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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 209 183
Rank change year-on-year -14 -26  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 489 623 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.14% 1.21% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.46% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 407 401
Median daily rate £425 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £551 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 13
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.45 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -25.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.31 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £55.00 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £28.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year -22.80% +22.58%  

Process Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35739 42737 41398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.68% 83.02% 80.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23658 28645 26143
Median daily rate £450 £443 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +5.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 961 1224
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +12.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.72 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Process Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -25 161 £450 - 50
South East 0 131 £425 +3.03% 36
North West +49 66 £375 -9.09% 13
South West -2 31 £394 +5.00% 8
East of England -1 28 £500 +19.40% 8
Yorkshire +43 27 £350 -9.96% 12
West Midlands +4 26 £448 +37.69% 6
East Midlands -33 10 £369 -7.81% 7
North East -2 5 £525 +66.66% 3
Process Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 268 (27.13%) Finance
2 256 (25.91%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (19.43%) Project Management
4 162 (16.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 155 (15.69%) Business Analysis
6 133 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
7 101 (10.22%) SQL
8 90 (9.11%) Microsoft
8 90 (9.11%) Degree
9 89 (9.01%) Change Management
10 88 (8.91%) ITIL
11 84 (8.50%) Business Process Improvement
11 84 (8.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 80 (8.10%) Microsoft Excel
13 73 (7.39%) Java
13 73 (7.39%) SAP
13 73 (7.39%) Six Sigma
13 73 (7.39%) Workflow
13 73 (7.39%) Scrum
14 70 (7.09%) Oracle
15 68 (6.88%) PRINCE2
15 68 (6.88%) Banking
15 68 (6.88%) SDLC
16 67 (6.78%) JIRA
17 66 (6.68%) Security Cleared
18 63 (6.38%) Coaching
19 62 (6.28%) Telecoms
20 56 (5.67%) Service Management
21 55 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
22 54 (5.47%) Service Delivery

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 42 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.33%) Confluence
3 16 (1.62%) WebLogic
4 8 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (0.71%) IIS
6 6 (0.61%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.51%) Apache
7 5 (0.51%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.51%) CMS
7 5 (0.51%) SAP Portal
7 5 (0.51%) SAS
8 4 (0.40%) JBoss
8 4 (0.40%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.30%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.20%) Jetty
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 80 (8.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (3.44%) MS Visio
5 32 (3.24%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.20%) Windchill
8 1 (0.10%) Simulink
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.81%) SAP BPC
4 8 (0.81%) SAP PSCD
5 7 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.61%) SAP SD
7 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.51%) SAP GRC
7 5 (0.51%) Workday HCM
8 4 (0.40%) FastStats
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle HRMS
8 4 (0.40%) SAP EHS
8 4 (0.40%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.40%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.40%) SAP PLM
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Payroll
9 3 (0.30%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.42%) SaaS
2 13 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.11%) PaaS
4 10 (1.01%) Office 365
5 6 (0.61%) IBM Blueworks
6 4 (0.40%) Boomi
6 4 (0.40%) IaaS
7 3 (0.30%) G Suite
7 3 (0.30%) Google Play
7 3 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.20%) Datadog
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.10%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.10%) Force.com
9 1 (0.10%) GitHub
9 1 (0.10%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.63%) WAN
2 21 (2.13%) Firewall
3 20 (2.02%) LAN
4 18 (1.82%) VPN
5 14 (1.42%) Wireless
6 12 (1.21%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.01%) SAN
7 10 (1.01%) VoIP
8 8 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.71%) 3G
9 7 (0.71%) 4G
9 7 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (0.71%) FTP
9 7 (0.71%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (0.61%) Broadband
10 6 (0.61%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (0.61%) DNS
10 6 (0.61%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.61%) LTE
10 6 (0.61%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (3.44%) Big Data
3 30 (3.04%) SQL Server
4 19 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 14 (1.42%) Hadoop
7 14 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
8 11 (1.11%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.91%) SAP HANA
10 9 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.81%) SAP BW
12 7 (0.71%) Data Lake
12 7 (0.71%) MS Access
12 7 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 67 (6.78%) JIRA
2 43 (4.35%) Selenium
3 26 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.02%) WebDriver
5 19 (1.92%) Git (software)
6 18 (1.82%) Mockito
7 16 (1.62%) Moq
7 16 (1.62%) Subversion
8 15 (1.52%) Cucumber
9 14 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
10 13 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
11 12 (1.21%) HP UFT
11 12 (1.21%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.11%) Maven
13 9 (0.91%) DbUnit
13 9 (0.91%) Robot Framework
14 8 (0.81%) LoadRunner
14 8 (0.81%) Visual Studio
15 7 (0.71%) JUnit
16 6 (0.61%) SoapUI
General
1 268 (27.13%) Finance
2 68 (6.88%) Banking
3 62 (6.28%) Telecoms
4 34 (3.44%) Marketing
4 34 (3.44%) Retail
5 30 (3.04%) Legal
6 26 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.32%) Billing
9 12 (1.21%) Back Office
9 12 (1.21%) Law
10 11 (1.11%) Automotive
