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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Process Improvement
Rank 109 113 98
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 8 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.16% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.22% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
Average daily rate
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£368 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £375 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £375 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £433 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.51% +8.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.17 - -
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
1854 1839 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.55% 72.63% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1108 964 739
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 60
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 4 £368 -
Coventry - 2 £450 -
Solihull - 1 £275 -
Warwickshire - 1 £320 -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Process Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
4 2 (16.67%) Back Office
4 2 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) E-Learning
5 1 (8.33%) BPR
5 1 (8.33%) X.400
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) Windows
5 1 (8.33%) Solaris
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (8.33%) SMTP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SMTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) X.400
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Change Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Business Change Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Business Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Process Designer
2 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Change Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Business Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Process Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Business Change Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Finance Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) SAP HR Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Change Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Process Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Process Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
4 2 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) BPMN
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) BPR
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft