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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
UK
Rank 208 189 176
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -13
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 540 645 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 1.27% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.55% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 396 408
Median daily rate £425 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -2.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.40 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.80 £88.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+52.04% -2.00%

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
36783 41524 39970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.18% 81.75% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24390 26922 25816
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1204 1054
Median hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -12 493 £425 - 152
London -18 192 £481 +6.94% 56
South East +18 122 £425 +17.24% 34
Berkshire +25 49 £400 +17.64% 4
City of London +2 48 £500 +5.26% 18
North West +26 45 £388 +1.63% 15
West Midlands -10 42 £400 - 8
South West +26 40 £425 -8.10% 10
Manchester +36 37 £375 -11.76% 5
Scotland -2 25 £388 +10.71% 7
Swindon +22 19 £450 -7.69% 2
Wiltshire +19 19 £450 -10.00% 3
Reading -1 18 £425 +25.00%
Hampshire +1 17 £385 -10.98% 9
Yorkshire -4 17 £350 -6.04% 14
Surrey +17 16 £454 +5.52% 10
Oxfordshire +10 15 £488 +50.00% 2
Bristol +2 15 £400 -3.03% 6
West Sussex +10 14 £420 -23.63% 1
Coventry -4 14 £415 - 2
East of England -9 13 £450 +12.50% 10
East Midlands -17 12 £575 +83.26% 2
Edinburgh +19 11 £394 +43.18% 2
Warwickshire +8 11 £375 -6.25%
West Yorkshire +4 11 £375 +0.67% 11
Bracknell +11 9 £370 - 1
Shropshire +8 9 £368 -26.50%
Worthing -6 9 £488 -11.36% 1
North East -37 9 £378 +30.17% 3
Tyne and Wear -39 9 £378 +17.05% 3

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 357 (29.12%) Finance
2 330 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (18.60%) Project Management
4 201 (16.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 179 (14.60%) Business Analysis
6 178 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
7 145 (11.83%) Microsoft
8 125 (10.20%) ITIL
9 120 (9.79%) Change Management
10 119 (9.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 116 (9.46%) SQL
12 113 (9.22%) Six Sigma
13 111 (9.05%) Oracle
14 110 (8.97%) MS Excel
14 110 (8.97%) Degree
15 108 (8.81%) Java
16 102 (8.32%) Scrum
16 102 (8.32%) Banking
16 102 (8.32%) Business Process Improvement
17 101 (8.24%) Security Cleared
18 92 (7.50%) Service Delivery
19 89 (7.26%) SAP
20 85 (6.93%) SDLC
21 81 (6.61%) Management Information System
22 80 (6.53%) Service Management
23 79 (6.44%) SC Cleared
24 77 (6.28%) PRINCE2
25 76 (6.20%) Mentoring
26 73 (5.95%) QA
27 68 (5.55%) Configuration 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 47 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.71%) Confluence
3 17 (1.39%) WebLogic
4 15 (1.22%) CMS
5 14 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.90%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.90%) OpenStack
7 10 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (0.73%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.65%) JBoss
10 7 (0.57%) IIS
11 6 (0.49%) Apache
11 6 (0.49%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.41%) nginx
12 5 (0.41%) SAS
12 5 (0.41%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.33%) Drupal
13 4 (0.33%) SAP Portal
14 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 110 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 64 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 60 (4.89%) MS Office
4 49 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 47 (3.83%) MS Project
6 19 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.16%) SPSS
8 2 (0.16%) Windchill
9 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.082%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 15 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (1.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 13 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.98%) SAP PSCD
5 11 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (0.73%) SAP BPC
6 9 (0.73%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.73%) SAP PP
7 8 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.65%) SAP HR
7 8 (0.65%) SAP MII
7 8 (0.65%) SAP PP-PI
8 7 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.57%) SAP CRM
9 5 (0.41%) SAP GRC
9 5 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.33%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.79%) SaaS
2 16 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.82%) Office 365
6 9 (0.73%) PaaS
7 7 (0.57%) IaaS
8 5 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (0.33%) Veeva
10 3 (0.24%) Boomi
10 3 (0.24%) Force.com
10 3 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
11 2 (0.16%) G Suite
11 2 (0.16%) GitHub
11 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.082%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.082%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.082%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.51%) Firewall
2 32 (2.61%) LAN
3 28 (2.28%) WAN
4 23 (1.88%) Wireless
5 21 (1.71%) VPN
6 17 (1.39%) TCP/IP
7 16 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (1.14%) Internet
9 13 (1.06%) VoIP
10 12 (0.98%) HTTP
11 11 (0.90%) SAN
12 8 (0.65%) FTP
12 8 (0.65%) Network Security
13 7 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (0.49%) Cisco Wireless
14 6 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 6 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 6 (0.49%) NetScaler
14 6 (0.49%) WLAN
15 5 (0.41%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
1 41 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.45%) Big Data
3 25 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 16 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
6 15 (1.22%) Hadoop
6 15 (1.22%) SAP BW
7 14 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.06%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (0.82%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.57%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.49%) Data Lake
13 6 (0.49%) MySQL
13 6 (0.49%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 53 (4.32%) JIRA
2 37 (3.02%) Selenium
3 27 (2.20%) Jenkins
4 25 (2.04%) Cucumber
5 22 (1.79%) Mockito
6 18 (1.47%) WebDriver
7 16 (1.31%) Moq
8 15 (1.22%) Maven
8 15 (1.22%) Subversion
9 13 (1.06%) JUnit
10 12 (0.98%) Visual Studio
11 11 (0.90%) Git (software)
11 11 (0.90%) Robot Framework
12 10 (0.82%) Ant
12 10 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (0.82%) CA Gen
12 10 (0.82%) Talend Open Studio
13 9 (0.73%) DbUnit
13 9 (0.73%) JMeter
14 8 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 357 (29.12%) Finance
2 102 (8.32%) Banking
3 52 (4.24%) Retail
4 47 (3.83%) Legal
5 39 (3.18%) Manufacturing
6 36 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.85%) Marketing
8 24 (1.96%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (1.22%) Law
11 14 (1.14%) Automotive
11 14 (1.14%) Billing
12 13 (1.06%) Back Office
13 12 (0.98%) Publishing
14 10 (0.82%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.73%) Advertising
16 8 (0.65%) Front Office
17 6 (0.49%) Games
18 5 (0.41%) Aerospace
18 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 447 (36.46%) Analyst
2 269 (21.94%) Business Analyst
3 118 (9.62%) Developer
4 99 (8.08%) Project Manager
5 86 (7.01%) Consultant
6 74 (6.04%) Process Analyst
7 51 (4.16%) Architect
8 37 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
9 36 (2.94%) Financial Analyst
10 30 (2.45%) Service Manager
11 29 (2.37%) Business Process Analyst
12 26 (2.12%) Agile Business Analyst
13 25 (2.04%) Service Analyst
14 24 (1.96%) Senior Business Analyst
15 23 (1.88%) Test Analyst
16 22 (1.79%) Security Analyst
16 22 (1.79%) Security Specialist
17 21 (1.71%) Java Developer
18 19 (1.55%) Process Consultant
18 19 (1.55%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.92%) XML
2 44 (3.59%) HTML
3 40 (3.26%) Web Services
4 34 (2.77%) .NET
5 28 (2.28%) J2EE
5 28 (2.28%) Node.js
6 25 (2.04%) RESTful
7 23 (1.88%) HTML5
8 22 (1.79%) CSS
8 22 (1.79%) Spring
9 21 (1.71%) jQuery
9 21 (1.71%) Middleware
10 13 (1.06%) AngularJS
10 13 (1.06%) REST
11 12 (0.98%) React
11 12 (0.98%) SAP XI
11 12 (0.98%) XSD
12 10 (0.82%) Java EE
12 10 (0.82%) JMS
12 10 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 178 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (6.61%) Management Information System
3 34 (2.77%) Computer Science
4 28 (2.28%) Data Centre
5 18 (1.47%) Economics
5 18 (1.47%) PMI
6 17 (1.39%) User Experience
6 17 (1.39%) Virtual Team
7 16 (1.31%) Mainframe
8 15 (1.22%) CMDB
9 13 (1.06%) e-Learning
9 13 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (0.98%) Equities
11 11 (0.90%) Fixed Income
11 11 (0.90%) FMCG
11 11 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
12 10 (0.82%) Life Science
12 10 (0.82%) Mathematics
13 9 (0.73%) Data Integration
13 9 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 64 (5.22%) Windows
2 59 (4.81%) Linux
3 54 (4.40%) Unix
4 22 (1.79%) Solaris
5 17 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.57%) AIX
7 7 (0.57%) VME
7 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.41%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.41%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.33%) Android
9 4 (0.33%) HPUX
10 3 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.16%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.16%) zOS
12 1 (0.082%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.082%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (18.60%) Project Management
3 201 (16.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 179 (14.60%) Business Analysis
5 125 (10.20%) ITIL
6 120 (9.79%) Change Management
7 119 (9.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 113 (9.22%) Six Sigma
9 102 (8.32%) Business Process Improvement
9 102 (8.32%) Scrum
10 92 (7.50%) Service Delivery
11 85 (6.93%) SDLC
12 80 (6.53%) Service Management
13 77 (6.28%) PRINCE2
14 76 (6.20%) Mentoring
15 68 (5.55%) Coaching
15 68 (5.55%) Configuration Management
16 64 (5.22%) Test Strategy
17 63 (5.14%) CRM
18 62 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 116 (9.46%) SQL
2 108 (8.81%) Java
3 49 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 37 (3.02%) C#
5 28 (2.28%) PL/SQL
6 24 (1.96%) Shell Script
7 23 (1.88%) Python
8 19 (1.55%) Perl
9 16 (1.31%) C
10 15 (1.22%) ABAP
11 12 (0.98%) PowerShell
12 11 (0.90%) COBOL
13 10 (0.82%) VBA
13 10 (0.82%) XPath
14 9 (0.73%) C++
14 9 (0.73%) R
14 9 (0.73%) Ruby
15 8 (0.65%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.57%) VB
17 6 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 110 (8.97%) Degree
2 101 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 79 (6.44%) SC Cleared
4 40 (3.26%) ISEB
5 29 (2.37%) PMI Certification
6 28 (2.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 25 (2.04%) PMP
8 21 (1.71%) CISSP
9 16 (1.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 13 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 11 (0.90%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.73%) CCNA
13 9 (0.73%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.65%) ACCA
14 8 (0.65%) CCNP
14 8 (0.65%) CISM
15 7 (0.57%) CIMA
15 7 (0.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (5.95%) QA
2 32 (2.61%) SLA
3 20 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.31%) COBIT
5 14 (1.14%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.65%) SDET
8 7 (0.57%) ISO 9000
8 7 (0.57%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.41%) COSO
10 4 (0.33%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.24%) GAAP
11 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.16%) GDPR
12 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.16%) SEPA
13 1 (0.082%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.082%) EMIR
System Software
1 31 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.57%) ProxySG
2 7 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.41%) HDFS
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.24%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.16%) Docker
7 2 (0.16%) SRDF
7 2 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.16%) Varnish
7 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.082%) Firmware
8 1 (0.082%) NFS
8 1 (0.082%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.082%) vCloud
8 1 (0.082%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.082%) XenApp
8 1 (0.082%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (1.31%) SCCM
2 14 (1.14%) Puppet
3 12 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.90%) QRadar
5 10 (0.82%) Ansible
6 8 (0.65%) Nessus
6 8 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.49%) OPNET
8 6 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.41%) Kibana
9 5 (0.41%) logstash
9 5 (0.41%) RSA enVision
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%) SCOM
11 3 (0.24%) Control-M
11 3 (0.24%) Nagios
Vendors
1 145 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 111 (9.05%) Oracle
3 89 (7.26%) SAP
4 34 (2.77%) IBM
5 33 (2.69%) HP
6 30 (2.45%) Cisco
7 28 (2.28%) CheckPoint
8 24 (1.96%) webMethods
9 23 (1.88%) Red Hat
10 22 (1.79%) Pega
11 19 (1.55%) Splunk
12 17 (1.39%) Informatica
13 16 (1.31%) F5
13 16 (1.31%) TIBCO
14 14 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (1.14%) VMware
15 11 (0.90%) Apple
16 10 (0.82%) BEA
16 10 (0.82%) Talend
17 9 (0.73%) Remedy
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