The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 122 108
Rank change year-on-year +19 -14  
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 13 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.66% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.80% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
Median daily rate £420 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +28.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £259 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year +102.38% -  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1676 2495 1842
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.64% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1489 1158
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 56 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -10.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.05 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Performance Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Performance Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Monitoring in the West Midlands

Performance Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Monitoring in the West Midlands

Performance Monitoring
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Shropshire +18 7 £539 -2.00% 1
Warwickshire +9 2 £400 -11.11%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Walsall - 1 £420 -
Performance Monitoring
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Performance Monitoring.

1 8 (34.78%) Visualisation
1 8 (34.78%) Application Performance Monitoring
2 7 (30.43%) User Experience
2 7 (30.43%) AppDynamics
2 7 (30.43%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (30.43%) Riverbed
2 7 (30.43%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (30.43%) CMDB
2 7 (30.43%) Performance Management
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) BMC
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) SDLC
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
4 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (17.39%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
6 3 (13.04%) LoadUI
6 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
6 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.04%) Local Government
6 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.04%) ISTQB

Performance Monitoring
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (8.70%) JBoss
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) VoIP
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) HP UFT
1 3 (13.04%) JMeter
1 3 (13.04%) LoadUI
1 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) Subversion
3 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (13.04%) Local Government
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) DBA
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) SQL DBA
4 3 (13.04%) Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Production DBA
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Production DBA
5 2 (8.70%) Web Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Avaya Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Avaya Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) VoIP Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) VoIP Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
2 2 (8.70%) Java EE
2 2 (8.70%) JPA
2 2 (8.70%) REST
2 2 (8.70%) Spring
2 2 (8.70%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) XSD
2 2 (8.70%) XSLT
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) CMDB
1 7 (30.43%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Application Performance Monitoring
1 8 (34.78%) Visualisation
2 7 (30.43%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (30.43%) Performance Management
2 7 (30.43%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (26.09%) SDLC
4 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
6 3 (13.04%) CRM
6 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) ISEB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) AppDynamics
1 7 (30.43%) BMC
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco
1 7 (30.43%) Riverbed
2 4 (17.39%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) Tealium
5 1 (4.35%) Avaya
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) Sun