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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 269 259 244
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 478 540 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.93% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.15% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 306 305
Median daily rate £450 £400 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £398 £398
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £31.44 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.61% +20.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £16.00 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £52.13 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £31.44 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-30.02% +20.92%

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
43985 46966 44712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.01% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29139 30711 27950
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1137 1301 1222
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -5 451 £450 +12.50% 78
London +5 199 £500 +21.21% 30
West Midlands -12 64 £400 -4.76% 3
South East -12 62 £438 +9.37% 14
Shropshire -10 41 £413 -22.16%
Telford -13 38 £413 -25.67%
Yorkshire +21 30 £420 +12.00% 5
North West +16 30 £325 -23.07% 10
City of London +18 27 £525 +13.51% 6
Berkshire +15 20 £500 +11.11% 2
East of England -6 20 £425 +23.63% 5
Scotland +19 19 £500 +73.91% 3
South West +9 18 £425 - 7
West Yorkshire +7 18 £420 +12.00% 4
North East -12 16 £400 +1.26% 2
Manchester -5 15 £335 -20.71% 7
Surrey +9 13 £444 +4.41% 4
East Midlands -18 12 £450 +5.88% 2
Bristol +7 10 £417 +15.03% 2
Hampshire -5 10 £416 +4.06% 3
Hertfordshire +4 9 £388 -29.54% 1
Reading +13 8 £525 +13.51%
Cheshire +12 8 £450 -2.70% 2
Merseyside +11 8 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 8 £398 +3.24% 1
Tyne and Wear -21 8 £398 +3.24% 1
Sheffield - 8 £295 -
South Yorkshire - 8 £295 -
Staffordshire -2 7 £411 -2.08%
Birmingham -3 7 £448 -24.78% 1

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 283 (29.88%) Finance
2 240 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (19.85%) Project Management
4 169 (17.85%) Analytical Skills
5 152 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 141 (14.89%) Microsoft
7 140 (14.78%) Business Analysis
8 135 (14.26%) Change Management
9 112 (11.83%) Business Process Improvement
10 108 (11.40%) ITIL
10 108 (11.40%) MS Excel
11 105 (11.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 100 (10.56%) SQL
13 89 (9.40%) Java
14 87 (9.19%) MS Office
15 83 (8.76%) Service Management
16 81 (8.55%) Degree
17 79 (8.34%) Banking
18 72 (7.60%) Security Cleared
19 67 (7.07%) Test Strategy
19 67 (7.07%) Mentoring
20 64 (6.76%) QA
20 64 (6.76%) Six Sigma
21 62 (6.55%) Data Modelling
22 60 (6.34%) Scrum
23 58 (6.12%) Management Information System
24 56 (5.91%) Problem Management
25 55 (5.81%) Windows
26 54 (5.70%) Oracle
27 53 (5.60%) CRM

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 34 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.85%) CMS
3 23 (2.43%) Confluence
4 17 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.95%) Apache Solr
7 8 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.84%) SAS
8 7 (0.74%) Apache
8 7 (0.74%) JBoss
8 7 (0.74%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.63%) Drupal
10 5 (0.53%) Documentum
11 3 (0.32%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.32%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.21%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 108 (11.40%) MS Excel
2 87 (9.19%) MS Office
3 47 (4.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (3.91%) MS Visio
5 32 (3.38%) MS Project
6 8 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.74%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.32%) SPSS
10 2 (0.21%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 23 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.06%) SAP CRM
3 9 (0.95%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.74%) SAP HR
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.21%) Bankmaster
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.21%) Primavera
9 2 (0.21%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.21%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.74%) SaaS
4 6 (0.63%) Boomi
5 5 (0.53%) IaaS
5 5 (0.53%) Office 365
5 5 (0.53%) PaaS
5 5 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.42%) Lucidchart
7 3 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.21%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.21%) Yammer
9 1 (0.11%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.11%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.80%) Firewall
2 17 (1.80%) HTTP
3 14 (1.48%) DNS
4 13 (1.37%) VPN
5 12 (1.27%) DHCP
6 11 (1.16%) FTP
6 11 (1.16%) IPsec
6 11 (1.16%) WAN
7 10 (1.06%) LAN
8 9 (0.95%) Internet
8 9 (0.95%) IPv6
8 9 (0.95%) Software-Defined Networking
8 9 (0.95%) Wireless
9 7 (0.74%) OSPF
9 7 (0.74%) VoIP
10 6 (0.63%) SSL
11 5 (0.53%) BGP
11 5 (0.53%) Network Security
11 5 (0.53%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (0.95%) SAP BW
6 9 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.84%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.63%) Big Data
8 6 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.63%) MS Access
8 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.63%) Pentaho
8 6 (0.63%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.53%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.53%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.53%) IDMS
10 4 (0.42%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 50 (5.28%) JIRA
2 43 (4.54%) Jenkins
3 27 (2.85%) Selenium
4 21 (2.22%) SoapUI
5 20 (2.11%) JUnit
5 20 (2.11%) Maven
5 20 (2.11%) Talend Open Studio
6 19 (2.01%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.37%) Appium
8 8 (0.84%) Axure RP
8 8 (0.84%) WebDriver
9 7 (0.74%) JMeter
9 7 (0.74%) Subversion
10 6 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.63%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.63%) IntelliJ
10 6 (0.63%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.53%) Spock
11 5 (0.53%) TestNG
12 4 (0.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 283 (29.88%) Finance
2 79 (8.34%) Banking
3 38 (4.01%) Retail
4 35 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.38%) Legal
6 29 (3.06%) Marketing
7 15 (1.58%) Publishing
8 14 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.37%) Law
10 11 (1.16%) Advertising
10 11 (1.16%) Retail Banking
11 10 (1.06%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.74%) Automotive
12 7 (0.74%) Back Office
12 7 (0.74%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.53%) Billing
13 5 (0.53%) Games
14 4 (0.42%) Front Office
14 4 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 343 (36.22%) Analyst
2 194 (20.49%) Business Analyst
3 113 (11.93%) Developer
4 81 (8.55%) Project Manager
5 69 (7.29%) Process Analyst
6 64 (6.76%) Consultant
7 45 (4.75%) Architect
8 37 (3.91%) Business Process Analyst
9 35 (3.70%) Test Analyst
10 29 (3.06%) Financial Analyst
11 25 (2.64%) Service Manager
12 24 (2.53%) Administrator
12 24 (2.53%) Service Analyst
13 22 (2.32%) IT Analyst
14 21 (2.22%) Insurance Business Analyst
14 21 (2.22%) Process Improvement Analyst
15 20 (2.11%) Business IT Analyst
15 20 (2.11%) IT Business Analyst
15 20 (2.11%) Programme Manager
16 19 (2.01%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.80%) Web Services
2 34 (3.59%) .NET
3 32 (3.38%) HTML
4 24 (2.53%) SOAP
5 22 (2.32%) CSS
5 22 (2.32%) XML
6 19 (2.01%) HTML5
6 19 (2.01%) J2EE
6 19 (2.01%) Node.js
7 13 (1.37%) ASP.NET
7 13 (1.37%) Middleware
8 12 (1.27%) .NET Framework
8 12 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (1.16%) RESTful
10 8 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (0.84%) Spring
10 8 (0.84%) Spring Boot
11 7 (0.74%) Apache Cordova
11 7 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 7 (0.74%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 169 (17.85%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 42 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 37 (3.91%) User Experience
5 14 (1.48%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.37%) PMI
7 12 (1.27%) CMDB
7 12 (1.27%) Mainframe
7 12 (1.27%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.16%) Visualisation
9 9 (0.95%) Economics
9 9 (0.95%) FMCG
9 9 (0.95%) Public Cloud
10 7 (0.74%) Reinsurance
11 6 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.63%) Statistics
12 5 (0.53%) EPoS
12 5 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 55 (5.81%) Windows
2 30 (3.17%) Linux
3 28 (2.96%) Unix
4 11 (1.16%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.74%) VME
7 5 (0.53%) OpenVMS
7 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.21%) Android
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.11%) pSOS
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (19.85%) Project Management
3 152 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 140 (14.78%) Business Analysis
5 135 (14.26%) Change Management
6 112 (11.83%) Business Process Improvement
7 108 (11.40%) ITIL
8 105 (11.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 83 (8.76%) Service Management
10 67 (7.07%) Mentoring
10 67 (7.07%) Test Strategy
11 64 (6.76%) Six Sigma
12 62 (6.55%) Data Modelling
13 60 (6.34%) Scrum
14 56 (5.91%) Problem Management
15 53 (5.60%) CRM
15 53 (5.60%) User Stories
16 52 (5.49%) Waterfall
17 50 (5.28%) Configuration Management
18 49 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (10.56%) SQL
2 89 (9.40%) Java
3 35 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 29 (3.06%) C#
5 20 (2.11%) C
6 17 (1.80%) PL/SQL
7 16 (1.69%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.16%) COBOL
8 11 (1.16%) Perl
8 11 (1.16%) VB
9 10 (1.06%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.06%) VBA
10 9 (0.95%) PowerShell
11 7 (0.74%) ABAP
11 7 (0.74%) C++
11 7 (0.74%) Python
11 7 (0.74%) Ruby
12 6 (0.63%) Groovy
12 6 (0.63%) VBScript
13 5 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 81 (8.55%) Degree
2 72 (7.60%) Security Cleared
3 49 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 29 (3.06%) ISEB
4 29 (3.06%) PMP
5 27 (2.85%) PMI Certification
6 17 (1.80%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 14 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.16%) MCSE
9 11 (1.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 10 (1.06%) CISSP
11 9 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.95%) CCNA
12 7 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.74%) MCSA
12 7 (0.74%) MCSD
12 7 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.63%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.76%) QA
2 35 (3.70%) SLA
3 15 (1.58%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.95%) COBIT
5 6 (0.63%) SDET
6 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.53%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.21%) Basel III
8 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.21%) GxP
9 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.11%) ISO13485
9 1 (0.11%) P3O
9 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.11%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 19 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.95%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.21%) Docker
4 2 (0.21%) HDFS
4 2 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.11%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.11%) vCloud
5 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (0.95%) Puppet
3 8 (0.84%) SCCM
4 4 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.42%) SCOM
5 3 (0.32%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.21%) Control-M
6 2 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.21%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.11%) Ansible
7 1 (0.11%) Graphite
7 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.11%) Nessus
7 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.11%) Salt
7 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 141 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 54 (5.70%) Oracle
3 44 (4.65%) SAP
4 25 (2.64%) Pega
5 20 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (2.11%) Talend
6 19 (2.01%) HP
6 19 (2.01%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.80%) Sitecore
8 15 (1.58%) Informatica
9 14 (1.48%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.27%) Cisco
11 11 (1.16%) Dell
11 11 (1.16%) IBM
11 11 (1.16%) VMware
11 11 (1.16%) webMethods
12 9 (0.95%) Siebel
12 9 (0.95%) WSO2
13 8 (0.84%) CheckPoint
13 8 (0.84%) Remedy
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Above 500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £295.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Computer People
Posted: 5 days ago
London
EY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £405 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester City Centre
Recital Consulting Ltd
Rate: 300-450 Per Day Plus Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago