Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 208 196
Rank change year-on-year -26 -12 -14
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 1,015 1,119 1,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.12% 1.25% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.49% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 760 780
England median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% -0.52%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 34
England median hourly rate £21.14 £36.75 £29.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.48% +25.23% +17.38%
10th Percentile £14.05 £14.73 £13.03
90th Percentile £43.38 £55.00 £47.13
UK median hourly rate £20.01 £36.00 £29.35
% change year-on-year -44.42% +22.68% +17.38%

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 76,923 74,958 81,886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.61% 84.03% 82.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,982 50,021 53,901
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £293 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,774 2,044 2,501
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.36 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.62 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -78 362 £455 -5.45% 120
South East +7 276 £425 - 66
North of England +13 138 £400 +3.23% 59
Midlands -9 106 £353 -15.87% 49
North West -14 71 £450 +16.13% 30
South West -1 68 £404 -4.90% 29
East of England +4 60 £425 +21.43% 35
East Midlands +36 53 £353 -21.67% 22
West Midlands -36 51 £363 -11.75% 27
Yorkshire +15 48 £375 -10.71% 22
North East +31 21 £375 -3.85% 7
Process Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 297 (29.26%) Finance
2 293 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (21.97%) Project Management
4 155 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
5 141 (13.89%) ITIL
6 134 (13.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 131 (12.91%) Change Management
8 122 (12.02%) Business Analysis
9 119 (11.72%) Microsoft
10 118 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 116 (11.43%) Six Sigma
12 100 (9.85%) Service Delivery
13 97 (9.56%) Scrum
14 93 (9.16%) SQL
15 88 (8.67%) Oracle
16 85 (8.37%) Lean Six Sigma
17 79 (7.78%) Business Process Improvement
17 79 (7.78%) SAP
17 79 (7.78%) User Stories
18 77 (7.59%) Java
18 77 (7.59%) Banking
19 76 (7.49%) Microsoft Office
20 73 (7.19%) PRINCE2
20 73 (7.19%) Degree
21 71 (7.00%) Security Cleared
21 71 (7.00%) Coaching
22 68 (6.70%) Service Management
22 68 (6.70%) Telecoms
23 65 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
23 65 (6.40%) JavaScript

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 36 (3.55%) Confluence
2 32 (3.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 32 (3.15%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (1.58%) WebLogic
5 15 (1.48%) OpenStack
6 8 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.69%) CMS
7 7 (0.69%) IIS
8 6 (0.59%) JBoss
8 6 (0.59%) SAS
9 5 (0.49%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.39%) Apache
10 4 (0.39%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.39%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.20%) Documentum
11 2 (0.20%) Drupal
11 2 (0.20%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 76 (7.49%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (4.33%) MS Visio
4 43 (4.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (2.36%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.20%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.20%) SPSS
7 1 (0.099%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.099%) Revit
Business Applications
1 26 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.79%) SAP MM
3 7 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.69%) SAP Payroll
4 6 (0.59%) Maximo
5 5 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.49%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.49%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle HRMS
6 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.39%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.39%) Workfront
7 3 (0.30%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.30%) Summit
7 3 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.33%) Cloud Computing
2 36 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (2.27%) PaaS
5 18 (1.77%) Office 365
6 17 (1.67%) IaaS
7 9 (0.89%) OpenShift
8 7 (0.69%) Taleo
9 5 (0.49%) Firebase
10 3 (0.30%) Boomi
10 3 (0.30%) GitHub
10 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.30%) SaaS
10 3 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.30%) Trello
11 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.099%) Force.com
12 1 (0.099%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.099%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.87%) Internet
1 19 (1.87%) Network Security
2 16 (1.58%) Firewall
3 12 (1.18%) SMS
3 12 (1.18%) VPN
4 11 (1.08%) WAN
5 10 (0.99%) LAN
6 8 (0.79%) 3G
6 8 (0.79%) Wireless
7 6 (0.59%) ATM
7 6 (0.59%) Broadband
7 6 (0.59%) DHCP
7 6 (0.59%) DNS
7 6 (0.59%) SAN
7 6 (0.59%) SSL
8 5 (0.49%) BGP
8 5 (0.49%) MPLS
9 4 (0.39%) ADSL
9 4 (0.39%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.39%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.48%) Power BI
3 14 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (1.28%) Spotfire
5 11 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (0.89%) Data Mining
7 9 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
7 9 (0.89%) SAP HANA
8 8 (0.79%) NuoDB
8 8 (0.79%) Redis
9 7 (0.69%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.59%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.49%) Big Data
12 4 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 50 (4.93%) JIRA
2 31 (3.05%) JUnit
3 30 (2.96%) Maven
4 29 (2.86%) Mockito
5 23 (2.27%) Jenkins
6 22 (2.17%) Ant
7 20 (1.97%) Git (software)
8 19 (1.87%) Selenium
9 12 (1.18%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.59%) Subversion
10 6 (0.59%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.39%) dotCover
11 4 (0.39%) GitLab
11 4 (0.39%) NDepend
11 4 (0.39%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.30%) CA Gen
12 3 (0.30%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.30%) Gradle
12 3 (0.30%) Hudson
12 3 (0.30%) LSMW
General
1 297 (29.26%) Finance
2 77 (7.59%) Banking
3 68 (6.70%) Telecoms
4 45 (4.43%) Manufacturing
5 33 (3.25%) Retail
6 32 (3.15%) Marketing
7 23 (2.27%) Legal
8 20 (1.97%) Automotive
9 18 (1.77%) Military
9 18 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 17 (1.67%) Billing
11 16 (1.58%) Financial Institution
12 12 (1.18%) Front Office
12 12 (1.18%) Investment Banking
12 12 (1.18%) Publishing
13 8 (0.79%) Electronics
13 8 (0.79%) International Banking
14 7 (0.69%) Advertising
14 7 (0.69%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 376 (37.04%) Analyst
2 217 (21.38%) Business Analyst
3 78 (7.68%) Project Manager
4 74 (7.29%) Developer
5 71 (7.00%) Consultant
6 66 (6.50%) Process Analyst
7 47 (4.63%) Delivery Manager
8 41 (4.04%) Business Process Analyst
9 39 (3.84%) IT Analyst
10 37 (3.65%) Java Developer
11 35 (3.45%) Data Analyst
12 29 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
13 27 (2.66%) Architect
14 26 (2.56%) Senior Manager
15 23 (2.27%) Change Manager
15 23 (2.27%) SAP Consultant
16 19 (1.87%) Business IT Analyst
16 19 (1.87%) Financial Analyst
16 19 (1.87%) PMO Analyst
17 17 (1.67%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.63%) XML
2 40 (3.94%) .NET
3 38 (3.74%) React
4 37 (3.65%) AngularJS
4 37 (3.65%) jQuery
4 37 (3.65%) Node.js
4 37 (3.65%) REST
5 34 (3.35%) Web Services
6 31 (3.05%) Spring
7 26 (2.56%) JMS
8 23 (2.27%) Java EE
9 21 (2.07%) Grails
9 21 (2.07%) JSF
9 21 (2.07%) Play Framework
9 21 (2.07%) Spring MVC
10 16 (1.58%) HTML
11 14 (1.38%) ASP.NET
11 14 (1.38%) RESTful
12 13 (1.28%) SOAP
13 12 (1.18%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 155 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.71%) User Experience
3 57 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 16 (1.58%) FMCG
5 14 (1.38%) PMI
5 14 (1.38%) Virtual Team
6 12 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.08%) Data Centre
8 8 (0.79%) CMDB
8 8 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 8 (0.79%) NHS
9 6 (0.59%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.49%) Derivative
10 5 (0.49%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.49%) Frameworx
10 5 (0.49%) Market Risk
11 4 (0.39%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (5.81%) Linux
2 52 (5.12%) Windows
3 22 (2.17%) Unix
4 17 (1.67%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.08%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.59%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.49%) AIX
8 4 (0.39%) Solaris
8 4 (0.39%) Windows 2000
8 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.39%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.20%) Android
11 1 (0.099%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.099%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.099%) SUSE
11 1 (0.099%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.099%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (21.97%) Project Management
3 141 (13.89%) ITIL
4 134 (13.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 131 (12.91%) Change Management
6 122 (12.02%) Business Analysis
7 118 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 116 (11.43%) Six Sigma
9 100 (9.85%) Service Delivery
10 97 (9.56%) Scrum
11 85 (8.37%) Lean Six Sigma
12 79 (7.78%) Business Process Improvement
12 79 (7.78%) User Stories
13 73 (7.19%) PRINCE2
14 71 (7.00%) Coaching
15 68 (6.70%) Service Management
16 64 (6.31%) Mentoring
17 61 (6.01%) Programme Management
18 56 (5.52%) Configuration Management
18 56 (5.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (9.16%) SQL
2 77 (7.59%) Java
3 65 (6.40%) JavaScript
4 35 (3.45%) C#
5 23 (2.27%) C
6 22 (2.17%) Python
7 21 (2.07%) XPath
8 15 (1.48%) PL/SQL
9 11 (1.08%) PowerShell
10 10 (0.99%) ABAP
10 10 (0.99%) C++
10 10 (0.99%) T-SQL
11 9 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.59%) VBA
13 5 (0.49%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.49%) Perl
13 5 (0.49%) R
14 4 (0.39%) GraphQL
14 4 (0.39%) PHP
14 4 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (7.19%) Degree
2 71 (7.00%) Security Cleared
3 49 (4.83%) SC Cleared
4 43 (4.24%) PMI Certification
5 36 (3.55%) PMP
6 24 (2.36%) ISEB
7 18 (1.77%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 17 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 16 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (1.48%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 14 (1.38%) CCIE
11 14 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.28%) CISSP
13 11 (1.08%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 10 (0.99%) CCNA
14 10 (0.99%) CISM
15 8 (0.79%) CCSP
15 8 (0.79%) DV Cleared
16 7 (0.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.71%) PMO
2 47 (4.63%) QA
3 34 (3.35%) SLA
4 24 (2.36%) GDPR
5 20 (1.97%) Data Quality
6 11 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
7 10 (0.99%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.79%) Def Stans
9 8 (0.79%) EMIR
9 8 (0.79%) GxP
9 8 (0.79%) MiFID
9 8 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.59%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.59%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.49%) COBIT
12 4 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.30%) Basel III
13 3 (0.30%) FATCA
14 2 (0.20%) GCP
System Software
1 30 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.79%) Docker
4 4 (0.39%) Firmware
5 3 (0.30%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.30%) vSphere
6 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.20%) IAG
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.20%) Snort
6 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.20%) XenApp
7 1 (0.099%) KVM
7 1 (0.099%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.099%) RHEV
7 1 (0.099%) SRDF
7 1 (0.099%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.099%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.099%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (3.94%) Ansible
1 40 (3.94%) Puppet
2 39 (3.84%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.67%) SCCM
4 6 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.49%) Terraform
6 3 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.20%) Consul
7 2 (0.20%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (0.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.20%) QRadar
7 2 (0.20%) SCOM
7 2 (0.20%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.099%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.099%) Kibana
8 1 (0.099%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 119 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 88 (8.67%) Oracle
3 79 (7.78%) SAP
4 26 (2.56%) Cisco
5 25 (2.46%) ServiceNow
6 19 (1.87%) Red Hat
6 19 (1.87%) VMware
7 16 (1.58%) HP
7 16 (1.58%) IBM
7 16 (1.58%) Workday
8 14 (1.38%) Tableau
9 12 (1.18%) Citrix
10 10 (0.99%) Google
10 10 (0.99%) Remedy
11 9 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.79%) Splunk
13 7 (0.69%) Adobe
13 7 (0.69%) Ariba
14 6 (0.59%) Murex
14 6 (0.59%) Qualys