Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 46 56
Rank change year-on-year -14 +10 +2
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 2 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.39% 1.00% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 1.21% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 11
Kent median daily rate £625 £284 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +120.26% +3.18% +61.76%
10th Percentile £588 £180 £263
90th Percentile £663 £412 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £34.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -19.42% +15.83% +37.49%

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 409 412 463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.57% 82.40% 81.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 284 289
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £231 £193 £202
90th Percentile £625 £561 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 22
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £20.61 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £114.40 £40.10
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Process Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Chatham 0 1 - -
Process Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Delivery Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Service Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Services Delivery Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP