Period
to 15 November 2018

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 6 months to 15 November 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 > South West
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 137 154
Rank change year-on-year -10 +17 +21
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 78 64 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.24% 1.14% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.36% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 38 46
South West median daily rate £400 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% -5.59% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £278 £359
90th Percentile £525 £575 £544
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £31.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.16% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £23.68 £22.38
% change year-on-year +47.79% +5.84% -25.42%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,413 4,705 4,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.89% 83.48% 82.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,412 2,972 3,201
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 194 275
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% +18.24% -22.11%
10th Percentile £14.19 £12.83 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.18 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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 6 months to 15 November 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
Wiltshire -9 37 £400 -5.88% 9
Bristol -13 21 £400 - 20
Dorset +8 9 £365 - 6
Devon +5 6 £250 -41.18% 1
Gloucestershire -8 3 £275 -42.11% 2
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 South West region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 38 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.49%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (26.92%) Scrum
4 18 (23.08%) Finance
5 15 (19.23%) Coaching
6 12 (15.38%) ITIL
6 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (15.38%) QA
7 11 (14.10%) Project Management
7 11 (14.10%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (12.82%) Jenkins
9 9 (11.54%) Business Analysis
9 9 (11.54%) Degree
9 9 (11.54%) Test Automation
10 8 (10.26%) Performance Testing
10 8 (10.26%) Ansible
10 8 (10.26%) DevOps
10 8 (10.26%) BDD
10 8 (10.26%) Six Sigma
10 8 (10.26%) TDD
11 7 (8.97%) Data Analysis
11 7 (8.97%) SOAP
11 7 (8.97%) Windows
11 7 (8.97%) Python
11 7 (8.97%) Puppet
11 7 (8.97%) Business Process Improvement
11 7 (8.97%) REST
11 7 (8.97%) People Management
11 7 (8.97%) Performance Engineering
11 7 (8.97%) Opscode Chef

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.41%) Apache Qpid
2 2 (2.56%) CMS
3 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.56%) IBM Blueworks
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.28%) DHCP
2 1 (1.28%) DNS
2 1 (1.28%) OpenVPN
2 1 (1.28%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.28%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.69%) Maven
3 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.41%) JIRA
4 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.56%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.56%) Selenium
6 1 (1.28%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.28%) Gradle
6 1 (1.28%) JMeter
6 1 (1.28%) MSI
6 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (23.08%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Aerospace
2 6 (7.69%) Back Office
3 5 (6.41%) Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.13%) Retail
5 2 (2.56%) Automotive
5 2 (2.56%) Billing
5 2 (2.56%) Electronics
5 2 (2.56%) Legal
5 2 (2.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.28%) Military
6 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Analyst
2 13 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (10.26%) Scrum Master
4 7 (8.97%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 6 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
6 5 (6.41%) Consultant
6 5 (6.41%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Technical Business Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Performance Test Leader
7 4 (5.13%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.85%) Linux Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) Process Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Technical Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) ITIL Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Six Sigma Consultant
9 2 (2.56%) Software Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) REST
1 7 (8.97%) SOAP
2 6 (7.69%) Middleware
3 5 (6.41%) Kafka
3 5 (6.41%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (5.13%) Velocity
4 4 (5.13%) XML
5 2 (2.56%) .NET
5 2 (2.56%) Dojo
5 2 (2.56%) DOM
5 2 (2.56%) jQuery
5 2 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.28%) JSON
6 1 (1.28%) Web Services
6 1 (1.28%) WSDL
6 1 (1.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.10%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.85%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.56%) CMDB
5 2 (2.56%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.28%) DataPower
6 1 (1.28%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.28%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.28%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Windows
2 5 (6.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.28%) AIX
4 1 (1.28%) Solaris
4 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.49%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (26.92%) Scrum
4 15 (19.23%) Coaching
5 12 (15.38%) ITIL
6 11 (14.10%) Project Management
7 9 (11.54%) Business Analysis
7 9 (11.54%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.26%) BDD
8 8 (10.26%) DevOps
8 8 (10.26%) Performance Testing
8 8 (10.26%) Six Sigma
8 8 (10.26%) TDD
9 7 (8.97%) Business Process Improvement
9 7 (8.97%) Data Analysis
9 7 (8.97%) People Management
9 7 (8.97%) Performance Engineering
9 7 (8.97%) SDLC
10 6 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
10 6 (7.69%) Compliance Audit
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.97%) Python
2 6 (7.69%) Java
2 6 (7.69%) Perl
3 4 (5.13%) SQL
4 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.28%) C#
5 1 (1.28%) C++
5 1 (1.28%) COBOL
5 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.28%) Ruby
5 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) Degree
2 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
2 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (6.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (6.41%) Master's Degree
4 3 (3.85%) PMP
4 3 (3.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (2.56%) HNC
5 2 (2.56%) HND
5 2 (2.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.38%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) COBIT
3 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.28%) GDPR
3 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.28%) PMO
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Firmware
2 3 (3.85%) Docker
3 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) Ansible
2 7 (8.97%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (8.97%) Puppet
3 6 (7.69%) Nagios
4 3 (3.85%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.28%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.28%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.28%) SCCM
6 1 (1.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (5.13%) CA
2 2 (2.56%) IBM
2 2 (2.56%) McAfee
2 2 (2.56%) Pega
2 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.56%) VMware
2 2 (2.56%) webMethods
3 1 (1.28%) AppDynamics
3 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco
3 1 (1.28%) CyberArk
3 1 (1.28%) Micro Focus
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.28%) NetIQ
3 1 (1.28%) New Relic
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle
3 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.28%) Splunk