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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 79 62 80
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +18
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 65 51 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.98% 2.07% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 2.71% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 16
Median daily rate £400 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £298 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £21.50 £31.44 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.61% -0.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.25 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-42.28% +21.13%
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
2642 1880 1954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.52% 76.48% 76.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1566 1121 1021
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 87 133
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -11 34 £465 -16.21%
Staffordshire +5 8 £411 -2.08%
Birmingham -10 7 £400 -26.60%
Coventry -15 5 £368 -8.12% 1
Warwickshire -11 3 £425 +102.38%
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (34.86%) Test Strategy
3 31 (28.44%) Data Modelling
4 26 (23.85%) Finance
5 21 (19.27%) Configuration Management
6 19 (17.43%) Project Management
6 19 (17.43%) Java
7 18 (16.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (16.51%) Pega
8 17 (15.60%) Problem Management
8 17 (15.60%) Waterfall
8 17 (15.60%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
10 14 (12.84%) Service Management
10 14 (12.84%) User Stories
11 13 (11.93%) Business Analysis
12 12 (11.01%) TDD
12 12 (11.01%) SQL
12 12 (11.01%) Oracle
13 11 (10.09%) J2EE
13 11 (10.09%) RUP
13 11 (10.09%) DevOps
14 10 (9.17%) Mentoring
14 10 (9.17%) Performance Management
15 9 (8.26%) MS Office
15 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (8.26%) WSO2
16 8 (7.34%) Functional Testing
16 8 (7.34%) ITIL
16 8 (7.34%) Scrum

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 (0.92%) Confluence
1 1 (0.92%) Documentum
1 1 (0.92%) JBoss
1 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (8.26%) MS Office
2 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.83%) MS Project
3 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle iProcurement
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.92%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.92%) SAP FI-AP
2 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.92%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) Firewall
1 2 (1.83%) LAN
1 2 (1.83%) OSPF
1 2 (1.83%) WAN
2 1 (0.92%) IMAP
2 1 (0.92%) Internet
2 1 (0.92%) Intranet
2 1 (0.92%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (0.92%) S/MIME
2 1 (0.92%) SMTP
2 1 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.67%) IDMS
3 3 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.83%) MySQL
4 2 (1.83%) Power BI
4 2 (1.83%) Redis
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.59%) Selenium
2 5 (4.59%) Spock
2 5 (4.59%) TestNG
2 5 (4.59%) WebDriver
3 4 (3.67%) JIRA
4 3 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.75%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.83%) Grunt
5 2 (1.83%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.83%) Maven
5 2 (1.83%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.92%) Ant
6 1 (0.92%) CA Gen
6 1 (0.92%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.92%) JMeter
6 1 (0.92%) JUnit
6 1 (0.92%) Subversion
6 1 (0.92%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.92%) VersionOne
General
1 26 (23.85%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) General Ledger
3 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.75%) Legal
4 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Automotive
5 1 (0.92%) Electronics
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (43.12%) Developer
2 25 (22.94%) Analyst
3 20 (18.35%) Business Analyst
4 10 (9.17%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.42%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.50%) Service Manager
7 5 (4.59%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Agile Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Automation Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Business Manager
8 4 (3.67%) COBOL Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Consultant
8 4 (3.67%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Junior
8 4 (3.67%) Junior Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Project Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) OSS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) J2EE
2 7 (6.42%) .NET
2 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET
2 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (6.42%) CSS
2 7 (6.42%) HTML
3 5 (4.59%) .NET Framework
3 5 (4.59%) Apache Cordova
3 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 5 (4.59%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (4.59%) PhoneGap
3 5 (4.59%) WinForms
3 5 (4.59%) XML
4 3 (2.75%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (2.75%) RESTful
5 2 (1.83%) CSS3
5 2 (1.83%) HTML5
5 2 (1.83%) jQuery
5 2 (1.83%) Spring
5 2 (1.83%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.59%) CMDB
3 4 (3.67%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.83%) NHS
5 1 (0.92%) Economics
5 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.92%) PKI
5 1 (0.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.59%) VME
1 5 (4.59%) Windows
2 2 (1.83%) Linux
2 2 (1.83%) Unix
3 1 (0.92%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (34.86%) Test Strategy
3 31 (28.44%) Data Modelling
4 21 (19.27%) Configuration Management
5 19 (17.43%) Project Management
6 18 (16.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (15.60%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (15.60%) Problem Management
7 17 (15.60%) Waterfall
8 14 (12.84%) Service Management
8 14 (12.84%) User Stories
9 13 (11.93%) Business Analysis
10 12 (11.01%) TDD
11 11 (10.09%) DevOps
11 11 (10.09%) RUP
12 10 (9.17%) Mentoring
12 10 (9.17%) Performance Management
13 8 (7.34%) Functional Testing
13 8 (7.34%) ITIL
13 8 (7.34%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.43%) Java
2 12 (11.01%) SQL
3 7 (6.42%) C#
3 7 (6.42%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.42%) PL/SQL
4 5 (4.59%) COBOL
4 5 (4.59%) Groovy
4 5 (4.59%) Scala
5 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (3.67%) PMI Certification
1 4 (3.67%) PMP
1 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.83%) CCNA
3 2 (1.83%) CCNP
3 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.83%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) CIPD
4 1 (0.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) SLA
2 3 (2.75%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) COSO
3 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Docker
1 1 (0.92%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.92%) Grafana
2 1 (0.92%) Graphite
Vendors
1 18 (16.51%) Pega
2 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.01%) Oracle
4 9 (8.26%) WSO2
5 5 (4.59%) SAP
5 5 (4.59%) Xamarin
6 4 (3.67%) ICL
7 3 (2.75%) Fujitsu
7 3 (2.75%) HP
7 3 (2.75%) Remedy
8 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.83%) Cisco
8 2 (1.83%) Google
9 1 (0.92%) BEA
9 1 (0.92%) IBM
9 1 (0.92%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.92%) Proofpoint
9 1 (0.92%) Rally
9 1 (0.92%) webMethods