Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 358 337 366
Rank change year-on-year -21 +29 +15
Contract jobs citing Performance Optimisation 29 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 17
South East median daily rate £400 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £208 £400 £324
90th Percentile £564 £494 £493
England median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year -22.92% - -

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 14,534 13,245 15,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.00% 83.34% 82.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,627 7,677 9,486
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 511 573
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.66 £24.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.16% -18.29% +11.65%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.60 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.02%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +12 19 £215 -38.57% 7
Berkshire +6 19 £215 -38.57% 2
Hampshire -5 6 £440 -2.22% 1
Surrey -28 4 £439 -9.95% 1
Performance Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 15 (51.72%) SLA
2 13 (44.83%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (41.38%) Project Management
4 11 (37.93%) Telecoms
5 9 (31.03%) Degree
5 9 (31.03%) QA
5 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (27.59%) Java
6 8 (27.59%) Linux
6 8 (27.59%) Python
7 7 (24.14%) Web Services
7 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (24.14%) Scrum
7 7 (24.14%) SDLC
8 6 (20.69%) Private Cloud
8 6 (20.69%) Analytical Thinking
8 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
8 6 (20.69%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (20.69%) Supply Chain Management
8 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
8 6 (20.69%) Performance Management
8 6 (20.69%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (20.69%) REST
8 6 (20.69%) Process Improvement
8 6 (20.69%) C
8 6 (20.69%) PHP
8 6 (20.69%) SOAP
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft

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 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (17.24%) Boomi
3 5 (17.24%) iPaaS
4 2 (6.90%) Force.com
4 2 (6.90%) PaaS
5 1 (3.45%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) 2G
1 5 (17.24%) 3G
1 5 (17.24%) 4G
1 5 (17.24%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Big Data
1 3 (10.34%) Hadoop
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (3.45%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.45%) HBase
3 1 (3.45%) HDInsight
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.45%) Power BI
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (37.93%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.24%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Performance Manager
3 5 (17.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Data Centre Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Network Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Network Performance Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Network Services Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Service Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Service Performance Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Vendor Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Azure Architect
6 2 (6.90%) CRM Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Development Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Software Development Manager
7 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) React Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Tableau Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) Web Services
2 6 (20.69%) REST
2 6 (20.69%) SOAP
3 3 (10.34%) Middleware
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) J2EE
4 2 (6.90%) Node.js
4 2 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (6.90%) Visualforce
5 1 (3.45%) .NET
5 1 (3.45%) EDI
5 1 (3.45%) Kafka
5 1 (3.45%) OAuth
5 1 (3.45%) React
5 1 (3.45%) React Native
5 1 (3.45%) WCF
5 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
2 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 6 (20.69%) Private Cloud
2 6 (20.69%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (13.79%) Virtual Team
4 2 (6.90%) PKI
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.45%) PMI
5 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Mac OS
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Project Management
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) Scrum
2 7 (24.14%) SDLC
3 6 (20.69%) Analytical Thinking
3 6 (20.69%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (20.69%) Performance Management
3 6 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (20.69%) Process Improvement
3 6 (20.69%) Supply Chain Management
4 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
4 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.34%) DevOps
5 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.34%) High Availability
5 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) Java
1 8 (27.59%) Python
2 6 (20.69%) C
2 6 (20.69%) PHP
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) Apex Code
5 2 (6.90%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (6.90%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.45%) MBA
3 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (51.72%) SLA
2 9 (31.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
1 1 (3.45%) KVM
1 1 (3.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Ansible
1 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.90%) Puppet
1 2 (6.90%) Salt
2 1 (3.45%) yum
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Alibaba
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco
2 5 (17.24%) Dell
2 5 (17.24%) Huawei
2 5 (17.24%) Informatica
2 5 (17.24%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.45%) Fiorano
4 1 (3.45%) JDA
4 1 (3.45%) MapR
4 1 (3.45%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.45%) Tableau