The table below looks at the statistics for Process Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 86 49 59
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +10
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 16 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.26% 3.02% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 3.76% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 7
Median daily rate £400 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £238 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £398 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £28.35 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.29% +25.97%
Process Improvement
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1059 771 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.65% 80.31% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 487 451
Median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 22
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.30 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -28.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £13.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £45.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Process Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Process Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Process Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Process Improvement across the North East region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Process Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Process Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Process Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the North East region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -45 11 £400 +23.07% 2
Durham +2 2 £413 -2.94%
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Process Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 16 (38.10%) Project Management
2 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 13 (30.95%) Finance
5 11 (26.19%) HP
6 10 (23.81%) ITIL
6 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
6 10 (23.81%) Degree
7 9 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
7 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 8 (19.05%) Virtual Team
8 8 (19.05%) Automated Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
10 6 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
11 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (11.90%) Scrum
11 5 (11.90%) Change Management
11 5 (11.90%) ITIL V3
11 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
11 5 (11.90%) User Stories
12 4 (9.52%) ITIL V2
12 4 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (9.52%) Performance Management
12 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
12 4 (9.52%) Quality Management

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.52%) CMS
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) StarTeam
2 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Billing
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Functional Tester
4 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.52%) Tester
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Head of IT
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Azure Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Customer Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Developer
6 2 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) PMO Manager
6 2 (4.76%) PMO Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Re-Platforming Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Web Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.38%) Node.js
1 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (19.05%) Virtual Team
3 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.14%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) CMDB
5 1 (2.38%) Economics
5 1 (2.38%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Project Management
2 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
3 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 9 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
3 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 8 (19.05%) Automated Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Knowledge Management
5 7 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
6 6 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (11.90%) Change Management
7 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
7 5 (11.90%) ITIL V3
7 5 (11.90%) Scrum
7 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.90%) User Stories
8 4 (9.52%) ITIL V2
8 4 (9.52%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (23.81%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) ISEB
4 3 (7.14%) PMI Certification
4 3 (7.14%) PMP
5 2 (4.76%) CAPM
6 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.38%) EXIN
6 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) COBIT
1 1 (2.38%) JSP 440
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (4.76%) WMI
3 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.38%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) HP
2 4 (9.52%) Serena
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.76%) Borland
4 2 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow