Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 18 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 737 799 766
Rank change year-on-year +62 -33 -46
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 94 74 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.075% 0.094%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.090% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 29 72
England median daily rate £438 £375 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.98% +29.62%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £249
90th Percentile £625 £508 £609
UK median daily rate £403 £375 £410
% change year-on-year +7.47% -8.54% +26.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
England median hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50% +100.00%
10th Percentile £20.72 £16.55 £20.80
90th Percentile £29.17 £36.05 £31.02
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50% +60.00%

Performance Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79501 82625 86049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.18% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53476 55123 56736
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1856 2135 2506
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Performance Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Performance Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Improvement in England

Performance Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Improvement in England

Performance Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Improvement in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Improvement in England

Performance Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Improvement in England

Performance Improvement
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Improvement within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +7 42 £450 +10.77% 1
South East +16 26 £425 +21.43%
South West +16 10 £400 +23.08%
East of England -13 9 £361 +3.00% 1
Midlands +24 4 £300 +20.00%
North of England +61 3 £336 -9.02%
West Midlands +35 3 £375 +36.36%
North West +23 3 £336 -9.02%
East Midlands +5 1 £300 +33.33%
Performance Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 England region with a requirement for Performance Improvement.

1 26 (27.66%) Project Management
2 21 (22.34%) Finance
3 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
4 17 (18.09%) Management Information System
5 16 (17.02%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (15.96%) SQL
6 15 (15.96%) Performance Management
7 14 (14.89%) Degree
7 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Excel
9 12 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (11.70%) Data Analysis
10 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
11 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (10.64%) Service Delivery
11 10 (10.64%) ITIL
11 10 (10.64%) Oracle
11 10 (10.64%) Process Improvement
11 10 (10.64%) Analytics
11 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (9.57%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared
12 9 (9.57%) NHS
12 9 (9.57%) Six Sigma
12 9 (9.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 9 (9.57%) Programme Management
13 8 (8.51%) Facilities Management
13 8 (8.51%) PMP
13 8 (8.51%) PMI Certification

Performance Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (5.32%) CMS
1 5 (5.32%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.19%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.19%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.06%) Confluence
3 1 (1.06%) GeoServer
3 1 (1.06%) JBoss
3 1 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (9.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.19%) Google Analytics
2 3 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.13%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.06%) GitHub
4 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.38%) LAN
1 6 (6.38%) WAN
2 4 (4.26%) Unified Communications
2 4 (4.26%) WLAN
3 3 (3.19%) Firewall
4 2 (2.13%) Internet
4 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.13%) Wireless
5 1 (1.06%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.06%) Skype
5 1 (1.06%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) Big Data
1 4 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.19%) Apache Hive
2 3 (3.19%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (3.19%) Cloudera CDH
2 3 (3.19%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.19%) HBase
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.13%) OLAP
3 2 (2.13%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.06%) DB2
4 1 (1.06%) MySQL
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Ant
1 1 (1.06%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.06%) JIRA
1 1 (1.06%) JUnit
1 1 (1.06%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.06%) Maven
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.06%) Selenium
1 1 (1.06%) Subversion
1 1 (1.06%) Toad
General
1 21 (22.34%) Finance
2 7 (7.45%) Retail
2 7 (7.45%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.38%) Legal
4 5 (5.32%) Marketing
5 4 (4.26%) Banking
6 2 (2.13%) Law
7 1 (1.06%) Back Office
7 1 (1.06%) Local Government
7 1 (1.06%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.06%) Publishing
7 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (24.47%) Analyst
2 10 (10.64%) Consultant
3 8 (8.51%) Business Analyst
4 7 (7.45%) PMO Analyst
5 5 (5.32%) DBA
5 5 (5.32%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.26%) Architect
6 4 (4.26%) Data Consultant
6 4 (4.26%) Developer
6 4 (4.26%) Performance Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Administrator
7 3 (3.19%) Business Change Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Business Change Project Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Business Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Business Project Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Change Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Data Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Database Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) Project Change Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) Web Services
1 2 (2.13%) XML
2 1 (1.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.06%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.06%) HTML
2 1 (1.06%) HTML5
2 1 (1.06%) J2EE
2 1 (1.06%) JMS
2 1 (1.06%) Middleware
2 1 (1.06%) OAuth2
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.06%) REST
2 1 (1.06%) RESTful
2 1 (1.06%) Spring
2 1 (1.06%) Spring Integration
2 1 (1.06%) Spring MVC
2 1 (1.06%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.09%) Management Information System
2 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.57%) NHS
4 3 (3.19%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.19%) e-Learning
4 3 (3.19%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.13%) Handset
6 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.06%) FMCG
6 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.13%) Linux
1 2 (2.13%) Unix
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.06%) Windows
2 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.66%) Project Management
2 16 (17.02%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (15.96%) Performance Management
4 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.70%) Data Analysis
5 11 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (10.64%) Analytics
6 10 (10.64%) ITIL
6 10 (10.64%) Process Improvement
6 10 (10.64%) Service Delivery
7 9 (9.57%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (9.57%) Programme Management
7 9 (9.57%) Six Sigma
8 8 (8.51%) ETL
8 8 (8.51%) Facilities Management
8 8 (8.51%) Portfolio Management
9 7 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (7.45%) Change Management
9 7 (7.45%) Contingency Planning
9 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.96%) SQL
2 5 (5.32%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.26%) C
3 4 (4.26%) Java
4 3 (3.19%) Perl
4 3 (3.19%) Python
4 3 (3.19%) Scala
4 3 (3.19%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.19%) VBA
5 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.06%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) Degree
2 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.51%) PMI Certification
4 8 (8.51%) PMP
5 7 (7.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.19%) PhD
7 2 (2.13%) MOS
8 1 (1.06%) ACCA
8 1 (1.06%) CIMA
8 1 (1.06%) CIPD
8 1 (1.06%) IIBA
8 1 (1.06%) ISEB
8 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) PMO
2 4 (4.26%) QA
2 4 (4.26%) SLA
3 3 (3.19%) ISO 14001
3 3 (3.19%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.06%) EFQM
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (2.13%) Grafana
3 1 (1.06%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.06%) Puppet
3 1 (1.06%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.64%) Oracle
3 7 (7.45%) Cisco
4 6 (6.38%) Google
5 4 (4.26%) Nortel
5 4 (4.26%) Siemens
6 3 (3.19%) AppDynamics
6 3 (3.19%) Citrix
6 3 (3.19%) VMware
7 2 (2.13%) Adobe
7 2 (2.13%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.13%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.13%) Juniper
7 2 (2.13%) Mercator
8 1 (1.06%) BMC
8 1 (1.06%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.06%) IBM
8 1 (1.06%) MetaSolv
8 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.06%) Sitecore