The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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
England / North East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 108 62
Rank change year-on-year +60 -46  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 10 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.73% 1.08% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.25% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 3
Median daily rate £340 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% -27.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £231 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £360 £451
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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 493 1356 657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 85.44% 85.93% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 870 404
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 69 42
Median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +75.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £26.00 £11.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.26 £36.00 £40.00
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 the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in the North East

Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Durham +3 9 £340 -
Process Improvement
England

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 North East region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) Service Delivery
3 6 (31.58%) SOA
3 6 (31.58%) UML
3 6 (31.58%) OO
3 6 (31.58%) C#
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) .NET
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (31.58%) AngularJS
3 6 (31.58%) Software Delivery
4 5 (26.32%) Windows
5 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (15.79%) Degree
6 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Service Management
6 3 (15.79%) ITSM
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.53%) Matrix Management
7 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
7 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (10.53%) Finance

Process Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) .NET Developer
2 5 (26.32%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (26.32%) C# Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Change Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Change and Release Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Process Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Release Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL Process Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL Service Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Change Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Change Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL Change Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Project Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
1 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
1 6 (31.58%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) Service Delivery
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) OO
3 6 (31.58%) SOA
3 6 (31.58%) Software Delivery
3 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 6 (31.58%) UML
4 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
5 3 (15.79%) ITSM
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (10.53%) Matrix Management
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Network Design
7 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C#
1 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) CCDP
2 1 (5.26%) CCIE
2 1 (5.26%) CCIP
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) CCSA
2 1 (5.26%) CCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.26%) HP ASE
2 1 (5.26%) HP MASE
2 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
2 1 (5.26%) JNCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.26%) Aruba
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) F5
3 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Juniper
3 1 (5.26%) Meridio
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.26%) Riverbed