The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Process Improvement
Rank 110 96 93
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 8 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.11% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.16% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £54.30 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +44.78%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1648 1253 1423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.59% 68.36% 62.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 607 673
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 96 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Process Improvement
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 3 £220 -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) WFM
2 3 (30.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (20.00%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) MS Office
4 1 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) TQM
4 1 (10.00%) Back Office
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Quality Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Report Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Project Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Process Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Process Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Process Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (30.00%) WFM
3 2 (20.00%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) TQM
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft