Period
to 29 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Performance Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Management over the 6 months to 29 May 2020 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 Management
UK
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 373 491 418
Rank change year-on-year +118 -73 -34
Contract jobs citing Performance Management 249 394 559
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.50% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 215 340
Median daily rate £475 £448 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% -0.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £209 £287
90th Percentile £713 £650 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +53.85% -44.89%
10th Percentile £16.48 £13.72 £14.18
90th Percentile £35.80 £33.40 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.79 £33.40 £18.79
% change year-on-year -37.77% +77.75% -51.68%

Performance Management 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 39,726 79,287 87,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.46% 87.25% 86.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,019 52,210 57,865
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £298
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,399 2,131 2,312
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.91 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.43% +13.23% -12.42%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.16% +13.10% -17.65%

Performance Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Performance Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Management in the UK

Performance Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Performance Management.

Daily rate trend for Performance Management in the UK

Performance Management
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Performance Management over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Performance Management in the UK

Performance Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Performance Management.

Hourly rate trend for Performance Management in the UK

Performance Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Performance Management over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Performance Management in the UK

Performance Management
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Management within the UK over the 6 months to 29 May 2020. 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 +146 215 £475 +5.56% 30
UK excluding London +87 137 £450 +4.05% 21
London +126 89 £550 +22.22% 15
North of England +87 49 £450 +14.29% 8
South East +76 33 £424 -5.83% 2
North West +64 24 £475 +15.15% 5
East of England +69 18 £550 +120.00% 4
Midlands +83 16 £500 +14.94% 1
North East +31 14 £345 -39.01% 1
South West +46 13 £444 +14.52%
West Midlands +64 12 £500 +5.26% 1
Work from Home +19 12 £600 +20.00%
Yorkshire +50 11 £360 +15.20% 2
Scotland +17 9 £425 +13.33% 4
East Midlands +36 4 - -
Wales +22 1 £575 +50.82% 2
Northern Ireland +14 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Management 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 Management.

1 67 (26.91%) Security Cleared
2 58 (23.29%) SC Cleared
3 43 (17.27%) Finance
4 37 (14.86%) Azure
5 36 (14.46%) Management Information System
6 34 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (13.65%) Public Sector
7 33 (13.25%) Data Analysis
8 31 (12.45%) ITIL
8 31 (12.45%) Windows
8 31 (12.45%) Microsoft
9 30 (12.05%) Oracle
9 30 (12.05%) Decision-Making
9 30 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
10 28 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (10.84%) DevOps
12 26 (10.44%) Project Management
12 26 (10.44%) SQL Server
13 24 (9.64%) ERP
14 23 (9.24%) Degree
15 21 (8.43%) Asset Management
15 21 (8.43%) Application Performance Management
16 20 (8.03%) Microservices
16 20 (8.03%) Citrix
16 20 (8.03%) AWS
16 20 (8.03%) XenApp
17 19 (7.63%) DNS
17 19 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
17 19 (7.63%) Java
17 19 (7.63%) Manufacturing

Performance Management
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 10 (4.02%) Apache
1 10 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.21%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.41%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.01%) IIS
5 3 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.40%) CMS
6 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (4.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.01%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.20%) Primavera
2 3 (1.20%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.40%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.40%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.40%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.86%) Azure
2 20 (8.03%) AWS
3 18 (7.23%) Office 365
4 11 (4.42%) GCP
5 10 (4.02%) Amazon ECS
5 10 (4.02%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (4.02%) Serverless
6 5 (2.01%) PaaS
7 4 (1.61%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.20%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.80%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.80%) Taleo
10 1 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) AdWords
10 1 (0.40%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.40%) G Suite
10 1 (0.40%) SaaS
10 1 (0.40%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.63%) DNS
2 7 (2.81%) DHCP
3 6 (2.41%) NetScaler
3 6 (2.41%) Skype
3 6 (2.41%) WAN
4 5 (2.01%) 4G
4 5 (2.01%) SAN
5 4 (1.61%) SNMP
5 4 (1.61%) VPN
6 3 (1.20%) 2G
6 3 (1.20%) 3G
6 3 (1.20%) GSM
6 3 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.20%) VPLS
7 2 (0.80%) 5G
7 2 (0.80%) FCAPS
7 2 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.80%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.44%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (4.42%) MySQL
5 10 (4.02%) Amazon Redshift
6 9 (3.61%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.21%) MS Access
8 5 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (2.01%) DB2
9 4 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.61%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.61%) Power BI
9 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.20%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.80%) GIS
11 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (0.80%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (1.61%) JMeter
2 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.40%) JIRA
3 1 (0.40%) NeoLoad
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
General
1 43 (17.27%) Finance
2 34 (13.65%) Public Sector
3 19 (7.63%) Manufacturing
4 14 (5.62%) Banking
5 12 (4.82%) Telecoms
6 11 (4.42%) Back Office
7 8 (3.21%) Legal
7 8 (3.21%) Local Government
8 7 (2.81%) Marketing
9 4 (1.61%) Publishing
10 3 (1.20%) Law
10 3 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.80%) French Language
11 2 (0.80%) German Language
11 2 (0.80%) Retail
12 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.40%) Billing
12 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.40%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.40%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (11.24%) Analyst
2 21 (8.43%) Consultant
3 14 (5.62%) Developer
4 11 (4.42%) Architect
5 10 (4.02%) Citrix Engineer
5 10 (4.02%) Development Manager
5 10 (4.02%) Engineering Manager
5 10 (4.02%) Finance Manager
5 10 (4.02%) Senior Manager
6 9 (3.61%) Java Development Manager
6 9 (3.61%) Performance Manager
6 9 (3.61%) Project Manager
6 9 (3.61%) Software Engineering Manager
7 8 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (2.81%) Administrator
8 7 (2.81%) Performance Analyst
8 7 (2.81%) Performance Officer
9 6 (2.41%) DBA
10 5 (2.01%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (2.01%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.43%) Web Services
2 10 (4.02%) .NET
2 10 (4.02%) gRPC
3 8 (3.21%) .NET Framework
4 7 (2.81%) AngularJS
4 7 (2.81%) XML
5 6 (2.41%) CSS
5 6 (2.41%) JSON
5 6 (2.41%) REST
5 6 (2.41%) Spring
5 6 (2.41%) WSDL
5 6 (2.41%) XML Schema
6 5 (2.01%) HTML
7 4 (1.61%) .NET Core
7 4 (1.61%) Apache Cordova
7 4 (1.61%) Ionic Framework
7 4 (1.61%) Kendo UI
7 4 (1.61%) Node.js
7 4 (1.61%) OpenLayers
8 3 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.46%) Management Information System
2 30 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.42%) User Experience
4 10 (4.02%) Hedge funds
5 6 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.61%) Cloud Native
6 4 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.61%) NHS
7 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.20%) FMCG
8 2 (0.80%) CMDB
8 2 (0.80%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.80%) Social Media
9 1 (0.40%) Blog
9 1 (0.40%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.40%) EMC Centera
9 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.45%) Windows
2 17 (6.83%) Linux
3 9 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (3.21%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.81%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (2.01%) AIX
8 4 (1.61%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.80%) HPUX
10 2 (0.80%) Solaris
11 1 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (13.25%) Data Analysis
3 31 (12.45%) ITIL
4 30 (12.05%) Decision-Making
5 28 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (10.84%) DevOps
7 26 (10.44%) Project Management
8 24 (9.64%) ERP
9 21 (8.43%) Application Performance Management
9 21 (8.43%) Asset Management
10 20 (8.03%) Microservices
11 18 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (7.23%) Visualisation
12 16 (6.43%) Enterprise Architecture
12 16 (6.43%) Information Management
13 15 (6.02%) Change Management
13 15 (6.02%) Data Visualisation
13 15 (6.02%) Information Architecture
13 15 (6.02%) Service Delivery
13 15 (6.02%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.63%) Java
2 17 (6.83%) SQL
3 12 (4.82%) Python
4 8 (3.21%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.81%) C#
6 5 (2.01%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.61%) C++
8 3 (1.20%) C
8 3 (1.20%) VB
9 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.40%) Perl
9 1 (0.40%) PHP
9 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (26.91%) Security Cleared
2 58 (23.29%) SC Cleared
3 23 (9.24%) Degree
4 6 (2.41%) MCSA
4 6 (2.41%) MCSE
4 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.20%) CCA
5 3 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.20%) MBA
5 3 (1.20%) MCITP
5 3 (1.20%) MCP
5 3 (1.20%) MCTS
6 2 (0.80%) CCNA
6 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.80%) PMP
6 2 (0.80%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.61%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.41%) QA
3 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.20%) SLA
4 2 (0.80%) GDPR
4 2 (0.80%) ISO 22301
4 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.80%) PMO
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.40%) GAAP
5 1 (0.40%) GxP
5 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.40%) IFRS
5 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (8.03%) XenApp
2 18 (7.23%) XenDesktop
3 15 (6.02%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.21%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.80%) Docker
8 2 (0.80%) SRDF
8 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.40%) Firmware
9 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.40%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 12 (4.82%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (2.81%) SCCM
4 6 (2.41%) Grafana
4 6 (2.41%) Sysdig
5 3 (1.20%) Ansible
5 3 (1.20%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (1.20%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.20%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.80%) EMC TimeFinder
6 2 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.80%) Puppet
6 2 (0.80%) SCOM
6 2 (0.80%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.80%) vRealize
7 1 (0.40%) EMC Navisphere
7 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.40%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.05%) Oracle
3 20 (8.03%) Citrix
4 15 (6.02%) Google
5 14 (5.62%) Ivanti
6 12 (4.82%) AppDynamics
7 11 (4.42%) Cisco
7 11 (4.42%) Dynatrace
7 11 (4.42%) SAP
7 11 (4.42%) VMware
8 9 (3.61%) IBM
9 5 (2.01%) BMC
9 5 (2.01%) EMC
9 5 (2.01%) NetApp
9 5 (2.01%) Riverbed
9 5 (2.01%) Tableau
9 5 (2.01%) Workday
10 4 (1.61%) CA
10 4 (1.61%) Ericsson
10 4 (1.61%) SolarWinds