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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Monitoring
England / West Midlands
Rank 107 128 113
Rank change year-on-year +21 -15  
Contract jobs citing Performance Monitoring 9 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.15% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.18% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Median daily rate £300 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £431 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £363 £385
% change year-on-year +8.96% -5.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £55.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year -22.73% +85.50%  

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 1797 2219 1944
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.97% 82.43% 75.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 1219 1120
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 110
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Monitoring in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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
Birmingham +3 4 £484 +38.28%
Staffordshire - 3 £250 -
Solihull - 2 £300 -
Performance Monitoring
England

Performance Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (25.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 5 (20.83%) Capacity Management
5 5 (20.83%) SAP
5 5 (20.83%) Java
6 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (16.67%) Local Government
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle
6 4 (16.67%) JBoss
6 4 (16.67%) DB2
6 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 4 (16.67%) IBM
6 4 (16.67%) Data Quality
6 4 (16.67%) Information Governance
6 4 (16.67%) IBM InfoSphere
6 4 (16.67%) AppDynamics
7 3 (12.50%) SDLC
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (12.50%) User Experience
7 3 (12.50%) Visualisation
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 3 (12.50%) BMC
7 3 (12.50%) CRM

Performance Monitoring
Top Related 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 4 (16.67%) JBoss
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) BGP
2 1 (4.17%) BIG-IP
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) LDAP
2 1 (4.17%) OSPF
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) DB2
2 4 (16.67%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) MySQL
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.17%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (16.67%) Local Government
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Data Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Data Quality Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) DBA
3 4 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) SAP Data Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) SAP Technical Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Database Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Monitoring Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Network Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Web Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Deployment Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Monitoring Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (8.33%) Java EE
1 2 (8.33%) JPA
1 2 (8.33%) LAMP
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
1 2 (8.33%) REST
1 2 (8.33%) SOAP
1 2 (8.33%) Spring
1 2 (8.33%) XML
1 2 (8.33%) XSD
1 2 (8.33%) XSLT
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
2 1 (4.17%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) User Experience
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Unix
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (25.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 5 (20.83%) Capacity Management
4 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (16.67%) Information Governance
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) CRM
5 3 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (12.50%) SDLC
5 3 (12.50%) Visualisation
6 2 (8.33%) Analytics
6 2 (8.33%) Behavioural Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) Customer Segmentation
6 2 (8.33%) DevOps
6 2 (8.33%) High Availability
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 2 (8.33%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) Perl
3 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Sun Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) NVQ Level 4
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) OpenView
1 1 (4.17%) OPNET
1 1 (4.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) SAP
3 4 (16.67%) AppDynamics
3 4 (16.67%) IBM
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (12.50%) BMC
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.33%) Riverbed
5 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.33%) Tealium
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) F5
6 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper
6 1 (4.17%) Nokia
6 1 (4.17%) Sun
6 1 (4.17%) VMware