Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 421 371 405
Rank change year-on-year -50 +34 -49
Contract jobs citing Performance Management 532 596 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.62% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.74% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 392 361
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +0.59%
10th Percentile £275 £255 £250
90th Percentile £675 £597 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £400 £448
% change year-on-year +7.75% -10.61% +11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 17
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £22.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.36% +13.35% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.10 £16.63 £15.85
90th Percentile £47.82 £31.88 £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.11 £17.04
% change year-on-year -21.49% +12.15% -31.86%

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 86,119 80,469 88,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.77% 83.81% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,493 53,316 57,797
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,071 2,228 2,609
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.01 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% -3.85% +23.81%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -47 509 £451 +6.00% 192
UK excluding London -33 292 £431 +7.75% 127
London -63 228 £463 +2.78% 77
South East -15 103 £425 -1.16% 33
North of England +42 100 £455 +24.66% 31
North West +10 40 £525 +43.84% 13
Midlands +2 40 £475 +11.76% 23
Yorkshire -5 36 £375 +2.74% 16
North East +62 29 £525 -4.55% 2
West Midlands -3 25 £525 +16.67% 16
East of England -13 21 £500 +25.00% 19
South West -17 16 £420 +34.40% 9
East Midlands 0 15 £313 -10.71% 7
Scotland -16 7 £220 -43.59% 10
Wales -8 4 £188 -40.00% 2
Northern Ireland -10 3 £100 -

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 146 (27.44%) Finance
2 113 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (18.61%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (15.98%) ITIL
5 83 (15.60%) Project Management
6 79 (14.85%) Service Delivery
7 76 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 75 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 74 (13.91%) SQL
10 65 (12.22%) Windows
10 65 (12.22%) Mentoring
10 65 (12.22%) Analytics
11 64 (12.03%) Scrum
12 63 (11.84%) Microsoft
13 62 (11.65%) Coaching
14 57 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
15 55 (10.34%) DevOps
16 54 (10.15%) Degree
17 53 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
18 50 (9.40%) Service Management
19 47 (8.83%) Change Management
20 46 (8.65%) Line Management
21 45 (8.46%) Security Cleared
22 43 (8.08%) Risk Management
22 43 (8.08%) Oracle
23 42 (7.89%) Unix
24 40 (7.52%) Banking
25 38 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
26 36 (6.77%) SAP
26 36 (6.77%) Configuration 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 27 (5.08%) Confluence
2 19 (3.57%) IIS
2 19 (3.57%) OpenStack
2 19 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 15 (2.82%) CMS
4 8 (1.50%) SAS
5 6 (1.13%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.94%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.94%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.75%) Apache
8 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 29 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.19%) InVision
Business Applications
1 12 (2.26%) SAP HR
2 5 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.75%) SAP HCM
3 4 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.75%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.56%) iTrent
4 3 (0.56%) Maximo
4 3 (0.56%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.56%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.56%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.38%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 2 (0.38%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.38%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.38%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.38%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.38%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.38%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.63%) SaaS
2 13 (2.44%) SuccessFactors
3 12 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.69%) Office 365
6 8 (1.50%) PaaS
7 7 (1.32%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.56%) IaaS
10 2 (0.38%) GitHub
11 1 (0.19%) Akamai
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.51%) WAN
2 22 (4.14%) LAN
3 14 (2.63%) Firewall
3 14 (2.63%) SMS
4 9 (1.69%) DHCP
4 9 (1.69%) DNS
5 8 (1.50%) IP Telephony
5 8 (1.50%) Multicast
5 8 (1.50%) SAN
6 7 (1.32%) VPN
6 7 (1.32%) Wireless
7 5 (0.94%) Internet
7 5 (0.94%) SMTP
7 5 (0.94%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.75%) 3G
8 4 (0.75%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.75%) MPLS
8 4 (0.75%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.75%) WebEx
9 3 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
2 17 (3.20%) Relational Database
2 17 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.88%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.88%) QlikView
5 9 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.32%) Power BI
7 6 (1.13%) Big Data
7 6 (1.13%) MS Access
7 6 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.75%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.56%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.56%) HBase
Development Applications
1 30 (5.64%) JIRA
2 17 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
2 17 (3.20%) TeamCity
3 16 (3.01%) MSBuild
4 12 (2.26%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.32%) Subversion
6 6 (1.13%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.13%) Selenium
7 4 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.56%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.56%) Hudson
8 3 (0.56%) JUnit
8 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.56%) Visual Website Optimizer
9 2 (0.38%) GCC
9 2 (0.38%) git-flow
9 2 (0.38%) JSUnit
9 2 (0.38%) TestRail
9 2 (0.38%) Toad
10 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
General
1 146 (27.44%) Finance
2 40 (7.52%) Banking
3 25 (4.70%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.57%) Marketing
5 17 (3.20%) Legal
6 13 (2.44%) Retail
7 9 (1.69%) Law
7 9 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.50%) Back Office
8 8 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.32%) Billing
9 7 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.94%) Front Office
10 5 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.38%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 77 (14.47%) Analyst
2 36 (6.77%) Developer
3 35 (6.58%) Consultant
4 31 (5.83%) Project Manager
5 30 (5.64%) Architect
6 28 (5.26%) Service Manager
7 20 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (3.57%) Business Analyst
8 19 (3.57%) IT Manager
8 19 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
9 18 (3.38%) Performance Analyst
10 16 (3.01%) Windows DevOps Engineer
11 15 (2.82%) Applications Engineer
12 14 (2.63%) Administrator
12 14 (2.63%) Performance Manager
12 14 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (2.44%) Digital Analyst
13 13 (2.44%) Infrastructure Manager
13 13 (2.44%) Senior Manager
14 12 (2.26%) Platform Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.76%) .NET
2 16 (3.01%) HTML
2 16 (3.01%) MSMQ
2 16 (3.01%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (2.44%) JSON
3 13 (2.44%) Web Services
4 10 (1.88%) CSS
4 10 (1.88%) J2EE
5 9 (1.69%) jQuery
6 8 (1.50%) HTML5
6 8 (1.50%) REST
6 8 (1.50%) XML
7 6 (1.13%) Spring
8 5 (0.94%) CSS3
8 5 (0.94%) Velocity
9 3 (0.56%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (0.56%) Node.js
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.56%) POJO
9 3 (0.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 99 (18.61%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 32 (6.02%) User Experience
4 25 (4.70%) NHS
5 24 (4.51%) Data Centre
6 15 (2.82%) Online Banking
7 12 (2.26%) Clustering
8 10 (1.88%) CMDB
9 8 (1.50%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.50%) FMCG
10 6 (1.13%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.94%) Derivative
11 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.75%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.75%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.56%) Fintech
13 3 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.56%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.56%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.22%) Windows
2 42 (7.89%) Unix
3 28 (5.26%) Linux
4 27 (5.08%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.95%) Windows 7
6 16 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (2.44%) Windows Vista
8 11 (2.07%) Solaris
8 11 (2.07%) Windows 2000
8 11 (2.07%) Windows XP
9 10 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.50%) AIX
11 8 (1.50%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.94%) Android
12 5 (0.94%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.94%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.94%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.75%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (15.98%) ITIL
3 83 (15.60%) Project Management
4 79 (14.85%) Service Delivery
5 75 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 65 (12.22%) Analytics
6 65 (12.22%) Mentoring
7 64 (12.03%) Scrum
8 62 (11.65%) Coaching
9 57 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 55 (10.34%) DevOps
11 53 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
12 50 (9.40%) Service Management
13 47 (8.83%) Change Management
14 46 (8.65%) Line Management
15 43 (8.08%) Risk Management
16 38 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (6.77%) Configuration Management
18 31 (5.83%) Migration
18 31 (5.83%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 74 (13.91%) SQL
2 30 (5.64%) Java
2 30 (5.64%) PowerShell
3 16 (3.01%) Python
4 14 (2.63%) PL/SQL
5 11 (2.07%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.07%) Shell Script
6 10 (1.88%) C
6 10 (1.88%) C++
6 10 (1.88%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.69%) Perl
7 9 (1.69%) VBA
8 7 (1.32%) C#
9 6 (1.13%) R
10 5 (0.94%) ABAP
10 5 (0.94%) Ruby
11 4 (0.75%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.75%) PHP
12 3 (0.56%) VBScript
13 2 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (10.15%) Degree
2 45 (8.46%) Security Cleared
3 32 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (2.07%) CISSP
5 11 (2.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (1.69%) HNC
8 8 (1.50%) CIPD
8 8 (1.50%) CISM
8 8 (1.50%) MCP
9 6 (1.13%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.94%) APMG
10 5 (0.94%) CCNP
10 5 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.94%) PMP
11 4 (0.75%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.39%) SLA
2 33 (6.20%) QA
3 19 (3.57%) PMO
4 14 (2.63%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (1.50%) GDPR
5 8 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.13%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.56%) HL7
7 3 (0.56%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.38%) IFRS
9 1 (0.19%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 26 (4.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.75%) Docker
3 4 (0.75%) Firmware
3 4 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.56%) NFS
4 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.38%) vSphere
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.19%) HDFS
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (4.14%) Puppet
2 13 (2.44%) Ansible
3 9 (1.69%) SCCM
4 8 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (0.94%) SCOM
7 4 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.75%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.56%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.56%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.38%) logstash
9 2 (0.38%) Salt
10 1 (0.19%) Control-M
10 1 (0.19%) Nagios
10 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 63 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.08%) Oracle
3 36 (6.77%) SAP
4 27 (5.08%) AppDynamics
5 23 (4.32%) Dynatrace
6 19 (3.57%) IBM
7 16 (3.01%) New Relic
8 14 (2.63%) Tableau
9 11 (2.07%) Cisco
9 11 (2.07%) VMware
10 9 (1.69%) Google
11 8 (1.50%) Adobe
11 8 (1.50%) RedGate
12 7 (1.32%) HP
12 7 (1.32%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.13%) Ariba
13 6 (1.13%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.13%) Sybase
14 5 (0.94%) Capita
14 5 (0.94%) NetApp