Period
to 22 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Performance Monitoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Monitoring over the 6 months to 22 May 2019 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 Monitoring
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 554 585 502
Rank change year-on-year +31 -83 -5
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 271 289 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.31% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.36% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 170 208
England median daily rate £454 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £270 £312 £281
90th Percentile £625 £576 £550
UK median daily rate £454 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +5.58% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 11
England median hourly rate £33.40 £15.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.48% -63.95% -11.34%
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £47.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -29.68% +10.47% -11.34%

Performance Monitoring 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 72,590 79,713 71,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.26% 86.60% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,319 52,909 46,977
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,876 2,102 1,913
England median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.23% -12.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.45
90th Percentile £52.40 £50.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £21.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.53% -13.00% -

Performance Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Monitoring in England

Performance Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Monitoring in England

Performance Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Monitoring in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Monitoring in England

Performance Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Monitoring in England

Performance Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Monitoring in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Performance Monitoring in England

Performance Monitoring
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 Monitoring within the England region over the 6 months to 22 May 2019. 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 +43 103 £454 +0.89% 5
South East +9 73 £388 -18.42% 1
North of England +20 44 £425 -2.86% 4
North East +25 21 £400 +9.59%
South West -17 17 £470 +10.59% 1
Midlands +16 16 £388 +3.33% 2
North West +15 15 £650 +23.81% 3
East Midlands +27 11 £375 -6.25%
Yorkshire +1 9 £401 -5.76% 1
East of England -12 8 £475 +26.67% 2
West Midlands -4 5 £413 +17.86% 2
Performance Monitoring
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Monitoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Performance Monitoring.

1 85 (31.37%) SQL
2 80 (29.52%) Performance Tuning
3 78 (28.78%) Windows
4 68 (25.09%) Microsoft
5 66 (24.35%) ITIL
6 62 (22.88%) Oracle
7 57 (21.03%) SQL Server
7 57 (21.03%) Linux
7 57 (21.03%) PowerShell
8 56 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (19.19%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 48 (17.71%) Finance
11 47 (17.34%) DevOps
12 43 (15.87%) Active Directory
12 43 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
13 41 (15.13%) Change Management
14 39 (14.39%) Disaster Recovery
14 39 (14.39%) VMware
14 39 (14.39%) Capacity Planning
15 38 (14.02%) High Availability
16 36 (13.28%) Java
16 36 (13.28%) Security Cleared
17 35 (12.92%) Windows Server
18 34 (12.55%) SC Cleared
18 34 (12.55%) Microsoft Azure
19 32 (11.81%) Analytics
19 32 (11.81%) Task Automation
20 31 (11.44%) Python
21 30 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
22 28 (10.33%) C#

