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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
England / West Midlands
Rank 83 73 77
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 38 52 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.58% 2.01% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.45% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 23
Median daily rate £419 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.79% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £570 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.40 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.65% -41.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.09%

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
1918 2120 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.68% 81.85% 72.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1226 1204 935
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 47 104
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £39.00 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 0 16 £419 - 1
Warwickshire +3 10 £350 -3.44%
Shropshire +10 3 £395 -21.00% 3
Birmingham -12 3 £425 +6.25% 2
Staffordshire 0 2 - -
Solihull -5 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £425 -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 26 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.73%) Business Analysis
2 20 (22.73%) Test Strategy
3 19 (21.59%) Finance
4 17 (19.32%) SQL
5 16 (18.18%) Oracle
5 16 (18.18%) PL/SQL
6 15 (17.05%) Pega
7 13 (14.77%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (14.77%) Problem Management
7 13 (14.77%) Java
7 13 (14.77%) Unix
7 13 (14.77%) OO
7 13 (14.77%) Coaching
8 12 (13.64%) Project Management
9 11 (12.50%) Scrum
9 11 (12.50%) PRINCE2
9 11 (12.50%) J2EE
9 11 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 11 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (12.50%) Mentoring
10 10 (11.36%) RUP
10 10 (11.36%) Informatica
10 10 (11.36%) Shell Script
10 10 (11.36%) webMethods
11 9 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (9.09%) Service Management
12 8 (9.09%) MS Office
12 8 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
13 7 (7.95%) User Stories

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 6 (6.82%) SharePoint
1 6 (6.82%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.68%) Confluence
3 2 (2.27%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.14%) Documentum
4 1 (1.14%) JBoss
4 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Office
2 6 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.82%) MS Project
3 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.14%) G Suite
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.82%) WAN
2 5 (5.68%) Firewall
2 5 (5.68%) LAN
2 5 (5.68%) OSPF
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.14%) DMVPN
3 1 (1.14%) IMAP
3 1 (1.14%) Internet
3 1 (1.14%) MPLS
3 1 (1.14%) S/MIME
3 1 (1.14%) SMTP
3 1 (1.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Apache Hive
2 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.27%) HBase
2 2 (2.27%) IDMS
2 2 (2.27%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) CA Gen
1 6 (6.82%) JIRA
2 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.27%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.27%) Hudson
3 2 (2.27%) PhantomJS
3 2 (2.27%) PVCS
3 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.14%) Ant
4 1 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.14%) Maven
4 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 19 (21.59%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Legal
2 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.41%) Automotive
4 2 (2.27%) Marketing
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (29.55%) Analyst
2 18 (20.45%) Business Analyst
3 17 (19.32%) Developer
4 7 (7.95%) Project Officer
4 7 (7.95%) Project Support Officer
4 7 (7.95%) Support Officer
5 6 (6.82%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) COBOL Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Digital Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) Digital Business Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) webMethods Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Architect
7 4 (4.55%) Compliance Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Process Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Risk Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Tester
8 3 (3.41%) COBOL Programmer
8 3 (3.41%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.41%) PL/SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) J2EE
2 7 (7.95%) XML
3 6 (6.82%) Web Services
4 2 (2.27%) .NET
4 2 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.27%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (2.27%) CSS
4 2 (2.27%) Drools
4 2 (2.27%) EDIFACT
4 2 (2.27%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.27%) HTML
4 2 (2.27%) iXBRL
4 2 (2.27%) Node.js
4 2 (2.27%) PhoneGap
4 2 (2.27%) WinForms
4 2 (2.27%) XBRL
5 1 (1.14%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.68%) Mainframe
2 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.27%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.77%) Unix
2 4 (4.55%) VME
3 2 (2.27%) AIX
3 2 (2.27%) Windows
4 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.14%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.73%) Business Analysis
2 20 (22.73%) Test Strategy
3 13 (14.77%) Coaching
3 13 (14.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (14.77%) OO
3 13 (14.77%) Problem Management
4 12 (13.64%) Project Management
5 11 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 11 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 11 (12.50%) Scrum
5 11 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 10 (11.36%) RUP
7 9 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (9.09%) Service Management
8 8 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
9 7 (7.95%) ITIL
9 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
9 7 (7.95%) User Stories
10 6 (6.82%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) SQL
2 16 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 13 (14.77%) Java
4 10 (11.36%) Shell Script
5 7 (7.95%) COBOL
6 5 (5.68%) Perl
7 2 (2.27%) C#
7 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.27%) Python
7 2 (2.27%) R
7 2 (2.27%) Ruby
8 1 (1.14%) ABAP
8 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) Degree
2 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.68%) CCNA
3 5 (5.68%) CCNP
3 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.55%) ISEB
4 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) COSO
2 2 (2.27%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) HDFS
2 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 16 (18.18%) Oracle
2 15 (17.05%) Pega
3 10 (11.36%) Informatica
3 10 (11.36%) webMethods
4 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.82%) BEA
5 6 (6.82%) CheckPoint
5 6 (6.82%) Cisco
6 4 (4.55%) ICL
7 3 (3.41%) BMC
7 3 (3.41%) Remedy
8 2 (2.27%) Cloudera
8 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.27%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.14%) Demandware
9 1 (1.14%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.14%) Google
9 1 (1.14%) Nokia
9 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.14%) SAP