Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 235 252 246
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6 -11
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 487 982 1,113
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.08% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.24% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 622 692
Median daily rate £448 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.70% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £310 £313 £257
90th Percentile £588 £612 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £429 £413
% change year-on-year +3.73% +4.00% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 59
Median hourly rate £36.01 £28.75 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.25% +17.35% +4.26%
10th Percentile £19.19 £11.36 £13.50
90th Percentile £46.40 £61.13 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £30.00 £23.39
% change year-on-year +39.17% +28.26% -10.90%

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 38,896 79,073 88,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.47% 87.24% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,501 52,000 58,355
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £298
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,360 2,137 2,331
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.70 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.48% +12.25% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.96 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.99% +14.07% -16.20%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Process Improvement.

Daily rate trend for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Process Improvement over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Process Improvement.

Hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Process Improvement over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Top 17 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 2 June 2020. 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 +19 446 £450 +2.86% 69
UK excluding London +7 312 £445 +3.73% 64
London +66 156 £445 -6.32% 13
South East +78 140 £450 -2.81% 11
Midlands +19 51 £420 +4.35% 13
West Midlands +23 46 £425 +5.59% 8
North of England +14 37 £400 -5.88% 14
South West +15 30 £475 +17.28% 10
East of England +13 25 £475 +10.47% 8
Scotland +6 24 £418 -7.22% 7
North West +5 20 £325 -23.53% 8
Work from Home +13 14 £375 -11.76% 6
Yorkshire +56 10 £549 +37.19% 2
North East +22 7 £400 -5.88% 4
East Midlands +27 5 £418 +5.10% 5
Wales +21 4 £450 +2.27% 1
Northern Ireland +14 1 - -

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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.

1 221 (45.38%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (23.20%) SQL
3 111 (22.79%) Java
4 108 (22.18%) Test Strategy
5 106 (21.77%) JIRA
6 94 (19.30%) Confluence
7 91 (18.69%) Finance
8 90 (18.48%) Oracle
9 83 (17.04%) Security Cleared
10 78 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
10 78 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
11 71 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
12 70 (14.37%) PL/SQL
12 70 (14.37%) Scrum
13 69 (14.17%) Data Modelling
13 69 (14.17%) Configuration Management
14 68 (13.96%) SC Cleared
15 64 (13.14%) DevOps
16 63 (12.94%) Analytics
16 63 (12.94%) Project Management
17 59 (12.11%) Change Management
18 57 (11.70%) Problem Management
19 55 (11.29%) J2EE
19 55 (11.29%) WebLogic
20 54 (11.09%) SAP
20 54 (11.09%) Unix
21 51 (10.47%) Microsoft
21 51 (10.47%) Bitbucket
22 50 (10.27%) Public Sector
23 49 (10.06%) Waterfall

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 94 (19.30%) Confluence
2 55 (11.29%) WebLogic
3 30 (6.16%) SAS
4 16 (3.29%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.05%) IIS
5 10 (2.05%) SAP Portal
6 5 (1.03%) SAP EP
6 5 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.62%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.41%) CMS
8 2 (0.41%) Documentum
8 2 (0.41%) nginx
8 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (7.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (4.52%) MS Visio
4 15 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) Simulink
7 1 (0.21%) SPSS
7 1 (0.21%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (2.05%) SAP HCM
2 6 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.03%) SAP ERP
3 5 (1.03%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (0.82%) assyst
5 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.62%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.41%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.41%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.21%) Aligne
7 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (9.45%) Azure
2 29 (5.95%) AWS
3 25 (5.13%) Power Platform
4 14 (2.87%) Office 365
5 12 (2.46%) Trello
6 11 (2.26%) SuccessFactors
7 10 (2.05%) PaaS
8 6 (1.23%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.82%) GCP
9 4 (0.82%) PowerApps
10 3 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.62%) Route 53
10 3 (0.62%) Slack
11 2 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.41%) Datadog
11 2 (0.41%) GitHub
11 2 (0.41%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.85%) DNS
2 8 (1.64%) HTTP
3 7 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.23%) Firewall
4 6 (1.23%) FTP
4 6 (1.23%) Kerberos
4 6 (1.23%) SSL
5 5 (1.03%) Broadband
6 4 (0.82%) Internet
7 3 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (0.62%) Skype
7 3 (0.62%) X.500
8 2 (0.41%) DOCSIS
8 2 (0.41%) Intranet
8 2 (0.41%) MPLS
8 2 (0.41%) PSTN
8 2 (0.41%) SAN
8 2 (0.41%) VoIP
8 2 (0.41%) WAN
8 2 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
1 23 (4.72%) Power BI
2 21 (4.31%) BusinessObjects
2 21 (4.31%) Pentaho
3 17 (3.49%) Oracle Database
4 14 (2.87%) MySQL
5 13 (2.67%) Big Data
5 13 (2.67%) Hadoop
6 12 (2.46%) Base SAS
6 12 (2.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 12 (2.46%) SQL Server
7 11 (2.26%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.05%) BusinessObjects XI
8 10 (2.05%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.05%) SAS EBI
9 8 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (1.23%) Data Mining
11 5 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 106 (21.77%) JIRA
2 51 (10.47%) Bitbucket
3 39 (8.01%) Git (software)
4 23 (4.72%) Jenkins
5 19 (3.90%) JUnit
6 16 (3.29%) Maven
7 13 (2.67%) Cucumber
8 12 (2.46%) CA Gen
9 8 (1.64%) Gradle
9 8 (1.64%) Mockito
9 8 (1.64%) Subversion
10 7 (1.44%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.44%) Checkstyle
10 7 (1.44%) GitLab
10 7 (1.44%) Selenium
11 5 (1.03%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.82%) Gatling
12 4 (0.82%) JMeter
12 4 (0.82%) NWDS
12 4 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 91 (18.69%) Finance
2 50 (10.27%) Public Sector
3 18 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.29%) Retail
5 15 (3.08%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.87%) Back Office
6 14 (2.87%) Legal
7 11 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.44%) Banking
8 7 (1.44%) French Language
9 5 (1.03%) German Language
10 4 (0.82%) Billing
10 4 (0.82%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.62%) Advertising
11 3 (0.62%) Local Government
11 3 (0.62%) Marketing
12 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.41%) Automotive
12 2 (0.41%) Games
12 2 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 137 (28.13%) Analyst
2 109 (22.38%) Developer
3 81 (16.63%) Business Analyst
4 49 (10.06%) Java Developer
5 36 (7.39%) Consultant
6 22 (4.52%) Scrum Master
7 19 (3.90%) Software Engineer
8 17 (3.49%) Project Manager
9 15 (3.08%) Scala Developer
10 14 (2.87%) Architect
10 14 (2.87%) Data Analyst
10 14 (2.87%) SAP Developer
11 13 (2.67%) Process Analyst
12 12 (2.46%) IT Manager
12 12 (2.46%) SAP Consultant
13 10 (2.05%) Programme Manager
13 10 (2.05%) Software Developer
14 9 (1.85%) IT Analyst
14 9 (1.85%) SAP HCM Consultant
14 9 (1.85%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (11.29%) J2EE
2 33 (6.78%) Spring
3 32 (6.57%) Spring Boot
4 20 (4.11%) XML
5 17 (3.49%) RESTful
6 16 (3.29%) REST
6 16 (3.29%) Web Services
7 14 (2.87%) CSS
7 14 (2.87%) JSON
8 13 (2.67%) SOAP
9 12 (2.46%) .NET
10 11 (2.26%) Lambda Expressions
10 11 (2.26%) Velocity
11 10 (2.05%) Elastic Stack
11 10 (2.05%) Gherkin
11 10 (2.05%) Web Dynpro
12 8 (1.64%) HTML
12 8 (1.64%) WireMock
13 7 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (1.23%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.80%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.46%) User Experience
5 9 (1.85%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.44%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.23%) EPoS
7 6 (1.23%) PKI
8 5 (1.03%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.03%) Robotics
8 5 (1.03%) W3C
9 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.82%) NHS
9 4 (0.82%) Replication
10 3 (0.62%) FMCG
10 3 (0.62%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.62%) Social Network
11 2 (0.41%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 54 (11.09%) Unix
2 34 (6.98%) Linux
3 22 (4.52%) Windows
4 7 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.82%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.62%) Android
6 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.62%) zOS
7 2 (0.41%) Solaris
7 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.21%) AIX
8 1 (0.21%) LynxOS
8 1 (0.21%) VME
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (45.38%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (22.18%) Test Strategy
3 78 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
4 71 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
5 70 (14.37%) Scrum
6 69 (14.17%) Configuration Management
6 69 (14.17%) Data Modelling
7 64 (13.14%) DevOps
8 63 (12.94%) Analytics
8 63 (12.94%) Project Management
9 59 (12.11%) Change Management
10 57 (11.70%) Problem Management
11 49 (10.06%) Waterfall
12 43 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 41 (8.42%) Business Analysis
13 41 (8.42%) ITIL
14 40 (8.21%) Software Engineering
15 39 (8.01%) Migration
16 36 (7.39%) Requirements Gathering
17 34 (6.98%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 113 (23.20%) SQL
2 111 (22.79%) Java
3 70 (14.37%) PL/SQL
4 42 (8.62%) Shell Script
5 27 (5.54%) Scala
6 25 (5.13%) C
7 23 (4.72%) Perl
8 20 (4.11%) Python
9 18 (3.70%) C#
10 14 (2.87%) Java 8
11 13 (2.67%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.26%) JavaScript
13 9 (1.85%) ABAP
14 8 (1.64%) SAS Macro
15 6 (1.23%) Haskell
16 5 (1.03%) R
16 5 (1.03%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.03%) VBA
17 4 (0.82%) COBOL
17 4 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (17.04%) Security Cleared
2 68 (13.96%) SC Cleared
3 46 (9.45%) Degree
4 18 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.26%) PMP
7 10 (2.05%) ISEB
8 9 (1.85%) PMI Certification
9 8 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 5 (1.03%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.62%) APMP
13 3 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.62%) MCSE
14 2 (0.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.78%) SLA
2 23 (4.72%) QA
3 9 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.85%) PMO
4 4 (0.82%) GDPR
5 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.41%) WCAG
6 1 (0.21%) CDISC
6 1 (0.21%) COSHH
6 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.21%) GAAP
6 1 (0.21%) GAMP
6 1 (0.21%) IFRS
6 1 (0.21%) ITGC
6 1 (0.21%) NIST
6 1 (0.21%) P3O
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (6.16%) Docker
2 18 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.44%) XenApp
4 4 (0.82%) NFS
4 4 (0.82%) vSphere
5 3 (0.62%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 3 (0.62%) NDS
5 3 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (2.46%) Kibana
1 12 (2.46%) logstash
2 11 (2.26%) Ansible
2 11 (2.26%) Puppet
2 11 (2.26%) Terraform
3 6 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (1.03%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.62%) SCCM
7 2 (0.41%) Cacti
7 2 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.41%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.41%) Grafana
7 2 (0.41%) Graphite
7 2 (0.41%) Nagios
7 2 (0.41%) Nessus
8 1 (0.21%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.21%) OPNET
8 1 (0.21%) PTC Integrity
8 1 (0.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 90 (18.48%) Oracle
2 54 (11.09%) SAP
3 51 (10.47%) Microsoft
4 48 (9.86%) BEA
5 45 (9.24%) webMethods
6 22 (4.52%) Informatica
7 17 (3.49%) Pega
8 11 (2.26%) Cloudera
9 10 (2.05%) Citrix
9 10 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.85%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.85%) Google
11 8 (1.64%) IBM
12 7 (1.44%) BMC
12 7 (1.44%) Remedy
13 6 (1.23%) Adobe
14 5 (1.03%) Databricks
14 5 (1.03%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.03%) VMware
15 4 (0.82%) Red Hat