The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 272 260
Rank change year-on-year +44 -12  
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 10 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.057% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.069% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Median daily rate £300 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 - £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 - £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £400 £319
% change year-on-year +0.37% +25.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6342 7222 7635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.03% 81.98% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 4417 4412
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Performance Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Improvement in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Improvement in the South East

Performance Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Improvement in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Improvement in the South East

Performance Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Improvement in the South East

Performance Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Berkshire +19 4 - - 2
Surrey +5 3 £225 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £325 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Performance Improvement
England

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 South East region with a requirement for Performance Improvement.

1 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (36.00%) ITIL
3 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) C
4 7 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (24.00%) VMware
5 6 (24.00%) Linux
5 6 (24.00%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (16.00%) Change Management
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (16.00%) Web Services
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle OWB
7 4 (16.00%) Marketing
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (16.00%) Kerberos
7 4 (16.00%) Toad
7 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
7 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle
7 4 (16.00%) WebLogic
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

Performance Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (16.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (12.00%) GeoServer
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Adobe Analytics
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) GitHub
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (8.00%) 2G
2 2 (8.00%) 3G
2 2 (8.00%) 4G
2 2 (8.00%) 5G
2 2 (8.00%) Internet
2 2 (8.00%) LTE
2 2 (8.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Discoverer
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle OWB
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (8.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (16.00%) Toad
General
1 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) Marketing
4 2 (8.00%) Electronics
4 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) DBA
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Incident Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (12.00%) Major Incident Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Analytics Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Commercial Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Database Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Digital Analytics Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) MySQL DBA
4 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared DBA
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Database Developer
4 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Middleware
1 4 (16.00%) OAuth2
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 4 (16.00%) RESTful
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Handset
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (24.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (16.00%) Behavioural Change
4 4 (16.00%) Build Automation
4 4 (16.00%) Capacity Management
4 4 (16.00%) Change Management
4 4 (16.00%) DevOps
4 4 (16.00%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (8.00%) Analytics
6 2 (8.00%) Business Transformation
6 2 (8.00%) Customer Insight
6 2 (8.00%) Digital Analytics
6 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) C
3 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) EFQM
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (12.00%) vRealize
3 2 (8.00%) Nagios
4 1 (4.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.00%) Adobe
4 2 (8.00%) Computacenter
4 2 (8.00%) SAP
4 2 (8.00%) Splunk
4 2 (8.00%) Tableau
5 1 (4.00%) Google