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 25 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 541 602 565
Rank change year-on-year +61 -37  
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 39 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.092% 0.051% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.061% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 34
Median daily rate £375 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +0.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £400 £319
% change year-on-year +0.37% +25.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
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 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 36004 40667 41211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23651 27315 26961
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 954 1137
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +11 16 £375 -7.69% 3
South East +44 10 £300 - 2
South West +4 6 £375 -11.76%
North West - 3 £500 -
West Midlands +22 1 £500 +38.88%
East Midlands -10 1 £475 +46.15% 1
North East - 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Performance Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for Performance Improvement.

1 20 (25.00%) SQL
1 20 (25.00%) ITIL
1 20 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
3 16 (20.00%) Finance
3 16 (20.00%) Degree
4 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (13.75%) Telecoms
6 11 (13.75%) Project Management
6 11 (13.75%) C
6 11 (13.75%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (13.75%) Performance Management
7 9 (11.25%) QA
7 9 (11.25%) VMware
7 9 (11.25%) Business Transformation
8 8 (10.00%) DevOps
8 8 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (10.00%) Change Management
8 8 (10.00%) Middleware
8 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (10.00%) Oracle
8 8 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 8 (10.00%) Linux
9 7 (8.75%) PL/SQL
9 7 (8.75%) Web Services
9 7 (8.75%) Shell Script
9 7 (8.75%) EFQM
9 7 (8.75%) RESTful
9 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development

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 6 (7.50%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.25%) GeoServer
3 4 (5.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.50%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle 11i
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.50%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.25%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.50%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (2.50%) GitHub
3 2 (2.50%) Office 365
4 1 (1.25%) G Suite
4 1 (1.25%) Google Drive
4 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) Kerberos
2 4 (5.00%) LAN
2 4 (5.00%) WAN
3 3 (3.75%) Firewall
4 2 (2.50%) 2G
4 2 (2.50%) 3G
4 2 (2.50%) 4G
4 2 (2.50%) 5G
4 2 (2.50%) Internet
4 2 (2.50%) LTE
4 2 (2.50%) MPLS
4 2 (2.50%) Skype
4 2 (2.50%) UMTS
4 2 (2.50%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.50%) WLAN
5 1 (1.25%) SMS
5 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
1 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (7.50%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle Discoverer
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.75%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.50%) MySQL
4 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (2.50%) Power BI
4 2 (2.50%) PowerPivot
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.25%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (6.25%) Toad
3 1 (1.25%) Ant
3 1 (1.25%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.25%) Maven
3 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 16 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.25%) Marketing
4 2 (2.50%) Electronics
4 2 (2.50%) Local Government
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Publishing
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Analyst
2 8 (10.00%) Consultant
2 8 (10.00%) DBA
3 7 (8.75%) Business Analyst
3 7 (8.75%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.50%) Oracle DBA
5 5 (6.25%) Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Performance Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Incident Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Database Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Digital Project Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Lean Practitioner
7 3 (3.75%) Major Incident Manager
7 3 (3.75%) MIS Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Performance Improvement Manager
7 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Digital Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) Middleware
2 7 (8.75%) RESTful
2 7 (8.75%) Web Services
3 6 (7.50%) OAuth2
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (6.25%) REST
5 2 (2.50%) XML
6 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.25%) CPAN
6 1 (1.25%) HTML
6 1 (1.25%) HTML5
6 1 (1.25%) SOAP
6 1 (1.25%) Spring
6 1 (1.25%) Spring Integration
6 1 (1.25%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.25%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.50%) NHS
3 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.75%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.50%) Handset
5 2 (2.50%) IVR
6 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.25%) EPoS
6 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.25%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Linux
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle Linux
2 6 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) ITIL
2 12 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (13.75%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (13.75%) Performance Management
3 11 (13.75%) Project Management
4 9 (11.25%) Business Transformation
5 8 (10.00%) Change Management
5 8 (10.00%) DevOps
5 8 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.50%) Analytics
7 6 (7.50%) BPR
7 6 (7.50%) Build Automation
7 6 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.50%) DMAIC
7 6 (7.50%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (7.50%) ITSM
7 6 (7.50%) PDM
8 5 (6.25%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) SQL
2 11 (13.75%) C
3 7 (8.75%) PL/SQL
3 7 (8.75%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (2.50%) Java
6 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
3 16 (20.00%) Degree
4 6 (7.50%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (2.50%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.50%) CCAB
6 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.25%) MAPM
6 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) QA
2 7 (8.75%) EFQM
3 3 (3.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.75%) ISO 14001
3 3 (3.75%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.75%) SLA
4 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.25%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (5.00%) vRealize
4 3 (3.75%) Data Guard
5 2 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.50%) Nagios
6 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) VMware
2 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.00%) Oracle
3 6 (7.50%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.25%) Cisco
5 3 (3.75%) Adobe
5 3 (3.75%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.50%) Avaya
6 2 (2.50%) Citrix
6 2 (2.50%) Cognos
6 2 (2.50%) Computacenter
6 2 (2.50%) F5
6 2 (2.50%) Google
6 2 (2.50%) Nortel
6 2 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.50%) SAP
6 2 (2.50%) Siemens
6 2 (2.50%) Splunk
6 2 (2.50%) Tableau
7 1 (1.25%) Juniper