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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Improvement
UK / England
Rank 526 576 553
Rank change year-on-year +50 -23  
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 40 39 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.079% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.096% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 35
Median daily rate £426 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £309 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £650 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £426 £450 £285
% change year-on-year -5.44% +57.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 -

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34518 40706 39240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.29% 82.96% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22895 27022 24711
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1004 1154
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Performance Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +34 15 £449 -11.96% 9
South East +17 15 £425 +37.09% 1
South West +3 5 £411 -8.77%
West Midlands +15 2 £475 +185.71% 2
East Midlands -4 2 - -
North East - 1 £525 - 3
Performance Improvement
UK

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 19 (26.76%) ITIL
2 18 (25.35%) Finance
3 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
4 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
6 13 (18.31%) Performance Management
6 13 (18.31%) Project Management
6 13 (18.31%) SQL
7 12 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (15.49%) Degree
9 10 (14.08%) QA
9 10 (14.08%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (14.08%) Business Transformation
10 9 (12.68%) Oracle
10 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
10 9 (12.68%) Telecoms
11 8 (11.27%) NHS
11 8 (11.27%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (11.27%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (9.86%) DevOps
12 7 (9.86%) Coaching
12 7 (9.86%) Middleware
12 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
12 7 (9.86%) C
12 7 (9.86%) Change Management
12 7 (9.86%) EFQM
13 6 (8.45%) BPR
13 6 (8.45%) ITSM
13 6 (8.45%) DMAIC
13 6 (8.45%) VMware

Performance Improvement
Top Related 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 (7.04%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.63%) GeoServer
2 4 (5.63%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.82%) Apache
3 2 (2.82%) CMS
3 2 (2.82%) JBoss
4 1 (1.41%) CICS
4 1 (1.41%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.82%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) G Suite
2 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) Kerberos
2 3 (4.23%) Firewall
2 3 (4.23%) LAN
2 3 (4.23%) Skype
2 3 (4.23%) WAN
3 2 (2.82%) MPLS
4 1 (1.41%) 2G
4 1 (1.41%) 3G
4 1 (1.41%) 4G
4 1 (1.41%) GSM
4 1 (1.41%) LTE
4 1 (1.41%) UMTS
4 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.41%) DB2
3 1 (1.41%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.41%) GIS
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (5.63%) Toad
3 2 (2.82%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.41%) Ant
4 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.41%) ERwin
4 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.41%) Gradle
4 1 (1.41%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.41%) JUnit
4 1 (1.41%) Maven
General
1 18 (25.35%) Finance
2 9 (12.68%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.04%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Electronics
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Automotive
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) German Language
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Analyst
2 6 (8.45%) Business Analyst
3 5 (7.04%) DBA
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (7.04%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (7.04%) Performance Manager
3 5 (7.04%) Project Manager
4 4 (5.63%) Business Manager
5 3 (4.23%) Business Change Manager
5 3 (4.23%) Change Manager
5 3 (4.23%) Consultant
5 3 (4.23%) Developer
5 3 (4.23%) Incident Manager
5 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Senior Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Commercial Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Report Analyst
6 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared DBA
6 2 (2.82%) Systems Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) Middleware
2 6 (8.45%) REST
2 6 (8.45%) Web Services
3 5 (7.04%) OAuth2
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (7.04%) RESTful
4 2 (2.82%) SOAP
5 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.41%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (1.41%) J2EE
5 1 (1.41%) Java EE
5 1 (1.41%) JDBC
5 1 (1.41%) JSF
5 1 (1.41%) Pixi.js
5 1 (1.41%) React
5 1 (1.41%) React Native
5 1 (1.41%) Spring
5 1 (1.41%) Web Services Management
5 1 (1.41%) WebGL
5 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.27%) NHS
3 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.82%) EPoS
5 2 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.82%) IVR
6 1 (1.41%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.41%) CMDB
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Linux
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle Linux
1 5 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Android
2 1 (1.41%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) ITIL
2 13 (18.31%) Performance Management
2 13 (18.31%) Project Management
3 12 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (14.08%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (14.08%) Business Transformation
5 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
6 8 (11.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (11.27%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (9.86%) Change Management
7 7 (9.86%) Coaching
7 7 (9.86%) DevOps
8 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.45%) BPR
8 6 (8.45%) DMAIC
8 6 (8.45%) ITSM
8 6 (8.45%) PDM
9 5 (7.04%) Build Automation
9 5 (7.04%) Data Analysis
9 5 (7.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) C
3 5 (7.04%) PL/SQL
3 5 (7.04%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.23%) Java
5 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.41%) COBOL
6 1 (1.41%) ES6
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
2 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.49%) Degree
4 6 (8.45%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.41%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) QA
2 7 (9.86%) EFQM
3 3 (4.23%) PMO
4 2 (2.82%) PA-DSS
4 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.82%) SLA
5 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.41%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.23%) Data Guard
3 3 (4.23%) vRealize
4 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Oracle
2 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
3 6 (8.45%) VMware
4 5 (7.04%) Cisco
5 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.23%) SAP
6 2 (2.82%) Avaya
6 2 (2.82%) F5
6 2 (2.82%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.41%) Citrix
7 1 (1.41%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.41%) Gemalto
7 1 (1.41%) Google
7 1 (1.41%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.41%) NetApp
7 1 (1.41%) Nortel
7 1 (1.41%) Siemens
7 1 (1.41%) Splunk
7 1 (1.41%) Tripwire
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