The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Process Improvement
Rank 500 468 425
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -43
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 87 76 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.22% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 50 102
Average daily rate £400 £425 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £526 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £54.30 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £54.30 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +44.78%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -78 82 £400 -5.88% 25
London -18 45 £400 -5.88% 8
City of London -11 10 £474 +58.00% 3
East Midlands -8 8 £425 - 1
West Midlands -9 8 £260 - 1
Northamptonshire -11 7 £425 - 1
South East -15 7 £463 +15.62% 3
East of England -26 5 £389 +15.18% 1
Hampshire +6 4 £525 +33.75%
South West -20 3 £388 -27.57% 8
Bristol - 3 £388 - 2
Coventry - 3 £220 -
Scotland -5 2 £400 - 1
Berkshire -7 2 - -
Hertfordshire -8 2 £389 -
Northampton -11 2 £388 -8.82%
North West -16 2 - - 1
Essex -24 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -10 1 - -
Leeds -19 1 - -
West Yorkshire -20 1 - -
Yorkshire -24 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £400 - 2
Glasgow - 1 £400 - 1
Guildford - 1 £400 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 70 (36.08%) Finance
2 59 (30.41%) Six Sigma
3 47 (24.23%) Project Management
4 44 (22.68%) Business Analysis
5 43 (22.16%) Banking
6 40 (20.62%) Business Process Improvement
7 33 (17.01%) Lean Six Sigma
8 32 (16.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (11.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 22 (11.34%) PRINCE2
10 20 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (8.76%) BPR
12 16 (8.25%) Change Management
13 15 (7.73%) Telecoms
13 15 (7.73%) Investment Banking
14 14 (7.22%) SC Cleared
14 14 (7.22%) Security Cleared
14 14 (7.22%) Degree
14 14 (7.22%) SQL
14 14 (7.22%) MS Excel
15 13 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (6.70%) ITIL
16 12 (6.19%) UML
17 11 (5.67%) Service Management
17 11 (5.67%) SAP
17 11 (5.67%) Microsoft
17 11 (5.67%) MS Visio
17 11 (5.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
17 11 (5.67%) User Acceptance Testing
18 10 (5.15%) QA

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.52%) Apache
3 1 (0.52%) IIS
3 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.67%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.09%) MS Project
4 3 (1.55%) MS Office
5 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.52%) Summit
2 1 (0.52%) Rolfe and Nolan
2 1 (0.52%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.03%) Broadband
1 2 (1.03%) Intranet
2 1 (0.52%) 2G
2 1 (0.52%) SAN
2 1 (0.52%) 3G
2 1 (0.52%) LAN
2 1 (0.52%) WAN
2 1 (0.52%) DNS
2 1 (0.52%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.64%) SAP BW
1 9 (4.64%) BusinessObjects
1 9 (4.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 9 (4.64%) SAP HANA
2 7 (3.61%) OLAP
3 6 (3.09%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.03%) MS Access
5 1 (0.52%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.52%) DB2
5 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Subversion
2 2 (1.03%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (1.03%) JIRA
2 2 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.52%) JMeter
3 1 (0.52%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.52%) Selenium
3 1 (0.52%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.52%) FogBugz
General
1 70 (36.08%) Finance
2 43 (22.16%) Banking
3 15 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.73%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.61%) Retail
5 5 (2.58%) Legal
6 4 (2.06%) Billing
6 4 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.06%) Marketing
6 4 (2.06%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.03%) German Language
7 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.03%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.52%) Military
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 78 (40.21%) Analyst
2 61 (31.44%) Business Analyst
3 22 (11.34%) Project Manager
4 21 (10.82%) Process Manager
5 18 (9.28%) Consultant
6 17 (8.76%) Process Improvement Manager
7 16 (8.25%) Process Analyst
8 12 (6.19%) Process Consultant
9 11 (5.67%) Programme Manager
9 11 (5.67%) Process Improvement Consultant
10 10 (5.15%) Test Manager
11 9 (4.64%) Business Process Analyst
12 7 (3.61%) Business Manager
13 5 (2.58%) Business Process Manager
13 5 (2.58%) Programme Test Manager
13 5 (2.58%) Process Improvement Analyst
13 5 (2.58%) Business Process Improvement Manager
14 4 (2.06%) Change Manager
14 4 (2.06%) Performance Analyst
14 4 (2.06%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.55%) .NET
2 1 (0.52%) HTML
2 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.06%) Fixed Income
1 4 (2.06%) PMI
1 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.03%) Equities
2 2 (1.03%) Derivative
3 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (0.52%) CCTV
3 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.52%) Smart Meter
3 1 (0.52%) FMCG
3 1 (0.52%) Economics
3 1 (0.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.55%) Windows
2 2 (1.03%) Linux
2 2 (1.03%) UNIX
3 1 (0.52%) zOS
3 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.52%) AIX
3 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (30.41%) Six Sigma
2 47 (24.23%) Project Management
3 44 (22.68%) Business Analysis
4 40 (20.62%) Business Process Improvement
5 33 (17.01%) Lean Six Sigma
6 32 (16.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (11.34%) PRINCE2
8 20 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (8.76%) BPR
10 16 (8.25%) Change Management
11 13 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (6.70%) ITIL
12 12 (6.19%) UML
13 11 (5.67%) Service Management
13 11 (5.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (4.64%) ETL
14 9 (4.64%) RUP
14 9 (4.64%) Migration
14 9 (4.64%) Programme Management
15 8 (4.12%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.22%) SQL
2 4 (2.06%) VBA
3 3 (1.55%) VB.NET
3 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.03%) Java
4 2 (1.03%) C
5 1 (0.52%) C#
5 1 (0.52%) C++
5 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.52%) VB
5 1 (0.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (11.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 14 (7.22%) SC Cleared
2 14 (7.22%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.22%) Degree
3 11 (5.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 10 (5.15%) ISEB
5 9 (4.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 5 (2.58%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.58%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.03%) APMP
7 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.52%) PMP
8 1 (0.52%) HND
8 1 (0.52%) MBCS
8 1 (0.52%) CITP
8 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.52%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.52%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.15%) QA
2 6 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.03%) COBIT
4 1 (0.52%) Basel II
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.52%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (5.67%) SAP
1 11 (5.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.64%) Business Objects
3 7 (3.61%) Minitab
4 5 (2.58%) Oracle
5 4 (2.06%) Cerner
6 2 (1.03%) VMware
6 2 (1.03%) Unica
6 2 (1.03%) IBM
6 2 (1.03%) Citrix
6 2 (1.03%) SunGard
6 2 (1.03%) HP
7 1 (0.52%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.52%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.52%) Sun
7 1 (0.52%) Murex
7 1 (0.52%) Calypso
7 1 (0.52%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.52%) Sophis
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