Period
to 20 September 2019

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 20 September 2019 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
20 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 480 433 381
Rank change year-on-year -47 -52 +52
Contract jobs citing Performance Management 371 566 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.55% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.63% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 325 383
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.49%
10th Percentile £235 £271 £260
90th Percentile £648 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £421 £425
% change year-on-year +6.83% -0.89% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 19
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +30.43% +9.52%
10th Percentile £17.80 £17.56 £13.51
90th Percentile £29.96 £41.34 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.43 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -4.77% -5.26% +20.25%

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 76,776 89,381 85,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.54% 86.81% 86.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 50,387 59,004 55,973
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,289 2,466 2,107
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.07% -14.58% +4.35%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +18.75% -15.79% +1.06%

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 20 September 2019.

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 20 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Performance Management in the UK

Performance Management
Top 17 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 20 September 2019. 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 -52 322 £464 +0.27% 122
UK excluding London -38 226 £450 +6.83% 96
London -26 134 £480 -12.73% 33
South East -17 76 £500 +25.00% 23
North of England +33 55 £400 -18.78% 23
Scotland +23 30 £413 +17.86% 3
North West +16 27 £444 -8.51% 11
East of England +11 21 £525 +5.00% 13
South West -26 18 £478 +22.56% 12
Midlands +4 17 £505 +17.78% 18
North East +25 16 £275 -47.62% 1
West Midlands +14 14 £513 +24.24% 15
Yorkshire +23 12 £400 -5.88% 11
Wales +20 6 £400 - 2
East Midlands +17 3 £426 +0.29% 3
Channel Islands - 2 £450 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 September 2019, 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.

1 106 (28.57%) Finance
2 82 (22.10%) Microsoft
3 81 (21.83%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (19.68%) ITIL
6 69 (18.60%) Project Management
7 54 (14.56%) Management Information System
8 53 (14.29%) Change Management
9 46 (12.40%) Telecoms
10 45 (12.13%) Analytics
10 45 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
11 43 (11.59%) Windows
12 42 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 41 (11.05%) Coaching
14 40 (10.78%) Service Management
15 37 (9.97%) VMware
15 37 (9.97%) Microsoft Excel
15 37 (9.97%) Microsoft Office
15 37 (9.97%) Continuous Improvement
16 36 (9.70%) Decision-Making
16 36 (9.70%) Service Delivery
17 34 (9.16%) SQL
18 32 (8.63%) Public Sector
19 30 (8.09%) Linux
20 29 (7.82%) Migration
20 29 (7.82%) Oracle
20 29 (7.82%) SAP
20 29 (7.82%) Security Cleared
20 29 (7.82%) Azure
21 28 (7.55%) Data 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 18 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.35%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.35%) CMS
2 5 (1.35%) Confluence
3 4 (1.08%) SAS
4 2 (0.54%) Apache
4 2 (0.54%) IIS
4 2 (0.54%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.54%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.27%) JBoss
5 1 (0.27%) Moodle
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.27%) Totara
Applications
1 37 (9.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 37 (9.97%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (5.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.35%) SAP HCM
3 4 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.81%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.81%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.81%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.54%) iTrent
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.54%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.54%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.82%) Azure
2 17 (4.58%) Office 365
3 16 (4.31%) AWS
3 16 (4.31%) Power Platform
4 10 (2.70%) SuccessFactors
5 8 (2.16%) PowerApps
6 7 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (1.89%) Microsoft Flow
7 3 (0.81%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.81%) SaaS
8 2 (0.54%) PaaS
8 2 (0.54%) Veeva
9 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.27%) G Suite
9 1 (0.27%) GitHub
9 1 (0.27%) IaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.50%) SAN
2 10 (2.70%) DNS
2 10 (2.70%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (2.16%) Firewall
4 7 (1.89%) DHCP
5 6 (1.62%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.62%) WAN
6 5 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (1.35%) LAN
6 5 (1.35%) Skype
6 5 (1.35%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.08%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (1.08%) iSCSI
7 4 (1.08%) VPN
7 4 (1.08%) Wireless
8 3 (0.81%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.81%) Internet
9 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.54%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (2.43%) Power BI
4 8 (2.16%) Big Data
5 7 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.35%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.35%) MS Access
6 5 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.35%) QlikView
6 5 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.08%) MySQL
8 3 (0.81%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.81%) Essbase
8 3 (0.81%) HBase
8 3 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (0.81%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.81%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.54%) Impala
9 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.70%) JIRA
2 3 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.54%) JMeter
4 1 (0.27%) Ant
4 1 (0.27%) GitLab
4 1 (0.27%) MSI
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (28.57%) Finance
2 46 (12.40%) Telecoms
3 32 (8.63%) Public Sector
4 17 (4.58%) Legal
5 16 (4.31%) Marketing
6 13 (3.50%) Banking
7 12 (3.23%) Local Government
8 10 (2.70%) Law
9 9 (2.43%) Retail
10 4 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.81%) Billing
11 3 (0.81%) Games
12 2 (0.54%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.27%) Back Office
13 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.27%) Electronics
13 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (18.33%) Analyst
2 30 (8.09%) Consultant
3 21 (5.66%) Architect
4 19 (5.12%) Project Manager
5 17 (4.58%) Data Analyst
5 17 (4.58%) Developer
6 13 (3.50%) Administrator
6 13 (3.50%) Business Analyst
7 12 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
8 11 (2.96%) Service Manager
9 10 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (2.70%) Support Analyst
10 9 (2.43%) Delivery Manager
10 9 (2.43%) IT Manager
11 8 (2.16%) Applications Support
11 8 (2.16%) DBA
11 8 (2.16%) Support Manager
11 8 (2.16%) Technical Analyst
12 7 (1.89%) Cloud Architect
12 7 (1.89%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.23%) XML
2 10 (2.70%) Web Services
3 6 (1.62%) jQuery
3 6 (1.62%) SOAP
4 5 (1.35%) LDAP
4 5 (1.35%) REST
5 4 (1.08%) CSS
5 4 (1.08%) HTML
5 4 (1.08%) JSON
5 4 (1.08%) Middleware
6 3 (0.81%) .NET
6 3 (0.81%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.81%) Kafka
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (0.81%) Spark Streaming
7 2 (0.54%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.54%) SAP TM
8 1 (0.27%) J2EE
8 1 (0.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 81 (21.83%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (14.56%) Management Information System
3 24 (6.47%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.77%) CMDB
6 10 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (2.43%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.89%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (1.62%) Freedom of Information Act
9 6 (1.62%) NHS
10 4 (1.08%) Clustering
10 4 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.08%) Replication
11 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.81%) FMCG
11 3 (0.81%) iSeries
11 3 (0.81%) Oracle Exalogic
11 3 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.59%) Windows
2 30 (8.09%) Linux
3 20 (5.39%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.77%) Unix
5 8 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.89%) AIX
6 7 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.08%) Data ONTAP
7 4 (1.08%) Solaris
7 4 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.81%) SUSE
9 2 (0.54%) VMS
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (19.68%) ITIL
3 69 (18.60%) Project Management
4 53 (14.29%) Change Management
5 45 (12.13%) Analytics
5 45 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
6 42 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (11.05%) Coaching
8 40 (10.78%) Service Management
9 37 (9.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 36 (9.70%) Decision-Making
10 36 (9.70%) Service Delivery
11 29 (7.82%) Migration
12 28 (7.55%) CRM
12 28 (7.55%) Data Management
12 28 (7.55%) ITSM
12 28 (7.55%) Risk Management
13 26 (7.01%) Project Delivery
14 25 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
15 23 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.16%) SQL
2 18 (4.85%) JavaScript
3 16 (4.31%) Python
4 15 (4.04%) Java
5 12 (3.23%) Perl
6 11 (2.96%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.43%) C#
8 7 (1.89%) C
9 4 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.08%) R
9 4 (1.08%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.08%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.81%) Scala
11 2 (0.54%) VBA
12 1 (0.27%) ABAP
12 1 (0.27%) C++
12 1 (0.27%) PHP
12 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.27%) RPG
12 1 (0.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 29 (7.82%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.01%) Degree
2 26 (7.01%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.96%) MCSA
5 10 (2.70%) CIPD
6 8 (2.16%) MCSE
7 7 (1.89%) CIPFA
7 7 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.62%) CIMA
8 6 (1.62%) MCP
9 5 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.35%) HND
9 5 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (1.08%) NCDA
10 4 (1.08%) NCIE
10 4 (1.08%) NCSIE
10 4 (1.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.93%) QA
1 22 (5.93%) SLA
2 9 (2.43%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.16%) PMO
4 7 (1.89%) GDPR
5 5 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.81%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.54%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.54%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.27%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.27%) PSD2
System Software
1 25 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.62%) vSphere
5 5 (1.35%) Firmware
6 4 (1.08%) NFS
6 4 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.81%) SRDF
7 3 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (0.81%) XenApp
7 3 (0.81%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.54%) Docker
8 2 (0.54%) HDFS
8 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (3.77%) SCCM
2 11 (2.96%) SCOM
3 9 (2.43%) vCenter Server
4 5 (1.35%) Ansible
5 4 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.08%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.08%) vRealize
6 3 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.81%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.81%) Icinga
7 2 (0.54%) Ionix
7 2 (0.54%) Puppet
7 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.27%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.27%) SCSM
8 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 82 (22.10%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.97%) VMware
3 29 (7.82%) Oracle
3 29 (7.82%) SAP
4 21 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (4.04%) Workday
6 13 (3.50%) Cisco
7 11 (2.96%) HP
8 9 (2.43%) Dell
8 9 (2.43%) IBM
8 9 (2.43%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.16%) EMC
9 8 (2.16%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.16%) Remedy
10 7 (1.89%) NetApp
11 6 (1.62%) Liquidlogic
12 5 (1.35%) AppDynamics
12 5 (1.35%) Demandware
12 5 (1.35%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 5 (1.35%) TIBCO