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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Process Improvement
Rank 500 488 507
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 112 98 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 64 56
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£450 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +5.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £395
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 - -

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +8 105 £450 +5.88% 38
London +22 63 £450 +5.88% 10
City of London +31 17 £475 +9.19% 3
South West -36 14 £600 +30.79% 4
East Midlands +10 11 £475 +35.71% 7
South East +10 10 £270 -38.28% 6
Northamptonshire +6 7 £450 +28.57% 6
Berkshire +11 5 £425 +3.03% 1
West Midlands -21 4 £375 +2.38% 3
Northampton - 4 £273 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £180 - 2
Edinburgh -2 2 £575 +37.23% 2
North West -6 2 £263 -47.50% 4
Scotland -18 2 £575 +76.92% 2
East of England -21 2 £375 -25.00% 2
Dorset - 2 £300 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 -
Reading - 2 - -
Hampshire -12 1 - - 2
Bristol -13 1 £620 +35.15% 1
Wiltshire -13 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £360 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - - 1
Banbury - 1 £360 -
Bournemouth - 1 £300 -
Swindon - 1 - - 1
Warwick - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 56 (29.32%) Finance
2 55 (28.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 52 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (25.13%) Project Management
5 46 (24.08%) Six Sigma
6 38 (19.90%) ITIL
7 37 (19.37%) Continuous Improvement
8 36 (18.85%) Analytical Skills
9 34 (17.80%) Lean Six Sigma
10 32 (16.75%) Business Analysis
11 31 (16.23%) Service Management
12 29 (15.18%) Business Process Improvement
13 28 (14.66%) QA
14 26 (13.61%) Banking
14 26 (13.61%) Microsoft
15 25 (13.09%) Change Management
16 23 (12.04%) PRINCE2
17 17 (8.90%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 17 (8.90%) Mentoring
18 16 (8.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
19 15 (7.85%) Management Information System
19 15 (7.85%) MS Office
20 14 (7.33%) Oracle
20 14 (7.33%) ITSM
20 14 (7.33%) Process Management
21 13 (6.81%) MS Excel
21 13 (6.81%) CRM
21 13 (6.81%) Security Cleared
22 12 (6.28%) User Acceptance Testing
22 12 (6.28%) SQL

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.57%) Drupal
2 3 (1.57%) CMS
3 2 (1.05%) SAS
4 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (7.85%) MS Office
2 13 (6.81%) MS Excel
3 11 (5.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (5.24%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.66%) MS Project
6 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (1.57%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.52%) CA Clarity
3 1 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.09%) Internet
2 3 (1.57%) LAN
2 3 (1.57%) WAN
2 3 (1.57%) Firewall
3 1 (0.52%) 3G
3 1 (0.52%) Intranet
3 1 (0.52%) 2G
3 1 (0.52%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.66%) DB2
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.05%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.52%) Selenium
2 1 (0.52%) JIRA
2 1 (0.52%) Maven
2 1 (0.52%) Subversion
2 1 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.52%) Ant
2 1 (0.52%) JMeter
General
1 56 (29.32%) Finance
2 26 (13.61%) Banking
3 12 (6.28%) Retail
4 9 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.66%) Retail Banking
6 6 (3.14%) Marketing
7 5 (2.62%) Billing
8 3 (1.57%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.57%) Back Office
8 3 (1.57%) Law
9 2 (1.05%) Publishing
9 2 (1.05%) Games
10 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.52%) Front Office
10 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (39.27%) Analyst
2 58 (30.37%) Business Analyst
3 20 (10.47%) Consultant
4 16 (8.38%) Process Analyst
5 15 (7.85%) Project Manager
6 14 (7.33%) Business Process Analyst
7 12 (6.28%) Senior Business Analyst
7 12 (6.28%) Process Consultant
7 12 (6.28%) Process Improvement Consultant
7 12 (6.28%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (5.24%) Process Improvement Manager
8 10 (5.24%) Architect
8 10 (5.24%) Process Manager
9 9 (4.71%) Service Manager
10 7 (3.66%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 7 (3.66%) Developer
10 7 (3.66%) Front-End Developer
11 6 (3.14%) Service Analyst
11 6 (3.14%) Service Management Analyst
12 5 (2.62%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.66%) HTML
2 3 (1.57%) XML
3 2 (1.05%) CSS
3 2 (1.05%) JSP
3 2 (1.05%) Web Services
3 2 (1.05%) .NET
3 2 (1.05%) JSON
4 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.85%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.85%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.24%) Human Factors
4 8 (4.19%) Open Source
5 7 (3.66%) User Experience
6 6 (3.14%) Statistics
7 4 (2.09%) PMI
8 3 (1.57%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.57%) NHS
8 3 (1.57%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.05%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.52%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.52%) Equities
10 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.52%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.19%) UNIX
2 7 (3.66%) Windows
2 7 (3.66%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.80%) Stakeholder Management
2 52 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (25.13%) Project Management
4 46 (24.08%) Six Sigma
5 38 (19.90%) ITIL
6 37 (19.37%) Continuous Improvement
7 34 (17.80%) Lean Six Sigma
8 32 (16.75%) Business Analysis
9 31 (16.23%) Service Management
10 29 (15.18%) Business Process Improvement
11 25 (13.09%) Change Management
12 23 (12.04%) PRINCE2
13 17 (8.90%) Mentoring
14 14 (7.33%) ITSM
14 14 (7.33%) Process Management
15 13 (6.81%) CRM
16 12 (6.28%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (6.28%) BPR
16 12 (6.28%) Release Management
16 12 (6.28%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.28%) SQL
2 8 (4.19%) Java
3 7 (3.66%) C
3 7 (3.66%) C#
4 6 (3.14%) Delphi
5 1 (0.52%) Ruby
5 1 (0.52%) VBA
5 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (8.90%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 16 (8.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 13 (6.81%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.76%) Degree
5 8 (4.19%) ISEB
6 7 (3.66%) ISTQB
6 7 (3.66%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (2.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.09%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.57%) HND
11 2 (1.05%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.05%) CIMA
11 2 (1.05%) IRCA
12 1 (0.52%) MCTS
12 1 (0.52%) CISSP
12 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.52%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (14.66%) QA
2 10 (5.24%) SLA
3 3 (1.57%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.05%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.52%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 5 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.33%) Oracle
3 11 (5.76%) SAP
4 10 (5.24%) IBM
5 7 (3.66%) Sun
6 5 (2.62%) Siebel
7 4 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.57%) BMC
8 3 (1.57%) Remedy
9 2 (1.05%) BT
9 2 (1.05%) HP
9 2 (1.05%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.05%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.05%) Casewise
10 1 (0.52%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.52%) Ariba
10 1 (0.52%) Dell
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco
10 1 (0.52%) Cognos
10 1 (0.52%) Pega
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Rate: Up to 43,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
England
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Posted: 18 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
The Natural Environment Research Council
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke
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Rate: £25 - 43 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Networx Recruitment
Rate: £30,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicester
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
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Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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