Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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 Management
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 391 393
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 -45
Contract jobs citing Performance Management 598 628 652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.60% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.71% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 370 407
UK median daily rate £431 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.75% -4.76% +6.33%
10th Percentile £260 £240 £263
90th Percentile £675 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +9.68% -8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 12
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £21.25 £19.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.24% +7.64% -34.08%
10th Percentile £12.50 £15.71 £14.05
90th Percentile £39.30 £28.95 £23.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.65 £18.94 £19.00
% change year-on-year -22.65% -0.32% -38.16%

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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 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 -1 574 £450 +12.50% 60
UK excluding London +3 326 £425 +9.68% 45
London +5 260 £459 +8.06% 20
South East 0 104 £420 +1.82% 8
North of England +30 76 £494 +35.27% 13
Midlands +23 66 £425 -5.56% 5
West Midlands +22 41 £463 -0.54% 4
South West -3 40 £424 +30.38% 8
North West +24 38 £488 +12.72% 7
Yorkshire +9 31 £500 +36.99% 5
East of England -21 23 £633 +102.40% 6
East Midlands -1 22 £358 +19.17% 1
Scotland -14 11 £400 +25.00% 4
North East +40 8 £569 +24.52% 1
Wales +13 6 £392 +12.00% 1
Northern Ireland -39 1 £100 -50.00%

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Management 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 Management.

1 218 (36.45%) Finance
2 118 (19.73%) ITIL
3 115 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
4 98 (16.39%) SQL
5 96 (16.05%) Project Management
6 88 (14.72%) Analytics
7 87 (14.55%) Management Information System
8 81 (13.55%) Service Delivery
9 79 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (12.37%) Microsoft
11 70 (11.71%) Service Management
12 67 (11.20%) Oracle
13 63 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
14 58 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 57 (9.53%) Microsoft Excel
15 57 (9.53%) Change Management
15 57 (9.53%) AppDynamics
15 57 (9.53%) Degree
16 55 (9.20%) Linux
17 54 (9.03%) Security Cleared
18 50 (8.36%) Mentoring
19 48 (8.03%) Unix
20 47 (7.86%) Windows
21 45 (7.53%) Java
21 45 (7.53%) Configuration Management
21 45 (7.53%) NHS
21 45 (7.53%) Banking
22 44 (7.36%) Data Analysis
23 41 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
24 40 (6.69%) Risk Management

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 20 (3.34%) WebSphere
2 16 (2.68%) CMS
3 11 (1.84%) Confluence
3 11 (1.84%) IIS
3 11 (1.84%) SAS
4 4 (0.67%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.50%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.33%) Drupal
6 2 (0.33%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.17%) Apache
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.17%) CICS
7 1 (0.17%) JBoss
7 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 57 (9.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.33%) InDesign
5 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.17%) SPSS
6 1 (0.17%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (1.84%) SAP HR
2 10 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.17%) Workday HCM
4 5 (0.84%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.84%) SAP HCM
5 4 (0.67%) iTrent
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.67%) SAP Payroll
6 3 (0.50%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.50%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 3 (0.50%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 2 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.33%) SnowdropKCS
7 2 (0.33%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.34%) SuccessFactors
4 10 (1.67%) Google Analytics
5 9 (1.51%) SaaS
6 8 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (1.34%) Serverless
7 7 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.67%) Google Tag Manager
8 4 (0.67%) PaaS
9 3 (0.50%) AdWords
9 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.50%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.33%) Office 365
11 1 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.17%) GitHub
11 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.84%) LAN
1 17 (2.84%) WAN
2 13 (2.17%) SMS
3 9 (1.51%) 3G
4 8 (1.34%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.17%) Firewall
6 6 (1.00%) LTE
6 6 (1.00%) SAN
6 6 (1.00%) Wireless
7 5 (0.84%) 4G
8 4 (0.67%) 2G
8 4 (0.67%) DHCP
8 4 (0.67%) GSM
8 4 (0.67%) Internet
8 4 (0.67%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.50%) Diameter Protocol
9 3 (0.50%) UMTS
9 3 (0.50%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.50%) VPN
9 3 (0.50%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.01%) Relational Database
1 24 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (2.34%) MySQL
5 12 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.84%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.67%) QlikView
7 10 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.51%) MS Access
8 9 (1.51%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (1.34%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (1.17%) Big Data
11 6 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.67%) Power BI
13 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.51%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.51%) JIRA
2 15 (2.51%) TeamCity
3 14 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (1.84%) MSBuild
5 7 (1.17%) Bitbucket
5 7 (1.17%) Selenium
6 6 (1.00%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.84%) Subversion
7 5 (0.84%) Toad
8 4 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.67%) JMeter
8 4 (0.67%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.50%) Hudson
9 3 (0.50%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.50%) TortoiseSVN
9 3 (0.50%) WATIR
9 3 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 218 (36.45%) Finance
2 45 (7.53%) Banking
3 37 (6.19%) Marketing
4 35 (5.85%) Financial Institution
5 24 (4.01%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.85%) Legal
7 11 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.34%) Retail
9 6 (1.00%) Advertising
10 5 (0.84%) Law
11 4 (0.67%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.50%) Back Office
12 3 (0.50%) Electronics
12 3 (0.50%) French Language
13 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.33%) Billing
13 2 (0.33%) Front Office
13 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (18.06%) Analyst
2 65 (10.87%) Consultant
3 45 (7.53%) Developer
4 41 (6.86%) Service Manager
5 31 (5.18%) Architect
6 27 (4.52%) Project Manager
7 26 (4.35%) IT Manager
8 23 (3.85%) Business Analyst
9 20 (3.34%) DevOps Engineer
10 18 (3.01%) Applications Engineer
11 16 (2.68%) Performance Analyst
12 15 (2.51%) Delivery Manager
13 14 (2.34%) Functional Analyst
14 13 (2.17%) Digital Analyst
14 13 (2.17%) Performance Manager
14 13 (2.17%) Programme Manager
14 13 (2.17%) Services Delivery Manager
15 12 (2.01%) Business Manager
15 12 (2.01%) IT Services Manager
15 12 (2.01%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.01%) J2EE
2 19 (3.18%) .NET
3 15 (2.51%) Web Services
4 14 (2.34%) HTML
5 11 (1.84%) MSMQ
5 11 (1.84%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (1.67%) CSS
7 7 (1.17%) CSS3
7 7 (1.17%) HTML5
7 7 (1.17%) jQuery
7 7 (1.17%) JSON
8 4 (0.67%) Spring
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (0.50%) REST
9 3 (0.50%) Velocity
9 3 (0.50%) XML
10 2 (0.33%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.33%) Java EE
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 115 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (14.55%) Management Information System
3 45 (7.53%) NHS
4 38 (6.35%) User Experience
5 23 (3.85%) CMDB
6 14 (2.34%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.34%) Online Banking
8 7 (1.17%) Social Media
9 6 (1.00%) Reinsurance
10 5 (0.84%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.84%) FMCG
10 5 (0.84%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.67%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.67%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.67%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.67%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.67%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.67%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.50%) CESG
12 3 (0.50%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 55 (9.20%) Linux
2 48 (8.03%) Unix
3 47 (7.86%) Windows
4 19 (3.18%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.51%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.84%) Windows 2000
6 11 (1.84%) Windows XP
7 10 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.34%) CentOS
9 7 (1.17%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.17%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.00%) AIX
11 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.17%) Android
14 1 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.17%) Gentoo
14 1 (0.17%) Solaris
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (19.73%) ITIL
2 96 (16.05%) Project Management
3 88 (14.72%) Analytics
4 81 (13.55%) Service Delivery
5 79 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (11.71%) Service Management
7 63 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
8 58 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 57 (9.53%) Change Management
10 50 (8.36%) Mentoring
11 45 (7.53%) Configuration Management
12 44 (7.36%) Data Analysis
13 41 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
14 40 (6.69%) Risk Management
15 37 (6.19%) PRINCE2
16 36 (6.02%) Performance Monitoring
17 35 (5.85%) DevOps
17 35 (5.85%) Scrum
18 32 (5.35%) Coaching
19 31 (5.18%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (16.39%) SQL
2 45 (7.53%) Java
3 26 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 25 (4.18%) Perl
5 20 (3.34%) C
6 15 (2.51%) VBA
7 13 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 12 (2.01%) JavaScript
9 11 (1.84%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.67%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.67%) Python
11 6 (1.00%) R
12 5 (0.84%) ABAP
12 5 (0.84%) C++
12 5 (0.84%) Ruby
13 4 (0.67%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.67%) C#
13 4 (0.67%) PHP
14 2 (0.33%) Korn
15 1 (0.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 57 (9.53%) Degree
2 54 (9.03%) Security Cleared
3 36 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (2.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 12 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.17%) CIPD
8 7 (1.17%) CISM
8 7 (1.17%) CISSP
8 7 (1.17%) HNC
8 7 (1.17%) MCP
9 5 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.84%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.84%) MCSE
9 5 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.67%) MCSA
10 4 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.69%) QA
2 23 (3.85%) ISO 9001
3 21 (3.51%) Data Quality
3 21 (3.51%) SLA
4 19 (3.18%) PMO
5 14 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 14 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.51%) PCI DSS
7 7 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.84%) GDPR
8 5 (0.84%) HMG Infosec
8 5 (0.84%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.67%) COBIT
10 3 (0.50%) HL7
11 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.84%) Docker
2 5 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.33%) KVM
4 2 (0.33%) RHEV
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.17%) HDFS
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (3.51%) Puppet
2 16 (2.68%) Ansible
3 12 (2.01%) SCCM
4 9 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.51%) SCOM
5 7 (1.17%) BMC PATROL
6 6 (1.00%) Pingdom
7 5 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.67%) Consul
8 4 (0.67%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.67%) Terraform
9 3 (0.50%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.33%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.17%) Control-M
11 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 74 (12.37%) Microsoft
2 67 (11.20%) Oracle
3 57 (9.53%) AppDynamics
4 38 (6.35%) SAP
5 26 (4.35%) Cisco
6 22 (3.68%) BMC
6 22 (3.68%) Sybase
7 18 (3.01%) Workday
8 16 (2.68%) Dynatrace
8 16 (2.68%) New Relic
9 14 (2.34%) Riverbed
10 13 (2.17%) Google
11 12 (2.01%) IBM
12 11 (1.84%) Ariba
12 11 (1.84%) Atlassian
13 10 (1.67%) Tableau
13 10 (1.67%) VMware
14 8 (1.34%) RedGate
14 8 (1.34%) ServiceNow
15 6 (1.00%) PagerDuty