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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
UK
Rank 214 186 173
Rank change year-on-year -28 -13  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 514 704 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.33% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.61% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 437 399
Median daily rate £425 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 17
Median hourly rate £20.54 £24.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +5.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.51 £10.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £51.25 £33.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% +8.69%  

Process Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36922 43751 41629
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.12% 82.86% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24340 28690 25778
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1113 1192
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Process Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Process Improvement in the UK

Process Improvement
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 483 £425 +3.03% 146
London -51 162 £475 +5.55% 56
South East -5 118 £425 +13.33% 31
North West +51 59 £375 - 7
South West +13 46 £420 +8.38% 7
West Midlands +11 35 £415 +27.76% 8
Berkshire +9 33 £400 +3.22% 4
City of London -4 33 £500 +5.26% 18
Manchester +28 31 £320 -11.72% 5
Hampshire +15 23 £400 -5.88% 9
Wiltshire +21 22 £425 -15.00% 1
West Sussex +21 21 £438 -7.89%
East of England -16 21 £475 +18.75% 14
Swindon +23 20 £425 -19.04%
Yorkshire +16 20 £350 -9.67% 12
Coventry +1 15 £412 +101.96% 1
Bristol 0 15 £410 +9.33% 4
Scotland -19 14 £388 -3.12% 6
Cheshire +31 12 £375 +7.14% 1
West Yorkshire +21 11 £350 - 9
Reading +1 11 £425 +21.42% 1
Warwickshire +2 10 £450 +24.13% 3
East Midlands -24 10 £369 -7.81% 5
Leeds +12 9 £350 - 5
Surrey +9 9 £450 +5.88% 7
North East -17 9 £404 +12.15% 3
Liverpool - 9 £455 -
Merseyside - 9 £455 -
Salford - 9 £315 -
Warwick +7 8 £513 +41.37% 1

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Process Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 303 (27.10%) Finance
2 289 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (19.77%) Project Management
4 184 (16.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 176 (15.74%) Business Analysis
6 136 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
7 123 (11.00%) Microsoft
8 111 (9.93%) SQL
9 110 (9.84%) ITIL
10 103 (9.21%) Change Management
11 102 (9.12%) Oracle
11 102 (9.12%) Degree
12 101 (9.03%) MS Excel
13 100 (8.94%) Business Process Improvement
14 92 (8.23%) Six Sigma
14 92 (8.23%) Continuous Improvement
15 91 (8.14%) Java
16 87 (7.78%) SAP
17 86 (7.69%) Banking
17 86 (7.69%) SDLC
18 84 (7.51%) PRINCE2
18 84 (7.51%) Scrum
19 78 (6.98%) Security Cleared
20 74 (6.62%) Coaching
21 69 (6.17%) Service Delivery
21 69 (6.17%) Workflow
22 68 (6.08%) Service Management
23 66 (5.90%) Management Information System
23 66 (5.90%) CRM
24 65 (5.81%) JIRA

Process Improvement
Top Related 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 55 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.06%) Confluence
3 20 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 14 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (0.72%) Apache
6 8 (0.72%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.72%) IIS
7 7 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.54%) CMS
8 6 (0.54%) SAS
9 5 (0.45%) JBoss
9 5 (0.45%) nginx
9 5 (0.45%) SAP Portal
10 3 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.27%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 101 (9.03%) MS Excel
2 54 (4.83%) MS Office
2 54 (4.83%) MS Visio
3 52 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (3.40%) MS Project
5 19 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.18%) Windchill
7 1 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.089%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.089%) Simulink
7 1 (0.089%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (1.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 10 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.89%) SAP PSCD
5 9 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
5 9 (0.81%) SAP PP
6 8 (0.72%) SAP MII
6 8 (0.72%) SAP PP-PI
7 7 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.63%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.63%) SAP GRC
8 6 (0.54%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.54%) SAP HR
8 6 (0.54%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.36%) FastStats
9 4 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.70%) SaaS
2 17 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.34%) Office 365
4 12 (1.07%) PaaS
5 7 (0.63%) IaaS
5 7 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (0.54%) IBM Blueworks
7 4 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.36%) Boomi
8 3 (0.27%) Force.com
8 3 (0.27%) G Suite
8 3 (0.27%) Google Play
8 3 (0.27%) Veeva
9 2 (0.18%) Datadog
9 2 (0.18%) GitHub
9 2 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.089%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.089%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.04%) Firewall
2 27 (2.42%) WAN
3 25 (2.24%) LAN
4 21 (1.88%) VPN
5 18 (1.61%) Wireless
6 16 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (1.07%) SAN
7 12 (1.07%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.89%) Internet
8 10 (0.89%) VoIP
9 8 (0.72%) Kerberos
10 7 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (0.63%) DNS
10 7 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (0.63%) FTP
11 6 (0.54%) Cisco Wireless
11 6 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (0.54%) LTE
11 6 (0.54%) NetScaler
11 6 (0.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
2 41 (3.67%) SQL Server
3 36 (3.22%) Big Data
4 24 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (1.88%) Oracle Database
6 19 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (1.34%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (0.98%) Relational Database
11 11 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (0.89%) SAP BW
13 9 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (0.81%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.81%) NoSQL
14 8 (0.72%) Data Lake
14 8 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 65 (5.81%) JIRA
2 40 (3.58%) Selenium
3 23 (2.06%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.97%) Mockito
5 20 (1.79%) Git (software)
5 20 (1.79%) WebDriver
6 18 (1.61%) Cucumber
6 18 (1.61%) Maven
7 16 (1.43%) Moq
7 16 (1.43%) Subversion
8 14 (1.25%) Talend Open Studio
9 12 (1.07%) JUnit
10 11 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
11 10 (0.89%) Visual Studio
12 9 (0.81%) DbUnit
12 9 (0.81%) Robot Framework
13 8 (0.72%) Ant
13 8 (0.72%) LoadRunner
13 8 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.72%) TeamCity
General
1 303 (27.10%) Finance
2 86 (7.69%) Banking
3 59 (5.28%) Telecoms
4 41 (3.67%) Marketing
5 40 (3.58%) Retail
6 38 (3.40%) Manufacturing
7 33 (2.95%) Legal
8 23 (2.06%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.70%) Back Office
10 15 (1.34%) Law
11 12 (1.07%) Automotive
11 12 (1.07%) Billing
12 11 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.63%) Front Office
14 5 (0.45%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.36%) Advertising
15 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.27%) French Language
16 3 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 417 (37.30%) Analyst
2 257 (22.99%) Business Analyst
3 99 (8.86%) Developer
4 94 (8.41%) Project Manager
5 71 (6.35%) Consultant
5 71 (6.35%) Process Analyst
6 50 (4.47%) Architect
7 40 (3.58%) Senior Analyst
8 27 (2.42%) Business Process Analyst
8 27 (2.42%) Senior Business Analyst
9 25 (2.24%) Financial Analyst
10 23 (2.06%) Java Developer
10 23 (2.06%) Security Analyst
11 22 (1.97%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (1.88%) Insurance Business Analyst
13 19 (1.70%) Security Specialist
13 19 (1.70%) Service Analyst
14 18 (1.61%) QA Engineer
14 18 (1.61%) Service Manager
14 18 (1.61%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.74%) XML
2 46 (4.11%) Web Services
3 31 (2.77%) RESTful
4 29 (2.59%) HTML
5 26 (2.33%) .NET
6 23 (2.06%) jQuery
6 23 (2.06%) Spring
7 21 (1.88%) Middleware
8 19 (1.70%) Node.js
8 19 (1.70%) REST
9 16 (1.43%) HTML5
9 16 (1.43%) JMS
10 15 (1.34%) AngularJS
10 15 (1.34%) J2EE
11 14 (1.25%) XSD
12 13 (1.16%) Hibernate
13 12 (1.07%) CSS
13 12 (1.07%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (1.07%) SAP XI
13 12 (1.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 136 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (5.90%) Management Information System
3 28 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 25 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.79%) User Experience
6 16 (1.43%) PMI
6 16 (1.43%) Virtual Team
7 15 (1.34%) Equities
8 13 (1.16%) e-Learning
9 12 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
10 10 (0.89%) CMDB
10 10 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (0.89%) Fixed Income
10 10 (0.89%) FMCG
10 10 (0.89%) Reinsurance
11 9 (0.81%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.72%) Life Science
12 8 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 57 (5.10%) Linux
2 54 (4.83%) Windows
3 52 (4.65%) Unix
4 21 (1.88%) Solaris
5 17 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.72%) Android
8 7 (0.63%) AIX
8 7 (0.63%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.45%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.36%) HPUX
11 4 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.27%) CentOS
13 2 (0.18%) OS/390
13 2 (0.18%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.089%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (19.77%) Project Management
3 184 (16.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 176 (15.74%) Business Analysis
5 110 (9.84%) ITIL
6 103 (9.21%) Change Management
7 100 (8.94%) Business Process Improvement
8 92 (8.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 92 (8.23%) Six Sigma
9 86 (7.69%) SDLC
10 84 (7.51%) PRINCE2
10 84 (7.51%) Scrum
11 74 (6.62%) Coaching
12 69 (6.17%) Service Delivery
12 69 (6.17%) Workflow
13 68 (6.08%) Service Management
14 66 (5.90%) CRM
15 58 (5.19%) Mentoring
16 55 (4.92%) Configuration Management
16 55 (4.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 111 (9.93%) SQL
2 91 (8.14%) Java
3 44 (3.94%) JavaScript
4 34 (3.04%) C#
5 29 (2.59%) Python
6 20 (1.79%) Perl
6 20 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 17 (1.52%) ABAP
7 17 (1.52%) Shell Script
8 15 (1.34%) PowerShell
9 14 (1.25%) C
10 12 (1.07%) Ruby
11 8 (0.72%) Bash Shell
11 8 (0.72%) C++
11 8 (0.72%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.72%) VBA
12 7 (0.63%) R
12 7 (0.63%) XPath
13 6 (0.54%) Go
14 5 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 102 (9.12%) Degree
2 78 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 52 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 41 (3.67%) ISEB
5 24 (2.15%) PMI Certification
6 21 (1.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 16 (1.43%) PMP
8 14 (1.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 12 (1.07%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.98%) CISSP
11 9 (0.81%) ACCA
11 9 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.72%) CIMA
13 7 (0.63%) HNC
13 7 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.54%) CCNA
14 6 (0.54%) CCNP
15 5 (0.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.19%) QA
2 39 (3.49%) PMO
3 27 (2.42%) SLA
4 16 (1.43%) COBIT
4 16 (1.43%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.63%) GDPR
5 7 (0.63%) ISO 9000
5 7 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.63%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.45%) COSO
7 5 (0.45%) SDET
8 3 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.27%) GAAP
8 3 (0.27%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.27%) MiFID
8 3 (0.27%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.18%) P3O
9 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.72%) ProxySG
4 6 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.45%) Firmware
6 4 (0.36%) Docker
7 3 (0.27%) HDFS
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.27%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.18%) NFS
8 2 (0.18%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.18%) Varnish
9 1 (0.089%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.089%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.089%) XenApp
9 1 (0.089%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.43%) Puppet
3 12 (1.07%) Ansible
4 9 (0.81%) SCCM
5 8 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.72%) QRadar
6 7 (0.63%) Nessus
6 7 (0.63%) SCOM
7 6 (0.54%) OPNET
7 6 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.45%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.45%) Nagios
8 5 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (0.36%) RSA enVision
10 3 (0.27%) Control-M
10 3 (0.27%) HP UCMDB
10 3 (0.27%) Kibana
10 3 (0.27%) logstash
Vendors
1 123 (11.00%) Microsoft
2 102 (9.12%) Oracle
3 87 (7.78%) SAP
4 41 (3.67%) IBM
5 30 (2.68%) HP
6 25 (2.24%) Cisco
7 23 (2.06%) webMethods
8 22 (1.97%) CheckPoint
8 22 (1.97%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.79%) Pega
10 16 (1.43%) F5
11 15 (1.34%) ServiceNow
11 15 (1.34%) Splunk
11 15 (1.34%) TIBCO
11 15 (1.34%) VMware
12 14 (1.25%) Talend
13 11 (0.98%) CA
13 11 (0.98%) CA Agile Central
13 11 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.98%) Tableau
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Surrey
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