Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 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 Monitoring
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 552 487 490
Rank change year-on-year -65 +3 -25
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 349 419 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.52% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 308 259
UK median daily rate £380 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £261
90th Percentile £535 £566 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -5.33% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.28 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +44.27% -40.00%
10th Percentile £14.70 £24.55 £16.50
90th Percentile £68.40 £55.65 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.75 £43.28 £55.65
% change year-on-year +5.71% -22.23% +6.00%

Performance Monitoring 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 84,205 79,866 88,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.54% 83.78% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,381 52,904 57,748
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,967 2,230 2,728
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £24.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +2.08% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 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 -82 285 £410 +5.81% 75
UK excluding London +4 244 £355 -5.33% 65
London -78 98 £450 +5.88% 17
South East -32 72 £400 -5.88% 9
East of England -7 54 £350 +19.15% 13
Scotland +11 37 £325 +18.18% 7
North of England +2 27 £350 -6.67% 18
Wales - 24 £350 -
Midlands -37 19 £413 -2.94% 12
Yorkshire +9 16 £350 -4.11% 4
West Midlands -7 15 £425 -5.56% 10
South West +10 10 £494 +64.58% 6
North West -25 7 £230 -42.50% 12
North East +46 4 £340 -17.58% 2
East Midlands -22 4 £394 -7.35% 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 122 (34.96%) Linux
2 108 (30.95%) Windows
3 101 (28.94%) SQL
4 90 (25.79%) Microsoft
5 89 (25.50%) Performance Tuning
6 83 (23.78%) SQL Server
7 82 (23.50%) Unix
8 78 (22.35%) Finance
9 76 (21.78%) Oracle
10 67 (19.20%) Java
11 49 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
12 48 (13.75%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 47 (13.47%) Windows Server
13 47 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
14 46 (13.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 45 (12.89%) VMware
16 43 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (11.75%) Active Directory
18 39 (11.17%) HP
18 39 (11.17%) SAN
18 39 (11.17%) Shell Script
19 38 (10.89%) Cisco
19 38 (10.89%) Perl
20 36 (10.32%) Disaster Recovery
21 35 (10.03%) XML
21 35 (10.03%) Python
21 35 (10.03%) Capacity Planning
22 34 (9.74%) Root Cause Analysis
22 34 (9.74%) Migration
22 34 (9.74%) Red Hat

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 32 (9.17%) JBoss
2 25 (7.16%) MS Exchange
3 23 (6.59%) IIS
4 16 (4.58%) Apache
4 16 (4.58%) Tomcat
4 16 (4.58%) WebSphere
5 15 (4.30%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.58%) SAS
7 8 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.72%) Confluence
8 6 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (1.15%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.86%) nginx
10 3 (0.86%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (4.58%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.43%) Magento
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.29%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.29%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.29%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (5.16%) IaaS
4 15 (4.30%) Office 365
5 14 (4.01%) PaaS
6 7 (2.01%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.15%) GitHub
7 4 (1.15%) SaaS
8 3 (0.86%) Akamai
8 3 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.86%) Serverless
9 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.29%) Route 53
10 1 (0.29%) Stackdriver
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.17%) SAN
2 27 (7.74%) NAS
3 25 (7.16%) Fibre Channel
4 21 (6.02%) TCP/IP
5 18 (5.16%) VLAN
6 15 (4.30%) Firewall
7 9 (2.58%) DNS
8 7 (2.01%) FTP
8 7 (2.01%) Internet
8 7 (2.01%) SSL
8 7 (2.01%) VSAN
9 6 (1.72%) BIG-IP
9 6 (1.72%) LAN
9 6 (1.72%) NetScaler
9 6 (1.72%) WAN
10 5 (1.43%) SSH
10 5 (1.43%) VoIP
10 5 (1.43%) Wireless
10 5 (1.43%) WLAN
11 4 (1.15%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (23.78%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (9.46%) DB2
4 29 (8.31%) MongoDB
5 27 (7.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (6.59%) MySQL
7 20 (5.73%) Oracle Database
8 19 (5.44%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (5.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (5.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (4.87%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (4.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (3.44%) Oracle Database 12c
13 11 (3.15%) DB2 UDB
14 8 (2.29%) DbVisualizer
15 7 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (1.72%) Relational Database
17 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 32 (9.17%) Maven
2 17 (4.87%) Eclipse
2 17 (4.87%) Jenkins
3 16 (4.58%) JMeter
4 14 (4.01%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.01%) LoadRunner
5 12 (3.44%) JIRA
6 10 (2.87%) The Grinder
7 5 (1.43%) Gradle
7 5 (1.43%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.15%) Ant
8 4 (1.15%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.15%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.15%) IBM UrbanCode
8 4 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.86%) Babel
9 3 (0.86%) git-flow
9 3 (0.86%) Hudson
9 3 (0.86%) JProfiler
9 3 (0.86%) webpack
General
1 78 (22.35%) Finance
2 29 (8.31%) Banking
3 16 (4.58%) Legal
4 15 (4.30%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.58%) Romanian Language
6 5 (1.43%) Games
6 5 (1.43%) Marketing
7 4 (1.15%) International Banking
8 3 (0.86%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.57%) Billing
9 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.57%) Retail
