Period
to 23 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 23 July 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 324 227
Rank change year-on-year +9 -97 -11
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 368 299 514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.71% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.82% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 211 358
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £242 £363 £317
90th Percentile £601 £650 £600
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 2
London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.50% +34.45% -57.50%
10th Percentile £16.95 £15.61 £12.49
90th Percentile £29.15 £36.90 £17.96
England median hourly rate £29.15 £20.77 £22.25
% change year-on-year +40.35% -6.65% -25.83%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,244 36,423 39,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.33% 87.03% 86.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,218 26,015 28,468
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 387 348
London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £21.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +9.71% +9.85%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.89 £50.50 £51.38
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -8.16% +3.16% +10.47%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in London

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in London

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in London over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in London

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in London

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in London over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Process Improvement in London

Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
Central London -41 70 £438 -7.89% 20
West London -20 33 £259 -39.12% 13
East London -7 14 £575 - 3
South London -27 13 £485 +17.58% 2
North London - 1 £375 -
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 London region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 128 (34.78%) Finance
2 113 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (21.20%) Microsoft
4 76 (20.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 75 (20.38%) Project Management
6 66 (17.93%) Problem-Solving
7 61 (16.58%) Analytical Skills
8 58 (15.76%) SQL
8 58 (15.76%) Business Analysis
9 50 (13.59%) Microsoft Excel
10 49 (13.32%) Degree
11 48 (13.04%) Banking
12 43 (11.68%) Change Management
13 40 (10.87%) ITIL
14 38 (10.33%) Windows
15 37 (10.05%) Business Process Improvement
16 34 (9.24%) PRINCE2
17 33 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
18 31 (8.42%) Legal
19 30 (8.15%) Scrum
19 30 (8.15%) Time Management
19 30 (8.15%) DevOps
20 28 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
20 28 (7.61%) User Stories
20 28 (7.61%) Migration
20 28 (7.61%) SQL Server
21 27 (7.34%) Service Management
21 27 (7.34%) Mentoring
22 26 (7.07%) Six Sigma
22 26 (7.07%) Oracle

