Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 653 725 630
Rank change year-on-year +72 -95 -18
Contract jobs citing Performance Analysis 224 171 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.19% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 91 157
UK median daily rate £420 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £307 £300 £253
90th Percentile £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -7.65% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 10
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £29.72 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.59% +30.64% -36.81%
10th Percentile £34.48 £16.88 £10.43
90th Percentile £53.00 £43.43 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £27.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year +72.48% +15.96% -40.13%

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 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +55 184 £425 -3.74% 14
London -9 111 £425 -5.56% 8
UK excluding London +62 109 £393 -7.65% 6
South East +16 30 £375 -14.29% 2
Scotland +11 27 £400 -9.50%
North of England +58 19 £450 +5.88% 1
East of England -5 10 £325 -
Yorkshire +24 9 £450 +0.95%
Wales - 9 £384 -
Midlands +26 7 £344 -21.88% 2
North West +19 7 - - 1
South West +11 7 £400 - 1
West Midlands +27 6 £344 -21.88% 1
East Midlands +9 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 70 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (29.02%) Linux
3 62 (27.68%) Java
4 55 (24.55%) Unix
4 55 (24.55%) Puppet
5 52 (23.21%) Capacity Planning
6 49 (21.88%) Git (software)
7 47 (20.98%) SQL
8 44 (19.64%) Finance
9 43 (19.20%) Configuration Management
10 38 (16.96%) SQL Server
11 36 (16.07%) DevOps
12 35 (15.63%) Python
13 32 (14.29%) Test Automation
14 31 (13.84%) Perl
15 29 (12.95%) SOA
16 28 (12.50%) E-Commerce
17 27 (12.05%) Oracle
17 27 (12.05%) Scrum
17 27 (12.05%) QA
17 27 (12.05%) Jenkins
17 27 (12.05%) Redis
18 26 (11.61%) Analytics
18 26 (11.61%) Bash Shell
18 26 (11.61%) XML
19 25 (11.16%) HTML
19 25 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (11.16%) Continuous Delivery
20 23 (10.27%) Mentoring
20 23 (10.27%) VMware

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 18 (8.04%) OpenStack
2 16 (7.14%) Apache
3 13 (5.80%) WebSphere
4 11 (4.91%) Apache Spark
4 11 (4.91%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (3.57%) Skype for Business
6 7 (3.13%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.23%) IIS
7 5 (2.23%) JCAPS
7 5 (2.23%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.79%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.34%) JBoss
9 3 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.34%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.89%) Drupal
10 2 (0.89%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.79%) XMetaL
4 3 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.89%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.89%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.45%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.34%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.02%) GitHub
2 9 (4.02%) Google Analytics
3 8 (3.57%) npm
4 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.68%) Yarn
5 4 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.79%) Office 365
6 3 (1.34%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.89%) IaaS
7 2 (0.89%) SaaS
8 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.45%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.04%) DNS
2 17 (7.59%) Firewall
3 9 (4.02%) LDAP
4 8 (3.57%) SAN
5 7 (3.13%) HTTP
5 7 (3.13%) Skype
5 7 (3.13%) VPN
6 6 (2.68%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.23%) Internet
7 5 (2.23%) LAN
7 5 (2.23%) Unified Communications
7 5 (2.23%) WAN
8 4 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.79%) SMS
8 4 (1.79%) Wireless
9 3 (1.34%) BGP
9 3 (1.34%) FTP
9 3 (1.34%) IPsec
9 3 (1.34%) MPLS
9 3 (1.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 27 (12.05%) Redis
3 21 (9.38%) MongoDB
3 21 (9.38%) MySQL
4 19 (8.48%) NoSQL
5 15 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (5.36%) Big Data
6 12 (5.36%) Relational Database
7 11 (4.91%) Parquet
8 8 (3.57%) Oracle Database
9 7 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (2.23%) DB2
11 5 (2.23%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (1.34%) Hadoop
13 3 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.34%) Power BI
14 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 49 (21.88%) Git (software)
2 27 (12.05%) Jenkins
3 19 (8.48%) Cucumber
4 11 (4.91%) JIRA
5 10 (4.46%) SpecFlow
6 8 (3.57%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.68%) Bower
7 6 (2.68%) Grunt
7 6 (2.68%) gulp
7 6 (2.68%) JUnit
7 6 (2.68%) SoapUI
7 6 (2.68%) webpack
8 4 (1.79%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.79%) Mocha
8 4 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.34%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (1.34%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.89%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.89%) JMeter
10 2 (0.89%) LoadRunner
General
1 44 (19.64%) Finance
2 22 (9.82%) Banking
3 15 (6.70%) Front Office
4 12 (5.36%) Games
4 12 (5.36%) Retail
5 7 (3.13%) Marketing
5 7 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.23%) Back Office
6 5 (2.23%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.23%) Publishing
7 4 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.34%) Electronics
9 2 (0.89%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.45%) Law
10 1 (0.45%) Legal
10 1 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 46 (20.54%) Developer
2 33 (14.73%) Analyst
3 19 (8.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (8.48%) Tester
4 18 (8.04%) Automation Tester
5 13 (5.80%) Administrator
5 13 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (4.91%) Architect
6 11 (4.91%) Java Developer
6 11 (4.91%) Java Engineer
6 11 (4.91%) Security Engineer
6 11 (4.91%) Splunk Engineer
7 10 (4.46%) C# Developer
7 10 (4.46%) Consultant
7 10 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (3.57%) Data Analyst
8 8 (3.57%) Digital Analyst
9 7 (3.13%) DBA
9 7 (3.13%) Java Automation Tester
9 7 (3.13%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.61%) XML
2 25 (11.16%) HTML
3 22 (9.82%) ActiveMQ
4 20 (8.93%) .NET
5 18 (8.04%) CSS
5 18 (8.04%) RabbitMQ
6 17 (7.59%) RESTful
6 17 (7.59%) Web Services
7 16 (7.14%) REST
8 14 (6.25%) JSON
8 14 (6.25%) LAMP
9 12 (5.36%) Kafka
10 11 (4.91%) Grok
10 11 (4.91%) Regular Expression
11 10 (4.46%) CSS3
11 10 (4.46%) React
11 10 (4.46%) SOAP
11 10 (4.46%) XML Messaging
12 9 (4.02%) Node.js
12 9 (4.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.80%) Client/Server
3 12 (5.36%) Online Games
4 9 (4.02%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.13%) Replication
6 6 (2.68%) Clustering
6 6 (2.68%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.23%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.79%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (1.79%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.79%) Derivative
8 4 (1.79%) Grid Computing
8 4 (1.79%) HACMP
8 4 (1.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 4 (1.79%) iPad
8 4 (1.79%) User Experience
9 3 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.34%) NHS
9 3 (1.34%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (29.02%) Linux
2 55 (24.55%) Unix
3 17 (7.59%) Windows
4 12 (5.36%) AIX
4 12 (5.36%) Mac OS X
5 9 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.13%) Solaris
7 5 (2.23%) CoreOS
7 5 (2.23%) HPUX
7 5 (2.23%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.23%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.79%) Android
8 4 (1.79%) DC/OS
9 3 (1.34%) Debian
9 3 (1.34%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.89%) CentOS
11 1 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (23.21%) Capacity Planning
3 43 (19.20%) Configuration Management
4 36 (16.07%) DevOps
5 32 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 29 (12.95%) SOA
7 28 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 27 (12.05%) Scrum
9 26 (11.61%) Analytics
10 25 (11.16%) Continuous Delivery
10 25 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (10.27%) Mentoring
12 22 (9.82%) TDD
13 21 (9.38%) Data Modelling
14 20 (8.93%) Coaching
15 19 (8.48%) Integration Testing
16 17 (7.59%) Kanban
17 16 (7.14%) Pair Programming
18 15 (6.70%) BDD
18 15 (6.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (27.68%) Java
2 47 (20.98%) SQL
3 35 (15.63%) Python
4 31 (13.84%) Perl
5 26 (11.61%) Bash Shell
6 22 (9.82%) C#
7 21 (9.38%) JavaScript
8 19 (8.48%) Scala
9 16 (7.14%) Shell Script
10 15 (6.70%) T-SQL
11 14 (6.25%) C++
12 13 (5.80%) PL/SQL
13 12 (5.36%) R
14 11 (4.91%) PHP
14 11 (4.91%) Ruby
15 10 (4.46%) PowerShell
15 10 (4.46%) VBA
16 8 (3.57%) C
16 8 (3.57%) Groovy
17 3 (1.34%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (6.70%) Degree
1 15 (6.70%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.36%) CISSP
3 11 (4.91%) CEH
3 11 (4.91%) SANS
4 5 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.34%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.34%) RHCE
7 2 (0.89%) CCNA
7 2 (0.89%) CCNP
8 1 (0.45%) HND
8 1 (0.45%) MCSE
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.05%) QA
2 7 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.13%) SLA
3 5 (2.23%) EMIR
3 5 (2.23%) HL7
3 5 (2.23%) MiFID
4 4 (1.79%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.89%) PMO
5 2 (0.89%) WAI
5 2 (0.89%) WCAG
6 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.45%) GDPR
6 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.48%) Docker
3 11 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.57%) KVM
4 8 (3.57%) NFS
4 8 (3.57%) oVirt
4 8 (3.57%) RHEV
5 5 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.79%) Samba
6 4 (1.79%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.89%) QEMU
8 2 (0.89%) Squid
8 2 (0.89%) SRDF
8 2 (0.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 55 (24.55%) Puppet
2 18 (8.04%) Terraform
3 13 (5.80%) Ansible
3 13 (5.80%) Kubernetes
4 11 (4.91%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (4.02%) Consul
6 8 (3.57%) Packer
7 7 (3.13%) Grafana
7 7 (3.13%) StatsD
8 6 (2.68%) Nagios
8 6 (2.68%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (2.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (2.23%) SCOM
10 4 (1.79%) Data Guard
10 4 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.79%) Juju
10 4 (1.79%) MAINVIEW
10 4 (1.79%) Marathon
10 4 (1.79%) Mesos
10 4 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (12.05%) Oracle
2 23 (10.27%) VMware
3 22 (9.82%) Microsoft
4 19 (8.48%) Splunk
5 17 (7.59%) Google
5 17 (7.59%) IBM
6 12 (5.36%) EMC
7 9 (4.02%) Cisco
7 9 (4.02%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.13%) SAP
9 6 (2.68%) Charles River
9 6 (2.68%) NetApp
9 6 (2.68%) Tableau
9 6 (2.68%) Veritas
10 5 (2.23%) Fiorano
10 5 (2.23%) InterSystems
11 4 (1.79%) BMC
11 4 (1.79%) HP
11 4 (1.79%) Sun
11 4 (1.79%) Symantec