Period
to 24 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Performance Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Analysis over the 6 months to 24 April 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 Analysis
UK
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 748 677 680
Rank change year-on-year -71 +3 -17
Contract jobs citing Performance Analysis 132 160 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 92 122
UK median daily rate £424 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.24% +6.25% +1.79%
10th Percentile £323 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £413 £380
% change year-on-year -1.21% +8.55% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 5
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% +16.64%
10th Percentile £18.59 £16.75 £16.10
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.60 £131.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.25 £45.00 £42.67
% change year-on-year +7.22% +5.47% +32.71%

Performance Analysis 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,547 76,958 88,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.63% 84.39% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,125 50,650 57,981
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,221 2,083 2,431
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.83%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -14.70% -1.96% +15.99%

Performance Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Performance Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Analysis in the UK

Performance Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Analysis.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Analysis in the UK

Performance Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Analysis over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Analysis in the UK

Performance Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Analysis in the UK

Performance Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Analysis over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Performance Analysis in the UK

Performance Analysis
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 24 April 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
England -72 112 £425 - 49
UK excluding London -49 76 £408 -1.21% 35
London -42 55 £425 -15.00% 16
South East -27 24 £363 -39.58% 13
North of England -9 17 £438 +9.38% 6
Scotland -22 14 £425 +6.25% 2
North West -18 13 £400 -11.11% 5
South West +10 8 £475 - 5
Midlands -24 7 £375 - 5
East Midlands +8 5 £400 +56.10% 2
Wales -9 5 £408 +119.68%
Yorkshire -8 4 £500 +33.33% 1
West Midlands -21 2 £350 -9.68% 3
East of England -19 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Analysis 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 with a requirement for Performance Analysis.

1 34 (25.76%) Unix
2 30 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (21.21%) Linux
3 28 (21.21%) SQL
4 25 (18.94%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (15.91%) Puppet
5 21 (15.91%) Java
6 19 (14.39%) Finance
6 19 (14.39%) Analytics
6 19 (14.39%) PowerShell
7 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
8 17 (12.88%) Google
9 16 (12.12%) Windows
10 15 (11.36%) Security Cleared
10 15 (11.36%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (10.61%) Google Analytics
11 14 (10.61%) Tableau
11 14 (10.61%) DevOps
11 14 (10.61%) Oracle
11 14 (10.61%) ITIL
11 14 (10.61%) E-Commerce
12 13 (9.85%) Active Directory
12 13 (9.85%) Mentoring
12 13 (9.85%) Coaching
13 12 (9.09%) User Experience
13 12 (9.09%) Jenkins
13 12 (9.09%) Visualisation
13 12 (9.09%) Change Management
13 12 (9.09%) SOA

