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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Process Improvement
Rank 241 229 232
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 15 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.058% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.081% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £463 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.72% +14.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £340 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £568 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.94% +30.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+51.11% +25.00%
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
7021 6163 6818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.05% 71.29% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4007 3450 3296
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 244 333
Average hourly rate £20.67 £32.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.40% +41.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 2014.

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
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 21 October 2014. 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
Buckinghamshire - 8 £251 - 2
Berkshire +11 4 £425 +13.33%
Hampshire - 3 £475 -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 10 (32.26%) Service Management
3 9 (29.03%) ITIL
4 7 (22.58%) SLA
4 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
5 6 (19.35%) Use Case
6 5 (16.13%) Operations Management
6 5 (16.13%) QA
6 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
6 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) People Management
6 5 (16.13%) ITSM
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.13%) MS Office
6 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
7 4 (12.90%) Six Sigma
7 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.90%) CRM
7 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.90%) eTOM
7 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
8 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
8 3 (9.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 3 (9.68%) Business Process Improvement
8 3 (9.68%) Business Transformation
8 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
8 3 (9.68%) HND
8 3 (9.68%) ISO 9000

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) ClearCase
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Back Office
3 2 (6.45%) Billing
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Business Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Quality Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Operations Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Business Change Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Process Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Report Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Change Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Support Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Coordinator
6 2 (6.45%) Business Process Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) IT Operations Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Service Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Business Architect
7 1 (3.23%) CRM Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Designer
7 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Service Management
2 9 (29.03%) ITIL
3 6 (19.35%) Use Case
4 5 (16.13%) Operations Management
4 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
4 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.13%) ITSM
4 5 (16.13%) People Management
5 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.90%) CRM
5 4 (12.90%) Six Sigma
5 4 (12.90%) eTOM
6 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.68%) Business Process Improvement
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
6 3 (9.68%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 3 (9.68%) HND
4 2 (6.45%) IRCA
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) ISEB
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) SLA
2 5 (16.13%) QA
3 3 (9.68%) ISO 9000
4 2 (6.45%) ISO 9001
4 2 (6.45%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Siebel