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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 103 123
Rank change year-on-year +10 +20  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 44 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.71% 1.31% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.64% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 18
Median daily rate £420 £388 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.38% -3.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £360 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £413
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £25.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -21.00% +7.52%  

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 2101 2318 2482
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.62% 79.88% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1527 1602
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 137 87
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +18 22 £425 -15.00%
Bristol -2 13 £420 +12.00% 6
Dorset +2 4 £353 -9.61% 1
Somerset +1 2 £425 - 1
Devon -4 2 £205 - 2
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 27 (33.33%) Finance
2 17 (20.99%) Business Analysis
3 16 (19.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.75%) Project Management
3 16 (19.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 15 (18.52%) Business Process Improvement
5 14 (17.28%) Workflow
6 13 (16.05%) Retail
7 12 (14.81%) Lean Six Sigma
7 12 (14.81%) Six Sigma
8 10 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (11.11%) Robotic Process Automation
9 9 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (11.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 9 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 9 (11.11%) Banking
10 8 (9.88%) SAP
10 8 (9.88%) Quality Management
10 8 (9.88%) QMS
11 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
11 7 (8.64%) Business Process Modelling
11 7 (8.64%) Data Modelling
11 7 (8.64%) DMAIC
12 6 (7.41%) Marketing
12 6 (7.41%) Degree
12 6 (7.41%) IBM
12 6 (7.41%) MS Excel
12 6 (7.41%) Process Management
12 6 (7.41%) Operational Acceptance 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 6 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.47%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.23%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (2.47%) SAP BPC
2 2 (2.47%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) DMZ
1 2 (2.47%) Firewall
1 2 (2.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) Network Security
2 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) Big Data
1 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.23%) MS Access
General
1 27 (33.33%) Finance
2 13 (16.05%) Retail
3 9 (11.11%) Banking
4 6 (7.41%) Marketing
5 5 (6.17%) Back Office
6 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.70%) Billing
7 3 (3.70%) Manufacturing
8 2 (2.47%) Law
9 1 (1.23%) Electronics
9 1 (1.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 53 (65.43%) Analyst
2 29 (35.80%) Business Analyst
3 16 (19.75%) Process Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Architect
5 5 (6.17%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.94%) BPM Designer
6 4 (4.94%) Business Process Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Designer
6 4 (4.94%) Security Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (3.70%) Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Quality Manager
8 2 (2.47%) Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Process Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Service Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) Dojo
1 5 (6.17%) DOM
1 5 (6.17%) jQuery
1 5 (6.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 5 (6.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.17%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.94%) Robotics
4 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) CESG
5 1 (1.23%) FMCG
5 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.23%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.17%) Linux
1 5 (6.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.99%) Business Analysis
2 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.75%) Continuous Improvement
2 16 (19.75%) Project Management
2 16 (19.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (18.52%) Business Process Improvement
4 14 (17.28%) Workflow
5 12 (14.81%) Lean Six Sigma
5 12 (14.81%) Six Sigma
6 9 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 9 (11.11%) Robotic Process Automation
6 9 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (9.88%) QMS
7 8 (9.88%) Quality Management
8 7 (8.64%) Business Process Modelling
8 7 (8.64%) Data Modelling
8 7 (8.64%) DMAIC
9 6 (7.41%) Integration Testing
9 6 (7.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (7.41%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.17%) Java
1 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.47%) C
3 1 (1.23%) C#
3 1 (1.23%) C++
3 1 (1.23%) Python
3 1 (1.23%) SQL
3 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.41%) Degree
4 5 (6.17%) ISEB
5 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.47%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 1 (1.23%) AAT
8 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) CISSP
8 1 (1.23%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.23%) HNC
8 1 (1.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) PMO
1 4 (4.94%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Firmware
2 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) SAP
2 6 (7.41%) IBM
3 5 (6.17%) Pega
3 5 (6.17%) webMethods
4 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle
5 1 (1.23%) PTC
5 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.23%) Splunk
5 1 (1.23%) Sun
5 1 (1.23%) Tableau
5 1 (1.23%) VMware