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 June 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 29 -
Rank change year-on-year -11 -  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 2 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.77% 4.13% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 5.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 0
Median daily rate £475 £180 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +163.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £415
% change year-on-year - -3.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £22.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +91.01% -25.83%  

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 220 268 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.62% 79.06% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 190 118
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £30.42 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.95% +164.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 (66.67%) HP
1 6 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 6 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
1 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) People Management
3 3 (33.33%) API Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Workflow
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint

Process Improvement
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 6 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce Manager
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Finance Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Financial Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
4 1 (11.11%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) API Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) People Management
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Blue Prism