Period
to 10 December 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 10 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 Monitoring
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 548 396 369
Rank change year-on-year -152 -27 +49
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 122 259 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.22% 0.49% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.58% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 124 243
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £283 £252 £251
90th Percentile £513 £488 £548
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.33 £42.50 £37.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.12% +13.67% +46.63%
10th Percentile £17.90 £24.80 £12.58
90th Percentile £26.65 £44.30 £55.65
UK median hourly rate £23.33 £44.00 £37.39
% change year-on-year -46.99% +17.68% +118.40%

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 48,083 44,883 47,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 86.03% 84.37% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,685 27,753 29,368
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £270 £255 £249
90th Percentile £575 £573 £550
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,795 1,641 1,999
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 10 December 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 10 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
North of England -10 43 £393 +12.14% 23
South East -57 38 £400 +2.56% 13
North East +2 27 £400 +15.94% 6
Midlands -22 22 £375 -6.25% 5
East Midlands +12 12 £360 -1.37% 3
West Midlands -33 10 £388 -8.82% 2
Yorkshire -16 9 £375 +7.14% 4
East of England -41 8 £425 +19.72% 15
North West -16 7 £360 +42.57% 13
Scotland -41 4 £425 +41.67% 4
South West -44 4 £438 +8.36% 3
Wales -45 3 £456 +27.18% 1
Performance Monitoring
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 49 (40.16%) Oracle
2 47 (38.52%) Windows
3 43 (35.25%) Performance Tuning
4 41 (33.61%) Linux
5 36 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (27.87%) SQL Server
7 30 (24.59%) Security Cleared
8 27 (22.13%) DevOps
9 26 (21.31%) Puppet
9 26 (21.31%) Active Directory
10 25 (20.49%) Capacity Planning
10 25 (20.49%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (19.67%) SC Cleared
12 23 (18.85%) Shell Script
12 23 (18.85%) Oracle Database
13 22 (18.03%) SQL
14 21 (17.21%) Service Management
14 21 (17.21%) Security Hardening
15 20 (16.39%) Disaster Recovery
15 20 (16.39%) Python
16 19 (15.57%) Application Performance Monitoring
16 19 (15.57%) Ansible
17 18 (14.75%) Jenkins
17 18 (14.75%) BMC
18 17 (13.93%) Firewall
18 17 (13.93%) HP
18 17 (13.93%) VMware
18 17 (13.93%) Test Automation
19 16 (13.11%) YAML
19 16 (13.11%) Amazon AWS

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 15 (12.30%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.48%) Confluence
3 12 (9.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (4.10%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.28%) IIS
5 4 (3.28%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.46%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.82%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.82%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.74%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.10%) IaaS
5 4 (3.28%) Office 365
6 3 (2.46%) PaaS
6 3 (2.46%) SaaS
7 2 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.82%) GitHub
8 1 (0.82%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.93%) Firewall
2 11 (9.02%) VLAN
3 4 (3.28%) LAN
3 4 (3.28%) SSH
3 4 (3.28%) WAN
4 3 (2.46%) Network Security
4 3 (2.46%) Skype
4 3 (2.46%) SSL
4 3 (2.46%) VPN
5 2 (1.64%) Internet
5 2 (1.64%) IPsec
5 2 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.82%) FTP
6 1 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (27.87%) SQL Server
2 23 (18.85%) Oracle Database
3 16 (13.11%) DB2
4 13 (10.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (10.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (9.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (9.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (9.02%) DB2 UDB
6 11 (9.02%) Relational Database
7 10 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (8.20%) RDBMS
8 9 (7.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (6.56%) Snowflake Schema
10 7 (5.74%) PowerCenter
11 6 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (2.46%) MySQL
13 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (14.75%) Jenkins
2 14 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.48%) JIRA
2 14 (11.48%) Maven
3 13 (10.66%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (9.02%) GitLab
5 10 (8.20%) Artifactory
6 4 (3.28%) NWDI
7 1 (0.82%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.82%) Gatling
7 1 (0.82%) JMeter
7 1 (0.82%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.82%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.82%) Selenium
7 1 (0.82%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.82%) Subversion
7 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.82%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (13.11%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Banking
3 3 (2.46%) Local Government
4 2 (1.64%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.82%) Billing
5 1 (0.82%) Electronics
5 1 (0.82%) German Language
5 1 (0.82%) Legal
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.82%) Marketing
5 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (21.31%) Administrator
2 18 (14.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (13.93%) DBA
4 15 (12.30%) Analyst
5 12 (9.84%) SQL DBA
6 11 (9.02%) Developer
7 10 (8.20%) Server Administrator
8 8 (6.56%) Informatica Developer
8 8 (6.56%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (6.56%) Security Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Consultant
10 5 (4.10%) Architect
10 5 (4.10%) Windows Administrator
11 4 (3.28%) SQL Server DBA
11 4 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.28%) Unix Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Windows Systems Administrator
12 3 (2.46%) Mac Engineer
12 3 (2.46%) SAP PI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.11%) Web Services
1 16 (13.11%) YAML
2 13 (10.66%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (9.84%) XML
4 6 (4.92%) LDAP
5 4 (3.28%) J2EE
5 4 (3.28%) SAP PI
5 4 (3.28%) SAP XI
5 4 (3.28%) XSLT
6 3 (2.46%) HTML
6 3 (2.46%) HTML5
6 3 (2.46%) Middleware
6 3 (2.46%) Node.js
6 3 (2.46%) ODBC
6 3 (2.46%) SOAP
7 2 (1.64%) IDoc
7 2 (1.64%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.82%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.82%) JDBC
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.11%) User Experience
2 13 (10.66%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (9.02%) Management Information System
4 9 (7.38%) Clustering
5 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.46%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.46%) Robotics
6 3 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.64%) NHS
8 1 (0.82%) Blog
8 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.82%) DataPower
8 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.82%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.82%) Social Media
8 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (38.52%) Windows
2 41 (33.61%) Linux
3 16 (13.11%) Windows Server
4 15 (12.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (9.84%) Unix
6 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (7.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (4.92%) Solaris
10 4 (3.28%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.46%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.82%) AIX
12 1 (0.82%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.82%) HPUX
12 1 (0.82%) MVS
12 1 (0.82%) VME
12 1 (0.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (35.25%) Performance Tuning
2 36 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (22.13%) DevOps
4 25 (20.49%) Capacity Planning
4 25 (20.49%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (17.21%) Security Hardening
5 21 (17.21%) Service Management
6 20 (16.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (15.57%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 17 (13.93%) Test Automation
9 16 (13.11%) Configuration Management
10 15 (12.30%) Project Management
11 14 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (11.48%) Kanban
11 14 (11.48%) Scrum
11 14 (11.48%) SOA
12 13 (10.66%) Change Management
12 13 (10.66%) Deployment Automation
12 13 (10.66%) Infrastructure Management
12 13 (10.66%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.85%) Shell Script
2 22 (18.03%) SQL
3 20 (16.39%) Python
4 16 (13.11%) Perl
5 13 (10.66%) Ruby
6 8 (6.56%) Java
7 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.92%) T-SQL
9 5 (4.10%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.28%) ABAP
11 3 (2.46%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.46%) PHP
12 2 (1.64%) C
12 2 (1.64%) Korn
12 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (24.59%) Security Cleared
2 24 (19.67%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.66%) Degree
4 8 (6.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (6.56%) Master's Degree
5 7 (5.74%) ISEB
6 5 (4.10%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.64%) CCNA
8 2 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.64%) MCSE
8 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.82%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.82%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.82%) CCNP
9 1 (0.82%) CITP
9 1 (0.82%) ECDL
9 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) QA
1 7 (5.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (4.10%) SLA
3 2 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.11%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.30%) XenDesktop
4 14 (11.48%) Docker
4 14 (11.48%) XenApp
5 11 (9.02%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.82%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.82%) Firmware
7 1 (0.82%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 26 (21.31%) Puppet
2 19 (15.57%) Ansible
3 16 (13.11%) Nagios
4 15 (12.30%) SCCM
5 14 (11.48%) SCOM
5 14 (11.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 14 (11.48%) vCenter Server
5 14 (11.48%) ZABBIX
6 13 (10.66%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (9.02%) vMotion
8 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.64%) Data Guard
10 2 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.82%) Foglight
11 1 (0.82%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.82%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (40.16%) Oracle
2 18 (14.75%) BMC
3 17 (13.93%) HP
3 17 (13.93%) VMware
4 15 (12.30%) 3PAR
4 15 (12.30%) EMC
5 14 (11.48%) Microsoft
5 14 (11.48%) Riverbed
6 11 (9.02%) Red Hat
7 9 (7.38%) Informatica
8 8 (6.56%) Netezza
8 8 (6.56%) Teradata
9 5 (4.10%) SAP
10 4 (3.28%) CyberArk
10 4 (3.28%) webMethods
11 3 (2.46%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.46%) Cisco
11 3 (2.46%) Dynatrace
11 3 (2.46%) Remedy
11 3 (2.46%) Splunk