The first table below looks at the demand for Business Process Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Process Improvement over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Process Improvement (BPI)
Rank 114 107 103
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.052% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.078% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1720 1281 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.44% 66.30% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 642 761
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 59 71
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.80 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Business Process Improvement
England

Business Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Process Improvement across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Process Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Business Process Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Business Process Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Process Improvement within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 2
Business Process Improvement
England

Business Process Improvement
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Business 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 Business Process Improvement.

1 4 (66.67%) SAP
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) CRM
1 4 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Validation
1 4 (66.67%) SAP CRM
1 4 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (66.67%) Workflow
1 4 (66.67%) Data Validation
1 4 (66.67%) Visualisation
2 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (16.67%) Automotive

Business Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Business 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 Business Process Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (66.67%) SAP CRM
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Integration Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Process Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Process Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) CRM
1 4 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Validation
1 4 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (66.67%) Workflow
1 4 (66.67%) Data Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
1 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) SAP
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft