year-on-year +0.37% +25.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Performance Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2903 2921 4710
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.08% 85.81% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2223 2386 3712
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Performance Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Performance Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Improvement in the City of London

Performance Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Improvement in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Improvement in the City of London

Performance Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Improvement in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Improvement in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Performance Improvement.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) EFQM
1 1 (100.00%) Balanced Scorecard
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Scorecard

Performance Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Balanced Scorecard
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scorecard
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) EFQM
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 20000