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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 193 201 170
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -31
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 653 666 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.20% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.48% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 397 482
Median daily rate £425 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 24
Median hourly rate £44.00 £28.35 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.23% +19.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.66 £16.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.89 £64.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £28.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.63% +27.51%

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
41428 45059 44386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.57% 81.10% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27562 29248 28857
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1345 1237
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £48.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +4 597 £433 +6.79% 157
London +4 232 £500 +16.27% 64
South East +18 132 £425 +6.25% 22
North West +22 72 £388 +4.87% 16
Manchester +38 50 £394 -7.35% 12
City of London 0 46 £500 +11.11% 20
West Midlands -16 46 £346 -28.20% 10
Berkshire +21 39 £400 +6.66% 7
South West +27 35 £424 +5.93% 12
Scotland +16 34 £423 +26.68% 4
Hampshire +14 28 £400 +6.66% 4
East of England -4 27 £350 -6.66% 14
Surrey +16 23 £433 -1.14%
Shropshire +6 21 £316 -36.10% 1
Yorkshire +11 19 £398 +2.58% 12
Oxfordshire +7 18 £475 +40.74% 3
North East -46 18 £400 +23.07% 3
Basingstoke +20 17 £413 -
Reading +14 17 £260 -38.82% 2
Telford -2 17 £316 -36.10% 1
Bristol +14 16 £395 -1.25% 3
West Yorkshire +11 14 £425 +8.97% 8
Merseyside +13 13 £350 - 1
Wales +8 13 £400 -5.88% 3
East Midlands -34 13 £450 +63.63% 4
South Wales +19 12 £388 -8.82% 2
Hertfordshire -2 12 £245 -57.39% 2
Tyne and Wear -51 12 £380 +16.92% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -56 12 £380 +33.33% 2
Edinburgh +24 11 £420 +22.80% 2

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 414 (30.26%) Finance
2 363 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (18.64%) Project Management
4 218 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 214 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
6 191 (13.96%) Business Analysis
7 176 (12.87%) Microsoft
8 158 (11.55%) ITIL
9 152 (11.11%) SQL
10 142 (10.38%) Change Management
11 137 (10.01%) Continuous Improvement
12 135 (9.87%) MS Excel
13 131 (9.58%) Banking
14 128 (9.36%) Java
15 126 (9.21%) Degree
16 123 (8.99%) Oracle
17 119 (8.70%) Scrum
18 108 (7.89%) Six Sigma
18 108 (7.89%) Security Cleared
19 106 (7.75%) Service Delivery
19 106 (7.75%) Business Process Improvement
20 97 (7.09%) QA
21 95 (6.94%) Service Management
21 95 (6.94%) Mentoring
22 94 (6.87%) Management Information System
23 90 (6.58%) SAP
24 89 (6.51%) Test Strategy
25 84 (6.14%) SDLC
26 83 (6.07%) PRINCE2
26 83 (6.07%) SC Cleared

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 52 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.12%) Confluence
3 17 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (1.17%) CMS
5 15 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 11 (0.80%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.80%) OpenStack
6 11 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (0.66%) Apache Solr
8 9 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.58%) JBoss
9 8 (0.58%) SAS
10 7 (0.51%) Apache
11 6 (0.44%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.37%) nginx
13 4 (0.29%) Drupal
13 4 (0.29%) IIS
14 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 135 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 75 (5.48%) MS Office
3 74 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 62 (4.53%) MS Visio
5 48 (3.51%) MS Project
6 9 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.22%) SPSS
9 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.15%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 21 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 12 (0.88%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
5 10 (0.73%) SAP PSCD
6 9 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.66%) SAP CRM
6 9 (0.66%) SAP PP
7 8 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.58%) SAP MII
7 8 (0.58%) SAP PP-PI
8 7 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.51%) Oracle iProcurement
8 7 (0.51%) SAP BPC
8 7 (0.51%) SAP HR
9 6 (0.44%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.75%) SaaS
4 13 (0.95%) PaaS
5 11 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.80%) IaaS
6 8 (0.58%) Office 365
7 4 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.29%) Veeva
8 3 (0.22%) Boomi
8 3 (0.22%) Force.com
8 3 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.15%) G Suite
9 2 (0.15%) GitHub
9 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.073%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.073%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.073%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.29%) Firewall
2 34 (2.49%) LAN
3 30 (2.19%) WAN
4 24 (1.75%) VPN
4 24 (1.75%) Wireless
5 22 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 18 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (1.32%) HTTP
7 16 (1.17%) Internet
8 14 (1.02%) VoIP
9 10 (0.73%) SAN
10 9 (0.66%) Network Security
11 8 (0.58%) Cisco Wireless
12 7 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (0.51%) FTP
12 7 (0.51%) LDAP
12 7 (0.51%) OSPF
13 6 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (0.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (3.22%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (1.97%) Big Data
4 24 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 16 (1.17%) Hadoop
6 16 (1.17%) SAP BW
7 14 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (0.80%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.73%) MS Access
9 10 (0.73%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.66%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.58%) MySQL
12 7 (0.51%) Data Lake
12 7 (0.51%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 54 (3.95%) JIRA
2 47 (3.44%) Jenkins
3 43 (3.14%) Selenium
4 31 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 28 (2.05%) Maven
6 26 (1.90%) JUnit
7 22 (1.61%) Talend Open Studio
8 16 (1.17%) Git (software)
9 15 (1.10%) SoapUI
10 14 (1.02%) Mockito
10 14 (1.02%) Subversion
11 13 (0.95%) Appium
11 13 (0.95%) Visual Studio
12 12 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.80%) Ant
13 11 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (0.80%) WebDriver
14 10 (0.73%) JMeter
14 10 (0.73%) TeamCity
15 9 (0.66%) Robot Framework
General
1 414 (30.26%) Finance
2 131 (9.58%) Banking
3 58 (4.24%) Retail
4 50 (3.65%) Legal
5 42 (3.07%) Marketing
6 40 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 29 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.97%) Investment Banking
9 25 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
10 20 (1.46%) Publishing
11 18 (1.32%) Law
11 18 (1.32%) Retail Banking
12 14 (1.02%) Back Office
13 11 (0.80%) Billing
14 9 (0.66%) Advertising
15 8 (0.58%) Automotive
15 8 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.58%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.44%) Front Office
16 6 (0.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 482 (35.23%) Analyst
2 266 (19.44%) Business Analyst
3 148 (10.82%) Developer
4 96 (7.02%) Consultant
4 96 (7.02%) Project Manager
5 74 (5.41%) Process Analyst
6 63 (4.61%) Architect
7 47 (3.44%) Test Analyst
8 41 (3.00%) Financial Analyst
9 35 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
10 34 (2.49%) Service Manager
11 33 (2.41%) Business Process Analyst
12 30 (2.19%) Service Analyst
13 29 (2.12%) Java Developer
14 25 (1.83%) Agile Business Analyst
15 24 (1.75%) Administrator
15 24 (1.75%) Insurance Business Analyst
16 22 (1.61%) IT Analyst
16 22 (1.61%) Senior Developer
17 21 (1.54%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.31%) XML
2 53 (3.87%) HTML
3 45 (3.29%) .NET
4 39 (2.85%) Web Services
5 33 (2.41%) Node.js
6 30 (2.19%) J2EE
7 28 (2.05%) CSS
8 26 (1.90%) HTML5
9 25 (1.83%) Middleware
10 21 (1.54%) Spring
11 20 (1.46%) jQuery
11 20 (1.46%) SOAP
12 19 (1.39%) RESTful
13 15 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
13 15 (1.10%) REST
14 13 (0.95%) AngularJS
14 13 (0.95%) ASP.NET
15 12 (0.88%) React
15 12 (0.88%) SAP XI
16 11 (0.80%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 214 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (6.87%) Management Information System
3 48 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 39 (2.85%) Data Centre
5 24 (1.75%) Virtual Team
6 20 (1.46%) User Experience
7 16 (1.17%) Economics
8 15 (1.10%) FMCG
9 14 (1.02%) CMDB
9 14 (1.02%) Equities
9 14 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (0.95%) Mainframe
11 12 (0.88%) e-Learning
11 12 (0.88%) Fixed Income
11 12 (0.88%) PMI
12 11 (0.80%) Data Integration
12 11 (0.80%) Security Operations Centre
13 10 (0.73%) Mathematics
13 10 (0.73%) Visualisation
14 8 (0.58%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 76 (5.56%) Windows
2 66 (4.82%) Linux
3 60 (4.39%) Unix
4 21 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (1.54%) Solaris
5 10 (0.73%) AIX
5 10 (0.73%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.58%) Android
7 7 (0.51%) VME
8 6 (0.44%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.37%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.29%) HPUX
10 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.15%) CentOS
12 2 (0.15%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (18.64%) Project Management
3 218 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 191 (13.96%) Business Analysis
5 158 (11.55%) ITIL
6 142 (10.38%) Change Management
7 137 (10.01%) Continuous Improvement
8 119 (8.70%) Scrum
9 108 (7.89%) Six Sigma
10 106 (7.75%) Business Process Improvement
10 106 (7.75%) Service Delivery
11 95 (6.94%) Mentoring
11 95 (6.94%) Service Management
12 89 (6.51%) Test Strategy
13 84 (6.14%) SDLC
14 83 (6.07%) PRINCE2
15 69 (5.04%) CRM
16 68 (4.97%) Coaching
16 68 (4.97%) Configuration Management
16 68 (4.97%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 152 (11.11%) SQL
2 128 (9.36%) Java
3 64 (4.68%) JavaScript
4 37 (2.70%) C#
5 29 (2.12%) Shell Script
6 26 (1.90%) Perl
6 26 (1.90%) PL/SQL
7 24 (1.75%) Python
8 21 (1.54%) C
9 17 (1.24%) VBA
10 14 (1.02%) PowerShell
11 12 (0.88%) ABAP
12 11 (0.80%) COBOL
12 11 (0.80%) Ruby
12 11 (0.80%) XPath
13 8 (0.58%) C++
13 8 (0.58%) R
13 8 (0.58%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.58%) VB
14 7 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 126 (9.21%) Degree
2 108 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 83 (6.07%) SC Cleared
4 57 (4.17%) ISEB
5 36 (2.63%) PMP
6 35 (2.56%) PMI Certification
7 23 (1.68%) CISSP
8 22 (1.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 18 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
10 15 (1.10%) ISTQB
11 14 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (1.02%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 12 (0.88%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.80%) CCNA
14 9 (0.66%) CISM
14 9 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.58%) SANS
16 7 (0.51%) CCNP
16 7 (0.51%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (7.09%) QA
2 35 (2.56%) SLA
3 24 (1.75%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.24%) COBIT
5 14 (1.02%) JSP 440
6 12 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.80%) SDET
8 9 (0.66%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.44%) GxP
9 6 (0.44%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.37%) SEPA
11 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.29%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.22%) GAAP
13 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.15%) GCP
14 1 (0.073%) ISO13485
14 1 (0.073%) ISO20022
System Software
1 35 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.58%) ProxySG
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.37%) HDFS
5 5 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.29%) Docker
7 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.15%) SRDF
7 2 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.15%) Varnish
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.073%) Firmware
8 1 (0.073%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.073%) vCloud
8 1 (0.073%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.073%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (1.17%) SCCM
2 12 (0.88%) Puppet
3 11 (0.80%) QRadar
4 10 (0.73%) Ansible
4 10 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.58%) Nessus
5 8 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.44%) Control-M
6 6 (0.44%) OPNET
6 6 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.37%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.37%) Kibana
7 5 (0.37%) logstash
7 5 (0.37%) RSA enVision
8 4 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 4 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 176 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 123 (8.99%) Oracle
3 90 (6.58%) SAP
4 37 (2.70%) HP
5 31 (2.27%) Cisco
5 31 (2.27%) IBM
6 27 (1.97%) CheckPoint
7 25 (1.83%) Pega
8 23 (1.68%) Red Hat
9 22 (1.61%) Talend
9 22 (1.61%) webMethods
10 21 (1.54%) Informatica
11 19 (1.39%) Splunk
12 16 (1.17%) F5
12 16 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (1.10%) VMware
14 13 (0.95%) TIBCO
15 11 (0.80%) Apple
16 10 (0.73%) Adobe
16 10 (0.73%) Blue Coat
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