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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Process Improvement
Rank 485 448 440
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -8
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 72 91 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 65 58
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £235 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £690 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.88
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
34421 33336 29989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.52% 74.76% 72.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22421 20614 18160
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 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 921 1049 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +7 35 £449 -5.52% 7
North West +3 9 £368 +22.50% 4
East Midlands +20 7 £550 +41.93% 2
East of England +3 6 £425 +62.52% 1
South East -24 6 £463 -15.90% 12
South West -22 5 £445 -9.64% 4
Yorkshire -12 3 £425 +41.66% 6
West Midlands +2 2 - - 1
North East - - - - 2
Process Improvement
UK

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 66 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 63 (33.87%) Finance
3 48 (25.81%) Six Sigma
4 40 (21.51%) ITIL
5 39 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (17.20%) Business Analysis
6 32 (17.20%) Lean Six Sigma
7 29 (15.59%) Project Management
8 28 (15.05%) Banking
9 26 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (12.90%) Microsoft
11 23 (12.37%) Change Management
12 22 (11.83%) Service Management
12 22 (11.83%) Windows
12 22 (11.83%) SQL
13 21 (11.29%) Business Process Improvement
14 20 (10.75%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (10.75%) SAP
15 19 (10.22%) Oracle
15 19 (10.22%) UNIX
16 17 (9.14%) IBM
17 16 (8.60%) Process Management
17 16 (8.60%) Sun
18 15 (8.06%) MS Visio
18 15 (8.06%) MS Excel
19 14 (7.53%) Java
19 14 (7.53%) Retail
20 13 (6.99%) MS PowerPoint
21 12 (6.45%) Service Delivery
21 12 (6.45%) C#

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 7 (3.76%) SAS
2 6 (3.23%) IIS
3 5 (2.69%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.69%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (1.61%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.54%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.54%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (8.06%) MS Visio
1 15 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (4.84%) MS Office
4 5 (2.69%) MS Project
5 2 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.61%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.61%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.54%) Summit
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.69%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.69%) LDAP
2 3 (1.61%) Firewall
2 3 (1.61%) LAN
2 3 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.91%) DB2
2 7 (3.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.54%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Ant
General
1 63 (33.87%) Finance
2 28 (15.05%) Banking
3 14 (7.53%) Retail
4 7 (3.76%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.76%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.69%) Front Office
6 5 (2.69%) Marketing
7 4 (2.15%) Law
8 3 (1.61%) Publishing
8 3 (1.61%) Games
9 2 (1.08%) Billing
9 2 (1.08%) Legal
10 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 65 (34.95%) Analyst
2 54 (29.03%) Business Analyst
3 27 (14.52%) Process Analyst
4 17 (9.14%) Consultant
5 16 (8.60%) Business Process Analyst
6 13 (6.99%) Process Manager
6 13 (6.99%) Architect
6 13 (6.99%) Process Improvement Manager
7 10 (5.38%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 10 (5.38%) Process Consultant
8 9 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.30%) Process Improvement Specialist
9 8 (4.30%) Process Improvement Analyst
9 8 (4.30%) Technical Specialist
9 8 (4.30%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.69%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.69%) Business Manager
10 5 (2.69%) Process Improvement Consultant
10 5 (2.69%) Service Manager
11 4 (2.15%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.23%) .NET
2 3 (1.61%) Rendezvous
3 2 (1.08%) HTML
3 2 (1.08%) JSP
3 2 (1.08%) Web Services
3 2 (1.08%) XML
4 1 (0.54%) Middleware
4 1 (0.54%) WCF
4 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.54%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.76%) Open Source
3 6 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.69%) Statistics
5 3 (1.61%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.61%) PMI
5 3 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.61%) Human Factors
5 3 (1.61%) User Experience
6 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.08%) Clustering
6 2 (1.08%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.54%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.54%) NHS
7 1 (0.54%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.54%) FMCG
7 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.83%) Windows
2 19 (10.22%) UNIX
3 11 (5.91%) zOS
4 8 (4.30%) Linux
5 3 (1.61%) AIX
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.08%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 48 (25.81%) Six Sigma
3 40 (21.51%) ITIL
4 32 (17.20%) Business Analysis
4 32 (17.20%) Lean Six Sigma
5 29 (15.59%) Project Management
6 26 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (12.37%) Change Management
8 22 (11.83%) Service Management
9 21 (11.29%) Business Process Improvement
10 20 (10.75%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (8.60%) Process Management
12 12 (6.45%) Service Delivery
13 11 (5.91%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (5.91%) TOGAF
14 10 (5.38%) PRINCE2
14 10 (5.38%) ITSM
15 9 (4.84%) BPMN
16 8 (4.30%) Business Transformation
16 8 (4.30%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.83%) SQL
2 14 (7.53%) Java
3 12 (6.45%) C#
4 9 (4.84%) Delphi
5 6 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.15%) C
7 2 (1.08%) VB
8 1 (0.54%) Ruby
8 1 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (4.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 9 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 6 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (3.23%) Degree
5 5 (2.69%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.61%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.08%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.08%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 2 (1.08%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 1 (0.54%) SSCP
8 1 (0.54%) ACCA
8 1 (0.54%) CIMA
8 1 (0.54%) CCIE
8 1 (0.54%) CCNP
8 1 (0.54%) CCNA
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.30%) SLA
2 5 (2.69%) QA
3 3 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (2.69%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (1.61%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 24 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.75%) SAP
3 19 (10.22%) Oracle
4 17 (9.14%) IBM
5 16 (8.60%) Sun
6 6 (3.23%) BMC
6 6 (3.23%) Remedy
7 5 (2.69%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.61%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.08%) Tableau
9 2 (1.08%) Actimize
9 2 (1.08%) Unica
9 2 (1.08%) Cognos
9 2 (1.08%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.08%) BT
10 1 (0.54%) Siebel
10 1 (0.54%) Cisco
10 1 (0.54%) CA
10 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.54%) HP
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