Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 200 195
Rank change year-on-year -47 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 1044 1374 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.32% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.57% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 914 868
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £282 £252
90th Percentile £575 £588 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 37
UK median hourly rate £23.68 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.27% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £14.10 £12.50 £14.30
90th Percentile £43.75 £55.00 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.73 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +14.92% -16.67% +26.32%

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 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -52 963 £425 - 203
UK excluding London -21 677 £400 - 149
London -108 344 £450 -7.69% 59
South East +5 239 £400 -5.88% 36
North of England -1 131 £428 +14.20% 52
Midlands 0 130 £345 -14.81% 14
East Midlands +42 70 £333 -26.11% 6
South West +23 65 £401 -5.59% 14
North West -23 63 £450 +12.50% 23
West Midlands -37 57 £388 +3.33% 8
Scotland -33 49 £375 -11.24% 2
East of England -38 49 £413 +10.00% 28
Yorkshire +2 44 £438 +5.48% 23
North East +38 24 £340 -3.00% 6
Northern Ireland -46 9 £413 +37.50%
Wales -2 6 £325 -16.13% 3

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 316 (30.27%) Finance
2 297 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (21.93%) Project Management
4 168 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
5 163 (15.61%) ITIL
6 145 (13.89%) Change Management
7 143 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 131 (12.55%) Business Analysis
9 122 (11.69%) Service Delivery
10 121 (11.59%) Microsoft
11 118 (11.30%) Six Sigma
12 112 (10.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 110 (10.54%) Scrum
14 97 (9.29%) Banking
15 92 (8.81%) SAP
15 92 (8.81%) SQL
16 82 (7.85%) Microsoft Excel
17 81 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
17 81 (7.76%) Degree
18 80 (7.66%) Lean Six Sigma
19 73 (6.99%) User Experience
20 72 (6.90%) Service Management
21 71 (6.80%) Business Process Improvement
22 67 (6.42%) Windows
22 67 (6.42%) User Acceptance Testing
23 66 (6.32%) Telecoms
24 65 (6.23%) Coaching
25 64 (6.13%) Security Cleared
26 63 (6.03%) Oracle
27 61 (5.84%) PRINCE2

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 37 (3.54%) Confluence
2 27 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.72%) CMS
4 17 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 16 (1.53%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.15%) OpenStack
7 11 (1.05%) JBoss
7 11 (1.05%) SAS
8 10 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (0.86%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.77%) IIS
11 6 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.38%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.38%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.29%) Apache
13 3 (0.29%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.19%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.19%) Mule
Applications
1 82 (7.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 81 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
3 60 (5.75%) MS Visio
4 49 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.67%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.38%) SPSS
8 2 (0.19%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.096%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.096%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.77%) SAP CO
2 8 (0.77%) SAP MM
3 7 (0.67%) SAP Payroll
4 6 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.57%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.48%) Maximo
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.48%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.38%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.29%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.29%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.29%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
1 38 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
2 34 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.72%) Office 365
4 15 (1.44%) PaaS
5 12 (1.15%) IaaS
6 8 (0.77%) Lucidchart
7 7 (0.67%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.48%) Firebase
8 5 (0.48%) Taleo
9 4 (0.38%) Boomi
10 3 (0.29%) GitHub
10 3 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
10 3 (0.29%) Trello
11 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.19%) SaaS
11 2 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.096%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.096%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.096%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.82%) Internet
1 19 (1.82%) Network Security
2 15 (1.44%) Firewall
2 15 (1.44%) WAN
3 14 (1.34%) LAN
3 14 (1.34%) VPN
4 12 (1.15%) SMS
5 9 (0.86%) 3G
5 9 (0.86%) LDAP
6 8 (0.77%) DNS
7 7 (0.67%) DHCP
7 7 (0.67%) SAN
8 6 (0.57%) SSL
8 6 (0.57%) Wireless
9 5 (0.48%) BGP
9 5 (0.48%) Broadband
9 5 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.38%) ADSL
10 4 (0.38%) ISDN
10 4 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
3 15 (1.44%) Relational Database
4 14 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (0.96%) MySQL
5 10 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (0.96%) SAP HANA
6 9 (0.86%) Data Mining
7 8 (0.77%) Power BI
8 7 (0.67%) Big Data
8 7 (0.67%) Spotfire
9 6 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.57%) SAP BW
9 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.38%) DB2
11 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 60 (5.75%) JIRA
2 25 (2.39%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.72%) Maven
4 16 (1.53%) Selenium
5 15 (1.44%) Visual Studio
6 14 (1.34%) Git (software)
7 13 (1.25%) JUnit
8 12 (1.15%) Ant
8 12 (1.15%) Mockito
9 8 (0.77%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.67%) Axure RP
10 7 (0.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 6 (0.57%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.57%) GitLab
12 5 (0.48%) NUnit
12 5 (0.48%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.38%) dotCover
13 4 (0.38%) NDepend
13 4 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 316 (30.27%) Finance
2 97 (9.29%) Banking
3 66 (6.32%) Telecoms
4 40 (3.83%) Marketing
5 38 (3.64%) Retail
6 34 (3.26%) Manufacturing
7 32 (3.07%) Legal
8 16 (1.53%) Billing
8 16 (1.53%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.25%) Automotive
11 11 (1.05%) Advertising
11 11 (1.05%) Electronics
11 11 (1.05%) Military
12 9 (0.86%) Front Office
12 9 (0.86%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.67%) Back Office
13 7 (0.67%) International Banking
13 7 (0.67%) Local Government
13 7 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 401 (38.41%) Analyst
2 222 (21.26%) Business Analyst
3 92 (8.81%) Project Manager
4 77 (7.38%) Consultant
5 70 (6.70%) Developer
6 66 (6.32%) Process Analyst
7 43 (4.12%) Delivery Manager
8 40 (3.83%) IT Analyst
9 36 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
10 33 (3.16%) Business Process Analyst
10 33 (3.16%) Data Analyst
11 29 (2.78%) Digital Analyst
12 28 (2.68%) SAP Consultant
13 27 (2.59%) Business IT Analyst
14 26 (2.49%) Senior Manager
15 25 (2.39%) Digital Business Analyst
16 24 (2.30%) Administrator
16 24 (2.30%) IT Business Analyst
16 24 (2.30%) Service Manager
17 23 (2.20%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (4.89%) .NET
2 41 (3.93%) Web Services
3 40 (3.83%) XML
4 26 (2.49%) AngularJS
4 26 (2.49%) HTML
5 23 (2.20%) REST
6 21 (2.01%) Node.js
7 20 (1.92%) .NET Framework
7 20 (1.92%) jQuery
8 18 (1.72%) React
9 17 (1.63%) Spring
10 16 (1.53%) CSS
10 16 (1.53%) WCF
11 14 (1.34%) ASP.NET
11 14 (1.34%) RESTful
12 12 (1.15%) Java EE
12 12 (1.15%) JMS
12 12 (1.15%) Middleware
13 11 (1.05%) JSON
13 11 (1.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 168 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (6.99%) User Experience
3 56 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.11%) Virtual Team
5 17 (1.63%) FMCG
6 11 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 10 (0.96%) PMI
8 9 (0.86%) CMDB
9 8 (0.77%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.77%) Frameworx
9 8 (0.77%) NHS
9 8 (0.77%) Social Media
10 7 (0.67%) Data Centre
11 6 (0.57%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.57%) Wiki
12 5 (0.48%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.48%) e-Learning
12 5 (0.48%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 67 (6.42%) Windows
2 52 (4.98%) Linux
3 23 (2.20%) Unix
4 13 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.15%) Windows 7
6 10 (0.96%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.67%) AIX
8 5 (0.48%) Solaris
8 5 (0.48%) SUSE
8 5 (0.48%) Windows 2000
8 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.48%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.096%) Android
10 1 (0.096%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.096%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.096%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (21.93%) Project Management
3 163 (15.61%) ITIL
4 145 (13.89%) Change Management
5 143 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 131 (12.55%) Business Analysis
7 122 (11.69%) Service Delivery
8 118 (11.30%) Six Sigma
9 112 (10.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 110 (10.54%) Scrum
11 80 (7.66%) Lean Six Sigma
12 72 (6.90%) Service Management
13 71 (6.80%) Business Process Improvement
14 67 (6.42%) User Acceptance Testing
15 65 (6.23%) Coaching
16 61 (5.84%) PRINCE2
16 61 (5.84%) SDLC
17 60 (5.75%) User Stories
18 58 (5.56%) Mentoring
19 56 (5.36%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (8.81%) SQL
2 57 (5.46%) JavaScript
3 49 (4.69%) Java
4 43 (4.12%) C#
5 19 (1.82%) C
5 19 (1.82%) Python
6 14 (1.34%) T-SQL
7 13 (1.25%) PowerShell
8 11 (1.05%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.96%) XPath
10 9 (0.86%) ABAP
11 8 (0.77%) C++
11 8 (0.77%) VBA
12 5 (0.48%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.48%) Perl
12 5 (0.48%) PHP
13 4 (0.38%) C++/CLI
13 4 (0.38%) GraphQL
13 4 (0.38%) R
13 4 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (7.76%) Degree
2 64 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 41 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 33 (3.16%) PMI Certification
5 26 (2.49%) ISEB
6 24 (2.30%) PMP
7 17 (1.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 16 (1.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 15 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (1.34%) CCIE
11 13 (1.25%) CISSP
12 11 (1.05%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 10 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (0.96%) CISM
14 9 (0.86%) CCNA
15 8 (0.77%) CCSP
16 7 (0.67%) ACCA
17 6 (0.57%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.56%) PMO
1 58 (5.56%) QA
2 40 (3.83%) SLA
3 22 (2.11%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.53%) GDPR
5 12 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.96%) GxP
7 9 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.57%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.48%) COBIT
9 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.38%) Def Stans
10 4 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.29%) EMIR
11 3 (0.29%) MiFID
11 3 (0.29%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.19%) GCP
12 2 (0.19%) IFRS
12 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
System Software
1 42 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.57%) Docker
4 5 (0.48%) Firmware
4 5 (0.48%) vSphere
5 3 (0.29%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.19%) IAG
6 2 (0.19%) KVM
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.19%) RHEV
6 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.096%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.096%) SRDF
7 1 (0.096%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.096%) XenApp
7 1 (0.096%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (2.01%) Ansible
2 19 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.72%) Puppet
4 13 (1.25%) SCCM
5 8 (0.77%) Terraform
6 7 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.38%) Kibana
8 3 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.29%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.19%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.19%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (0.19%) Nessus
9 2 (0.19%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.19%) Nmap
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.19%) QRadar
9 2 (0.19%) SCOM
9 2 (0.19%) ThinApp
9 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 121 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 92 (8.81%) SAP
3 63 (6.03%) Oracle
4 31 (2.97%) Cisco
5 28 (2.68%) ServiceNow
6 24 (2.30%) VMware
7 20 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.63%) HP
9 12 (1.15%) Google
9 12 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.05%) Citrix
10 11 (1.05%) IBM
10 11 (1.05%) Workday
11 10 (0.96%) Sitecore
12 9 (0.86%) Adobe
12 9 (0.86%) Concur
12 9 (0.86%) Splunk
12 9 (0.86%) Tableau
13 8 (0.77%) BMC
13 8 (0.77%) Remedy