Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 455 425 397
Rank change year-on-year -30 -28 +15
Contract jobs citing Performance Management 510 567 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.55% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.64% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 340 381
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £230
90th Percentile £638 £700 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 21
UK median hourly rate £27.36 £17.38 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.44% -19.19% +26.47%
10th Percentile £18.99 £14.10 £15.75
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £28.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.36 £14.65 £18.94
% change year-on-year +86.72% -22.65% +17.71%

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 91,311 88,763 88,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.89% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,478 59,188 58,099
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,339 2,077 2,491
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.25 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -53 455 £475 +10.21% 129
UK excluding London -40 288 £450 +5.88% 92
London -38 207 £550 +18.28% 50
South East -7 106 £450 +11.11% 26
North of England -53 50 £478 +0.53% 16
Midlands -26 42 £445 +4.71% 16
Scotland +10 29 £368 -4.55% 8
West Midlands -22 28 £425 -5.56% 8
South West -33 26 £436 +3.72% 11
East of England -7 24 £500 -20.00% 10
North West -35 21 £375 -19.35% 8
Yorkshire -33 16 £469 -3.40% 5
East Midlands +3 14 £475 +39.71% 8
North East -1 13 £575 +1.10% 3
Wales -8 9 £400 +4.17% 3
Northern Ireland +30 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 177 (34.71%) Finance
2 140 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (19.22%) Windows
4 96 (18.82%) ITIL
5 72 (14.12%) Project Management
6 67 (13.14%) Microsoft
7 63 (12.35%) Service Delivery
8 60 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 60 (11.76%) Security Cleared
9 59 (11.57%) Service Management
9 59 (11.57%) Banking
10 57 (11.18%) Application Performance Management
11 54 (10.59%) Linux
12 51 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
13 50 (9.80%) Oracle
13 50 (9.80%) Change Management
14 49 (9.61%) Migration
14 49 (9.61%) Configuration Management
15 47 (9.22%) Coaching
16 46 (9.02%) SC Cleared
17 45 (8.82%) SQL
17 45 (8.82%) SLA
18 44 (8.63%) Java
18 44 (8.63%) Analytics
19 43 (8.43%) Degree
20 42 (8.24%) Mentoring
21 40 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
22 37 (7.25%) Active Directory
22 37 (7.25%) VMware
23 36 (7.06%) DevOps

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 11 (2.16%) Skype for Business
2 10 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.76%) IIS
4 8 (1.57%) Confluence
5 7 (1.37%) CMS
6 6 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.18%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.98%) JBoss
8 4 (0.78%) Apache
8 4 (0.78%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (0.78%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 3 (0.59%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.59%) WildFly
Applications
1 29 (5.69%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (3.53%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.78%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.20%) InVision
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.96%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.78%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.59%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.20%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.20%) HFM
6 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.20%) Primavera
6 1 (0.20%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
6 1 (0.20%) SAP POS DM
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.29%) Office 365
2 26 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.57%) IaaS
5 7 (1.37%) PaaS
6 5 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.98%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.39%) GitHub
8 2 (0.39%) SaaS
9 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.10%) SAN
2 16 (3.14%) iSCSI
3 14 (2.75%) Firewall
4 13 (2.55%) Skype
5 11 (2.16%) DNS
5 11 (2.16%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.76%) NAS
7 8 (1.57%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (1.37%) DHCP
8 7 (1.37%) VPN
9 6 (1.18%) Internet
10 4 (0.78%) 3G
10 4 (0.78%) 4G
10 4 (0.78%) Wireless
11 3 (0.59%) IPv6
11 3 (0.59%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.59%) SNMP
11 3 (0.59%) VPLS
12 2 (0.39%) LTE
12 2 (0.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.75%) Big Data
3 12 (2.35%) MySQL
4 11 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.96%) Data Lake
5 10 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.96%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.76%) QlikView
7 7 (1.37%) Apache Hive
7 7 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.18%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.18%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.98%) Power BI
9 5 (0.98%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.78%) Impala
10 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.59%) HDInsight
11 3 (0.59%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 18 (3.53%) JIRA
2 10 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.96%) Maven
3 9 (1.76%) JUnit
4 6 (1.18%) GitLab
5 5 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.98%) Subversion
5 5 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.78%) MSBuild
6 4 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.59%) Hudson
8 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.39%) Introscope
8 2 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.39%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.20%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.20%) Selenium
9 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 177 (34.71%) Finance
2 59 (11.57%) Banking
3 34 (6.67%) Private Banking
4 27 (5.29%) Telecoms
5 22 (4.31%) Front Office
5 22 (4.31%) Retail
6 20 (3.92%) Legal
7 14 (2.75%) Marketing
8 9 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.57%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.37%) Local Government
11 6 (1.18%) Dutch Language
11 6 (1.18%) Law
12 5 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.78%) Automotive
14 3 (0.59%) Back Office
14 3 (0.59%) Billing
15 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
16 1 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 49 (9.61%) Consultant
2 48 (9.41%) Analyst
3 35 (6.86%) Developer
4 33 (6.47%) Project Manager
5 29 (5.69%) Service Manager
6 21 (4.12%) IT Manager
7 20 (3.92%) Architect
8 18 (3.53%) Administrator
9 17 (3.33%) Applications Engineer
9 17 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
9 17 (3.33%) Finance Manager
10 16 (3.14%) Management Consultant
11 15 (2.94%) Applications Consultant
11 15 (2.94%) Performance Consultant
11 15 (2.94%) Performance Management Consultant
12 13 (2.55%) Applications Support
12 13 (2.55%) Business Analyst
12 13 (2.55%) Development Manager
13 12 (2.35%) Senior Manager
13 12 (2.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.53%) .NET
1 18 (3.53%) HTML
2 12 (2.35%) AngularJS
3 11 (2.16%) Java EE
4 10 (1.96%) Hibernate
5 9 (1.76%) CSS
5 9 (1.76%) XML
6 8 (1.57%) JSP
6 8 (1.57%) JSTL
6 8 (1.57%) Spring
7 7 (1.37%) REST
7 7 (1.37%) Web Services
8 6 (1.18%) LDAP
8 6 (1.18%) Node.js
9 5 (0.98%) HTML5
9 5 (0.98%) JPA
9 5 (0.98%) SAML
9 5 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (0.98%) Vue.js
9 5 (0.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (6.08%) Management Information System
3 26 (5.10%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.31%) User Experience
5 17 (3.33%) NHS
6 14 (2.75%) Virtual Team
7 13 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.35%) CMDB
9 10 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.37%) Graphic Design
11 6 (1.18%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.98%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.98%) Online Banking
13 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.78%) Internet of Things
13 4 (0.78%) LPAR
14 3 (0.59%) FMCG
14 3 (0.59%) PMI
14 3 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 98 (19.22%) Windows
2 54 (10.59%) Linux
3 34 (6.67%) Unix
3 34 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 21 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (2.75%) Data ONTAP
8 10 (1.96%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.78%) AIX
12 2 (0.39%) Solaris
13 1 (0.20%) Android
13 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (18.82%) ITIL
3 72 (14.12%) Project Management
4 63 (12.35%) Service Delivery
5 60 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 59 (11.57%) Service Management
7 57 (11.18%) Application Performance Management
8 50 (9.80%) Change Management
9 49 (9.61%) Configuration Management
9 49 (9.61%) Migration
10 47 (9.22%) Coaching
11 44 (8.63%) Analytics
12 42 (8.24%) Mentoring
13 40 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
14 36 (7.06%) DevOps
15 34 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
15 34 (6.67%) People Management
16 33 (6.47%) Problem Management
17 32 (6.27%) Risk Management
18 31 (6.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (8.82%) SQL
2 44 (8.63%) Java
3 23 (4.51%) Perl
3 23 (4.51%) Shell Script
4 21 (4.12%) Python
5 15 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 14 (2.75%) JavaScript
7 12 (2.35%) PHP
8 9 (1.76%) C#
9 6 (1.18%) C++
9 6 (1.18%) Ruby
10 5 (0.98%) C
10 5 (0.98%) VB
11 4 (0.78%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.78%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.59%) Scala
13 2 (0.39%) ABAP
13 2 (0.39%) Groovy
13 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 46 (9.02%) SC Cleared
3 43 (8.43%) Degree
4 13 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (2.35%) NCDA
5 12 (2.35%) NCSIE
6 11 (2.16%) MCSE
6 11 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.76%) Master's Degree
8 8 (1.57%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.37%) MCSA
10 6 (1.18%) NCIE
10 6 (1.18%) PMI Certification
10 6 (1.18%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.78%) MCITP
11 4 (0.78%) MCP
11 4 (0.78%) MCTS
11 4 (0.78%) PMP
11 4 (0.78%) RHCE
11 4 (0.78%) RHCVA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.82%) SLA
2 10 (1.96%) QA
3 9 (1.76%) PMO
4 7 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.59%) GDPR
5 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.20%) GLP
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.20%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.20%) RMADS
System Software
1 37 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.14%) Firmware
3 16 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (2.94%) vSphere
5 13 (2.55%) NFS
6 8 (1.57%) Docker
7 7 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.78%) KVM
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.78%) RHEV
9 4 (0.78%) Samba
9 4 (0.78%) Sendmail
9 4 (0.78%) Veritas File System
9 4 (0.78%) XenApp
9 4 (0.78%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.59%) XenServer
11 1 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 10 (1.96%) BladeLogic
1 10 (1.96%) SCCM
1 10 (1.96%) SCOM
2 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (1.76%) Tivoli
3 8 (1.57%) Ansible
4 7 (1.37%) Puppet
5 6 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (1.18%) QRadar
5 6 (1.18%) Rancher
5 6 (1.18%) vCenter Server
6 5 (0.98%) Control-M
6 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.98%) Nagios
7 4 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.78%) OpenView
7 4 (0.78%) yum
8 3 (0.59%) Netcool
8 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (0.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 67 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.80%) Oracle
3 37 (7.25%) VMware
4 25 (4.90%) SAP
5 24 (4.71%) AppDynamics
6 22 (4.31%) NetApp
7 16 (3.14%) Splunk
8 14 (2.75%) HP
9 13 (2.55%) Hyperion
9 13 (2.55%) IBM
10 12 (2.35%) BMC
11 11 (2.16%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.96%) Citrix
13 9 (1.76%) Cognos
14 8 (1.57%) Cisco
14 8 (1.57%) Veritas
15 7 (1.37%) Dell
16 6 (1.18%) EMC
16 6 (1.18%) ServiceNow
17 5 (0.98%) Dynatrace