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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 432 416 388
Rank change year-on-year -16 -28  
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 172 236 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.42% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.51% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 137 142
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.17 £53.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +102.38% -30.00%  

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 39463 46272 44542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.70% 82.83% 79.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25947 30560 27673
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1075 1305
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.97 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +17.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Performance Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Performance Monitoring as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Performance Monitoring in the UK

Performance Monitoring
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 161 £425 +6.25% 45
London +22 86 £475 +15.85% 20
City of London +7 21 £438 -7.89% 5
South East -27 18 £375 -6.25% 10
North West +35 13 £550 +29.41% 4
East Midlands -5 13 £415 +3.75% 1
East of England +2 10 £350 - 1
Northamptonshire +5 9 £425 -
South West -3 9 £450 +42.85% 2
Scotland +24 7 £350 -6.66% 4
West Midlands +21 7 £484 +38.28%
Northampton -4 7 £425 -
Hampshire +4 6 £375 -6.25% 7
Lancashire - 6 - -
Edinburgh +9 5 - - 2
Wiltshire -1 5 £380 +7.80%
Watford - 5 - -
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
Cheshire +30 4 £550 +29.41% 1
Birmingham +9 4 £484 +82.64%
Berkshire +4 4 - -
Surrey -21 4 £475 +11.76% 2
Manchester +11 3 - - 3
Corsham -6 3 £301 -19.86%
Kent +14 2 £238 +39.70%
Bristol +7 2 - - 1
Norfolk +1 2 - -
Glasgow -1 2 £350 +2.94% 1
Milton Keynes -3 2 £360 -
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £360 +10.76% 1

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 111 (28.53%) SQL
1 111 (28.53%) Finance
2 85 (21.85%) Oracle
3 80 (20.57%) Windows
4 77 (19.79%) Microsoft
4 77 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (19.28%) Linux
6 70 (17.99%) Performance Tuning
7 69 (17.74%) SQL Server
8 64 (16.45%) Unix
9 59 (15.17%) Security Cleared
10 56 (14.40%) Java
11 48 (12.34%) Python
12 45 (11.57%) Perl
13 43 (11.05%) IBM
13 43 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
14 40 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
14 40 (10.28%) Bash Shell
15 39 (10.03%) Performance Testing
16 38 (9.77%) Banking
16 38 (9.77%) DevOps
17 36 (9.25%) Application Performance Monitoring
17 36 (9.25%) Migration
17 36 (9.25%) Active Directory
17 36 (9.25%) Business Intelligence
18 35 (9.00%) Project Management
18 35 (9.00%) PowerShell
19 34 (8.74%) VMware
20 33 (8.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 32 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure

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 22 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.14%) IIS
3 17 (4.37%) JBoss
4 13 (3.34%) Apache
4 13 (3.34%) SharePoint Server
5 12 (3.08%) Confluence
6 10 (2.57%) Apache Pig
7 8 (2.06%) MS Exchange
7 8 (2.06%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.29%) nginx
11 4 (1.03%) CMS
11 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.03%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.77%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.77%) GroupWise
12 3 (0.77%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (7.20%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.86%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.77%) SPSS
7 1 (0.26%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 5 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.03%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.51%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.26%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 40 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (7.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.91%) Office 365
4 12 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (2.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.06%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.03%) IaaS
8 4 (1.03%) PaaS
9 3 (0.77%) Akamai
9 3 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.26%) CloudSense
11 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.46%) Firewall
2 27 (6.94%) WAN
3 26 (6.68%) LAN
4 25 (6.43%) SAN
5 22 (5.66%) DNS
6 15 (3.86%) TCP/IP
7 14 (3.60%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (3.08%) HTTP
8 12 (3.08%) LDAP
9 8 (2.06%) DHCP
9 8 (2.06%) Wireless
10 7 (1.80%) WLAN
11 6 (1.54%) Internet
11 6 (1.54%) Kerberos
11 6 (1.54%) SSL
11 6 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.29%) NAS
12 5 (1.29%) Network Security
12 5 (1.29%) VPN
13 4 (1.03%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.97%) MySQL
3 29 (7.46%) Oracle Database
4 21 (5.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (4.37%) Hadoop
6 17 (4.37%) MariaDB
7 15 (3.86%) Big Data
7 15 (3.86%) NoSQL
8 14 (3.60%) Oracle BI EE
9 13 (3.34%) DB2
9 13 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (3.08%) Relational Database
10 12 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (2.83%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (2.57%) Apache Hive
12 10 (2.57%) HBase
12 10 (2.57%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 31 (7.97%) Git (software)
1 31 (7.97%) Jenkins
2 21 (5.40%) JIRA
3 15 (3.86%) Subversion
4 12 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 11 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (2.57%) Maven
7 8 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.06%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.80%) Toad
9 6 (1.54%) Ant
9 6 (1.54%) JMeter
9 6 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (1.29%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.29%) Hudson
10 5 (1.29%) JProfiler
11 4 (1.03%) NeoLoad
12 3 (0.77%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.77%) WiX
General
1 111 (28.53%) Finance
2 38 (9.77%) Banking
3 17 (4.37%) Financial Institution
4 16 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.86%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.34%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.31%) Aerospace
8 8 (2.06%) Retail
9 7 (1.80%) Electronics
9 7 (1.80%) Marketing
10 6 (1.54%) Legal
11 4 (1.03%) Local Government
11 4 (1.03%) Publishing
12 3 (0.77%) Advertising
12 3 (0.77%) Law
13 2 (0.51%) Billing
13 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.26%) Front Office
14 1 (0.26%) German Language
14 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 57 (14.65%) DBA
2 50 (12.85%) Analyst
2 50 (12.85%) Developer
3 35 (9.00%) Consultant
4 27 (6.94%) Administrator
5 23 (5.91%) SAP Consultant
5 23 (5.91%) SQL DBA
6 19 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (4.88%) Performance Analyst
7 18 (4.63%) Test Analyst
8 16 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (3.86%) Performance Test Analyst
10 14 (3.60%) Oracle DBA
11 13 (3.34%) MySQL DBA
11 13 (3.34%) Project Manager
12 12 (3.08%) Designer
12 12 (3.08%) Java Developer
12 12 (3.08%) Technical Consultant
13 11 (2.83%) Data Consultant
13 11 (2.83%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.68%) LAMP
2 16 (4.11%) .NET
3 15 (3.86%) Web Services
3 15 (3.86%) XML
4 14 (3.60%) Java EE
4 14 (3.60%) XSLT
5 12 (3.08%) Hibernate
5 12 (3.08%) Spring
6 9 (2.31%) BAPI
6 9 (2.31%) SAP Smart Forms
6 9 (2.31%) SAP XI
7 8 (2.06%) MDX
7 8 (2.06%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 8 (2.06%) SOAP
8 7 (1.80%) JPA
8 7 (1.80%) REST
8 7 (1.80%) RESTful
8 7 (1.80%) XSD
9 6 (1.54%) J2EE
9 6 (1.54%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.46%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.40%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.86%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.60%) Clustering
6 11 (2.83%) NHS
7 9 (2.31%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.31%) Replication
8 7 (1.80%) EMC VNX
9 6 (1.54%) CMDB
9 6 (1.54%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.54%) PKI
10 5 (1.29%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.29%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.29%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.29%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.03%) Fintech
12 3 (0.77%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 80 (20.57%) Windows
2 75 (19.28%) Linux
3 64 (16.45%) Unix
4 33 (8.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (7.71%) Windows Server
6 20 (5.14%) CentOS
7 18 (4.63%) Solaris
8 17 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (2.83%) AIX
12 10 (2.57%) Windows 10
12 10 (2.57%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.29%) zOS
14 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.51%) HPUX
16 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.26%) SUSE
16 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (17.99%) Performance Tuning
3 43 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (10.03%) Performance Testing
5 38 (9.77%) DevOps
6 36 (9.25%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 36 (9.25%) Business Intelligence
6 36 (9.25%) Migration
7 35 (9.00%) Project Management
8 32 (8.23%) Configuration Management
9 30 (7.71%) High Availability
10 29 (7.46%) Capacity Planning
11 28 (7.20%) ETL
12 27 (6.94%) Analytics
13 26 (6.68%) ITIL
13 26 (6.68%) Scrum
14 22 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
14 22 (5.66%) TDD
14 22 (5.66%) Test Scripting
15 20 (5.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (28.53%) SQL
2 56 (14.40%) Java
3 48 (12.34%) Python
4 45 (11.57%) Perl
5 40 (10.28%) Bash Shell
6 35 (9.00%) PowerShell
7 27 (6.94%) Ruby
8 19 (4.88%) PL/SQL
9 17 (4.37%) C#
10 15 (3.86%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.57%) JavaScript
12 9 (2.31%) ABAP
13 8 (2.06%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.80%) R
15 4 (1.03%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.77%) C
16 3 (0.77%) REXX
16 3 (0.77%) VB
17 2 (0.51%) Scala
17 2 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (15.17%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.23%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.66%) Degree
4 21 (5.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (4.11%) MCSE
6 15 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (3.86%) DV Cleared
7 14 (3.60%) CCNA
8 13 (3.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.80%) MCITP
10 6 (1.54%) AWS Certification
10 6 (1.54%) Sun Certification
11 5 (1.29%) CCA
11 5 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (1.29%) MCP
12 4 (1.03%) BC Cleared
12 4 (1.03%) PhD
13 3 (0.77%) MCTS
14 2 (0.51%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.51%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.46%) QA
2 13 (3.34%) SLA
3 12 (3.08%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.80%) PMO
5 6 (1.54%) JSP 440
6 5 (1.29%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (9.25%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.57%) HDFS
5 8 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (2.06%) vSphere
6 7 (1.80%) NFS
7 5 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.03%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.77%) Docker
9 3 (0.77%) Firmware
9 3 (0.77%) LXC
9 3 (0.77%) NDS
9 3 (0.77%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.51%) Samba
10 2 (0.51%) vCloud
10 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (6.17%) Puppet
2 23 (5.91%) Ansible
3 20 (5.14%) Tivoli
4 19 (4.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 12 (3.08%) SCOM
6 11 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.83%) SCCM
7 10 (2.57%) Ganglia
7 10 (2.57%) Graphite
7 10 (2.57%) nmon
8 9 (2.31%) Oozie
8 9 (2.31%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (2.06%) Nagios
9 8 (2.06%) Red Hat Satellite
9 8 (2.06%) vCenter Server
10 7 (1.80%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (1.80%) Galera Cluster
11 5 (1.29%) Dollar Universe
11 5 (1.29%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 85 (21.85%) Oracle
2 77 (19.79%) Microsoft
3 43 (11.05%) IBM
4 34 (8.74%) VMware
5 30 (7.71%) Cisco
5 30 (7.71%) HP
5 30 (7.71%) Red Hat
5 30 (7.71%) SAP
6 21 (5.40%) AppDynamics
7 15 (3.86%) Dell
8 14 (3.60%) New Relic
9 13 (3.34%) EMC
10 12 (3.08%) Adobe
10 12 (3.08%) SolarWinds
10 12 (3.08%) Tableau
11 11 (2.83%) Intel Security
12 10 (2.57%) Forcepoint
13 9 (2.31%) CA
13 9 (2.31%) F5
13 9 (2.31%) Sun
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