The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
South East / Kent
Rank 35 35 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 7 22 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.57% 4.99% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 6.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 0
Median daily rate £396 £180 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +120.13% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% +8.69%  

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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 231 331 195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.93% 75.06% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 255 111
Median daily rate £375 £338 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 9
Median hourly rate £27.38 £170.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -83.89% +325.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Process Improvement in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in Kent

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Process Improvement in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in Kent

Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Dover - 1 £450 -
Maidstone - 1 £413 - 1
Process Improvement
South East

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Kent region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 6 (85.71%) HP UFT
1 6 (85.71%) LoadRunner
1 6 (85.71%) HP
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Management
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
3 3 (42.86%) People Management
3 3 (42.86%) API Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Line Management
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) HP UFT
1 6 (85.71%) LoadRunner
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Test Manager
2 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce Manager
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Financial Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
1 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (57.14%) Test Management
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) API Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) People Management
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) HP