The first table below looks at the demand for PDCA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PDCA over the 3 months to 17 April 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.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act)
Rank 587 552 -
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -
Contract jobs citing PDCA 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.008% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.002% 0.012% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £525 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41318 34649 42090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.34% 72.50% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25663 20657 24013
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1064 1437
Average hourly rate £28.49 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

PDCA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PDCA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

PDCA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PDCA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PDCA within the UK.

PDCA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PDCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PDCA 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 PDCA.

1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) PMI
2 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) MS Project
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (25.00%) SAP ERP
3 1 (25.00%) ISMS
3 1 (25.00%) QMS
3 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity Management
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow

PDCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PDCA 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 PDCA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Project
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP ERP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) IT Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) PMI
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) ISMS
2 1 (25.00%) QMS
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) SAP