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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Process Improvement
Rank 134 108 131
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +23
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 13 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.23% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.33% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
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£600 £435 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +33.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £19.94
% change year-on-year
+51.11% +12.85%
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
2421 1538 1825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.39% 69.69% 67.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1652 1010 1077
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 105 127
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.50 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014. 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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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 -14 4 £450 +3.44% 1
Dorset - 2 £300 - 1
Bristol - - - -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) Sun
2 11 (50.00%) zOS
2 11 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (50.00%) Oracle
2 11 (50.00%) DB2
2 11 (50.00%) SAP
2 11 (50.00%) UNIX
2 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) IBM
2 11 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (45.45%) TOGAF
3 10 (45.45%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (40.91%) C#
4 9 (40.91%) Delphi
5 6 (27.27%) Service Management
5 6 (27.27%) ITSM
5 6 (27.27%) Data Architecture
5 6 (27.27%) Open Source
6 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (18.18%) Process Management
7 4 (18.18%) Project Management
7 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
7 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) Change Management
7 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 4 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Technical Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Service Level Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Process Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Service Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Change Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Business Change Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Business Change Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Change Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Open Source
2 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
4 2 (9.09%) Reference Data
5 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) zOS
1 11 (50.00%) UNIX
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (45.45%) TOGAF
2 10 (45.45%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (27.27%) Service Management
3 6 (27.27%) ITSM
3 6 (27.27%) Data Architecture
4 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (18.18%) Process Management
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 4 (18.18%) Change Management
5 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 4 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Business Performance Management
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
6 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 14001
2 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) Sun
2 11 (50.00%) Oracle
2 11 (50.00%) SAP
2 11 (50.00%) IBM