Period
to 24 September 2017

The median contractor rate for a Performance Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 750 783 736
Rank change year-on-year +33 -47 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Performance Analyst 126 96 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.090% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.095% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 53 109
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -3.06%
10th Percentile £294 £219 £220
90th Percentile £475 £585 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £356 £325
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.62% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 9
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £21.36 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.70% +12.39% -12.92%
10th Percentile £22.50 £14.32 £13.12
90th Percentile £23.50 £27.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.10 £13.88
% change year-on-year - +37.64% -37.39%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 92282 101134 108382
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.81% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 60383 66022 68661
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2757 3174 4141
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +5.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.39 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.20 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% +4.67%

Performance Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Performance Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Analyst in the UK

Performance Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Analyst in the UK

Performance Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Analyst over the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Analyst in the UK

Performance Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Analyst in the UK

Performance Analyst
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 Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 24 September 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 +50 114 £400 +12.28% 3
UK excluding London +63 69 £375 +5.26% 1
London +11 56 £425 +36.55% 2
South East +25 23 £363 +9.43% 1
Midlands +29 15 £375 -32.13%
North of England +73 12 £390 +6.85%
West Midlands +34 12 £378 -35.74%
Scotland +28 10 £385 +10.00%
South West +13 7 £320 +4.49%
North West +19 5 - -
North East +77 4 £325 +2.36%
Yorkshire +39 3 £395 -1.25%
East Midlands 0 2 - -
East of England -4 1 £313 -10.71%
Wales - 1 £350 -

Performance Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, Performance Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Performance Analyst in the job title.

1 31 (24.60%) ISTQB
2 30 (23.81%) JMeter
2 30 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
3 29 (23.02%) SQL
4 28 (22.22%) Analytics
5 27 (21.43%) LoadUI
5 27 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 27 (21.43%) HP
6 26 (20.63%) Performance Testing
6 26 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (19.84%) ISEB
8 24 (19.05%) Software Testing
9 23 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (18.25%) Test Automation
10 22 (17.46%) Data Analysis
11 21 (16.67%) Finance
12 19 (15.08%) Web Services
13 16 (12.70%) Stress Testing
13 16 (12.70%) Test Scripting
13 16 (12.70%) Scenario Testing
14 15 (11.90%) Visualisation
14 15 (11.90%) Management Information System
15 14 (11.11%) Telecoms
16 13 (10.32%) Actionable Insight
17 12 (9.52%) Digital Analytics
17 12 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
17 12 (9.52%) Performance Management
17 12 (9.52%) Google
17 12 (9.52%) LoadRunner
18 11 (8.73%) Degree

Performance Analyst Skill Set
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 (3.97%) SAS
2 2 (1.59%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) Confluence
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.35%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.38%) SPSS
3 3 (2.38%) Stata
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.73%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.14%) LTE
2 8 (6.35%) 4G
3 7 (5.56%) Wireless
4 5 (3.97%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.38%) HTTP
5 3 (2.38%) Internet
5 3 (2.38%) MRTG
5 3 (2.38%) SNMP
5 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.59%) LAN
6 2 (1.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (3.17%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.59%) Big Data
2 2 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.79%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.79%) MS Access
3 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (23.81%) JMeter
2 27 (21.43%) LoadUI
2 27 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 12 (9.52%) LoadRunner
4 6 (4.76%) HP UFT
4 6 (4.76%) Selenium
5 5 (3.97%) NeoLoad
6 4 (3.17%) JIRA
7 2 (1.59%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.59%) Gatling
8 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.79%) JUnit
8 1 (0.79%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.79%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.79%) WebLOAD
General
1 21 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.35%) Publishing
4 5 (3.97%) Marketing
5 3 (2.38%) Banking
5 3 (2.38%) Legal
5 3 (2.38%) Retail
6 2 (1.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Front Office
7 1 (0.79%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.08%) Web Services
2 4 (3.17%) SOAP
3 2 (1.59%) .NET
3 2 (1.59%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.79%) Ajax
4 1 (0.79%) CSS
4 1 (0.79%) HTML
4 1 (0.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.90%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.56%) User Experience
4 5 (3.97%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.17%) Blog
6 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.59%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.79%) Derivative
7 1 (0.79%) Equities
7 1 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (0.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.22%) Analytics
2 26 (20.63%) Performance Testing
3 24 (19.05%) Software Testing
4 23 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (18.25%) Test Automation
5 22 (17.46%) Data Analysis
6 16 (12.70%) Scenario Testing
6 16 (12.70%) Stress Testing
6 16 (12.70%) Test Scripting
7 15 (11.90%) Visualisation
8 13 (10.32%) Actionable Insight
9 12 (9.52%) Digital Analytics
9 12 (9.52%) Performance Management
9 12 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
10 11 (8.73%) Defect Management
11 9 (7.14%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
11 9 (7.14%) Manual Testing
11 9 (7.14%) Project Management
12 7 (5.56%) Service Management
12 7 (5.56%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.02%) SQL
2 5 (3.97%) Java
2 5 (3.97%) Python
3 4 (3.17%) Ruby
4 3 (2.38%) R
5 2 (1.59%) Scala
6 1 (0.79%) C#
6 1 (0.79%) Groovy
6 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (24.60%) ISTQB
2 25 (19.84%) ISEB
3 11 (8.73%) Degree
3 11 (8.73%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.59%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.79%) CFA
8 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) HND
8 1 (0.79%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.79%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.79%) MiFID
2 1 (0.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 30 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.38%) Cacti
2 3 (2.38%) Nagios
3 2 (1.59%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.79%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (21.43%) HP
2 12 (9.52%) Google
3 9 (7.14%) Tableau
4 7 (5.56%) Oracle
5 3 (2.38%) Maxymiser
5 3 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.38%) Motorola
5 3 (2.38%) Optimizely
6 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.59%) BISAM
6 2 (1.59%) Cisco
6 2 (1.59%) NetScout
6 2 (1.59%) SAP
6 2 (1.59%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.79%) Adobe
7 1 (0.79%) Cadence
7 1 (0.79%) IBM
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (0.79%) Planview
7 1 (0.79%) StatPro