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 3 months to 28 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 129 145
Rank change year-on-year +8 +16  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 130 154 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.68% 1.72% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.09% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 94 62
Median daily rate £400 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £236 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £534 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -0.31% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.85 £40.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.85% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £21.32 £30.00
% change year-on-year +99.34% -28.93%  

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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6409 7357 7524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.94% 81.95% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3744 4499 4351
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 269 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 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
Berkshire +21 38 £375 -21.05% 4
Surrey +21 30 £475 +5.84% 8
Hampshire 0 19 £360 -22.16% 7
West Sussex +12 16 £406 -5.52% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 14 £325 +11.11% 5
Oxfordshire -28 6 £425 +4.29% 2
Middlesex +15 5 £345 +2.60% 1
Kent -13 2 £475 +163.88%
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 71 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (19.22%) Finance
3 44 (17.25%) Scrum
4 43 (16.86%) Degree
5 42 (16.47%) JIRA
6 41 (16.08%) Project Management
7 35 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (12.55%) Six Sigma
8 32 (12.55%) SQL
9 30 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
9 30 (11.76%) HP
9 30 (11.76%) Coaching
10 29 (11.37%) Business Analysis
11 27 (10.59%) Microsoft
11 27 (10.59%) Telecoms
12 26 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (10.20%) ITIL
13 25 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
14 24 (9.41%) HP Quality Center
15 21 (8.24%) Problem Management
16 20 (7.84%) ISEB
16 20 (7.84%) Requirements Engineering
16 20 (7.84%) Test Automation
17 19 (7.45%) Lean Six Sigma
17 19 (7.45%) Oracle
17 19 (7.45%) Service Delivery
17 19 (7.45%) CA Agile Central
18 18 (7.06%) Service Management
18 18 (7.06%) Atlassian
18 18 (7.06%) Requirements Management

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 13 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.92%) Confluence
3 6 (2.35%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.57%) IIS
4 4 (1.57%) MS Project Server
5 3 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.18%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.18%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.78%) Apache
6 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.78%) Jetty
6 2 (0.78%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.39%) JBoss
7 1 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.78%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.78%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.39%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (3.14%) Office 365
2 5 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.18%) Google Play
3 3 (1.18%) SaaS
4 2 (0.78%) Boomi
4 2 (0.78%) PaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.14%) WAN
2 5 (1.96%) 3G
2 5 (1.96%) 4G
2 5 (1.96%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (1.57%) LTE
3 4 (1.57%) SAN
4 3 (1.18%) 2G
4 3 (1.18%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.78%) ATM
5 2 (0.78%) FTP
5 2 (0.78%) LDAP
6 1 (0.39%) Internet
6 1 (0.39%) ISUP
6 1 (0.39%) Megaco
6 1 (0.39%) MGW
6 1 (0.39%) MVNO
6 1 (0.39%) SMS
6 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.39%) VPN
6 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.71%) Big Data
2 9 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.18%) MS Access
6 2 (0.78%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (0.78%) DB2
6 2 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.78%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.78%) Spotfire
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.39%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 42 (16.47%) JIRA
2 17 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (4.31%) HP UFT
3 11 (4.31%) Selenium
4 9 (3.53%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.35%) LoadRunner
5 6 (2.35%) Maven
5 6 (2.35%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.96%) Gradle
6 5 (1.96%) Subversion
7 4 (1.57%) Android Studio
8 3 (1.18%) JUnit
9 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.78%) MSI
9 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 49 (19.22%) Finance
2 27 (10.59%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.31%) Marketing
4 9 (3.53%) Banking
5 6 (2.35%) Legal
6 5 (1.96%) Retail
7 4 (1.57%) Billing
7 4 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.18%) Front Office
8 3 (1.18%) Publishing
9 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.78%) French Language
9 2 (0.78%) German Language
9 2 (0.78%) Law
9 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Automotive
10 1 (0.39%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.39%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 94 (36.86%) Analyst
2 45 (17.65%) Business Analyst
3 21 (8.24%) Project Manager
4 19 (7.45%) Senior Analyst
5 16 (6.27%) Process Analyst
6 15 (5.88%) Developer
6 15 (5.88%) Requirements Engineer
7 12 (4.71%) IT Analyst
8 11 (4.31%) Monitoring Specialist
9 10 (3.92%) Business IT Analyst
9 10 (3.92%) DBA
9 10 (3.92%) DOORS Engineer
9 10 (3.92%) IT Business Analyst
9 10 (3.92%) QC Engineer
9 10 (3.92%) Service Manager
9 10 (3.92%) SQL DBA
10 9 (3.53%) Consultant
10 9 (3.53%) Pensions Analyst
10 9 (3.53%) Test Manager
11 8 (3.14%) Pensions Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.71%) Web Services
2 11 (4.31%) XML
3 8 (3.14%) Hibernate
4 7 (2.75%) REST
5 6 (2.35%) .NET
5 6 (2.35%) RESTful
5 6 (2.35%) SOAP
5 6 (2.35%) XSD
6 5 (1.96%) EclipseLink
6 5 (1.96%) EJB
6 5 (1.96%) EJB 3.0
6 5 (1.96%) JMS
6 5 (1.96%) JPA
6 5 (1.96%) Oracle ADF
6 5 (1.96%) Spring
6 5 (1.96%) XSLT
7 3 (1.18%) CSS
7 3 (1.18%) HTML
8 2 (0.78%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.78%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.67%) Virtual Team
3 10 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.35%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.35%) User Experience
5 3 (1.18%) FMCG
5 3 (1.18%) Frameworx
5 3 (1.18%) IVR
6 2 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.78%) Life Science
6 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.78%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (0.78%) PMI
7 1 (0.39%) CMDB
7 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.92%) Unix
2 8 (3.14%) Linux
3 7 (2.75%) Windows
4 4 (1.57%) Android
5 3 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.18%) Solaris
6 2 (0.78%) CentOS
6 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.78%) zOS
7 1 (0.39%) AIX
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.25%) Scrum
3 41 (16.08%) Project Management
4 32 (12.55%) Six Sigma
5 30 (11.76%) Coaching
6 29 (11.37%) Business Analysis
7 26 (10.20%) ITIL
7 26 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 21 (8.24%) Problem Management
10 20 (7.84%) Requirements Engineering
10 20 (7.84%) Test Automation
11 19 (7.45%) Lean Six Sigma
11 19 (7.45%) Service Delivery
12 18 (7.06%) Requirements Management
12 18 (7.06%) Service Management
13 17 (6.67%) Mentoring
14 15 (5.88%) Workflow
15 14 (5.49%) SDLC
16 13 (5.10%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.55%) SQL
2 15 (5.88%) Java
3 9 (3.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.35%) PL/SQL
4 6 (2.35%) Python
5 5 (1.96%) Groovy
6 4 (1.57%) C#
6 4 (1.57%) Perl
7 3 (1.18%) C
8 2 (0.78%) ABAP
8 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.78%) PHP
8 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.39%) Ruby
9 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (16.86%) Degree
2 20 (7.84%) ISEB
3 15 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.31%) ISTQB
5 10 (3.92%) PMP
6 8 (3.14%) PMI Certification
7 7 (2.75%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.35%) HNC
9 5 (1.96%) ACCA
9 5 (1.96%) CIMA
9 5 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (1.57%) CSQA
10 4 (1.57%) HND
10 4 (1.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (1.18%) CCNA
11 3 (1.18%) CCNP
11 3 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.78%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.10%) QA
1 13 (5.10%) SLA
2 12 (4.71%) PMO
3 4 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.57%) GDPR
4 2 (0.78%) P3O
5 1 (0.39%) COBIT
5 1 (0.39%) GAAP
5 1 (0.39%) IFRS
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.78%) NFS
3 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.39%) Docker
4 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (9.41%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (4.31%) SCOM
3 2 (0.78%) Netcool
3 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (0.78%) SCCM
4 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (11.76%) HP
2 27 (10.59%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.45%) CA Agile Central
3 19 (7.45%) Oracle
4 18 (7.06%) Atlassian
5 17 (6.67%) CA
5 17 (6.67%) SAP
6 7 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.75%) VMware
7 5 (1.96%) IBM
7 5 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.57%) Adobe
8 4 (1.57%) Remedy
9 3 (1.18%) Cognos
9 3 (1.18%) Google
9 3 (1.18%) Jaspersoft
9 3 (1.18%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.78%) Cisco
10 2 (0.78%) Dell
10 2 (0.78%) Tableau
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Amersham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £39000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £375 per day
Posted: 19 days ago