The table below looks at the statistics for Process Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 190 166 185
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +19
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 91 97 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 0.97% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.25% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 40 36
Average daily rate £425 £407 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% +14.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £208 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £553 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £398
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £33.15 £28.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.40% +115.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.67 £18.40 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.63 £37.60 £14.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.03 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.80% +12.60%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7654 7741 6995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.46% 77.75% 74.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4724 4349 3897
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 281 276
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £55.00
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 the South East

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

Process Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Process Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Process Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Process Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Process Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Process Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Process Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Berkshire +7 33 £388 +40.90% 2
Oxfordshire +17 15 £420 +12.00% 1
Hampshire -11 15 £450 -9.36% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £418 +108.75% 2
Surrey -11 7 £444 +0.85% 4
West Sussex -14 5 £500 +2.56%
Kent - 4 £400 -
East Sussex +1 2 £600 +8.79%
Middlesex -5 1 £400 +1.01%
Home Counties - 1 £450 -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 36 (23.23%) Project Management
2 33 (21.29%) Finance
3 25 (16.13%) Telecoms
4 24 (15.48%) MS Excel
4 24 (15.48%) Degree
4 24 (15.48%) Security Cleared
5 22 (14.19%) Microsoft
6 21 (13.55%) Oracle
6 21 (13.55%) ITIL
6 21 (13.55%) Service Delivery
6 21 (13.55%) Business Process Improvement
6 21 (13.55%) Mentoring
7 19 (12.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (12.26%) Service Management
7 19 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (11.61%) SC Cleared
9 17 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (10.97%) Workflow
9 17 (10.97%) Java
10 16 (10.32%) SQL
11 15 (9.68%) Windows
11 15 (9.68%) DHCP
11 15 (9.68%) DNS
11 15 (9.68%) Computer Science
12 14 (9.03%) TCP/IP
12 14 (9.03%) SLA
12 14 (9.03%) PRINCE2
12 14 (9.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (9.03%) IPsec
13 13 (8.39%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (3.87%) Confluence
2 5 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.58%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.29%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.29%) Documentum
4 2 (1.29%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.29%) MQSI
4 2 (1.29%) Node.js
4 2 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.29%) SAS
4 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.65%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (15.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.81%) MS Project
3 6 (3.87%) MS Office
4 2 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.29%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.29%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (1.29%) Primavera
2 1 (0.65%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.65%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.65%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP PS
2 1 (0.65%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.65%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.29%) Boomi
4 1 (0.65%) GitHub
4 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.68%) DHCP
1 15 (9.68%) DNS
2 14 (9.03%) IPsec
2 14 (9.03%) TCP/IP
3 12 (7.74%) BGP
3 12 (7.74%) HTTP
3 12 (7.74%) VPN
4 11 (7.10%) IPv6
4 11 (7.10%) Software-Defined Networking
5 5 (3.23%) Wireless
6 4 (2.58%) Internet
7 3 (1.94%) 3G
7 3 (1.94%) 4G
7 3 (1.94%) EIGRP
7 3 (1.94%) GLBP
7 3 (1.94%) HSRP
7 3 (1.94%) Network Security
7 3 (1.94%) OSPF
7 3 (1.94%) VRRP
8 2 (1.29%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.52%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.94%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.94%) MySQL
4 3 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.29%) MS Access
6 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.65%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.65%) QlikView
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.16%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.87%) JIRA
2 6 (3.87%) Maven
3 4 (2.58%) JUnit
3 4 (2.58%) SoapUI
3 4 (2.58%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (1.94%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.29%) Ant
