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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Process Improvement
Rank 496 459 462
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +3
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 81 99 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.27% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 68 55
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£450 £431 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £225 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £651 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.88

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
38243 36175 32672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.25% 74.28% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24566 22006 19405
Average daily rate £422 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1006 1114 1321
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 -37 75 £450 +2.56% 31
London -13 38 £450 - 7
North West -8 9 £368 +22.50% 3
East Midlands +13 7 £563 +45.16%
City of London +11 7 £448 -0.55%
Cheshire +11 6 - - 1
East of England +2 6 £425 +62.52% 1
Edinburgh -5 6 £550 +77.41%
Scotland -8 6 £550 +107.54% 1
South East -31 6 £463 -15.90% 9
South West -22 5 £445 -9.64% 4
Hertfordshire - 4 £425 -
West Yorkshire +1 3 £425 +41.66% 5
Leeds -1 3 £425 +41.66% 3
Yorkshire -6 3 £425 +41.66% 5
Northamptonshire -12 3 £575 +76.92%
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Surrey -3 2 £463 +105.55% 1
Berkshire -4 2 £456 +12.65%
West Midlands -4 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -8 2 £450 +19.20% 1
Northampton -8 2 £563 +73.07%
Nottingham - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Slough -9 1 £463 -15.90%
Ipswich - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £335 - 2
Guildford - 1 £425 - 1

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 72 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 70 (34.31%) Finance
3 51 (25.00%) Six Sigma
4 43 (21.08%) ITIL
5 42 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (16.18%) Lean Six Sigma
7 32 (15.69%) Business Analysis
7 32 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (15.20%) Project Management
9 30 (14.71%) Banking
10 26 (12.75%) Change Management
10 26 (12.75%) Business Process Improvement
11 25 (12.25%) Service Management
11 25 (12.25%) Microsoft
12 23 (11.27%) SQL
13 22 (10.78%) Windows
13 22 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (9.80%) Oracle
14 20 (9.80%) SAP
15 19 (9.31%) UNIX
16 18 (8.82%) Process Management
17 17 (8.33%) MS Excel
17 17 (8.33%) IBM
17 17 (8.33%) Retail
18 16 (7.84%) MS Visio
18 16 (7.84%) Sun
19 15 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
20 14 (6.86%) Java
20 14 (6.86%) Service Delivery
21 12 (5.88%) C#

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 8 (3.92%) SAS
2 6 (2.94%) IIS
3 5 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.45%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.47%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (1.47%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.49%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.49%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.84%) MS Visio
3 15 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (5.39%) MS Office
5 5 (2.45%) MS Project
6 2 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.47%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.47%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.49%) Summit
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.45%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.49%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.45%) LDAP
2 3 (1.47%) LAN
2 3 (1.47%) WAN
2 3 (1.47%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.39%) DB2
2 7 (3.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.49%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Ant
General
1 70 (34.31%) Finance
2 30 (14.71%) Banking
3 17 (8.33%) Retail
4 8 (3.92%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.43%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.94%) Front Office
7 5 (2.45%) Marketing
8 4 (1.96%) Law
9 3 (1.47%) Games
9 3 (1.47%) Publishing
9 3 (1.47%) Billing
10 2 (0.98%) Legal
11 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.49%) Automotive
11 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 73 (35.78%) Analyst
2 60 (29.41%) Business Analyst
3 29 (14.22%) Process Analyst
4 18 (8.82%) Business Process Analyst
4 18 (8.82%) Consultant
5 14 (6.86%) Architect
6 13 (6.37%) Process Manager
6 13 (6.37%) Process Improvement Manager
7 11 (5.39%) Process Consultant
7 11 (5.39%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.39%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 9 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.92%) Process Improvement Analyst
9 8 (3.92%) Technical Specialist
10 7 (3.43%) Process Improvement Specialist
11 6 (2.94%) Process Improvement Consultant
11 6 (2.94%) IT Business Analyst
11 6 (2.94%) Service Manager
11 6 (2.94%) Developer
12 5 (2.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.94%) .NET
2 4 (1.96%) HTML
3 3 (1.47%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.98%) JSP
4 2 (0.98%) Web Services
4 2 (0.98%) XML
5 1 (0.49%) Middleware
5 1 (0.49%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.49%) WCF
5 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 42 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.43%) Open Source
3 6 (2.94%) Statistics
3 6 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.45%) Human Factors
4 5 (2.45%) User Experience
5 3 (1.47%) PMI
5 3 (1.47%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.47%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.98%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.98%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.98%) Clustering
7 1 (0.49%) NHS
7 1 (0.49%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.49%) Derivative
7 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.49%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.78%) Windows
2 19 (9.31%) UNIX
3 11 (5.39%) zOS
4 8 (3.92%) Linux
5 3 (1.47%) AIX
6 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 51 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 43 (21.08%) ITIL
4 33 (16.18%) Lean Six Sigma
5 32 (15.69%) Business Analysis
5 32 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (15.20%) Project Management
7 26 (12.75%) Change Management
7 26 (12.75%) Business Process Improvement
8 25 (12.25%) Service Management
9 22 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (8.82%) Process Management
11 14 (6.86%) Service Delivery
12 11 (5.39%) PRINCE2
12 11 (5.39%) ITSM
12 11 (5.39%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (5.39%) TOGAF
13 10 (4.90%) BPR
14 9 (4.41%) BPMN
15 8 (3.92%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.27%) SQL
2 14 (6.86%) Java
3 12 (5.88%) C#
4 9 (4.41%) Delphi
5 6 (2.94%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.94%) C
6 2 (0.98%) VB
7 1 (0.49%) Ruby
7 1 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (4.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 9 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 6 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (2.94%) Degree
5 5 (2.45%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.47%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.98%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.98%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 1 (0.49%) CCIE
8 1 (0.49%) CCNP
8 1 (0.49%) CCNA
8 1 (0.49%) ISEB
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.49%) SSCP
8 1 (0.49%) ACCA
8 1 (0.49%) CIMA
8 1 (0.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.41%) SLA
2 7 (3.43%) QA
3 3 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (2.45%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (1.47%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 25 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.80%) Oracle
2 20 (9.80%) SAP
3 17 (8.33%) IBM
4 16 (7.84%) Sun
5 6 (2.94%) Remedy
5 6 (2.94%) BMC
6 5 (2.45%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.47%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.47%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.98%) Tableau
8 2 (0.98%) Unica
8 2 (0.98%) Actimize
8 2 (0.98%) BT
8 2 (0.98%) Cognos
9 1 (0.49%) Siebel
9 1 (0.49%) Cisco
9 1 (0.49%) CA
9 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.49%) HP
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