The table below looks at the statistics for Process Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 263 274 250
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -24
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 491 474 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 0.83% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.04% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 262 270
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £271 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 17
Median hourly rate £20.39 £30.72 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.62% +2.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.82 £20.30 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £46.15 £38.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.39 £31.44 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-35.14% +14.32%

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
44681 45476 42373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.84% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29558 29423 26292
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Process Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 458 £425 - 96
London +9 190 £475 +5.55% 38
South East +29 95 £425 +6.25% 9
West Midlands -5 54 £378 -10.11% 11
East of England +14 33 £450 +12.50% 5
City of London +22 27 £500 +5.26% 16
Berkshire +11 27 £475 +75.92% 2
Shropshire -15 25 £450 +36.36% 4
Scotland -8 24 £250 -27.74% 5
North West -11 24 £385 -4.99% 13
Oxfordshire +23 22 £375 -18.91%
Telford -23 20 £450 +36.36% 4
South West 0 19 £400 -17.94% 5
East Midlands -8 15 £401 -5.76% 4
Yorkshire -14 14 £325 -13.33% 7
West Sussex -5 13 £350 -22.22% 1
Oxford - 13 £381 -
Manchester -10 12 £425 +3.54% 6
Edinburgh +1 11 £325 -7.14% 1
Hampshire 0 11 £445 +11.25% 3
Surrey -6 11 £473 +18.12%
Bristol +7 10 £400 +6.66% 2
North East -30 10 £290 -26.58% 4
West Yorkshire -6 9 £356 -1.86% 5
Wales +22 8 £408 - 4
Hertfordshire +15 8 £400 -27.27% 3
Cambridgeshire +4 8 £425 +14.86%
Birmingham -9 8 £398 -0.50% 6
Worthing -17 8 £500 +25.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 8 £300 -24.05% 3

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Process Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 294 (30.47%) Finance
2 213 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (21.76%) Project Management
4 149 (15.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 143 (14.82%) Analytical Skills
6 138 (14.30%) Business Analysis
7 136 (14.09%) Change Management
8 134 (13.89%) ITIL
8 134 (13.89%) Microsoft
9 118 (12.23%) Business Process Improvement
10 97 (10.05%) MS Excel
10 97 (10.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 93 (9.64%) SQL
12 91 (9.43%) Java
13 86 (8.91%) MS Office
14 82 (8.50%) Degree
15 79 (8.19%) Banking
16 77 (7.98%) Service Management
17 74 (7.67%) Mentoring
18 71 (7.36%) Security Cleared
19 66 (6.84%) QA
19 66 (6.84%) Six Sigma
20 65 (6.74%) Oracle
21 64 (6.63%) Windows
22 63 (6.53%) Service Delivery
23 62 (6.42%) Test Strategy
24 61 (6.32%) CRM
25 60 (6.22%) Computer Science
26 54 (5.60%) Management Information System
26 54 (5.60%) Scrum

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.18%) CMS
3 17 (1.76%) Confluence
3 17 (1.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 14 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.14%) SAS
6 10 (1.04%) Apache Solr
7 8 (0.83%) Apache
8 7 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.62%) Drupal
10 4 (0.41%) Documentum
10 4 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.31%) JBoss
11 3 (0.31%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.21%) MQSI
12 2 (0.21%) nginx
12 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 97 (10.05%) MS Excel
2 86 (8.91%) MS Office
3 38 (3.94%) MS Visio
4 34 (3.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (2.80%) MS Project
6 6 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.21%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.21%) SPSS
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 22 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.62%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (0.62%) SAP CRM
3 6 (0.62%) SAP PSCD
4 5 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
4 5 (0.52%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.31%) Primavera
5 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.21%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.83%) Boomi
4 6 (0.62%) IBM Blueworks
5 5 (0.52%) IaaS
5 5 (0.52%) SaaS
5 5 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.41%) Lucidchart
6 4 (0.41%) Office 365
6 4 (0.41%) PaaS
7 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.21%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.21%) Yammer
8 1 (0.10%) GitHub
8 1 (0.10%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.01%) TCP/IP
2 23 (2.38%) DNS
3 21 (2.18%) DHCP
3 21 (2.18%) VPN
4 20 (2.07%) IPsec
5 17 (1.76%) HTTP
6 15 (1.55%) IPv6
6 15 (1.55%) Software-Defined Networking
7 14 (1.45%) BGP
7 14 (1.45%) LDAP
8 12 (1.24%) Internet
9 11 (1.14%) Firewall
10 8 (0.83%) FTP
10 8 (0.83%) Wireless
11 7 (0.73%) Network Security
12 6 (0.62%) LAN
12 6 (0.62%) WAN
12 6 (0.62%) WebEx
13 5 (0.52%) HSRP
13 5 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
3 17 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 13 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.04%) MySQL
9 7 (0.73%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.62%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.52%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.41%) MS Access
12 4 (0.41%) Pentaho
12 4 (0.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 40 (4.15%) JIRA
3 25 (2.59%) Selenium
4 22 (2.28%) SoapUI
5 21 (2.18%) Maven
5 21 (2.18%) Talend Open Studio
6 20 (2.07%) JUnit
7 14 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 10 (1.04%) IntelliJ
9 9 (0.93%) Appium
9 9 (0.93%) WebDriver
10 8 (0.83%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.52%) Git (software)
11 5 (0.52%) Spock
11 5 (0.52%) TestNG
12 4 (0.41%) Ant
12 4 (0.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 4 (0.41%) JMeter
12 4 (0.41%) Subversion
13 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 294 (30.47%) Finance
2 79 (8.19%) Banking
3 48 (4.97%) Telecoms
4 42 (4.35%) Legal
5 36 (3.73%) Marketing
5 36 (3.73%) Retail
6 19 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.55%) Automotive
8 14 (1.45%) Publishing
9 11 (1.14%) Advertising
9 11 (1.14%) Law
10 10 (1.04%) Back Office
10 10 (1.04%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.73%) Games
12 7 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.52%) French Language
13 5 (0.52%) Front Office
13 5 (0.52%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 331 (34.30%) Analyst
2 182 (18.86%) Business Analyst
3 100 (10.36%) Developer
4 93 (9.64%) Project Manager
5 62 (6.42%) Process Analyst
6 61 (6.32%) Consultant
7 49 (5.08%) Architect
8 43 (4.46%) Test Analyst
9 33 (3.42%) Business Process Analyst
10 25 (2.59%) Financial Analyst
10 25 (2.59%) Service Manager
11 24 (2.49%) Senior Analyst
12 23 (2.38%) Data Analyst
12 23 (2.38%) Programme Manager
13 22 (2.28%) Administrator
13 22 (2.28%) Insurance Business Analyst
14 21 (2.18%) Management Consultant
15 20 (2.07%) IT Manager
16 19 (1.97%) Process Improvement Analyst
17 18 (1.87%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.35%) .NET
2 32 (3.32%) Web Services
3 25 (2.59%) SOAP
4 24 (2.49%) XML
5 22 (2.28%) CSS
6 19 (1.97%) Node.js
7 18 (1.87%) HTML
8 16 (1.66%) J2EE
9 14 (1.45%) Spring Boot
10 13 (1.35%) HTML5
10 13 (1.35%) Middleware
11 11 (1.14%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.14%) RESTful
12 9 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (0.83%) Java EE
14 7 (0.73%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
15 5 (0.52%) PostGIS
16 4 (0.41%) jQuery
16 4 (0.41%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 143 (14.82%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (6.22%) Computer Science
3 54 (5.60%) Management Information System
4 37 (3.83%) User Experience
5 17 (1.76%) Data Centre
6 15 (1.55%) Public Cloud
6 15 (1.55%) Visualisation
7 14 (1.45%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.24%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.14%) CMDB
9 11 (1.14%) Economics
10 10 (1.04%) PMI
11 9 (0.93%) FMCG
12 8 (0.83%) Statistics
13 7 (0.73%) NHS
14 5 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
14 5 (0.52%) Reinsurance
