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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Process Improvement
Rank 510 483 452
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -31
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 69 81 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 52 56
Average daily rate
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£445 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £228 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £54.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £54.30

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
39429 37564 32100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.02% 75.01% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24726 22718 19169
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1056 1102 1125
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 -23 63 £443 +2.60% 19
London -17 23 £445 -15.55% 5
South East -17 12 £494 +9.72% 4
North West -13 8 £400 +33.33% 2
Cheshire +9 6 - - 1
Edinburgh +9 5 £525 -
East Midlands +1 5 £550 +25.71%
Scotland -4 5 £525 +31.25%
South West -7 5 £440 +13.18% 4
East of England +5 4 £338 +29.06% 1
Hampshire -10 4 £538 +53.57% 1
City of London +5 3 £425 -32.67% 1
West Midlands -4 3 £375 +20.48% 2
West Yorkshire -8 3 £425 +54.54%
Leeds -11 3 £425 +41.66%
Yorkshire -15 3 £425 +54.54%
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Berkshire -10 2 £463 -15.90%
Northampton -10 2 £550 +41.93%
Northamptonshire -10 2 £550 +29.41%
Surrey - 2 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £450 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Wiltshire +1 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 69 (35.94%) Finance
2 60 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 43 (22.40%) Six Sigma
4 42 (21.88%) ITIL
5 37 (19.27%) Business Analysis
6 36 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (17.71%) Banking
8 30 (15.63%) Lean Six Sigma
9 29 (15.10%) Change Management
10 28 (14.58%) Business Process Improvement
11 25 (13.02%) Project Management
12 24 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (10.94%) Service Management
14 19 (9.90%) SQL
15 18 (9.38%) Windows
15 18 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (8.85%) Retail
17 15 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
17 15 (7.81%) Process Management
18 14 (7.29%) Oracle
18 14 (7.29%) MS Visio
19 12 (6.25%) Business Transformation
19 12 (6.25%) Analytics
19 12 (6.25%) SAP
19 12 (6.25%) MS Excel
19 12 (6.25%) UNIX
19 12 (6.25%) Service Delivery
20 11 (5.73%) Microsoft
20 11 (5.73%) Release Management
20 11 (5.73%) BPMN

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 10 (5.21%) SAS
2 7 (3.65%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.13%) IIS
4 5 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.56%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 3 (1.56%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.52%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.52%) iPlanet
Applications
1 15 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 14 (7.29%) MS Visio
3 12 (6.25%) MS Excel
4 7 (3.65%) MS Project
5 5 (2.60%) MS Office
6 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (3.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.56%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.52%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.52%) Summit
4 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.60%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.60%) LDAP
2 2 (1.04%) ATM
3 1 (0.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.08%) DB2
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.52%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.52%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Ant
General
1 69 (35.94%) Finance
2 34 (17.71%) Banking
3 17 (8.85%) Retail
4 9 (4.69%) Retail Banking
4 9 (4.69%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.13%) Front Office
7 5 (2.60%) Law
7 5 (2.60%) Marketing
8 4 (2.08%) Legal
9 3 (1.56%) Games
9 3 (1.56%) Publishing
10 2 (1.04%) Billing
10 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.04%) Advertising
11 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 75 (39.06%) Analyst
2 60 (31.25%) Business Analyst
3 24 (12.50%) Process Analyst
4 18 (9.38%) Consultant
5 13 (6.77%) Process Manager
5 13 (6.77%) Process Improvement Manager
6 12 (6.25%) Business Process Analyst
7 11 (5.73%) Process Consultant
8 10 (5.21%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.69%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 8 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
10 8 (4.17%) Process Improvement Analyst
11 7 (3.65%) Process Improvement Specialist
12 6 (3.13%) Business Manager
13 5 (2.60%) Architect
13 5 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.60%) IT Business Analyst
13 5 (2.60%) Change Analyst
13 5 (2.60%) Delivery Manager
14 4 (2.08%) Business Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.60%) .NET
2 3 (1.56%) Rendezvous
3 2 (1.04%) HTML
3 2 (1.04%) Web Services
3 2 (1.04%) XML
4 1 (0.52%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.56%) User Experience
2 3 (1.56%) Human Factors
3 2 (1.04%) Statistics
3 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.04%) Clustering
3 2 (1.04%) NHS
3 2 (1.04%) Open Source
3 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.52%) Biometrics
4 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.52%) Derivative
4 1 (0.52%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.52%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.38%) Windows
2 12 (6.25%) UNIX
3 8 (4.17%) Linux
4 4 (2.08%) zOS
5 3 (1.56%) AIX
6 2 (1.04%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.52%) Solaris
7 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 43 (22.40%) Six Sigma
3 42 (21.88%) ITIL
4 37 (19.27%) Business Analysis
5 30 (15.63%) Lean Six Sigma
6 29 (15.10%) Change Management
7 28 (14.58%) Business Process Improvement
8 25 (13.02%) Project Management
9 24 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (10.94%) Service Management
11 18 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (7.81%) Process Management
13 12 (6.25%) Business Transformation
13 12 (6.25%) Analytics
13 12 (6.25%) Service Delivery
14 11 (5.73%) Release Management
14 11 (5.73%) BPMN
15 10 (5.21%) PRINCE2
16 9 (4.69%) GAP Analysis
16 9 (4.69%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.90%) SQL
2 7 (3.65%) Java
3 6 (3.13%) Shell Script
4 5 (2.60%) C#
5 3 (1.56%) Delphi
5 3 (1.56%) C
6 2 (1.04%) VB
7 1 (0.52%) Scala
7 1 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (5.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 8 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (3.65%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.65%) Degree
5 6 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (2.60%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (1.04%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 2 (1.04%) VCP4
7 2 (1.04%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 1 (0.52%) APMP
8 1 (0.52%) ISEB
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.52%) SSCP
8 1 (0.52%) MCITP
8 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.13%) SLA
2 4 (2.08%) QA
2 4 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.52%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.52%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.60%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.56%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (1.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (7.29%) Oracle
2 12 (6.25%) SAP
3 11 (5.73%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.21%) Sun
4 10 (5.21%) IBM
5 7 (3.65%) BMC
5 7 (3.65%) Remedy
6 5 (2.60%) ServiceNow
6 5 (2.60%) Business Objects
7 4 (2.08%) Cognos
7 4 (2.08%) Tableau
8 3 (1.56%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.56%) Unica
9 2 (1.04%) Actimize
10 1 (0.52%) HP
10 1 (0.52%) CA
10 1 (0.52%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.52%) Siebel
10 1 (0.52%) Google
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £420.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago