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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 94 91 95
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 43 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.49% 1.19% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.59% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 8
Average daily rate £340 £463 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.48% +19.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £338 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £398
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £22.35 £37.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.80% +50.13%
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
2342 2011 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.98% 75.09% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1199 934
Average daily rate £400 £376 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 100 96
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -35 15 £488 +5.40% 1
Birmingham +12 10 £200 -44.82% 2
Coventry - 10 £440 - 1
Warwickshire +1 3 £313 - 1
Staffordshire +10 2 £333 -30.00%
Solihull -12 1 - - 1
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 39 (50.65%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.47%) Test Strategy
3 21 (27.27%) Data Modelling
4 17 (22.08%) Finance
5 16 (20.78%) Problem Management
5 16 (20.78%) Pega
6 15 (19.48%) Waterfall
6 15 (19.48%) Microsoft
6 15 (19.48%) Oracle
7 14 (18.18%) Java
7 14 (18.18%) SQL
8 13 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (15.58%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (15.58%) OO
9 12 (15.58%) Configuration Management
9 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (14.29%) Business Analysis
10 11 (14.29%) Project Management
10 11 (14.29%) Unix
10 11 (14.29%) Shell Script
11 10 (12.99%) Informatica
11 10 (12.99%) ITIL
11 10 (12.99%) J2EE
11 10 (12.99%) Service Management
11 10 (12.99%) Scrum
12 9 (11.69%) SAP
12 9 (11.69%) RUP
12 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
12 9 (11.69%) Six Sigma
12 9 (11.69%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.49%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.60%) Confluence
2 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.30%) SAS
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.39%) MS Visio
3 5 (6.49%) MS Office
3 5 (6.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) HFM
1 1 (1.30%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) IaaS
1 5 (6.49%) PaaS
1 5 (6.49%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) WAN
2 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (7.79%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.60%) Big Data
4 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.60%) MySQL
4 2 (2.60%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.60%) Redis
5 1 (1.30%) DataStage
5 1 (1.30%) DTS
5 1 (1.30%) GIS
5 1 (1.30%) QGIS
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.30%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) JIRA
2 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.60%) Grunt
2 2 (2.60%) Jasmine
2 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.60%) Selenium
2 2 (2.60%) Spock
2 2 (2.60%) TestNG
2 2 (2.60%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.30%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.30%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.30%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.30%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (1.30%) JMeter
3 1 (1.30%) JUnit
3 1 (1.30%) Mockito
3 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.30%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.30%) VersionOne
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Legal
3 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.60%) Local Government
4 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Developer
2 22 (28.57%) Analyst
3 15 (19.48%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Architect
5 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Change and Release Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Change Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.90%) OSS Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Release Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Report Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Telecoms Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) J2EE
2 4 (5.19%) .NET
2 4 (5.19%) HTML
3 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (3.90%) CSS
3 3 (3.90%) HTML5
3 3 (3.90%) RESTful
4 2 (2.60%) CSS3
4 2 (2.60%) jQuery
4 2 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.60%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) EDI
5 1 (1.30%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.30%) PhoneGap
5 1 (1.30%) REST
5 1 (1.30%) SOAP
5 1 (1.30%) Spring
5 1 (1.30%) Web Services
5 1 (1.30%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Social Media
3 2 (2.60%) Economics
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.60%) Statistics
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.30%) iPad
4 1 (1.30%) iPhone
4 1 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (50.65%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.47%) Test Strategy
3 21 (27.27%) Data Modelling
4 16 (20.78%) Problem Management
5 15 (19.48%) Waterfall
6 13 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (15.58%) Configuration Management
7 12 (15.58%) OO
8 11 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 11 (14.29%) Project Management
9 10 (12.99%) ITIL
9 10 (12.99%) Scrum
9 10 (12.99%) Service Management
10 9 (11.69%) RUP
10 9 (11.69%) Six Sigma
10 9 (11.69%) Software Engineering
11 8 (10.39%) SDLC
12 7 (9.09%) ERP
12 7 (9.09%) SOA
12 7 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.18%) Java
1 14 (18.18%) SQL
2 11 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 8 (10.39%) PL/SQL
4 5 (6.49%) Perl
5 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.90%) C#
7 2 (2.60%) Groovy
7 2 (2.60%) Scala
7 2 (2.60%) VBA
8 1 (1.30%) VB
8 1 (1.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) Degree
1 4 (5.19%) ISEB
2 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.60%) PMP
3 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) Pega
2 15 (19.48%) Microsoft
2 15 (19.48%) Oracle
3 10 (12.99%) Informatica
4 9 (11.69%) SAP
5 5 (6.49%) BEA
5 5 (6.49%) webMethods
6 3 (3.90%) Remedy
7 2 (2.60%) Google
7 2 (2.60%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.30%) Rally
8 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.30%) Tableau
8 1 (1.30%) WSO2
8 1 (1.30%) Xamarin
Telford, Shropshire
J & C Associates Ltd
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