Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Performance Monitoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Monitoring over the 6 months to 27 July 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 Monitoring
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 517 491 461
Rank change year-on-year -26 -30 +75
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 355 467 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.51% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 282 271
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £250
90th Percentile £556 £523 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 18
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £22.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.01% -11.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £32.50 £12.25 £16.76
90th Percentile £51.79 £53.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +102.38% -30.00% -11.11%

Performance Monitoring is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80364 91722 90936
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.27% 83.45% 80.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 52749 60501 57614
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2042 2200 2581
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.71 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +2.27%

Performance Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Performance Monitoring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Monitoring in the UK

Performance Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Monitoring in the UK

Performance Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Monitoring over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Monitoring in the UK

Performance Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Monitoring.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Monitoring in the UK

Performance Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Monitoring over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Performance Monitoring in the UK

Performance Monitoring
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 Monitoring within the UK over the 6 months to 27 July 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 -8 332 £435 +14.47% 28
UK excluding London -48 190 £388 +10.71% 18
London +15 160 £488 +19.63% 11
South East -54 56 £375 - 2
Midlands +20 45 £403 -5.29% 7
North of England +27 30 £336 +1.89% 5
West Midlands +27 24 £410 -3.53% 7
South West +13 21 £400 +23.08% 2
East Midlands +6 21 £403 -5.29%
North West +32 19 £320 -24.71% 1
East of England -15 16 £375 +29.31% 1
Scotland +30 13 £363 +6.62%
North East +39 10 £350 +12.90%
Wales +8 8 £425 +41.67% 1
Yorkshire +24 1 - - 4
Northern Ireland -50 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Monitoring 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 Monitoring.

1 97 (27.32%) SQL
1 97 (27.32%) Finance
2 90 (25.35%) Windows
3 87 (24.51%) SQL Server
4 83 (23.38%) Oracle
4 83 (23.38%) Linux
5 80 (22.54%) Microsoft
6 74 (20.85%) Performance Tuning
7 60 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (15.49%) Unix
9 53 (14.93%) Security Cleared
10 49 (13.80%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 48 (13.52%) PowerShell
11 48 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (12.96%) Java
13 43 (12.11%) DevOps
14 41 (11.55%) ITIL
14 41 (11.55%) Performance Management
15 40 (11.27%) Migration
16 37 (10.42%) Python
16 37 (10.42%) MySQL
17 35 (9.86%) Perl
18 34 (9.58%) Bash Shell
18 34 (9.58%) Root Cause Analysis
19 33 (9.30%) Oracle Database
20 32 (9.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 32 (9.01%) Ansible
21 31 (8.73%) Git (software)
21 31 (8.73%) Banking
22 30 (8.45%) TDD

