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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Process Improvement
Rank 489 459 466
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +7
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 103 112 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 85 51
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £269 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £411 £334
% change year-on-year
+14.19% +22.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £19.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £19.94
% change year-on-year
- +12.85%

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 -34 96 £475 +5.55% 12
London +13 48 £475 - 5
East Midlands +15 12 £550 +22.22%
South East -37 11 £398 -14.05% 1
South West -27 10 £588 +23.68% 2
City of London 0 9 £450 - 3
East of England -6 6 £425 +62.52%
Scotland -11 6 £550 +10.00%
Buckinghamshire - 6 £325 -
North West -10 5 £500 +73.91% 2
Edinburgh -11 5 £550 -
Northamptonshire -13 5 £575 +35.29%
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
Milton Keynes - 5 £325 -
Wiltshire -11 4 £450 +3.44% 2
Nottingham - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £425 -
Berkshire -5 2 £456 +40.38%
West Midlands -7 2 - - 1
Northampton -7 2 £563 +73.07%
Swindon -9 2 - - 1
Lancashire -24 2 £525 +82.60%
Warwick - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Surrey -6 1 £500 +83.48%
Glasgow -8 1 - -
Leeds -14 1 £400 +33.33%
West Yorkshire -16 1 £400 +33.33%
Yorkshire -18 1 £400 +33.33% 1
South Wales - 1 £250 -

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 85 (38.12%) Finance
2 79 (35.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 56 (25.11%) Six Sigma
4 47 (21.08%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (18.39%) Project Management
7 40 (17.94%) ITIL
7 40 (17.94%) Lean Six Sigma
8 38 (17.04%) Banking
9 30 (13.45%) Change Management
10 28 (12.56%) Business Analysis
10 28 (12.56%) Business Process Improvement
11 27 (12.11%) Service Management
11 27 (12.11%) Microsoft
12 26 (11.66%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (10.31%) SQL
14 20 (8.97%) Retail
15 19 (8.52%) Process Management
16 18 (8.07%) SAP
16 18 (8.07%) MS Excel
17 17 (7.62%) Oracle
18 16 (7.17%) IBM
18 16 (7.17%) MS PowerPoint
19 15 (6.73%) QA
19 15 (6.73%) MS Visio
19 15 (6.73%) Windows
19 15 (6.73%) Service Delivery
20 14 (6.28%) PRINCE2
21 13 (5.83%) UNIX
21 13 (5.83%) Java

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (2.24%) SAS
2 4 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.45%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.45%) IIS
3 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (8.07%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (6.73%) MS Visio
4 10 (4.48%) MS Office
5 7 (3.14%) MS Project
6 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.35%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.45%) Summit
4 1 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.45%) CA Clarity
4 1 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.24%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.35%) LAN
1 3 (1.35%) WAN
1 3 (1.35%) Firewall
2 2 (0.90%) Internet
3 1 (0.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.93%) DB2
2 7 (3.14%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.45%) QlikView
4 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.45%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Ant
1 1 (0.45%) Subversion
1 1 (0.45%) Maven
General
1 85 (38.12%) Finance
2 38 (17.04%) Banking
3 20 (8.97%) Retail
4 11 (4.93%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.14%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.69%) Front Office
7 5 (2.24%) Games
7 5 (2.24%) Marketing
8 4 (1.79%) Law
9 3 (1.35%) Publishing
9 3 (1.35%) Billing
10 2 (0.90%) Legal
11 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.45%) Advertising
11 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (34.08%) Analyst
2 60 (26.91%) Business Analyst
3 29 (13.00%) Process Analyst
4 25 (11.21%) Consultant
5 19 (8.52%) Business Process Analyst
6 15 (6.73%) Process Consultant
6 15 (6.73%) Project Manager
7 14 (6.28%) Architect
8 13 (5.83%) Process Manager
8 13 (5.83%) Process Improvement Manager
9 10 (4.48%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 10 (4.48%) Process Improvement Consultant
10 9 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.04%) Service Manager
11 8 (3.59%) Change Analyst
11 8 (3.59%) Developer
11 8 (3.59%) Process Improvement Specialist
12 7 (3.14%) Front-End Developer
12 7 (3.14%) Process Improvement Analyst
13 5 (2.24%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.14%) HTML
2 6 (2.69%) .NET
3 2 (0.90%) JSP
3 2 (0.90%) Web Services
3 2 (0.90%) XML
4 1 (0.45%) Middleware
4 1 (0.45%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.08%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.48%) Human Factors
3 8 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.59%) User Experience
4 7 (3.14%) Statistics
4 7 (3.14%) Open Source
5 3 (1.35%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.35%) PMI
5 3 (1.35%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.90%) Clustering
6 2 (0.90%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.90%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.45%) FMCG
7 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.45%) Derivative
7 1 (0.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.73%) Windows
2 13 (5.83%) UNIX
3 11 (4.93%) zOS
4 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (35.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 56 (25.11%) Six Sigma
3 45 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (18.39%) Project Management
5 40 (17.94%) ITIL
5 40 (17.94%) Lean Six Sigma
6 30 (13.45%) Change Management
7 28 (12.56%) Business Analysis
7 28 (12.56%) Business Process Improvement
8 27 (12.11%) Service Management
9 26 (11.66%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (8.52%) Process Management
11 15 (6.73%) Service Delivery
12 14 (6.28%) PRINCE2
13 13 (5.83%) ITSM
13 13 (5.83%) Mentoring
14 12 (5.38%) BPR
14 12 (5.38%) Release Management
15 11 (4.93%) Enterprise Architecture
15 11 (4.93%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.31%) SQL
2 13 (5.83%) Java
3 12 (5.38%) C#
4 9 (4.04%) Delphi
5 8 (3.59%) C
6 2 (0.90%) VB
7 1 (0.45%) VBA
7 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.45%) Ruby
7 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (5.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 11 (4.93%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.93%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 7 (3.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.79%) Degree
6 3 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.90%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 2 (0.90%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.45%) ACCA
8 1 (0.45%) SSCP
8 1 (0.45%) CISM
8 1 (0.45%) CIMA
8 1 (0.45%) MCITP
8 1 (0.45%) CCIE
8 1 (0.45%) CCNP
8 1 (0.45%) CCNA
8 1 (0.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.73%) QA
2 8 (3.59%) SLA
3 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) CA SiteMinder
1 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (12.11%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.07%) SAP
3 17 (7.62%) Oracle
4 16 (7.17%) IBM
5 12 (5.38%) Sun
6 7 (3.14%) BMC
6 7 (3.14%) Remedy
7 5 (2.24%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.35%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.35%) Cognos
9 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.90%) BT
9 2 (0.90%) Actimize
9 2 (0.90%) Tableau
9 2 (0.90%) Unica
10 1 (0.45%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.45%) Google
10 1 (0.45%) Siebel
10 1 (0.45%) Cisco
10 1 (0.45%) HP
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