Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Performance Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Optimisation over the 6 months to 25 September 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 Optimisation
England > South East
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 357 341 369
Rank change year-on-year -16 +28 +13
Contract jobs citing Performance Optimisation 33 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.20% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 8
South East median daily rate £413 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +14.71% -1.45%
10th Percentile £208 £444 £226
90th Percentile £519 £563 £491
England median daily rate £550 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +6.51% +14.19%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year - +6.51% +14.19%

Performance Optimisation 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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,186 13,750 14,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.89% 84.27% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,532 8,200 8,793
South East median daily rate £433 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.22% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £279 £258 £255
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 469 559
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.83% -8.89% -1.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.54
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

Performance Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Performance Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Optimisation in the South East

Performance Optimisation
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 Optimisation in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Optimisation in the South East

Performance Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation in the South East over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Optimisation in the South East

Performance Optimisation
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 Optimisation in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Optimisation in the South East

Performance Optimisation
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 Optimisation within the South East region over the 6 months to 25 September 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
Thames Valley +21 20 £215 -53.76% 2
Berkshire +20 20 £215 -53.76% 1
Hampshire - 8 £440 - 2
Surrey -38 3 £350 -28.21% 2
Kent +11 2 - - 1
Performance Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Optimisation 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 South East region with a requirement for Performance Optimisation.

1 13 (39.39%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (33.33%) Project Management
3 10 (30.30%) SLA
3 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
4 9 (27.27%) SQL
4 9 (27.27%) Degree
4 9 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (24.24%) PHP
5 8 (24.24%) Java
5 8 (24.24%) Python
5 8 (24.24%) Linux
6 7 (21.21%) Oracle
6 7 (21.21%) Web Services
6 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (21.21%) QA
6 7 (21.21%) Scrum
6 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
6 7 (21.21%) SDLC
7 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
7 6 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (18.18%) Private Cloud
7 6 (18.18%) REST
7 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 6 (18.18%) DNS
7 6 (18.18%) C

Performance Optimisation
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 3 (9.09%) Apache Spark
2 2 (6.06%) CMS
2 2 (6.06%) WordPress
3 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (15.15%) Boomi
3 5 (15.15%) iPaaS
4 3 (9.09%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (6.06%) Force.com
5 2 (6.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) DNS
2 5 (15.15%) DHCP
2 5 (15.15%) Firewall
3 4 (12.12%) SAN
4 2 (6.06%) HTTP
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) 2G
5 1 (3.03%) 3G
5 1 (3.03%) 4G
5 1 (3.03%) FTP
5 1 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) Big Data
2 5 (15.15%) Hadoop
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (12.12%) MySQL
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (9.09%) Data Lake
4 3 (9.09%) HDInsight
4 3 (9.09%) Power BI
4 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (6.06%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.03%) HBase
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Toad
2 4 (12.12%) MSI
3 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (6.06%) Firebug
5 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.03%) JIRA
5 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Mandarin Language
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Data Centre Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Azure Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Vendor Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (6.06%) CRM Developer
5 2 (6.06%) DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Development Manager
5 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Software Development Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Talend Developer
5 2 (6.06%) WordPress Developer
6 1 (3.03%) AWS Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Network Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Web Services
2 6 (18.18%) REST
2 6 (18.18%) SOAP
3 4 (12.12%) CSS
3 4 (12.12%) HTML
4 3 (9.09%) .NET
4 3 (9.09%) Kafka
4 3 (9.09%) Middleware
5 2 (6.06%) J2EE
5 2 (6.06%) jQuery
5 2 (6.06%) JSON
5 2 (6.06%) Node.js
5 2 (6.06%) RESTful
5 2 (6.06%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (6.06%) Sass
5 2 (6.06%) Visualforce
5 2 (6.06%) XML
6 1 (3.03%) EDI
6 1 (3.03%) WCF
6 1 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.18%) Private Cloud
2 6 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (12.12%) Virtual Team
4 3 (9.09%) Clustering
4 3 (9.09%) HP Storage
5 2 (6.06%) PKI
6 1 (3.03%) PMI
6 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Vista
3 2 (6.06%) Mac OS
3 2 (6.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Project Management
2 9 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (21.21%) Scrum
3 7 (21.21%) SDLC
4 6 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (12.12%) Analytical Thinking
6 4 (12.12%) Analytics
6 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.12%) Critical Thinking
6 4 (12.12%) DevOps
6 4 (12.12%) Front End Development
6 4 (12.12%) Performance Management
6 4 (12.12%) Process Improvement
6 4 (12.12%) Supply Chain Management
6 4 (12.12%) Web Development
7 3 (9.09%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) Java
2 8 (24.24%) PHP
2 8 (24.24%) Python
3 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
4 6 (18.18%) C
5 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 2 (6.06%) Apex Code
7 2 (6.06%) PHP 5
7 2 (6.06%) PHP 7
7 2 (6.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Degree
2 5 (15.15%) DV Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (6.06%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.03%) MBA
4 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) SLA
2 7 (21.21%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Docker
4 1 (3.03%) KVM
4 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (12.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) Ansible
3 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.06%) Puppet
3 2 (6.06%) Salt
4 1 (3.03%) yum
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle
3 5 (15.15%) Alibaba
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco
3 5 (15.15%) Dell
3 5 (15.15%) Huawei
3 5 (15.15%) Informatica
3 5 (15.15%) SAP
4 4 (12.12%) HP
4 4 (12.12%) Lumension
4 4 (12.12%) McAfee
4 4 (12.12%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) Cognos
5 2 (6.06%) Google
5 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (6.06%) Talend
6 1 (3.03%) Fujitsu
6 1 (3.03%) MapR
6 1 (3.03%) MuleSoft
6 1 (3.03%) Tableau