Performance Monitoring
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 (5.63%) IIS
2 16 (4.51%) Apache
3 13 (3.66%) CMS
4 9 (2.54%) JBoss
5 7 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.97%) Confluence
5 7 (1.97%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.97%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.13%) SAS
9 3 (0.85%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.85%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.85%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.41%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.56%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.10%) Office 365
4 9 (2.54%) GitHub
5 8 (2.25%) IaaS
6 7 (1.97%) PaaS
7 3 (0.85%) Akamai
7 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.28%) CloudSense
9 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.04%) SAN
2 17 (4.79%) LDAP
3 15 (4.23%) Fibre Channel
3 15 (4.23%) TCP/IP
4 13 (3.66%) HTTP
5 12 (3.38%) DNS
6 10 (2.82%) Firewall
6 10 (2.82%) NAS
7 7 (1.97%) MVNO
8 5 (1.41%) DHCP
9 4 (1.13%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.13%) MPLS
9 4 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.85%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.56%) FTP
11 2 (0.56%) SNMP
11 2 (0.56%) VLAN
11 2 (0.56%) WAN
11 2 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (24.51%) SQL Server
2 37 (10.42%) MySQL
3 33 (9.30%) Oracle Database
4 29 (8.17%) MongoDB
5 23 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (6.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (5.35%) DB2
8 19 (5.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (4.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (3.10%) DB2 UDB
12 11 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (3.10%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (2.82%) TKPROF
14 9 (2.54%) MariaDB
14 9 (2.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (8.73%) Git (software)
2 28 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 24 (6.76%) JIRA
3 24 (6.76%) Visual Studio
4 17 (4.79%) JMeter
5 15 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (3.94%) Subversion
7 13 (3.66%) LoadUI
7 13 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.82%) Bitbucket
8 10 (2.82%) Maven
8 10 (2.82%) Toad
9 9 (2.54%) Gatling
10 8 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (2.25%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.97%) Fiddler
11 7 (1.97%) LoadRunner
11 7 (1.97%) Log4j
11 7 (1.97%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.97%) YourKit
General
1 97 (27.32%) Finance
2 31 (8.73%) Banking
3 24 (6.76%) Financial Institution
4 18 (5.07%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.10%) Legal
6 9 (2.54%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.97%) Marketing
8 6 (1.69%) Electronics
8 6 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.69%) Retail
9 5 (1.41%) Billing
10 4 (1.13%) Advertising
11 2 (0.56%) Local Government
11 2 (0.56%) Publishing
12 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.28%) French Language
12 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.28%) German Language
12 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (17.18%) DBA
2 40 (11.27%) Analyst
3 34 (9.58%) Administrator
4 33 (9.30%) Developer
5 25 (7.04%) Performance Engineer
6 24 (6.76%) SQL DBA
7 20 (5.63%) Applications Engineer
7 20 (5.63%) Oracle DBA
8 19 (5.35%) Consultant
8 19 (5.35%) Monitoring Engineer
9 17 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
10 16 (4.51%) Performance Analyst
11 14 (3.94%) Test Analyst
12 12 (3.38%) Performance Test Analyst
13 11 (3.10%) Senior DBA
13 11 (3.10%) SQL Developer
14 10 (2.82%) Designer
14 10 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (2.54%) NetApp Engineer
15 9 (2.54%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.04%) .NET
1 25 (7.04%) Web Services
2 18 (5.07%) XML
3 17 (4.79%) HTML
4 15 (4.23%) RESTful
5 14 (3.94%) Java EE
6 13 (3.66%) Ajax
6 13 (3.66%) ODBC
6 13 (3.66%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 12 (3.38%) LAMP
8 11 (3.10%) SOAP
8 11 (3.10%) XSLT
8 11 (3.10%) YAML
9 9 (2.54%) Hibernate
10 8 (2.25%) CSS
10 8 (2.25%) JPA
10 8 (2.25%) Node.js
10 8 (2.25%) React
10 8 (2.25%) Spring
11 7 (1.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.92%) Clustering
2 20 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.07%) Data Centre
3 18 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.23%) CMDB
5 14 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.94%) User Experience
6 11 (3.10%) Replication
7 10 (2.82%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (2.82%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.54%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.97%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.41%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.41%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.41%) NHS
11 3 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.85%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.56%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.56%) Life Science
12 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 90 (25.35%) Windows
2 83 (23.38%) Linux
3 55 (15.49%) Unix
4 32 (9.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (7.61%) Solaris
6 25 (7.04%) Windows Server
7 11 (3.10%) AIX
8 10 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.69%) CentOS
11 3 (0.85%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.56%) zOS
13 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (20.85%) Performance Tuning
2 60 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (13.80%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 48 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (12.11%) DevOps
6 41 (11.55%) ITIL
6 41 (11.55%) Performance Management
7 40 (11.27%) Migration
8 34 (9.58%) Root Cause Analysis
9 30 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (8.45%) TDD
10 29 (8.17%) Analytics
11 24 (6.76%) Performance Testing
12 23 (6.48%) Configuration Management
13 21 (5.92%) Capacity Planning
13 21 (5.92%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (5.63%) High Availability
15 18 (5.07%) Capacity Management
15 18 (5.07%) SDLC
16 17 (4.79%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 97 (27.32%) SQL
2 48 (13.52%) PowerShell
3 46 (12.96%) Java
4 37 (10.42%) Python
5 35 (9.86%) Perl
6 34 (9.58%) Bash Shell
7 25 (7.04%) Shell Script
8 23 (6.48%) T-SQL
9 21 (5.92%) PL/SQL
10 16 (4.51%) C#
11 15 (4.23%) JavaScript
12 13 (3.66%) Ruby
13 7 (1.97%) Scala
14 5 (1.41%) R
15 4 (1.13%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.85%) Groovy
17 2 (0.56%) Korn
17 2 (0.56%) VBA
18 1 (0.28%) ABAP
18 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.17%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (4.23%) Degree
5 12 (3.38%) DV Cleared
6 11 (3.10%) MCSE
7 9 (2.54%) MCITP
8 8 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.97%) HND
9 7 (1.97%) ISEB
9 7 (1.97%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.69%) MCTS
10 6 (1.69%) Sun Certification
11 4 (1.13%) PhD
12 3 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.56%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.56%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.56%) NVQ Level 3
13 2 (0.56%) OCP
13 2 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.04%) QA
2 19 (5.35%) SLA
3 8 (2.25%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.97%) JSP 440
5 5 (1.41%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
2 15 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.23%) Hyper-V
3 13 (3.66%) NFS
4 10 (2.82%) Veritas File System
5 9 (2.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 9 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.85%) HDFS
7 3 (0.85%) vCloud
7 3 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.56%) Firmware
8 2 (0.56%) OpenDJ
8 2 (0.56%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.28%) Docker
9 1 (0.28%) LXC
9 1 (0.28%) Samba
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (9.01%) Ansible
2 18 (5.07%) NetBackup
3 16 (4.51%) Puppet
4 15 (4.23%) Graphite
5 14 (3.94%) Nagios
5 14 (3.94%) Oracle RMAN
6 11 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (3.10%) Tivoli
7 10 (2.82%) HP SiteScope
7 10 (2.82%) SCOM
7 10 (2.82%) ZABBIX
8 9 (2.54%) Failover Clustering
8 9 (2.54%) Grafana
8 9 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (2.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 7 (1.97%) Ganglia
10 7 (1.97%) nmon
11 6 (1.69%) Dollar Universe
11 6 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (1.69%) Marathon
Vendors
1 83 (23.38%) Oracle
2 80 (22.54%) Microsoft
3 30 (8.45%) Red Hat
4 27 (7.61%) Cisco
4 27 (7.61%) IBM
5 26 (7.32%) EMC
6 25 (7.04%) HP
7 24 (6.76%) AppDynamics
8 17 (4.79%) New Relic
8 17 (4.79%) Remedy
8 17 (4.79%) Veritas
9 16 (4.51%) BMC
10 15 (4.23%) Brocade
10 15 (4.23%) NetApp
11 14 (3.94%) Symantec
11 14 (3.94%) VMware
12 13 (3.66%) Dynatrace
13 11 (3.10%) SAP
14 10 (2.82%) Riverbed
15 7 (1.97%) RedGate
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