Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 149 129 127
Rank change year-on-year -20 -2 +49
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 82 68 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.29% 1.31% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.59% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 58
South West median daily rate £400 £404 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.03% -4.90% -3.41%
10th Percentile £302 £307 £350
90th Percentile £546 £575 £541
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £31.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.16% -13.89% +34.58%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.14 £36.75
% change year-on-year +65.56% -42.48% +25.23%

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 5,451 4,276 4,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.88% 82.39% 82.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,508 2,670 2,905
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £283 £256 £233
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 175 293
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% -10.54%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.45 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.45 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 21 January 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
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 21 January 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 -31 33 £400 -15.79% 4
Bristol -19 22 £390 +4.00% 16
Gloucestershire -9 10 £306 -35.53% 5
Devon +1 7 £553 +41.95% 1
Dorset +10 5 £400 - 5
Somerset -8 1 - - 3
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 37 (45.12%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.71%) Finance
3 20 (24.39%) Scrum
3 20 (24.39%) Security Cleared
3 20 (24.39%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (23.17%) Project Management
5 18 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (18.29%) Coaching
7 13 (15.85%) ITIL
7 13 (15.85%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (14.63%) Test Automation
8 12 (14.63%) SC Cleared
9 11 (13.41%) Business Process Improvement
10 10 (12.20%) BDD
10 10 (12.20%) TDD
11 9 (10.98%) DV Cleared
11 9 (10.98%) Business Analysis
11 9 (10.98%) Degree
11 9 (10.98%) Jenkins
12 8 (9.76%) Performance Testing
13 7 (8.54%) Six Sigma
13 7 (8.54%) Configuration Management
13 7 (8.54%) JIRA
13 7 (8.54%) Performance Engineering
13 7 (8.54%) Git (software)
13 7 (8.54%) Decision-Making
14 6 (7.32%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
14 6 (7.32%) SDLC
14 6 (7.32%) Burndown Charts

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 2 (2.44%) Apache Qpid
1 2 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Actimize
1 1 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (1.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Firewall
2 1 (1.22%) DHCP
2 1 (1.22%) DNS
2 1 (1.22%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.22%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (1.22%) Power BI
2 1 (1.22%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.54%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.54%) JIRA
3 6 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.88%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.88%) HP UFT
4 4 (4.88%) Selenium
5 3 (3.66%) Maven
6 1 (1.22%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.22%) Gradle
6 1 (1.22%) JMeter
6 1 (1.22%) MSI
6 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
General
1 26 (31.71%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.44%) Back Office
4 2 (2.44%) Electronics
4 2 (2.44%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.44%) Local Government
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
4 2 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Automotive
5 1 (1.22%) Billing
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Military
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (23.17%) Analyst
2 13 (15.85%) Business Analyst
3 10 (12.20%) Scrum Master
4 8 (9.76%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (7.32%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.88%) Automation Tester
6 4 (4.88%) Performance Test Leader
6 4 (4.88%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Test Leader
6 4 (4.88%) Tester
7 3 (3.66%) Consultant
7 3 (3.66%) ITIL Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Process Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (3.66%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.44%) Change Manager
8 2 (2.44%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) Middleware
1 6 (7.32%) Velocity
2 4 (4.88%) REST
2 4 (4.88%) SOAP
3 2 (2.44%) .NET
3 2 (2.44%) Kafka
3 2 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.44%) XML
4 1 (1.22%) JSON
4 1 (1.22%) Web Services
4 1 (1.22%) WSDL
4 1 (1.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (15.85%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.88%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.44%) CMDB
6 1 (1.22%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.22%) DataPower
6 1 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.22%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.22%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) Windows
2 4 (4.88%) Linux
3 2 (2.44%) Unix
3 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.22%) AIX
4 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.22%) Solaris
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (45.12%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.39%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (24.39%) Scrum
3 19 (23.17%) Project Management
4 15 (18.29%) Coaching
5 13 (15.85%) ITIL
6 12 (14.63%) Test Automation
7 11 (13.41%) Business Process Improvement
8 10 (12.20%) BDD
8 10 (12.20%) TDD
9 9 (10.98%) Business Analysis
10 8 (9.76%) Performance Testing
11 7 (8.54%) Configuration Management
11 7 (8.54%) Decision-Making
11 7 (8.54%) Performance Engineering
11 7 (8.54%) Six Sigma
12 6 (7.32%) Burndown Charts
12 6 (7.32%) Epics
12 6 (7.32%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 6 (7.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.32%) SQL
2 4 (4.88%) Java
3 3 (3.66%) C
3 3 (3.66%) Python
4 2 (2.44%) Perl
4 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.22%) C#
5 1 (1.22%) C++
5 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.98%) Degree
3 9 (10.98%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.66%) HNC
5 3 (3.66%) HND
6 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.44%) ISEB
6 2 (2.44%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.44%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (2.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) COBIT
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Docker
1 3 (3.66%) Firmware
2 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) CA Service Virtualization
2 4 (4.88%) Ansible
3 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.66%) Puppet
4 2 (2.44%) Nagios
5 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.22%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (6.10%) CA
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.66%) VMware
3 2 (2.44%) McAfee
4 1 (1.22%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.22%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco
4 1 (1.22%) Citrix
4 1 (1.22%) Micro Focus
4 1 (1.22%) NetIQ
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle
4 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.22%) SAP
4 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.22%) Siemens