11 9 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.71%) Front Office
13 6 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.40%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.40%) Electronics
14 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.30%) Advertising
15 3 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 366 (37.04%) Analyst
2 227 (22.98%) Business Analyst
3 84 (8.50%) Project Manager
4 73 (7.39%) Developer
5 68 (6.88%) Consultant
6 56 (5.67%) Process Analyst
7 50 (5.06%) Architect
8 40 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
9 24 (2.43%) Business Process Analyst
10 22 (2.23%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 22 (2.23%) Senior Business Analyst
11 21 (2.13%) Financial Analyst
12 20 (2.02%) Business Change Analyst
12 20 (2.02%) Change Analyst
12 20 (2.02%) Security Analyst
13 19 (1.92%) QA Engineer
13 19 (1.92%) Service Analyst
14 18 (1.82%) Java Developer
15 17 (1.72%) SAP Consultant
15 17 (1.72%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.55%) Web Services
2 38 (3.85%) XML
3 32 (3.24%) RESTful
4 21 (2.13%) HTML
5 20 (2.02%) .NET
6 17 (1.72%) Middleware
7 15 (1.52%) jQuery
7 15 (1.52%) Spring
8 13 (1.32%) HTML5
8 13 (1.32%) SOAP
8 13 (1.32%) XSD
9 12 (1.21%) Node.js
9 12 (1.21%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (1.11%) REST
11 10 (1.01%) Hibernate
11 10 (1.01%) JMS
12 9 (0.91%) JSON
12 9 (0.91%) Web Dynpro
13 8 (0.81%) EJB 3.0
13 8 (0.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 133 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 21 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 21 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 19 (1.92%) User Experience
5 15 (1.52%) Virtual Team
6 13 (1.32%) FMCG
6 13 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (1.21%) Reinsurance
8 11 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.01%) CMDB
9 10 (1.01%) Equities
9 10 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.01%) PMI
10 8 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (0.71%) e-Learning
12 6 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.61%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.51%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 48 (4.86%) Linux
1 48 (4.86%) Windows
2 42 (4.25%) Unix
3 17 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (1.52%) Solaris
5 8 (0.81%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.71%) Android
7 5 (0.51%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.51%) CentOS
7 5 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.30%) SUSE
9 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.20%) OS/390
9 2 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.20%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (25.91%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (19.43%) Project Management
3 162 (16.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 155 (15.69%) Business Analysis
5 89 (9.01%) Change Management
6 88 (8.91%) ITIL
7 84 (8.50%) Business Process Improvement
7 84 (8.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 73 (7.39%) Scrum
8 73 (7.39%) Six Sigma
8 73 (7.39%) Workflow
9 68 (6.88%) PRINCE2
9 68 (6.88%) SDLC
10 63 (6.38%) Coaching
11 56 (5.67%) Service Management
12 54 (5.47%) Service Delivery
12 54 (5.47%) Waterfall
13 52 (5.26%) CRM
14 44 (4.45%) Configuration Management
14 44 (4.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 101 (10.22%) SQL
2 73 (7.39%) Java
3 36 (3.64%) Python
4 32 (3.24%) JavaScript
5 30 (3.04%) C#
6 22 (2.23%) Perl
7 16 (1.62%) ABAP
7 16 (1.62%) PowerShell
8 15 (1.52%) PL/SQL
9 13 (1.32%) C
10 11 (1.11%) Ruby
11 10 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.61%) Go
12 6 (0.61%) R
12 6 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.61%) VBA
13 5 (0.51%) Groovy
13 5 (0.51%) VBScript
14 4 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 90 (9.11%) Degree
2 66 (6.68%) Security Cleared
3 43 (4.35%) ISEB
4 42 (4.25%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 17 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.72%) PMI Certification
7 14 (1.42%) PMP
7 14 (1.42%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 13 (1.32%) ACCA
9 12 (1.21%) CIMA
10 9 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.91%) CISSP
11 8 (0.81%) CCNP
11 8 (0.81%) HNC
11 8 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.61%) CCNA
12 6 (0.61%) HND
12 6 (0.61%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.26%) QA
2 37 (3.74%) PMO
3 26 (2.63%) SLA
4 12 (1.21%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.01%) COBIT
6 8 (0.81%) GDPR
7 6 (0.61%) ISO 9000
8 5 (0.51%) COSO
8 5 (0.51%) GAAP
9 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.40%) SDET
9 4 (0.40%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.30%) IFRS
10 3 (0.30%) MiFID
10 3 (0.30%) P3O
10 3 (0.30%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.10%) ISO20022
System Software
1 21 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.71%) Docker
3 7 (0.71%) ProxySG
4 5 (0.51%) Firmware
5 2 (0.20%) NFS
5 2 (0.20%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.20%) vSphere
6 1 (0.10%) HDFS
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.10%) Varnish
6 1 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.52%) Puppet
3 13 (1.32%) Ansible
4 10 (1.01%) SCOM
5 7 (0.71%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.61%) Control-M
6 6 (0.61%) OPNET
7 5 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.51%) Nagios
7 5 (0.51%) QRadar
8 4 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (0.40%) RSA enVision
8 4 (0.40%) Terraform
9 3 (0.30%) HP UCMDB
9 3 (0.30%) Kibana
9 3 (0.30%) logstash
9 3 (0.30%) SCCM
10 2 (0.20%) Nessus
10 2 (0.20%) Nmap
Vendors
1 90 (9.11%) Microsoft
2 73 (7.39%) SAP
3 70 (7.09%) Oracle
4 41 (4.15%) IBM
5 35 (3.54%) HP
6 22 (2.23%) Red Hat
7 16 (1.62%) Cisco
7 16 (1.62%) Pega
7 16 (1.62%) ServiceNow
7 16 (1.62%) webMethods
8 15 (1.52%) CA
8 15 (1.52%) CA Agile Central
8 15 (1.52%) VMware
9 14 (1.42%) Atlassian
10 13 (1.32%) Talend
11 12 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.01%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.01%) Tableau
12 10 (1.01%) TIBCO
13 9 (0.91%) Workday
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £475 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Rate: From £42,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
Washington Frank
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Anthony Cole Associates
Rate: £750 - £1000 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago