Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 562 460 513
Rank change year-on-year -102 +53 -47
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 281 401 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.45% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.53% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 292 207
England median daily rate £405 £395 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.53% +3.95% +1.33%
10th Percentile £288 £250 £263
90th Percentile £544 £586 £535
UK median daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 8
England median hourly rate £67.00 £43.28 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.81% +44.27% -40.00%
10th Percentile £47.65 £24.55 £16.18
90th Percentile £89.95 £55.65 £63.00
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.28 £30.00
% change year-on-year +9.75% +44.27% -40.00%

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 78,092 75,472 81,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.58% 84.10% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,823 50,375 53,433
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,787 2,042 2,478
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.88
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.43 £23.43
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.29% +17.13%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -80 97 £450 +5.88% 29
South East -34 72 £395 -4.24% 9
East of England -1 51 £350 +21.74% 15
North of England -7 26 £350 -6.67% 15
Midlands -33 20 £400 -5.88% 15
Yorkshire +18 16 £350 -4.11% 6
West Midlands -7 16 £425 -5.56% 13
South West +14 11 £425 +41.67% 5
North West -14 7 £230 -42.50% 6
East Midlands -19 4 £394 -5.97% 2
North East +46 3 £340 -13.65% 3
Performance Monitoring
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 118 (41.99%) Linux
2 99 (35.23%) Windows
3 80 (28.47%) Performance Tuning
4 79 (28.11%) SQL
5 77 (27.40%) Unix
6 76 (27.05%) Finance
7 69 (24.56%) Microsoft
8 65 (23.13%) SQL Server
9 64 (22.78%) Oracle
10 44 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
11 41 (14.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 40 (14.23%) SAN
13 38 (13.52%) Java
13 38 (13.52%) Shell Script
14 37 (13.17%) VMware
14 37 (13.17%) Cisco
14 37 (13.17%) Windows Server
15 36 (12.81%) DB2
16 35 (12.46%) Ansible
17 34 (12.10%) Python
17 34 (12.10%) Active Directory
18 33 (11.74%) Root Cause Analysis
19 32 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
19 32 (11.39%) Brocade
20 31 (11.03%) Perl
20 31 (11.03%) Veritas
20 31 (11.03%) Capacity Planning
21 30 (10.68%) Replication
21 30 (10.68%) NetBackup
21 30 (10.68%) Migration

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 18 (6.41%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.69%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.27%) IIS
4 11 (3.91%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.56%) Apache
6 9 (3.20%) JBoss
7 8 (2.85%) SAS
8 7 (2.49%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.14%) Confluence
10 5 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.42%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (1.07%) nginx
12 3 (1.07%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.71%) CMS
13 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 12 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.78%) Magento
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.36%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.36%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.36%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.36%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.36%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 44 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.98%) Office 365
4 12 (4.27%) IaaS
5 10 (3.56%) PaaS
6 7 (2.49%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.42%) GitHub
7 4 (1.42%) SaaS
8 3 (1.07%) Akamai
8 3 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.07%) Serverless
9 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.36%) Route 53
10 1 (0.36%) Stackdriver
10 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (14.23%) SAN
2 28 (9.96%) NAS
3 26 (9.25%) Fibre Channel
4 19 (6.76%) LDAP
5 15 (5.34%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.91%) Firewall
7 9 (3.20%) DNS
8 7 (2.49%) FTP
8 7 (2.49%) SSL
9 6 (2.14%) LAN
9 6 (2.14%) WAN
10 5 (1.78%) SSH
10 5 (1.78%) VoIP
10 5 (1.78%) Wireless
10 5 (1.78%) WLAN
11 4 (1.42%) DHCP
11 4 (1.42%) HTTP
11 4 (1.42%) Internet
12 3 (1.07%) GSM
12 3 (1.07%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (23.13%) SQL Server
2 36 (12.81%) DB2
3 29 (10.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (9.61%) MongoDB
5 24 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (7.83%) MySQL
7 18 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (6.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (5.34%) Oracle Database
10 14 (4.98%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (3.91%) DB2 UDB
12 10 (3.56%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (3.20%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (2.85%) DbVisualizer
15 7 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (2.14%) Relational Database
16 6 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (5.34%) Jenkins
1 15 (5.34%) JMeter
2 14 (4.98%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.27%) LoadRunner
3 12 (4.27%) Maven
4 10 (3.56%) JIRA
4 10 (3.56%) The Grinder
5 5 (1.78%) Gradle
5 5 (1.78%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.42%) Ant
6 4 (1.42%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.42%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.42%) IBM UrbanCode
6 4 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.07%) Babel
7 3 (1.07%) git-flow
7 3 (1.07%) Hudson
7 3 (1.07%) Selenium
7 3 (1.07%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.07%) webpack
General
1 76 (27.05%) Finance
2 17 (6.05%) Legal
3 16 (5.69%) Banking
4 11 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.78%) Games
5 5 (1.78%) Marketing
6 4 (1.42%) International Banking
7 3 (1.07%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.71%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Retail
9 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (22.78%) DBA
2 46 (16.37%) Administrator
3 40 (14.23%) SQL DBA
4 24 (8.54%) Analyst
5 18 (6.41%) SQL Server DBA
5 18 (6.41%) Storage Engineer
6 17 (6.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (5.69%) NetApp Engineer
8 14 (4.98%) Oracle DBA
9 13 (4.63%) Consultant
10 12 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (4.27%) Infrastructure Manager
10 12 (4.27%) Linux Engineer
11 11 (3.91%) Developer
11 11 (3.91%) Storage Administrator
12 10 (3.56%) Architect
12 10 (3.56%) MongoDB DBA
13 8 (2.85%) Solaris Administrator
13 8 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.05%) .NET
2 14 (4.98%) Web Services
3 12 (4.27%) HTML
3 12 (4.27%) RESTful
3 12 (4.27%) XML
4 10 (3.56%) Middleware
5 9 (3.20%) LAMP
5 9 (3.20%) Node.js
5 9 (3.20%) YAML
6 8 (2.85%) ODBC
7 7 (2.49%) X-Windows
8 6 (2.14%) CSS
9 5 (1.78%) Ajax
9 5 (1.78%) Java EE
9 5 (1.78%) jQuery
9 5 (1.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 5 (1.78%) React
9 5 (1.78%) REST
9 5 (1.78%) SOAP
10 4 (1.42%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.68%) Replication
2 22 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.12%) Enterprise Storage
4 12 (4.27%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.91%) Microsoft Licensing
6 10 (3.56%) NHS
7 9 (3.20%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.85%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.49%) Clustering
9 7 (2.49%) EMC Centera
9 7 (2.49%) EMC VMAX
9 7 (2.49%) EMC VNX
9 7 (2.49%) EMC VNXe
9 7 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (2.14%) User Experience
11 5 (1.78%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (1.07%) Client/Server
13 3 (1.07%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 118 (41.99%) Linux
2 99 (35.23%) Windows
3 77 (27.40%) Unix
4 41 (14.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (13.17%) Windows Server
6 29 (10.32%) Solaris
7 25 (8.90%) AIX
8 13 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (2.49%) Data ONTAP
10 7 (2.49%) Windows 2000
11 6 (2.14%) Ubuntu
11 6 (2.14%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.78%) CentOS
13 4 (1.42%) Android
13 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.42%) Windows 10
13 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.71%) HPUX
14 2 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (28.47%) Performance Tuning
2 33 (11.74%) Root Cause Analysis
3 32 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (11.03%) Capacity Planning
5 30 (10.68%) Migration
6 28 (9.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (8.90%) Load Balancing
8 23 (8.19%) DevOps
9 22 (7.83%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 20 (7.12%) ITIL
11 19 (6.76%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (6.41%) Change Management
12 18 (6.41%) Problem Management
13 17 (6.05%) Performance Testing
14 16 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (4.98%) Incident Management
16 13 (4.63%) Change Control
16 13 (4.63%) E-Commerce
16 13 (4.63%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (28.11%) SQL
2 38 (13.52%) Java
2 38 (13.52%) Shell Script
3 34 (12.10%) Python
4 31 (11.03%) Perl
5 25 (8.90%) Bash Shell
6 21 (7.47%) T-SQL
7 17 (6.05%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.98%) PHP
9 12 (4.27%) Ruby
10 11 (3.91%) JavaScript
10 11 (3.91%) Korn
11 8 (2.85%) AWK
11 8 (2.85%) C
11 8 (2.85%) Groovy
12 6 (2.14%) C#
13 4 (1.42%) C++
13 4 (1.42%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.07%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (8.19%) Degree
2 19 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.63%) CCNA
4 13 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (4.63%) MCP
5 12 (4.27%) MCSE
6 8 (2.85%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (2.49%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.14%) CCA
8 6 (2.14%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.07%) ISEB
10 2 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.71%) MCITP
10 2 (0.71%) MCTS
11 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.36%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.05%) QA
2 15 (5.34%) SLA
3 9 (3.20%) PMO
4 5 (1.78%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.36%) GDPR
6 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.36%) P3O
System Software
1 34 (12.10%) Active Directory
2 29 (10.32%) VMware ESXi
3 27 (9.61%) NFS
3 27 (9.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (7.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 19 (6.76%) Veritas File System
6 12 (4.27%) Hyper-V
7 9 (3.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 8 (2.85%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (2.49%) Firmware
9 7 (2.49%) SRDF
10 6 (2.14%) Docker
10 6 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.78%) vSphere
12 3 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.07%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.71%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.71%) Gluster
13 2 (0.71%) OpenDJ
13 2 (0.71%) Samba
Systems Management
1 35 (12.46%) Ansible
2 30 (10.68%) NetBackup
3 17 (6.05%) Puppet
4 12 (4.27%) Backup Exec
5 10 (3.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (3.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 8 (2.85%) Data Guard
7 8 (2.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 8 (2.85%) Grafana
7 8 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (2.85%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (2.49%) EMC TimeFinder
8 7 (2.49%) NetApp OnCommand
9 4 (1.42%) Cobbler
9 4 (1.42%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (1.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (1.42%) SCOM
9 4 (1.42%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.07%) SnapMirror
10 3 (1.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 69 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 64 (22.78%) Oracle
3 37 (13.17%) Cisco
3 37 (13.17%) VMware
4 32 (11.39%) Brocade
5 31 (11.03%) Veritas
6 29 (10.32%) Red Hat
7 28 (9.96%) NetApp
8 26 (9.25%) AppDynamics
8 26 (9.25%) Symantec
9 25 (8.90%) HP
10 21 (7.47%) EMC
11 17 (6.05%) BMC
12 16 (5.69%) IBM
13 14 (4.98%) New Relic
14 12 (4.27%) RedGate
15 11 (3.91%) Dynatrace
16 9 (3.20%) 3PAR
16 9 (3.20%) CheckPoint
16 9 (3.20%) Remedy