Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 152 137
Rank change year-on-year -27 -15 -2
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 49 77 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.77% 1.21% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.40% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 48 40
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £298 £285
90th Percentile £500 £525 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +45.16% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £42.60 £30.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £45.00 £31.50
England median hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £25.93
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.68% -13.56%

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 5,394 5,498 4,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.52% 86.07% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,418 3,514 2,949
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £559
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 215 197
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £41.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +22.06% +3.82%
10th Percentile £13.68 £13.55 £11.74
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.70 £22.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year +7.73% -8.81% +7.22%

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 8 December 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the South West over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 8 December 2019. 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 -22 25 £455 +13.75% 4
Devon -6 7 £394 +57.50% 8
Bristol -3 6 £425 +6.25% 11
Gloucestershire -2 5 - - 3
Somerset +2 3 - - 3
Dorset 0 1 £388 +6.16% 4
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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 23 (46.94%) Security Cleared
2 18 (36.73%) ITIL
3 16 (32.65%) Linux
4 15 (30.61%) Windows
4 15 (30.61%) Change Management
4 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
5 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (22.45%) Finance
6 11 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (22.45%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (20.41%) DevOps
7 10 (20.41%) Test Planning
7 10 (20.41%) Waterfall
8 9 (18.37%) Integration Testing
8 9 (18.37%) V-Model
8 9 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
8 9 (18.37%) Functional Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 9 (18.37%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
8 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (18.37%) SQL
8 9 (18.37%) Project Delivery
9 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
9 8 (16.33%) Project Management
9 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
9 8 (16.33%) Defect Management
9 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012

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 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.04%) SAP PS
2 1 (2.04%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) OpenShift
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.08%) AWS
2 2 (4.08%) Route 53
3 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Firewall
2 2 (4.08%) LAN
2 2 (4.08%) WAN
3 1 (2.04%) BGP
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.04%) DNS
3 1 (2.04%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) IPsec
3 1 (2.04%) MPLS
3 1 (2.04%) Network Security
3 1 (2.04%) OSPF
3 1 (2.04%) RIP
3 1 (2.04%) SNMP
3 1 (2.04%) SSL
3 1 (2.04%) TACACS
3 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) VoIP
3 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (4.08%) EDRMS
1 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.04%) GIS
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.16%) Bitbucket
2 4 (8.16%) Gerrit
3 2 (4.08%) JIRA
4 1 (2.04%) GitLab
4 1 (2.04%) webpack
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.08%) Military
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Front Office
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Administrator
4 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Technical Leader
5 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Deployment Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) IT Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Change Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) CSS
1 1 (2.04%) CSS3
1 1 (2.04%) Google Maps API
1 1 (2.04%) HTML
1 1 (2.04%) HTML5
1 1 (2.04%) JFC
1 1 (2.04%) React
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.16%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.08%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.04%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (2.04%) User Experience
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Linux
2 15 (30.61%) Windows
3 8 (16.33%) CentOS
3 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (10.20%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.04%) Unix
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) ITIL
2 15 (30.61%) Change Management
3 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.45%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (20.41%) DevOps
5 10 (20.41%) Test Planning
5 10 (20.41%) Waterfall
6 9 (18.37%) Functional Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Integration Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Project Delivery
6 9 (18.37%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
6 9 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (18.37%) V-Model
7 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
7 8 (16.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (16.33%) Defect Management
7 8 (16.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.04%) ES7
2 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (46.94%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 6 (12.24%) DV Cleared
4 6 (12.24%) ISEB
5 3 (6.12%) CEH
5 3 (6.12%) MCSA
5 3 (6.12%) MCSE
5 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (4.08%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.04%) AWS Certification
7 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.04%) CCIP
7 1 (2.04%) CCNA
7 1 (2.04%) CCNP
7 1 (2.04%) CCSA
7 1 (2.04%) CCSE
7 1 (2.04%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) Docker
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) SCCM
1 8 (16.33%) SCOM
2 4 (8.16%) Ansible
3 2 (4.08%) Puppet
3 2 (4.08%) Terraform
4 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) McAfee
2 6 (12.24%) VMware
3 5 (10.20%) Cisco
4 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.08%) Citrix
5 2 (4.08%) Infor
5 2 (4.08%) SAP
5 2 (4.08%) Siemens
6 1 (2.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.04%) F5
6 1 (2.04%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.04%) Google
6 1 (2.04%) Juniper
6 1 (2.04%) Mapbox
6 1 (2.04%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.04%) Sony