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 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 92 87 85
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 54 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.71% 1.17% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.56% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 8
Median daily rate £378 £420 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% +42.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £226 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £424 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £26.97 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.39 £31.44 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-35.14% +14.32%
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
2595 1792 1837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.02% 75.20% 77.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1570 1097 972
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 74 134
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.45 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.78 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Shropshire -15 25 £450 +36.36% 4
Birmingham -9 8 £398 -0.50% 6
Coventry -11 6 £286 -28.40%
Staffordshire -3 4 £340 -19.04% 1
Warwickshire -6 2 - -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 50 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.96%) Test Strategy
3 30 (32.61%) Data Modelling
4 23 (25.00%) Java
5 20 (21.74%) Waterfall
6 19 (20.65%) Finance
7 18 (19.57%) Pega
8 16 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (16.30%) J2EE
10 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
10 13 (14.13%) Configuration Management
10 13 (14.13%) Project Management
10 13 (14.13%) Business Analysis
10 13 (14.13%) Problem Management
10 13 (14.13%) User Stories
11 12 (13.04%) SQL
12 11 (11.96%) Oracle
12 11 (11.96%) RUP
12 11 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (10.87%) Scrum
13 10 (10.87%) TDD
13 10 (10.87%) Mentoring
14 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (9.78%) OO
14 9 (9.78%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (8.70%) MS Office
15 8 (8.70%) Software Engineering
15 8 (8.70%) Service Management
15 8 (8.70%) SDLC

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 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Office
2 7 (7.61%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.52%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (5.43%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (5.43%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (5.43%) Oracle iProcurement
1 5 (5.43%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.09%) HFM
2 1 (1.09%) SAP FI-AP
2 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.09%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Internet
2 1 (1.09%) IMAP
2 1 (1.09%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.09%) S/MIME
2 1 (1.09%) SMTP
2 1 (1.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.17%) MySQL
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.17%) Power BI
3 2 (2.17%) Redis
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.09%) DataStage
4 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.09%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Jenkins
1 5 (5.43%) Selenium
1 5 (5.43%) Spock
1 5 (5.43%) TestNG
1 5 (5.43%) WebDriver
2 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.26%) JIRA
3 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.17%) Grunt
3 2 (2.17%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.09%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.09%) JMeter
4 1 (1.09%) JUnit
4 1 (1.09%) Maven
4 1 (1.09%) Mockito
4 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.09%) VersionOne
General
1 19 (20.65%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Legal
3 5 (5.43%) General Ledger
4 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.09%) Electronics
6 1 (1.09%) Local Government
6 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (46.74%) Developer
2 26 (28.26%) Analyst
3 19 (20.65%) Business Analyst
4 7 (7.61%) Java Developer
5 6 (6.52%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.35%) Agile Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Automation Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Consultant
6 4 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Junior
6 4 (4.35%) Junior Developer
7 3 (3.26%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.26%) OSS Business Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Report Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Telecoms Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.30%) J2EE
2 5 (5.43%) .NET
2 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (5.43%) CSS
2 5 (5.43%) HTML
2 5 (5.43%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (3.26%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.26%) Apache Cordova
3 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (3.26%) PhoneGap
3 3 (3.26%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (3.26%) RESTful
3 3 (3.26%) WinForms
3 3 (3.26%) XML
4 2 (2.17%) CSS3
4 2 (2.17%) HTML5
4 2 (2.17%) Spring
4 2 (2.17%) Spring Boot
4 2 (2.17%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.35%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.17%) Statistics
4 1 (1.09%) Economics
4 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.09%) iPad
4 1 (1.09%) iPhone
4 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.09%) PKI
4 1 (1.09%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.35%) Unix
2 3 (3.26%) Windows
3 2 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.96%) Test Strategy
3 30 (32.61%) Data Modelling
4 20 (21.74%) Waterfall
5 16 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (14.13%) Business Analysis
6 13 (14.13%) Configuration Management
6 13 (14.13%) Problem Management
6 13 (14.13%) Project Management
6 13 (14.13%) User Stories
7 11 (11.96%) RUP
7 11 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (10.87%) Mentoring
8 10 (10.87%) Scrum
8 10 (10.87%) TDD
9 9 (9.78%) OO
9 9 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.70%) SDLC
10 8 (8.70%) Service Management
10 8 (8.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.00%) Java
2 12 (13.04%) SQL
3 5 (5.43%) C#
3 5 (5.43%) Groovy
3 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.43%) Scala
4 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.17%) VBA
6 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.43%) PMP
2 4 (4.35%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.17%) ISEB
3 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Docker
1 1 (1.09%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) Grafana
2 1 (1.09%) Graphite
Vendors
1 18 (19.57%) Pega
2 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.96%) Oracle
4 8 (8.70%) WSO2
5 4 (4.35%) SAP
6 3 (3.26%) HP
6 3 (3.26%) Informatica
6 3 (3.26%) Remedy
6 3 (3.26%) Xamarin
7 2 (2.17%) Google
7 2 (2.17%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.09%) Proofpoint
8 1 (1.09%) Rally
8 1 (1.09%) Tableau
8 1 (1.09%) webMethods
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