Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Performance Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Management over the 6 months to 19 December 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 Management
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 392 372 338
Rank change year-on-year -20 -34 +20
Contract jobs citing Performance Management 285 307 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.51% 0.57% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.68% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 179 227
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.92% -6.47%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £225
90th Percentile £623 £660 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £431 £400
% change year-on-year +4.41% +7.75% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.36 £14.65 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.72% -22.99% +18.56%
10th Percentile £19.90 £14.10 £15.75
90th Percentile £42.10 £47.93 £25.70
UK median hourly rate £27.36 £17.38 £21.00
% change year-on-year +57.44% -17.26% +23.53%

Performance Management 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 48,004 45,279 46,947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 86.13% 84.47% 84.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,680 28,093 29,181
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £270 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,792 1,639 1,972
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.37 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.25% +5.10% +3.80%

Performance Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Performance Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Management in the UK excluding London

Performance Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Management in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Management in the UK excluding London

Performance Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Management in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Management in the UK excluding London

Performance Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Management in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Management in the UK excluding London

Performance Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Management in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Performance Management in the UK excluding London

Performance Management
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Management within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 December 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
South East -20 102 £450 +7.14% 22
North of England -53 51 £478 +0.53% 17
Midlands -22 42 £448 +2.29% 16
Scotland +4 29 £368 -4.55% 7
West Midlands -6 29 £425 -10.53% 10
South West -29 26 £436 +3.72% 9
East of England -5 23 £500 - 11
North West -30 21 £375 -17.58% 9
Yorkshire -29 16 £469 -3.40% 5
North East +3 14 £575 +1.10% 3
East Midlands +8 13 £475 +39.71% 6
Wales -16 9 £400 +4.17% 3
Northern Ireland +28 4 - - 2
Performance Management
UK

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Management 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Performance Management.

1 91 (31.93%) Finance
2 56 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (19.65%) Windows
3 52 (18.25%) ITIL
4 44 (15.44%) Microsoft
4 44 (15.44%) Service Delivery
5 43 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 41 (14.39%) Configuration Management
7 40 (14.04%) Security Cleared
8 35 (12.28%) SC Cleared
8 35 (12.28%) Project Management
8 35 (12.28%) Linux
9 33 (11.58%) SQL
9 33 (11.58%) Oracle
10 32 (11.23%) SLA
11 31 (10.88%) Service Management
12 29 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
12 29 (10.18%) Application Performance Management
13 28 (9.82%) VMware
14 26 (9.12%) Change Management
14 26 (9.12%) Mentoring
15 25 (8.77%) Coaching
16 24 (8.42%) Analytics
16 24 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (8.42%) Active Directory
16 24 (8.42%) Supplier Management
16 24 (8.42%) Degree
17 23 (8.07%) Java
17 23 (8.07%) People Management
18 21 (7.37%) Telecoms

Performance Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 9 (3.16%) Confluence
2 7 (2.46%) CMS
2 7 (2.46%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.11%) IIS
4 4 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.05%) Apache
5 3 (1.05%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.05%) JBoss
5 3 (1.05%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.05%) WildFly
6 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.70%) SAS
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 19 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.51%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.05%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.35%) HFM
3 1 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Primavera
3 1 (0.35%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.86%) Office 365
3 7 (2.46%) PaaS
4 6 (2.11%) IaaS
5 5 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.75%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.70%) GitHub
7 2 (0.70%) SaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.61%) SAN
2 12 (4.21%) iSCSI
3 9 (3.16%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.81%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (2.46%) Skype
6 5 (1.75%) NAS
7 4 (1.40%) 3G
7 4 (1.40%) 4G
7 4 (1.40%) Internet
8 3 (1.05%) Firewall
8 3 (1.05%) IPv6
8 3 (1.05%) SNMP
9 2 (0.70%) DHCP
9 2 (0.70%) DNS
9 2 (0.70%) ICMP
9 2 (0.70%) IPsec
9 2 (0.70%) LTE
9 2 (0.70%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.70%) VPN
9 2 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.21%) MySQL
3 11 (3.86%) Big Data
4 10 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.16%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.11%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.75%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.75%) QlikView
8 4 (1.40%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.40%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.05%) Impala
9 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.05%) PowerPivot
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 11 (3.86%) JIRA
2 8 (2.81%) JUnit
2 8 (2.81%) Maven
3 4 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.05%) GitLab
4 3 (1.05%) Subversion
5 2 (0.70%) Hudson
5 2 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.70%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.35%) Selenium
6 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 91 (31.93%) Finance
2 21 (7.37%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.21%) Legal
3 12 (4.21%) Retail
4 7 (2.46%) Banking
5 5 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.75%) Marketing
6 4 (1.40%) Automotive
7 2 (0.70%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.70%) Local Government
8 1 (0.35%) Billing
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) French Language
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (9.47%) Analyst
2 22 (7.72%) Developer
2 22 (7.72%) Project Manager
2 22 (7.72%) Service Manager
3 16 (5.61%) Administrator
3 16 (5.61%) Architect
4 14 (4.91%) Consultant
4 14 (4.91%) Delivery Manager
5 13 (4.56%) Applications Engineer
6 12 (4.21%) Applications Support
6 12 (4.21%) Applications Support Engineer
6 12 (4.21%) Storage Engineer
6 12 (4.21%) Support Engineer
7 11 (3.86%) Business Analyst
8 9 (3.16%) IT Manager
8 9 (3.16%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (3.16%) Team Leader
9 8 (2.81%) Java Developer
9 8 (2.81%) Services Delivery Manager
9 8 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.56%) HTML
2 9 (3.16%) AngularJS
2 9 (3.16%) XML
3 8 (2.81%) Hibernate
3 8 (2.81%) Java EE
3 8 (2.81%) JSP
3 8 (2.81%) JSTL
3 8 (2.81%) Spring
4 6 (2.11%) CSS
5 5 (1.75%) HTML5
5 5 (1.75%) JPA
5 5 (1.75%) Node.js
5 5 (1.75%) SAML
5 5 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (1.75%) Vue.js
5 5 (1.75%) XSLT
6 3 (1.05%) ODBC
6 3 (1.05%) OpenLayers
6 3 (1.05%) REST
6 3 (1.05%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.56%) Virtual Team
4 11 (3.86%) CMDB
4 11 (3.86%) User Experience
5 9 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.81%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.46%) Graphic Design
7 7 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.11%) NHS
9 5 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.40%) Internet of Things
10 4 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.40%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.05%) FMCG
12 2 (0.70%) EMC VMAX
12 2 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.70%) PMI
12 2 (0.70%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (19.65%) Windows
2 35 (12.28%) Linux
3 18 (6.32%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.61%) Unix
5 14 (4.91%) Data ONTAP
6 9 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.75%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.70%) AIX
9 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (18.25%) ITIL
3 44 (15.44%) Service Delivery
4 43 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (14.39%) Configuration Management
6 35 (12.28%) Project Management
7 31 (10.88%) Service Management
8 29 (10.18%) Application Performance Management
9 26 (9.12%) Change Management
9 26 (9.12%) Mentoring
10 25 (8.77%) Coaching
11 24 (8.42%) Analytics
11 24 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (8.42%) Supplier Management
12 23 (8.07%) People Management
13 21 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (7.02%) Decision-Making
14 20 (7.02%) Incident Management
15 18 (6.32%) Line Management
16 17 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.58%) SQL
2 23 (8.07%) Java
3 16 (5.61%) Shell Script
4 13 (4.56%) Perl
5 9 (3.16%) PHP
6 7 (2.46%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.75%) Python
8 4 (1.40%) C
8 4 (1.40%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.40%) VB
9 3 (1.05%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.05%) C#
10 2 (0.70%) Groovy
10 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.70%) Scala
11 1 (0.35%) ABAP
11 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.35%) VBA
11 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.42%) Degree
4 12 (4.21%) NCDA
4 12 (4.21%) NCSIE
5 8 (2.81%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.46%) Master's Degree
7 6 (2.11%) NCIE
8 4 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.05%) APMG
9 3 (1.05%) CIMA
9 3 (1.05%) MCSE
9 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.70%) ACCA
10 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.70%) HNC
10 2 (0.70%) ISEB
10 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.70%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (11.23%) SLA
2 8 (2.81%) PMO
3 4 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.05%) GDPR
4 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.05%) QA
5 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.35%) GLP
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.35%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.35%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.21%) Firmware
3 12 (4.21%) NFS
3 12 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (4.21%) vSphere
4 8 (2.81%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.70%) Docker
6 2 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.35%) XenApp
7 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.86%) SCOM
2 9 (3.16%) SCCM
3 5 (1.75%) Control-M
3 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.75%) QRadar
4 3 (1.05%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.05%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.05%) Netcool
4 3 (1.05%) Puppet
4 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (1.05%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.05%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (0.70%) Ansible
5 2 (0.70%) Kibana
5 2 (0.70%) logstash
5 2 (0.70%) SnapMirror
5 2 (0.70%) SnapVault
5 2 (0.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 44 (15.44%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.58%) Oracle
3 28 (9.82%) VMware
4 18 (6.32%) NetApp
5 12 (4.21%) Hyperion
6 10 (3.51%) SAP
7 9 (3.16%) Cognos
8 7 (2.46%) AppDynamics
8 7 (2.46%) BMC
9 6 (2.11%) Citrix
9 6 (2.11%) EMC
9 6 (2.11%) IBM
9 6 (2.11%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.11%) Splunk
9 6 (2.11%) Veeam
10 5 (1.75%) Cisco
10 5 (1.75%) Compuware
10 5 (1.75%) HP
10 5 (1.75%) Informatica
10 5 (1.75%) SolarWinds