The table below looks at the statistics for Process Improvement 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 Process Improvement over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Process Improvement
Rank 497 449 465
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +16
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 86 108 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.30% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 61 56
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£450 £425 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £335 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Process Improvement
UK

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
38005 35893 37964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.58% 73.75% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23987 22503 22456
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1076 980 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Process Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in England

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Process Improvement Daily Rate Trend in England

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Process Improvement across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Process Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in England

Process Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Process Improvement across the England region.

Process Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in England

Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 50 £450 +5.88% 6
South East -3 14 £360 -17.71% 2
East Midlands +7 11 £450 - 6
South West -33 5 £591 - 3
West Midlands -27 4 £375 +1.35% 2
North West +3 3 £275 -45.00%
Yorkshire +3 1 £228 -45.18% 2
North East - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Process Improvement
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Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Process Improvement 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 Process Improvement.

1 55 (32.16%) Finance
2 50 (29.24%) Project Management
3 46 (26.90%) Six Sigma
4 42 (24.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (18.13%) ITIL
5 31 (18.13%) Business Process Improvement
6 29 (16.96%) Continuous Improvement
6 29 (16.96%) Lean Six Sigma
7 28 (16.37%) Change Management
8 27 (15.79%) Business Analysis
9 26 (15.20%) PRINCE2
10 25 (14.62%) Banking
11 23 (13.45%) Service Management
12 22 (12.87%) QA
13 21 (12.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 19 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (10.53%) Microsoft
16 16 (9.36%) BPR
17 15 (8.77%) MS Excel
18 14 (8.19%) MS Office
18 14 (8.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
19 13 (7.60%) Risk Management
20 11 (6.43%) Release Management
20 11 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
20 11 (6.43%) MS PowerPoint
20 11 (6.43%) Process Management
20 11 (6.43%) Management Information System
20 11 (6.43%) Configuration Management
20 11 (6.43%) UML
20 11 (6.43%) MS Visio

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Process Improvement 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 Process Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.75%) Drupal
2 3 (1.75%) CMS
3 2 (1.17%) SAS
3 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.19%) MS Office
3 11 (6.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (6.43%) MS Visio
4 9 (5.26%) MS Project
5 2 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.58%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.34%) LAN
1 4 (2.34%) WAN
1 4 (2.34%) Internet
2 3 (1.75%) Firewall
3 2 (1.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle Discoverer
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (0.58%) QlikView
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.17%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.17%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (1.17%) Subversion
2 1 (0.58%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (0.58%) Selenium
2 1 (0.58%) JIRA
2 1 (0.58%) Maven
2 1 (0.58%) JMeter
2 1 (0.58%) Ant
General
1 55 (32.16%) Finance
2 25 (14.62%) Banking
3 10 (5.85%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.09%) Retail
5 5 (2.92%) Billing
6 4 (2.34%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.34%) Marketing
7 3 (1.75%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.75%) Back Office
8 2 (1.17%) Games
9 1 (0.58%) Front Office
9 1 (0.58%) Law
9 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 75 (43.86%) Analyst
2 55 (32.16%) Business Analyst
3 21 (12.28%) Consultant
4 16 (9.36%) Process Consultant
4 16 (9.36%) Project Manager
4 16 (9.36%) Process Improvement Consultant
5 12 (7.02%) Senior Business Analyst
5 12 (7.02%) Process Analyst
5 12 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (6.43%) Business Process Analyst
7 8 (4.68%) Service Manager
8 7 (4.09%) Process Improvement Manager
8 7 (4.09%) Process Manager
8 7 (4.09%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 6 (3.51%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.51%) Service Management Analyst
10 5 (2.92%) Banking Business Analyst
10 5 (2.92%) Quality Engineer
10 5 (2.92%) Operations Manager
11 4 (2.34%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.34%) HTML
2 2 (1.17%) CSS
2 2 (1.17%) JSP
2 2 (1.17%) XML
2 2 (1.17%) .NET
2 2 (1.17%) JSON
3 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.43%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.51%) PMI
3 5 (2.92%) Statistics
4 4 (2.34%) Human Factors
5 3 (1.75%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.75%) NHS
6 2 (1.17%) Equities
6 2 (1.17%) Open Source
6 2 (1.17%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.58%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (29.24%) Project Management
2 46 (26.90%) Six Sigma
3 42 (24.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (18.13%) ITIL
4 31 (18.13%) Business Process Improvement
5 29 (16.96%) Continuous Improvement
5 29 (16.96%) Lean Six Sigma
6 28 (16.37%) Change Management
7 27 (15.79%) Business Analysis
8 26 (15.20%) PRINCE2
9 23 (13.45%) Service Management
10 19 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (9.36%) BPR
12 13 (7.60%) Risk Management
13 11 (6.43%) Release Management
13 11 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (6.43%) Process Management
13 11 (6.43%) Configuration Management
13 11 (6.43%) UML
13 11 (6.43%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.51%) SQL
2 3 (1.75%) C
2 3 (1.75%) VBA
3 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.58%) C#
3 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (12.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 14 (8.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 11 (6.43%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.85%) Degree
5 8 (4.68%) ISEB
5 8 (4.68%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.09%) ISTQB
6 7 (4.09%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.75%) HND
9 2 (1.17%) IRCA
9 2 (1.17%) CIMA
9 2 (1.17%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 2 (1.17%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.58%) APMP
10 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.87%) QA
2 8 (4.68%) SLA
3 3 (1.75%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.17%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.17%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.58%) COBIT
5 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 6 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.09%) Oracle
3 5 (2.92%) Siebel
4 3 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.75%) HP
5 2 (1.17%) IBM
5 2 (1.17%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.17%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.17%) BT
5 2 (1.17%) Casewise
6 1 (0.58%) Pega
6 1 (0.58%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.58%) Minitab
6 1 (0.58%) Remedy
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco
6 1 (0.58%) Ariba
6 1 (0.58%) BMC
6 1 (0.58%) Dell
6 1 (0.58%) Cognos
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