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (21.20%) DBA
2 47 (13.47%) SQL DBA
3 44 (12.61%) Administrator
4 34 (9.74%) Developer
5 26 (7.45%) Analyst
6 20 (5.73%) Java Developer
6 20 (5.73%) SQL Server DBA
7 19 (5.44%) Consultant
7 19 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (5.44%) Oracle DBA
8 18 (5.16%) Storage Engineer
9 16 (4.58%) Test Engineer
10 15 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.30%) NetApp Engineer
11 13 (3.72%) Linux Engineer
12 12 (3.44%) Infrastructure Manager
13 11 (3.15%) Storage Administrator
14 10 (2.87%) Architect
14 10 (2.87%) MongoDB DBA
14 10 (2.87%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.03%) XML
2 29 (8.31%) Java EE
3 25 (7.16%) XSLT
4 24 (6.88%) Hibernate
5 20 (5.73%) .NET
5 20 (5.73%) Spring
6 19 (5.44%) LDAP
7 16 (4.58%) RESTful
8 15 (4.30%) Web Services
9 14 (4.01%) Drools
10 13 (3.72%) jBPM
11 12 (3.44%) HTML
12 11 (3.15%) Middleware
13 9 (2.58%) Ajax
13 9 (2.58%) jQuery
13 9 (2.58%) LAMP
13 9 (2.58%) Node.js
13 9 (2.58%) SOAP
13 9 (2.58%) YAML
14 7 (2.01%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.60%) Replication
2 25 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.44%) Enterprise Storage
4 16 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.72%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.15%) Microsoft Licensing
6 11 (3.15%) NHS
7 9 (2.58%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.29%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.01%) Clustering
9 7 (2.01%) DataPower
9 7 (2.01%) EMC Centera
9 7 (2.01%) EMC VMAX
9 7 (2.01%) EMC VNX
9 7 (2.01%) EMC VNXe
9 7 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.72%) PKI
10 6 (1.72%) User Experience
11 5 (1.43%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 122 (34.96%) Linux
2 108 (30.95%) Windows
3 82 (23.50%) Unix
4 47 (13.47%) Windows Server
5 46 (13.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (8.02%) Solaris
7 25 (7.16%) AIX
8 13 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.01%) Data ONTAP
10 7 (2.01%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.72%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.72%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.43%) CentOS
13 4 (1.15%) Android
13 4 (1.15%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.15%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.57%) HPUX
14 2 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (25.50%) Performance Tuning
2 48 (13.75%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 47 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (10.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 35 (10.03%) Capacity Planning
7 34 (9.74%) Migration
7 34 (9.74%) Root Cause Analysis
8 32 (9.17%) TDD
9 30 (8.60%) Configuration Management
10 28 (8.02%) Change Control
11 27 (7.74%) DevOps
12 26 (7.45%) Workflow
13 25 (7.16%) ITIL
13 25 (7.16%) Software Engineering
13 25 (7.16%) Test Automation
14 24 (6.88%) Load Balancing
15 21 (6.02%) Project Management
16 20 (5.73%) Change Management
16 20 (5.73%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (28.94%) SQL
2 67 (19.20%) Java
3 39 (11.17%) Shell Script
4 38 (10.89%) Perl
5 35 (10.03%) Python
6 28 (8.02%) T-SQL
7 25 (7.16%) Bash Shell
8 20 (5.73%) PowerShell
9 16 (4.58%) JavaScript
10 15 (4.30%) C
10 15 (4.30%) PHP
11 13 (3.72%) Ruby
12 11 (3.15%) Korn
13 8 (2.29%) AWK
13 8 (2.29%) Groovy
14 7 (2.01%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.72%) C#
16 4 (1.15%) C++
17 3 (0.86%) TypeScript
18 2 (0.57%) REXX
Qualifications
1 32 (9.17%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.16%) Degree
3 22 (6.30%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (4.01%) CCNA
5 14 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (4.01%) MCP
6 13 (3.72%) ISEB
6 13 (3.72%) MCSE
7 7 (2.01%) CCA
7 7 (2.01%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (2.01%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.29%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.29%) MCITP
11 1 (0.29%) MCTS
11 1 (0.29%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.30%) QA
2 17 (4.87%) SLA
3 10 (2.87%) PMO
4 5 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.29%) GDPR
6 1 (0.29%) P3O
System Software
1 41 (11.75%) Active Directory
2 34 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (8.31%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (7.45%) NFS
5 19 (5.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 18 (5.16%) Veritas File System
7 12 (3.44%) Hyper-V
7 12 (3.44%) vSphere
8 10 (2.87%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (2.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 7 (2.01%) Firmware
10 7 (2.01%) SRDF
10 7 (2.01%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (1.72%) Docker
11 6 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.86%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.57%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.57%) Gluster
13 2 (0.57%) Samba
Systems Management
1 33 (9.46%) Ansible
2 29 (8.31%) NetBackup
3 18 (5.16%) Puppet
4 15 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (3.72%) Backup Exec
6 11 (3.15%) Oracle RMAN
6 11 (3.15%) SCOM
7 10 (2.87%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 9 (2.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (2.58%) SCCM
8 9 (2.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (2.29%) Data Guard
9 8 (2.29%) Grafana
10 7 (2.01%) EMC TimeFinder
10 7 (2.01%) NetApp OnCommand
11 6 (1.72%) WhatsUp Gold
12 4 (1.15%) Cobbler
12 4 (1.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 4 (1.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 90 (25.79%) Microsoft
2 76 (21.78%) Oracle
3 45 (12.89%) VMware
4 39 (11.17%) HP
5 38 (10.89%) Cisco
6 34 (9.74%) Red Hat
7 31 (8.88%) Brocade
8 30 (8.60%) Veritas
9 27 (7.74%) NetApp
10 26 (7.45%) AppDynamics
10 26 (7.45%) Symantec
11 20 (5.73%) BMC
11 20 (5.73%) EMC
11 20 (5.73%) IBM
12 14 (4.01%) New Relic
13 13 (3.72%) RedGate
14 12 (3.44%) Citrix
14 12 (3.44%) Dynatrace
15 9 (2.58%) CheckPoint
15 9 (2.58%) F5