Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 6 months to 17 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 173 156
Rank change year-on-year +5 -17 +30
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 240 233 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.42% 1.39% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.68% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 140 170
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £275 £274 £262
90th Percentile £575 £538 £510
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 11
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -3.33% +37.49%
10th Percentile £15.80 £21.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £41.02 £55.00 £37.96
England median hourly rate £23.68 £23.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -0.28% -20.83% +20.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13966 13858 15814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.90% 82.60% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8365 8369 9417
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.56%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 551 606
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% - +48.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.49
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Process Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in the South East

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in the South East

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in the South East

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in the South East

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Process Improvement in the South East

Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 6 months to 17 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
Thames Valley +16 148 £400 -11.11% 8
Buckinghamshire +23 64 £330 -16.19% 1
Berkshire +20 60 £338 -28.95% 4
Surrey -24 32 £475 +5.56% 6
Hampshire -14 28 £400 -1.96% 6
Oxfordshire -20 24 £550 +22.22% 3
West Sussex -7 15 £438 -1.07% 2
Middlesex +11 6 £370 +3.86%
East Sussex +3 6 £438 +34.62% 2
Kent -16 2 £625 +120.26% 2
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 South East region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 75 (31.25%) Finance
2 74 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (17.92%) Scrum
4 42 (17.50%) Project Management
5 36 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 34 (14.17%) Release Management
7 33 (13.75%) Telecoms
7 33 (13.75%) Service Delivery
8 32 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (12.08%) Microsoft
10 29 (12.08%) Microsoft Excel
10 29 (12.08%) Change Management
10 29 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (11.67%) DevOps
11 28 (11.67%) SQL
11 28 (11.67%) ITIL
12 27 (11.25%) Six Sigma
13 26 (10.83%) Continuous Delivery
14 25 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (9.58%) Technical Architecture
16 21 (8.75%) Banking
16 21 (8.75%) Business Analysis
16 21 (8.75%) BPR
16 21 (8.75%) PMO
17 19 (7.92%) Microsoft Project
17 19 (7.92%) Oracle
17 19 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
18 18 (7.50%) Java
18 18 (7.50%) JavaScript

Process Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 16 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.00%) OpenStack
2 12 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (4.58%) Confluence
3 11 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.50%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.25%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.83%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.83%) Mule
6 2 (0.83%) Mule ESB
6 2 (0.83%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.83%) WildFly
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (12.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (7.92%) Microsoft Project
3 18 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (5.42%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (4.58%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.25%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.25%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.83%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.42%) Primavera
4 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.42%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.42%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.17%) PaaS
4 9 (3.75%) IaaS
5 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (2.92%) OpenShift
7 5 (2.08%) Firebase
8 4 (1.67%) Office 365
9 3 (1.25%) Boomi
10 2 (0.83%) SaaS
11 1 (0.42%) Taleo
11 1 (0.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.50%) Internet
2 4 (1.67%) 3G
2 4 (1.67%) 4G
2 4 (1.67%) ADSL
2 4 (1.67%) Broadband
2 4 (1.67%) Firewall
2 4 (1.67%) IP Telephony
2 4 (1.67%) ISDN
2 4 (1.67%) MPLS
2 4 (1.67%) Network Security
2 4 (1.67%) VPN
3 3 (1.25%) ATM
3 3 (1.25%) FTP
4 2 (0.83%) LAN
4 2 (0.83%) WAN
4 2 (0.83%) WLAN
5 1 (0.42%) IPsec
5 1 (0.42%) Skype
5 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.08%) Power BI
2 5 (2.08%) Spotfire
3 4 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.25%) NuoDB
4 3 (1.25%) Pentaho
4 3 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.25%) Redis
4 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.83%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.83%) OLAP
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.83%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (6.25%) JIRA
2 14 (5.83%) Maven
3 9 (3.75%) Ant
3 9 (3.75%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.75%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.75%) JUnit
3 9 (3.75%) Mockito
4 6 (2.50%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.67%) GitLab
6 3 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.25%) Selenium
7 2 (0.83%) Gradle
7 2 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.83%) Subversion
8 1 (0.42%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.42%) Hudson
8 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 75 (31.25%) Finance
2 33 (13.75%) Telecoms
3 21 (8.75%) Banking
4 16 (6.67%) Financial Institution
5 9 (3.75%) Marketing
6 8 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.92%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.50%) Billing
9 5 (2.08%) Legal
10 3 (1.25%) Publishing
11 2 (0.83%) Front Office
12 1 (0.42%) Advertising
12 1 (0.42%) Automotive
12 1 (0.42%) Back Office
12 1 (0.42%) German Language
12 1 (0.42%) Law
12 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (32.08%) Analyst
2 34 (14.17%) Business Analyst
3 30 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 26 (10.83%) Developer
5 25 (10.42%) Delivery Manager
6 16 (6.67%) Consultant
6 16 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 16 (6.67%) Process Analyst
7 14 (5.83%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 14 (5.83%) Business Process Analyst
8 10 (4.17%) Service Manager
9 7 (2.92%) IT Analyst
9 7 (2.92%) OSS Business Analyst
9 7 (2.92%) PMO Analyst
10 6 (2.50%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (2.50%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (2.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 6 (2.50%) SAP Consultant
10 6 (2.50%) Senior Developer
10 6 (2.50%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.67%) XML
2 13 (5.42%) AngularJS
2 13 (5.42%) Spring
3 12 (5.00%) jQuery
3 12 (5.00%) Node.js
3 12 (5.00%) React
3 12 (5.00%) REST
4 11 (4.58%) JMS
5 9 (3.75%) Grails
5 9 (3.75%) Java EE
5 9 (3.75%) JSF
5 9 (3.75%) Play Framework
5 9 (3.75%) Spring MVC
6 8 (3.33%) .NET
7 7 (2.92%) SOAP
8 6 (2.50%) RESTful
9 5 (2.08%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (2.08%) IDoc
9 5 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.25%) User Experience
3 8 (3.33%) Frameworx
4 7 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.92%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.08%) FMCG
5 5 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.08%) PMI
6 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.42%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.25%) Linux
2 12 (5.00%) Windows
3 4 (1.67%) Unix
3 4 (1.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.25%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.42%) Solaris
6 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (17.92%) Scrum
3 42 (17.50%) Project Management
4 36 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 34 (14.17%) Release Management
6 33 (13.75%) Service Delivery
7 30 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (12.08%) Change Management
9 28 (11.67%) DevOps
9 28 (11.67%) ITIL
10 27 (11.25%) Six Sigma
11 26 (10.83%) Continuous Delivery
12 25 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (9.58%) Technical Architecture
14 21 (8.75%) BPR
14 21 (8.75%) Business Analysis
15 18 (7.50%) Process Management
16 15 (6.25%) CRM
16 15 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
16 15 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.67%) SQL
2 18 (7.50%) Java
2 18 (7.50%) JavaScript
3 9 (3.75%) XPath
4 8 (3.33%) C#
5 5 (2.08%) ABAP
6 3 (1.25%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.42%) C
8 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (7.50%) PMI Certification
2 16 (6.67%) PMP
3 15 (6.25%) Degree
4 11 (4.58%) ISEB
5 6 (2.50%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.67%) ACCA
6 4 (1.67%) CCIE
6 4 (1.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 4 (1.67%) CCNA
6 4 (1.67%) CCSP
6 4 (1.67%) CIMA
6 4 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.83%) APMP
8 2 (0.83%) CSQA
8 2 (0.83%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.75%) PMO
2 11 (4.58%) QA
3 9 (3.75%) SLA
4 5 (2.08%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.42%) GDPR
6 1 (0.42%) GxP
6 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.83%) Docker
2 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) DFS Replication
3 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (5.42%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (5.00%) Ansible
2 12 (5.00%) Puppet
3 6 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (2.50%) SCCM
4 1 (0.42%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 29 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.92%) Oracle
3 17 (7.08%) SAP
4 14 (5.83%) Red Hat
5 9 (3.75%) Cisco
6 7 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.50%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.08%) Apple
8 5 (2.08%) Google
8 5 (2.08%) Tableau
8 5 (2.08%) Workday
9 4 (1.67%) HP
9 4 (1.67%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.67%) VMware
10 3 (1.25%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (1.25%) Concur
10 3 (1.25%) Dell
10 3 (1.25%) IBM
11 2 (0.83%) Cadence
11 2 (0.83%) Northgate