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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 283 250 260
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +10
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 416 435 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.81% 0.86% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.09% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 258 246
Average daily rate £425 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £583 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £398
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 13
Average hourly rate £18.50 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.61% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.74 £19.18 £14.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £67.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.03 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.80% +12.60%
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
41826 40039 38764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 78.98% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27962 25351 24614
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1169 1134
Average hourly rate £32.25 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Process Improvement across the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Process Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 161 £450 - 46
South East -24 91 £425 +4.55% 10
West Midlands +5 43 £340 -26.48% 6
East of England +7 33 £406 -22.61% 11
North West +1 31 £425 -26.08% 8
South West +19 25 £381 -21.79% 6
East Midlands -13 16 £383 -15.00% 1
Yorkshire -5 9 £408 +1.87% 8
North East -40 7 £315 +12.00% 2
Process Improvement
UK

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 230 (28.19%) Finance
2 181 (22.18%) Project Management
3 151 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (13.85%) Business Analysis
5 112 (13.73%) ITIL
6 107 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 105 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
8 104 (12.75%) Microsoft
9 102 (12.50%) Change Management
10 94 (11.52%) Business Process Improvement
11 84 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 77 (9.44%) SQL
13 76 (9.31%) MS Excel
13 76 (9.31%) Service Management
14 68 (8.33%) Oracle
15 67 (8.21%) Service Delivery
16 63 (7.72%) Data Modelling
17 61 (7.48%) Java
18 58 (7.11%) Six Sigma
18 58 (7.11%) Banking
18 58 (7.11%) Degree
18 58 (7.11%) Problem Management
19 57 (6.99%) PRINCE2
20 55 (6.74%) Windows
21 54 (6.62%) Test Strategy
22 53 (6.50%) Unix
23 52 (6.37%) QA
24 51 (6.25%) Configuration Management
25 50 (6.13%) Management Information System
25 50 (6.13%) Security Cleared

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 28 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.21%) Tomcat
3 16 (1.96%) SAS
4 12 (1.47%) CMS
4 12 (1.47%) Confluence
4 12 (1.47%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.23%) Node.js
6 9 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (0.98%) Apache
8 6 (0.74%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.74%) Documentum
8 6 (0.74%) Drupal
9 5 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.49%) JBoss
10 4 (0.49%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.25%) Captiva
11 2 (0.25%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.25%) nginx
11 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 76 (9.31%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.02%) MS Office
3 21 (2.57%) MS Visio
4 20 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (2.08%) MS Project
6 6 (0.74%) SPSS
7 5 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.25%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 2 (0.25%) HFM
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.25%) Primavera
4 2 (0.25%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.25%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.12%) FastStats
5 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.98%) IaaS
3 7 (0.86%) IBM Blueworks
3 7 (0.86%) PaaS
3 7 (0.86%) SaaS
4 6 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.49%) Office 365
6 2 (0.25%) Boomi
6 2 (0.25%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.12%) GitHub
7 1 (0.12%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.96%) DNS
1 16 (1.96%) VPN
2 15 (1.84%) DHCP
2 15 (1.84%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.72%) IPsec
3 14 (1.72%) LDAP
4 13 (1.59%) Network Security
5 12 (1.47%) BGP
5 12 (1.47%) HTTP
5 12 (1.47%) Internet
6 11 (1.35%) Firewall
6 11 (1.35%) IPv6
6 11 (1.35%) Software-Defined Networking
7 9 (1.10%) WebEx
7 9 (1.10%) Wireless
8 6 (0.74%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.74%) WAN
9 5 (0.61%) SAN
9 5 (0.61%) VoIP
10 4 (0.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
4 16 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (1.72%) Data Mining
5 14 (1.72%) MySQL
6 13 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.47%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.74%) MS Access
8 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.49%) Big Data
10 4 (0.49%) Essbase
10 4 (0.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.37%) Pentaho
11 3 (0.37%) Power BI
11 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (3.55%) JIRA
2 24 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.72%) Maven
4 12 (1.47%) Selenium
5 10 (1.23%) IntelliJ
5 10 (1.23%) SoapUI
5 10 (1.23%) Subversion
6 8 (0.98%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.98%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (0.86%) Ant
7 7 (0.86%) JUnit
8 5 (0.61%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.61%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.61%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.49%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.37%) CA Gen
10 3 (0.37%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.25%) VersionOne
General
1 230 (28.19%) Finance
2 58 (7.11%) Banking
3 47 (5.76%) Telecoms
4 35 (4.29%) Legal
4 35 (4.29%) Retail
5 27 (3.31%) Manufacturing
6 26 (3.19%) Marketing
7 14 (1.72%) Automotive
8 12 (1.47%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.10%) Games
11 8 (0.98%) Advertising
12 7 (0.86%) Back Office
12 7 (0.86%) Law
13 6 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.61%) Front Office
14 5 (0.61%) Publishing
14 5 (0.61%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.49%) Billing
15 4 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 269 (32.97%) Analyst
2 163 (19.98%) Business Analyst
3 98 (12.01%) Project Manager
4 63 (7.72%) Developer
5 57 (6.99%) Consultant
6 54 (6.62%) Process Analyst
7 44 (5.39%) Architect
8 35 (4.29%) Business Process Analyst
9 26 (3.19%) Service Manager
10 23 (2.82%) Data Analyst
11 21 (2.57%) Senior Analyst
12 20 (2.45%) Test Analyst
13 18 (2.21%) Process Improvement Analyst
13 18 (2.21%) Process Improvement Manager
14 17 (2.08%) Insurance Business Analyst
14 17 (2.08%) Programme Manager
14 17 (2.08%) Test Manager
15 16 (1.96%) ITIL Consultant
15 16 (1.96%) Management Consultant
16 15 (1.84%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.53%) .NET
2 26 (3.19%) XML
3 20 (2.45%) Web Services
4 18 (2.21%) CSS
5 17 (2.08%) J2EE
6 14 (1.72%) Middleware
7 13 (1.59%) Spring Boot
8 10 (1.23%) HTML
9 7 (0.86%) SOAP
10 6 (0.74%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.74%) HTML5
11 5 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.61%) Gherkin
11 5 (0.61%) Java EE
11 5 (0.61%) jQuery
11 5 (0.61%) PostGIS
11 5 (0.61%) RESTful
11 5 (0.61%) Spring
12 4 (0.49%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.49%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 105 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (6.13%) Management Information System
3 36 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.82%) User Experience
5 16 (1.96%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.72%) CMDB
6 14 (1.72%) Visualisation
7 12 (1.47%) Economics
7 12 (1.47%) FMCG
8 11 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.35%) PMI
8 11 (1.35%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.10%) NHS
9 9 (1.10%) Statistics
10 7 (0.86%) Social Media
11 4 (0.49%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.49%) Derivative
11 4 (0.49%) IBM XIV
11 4 (0.49%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 55 (6.74%) Windows
2 53 (6.50%) Unix
3 46 (5.64%) Linux
4 25 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (1.35%) Windows XP
8 9 (1.10%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.98%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.86%) OpenVMS
11 3 (0.37%) Solaris
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.12%) Android
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (22.18%) Project Management
2 151 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (13.85%) Business Analysis
4 112 (13.73%) ITIL
5 107 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 102 (12.50%) Change Management
7 94 (11.52%) Business Process Improvement
8 84 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 76 (9.31%) Service Management
10 67 (8.21%) Service Delivery
11 63 (7.72%) Data Modelling
12 58 (7.11%) Problem Management
12 58 (7.11%) Six Sigma
13 57 (6.99%) PRINCE2
14 54 (6.62%) Test Strategy
15 51 (6.25%) Configuration Management
16 50 (6.13%) Mentoring
17 48 (5.88%) Scrum
18 44 (5.39%) Root Cause Analysis
19 43 (5.27%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (9.44%) SQL
2 61 (7.48%) Java
3 30 (3.68%) C#
4 23 (2.82%) Shell Script
5 20 (2.45%) C
5 20 (2.45%) VB
6 18 (2.21%) PL/SQL
7 16 (1.96%) Perl
8 15 (1.84%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.84%) PowerShell
9 13 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.47%) Python
11 11 (1.35%) VBA
12 10 (1.23%) C++
12 10 (1.23%) VBScript
13 6 (0.74%) PHP
14 5 (0.61%) R
15 4 (0.49%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.49%) Groovy
16 3 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (7.11%) Degree
2 50 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.43%) PMI Certification
5 25 (3.06%) ISEB
5 25 (3.06%) PMP
6 18 (2.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 15 (1.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 12 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (1.10%) CISA
9 9 (1.10%) CISM
9 9 (1.10%) MCSE
9 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.98%) MCSA
10 8 (0.98%) MCSD
11 6 (0.74%) CBAP
12 5 (0.61%) CISSP
12 5 (0.61%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.37%) QA
2 27 (3.31%) SLA
3 19 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.23%) COBIT
6 7 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.61%) GAAP
8 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.37%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.37%) SSAE 16
10 2 (0.25%) FATCA
10 2 (0.25%) GMP
10 2 (0.25%) GxP
10 2 (0.25%) Val IT
11 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.12%) SDET
System Software
1 37 (4.53%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.21%) Firmware
3 13 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 13 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.35%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
1 11 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.49%) Puppet
4 3 (0.37%) OPNET
5 2 (0.25%) SCCM
6 1 (0.12%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.12%) Control-M
6 1 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.12%) Netcool
6 1 (0.12%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 104 (12.75%) Microsoft
2 68 (8.33%) Oracle
3 33 (4.04%) Red Hat
4 29 (3.55%) SAP
4 29 (3.55%) VMware
5 21 (2.57%) Pega
6 20 (2.45%) HP
7 14 (1.72%) IBM
7 14 (1.72%) Remedy
8 13 (1.59%) Informatica
9 12 (1.47%) BEA
10 11 (1.35%) Tableau
11 10 (1.23%) Saba
11 10 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.10%) Adobe
12 9 (1.10%) BMC
12 9 (1.10%) Sitecore
13 8 (0.98%) Talend
14 7 (0.86%) EMC
14 7 (0.86%) ServiceNow
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £85000 - £115000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
J & C Associates Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
JM
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Norwich
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
HFG
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago