Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 692 668 631
Rank change year-on-year -24 -37 +26
Contract jobs citing Performance Analysis 178 176 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 91 149
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £316 £256 £254
90th Percentile £593 £625 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 8
UK median hourly rate £48.25 £24.44 £35.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.42% -31.36% -1.10%
10th Percentile £39.38 £16.50 £10.43
90th Percentile £53.00 £43.85 £89.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.25 £19.50 £35.61
% change year-on-year +147.44% -45.23% -9.29%

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 84,024 81,140 89,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.79% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,267 53,737 57,879
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,958 2,261 2,720
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +24.22%

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 20 January 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
Top 13 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 20 January 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 -22 140 £420 -6.67% 74
UK excluding London +18 102 £400 -5.88% 44
London -32 72 £420 -11.58% 34
South East -13 31 £390 -35.00% 10
Scotland -2 24 £450 +25.00% 1
North of England +34 18 £456 +12.31% 12
Wales +21 10 £393 +111.59% 2
South West +10 9 £478 +19.38% 5
Yorkshire +16 8 £456 +12.31% 3
North West +1 7 - - 9
East of England -12 6 £325 - 7
West Midlands +9 4 £350 -17.65% 3
Midlands -9 4 £350 -17.65% 6

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Performance Analysis.

1 59 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (26.97%) Puppet
3 45 (25.28%) Git (software)
3 45 (25.28%) Linux
4 40 (22.47%) Unix
5 38 (21.35%) Java
6 36 (20.22%) SQL
6 36 (20.22%) Configuration Management
6 36 (20.22%) Test Automation
7 34 (19.10%) SQL Server
8 33 (18.54%) Capacity Planning
9 31 (17.42%) Redis
9 31 (17.42%) Finance
10 30 (16.85%) QA
11 29 (16.29%) SOA
12 28 (15.73%) Scrum
12 28 (15.73%) Continuous Delivery
13 27 (15.17%) Mentoring
13 27 (15.17%) E-Commerce
14 26 (14.61%) ActiveMQ
14 26 (14.61%) Coaching
14 26 (14.61%) DevOps
14 26 (14.61%) Analytics
15 25 (14.04%) MongoDB
16 24 (13.48%) Integration Testing
16 24 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (12.92%) NoSQL
17 23 (12.92%) Cucumber
17 23 (12.92%) Perl
18 21 (11.80%) Splunk

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 13 (7.30%) WebSphere
2 12 (6.74%) Apache
3 10 (5.62%) OpenStack
4 9 (5.06%) Apache Spark
5 6 (3.37%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.81%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.25%) JCAPS
8 3 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.69%) IIS
8 3 (1.69%) JBoss
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.12%) Drupal
9 2 (1.12%) WordPress
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.56%) Liferay
10 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (10.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.69%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.12%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.56%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.12%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.18%) Google Analytics
3 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.12%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.12%) IaaS
5 2 (1.12%) npm
5 2 (1.12%) Office 365
6 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.56%) GitHub
6 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.56%) PaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.55%) DNS
2 12 (6.74%) Firewall
3 7 (3.93%) LAN
3 7 (3.93%) WAN
4 6 (3.37%) Internet
5 5 (2.81%) Skype
5 5 (2.81%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.81%) VLAN
6 4 (2.25%) SAN
7 3 (1.69%) BGP
7 3 (1.69%) DHCP
7 3 (1.69%) FTP
7 3 (1.69%) Intranet
7 3 (1.69%) IPsec
7 3 (1.69%) MPLS
7 3 (1.69%) NAS
7 3 (1.69%) VPN
8 2 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.12%) LTE
8 2 (1.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 31 (17.42%) Redis
3 25 (14.04%) MongoDB
4 23 (12.92%) NoSQL
5 21 (11.80%) MySQL
6 16 (8.99%) Relational Database
7 13 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (5.06%) Big Data
8 9 (5.06%) Parquet
9 6 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.69%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.69%) Power BI
11 3 (1.69%) QlikView
12 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 45 (25.28%) Git (software)
2 23 (12.92%) Cucumber
3 19 (10.67%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.06%) JIRA
4 9 (5.06%) SpecFlow
5 8 (4.49%) Bitbucket
6 6 (3.37%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.81%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (2.25%) JUnit
8 4 (2.25%) Subversion
9 2 (1.12%) Codeception
9 2 (1.12%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.12%) QUnit
9 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.56%) Bower
10 1 (0.56%) Gradle
10 1 (0.56%) Grunt
10 1 (0.56%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.56%) Travis CI
General
1 31 (17.42%) Finance
2 19 (10.67%) Banking
3 16 (8.99%) Games
4 10 (5.62%) Front Office
5 6 (3.37%) Marketing
6 5 (2.81%) Military
6 5 (2.81%) Retail
7 4 (2.25%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.69%) Publishing
9 2 (1.12%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.12%) Electronics
9 2 (1.12%) Legal
9 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.56%) Advertising
10 1 (0.56%) Back Office
10 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.56%) Law
10 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 35 (19.66%) Analyst
2 25 (14.04%) Developer
3 22 (12.36%) Automation Tester
3 22 (12.36%) Tester
4 12 (6.74%) Java Automation Tester
4 12 (6.74%) Senior Automation Tester
4 12 (6.74%) Senior Tester
5 11 (6.18%) Architect
5 11 (6.18%) Consultant
5 11 (6.18%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (5.06%) Java Engineer
6 9 (5.06%) Security Engineer
6 9 (5.06%) Splunk Engineer
7 8 (4.49%) Performance Analyst
8 6 (3.37%) Administrator
8 6 (3.37%) Data Analyst
8 6 (3.37%) DBA
8 6 (3.37%) Digital Performance Analyst
8 6 (3.37%) Process Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.61%) ActiveMQ
2 20 (11.24%) XML
3 19 (10.67%) RESTful
4 18 (10.11%) JSON
4 18 (10.11%) REST
5 15 (8.43%) .NET
6 13 (7.30%) HTML
7 11 (6.18%) CSS
7 11 (6.18%) Web Services
8 10 (5.62%) LAMP
9 9 (5.06%) Grok
9 9 (5.06%) Kafka
9 9 (5.06%) Regular Expression
9 9 (5.06%) SOAP
9 9 (5.06%) XML Messaging
10 8 (4.49%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (3.93%) Gherkin
11 7 (3.93%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (3.93%) XSLT
12 4 (2.25%) React
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (8.99%) Online Games
2 6 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.81%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.25%) EMC VNX
4 4 (2.25%) iPad
4 4 (2.25%) User Experience
5 3 (1.69%) NHS
5 3 (1.69%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.12%) Blog
6 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.12%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.12%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (25.28%) Linux
2 40 (22.47%) Unix
3 16 (8.99%) Mac OS X
4 14 (7.87%) Windows
5 7 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.37%) AIX
6 6 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.81%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.81%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.25%) Android
9 3 (1.69%) CoreOS
9 3 (1.69%) DC/OS
9 3 (1.69%) Debian
9 3 (1.69%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.69%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.12%) Solaris
11 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.56%) HPUX
11 1 (0.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (20.22%) Configuration Management
2 36 (20.22%) Test Automation
3 33 (18.54%) Capacity Planning
4 29 (16.29%) SOA
5 28 (15.73%) Continuous Delivery
5 28 (15.73%) Scrum
6 27 (15.17%) E-Commerce
6 27 (15.17%) Mentoring
7 26 (14.61%) Analytics
7 26 (14.61%) Coaching
7 26 (14.61%) DevOps
8 24 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (13.48%) Integration Testing
9 19 (10.67%) Kanban
9 19 (10.67%) Pair Programming
10 16 (8.99%) Data Analysis
10 16 (8.99%) Data Modelling
10 16 (8.99%) Software Testing
11 14 (7.87%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 38 (21.35%) Java
2 36 (20.22%) SQL
3 23 (12.92%) Perl
4 21 (11.80%) Bash Shell
5 18 (10.11%) Python
6 17 (9.55%) Scala
7 16 (8.99%) C#
7 16 (8.99%) R
8 15 (8.43%) JavaScript
8 15 (8.43%) T-SQL
9 13 (7.30%) PowerShell
10 12 (6.74%) PL/SQL
11 11 (6.18%) PHP
11 11 (6.18%) Ruby
12 9 (5.06%) C++
12 9 (5.06%) VBA
13 8 (4.49%) Groovy
14 7 (3.93%) Shell Script
15 5 (2.81%) C
16 3 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.30%) Degree
3 10 (5.62%) CISSP
4 9 (5.06%) CEH
4 9 (5.06%) SANS
4 9 (5.06%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.25%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.69%) RHCE
8 2 (1.12%) CCNP
8 2 (1.12%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.56%) CCNA
9 1 (0.56%) MCPD
9 1 (0.56%) MCSA
9 1 (0.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.85%) QA
2 7 (3.93%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.93%) SLA
3 6 (3.37%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.25%) HL7
5 3 (1.69%) PMO
6 2 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.12%) WAI
6 2 (1.12%) WCAG
7 1 (0.56%) EMIR
7 1 (0.56%) GDPR
7 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.56%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (8.43%) Docker
2 14 (7.87%) Active Directory
3 11 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.49%) oVirt
4 8 (4.49%) RHEV
5 7 (3.93%) KVM
6 6 (3.37%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (2.25%) Samba
7 4 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.25%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.69%) XenApp
8 3 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.12%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.12%) QEMU
10 1 (0.56%) NFS
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 48 (26.97%) Puppet
2 13 (7.30%) Ansible
3 12 (6.74%) Grafana
3 12 (6.74%) StatsD
4 11 (6.18%) Kubernetes
5 9 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (4.49%) Terraform
7 6 (3.37%) SCCM
8 5 (2.81%) SCOM
9 4 (2.25%) Juju
10 3 (1.69%) Apache Brooklyn
10 3 (1.69%) Control-M
10 3 (1.69%) Data Guard
10 3 (1.69%) Kibana
10 3 (1.69%) logstash
10 3 (1.69%) Marathon
10 3 (1.69%) Mesos
10 3 (1.69%) Rancher
10 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (11.80%) Splunk
2 19 (10.67%) VMware
3 16 (8.99%) Google
3 16 (8.99%) Oracle
4 15 (8.43%) Microsoft
5 13 (7.30%) IBM
6 10 (5.62%) Cisco
6 10 (5.62%) Tableau
7 6 (3.37%) EMC
7 6 (3.37%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.81%) Charles River
8 5 (2.81%) Cognos
8 5 (2.81%) Riverbed
8 5 (2.81%) Veritas
9 4 (2.25%) Fiorano
9 4 (2.25%) InterSystems
9 4 (2.25%) NetApp
9 4 (2.25%) SAP
10 3 (1.69%) Citrix
10 3 (1.69%) Juniper