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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 97 94 81
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 45 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.58% 1.20% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.57% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 11
Median daily rate £440 £360 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.08% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £295 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £450 £363
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £22.43 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-17.77% -12.62%
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
2325 1909 1755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.64% 76.54% 75.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1191 925
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 £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 88 112
Median hourly rate £18.50 £27.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -20.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -27 18 £450 +25.00%
Birmingham +10 11 £388 +10.85% 1
Coventry +4 8 £363 - 2
Warwickshire -7 2 £300 -
Solihull -17 1 - -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 49 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (36.26%) Test Strategy
3 26 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 21 (23.08%) Finance
5 20 (21.98%) Pega
6 19 (20.88%) Waterfall
7 18 (19.78%) Java
8 17 (18.68%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (18.68%) Problem Management
9 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 14 (15.38%) Oracle
10 13 (14.29%) SQL
10 13 (14.29%) Configuration Management
10 13 (14.29%) Business Analysis
11 12 (13.19%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (12.09%) Project Management
12 11 (12.09%) J2EE
12 11 (12.09%) OO
12 11 (12.09%) RUP
12 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (10.99%) SAP
13 10 (10.99%) ITIL
13 10 (10.99%) Unix
13 10 (10.99%) Six Sigma
13 10 (10.99%) Service Management
13 10 (10.99%) Scrum
13 10 (10.99%) User Stories
14 9 (9.89%) Software Engineering
14 9 (9.89%) Shell Script
14 9 (9.89%) Informatica

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 4 (4.40%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.20%) Confluence
2 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.10%) SAS
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
1 8 (8.79%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.49%) MS Office
2 5 (5.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) HFM
1 1 (1.10%) SAP FI-AP
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) IaaS
1 5 (5.49%) PaaS
1 5 (5.49%) SaaS
2 1 (1.10%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) IMAP
2 1 (1.10%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.10%) S/MIME
2 1 (1.10%) SMTP
2 1 (1.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (6.59%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.20%) Big Data
5 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.20%) MySQL
5 2 (2.20%) Pentaho
5 2 (2.20%) Power BI
5 2 (2.20%) Redis
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.10%) DataStage
6 1 (1.10%) DTS
6 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.10%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) JIRA
2 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.30%) Selenium
2 3 (3.30%) Spock
2 3 (3.30%) TestNG
2 3 (3.30%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.20%) Grunt
3 2 (2.20%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.20%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.10%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.10%) JMeter
4 1 (1.10%) JUnit
4 1 (1.10%) Maven
4 1 (1.10%) Mockito
4 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.10%) VersionOne
General
1 21 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Legal
3 4 (4.40%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.20%) Local Government
5 1 (1.10%) Electronics
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (38.46%) Developer
2 26 (28.57%) Analyst
3 19 (20.88%) Business Analyst
4 7 (7.69%) Architect
5 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (4.40%) Consultant
6 4 (4.40%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 4 (4.40%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 4 (4.40%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.40%) Junior
6 4 (4.40%) Junior Developer
6 4 (4.40%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.30%) Change and Release Manager
7 3 (3.30%) OSS Business Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Release Manager
7 3 (3.30%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Service Manager
7 3 (3.30%) Telecoms Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) J2EE
2 4 (4.40%) .NET
2 4 (4.40%) HTML
3 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (3.30%) CSS
3 3 (3.30%) HTML5
3 3 (3.30%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (3.30%) RESTful
4 2 (2.20%) CSS3
4 2 (2.20%) jQuery
4 2 (2.20%) SOAP
4 2 (2.20%) Spring
4 2 (2.20%) Spring Boot
4 2 (2.20%) Swagger
4 2 (2.20%) XML
5 1 (1.10%) EDI
5 1 (1.10%) ELK Stack
5 1 (1.10%) Hystrix
5 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.49%) Social Media
3 2 (2.20%) Economics
3 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.20%) Statistics
4 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.10%) iPad
4 1 (1.10%) iPhone
4 1 (1.10%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.10%) PKI
4 1 (1.10%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.99%) Unix
2 2 (2.20%) Linux
3 1 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (36.26%) Test Strategy
3 26 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 19 (20.88%) Waterfall
5 17 (18.68%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (18.68%) Problem Management
6 13 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 13 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 11 (12.09%) OO
7 11 (12.09%) Project Management
7 11 (12.09%) RUP
8 10 (10.99%) ITIL
8 10 (10.99%) Scrum
8 10 (10.99%) Service Management
8 10 (10.99%) Six Sigma
8 10 (10.99%) User Stories
9 9 (9.89%) Software Engineering
10 8 (8.79%) SDLC
11 7 (7.69%) ERP
11 7 (7.69%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.78%) Java
2 13 (14.29%) SQL
3 9 (9.89%) Shell Script
4 7 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.40%) Perl
6 3 (3.30%) C#
6 3 (3.30%) Groovy
6 3 (3.30%) Scala
7 2 (2.20%) VBA
8 1 (1.10%) VB
8 1 (1.10%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (4.40%) Degree
1 4 (4.40%) ISEB
2 2 (2.20%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.20%) PMP
3 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) SLA
3 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Docker
1 1 (1.10%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Puppet
2 1 (1.10%) Grafana
2 1 (1.10%) Graphite
Vendors
1 20 (21.98%) Pega
2 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.38%) Oracle
3 10 (10.99%) SAP
4 9 (9.89%) Informatica
5 5 (5.49%) webMethods
6 4 (4.40%) BEA
6 4 (4.40%) WSO2
7 3 (3.30%) Remedy
8 2 (2.20%) Google
8 2 (2.20%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.10%) Proofpoint
9 1 (1.10%) Rally
9 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.10%) Tableau
9 1 (1.10%) Xamarin
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