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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Monitoring
UK / England
Rank 428 425 369
Rank change year-on-year -3 -56  
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 151 190 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.47% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 118 130
Median daily rate £388 £400 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -7.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £363 £379
% change year-on-year +8.96% -4.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 11
Median hourly rate £43.00 £55.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.81% +83.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £17.20 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.99 £63.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £55.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year -22.73% +85.50%  

Performance Monitoring 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 34339 40363 38097
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.24% 82.94% 80.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22721 26823 23995
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 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 995 1110
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
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 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Performance Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Performance Monitoring as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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 +9 75 £394 -6.80% 16
South West +5 19 £378 +42.45% 2
East Midlands +6 13 £405 -1.81% 1
South East -33 12 £395 -1.25% 3
West Midlands +19 10 £300 -14.28% 8
East of England +5 10 £288 - 1
North West +19 9 £325 -23.52% 8
Yorkshire +7 2 £425 +13.33% 7
Performance Monitoring
UK

Performance Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Monitoring 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 Monitoring.

1 113 (29.35%) SQL
2 96 (24.94%) Finance
3 93 (24.16%) Oracle
4 83 (21.56%) Linux
5 79 (20.52%) Windows
6 74 (19.22%) Microsoft
7 73 (18.96%) SQL Server
8 71 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
9 69 (17.92%) Performance Tuning
10 59 (15.32%) Unix
11 55 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 51 (13.25%) VMware
13 49 (12.73%) Java
14 45 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
15 43 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
16 42 (10.91%) Perl
17 39 (10.13%) Cisco
17 39 (10.13%) Active Directory
17 39 (10.13%) Performance Testing
18 38 (9.87%) Python
19 37 (9.61%) Oracle Database
20 36 (9.35%) Bash Shell
20 36 (9.35%) Project Management
21 35 (9.09%) Git (software)
21 35 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
22 34 (8.83%) SC Cleared
22 34 (8.83%) Jenkins
22 34 (8.83%) IBM
23 33 (8.57%) MySQL
23 33 (8.57%) Continuous Integration

Performance Monitoring
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 21 (5.45%) IIS
1 21 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.64%) Apache
2 14 (3.64%) Confluence
2 14 (3.64%) JBoss
3 13 (3.38%) SharePoint Server
4 12 (3.12%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.60%) Apache Pig
6 8 (2.08%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.82%) nginx
7 7 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.56%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.04%) GroupWise
11 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.78%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 31 (8.05%) MS Office
2 21 (5.45%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.90%) MS Project
4 9 (2.34%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.78%) SPSS
7 1 (0.26%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.04%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.52%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.26%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 45 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.94%) Office 365
4 13 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (3.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (2.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 10 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (2.60%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.82%) IaaS
8 7 (1.82%) PaaS
9 5 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (1.04%) CloudSense
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.52%) GitHub
11 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.79%) WAN
2 29 (7.53%) Firewall
2 29 (7.53%) LAN
3 25 (6.49%) DNS
4 22 (5.71%) LDAP
5 19 (4.94%) SAN
6 14 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (3.38%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.86%) HTTP
9 10 (2.60%) Internet
9 10 (2.60%) WLAN
10 9 (2.34%) Kerberos
11 8 (2.08%) SSL
11 8 (2.08%) Wireless
12 7 (1.82%) NAS
13 6 (1.56%) DHCP
13 6 (1.56%) Network Security
13 6 (1.56%) VoIP
13 6 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (18.96%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.61%) Oracle Database
3 33 (8.57%) MySQL
4 22 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (4.94%) Oracle Database 12c
6 19 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (4.42%) DB2
7 17 (4.42%) Hadoop
7 17 (4.42%) MariaDB
8 16 (4.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (3.90%) Big Data
9 15 (3.90%) NoSQL
10 14 (3.64%) Oracle BI EE
10 14 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (3.38%) Relational Database
11 13 (3.38%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (3.12%) Oracle Exadata
12 12 (3.12%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 35 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 34 (8.83%) Jenkins
3 21 (5.45%) JIRA
4 14 (3.64%) Subversion
5 13 (3.38%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (3.38%) TeamCity
6 10 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (2.60%) JMeter
7 9 (2.34%) Maven
7 9 (2.34%) NeoLoad
8 7 (1.82%) LoadRunner
8 7 (1.82%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.30%) Ant
9 5 (1.30%) Hudson
9 5 (1.30%) Toad
9 5 (1.30%) Vagrant
9 5 (1.30%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.30%) WebLOAD
10 4 (1.04%) ERwin
General
1 96 (24.94%) Finance
2 32 (8.31%) Banking
3 20 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.38%) Retail
5 11 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.60%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.08%) Electronics
7 8 (2.08%) Legal
8 7 (1.82%) Marketing
9 5 (1.30%) Billing
10 4 (1.04%) Local Government
10 4 (1.04%) Publishing
11 3 (0.78%) Advertising
11 3 (0.78%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.26%) Automotive
13 1 (0.26%) Front Office
13 1 (0.26%) German Language
13 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 64 (16.62%) DBA
2 50 (12.99%) Analyst
3 39 (10.13%) Administrator
3 39 (10.13%) Developer
4 35 (9.09%) Consultant
5 24 (6.23%) SQL DBA
6 22 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (5.45%) Oracle DBA
8 17 (4.42%) Performance Analyst
8 17 (4.42%) SAP Consultant
8 17 (4.42%) Test Analyst
9 16 (4.16%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (3.90%) Architect
11 14 (3.64%) Performance Test Analyst
12 13 (3.38%) MySQL DBA
12 13 (3.38%) Technical Consultant
13 12 (3.12%) Performance Tester
13 12 (3.12%) Tester
14 11 (2.86%) Data Consultant
14 11 (2.86%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.75%) LAMP
2 16 (4.16%) Web Services
3 14 (3.64%) Middleware
4 13 (3.38%) .NET
5 12 (3.12%) Hibernate
5 12 (3.12%) Spring
6 9 (2.34%) SOAP
6 9 (2.34%) XML
6 9 (2.34%) XSLT
7 8 (2.08%) Java EE
7 8 (2.08%) MDX
7 8 (2.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 8 (2.08%) REST
8 7 (1.82%) J2EE
8 7 (1.82%) JPA
8 7 (1.82%) XSD
9 5 (1.30%) Apache Camel
9 5 (1.30%) CSS
9 5 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (1.30%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.75%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.75%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.38%) NHS
4 12 (3.12%) Clustering
5 11 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.60%) PKI
7 8 (2.08%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.30%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.30%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.30%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.04%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.04%) Fintech
9 4 (1.04%) User Experience
10 3 (0.78%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.78%) CMDB
10 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.78%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.78%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.52%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 83 (21.56%) Linux
2 79 (20.52%) Windows
3 59 (15.32%) Unix
4 31 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (7.01%) Windows Server
6 23 (5.97%) CentOS
7 20 (5.19%) Solaris
8 17 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (4.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (2.60%) AIX
12 9 (2.34%) Windows 7
13 7 (1.82%) Windows 10
14 5 (1.30%) zOS
15 4 (1.04%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.78%) Android
16 3 (0.78%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.52%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (17.92%) Performance Tuning
3 43 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (10.13%) Performance Testing
5 36 (9.35%) Project Management
6 33 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (8.57%) DevOps
6 33 (8.57%) Migration
7 30 (7.79%) Configuration Management
8 29 (7.53%) High Availability
9 27 (7.01%) Capacity Planning
9 27 (7.01%) ITIL
10 24 (6.23%) ETL
11 23 (5.97%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 23 (5.97%) Scrum
12 21 (5.45%) Analytics
12 21 (5.45%) Data Modelling
12 21 (5.45%) Test Scripting
13 20 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
13 20 (5.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (29.35%) SQL
2 49 (12.73%) Java
3 42 (10.91%) Perl
4 38 (9.87%) Python
5 36 (9.35%) Bash Shell
6 27 (7.01%) Ruby
7 24 (6.23%) PowerShell
8 17 (4.42%) PL/SQL
9 14 (3.64%) T-SQL
10 13 (3.38%) C#
11 12 (3.12%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.34%) JavaScript
13 5 (1.30%) C
14 3 (0.78%) ABAP
14 3 (0.78%) R
14 3 (0.78%) REXX
14 3 (0.78%) VB
15 1 (0.26%) Korn
15 1 (0.26%) PHP
15 1 (0.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 55 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.83%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (5.45%) CCNA
5 19 (4.94%) Degree
5 19 (4.94%) MCSE
6 17 (4.42%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.86%) AWS Certification
7 11 (2.86%) CCA
7 11 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (1.82%) MCP
9 6 (1.56%) Sun Certification
10 5 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.30%) MCITP
11 3 (0.78%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.78%) ISEB
11 3 (0.78%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.52%) MCSA
12 2 (0.52%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.01%) QA
2 12 (3.12%) Data Quality
2 12 (3.12%) SLA
3 6 (1.56%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.56%) PMO
4 3 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.52%) GDPR
5 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) COBIT
6 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
System Software
1 39 (10.13%) Active Directory
2 35 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.19%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (4.68%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.60%) HDFS
6 8 (2.08%) vSphere
7 6 (1.56%) NDS
7 6 (1.56%) NFS
8 5 (1.30%) Docker
8 5 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.78%) Firmware
10 3 (0.78%) Time Sharing Option
11 2 (0.52%) LXC
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Clusterware
11 2 (0.52%) Samba
11 2 (0.52%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.52%) vCloud
11 2 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 29 (7.53%) Puppet
2 25 (6.49%) Ansible
3 18 (4.68%) Tivoli
3 18 (4.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 16 (4.16%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (3.38%) SCOM
6 10 (2.60%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (2.60%) SCCM
7 9 (2.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (2.08%) Oozie
8 8 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
9 7 (1.82%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (1.82%) Galera Cluster
9 7 (1.82%) Graphite
10 6 (1.56%) Amdocs OSS
10 6 (1.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 6 (1.56%) Ganglia
10 6 (1.56%) Netcool
10 6 (1.56%) nmon
11 5 (1.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 93 (24.16%) Oracle
2 74 (19.22%) Microsoft
3 51 (13.25%) VMware
4 39 (10.13%) Cisco
5 34 (8.83%) IBM
6 30 (7.79%) Red Hat
7 27 (7.01%) HP
8 26 (6.75%) SAP
9 17 (4.42%) AppDynamics
10 15 (3.90%) Dell
11 13 (3.38%) SolarWinds
12 12 (3.12%) EMC
13 11 (2.86%) Intel Security
13 11 (2.86%) New Relic
14 10 (2.60%) Atlassian
14 10 (2.60%) Forcepoint
14 10 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (2.60%) Tableau
15 9 (2.34%) CA
15 9 (2.34%) Sun
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