Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Performance Monitoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Monitoring over the 6 months to 21 June 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 Monitoring
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 453 393
Rank change year-on-year +40 -60 -7
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 223 175 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.42% 0.36% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.43% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 90 185
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +6.90% -5.35%
10th Percentile £313 £268 £252
90th Percentile £588 £503 £482
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +60.75% -10.83%
10th Percentile £15.35 £32.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £49.90 £55.65 £63.00
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £43.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -4.07% -9.47% +90.00%

Performance Monitoring 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 44,780 41,100 50,350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 84.54% 83.71% 83.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,309 25,100 31,035
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,725 1,665 1,832
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -7.92% +25.99%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year -13.00% -0.24% +18.49%

Performance Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Monitoring in the UK excluding London

Performance Monitoring
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 Monitoring in the UK excluding London.

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

Performance Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Monitoring in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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

Performance Monitoring
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 Monitoring in the UK excluding London.

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

Performance Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Monitoring in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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

Performance Monitoring
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 Monitoring within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 21 June 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 +29 91 £475 +18.01% 14
North of England -14 39 £438 +25.00% 13
East of England +14 28 £425 +47.83% 17
Scotland -20 28 £373 -0.67% 5
Midlands -35 23 £350 -13.04% 8
North West -7 17 £513 +17.14% 8
West Midlands -17 17 £343 -14.38% 6
Yorkshire -1 13 £425 - 4
South West -13 10 £425 +13.33% 5
North East +2 9 £365 +4.29% 1
East Midlands -18 6 £388 -6.63% 2
Wales -2 5 £369 -
Performance Monitoring
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Monitoring 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 Monitoring.

1 69 (30.94%) Linux
2 66 (29.60%) SQL
3 52 (23.32%) Performance Tuning
4 51 (22.87%) Oracle
5 43 (19.28%) Windows
5 43 (19.28%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 40 (17.94%) Finance
6 40 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (17.04%) Microsoft
8 37 (16.59%) Security Cleared
9 36 (16.14%) Capacity Planning
10 32 (14.35%) Unix
10 32 (14.35%) SQL Server
10 32 (14.35%) Java
10 32 (14.35%) DevOps
11 27 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 27 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
12 25 (11.21%) VMware
13 24 (10.76%) Cisco
14 23 (10.31%) ITIL
15 21 (9.42%) DB2
15 21 (9.42%) Windows Server
16 20 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
16 20 (8.97%) Scrum
16 20 (8.97%) Python
16 20 (8.97%) Bash Shell
16 20 (8.97%) Puppet
17 19 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
17 19 (8.52%) SC Cleared
17 19 (8.52%) Degree

Performance Monitoring
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 11 (4.93%) JBoss
2 10 (4.48%) Apache
2 10 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.04%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (3.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (2.24%) SAS
6 5 (2.24%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.79%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.35%) Confluence
8 3 (1.35%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.90%) WordPress
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.45%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.45%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (0.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.69%) SaaS
3 5 (2.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (2.24%) Datadog
3 5 (2.24%) Slack
4 3 (1.35%) Akamai
4 3 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.35%) Serverless
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.45%) GitHub
6 1 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.45%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.45%) Office 365
6 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.52%) Firewall
2 16 (7.17%) Internet
2 16 (7.17%) WAN
3 15 (6.73%) LAN
3 15 (6.73%) Network Security
3 15 (6.73%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (6.28%) SAN
5 11 (4.93%) IPsec
5 11 (4.93%) SSL
6 10 (4.48%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (4.48%) VPN
7 9 (4.04%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (3.14%) Wireless
9 6 (2.69%) NAS
9 6 (2.69%) SMS
10 5 (2.24%) HTTP
10 5 (2.24%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.79%) DNS
12 2 (0.90%) DHCP
12 2 (0.90%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.42%) DB2
3 18 (8.07%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (7.62%) Oracle Database
5 13 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (5.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (5.38%) MongoDB
6 12 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (4.93%) MySQL
7 11 (4.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (4.48%) DB2 UDB
9 9 (4.04%) Oracle Database 12c
10 8 (3.59%) Relational Database
10 8 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (3.14%) RDBMS
11 7 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (2.24%) NoSQL
14 4 (1.79%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 16 (7.17%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.73%) JIRA
3 12 (5.38%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.48%) Maven
5 8 (3.59%) JMeter
5 8 (3.59%) LoadRunner
6 6 (2.69%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.79%) Firebug
7 4 (1.79%) The Grinder
8 3 (1.35%) Ant
8 3 (1.35%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.35%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.90%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.90%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.90%) Introscope
9 2 (0.90%) Subversion
10 1 (0.45%) GitLab
10 1 (0.45%) Hudson
10 1 (0.45%) NeoLoad
10 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
General
1 40 (17.94%) Finance
2 14 (6.28%) Banking
3 8 (3.59%) Local Government
4 6 (2.69%) Legal
4 6 (2.69%) Spanish Language
5 4 (1.79%) Electronics
5 4 (1.79%) Law
6 3 (1.35%) Games
6 3 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.90%) Back Office
7 2 (0.90%) Retail
8 1 (0.45%) Automotive
8 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (20.18%) DBA
2 30 (13.45%) Analyst
3 24 (10.76%) SQL DBA
4 21 (9.42%) Administrator
5 17 (7.62%) Architect
5 17 (7.62%) Developer
6 13 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (5.38%) Consultant
7 12 (5.38%) Oracle DBA
8 11 (4.93%) AWS DevOps
8 11 (4.93%) Network Analyst
8 11 (4.93%) Network Security Analyst
8 11 (4.93%) Security Analyst
9 9 (4.04%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.59%) AWS Engineer
10 8 (3.59%) Solaris Administrator
10 8 (3.59%) Storage Engineer
11 7 (3.14%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.07%) Spring
1 18 (8.07%) XML
2 16 (7.17%) Web Services
3 10 (4.48%) Hibernate
4 9 (4.04%) REST
5 8 (3.59%) HTML
5 8 (3.59%) YAML
6 7 (3.14%) HTML5
6 7 (3.14%) SOAP
6 7 (3.14%) XSLT
7 6 (2.69%) Java EE
7 6 (2.69%) Node.js
8 5 (2.24%) .NET
8 5 (2.24%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (2.24%) Drools
9 4 (1.79%) jBPM
9 4 (1.79%) JSON
9 4 (1.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (1.79%) SAML
10 3 (1.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.83%) Replication
3 11 (4.93%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.04%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.04%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (3.59%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.24%) User Experience
7 4 (1.79%) NHS
7 4 (1.79%) Oracle Exalytics
7 4 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.79%) Social Media
8 3 (1.35%) Celerra
8 3 (1.35%) Clustering
8 3 (1.35%) CMDB
8 3 (1.35%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (1.35%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.35%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.35%) HP StoreVirtual
8 3 (1.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 69 (30.94%) Linux
2 43 (19.28%) Windows
3 32 (14.35%) Unix
4 21 (9.42%) Windows Server
5 16 (7.17%) Solaris
6 10 (4.48%) AIX
7 8 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.69%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (2.69%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.79%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.90%) zOS
11 1 (0.45%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.32%) Performance Tuning
2 43 (19.28%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 40 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (16.14%) Capacity Planning
5 32 (14.35%) DevOps
6 23 (10.31%) ITIL
7 20 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (8.97%) Scrum
8 19 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (8.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (8.07%) Migration
10 17 (7.62%) Capacity Management
10 17 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (7.17%) Project Management
12 15 (6.73%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 14 (6.28%) Data Analysis
13 14 (6.28%) SOA
14 13 (5.83%) Service Delivery
14 13 (5.83%) Service Management
15 12 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 66 (29.60%) SQL
2 32 (14.35%) Java
3 20 (8.97%) Bash Shell
3 20 (8.97%) Python
4 15 (6.73%) Shell Script
5 12 (5.38%) PowerShell
6 11 (4.93%) T-SQL
7 10 (4.48%) C
7 10 (4.48%) Korn
8 9 (4.04%) C#
8 9 (4.04%) Perl
8 9 (4.04%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.59%) AWK
9 8 (3.59%) Ruby
10 7 (3.14%) PHP
11 5 (2.24%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.79%) sed
13 3 (1.35%) Groovy
14 1 (0.45%) C++
14 1 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (16.59%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.52%) Degree
2 19 (8.52%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.83%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.79%) HNC
4 4 (1.79%) HND
4 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.35%) HP ASE
5 3 (1.35%) HPE ATP
5 3 (1.35%) MCSE
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.90%) OCP
7 1 (0.45%) CCA
7 1 (0.45%) CCDA
7 1 (0.45%) CCNA
7 1 (0.45%) CCNP
7 1 (0.45%) CISSP
7 1 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.59%) SLA
2 6 (2.69%) QA
3 3 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.90%) GDPR
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (8.52%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (3.59%) NFS
4 8 (3.59%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.69%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.24%) VMware Server
8 4 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.35%) Docker
9 3 (1.35%) vSphere
10 2 (0.90%) Gluster
10 2 (0.90%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.45%) Firmware
11 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.45%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.45%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.45%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 20 (8.97%) Puppet
2 18 (8.07%) Ansible
3 16 (7.17%) Terraform
4 9 (4.04%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (3.14%) Data Guard
6 6 (2.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (2.69%) SnapMirror
6 6 (2.69%) SnapVault
6 6 (2.69%) Tivoli
7 5 (2.24%) CA Wily
7 5 (2.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 5 (2.24%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.79%) Grafana
8 4 (1.79%) Nagios
8 4 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.79%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.35%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (1.35%) QRadar
9 3 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (22.87%) Oracle
2 38 (17.04%) Microsoft
3 25 (11.21%) VMware
4 24 (10.76%) Cisco
5 14 (6.28%) CheckPoint
6 13 (5.83%) Aruba
6 13 (5.83%) Dynatrace
6 13 (5.83%) Palo Alto
7 12 (5.38%) Brocade
7 12 (5.38%) New Relic
8 11 (4.93%) HP
8 11 (4.93%) Qualys
9 10 (4.48%) AppDynamics
9 10 (4.48%) IBM
10 9 (4.04%) NetApp
11 8 (3.59%) Juniper
11 8 (3.59%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.59%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.14%) Riverbed
12 7 (3.14%) Splunk