Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 238 211
Rank change year-on-year -14 -27 -14
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 976 942 1,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.03% 1.08% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.26% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 631 832
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £250 £286 £280
90th Percentile £573 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 24 26
England median hourly rate £27.58 £21.50 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.26% -3.80% -25.50%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.86 £11.30
90th Percentile £42.63 £48.38 £44.25
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £22.35
% change year-on-year +23.81% -6.04% -25.50%

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 81,069 74,495 85,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 85.13% 84.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,895 49,069 57,206
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £268
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,236 1,936 2,070
England median hourly rate £22.46 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.16% +4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.38 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -13.00% +2.04% +13.95%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +15 369 £450 - 72
South East -50 203 £418 +4.38% 56
North of England -49 139 £413 +6.45% 46
Midlands +8 113 £350 -3.45% 42
East of England +52 94 £470 -3.59% 19
North West -52 70 £425 +10.39% 22
West Midlands -7 67 £386 -4.04% 27
South West -1 57 £400 +6.31% 17
Yorkshire -29 53 £400 - 19
East Midlands +15 46 £340 -2.86% 15
North East -2 17 £465 +36.76% 5
Process Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 310 (31.76%) Finance
2 266 (27.25%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (18.95%) Problem-Solving
4 184 (18.85%) Project Management
5 169 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
6 167 (17.11%) Microsoft
7 145 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 130 (13.32%) ITIL
8 130 (13.32%) Microsoft Excel
9 126 (12.91%) Business Analysis
10 118 (12.09%) SQL
11 107 (10.96%) Degree
12 101 (10.35%) Change Management
13 92 (9.43%) Oracle
13 92 (9.43%) DevOps
14 83 (8.50%) Windows
15 81 (8.30%) Continuous Improvement
16 80 (8.20%) Java
17 79 (8.09%) Scrum
18 78 (7.99%) Service Management
18 78 (7.99%) Six Sigma
19 76 (7.79%) Business Process Improvement
20 75 (7.68%) Banking
21 74 (7.58%) Mentoring
22 73 (7.48%) Configuration Management
23 72 (7.38%) SAP
24 69 (7.07%) PRINCE2
25 68 (6.97%) Microsoft Office
25 68 (6.97%) Management Information System
26 67 (6.86%) Test Strategy

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 49 (5.02%) SharePoint
2 38 (3.89%) WebLogic
3 36 (3.69%) Confluence
4 22 (2.25%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.23%) CMS
5 12 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.02%) Apache
6 10 (1.02%) IIS
7 9 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (0.82%) JBoss
9 7 (0.72%) Documentum
10 6 (0.61%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.61%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.51%) WebLogic Integration
12 4 (0.41%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.31%) Apache Qpid
13 3 (0.31%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 130 (13.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (6.97%) Microsoft Office
3 62 (6.35%) MS Visio
4 54 (5.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.20%) Gliffy
7 2 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.20%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.10%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 19 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.13%) SAP FI
3 10 (1.02%) SAP CO
3 10 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (0.82%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.72%) Servitor
6 6 (0.61%) SAP PSCD
7 5 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.51%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.41%) CA PPM
8 4 (0.41%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.41%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.31%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.20%) Eikon
10 2 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.74%) Office 365
4 11 (1.13%) PaaS
5 9 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (0.82%) OpenShift
6 8 (0.82%) SaaS
7 6 (0.61%) IBM Blueworks
8 5 (0.51%) IaaS
8 5 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.31%) GitHub
10 3 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.20%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.20%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.33%) Internet
2 10 (1.02%) SMS
3 9 (0.92%) Firewall
4 8 (0.82%) VoIP
5 7 (0.72%) DHCP
5 7 (0.72%) DNS
5 7 (0.72%) VPN
6 6 (0.61%) FTP
6 6 (0.61%) SAN
7 5 (0.51%) Network Security
7 5 (0.51%) SSL
7 5 (0.51%) WAN
8 4 (0.41%) Broadband
8 4 (0.41%) Intranet
8 4 (0.41%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.31%) HTTP
9 3 (0.31%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.31%) IPsec
9 3 (0.31%) LAN
9 3 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
3 16 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.13%) MySQL
7 10 (1.02%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 10 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
7 10 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.92%) Big Data
8 9 (0.92%) DB2
8 9 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (0.92%) Power BI
9 8 (0.82%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.61%) MS Access
10 6 (0.61%) SAP BW
10 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.51%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 53 (5.43%) JIRA
2 50 (5.12%) Git (software)
3 45 (4.61%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.46%) Selenium
5 16 (1.64%) Bitbucket
6 12 (1.23%) GitLab
7 11 (1.13%) Maven
8 9 (0.92%) CA Gen
8 9 (0.92%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.92%) JUnit
9 8 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.82%) WebDriver
10 7 (0.72%) Mockito
10 7 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.72%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.51%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.51%) Gradle
11 5 (0.51%) IntelliJ
11 5 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.41%) Artifactory
General
1 310 (31.76%) Finance
2 75 (7.68%) Banking
3 59 (6.05%) Legal
4 47 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 40 (4.10%) Marketing
6 35 (3.59%) Manufacturing
7 31 (3.18%) Military
7 31 (3.18%) Retail
8 23 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 20 (2.05%) Financial Institution
9 20 (2.05%) Law
10 14 (1.43%) Back Office
11 12 (1.23%) Billing
12 7 (0.72%) Publishing
13 6 (0.61%) Advertising
13 6 (0.61%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.61%) Automotive
14 5 (0.51%) Electronics
15 4 (0.41%) Front Office
15 4 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 329 (33.71%) Analyst
2 175 (17.93%) Business Analyst
3 88 (9.02%) Developer
4 86 (8.81%) Project Manager
5 57 (5.84%) Consultant
6 46 (4.71%) Process Analyst
7 39 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 29 (2.97%) Data Analyst
9 25 (2.56%) Service Manager
10 22 (2.25%) Business Process Analyst
11 21 (2.15%) Senior Manager
12 19 (1.95%) IT Analyst
12 19 (1.95%) Operations Analyst
12 19 (1.95%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (1.84%) Support Engineer
14 17 (1.74%) Agile Business Analyst
14 17 (1.74%) Delivery Manager
14 17 (1.74%) Java Developer
14 17 (1.74%) Senior Project Manager
15 16 (1.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.69%) Web Services
2 25 (2.56%) .NET
2 25 (2.56%) J2EE
3 16 (1.64%) SOAP
4 15 (1.54%) Middleware
4 15 (1.54%) RESTful
4 15 (1.54%) XML
5 13 (1.33%) HTML
5 13 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (1.13%) CSS
6 11 (1.13%) REST
7 10 (1.02%) AngularJS
7 10 (1.02%) EDI
7 10 (1.02%) Spring
7 10 (1.02%) Velocity
8 8 (0.82%) JMS
8 8 (0.82%) jQuery
8 8 (0.82%) Spring Boot
9 7 (0.72%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.51%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 169 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (6.97%) Management Information System
3 38 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (3.07%) User Experience
5 25 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.56%) Virtual Team
6 23 (2.36%) PMI
7 19 (1.95%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.54%) Mainframe
9 13 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.23%) CMDB
10 12 (1.23%) Robotics
11 8 (0.82%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.72%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.72%) FMCG
12 7 (0.72%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.72%) PKI
12 7 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.51%) Clustering
13 5 (0.51%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 83 (8.50%) Windows
2 65 (6.66%) Linux
3 59 (6.05%) Unix
4 24 (2.46%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.33%) Solaris
6 12 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.02%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.92%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.72%) zOS
10 6 (0.61%) VME
11 5 (0.51%) AIX
11 5 (0.51%) HPUX
11 5 (0.51%) SUSE
11 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.31%) Android
13 3 (0.31%) CentOS
13 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (27.25%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (18.95%) Problem-Solving
3 184 (18.85%) Project Management
4 145 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 130 (13.32%) ITIL
6 126 (12.91%) Business Analysis
7 101 (10.35%) Change Management
8 92 (9.43%) DevOps
9 81 (8.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 79 (8.09%) Scrum
11 78 (7.99%) Service Management
11 78 (7.99%) Six Sigma
12 76 (7.79%) Business Process Improvement
13 74 (7.58%) Mentoring
14 73 (7.48%) Configuration Management
15 69 (7.07%) PRINCE2
16 67 (6.86%) Test Strategy
17 65 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
17 65 (6.66%) Lean Six Sigma
17 65 (6.66%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 118 (12.09%) SQL
2 80 (8.20%) Java
3 39 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 31 (3.18%) Shell Script
5 29 (2.97%) Python
6 26 (2.66%) PL/SQL
7 25 (2.56%) Perl
8 22 (2.25%) VB
8 22 (2.25%) VBA
9 21 (2.15%) JavaScript
10 19 (1.95%) C#
11 17 (1.74%) C
12 11 (1.13%) Ruby
12 11 (1.13%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.02%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.02%) Groovy
14 8 (0.82%) ABAP
15 7 (0.72%) COBOL
16 5 (0.51%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 5 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 107 (10.96%) Degree
2 58 (5.94%) Security Cleared
3 41 (4.20%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.48%) PMI Certification
5 32 (3.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 23 (2.36%) ISEB
7 20 (2.05%) PMP
8 19 (1.95%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 16 (1.64%) ISTQB
10 15 (1.54%) CISSP
11 13 (1.33%) Master's Degree
12 12 (1.23%) CISM
13 10 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.82%) AWS Certification
14 8 (0.82%) CISA
14 8 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (0.82%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
15 7 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.74%) QA
2 54 (5.53%) SLA
3 24 (2.46%) GDPR
4 23 (2.36%) PMO
5 16 (1.64%) ISO 9001
6 15 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (1.23%) Data Quality
7 12 (1.23%) PCI DSS
8 10 (1.02%) Def Stans
9 9 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (0.82%) GCP
11 7 (0.72%) COSO
12 5 (0.51%) GxP
12 5 (0.51%) ISO 14001
13 4 (0.41%) COBIT
13 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 15288
14 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.20%) ISO 13485
15 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.77%) Docker
3 16 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.51%) BitLocker
4 5 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.31%) Firmware
5 3 (0.31%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.20%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.10%) IAG
7 1 (0.10%) Snort
7 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.10%) vSphere
7 1 (0.10%) XenApp
7 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (4.00%) Ansible
2 21 (2.15%) SCCM
3 19 (1.95%) HP ALM
4 18 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (1.74%) Terraform
6 15 (1.54%) Puppet
7 10 (1.02%) Kubernetes
8 9 (0.92%) Consul
8 9 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.51%) Nagios
11 3 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
12 2 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 2 (0.20%) QRadar
12 2 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 167 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 92 (9.43%) Oracle
3 72 (7.38%) SAP
4 28 (2.87%) HP
5 26 (2.66%) IBM
6 22 (2.25%) BEA
7 20 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (2.05%) ServiceNow
7 20 (2.05%) VMware
8 18 (1.84%) Red Hat
8 18 (1.84%) webMethods
9 15 (1.54%) Adobe
9 15 (1.54%) Blue Prism
9 15 (1.54%) Cisco
10 14 (1.43%) Informatica
11 13 (1.33%) Pega
11 13 (1.33%) Xerox
12 12 (1.23%) CyberArk
13 10 (1.02%) Citrix
13 10 (1.02%) Dell