The table below looks at the statistics for Process Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 290 261 270
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 444 449 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.83% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.05% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 263 264
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 13
Median hourly rate £14.90 £31.70 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.98% +5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.02 £20.00 £14.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.78 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.90 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-33.76% -25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43851 42877 41677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.90% 79.19% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29046 27097 26309
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1017 1228 1245
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Trend

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

Process Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Process Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Process Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Process Improvement within the UK.

Process Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Process Improvement
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -11 394 £438 -2.77% 98
London -6 156 £450 - 35
South East -10 90 £425 +4.55% 16
West Midlands +6 39 £440 +19.59% 6
Scotland +1 36 £315 -10.00% 2
Berkshire -8 33 £450 +63.63% 2
East of England +9 32 £425 -19.04% 13
City of London +27 30 £500 +5.26% 12
North West 0 28 £425 -10.52% 8
Edinburgh +3 22 £400 +14.28%
South West +2 19 £425 -15.00% 7
Oxfordshire +18 18 £375 -11.76% 2
East Midlands -7 16 £400 -11.11% 2
Reading 0 15 £375 -21.87%
Shropshire -34 14 £450 -2.70% 1
Oxford +15 12 £375 +7.14% 1
Telford -28 12 £450 +25.00% 1
Birmingham +11 11 £436 +24.42% 1
Hampshire -3 11 £528 +40.66% 2
Wales +17 10 £425 +6.25% 1
Essex +9 10 £425 -
Bristol +1 10 £425 -26.08% 3
Coventry - 9 £363 - 1
Cheshire - 9 £600 - 1
Yorkshire 0 8 £450 +12.50% 9
Manchester -8 8 £415 -27.82% 6
Bedfordshire - 8 £450 - 1
Cumbria +8 7 - - 1
South Wales +7 7 £363 -9.37% 1
Northamptonshire -4 7 £413 -8.33% 2

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 270 (28.78%) Finance
2 198 (21.11%) Project Management
3 168 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (15.88%) Business Analysis
5 136 (14.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 135 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
7 133 (14.18%) ITIL
8 132 (14.07%) Change Management
9 126 (13.43%) Business Process Improvement
10 115 (12.26%) Microsoft
11 92 (9.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 83 (8.85%) MS Excel
13 81 (8.64%) Service Management
14 79 (8.42%) Degree
15 78 (8.32%) Oracle
16 76 (8.10%) SQL
17 74 (7.89%) Service Delivery
18 72 (7.68%) Six Sigma
19 65 (6.93%) Java
19 65 (6.93%) Windows
20 64 (6.82%) Banking
21 63 (6.72%) Security Cleared
22 60 (6.40%) PRINCE2
23 59 (6.29%) MS Office
23 59 (6.29%) Management Information System
23 59 (6.29%) Telecoms
23 59 (6.29%) Test Strategy
24 55 (5.86%) QA
24 55 (5.86%) Mentoring
25 54 (5.76%) Problem Management

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills 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 31 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.24%) CMS
3 17 (1.81%) SAS
3 17 (1.81%) Sitecore CMS
4 15 (1.60%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.96%) Apache
5 9 (0.96%) Node.js
6 8 (0.85%) Confluence
6 8 (0.85%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.64%) Apache Solr
7 6 (0.64%) Documentum
7 6 (0.64%) Drupal
8 4 (0.43%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.21%) MQSI
10 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.21%) nginx
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 83 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 59 (6.29%) MS Office
3 33 (3.52%) MS Visio
4 21 (2.24%) MS Project
5 20 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.64%) SPSS
7 5 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.32%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.32%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.21%) HFM
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.21%) Primavera
5 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.21%) SAP QM
5 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.11%) Eikon
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.85%) IBM Blueworks
3 6 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.64%) IaaS
4 5 (0.53%) Boomi
4 5 (0.53%) PaaS
4 5 (0.53%) SaaS
5 4 (0.43%) Lucidchart
5 4 (0.43%) Office 365
6 3 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.11%) GitHub
8 1 (0.11%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.77%) TCP/IP
2 19 (2.03%) DNS
2 19 (2.03%) VPN
3 18 (1.92%) DHCP
3 18 (1.92%) Firewall
4 17 (1.81%) IPsec
5 15 (1.60%) HTTP
6 14 (1.49%) IPv6
6 14 (1.49%) LDAP
6 14 (1.49%) Software-Defined Networking
7 12 (1.28%) BGP
7 12 (1.28%) Internet
8 11 (1.17%) Network Security
8 11 (1.17%) WAN
9 8 (0.85%) LAN
9 8 (0.85%) Wireless
10 7 (0.75%) Intranet
10 7 (0.75%) WebEx
11 5 (0.53%) FTP
11 5 (0.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (1.39%) MySQL
6 13 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.28%) Data Mining
7 12 (1.28%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.85%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (0.53%) Pentaho
11 5 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 4 (0.43%) Big Data
12 4 (0.43%) Essbase
12 4 (0.43%) MS Access
12 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (3.30%) JIRA
2 19 (2.03%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.17%) Selenium
3 11 (1.17%) SoapUI
4 10 (1.07%) IntelliJ
4 10 (1.07%) Talend Open Studio
5 9 (0.96%) Maven
6 8 (0.85%) Axure RP
7 7 (0.75%) JUnit
8 5 (0.53%) Ant
8 5 (0.53%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (0.43%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.43%) Subversion
10 3 (0.32%) CA Gen
10 3 (0.32%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.32%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.21%) Grunt
11 2 (0.21%) Spock
11 2 (0.21%) VersionOne
General
1 270 (28.78%) Finance
2 64 (6.82%) Banking
3 59 (6.29%) Telecoms
4 41 (4.37%) Legal
5 37 (3.94%) Retail
6 29 (3.09%) Marketing
7 28 (2.99%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.49%) Automotive
9 11 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.07%) Games
10 10 (1.07%) Publishing
11 9 (0.96%) Advertising
11 9 (0.96%) Law
12 8 (0.85%) Back Office
12 8 (0.85%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.85%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.53%) French Language
15 3 (0.32%) Front Office
15 3 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 327 (34.86%) Analyst
2 199 (21.22%) Business Analyst
3 102 (10.87%) Project Manager
4 73 (7.78%) Process Analyst
5 72 (7.68%) Developer
6 66 (7.04%) Consultant
7 47 (5.01%) Architect
8 45 (4.80%) Business Process Analyst
9 28 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
10 27 (2.88%) Service Manager
11 25 (2.67%) Data Analyst
12 22 (2.35%) Programme Manager
12 22 (2.35%) Test Analyst
13 20 (2.13%) Change Manager
13 20 (2.13%) Management Consultant
14 19 (2.03%) IT Manager
14 19 (2.03%) Process Improvement Analyst
14 19 (2.03%) Process Improvement Manager
15 18 (1.92%) Financial Analyst
16 17 (1.81%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.05%) .NET
2 27 (2.88%) Web Services
3 26 (2.77%) XML
4 24 (2.56%) CSS
5 15 (1.60%) Middleware
6 13 (1.39%) J2EE
6 13 (1.39%) Spring Boot
7 10 (1.07%) HTML
7 10 (1.07%) SOAP
8 8 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.85%) Java EE
8 8 (0.85%) RESTful
9 7 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (0.64%) HTML5
11 5 (0.53%) jQuery
11 5 (0.53%) PostGIS
11 5 (0.53%) Spring
11 5 (0.53%) WSDL
12 4 (0.43%) JMS
12 4 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 135 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (6.29%) Management Information System
3 40 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 32 (3.41%) User Experience
5 18 (1.92%) CMDB
6 17 (1.81%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.60%) Visualisation
8 14 (1.49%) PMI
8 14 (1.49%) Public Cloud
9 13 (1.39%) Economics
10 12 (1.28%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.28%) Statistics
11 10 (1.07%) FMCG
12 8 (0.85%) NHS
13 7 (0.75%) Social Media
14 5 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
15 4 (0.43%) IBM XIV
15 4 (0.43%) Mathematics
15 4 (0.43%) Reinsurance
15 4 (0.43%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 65 (6.93%) Windows
2 53 (5.65%) Unix
3 51 (5.44%) Linux
4 25 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (2.24%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.07%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.96%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.85%) OpenVMS
9 8 (0.85%) Solaris
9 8 (0.85%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.21%) Android
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (21.11%) Project Management
2 168 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (15.88%) Business Analysis
4 136 (14.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 133 (14.18%) ITIL
6 132 (14.07%) Change Management
7 126 (13.43%) Business Process Improvement
8 92 (9.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 81 (8.64%) Service Management
10 74 (7.89%) Service Delivery
11 72 (7.68%) Six Sigma
12 60 (6.40%) PRINCE2
13 59 (6.29%) Test Strategy
14 55 (5.86%) Mentoring
15 54 (5.76%) Configuration Management
15 54 (5.76%) Data Modelling
15 54 (5.76%) Problem Management
15 54 (5.76%) Programme Management
16 51 (5.44%) Workflow
17 44 (4.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 76 (8.10%) SQL
2 65 (6.93%) Java
3 26 (2.77%) C#
4 24 (2.56%) C
5 21 (2.24%) VB
6 17 (1.81%) Shell Script
7 15 (1.60%) JavaScript
7 15 (1.60%) T-SQL
8 14 (1.49%) Perl
8 14 (1.49%) PowerShell
8 14 (1.49%) VBA
9 13 (1.39%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.17%) C++
11 10 (1.07%) VBScript
12 9 (0.96%) Python
13 6 (0.64%) ABAP
14 5 (0.53%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.53%) Groovy
14 5 (0.53%) PHP
15 4 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 79 (8.42%) Degree
2 63 (6.72%) Security Cleared
3 45 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 33 (3.52%) PMI Certification
5 31 (3.30%) ISEB
6 30 (3.20%) PMP
7 19 (2.03%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 16 (1.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 15 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.49%) MCSE
11 13 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (1.28%) CISSP
13 11 (1.17%) MCSA
13 11 (1.17%) MCSD
14 10 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (1.07%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.85%) CISA
15 8 (0.85%) CISM
16 7 (0.75%) CBAP
17 5 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.86%) QA
2 35 (3.73%) SLA
3 20 (2.13%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.92%) COBIT
5 10 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.53%) GAAP
8 5 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.53%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.32%) SSAE 16
10 2 (0.21%) GMP
10 2 (0.21%) GxP
10 2 (0.21%) Val IT
11 1 (0.11%) Basel III
11 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.11%) FATCA
11 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 30 (3.20%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.92%) Firmware
3 16 (1.71%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.07%) VMware ESX
6 9 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.11%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 14 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 10 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (0.53%) Puppet
5 3 (0.32%) OPNET
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.21%) SCCM
7 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.11%) Control-M
7 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.11%) Netcool
7 1 (0.11%) Salt
7 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 115 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 78 (8.32%) Oracle
3 38 (4.05%) SAP
4 32 (3.41%) Red Hat
5 28 (2.99%) VMware
6 22 (2.35%) HP
6 22 (2.35%) Pega
7 18 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (1.81%) IBM
8 17 (1.81%) Informatica
8 17 (1.81%) Sitecore
9 16 (1.71%) Remedy
10 12 (1.28%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.07%) Talend
12 9 (0.96%) BMC
12 9 (0.96%) EMC
12 9 (0.96%) Tableau
12 9 (0.96%) webMethods
13 8 (0.85%) Adobe
13 8 (0.85%) Cisco
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £424 - £466 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £190 - £210 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Connectus
Rate: £20.39 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £700.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Montash
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
People Source Consulting
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £85000 - £115000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheltenham
People Source Consulting
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 27 days ago