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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 260 251 238
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 456 437 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.85% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.10% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 267 257
Average daily rate £430 £425 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Average hourly rate £22.00 £28.19 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% +60.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.26 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £52.30 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £31.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-29.03% +80.75%

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
41233 39767 38206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.35% 77.75% 76.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26971 25392 23073
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1059 1170
Average hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £51.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 415 £430 -1.71% 112
London +11 192 £450 -5.26% 39
South East +16 74 £450 +13.63% 25
West Midlands -2 41 £400 -3.61% 5
Scotland +4 35 £315 -21.25% 8
Berkshire +28 34 £340 -24.44% 9
North West -11 26 £325 -23.52% 12
City of London +46 25 £475 +15.15% 15
Reading +14 23 £340 +34.65% 4
East Midlands -2 22 £400 -11.11% 4
Yorkshire -9 22 £374 -3.54% 8
Glasgow +25 17 £289 - 4
Hampshire +8 16 £471 +17.81% 2
South West -17 15 £400 -9.09% 13
West Yorkshire -2 14 £373 -12.35% 7
East of England -10 14 £413 -2.94% 7
Shropshire -18 14 £525 +31.25% 2
Manchester -10 13 £425 -15.00% 7
Telford -18 12 £525 +31.25% 2
Cheshire -3 11 £325 -13.33% 4
Leeds -4 11 £350 -17.64% 5
Edinburgh -20 11 £350 -12.50% 3
Nottinghamshire -1 10 £410 +2.50% 1
Bristol +6 9 £400 -27.27% 2
Gosport +10 8 £475 +4.97%
Birmingham +2 8 £560 +4.18% 1
Essex +1 8 £394 +23.52%
Surrey -15 8 £463 +16.79% 5
North East -20 8 £360 -9.60% 1
Tyne and Wear -25 8 £360 -9.60% 1

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 258 (28.76%) Finance
2 170 (18.95%) Project Management
3 158 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
4 145 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
5 127 (14.16%) Business Analysis
6 119 (13.27%) Microsoft
7 117 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 112 (12.49%) Change Management
9 102 (11.37%) ITIL
10 99 (11.04%) SQL
11 96 (10.70%) Oracle
12 91 (10.14%) MS Excel
13 90 (10.03%) Business Process Improvement
14 88 (9.81%) Continuous Improvement
15 78 (8.70%) Six Sigma
16 76 (8.47%) Degree
17 73 (8.14%) Unix
18 71 (7.92%) Data Modelling
19 68 (7.58%) Banking
20 67 (7.47%) SAP
21 65 (7.25%) Service Management
21 65 (7.25%) Management Information System
22 64 (7.13%) Scrum
23 61 (6.80%) PRINCE2
23 61 (6.80%) Process Management
24 59 (6.58%) Security Cleared
24 59 (6.58%) Test Strategy
25 56 (6.24%) User Acceptance Testing
25 56 (6.24%) MS Office
26 55 (6.13%) Java

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 38 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.45%) SAS
3 19 (2.12%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.34%) Confluence
5 8 (0.89%) Documentum
5 8 (0.89%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.56%) CMS
8 5 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.45%) JBoss
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.33%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.22%) Apache
11 2 (0.22%) Captiva
11 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.22%) IIS
11 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 91 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 56 (6.24%) MS Office
3 39 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 30 (3.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (3.01%) MS Project
6 5 (0.56%) SPSS
7 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.89%) SAP SRM
3 5 (0.56%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.45%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.33%) SAP APO
5 3 (0.33%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.22%) Maximo
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.22%) Primavera
6 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.22%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.22%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.22%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.90%) PaaS
2 18 (2.01%) IaaS
2 18 (2.01%) SaaS
3 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.78%) IBM Blueworks
5 3 (0.33%) Office 365
6 2 (0.22%) Boomi
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) GitHub
7 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.56%) Firewall
2 12 (1.34%) WAN
3 10 (1.11%) Network Security
3 10 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.00%) Internet
4 9 (1.00%) Wireless
5 8 (0.89%) Intranet
6 6 (0.67%) Extranet
6 6 (0.67%) Kerberos
6 6 (0.67%) LAN
7 5 (0.56%) ATM
7 5 (0.56%) VPN
8 4 (0.45%) HTTP
8 4 (0.45%) SMS
8 4 (0.45%) VLAN
8 4 (0.45%) VoIP
8 4 (0.45%) WebEx
9 3 (0.33%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (0.33%) DHCP
9 3 (0.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (4.12%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (1.67%) Data Mining
6 13 (1.45%) MS Access
7 10 (1.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 10 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.89%) Pentaho
10 7 (0.78%) MySQL
11 6 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.56%) Big Data
12 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.45%) Essbase
13 4 (0.45%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.45%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.45%) SAP BW
14 3 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (2.90%) JIRA
2 20 (2.23%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.23%) Maven
3 18 (2.01%) Ant
4 11 (1.23%) Subversion
5 10 (1.11%) SoapUI
6 8 (0.89%) CA Gen
7 7 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
8 6 (0.67%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.56%) Selenium
10 4 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.45%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.45%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.45%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.33%) RequisitePro
11 3 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.22%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.22%) VersionOne
General
1 258 (28.76%) Finance
2 68 (7.58%) Banking
3 39 (4.35%) Legal
3 39 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.46%) Retail
5 22 (2.45%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.23%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.56%) Marketing
7 14 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.34%) Law
9 10 (1.11%) Back Office
9 10 (1.11%) Billing
9 10 (1.11%) Retail Banking
10 9 (1.00%) Publishing
11 8 (0.89%) Automotive
12 7 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.67%) Games
14 5 (0.56%) Front Office
15 4 (0.45%) Advertising
15 4 (0.45%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 330 (36.79%) Analyst
2 185 (20.62%) Business Analyst
3 92 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 87 (9.70%) Process Analyst
5 77 (8.58%) Developer
6 64 (7.13%) Consultant
7 54 (6.02%) Business Process Analyst
8 48 (5.35%) Architect
9 29 (3.23%) Service Manager
10 26 (2.90%) Process Improvement Analyst
11 20 (2.23%) Programme Manager
12 19 (2.12%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (2.01%) Data Analyst
14 17 (1.90%) Financial Analyst
15 16 (1.78%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
15 16 (1.78%) Insurance Business Analyst
16 15 (1.67%) Business Improvement Analyst
16 15 (1.67%) IT Manager
16 15 (1.67%) Project Analyst
16 15 (1.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.46%) Web Services
2 28 (3.12%) XML
3 26 (2.90%) .NET
3 26 (2.90%) J2EE
4 14 (1.56%) SOAP
4 14 (1.56%) WSDL
5 12 (1.34%) Middleware
6 11 (1.23%) CSS
6 11 (1.23%) HTML
7 10 (1.11%) REST
8 8 (0.89%) jQuery
8 8 (0.89%) Spring
9 6 (0.67%) Java EE
9 6 (0.67%) XSD
10 5 (0.56%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.56%) HTML5
10 5 (0.56%) JSON
11 4 (0.45%) SAP TM
11 4 (0.45%) XSL
12 3 (0.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 158 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (7.25%) Management Information System
3 21 (2.34%) Data Centre
4 16 (1.78%) FMCG
5 15 (1.67%) Visualisation
6 13 (1.45%) User Experience
7 12 (1.34%) CMDB
8 11 (1.23%) Social Media
8 11 (1.23%) Statistics
9 9 (1.00%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.00%) NHS
10 8 (0.89%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.89%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.89%) Economics
10 8 (0.89%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.78%) PMI
12 6 (0.67%) CESG
13 5 (0.56%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 73 (8.14%) Unix
2 55 (6.13%) Windows
3 18 (2.01%) Linux
4 14 (1.56%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.89%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.78%) Solaris
9 4 (0.45%) OpenVMS
9 4 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.11%) Android
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (18.95%) Project Management
2 145 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (14.16%) Business Analysis
4 117 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 112 (12.49%) Change Management
6 102 (11.37%) ITIL
7 90 (10.03%) Business Process Improvement
8 88 (9.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 78 (8.70%) Six Sigma
10 71 (7.92%) Data Modelling
11 65 (7.25%) Service Management
12 64 (7.13%) Scrum
13 61 (6.80%) PRINCE2
13 61 (6.80%) Process Management
14 59 (6.58%) Test Strategy
15 56 (6.24%) User Acceptance Testing
16 50 (5.57%) Risk Management
17 49 (5.46%) Waterfall
18 46 (5.13%) Configuration Management
18 46 (5.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 99 (11.04%) SQL
2 55 (6.13%) Java
3 32 (3.57%) PL/SQL
4 30 (3.34%) Shell Script
5 22 (2.45%) C#
6 20 (2.23%) Perl
7 16 (1.78%) T-SQL
8 15 (1.67%) JavaScript
9 13 (1.45%) C
9 13 (1.45%) VBA
10 10 (1.11%) Groovy
10 10 (1.11%) Python
11 8 (0.89%) VB
12 6 (0.67%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.56%) ABAP
13 5 (0.56%) C++
13 5 (0.56%) COBOL
14 4 (0.45%) R
15 3 (0.33%) Ruby
15 3 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 76 (8.47%) Degree
2 59 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 42 (4.68%) SC Cleared
4 38 (4.24%) ISEB
5 18 (2.01%) CISSP
6 17 (1.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 15 (1.67%) CISA
7 15 (1.67%) CISM
8 13 (1.45%) PMI Certification
9 12 (1.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 11 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (1.23%) PMP
11 10 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.89%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.78%) CRISC
14 7 (0.78%) MBA
15 6 (0.67%) CBAP
15 6 (0.67%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.35%) QA
2 40 (4.46%) SLA
3 22 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (1.67%) Data Quality
6 14 (1.56%) COBIT
7 11 (1.23%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.67%) COSO
9 6 (0.67%) GAAP
9 6 (0.67%) GxP
10 4 (0.45%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.33%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.33%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.22%) Basel III
12 2 (0.22%) GMP
12 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.22%) SEPA
12 2 (0.22%) Val IT
System Software
1 25 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.89%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.33%) Docker
3 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.11%) XenApp
5 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.45%) Puppet
2 4 (0.45%) SCCM
3 3 (0.33%) OPNET
4 2 (0.22%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 119 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 96 (10.70%) Oracle
3 67 (7.47%) SAP
4 29 (3.23%) Pega
5 22 (2.45%) Informatica
6 19 (2.12%) HP
7 18 (2.01%) BEA
8 13 (1.45%) VMware
8 13 (1.45%) webMethods
9 11 (1.23%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.23%) Remedy
10 10 (1.11%) Tableau
11 9 (1.00%) BMC
11 9 (1.00%) IBM
11 9 (1.00%) Saba
11 9 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.78%) Adobe
12 7 (0.78%) Ariba
12 7 (0.78%) EXASOL
12 7 (0.78%) Talend
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Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, England
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: 250 GBP pd
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis IT
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: 5 days ago
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JM
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
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Bournemouth
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