Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 429 384 407
Rank change year-on-year -45 +23 +11
Contract jobs citing Performance Management 564 614 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.62% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.73% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 378 371
UK median daily rate £452 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.41% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £272 £259 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 19
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% +9.52% +6.33%
10th Percentile £17.50 £14.10 £14.96
90th Percentile £41.45 £58.00 £28.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £23.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year -6.32% +20.25% +2.60%

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 88,599 84,098 90,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.17% 85.60% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,535 55,446 59,633
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,426 2,078 2,364
UK median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +5.10% +4.22%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.13% +6.82%

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 25 September 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 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Performance Management in the UK

Performance Management
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 Management within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 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 -66 505 £475 +10.34% 136
UK excluding London -22 342 £425 - 100
London -51 211 £550 +18.28% 53
South East 0 128 £400 -4.76% 22
North of England -20 65 £493 +1.29% 28
Midlands -43 49 £445 +18.67% 19
Scotland +10 41 £360 -14.29% 14
West Midlands -32 40 £429 -4.72% 10
North West -20 35 £485 +7.78% 17
South West -37 27 £390 -7.96% 10
East of England -11 26 £500 +35.14% 4
Yorkshire -29 18 £425 -22.73% 10
North East -7 13 £525 +30.68% 1
Wales -13 9 £400 - 3
East Midlands -10 8 £425 +41.67% 9

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 207 (36.70%) Finance
2 140 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (17.38%) ITIL
4 91 (16.13%) Project Management
5 78 (13.83%) Windows
6 73 (12.94%) Microsoft
7 69 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 68 (12.06%) Service Delivery
9 65 (11.52%) Coaching
10 64 (11.35%) Banking
11 63 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
12 61 (10.82%) Change Management
13 60 (10.64%) Security Cleared
14 56 (9.93%) Oracle
15 55 (9.75%) Linux
16 51 (9.04%) SQL
16 51 (9.04%) Mentoring
17 49 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
17 49 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
18 47 (8.33%) Degree
18 47 (8.33%) SC Cleared
19 46 (8.16%) Migration
20 45 (7.98%) Programme Management
20 45 (7.98%) Java
20 45 (7.98%) People Management
21 43 (7.62%) Analytics
21 43 (7.62%) Microsoft Excel
21 43 (7.62%) Service Management
22 42 (7.45%) Decision-Making
23 40 (7.09%) Management Information System

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 12 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.42%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.24%) CMS
4 6 (1.06%) SAS
5 5 (0.89%) JBoss
6 4 (0.71%) Apache
6 4 (0.71%) Appian
6 4 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.53%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.35%) Confluence
8 2 (0.35%) Documentum
8 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.35%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.35%) WildFly
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 43 (7.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (3.72%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.77%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.71%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.35%) InVision
7 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.60%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.35%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.35%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.18%) HFM
6 1 (0.18%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.18%) LongView
6 1 (0.18%) Primavera
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.19%) Office 365
3 15 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.89%) SaaS
6 3 (0.53%) PaaS
6 3 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.35%) IaaS
7 2 (0.35%) Lucidchart
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.67%) SAN
2 17 (3.01%) Firewall
3 16 (2.84%) DNS
3 16 (2.84%) iSCSI
3 16 (2.84%) NAS
4 13 (2.30%) DHCP
5 11 (1.95%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.42%) SMS
7 7 (1.24%) BGP
7 7 (1.24%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (1.24%) Skype
7 7 (1.24%) VPN
7 7 (1.24%) WAN
8 6 (1.06%) 3G
8 6 (1.06%) 4G
8 6 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.06%) SNMP
8 6 (1.06%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.89%) OSPF
10 4 (0.71%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.48%) Big Data
4 14 (2.48%) MySQL
4 14 (2.48%) Power BI
5 13 (2.30%) Data Lake
6 12 (2.13%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.95%) Hadoop
7 11 (1.95%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (1.60%) MS Access
8 9 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.42%) Apache Hive
10 7 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.06%) QlikView
11 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.71%) HBase
Development Applications
1 11 (1.95%) JIRA
2 10 (1.77%) Maven
3 7 (1.24%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.24%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.24%) JUnit
4 6 (1.06%) Subversion
5 4 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.71%) ERwin
5 4 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.71%) Toad
6 3 (0.53%) Hudson
6 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.35%) Introscope
7 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.35%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.18%) GCC
8 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.18%) PHPUnit
General
1 207 (36.70%) Finance
2 64 (11.35%) Banking
3 36 (6.38%) Telecoms
4 35 (6.21%) Private Banking
5 28 (4.96%) Retail
6 27 (4.79%) Legal
6 27 (4.79%) Marketing
7 22 (3.90%) Front Office
8 10 (1.77%) Law
9 9 (1.60%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.42%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.06%) Dutch Language
11 6 (1.06%) Local Government
12 5 (0.89%) Advertising
12 5 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.71%) Back Office
13 4 (0.71%) Electronics
14 3 (0.53%) Billing
14 3 (0.53%) French Language
15 2 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 66 (11.70%) Analyst
2 54 (9.57%) Project Manager
3 41 (7.27%) Consultant
3 41 (7.27%) Service Manager
4 40 (7.09%) Developer
5 27 (4.79%) IT Manager
6 25 (4.43%) Architect
7 23 (4.08%) Senior Manager
8 20 (3.55%) Delivery Manager
9 17 (3.01%) Administrator
10 16 (2.84%) Business Analyst
10 16 (2.84%) Finance Manager
11 14 (2.48%) Support Engineer
11 14 (2.48%) Technical Manager
12 13 (2.30%) Performance Analyst
12 13 (2.30%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (2.30%) Service Desk Manager
13 12 (2.13%) Applications Support
13 12 (2.13%) Applications Support Engineer
13 12 (2.13%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.19%) HTML
2 15 (2.66%) .NET
3 13 (2.30%) AngularJS
4 11 (1.95%) Web Services
5 9 (1.60%) XML
6 8 (1.42%) Hibernate
6 8 (1.42%) J2EE
6 8 (1.42%) Java EE
6 8 (1.42%) Spring
7 7 (1.24%) CSS
7 7 (1.24%) REST
8 6 (1.06%) HTML5
8 6 (1.06%) JSP
8 6 (1.06%) JSTL
8 6 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (1.06%) Velocity
9 5 (0.89%) LDAP
9 5 (0.89%) XSLT
10 4 (0.71%) JPA
10 4 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.09%) Management Information System
3 32 (5.67%) Data Centre
4 24 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (3.90%) User Experience
6 16 (2.84%) Virtual Team
7 13 (2.30%) NHS
8 11 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.60%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.42%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.24%) CMDB
12 7 (1.24%) Graphic Design
12 7 (1.24%) PMI
13 6 (1.06%) Computer Science
14 5 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
14 5 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
15 4 (0.71%) Cloud Native
15 4 (0.71%) Clustering
15 4 (0.71%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 78 (13.83%) Windows
2 55 (9.75%) Linux
3 40 (7.09%) Unix
4 26 (4.61%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (2.30%) Data ONTAP
7 13 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.77%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.89%) Android
9 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.89%) Solaris
9 5 (0.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.89%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.35%) AIX
11 2 (0.35%) HPUX
11 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (17.38%) ITIL
3 91 (16.13%) Project Management
4 69 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (12.06%) Service Delivery
6 65 (11.52%) Coaching
7 61 (10.82%) Change Management
8 51 (9.04%) Mentoring
9 49 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
9 49 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
10 46 (8.16%) Migration
11 45 (7.98%) People Management
11 45 (7.98%) Programme Management
12 43 (7.62%) Analytics
12 43 (7.62%) Service Management
13 42 (7.45%) Decision-Making
14 37 (6.56%) Problem Management
14 37 (6.56%) Supplier Management
15 36 (6.38%) Application Performance Management
16 35 (6.21%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (9.04%) SQL
2 45 (7.98%) Java
3 22 (3.90%) Shell Script
4 21 (3.72%) Perl
5 20 (3.55%) Python
6 19 (3.37%) JavaScript
7 13 (2.30%) C#
8 12 (2.13%) PHP
9 11 (1.95%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.24%) C
11 6 (1.06%) Ruby
12 4 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.71%) C++
13 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.53%) VBA
13 3 (0.53%) VBScript
14 2 (0.35%) Groovy
14 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.35%) Scala
15 1 (0.18%) Go
Qualifications
1 60 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 47 (8.33%) Degree
2 47 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.30%) DV Cleared
4 12 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (1.95%) NCDA
5 11 (1.95%) NCSIE
6 10 (1.77%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (1.24%) Master's Degree
8 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.06%) APMG
9 6 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.06%) MCSA
9 6 (1.06%) MCSE
10 5 (0.89%) CCNA
10 5 (0.89%) NCIE
10 5 (0.89%) PMP
10 5 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.09%) SLA
2 29 (5.14%) Data Quality
3 21 (3.72%) QA
4 20 (3.55%) PMO
5 9 (1.60%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.53%) GDPR
9 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.18%) GLP
10 1 (0.18%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 32 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.66%) Firmware
4 13 (2.30%) NFS
5 12 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.77%) Docker
6 10 (1.77%) vSphere
7 7 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.89%) Samba
8 5 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.71%) KVM
9 4 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.71%) RHEV
9 4 (0.71%) Sendmail
9 4 (0.71%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.35%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.35%) XenApp
10 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (2.30%) SCCM
2 10 (1.77%) BladeLogic
3 9 (1.60%) Ansible
4 8 (1.42%) ITRS Geneos
4 8 (1.42%) Tivoli
5 7 (1.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (1.06%) Puppet
6 6 (1.06%) Rancher
6 6 (1.06%) SCOM
7 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (0.89%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.71%) OpenView
8 4 (0.71%) yum
9 3 (0.53%) Kibana
9 3 (0.53%) logstash
9 3 (0.53%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 73 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.93%) Oracle
3 33 (5.85%) VMware
4 31 (5.50%) NetApp
5 29 (5.14%) SAP
6 20 (3.55%) Cisco
7 19 (3.37%) HP
8 18 (3.19%) AppDynamics
9 17 (3.01%) ServiceNow
10 16 (2.84%) IBM
11 13 (2.30%) Hyperion
11 13 (2.30%) Splunk
12 12 (2.13%) EMC
12 12 (2.13%) Red Hat
12 12 (2.13%) Veritas
13 11 (1.95%) Dell
14 10 (1.77%) BMC
14 10 (1.77%) Tableau
15 9 (1.60%) Cognos
15 9 (1.60%) Informatica