The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Process Improvement
Rank 491 442 481
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +39
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 102 126 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.34% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 69 48
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£400 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £620 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 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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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 -53 94 £400 -11.11% 20
London -17 46 £425 -5.55% 4
South East -15 16 £380 -13.14% 8
East Midlands +5 12 £500 +25.00% 2
Northamptonshire +4 9 £450 +28.57% 2
City of London +8 8 £425 -13.92% 2
Yorkshire +9 7 £228 -49.16%
North West +3 7 £400 -13.51% 4
West Yorkshire +7 6 £228 -49.16%
Northampton - 6 £375 - 1
Surrey -1 5 - - 5
South West -28 5 £437 +0.45%
Manchester -2 3 £538 +26.47% 2
Bristol -19 3 £312 -2.65%
Scotland -25 3 £445 +11.25%
Oxfordshire -1 2 £328 -
West Midlands -18 2 £230 -60.00% 1
Swindon +3 1 £563 +2.27%
Glasgow 0 1 - -
Berkshire -4 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -9 1 £563 +2.27%
Coventry -16 1 £230 -31.34%
Hampshire -17 1 £400 -8.57% 1
Birmingham - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £400 -
East of England - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 57 (30.32%) Project Management
2 56 (29.79%) Finance
3 44 (23.40%) Six Sigma
4 40 (21.28%) Business Analysis
5 35 (18.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (18.09%) Banking
7 33 (17.55%) Business Process Improvement
8 29 (15.43%) ITIL
8 29 (15.43%) PRINCE2
9 28 (14.89%) Change Management
10 27 (14.36%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (13.83%) Lean Six Sigma
12 25 (13.30%) QA
12 25 (13.30%) Service Management
13 21 (11.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 20 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (8.51%) BPR
15 16 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (8.51%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 14 (7.45%) Microsoft
17 13 (6.91%) Security Cleared
18 12 (6.38%) CRM
18 12 (6.38%) Configuration Management
18 12 (6.38%) Service Delivery
18 12 (6.38%) Scrum
18 12 (6.38%) Management Information System
18 12 (6.38%) Risk Management
19 11 (5.85%) Retail
19 11 (5.85%) Release Management
19 11 (5.85%) Degree

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 5 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.60%) CMS
2 3 (1.60%) Drupal
3 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.06%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.06%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (5.32%) MS Project
1 10 (5.32%) MS Office
1 10 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.13%) Internet
2 2 (1.06%) Intranet
3 1 (0.53%) LAN
3 1 (0.53%) WAN
3 1 (0.53%) SAN
3 1 (0.53%) 3G
3 1 (0.53%) 2G
3 1 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.06%) Oracle Discoverer
1 2 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (0.53%) QlikView
2 1 (0.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Subversion
1 2 (1.06%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.53%) JMeter
2 1 (0.53%) Ant
2 1 (0.53%) Maven
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) Selenium
2 1 (0.53%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 56 (29.79%) Finance
2 34 (18.09%) Banking
3 11 (5.85%) Retail
4 10 (5.32%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.26%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.19%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.13%) Marketing
7 4 (2.13%) Billing
8 3 (1.60%) Back Office
9 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.06%) Games
9 2 (1.06%) German Language
10 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.53%) Front Office
10 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.53%) French Language
Job Titles
1 83 (44.15%) Analyst
2 59 (31.38%) Business Analyst
3 23 (12.23%) Consultant
4 21 (11.17%) Project Manager
5 17 (9.04%) Process Consultant
5 17 (9.04%) Process Improvement Consultant
6 12 (6.38%) Senior Business Analyst
6 12 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (5.85%) Process Manager
8 10 (5.32%) Process Improvement Manager
9 9 (4.79%) Process Analyst
10 7 (3.72%) Service Analyst
11 6 (3.19%) Service Manager
11 6 (3.19%) Test Manager
11 6 (3.19%) Service Management Analyst
11 6 (3.19%) Banking Business Analyst
11 6 (3.19%) Agile Coach
12 5 (2.66%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.66%) Business Process Analyst
12 5 (2.66%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.66%) HTML
2 2 (1.06%) CSS
2 2 (1.06%) XML
2 2 (1.06%) JSON
3 1 (0.53%) Web Services
3 1 (0.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.38%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.66%) Human Factors
3 3 (1.60%) PMI
3 3 (1.60%) NHS
3 3 (1.60%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.06%) Equities
4 2 (1.06%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.06%) Open Source
5 1 (0.53%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.53%) Statistics
5 1 (0.53%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.53%) UNIX
1 1 (0.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (30.32%) Project Management
2 44 (23.40%) Six Sigma
3 40 (21.28%) Business Analysis
4 35 (18.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (17.55%) Business Process Improvement
6 29 (15.43%) ITIL
6 29 (15.43%) PRINCE2
7 28 (14.89%) Change Management
8 27 (14.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 26 (13.83%) Lean Six Sigma
10 25 (13.30%) Service Management
11 20 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (8.51%) BPR
12 16 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (6.38%) Configuration Management
13 12 (6.38%) Service Delivery
13 12 (6.38%) Risk Management
13 12 (6.38%) CRM
13 12 (6.38%) Scrum
14 11 (5.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.26%) SQL
2 3 (1.60%) VBA
3 2 (1.06%) C
4 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (11.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 16 (8.51%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 13 (6.91%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.85%) Degree
5 10 (5.32%) ISTQB
5 10 (5.32%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.79%) ISEB
7 7 (3.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.13%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.60%) HND
9 3 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.06%) IRCA
10 2 (1.06%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.53%) PMP
11 1 (0.53%) CITP
11 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.53%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.30%) QA
2 5 (2.66%) SLA
2 5 (2.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.60%) ISO 9000
3 3 (1.60%) COBIT
4 2 (1.06%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.06%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 8 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (7.45%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.26%) Oracle
3 5 (2.66%) Siebel
4 3 (1.60%) HP
4 3 (1.60%) CheckPoint
4 3 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.06%) Cerner
5 2 (1.06%) Casewise
5 2 (1.06%) IBM
5 2 (1.06%) Unica
5 2 (1.06%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.53%) Pega
6 1 (0.53%) Cognos
6 1 (0.53%) Citrix
6 1 (0.53%) Ariba
6 1 (0.53%) BMC
6 1 (0.53%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.53%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.53%) Remedy
6 1 (0.53%) VMware
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