The table below looks at the statistics for Process Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 54 45 50
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 5 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.85% 1.89% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 2.41% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 4
Median daily rate £425 £488 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.86% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £366 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £597 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+52.04% +3.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
465 497 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.68% 78.14% 73.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 310 263
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 13
Median hourly rate £19.61 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.67% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Process Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Process Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Process Improvement across the Birmingham region.

Process Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Process Improvement across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Process Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Process Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Process Improvement across the Birmingham region.

Process Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 5 (35.71%) Service Management
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
4 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (21.43%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (14.29%) PhantomJS
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) Service Design
5 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
5 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 2 (14.29%) Hudson
5 2 (14.29%) Node.js
5 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Ruby

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) IMAP
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) S/MIME
1 1 (7.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 2 (14.29%) Hudson
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) PhantomJS
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Head of Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Head of Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) ETL Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Messaging Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Payroll Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Payroll Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Process Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Service Transition Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Transition Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Vendor Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 2 (14.29%) Node.js
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) CMDB
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 5 (35.71%) Service Management
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (14.29%) Service Design
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) ITSM
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) BMC
2 2 (14.29%) Remedy
3 1 (7.14%) Fujitsu