Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 16 October 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
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 260 199
Rank change year-on-year +2 -61 +1
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 1,083 1,010 1,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 1.02% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.19% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 653 941
UK median daily rate £436 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.69% -1.18% +1.80%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 23 27
UK median hourly rate £29.58 £28.73 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +29.12% -25.83%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.32 £13.61
90th Percentile £43.00 £47.30 £44.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.48% +37.78% -25.19%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,893 85,050 90,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.18% 85.72% 85.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,634 56,312 59,554
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,433 2,068 2,444
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +6.82%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Process Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 16 October 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
England -4 978 £439 +3.18% 314
UK excluding London -7 713 £425 +6.25% 260
London +13 344 £463 +0.54% 79
South East -47 200 £434 +8.44% 52
Midlands +16 157 £435 +35.94% 54
North of England -28 120 £425 +3.66% 54
West Midlands +38 113 £438 +16.67% 45
East of England +31 86 £475 +13.10% 18
South West -19 69 £400 - 57
Scotland -2 58 £375 -3.23% 15
North West -9 55 £425 -5.56% 30
Yorkshire -14 49 £425 -2.97% 22
East Midlands -23 42 £386 +23.60% 9
Northern Ireland +43 16 £400 -3.03% 3
North East -4 16 £463 +36.03% 2
Wales -11 11 £383 +17.78% 7

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 338 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (30.56%) Finance
3 194 (17.91%) Problem-Solving
4 187 (17.27%) Project Management
5 160 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
6 152 (14.04%) SQL
7 145 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 144 (13.30%) Microsoft
9 141 (13.02%) ITIL
10 135 (12.47%) Java
11 122 (11.27%) Business Analysis
12 116 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
13 113 (10.43%) Scrum
13 113 (10.43%) Test Strategy
14 109 (10.06%) Oracle
15 102 (9.42%) Continuous Improvement
16 100 (9.23%) DevOps
17 96 (8.86%) Change Management
18 92 (8.49%) Configuration Management
18 92 (8.49%) Six Sigma
19 89 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
20 88 (8.13%) Linux
21 87 (8.03%) Windows
21 87 (8.03%) Degree
22 83 (7.66%) PRINCE2
22 83 (7.66%) Unix
23 82 (7.57%) Service Management
24 79 (7.29%) Banking
25 78 (7.20%) Data Modelling
26 77 (7.11%) Security Cleared

Process Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 54 (4.99%) WebLogic
2 45 (4.16%) Confluence
3 42 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.29%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.11%) nginx
6 11 (1.02%) CMS
7 10 (0.92%) OpenStack
7 10 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.83%) NServiceBus
9 8 (0.74%) IIS
9 8 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.65%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.65%) SAP Portal
11 6 (0.55%) Documentum
11 6 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.55%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.46%) Apache Qpid
12 5 (0.46%) JBoss
12 5 (0.46%) SAS
13 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 116 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (4.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (4.62%) MS Visio
5 26 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.28%) SPSS
8 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.092%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.092%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
1 11 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (1.02%) SAP PSCD
2 5 (0.46%) Maximo
2 5 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.46%) SAP HCM
3 4 (0.37%) CA PPM
3 4 (0.37%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.37%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.37%) SAP GRC
