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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 278 263 261
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 471 473 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.83% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.06% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 273 267
Average daily rate £425 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £398
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 12
Average hourly rate £34.00 £33.35 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% +38.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £14.83 £14.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £56.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.80% +50.13%

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
45575 44729 42342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.84% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30101 27892 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average 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 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1297 1209
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Process Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -15 418 £425 -5.55% 97
London -21 162 £450 - 44
South East -20 91 £425 +2.90% 10
West Midlands 0 44 £333 -28.10% 6
Scotland -4 39 £365 -8.75% 4
East of England +14 33 £406 -22.61% 11
Berkshire +1 33 £388 +40.90% 2
North West -3 31 £425 -26.08% 8
City of London +37 30 £450 +2.85% 21
South West +17 25 £381 -21.79% 6
Edinburgh +5 24 £413 -8.33% 3
Reading +4 19 £375 -21.87%
East Midlands -13 16 £383 -15.00% 1
Oxfordshire +19 15 £420 +12.00% 1
Bristol +8 15 £415 -27.82%
Hampshire -11 15 £450 -9.36% 1
Shropshire -34 15 £488 +5.40% 1
Telford -30 14 £488 +2.63% 1
Essex +18 13 £425 +88.88%
Coventry - 11 £363 - 1
Birmingham +12 10 £200 -44.82% 2
Oxford +17 9 £380 +1.33% 1
Yorkshire -5 9 £408 +1.87% 8
Manchester -10 8 £414 -9.31% 6
Cheshire - 8 £600 - 2
Northamptonshire +3 7 £400 -11.11%
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £418 +108.75% 2
Surrey -10 7 £444 +0.85% 4
North East -37 7 £315 +12.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -40 7 £315 +12.00% 2

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 266 (29.33%) Finance
2 196 (21.61%) Project Management
3 164 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (16.10%) Business Analysis
5 136 (14.99%) Analytical Skills
6 124 (13.67%) Change Management
7 123 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 123 (13.56%) ITIL
8 120 (13.23%) Microsoft
9 117 (12.90%) Business Process Improvement
10 90 (9.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 85 (9.37%) MS Excel
12 84 (9.26%) SQL
13 80 (8.82%) Oracle
14 77 (8.49%) Service Management
15 74 (8.16%) Service Delivery
16 71 (7.83%) Banking
17 67 (7.39%) Six Sigma
17 67 (7.39%) Degree
18 66 (7.28%) Java
19 63 (6.95%) Data Modelling
20 62 (6.84%) Windows
21 60 (6.62%) PRINCE2
21 60 (6.62%) Unix
22 59 (6.50%) Problem Management
23 57 (6.28%) QA
23 57 (6.28%) Management Information System
24 55 (6.06%) Telecoms
24 55 (6.06%) Test Strategy
25 53 (5.84%) Configuration Management

