Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 736 701 689
Rank change year-on-year -35 -12 -53
Contract jobs citing Performance Analysis 135 188 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 113 91
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £256
90th Percentile £583 £573 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 10
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £48.25 £25.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.28% +89.44% -46.61%
10th Percentile £20.00 £39.38 £16.88
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £48.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year -30.05% +109.78% -51.79%

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 86,684 85,539 81,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.99% 85.87% 85.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,252 57,186 53,627
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,197 2,029 2,360
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.00 £23.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.13% -0.41% -1.72%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.55 £48.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.37 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.81% +6.67% -10.00%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Performance Analysis in the UK

Performance Analysis
Top 15 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 22 January 2019. 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 -16 126 £450 +7.14% 56
UK excluding London -66 69 £450 +12.50% 38
London 0 61 £500 +19.05% 19
South East -12 26 £450 +15.38% 10
South West -24 15 £313 -34.55% 6
North of England -20 10 £494 +8.22% 9
East of England +11 7 £385 +18.46% 6
Midlands +7 7 £450 +28.57% 6
Yorkshire -13 6 £494 +8.22% 5
West Midlands -21 4 £500 +42.86% 6
North West -6 3 - - 4
Scotland -31 3 £388 -13.89%
East Midlands - 3 £365 -
Wales -21 1 £408 +3.82%
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 40 (29.63%) Problem-Solving
2 34 (25.19%) Linux
3 33 (24.44%) SQL
4 30 (22.22%) Java
4 30 (22.22%) Python
5 28 (20.74%) DevOps
6 24 (17.78%) VMware
6 24 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (17.78%) Capacity Planning
7 23 (17.04%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (17.04%) Degree
8 22 (16.30%) Kubernetes
9 21 (15.56%) Microsoft
10 20 (14.81%) ITIL
10 20 (14.81%) Demand Forecasting
10 20 (14.81%) Docker
10 20 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 19 (14.07%) Bash Shell
11 19 (14.07%) Finance
12 18 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 18 (13.33%) Jenkins
12 18 (13.33%) Visualisation
12 18 (13.33%) Splunk
13 17 (12.59%) Puppet
13 17 (12.59%) Security Cleared
13 17 (12.59%) Terraform
13 17 (12.59%) HTML
13 17 (12.59%) Migration
13 17 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (11.85%) Configuration Management

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 14 (10.37%) OpenStack
2 11 (8.15%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (6.67%) IIS
3 9 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.96%) Apache
5 4 (2.96%) CICS
5 4 (2.96%) CMS
6 3 (2.22%) JBoss
6 3 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.48%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.74%) Confluence
8 1 (0.74%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.74%) nginx
8 1 (0.74%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.74%) SAS
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.96%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.22%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.74%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (11.85%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (3.70%) Office 365
5 4 (2.96%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.48%) G Suite
7 2 (1.48%) GitHub
7 2 (1.48%) IaaS
7 2 (1.48%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.74%) PaaS
8 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.67%) Firewall
1 9 (6.67%) VLAN
2 8 (5.93%) SSH
2 8 (5.93%) SSL
3 5 (3.70%) Unified Communications
4 4 (2.96%) LAN
4 4 (2.96%) WAN
5 3 (2.22%) Extranet
5 3 (2.22%) SNMP
6 2 (1.48%) DNS
6 2 (1.48%) NAS
6 2 (1.48%) VoIP
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.74%) Network Security
7 1 (0.74%) NX-OS
7 1 (0.74%) Skype
7 1 (0.74%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (5.93%) MySQL
5 7 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (4.44%) Big Data
6 6 (4.44%) DB2
6 6 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.96%) MariaDB
7 4 (2.96%) QlikView
7 4 (2.96%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.22%) Power BI
8 3 (2.22%) Redis
9 2 (1.48%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.48%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.48%) HBase
9 2 (1.48%) KDB
9 2 (1.48%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 18 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.67%) GitLab
2 9 (6.67%) GoCD
3 3 (2.22%) Bitbucket
3 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.48%) JMeter
4 2 (1.48%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.48%) Log4j
4 2 (1.48%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.74%) Gatling
5 1 (0.74%) Gradle
5 1 (0.74%) Maven
5 1 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (14.07%) Finance
2 6 (4.44%) Legal
3 4 (2.96%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.96%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.22%) Electronics
4 3 (2.22%) Front Office
4 3 (2.22%) Marketing
5 2 (1.48%) Automotive
5 2 (1.48%) Billing
5 2 (1.48%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Law
6 1 (0.74%) Military
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (18.52%) Analyst
2 20 (14.81%) Administrator
3 19 (14.07%) Developer
3 19 (14.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (5.93%) Cassandra Engineer
4 8 (5.93%) Consultant
4 8 (5.93%) Splunk Administrator
5 6 (4.44%) Architect
5 6 (4.44%) DBA
5 6 (4.44%) Senior Developer
6 5 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 5 (3.70%) Business Process Analyst
6 5 (3.70%) Process Analyst
7 4 (2.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (2.96%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (2.96%) COBOL Developer
7 4 (2.96%) Data Analyst
7 4 (2.96%) Information Analyst
7 4 (2.96%) Performance Analyst
7 4 (2.96%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.59%) HTML
2 10 (7.41%) CSS
3 9 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (5.19%) HTML5
4 7 (5.19%) Kafka
5 6 (4.44%) CSS3
6 5 (3.70%) .NET
6 5 (3.70%) FreeMarker
6 5 (3.70%) Leaflet
6 5 (3.70%) Spring
6 5 (3.70%) XML
7 4 (2.96%) LAMP
8 3 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (2.22%) Apache Camel
8 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.22%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.22%) J2EE
8 3 (2.22%) jQuery
8 3 (2.22%) OpenGL
8 3 (2.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.04%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (5.93%) Clustering
5 6 (4.44%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.70%) NHS
7 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.22%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.22%) Replication
7 3 (2.22%) Social Media
8 2 (1.48%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.48%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.48%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.48%) Fintech
8 2 (1.48%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.48%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.48%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.19%) Linux
2 13 (9.63%) Unix
2 13 (9.63%) Windows
3 10 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.96%) zOS
5 2 (1.48%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.74%) AIX
6 1 (0.74%) Android
6 1 (0.74%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (29.63%) Problem-Solving
2 28 (20.74%) DevOps
3 24 (17.78%) Capacity Planning
4 20 (14.81%) Demand Forecasting
4 20 (14.81%) ITIL
5 18 (13.33%) Visualisation
6 17 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (12.59%) Migration
7 16 (11.85%) Configuration Management
7 16 (11.85%) Performance Management
8 15 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
9 12 (8.89%) Analytics
9 12 (8.89%) Change Management
9 12 (8.89%) Incident Management
9 12 (8.89%) Mentoring
9 12 (8.89%) Test Automation
10 11 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (8.15%) Scrum
11 10 (7.41%) Data Modelling
11 10 (7.41%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 33 (24.44%) SQL
2 30 (22.22%) Java
2 30 (22.22%) Python
3 19 (14.07%) Bash Shell
4 14 (10.37%) Go
5 12 (8.89%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.19%) C#
6 7 (5.19%) PHP
7 6 (4.44%) Ruby
8 5 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.96%) COBOL
9 4 (2.96%) Perl
9 4 (2.96%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.22%) C++
10 3 (2.22%) Groovy
11 2 (1.48%) C
11 2 (1.48%) Scala
11 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.48%) VB
11 2 (1.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (17.04%) Degree
2 17 (12.59%) Security Cleared
3 15 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.48%) CFA
5 2 (1.48%) NCDA
6 1 (0.74%) CCNA
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.22%) SLA
3 2 (1.48%) QA
3 2 (1.48%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.74%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (14.81%) Docker
3 16 (11.85%) Active Directory
4 14 (10.37%) Xen
5 12 (8.89%) Hyper-V
6 9 (6.67%) NFS
6 9 (6.67%) vSphere
7 3 (2.22%) oVirt
7 3 (2.22%) RHEV
8 2 (1.48%) HDFS
9 1 (0.74%) Firmware
9 1 (0.74%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.74%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.74%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (16.30%) Kubernetes
2 17 (12.59%) Puppet
2 17 (12.59%) Terraform
3 14 (10.37%) Ansible
4 11 (8.15%) SCCM
4 11 (8.15%) SCOM
5 8 (5.93%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (5.93%) Mesos
6 6 (4.44%) Kibana
6 6 (4.44%) logstash
7 5 (3.70%) Consul
7 5 (3.70%) Prometheus
8 4 (2.96%) Nagios
9 3 (2.22%) Cacti
9 3 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (2.22%) Icinga
9 3 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (2.22%) SnapMirror
10 2 (1.48%) SnapVault
10 2 (1.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (17.78%) VMware
2 21 (15.56%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.33%) Splunk
4 10 (7.41%) Citrix
5 9 (6.67%) Oracle
5 9 (6.67%) Veeam
6 8 (5.93%) IBM
6 8 (5.93%) SAP
7 5 (3.70%) Cisco
7 5 (3.70%) NetApp
8 4 (2.96%) EMC
9 3 (2.22%) CA
9 3 (2.22%) Google
9 3 (2.22%) hybris
9 3 (2.22%) Netezza
9 3 (2.22%) NetQoS
10 2 (1.48%) Dynatrace
10 2 (1.48%) FactSet
10 2 (1.48%) Greenplum
10 2 (1.48%) Pega