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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 262 260 259
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 479 533 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.91% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.14% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 298 281
Median daily rate £435 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.03% +2.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 18
Median hourly rate £20.95 £37.25 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.77% +21.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £20.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £57.17 £38.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-42.28% +24.16%

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
44125 46854 44293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.31% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29124 30464 27427
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1262 1199
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -4 454 £438 +4.16% 126
London -5 190 £500 +11.11% 39
South East 0 78 £425 +6.25% 28
West Midlands -18 65 £400 -4.76% 5
Shropshire -14 34 £465 -16.21%
Telford -12 31 £465 -16.21%
Yorkshire +3 27 £420 +12.00% 4
North West 0 25 £373 -6.87% 11
City of London +20 24 £513 +7.89% 13
East of England +8 24 £425 +6.25% 9
Berkshire +13 20 £508 +87.96% 3
Scotland +9 19 £325 +35.41% 3
West Yorkshire -3 17 £420 +12.00% 4
Oxfordshire +11 16 £438 +23.23% 7
South West +5 16 £425 -9.33% 19
East Midlands -7 15 £450 +5.88% 6
Manchester -13 15 £400 -3.66% 8
Hampshire 0 12 £431 +1.47% 4
West Sussex -4 12 £388 -34.04% 4
North East -18 12 £340 -19.66% 4
Bristol +4 11 £409 +12.82% 4
Surrey -4 11 £450 +12.50% 7
Hertfordshire +12 10 £400 -27.27% 2
Edinburgh +11 10 £313 -8.62%
Oxford +3 9 £438 +23.23% 4
Staffordshire 0 8 £411 -2.08%
Worthing -11 8 £473 -
Tyne and Wear -17 8 £345 -12.65% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 8 £345 -12.65% 4
Cheshire +13 7 £360 - 1

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 290 (30.72%) Finance
2 227 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (22.14%) Project Management
4 176 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
5 149 (15.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 148 (15.68%) Microsoft
7 146 (15.47%) Business Analysis
8 141 (14.94%) Change Management
9 125 (13.24%) ITIL
10 118 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
11 111 (11.76%) MS Excel
12 101 (10.70%) SQL
13 100 (10.59%) Continuous Improvement
14 91 (9.64%) MS Office
15 85 (9.00%) Java
15 85 (9.00%) Service Management
16 80 (8.47%) Banking
17 78 (8.26%) Degree
18 74 (7.84%) Security Cleared
19 73 (7.73%) Mentoring
20 66 (6.99%) Test Strategy
20 66 (6.99%) Windows
21 62 (6.57%) Management Information System
22 61 (6.46%) Six Sigma
22 61 (6.46%) QA
23 59 (6.25%) Data Modelling
24 55 (5.83%) CRM
25 54 (5.72%) Service Delivery
26 53 (5.61%) Oracle
26 53 (5.61%) Problem Management

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 32 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.86%) CMS
3 20 (2.12%) Confluence
4 17 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (1.06%) SAS
5 10 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.85%) Apache Solr
7 7 (0.74%) Apache
7 7 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.74%) JBoss
8 6 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.64%) Drupal
9 5 (0.53%) Documentum
10 4 (0.42%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.32%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.32%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.21%) MQSI
12 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 111 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 91 (9.64%) MS Office
3 43 (4.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (3.81%) MS Visio
5 27 (2.86%) MS Project
6 7 (0.74%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.42%) SPSS
9 2 (0.21%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.74%) SAP CRM
2 7 (0.74%) SAP PSCD
3 6 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (0.64%) SAP HR
4 5 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.21%) Bankmaster
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.21%) Primavera
7 2 (0.21%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.64%) Boomi
4 5 (0.53%) IaaS
4 5 (0.53%) SaaS
4 5 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.42%) Lucidchart
5 4 (0.42%) Office 365
5 4 (0.42%) PaaS
6 3 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.21%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.21%) Yammer
8 1 (0.11%) GitHub
8 1 (0.11%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.65%) TCP/IP
2 20 (2.12%) DNS
3 19 (2.01%) HTTP
3 19 (2.01%) VPN
4 18 (1.91%) DHCP
5 17 (1.80%) IPsec
6 15 (1.59%) IPv6
6 15 (1.59%) Software-Defined Networking
7 14 (1.48%) Firewall
8 11 (1.17%) BGP
8 11 (1.17%) FTP
9 9 (0.95%) LAN
9 9 (0.95%) WAN
10 7 (0.74%) LDAP
10 7 (0.74%) Network Security
10 7 (0.74%) Wireless
11 6 (0.64%) Internet
11 6 (0.64%) VoIP
12 5 (0.53%) SSL
12 5 (0.53%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (4.77%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.85%) MySQL
8 7 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.64%) Data Mining
9 6 (0.64%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.64%) SAP BW
10 5 (0.53%) Big Data
10 5 (0.53%) MS Access
11 4 (0.42%) IDMS
11 4 (0.42%) Pentaho
11 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (4.87%) JIRA
2 42 (4.45%) Jenkins
3 26 (2.75%) Selenium
4 21 (2.22%) SoapUI
4 21 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
5 20 (2.12%) Maven
6 19 (2.01%) JUnit
7 16 (1.69%) Cucumber
8 12 (1.27%) Appium
9 8 (0.85%) Axure RP
9 8 (0.85%) WebDriver
10 7 (0.74%) IntelliJ
10 7 (0.74%) Subversion
11 6 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.64%) Git (software)
12 5 (0.53%) Spock
12 5 (0.53%) TestNG
12 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 4 (0.42%) JMeter
General
1 290 (30.72%) Finance
2 80 (8.47%) Banking
3 39 (4.13%) Retail
3 39 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 36 (3.81%) Marketing
5 35 (3.71%) Legal
6 18 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.48%) Publishing
8 13 (1.38%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.27%) Advertising
9 12 (1.27%) Automotive
9 12 (1.27%) Law
10 11 (1.17%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.85%) Back Office
13 6 (0.64%) Games
13 6 (0.64%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.53%) Front Office
15 3 (0.32%) Electronics
15 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 331 (35.06%) Analyst
2 192 (20.34%) Business Analyst
3 106 (11.23%) Developer
4 91 (9.64%) Project Manager
5 63 (6.67%) Consultant
5 63 (6.67%) Process Analyst
6 50 (5.30%) Architect
7 35 (3.71%) Test Analyst
8 34 (3.60%) Business Process Analyst
9 25 (2.65%) Service Manager
10 23 (2.44%) Administrator
10 23 (2.44%) Data Analyst
11 22 (2.33%) Financial Analyst
11 22 (2.33%) Programme Manager
11 22 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
12 21 (2.22%) Insurance Business Analyst
12 21 (2.22%) IT Analyst
12 21 (2.22%) Service Analyst
13 20 (2.12%) Business IT Analyst
13 20 (2.12%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.34%) .NET
2 34 (3.60%) Web Services
3 24 (2.54%) CSS
3 24 (2.54%) HTML
3 24 (2.54%) SOAP
4 23 (2.44%) XML
5 17 (1.80%) Node.js
6 16 (1.69%) HTML5
7 14 (1.48%) J2EE
8 13 (1.38%) Middleware
9 12 (1.27%) ASP.NET
10 11 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (1.17%) RESTful
11 9 (0.95%) .NET Framework
11 9 (0.95%) Spring Boot
12 7 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
12 7 (0.74%) Spring
13 5 (0.53%) Apache Cordova
13 5 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 5 (0.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 176 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.57%) Management Information System
3 52 (5.51%) Computer Science
4 38 (4.03%) User Experience
5 17 (1.80%) Data Centre
6 15 (1.59%) Public Cloud
6 15 (1.59%) Visualisation
7 12 (1.27%) CMDB
8 10 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.06%) PMI
8 10 (1.06%) Virtual Team
9 9 (0.95%) Economics
9 9 (0.95%) FMCG
10 8 (0.85%) Mainframe
10 8 (0.85%) Statistics
11 6 (0.64%) Reinsurance
12 5 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.53%) EPoS
12 5 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
13 4 (0.42%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 66 (6.99%) Windows
2 43 (4.56%) Linux
3 28 (2.97%) Unix
4 20 (2.12%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.95%) Ubuntu
7 8 (0.85%) OpenVMS
8 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.64%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.53%) VME
9 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.21%) Android
11 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.11%) pSOS
12 1 (0.11%) Solaris
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (22.14%) Project Management
3 149 (15.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 146 (15.47%) Business Analysis
5 141 (14.94%) Change Management
6 125 (13.24%) ITIL
7 118 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
8 100 (10.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 85 (9.00%) Service Management
10 73 (7.73%) Mentoring
11 66 (6.99%) Test Strategy
12 61 (6.46%) Six Sigma
13 59 (6.25%) Data Modelling
14 55 (5.83%) CRM
15 54 (5.72%) Service Delivery
16 53 (5.61%) Problem Management
17 52 (5.51%) Scrum
18 49 (5.19%) Configuration Management
18 49 (5.19%) Data Analysis
19 48 (5.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 101 (10.70%) SQL
2 85 (9.00%) Java
3 33 (3.50%) C#
4 31 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 24 (2.54%) C
6 19 (2.01%) VB
7 16 (1.69%) PowerShell
7 16 (1.69%) T-SQL
8 13 (1.38%) C++
8 13 (1.38%) VBScript
9 12 (1.27%) VBA
10 10 (1.06%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.85%) Perl
11 8 (0.85%) Python
12 7 (0.74%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.64%) ABAP
13 6 (0.64%) COBOL
13 6 (0.64%) Groovy
13 6 (0.64%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 78 (8.26%) Degree
2 74 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 49 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 36 (3.81%) PMP
5 29 (3.07%) PMI Certification
6 28 (2.97%) ISEB
7 19 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (1.80%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 16 (1.69%) MCSE
10 15 (1.59%) DV Cleared
11 12 (1.27%) MCSA
11 12 (1.27%) MCSD
12 11 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (1.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 8 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.74%) ISTQB
16 6 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (0.64%) CISSP
17 4 (0.42%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (6.46%) QA
2 36 (3.81%) SLA
3 18 (1.91%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.38%) COBIT
5 6 (0.64%) SDET
6 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.53%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.21%) GxP
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.11%) FATCA
8 1 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.11%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.11%) P3O
8 1 (0.11%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.11%) Val IT
System Software
1 23 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 11 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.95%) Firmware
5 6 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.53%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.21%) Docker
7 2 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.11%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (0.85%) Puppet
3 7 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
3 7 (0.74%) SCCM
4 5 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.42%) SCOM
6 3 (0.32%) Control-M
6 3 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.11%) Ansible
8 1 (0.11%) Grafana
8 1 (0.11%) Graphite
8 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.11%) Netcool
8 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.11%) Salt
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 148 (15.68%) Microsoft
2 53 (5.61%) Oracle
3 39 (4.13%) SAP
4 28 (2.97%) Red Hat
5 23 (2.44%) HP
6 21 (2.22%) Talend
7 20 (2.12%) Pega
7 20 (2.12%) VMware
8 18 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.80%) Sitecore
10 15 (1.59%) IBM
11 14 (1.48%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.17%) Remedy
13 10 (1.06%) Dell
14 9 (0.95%) Siebel
14 9 (0.95%) WSO2
15 8 (0.85%) Informatica
15 8 (0.85%) Sage
16 7 (0.74%) Adobe
16 7 (0.74%) Cisco
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £12 - £18 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £475 - £525 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £145 - £155 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Difrent
Rate: Up to £360 per day Initial contract 3 months
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Recruit121
Rate: £0 - £40 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Thames Valley
Rate: From £45,671 to £57,334 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 25 days ago