Period
to 26 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 6 months to 26 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Process Improvement
England > East of England
6 months to
26 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 97 68 112
Rank change year-on-year -29 +44 +2
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 49 28 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.98% 1.93% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.33% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 32
10th Percentile £285 £310 £300
25th Percentile £425 £313 £374
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £325 £438
Median % change year-on-year +52.31% -25.71% -8.85%
75th Percentile £550 £375 £528
90th Percentile £584 £398 £643
England median daily rate £500 £428 £450
% change year-on-year +16.82% -4.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
10th Percentile - - £38.50
25th Percentile - £9.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £39.50 £10.50 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year +276.19% -80.00% -
75th Percentile £40.93 £11.25 £53.75
90th Percentile £43.49 - -
England median hourly rate £44.68 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +86.17% -20.00% +71.43%

Process Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,006 1,203 2,959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 81.12% 83.08% 83.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,140 698 1,793
10th Percentile £189 £200 £206
25th Percentile £348 £310 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £474 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.47% - -4.49%
75th Percentile £550 £518 £525
90th Percentile £638 £586 £600
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 123 192
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £16.88 £35.00 £17.78
Median % change year-on-year -51.79% +96.91% -1.17%
75th Percentile £43.64 £45.75 £46.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £50.00 £49.95
England median hourly rate £26.00 £26.88 £20.50
% change year-on-year -3.28% +31.13% -6.82%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Process Improvement as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in the East of England

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Process Improvement in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Process Improvement in the East of England

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Process Improvement in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in the East of England

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Process Improvement in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in the East of England

Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 26 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Essex +1 22 £518 - 5
Bedfordshire -7 10 £482 +53.83% 2
Cambridgeshire -23 7 £338 -15.63% 7
Hertfordshire -24 7 - - 7
Norfolk - 2 £147 -
Suffolk -19 1 - - 1
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Process Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.73%) Test Strategy
2 18 (36.73%) Social Skills
3 15 (30.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (22.45%) Finance
4 11 (22.45%) Java
4 11 (22.45%) AWS
5 10 (20.41%) Oracle
5 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (20.41%) JIRA
6 9 (18.37%) Risk Management
6 9 (18.37%) Spring Boot
6 9 (18.37%) SDLC
6 9 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (16.33%) Microservices
7 8 (16.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (16.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 8 (16.33%) Planning and Forecasting
7 8 (16.33%) Collaborative Working
7 8 (16.33%) FMEA
7 8 (16.33%) Confluence
7 8 (16.33%) Test Management
7 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
7 8 (16.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
7 8 (16.33%) Service Management
7 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
8 7 (14.29%) RUP
8 7 (14.29%) SQL
8 7 (14.29%) Linux

Process Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 8 (16.33%) Confluence
2 3 (6.12%) SAS
3 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.04%) FileZilla
3 1 (2.04%) Lectora
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.45%) AWS
2 4 (8.16%) Azure
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (4.08%) Taleo
4 1 (2.04%) GCP
4 1 (2.04%) GitHub
4 1 (2.04%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) MySQL
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (6.12%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.12%) Pentaho
4 2 (4.08%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.08%) HBase
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) JIRA
2 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.24%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.16%) Checkstyle
3 4 (8.16%) Maven
4 3 (6.12%) Bitbucket
5 2 (4.08%) Artifactory
5 2 (4.08%) GitLab
5 2 (4.08%) Liquibase
6 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.04%) Axure RP
6 1 (2.04%) Selenium
6 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (36.73%) Social Skills
2 11 (22.45%) Finance
3 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.29%) Influencing Skills
4 4 (8.16%) Aerospace
4 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
4 4 (8.16%) Public Sector
5 3 (6.12%) Automotive
5 3 (6.12%) French Language
5 3 (6.12%) German Language
6 2 (4.08%) Marketing
7 1 (2.04%) Avionics
7 1 (2.04%) Local Government
7 1 (2.04%) Military
7 1 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 8 (16.33%) Test Manager
3 7 (14.29%) Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Service Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Service Design Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Service Transition Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Transition Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (6.12%) OAT Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Project Controller
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Project Controller
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Workday Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) Spring Boot
2 7 (14.29%) Spring
3 5 (10.20%) J2SE
4 2 (4.08%) Apache Camel
4 2 (4.08%) J2EE
4 2 (4.08%) JSON
4 2 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.04%) ASIC
3 1 (2.04%) CMDB
3 1 (2.04%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.04%) FPGA
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Linux
2 6 (12.24%) Unix
3 3 (6.12%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.73%) Test Strategy
3 15 (30.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (18.37%) Risk Management
4 9 (18.37%) SDLC
5 8 (16.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 8 (16.33%) Collaborative Working
5 8 (16.33%) FMEA
5 8 (16.33%) Microservices
5 8 (16.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (16.33%) Planning and Forecasting
5 8 (16.33%) Service Management
5 8 (16.33%) Test Management
5 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
6 7 (14.29%) OO
6 7 (14.29%) RUP
6 7 (14.29%) Service Design
7 6 (12.24%) ITIL
8 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) Java
2 7 (14.29%) Java 8
2 7 (14.29%) SQL
3 5 (10.20%) Java 11
4 4 (8.16%) PL/SQL
4 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.08%) HiveQL
5 2 (4.08%) Perl
5 2 (4.08%) Python
5 2 (4.08%) R
5 2 (4.08%) Scala
5 2 (4.08%) VBA
6 1 (2.04%) Bash
6 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
1 8 (16.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 5 (10.20%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) SAS Certification
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.04%) ECSS
2 1 (2.04%) PMO
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Docker
1 2 (4.08%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Ansible
2 2 (4.08%) Terraform
3 1 (2.04%) Control-M
3 1 (2.04%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.04%) Mesos
3 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.04%) Packer
3 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Oracle
2 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (8.16%) Informatica
3 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.16%) SAP
4 2 (4.08%) AppDynamics
4 2 (4.08%) BEA
4 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.08%) Talend
4 2 (4.08%) webMethods
4 2 (4.08%) Workday
4 2 (4.08%) WSO2
5 1 (2.04%) BT
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) Cognizant
5 1 (2.04%) DataFlux
5 1 (2.04%) Google
5 1 (2.04%) Juniper