Period
to 25 July 2017

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 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 744 824 778
Rank change year-on-year +80 -46 -12
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 96 86 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.078% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.094% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 37 79
UK median daily rate £412 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% +11.11% +4.73%
10th Percentile £314 £199 £261
90th Percentile £500 £556 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -0.63% +23.08% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
UK median hourly rate - £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.38% +40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.00 -

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 80161 91745 91678
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.24% 83.47% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52582 60518 58035
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £277 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2050 2197 2596
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +2.27%

Performance Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Performance Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 25 July 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 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 Improvement within the UK over the 6 months to 25 July 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 +75 79 £423 +5.75% 11
UK excluding London +57 59 £398 -0.63% 8
London +34 38 £448 +6.87% 3
South East +22 18 £357 +15.93% 2
Northern Ireland - 12 £375 -
South West +8 10 £385 -14.44% 1
North of England +72 6 £450 +44.00% 2
East of England -15 5 £368 -1.93% 1
Scotland +42 4 £450 -18.18%
Midlands +22 4 £475 +48.44% 2
North West +40 3 £500 +60.00% 1
West Midlands +28 2 £488 +77.27% 1
East Midlands -5 2 £475 +22.58% 1
North East - 2 £438 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 30 (31.25%) Finance
2 21 (21.88%) ITIL
3 20 (20.83%) SQL
4 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
4 19 (19.79%) SC Cleared
5 18 (18.75%) Degree
6 16 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (13.54%) Project Management
8 13 (13.54%) Oracle
8 13 (13.54%) TDD
8 13 (13.54%) Performance Management
9 12 (12.50%) Multithreading
9 12 (12.50%) Visual Studio
9 12 (12.50%) C#
9 12 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (11.46%) PRINCE2
10 11 (11.46%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (11.46%) Test Automation
11 10 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (10.42%) C++
11 10 (10.42%) Business Transformation
11 10 (10.42%) Low Latency
11 10 (10.42%) Asynchronous Programming
12 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
12 9 (9.38%) VMware
12 9 (9.38%) EFQM
12 9 (9.38%) Management Information System
12 9 (9.38%) Telecoms
12 9 (9.38%) QA

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 7 (7.29%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.21%) GeoServer
3 3 (3.13%) CMS
3 3 (3.13%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.04%) Confluence
4 1 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (5.21%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (5.21%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.08%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (1.04%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.08%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (2.08%) GitHub
4 1 (1.04%) G Suite
4 1 (1.04%) Google Drive
4 1 (1.04%) Office 365
4 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) Kerberos
2 5 (5.21%) LAN
2 5 (5.21%) WAN
3 4 (4.17%) Firewall
4 2 (2.08%) 2G
4 2 (2.08%) 3G
4 2 (2.08%) 4G
4 2 (2.08%) 5G
4 2 (2.08%) Internet
4 2 (2.08%) LTE
4 2 (2.08%) MPLS
4 2 (2.08%) UMTS
4 2 (2.08%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.08%) Wireless
4 2 (2.08%) WLAN
5 1 (1.04%) Skype
5 1 (1.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) Oracle Database
1 7 (7.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.25%) Oracle OWB
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle Discoverer
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.08%) MySQL
6 2 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (2.08%) Power BI
6 2 (2.08%) PowerPivot
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.04%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 12 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (5.21%) Toad
4 1 (1.04%) Ant
4 1 (1.04%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.04%) JIRA
4 1 (1.04%) Maven
4 1 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 30 (31.25%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.33%) Banking
4 6 (6.25%) Retail
5 5 (5.21%) Marketing
6 4 (4.17%) Legal
7 3 (3.13%) Front Office
8 2 (2.08%) Electronics
8 2 (2.08%) Local Government
8 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.04%) Back Office
9 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (16.67%) Analyst
1 16 (16.67%) Developer
2 12 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 11 (11.46%) Consultant
3 11 (11.46%) Senior Developer
4 10 (10.42%) C++ Developer
4 10 (10.42%) C++/C# Developer
5 9 (9.38%) DBA
5 9 (9.38%) Senior C# Developer
6 8 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 7 (7.29%) Senior C++ Developer
8 6 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (5.21%) Real Time Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Incident Manager
10 4 (4.17%) Network Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Performance Manager
11 3 (3.13%) Data Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Database Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) Middleware
1 7 (7.29%) RESTful
1 7 (7.29%) Web Services
2 6 (6.25%) OAuth2
2 6 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (5.21%) REST
4 2 (2.08%) XML
5 1 (1.04%) .NET
5 1 (1.04%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.04%) CPAN
5 1 (1.04%) HTML
5 1 (1.04%) HTML5
5 1 (1.04%) SOAP
5 1 (1.04%) Spring
5 1 (1.04%) Spring Integration
5 1 (1.04%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.04%) Velocity
5 1 (1.04%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.33%) Data Structures
4 6 (6.25%) NHS
5 4 (4.17%) e-Learning
6 3 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.08%) Derivative
7 2 (2.08%) Handset
7 2 (2.08%) IVR
8 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.04%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.04%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.04%) PMI
8 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.33%) Linux
2 6 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
2 6 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.13%) Windows
4 1 (1.04%) Unix
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.88%) ITIL
2 16 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.54%) Performance Management
3 13 (13.54%) Project Management
3 13 (13.54%) TDD
4 12 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 12 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (11.46%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (11.46%) PRINCE2
5 11 (11.46%) Test Automation
6 10 (10.42%) Asynchronous Programming
6 10 (10.42%) Business Transformation
6 10 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (10.42%) Low Latency
7 8 (8.33%) DevOps
7 8 (8.33%) Refactoring
7 8 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.29%) Change Management
8 7 (7.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.83%) SQL
2 12 (12.50%) C#
3 10 (10.42%) C++
4 8 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 8 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.25%) C
6 4 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (2.08%) Java
7 2 (2.08%) R
8 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (19.79%) SC Cleared
1 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.75%) Degree
3 6 (6.25%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (2.08%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) CCAB
4 2 (2.08%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.04%) IIBA
5 1 (1.04%) ISEB
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.04%) MAPM
5 1 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.38%) EFQM
1 9 (9.38%) QA
2 4 (4.17%) SLA
3 3 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.13%) ISO 14001
3 3 (3.13%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.04%) Def Stans
System Software
1 6 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (5.21%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 5 (5.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (4.17%) vRealize
4 3 (3.13%) Data Guard
5 2 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.08%) Nagios
6 1 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (13.54%) Oracle
2 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.38%) VMware
3 6 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.21%) Cisco
5 4 (4.17%) Fortinet
6 3 (3.13%) Adobe
7 2 (2.08%) Avaya
7 2 (2.08%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.08%) Citrix
7 2 (2.08%) Cognos
7 2 (2.08%) Computacenter
7 2 (2.08%) Google
7 2 (2.08%) IBM
7 2 (2.08%) Juniper
7 2 (2.08%) Mercator
7 2 (2.08%) Nortel
7 2 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.08%) SAP
7 2 (2.08%) Siemens