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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 125 119 111
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 20 19 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.68% 0.62% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.81% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 27
Median daily rate £425 £525 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +59.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £450 £363
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-17.77% -12.62%
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
2325 2344 2379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.57% 76.93% 79.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1513 1576 1586
Median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 100 121
Median hourly rate £39.50 £36.50 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.21% +7.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £16.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -1 11 £425 -26.08% 4
Dorset -8 4 - - 2
Wiltshire -10 2 £435 +8.75%
Gloucestershire - 2 £100 -
Devon - 1 £375 - 1
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 22 (55.00%) Finance
2 19 (47.50%) ITIL
3 12 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 11 (27.50%) Linux
4 11 (27.50%) LDAP
4 11 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (22.50%) Capacity Management
5 9 (22.50%) Computer Science
5 9 (22.50%) Firmware
5 9 (22.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (22.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (20.00%) VMware
6 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 7 (17.50%) Project Management
8 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.00%) QA
8 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 5 (12.50%) Change Management
9 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
10 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
10 4 (10.00%) Quality Management
10 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 4 (10.00%) Degree
10 4 (10.00%) QMS
10 4 (10.00%) SDLC
11 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
11 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi

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 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) LDAP
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) MS Access
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA Agile
General
1 22 (55.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Marketing
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (15.00%) Analyst
1 6 (15.00%) Business Analyst
1 6 (15.00%) Subject Matter Expert
2 5 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (10.00%) Change Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Business Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Linux Specialist
4 3 (7.50%) Quality Manager
4 3 (7.50%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Business Change Manager
5 2 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Support Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 1 (2.50%) Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Management Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Process Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) QA Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.50%) PMI
3 1 (2.50%) Psychology
3 1 (2.50%) Robotics
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Linux
1 11 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) ITIL
2 12 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (22.50%) Capacity Management
3 9 (22.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (22.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (17.50%) Project Management
5 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 5 (12.50%) Change Management
5 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.00%) QMS
6 4 (10.00%) Quality Management
6 4 (10.00%) SDLC
6 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.50%) Scrum
7 3 (7.50%) Six Sigma
8 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
8 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
1 2 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.50%) CBAP
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (2.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.50%) COBIT
3 1 (2.50%) Def Stans
3 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.50%) DO-178B
3 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.50%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Firmware
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 8 (20.00%) VMware
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) IBM
3 2 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) EMC
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Rally