15 4 (0.41%) Derivative
15 4 (0.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 64 (6.63%) Windows
2 50 (5.18%) Linux
3 40 (4.15%) Unix
4 23 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (1.87%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.04%) OpenVMS
7 9 (0.93%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.62%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.41%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.31%) Android
11 3 (0.31%) Solaris
11 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (21.76%) Project Management
3 149 (15.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 138 (14.30%) Business Analysis
5 136 (14.09%) Change Management
6 134 (13.89%) ITIL
7 118 (12.23%) Business Process Improvement
8 97 (10.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 77 (7.98%) Service Management
10 74 (7.67%) Mentoring
11 66 (6.84%) Six Sigma
12 63 (6.53%) Service Delivery
13 62 (6.42%) Test Strategy
14 61 (6.32%) CRM
15 54 (5.60%) Migration
15 54 (5.60%) Scrum
15 54 (5.60%) Workflow
16 52 (5.39%) Data Modelling
16 52 (5.39%) PRINCE2
17 51 (5.28%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (9.64%) SQL
2 91 (9.43%) Java
3 29 (3.01%) C#
4 26 (2.69%) C
5 25 (2.59%) JavaScript
6 18 (1.87%) VB
7 17 (1.76%) PowerShell
8 16 (1.66%) T-SQL
9 13 (1.35%) VBScript
10 12 (1.24%) C++
10 12 (1.24%) VBA
11 10 (1.04%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.83%) Perl
13 7 (0.73%) ABAP
13 7 (0.73%) Groovy
14 6 (0.62%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.62%) Python
15 5 (0.52%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.52%) Ruby
15 5 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 82 (8.50%) Degree
2 71 (7.36%) Security Cleared
3 49 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 37 (3.83%) PMP
5 34 (3.52%) PMI Certification
6 31 (3.21%) ISEB
7 19 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (1.87%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 16 (1.66%) MCSE
10 15 (1.55%) DV Cleared
10 15 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 13 (1.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 12 (1.24%) MCSA
12 12 (1.24%) MCSD
13 9 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.62%) CISSP
15 6 (0.62%) ISTQB
16 5 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
17 4 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (6.84%) QA
2 34 (3.52%) SLA
3 17 (1.76%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.55%) COBIT
5 5 (0.52%) SDET
5 5 (0.52%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.21%) GxP
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.10%) Basel III
8 1 (0.10%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.10%) FATCA
8 1 (0.10%) HL7
8 1 (0.10%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.10%) TickIT
8 1 (0.10%) Val IT
System Software
1 25 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.87%) Firmware
3 15 (1.55%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.21%) Docker
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.10%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 15 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
3 7 (0.73%) Puppet
4 3 (0.31%) Control-M
4 3 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.21%) SCCM
6 1 (0.10%) Grafana
6 1 (0.10%) Graphite
6 1 (0.10%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.10%) Netcool
6 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.10%) Salt
6 1 (0.10%) SCOM
6 1 (0.10%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 134 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 65 (6.74%) Oracle
3 35 (3.63%) SAP
4 30 (3.11%) Red Hat
5 27 (2.80%) HP
6 23 (2.38%) VMware
7 21 (2.18%) Talend
8 20 (2.07%) IBM
8 20 (2.07%) Pega
9 18 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.76%) Sitecore
11 14 (1.45%) ServiceNow
12 12 (1.24%) Informatica
13 9 (0.93%) Remedy
13 9 (0.93%) Siebel
14 8 (0.83%) Cisco
14 8 (0.83%) Dell
14 8 (0.83%) Sage
14 8 (0.83%) WSO2
15 7 (0.73%) Adobe
South West London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400.00 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £470 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Parliamentary Digital Service
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago