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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Process Improvement
Rank 110 101 101
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 4 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.47% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.71% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
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£375 £370 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -16.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Process Improvement
England

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
1783 1413 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.47% 67.09% 67.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 736 785
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 60 69
Average hourly rate £29.75 £37.80 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.29% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.63 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Process Improvement across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 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 - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (66.67%) Six Sigma
2 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
2 4 (33.33%) Business Process Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) WFM
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (16.67%) PMI
4 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Process Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) COBIT
5 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 1 (8.33%) Data Security

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Process Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Process Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Quality Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Report Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Six Sigma
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
2 4 (33.33%) Business Process Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) WFM
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Process Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) TQM
5 1 (8.33%) Data Security
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (8.33%) ACCA
2 1 (8.33%) CIMA
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) BT