Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 326 330 222
Rank change year-on-year +4 -108 -3
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 342 317 532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.74% 0.70% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.80% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 220 376
London median daily rate £469 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £325 £298
90th Percentile £596 £589 £600
England median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.47% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
London median hourly rate £26.83 £18.69 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.55% +5.28% -40.83%
10th Percentile £13.19 £15.19 £14.98
90th Percentile £54.91 £48.13 £43.73
England median hourly rate £29.58 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.63% +24.44% -25.00%

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 40,360 39,610 38,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.49% 88.00% 87.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,131 28,642 28,074
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 368 402
London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.52% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.17 £11.38
90th Percentile £53.98 £50.38 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -35 68 £450 -5.26% 25
West London -24 24 £345 -13.75% 8
South London -18 16 £463 -3.65% 5
East London - 12 £484 - 7
North London 0 2 £450 - 2
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 127 (37.13%) Finance
2 118 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (20.76%) Project Management
4 68 (19.88%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (19.01%) SQL
6 58 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 56 (16.37%) Problem-Solving
8 54 (15.79%) Business Analysis
9 51 (14.91%) Microsoft
10 45 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
11 42 (12.28%) PRINCE2
11 42 (12.28%) Banking
12 38 (11.11%) Scrum
13 36 (10.53%) ITIL
13 36 (10.53%) Degree
14 35 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
14 35 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
15 34 (9.94%) QA
15 34 (9.94%) Business Process Improvement
16 32 (9.36%) Analytics
16 32 (9.36%) Change Management
17 30 (8.77%) Management Information System
18 29 (8.48%) Test Automation
18 29 (8.48%) Continuous Improvement
19 28 (8.19%) Legal
19 28 (8.19%) Six Sigma
20 25 (7.31%) User Stories
21 23 (6.73%) Data Analysis
21 23 (6.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 22 (6.43%) JIRA

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 9 (2.63%) NServiceBus
2 8 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.75%) Confluence
4 4 (1.17%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.88%) IIS
6 2 (0.58%) CMS
6 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.58%) SAS
6 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.29%) Drupal
7 1 (0.29%) JBoss
7 1 (0.29%) Luigi
7 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (6.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (3.80%) MS Visio
4 13 (3.80%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.29%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (2.05%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.46%) Maximo
4 4 (1.17%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.88%) Servitor
6 2 (0.58%) Eikon
6 2 (0.58%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.58%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.29%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.29%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.34%) Office 365
3 4 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (1.17%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.58%) IaaS
4 2 (0.58%) PaaS
4 2 (0.58%) SaaS
5 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.29%) Datadog
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.29%) G Suite
5 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.46%) LAN
2 4 (1.17%) DNS
2 4 (1.17%) Firewall
2 4 (1.17%) VoIP
2 4 (1.17%) WAN
3 3 (0.88%) CTI
3 3 (0.88%) DHCP
3 3 (0.88%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.88%) PBX
3 3 (0.88%) SSL
4 2 (0.58%) ADSL
4 2 (0.58%) BGP
4 2 (0.58%) Broadband
4 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.58%) Internet
4 2 (0.58%) Intranet
4 2 (0.58%) OSPF
4 2 (0.58%) SMS
4 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.58%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (3.22%) Big Data
4 9 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
4 9 (2.63%) Power BI
5 8 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.34%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (2.05%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.46%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.17%) DB2
8 4 (1.17%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.17%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.88%) QlikView
9 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (6.43%) JIRA
2 15 (4.39%) Selenium
3 10 (2.92%) Moq
3 10 (2.92%) SpecFlow
4 9 (2.63%) Mockito
4 9 (2.63%) WebDriver
5 8 (2.34%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.17%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.17%) HP UFT
6 4 (1.17%) JBehave
6 4 (1.17%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.88%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.88%) Concordion
7 3 (0.88%) Maven
7 3 (0.88%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.58%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.58%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.58%) JUnit
9 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 127 (37.13%) Finance
2 42 (12.28%) Banking
3 28 (8.19%) Legal
4 17 (4.97%) Telecoms
5 16 (4.68%) Marketing
6 14 (4.09%) Retail
7 11 (3.22%) Back Office
7 11 (3.22%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.22%) Military
8 9 (2.63%) Publishing
9 5 (1.46%) Front Office
9 5 (1.46%) Russian Language
10 4 (1.17%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.17%) Law
11 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.88%) Games
11 3 (0.88%) International Banking
12 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.29%) Advertising
13 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 133 (38.89%) Analyst
2 69 (20.18%) Business Analyst
3 23 (6.73%) Developer
3 23 (6.73%) Project Manager
4 20 (5.85%) Consultant
5 14 (4.09%) Process Analyst
6 12 (3.51%) IT Analyst
7 11 (3.22%) Coordinator
7 11 (3.22%) Data Analyst
7 11 (3.22%) Scrum Master
8 9 (2.63%) Project Coordinator
8 9 (2.63%) VBA Developer
9 8 (2.34%) Agile Business Analyst
9 8 (2.34%) Digital Analyst
9 8 (2.34%) Digital Business Analyst
9 8 (2.34%) Senior Developer
9 8 (2.34%) Service Analyst
10 7 (2.05%) Data Engineer
10 7 (2.05%) Designer
10 7 (2.05%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.85%) .NET
2 12 (3.51%) RESTful
3 11 (3.22%) Web Services
4 10 (2.92%) XML
5 9 (2.63%) ActiveMQ
5 9 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (2.34%) Velocity
7 7 (2.05%) Middleware
8 6 (1.75%) CSS
8 6 (1.75%) HTML
8 6 (1.75%) Kafka
9 5 (1.46%) Regular Expression
10 4 (1.17%) Java EE
11 3 (0.88%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.88%) JSON
11 3 (0.88%) REST
11 3 (0.88%) Spring
11 3 (0.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 68 (19.88%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.56%) PMI
4 18 (5.26%) User Experience
5 13 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (2.34%) Reference Data
7 8 (2.34%) Robotics
7 8 (2.34%) Virtual Team
8 7 (2.05%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.17%) Derivative
10 4 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.17%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.88%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.88%) Equities
11 3 (0.88%) IVR
11 3 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.26%) Linux
2 17 (4.97%) Windows
3 8 (2.34%) Unix
4 5 (1.46%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.17%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.58%) Android
7 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.29%) AIX
8 1 (0.29%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) VME
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (20.76%) Project Management
3 58 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 56 (16.37%) Problem-Solving
5 54 (15.79%) Business Analysis
6 42 (12.28%) PRINCE2
7 38 (11.11%) Scrum
8 36 (10.53%) ITIL
9 35 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (9.94%) Business Process Improvement
11 32 (9.36%) Analytics
11 32 (9.36%) Change Management
12 29 (8.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 29 (8.48%) Test Automation
13 28 (8.19%) Six Sigma
14 25 (7.31%) User Stories
15 23 (6.73%) Data Analysis
16 22 (6.43%) Data Modelling
17 20 (5.85%) Workflow
18 19 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 65 (19.01%) SQL
2 21 (6.14%) Java
3 17 (4.97%) Python
4 13 (3.80%) C#
5 11 (3.22%) VBA
6 10 (2.92%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.34%) Perl
8 7 (2.05%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.46%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.17%) C++
12 3 (0.88%) Ruby
12 3 (0.88%) VBScript
13 2 (0.58%) C
13 2 (0.58%) R
13 2 (0.58%) Scala
13 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.58%) VB
14 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.29%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 36 (10.53%) Degree
2 22 (6.43%) PMI Certification
3 13 (3.80%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 11 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.22%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.92%) CISSP
6 9 (2.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 7 (2.05%) ISEB
8 6 (1.75%) CISM
8 6 (1.75%) PMP
8 6 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.17%) AWS Certification
9 4 (1.17%) CISA
10 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.88%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.88%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 2 (0.58%) CCA
11 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.94%) QA
2 11 (3.22%) GDPR
3 8 (2.34%) PMO
4 7 (2.05%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.46%) GCP
6 5 (1.46%) SLA
7 4 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.88%) COBIT
8 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.58%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.58%) MiFID
9 2 (0.58%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.29%) EMIR
10 1 (0.29%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.29%) P3O
10 1 (0.29%) SEPA
10 1 (0.29%) TARGET2
System Software
1 11 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.88%) Docker
2 3 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.29%) Firmware
4 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.29%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.29%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (1.75%) Ansible
2 4 (1.17%) SCCM
2 4 (1.17%) Terraform
3 3 (0.88%) Puppet
3 3 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.58%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.58%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.58%) SCOM
4 2 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.29%) CASB
5 1 (0.29%) FlexNet
5 1 (0.29%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.29%) Nagios
5 1 (0.29%) Packer
5 1 (0.29%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.29%) WMI
5 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.56%) Oracle
3 12 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (3.51%) SAP
4 11 (3.22%) Xerox
5 9 (2.63%) Google
6 7 (2.05%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.75%) Blue Prism
8 5 (1.46%) Adobe
8 5 (1.46%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (1.46%) IBM
8 5 (1.46%) Splunk
8 5 (1.46%) Tableau
9 4 (1.17%) Cisco
9 4 (1.17%) Citrix
9 4 (1.17%) Remedy
10 3 (0.88%) HP
10 3 (0.88%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.88%) Sybase
10 3 (0.88%) VMware