The table below looks at the statistics for Process Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Process Improvement
Rank 138 131 123
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.14% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.18% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
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£440 £378 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+28.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £54.30
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2386 2214 1711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.94% 75.85% 71.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1543 1337 1081
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 88 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.31 £12.31 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.65 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Process Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Process Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Process Improvement across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Process Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Process Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Process Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 March 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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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
Wiltshire +3 1 £275 -27.15%
Devon - - - -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (30.77%) zOS
2 4 (30.77%) Sun
2 4 (30.77%) SAP
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) IBM
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) DB2
2 4 (30.77%) UNIX
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analytics
3 3 (23.08%) Analytics
3 3 (23.08%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Delphi
3 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
4 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Summit
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Solutions Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Process Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Change Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) CRM Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Business Change Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Change Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Business Change Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analytics
2 3 (23.08%) Analytics
2 3 (23.08%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
4 1 (7.69%) People Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Business Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) SSCP
1 1 (7.69%) MCITP
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 14001
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Sun
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) SAP
2 4 (30.77%) IBM