Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 226 200
Rank change year-on-year -19 -26 -10
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 1,108 1,027 1,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.14% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.35% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 686 871
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% -2.33%
10th Percentile £260 £304 £250
90th Percentile £586 £575 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 34 24
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £30.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.27% +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £15.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £48.75 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.47 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -31.78% +20.00% +7.53%

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 86,328 76,297 88,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.64% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,927 50,066 58,247
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,269 2,066 2,323
UK median hourly rate £21.78 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.88% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -20.00% -6.82% +22.71%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -20 1,012 £425 - 286
UK excluding London -8 718 £413 +3.13% 224
London -16 365 £450 - 85
South East -34 249 £425 +3.03% 50
North of England -19 144 £400 +6.67% 58
Midlands -1 96 £340 -16.20% 54
East of England +39 94 £470 -3.59% 21
North West -49 73 £413 +10.00% 35
South West -11 60 £375 -9.09% 18
Scotland -8 59 £403 +3.87% 14
Yorkshire +8 56 £388 +10.71% 20
West Midlands -27 53 £358 -15.17% 42
East Midlands +21 43 £339 -9.67% 12
North East +4 18 £455 +27.27% 3
Wales 0 13 £350 - 3
Northern Ireland +5 4 £525 +27.27% 6

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 370 (33.39%) Finance
2 279 (25.18%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (19.77%) Project Management
4 202 (18.23%) Problem-Solving
5 184 (16.61%) Analytical Skills
6 176 (15.88%) Microsoft
7 162 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 141 (12.73%) Business Analysis
9 138 (12.45%) Change Management
10 136 (12.27%) ITIL
11 119 (10.74%) Microsoft Excel
12 118 (10.65%) Continuous Improvement
13 113 (10.20%) SQL
14 110 (9.93%) Degree
15 104 (9.39%) Oracle
16 101 (9.12%) Business Process Improvement
17 97 (8.75%) Java
18 95 (8.57%) Six Sigma
19 93 (8.39%) Banking
19 93 (8.39%) DevOps
20 85 (7.67%) Mentoring
21 81 (7.31%) Configuration Management
21 81 (7.31%) Microsoft Office
21 81 (7.31%) Management Information System
22 80 (7.22%) Scrum
23 79 (7.13%) Linux
24 76 (6.86%) Windows
24 76 (6.86%) SAP
25 75 (6.77%) Service Delivery
25 75 (6.77%) Service Management

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 52 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 38 (3.43%) Confluence
3 30 (2.71%) WebLogic
4 24 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 23 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.08%) OpenStack
7 11 (0.99%) Apache
7 11 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.90%) IIS
8 10 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.54%) CMS
10 6 (0.54%) JBoss
10 6 (0.54%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.45%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.45%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.45%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 119 (10.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 81 (7.31%) Microsoft Office
3 66 (5.96%) MS Visio
4 56 (5.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) Gliffy
7 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.18%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.090%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.090%) Revit
Business Applications
1 17 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.90%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.90%) SAP FI
4 9 (0.81%) SAP CO
4 9 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.63%) Servitor
6 6 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.36%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.36%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.27%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.27%) Summit
8 3 (0.27%) Workfront
9 2 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.18%) Endur
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.18%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 57 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.90%) PaaS
4 15 (1.35%) Office 365
5 12 (1.08%) IaaS
5 12 (1.08%) OpenShift
6 11 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.99%) SaaS
7 10 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.27%) Taleo
10 2 (0.18%) GitHub
10 2 (0.18%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.090%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.090%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.090%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.17%) Firewall
1 13 (1.17%) Internet
1 13 (1.17%) SMS
2 8 (0.72%) Network Security
3 7 (0.63%) DNS
3 7 (0.63%) SAN
3 7 (0.63%) VoIP
3 7 (0.63%) VPN
4 6 (0.54%) DHCP
4 6 (0.54%) FTP
4 6 (0.54%) Unified Communications
5 5 (0.45%) Broadband
5 5 (0.45%) SSL
5 5 (0.45%) Wireless
6 4 (0.36%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.36%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (0.36%) WAN
7 3 (0.27%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.27%) HTTP
7 3 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.90%) Oracle Database
3 19 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (1.17%) Power BI
4 13 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (0.99%) MongoDB
5 11 (0.99%) MySQL
6 10 (0.90%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 9 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
7 9 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (0.81%) Redis
8 8 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.63%) NuoDB
10 6 (0.54%) DB2
10 6 (0.54%) MS Access
10 6 (0.54%) Spotfire
11 5 (0.45%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.45%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 62 (5.60%) Git (software)
2 58 (5.23%) JIRA
3 50 (4.51%) Jenkins
4 34 (3.07%) Selenium
5 23 (2.08%) JUnit
6 21 (1.90%) Maven
7 20 (1.81%) Mockito
8 12 (1.08%) Cucumber
8 12 (1.08%) GitLab
9 10 (0.90%) Ant
9 10 (0.90%) CA Gen
10 8 (0.72%) Artifactory
10 8 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.63%) SoapUI
11 7 (0.63%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.45%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.45%) Gradle
12 5 (0.45%) Subversion
13 4 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 370 (33.39%) Finance
2 93 (8.39%) Banking
3 60 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 52 (4.69%) Legal
5 50 (4.51%) Manufacturing
6 44 (3.97%) Marketing
7 38 (3.43%) Retail
8 36 (3.25%) Military
9 23 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
10 21 (1.90%) Billing
11 20 (1.81%) Law
12 19 (1.71%) Financial Institution
12 19 (1.71%) Publishing
13 14 (1.26%) Automotive
14 12 (1.08%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.72%) Back Office
15 8 (0.72%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.63%) Electronics
17 6 (0.54%) International Banking
18 5 (0.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 397 (35.83%) Analyst
2 237 (21.39%) Business Analyst
3 93 (8.39%) Project Manager
4 91 (8.21%) Developer
5 64 (5.78%) Consultant
6 47 (4.24%) Process Analyst
7 41 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 35 (3.16%) Java Developer
9 34 (3.07%) Data Analyst
10 30 (2.71%) Architect
11 26 (2.35%) Senior Analyst
12 24 (2.17%) Business Process Analyst
12 24 (2.17%) Delivery Manager
13 23 (2.08%) IT Analyst
14 22 (1.99%) Senior Manager
15 20 (1.81%) Change Manager
15 20 (1.81%) Coordinator
15 20 (1.81%) Operations Analyst
16 19 (1.71%) Financial Analyst
16 19 (1.71%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.70%) Web Services
2 29 (2.62%) .NET
3 28 (2.53%) AngularJS
4 27 (2.44%) XML
5 24 (2.17%) Spring
6 23 (2.08%) jQuery
6 23 (2.08%) Node.js
7 22 (1.99%) REST
8 21 (1.90%) JMS
8 21 (1.90%) React
9 19 (1.71%) J2EE
10 17 (1.53%) RESTful
11 15 (1.35%) HTML
11 15 (1.35%) SOAP
12 13 (1.17%) CSS
12 13 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (1.08%) Middleware
13 12 (1.08%) Play Framework
13 12 (1.08%) Spring Boot
14 11 (0.99%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 184 (16.61%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (7.31%) Management Information System
3 48 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
4 41 (3.70%) User Experience
5 24 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 22 (1.99%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.99%) PMI
6 22 (1.99%) Virtual Team
7 16 (1.44%) CMDB
8 13 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (0.99%) Robotics
10 9 (0.81%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.72%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.72%) FMCG
12 7 (0.63%) Fintech
12 7 (0.63%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.63%) PKI
13 6 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.54%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 79 (7.13%) Linux
2 76 (6.86%) Windows
3 52 (4.69%) Unix
4 23 (2.08%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.63%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.54%) Solaris
9 6 (0.54%) zOS
10 5 (0.45%) HPUX
10 5 (0.45%) SUSE
11 3 (0.27%) Android
11 3 (0.27%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.27%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.090%) AIX
12 1 (0.090%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.090%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (25.18%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (19.77%) Project Management
3 202 (18.23%) Problem-Solving
4 162 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 141 (12.73%) Business Analysis
6 138 (12.45%) Change Management
7 136 (12.27%) ITIL
8 118 (10.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 101 (9.12%) Business Process Improvement
10 95 (8.57%) Six Sigma
11 93 (8.39%) DevOps
12 85 (7.67%) Mentoring
13 81 (7.31%) Configuration Management
14 80 (7.22%) Scrum
15 75 (6.77%) Service Delivery
15 75 (6.77%) Service Management
16 74 (6.68%) PRINCE2
17 73 (6.59%) User Stories
18 67 (6.05%) User Acceptance Testing
19 65 (5.87%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 113 (10.20%) SQL
2 97 (8.75%) Java
3 46 (4.15%) JavaScript
4 34 (3.07%) Python
5 33 (2.98%) C
6 31 (2.80%) PowerShell
7 27 (2.44%) C#
8 23 (2.08%) VBA
9 20 (1.81%) PL/SQL
9 20 (1.81%) Shell Script
10 16 (1.44%) Groovy
10 16 (1.44%) Perl
11 15 (1.35%) VB
12 14 (1.26%) C++
12 14 (1.26%) Ruby
13 10 (0.90%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.90%) T-SQL
13 10 (0.90%) XPath
14 7 (0.63%) Go
15 6 (0.54%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 110 (9.93%) Degree
2 63 (5.69%) Security Cleared
3 46 (4.15%) PMI Certification
4 43 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 35 (3.16%) PMP
6 32 (2.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 26 (2.35%) ISEB
8 21 (1.90%) CISSP
9 19 (1.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 17 (1.53%) ISTQB
11 16 (1.44%) CISM
12 14 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.17%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (0.72%) AWS Certification
16 8 (0.72%) DV Cleared
16 8 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.72%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.69%) QA
2 50 (4.51%) SLA
3 36 (3.25%) PMO
4 28 (2.53%) GDPR
5 18 (1.62%) ISO 9001
6 14 (1.26%) Def Stans
6 14 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (1.17%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.81%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.63%) COSO
9 7 (0.63%) GCP
10 6 (0.54%) GxP
11 5 (0.45%) EMIR
11 5 (0.45%) MiFID
11 5 (0.45%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.27%) Basel III
13 3 (0.27%) FATCA
13 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 32 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.26%) Docker
3 14 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.54%) Firmware
5 5 (0.45%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.36%) XenApp
7 3 (0.27%) Snort
7 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.18%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.18%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.090%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.090%) IAG
9 1 (0.090%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.090%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.090%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.090%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 56 (5.05%) Ansible
2 31 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (2.53%) Puppet
4 19 (1.71%) HP ALM
5 17 (1.53%) SCCM
6 16 (1.44%) Terraform
7 12 (1.08%) Consul
8 10 (0.90%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.27%) Nagios
12 3 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.27%) QRadar
12 3 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.18%) Packer
13 2 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 176 (15.88%) Microsoft
2 104 (9.39%) Oracle
3 76 (6.86%) SAP
4 32 (2.89%) IBM
5 30 (2.71%) HP
6 25 (2.26%) ServiceNow
7 22 (1.99%) Red Hat
8 20 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (1.81%) VMware
9 15 (1.35%) BEA
9 15 (1.35%) Cisco
10 14 (1.26%) Pega
10 14 (1.26%) Workday
11 13 (1.17%) Citrix
11 13 (1.17%) CyberArk
12 12 (1.08%) Blue Prism
13 11 (0.99%) Adobe
13 11 (0.99%) Civica
13 11 (0.99%) Informatica
14 10 (0.90%) webMethods