Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 412 379 392
Rank change year-on-year -33 +13 -11
Contract jobs citing Performance Management 567 579 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.63% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.75% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 369 406
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +1.91%
10th Percentile £281 £273 £250
90th Percentile £650 £613 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 15
UK median hourly rate £19.30 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.68% +39.53% -14.00%
10th Percentile £14.16 £15.57 £16.13
90th Percentile £37.63 £58.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.79 £35.39 £18.25
% change year-on-year -46.90% +93.89% -46.32%

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 85,877 77,658 89,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.79% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,616 50,795 59,113
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,337 2,080 2,267
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

Performance Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Management in the UK

Performance Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Management in the UK

Performance Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Management over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Management in the UK

Performance Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Management in the UK

Performance Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Management over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Performance Management in the UK

Performance Management
Top 16 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 24 June 2018. 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 -43 526 £450 - 162
UK excluding London -7 352 £438 +9.38% 112
London -71 203 £500 +6.67% 59
South East -2 126 £400 -11.11% 34
North of England +34 113 £485 +38.57% 26
Midlands -23 50 £525 +40.00% 15
North West -7 49 £525 +40.00% 15
West Midlands -12 42 £525 +32.91% 9
Yorkshire +4 36 £375 +107.18% 10
North East +27 33 £525 +61.54% 1
Scotland -35 22 £361 -11.35% 7
South West -19 21 £390 +0.65% 15
East of England -17 17 £450 +7.46% 13
East Midlands -11 7 £263 -23.36% 6
Wales -20 6 £375 +25.00% 3
Northern Ireland +18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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.

1 145 (25.57%) Finance
2 143 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (14.81%) Project Management
4 83 (14.64%) Coaching
5 80 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
6 77 (13.58%) Microsoft
7 76 (13.40%) ITIL
8 72 (12.70%) Scrum
9 70 (12.35%) Windows
10 66 (11.64%) Mentoring
10 66 (11.64%) Line Management
10 66 (11.64%) DevOps
11 65 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 60 (10.58%) Continuous Improvement
13 59 (10.41%) Service Delivery
14 55 (9.70%) JIRA
14 55 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
15 54 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
15 54 (9.52%) Management Information System
16 53 (9.35%) SQL
16 53 (9.35%) Self-Motivation
17 51 (8.99%) Security Cleared
18 49 (8.64%) Oracle
19 48 (8.47%) Change Management
20 47 (8.29%) Unix
20 47 (8.29%) Degree
21 45 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
22 44 (7.76%) Decision-Making
23 43 (7.58%) SAP
24 42 (7.41%) SLA

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 38 (6.70%) Confluence
2 25 (4.41%) OpenStack
3 12 (2.12%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.41%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.41%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.23%) IIS
6 7 (1.23%) SAS
7 5 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.71%) Apache
9 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.35%) Documentum
10 2 (0.35%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.18%) CMS
11 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 40 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (5.82%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.53%) InVision
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.06%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.53%) HFM
3 3 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 3 (0.53%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.53%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.35%) Maximo
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.35%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.35%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.18%) LongView
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.47%) Office 365
2 14 (2.47%) SuccessFactors
3 13 (2.29%) SaaS
4 11 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.88%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.71%) PaaS
7 3 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.53%) Force.com
7 3 (0.53%) IaaS
8 2 (0.35%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.18%) GitHub
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.23%) WAN
2 20 (3.53%) DNS
2 20 (3.53%) Firewall
3 19 (3.35%) LAN
3 19 (3.35%) SAN
4 18 (3.17%) DHCP
5 16 (2.82%) SMS
6 12 (2.12%) VPN
7 9 (1.59%) SMTP
8 8 (1.41%) BGP
8 8 (1.41%) MPLS
8 8 (1.41%) Multicast
8 8 (1.41%) NAS
8 8 (1.41%) Wireless
9 7 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (1.23%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.06%) Skype
10 6 (1.06%) SNMP
10 6 (1.06%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (2.65%) Power BI
4 15 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (1.59%) MySQL
8 8 (1.41%) Big Data
8 8 (1.41%) Data Lake
8 8 (1.41%) MS Access
8 8 (1.41%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.06%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.06%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.06%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.06%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 55 (9.70%) JIRA
2 14 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (1.41%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.06%) ERwin
4 6 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (1.06%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.88%) Maven
5 5 (0.88%) MSBuild
5 5 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.88%) Subversion
6 4 (0.71%) GCC
6 4 (0.71%) Toad
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.53%) Selenium
7 3 (0.53%) Visual Website Optimizer
8 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.35%) JSUnit
8 2 (0.35%) JUnit
8 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 145 (25.57%) Finance
2 36 (6.35%) Banking
3 33 (5.82%) Telecoms
4 29 (5.11%) Marketing
5 24 (4.23%) Retail
6 21 (3.70%) Legal
7 9 (1.59%) Billing
7 9 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.41%) Front Office
8 8 (1.41%) Local Government
8 8 (1.41%) Private Banking
9 7 (1.23%) Law
10 6 (1.06%) Advertising
11 5 (0.88%) Back Office
12 3 (0.53%) Electronics
12 3 (0.53%) French Language
12 3 (0.53%) German Language
13 2 (0.35%) Games
13 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (13.93%) Analyst
2 41 (7.23%) Project Manager
3 36 (6.35%) Architect
4 35 (6.17%) Developer
5 31 (5.47%) Consultant
6 29 (5.11%) Service Manager
7 21 (3.70%) IT Manager
8 19 (3.35%) Lead DevOps
9 18 (3.17%) Administrator
10 17 (3.00%) Senior Manager
11 16 (2.82%) Business Analyst
11 16 (2.82%) Service Desk Manager
12 15 (2.65%) Network Engineer
12 15 (2.65%) Performance Analyst
13 13 (2.29%) Designer
14 12 (2.12%) Infrastructure Manager
14 12 (2.12%) Operations Manager
14 12 (2.12%) Platform Manager
15 11 (1.94%) Data Analyst
15 11 (1.94%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.17%) .NET
2 11 (1.94%) HTML
2 11 (1.94%) Web Services
3 10 (1.76%) J2EE
3 10 (1.76%) JSON
4 9 (1.59%) XML
5 8 (1.41%) REST
6 7 (1.23%) Velocity
7 6 (1.06%) jQuery
8 5 (0.88%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.88%) CSS
8 5 (0.88%) HTML5
8 5 (0.88%) Middleware
8 5 (0.88%) MSMQ
8 5 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.88%) Visualforce
8 5 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (0.71%) Ajax
9 4 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.71%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 80 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 53 (9.35%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (5.11%) Data Centre
5 28 (4.94%) User Experience
6 12 (2.12%) Clustering
6 12 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.12%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.59%) NHS
8 7 (1.23%) CMDB
8 7 (1.23%) Online Banking
9 6 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.06%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.88%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.88%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.88%) Fintech
10 5 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
10 5 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.71%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 70 (12.35%) Windows
2 47 (8.29%) Unix
3 37 (6.53%) Linux
4 29 (5.11%) Windows Server
5 26 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (3.35%) Windows 7
7 15 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (2.47%) Solaris
9 12 (2.12%) Android
9 12 (2.12%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.76%) Windows 10
12 8 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.41%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.41%) Windows Vista
13 7 (1.23%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.88%) AIX
15 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.53%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (14.81%) Project Management
3 83 (14.64%) Coaching
4 76 (13.40%) ITIL
5 72 (12.70%) Scrum
6 66 (11.64%) DevOps
6 66 (11.64%) Line Management
6 66 (11.64%) Mentoring
7 65 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 60 (10.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 59 (10.41%) Service Delivery
10 55 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
11 54 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
12 48 (8.47%) Change Management
13 45 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (7.76%) Decision-Making
15 40 (7.05%) Kanban
16 39 (6.88%) People Management
17 37 (6.53%) Analytics
18 35 (6.17%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 53 (9.35%) SQL
2 25 (4.41%) Java
3 24 (4.23%) PowerShell
4 17 (3.00%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.82%) C#
6 13 (2.29%) Python
7 12 (2.12%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.94%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.41%) C
10 5 (0.88%) Apex Code
10 5 (0.88%) C++
10 5 (0.88%) Perl
11 4 (0.71%) Go
11 4 (0.71%) PHP
11 4 (0.71%) VBScript
12 3 (0.53%) Ruby
12 3 (0.53%) VBA
13 2 (0.35%) ABAP
14 1 (0.18%) VB
14 1 (0.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 51 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 47 (8.29%) Degree
3 38 (6.70%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (1.59%) MCSA
7 7 (1.23%) APMG
7 7 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.23%) CISSP
7 7 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (1.23%) MCSE
8 6 (1.06%) CCNP
8 6 (1.06%) CIPD
8 6 (1.06%) CISM
8 6 (1.06%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.88%) CCIE
9 5 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.88%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.71%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.41%) SLA
2 38 (6.70%) Data Quality
3 31 (5.47%) QA
4 15 (2.65%) PMO
5 8 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.23%) GDPR
7 6 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.18%) COBIT
11 1 (0.18%) HL7
11 1 (0.18%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 35 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.76%) vSphere
4 4 (0.71%) Docker
4 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.35%) Firmware
6 2 (0.35%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.35%) Samba
6 2 (0.35%) Veritas File System
6 2 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.18%) KVM
7 1 (0.18%) NFS
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.18%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.18%) XenApp
7 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (2.65%) Puppet
2 13 (2.29%) SCCM
3 8 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (1.23%) Ansible
4 7 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (0.88%) logstash
5 5 (0.88%) SCOM
6 4 (0.71%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (0.71%) Kibana
6 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.53%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.53%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.35%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.35%) Terraform
8 2 (0.35%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.18%) QRadar
Vendors
1 77 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 49 (8.64%) Oracle
3 43 (7.58%) SAP
4 23 (4.06%) ServiceNow
5 21 (3.70%) Cisco
6 20 (3.53%) IBM
7 19 (3.35%) VMware
8 17 (3.00%) NetApp
9 16 (2.82%) Tableau
10 15 (2.65%) HP
11 14 (2.47%) AppDynamics
12 10 (1.76%) CA
12 10 (1.76%) Cognos
12 10 (1.76%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.76%) Remedy
12 10 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.41%) Dynatrace
13 8 (1.41%) Hyperion
14 7 (1.23%) BMC
14 7 (1.23%) Splunk