Period
to 19 September 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 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 Management
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 340 361
Rank change year-on-year -6 +21 -3
Contract jobs citing Performance Management 345 332 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.63% 0.63% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.75% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 194 230
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.03% +3.03% +2.48%
10th Percentile £271 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £613 £576
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 8
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £23.75 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +20.25% +2.60%
10th Percentile £17.39 £12.64 £13.05
90th Percentile £41.68 £58.00 £25.63
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +30.43% +9.52% +6.33%

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 46,941 44,047 50,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 85.34% 84.21% 84.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,770 26,955 31,431
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,888 1,681 1,918
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +2.13% +6.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%

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 September 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 September 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 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
South East +17 128 £400 -4.76% 19
North of England -14 67 £493 +1.55% 21
Midlands -28 48 £429 +14.33% 28
Scotland +2 41 £350 -16.67% 8
West Midlands -33 39 £413 -8.33% 15
North West -15 37 £485 +13.45% 12
East of England -15 29 £500 +35.14% 6
South West -21 26 £390 -8.24% 9
Yorkshire -13 18 £425 -26.09% 8
North East -2 13 £525 +50.00% 1
Wales -13 9 £400 - 1
East Midlands -1 8 £425 +41.67% 13
Performance Management
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 128 (37.10%) Finance
2 68 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (17.97%) ITIL
4 58 (16.81%) Project Management
5 51 (14.78%) Windows
5 51 (14.78%) Microsoft
6 48 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
7 45 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (12.46%) Service Delivery
8 43 (12.46%) SQL
9 39 (11.30%) Coaching
10 38 (11.01%) Security Cleared
11 35 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
11 35 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (9.86%) Oracle
13 33 (9.57%) Supplier Management
13 33 (9.57%) Decision-Making
14 32 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
15 31 (8.99%) Configuration Management
15 31 (8.99%) Change Management
16 30 (8.70%) Management Information System
16 30 (8.70%) SQL Server
16 30 (8.70%) SLA
16 30 (8.70%) SC Cleared
16 30 (8.70%) People Management
17 29 (8.41%) Degree
17 29 (8.41%) Telecoms
18 28 (8.12%) Mentoring
18 28 (8.12%) Analytics
19 27 (7.83%) Linux

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 7 (2.03%) CMS
2 6 (1.74%) SAS
3 5 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.16%) Appian
4 4 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.16%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.87%) Apache
5 3 (0.87%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.58%) Confluence
6 2 (0.58%) Documentum
6 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.29%) JBoss
7 1 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 32 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.48%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.29%) InVision
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.32%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.58%) HFM
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.58%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.29%) LongView
4 1 (0.29%) Primavera
4 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.19%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.03%) Office 365
4 5 (1.45%) SaaS
5 2 (0.58%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.58%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.29%) Force.com
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.80%) SAN
2 10 (2.90%) iSCSI
3 9 (2.61%) SMS
3 9 (2.61%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.03%) DHCP
4 7 (2.03%) NAS
4 7 (2.03%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (1.74%) 3G
5 6 (1.74%) 4G
6 5 (1.45%) DNS
6 5 (1.45%) VPN
7 4 (1.16%) WAN
8 3 (0.87%) 2G
8 3 (0.87%) Firewall
8 3 (0.87%) IPv6
8 3 (0.87%) LAN
8 3 (0.87%) LTE
8 3 (0.87%) Skype
8 3 (0.87%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.58%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (4.35%) MySQL
4 12 (3.48%) Big Data
4 12 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (3.48%) Power BI
5 11 (3.19%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (2.90%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.03%) Apache Hive
8 7 (2.03%) Data Lake
8 7 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.74%) MS Access
10 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.16%) HBase
11 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.45%) JIRA
1 5 (1.45%) JUnit
1 5 (1.45%) Maven
2 4 (1.16%) ERwin
3 3 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.58%) GCC
4 2 (0.58%) Hudson
4 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.58%) Travis CI
4 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.29%) GitLab
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 128 (37.10%) Finance
2 29 (8.41%) Telecoms
3 22 (6.38%) Retail
4 19 (5.51%) Legal
4 19 (5.51%) Marketing
5 10 (2.90%) Banking
6 7 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.16%) Advertising
7 4 (1.16%) Electronics
8 3 (0.87%) Law
9 2 (0.58%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.58%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Billing
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (13.62%) Analyst
2 37 (10.72%) Project Manager
3 30 (8.70%) Service Manager
4 22 (6.38%) Architect
4 22 (6.38%) Developer
5 15 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
5 15 (4.35%) IT Manager
6 14 (4.06%) Senior Manager
6 14 (4.06%) Support Engineer
7 13 (3.77%) Business Analyst
8 12 (3.48%) Administrator
8 12 (3.48%) Applications Engineer
8 12 (3.48%) Applications Support
8 12 (3.48%) Applications Support Engineer
8 12 (3.48%) Consultant
8 12 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (3.19%) Service Desk Manager
10 10 (2.90%) Performance Analyst
10 10 (2.90%) Storage Engineer
10 10 (2.90%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.48%) HTML
2 8 (2.32%) AngularJS
3 7 (2.03%) Spring
3 7 (2.03%) XML
4 6 (1.74%) Velocity
4 6 (1.74%) Web Services
5 5 (1.45%) CSS
5 5 (1.45%) Hibernate
5 5 (1.45%) Java EE
5 5 (1.45%) JSP
5 5 (1.45%) JSTL
6 4 (1.16%) .NET
6 4 (1.16%) HTML5
6 4 (1.16%) JPA
6 4 (1.16%) REST
6 4 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (1.16%) Vue.js
6 4 (1.16%) XSLT
7 3 (0.87%) Node.js
8 2 (0.58%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 21 (6.09%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (4.64%) User Experience
5 13 (3.77%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.32%) CMDB
7 8 (2.32%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.32%) NHS
8 7 (2.03%) Graphic Design
8 7 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.74%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.16%) Clustering
10 4 (1.16%) PMI
10 4 (1.16%) Replication
10 4 (1.16%) Video Editing
11 3 (0.87%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.58%) Life Science
12 2 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.78%) Windows
2 27 (7.83%) Linux
3 20 (5.80%) Windows Server
4 18 (5.22%) Unix
5 13 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (3.48%) Data ONTAP
6 12 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.74%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.87%) Solaris
9 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.58%) HPUX
11 1 (0.29%) AIX
11 1 (0.29%) Android
11 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (17.97%) ITIL
3 58 (16.81%) Project Management
4 45 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (12.46%) Service Delivery
6 39 (11.30%) Coaching
7 35 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
7 35 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (9.57%) Decision-Making
8 33 (9.57%) Supplier Management
9 31 (8.99%) Change Management
9 31 (8.99%) Configuration Management
10 30 (8.70%) People Management
11 28 (8.12%) Analytics
11 28 (8.12%) Mentoring
12 25 (7.25%) Data Management
13 23 (6.67%) Incident Management
13 23 (6.67%) Process Improvement
13 23 (6.67%) Service Management
14 22 (6.38%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.46%) SQL
2 25 (7.25%) Java
3 16 (4.64%) Shell Script
4 14 (4.06%) Perl
5 13 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.19%) C#
7 9 (2.61%) PHP
8 5 (1.45%) C
8 5 (1.45%) Python
9 4 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.87%) VBScript
11 2 (0.58%) Groovy
11 2 (0.58%) Scala
12 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.29%) VB
12 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 30 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 29 (8.41%) Degree
4 11 (3.19%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.90%) NCDA
5 10 (2.90%) NCSIE
6 7 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (2.03%) MCSA
6 7 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.74%) APMG
7 6 (1.74%) Master's Degree
8 5 (1.45%) MCSE
8 5 (1.45%) NCIE
8 5 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.16%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.16%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.87%) CIMA
10 3 (0.87%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.70%) SLA
2 25 (7.25%) Data Quality
3 16 (4.64%) PMO
4 15 (4.35%) QA
5 5 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.58%) GDPR
7 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.29%) COBIT
8 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.29%) GLP
8 1 (0.29%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (7.54%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.90%) Firmware
3 10 (2.90%) NFS
4 8 (2.32%) vSphere
5 7 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.58%) Docker
7 2 (0.58%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.58%) XenApp
7 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 12 (3.48%) SCCM
2 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (1.45%) NetBackup
2 5 (1.45%) Puppet
2 5 (1.45%) SCOM
2 5 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.87%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (0.87%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (0.58%) Ansible
4 2 (0.58%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.58%) Kibana
4 2 (0.58%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.58%) logstash
4 2 (0.58%) Netcool
4 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.58%) SnapMirror
4 2 (0.58%) SnapVault
4 2 (0.58%) Terraform
4 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (14.78%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.86%) Oracle
3 24 (6.96%) NetApp
3 24 (6.96%) VMware
4 14 (4.06%) SAP
5 13 (3.77%) ServiceNow
6 12 (3.48%) HP
7 11 (3.19%) Hyperion
8 10 (2.90%) Cisco
9 9 (2.61%) Cognos
9 9 (2.61%) IBM
9 9 (2.61%) Informatica
9 9 (2.61%) Remedy
10 8 (2.32%) EMC
11 7 (2.03%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.74%) Veritas
13 5 (1.45%) CA
13 5 (1.45%) Tableau
13 5 (1.45%) Teradata
14 4 (1.16%) Salesforce.com