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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 103 136 102
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -34
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 37 17 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.34% 0.53% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 0.66% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 35
Median daily rate £423 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £535 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -82.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £28.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.70% +27.51%
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
2196 2584 2499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.28% 80.55% 76.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1490 1804 1691
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 109 123
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £20.63 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the South West region over the 3 months to 7 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
Bristol +21 18 £395 -1.25% 3
Wiltshire +5 10 £450 - 4
Devon +8 2 £350 -0.70% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £455 - 2
Somerset +24 1 - -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 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 South West region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 37 (56.06%) Finance
2 16 (24.24%) Business Analysis
3 15 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (18.18%) Six Sigma
4 12 (18.18%) Lean Six Sigma
4 12 (18.18%) Business Process Improvement
5 11 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (13.64%) SQL
7 9 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (12.12%) Degree
8 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
8 8 (12.12%) DMAIC
9 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
9 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
10 6 (9.09%) Project Management
10 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 6 (9.09%) Banking
11 5 (7.58%) Retail
11 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
12 4 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (6.06%) MS Access
12 4 (6.06%) Oracle
12 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
12 4 (6.06%) VBA
12 4 (6.06%) Migration
12 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (4.55%) Incident Management
13 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (3.03%) Oracle 10gAS
1 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.52%) CICS
2 1 (1.52%) JBoss
2 1 (1.52%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Firewall
1 2 (3.03%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.52%) DMZ
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) MS Access
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.52%) Big Data
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 37 (56.06%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Law
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (51.52%) Analyst
2 19 (28.79%) Business Analyst
3 10 (15.15%) Process Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) SQL Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Process Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) VBA Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Database Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Implementation Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Implementation Project Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Information Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Project Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) ADO
3 1 (1.52%) SOAP
3 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.52%) BYOD
2 1 (1.52%) CESG
2 1 (1.52%) Clustering
2 1 (1.52%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (1.52%) Reference Data
2 1 (1.52%) RIA
2 1 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (1.52%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Solaris
2 2 (3.03%) Unix
3 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) Business Analysis
2 15 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (18.18%) Business Process Improvement
3 12 (18.18%) Lean Six Sigma
3 12 (18.18%) Six Sigma
4 9 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (12.12%) DMAIC
6 6 (9.09%) Project Management
7 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.06%) Migration
9 3 (4.55%) Coaching
9 3 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (4.55%) Product Management
9 3 (4.55%) SDLC
9 3 (4.55%) TDD
9 3 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (4.55%) Test Strategy
9 3 (4.55%) Use Case
9 3 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
2 4 (6.06%) VBA
3 3 (4.55%) C#
3 3 (4.55%) VB
4 2 (3.03%) C
4 2 (3.03%) Java
4 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.52%) C++
5 1 (1.52%) COBOL
5 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.52%) Python
5 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 8 (12.12%) Degree
3 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.52%) AAT
7 1 (1.52%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) CISSP
7 1 (1.52%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.52%) HNC
7 1 (1.52%) ISEB
7 1 (1.52%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 1 (1.52%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (3.03%) SRDF
2 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Data Guard
1 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (3.03%) EMC
4 1 (1.52%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.52%) BMC
4 1 (1.52%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.52%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) Splunk
4 1 (1.52%) Sun
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