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 26 June 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.

Process Improvement
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 198 194
Rank change year-on-year -37 -4  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 476 708 669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.33% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.60% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 463 386
Median daily rate £416 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.89% -1.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £278 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.01% -36.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.82 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.50 £73.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £22.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +91.01% -25.83%  

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 39704 44234 45146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.33% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25886 29348 28980
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1071 1257
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 -30 446 £425 - 166
London -76 141 £463 +2.77% 66
South East +5 126 £400 -5.88% 39
North West +25 43 £369 -13.69% 11
Berkshire +16 34 £375 -21.05% 4
City of London -13 34 £475 -5.00% 24
Surrey +18 30 £463 -2.11% 12
South West +11 30 £365 -8.75% 13
Yorkshire +33 27 £423 +17.36% 10
West Yorkshire +34 26 £423 +13.42% 7
Manchester +23 26 £363 -15.15% 7
East Midlands -3 24 £320 -18.98% 9
East of England -28 24 £500 +11.11% 12
Leeds +40 22 £410 +50.45% 4
Hampshire +2 18 £360 -22.16% 9
West Midlands -27 17 £450 +19.20% 5
West Sussex +17 16 £406 -5.52% 1
Nottingham +9 15 £356 -5.00% 6
Nottinghamshire +5 15 £356 -5.00% 7
Buckinghamshire -9 14 £325 -7.14% 6
Milton Keynes -8 13 £325 +0.38% 2
Scotland -15 12 £390 -2.50% 10
Reading +16 11 £463 +23.33%
Wiltshire +11 11 £352 -14.66% 2
North East +62 10 £340 +4.61% 1
Swindon +8 10 £351 -17.41%
Warwickshire +16 9 £475 +58.33%
Durham +6 9 £340 -
Bristol -4 9 £403 +0.62% 5
Bedfordshire -8 8 £413 -8.33% 3

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 274 (27.70%) Finance
2 237 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (20.12%) Project Management
4 150 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 141 (14.26%) Analytical Skills
6 121 (12.23%) Business Analysis
7 112 (11.32%) SQL
8 107 (10.82%) Degree
9 102 (10.31%) Microsoft
10 92 (9.30%) Change Management
10 92 (9.30%) Banking
11 91 (9.20%) Six Sigma
12 89 (9.00%) ITIL
13 86 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
14 85 (8.59%) Scrum
15 84 (8.49%) Workflow
16 77 (7.79%) Oracle
17 76 (7.68%) JIRA
18 74 (7.48%) Service Delivery
19 73 (7.38%) SAP
20 72 (7.28%) Continuous Improvement
21 63 (6.37%) Telecoms
22 60 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
23 59 (5.97%) Java
23 59 (5.97%) Business Process Improvement
24 58 (5.86%) Security Cleared
24 58 (5.86%) PRINCE2
24 58 (5.86%) Coaching
25 57 (5.76%) Service Management
26 51 (5.16%) Windows

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 32 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.43%) Confluence
3 19 (1.92%) WebLogic
4 9 (0.91%) IIS
5 8 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.71%) SAS
7 6 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.51%) Apache
8 5 (0.51%) JBoss
9 4 (0.40%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.20%) Jetty
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.20%) SAP Portal
10 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.10%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 86 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (4.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (3.74%) MS Visio
5 31 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (2.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) Simulink
7 1 (0.10%) SPSS
7 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.61%) Oracle HRMS
3 6 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.51%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.51%) SAP EHS
4 5 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
4 5 (0.51%) SAP PLM
4 5 (0.51%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.40%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.30%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.20%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.42%) Office 365
3 8 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.71%) IBM Blueworks
4 7 (0.71%) SaaS
5 6 (0.61%) PaaS
6 4 (0.40%) Boomi
7 3 (0.30%) Datadog
7 3 (0.30%) Google Play
8 2 (0.20%) G Suite
8 2 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.10%) Force.com
9 1 (0.10%) GoToWebinar
9 1 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.33%) WAN
2 12 (1.21%) Firewall
2 12 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.11%) Internet
3 11 (1.11%) VPN
4 9 (0.91%) LAN
5 8 (0.81%) Wireless
6 7 (0.71%) Broadband
6 7 (0.71%) FTP
6 7 (0.71%) SAN
6 7 (0.71%) VoIP
7 6 (0.61%) LDAP
8 5 (0.51%) 3G
8 5 (0.51%) 4G
8 5 (0.51%) DNS
8 5 (0.51%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.40%) LTE
9 4 (0.40%) VLAN
10 3 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.25%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (2.22%) Big Data
4 17 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (1.42%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.31%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (0.91%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.91%) MS Access
9 9 (0.91%) SAP HANA
9 9 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.61%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.61%) DB2
13 5 (0.51%) MySQL
13 5 (0.51%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 76 (7.68%) JIRA
2 24 (2.43%) Selenium
3 20 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.92%) Jenkins
5 18 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
6 13 (1.31%) Subversion
7 12 (1.21%) HP UFT
7 12 (1.21%) WebDriver
8 10 (1.01%) Maven
8 10 (1.01%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.91%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.71%) LoadRunner
10 7 (0.71%) Mockito
10 7 (0.71%) Moq
10 7 (0.71%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.61%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.61%) NUnit
12 5 (0.51%) ERwin
12 5 (0.51%) Gradle
12 5 (0.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 274 (27.70%) Finance
2 92 (9.30%) Banking
3 63 (6.37%) Telecoms
4 44 (4.45%) Marketing
5 39 (3.94%) Retail
6 27 (2.73%) Legal
7 23 (2.33%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.52%) Billing
9 14 (1.42%) Back Office
10 10 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.91%) Automotive
11 9 (0.91%) Law
12 7 (0.71%) Electronics
12 7 (0.71%) Front Office
12 7 (0.71%) Military
13 6 (0.61%) Advertising
14 5 (0.51%) German Language
14 5 (0.51%) Publishing
15 4 (0.40%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 375 (37.92%) Analyst
2 219 (22.14%) Business Analyst
3 98 (9.91%) Project Manager
4 68 (6.88%) Developer
5 67 (6.77%) Consultant
6 57 (5.76%) Process Analyst
7 47 (4.75%) Senior Analyst
8 36 (3.64%) Architect
9 28 (2.83%) Change Analyst
10 26 (2.63%) IT Analyst
11 22 (2.22%) Business Change Analyst
12 21 (2.12%) Security Analyst
12 21 (2.12%) Senior Business Analyst
12 21 (2.12%) Service Analyst
13 20 (2.02%) Business Process Analyst
13 20 (2.02%) Test Manager
14 19 (1.92%) Business Change Business Analyst
14 19 (1.92%) Business IT Analyst
15 18 (1.82%) C# Developer
15 18 (1.82%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.15%) Web Services
2 38 (3.84%) .NET
3 28 (2.83%) XML
4 19 (1.92%) .NET Framework
4 19 (1.92%) RESTful
5 15 (1.52%) REST
6 13 (1.31%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.11%) jQuery
7 11 (1.11%) SOAP
7 11 (1.11%) Spring
8 10 (1.01%) Hibernate
8 10 (1.01%) HTML
8 10 (1.01%) JSON
8 10 (1.01%) Middleware
9 9 (0.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (0.81%) EJB
10 8 (0.81%) EJB 3.0
10 8 (0.81%) JMS
10 8 (0.81%) XSD
10 8 (0.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 141 (14.26%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 33 (3.34%) User Experience
4 22 (2.22%) Virtual Team
5 21 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.72%) Reinsurance
7 15 (1.52%) PMI
8 13 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (0.91%) FMCG
10 8 (0.81%) Data Centre
10 8 (0.81%) IVR
11 7 (0.71%) Credit Risk
12 6 (0.61%) Minimum Viable Product
12 6 (0.61%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.61%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.61%) Social Media
13 5 (0.51%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.51%) Equities
13 5 (0.51%) Robotics
13 5 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (5.16%) Windows
2 47 (4.75%) Linux
3 40 (4.04%) Unix
4 11 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (1.11%) Solaris
5 8 (0.81%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.71%) Android
7 6 (0.61%) SUSE
7 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.51%) CentOS
8 5 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.20%) AIX
10 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.20%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (20.12%) Project Management
3 150 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 121 (12.23%) Business Analysis
5 92 (9.30%) Change Management
6 91 (9.20%) Six Sigma
7 89 (9.00%) ITIL
8 85 (8.59%) Scrum
9 84 (8.49%) Workflow
10 74 (7.48%) Service Delivery
11 72 (7.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 59 (5.97%) Business Process Improvement
13 58 (5.86%) Coaching
13 58 (5.86%) PRINCE2
14 57 (5.76%) Service Management
15 51 (5.16%) Test Automation
16 50 (5.06%) SDLC
16 50 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
17 48 (4.85%) Lean Six Sigma
18 47 (4.75%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 112 (11.32%) SQL
2 59 (5.97%) Java
3 31 (3.13%) C#
3 31 (3.13%) Python
4 29 (2.93%) JavaScript
5 22 (2.22%) C
6 17 (1.72%) Perl
7 16 (1.62%) PL/SQL
8 13 (1.31%) VBA
9 11 (1.11%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 9 (0.91%) ABAP
11 9 (0.91%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.71%) C++
12 7 (0.71%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.61%) C++/CLI
14 5 (0.51%) Groovy
14 5 (0.51%) Ruby
15 3 (0.30%) SAS Macro
15 3 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 107 (10.82%) Degree
2 58 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 47 (4.75%) ISEB
4 32 (3.24%) SC Cleared
5 29 (2.93%) PMI Certification
6 22 (2.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 20 (2.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 16 (1.62%) PMP
9 15 (1.52%) ISTQB
10 14 (1.42%) ACCA
11 13 (1.31%) CIMA
11 13 (1.31%) CISSP
11 13 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.81%) HNC
13 7 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.71%) CISM
13 7 (0.71%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.71%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
14 6 (0.61%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.55%) PMO
2 44 (4.45%) QA
3 35 (3.54%) SLA
4 15 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.01%) ISO 9000
6 8 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.61%) GDPR
8 5 (0.51%) COBIT
8 5 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.40%) COSO
10 3 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.30%) IFRS
10 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.30%) MiFID
10 3 (0.30%) P3O
11 2 (0.20%) GAAP
11 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.10%) GxP
12 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 16 (1.62%) Active Directory
1 16 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.91%) Docker
3 7 (0.71%) Firmware
4 5 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.30%) vSphere
6 2 (0.20%) NFS
6 2 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.10%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (3.24%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.11%) Puppet
2 11 (1.11%) SCOM
3 9 (0.91%) Ansible
4 5 (0.51%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.51%) SCCM
4 5 (0.51%) Terraform
5 4 (0.40%) Nagios
5 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (0.40%) RSA enVision
6 3 (0.30%) Control-M
6 3 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.30%) Kibana
6 3 (0.30%) logstash
6 3 (0.30%) Packer
6 3 (0.30%) QRadar
7 2 (0.20%) Netcool
7 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.10%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 102 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 77 (7.79%) Oracle
3 73 (7.38%) SAP
4 35 (3.54%) HP
5 31 (3.13%) IBM
6 22 (2.22%) CA Agile Central
7 19 (1.92%) Atlassian
7 19 (1.92%) CA
7 19 (1.92%) VMware
8 17 (1.72%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (1.31%) Cisco
10 12 (1.21%) Google
10 12 (1.21%) webMethods
11 11 (1.11%) Pega
11 11 (1.11%) Workday
12 10 (1.01%) ServiceNow
12 10 (1.01%) Splunk
13 8 (0.81%) Remedy
14 7 (0.71%) Cloudera
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £463 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £430 to £463 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £598 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
onezeero.
Posted: 11 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £14.40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Amersham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £39000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Rate: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Hertfordshire
Modis International
Rate: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: 8 hours ago