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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Process Improvement
Rank 511 465 472
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +7
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 89 110 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 65 59
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£450 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
41303 39122 41685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.30% 73.30% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25558 24009 24155
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1135 1071 1478
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 27 August 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 -34 82 £450 +5.88% 19
London -11 51 £450 +6.50% 3
East Midlands +6 10 £450 - 2
South West -28 9 £600 +30.79% 3
City of London +19 8 £475 +9.19% 1
South East -15 7 £393 -7.64% 3
Northamptonshire +3 5 £300 -14.28%
Berkshire +11 4 £425 +6.25% 1
West Midlands -9 4 £375 +1.35% 2
North West -4 3 £275 -45.00% 2
Northampton - 3 £245 -
Edinburgh -9 2 £445 +11.25%
Scotland -26 2 £445 +22.75%
Reading - 2 - -
Bristol -21 1 £620 +35.15% 1
Manchester - 1 £425 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £360 -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
North East - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
South Wales - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 59 (31.38%) Finance
2 54 (28.72%) Project Management
3 48 (25.53%) Six Sigma
3 48 (25.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (17.55%) Business Process Improvement
5 32 (17.02%) Continuous Improvement
5 32 (17.02%) Business Analysis
6 31 (16.49%) Lean Six Sigma
7 30 (15.96%) ITIL
8 27 (14.36%) Change Management
8 27 (14.36%) Banking
9 26 (13.83%) Service Management
9 26 (13.83%) PRINCE2
10 25 (13.30%) QA
11 24 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (12.77%) Microsoft
12 20 (10.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 16 (8.51%) BPR
14 15 (7.98%) Management Information System
14 15 (7.98%) MS Excel
14 15 (7.98%) MS Office
14 15 (7.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 13 (6.91%) Scrum
15 13 (6.91%) Risk Management
16 12 (6.38%) Oracle
16 12 (6.38%) Process Management
16 12 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
17 11 (5.85%) Security Cleared
17 11 (5.85%) User Stories
17 11 (5.85%) ITSM

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (7.98%) MS Office
1 15 (7.98%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.32%) MS Visio
2 10 (5.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (4.79%) MS Project
4 3 (1.60%) 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 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.13%) Internet
2 3 (1.60%) LAN
2 3 (1.60%) WAN
2 3 (1.60%) Firewall
3 2 (1.06%) Intranet
4 1 (0.53%) 3G
4 1 (0.53%) 2G
4 1 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.66%) DB2
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.53%) QlikView
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 59 (31.38%) Finance
2 27 (14.36%) Banking
3 10 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.26%) Retail
5 5 (2.66%) Billing
5 5 (2.66%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.13%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.13%) Marketing
7 3 (1.60%) Back Office
8 2 (1.06%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) Front Office
9 1 (0.53%) Law
9 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 79 (42.02%) Analyst
2 59 (31.38%) Business Analyst
3 21 (11.17%) Consultant
4 20 (10.64%) Project Manager
5 16 (8.51%) Process Consultant
5 16 (8.51%) Process Improvement Consultant
6 12 (6.38%) Senior Business Analyst
6 12 (6.38%) Process Analyst
6 12 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (5.85%) Business Process Analyst
8 8 (4.26%) Architect
8 8 (4.26%) Service Manager
9 7 (3.72%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 7 (3.72%) Process Manager
9 7 (3.72%) Process Improvement Manager
10 6 (3.19%) Service Management Analyst
10 6 (3.19%) Developer
10 6 (3.19%) Service Analyst
11 5 (2.66%) Quality Engineer
11 5 (2.66%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.72%) HTML
2 2 (1.06%) .NET
2 2 (1.06%) CSS
2 2 (1.06%) JSP
2 2 (1.06%) XML
2 2 (1.06%) JSON
3 1 (0.53%) Middleware
3 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.98%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.72%) Human Factors
3 6 (3.19%) PMI
3 6 (3.19%) Open Source
4 5 (2.66%) Statistics
5 3 (1.60%) NHS
5 3 (1.60%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.06%) Equities
6 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.06%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.53%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.19%) UNIX
2 5 (2.66%) Windows
2 5 (2.66%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (28.72%) Project Management
2 48 (25.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 48 (25.53%) Six Sigma
3 33 (17.55%) Business Process Improvement
4 32 (17.02%) Continuous Improvement
4 32 (17.02%) Business Analysis
5 31 (16.49%) Lean Six Sigma
6 30 (15.96%) ITIL
7 27 (14.36%) Change Management
8 26 (13.83%) Service Management
8 26 (13.83%) PRINCE2
9 24 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (8.51%) BPR
11 13 (6.91%) Scrum
11 13 (6.91%) Risk Management
12 12 (6.38%) Process Management
12 12 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (5.85%) Release Management
13 11 (5.85%) User Stories
13 11 (5.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.85%) SQL
2 6 (3.19%) C
3 5 (2.66%) C#
3 5 (2.66%) Java
4 4 (2.13%) Delphi
5 3 (1.60%) VBA
6 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (10.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 15 (7.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 11 (5.85%) Degree
3 11 (5.85%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.26%) ISEB
5 7 (3.72%) PMI Certification
5 7 (3.72%) ISTQB
5 7 (3.72%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.60%) HND
9 2 (1.06%) IRCA
9 2 (1.06%) CIMA
9 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) APMP
10 1 (0.53%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.30%) QA
2 8 (4.26%) SLA
3 3 (1.60%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.06%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.06%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.06%) COBIT
5 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 6 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.38%) Oracle
3 6 (3.19%) IBM
4 5 (2.66%) SAP
4 5 (2.66%) Siebel
4 5 (2.66%) Sun
5 3 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.06%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.06%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.06%) BT
6 2 (1.06%) Casewise
6 2 (1.06%) HP
7 1 (0.53%) Dell
7 1 (0.53%) Ariba
7 1 (0.53%) BMC
7 1 (0.53%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco
7 1 (0.53%) Cognos
7 1 (0.53%) Pega
7 1 (0.53%) Remedy
Devon
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Up to 43,000
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago