Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 254 249 197
Rank change year-on-year -5 -52 -6
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 1,097 962 1,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.01% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.18% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 625 925
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £265 £286 £270
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 28
UK median hourly rate £29.15 £21.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.81% -5.62% -29.52%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.96 £13.70
90th Percentile £43.00 £48.00 £43.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.03 £26.87 £22.35
% change year-on-year +15.50% +20.20% -28.91%

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 88,233 81,755 92,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.20% 85.51% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,249 53,551 61,094
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,389 2,080 2,284
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.58 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.56% +2.95% +9.77%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.16 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +2.04% +12.23%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -11 994 £428 +0.59% 263
UK excluding London -7 704 £425 +6.25% 207
London +22 360 £450 - 75
South East -40 215 £425 +6.25% 41
North of England -45 132 £425 +6.25% 56
Midlands +17 117 £409 +25.77% 41
East of England +55 105 £475 - 24
West Midlands +4 71 £425 -5.56% 25
South West +7 63 £400 +13.48% 26
Scotland -4 60 £395 +3.95% 12
North West -45 60 £413 -2.94% 23
Yorkshire -9 56 £400 -1.23% 27
East Midlands +6 46 £350 +9.38% 16
North East -9 17 £475 +39.71% 6
Wales -6 12 £425 +30.77% 6
Northern Ireland +27 4 £525 +27.27% 1

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 358 (32.63%) Finance
2 311 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (18.96%) Problem-Solving
4 204 (18.60%) Project Management
5 167 (15.22%) Microsoft
6 163 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
7 150 (13.67%) ITIL
8 146 (13.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 142 (12.94%) SQL
10 125 (11.39%) Microsoft Excel
11 122 (11.12%) Business Analysis
12 120 (10.94%) Java
13 116 (10.57%) DevOps
14 115 (10.48%) Oracle
15 111 (10.12%) Degree
16 110 (10.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 110 (10.03%) Change Management
17 105 (9.57%) Test Strategy
18 104 (9.48%) Configuration Management
19 95 (8.66%) Windows
20 93 (8.48%) Six Sigma
21 92 (8.39%) Scrum
22 90 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
23 87 (7.93%) Unix
24 86 (7.84%) SAP
25 85 (7.75%) Linux
26 83 (7.57%) PRINCE2
26 83 (7.57%) Service Management
27 79 (7.20%) Management Information System
27 79 (7.20%) Banking

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 50 (4.56%) SharePoint
2 49 (4.47%) WebLogic
3 48 (4.38%) Confluence
4 30 (2.73%) WebSphere
5 14 (1.28%) CMS
6 13 (1.19%) OpenStack
6 13 (1.19%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.00%) IIS
8 9 (0.82%) Documentum
9 8 (0.73%) JBoss
10 7 (0.64%) Apache
10 7 (0.64%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.64%) NServiceBus
10 7 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.55%) nginx
11 6 (0.55%) SAP Portal
12 5 (0.46%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 125 (11.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
3 63 (5.74%) MS Visio
4 55 (5.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) Gliffy
7 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.18%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.091%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.091%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.00%) SAP FI
3 10 (0.91%) SAP CO
3 10 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
3 10 (0.91%) SAP PSCD
4 8 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.64%) Servitor
6 6 (0.55%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.46%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.36%) CA PPM
8 4 (0.36%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.27%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.18%) Concordance
10 2 (0.18%) Eikon
10 2 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.18%) Relativity
10 2 (0.18%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.18%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 72 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.55%) Office 365
4 13 (1.19%) PaaS
5 11 (1.00%) SaaS
6 9 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (0.82%) GitHub
6 9 (0.82%) OpenShift
7 8 (0.73%) IaaS
7 8 (0.73%) IBM Blueworks
8 7 (0.64%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.18%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.46%) Firewall
2 14 (1.28%) Internet
3 11 (1.00%) HTTP
4 10 (0.91%) SSL
4 10 (0.91%) VPN
5 9 (0.82%) DNS
5 9 (0.82%) SMS
6 8 (0.73%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.64%) VoIP
8 6 (0.55%) Broadband
8 6 (0.55%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.55%) Network Security
8 6 (0.55%) SAN
9 5 (0.46%) DHCP
9 5 (0.46%) DSL
9 5 (0.46%) OpenVPN
9 5 (0.46%) WAN
10 4 (0.36%) FTP
10 4 (0.36%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.36%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.65%) BusinessObjects
2 39 (3.56%) SQL Server
3 20 (1.82%) MySQL
4 16 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (1.19%) Big Data
6 13 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
6 13 (1.19%) MongoDB
6 13 (1.19%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
7 11 (1.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 11 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.00%) DB2
7 11 (1.00%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.91%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.82%) Power BI
10 8 (0.73%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.64%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 78 (7.11%) Jenkins
2 71 (6.47%) Git (software)
3 65 (5.93%) JIRA
4 41 (3.74%) Selenium
5 24 (2.19%) Bitbucket
6 23 (2.10%) CA Gen
7 22 (2.01%) Cucumber
8 14 (1.28%) Maven
9 13 (1.19%) GitLab
10 12 (1.09%) WebDriver
11 11 (1.00%) Artifactory
12 10 (0.91%) IntelliJ
12 10 (0.91%) Mockito
12 10 (0.91%) SpecFlow
13 9 (0.82%) Moq
13 9 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.73%) JUnit
15 7 (0.64%) SoapUI
16 6 (0.55%) Ant
16 6 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 358 (32.63%) Finance
2 79 (7.20%) Banking
3 58 (5.29%) Legal
4 44 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 43 (3.92%) Manufacturing
6 38 (3.46%) Retail
7 37 (3.37%) Marketing
8 31 (2.83%) Military
9 24 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 19 (1.73%) Financial Institution
11 18 (1.64%) Law
12 16 (1.46%) Billing
13 15 (1.37%) Back Office
14 8 (0.73%) Publishing
15 6 (0.55%) Advertising
15 6 (0.55%) Electronics
16 5 (0.46%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.46%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.36%) Automotive
17 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 334 (30.45%) Analyst
2 189 (17.23%) Business Analyst
3 101 (9.21%) Developer
3 101 (9.21%) Project Manager
4 67 (6.11%) Consultant
5 51 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 41 (3.74%) Process Analyst
7 29 (2.64%) Service Manager
8 27 (2.46%) Data Analyst
9 23 (2.10%) Architect
9 23 (2.10%) IT Analyst
10 21 (1.91%) Delivery Manager
10 21 (1.91%) Java Developer
10 21 (1.91%) Senior Manager
11 20 (1.82%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (1.64%) Coordinator
13 17 (1.55%) Business Process Analyst
13 17 (1.55%) IT Manager
13 17 (1.55%) Senior Project Manager
13 17 (1.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.83%) J2EE
1 42 (3.83%) Web Services
2 37 (3.37%) .NET
3 31 (2.83%) RESTful
4 24 (2.19%) RabbitMQ
5 21 (1.91%) Middleware
6 18 (1.64%) SOAP
7 16 (1.46%) CSS
7 16 (1.46%) Spring
7 16 (1.46%) XML
8 15 (1.37%) Spring Boot
9 14 (1.28%) Gherkin
9 14 (1.28%) Velocity
10 13 (1.19%) HTML
11 12 (1.09%) jQuery
11 12 (1.09%) Kafka
12 11 (1.00%) AngularJS
12 11 (1.00%) REST
13 10 (0.91%) ASP.NET
13 10 (0.91%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 163 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (7.20%) Management Information System
3 51 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (2.64%) User Experience
5 25 (2.28%) Virtual Team
6 24 (2.19%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.19%) PMI
7 19 (1.73%) Mainframe
8 16 (1.46%) Data Centre
9 13 (1.19%) Robotics
10 12 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.00%) CMDB
12 9 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.64%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (0.64%) PKI
15 6 (0.55%) Blackberry
15 6 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 95 (8.66%) Windows
2 87 (7.93%) Unix
3 85 (7.75%) Linux
4 19 (1.73%) Windows 7
5 16 (1.46%) Solaris
6 14 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.19%) Windows Server
8 11 (1.00%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.73%) VME
9 8 (0.73%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.73%) zOS
10 7 (0.64%) AIX
11 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.27%) Android
13 3 (0.27%) CentOS
13 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.18%) HPUX
14 2 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (18.96%) Problem-Solving
3 204 (18.60%) Project Management
4 150 (13.67%) ITIL
5 146 (13.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 122 (11.12%) Business Analysis
7 116 (10.57%) DevOps
8 110 (10.03%) Change Management
8 110 (10.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 105 (9.57%) Test Strategy
10 104 (9.48%) Configuration Management
11 93 (8.48%) Six Sigma
12 92 (8.39%) Scrum
13 90 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
14 83 (7.57%) PRINCE2
14 83 (7.57%) Service Management
15 78 (7.11%) Service Delivery
16 77 (7.02%) Mentoring
17 76 (6.93%) Data Modelling
18 73 (6.65%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 142 (12.94%) SQL
2 120 (10.94%) Java
3 54 (4.92%) Perl
4 51 (4.65%) Shell Script
5 46 (4.19%) Python
6 42 (3.83%) PL/SQL
7 38 (3.46%) PowerShell
8 36 (3.28%) C#
9 30 (2.73%) JavaScript
10 22 (2.01%) Groovy
10 22 (2.01%) Ruby
11 21 (1.91%) VBA
12 19 (1.73%) C
13 17 (1.55%) VB
14 16 (1.46%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.09%) ABAP
16 11 (1.00%) T-SQL
17 10 (0.91%) C++
18 9 (0.82%) COBOL
19 7 (0.64%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 111 (10.12%) Degree
2 72 (6.56%) Security Cleared
3 57 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 36 (3.28%) PMI Certification
5 33 (3.01%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 25 (2.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 23 (2.10%) PMP
8 22 (2.01%) ISEB
9 15 (1.37%) Master's Degree
10 13 (1.19%) CISSP
10 13 (1.19%) ISTQB
11 12 (1.09%) CISM
12 10 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (0.82%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 8 (0.73%) AWS Certification
14 8 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (0.64%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (6.56%) QA
2 48 (4.38%) SLA
3 30 (2.73%) PMO
4 21 (1.91%) GDPR
5 20 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (1.28%) ISO 9001
7 13 (1.19%) Data Quality
7 13 (1.19%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.82%) GCP
9 9 (0.82%) JSP 440
10 8 (0.73%) Def Stans
11 7 (0.64%) COSO
12 5 (0.46%) GxP
13 4 (0.36%) COBIT
13 4 (0.36%) ISO 14001
13 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.27%) ISO 13485
14 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 45 (4.10%) Docker
2 41 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.55%) Firmware
5 5 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.27%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 3 (0.27%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.27%) XenApp
6 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.18%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.18%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.091%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.091%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.091%) IAG
8 1 (0.091%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.091%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.091%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 57 (5.20%) Ansible
2 32 (2.92%) Puppet
3 27 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (2.37%) Terraform
5 19 (1.73%) SCCM
6 16 (1.46%) HP ALM
6 16 (1.46%) Kubernetes
7 10 (0.91%) Consul
7 10 (0.91%) Nagios
8 9 (0.82%) Kibana
8 9 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (0.64%) Grafana
9 7 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.27%) Packer
11 3 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.18%) logstash
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 167 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 115 (10.48%) Oracle
3 86 (7.84%) SAP
4 38 (3.46%) webMethods
5 37 (3.37%) BEA
6 29 (2.64%) HP
6 29 (2.64%) IBM
6 29 (2.64%) Pega
7 28 (2.55%) Informatica
8 23 (2.10%) Red Hat
9 22 (2.01%) Google
10 21 (1.91%) ServiceNow
11 20 (1.82%) VMware
12 18 (1.64%) Adobe
12 18 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (1.37%) Xerox
14 14 (1.28%) Cisco
15 12 (1.09%) Blue Prism
16 11 (1.00%) Citrix
17 10 (0.91%) Capita