Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 205 207
Rank change year-on-year -42 +2 -20
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 993 1245 1310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.30% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.54% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 831 803
England median daily rate £425 £435 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +5.45% -2.94%
10th Percentile £257 £284 £263
90th Percentile £586 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 35
England median hourly rate £25.93 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.56% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £14.10 £12.50 £13.45
90th Percentile £43.00 £55.00 £45.30
UK median hourly rate £25.93 £29.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -10.58% -3.33% +20.00%

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 80532 80892 84761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.19% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 54292 53866 55971
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £266 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1834 2152 2528
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £24.99 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.13% +6.67% +15.38%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 -98 349 £450 -7.69% 51
South East +2 264 £400 -5.88% 40
North of England -9 128 £432 +15.07% 32
Midlands +4 125 £340 -17.58% 11
East Midlands +33 65 £320 -28.89% 4
South West +3 65 £400 -5.88% 17
North West -20 64 £450 +16.13% 12
East of England -18 57 £413 +6.45% 14
West Midlands -38 57 £375 -6.25% 7
Yorkshire +15 43 £425 +1.19% 17
North East +44 21 £375 +0.67% 3
Process Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, 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.

1 282 (28.40%) Finance
2 274 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (22.16%) Project Management
4 160 (16.11%) ITIL
5 146 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
6 134 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 122 (12.29%) Change Management
7 122 (12.29%) Microsoft
8 117 (11.78%) Six Sigma
8 117 (11.78%) Business Analysis
9 116 (11.68%) Service Delivery
10 112 (11.28%) Continuous Improvement
11 102 (10.27%) Scrum
12 87 (8.76%) Banking
13 82 (8.26%) SQL
14 80 (8.06%) Lean Six Sigma
15 79 (7.96%) SAP
16 78 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
17 75 (7.55%) Service Management
18 74 (7.45%) Oracle
19 73 (7.35%) Degree
20 71 (7.15%) Microsoft Excel
21 65 (6.55%) Telecoms
22 63 (6.34%) PRINCE2
22 63 (6.34%) Windows
22 63 (6.34%) Security Cleared
23 62 (6.24%) Business Process Improvement
23 62 (6.24%) Coaching
23 62 (6.24%) User Stories
24 58 (5.84%) PMO

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 31 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.02%) Confluence
3 22 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 16 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (1.61%) WebLogic
5 12 (1.21%) OpenStack
6 11 (1.11%) JBoss
7 9 (0.91%) CMS
7 9 (0.91%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.81%) SAS
9 7 (0.70%) IIS
10 6 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.50%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.40%) Apache
12 4 (0.40%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.40%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.30%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.20%) Drupal
14 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 78 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (7.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (4.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (4.53%) MS Visio
5 29 (2.92%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.20%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.20%) SPSS
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 16 (1.61%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.81%) SAP MM
3 7 (0.70%) SAP Payroll
4 6 (0.60%) Maximo
4 6 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.50%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.50%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.40%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.30%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.30%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.30%) Summit
7 3 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
1 42 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
2 29 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.81%) Office 365
4 17 (1.71%) PaaS
5 13 (1.31%) IaaS
6 7 (0.70%) OpenShift
6 7 (0.70%) Taleo
7 5 (0.50%) Firebase
8 3 (0.30%) Boomi
8 3 (0.30%) GitHub
8 3 (0.30%) SaaS
8 3 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.30%) Trello
9 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.10%) Force.com
10 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.91%) Network Security
2 18 (1.81%) Internet
3 15 (1.51%) Firewall
3 15 (1.51%) WAN
4 14 (1.41%) LAN
4 14 (1.41%) VPN
5 12 (1.21%) SMS
6 9 (0.91%) 3G
6 9 (0.91%) DNS
7 8 (0.81%) DHCP
7 8 (0.81%) SAN
8 6 (0.60%) Broadband
8 6 (0.60%) LDAP
8 6 (0.60%) SSL
8 6 (0.60%) Wireless
9 5 (0.50%) ATM
9 5 (0.50%) BGP
10 4 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.40%) IP Telephony
10 4 (0.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.01%) MySQL
4 10 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 9 (0.91%) Data Mining
5 9 (0.91%) Power BI
5 9 (0.91%) SAP HANA
6 7 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 7 (0.70%) Spotfire
7 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.60%) SAP BW
8 5 (0.50%) Big Data
8 5 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (4.43%) JIRA
2 22 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.01%) Maven
4 18 (1.81%) JUnit
4 18 (1.81%) Mockito
5 16 (1.61%) Selenium
6 15 (1.51%) Ant
7 14 (1.41%) Git (software)
8 12 (1.21%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.70%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.60%) GitLab
11 5 (0.50%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.40%) dotCover
12 4 (0.40%) NDepend
13 3 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.30%) Bugzilla
13 3 (0.30%) LSMW
13 3 (0.30%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.20%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 282 (28.40%) Finance
2 87 (8.76%) Banking
3 65 (6.55%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.52%) Retail
5 33 (3.32%) Marketing
6 31 (3.12%) Manufacturing
7 25 (2.52%) Legal
8 18 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 16 (1.61%) Billing
10 13 (1.31%) Automotive
10 13 (1.31%) Front Office
11 11 (1.11%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.91%) Advertising
13 8 (0.81%) Military
14 7 (0.70%) Electronics
14 7 (0.70%) Publishing
15 6 (0.60%) International Banking
16 5 (0.50%) Law
16 5 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 373 (37.56%) Analyst
2 202 (20.34%) Business Analyst
3 87 (8.76%) Project Manager
4 75 (7.55%) Process Analyst
5 73 (7.35%) Consultant
6 68 (6.85%) Developer
7 44 (4.43%) Delivery Manager
8 39 (3.93%) Business Process Analyst
8 39 (3.93%) IT Analyst
9 31 (3.12%) Data Analyst
9 31 (3.12%) Senior Analyst
10 26 (2.62%) Java Developer
11 25 (2.52%) Business IT Analyst
12 24 (2.42%) SAP Consultant
12 24 (2.42%) Senior Manager
12 24 (2.42%) Service Manager
13 23 (2.32%) Architect
14 22 (2.22%) IT Business Analyst
15 19 (1.91%) Administrator
15 19 (1.91%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.93%) .NET
1 39 (3.93%) XML
2 31 (3.12%) Web Services
3 28 (2.82%) AngularJS
3 28 (2.82%) Node.js
4 26 (2.62%) HTML
4 26 (2.62%) jQuery
4 26 (2.62%) REST
5 25 (2.52%) React
6 22 (2.22%) Spring
7 16 (1.61%) JMS
7 16 (1.61%) RESTful
8 15 (1.51%) CSS
8 15 (1.51%) Java EE
9 14 (1.41%) ASP.NET
9 14 (1.41%) Grails
9 14 (1.41%) JSF
9 14 (1.41%) Play Framework
9 14 (1.41%) Spring MVC
10 13 (1.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 146 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.74%) User Experience
3 52 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.01%) FMCG
5 18 (1.81%) Virtual Team
6 11 (1.11%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.11%) PMI
7 9 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 8 (0.81%) Credit Risk
8 8 (0.81%) NHS
9 7 (0.70%) Data Centre
9 7 (0.70%) Fixed Income
9 7 (0.70%) Frameworx
10 6 (0.60%) CMDB
10 6 (0.60%) Social Media
11 5 (0.50%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.50%) Derivative
11 5 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.50%) Market Risk
11 5 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 63 (6.34%) Windows
2 55 (5.54%) Linux
3 23 (2.32%) Unix
4 17 (1.71%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.31%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.81%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.60%) AIX
8 5 (0.50%) Windows 2000
8 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.50%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.40%) Solaris
9 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.30%) SUSE
10 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.20%) Android
11 2 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.10%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (22.16%) Project Management
3 160 (16.11%) ITIL
4 134 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 122 (12.29%) Change Management
6 117 (11.78%) Business Analysis
6 117 (11.78%) Six Sigma
7 116 (11.68%) Service Delivery
8 112 (11.28%) Continuous Improvement
9 102 (10.27%) Scrum
10 80 (8.06%) Lean Six Sigma
11 75 (7.55%) Service Management
12 63 (6.34%) PRINCE2
13 62 (6.24%) Business Process Improvement
13 62 (6.24%) Coaching
13 62 (6.24%) User Stories
14 57 (5.74%) Release Management
15 53 (5.34%) Mentoring
16 52 (5.24%) Programme Management
17 50 (5.04%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 82 (8.26%) SQL
2 58 (5.84%) Java
3 57 (5.74%) JavaScript
4 35 (3.52%) C#
5 21 (2.11%) Python
6 16 (1.61%) C
7 14 (1.41%) XPath
8 12 (1.21%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.11%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.01%) ABAP
10 10 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.81%) C++
11 8 (0.81%) VBA
12 7 (0.70%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.60%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.50%) Perl
14 5 (0.50%) PHP
14 5 (0.50%) R
15 4 (0.40%) GraphQL
16 3 (0.30%) Go
Qualifications
1 73 (7.35%) Degree
2 63 (6.34%) Security Cleared
3 42 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 36 (3.63%) PMI Certification
5 30 (3.02%) PMP
6 27 (2.72%) ISEB
7 15 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.51%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 13 (1.31%) CCIE
8 13 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 13 (1.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 12 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (1.21%) CISSP
10 11 (1.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 10 (1.01%) CCNA
12 9 (0.91%) CISM
13 8 (0.81%) CCSP
14 7 (0.70%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.60%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.84%) PMO
2 50 (5.04%) QA
3 37 (3.73%) SLA
4 22 (2.22%) Data Quality
5 18 (1.81%) GDPR
6 11 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (1.11%) GxP
7 10 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.81%) EMIR
9 7 (0.70%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.70%) MiFID
10 6 (0.60%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.50%) COBIT
11 5 (0.50%) Def Stans
11 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
12 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.30%) Basel III
13 3 (0.30%) FATCA
14 2 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 39 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.70%) Firmware
4 5 (0.50%) Docker
5 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.40%) vSphere
6 3 (0.30%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.20%) IAG
7 2 (0.20%) KVM
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.20%) RHEV
7 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.20%) XenApp
8 1 (0.10%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.10%) SRDF
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (2.82%) Ansible
2 27 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (2.72%) Puppet
3 16 (1.61%) SCCM
4 7 (0.70%) Terraform
5 5 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.40%) Kibana
6 4 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.30%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.20%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.20%) Nessus
8 2 (0.20%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.20%) Nmap
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.20%) QRadar
8 2 (0.20%) SCOM
8 2 (0.20%) ThinApp
8 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 122 (12.29%) Microsoft
2 79 (7.96%) SAP
3 74 (7.45%) Oracle
4 26 (2.62%) Cisco
5 25 (2.52%) VMware
6 23 (2.32%) ServiceNow
7 19 (1.91%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.71%) HP
9 14 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.21%) Citrix
10 12 (1.21%) IBM
10 12 (1.21%) Workday
11 10 (1.01%) Remedy
12 9 (0.91%) Adobe
12 9 (0.91%) Google
12 9 (0.91%) Tableau
13 8 (0.81%) Splunk
14 7 (0.70%) Apple
14 7 (0.70%) BMC
15 6 (0.60%) Ariba