Period
to 24 September 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 24 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 Monitoring
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 508 431 399
Rank change year-on-year -77 -32 +6
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 139 214 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.26% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.49% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 91 201
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £271 £255 £255
90th Percentile £576 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £365
% change year-on-year +5.88% +16.44% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £43.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.23% +105.95% -30.00%
10th Percentile £17.30 £32.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £19.70 £46.97 £43.28
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £43.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -53.76% +105.95% +16.67%

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 46,405 43,405 50,378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 85.35% 84.25% 84.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,415 26,630 31,344
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% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,859 1,656 1,936
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 £20.55 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.38% +6.67% +2.69%

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 24 September 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
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 24 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 -40 52 £430 +13.16% 10
Midlands -27 28 £350 -12.50% 14
North of England -33 22 £380 +17.83% 9
West Midlands -32 16 £335 -16.25% 9
Scotland -27 15 £370 +15.63% 1
East Midlands +8 12 £355 -8.39% 5
East of England -6 12 £450 +50.00% 10
North East -14 9 £385 +10.00%
North West -20 9 £360 +21.01% 6
South West -17 8 £500 +37.46% 5
Yorkshire -22 4 £350 +27.27% 3
Wales -36 2 £406 +0.31%
Performance Monitoring
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 37 (26.62%) Oracle
1 37 (26.62%) Performance Tuning
2 36 (25.90%) Security Cleared
3 35 (25.18%) Linux
4 32 (23.02%) SQL
5 31 (22.30%) Finance
6 29 (20.86%) Windows
7 28 (20.14%) SQL Server
8 27 (19.42%) Capacity Planning
9 23 (16.55%) SC Cleared
10 22 (15.83%) DB2
11 21 (15.11%) Cisco
11 21 (15.11%) Firewall
11 21 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (14.39%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 19 (13.67%) Degree
14 18 (12.95%) Service Management
14 18 (12.95%) Unix
14 18 (12.95%) Oracle Database
15 17 (12.23%) Oracle Database 11g
15 17 (12.23%) Web Services
15 17 (12.23%) Microsoft
15 17 (12.23%) WAN
16 16 (11.51%) LAN
16 16 (11.51%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (11.51%) Computer Science
17 15 (10.79%) Aruba
17 15 (10.79%) Palo Alto
17 15 (10.79%) Internet
17 15 (10.79%) Shell Script

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 6 (4.32%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.88%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.44%) Apache
3 2 (1.44%) JBoss
3 2 (1.44%) WordPress
4 1 (0.72%) Confluence
4 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.72%) SAS
4 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.72%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.76%) SaaS
4 5 (3.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (3.60%) Datadog
4 5 (3.60%) Slack
5 4 (2.88%) IaaS
5 4 (2.88%) PaaS
6 2 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.72%) GitHub
7 1 (0.72%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.11%) Firewall
2 17 (12.23%) WAN
3 16 (11.51%) LAN
3 16 (11.51%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (10.79%) Internet
5 14 (10.07%) SSL
6 13 (9.35%) IPsec
6 13 (9.35%) Network Security
7 11 (7.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (7.19%) VPN
9 7 (5.04%) SAN
10 3 (2.16%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (2.16%) SMS
10 3 (2.16%) Wireless
11 2 (1.44%) DNS
11 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.72%) FTP
12 1 (0.72%) MPLS
12 1 (0.72%) Skype
12 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.14%) SQL Server
2 22 (15.83%) DB2
3 18 (12.95%) Oracle Database
4 17 (12.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (10.79%) DB2 UDB
6 13 (9.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (9.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (7.91%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (7.91%) Oracle Database 10g
7 11 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (6.47%) RDBMS
8 9 (6.47%) Relational Database
9 8 (5.76%) Snowflake Schema
10 7 (5.04%) PowerCenter
11 4 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (2.88%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.88%) MySQL
11 4 (2.88%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.47%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.88%) GitLab
4 3 (2.16%) Artifactory
4 3 (2.16%) JIRA
4 3 (2.16%) JMeter
4 3 (2.16%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.44%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.44%) Gerrit
5 2 (1.44%) Maven
5 2 (1.44%) NeoLoad
5 2 (1.44%) Subversion
5 2 (1.44%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.72%) Gatling
6 1 (0.72%) Selenium
6 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.72%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (22.30%) Finance
2 8 (5.76%) Banking
3 6 (4.32%) Local Government
4 5 (3.60%) Electronics
5 4 (2.88%) Law
5 4 (2.88%) Spanish Language
5 4 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.72%) Automotive
7 1 (0.72%) Billing
7 1 (0.72%) Games
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (17.99%) DBA
2 20 (14.39%) Administrator
2 20 (14.39%) Analyst
3 16 (11.51%) Developer
4 15 (10.79%) SQL DBA
5 13 (9.35%) Network Analyst
5 13 (9.35%) Network Security Analyst
5 13 (9.35%) Security Analyst
6 8 (5.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (5.76%) Informatica Developer
7 7 (5.04%) Oracle DBA
8 6 (4.32%) Architect
8 6 (4.32%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Storage Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) AWS DevOps
9 5 (3.60%) Consultant
9 5 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Solaris Administrator
10 4 (2.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.88%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.23%) Web Services
2 12 (8.63%) XML
3 5 (3.60%) YAML
4 4 (2.88%) SAML
5 3 (2.16%) LDAP
5 3 (2.16%) ODBC
5 3 (2.16%) Spring
6 2 (1.44%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.44%) Drools
6 2 (1.44%) Express
6 2 (1.44%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.44%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.44%) Java EE
6 2 (1.44%) jBPM
6 2 (1.44%) Middleware
6 2 (1.44%) Node.js
6 2 (1.44%) XSLT
7 1 (0.72%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.72%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.51%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.76%) User Experience
3 7 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.32%) Clustering
5 5 (3.60%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.88%) NHS
6 4 (2.88%) Replication
7 3 (2.16%) Celerra
7 3 (2.16%) CMDB
7 3 (2.16%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (2.16%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.16%) HP Storage
7 3 (2.16%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (1.44%) DataPower
8 2 (1.44%) Oracle Exalytics
8 2 (1.44%) Social Media
9 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (25.18%) Linux
2 29 (20.86%) Windows
3 18 (12.95%) Unix
4 14 (10.07%) Windows Server
5 10 (7.19%) Solaris
6 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.16%) AIX
8 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.44%) DC/OS
9 2 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.72%) HPUX
10 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.72%) MVS
10 1 (0.72%) VME
10 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.62%) Performance Tuning
2 27 (19.42%) Capacity Planning
3 21 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (14.39%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 18 (12.95%) Service Management
6 14 (10.07%) DevOps
7 13 (9.35%) Capacity Management
7 13 (9.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (9.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (9.35%) ITIL
8 12 (8.63%) ETL
9 11 (7.91%) Migration
9 11 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (7.19%) Data Integration
10 10 (7.19%) Risk Management
10 10 (7.19%) Service Delivery
11 9 (6.47%) High Availability
11 9 (6.47%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 9 (6.47%) Mathematics
12 8 (5.76%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.02%) SQL
2 15 (10.79%) Shell Script
3 14 (10.07%) Python
4 10 (7.19%) Java
5 9 (6.47%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.04%) Bash Shell
6 7 (5.04%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.32%) C
7 6 (4.32%) C#
7 6 (4.32%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.60%) Ruby
9 4 (2.88%) Korn
10 3 (2.16%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (25.90%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.55%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.67%) Degree
4 8 (5.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (5.76%) Master's Degree
5 7 (5.04%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.88%) HNC
7 4 (2.88%) HND
8 3 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.16%) HP ASE
8 3 (2.16%) HPE ATP
9 2 (1.44%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.44%) CCNA
9 2 (1.44%) CCNP
10 1 (0.72%) CCDA
10 1 (0.72%) CCDP
10 1 (0.72%) CISSP
10 1 (0.72%) ECDL
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.91%) SLA
2 5 (3.60%) QA
3 3 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.44%) GDPR
5 1 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.04%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (4.32%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.16%) XenApp
5 2 (1.44%) Docker
5 2 (1.44%) NFS
5 2 (1.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.72%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.72%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 14 (10.07%) Puppet
2 11 (7.91%) Ansible
3 9 (6.47%) Terraform
4 7 (5.04%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (4.32%) Data Guard
5 6 (4.32%) SCCM
6 5 (3.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (3.60%) Tivoli
6 5 (3.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.88%) QRadar
7 4 (2.88%) SCOM
8 3 (2.16%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.16%) Nagios
8 3 (2.16%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.16%) vCenter Server
8 3 (2.16%) vMotion
9 2 (1.44%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 37 (26.62%) Oracle
2 21 (15.11%) Cisco
3 17 (12.23%) Microsoft
4 15 (10.79%) Aruba
4 15 (10.79%) Palo Alto
5 14 (10.07%) HP
5 14 (10.07%) VMware
6 13 (9.35%) CheckPoint
6 13 (9.35%) Qualys
7 11 (7.91%) EMC
8 10 (7.19%) BMC
9 9 (6.47%) Juniper
10 8 (5.76%) Informatica
10 8 (5.76%) Netezza
10 8 (5.76%) Teradata
11 7 (5.04%) 3PAR
11 7 (5.04%) Dynatrace
12 5 (3.60%) AppDynamics
12 5 (3.60%) New Relic
12 5 (3.60%) PagerDuty