Performance Monitoring
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 17 (6.27%) WebSphere
2 16 (5.90%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.80%) IIS
4 11 (4.06%) SAS
5 8 (2.95%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.58%) Confluence
6 7 (2.58%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.21%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (2.21%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.21%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.85%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.48%) Apache
9 4 (1.48%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.11%) WebSphere Portal
10 3 (1.11%) WebSphere Process Server
11 2 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.74%) GlassFish
Applications
1 7 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.21%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.48%) SPSS
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.37%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Utilities
1 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.37%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 43 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (12.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.32%) Office 365
4 8 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (2.58%) Power Platform
6 6 (2.21%) GitHub
7 5 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.48%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.48%) PaaS
9 3 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (1.11%) Datadog
9 3 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.11%) Heroku
9 3 (1.11%) IaaS
9 3 (1.11%) iTunes
9 3 (1.11%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.74%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (0.74%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.38%) Firewall
2 17 (6.27%) DNS
3 15 (5.54%) SAN
4 10 (3.69%) VLAN
5 9 (3.32%) Wireless
6 8 (2.95%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.95%) VPN
7 7 (2.58%) DHCP
7 7 (2.58%) LAN
8 5 (1.85%) NAS
9 4 (1.48%) 3G
9 4 (1.48%) 4G
9 4 (1.48%) ADSL
9 4 (1.48%) DMZ
9 4 (1.48%) HTTP
9 4 (1.48%) Internet
9 4 (1.48%) MPLS
9 4 (1.48%) SSL
9 4 (1.48%) VSAN
9 4 (1.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (21.03%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.49%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (8.12%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (7.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (6.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 18 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (4.80%) Hadoop
7 13 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (4.43%) Big Data
8 12 (4.43%) Oracle Database
8 12 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (3.69%) NoSQL
10 9 (3.32%) DTS
10 9 (3.32%) MySQL
11 8 (2.95%) MongoDB
12 7 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (2.58%) Power BI
12 7 (2.58%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (2.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (5.90%) Jenkins
1 16 (5.90%) Visual Studio
2 15 (5.54%) NUnit
2 15 (5.54%) Selenium
2 15 (5.54%) SpecFlow
2 15 (5.54%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 12 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.69%) Git (software)
5 9 (3.32%) Artifactory
5 9 (3.32%) JMeter
6 8 (2.95%) Maven
7 7 (2.58%) GitLab
7 7 (2.58%) JIRA
8 4 (1.48%) ERwin
8 4 (1.48%) IBM UrbanCode
8 4 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.11%) Grunt
9 3 (1.11%) gulp
9 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 48 (17.71%) Finance
2 17 (6.27%) Banking
3 7 (2.58%) Back Office
3 7 (2.58%) Local Government
3 7 (2.58%) Retail
4 6 (2.21%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.85%) Law
5 5 (1.85%) Legal
5 5 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.48%) Marketing
7 3 (1.11%) Automotive
8 2 (0.74%) Front Office
8 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Billing
9 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
9 1 (0.37%) German Language
9 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (12.92%) Administrator
1 35 (12.92%) DBA
2 24 (8.86%) Analyst
3 20 (7.38%) Network Engineer
3 20 (7.38%) SQL DBA
3 20 (7.38%) Tester
4 16 (5.90%) Developer
5 14 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (4.80%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (4.43%) Consultant
8 11 (4.06%) Architect
8 11 (4.06%) Windows Engineer
9 10 (3.69%) Server Engineer
10 9 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.32%) Performance Manager
10 9 (3.32%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.32%) Server Administrator
11 8 (2.95%) Senior Tester
12 7 (2.58%) Applications Manager
12 7 (2.58%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.43%) XML
2 11 (4.06%) .NET
2 11 (4.06%) LDAP
3 10 (3.69%) Web Services
4 9 (3.32%) HTML
5 7 (2.58%) JSON
5 7 (2.58%) Kafka
6 6 (2.21%) J2EE
6 6 (2.21%) Node.js
6 6 (2.21%) REST
6 6 (2.21%) SOAP
7 5 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (1.85%) HTML5
7 5 (1.85%) Middleware
7 5 (1.85%) Regular Expression
7 5 (1.85%) YAML
8 4 (1.48%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (1.11%) CSS
9 3 (1.11%) JDBC
9 3 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.27%) Cloud Native
3 16 (5.90%) Clustering
3 16 (5.90%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.43%) Replication
5 11 (4.06%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.69%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.32%) User Experience
8 8 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.85%) PKI
10 4 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.48%) Robotics
11 3 (1.11%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.11%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.11%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.11%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.74%) CMDB
12 2 (0.74%) Handset
12 2 (0.74%) IVR
12 2 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 78 (28.78%) Windows
2 57 (21.03%) Linux
3 35 (12.92%) Windows Server
4 27 (9.96%) Unix
5 20 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (3.32%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.85%) Solaris
11 4 (1.48%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.11%) AIX
13 2 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (29.52%) Performance Tuning
2 66 (24.35%) ITIL
3 56 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (19.19%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 47 (17.34%) DevOps
6 41 (15.13%) Change Management
7 39 (14.39%) Capacity Planning
7 39 (14.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 38 (14.02%) High Availability
9 32 (11.81%) Analytics
9 32 (11.81%) Task Automation
10 30 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (10.33%) Test Automation
12 27 (9.96%) Scrum
13 26 (9.59%) Performance Management
13 26 (9.59%) Root Cause Analysis
14 25 (9.23%) Incident Management
15 24 (8.86%) Migration
15 24 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (8.49%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (31.37%) SQL
2 57 (21.03%) PowerShell
3 36 (13.28%) Java
4 31 (11.44%) Python
5 28 (10.33%) C#
6 27 (9.96%) JavaScript
7 24 (8.86%) Shell Script
8 22 (8.12%) T-SQL
9 18 (6.64%) PL/SQL
10 15 (5.54%) Perl
11 13 (4.80%) Bash Shell
12 12 (4.43%) C++
13 10 (3.69%) R
14 7 (2.58%) C
15 6 (2.21%) PHP
15 6 (2.21%) Ruby
16 5 (1.85%) Jython
16 5 (1.85%) VB
16 5 (1.85%) XPath
17 4 (1.48%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 36 (13.28%) Security Cleared
2 34 (12.55%) SC Cleared
3 21 (7.75%) Degree
4 19 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (5.90%) MCSE
6 15 (5.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 14 (5.17%) CCNA
8 13 (4.80%) CCA
8 13 (4.80%) Citrix Certification
8 13 (4.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.85%) PhD
10 4 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.11%) CCNP
11 3 (1.11%) PMP
12 2 (0.74%) HP APS
12 2 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.37%) CWDP
13 1 (0.37%) MOS
13 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.17%) SLA
2 9 (3.32%) QA
3 6 (2.21%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.74%) GDPR
5 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (8.49%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (3.69%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (2.95%) Docker
6 7 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.58%) XenApp
6 7 (2.58%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.48%) Apache Flume
8 3 (1.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (1.11%) Firmware
8 3 (1.11%) KVM
9 2 (0.74%) etcd
9 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.74%) vSphere
10 1 (0.37%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.37%) GPFS
10 1 (0.37%) LXC
10 1 (0.37%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (7.38%) Puppet
2 17 (6.27%) SCCM
3 16 (5.90%) Ansible
4 13 (4.80%) Nagios
5 11 (4.06%) HP ALM
5 11 (4.06%) vCenter Server
5 11 (4.06%) vMotion
6 8 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.95%) SCOM
7 7 (2.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (1.85%) Control-M
8 5 (1.85%) Grafana
8 5 (1.85%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.48%) Consul
9 4 (1.48%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (1.48%) Terraform
10 3 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.11%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.11%) QRadar
10 3 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 68 (25.09%) Microsoft
2 62 (22.88%) Oracle
3 39 (14.39%) VMware
4 25 (9.23%) Cisco
4 25 (9.23%) HP
5 24 (8.86%) Citrix
6 20 (7.38%) AppDynamics
6 20 (7.38%) BMC
7 15 (5.54%) CA
7 15 (5.54%) IBM
7 15 (5.54%) Red Hat
8 9 (3.32%) EMC
9 7 (2.58%) 3PAR
9 7 (2.58%) Google
9 7 (2.58%) ServiceNow
10 6 (2.21%) New Relic
10 6 (2.21%) SolarWinds
10 6 (2.21%) Splunk
11 5 (1.85%) Dynatrace
11 5 (1.85%) Riverbed