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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Process Improvement
Rank 509 506 473
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -33
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 91 89 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 59 50
Average daily rate
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£519 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.68% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £287 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £54.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £54.30
% change year-on-year
- -44.74%

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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -6 84 £525 +31.25% 18
London -16 30 £478 +19.37% 9
East of England +23 22 £525 +35.04%
South East +6 21 £525 - 4
Suffolk - 18 £525 -
Ipswich - 17 £525 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Hampshire +5 6 £525 -2.32% 2
Scotland +4 6 £425 +6.25% 1
City of London -2 5 £513 +36.66% 3
West Midlands -17 4 £475 +58.33% 2
Edinburgh - 4 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Berkshire -3 3 £638 -
West Sussex - 3 £500 -
High Wycombe - 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £375 -
South West +1 2 £358 -3.05% 2
Northampton -2 2 £550 +15.78%
East Midlands -11 2 £550 +22.22%
Manchester -14 2 - -
Northamptonshire -18 2 £550 +22.22%
North West -22 2 - - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £475 -
Southampton - 2 £538 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £475 -
Reading - 2 £638 -
Cambridge - 2 £375 -
Wiltshire +5 1 £275 -18.51% 1

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 55 (33.33%) Finance
2 40 (24.24%) Six Sigma
3 39 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 38 (23.03%) Business Process Improvement
5 29 (17.58%) ITIL
6 28 (16.97%) Microsoft
6 28 (16.97%) Change Management
7 27 (16.36%) Business Analysis
8 25 (15.15%) Banking
8 25 (15.15%) Windows
9 24 (14.55%) Process Management
10 22 (13.33%) Lean Six Sigma
11 21 (12.73%) .NET
12 18 (10.91%) Project Management
12 18 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (9.70%) SQL Server
14 15 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (7.88%) Kofax
15 13 (7.88%) C#
15 13 (7.88%) SharePoint
15 13 (7.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 13 (7.88%) Coaching
16 12 (7.27%) SQL
17 10 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
17 10 (6.06%) XML
17 10 (6.06%) MS Excel
17 10 (6.06%) MS Visio
18 9 (5.45%) N-Tier
18 9 (5.45%) Service Management

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 13 (7.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.24%) Documentum
3 6 (3.64%) SAS
3 6 (3.64%) IIS
4 5 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.82%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 2 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.21%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.61%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.61%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 10 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 9 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (4.85%) MS Project
4 4 (2.42%) MS Office
5 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) Unica
2 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.03%) LDAP
1 5 (3.03%) ATM
2 1 (0.61%) Intranet
2 1 (0.61%) Internet
2 1 (0.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.61%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.61%) Big Data
3 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.61%) Ant
2 1 (0.61%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.61%) StarTeam
General
1 55 (33.33%) Finance
2 25 (15.15%) Banking
3 7 (4.24%) Retail
4 5 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.42%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.42%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.42%) Front Office
6 3 (1.82%) Games
6 3 (1.82%) Marketing
7 2 (1.21%) Law
7 2 (1.21%) Legal
7 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.21%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Automotive
8 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 58 (35.15%) Analyst
2 39 (23.64%) Business Analyst
3 20 (12.12%) Process Analyst
4 18 (10.91%) Project Manager
5 14 (8.48%) Consultant
6 12 (7.27%) Change Manager
7 11 (6.67%) Process Improvement Analyst
8 10 (6.06%) Architect
9 9 (5.45%) Process Consultant
10 8 (4.85%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 8 (4.85%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (3.64%) Process Improvement Specialist
11 6 (3.64%) Process Improvement Consultant
11 6 (3.64%) Business Manager
11 6 (3.64%) Delivery Manager
12 5 (3.03%) Business Process Analyst
12 5 (3.03%) Business Change Manager
12 5 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.03%) Process Manager
13 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.73%) .NET
2 10 (6.06%) XML
3 9 (5.45%) ADO
3 9 (5.45%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.82%) Rendezvous
4 3 (1.82%) HTML
4 3 (1.82%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.61%) COM
5 1 (0.61%) Web Services
5 1 (0.61%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.45%) N-Tier
2 9 (5.45%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.82%) NHS
3 3 (1.82%) Pharmacovigilance
3 3 (1.82%) User Experience
4 2 (1.21%) Clustering
4 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.61%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.61%) Derivative
5 1 (0.61%) Statistics
5 1 (0.61%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.61%) FMCG
5 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.15%) Windows
2 8 (4.85%) UNIX
2 8 (4.85%) Linux
3 4 (2.42%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.82%) AIX
5 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.21%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.24%) Six Sigma
2 39 (23.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 38 (23.03%) Business Process Improvement
4 29 (17.58%) ITIL
5 28 (16.97%) Change Management
6 27 (16.36%) Business Analysis
7 24 (14.55%) Process Management
8 22 (13.33%) Lean Six Sigma
9 18 (10.91%) Project Management
9 18 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (7.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 13 (7.88%) Coaching
12 10 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (5.45%) Service Management
13 9 (5.45%) PRINCE2
13 9 (5.45%) Document Management
13 9 (5.45%) Mentoring
14 8 (4.85%) GAP Analysis
15 7 (4.24%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.88%) C#
2 12 (7.27%) SQL
3 9 (5.45%) VB
4 6 (3.64%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.42%) C
6 2 (1.21%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (5.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 9 (5.45%) Degree
2 8 (4.85%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.85%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 4 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.82%) ISEB
5 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.21%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
6 2 (1.21%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 2 (1.21%) MCP
7 1 (0.61%) ACCA
7 1 (0.61%) SSCP
7 1 (0.61%) CIMA
7 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.61%) MCITP
7 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) QA
2 4 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.82%) GxP
4 2 (1.21%) SLA
4 2 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.61%) GCP
5 1 (0.61%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.61%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (2.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.03%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (2.42%) SCCM
3 3 (1.82%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (16.97%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.88%) Kofax
3 9 (5.45%) EMC
4 8 (4.85%) Oracle
5 6 (3.64%) Sun
6 5 (3.03%) SAP
7 3 (1.82%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.82%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.82%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.21%) Tableau
8 2 (1.21%) Cognos
8 2 (1.21%) IBM
9 1 (0.61%) Remedy
9 1 (0.61%) BMC
9 1 (0.61%) CA
9 1 (0.61%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.61%) Borland
9 1 (0.61%) OpenText
9 1 (0.61%) TSYS
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