The table below looks at the statistics for Process Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
England / West Midlands
Rank 78 73 78
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 42 44 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.76% 1.83% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.26% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 17
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £570 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -16.19%
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1888 1949 1510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.96% 81.04% 71.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1065 895
Median daily rate £413 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 63 94
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.42 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

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 Process Improvement across the West Midlands region.

Process Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Process Improvement across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Process Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Process Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Process Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 January 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
Coventry -4 14 £415 - 1
Warwickshire +9 11 £375 -6.25%
Shropshire +3 9 £368 -26.50% 1
Birmingham -12 5 £425 -12.86% 2
Staffordshire +4 2 £350 +68.67% 1
Worcestershire +3 1 £425 -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 32 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.36%) Test Strategy
3 24 (21.82%) Finance
4 21 (19.09%) Project Management
4 21 (19.09%) SQL
4 21 (19.09%) Business Analysis
5 20 (18.18%) Oracle
5 20 (18.18%) PL/SQL
6 19 (17.27%) Problem Management
7 17 (15.45%) Pega
7 17 (15.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (14.55%) Configuration Management
8 16 (14.55%) Java
8 16 (14.55%) OO
9 15 (13.64%) Service Management
9 15 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (12.73%) Scrum
10 14 (12.73%) Unix
10 14 (12.73%) J2EE
11 13 (11.82%) Data Modelling
11 13 (11.82%) Waterfall
12 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
12 12 (10.91%) RUP
12 12 (10.91%) Performance Management
13 11 (10.00%) Coaching
14 10 (9.09%) COBOL
14 10 (9.09%) Informatica
14 10 (9.09%) Service Delivery
14 10 (9.09%) Shell Script

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (6.36%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.45%) Confluence
3 5 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.82%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.82%) Documentum
4 2 (1.82%) JBoss
4 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) MS Office
2 6 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.45%) MS Project
3 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.91%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.91%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.91%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.45%) WAN
2 5 (4.55%) Firewall
2 5 (4.55%) LAN
2 5 (4.55%) OSPF
3 1 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.91%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.91%) DMVPN
3 1 (0.91%) IMAP
3 1 (0.91%) Internet
3 1 (0.91%) Intranet
3 1 (0.91%) MPLS
3 1 (0.91%) S/MIME
3 1 (0.91%) SMTP
3 1 (0.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.55%) IDMS
1 5 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.82%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.82%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.82%) HBase
3 2 (1.82%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.36%) CA Gen
2 6 (5.45%) JIRA
3 4 (3.64%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.82%) Ant
4 2 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.82%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.82%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.82%) Hudson
4 2 (1.82%) Maven
4 2 (1.82%) PhantomJS
4 2 (1.82%) PVCS
4 2 (1.82%) Subversion
4 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (21.82%) Finance
2 6 (5.45%) Legal
3 4 (3.64%) Automotive
4 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.82%) Retail
6 1 (0.91%) Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Billing
6 1 (0.91%) Marketing
6 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (28.18%) Analyst
2 26 (23.64%) Developer
3 22 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 9 (8.18%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.27%) COBOL Developer
6 7 (6.36%) Service Manager
7 6 (5.45%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) Digital Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) Digital Business Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) webMethods Developer
8 5 (4.55%) Compliance Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.55%) Project Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Project Officer
8 5 (4.55%) Project Support Officer
8 5 (4.55%) Risk Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Support Officer
9 4 (3.64%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.64%) Business Manager
9 4 (3.64%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.73%) J2EE
2 9 (8.18%) XML
3 7 (6.36%) Web Services
4 4 (3.64%) .NET
4 4 (3.64%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.64%) Apache Cordova
4 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (3.64%) CSS
4 4 (3.64%) HTML
4 4 (3.64%) PhoneGap
4 4 (3.64%) WinForms
5 2 (1.82%) Drools
5 2 (1.82%) EDIFACT
5 2 (1.82%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.82%) iXBRL
5 2 (1.82%) Node.js
5 2 (1.82%) XBRL
6 1 (0.91%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.55%) CMDB
3 5 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.82%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.82%) NHS
4 2 (1.82%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.91%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.73%) Unix
2 7 (6.36%) VME
3 4 (3.64%) Windows
4 2 (1.82%) AIX
5 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.91%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.36%) Test Strategy
3 21 (19.09%) Business Analysis
3 21 (19.09%) Project Management
4 19 (17.27%) Problem Management
5 17 (15.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (14.55%) Configuration Management
6 16 (14.55%) OO
7 15 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (13.64%) Service Management
8 14 (12.73%) Scrum
9 13 (11.82%) Data Modelling
9 13 (11.82%) Waterfall
10 12 (10.91%) Performance Management
10 12 (10.91%) RUP
11 11 (10.00%) Coaching
12 10 (9.09%) Service Delivery
13 9 (8.18%) ITIL
13 9 (8.18%) Target Operating Model
14 8 (7.27%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.09%) SQL
2 20 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 16 (14.55%) Java
4 10 (9.09%) COBOL
4 10 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 6 (5.45%) Perl
6 4 (3.64%) C#
6 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.82%) Python
7 2 (1.82%) R
7 2 (1.82%) Ruby
8 1 (0.91%) ABAP
8 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.45%) Degree
2 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.55%) CCNA
3 5 (4.55%) CCNP
3 5 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.55%) ISEB
4 2 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.82%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.82%) PMP
5 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.91%) CIPD
5 1 (0.91%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.91%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.91%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) COSO
2 2 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) HDFS
2 1 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 20 (18.18%) Oracle
2 17 (15.45%) Pega
3 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.09%) Informatica
4 10 (9.09%) webMethods
5 7 (6.36%) BEA
5 7 (6.36%) ICL
6 6 (5.45%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.45%) Cisco
7 4 (3.64%) SAP
7 4 (3.64%) Xamarin
8 3 (2.73%) BMC
8 3 (2.73%) Fujitsu
8 3 (2.73%) Remedy
9 2 (1.82%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.82%) HP
9 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.82%) WSO2
10 1 (0.91%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.91%) Mentor Graphics