The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Process Improvement
Rank 135 104 123
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +19
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 5 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.40% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
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£437 £435 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.45% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £343 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £527 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2219 1510 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.61% 70.86% 69.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 979 1290
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 69 127
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Process Improvement
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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
Bristol -17 3 £312 -2.65%
Wiltshire -14 1 £563 +2.27%
Dorset - - - -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7 (70.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Change Management
3 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (40.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Business Process Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (20.00%) Time Management
5 2 (20.00%) Casewise
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (20.00%) SAS
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) MS Project
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) SLA
6 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
6 1 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (10.00%) Process Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Business Analyst
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Process Manager
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Process Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Change Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Service Level Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (40.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (20.00%) Time Management
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) ITSM
6 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
6 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) Casewise