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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
UK
Rank 203 179 175
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 546 706 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.36% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.64% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 436 401
Median daily rate £420 £410 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 14
Median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £49.80 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.09%

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
37558 43101 41682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 82.82% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24946 28188 26403
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 1185 1115
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.05 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -7 509 £425 +1.19% 169
London -52 165 £475 +5.55% 64
South East +24 137 £425 +9.67% 30
North West +41 57 £375 +7.14% 16
South West +29 55 £418 +7.74% 13
Berkshire +30 48 £410 +20.58% 3
West Midlands -6 39 £419 +23.23% 10
City of London -8 37 £500 +2.56% 14
Manchester +31 36 £333 -11.33% 7
Wiltshire +23 27 £425 -4.22% 2
Swindon +26 25 £425 -6.84% 2
Hampshire +3 24 £400 -6.70% 4
Bristol +8 20 £398 +6.00% 5
West Sussex +4 18 £425 -17.07% 5
Yorkshire 0 18 £350 - 16
Scotland -24 18 £388 -4.90% 3
Reading +12 17 £425 +25.00% 1
Coventry +3 16 £419 +99.52% 1
East of England -8 15 £475 +26.66% 9
Surrey +13 14 £441 +3.82% 9
East Midlands -15 13 £375 -3.22% 6
West Yorkshire +9 11 £350 - 13
Oxfordshire +6 11 £500 +33.33% 5
Bracknell +10 10 £370 -17.77%
Warwickshire -1 10 £350 -3.44% 1
North East -20 10 £404 +12.15% 4
Leeds +3 9 £350 - 8
Liverpool - 9 £455 - 2
Merseyside - 9 £455 - 3
Salford - 9 £315 -

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 332 (27.53%) Finance
2 324 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (18.24%) Project Management
4 191 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 187 (15.51%) Business Analysis
6 139 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
7 135 (11.19%) Microsoft
8 119 (9.87%) ITIL
9 113 (9.37%) Oracle
10 111 (9.20%) Change Management
11 110 (9.12%) SQL
12 107 (8.87%) Six Sigma
13 103 (8.54%) Business Process Improvement
14 101 (8.37%) MS Excel
15 100 (8.29%) Java
15 100 (8.29%) Continuous Improvement
16 97 (8.04%) Scrum
17 95 (7.88%) Degree
18 92 (7.63%) Security Cleared
19 91 (7.55%) SDLC
20 90 (7.46%) Banking
21 86 (7.13%) PRINCE2
22 85 (7.05%) SAP
23 81 (6.72%) Service Delivery
24 79 (6.55%) Management Information System
25 72 (5.97%) Service Management
26 70 (5.80%) Mentoring
26 70 (5.80%) Coaching
27 67 (5.56%) SC Cleared
28 64 (5.31%) Unix

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 54 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.16%) Confluence
3 21 (1.74%) WebLogic
4 13 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (0.91%) Apache Spark
6 10 (0.83%) CMS
6 10 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.83%) IIS
7 9 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.66%) Apache
9 7 (0.58%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.50%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.41%) nginx
12 4 (0.33%) Drupal
12 4 (0.33%) SAP Portal
12 4 (0.33%) SAS
13 3 (0.25%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 101 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 53 (4.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 53 (4.39%) MS Visio
3 50 (4.15%) MS Office
4 44 (3.65%) MS Project
5 20 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.17%) Windchill
8 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.083%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.083%) Simulink
8 1 (0.083%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (1.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 12 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.83%) SAP PSCD
8 9 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
8 9 (0.75%) SAP PP
9 8 (0.66%) SAP MII
9 8 (0.66%) SAP PP-PI
10 7 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.58%) SAP BPC
10 7 (0.58%) SAP ERP
10 7 (0.58%) SAP HR
11 6 (0.50%) SAP GRC
12 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.41%) SAP CRM
12 5 (0.41%) SAP SD
13 4 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.82%) SaaS
2 17 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (1.24%) Office 365
5 9 (0.75%) PaaS
6 7 (0.58%) IaaS
6 7 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.33%) Boomi
7 4 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (0.25%) G Suite
8 3 (0.25%) Google Play
8 3 (0.25%) Veeva
9 2 (0.17%) Datadog
9 2 (0.17%) Force.com
9 2 (0.17%) GitHub
9 2 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.083%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.65%) Firewall
2 34 (2.82%) WAN
3 33 (2.74%) LAN
4 25 (2.07%) VPN
5 24 (1.99%) Wireless
6 19 (1.58%) TCP/IP
7 17 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (1.16%) VoIP
9 13 (1.08%) Internet
10 12 (1.00%) SAN
11 9 (0.75%) HTTP
11 9 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (0.58%) DNS
12 7 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (0.50%) FTP
13 6 (0.50%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.50%) Network Security
13 6 (0.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
2 39 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 36 (2.99%) Big Data
4 24 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 24 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (1.41%) Hadoop
7 14 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (1.00%) SAP BW
10 11 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
10 11 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
12 9 (0.75%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.66%) Data Lake
13 8 (0.66%) Redis
14 7 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 59 (4.89%) JIRA
2 37 (3.07%) Selenium
3 24 (1.99%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.99%) Mockito
4 22 (1.82%) WebDriver
5 21 (1.74%) Git (software)
6 20 (1.66%) Cucumber
6 20 (1.66%) Maven
7 18 (1.49%) Moq
8 17 (1.41%) Subversion
9 15 (1.24%) JUnit
10 14 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
11 12 (1.00%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.91%) Robot Framework
13 10 (0.83%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.75%) Ant
14 9 (0.75%) CA Gen
14 9 (0.75%) DbUnit
14 9 (0.75%) JMeter
15 8 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 332 (27.53%) Finance
2 90 (7.46%) Banking
3 48 (3.98%) Telecoms
4 43 (3.57%) Retail
5 40 (3.32%) Legal
6 39 (3.23%) Manufacturing
7 36 (2.99%) Marketing
8 22 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.58%) Law
9 19 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 17 (1.41%) Back Office
11 13 (1.08%) Billing
12 12 (1.00%) Automotive
13 8 (0.66%) Front Office
13 8 (0.66%) Publishing
14 6 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.33%) Advertising
16 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 463 (38.39%) Analyst
2 282 (23.38%) Business Analyst
3 113 (9.37%) Developer
4 100 (8.29%) Project Manager
5 76 (6.30%) Process Analyst
6 73 (6.05%) Consultant
7 49 (4.06%) Architect
8 41 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
9 34 (2.82%) Financial Analyst
10 31 (2.57%) Business Process Analyst
10 31 (2.57%) Security Analyst
11 27 (2.24%) Security Specialist
12 25 (2.07%) Senior Business Analyst
12 25 (2.07%) Service Analyst
13 24 (1.99%) Java Developer
14 23 (1.91%) Agile Business Analyst
14 23 (1.91%) Service Manager
15 21 (1.74%) Software Developer
16 20 (1.66%) Digital Analyst
17 19 (1.58%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.56%) XML
2 51 (4.23%) Web Services
3 37 (3.07%) RESTful
4 35 (2.90%) HTML
5 28 (2.32%) .NET
6 25 (2.07%) Node.js
7 24 (1.99%) Spring
8 22 (1.82%) jQuery
9 21 (1.74%) J2EE
10 19 (1.58%) CSS
11 18 (1.49%) HTML5
11 18 (1.49%) Middleware
11 18 (1.49%) REST
12 16 (1.33%) JMS
13 15 (1.24%) XSD
14 13 (1.08%) Hibernate
15 12 (1.00%) AngularJS
15 12 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
15 12 (1.00%) React
15 12 (1.00%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 139 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (6.55%) Management Information System
3 29 (2.40%) Computer Science
4 27 (2.24%) Data Centre
5 17 (1.41%) PMI
6 16 (1.33%) User Experience
6 16 (1.33%) Virtual Team
7 15 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
8 14 (1.16%) Mainframe
9 13 (1.08%) e-Learning
10 12 (1.00%) Equities
11 11 (0.91%) Fixed Income
11 11 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (0.83%) CMDB
12 10 (0.83%) Cyber Attack
12 10 (0.83%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.66%) FMCG
13 8 (0.66%) Learning Management System
13 8 (0.66%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 64 (5.31%) Unix
2 62 (5.14%) Linux
3 56 (4.64%) Windows
4 22 (1.82%) Solaris
5 17 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.58%) AIX
7 7 (0.58%) Android
7 7 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.41%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.33%) HPUX
11 3 (0.25%) CentOS
11 3 (0.25%) VME
11 3 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.17%) OS/390
12 2 (0.17%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.083%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (18.24%) Project Management
3 191 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 187 (15.51%) Business Analysis
5 119 (9.87%) ITIL
6 111 (9.20%) Change Management
7 107 (8.87%) Six Sigma
8 103 (8.54%) Business Process Improvement
9 100 (8.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 97 (8.04%) Scrum
11 91 (7.55%) SDLC
12 86 (7.13%) PRINCE2
13 81 (6.72%) Service Delivery
14 72 (5.97%) Service Management
15 70 (5.80%) Coaching
15 70 (5.80%) Mentoring
16 64 (5.31%) CRM
17 61 (5.06%) Waterfall
17 61 (5.06%) Workflow
18 59 (4.89%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (9.12%) SQL
2 100 (8.29%) Java
3 48 (3.98%) JavaScript
4 37 (3.07%) C#
5 28 (2.32%) PL/SQL
5 28 (2.32%) Python
6 24 (1.99%) Shell Script
7 18 (1.49%) Perl
8 15 (1.24%) ABAP
8 15 (1.24%) PowerShell
9 14 (1.16%) C
10 9 (0.75%) R
10 9 (0.75%) Ruby
11 8 (0.66%) PHP
12 7 (0.58%) C++
12 7 (0.58%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.58%) XPath
13 6 (0.50%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.50%) COBOL
13 6 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 95 (7.88%) Degree
2 92 (7.63%) Security Cleared
3 67 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 43 (3.57%) ISEB
5 26 (2.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 23 (1.91%) PMI Certification
7 20 (1.66%) CISSP
8 15 (1.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 14 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.16%) PMP
10 12 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (0.91%) ACCA
11 11 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.91%) CCNA
12 10 (0.83%) CCNP
12 10 (0.83%) CIMA
12 10 (0.83%) SANS
12 10 (0.83%) SSCP
13 9 (0.75%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.06%) QA
2 25 (2.07%) SLA
3 17 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.33%) COBIT
5 9 (0.75%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.58%) ISO 9000
7 7 (0.58%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.50%) SDET
9 5 (0.41%) COSO
10 4 (0.33%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.25%) GAAP
11 3 (0.25%) GDPR
12 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.17%) P3O
12 2 (0.17%) SEPA
13 1 (0.083%) EMIR
13 1 (0.083%) IFRS
13 1 (0.083%) ISO20022
System Software
1 28 (2.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.66%) ProxySG
2 8 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.41%) Firmware
4 5 (0.41%) HDFS
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.25%) Docker
6 3 (0.25%) Shibboleth
6 3 (0.25%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.17%) NFS
7 2 (0.17%) SRDF
7 2 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.17%) Varnish
8 1 (0.083%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.083%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.083%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.083%) XenApp
8 1 (0.083%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.16%) Puppet
1 14 (1.16%) QRadar
2 12 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (0.91%) Ansible
4 10 (0.83%) SCCM
5 9 (0.75%) RSA enVision
6 8 (0.66%) Kibana
6 8 (0.66%) logstash
6 8 (0.66%) Nessus
7 7 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.50%) OPNET
8 6 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.41%) Nagios
9 5 (0.41%) SCOM
10 4 (0.33%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 4 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.33%) Perfmon
10 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 135 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 113 (9.37%) Oracle
3 85 (7.05%) SAP
4 40 (3.32%) IBM
5 31 (2.57%) Cisco
6 28 (2.32%) CheckPoint
7 27 (2.24%) HP
8 26 (2.16%) Red Hat
9 25 (2.07%) webMethods
10 21 (1.74%) Pega
10 21 (1.74%) Splunk
11 18 (1.49%) Informatica
12 16 (1.33%) F5
13 15 (1.24%) TIBCO
14 14 (1.16%) Talend
15 13 (1.08%) VMware
16 12 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (1.00%) ServiceNow
17 11 (0.91%) Apple
18 10 (0.83%) Tableau
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