Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 220 214
Rank change year-on-year -27 -6 -26
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 1,020 995 1,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.10% 1.18% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.39% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 662 768
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £262 £310 £262
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 39 24
England median hourly rate £20.52 £36.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.00% +51.58% -10.70%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.75 £11.30
90th Percentile £39.45 £55.00 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £20.51 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -37.85% +32.00% -

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 79,398 71,419 82,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.79% 84.61% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,724 47,328 54,657
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.83% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,047 1,908 2,219
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +10.87% +9.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.49
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.80 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.83%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -23 381 £475 - 88
South East -29 242 £430 +1.18% 74
North of England -21 150 £400 +6.67% 68
Midlands -2 95 £350 -13.74% 56
East of England +46 90 £470 -6.00% 17
North West -52 77 £413 +7.14% 42
South West -13 59 £375 -9.09% 31
West Midlands -21 57 £367 -10.94% 37
Yorkshire -12 56 £375 +7.14% 22
East Midlands +10 38 £340 -15.00% 19
North East +24 20 £455 +20.53% 4
Process Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 316 (30.98%) Finance
2 262 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (19.51%) Project Management
4 185 (18.14%) Problem-Solving
5 174 (17.06%) Analytical Skills
6 161 (15.78%) Microsoft
7 147 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 140 (13.73%) Business Analysis
9 124 (12.16%) ITIL
10 120 (11.76%) Change Management
11 114 (11.18%) SQL
12 108 (10.59%) Degree
12 108 (10.59%) Continuous Improvement
13 105 (10.29%) Business Process Improvement
14 103 (10.10%) Oracle
15 102 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
16 92 (9.02%) Java
17 86 (8.43%) Six Sigma
18 84 (8.24%) Banking
19 80 (7.84%) DevOps
20 79 (7.75%) Management Information System
20 79 (7.75%) Linux
21 78 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
21 78 (7.65%) Mentoring
22 75 (7.35%) User Stories
22 75 (7.35%) Service Delivery
23 74 (7.25%) Configuration Management
24 70 (6.86%) Scrum
25 69 (6.76%) Windows
26 67 (6.57%) PRINCE2

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 43 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.82%) Confluence
3 27 (2.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 26 (2.55%) WebLogic
5 19 (1.86%) WebSphere
6 15 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (1.37%) OpenStack
8 11 (1.08%) Apache
9 10 (0.98%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (0.78%) IIS
11 7 (0.69%) JBoss
11 7 (0.69%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.49%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.49%) CMS
12 5 (0.49%) WebLogic Integration
13 4 (0.39%) Documentum
13 4 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 102 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
3 58 (5.69%) MS Visio
4 48 (4.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.20%) Gliffy
7 2 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.20%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.098%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.098%) Revit
Business Applications
1 20 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.88%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.69%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.59%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.59%) Servitor
6 4 (0.39%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.39%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.39%) Workfront
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.29%) SAP EHS
7 3 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.29%) SAP PLM
7 3 (0.29%) Summit
8 2 (0.20%) Concordance
8 2 (0.20%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 56 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.25%) PaaS
3 17 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (1.57%) Office 365
5 14 (1.37%) OpenShift
6 13 (1.27%) IaaS
7 10 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.78%) SaaS
9 5 (0.49%) Taleo
10 4 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.39%) IBM Blueworks
11 3 (0.29%) Lucidchart
12 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.20%) GitHub
13 1 (0.098%) BrowserStack
13 1 (0.098%) Sauce Labs
13 1 (0.098%) Serverless
13 1 (0.098%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.67%) Firewall
2 16 (1.57%) Internet
2 16 (1.57%) SMS
3 11 (1.08%) Network Security
4 7 (0.69%) DHCP
4 7 (0.69%) DNS
4 7 (0.69%) SAN
4 7 (0.69%) Unified Communications
4 7 (0.69%) VoIP
4 7 (0.69%) VPN
4 7 (0.69%) Wireless
5 6 (0.59%) FTP
5 6 (0.59%) WAN
6 4 (0.39%) ATM
7 3 (0.29%) 3G
7 3 (0.29%) HTTP
7 3 (0.29%) IPsec
7 3 (0.29%) LAN
7 3 (0.29%) SSL
7 3 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.86%) Oracle Database
3 17 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (1.08%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.08%) MySQL
5 11 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (0.88%) NuoDB
6 9 (0.88%) Redis
7 8 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (0.69%) Data Mining
8 7 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (0.69%) Power BI
9 6 (0.59%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.59%) DB2
9 6 (0.59%) MS Access
9 6 (0.59%) Spotfire
10 5 (0.49%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 57 (5.59%) Git (software)
2 54 (5.29%) JIRA
3 45 (4.41%) Jenkins
4 28 (2.75%) JUnit
4 28 (2.75%) Selenium
5 25 (2.45%) Maven
5 25 (2.45%) Mockito
6 15 (1.47%) Ant
7 12 (1.18%) GitLab
8 8 (0.78%) CA Gen
8 8 (0.78%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.69%) SoapUI
9 7 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.69%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.49%) Gradle
11 5 (0.49%) Subversion
12 4 (0.39%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.39%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.39%) IntelliJ
General
1 316 (30.98%) Finance
2 84 (8.24%) Banking
3 61 (5.98%) Telecoms
4 51 (5.00%) Legal
5 40 (3.92%) Marketing
6 37 (3.63%) Manufacturing
6 37 (3.63%) Retail
7 35 (3.43%) Military
8 23 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 20 (1.96%) Law
10 19 (1.86%) Financial Institution
11 16 (1.57%) Automotive
11 16 (1.57%) Billing
11 16 (1.57%) Publishing
12 8 (0.78%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.69%) Electronics
13 7 (0.69%) Front Office
13 7 (0.69%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.59%) International Banking
15 5 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 371 (36.37%) Analyst
2 225 (22.06%) Business Analyst
3 90 (8.82%) Developer
4 88 (8.63%) Project Manager
5 55 (5.39%) Process Analyst
6 50 (4.90%) Consultant
7 41 (4.02%) Java Developer
8 37 (3.63%) DevOps Engineer
9 33 (3.24%) Data Analyst
10 29 (2.84%) Business Process Analyst
10 29 (2.84%) Delivery Manager
11 28 (2.75%) Senior Manager
12 27 (2.65%) Architect
13 25 (2.45%) IT Analyst
14 24 (2.35%) Senior Analyst
15 21 (2.06%) Senior Project Manager
16 20 (1.96%) Change Manager
16 20 (1.96%) Lead Business Analyst
16 20 (1.96%) Support Engineer
17 19 (1.86%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.82%) Web Services
2 34 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 30 (2.94%) Node.js
4 29 (2.84%) jQuery
5 28 (2.75%) React
5 28 (2.75%) Spring
5 28 (2.75%) XML
6 27 (2.65%) .NET
6 27 (2.65%) REST
7 24 (2.35%) JMS
8 17 (1.67%) Play Framework
9 16 (1.57%) J2EE
9 16 (1.57%) Java EE
10 15 (1.47%) Grails
10 15 (1.47%) JSF
10 15 (1.47%) Spring MVC
11 14 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (1.37%) RESTful
12 13 (1.27%) SOAP
13 10 (0.98%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 174 (17.06%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (7.75%) Management Information System
3 44 (4.31%) User Experience
4 42 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (2.25%) Virtual Team
6 22 (2.16%) Data Centre
7 20 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.76%) PMI
9 17 (1.67%) CMDB
10 11 (1.08%) FMCG
11 10 (0.98%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.69%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.69%) Robotics
13 6 (0.59%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.59%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.59%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.59%) PKI
14 5 (0.49%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 79 (7.75%) Linux
2 69 (6.76%) Windows
3 40 (3.92%) Unix
4 22 (2.16%) Windows 7
5 12 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.59%) Solaris
8 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.49%) HPUX
9 5 (0.49%) SUSE
9 5 (0.49%) zOS
10 3 (0.29%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.098%) Android
12 1 (0.098%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.098%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (19.51%) Project Management
3 185 (18.14%) Problem-Solving
4 147 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 140 (13.73%) Business Analysis
6 124 (12.16%) ITIL
7 120 (11.76%) Change Management
8 108 (10.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 105 (10.29%) Business Process Improvement
10 86 (8.43%) Six Sigma
11 80 (7.84%) DevOps
12 78 (7.65%) Mentoring
13 75 (7.35%) Service Delivery
13 75 (7.35%) User Stories
14 74 (7.25%) Configuration Management
15 70 (6.86%) Scrum
16 67 (6.57%) PRINCE2
17 65 (6.37%) Service Management
18 64 (6.27%) Lean Six Sigma
18 64 (6.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 114 (11.18%) SQL
2 92 (9.02%) Java
3 44 (4.31%) JavaScript
4 30 (2.94%) Python
5 28 (2.75%) C
6 24 (2.35%) PowerShell
7 21 (2.06%) VBA
8 19 (1.86%) C#
9 16 (1.57%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 15 (1.47%) XPath
11 12 (1.18%) Groovy
11 12 (1.18%) Perl
12 11 (1.08%) Ruby
13 10 (0.98%) C++
13 10 (0.98%) VB
14 9 (0.88%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.78%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.59%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.49%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 108 (10.59%) Degree
2 64 (6.27%) Security Cleared
3 41 (4.02%) PMI Certification
3 41 (4.02%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.94%) PMP
5 28 (2.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 26 (2.55%) ISEB
7 17 (1.67%) CISSP
8 16 (1.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 15 (1.47%) ISTQB
10 14 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (1.27%) Master's Degree
11 13 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (1.18%) CISM
13 10 (0.98%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.88%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.71%) QA
2 45 (4.41%) SLA
3 33 (3.24%) PMO
4 29 (2.84%) GDPR
5 19 (1.86%) ISO 9001
6 15 (1.47%) Def Stans
7 14 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (1.18%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.59%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.59%) EMIR
10 6 (0.59%) MiFID
11 5 (0.49%) COSO
11 5 (0.49%) GxP
12 4 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.29%) Basel III
13 3 (0.29%) FATCA
13 3 (0.29%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 33 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.06%) Docker
3 13 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.49%) BitLocker
4 5 (0.49%) Firmware
5 4 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.29%) Snort
6 3 (0.29%) XenApp
7 2 (0.20%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.20%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) vSphere
7 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.098%) IAG
8 1 (0.098%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.098%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.098%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 56 (5.49%) Ansible
2 36 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (3.24%) Puppet
4 18 (1.76%) HP ALM
5 17 (1.67%) SCCM
6 13 (1.27%) Terraform
7 11 (1.08%) Consul
8 8 (0.78%) Kubernetes
8 8 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.29%) QRadar
11 3 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.20%) WSUS
13 1 (0.098%) Nagios
13 1 (0.098%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 161 (15.78%) Microsoft
2 103 (10.10%) Oracle
3 61 (5.98%) SAP
4 32 (3.14%) IBM
5 29 (2.84%) HP
6 24 (2.35%) Red Hat
7 20 (1.96%) ServiceNow
8 19 (1.86%) Cisco
9 18 (1.76%) VMware
10 14 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.37%) Workday
11 13 (1.27%) Citrix
12 12 (1.18%) Pega
13 11 (1.08%) BEA
13 11 (1.08%) CyberArk
14 10 (0.98%) Civica
15 9 (0.88%) Ariba
15 9 (0.88%) Informatica
16 8 (0.78%) Blue Prism
16 8 (0.78%) webMethods