Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 198 215 246
Rank change year-on-year +17 +31 -1
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 457 795 1,012
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.34% 1.22% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.42% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 508 668
Median daily rate £428 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.89% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £269
90th Percentile £613 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £428 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.89% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 39 13
Median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +34.93%
10th Percentile £9.60 £13.40 £10.27
90th Percentile £45.00 £62.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £31.00 £27.26
% change year-on-year -27.42% +13.74% +39.70%

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 29,566 55,985 79,255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.47% 85.77% 87.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,143 37,864 53,868
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £288 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 977 1,668 1,868
Median hourly rate £26.81 £20.79 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.93% -4.46% -0.14%
10th Percentile £11.84 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year +28.57% -4.11% +1.86%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in England

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Process Improvement in England

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Process Improvement in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in England

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in England

Process Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Process Improvement in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 +20 169 £495 +0.51% 40
South East +34 89 £466 -1.84% 23
Midlands +44 74 £408 +0.62% 37
West Midlands +39 66 £408 -0.61% 22
North of England +12 50 £425 -1.45% 26
East of England +43 28 £325 -25.71% 16
South West +73 25 £400 -11.11% 17
North West +33 20 £475 +46.15% 12
North East +28 15 £450 +25.00% 5
Yorkshire +14 15 £325 -27.78% 9
East Midlands +34 7 £400 +23.08% 13
Process Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 170 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (28.88%) SQL
3 114 (24.95%) Problem-Solving
4 107 (23.41%) Test Strategy
5 102 (22.32%) Finance
6 101 (22.10%) Java
7 99 (21.66%) Oracle
8 81 (17.72%) Configuration Management
9 80 (17.51%) Unix
10 78 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
11 77 (16.85%) DevOps
12 76 (16.63%) Microsoft
13 74 (16.19%) Data Modelling
14 73 (15.97%) PL/SQL
14 73 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
15 72 (15.75%) Security Cleared
16 70 (15.32%) Public Sector
17 68 (14.88%) Problem Management
18 66 (14.44%) webMethods
19 64 (14.00%) WebLogic
20 63 (13.79%) J2EE
20 63 (13.79%) Scrum
21 60 (13.13%) JIRA
22 59 (12.91%) ITIL
22 59 (12.91%) BEA
23 57 (12.47%) OO
24 55 (12.04%) Shell Script
25 54 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
26 53 (11.60%) Project Management
27 52 (11.38%) SC Cleared

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 64 (14.00%) WebLogic
2 50 (10.94%) Confluence
3 15 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.63%) SAS
5 11 (2.41%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.31%) Anypoint
7 4 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.88%) SAP Portal
8 3 (0.66%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.66%) nginx
8 3 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.66%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.44%) Apache
9 2 (0.44%) IIS
9 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.22%) JBoss
10 1 (0.22%) Luigi
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (9.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (3.06%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.22%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.22%) Houdini
7 1 (0.22%) Maya
7 1 (0.22%) MODO
7 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.88%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.44%) SAP IBP
3 2 (0.44%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.22%) Endur
4 1 (0.22%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.56%) Azure
2 25 (5.47%) AWS
3 18 (3.94%) Office 365
4 15 (3.28%) Power Platform
5 10 (2.19%) IaaS
6 9 (1.97%) PaaS
7 8 (1.75%) SaaS
8 7 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.31%) Amazon EKS
9 6 (1.31%) GCP
9 6 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.09%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 4 (0.88%) Asana
11 4 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.88%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.66%) Taleo
13 2 (0.44%) GitHub
13 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.75%) Firewall
2 6 (1.31%) 5G
2 6 (1.31%) Skype
2 6 (1.31%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.31%) Unified Communications
3 5 (1.09%) DNS
3 5 (1.09%) Kerberos
3 5 (1.09%) VPN
4 4 (0.88%) Network Security
4 4 (0.88%) SSL
5 3 (0.66%) DHCP
5 3 (0.66%) HTTP
5 3 (0.66%) LAN
5 3 (0.66%) WAN
5 3 (0.66%) Wireless
6 2 (0.44%) 3G
6 2 (0.44%) H.323
6 2 (0.44%) Internet
6 2 (0.44%) MGCP
6 2 (0.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.28%) Big Data
2 15 (3.28%) Power BI
3 14 (3.06%) Pentaho
4 13 (2.84%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.19%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.19%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.97%) MySQL
6 9 (1.97%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.97%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.53%) Apache Hive
7 7 (1.53%) HBase
7 7 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.31%) ArangoDB
9 5 (1.09%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.88%) Impala
10 4 (0.88%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 60 (13.13%) JIRA
2 47 (10.28%) Jenkins
3 40 (8.75%) Git (software)
4 26 (5.69%) CA Gen
5 22 (4.81%) Bitbucket
6 21 (4.60%) Maven
7 9 (1.97%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.53%) GitLab
8 7 (1.53%) Selenium
8 7 (1.53%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.88%) JUnit
10 4 (0.88%) Subversion
10 4 (0.88%) Toad
11 3 (0.66%) Gradle
11 3 (0.66%) IBM UrbanCode
11 3 (0.66%) WiX
12 2 (0.44%) Gatling
12 2 (0.44%) gulp
General
1 102 (22.32%) Finance
2 70 (15.32%) Public Sector
3 33 (7.22%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.50%) Banking
5 13 (2.84%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.84%) Marketing
5 13 (2.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 13 (2.84%) Retail
6 8 (1.75%) Legal
7 5 (1.09%) Front Office
7 5 (1.09%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.66%) Electronics
10 2 (0.44%) Billing
10 2 (0.44%) Law
10 2 (0.44%) Local Government
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Military
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (22.98%) Analyst
2 94 (20.57%) Developer
3 49 (10.72%) Business Analyst
4 32 (7.00%) Java Developer
5 23 (5.03%) Consultant
6 21 (4.60%) Software Engineer
7 19 (4.16%) Project Manager
7 19 (4.16%) Scala Developer
8 17 (3.72%) Service Analyst
9 16 (3.50%) Service Manager
10 14 (3.06%) Business Manager
11 12 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (2.41%) Test Engineer
13 10 (2.19%) Data Engineer
13 10 (2.19%) IT Manager
13 10 (2.19%) Process Analyst
13 10 (2.19%) Software Developer
13 10 (2.19%) Technical Leader
14 9 (1.97%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (13.79%) J2EE
2 24 (5.25%) JSON
3 20 (4.38%) .NET
4 19 (4.16%) Spring
5 18 (3.94%) XML
6 16 (3.50%) Web Services
7 14 (3.06%) Middleware
7 14 (3.06%) Spring Boot
8 12 (2.63%) Apache Camel
8 12 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (2.41%) .NET Framework
9 11 (2.41%) Kafka
10 10 (2.19%) HTML
11 9 (1.97%) .NET Core
12 7 (1.53%) Spark Streaming
13 6 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (1.31%) Elastic Stack
13 6 (1.31%) Entity Framework
13 6 (1.31%) GraphQL
14 5 (1.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 73 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.06%) User Experience
4 10 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.31%) Augmented Reality
5 6 (1.31%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (1.31%) Life Science
6 5 (1.09%) Replication
7 4 (0.88%) BYOD
7 4 (0.88%) NHS
7 4 (0.88%) PKI
7 4 (0.88%) PMI
7 4 (0.88%) Public Cloud
7 4 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (0.88%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.66%) CMDB
8 3 (0.66%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.66%) STB
8 3 (0.66%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 80 (17.51%) Unix
2 40 (8.75%) Windows
3 33 (7.22%) Linux
4 15 (3.28%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.31%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.66%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (24.95%) Problem-Solving
3 107 (23.41%) Test Strategy
4 81 (17.72%) Configuration Management
5 78 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
6 77 (16.85%) DevOps
7 74 (16.19%) Data Modelling
8 68 (14.88%) Problem Management
9 63 (13.79%) Scrum
10 59 (12.91%) ITIL
11 57 (12.47%) OO
12 54 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 53 (11.60%) Project Management
14 48 (10.50%) Software Engineering
15 46 (10.07%) RUP
16 44 (9.63%) Waterfall
17 39 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
18 36 (7.88%) Change Management
18 36 (7.88%) Migration
19 33 (7.22%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 132 (28.88%) SQL
2 101 (22.10%) Java
3 73 (15.97%) PL/SQL
4 55 (12.04%) Shell Script
5 32 (7.00%) Scala
6 28 (6.13%) Perl
7 26 (5.69%) Python
8 22 (4.81%) COBOL
9 21 (4.60%) Java 8
10 14 (3.06%) JavaScript
11 13 (2.84%) C
11 13 (2.84%) C#
12 8 (1.75%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.75%) Groovy
12 8 (1.75%) VBA
13 6 (1.31%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.31%) R
13 6 (1.31%) Ruby
13 6 (1.31%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (15.75%) Security Cleared
2 52 (11.38%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.66%) Degree
4 11 (2.41%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.41%) PMI Certification
5 10 (2.19%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.19%) Master's Degree
6 8 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.53%) PMP
7 7 (1.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 6 (1.31%) MCSE
8 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.88%) CCA
9 4 (0.88%) CISSP
9 4 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 3 (0.66%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.63%) SLA
2 10 (2.19%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.19%) QA
3 8 (1.75%) PMO
4 5 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.66%) GDPR
6 2 (0.44%) IFRS
7 1 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.22%) CDISC
7 1 (0.22%) EMIR
7 1 (0.22%) GAAP
7 1 (0.22%) GxP
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (5.25%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.60%) Docker
3 7 (1.53%) HDFS
4 5 (1.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (0.66%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.66%) XenApp
6 1 (0.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.22%) vSphere
6 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (5.47%) Ansible
2 17 (3.72%) Kubernetes
3 16 (3.50%) Puppet
4 8 (1.75%) Terraform
5 6 (1.31%) Kibana
5 6 (1.31%) SCCM
6 5 (1.09%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.88%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.66%) Grafana
8 3 (0.66%) Salt
9 2 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.22%) CASB
10 1 (0.22%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 99 (21.66%) Oracle
2 76 (16.63%) Microsoft
3 66 (14.44%) webMethods
4 59 (12.91%) BEA
5 26 (5.69%) Informatica
6 24 (5.25%) SAP
6 24 (5.25%) ServiceNow
7 22 (4.81%) Pega
8 13 (2.84%) WSO2
9 11 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.75%) Cloudera
11 7 (1.53%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.53%) BT
11 7 (1.53%) IBM
11 7 (1.53%) MuleSoft
11 7 (1.53%) Workday
12 6 (1.31%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.31%) Google
12 6 (1.31%) Splunk
13 5 (1.09%) Talend