3 4 (0.37%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.28%) Servitor
5 2 (0.18%) BPCS
5 2 (0.18%) Movex
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.18%) Primavera
5 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.03%) Office 365
4 13 (1.20%) GitHub
4 13 (1.20%) Google Analytics
5 11 (1.02%) PaaS
6 9 (0.83%) IaaS
6 9 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
7 7 (0.65%) SaaS
8 6 (0.55%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.46%) IBM Blueworks
10 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.18%) Heroku
11 2 (0.18%) Slack
11 2 (0.18%) Trello
11 2 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.75%) Internet
2 18 (1.66%) Firewall
3 16 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.29%) HTTP
4 14 (1.29%) SSL
5 9 (0.83%) DNS
5 9 (0.83%) VPN
6 7 (0.65%) Broadband
6 7 (0.65%) LAN
7 6 (0.55%) VoIP
7 6 (0.55%) WAN
8 5 (0.46%) DHCP
8 5 (0.46%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.46%) OpenVPN
9 4 (0.37%) BGP
9 4 (0.37%) DSL
9 4 (0.37%) MGCP
9 4 (0.37%) Network Security
9 4 (0.37%) OSPF
9 4 (0.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
3 24 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.12%) NoSQL
5 20 (1.85%) Big Data
5 20 (1.85%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.66%) MySQL
7 16 (1.48%) Power BI
7 16 (1.48%) RDBMS
8 14 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
8 14 (1.29%) Oracle Database
8 14 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.02%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (0.83%) Data Mining
12 9 (0.83%) DB2
13 6 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 69 (6.37%) JIRA
2 66 (6.09%) Git (software)
3 62 (5.72%) Jenkins
4 38 (3.51%) Bitbucket
5 35 (3.23%) Selenium
6 26 (2.40%) Cucumber
7 21 (1.94%) Maven
8 20 (1.85%) CA Gen
9 14 (1.29%) IntelliJ
9 14 (1.29%) Mockito
10 12 (1.11%) Ant
10 12 (1.11%) Gatling
10 12 (1.11%) Grunt
10 12 (1.11%) gulp
10 12 (1.11%) Karma Test Runner
10 12 (1.11%) Sublime Text
11 11 (1.02%) Artifactory
11 11 (1.02%) GitLab
11 11 (1.02%) SpecFlow
12 10 (0.92%) JUnit
General
1 331 (30.56%) Finance
2 79 (7.29%) Banking
3 44 (4.06%) Retail
4 43 (3.97%) Legal
5 41 (3.79%) Manufacturing
6 39 (3.60%) Telecoms
7 30 (2.77%) Marketing
8 20 (1.85%) Military
9 19 (1.75%) Back Office
10 18 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (1.29%) Billing
12 10 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.83%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.83%) Publishing
14 8 (0.74%) Law
15 7 (0.65%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.55%) Advertising
16 6 (0.55%) Front Office
17 5 (0.46%) Games
17 5 (0.46%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 325 (30.01%) Analyst
2 181 (16.71%) Business Analyst
3 118 (10.90%) Developer
4 84 (7.76%) Project Manager
5 66 (6.09%) Consultant
6 44 (4.06%) Process Analyst
7 28 (2.59%) Service Manager
8 27 (2.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 25 (2.31%) Java Developer
10 24 (2.22%) Data Analyst
11 23 (2.12%) IT Analyst
12 21 (1.94%) Senior Analyst
13 20 (1.85%) Architect
13 20 (1.85%) Business Process Analyst
13 20 (1.85%) Technical Specialist
14 19 (1.75%) Scrum Master
14 19 (1.75%) Software Engineer
15 18 (1.66%) Designer
15 18 (1.66%) Process Consultant
16 17 (1.57%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.16%) .NET
2 41 (3.79%) J2EE
3 32 (2.95%) RESTful
3 32 (2.95%) Spring
4 28 (2.59%) CSS
4 28 (2.59%) XML
5 27 (2.49%) Spring Boot
6 25 (2.31%) REST
7 24 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
8 23 (2.12%) Web Services
9 22 (2.03%) Middleware
10 20 (1.85%) HTML
11 18 (1.66%) AngularJS
12 17 (1.57%) jQuery
13 16 (1.48%) SOAP
14 14 (1.29%) Kafka
14 14 (1.29%) Velocity
15 13 (1.20%) JSON
16 12 (1.11%) Node.js
16 12 (1.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 160 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (6.93%) Management Information System
3 48 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (3.69%) User Experience
5 27 (2.49%) PMI
6 21 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.85%) Virtual Team
8 19 (1.75%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.29%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (0.92%) Robotics
13 8 (0.74%) PKI
13 8 (0.74%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.65%) CMDB
15 6 (0.55%) Life Science
15 6 (0.55%) NHS
15 6 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (8.13%) Linux
2 87 (8.03%) Windows
3 83 (7.66%) Unix
4 22 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (1.57%) Ubuntu
6 16 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.29%) Windows Server
8 12 (1.11%) Solaris
9 10 (0.92%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.83%) AIX
10 9 (0.83%) VME
10 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.74%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.55%) Android
13 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.28%) CentOS
14 3 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.28%) zOS
15 1 (0.092%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (17.91%) Problem-Solving
3 187 (17.27%) Project Management
4 145 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 141 (13.02%) ITIL
6 122 (11.27%) Business Analysis
7 113 (10.43%) Scrum
7 113 (10.43%) Test Strategy
8 102 (9.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 100 (9.23%) DevOps
10 96 (8.86%) Change Management
11 92 (8.49%) Configuration Management
11 92 (8.49%) Six Sigma
12 89 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
13 83 (7.66%) PRINCE2
14 82 (7.57%) Service Management
15 78 (7.20%) Data Modelling
16 76 (7.02%) Test Automation
17 75 (6.93%) Business Process Improvement
18 67 (6.19%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (14.04%) SQL
2 135 (12.47%) Java
3 63 (5.82%) Shell Script
4 61 (5.63%) Perl
5 46 (4.25%) C#
5 46 (4.25%) Python
6 45 (4.16%) PL/SQL
7 41 (3.79%) JavaScript
8 28 (2.59%) PowerShell
9 22 (2.03%) Ruby
10 17 (1.57%) VBA
11 15 (1.39%) Groovy
12 14 (1.29%) VB
13 13 (1.20%) C
13 13 (1.20%) Java 8
14 12 (1.11%) Haskell
15 11 (1.02%) ABAP
15 11 (1.02%) Bash Shell
16 10 (0.92%) COBOL
17 9 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (8.03%) Degree
2 77 (7.11%) Security Cleared
3 69 (6.37%) SC Cleared
4 42 (3.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 33 (3.05%) PMI Certification
6 28 (2.59%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 19 (1.75%) PMP
8 17 (1.57%) ISEB
9 14 (1.29%) CISSP
9 14 (1.29%) Master's Degree
10 13 (1.20%) CISM
11 11 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.74%) CISA
12 8 (0.74%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (6.83%) QA
2 32 (2.95%) SLA
3 30 (2.77%) PMO
4 18 (1.66%) GDPR
5 17 (1.57%) Data Quality
6 16 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.83%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.65%) COBIT
9 7 (0.65%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.65%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.55%) COSO
10 6 (0.55%) GCP
11 5 (0.46%) ISO 13485
11 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.28%) GAMP
13 3 (0.28%) Solvency II
14 2 (0.18%) GLP
System Software
1 60 (5.54%) Docker
2 42 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.74%) ProxySG
5 7 (0.65%) Firmware
6 4 (0.37%) XenApp
6 4 (0.37%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.28%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 3 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.18%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.18%) KVM
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.092%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.092%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.092%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.092%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (3.79%) Puppet
2 37 (3.42%) Ansible
3 24 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (2.03%) SCCM
5 19 (1.75%) Terraform
6 16 (1.48%) Kibana
6 16 (1.48%) Kubernetes
7 14 (1.29%) Grafana
8 11 (1.02%) Nagios
9 6 (0.55%) HP ALM
9 6 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (0.37%) SCOM
11 3 (0.28%) Packer
11 3 (0.28%) vMotion
12 2 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
12 2 (0.18%) logstash
Vendors
1 144 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 109 (10.06%) Oracle
3 64 (5.91%) SAP
4 37 (3.42%) BEA
4 37 (3.42%) webMethods
5 33 (3.05%) Red Hat
6 26 (2.40%) Google
7 24 (2.22%) HP
7 24 (2.22%) Informatica
8 23 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (2.12%) ServiceNow
9 22 (2.03%) Pega
10 20 (1.85%) VMware
11 19 (1.75%) Adobe
12 16 (1.48%) IBM
12 16 (1.48%) Xerox
13 12 (1.11%) Cisco
13 12 (1.11%) Citrix
14 11 (1.02%) McAfee
14 11 (1.02%) Splunk