Process Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 18 (4.89%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.99%) Confluence
3 8 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (1.36%) IIS
4 5 (1.36%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.36%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.82%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.54%) CMS
6 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.54%) JBoss
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.27%) Luigi
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 50 (13.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (6.79%) MS Visio
4 24 (6.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (2.45%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.54%) Gliffy
7 2 (0.54%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.27%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (3.80%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.17%) NetSuite
3 6 (1.63%) Servitor
4 4 (1.09%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.54%) Concordance
5 2 (0.54%) Eikon
5 2 (0.54%) Maximo
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.54%) Relativity
5 2 (0.54%) SAP EHS
5 2 (0.54%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.54%) SAP PLM
5 2 (0.54%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.27%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.72%) Office 365
4 9 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.09%) SaaS
5 4 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.54%) IaaS
7 2 (0.54%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.54%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.54%) PaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Datadog
8 1 (0.27%) G Suite
8 1 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.90%) Internet
2 6 (1.63%) SMS
2 6 (1.63%) VoIP
3 5 (1.36%) SSL
3 5 (1.36%) VPN
3 5 (1.36%) WAN
4 4 (1.09%) Firewall
4 4 (1.09%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.82%) Broadband
5 3 (0.82%) DHCP
5 3 (0.82%) DNS
5 3 (0.82%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.82%) Intranet
5 3 (0.82%) IPsec
5 3 (0.82%) LAN
5 3 (0.82%) Network Security
6 2 (0.54%) ADSL
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.54%) Sourcefire
6 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (2.45%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (1.90%) Big Data
4 7 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.09%) Blockchain
7 4 (1.09%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.54%) Power BI
9 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (4.89%) JIRA
2 14 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.90%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.90%) Selenium
4 6 (1.63%) Maven
5 5 (1.36%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.36%) IntelliJ
5 5 (1.36%) JUnit
5 5 (1.36%) Mockito
5 5 (1.36%) Moq
5 5 (1.36%) SpecFlow
5 5 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.36%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.54%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.27%) Concordion
8 1 (0.27%) GitLab
8 1 (0.27%) Gradle
8 1 (0.27%) JProfiler
General
1 128 (34.78%) Finance
2 48 (13.04%) Banking
3 31 (8.42%) Legal
4 20 (5.43%) Retail
5 19 (5.16%) Marketing
6 17 (4.62%) Telecoms
7 13 (3.53%) Law
8 9 (2.45%) Back Office
9 7 (1.90%) Military
10 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.09%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.09%) Front Office
11 4 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.09%) Publishing
12 3 (0.82%) Games
12 3 (0.82%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.54%) Advertising
13 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.27%) Billing
14 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 144 (39.13%) Analyst
2 85 (23.10%) Business Analyst
3 27 (7.34%) Developer
4 25 (6.79%) Process Analyst
5 23 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 22 (5.98%) Consultant
7 17 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (3.53%) Support Engineer
9 12 (3.26%) Administrator
9 12 (3.26%) Agile Business Analyst
9 12 (3.26%) Desktop Support
9 12 (3.26%) Digital Analyst
9 12 (3.26%) Digital Business Analyst
10 11 (2.99%) IT Analyst
11 10 (2.72%) Support Analyst
12 9 (2.45%) Banking Analyst
12 9 (2.45%) Coordinator
12 9 (2.45%) Data Analyst
12 9 (2.45%) Deskside Support
12 9 (2.45%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.35%) .NET
2 11 (2.99%) Web Services
3 9 (2.45%) XML
4 7 (1.90%) RESTful
5 6 (1.63%) HTML
5 6 (1.63%) Middleware
6 5 (1.36%) Velocity
7 4 (1.09%) CSS
8 3 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.54%) FpML
9 2 (0.54%) J2EE
9 2 (0.54%) jQuery
9 2 (0.54%) Kafka
9 2 (0.54%) SAP PI
9 2 (0.54%) SOAP
9 2 (0.54%) Web Dynpro
10 1 (0.27%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.27%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 61 (16.58%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.98%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.62%) Virtual Team
4 15 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.80%) PMI
5 14 (3.80%) User Experience
6 11 (2.99%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.72%) Robotics
8 8 (2.17%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.90%) FMCG
10 6 (1.63%) PKI
11 4 (1.09%) Equities
11 4 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.82%) Derivative
12 3 (0.82%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.82%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.33%) Windows
2 16 (4.35%) Linux
3 11 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (2.72%) Windows 7
5 9 (2.45%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.90%) Unix
6 7 (1.90%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) Android
9 1 (0.27%) VME
9 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (20.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 75 (20.38%) Project Management
4 66 (17.93%) Problem-Solving
5 58 (15.76%) Business Analysis
6 43 (11.68%) Change Management
7 40 (10.87%) ITIL
8 37 (10.05%) Business Process Improvement
9 34 (9.24%) PRINCE2
10 30 (8.15%) DevOps
10 30 (8.15%) Scrum
10 30 (8.15%) Time Management
11 28 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (7.61%) Migration
11 28 (7.61%) User Stories
12 27 (7.34%) Mentoring
12 27 (7.34%) Service Management
13 26 (7.07%) Six Sigma
14 24 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (6.52%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 58 (15.76%) SQL
2 25 (6.79%) PowerShell
3 20 (5.43%) Java
4 19 (5.16%) VBA
5 18 (4.89%) Python
6 11 (2.99%) C#
7 8 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.63%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.36%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.09%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.09%) C
10 4 (1.09%) C++
10 4 (1.09%) VB
11 3 (0.82%) Perl
11 3 (0.82%) VBScript
12 2 (0.54%) ABAP
12 2 (0.54%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.54%) Scala
13 1 (0.27%) Java 8
13 1 (0.27%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 49 (13.32%) Degree
2 17 (4.62%) PMI Certification
3 10 (2.72%) CISM
4 9 (2.45%) CISSP
5 8 (2.17%) AWS Certification
5 8 (2.17%) CISA
5 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.17%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 6 (1.63%) ISEB
6 6 (1.63%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.63%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 4 (1.09%) A+ Certification
7 4 (1.09%) GIAC
7 4 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (1.09%) MCSA
7 4 (1.09%) PMP
7 4 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.09%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 4 (1.09%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.43%) SLA
2 19 (5.16%) QA
3 11 (2.99%) GDPR
4 8 (2.17%) PMO
5 6 (1.63%) GCP
6 4 (1.09%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.09%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.54%) COBIT
8 2 (0.54%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.27%) EMIR
9 1 (0.27%) FATCA
9 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.27%) MiFID
9 1 (0.27%) P3O
9 1 (0.27%) SEPA
9 1 (0.27%) TARGET2
System Software
1 23 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.17%) Docker
3 5 (1.36%) BitLocker
3 5 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.54%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.27%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (3.80%) Ansible
2 8 (2.17%) SCCM
3 5 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.36%) Puppet
3 5 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.54%) WSUS
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.27%) FlexNet
7 1 (0.27%) Nagios
7 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.27%) OPNET
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.27%) SCOM
7 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 78 (21.20%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.07%) Oracle
3 16 (4.35%) SAP
4 10 (2.72%) Adobe
5 8 (2.17%) Blue Prism
6 7 (1.90%) Xerox
7 6 (1.63%) Cisco
7 6 (1.63%) Civica
7 6 (1.63%) JD Edwards
7 6 (1.63%) Orchard
8 5 (1.36%) Capita
8 5 (1.36%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.36%) VMware
9 4 (1.09%) Axway
9 4 (1.09%) Citrix
9 4 (1.09%) IBM
10 3 (0.82%) HP
10 3 (0.82%) Informatica
10 3 (0.82%) Symantec