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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
England / South West
Rank 100 126 100
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -26
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 37 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.44% 0.78% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.95% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 25
Median daily rate £432 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.64% +5.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £393 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £533 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £11.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.27% -82.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -12.00%

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
2053 2418 2294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.04% 82.22% 75.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1708 1540
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 £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 113 111
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £20.63 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Wiltshire +12 17 £463 -7.50% 8
Bristol +11 14 £400 -3.03% 8
Somerset +8 3 £425 +30.76%
Devon - 2 £350 -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 35 (50.00%) Finance
2 16 (22.86%) Six Sigma
2 16 (22.86%) Lean Six Sigma
3 14 (20.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 14 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 14 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (18.57%) Business Process Improvement
4 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (14.29%) DMAIC
6 10 (14.29%) Project Management
6 10 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (11.43%) Degree
7 8 (11.43%) Workflow
8 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
9 6 (8.57%) Banking
9 6 (8.57%) Retail
9 6 (8.57%) PRINCE2
10 5 (7.14%) Data Modelling
11 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
11 4 (5.71%) SQL
11 4 (5.71%) Oracle
11 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
11 4 (5.71%) Information Security
11 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
11 4 (5.71%) Integration Testing
11 4 (5.71%) Requirements Management
11 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (5.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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 (2.86%) Oracle 10gAS
1 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.43%) CICS
2 1 (1.43%) JBoss
2 1 (1.43%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) DMZ
1 2 (2.86%) Firewall
1 2 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) Network Security
2 1 (1.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.43%) Big Data
3 1 (1.43%) MS Access
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 35 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
2 6 (8.57%) Retail
3 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.86%) Military
3 2 (2.86%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) Law
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (58.57%) Analyst
2 22 (31.43%) Business Analyst
3 14 (20.00%) Process Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Consultant
5 4 (5.71%) Architect
5 4 (5.71%) Business Process Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Process Consultant
5 4 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) DBA
7 2 (2.86%) IT Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Network Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (2.86%) Quality Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.86%) Service Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (1.43%) ADO
2 1 (1.43%) SOAP
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (2.86%) Robotics
4 1 (1.43%) BYOD
4 1 (1.43%) CESG
4 1 (1.43%) Clustering
4 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.43%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) Solaris
2 2 (2.86%) Unix
3 1 (1.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) Lean Six Sigma
1 16 (22.86%) Six Sigma
2 14 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 14 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (18.57%) Business Process Improvement
4 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (14.29%) DMAIC
5 10 (14.29%) Project Management
6 8 (11.43%) Workflow
7 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (8.57%) PRINCE2
9 5 (7.14%) Data Modelling
10 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (5.71%) Information Security
10 4 (5.71%) Integration Testing
10 4 (5.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.71%) Requirements Management
11 3 (4.29%) Regulatory Compliance
11 3 (4.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.71%) SQL
2 2 (2.86%) C
2 2 (2.86%) C#
2 2 (2.86%) Java
2 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.43%) C++
3 1 (1.43%) COBOL
3 1 (1.43%) Python
3 1 (1.43%) VB
3 1 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 8 (11.43%) Degree
3 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.86%) ISEB
6 2 (2.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (2.86%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 1 (1.43%) AAT
7 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.43%) CISSP
7 1 (1.43%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.43%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (2.86%) SRDF
2 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.86%) EMC
3 2 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.43%) IBM
4 1 (1.43%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.43%) PTC
4 1 (1.43%) Splunk
4 1 (1.43%) Sun
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