Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 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
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 244 237 214
Rank change year-on-year -7 -23 -15
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 1,136 1,109 1,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.12% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.30% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 696 822
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £267 £263 £281
90th Percentile £595 £588 £582
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +7.19% -3.03% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 32
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £19.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -48.68% +26.67%
10th Percentile £12.93 £14.05 £15.13
90th Percentile £115.00 £43.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £21.78 £37.50
% change year-on-year +51.52% -41.92% +27.79%

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 86,414 85,323 81,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 85.82% 85.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,019 57,103 53,978
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £645 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,196 2,002 2,356
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.11 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +1.19% -0.72%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.21 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.48% +6.67% -10.00%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 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
England -9 1,027 £450 +5.88% 265
UK excluding London -22 730 £429 +7.19% 238
London +15 369 £475 +1.88% 63
South East -46 197 £463 +8.82% 67
Midlands +42 174 £425 +21.43% 34
West Midlands +56 145 £435 +16.00% 24
North of England -46 102 £425 +3.03% 57
East of England +36 87 £475 +11.76% 10
South West -9 87 £400 -1.74% 34
Scotland -9 61 £425 +11.48% 11
North West -25 50 £419 -6.94% 30
Yorkshire -20 38 £400 +3.23% 24
East Midlands -20 27 £388 +11.51% 10
Northern Ireland +39 18 £400 +68.42% 1
North East -15 14 £450 +20.00% 3
Wales -15 5 £333 -8.28% 24

For the 6 months to 15 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 with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 402 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (30.46%) Finance
3 200 (17.61%) Problem-Solving
4 175 (15.40%) Java
5 169 (14.88%) SQL
6 164 (14.44%) Project Management
7 154 (13.56%) Test Strategy
8 138 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 136 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
10 129 (11.36%) ITIL
11 125 (11.00%) Microsoft
12 123 (10.83%) Oracle
13 117 (10.30%) Scrum
14 115 (10.12%) Business Analysis
15 112 (9.86%) JIRA
16 109 (9.60%) Microsoft Excel
17 108 (9.51%) Git (software)
17 108 (9.51%) DevOps
18 106 (9.33%) Unix
19 103 (9.07%) Continuous Improvement
20 98 (8.63%) Data Modelling
21 97 (8.54%) Linux
22 92 (8.10%) Windows
23 91 (8.01%) Test Automation
24 90 (7.92%) Security Cleared
25 89 (7.83%) Six Sigma
26 88 (7.75%) Change Management
27 87 (7.66%) Configuration Management
28 86 (7.57%) Problem Management
29 85 (7.48%) Business Intelligence

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 77 (6.78%) Confluence
2 61 (5.37%) WebLogic
3 35 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (1.14%) SAS
6 12 (1.06%) IIS
6 12 (1.06%) nginx
7 11 (0.97%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (0.70%) CMS
9 8 (0.70%) NServiceBus
10 7 (0.62%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.62%) SAP Portal
11 6 (0.53%) Apache Qpid
11 6 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.35%) JBoss
12 4 (0.35%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 109 (9.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
3 58 (5.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (4.05%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.26%) SPSS
8 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.088%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.088%) InVision
9 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.70%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.62%) Workday HCM
4 6 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.53%) Maximo
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.35%) HFM
5 4 (0.35%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.26%) Actimize
6 3 (0.26%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.18%) Primavera
7 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 65 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (5.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.02%) Office 365
4 14 (1.23%) GitHub
5 13 (1.14%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.70%) PaaS
8 7 (0.62%) IaaS
9 6 (0.53%) IBM Blueworks
10 5 (0.44%) SaaS
10 5 (0.44%) Serverless
10 5 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.26%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.18%) Heroku
12 2 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.85%) Firewall
1 21 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.76%) Internet
3 13 (1.14%) HTTP
3 13 (1.14%) SSL
4 12 (1.06%) DNS
5 11 (0.97%) LAN
6 10 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
6 10 (0.88%) WAN
7 9 (0.79%) VPN
8 8 (0.70%) DHCP
8 8 (0.70%) DSL
8 8 (0.70%) VoIP
9 5 (0.44%) NAS
9 5 (0.44%) Network Security
10 4 (0.35%) Broadband
10 4 (0.35%) Intranet
10 4 (0.35%) SAN
10 4 (0.35%) Skype
10 4 (0.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.79%) BusinessObjects
3 29 (2.55%) Oracle Database
4 26 (2.29%) MySQL
5 25 (2.20%) NoSQL
6 22 (1.94%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.58%) Hadoop
7 18 (1.58%) MongoDB
8 17 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (1.41%) Big Data
10 15 (1.32%) MS Access
11 14 (1.23%) Power BI
12 13 (1.14%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.79%) Amazon Aurora
14 9 (0.79%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.79%) Impala
14 9 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.62%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 112 (9.86%) JIRA
2 108 (9.51%) Git (software)
3 69 (6.07%) Jenkins
4 47 (4.14%) Maven
5 38 (3.35%) Cucumber
6 37 (3.26%) Selenium
7 36 (3.17%) Bitbucket
8 21 (1.85%) Mockito
9 20 (1.76%) CA Gen
10 19 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
11 18 (1.58%) GitLab
12 17 (1.50%) JUnit
13 16 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (1.41%) JMeter
14 14 (1.23%) SoapUI
14 14 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (1.06%) Artifactory
15 12 (1.06%) Gatling
15 12 (1.06%) Karma Test Runner
15 12 (1.06%) SpecFlow
General
1 346 (30.46%) Finance
2 81 (7.13%) Banking
3 45 (3.96%) Retail
4 38 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.73%) Legal
6 26 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 20 (1.76%) Marketing
9 19 (1.67%) Back Office
10 14 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 13 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 12 (1.06%) Law
12 12 (1.06%) Military
13 11 (0.97%) Publishing
14 10 (0.88%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.70%) Billing
16 7 (0.62%) Electronics
17 6 (0.53%) Russian Language
18 4 (0.35%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.35%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 349 (30.72%) Analyst
2 187 (16.46%) Business Analyst
3 135 (11.88%) Developer
4 74 (6.51%) Project Manager
5 70 (6.16%) Process Analyst
6 64 (5.63%) Consultant
7 40 (3.52%) Java Developer
8 36 (3.17%) Architect
9 32 (2.82%) Software Engineer
10 30 (2.64%) Process Improvement Analyst
10 30 (2.64%) Service Manager
11 26 (2.29%) Data Analyst
12 23 (2.02%) Administrator
12 23 (2.02%) Business Process Analyst
13 22 (1.94%) DevOps Engineer
13 22 (1.94%) Scrum Master
13 22 (1.94%) Senior Analyst
14 21 (1.85%) Delivery Manager
14 21 (1.85%) IT Analyst
14 21 (1.85%) Process Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (5.90%) Spring
2 60 (5.28%) .NET
3 54 (4.75%) Spring Boot
4 48 (4.23%) REST
5 38 (3.35%) J2EE
6 36 (3.17%) JSON
7 31 (2.73%) RESTful
8 30 (2.64%) Apache Camel
9 26 (2.29%) CSS
9 26 (2.29%) RabbitMQ
10 24 (2.11%) Web Services
11 23 (2.02%) HTML
12 21 (1.85%) ASP.NET
12 21 (1.85%) XML
13 19 (1.67%) AngularJS
13 19 (1.67%) Middleware
14 18 (1.58%) jQuery
15 17 (1.50%) SOAP
16 16 (1.41%) .NET Framework
17 15 (1.32%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 136 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (6.95%) Management Information System
3 57 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
4 34 (2.99%) User Experience
5 23 (2.02%) Data Centre
6 20 (1.76%) PMI
7 17 (1.50%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.14%) Life Science
9 12 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.70%) Reference Data
11 8 (0.70%) Robotics
12 7 (0.62%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.62%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.62%) PKI
12 7 (0.62%) Replication
12 7 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 106 (9.33%) Unix
2 97 (8.54%) Linux
3 92 (8.10%) Windows
4 21 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (1.50%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.41%) Solaris
7 15 (1.32%) Windows 10
7 15 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.88%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.79%) AIX
11 6 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.26%) Android
12 3 (0.26%) VME
12 3 (0.26%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (17.61%) Problem-Solving
3 164 (14.44%) Project Management
4 154 (13.56%) Test Strategy
5 138 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 129 (11.36%) ITIL
7 117 (10.30%) Scrum
8 115 (10.12%) Business Analysis
9 108 (9.51%) DevOps
10 103 (9.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 98 (8.63%) Data Modelling
12 91 (8.01%) Test Automation
13 89 (7.83%) Six Sigma
14 88 (7.75%) Change Management
15 87 (7.66%) Configuration Management
16 86 (7.57%) Problem Management
17 85 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
18 83 (7.31%) Business Process Improvement
19 79 (6.95%) Analytics
20 67 (5.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 175 (15.40%) Java
2 169 (14.88%) SQL
3 59 (5.19%) Shell Script
4 54 (4.75%) C#
5 50 (4.40%) PL/SQL
6 49 (4.31%) JavaScript
7 47 (4.14%) Python
8 46 (4.05%) Perl
9 22 (1.94%) C
9 22 (1.94%) PowerShell
10 15 (1.32%) Ruby
10 15 (1.32%) VB
11 13 (1.14%) ABAP
11 13 (1.14%) Groovy
11 13 (1.14%) Java 8
12 12 (1.06%) Haskell
12 12 (1.06%) VBA
13 8 (0.70%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.70%) VB6
14 6 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 90 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 84 (7.39%) Degree
3 70 (6.16%) SC Cleared
4 35 (3.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 29 (2.55%) ISEB
6 22 (1.94%) PMI Certification
7 20 (1.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 18 (1.58%) DV Cleared
9 17 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (1.32%) CISSP
11 14 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (1.14%) Master's Degree
13 11 (0.97%) PMP
14 10 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (0.70%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.70%) SANS
16 7 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.62%) CISM
17 6 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.55%) QA
2 42 (3.70%) PMO
3 21 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.85%) SLA
4 19 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (1.58%) GDPR
6 12 (1.06%) COBIT
6 12 (1.06%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.44%) COSO
9 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.26%) GAMP
10 3 (0.26%) ISO 13485
10 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.26%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.18%) GMP
11 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 77 (6.78%) Docker
2 32 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.88%) OpenAM
4 10 (0.88%) OpenDJ
5 9 (0.79%) ProxySG
6 8 (0.70%) Firmware
7 4 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.26%) XenApp
8 3 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.18%) KVM
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.088%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.088%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.088%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (4.40%) Ansible
2 41 (3.61%) Puppet
3 22 (1.94%) Terraform
4 16 (1.41%) SCCM
5 15 (1.32%) Kibana
5 15 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.23%) Kubernetes
7 13 (1.14%) Grafana
7 13 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.62%) Nagios
9 5 (0.44%) CA Service Virtualization
9 5 (0.44%) SCOM
10 4 (0.35%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.26%) QRadar
11 3 (0.26%) vMotion
12 2 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 125 (11.00%) Microsoft
2 123 (10.83%) Oracle
3 46 (4.05%) SAP
4 36 (3.17%) BEA
4 36 (3.17%) webMethods
5 32 (2.82%) Red Hat
6 24 (2.11%) ServiceNow
7 23 (2.02%) Google
7 23 (2.02%) Informatica
8 22 (1.94%) IBM
8 22 (1.94%) Pega
8 22 (1.94%) WSO2
9 20 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.50%) Adobe
11 16 (1.41%) HP
11 16 (1.41%) Splunk
11 16 (1.41%) VMware
12 15 (1.32%) McAfee
13 14 (1.23%) Citrix
14 13 (1.14%) Workday