5 2 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.29%) CA Gen
5 2 (1.29%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 33 (21.29%) Finance
2 25 (16.13%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.10%) Marketing
4 5 (3.23%) Retail
5 4 (2.58%) Banking
5 4 (2.58%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.29%) Automotive
6 2 (1.29%) Back Office
6 2 (1.29%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.29%) Front Office
6 2 (1.29%) Legal
6 2 (1.29%) Publishing
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.65%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (18.06%) Analyst
2 22 (14.19%) Project Manager
3 14 (9.03%) Consultant
4 11 (7.10%) Architect
4 11 (7.10%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 10 (6.45%) Telecoms Manager
6 9 (5.81%) Problem Manager
6 9 (5.81%) Process Improvement Manager
7 7 (4.52%) Developer
7 7 (4.52%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 7 (4.52%) Test Analyst
8 6 (3.87%) Data Analyst
8 6 (3.87%) Service Manager
9 5 (3.23%) Oracle Project Manager
9 5 (3.23%) Process Manager
9 5 (3.23%) Salesforce.com Project Manager
9 5 (3.23%) Test Manager
10 4 (2.58%) Agile Test Analyst
10 4 (2.58%) ITIL Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.74%) XML
2 11 (7.10%) CSS
3 9 (5.81%) .NET
4 4 (2.58%) J2EE
4 4 (2.58%) SOAP
4 4 (2.58%) Web Services
5 3 (1.94%) Middleware
5 3 (1.94%) Spring Boot
5 3 (1.94%) Velocity
6 2 (1.29%) CakePHP
6 2 (1.29%) PostGIS
6 2 (1.29%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (0.65%) COM
7 1 (0.65%) Google Closure
7 1 (0.65%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.65%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.10%) Public Cloud
4 10 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.58%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.94%) Economics
6 3 (1.94%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.29%) Statistics
8 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.65%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.65%) EPoS
8 1 (0.65%) FMCG
8 1 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.65%) Life Science
8 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
8 1 (0.65%) PMI
8 1 (0.65%) Replication
8 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.68%) Windows
2 11 (7.10%) Linux
2 11 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (6.45%) Unix
4 9 (5.81%) Ubuntu
4 9 (5.81%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.23%) Project Management
2 21 (13.55%) Business Process Improvement
2 21 (13.55%) ITIL
2 21 (13.55%) Mentoring
2 21 (13.55%) Service Delivery
3 19 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (12.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 19 (12.26%) Service Management
4 17 (10.97%) Workflow
5 14 (9.03%) PRINCE2
5 14 (9.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (8.39%) Business Analysis
6 13 (8.39%) Change Management
7 12 (7.74%) Migration
7 12 (7.74%) Problem Management
7 12 (7.74%) Programme Management
7 12 (7.74%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (7.74%) Software Testing
8 11 (7.10%) Load Balancing
8 11 (7.10%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.97%) Java
2 16 (10.32%) SQL
3 11 (7.10%) C
3 11 (7.10%) VB
4 10 (6.45%) C++
5 9 (5.81%) C#
5 9 (5.81%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.81%) VBScript
6 7 (4.52%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.87%) Perl
8 5 (3.23%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.58%) Python
10 3 (1.94%) PHP
11 2 (1.29%) ABAP
11 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.29%) VBA
12 1 (0.65%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.65%) AWK
12 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (15.48%) Degree
1 24 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.16%) MCSA
3 8 (5.16%) MCSD
3 8 (5.16%) MCSE
3 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.94%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.94%) ISEB
4 3 (1.94%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.29%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.29%) PMP
5 2 (1.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.65%) CCIE
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.65%) HNC
6 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.03%) SLA
2 13 (8.39%) QA
3 3 (1.94%) GAAP
4 2 (1.29%) COBIT
4 2 (1.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (7.10%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.58%) Firmware
3 3 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (7.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.29%) OPNET
3 2 (1.29%) SCCM
4 1 (0.65%) Netcool
4 1 (0.65%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 22 (14.19%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.55%) Oracle
3 11 (7.10%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.16%) SAP
5 7 (4.52%) Saba
5 7 (4.52%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.23%) Cisco
6 5 (3.23%) HP
7 4 (2.58%) Adobe
7 4 (2.58%) BEA
7 4 (2.58%) Pega
7 4 (2.58%) Talend
8 3 (1.94%) Tableau
8 3 (1.94%) VMware
9 2 (1.29%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.29%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.29%) Dell
9 2 (1.29%) Informatica
9 2 (1.29%) Remedy
9 2 (1.29%) webMethods