Period
to 24 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 761 663 717
Rank change year-on-year -98 +54 -55
Contract jobs citing Performance Analysis 122 178 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 109 102
UK median daily rate £438 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% -1.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £296 £285 £251
90th Percentile £588 £625 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £380
% change year-on-year +1.91% +3.29% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 5
UK median hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +21.43% +11.82%
10th Percentile £18.59 £20.50 £16.10
90th Percentile £44.30 £47.50 £129.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.09 £45.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -55.37% +24.14% +12.75%

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 85,877 77,658 89,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.79% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,616 50,795 59,113
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,337 2,080 2,267
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 June 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 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 June 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 -82 110 £450 - 41
UK excluding London -77 67 £400 +1.91% 29
London -58 52 £465 -7.00% 13
South East -19 32 £330 -26.67% 12
North of England -22 10 £413 +10.00% 5
North West -20 8 £400 -8.57% 2
South West +8 7 - - 2
East Midlands +4 6 £400 +14.29% 1
Midlands -28 6 £400 +15.52% 5
Scotland -53 5 £425 +3.03%
Wales -20 4 £376 +7.50% 1
East of England -14 3 - - 4
Yorkshire -20 2 £500 +33.33% 2

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 28 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (22.13%) SQL
2 27 (22.13%) Linux
3 25 (20.49%) Unix
4 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
5 21 (17.21%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (14.75%) Analytics
7 17 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (13.11%) ITIL
8 16 (13.11%) Finance
9 15 (12.30%) Service Design
9 15 (12.30%) DevOps
9 15 (12.30%) SC Cleared
10 14 (11.48%) Change Management
10 14 (11.48%) Java
11 13 (10.66%) Validation
11 13 (10.66%) Jenkins
12 12 (9.84%) Google Analytics
12 12 (9.84%) User Experience
12 12 (9.84%) Google
12 12 (9.84%) SQL Server
12 12 (9.84%) Microsoft Excel
13 11 (9.02%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (9.02%) Puppet
14 10 (8.20%) Data Visualisation
14 10 (8.20%) Tableau
14 10 (8.20%) Visualisation
14 10 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (8.20%) Coaching
14 10 (8.20%) Kubernetes

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 5 (4.10%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.28%) Apache
2 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.28%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.28%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.64%) SAS
5 1 (0.82%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.82%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (9.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.64%) Summit
2 2 (1.64%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.82%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.84%) Google Analytics
2 5 (4.10%) Google Tag Manager
3 3 (2.46%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.46%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.64%) Office 365
5 1 (0.82%) GitHub
5 1 (0.82%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.92%) Unified Communications
2 5 (4.10%) Firewall
2 5 (4.10%) SSL
3 4 (3.28%) Internet
3 4 (3.28%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.46%) DHCP
4 3 (2.46%) DNS
4 3 (2.46%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.46%) LAN
4 3 (2.46%) WAN
5 2 (1.64%) Converged Networks
5 2 (1.64%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.64%) HTTP
5 2 (1.64%) MPLS
5 2 (1.64%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.64%) VLAN
5 2 (1.64%) VoIP
5 2 (1.64%) VPN
5 2 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.82%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (5.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (5.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (5.74%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (2.46%) QlikView
7 2 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.64%) MySQL
7 2 (1.64%) Power BI
7 2 (1.64%) Redis
7 2 (1.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (10.66%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.28%) JIRA
2 4 (3.28%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (2.46%) Ant
3 3 (2.46%) Bitbucket
3 3 (2.46%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.46%) JMeter
3 3 (2.46%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.46%) Maven
3 3 (2.46%) SoapUI
3 3 (2.46%) Subversion
4 2 (1.64%) WebPagetest
5 1 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.82%) eggPlant
5 1 (0.82%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.82%) PVCS
5 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (13.11%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.74%) Marketing
3 7 (5.74%) Military
4 6 (4.92%) Banking
5 4 (3.28%) Electronics
5 4 (3.28%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.64%) Back Office
7 2 (1.64%) Front Office
7 2 (1.64%) Games
8 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.82%) Law
8 1 (0.82%) Local Government
8 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (22.13%) Analyst
2 12 (9.84%) Product Manager
3 11 (9.02%) DBA
3 11 (9.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (7.38%) Developer
4 9 (7.38%) Digital Analyst
4 9 (7.38%) Performance Analyst
5 8 (6.56%) Data Analyst
5 8 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (6.56%) SQL DBA
6 7 (5.74%) Senior Manager
6 7 (5.74%) Senior Product Manager
7 6 (4.92%) Business Process Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) Digital Performance Analyst
7 6 (4.92%) Process Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) Digital Product Manager
9 4 (3.28%) Business Process Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) Process Analyst
10 3 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.10%) CSS
1 5 (4.10%) HTML
1 5 (4.10%) REST
2 4 (3.28%) Ajax
3 3 (2.46%) DirectX
3 3 (2.46%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (2.46%) JMS
3 3 (2.46%) JSON
3 3 (2.46%) OpenGL
3 3 (2.46%) OpenGL ES
3 3 (2.46%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (2.46%) Vulkan
3 3 (2.46%) XML
4 2 (1.64%) LAMP
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.82%) LDAP
5 1 (0.82%) RESTful
5 1 (0.82%) Twisted
5 1 (0.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.21%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.84%) User Experience
3 8 (6.56%) Client/Server
3 8 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.28%) Clustering
5 4 (3.28%) Social Media
6 3 (2.46%) Blog
7 2 (1.64%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.64%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.64%) Replication
7 2 (1.64%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.82%) ASIC
8 1 (0.82%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.82%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.82%) NHS
8 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.13%) Linux
2 25 (20.49%) Unix
3 10 (8.20%) Windows
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.46%) Android
5 3 (2.46%) Solaris
6 2 (1.64%) AIX
6 2 (1.64%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.82%) Debian
7 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.75%) Analytics
3 17 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (13.11%) ITIL
5 15 (12.30%) DevOps
5 15 (12.30%) Service Design
6 14 (11.48%) Change Management
7 13 (10.66%) Validation
8 11 (9.02%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (8.20%) Coaching
9 10 (8.20%) Data Visualisation
9 10 (8.20%) Visualisation
10 9 (7.38%) Line Management
10 9 (7.38%) Open Source
10 9 (7.38%) Performance Metrics
10 9 (7.38%) Product Management
11 8 (6.56%) Build Automation
11 8 (6.56%) Demand Forecasting
11 8 (6.56%) Migration
11 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.13%) SQL
2 14 (11.48%) Java
3 10 (8.20%) Python
4 9 (7.38%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.74%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.92%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.10%) C
7 5 (4.10%) Perl
8 4 (3.28%) C++
8 4 (3.28%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.28%) VBA
9 3 (2.46%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.46%) C#
9 3 (2.46%) GLSL
9 3 (2.46%) HLSL
10 2 (1.64%) Groovy
10 2 (1.64%) PHP
11 1 (0.82%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.82%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.30%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.38%) Degree
4 2 (1.64%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.64%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.82%) CISM
5 1 (0.82%) CISSP
5 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.82%) ISEB
5 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.82%) MBA
5 1 (0.82%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.46%) GDPR
3 2 (1.64%) QA
3 2 (1.64%) SLA
4 1 (0.82%) PMO
4 1 (0.82%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (5.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.10%) Docker
3 3 (2.46%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Clusterware
4 2 (1.64%) oVirt
4 2 (1.64%) RHEV
4 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.82%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.82%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.82%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (9.02%) Puppet
2 10 (8.20%) Kubernetes
3 8 (6.56%) Consul
4 5 (4.10%) Ansible
5 3 (2.46%) Data Guard
5 3 (2.46%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (2.46%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.64%) Nagios
6 2 (1.64%) Opsview
6 2 (1.64%) SCCM
6 2 (1.64%) SCOM
6 2 (1.64%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.64%) Terraform
7 1 (0.82%) Grafana
7 1 (0.82%) Oozie
7 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (9.84%) Google
2 10 (8.20%) Tableau
3 9 (7.38%) Oracle
4 8 (6.56%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.74%) SAP
6 4 (3.28%) Veritas
7 3 (2.46%) Adobe
7 3 (2.46%) Symantec
7 3 (2.46%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.46%) VMware
8 2 (1.64%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.64%) Apple
8 2 (1.64%) Cisco
8 2 (1.64%) Citrix
8 2 (1.64%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.64%) Cognos
8 2 (1.64%) Coremetrics
8 2 (1.64%) Juniper
8 2 (1.64%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.82%) Dynatrace