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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Process Improvement
Rank 502 503 448
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -55
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 81 79 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 53 48
Average daily rate
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£525 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £620 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £401 £425
% change year-on-year
+30.84% -5.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £54.30
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
38699 37323 31833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.60% 75.25% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24528 23655 19464
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1089 990
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.40 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -26 29 £478 +19.37% 8
East of England +28 20 £525 +35.04% 2
South East -7 19 £525 +13.51% 4
West Midlands -17 4 £475 +58.33% 1
East Midlands -8 3 £550 +25.71% 2
North West -19 3 - - 1
South West -4 2 £358 -3.05% 1
North East - 1 - -
Process Improvement
UK

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 53 (33.33%) Finance
2 41 (25.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 41 (25.79%) Six Sigma
3 37 (23.27%) Business Process Improvement
4 29 (18.24%) ITIL
5 28 (17.61%) Business Analysis
6 27 (16.98%) Microsoft
7 25 (15.72%) Windows
7 25 (15.72%) Process Management
7 25 (15.72%) Banking
8 24 (15.09%) Lean Six Sigma
8 24 (15.09%) Change Management
9 21 (13.21%) .NET
10 17 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (10.06%) Project Management
11 16 (10.06%) SQL Server
11 16 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (8.18%) C#
13 13 (8.18%) Kofax
14 12 (7.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 11 (6.92%) Coaching
15 11 (6.92%) Service Management
15 11 (6.92%) SQL
15 11 (6.92%) SharePoint
16 10 (6.29%) XML
16 10 (6.29%) MS Excel
17 9 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
17 9 (5.66%) Mentoring
17 9 (5.66%) PRINCE2

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 11 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.77%) Documentum
2 6 (3.77%) IIS
3 5 (3.14%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.14%) SAS
4 3 (1.89%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 2 (1.26%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.63%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.63%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.66%) MS Visio
3 8 (5.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (5.03%) MS Project
4 3 (1.89%) MS Office
5 1 (0.63%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.63%) Unica
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.14%) LDAP
1 5 (3.14%) ATM
2 1 (0.63%) HTTP
2 1 (0.63%) Intranet
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.63%) Big Data
3 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.63%) Ant
General
1 53 (33.33%) Finance
2 25 (15.72%) Banking
3 6 (3.77%) Retail
3 6 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.52%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.52%) Front Office
5 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.89%) Games
6 3 (1.89%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.89%) Marketing
7 2 (1.26%) Back Office
7 2 (1.26%) Law
7 2 (1.26%) Legal
7 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 54 (33.96%) Analyst
2 38 (23.90%) Business Analyst
3 18 (11.32%) Consultant
4 17 (10.69%) Process Analyst
5 16 (10.06%) Project Manager
6 12 (7.55%) Process Consultant
7 11 (6.92%) Change Manager
8 10 (6.29%) Process Improvement Analyst
9 9 (5.66%) Architect
10 8 (5.03%) Technical Specialist
10 8 (5.03%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 8 (5.03%) Process Improvement Consultant
11 6 (3.77%) Business Manager
11 6 (3.77%) Process Improvement Specialist
12 5 (3.14%) Process Manager
12 5 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.14%) Delivery Manager
12 5 (3.14%) Business Change Manager
13 4 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
13 4 (2.52%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.21%) .NET
2 10 (6.29%) XML
3 9 (5.66%) .NET Framework
3 9 (5.66%) ADO
4 3 (1.89%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (1.89%) Rendezvous
4 3 (1.89%) HTML
5 1 (0.63%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.63%) WCF
5 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.63%) COM
5 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.66%) Client/Server
2 9 (5.66%) N-Tier
3 3 (1.89%) User Experience
3 3 (1.89%) Pharmacovigilance
4 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.26%) Clustering
5 1 (0.63%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.63%) NHS
5 1 (0.63%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.63%) FMCG
5 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.72%) Windows
2 8 (5.03%) Linux
2 8 (5.03%) UNIX
3 4 (2.52%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.89%) AIX
5 2 (1.26%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.79%) Six Sigma
1 41 (25.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 37 (23.27%) Business Process Improvement
3 29 (18.24%) ITIL
4 28 (17.61%) Business Analysis
5 25 (15.72%) Process Management
6 24 (15.09%) Change Management
6 24 (15.09%) Lean Six Sigma
7 16 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (10.06%) Project Management
8 15 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (7.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (6.92%) Coaching
10 11 (6.92%) Service Management
11 9 (5.66%) PRINCE2
11 9 (5.66%) GAP Analysis
11 9 (5.66%) Mentoring
11 9 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (5.03%) Document Management
13 7 (4.40%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.18%) C#
2 11 (6.92%) SQL
3 9 (5.66%) VB
4 6 (3.77%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.89%) C
6 2 (1.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
1 9 (5.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 8 (5.03%) Degree
2 8 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 5 (3.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.26%) MCP
5 2 (1.26%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 2 (1.26%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
6 1 (0.63%) APMP
6 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) ISEB
6 1 (0.63%) ACCA
6 1 (0.63%) SSCP
6 1 (0.63%) CIMA
6 1 (0.63%) MCITP
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.14%) QA
2 4 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.89%) GxP
4 2 (1.26%) SLA
4 2 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.63%) GCP
5 1 (0.63%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.63%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (2.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.14%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (2.52%) SCCM
3 3 (1.89%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 27 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.18%) Kofax
3 8 (5.03%) EMC
4 7 (4.40%) Oracle
5 6 (3.77%) Sun
6 5 (3.14%) SAP
6 5 (3.14%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.89%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.26%) Cognos
8 2 (1.26%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.26%) Tableau
9 1 (0.63%) IBM
9 1 (0.63%) BMC
9 1 (0.63%) CA
9 1 (0.63%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.63%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.63%) Remedy
9 1 (0.63%) OpenText
9 1 (0.63%) Actimize
9 1 (0.63%) Google
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