Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 6 months to 17 October 2018 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 124 123
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 -28
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 164 115 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.06% 1.47% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 1.74% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 71 94
Midlands median daily rate £435 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.94% -20.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £300 £200 £298
90th Percentile £525 £538 £516
England median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.47% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Midlands median hourly rate - £25.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.44% -28.49%
England median hourly rate £29.58 £28.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +5.63% +25.14% -25.42%

Process Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,670 6,625 8,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.73% 84.53% 83.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,120 4,198 5,015
Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £248 £250
90th Percentile £563 £550 £575
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 243 200
Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £16.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.75% +24.65% -15.55%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.49
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.54% +10.51% +3.97%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Process Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in the Midlands

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in the Midlands

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in the Midlands

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in the Midlands

Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +45 120 £438 +12.54% 44
East Midlands -22 42 £386 +23.60% 9
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Process Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 72 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (39.63%) Java
3 57 (34.76%) Test Strategy
4 42 (25.61%) SQL
5 40 (24.39%) Oracle
6 39 (23.78%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (22.56%) DevOps
8 35 (21.34%) Configuration Management
9 34 (20.73%) Docker
9 34 (20.73%) Bitbucket
10 32 (19.51%) Shell Script
10 32 (19.51%) Unix
11 31 (18.90%) Microservices
12 28 (17.07%) Git (software)
13 27 (16.46%) PL/SQL
13 27 (16.46%) WebLogic
14 25 (15.24%) Finance
15 24 (14.63%) J2EE
16 23 (14.02%) Perl
16 23 (14.02%) Data Modelling
17 22 (13.41%) Spring
18 21 (12.80%) Problem Management
18 21 (12.80%) JavaScript
18 21 (12.80%) OO
18 21 (12.80%) BEA
19 19 (11.59%) Project Management
19 19 (11.59%) Linux
20 18 (10.98%) C#
21 17 (10.37%) Windows
21 17 (10.37%) CSS

Process Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 27 (16.46%) WebLogic
2 13 (7.93%) Confluence
3 12 (7.32%) nginx
3 12 (7.32%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.05%) CMS
4 5 (3.05%) Documentum
5 2 (1.22%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (3.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.32%) GitHub
1 12 (7.32%) Google Analytics
2 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.44%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.22%) IaaS
4 2 (1.22%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.22%) PaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.32%) HTTP
1 12 (7.32%) SSL
1 12 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.27%) DSL
2 7 (4.27%) Firewall
3 5 (3.05%) Internet
4 1 (0.61%) LAN
4 1 (0.61%) Network Security
4 1 (0.61%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.54%) MongoDB
2 12 (7.32%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.44%) SAP HANA
7 3 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.22%) NuoDB
8 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.22%) Redis
9 1 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (20.73%) Bitbucket
2 28 (17.07%) Git (software)
3 17 (10.37%) Cucumber
4 16 (9.76%) Jenkins
5 14 (8.54%) JIRA
5 14 (8.54%) Selenium
6 13 (7.93%) JUnit
7 12 (7.32%) Ant
7 12 (7.32%) Gatling
7 12 (7.32%) Grunt
7 12 (7.32%) gulp
7 12 (7.32%) IntelliJ
7 12 (7.32%) Karma Test Runner
7 12 (7.32%) Sublime Text
8 8 (4.88%) RSpec
9 7 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (4.27%) Axure RP
10 6 (3.66%) GitLab
10 6 (3.66%) Maven
11 5 (3.05%) SonarQube
General
1 25 (15.24%) Finance
2 5 (3.05%) Banking
3 4 (2.44%) Retail
4 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.22%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.22%) Military
5 1 (0.61%) Automotive
5 1 (0.61%) Billing
5 1 (0.61%) Law
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Local Government
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 50 (30.49%) Developer
2 35 (21.34%) Analyst
3 26 (15.85%) Business Analyst
4 14 (8.54%) Java Developer
5 13 (7.93%) Software Engineer
6 12 (7.32%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.10%) Process Analyst
8 9 (5.49%) Tester
9 7 (4.27%) Designer
9 7 (4.27%) Developer in Test
9 7 (4.27%) UX Designer
10 6 (3.66%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.66%) Mainframe Developer
11 5 (3.05%) Backend Developer
11 5 (3.05%) Business Process Analyst
11 5 (3.05%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
11 5 (3.05%) COBOL Developer
11 5 (3.05%) Process Improvement Analyst
11 5 (3.05%) Service Manager
12 4 (2.44%) Business Improvement Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.63%) J2EE
2 22 (13.41%) Spring
3 17 (10.37%) CSS
4 16 (9.76%) Spring Boot
5 15 (9.15%) Apache Camel
5 15 (9.15%) RESTful
6 13 (7.93%) AngularJS
7 12 (7.32%) Gherkin
7 12 (7.32%) jQuery
7 12 (7.32%) Node.js
7 12 (7.32%) Servlets
8 11 (6.71%) .NET
9 9 (5.49%) HTML
9 9 (5.49%) REST
10 8 (4.88%) JSON
10 8 (4.88%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (3.66%) Spring Cloud
11 6 (3.66%) YAML
12 5 (3.05%) Swagger
12 5 (3.05%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.93%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.27%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.27%) User Experience
4 5 (3.05%) NHS
5 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.83%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.83%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.61%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.61%) Clustering
8 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.61%) Handset
8 1 (0.61%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.51%) Unix
2 19 (11.59%) Linux
3 17 (10.37%) Windows
4 12 (7.32%) Ubuntu
5 8 (4.88%) VME
6 4 (2.44%) Android
6 4 (2.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (34.76%) Test Strategy
3 39 (23.78%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (22.56%) DevOps
5 35 (21.34%) Configuration Management
6 31 (18.90%) Microservices
7 23 (14.02%) Data Modelling
8 21 (12.80%) OO
8 21 (12.80%) Problem Management
9 19 (11.59%) Project Management
10 17 (10.37%) Test Automation
11 14 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (8.54%) Software Engineering
12 13 (7.93%) Analytics
13 12 (7.32%) Business Analysis
13 12 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (7.32%) ITIL
13 12 (7.32%) Open Source
13 12 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (6.71%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 65 (39.63%) Java
2 42 (25.61%) SQL
3 32 (19.51%) Shell Script
4 27 (16.46%) PL/SQL
5 23 (14.02%) Perl
6 21 (12.80%) JavaScript
7 18 (10.98%) C#
8 13 (7.93%) Python
8 13 (7.93%) Ruby
9 12 (7.32%) Groovy
9 12 (7.32%) Haskell
10 8 (4.88%) COBOL
11 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.22%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.61%) R
13 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (4.88%) Degree
1 8 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.66%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.44%) CISA
3 4 (2.44%) CISM
4 2 (1.22%) APMP
4 2 (1.22%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.61%) PMP
5 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.83%) PMO
3 2 (1.22%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.22%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.22%) QA
3 2 (1.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.61%) GDPR
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (20.73%) Docker
2 3 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.22%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (7.93%) Puppet
2 12 (7.32%) Grafana
2 12 (7.32%) Kibana
3 1 (0.61%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.61%) Ansible
3 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.61%) SCCM
3 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (24.39%) Oracle
2 21 (12.80%) BEA
3 12 (7.32%) Google
4 11 (6.71%) Microsoft
5 10 (6.10%) webMethods
6 8 (4.88%) WSO2
7 7 (4.27%) Adobe
8 5 (3.05%) SAP
9 3 (1.83%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.83%) Informatica
9 3 (1.83%) McAfee
9 3 (1.83%) Pega
10 2 (1.22%) Cisco
10 2 (1.22%) Citrix
10 2 (1.22%) EMC
10 2 (1.22%) M86 Security
10 2 (1.22%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.22%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.22%) Trustwave