Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 20 October 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 252 206
Rank change year-on-year 0 -46 -9
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 986 958 1,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.05% 1.05% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.22% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 615 854
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £269 £266 £281
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +4.17% -1.18% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 22 26
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.43 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.36% +22.60% -25.42%
10th Percentile £11.36 £14.21 £12.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £47.13 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +7.14% +25.84% -25.83%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80,674 78,512 84,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.25% 85.92% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,852 52,528 55,964
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,158 1,850 2,225
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.39
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.93
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Process Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in England

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Process Improvement in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in England

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in England

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in England

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Process Improvement in England

Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
London -6 333 £475 +5.56% 81
South East -44 208 £435 +8.75% 45
Midlands +9 164 £435 +33.85% 54
West Midlands +49 121 £438 +16.67% 37
North of England -35 119 £425 +1.19% 56
East of England +38 86 £475 +14.80% 18
South West -17 74 £405 +1.25% 48
North West -23 55 £425 -5.56% 28
Yorkshire -14 48 £425 -2.91% 26
East Midlands -24 41 £393 +22.66% 17
North East -4 16 £463 +36.03% 2
Process Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 331 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (29.72%) Finance
3 182 (18.46%) Problem-Solving
4 172 (17.44%) Project Management
5 147 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
6 145 (14.71%) SQL
7 134 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 133 (13.49%) Java
9 131 (13.29%) Microsoft
10 123 (12.47%) ITIL
11 121 (12.27%) Test Strategy
12 110 (11.16%) Oracle
12 110 (11.16%) Business Analysis
13 106 (10.75%) Scrum
14 101 (10.24%) Microsoft Excel
15 89 (9.03%) DevOps
16 88 (8.92%) Continuous Improvement
17 86 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
17 86 (8.72%) Change Management
18 83 (8.42%) Unix
19 82 (8.32%) Configuration Management
20 80 (8.11%) Linux
20 80 (8.11%) PRINCE2
21 79 (8.01%) Windows
21 79 (8.01%) Data Modelling
22 78 (7.91%) Degree
23 76 (7.71%) Six Sigma
23 76 (7.71%) Service Management
24 74 (7.51%) Test Automation
25 71 (7.20%) Management Information System

Process Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 56 (5.68%) WebLogic
2 42 (4.26%) Confluence
3 28 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.22%) nginx
6 11 (1.12%) CMS
7 10 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.91%) NServiceBus
9 8 (0.81%) SAP Portal
10 6 (0.61%) Documentum
10 6 (0.61%) IIS
10 6 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.61%) SAS
11 5 (0.51%) Apache Qpid
11 5 (0.51%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.41%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.41%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 101 (10.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (4.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (4.67%) MS Visio
5 25 (2.54%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) SPSS
8 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.10%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 12 (1.22%) SAP PSCD
2 11 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.51%) Maximo
4 5 (0.51%) SAP HCM
5 4 (0.41%) CA PPM
5 4 (0.41%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.41%) SAP GRC
5 4 (0.41%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.20%) BPCS
7 2 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.20%) Movex
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.20%) Primavera
7 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.32%) GitHub
3 13 (1.32%) Google Analytics
4 12 (1.22%) Office 365
5 9 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
6 7 (0.71%) IaaS
6 7 (0.71%) PaaS
7 5 (0.51%) IBM Blueworks
7 5 (0.51%) SaaS
8 4 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.41%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.20%) Heroku
10 2 (0.20%) Slack
10 2 (0.20%) Trello
10 2 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.72%) Firewall
2 16 (1.62%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.52%) Internet
3 15 (1.52%) SSL
4 13 (1.32%) HTTP
5 10 (1.01%) DNS
6 8 (0.81%) DSL
6 8 (0.81%) LAN
7 7 (0.71%) WAN
8 6 (0.61%) DHCP
9 5 (0.51%) Broadband
9 5 (0.51%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.51%) VPN
10 4 (0.41%) BGP
10 4 (0.41%) H.323
10 4 (0.41%) MGCP
10 4 (0.41%) OSPF
10 4 (0.41%) RTP
10 4 (0.41%) SCCP
10 4 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
3 24 (2.43%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 19 (1.93%) Big Data
6 18 (1.83%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 17 (1.72%) Power BI
8 16 (1.62%) MySQL
8 16 (1.62%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
10 11 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.91%) Data Mining
12 9 (0.91%) DB2
12 9 (0.91%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 69 (7.00%) JIRA
2 60 (6.09%) Git (software)
3 49 (4.97%) Jenkins
4 38 (3.85%) Bitbucket
5 33 (3.35%) Selenium
6 25 (2.54%) Cucumber
6 25 (2.54%) Maven
7 19 (1.93%) CA Gen
8 16 (1.62%) GitLab
9 15 (1.52%) JUnit
10 14 (1.42%) IntelliJ
10 14 (1.42%) Mockito
11 12 (1.22%) Ant
11 12 (1.22%) Gatling
11 12 (1.22%) Grunt
11 12 (1.22%) gulp
11 12 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
11 12 (1.22%) Sublime Text
12 11 (1.12%) SpecFlow
13 10 (1.01%) Moq
General
1 293 (29.72%) Finance
2 70 (7.10%) Banking
3 44 (4.46%) Retail
4 41 (4.16%) Legal
5 37 (3.75%) Telecoms
6 30 (3.04%) Manufacturing
6 30 (3.04%) Marketing
7 20 (2.03%) Back Office
7 20 (2.03%) Military
8 15 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.32%) Billing
10 9 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.91%) Publishing
11 7 (0.71%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.71%) Law
12 6 (0.61%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.51%) Advertising
13 5 (0.51%) Front Office
13 5 (0.51%) Games
13 5 (0.51%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 288 (29.21%) Analyst
2 157 (15.92%) Business Analyst
3 120 (12.17%) Developer
4 77 (7.81%) Project Manager
5 62 (6.29%) Consultant
6 43 (4.36%) Process Analyst
7 30 (3.04%) Java Developer
8 27 (2.74%) Service Manager
9 23 (2.33%) Data Analyst
10 22 (2.23%) Scrum Master
11 20 (2.03%) Technical Specialist
12 19 (1.93%) Business Process Analyst
12 19 (1.93%) DevOps Engineer
12 19 (1.93%) Process Consultant
13 18 (1.83%) Senior Analyst
14 17 (1.72%) Designer
14 17 (1.72%) IT Analyst
14 17 (1.72%) Software Engineer
15 16 (1.62%) Architect
15 16 (1.62%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.16%) J2EE
2 39 (3.96%) .NET
3 38 (3.85%) Spring
4 30 (3.04%) RESTful
5 28 (2.84%) Spring Boot
6 27 (2.74%) CSS
7 25 (2.54%) REST
7 25 (2.54%) XML
8 23 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
8 23 (2.33%) Web Services
9 21 (2.13%) Middleware
10 19 (1.93%) HTML
11 17 (1.72%) AngularJS
11 17 (1.72%) jQuery
12 16 (1.62%) Apache Camel
12 16 (1.62%) SOAP
12 16 (1.62%) Velocity
13 13 (1.32%) Gherkin
13 13 (1.32%) JSON
13 13 (1.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 147 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (7.20%) Management Information System
3 44 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (4.06%) User Experience
5 27 (2.74%) PMI
6 21 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.93%) Virtual Team
8 16 (1.62%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.32%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.91%) Reference Data
13 9 (0.91%) Robotics
14 8 (0.81%) PKI
14 8 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (0.61%) CMDB
15 6 (0.61%) Life Science
15 6 (0.61%) NHS
15 6 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 83 (8.42%) Unix
2 80 (8.11%) Linux
3 79 (8.01%) Windows
4 17 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (1.62%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.42%) Solaris
7 13 (1.32%) Ubuntu
7 13 (1.32%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.91%) AIX
8 9 (0.91%) VME
8 9 (0.91%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.61%) Android
10 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.30%) CentOS
13 3 (0.30%) zOS
14 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.10%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (18.46%) Problem-Solving
3 172 (17.44%) Project Management
4 134 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 123 (12.47%) ITIL
6 121 (12.27%) Test Strategy
7 110 (11.16%) Business Analysis
8 106 (10.75%) Scrum
9 89 (9.03%) DevOps
10 88 (8.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 86 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
11 86 (8.72%) Change Management
12 82 (8.32%) Configuration Management
13 80 (8.11%) PRINCE2
14 79 (8.01%) Data Modelling
15 76 (7.71%) Service Management
15 76 (7.71%) Six Sigma
16 74 (7.51%) Test Automation
17 69 (7.00%) Problem Management
18 67 (6.80%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 145 (14.71%) SQL
2 133 (13.49%) Java
3 65 (6.59%) Shell Script
4 53 (5.38%) Perl
5 46 (4.67%) PL/SQL
6 43 (4.36%) C#
7 41 (4.16%) Python
8 36 (3.65%) JavaScript
9 25 (2.54%) PowerShell
10 17 (1.72%) Ruby
11 14 (1.42%) VB
12 13 (1.32%) ABAP
13 12 (1.22%) Groovy
13 12 (1.22%) Haskell
13 12 (1.22%) Java 8
14 10 (1.01%) COBOL
15 9 (0.91%) C
15 9 (0.91%) VBA
16 7 (0.71%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 78 (7.91%) Degree
2 63 (6.39%) Security Cleared
3 57 (5.78%) SC Cleared
4 39 (3.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 32 (3.25%) PMI Certification
6 23 (2.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 18 (1.83%) PMP
8 14 (1.42%) ISEB
9 13 (1.32%) CISSP
9 13 (1.32%) Master's Degree
10 12 (1.22%) CISM
11 11 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.81%) CISA
12 8 (0.81%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.51%) APMG
15 5 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (7.10%) QA
2 30 (3.04%) SLA
3 29 (2.94%) PMO
4 18 (1.83%) GDPR
5 16 (1.62%) Data Quality
5 16 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.81%) COBIT
8 7 (0.71%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.71%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.61%) COSO
9 6 (0.61%) GCP
10 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.20%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.20%) GLP
11 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.20%) MiFID
11 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 54 (5.48%) Docker
2 37 (3.75%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.71%) Firmware
4 7 (0.71%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.30%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.20%) KVM
6 2 (0.20%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.20%) OpenDJ
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.20%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.20%) XenApp
6 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.10%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (3.75%) Puppet
2 32 (3.25%) Ansible
3 22 (2.23%) SCCM
4 18 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.42%) Grafana
6 13 (1.32%) Terraform
7 12 (1.22%) Kibana
8 8 (0.81%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.71%) Nagios
10 6 (0.61%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.41%) SCOM
13 3 (0.30%) CA Service Virtualization
13 3 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.30%) vMotion
14 2 (0.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 131 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 110 (11.16%) Oracle
3 61 (6.19%) SAP
4 37 (3.75%) BEA
4 37 (3.75%) webMethods
5 29 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 24 (2.43%) Google
6 24 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (2.33%) Informatica
8 22 (2.23%) ServiceNow
9 21 (2.13%) HP
9 21 (2.13%) Pega
10 20 (2.03%) Adobe
11 17 (1.72%) VMware
12 16 (1.62%) Xerox
13 15 (1.52%) IBM
14 12 (1.22%) Cisco
15 10 (1.01%) Citrix
15 10 (1.01%) Dell
15 10 (1.01%) Remedy