Performance Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.30%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (3.79%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.03%) Apache
3 4 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.27%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.52%) SAS
5 2 (1.52%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.76%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.76%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.52%) Summit
2 2 (1.52%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.76%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.61%) Google Analytics
2 5 (3.79%) Google Tag Manager
3 4 (3.03%) Mimecast
4 3 (2.27%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.76%) GitHub
5 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.06%) DNS
2 7 (5.30%) Internet
2 7 (5.30%) Unified Communications
3 5 (3.79%) DHCP
3 5 (3.79%) Firewall
3 5 (3.79%) SSL
4 4 (3.03%) LAN
4 4 (3.03%) Skype
4 4 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.03%) WAN
5 3 (2.27%) FTP
5 3 (2.27%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.52%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.52%) HTTP
6 2 (1.52%) MPLS
6 2 (1.52%) SAN
6 2 (1.52%) VLAN
6 2 (1.52%) VoIP
6 2 (1.52%) VPN
6 2 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.58%) MySQL
3 9 (6.82%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.82%) NoSQL
3 9 (6.82%) Redis
3 9 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.30%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.27%) QlikView
10 2 (1.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.82%) Cucumber
2 9 (6.82%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.79%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (3.03%) SoapUI
4 4 (3.03%) Subversion
5 3 (2.27%) Ant
5 3 (2.27%) JIRA
5 3 (2.27%) Maven
6 2 (1.52%) JMeter
6 2 (1.52%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.52%) PVCS
6 2 (1.52%) WebPagetest
General
1 19 (14.39%) Finance
2 9 (6.82%) Banking
3 8 (6.06%) Games
3 8 (6.06%) Military
4 7 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.79%) Marketing
6 4 (3.03%) Multimedia
7 3 (2.27%) Electronics
8 2 (1.52%) Back Office
8 2 (1.52%) Front Office
8 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.76%) Legal
9 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (24.24%) Analyst
2 11 (8.33%) DBA
2 11 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (7.58%) Data Analyst
4 9 (6.82%) Automation Tester
4 9 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (6.82%) Performance Analyst
4 9 (6.82%) Tester
5 8 (6.06%) Consultant
5 8 (6.06%) Developer
5 8 (6.06%) Digital Analyst
5 8 (6.06%) Java Automation Tester
5 8 (6.06%) Senior Automation Tester
5 8 (6.06%) Senior Tester
5 8 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (5.30%) Digital Performance Analyst
6 7 (5.30%) SQL DBA
7 5 (3.79%) Product Manager
8 4 (3.03%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (3.03%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.33%) JSON
2 9 (6.82%) ActiveMQ
3 8 (6.06%) RESTful
4 6 (4.55%) HTML
5 5 (3.79%) CSS
6 4 (3.03%) Ajax
6 4 (3.03%) REST
7 3 (2.27%) .NET
7 3 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (2.27%) JMS
7 3 (2.27%) TIBCO EMS
7 3 (2.27%) XML
8 2 (1.52%) DirectX
8 2 (1.52%) OpenGL
8 2 (1.52%) OpenGL ES
8 2 (1.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (1.52%) Vulkan
8 2 (1.52%) Web Services
9 1 (0.76%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.76%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.09%) User Experience
3 10 (7.58%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (6.06%) Client/Server
4 8 (6.06%) Online Games
5 6 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.03%) EMC VNX
8 3 (2.27%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.27%) Blog
8 3 (2.27%) Clustering
9 2 (1.52%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.52%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.52%) Replication
9 2 (1.52%) Social Media
9 2 (1.52%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.76%) Bitcoin
10 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.76%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.76%) Unix
2 28 (21.21%) Linux
3 16 (12.12%) Windows
4 8 (6.06%) Mac OS X
5 7 (5.30%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.03%) Android
8 3 (2.27%) Solaris
8 3 (2.27%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.27%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.52%) AIX
9 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.94%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (14.39%) Analytics
4 15 (11.36%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (10.61%) DevOps
5 14 (10.61%) E-Commerce
5 14 (10.61%) ITIL
6 13 (9.85%) Coaching
6 13 (9.85%) Mentoring
7 12 (9.09%) Change Management
7 12 (9.09%) SOA
7 12 (9.09%) Visualisation
8 11 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 10 (7.58%) High Availability
9 10 (7.58%) Integration Testing
9 10 (7.58%) Validation
10 9 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (6.82%) Scrum
10 9 (6.82%) Test Automation
11 8 (6.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.21%) SQL
2 21 (15.91%) Java
3 19 (14.39%) PowerShell
4 11 (8.33%) Python
5 9 (6.82%) Perl
6 8 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.06%) R
6 8 (6.06%) Scala
6 8 (6.06%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.79%) C
7 5 (3.79%) C#
8 4 (3.03%) C++
8 4 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.03%) VBA
9 3 (2.27%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.27%) VBScript
10 2 (1.52%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.76%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.76%) GLSL
11 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.33%) Degree
3 9 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.76%) MBA
6 1 (0.76%) MCPD
6 1 (0.76%) MCSA
6 1 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.09%) QA
2 3 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.27%) GDPR
3 2 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.52%) PMO
3 2 (1.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (9.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (2.27%) Docker
4 3 (2.27%) KVM
4 3 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.27%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.27%) XenApp
4 3 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.52%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.76%) QEMU
6 1 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.76%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 21 (15.91%) Puppet
2 9 (6.82%) Grafana
3 8 (6.06%) Consul
3 8 (6.06%) Kubernetes
3 8 (6.06%) StatsD
4 6 (4.55%) SCCM
5 5 (3.79%) Ansible
6 4 (3.03%) Data Guard
6 4 (3.03%) SCOM
7 3 (2.27%) Control-M
7 3 (2.27%) Juju
7 3 (2.27%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (2.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (2.27%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (1.52%) AppDNA
8 2 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.52%) Nagios
8 2 (1.52%) Opsview
9 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (12.88%) Google
2 14 (10.61%) Oracle
2 14 (10.61%) Tableau
3 11 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.82%) Splunk
4 9 (6.82%) VMware
5 5 (3.79%) Citrix
5 5 (3.79%) SAP
6 4 (3.03%) Symantec
6 4 (3.03%) Veritas
7 3 (2.27%) Adobe
7 3 (2.27%) Cisco
7 3 (2.27%) Infoblox
7 3 (2.27%) McAfee
7 3 (2.27%) RightFax
7 3 (2.27%) Riverbed
7 3 (2.27%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.27%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.52%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.52%) SOASTA, Inc