The table below looks at the statistics for Process Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Process Improvement
Rank 529 496 451
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -45
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 84 93 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 62 54
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£525 £394 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £384 £450
% change year-on-year
+36.80% -14.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.50 -

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
42560 39708 34604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.14% 75.30% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26984 25126 20661
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1224 1175 1047
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Process Improvement within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
England -34 77 £525 +31.25% 25
London -2 25 £513 +30.15% 11
East of England +20 22 £525 +35.04%
Suffolk - 18 £525 -
Ipswich - 17 £525 -
South East -17 13 £525 +16.66% 1
City of London -2 6 £513 +41.28% 5
Scotland - 6 £350 -
Northampton +2 5 £525 +5.00%
Buckinghamshire +1 5 - -
Northamptonshire -6 5 £525 +10.52%
East Midlands -14 5 £525 +10.52%
West Midlands -14 4 £475 +106.52% 3
Edinburgh - 4 £350 -
Hampshire +7 3 £525 -
West Sussex -14 3 £500 -
North West -23 3 - - 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 - -
High Wycombe - 3 - -
South West +6 2 £275 -15.25% 4
Milton Keynes +3 2 - -
Hertfordshire -2 2 - -
Manchester -4 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -17 2 £375 +60.42% 2
Yorkshire -24 2 £375 +60.42% 2
Staffordshire - 2 £475 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £375 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £475 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £638 -

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 47 (29.38%) Finance
2 42 (26.25%) Business Process Improvement
3 38 (23.75%) Six Sigma
4 37 (23.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (17.50%) Change Management
5 28 (17.50%) ITIL
5 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
6 25 (15.63%) Windows
6 25 (15.63%) Business Analysis
7 22 (13.75%) Banking
8 21 (13.13%) Lean Six Sigma
8 21 (13.13%) .NET
8 21 (13.13%) Process Management
9 18 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (9.38%) Project Management
10 15 (9.38%) SDLC
11 14 (8.75%) SQL Server
12 13 (8.13%) C#
12 13 (8.13%) XML
12 13 (8.13%) Kofax
12 13 (8.13%) Coaching
13 12 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (7.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 12 (7.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 12 (7.50%) SharePoint
14 11 (6.88%) UNIX
14 11 (6.88%) Degree
14 11 (6.88%) Retail
14 11 (6.88%) Security Cleared

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 12 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.38%) Documentum
3 6 (3.75%) SAS
3 6 (3.75%) IIS
4 5 (3.13%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.88%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 2 (1.25%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.63%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.63%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (4.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (4.38%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.75%) MS Project
4 3 (1.88%) MS Office
5 2 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.63%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.63%) Unica
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.13%) LDAP
1 5 (3.13%) ATM
2 2 (1.25%) HTTP
2 2 (1.25%) Internet
3 1 (0.63%) X.400
3 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.63%) Intranet
3 1 (0.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.63%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (0.63%) Big Data
2 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (1.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.63%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.63%) Selenium
3 1 (0.63%) Ant
3 1 (0.63%) TestDirector
General
1 47 (29.38%) Finance
2 22 (13.75%) Banking
3 11 (6.88%) Retail
4 6 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.50%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.88%) Front Office
7 3 (1.88%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.88%) Marketing
8 2 (1.25%) Back Office
8 2 (1.25%) Law
8 2 (1.25%) Legal
8 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.63%) Advertising
9 1 (0.63%) Games
9 1 (0.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 61 (38.13%) Analyst
2 39 (24.38%) Business Analyst
3 21 (13.13%) Process Analyst
4 17 (10.63%) Project Manager
5 12 (7.50%) Consultant
6 11 (6.88%) Architect
6 11 (6.88%) Change Manager
6 11 (6.88%) Process Improvement Analyst
7 8 (5.00%) Process Consultant
7 8 (5.00%) Business Process Analyst
7 8 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
7 8 (5.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 6 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.13%) Process Improvement Consultant
9 5 (3.13%) Business Manager
9 5 (3.13%) Process Improvement Specialist
10 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.50%) Process Manager
10 4 (2.50%) Business Change Manager
10 4 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.13%) .NET
2 13 (8.13%) XML
3 9 (5.63%) ADO
3 9 (5.63%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.88%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (1.88%) HTML
4 3 (1.88%) Rendezvous
5 2 (1.25%) J2EE
6 1 (0.63%) WCF
6 1 (0.63%) Middleware
6 1 (0.63%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.63%) COM
6 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.63%) Client/Server
2 9 (5.63%) N-Tier
3 3 (1.88%) NHS
3 3 (1.88%) User Experience
3 3 (1.88%) Pharmacovigilance
4 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.63%) Derivative
5 1 (0.63%) Statistics
5 1 (0.63%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.63%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.63%) FMCG
5 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.63%) Windows
2 11 (6.88%) UNIX
3 9 (5.63%) Linux
4 4 (2.50%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.50%) Solaris
5 3 (1.88%) AIX
6 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.25%) Business Process Improvement
2 38 (23.75%) Six Sigma
3 37 (23.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (17.50%) ITIL
4 28 (17.50%) Change Management
5 25 (15.63%) Business Analysis
6 21 (13.13%) Lean Six Sigma
6 21 (13.13%) Process Management
7 18 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (9.38%) Project Management
8 15 (9.38%) SDLC
9 13 (8.13%) Coaching
10 12 (7.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 12 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (6.88%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (5.63%) Document Management
13 8 (5.00%) BPMN
13 8 (5.00%) Mentoring
14 7 (4.38%) Waterfall
14 7 (4.38%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.13%) C#
2 10 (6.25%) SQL
3 9 (5.63%) VB
4 6 (3.75%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.50%) Java
5 4 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (7.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 11 (6.88%) Degree
2 11 (6.88%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (3.75%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.13%) ISEB
5 5 (3.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 4 (2.50%) ACCA
6 4 (2.50%) CIMA
7 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.25%) PMP
8 2 (1.25%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.25%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 2 (1.25%) MCP
9 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.63%) APMP
9 1 (0.63%) MCITP
9 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.63%) QA
2 4 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.88%) GxP
3 3 (1.88%) SLA
4 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.63%) GCP
4 1 (0.63%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.63%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.13%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (2.50%) SCCM
3 3 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.88%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.13%) Kofax
3 10 (6.25%) Oracle
4 9 (5.63%) EMC
5 6 (3.75%) SAP
5 6 (3.75%) Sun
6 3 (1.88%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.88%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.25%) Cognos
7 2 (1.25%) IBM
7 2 (1.25%) Tableau
7 2 (1.25%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.63%) OpenText
8 1 (0.63%) TSYS
8 1 (0.63%) Remedy
8 1 (0.63%) BMC
8 1 (0.63%) CA
8 1 (0.63%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.63%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.63%) Borland
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