The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Process Improvement
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 53 62
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 2 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.34% 1.82% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 2.28% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 2
Median daily rate £450 £200 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +125.00% -44.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year -20.00% +2.80%  

Process Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 476 613 613
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.68% 79.51% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 396 415
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 13
Median hourly rate £13.81 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.53% +133.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £10.73 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £42.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Process Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in Birmingham

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Process Improvement in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in Birmingham

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) SLA
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Hudson
2 2 (28.57%) Node.js
2 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) PhantomJS
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (14.29%) Service Design
3 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) E-Discovery
3 1 (14.29%) Data Privacy
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 1 (14.29%) Business Development
3 1 (14.29%) Banking

Process Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (28.57%) Hudson
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) PhantomJS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Head of Delivery
1 2 (28.57%) Head of Service Delivery
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
1 2 (28.57%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Business Development
3 1 (14.29%) Data Privacy
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) E-Discovery
3 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) BMC
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) NetApp
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy
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