The table below looks at the statistics for PDCA skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDCA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act)
Rank 555 536 514
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -22
Contract jobs citing PDCA 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.007% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.006% 0.009% 0.003%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35083 32902 29513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.54% 74.81% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22853 20351 17832
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1039 1211
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

PDCA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PDCA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

PDCA Jobs Demand Trend in England

PDCA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PDCA across the England region.

PDCA Daily Rate Trend in England

PDCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing PDCA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PDCA.

1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) RUP
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (60.00%) PMI
2 3 (60.00%) PMI Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Resource Management
2 3 (60.00%) APMP
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (40.00%) CRISC
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISMS
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (40.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (40.00%) PKI
3 2 (40.00%) Statistics
3 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (40.00%) Information Management
3 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing

PDCA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing PDCA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PDCA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) PMI
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (40.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 2 (40.00%) Statistics
2 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) RUP
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (60.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Resource Management
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISMS
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (40.00%) Information Management
3 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) PMI Certification
1 3 (60.00%) APMP
2 2 (40.00%) CRISC
2 2 (40.00%) CISA
2 2 (40.00%) CISM
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS