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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 182 191 184
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 80 87 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 0.89% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.12% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 36
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £519 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £29.00 £16.00 £9.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% +65.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.95 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-35.55% +30.00%
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
7198 7767 7024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.77% 79.42% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4380 4775 3924
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 252 264
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.68 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South 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 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
Berkshire +12 19 £508 +87.96% 2
Oxfordshire +10 18 £413 +5.76% 6
Surrey +1 12 £450 +12.50% 4
West Sussex -1 12 £388 -34.04% 3
Hampshire -6 12 £431 +1.47% 3
Buckinghamshire +6 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £356 -
Kent +14 1 £403 -25.11%
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 South East region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 39 (22.94%) Microsoft
1 39 (22.94%) Finance
2 38 (22.35%) Project Management
3 35 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (20.00%) Degree
5 32 (18.82%) Change Management
6 31 (18.24%) Java
6 31 (18.24%) Continuous Improvement
7 29 (17.06%) Computer Science
8 28 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (16.47%) SQL
9 26 (15.29%) Security Cleared
10 23 (13.53%) Mentoring
10 23 (13.53%) ITIL
10 23 (13.53%) MS Excel
11 22 (12.94%) Windows
12 21 (12.35%) Workflow
12 21 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
13 20 (11.76%) Talend Open Studio
13 20 (11.76%) Talend
14 19 (11.18%) JIRA
14 19 (11.18%) Marketing
15 18 (10.59%) QA
15 18 (10.59%) Business Analysis
15 18 (10.59%) Root Cause Analysis
16 17 (10.00%) Confluence
16 17 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (10.00%) Scrum
16 17 (10.00%) CRM

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 17 (10.00%) Confluence
2 3 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.76%) JBoss
2 3 (1.76%) SAS
2 3 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.18%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.18%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.18%) MQSI
4 1 (0.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.59%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.59%) Documentum
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (13.53%) MS Excel
2 16 (9.41%) MS Office
3 4 (2.35%) MS Project
4 3 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (4.12%) SAP CRM
1 7 (4.12%) SAP PSCD
2 4 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.35%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.59%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.59%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.53%) Boomi
4 5 (2.94%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (1.76%) IaaS
6 2 (1.18%) PaaS
6 2 (1.18%) SaaS
7 1 (0.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.41%) DHCP
1 16 (9.41%) DNS
1 16 (9.41%) HTTP
2 15 (8.82%) IPsec
2 15 (8.82%) IPv6
2 15 (8.82%) Software-Defined Networking
2 15 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 15 (8.82%) VPN
3 9 (5.29%) BGP
4 7 (4.12%) FTP
5 3 (1.76%) Firewall
5 3 (1.76%) Network Security
6 2 (1.18%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.59%) 2G
7 1 (0.59%) 3G
7 1 (0.59%) 4G
7 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.59%) LTE
7 1 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.59%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.35%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.35%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.76%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.76%) MySQL
7 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.18%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.59%) MS Access
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.59%) QlikView
9 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (11.76%) Talend Open Studio
2 19 (11.18%) JIRA
3 16 (9.41%) Jenkins
4 15 (8.82%) JUnit
4 15 (8.82%) Maven
5 14 (8.24%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.76%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.76%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.76%) Subversion
7 2 (1.18%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.59%) Selenium
8 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.59%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.59%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (22.94%) Finance
2 19 (11.18%) Marketing
3 15 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.12%) Retail
5 6 (3.53%) Publishing
6 4 (2.35%) Legal
7 3 (1.76%) Back Office
7 3 (1.76%) Front Office
8 2 (1.18%) Automotive
8 2 (1.18%) Billing
8 2 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.59%) Banking
9 1 (0.59%) Electronics
9 1 (0.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (31.18%) Analyst
2 17 (10.00%) Developer
2 17 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 15 (8.82%) Consultant
4 14 (8.24%) Project Manager
4 14 (8.24%) Support Engineer
5 13 (7.65%) Business Analyst
6 12 (7.06%) Architect
7 9 (5.29%) Process Consultant
8 8 (4.71%) Data Analyst
8 8 (4.71%) Service Analyst
9 7 (4.12%) Agile Test Analyst
9 7 (4.12%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.12%) Network Support
9 7 (4.12%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (3.53%) ETL Developer
10 6 (3.53%) HR Manager
10 6 (3.53%) SSIS Developer
11 5 (2.94%) Pensions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.00%) Web Services
2 15 (8.82%) CSS
3 14 (8.24%) .NET
3 14 (8.24%) SOAP
4 11 (6.47%) XML
5 6 (3.53%) RESTful
6 4 (2.35%) SAP XI
7 3 (1.76%) Spring
7 3 (1.76%) Spring Boot
7 3 (1.76%) Web Dynpro
8 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.18%) CakePHP
8 2 (1.18%) Middleware
8 2 (1.18%) Node.js
8 2 (1.18%) PostGIS
9 1 (0.59%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.59%) COM
9 1 (0.59%) J2EE
9 1 (0.59%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.06%) Computer Science
2 28 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (8.82%) Public Cloud
4 12 (7.06%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.94%) Statistics
5 5 (2.94%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.76%) Economics
6 3 (1.76%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.76%) Frameworx
7 2 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.18%) EPoS
7 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.18%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.18%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.18%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.59%) NHS
8 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.94%) Windows
2 13 (7.65%) Linux
3 12 (7.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.29%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.35%) Project Management
2 35 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (18.82%) Change Management
4 31 (18.24%) Continuous Improvement
5 23 (13.53%) ITIL
5 23 (13.53%) Mentoring
6 21 (12.35%) Workflow
7 18 (10.59%) Business Analysis
7 18 (10.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 17 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (10.00%) CRM
8 17 (10.00%) Scrum
8 17 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (9.41%) Product Management
9 16 (9.41%) Test Planning
10 15 (8.82%) Kanban
10 15 (8.82%) Load Balancing
10 15 (8.82%) Performance Testing
10 15 (8.82%) Presales
11 14 (8.24%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.24%) Java
2 28 (16.47%) SQL
3 12 (7.06%) C
4 11 (6.47%) C++
4 11 (6.47%) VB
5 10 (5.88%) C#
6 9 (5.29%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.29%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.29%) VBScript
7 3 (1.76%) ABAP
7 3 (1.76%) PHP
7 3 (1.76%) Python
7 3 (1.76%) Ruby
7 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.18%) Perl
8 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.59%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.59%) Tcl
9 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (20.00%) Degree
2 26 (15.29%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (7.06%) MCSA
4 12 (7.06%) MCSD
4 12 (7.06%) MCSE
4 12 (7.06%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.29%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.12%) PMP
7 5 (2.94%) ISEB
7 5 (2.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 4 (2.35%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (1.18%) CAPM
10 2 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.59%) QA
2 9 (5.29%) SLA
3 3 (1.76%) COBIT
3 3 (1.76%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.59%) EFQM
5 1 (0.59%) HL7
5 1 (0.59%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.59%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (8.82%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.18%) Firmware
2 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (8.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.59%) Netcool
3 1 (0.59%) SCOM
3 1 (0.59%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 39 (22.94%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.76%) Talend
3 12 (7.06%) Red Hat
3 12 (7.06%) SAP
4 9 (5.29%) Oracle
5 6 (3.53%) Dell
5 6 (3.53%) HP
5 6 (3.53%) Informatica
5 6 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.94%) ServiceNow
6 5 (2.94%) webMethods
7 4 (2.35%) Tableau
8 3 (1.76%) Adobe
9 2 (1.18%) Huawei
9 2 (1.18%) Remedy
9 2 (1.18%) VMware
10 1 (0.59%) Brio
10 1 (0.59%) NetScout
10 1 (0.59%) Perforce
10 1 (0.59%) Serena
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