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 30 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.32%) CMS
3 18 (1.98%) Tomcat
4 17 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
5 16 (1.76%) SAS
6 12 (1.32%) Confluence
6 12 (1.32%) WebLogic
7 10 (1.10%) Node.js
8 8 (0.88%) Apache
9 6 (0.66%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.66%) Documentum
9 6 (0.66%) Drupal
10 5 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.44%) JBoss
11 4 (0.44%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.22%) Captiva
12 2 (0.22%) nginx
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 85 (9.37%) MS Excel
2 52 (5.73%) MS Office
3 34 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 23 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (2.32%) MS Project
6 6 (0.66%) SPSS
7 5 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 2 (0.22%) HFM
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.22%) Primavera
4 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.22%) SAP QM
4 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.99%) IBM Blueworks
3 8 (0.88%) IaaS
4 7 (0.77%) PaaS
4 7 (0.77%) SaaS
5 6 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.44%) Lucidchart
6 4 (0.44%) Office 365
7 2 (0.22%) Boomi
7 2 (0.22%) 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 22 (2.43%) TCP/IP
2 18 (1.98%) Firewall
3 16 (1.76%) DNS
3 16 (1.76%) VPN
4 15 (1.65%) DHCP
5 14 (1.54%) IPsec
5 14 (1.54%) LDAP
6 13 (1.43%) Network Security
7 12 (1.32%) BGP
7 12 (1.32%) HTTP
7 12 (1.32%) Internet
8 11 (1.21%) IPv6
8 11 (1.21%) Software-Defined Networking
8 11 (1.21%) WAN
9 9 (0.99%) WebEx
9 9 (0.99%) Wireless
10 8 (0.88%) LAN
11 7 (0.77%) Intranet
12 6 (0.66%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
3 18 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
4 14 (1.54%) Data Mining
4 14 (1.54%) MySQL
5 13 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.77%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.66%) MS Access
9 5 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.44%) Big Data
10 4 (0.44%) Essbase
10 4 (0.44%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.33%) Power BI
11 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (3.64%) JIRA
2 24 (2.65%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.54%) Maven
4 13 (1.43%) Selenium
5 10 (1.10%) IntelliJ
5 10 (1.10%) SoapUI
5 10 (1.10%) Subversion
6 8 (0.88%) Axure RP
6 8 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (0.77%) Ant
7 7 (0.77%) JUnit
8 5 (0.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 5 (0.55%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.55%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.55%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.33%) CA Gen
10 3 (0.33%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 266 (29.33%) Finance
2 71 (7.83%) Banking
3 55 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 43 (4.74%) Legal
5 39 (4.30%) Retail
6 30 (3.31%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.87%) Marketing
8 15 (1.65%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.54%) Automotive
10 11 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.21%) Publishing
11 9 (0.99%) Advertising
11 9 (0.99%) Games
11 9 (0.99%) Law
12 8 (0.88%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.77%) Back Office
14 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.55%) Front Office
16 4 (0.44%) French Language
16 4 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 322 (35.50%) Analyst
2 190 (20.95%) Business Analyst
3 100 (11.03%) Project Manager
4 67 (7.39%) Process Analyst
5 66 (7.28%) Developer
6 62 (6.84%) Consultant
7 48 (5.29%) Architect
8 42 (4.63%) Business Process Analyst
9 27 (2.98%) Data Analyst
9 27 (2.98%) Service Manager
10 26 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
11 22 (2.43%) Test Analyst
12 19 (2.09%) Process Improvement Analyst
12 19 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (1.98%) Process Improvement Manager
13 18 (1.98%) Programme Manager
14 17 (1.87%) Financial Analyst
14 17 (1.87%) Insurance Business Analyst
14 17 (1.87%) Test Manager
15 16 (1.76%) ITIL Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.63%) .NET
2 26 (2.87%) XML
3 25 (2.76%) Web Services
4 21 (2.32%) CSS
5 17 (1.87%) J2EE
6 14 (1.54%) Middleware
7 13 (1.43%) Spring Boot
8 10 (1.10%) HTML
9 9 (0.99%) Java EE
10 7 (0.77%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.77%) SOAP
11 6 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (0.66%) HTML5
12 5 (0.55%) Gherkin
12 5 (0.55%) jQuery
12 5 (0.55%) PostGIS
12 5 (0.55%) RESTful
12 5 (0.55%) Spring
13 4 (0.44%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 136 (14.99%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.28%) Management Information System
3 36 (3.97%) Computer Science
4 31 (3.42%) User Experience
5 20 (2.21%) Data Centre
6 16 (1.76%) Visualisation
7 15 (1.65%) CMDB
8 12 (1.32%) Economics
8 12 (1.32%) FMCG
8 12 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.21%) PMI
9 11 (1.21%) Public Cloud
10 9 (0.99%) NHS
10 9 (0.99%) Statistics
11 7 (0.77%) Social Media
12 4 (0.44%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.44%) IBM XIV
12 4 (0.44%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.44%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.44%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 62 (6.84%) Windows
2 60 (6.62%) Unix
3 47 (5.18%) Linux
4 25 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (2.43%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (1.21%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.99%) Solaris
8 9 (0.99%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.88%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.77%) OpenVMS
11 2 (0.22%) Android
11 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (21.61%) Project Management
2 164 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (16.10%) Business Analysis
4 124 (13.67%) Change Management
5 123 (13.56%) ITIL
5 123 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 117 (12.90%) Business Process Improvement
7 90 (9.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 77 (8.49%) Service Management
9 74 (8.16%) Service Delivery
10 67 (7.39%) Six Sigma
11 63 (6.95%) Data Modelling
12 60 (6.62%) PRINCE2
13 59 (6.50%) Problem Management
14 55 (6.06%) Test Strategy
15 53 (5.84%) Configuration Management
15 53 (5.84%) Mentoring
16 49 (5.40%) Scrum
17 47 (5.18%) User Acceptance Testing
18 46 (5.07%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 84 (9.26%) SQL
2 66 (7.28%) Java
3 31 (3.42%) C#
4 23 (2.54%) C
4 23 (2.54%) Shell Script
5 21 (2.32%) VB
6 18 (1.98%) PL/SQL
7 16 (1.76%) Perl
8 15 (1.65%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.65%) PowerShell
9 14 (1.54%) VBA
10 13 (1.43%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.32%) Python
12 10 (1.10%) C++
12 10 (1.10%) VBScript
13 6 (0.66%) PHP
14 5 (0.55%) R
15 4 (0.44%) ABAP
15 4 (0.44%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 67 (7.39%) Degree
2 51 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 39 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.09%) PMI Certification
5 27 (2.98%) ISEB
6 25 (2.76%) PMP
7 18 (1.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 17 (1.87%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 14 (1.54%) CISSP
10 12 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (1.10%) MCSE
11 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.99%) CISA
12 9 (0.99%) CISM
13 8 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.88%) MCSA
13 8 (0.88%) MCSD
14 7 (0.77%) CBAP
15 6 (0.66%) DV Cleared
16 5 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.28%) QA
2 31 (3.42%) SLA
3 22 (2.43%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.65%) COBIT
5 11 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.55%) GAAP
9 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (0.33%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.33%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.22%) FATCA
11 2 (0.22%) GMP
11 2 (0.22%) GxP
11 2 (0.22%) Val IT
12 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.11%) SDET
System Software
1 37 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.98%) Firmware
3 13 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 13 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.21%) VMware ESX
5 9 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
1 11 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.44%) Puppet
4 3 (0.33%) OPNET
5 2 (0.22%) SCCM
6 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.11%) Control-M
6 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.11%) Netcool
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 120 (13.23%) Microsoft
2 80 (8.82%) Oracle
3 35 (3.86%) SAP
4 33 (3.64%) Red Hat
5 29 (3.20%) VMware
6 21 (2.32%) HP
6 21 (2.32%) Pega
7 18 (1.98%) IBM
8 17 (1.87%) Sitecore
9 16 (1.76%) Remedy
10 13 (1.43%) Informatica
11 12 (1.32%) BEA
12 11 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.21%) Tableau
13 10 (1.10%) Saba
14 9 (0.99%) Adobe
14 9 (0.99%) BMC
14 9 (0.99%) EMC
15 8 (0.88%) Cisco
15 8 (0.88%) Talend
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £85000 - £115000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
J & C Associates Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wales
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £435 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
JM
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Norwich
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
HFG
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 19 days ago
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago