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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 49 50 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.20% 0.50% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.72% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Average daily rate £560 £538 £615
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.18% -12.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +45.77%
Process Improvement
West Midlands

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
519 416 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.05% 69.92% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 257 243
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.53% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.00 £9.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £15.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Process Improvement across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Process Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Process Improvement.

1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 9 (75.00%) ERP
2 9 (75.00%) SOA
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) SAP
2 9 (75.00%) Service Management
2 9 (75.00%) Process Management
2 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Zachman Framework
2 9 (75.00%) TOGAF
2 9 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (75.00%) SaaS
2 9 (75.00%) PaaS
2 9 (75.00%) Social Media
2 9 (75.00%) IaaS
3 5 (41.67%) BPR
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) .NET

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Process Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Process Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 9 (75.00%) IaaS
1 9 (75.00%) PaaS
1 9 (75.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DTS
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Architect
1 9 (75.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 6 (50.00%) TOGAF Architect
2 6 (50.00%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
2 6 (50.00%) Zachman Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Change and Release Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Release Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) EDI
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Social Media
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (75.00%) ERP
2 9 (75.00%) Process Management
2 9 (75.00%) Service Management
2 9 (75.00%) SOA
2 9 (75.00%) TOGAF
2 9 (75.00%) Zachman Framework
3 5 (41.67%) BPR
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) EAI
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) VB
1 1 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (75.00%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow