Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 604 538 486
Rank change year-on-year -66 -52 +8
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 272 323 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.35% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.41% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 168 291
England median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £332 £262 £250
90th Percentile £601 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £444 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +8.23% +9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 12
England median hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.94% +38.21% +70.83%
10th Percentile £17.60 £30.50 £12.53
90th Percentile £32.00 £57.02 £43.28
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -52.94% +41.67% +66.67%

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 81,288 78,398 84,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.20% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,253 52,383 56,160
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £631 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,188 1,868 2,213
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% +10.51% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.42% +11.11% +3.52%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 +5 141 £475 -5.00% 29
South East -39 51 £430 +10.26% 14
North of England -21 32 £383 +18.60% 15
Midlands -37 28 £350 -12.50% 14
North East +5 16 £400 +15.94% 2
West Midlands -30 16 £305 -23.75% 11
East of England -10 13 £425 +41.67% 5
East Midlands -1 12 £355 -8.39% 3
North West -15 10 £374 +48.02% 7
Yorkshire -14 6 £375 +7.14% 6
South West -29 6 £500 +31.15% 4
Performance Monitoring
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 87 (31.99%) Windows
2 75 (27.57%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (26.84%) DevOps
4 66 (24.26%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 65 (23.90%) Linux
5 65 (23.90%) Finance
6 54 (19.85%) Amazon AWS
7 49 (18.01%) Performance Tuning
8 47 (17.28%) Python
8 47 (17.28%) Microsoft
9 46 (16.91%) Windows Server
10 44 (16.18%) VMware
11 43 (15.81%) Unix
11 43 (15.81%) Security Cleared
12 42 (15.44%) Oracle
13 41 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
13 41 (15.07%) Git (software)
14 40 (14.71%) ITIL
14 40 (14.71%) Jenkins
15 39 (14.34%) AppDynamics
15 39 (14.34%) Active Directory
16 37 (13.60%) SQL Server
16 37 (13.60%) SQL
16 37 (13.60%) Firewall
17 36 (13.24%) Puppet
18 35 (12.87%) PowerShell
19 34 (12.50%) Java
19 34 (12.50%) Docker
20 31 (11.40%) Perl
20 31 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure

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 14 (5.15%) Confluence
1 14 (5.15%) OpenStack
2 13 (4.78%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.04%) IIS
3 11 (4.04%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.68%) Apache
5 7 (2.57%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.84%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.84%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.10%) nginx
8 3 (1.10%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.74%) Apache Qpid
9 2 (0.74%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.74%) JBoss
9 2 (0.74%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.74%) SAS
9 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.47%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 54 (19.85%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.25%) IaaS
4 15 (5.51%) SaaS
5 14 (5.15%) Office 365
5 14 (5.15%) PaaS
6 11 (4.04%) OpenShift
7 8 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (2.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (2.57%) GitHub
9 6 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.21%) Datadog
9 6 (2.21%) Slack
10 4 (1.47%) BrowserStack
10 4 (1.47%) npm
11 3 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.10%) Serverless
12 2 (0.74%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.60%) Firewall
2 21 (7.72%) SAN
3 19 (6.99%) DNS
4 17 (6.25%) SSL
5 16 (5.88%) Internet
5 16 (5.88%) LAN
5 16 (5.88%) WAN
6 14 (5.15%) IPsec
6 14 (5.15%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (4.78%) TCP/IP
8 12 (4.41%) Network Security
9 11 (4.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (4.04%) VPN
10 10 (3.68%) DHCP
11 9 (3.31%) Wireless
12 6 (2.21%) HTTP
12 6 (2.21%) Intranet
12 6 (2.21%) Skype
13 5 (1.84%) VLAN
13 5 (1.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.93%) DB2
3 21 (7.72%) Oracle Database
4 19 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (6.99%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (4.78%) MySQL
5 13 (4.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (4.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (4.04%) Big Data
7 11 (4.04%) DB2 UDB
7 11 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (3.68%) Relational Database
9 9 (3.31%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.94%) MongoDB
10 8 (2.94%) OLAP
10 8 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (2.94%) Snowflake Schema
11 7 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (2.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (15.07%) Git (software)
2 40 (14.71%) Jenkins
3 21 (7.72%) Maven
4 20 (7.35%) JIRA
5 19 (6.99%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (3.31%) IBM UrbanCode
7 8 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.94%) SonarQube
8 7 (2.57%) Bitbucket
8 7 (2.57%) Selenium
8 7 (2.57%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.21%) Artifactory
9 6 (2.21%) Gradle
9 6 (2.21%) Liquibase
10 5 (1.84%) Introscope
10 5 (1.84%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (1.47%) GitLab
11 4 (1.47%) Jasmine
11 4 (1.47%) Protractor
11 4 (1.47%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 65 (23.90%) Finance
2 31 (11.40%) Banking
3 6 (2.21%) Law
3 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.84%) Electronics
5 4 (1.47%) Local Government
5 4 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.10%) Retail
7 2 (0.74%) Back Office
7 2 (0.74%) Front Office
7 2 (0.74%) Games
7 2 (0.74%) Legal
7 2 (0.74%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Automotive
8 1 (0.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) iGaming
8 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (12.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 31 (11.40%) Administrator
3 26 (9.56%) Analyst
4 22 (8.09%) Developer
5 21 (7.72%) DBA
6 14 (5.15%) SQL DBA
7 13 (4.78%) Consultant
8 12 (4.41%) AWS Engineer
8 12 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (3.68%) Security Analyst
10 9 (3.31%) Architect
10 9 (3.31%) AWS DevOps
10 9 (3.31%) Network Analyst
10 9 (3.31%) Network Security Analyst
11 8 (2.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 8 (2.94%) Informatica Developer
11 8 (2.94%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (2.57%) Cloud Engineer
12 7 (2.57%) Network Engineer
12 7 (2.57%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.03%) Web Services
2 18 (6.62%) XML
3 17 (6.25%) .NET
4 15 (5.51%) HTML
5 13 (4.78%) CSS
6 12 (4.41%) J2EE
7 11 (4.04%) Node.js
7 11 (4.04%) SAML
7 11 (4.04%) YAML
8 10 (3.68%) LDAP
9 9 (3.31%) JSON
10 8 (2.94%) RESTful
11 7 (2.57%) CSS3
11 7 (2.57%) HTML5
12 6 (2.21%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.21%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (2.21%) Java EE
12 6 (2.21%) REST
13 5 (1.84%) IBM Integration Bus
13 5 (1.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.51%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.78%) User Experience
4 12 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.31%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.94%) Clustering
7 7 (2.57%) PKI
8 5 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.84%) NHS
8 5 (1.84%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.47%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.47%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.47%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.47%) Replication
10 3 (1.10%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.10%) Celerra
10 3 (1.10%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 87 (31.99%) Windows
2 65 (23.90%) Linux
3 46 (16.91%) Windows Server
4 43 (15.81%) Unix
5 23 (8.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.21%) Solaris
8 6 (2.21%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.10%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.74%) AIX
10 2 (0.74%) CentOS
10 2 (0.74%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.37%) HPUX
11 1 (0.37%) MVS
11 1 (0.37%) VME
11 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (27.57%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (26.84%) DevOps
3 66 (24.26%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 49 (18.01%) Performance Tuning
5 40 (14.71%) ITIL
6 30 (11.03%) Service Management
7 27 (9.93%) Capacity Planning
7 27 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (8.82%) Migration
10 23 (8.46%) Project Management
11 21 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 19 (6.99%) Configuration Management
12 19 (6.99%) Test Automation
13 18 (6.62%) Analytics
13 18 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (6.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
15 15 (5.51%) Capacity Management
15 15 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (5.51%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.28%) Python
2 37 (13.60%) SQL
3 35 (12.87%) PowerShell
4 34 (12.50%) Java
5 31 (11.40%) Perl
6 21 (7.72%) JavaScript
7 18 (6.62%) Bash Shell
8 17 (6.25%) Shell Script
9 14 (5.15%) Ruby
10 13 (4.78%) C
11 7 (2.57%) C#
12 6 (2.21%) Groovy
13 5 (1.84%) R
13 5 (1.84%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.47%) PHP
15 3 (1.10%) ES7
15 3 (1.10%) MATLAB
15 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.74%) ABAP
16 2 (0.74%) Go
Qualifications
1 43 (15.81%) Security Cleared
2 31 (11.40%) SC Cleared
3 25 (9.19%) Degree
4 11 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (3.31%) Master's Degree
6 9 (3.31%) MCSE
7 8 (2.94%) CCNA
7 8 (2.94%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.57%) ISEB
9 6 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.47%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.47%) CCNP
10 4 (1.47%) HNC
10 4 (1.47%) HND
11 3 (1.10%) HP ASE
11 3 (1.10%) HPE ATP
11 3 (1.10%) PhD
12 1 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.78%) SLA
2 8 (2.94%) QA
3 5 (1.84%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.37%) COBIT
6 1 (0.37%) GDPR
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.37%) PMO
6 1 (0.37%) PSD2
System Software
1 39 (14.34%) Active Directory
2 34 (12.50%) Docker
3 31 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (5.51%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.04%) XenDesktop
6 9 (3.31%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (2.57%) XenApp
8 4 (1.47%) KVM
8 4 (1.47%) LXC
8 4 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.47%) vSphere
9 3 (1.10%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.74%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.37%) NFS
11 1 (0.37%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.37%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (13.24%) Puppet
2 30 (11.03%) Ansible
3 27 (9.93%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (8.46%) Kubernetes
4 23 (8.46%) Terraform
5 17 (6.25%) SCCM
6 13 (4.78%) SCOM
7 8 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (2.94%) Nagios
7 8 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (2.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (2.57%) vCenter Server
9 6 (2.21%) Tivoli
10 5 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.84%) ZABBIX
11 4 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (1.10%) AirWatch
12 3 (1.10%) DatAdvantage
12 3 (1.10%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 3 (1.10%) vMotion
Vendors
1 47 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 44 (16.18%) VMware
3 42 (15.44%) Oracle
4 39 (14.34%) AppDynamics
5 29 (10.66%) Cisco
6 26 (9.56%) EMC
7 24 (8.82%) Red Hat
8 19 (6.99%) HP
9 18 (6.62%) BMC
9 18 (6.62%) Dynatrace
10 16 (5.88%) Splunk
11 14 (5.15%) Palo Alto
12 12 (4.41%) 3PAR
12 12 (4.41%) F5
13 11 (4.04%) Aruba
13 11 (4.04%) IBM
14 9 (3.31%) CheckPoint
14 9 (3.31%) Citrix
14 9 (3.31%) Qualys
15 8 (2.94%) Greenplum