The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 26 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 West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 116 113
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 30 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.10% 0.81% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.03% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 20
Median daily rate £365 £400 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
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 South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2224 2327 2452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.92% 78.83% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1538 1664
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 107 111
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -2.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in the South West

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the South West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in the South West

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in the South West

Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Wiltshire +11 11 £352 -14.66% 2
Bristol -4 9 £403 +0.62% 5
Dorset +9 4 £353 - 4
Cornwall - 3 £173 -
Devon -5 2 £538 +43.33%
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 18 (23.68%) Finance
2 17 (22.37%) Workflow
3 16 (21.05%) Project Management
4 15 (19.74%) SAP
4 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (18.42%) Business Analysis
6 12 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (14.47%) Retail
8 10 (13.16%) PRINCE2
8 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
8 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (11.84%) Robotic Process Automation
9 9 (11.84%) Business Process Improvement
9 9 (11.84%) Linux
9 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Excel
9 9 (11.84%) Banking
9 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 8 (10.53%) ISEB
10 8 (10.53%) ITIL
11 7 (9.21%) IBM
11 7 (9.21%) Firmware
11 7 (9.21%) Quality Management
11 7 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
11 7 (9.21%) QMS
11 7 (9.21%) Compliance Audit
12 6 (7.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 6 (7.89%) Integration Testing

Process Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.32%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (3.95%) SAP BPC
3 2 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.63%) SAP PM
3 2 (2.63%) SAP WM
4 1 (1.32%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.32%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (2.63%) Boomi
2 2 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) LDAP
2 1 (1.32%) Internet
2 1 (1.32%) WAN
2 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.63%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.32%) MS Access
General
1 18 (23.68%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Retail
3 9 (11.84%) Banking
4 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
5 6 (7.89%) Marketing
6 5 (6.58%) Back Office
6 5 (6.58%) Billing
7 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
8 2 (2.63%) Electronics
9 1 (1.32%) Automotive
9 1 (1.32%) Law
9 1 (1.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (50.00%) Analyst
2 25 (32.89%) Business Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) Process Analyst
4 6 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Business Change Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Change Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Designer
6 4 (5.26%) Architect
6 4 (5.26%) BPM Designer
6 4 (5.26%) Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) SAP Manager
7 3 (3.95%) SAP Test Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.63%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) Dojo
1 5 (6.58%) DOM
1 5 (6.58%) jQuery
1 5 (6.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 5 (6.58%) XML
2 2 (2.63%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (1.32%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.32%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.32%) CSS
3 1 (1.32%) EJB
3 1 (1.32%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (1.32%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.32%) HTML
3 1 (1.32%) LESS
3 1 (1.32%) RESTful
3 1 (1.32%) SAPUI5
3 1 (1.32%) SOAP
3 1 (1.32%) Spring
3 1 (1.32%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.26%) Robotics
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) FMCG
5 1 (1.32%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Linux
2 5 (6.58%) Windows
3 2 (2.63%) SUSE
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Workflow
2 16 (21.05%) Project Management
3 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (18.42%) Business Analysis
5 12 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (13.16%) PRINCE2
8 9 (11.84%) Business Process Improvement
8 9 (11.84%) Robotic Process Automation
8 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.53%) ITIL
10 7 (9.21%) Compliance Audit
10 7 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (9.21%) QMS
10 7 (9.21%) Quality Management
11 6 (7.89%) Data Modelling
11 6 (7.89%) Integration Testing
11 6 (7.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 5 (6.58%) Process Management
12 5 (6.58%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) Java
1 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.32%) C
2 1 (1.32%) C#
2 1 (1.32%) SQL
2 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) ISEB
2 4 (5.26%) Degree
3 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) HNC
4 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) APMP
5 1 (1.32%) HND
5 1 (1.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) PMO
3 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Firmware
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) Docker
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 15 (19.74%) SAP
2 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.21%) IBM
4 5 (6.58%) Pega
4 5 (6.58%) webMethods
5 4 (5.26%) VMware
6 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.32%) Anaplan
7 1 (1.32%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.32%) PTC
7 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.32%) Tableau
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