The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Performance Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 25 April 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 Improvement
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 614 591
Rank change year-on-year +46 -23  
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 36 39 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.070% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.093% 0.084% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 39
Median daily rate £424 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.23% +26.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £217 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £413 £285
% change year-on-year +2.54% +44.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 -

Performance Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 38739 46308 45398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.57% 82.87% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25492 30609 28223
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 986 1086 1331
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.25 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +18.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.82 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Performance Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Performance Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Improvement in the UK

Performance Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Improvement in the UK

Performance Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Improvement in the UK

Performance Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Improvement in the UK

Performance Improvement
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 32 £424 -0.23% 8
London +34 14 £450 -3.74% 3
South East +29 10 £420 +14.67% 4
Milton Keynes +1 6 £357 -16.11%
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £357 -16.11%
South West +9 4 £395 -12.22%
Scotland +32 3 £425 -
Hampshire +19 3 £469 - 2
Edinburgh +17 2 £325 -
Croydon +10 2 - -
Gloucestershire +4 2 £360 -20.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £438 -
North East - 2 £438 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £438 -
Berkshire +25 1 - -
Reading +21 1 - -
West Midlands +16 1 £475 +87.19%
Stirling +7 1 £475 -
East Midlands -9 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £475 -
Wiltshire - 1 £426 -
City of London - 1 £423 - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Corsham - 1 £426 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Improvement 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 Improvement.

1 19 (27.94%) ITIL
2 17 (25.00%) Finance
3 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
4 14 (20.59%) SC Cleared
4 14 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (19.12%) Project Management
5 13 (19.12%) SQL
6 12 (17.65%) Performance Management
7 11 (16.18%) Degree
7 11 (16.18%) Business Transformation
7 11 (16.18%) PRINCE2
7 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (13.24%) Telecoms
9 9 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (13.24%) QA
10 8 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (11.76%) EFQM
10 8 (11.76%) Oracle
10 8 (11.76%) Middleware
11 7 (10.29%) C
11 7 (10.29%) Change Management
11 7 (10.29%) DevOps
11 7 (10.29%) Coaching
12 6 (8.82%) Chartered Engineer
12 6 (8.82%) RESTful
12 6 (8.82%) ITSM
12 6 (8.82%) VMware
12 6 (8.82%) DMAIC
12 6 (8.82%) PDM

Performance Improvement
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 (7.35%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.88%) GeoServer
2 4 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.94%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.47%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) G Suite
2 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) Kerberos
2 3 (4.41%) LAN
2 3 (4.41%) Skype
2 3 (4.41%) WAN
3 2 (2.94%) Firewall
3 2 (2.94%) MPLS
4 1 (1.47%) 2G
4 1 (1.47%) 3G
4 1 (1.47%) 4G
4 1 (1.47%) 5G
4 1 (1.47%) LTE
4 1 (1.47%) UMTS
4 1 (1.47%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (5.88%) Toad
3 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.35%) Marketing
4 2 (2.94%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Electronics
4 2 (2.94%) Legal
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Automotive
5 1 (1.47%) German Language
5 1 (1.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (23.53%) Analyst
2 7 (10.29%) Business Analyst
3 6 (8.82%) DBA
4 5 (7.35%) Oracle DBA
4 5 (7.35%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Performance Manager
4 5 (7.35%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Business Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Consultant
5 4 (5.88%) Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Senior Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Administrator
6 3 (4.41%) Business Change Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Change Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Database Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Incident Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Process Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) SQL Database Developer
6 3 (4.41%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) Middleware
2 6 (8.82%) RESTful
3 5 (7.35%) OAuth2
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (7.35%) Web Services
4 4 (5.88%) REST
5 1 (1.47%) SOAP
5 1 (1.47%) Web Services Management
5 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) NHS
3 5 (7.35%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) EPoS
5 2 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.94%) IVR
6 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.47%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.47%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Linux
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle Linux
2 5 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.94%) ITIL
2 13 (19.12%) Project Management
3 12 (17.65%) Performance Management
4 11 (16.18%) Business Transformation
4 11 (16.18%) PRINCE2
4 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (10.29%) Change Management
8 7 (10.29%) Coaching
8 7 (10.29%) DevOps
9 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (8.82%) BPR
9 6 (8.82%) DMAIC
9 6 (8.82%) ITSM
9 6 (8.82%) PDM
10 5 (7.35%) Build Automation
10 5 (7.35%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (7.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) C
3 5 (7.35%) PL/SQL
3 5 (7.35%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.18%) Degree
4 6 (8.82%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.47%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) QA
2 8 (11.76%) EFQM
3 3 (4.41%) PMO
4 2 (2.94%) SLA
5 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.41%) Data Guard
3 3 (4.41%) vRealize
4 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.47%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Oracle
2 6 (8.82%) VMware
3 5 (7.35%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.88%) Cisco
5 3 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.41%) SAP
6 2 (2.94%) Avaya
6 2 (2.94%) F5
6 2 (2.94%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.47%) Citrix
7 1 (1.47%) Cognos
7 1 (1.47%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.47%) Google
7 1 (1.47%) Nortel
7 1 (1.47%) Siemens
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Coded People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford, London
Anthony Cole Associates
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago