Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 208 206
Rank change year-on-year -28 -2 -20
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 1,130 1,206 1,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.26% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.50% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 828 844
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £259 £285 £251
90th Percentile £588 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 35 35
UK median hourly rate £19.52 £36.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.78% +28.57% +15.46%
10th Percentile £13.85 £14.35 £11.30
90th Percentile £43.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £33.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -37.88% +17.86% +19.15%

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 85,333 80,386 89,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.78% 83.83% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,948 53,293 58,214
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £264 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,056 2,207 2,618
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.30% +24.63%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.43 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -2.84% -3.85% +23.81%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -28 1,051 £425 - 350
UK excluding London -2 725 £400 - 281
London -45 384 £450 -5.26% 100
South East -4 276 £425 - 71
North of England -17 135 £400 +5.96% 57
Midlands +15 113 £353 -11.88% 54
East of England +11 71 £450 +24.14% 44
North West -39 69 £425 +10.39% 33
South West -5 66 £400 -4.76% 24
West Midlands -13 61 £358 -9.37% 36
East Midlands +27 51 £350 -22.22% 18
Yorkshire +14 49 £375 +7.14% 16
Scotland -16 46 £370 -7.50% 24
North East +49 19 £375 -6.25% 8
Wales +3 14 £350 -12.50% 7
Northern Ireland -11 4 £238 -32.34%

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 326 (28.85%) Finance
2 308 (27.26%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (22.12%) Project Management
4 191 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
5 154 (13.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 152 (13.45%) Change Management
7 148 (13.10%) ITIL
7 148 (13.10%) Business Analysis
8 139 (12.30%) Microsoft
9 124 (10.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 115 (10.18%) Six Sigma
11 112 (9.91%) Business Process Improvement
12 99 (8.76%) SQL
12 99 (8.76%) Service Delivery
13 96 (8.50%) Scrum
14 94 (8.32%) Degree
15 93 (8.23%) Java
16 92 (8.14%) Oracle
17 90 (7.96%) Microsoft Excel
18 89 (7.88%) Banking
18 89 (7.88%) Lean Six Sigma
19 86 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
19 86 (7.61%) SAP
20 85 (7.52%) User Stories
21 79 (6.99%) Coaching
22 76 (6.73%) Security Cleared
23 73 (6.46%) Telecoms
23 73 (6.46%) Mentoring
24 72 (6.37%) PRINCE2
24 72 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 33 (2.92%) Confluence
4 21 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.77%) WebLogic
6 13 (1.15%) OpenStack
7 11 (0.97%) Apache
8 10 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.80%) JBoss
10 8 (0.71%) CMS
10 8 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.62%) IIS
12 6 (0.53%) SAS
13 5 (0.44%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.44%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.35%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.35%) WebLogic Integration
15 3 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 90 (7.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (4.69%) MS Visio
4 49 (4.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.18%) Revit
6 2 (0.18%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (2.30%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (0.97%) SAP CO
2 11 (0.97%) SAP FI
2 11 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.62%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.62%) SAP MM
3 7 (0.62%) SAP Payroll
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.53%) SAP SD
5 5 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.44%) Maximo
6 4 (0.35%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.35%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.35%) Workfront
7 3 (0.27%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.27%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 40 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (2.30%) PaaS
4 25 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (1.68%) Office 365
6 16 (1.42%) IaaS
7 13 (1.15%) OpenShift
8 8 (0.71%) Taleo
9 5 (0.44%) Firebase
10 3 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.27%) Boomi
10 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.27%) SaaS
10 3 (0.27%) Trello
11 2 (0.18%) GitHub
11 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.088%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.088%) FinancialForce
12 1 (0.088%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.77%) Network Security
2 19 (1.68%) Internet
3 18 (1.59%) Firewall
4 13 (1.15%) SMS
4 13 (1.15%) VPN
5 11 (0.97%) WAN
6 10 (0.88%) DHCP
6 10 (0.88%) DNS
6 10 (0.88%) Wireless
7 9 (0.80%) LAN
8 7 (0.62%) 3G
8 7 (0.62%) FTP
8 7 (0.62%) SAN
8 7 (0.62%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.53%) ATM
9 6 (0.53%) SSL
10 5 (0.44%) BGP
10 5 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.44%) VoIP
11 4 (0.35%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
2 16 (1.42%) Oracle Database
3 15 (1.33%) Power BI
4 13 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.15%) Spotfire
5 11 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 9 (0.80%) NuoDB
6 9 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (0.80%) Redis
7 8 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (0.71%) SAP BW
8 7 (0.62%) Data Mining
9 6 (0.53%) Big Data
9 6 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.53%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.44%) MS Access
10 5 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (4.69%) JIRA
2 33 (2.92%) JUnit
3 31 (2.74%) Mockito
4 30 (2.65%) Maven
5 29 (2.57%) Git (software)
6 28 (2.48%) Selenium
7 23 (2.04%) Jenkins
8 22 (1.95%) Ant
9 11 (0.97%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.53%) Subversion
10 6 (0.53%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.35%) CA Gen
11 4 (0.35%) dotCover
11 4 (0.35%) NDepend
11 4 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.27%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.27%) LSMW
12 3 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.27%) Selenium IDE
General
1 326 (28.85%) Finance
2 89 (7.88%) Banking
3 73 (6.46%) Telecoms
4 51 (4.51%) Manufacturing
5 38 (3.36%) Legal
5 38 (3.36%) Marketing
6 36 (3.19%) Retail
7 24 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
8 22 (1.95%) Automotive
8 22 (1.95%) Billing
8 22 (1.95%) Military
9 20 (1.77%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.50%) Publishing
11 12 (1.06%) Front Office
12 11 (0.97%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.88%) Law
14 9 (0.80%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.71%) International Banking
16 7 (0.62%) Advertising
17 5 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 420 (37.17%) Analyst
2 246 (21.77%) Business Analyst
3 83 (7.35%) Developer
4 78 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 74 (6.55%) Consultant
6 67 (5.93%) Process Analyst
7 44 (3.89%) Delivery Manager
8 43 (3.81%) Java Developer
9 42 (3.72%) Business Process Analyst
10 35 (3.10%) Data Analyst
11 34 (3.01%) Architect
11 34 (3.01%) IT Analyst
12 25 (2.21%) Senior Analyst
12 25 (2.21%) Senior Manager
13 22 (1.95%) Administrator
14 21 (1.86%) Change Manager
14 21 (1.86%) Financial Analyst
14 21 (1.86%) SAP Consultant
15 20 (1.77%) PMO Analyst
15 20 (1.77%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.81%) AngularJS
1 43 (3.81%) XML
2 41 (3.63%) jQuery
3 39 (3.45%) React
3 39 (3.45%) Web Services
4 38 (3.36%) Node.js
5 37 (3.27%) REST
6 36 (3.19%) .NET
7 33 (2.92%) Spring
8 29 (2.57%) JMS
9 22 (1.95%) Java EE
10 21 (1.86%) Grails
10 21 (1.86%) JSF
10 21 (1.86%) Play Framework
10 21 (1.86%) Spring MVC
11 18 (1.59%) HTML
12 16 (1.42%) RESTful
13 15 (1.33%) SOAP
14 14 (1.24%) ASP.NET
15 13 (1.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 191 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 56 (4.96%) User Experience
4 19 (1.68%) Data Centre
5 18 (1.59%) PMI
5 18 (1.59%) Virtual Team
6 16 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.06%) CMDB
7 12 (1.06%) FMCG
8 11 (0.97%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.71%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.53%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.53%) Fintech
10 6 (0.53%) N-Tier
10 6 (0.53%) PKI
11 5 (0.44%) Derivative
11 5 (0.44%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.44%) Equities
11 5 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 70 (6.19%) Linux
2 58 (5.13%) Windows
3 24 (2.12%) Unix
4 22 (1.95%) Windows 7
5 12 (1.06%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.80%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.35%) AIX
9 4 (0.35%) HPUX
9 4 (0.35%) SUSE
10 3 (0.27%) Solaris
10 3 (0.27%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.18%) Android
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.088%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.088%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (27.26%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (22.12%) Project Management
3 154 (13.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 152 (13.45%) Change Management
5 148 (13.10%) Business Analysis
5 148 (13.10%) ITIL
6 124 (10.97%) Continuous Improvement
7 115 (10.18%) Six Sigma
8 112 (9.91%) Business Process Improvement
9 99 (8.76%) Service Delivery
10 96 (8.50%) Scrum
11 89 (7.88%) Lean Six Sigma
12 85 (7.52%) User Stories
13 79 (6.99%) Coaching
14 73 (6.46%) Mentoring
15 72 (6.37%) PRINCE2
15 72 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
16 68 (6.02%) Service Management
17 64 (5.66%) Programme Management
18 63 (5.58%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (8.76%) SQL
2 93 (8.23%) Java
3 67 (5.93%) JavaScript
4 36 (3.19%) C#
5 27 (2.39%) Python
6 25 (2.21%) C
7 21 (1.86%) XPath
8 20 (1.77%) PowerShell
9 14 (1.24%) PL/SQL
10 11 (0.97%) VBA
11 10 (0.88%) Perl
12 9 (0.80%) C++
12 9 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.80%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.71%) VB
14 7 (0.62%) Ruby
15 6 (0.53%) ABAP
15 6 (0.53%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.53%) Go
16 5 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 94 (8.32%) Degree
2 76 (6.73%) Security Cleared
3 51 (4.51%) SC Cleared
4 43 (3.81%) PMI Certification
5 36 (3.19%) PMP
6 30 (2.65%) ISEB
7 22 (1.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 21 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 18 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (1.42%) CISSP
10 16 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 15 (1.33%) CCIE
11 15 (1.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 14 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.15%) CISM
14 11 (0.97%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 11 (0.97%) CCNA
15 10 (0.88%) DV Cleared
16 9 (0.80%) CCNP
16 9 (0.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.31%) QA
2 59 (5.22%) PMO
3 47 (4.16%) SLA
4 31 (2.74%) GDPR
5 21 (1.86%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.15%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.97%) Def Stans
7 11 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
7 11 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.80%) GxP
10 8 (0.71%) EMIR
10 8 (0.71%) MiFID
11 7 (0.62%) PCI DSS
12 6 (0.53%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.35%) COBIT
13 4 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
14 3 (0.27%) Basel III
14 3 (0.27%) FATCA
14 3 (0.27%) IFRS
System Software
1 30 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.97%) Docker
3 8 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.35%) Firmware
4 4 (0.35%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.27%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.27%) Snort
5 3 (0.27%) vSphere
5 3 (0.27%) XenApp
6 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.18%) IAG
6 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.088%) SRDF
7 1 (0.088%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (3.81%) Ansible
2 41 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (3.45%) Puppet
4 20 (1.77%) SCCM
5 14 (1.24%) HP ALM
6 10 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.35%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.35%) Terraform
7 4 (0.35%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.27%) QRadar
8 3 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.18%) Consul
9 2 (0.18%) Control-M
9 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.18%) OPNET
9 2 (0.18%) SCOM
9 2 (0.18%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 139 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 92 (8.14%) Oracle
3 86 (7.61%) SAP
4 30 (2.65%) ServiceNow
5 28 (2.48%) Cisco
6 27 (2.39%) HP
7 25 (2.21%) IBM
8 24 (2.12%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (1.42%) VMware
10 15 (1.33%) Citrix
11 14 (1.24%) Tableau
12 13 (1.15%) Ariba
12 13 (1.15%) Workday
13 10 (0.88%) Google
14 8 (0.71%) Adobe
14 8 (0.71%) Cadence
14 8 (0.71%) CyberArk
14 8 (0.71%) Remedy
15 7 (0.62%) Splunk