Period
to 17 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 144 117
Rank change year-on-year +5 -27 -8
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 112 96 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.36% 1.24% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.49% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 57 101
Midlands median daily rate £350 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £82 £220 £250
90th Percentile £500 £496 £501
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £10.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +38.82% -51.98%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.38 £10.40
90th Percentile £13.50 £20.50 £11.21
England median hourly rate £27.58 £21.50 £22.35
% change year-on-year +28.26% -3.80% -25.50%

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 6,857 6,445 7,948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.17% 83.40% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,148 3,998 4,723
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £246
90th Percentile £575 £546 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 216 175
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.54 £10.73
90th Percentile £43.75 £52.00 £39.50
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%

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 July 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 July 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 -7 65 £413 +1.35% 30
East Midlands +7 47 £340 -2.86% 12
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.89%) Finance
3 24 (21.43%) Oracle
4 21 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (16.96%) DevOps
5 19 (16.96%) Configuration Management
5 19 (16.96%) Java
5 19 (16.96%) SQL
6 18 (16.07%) Microsoft
6 18 (16.07%) Problem Management
7 17 (15.18%) Shell Script
7 17 (15.18%) PL/SQL
7 17 (15.18%) J2EE
7 17 (15.18%) Unix
7 17 (15.18%) Test Strategy
8 16 (14.29%) Data Modelling
9 15 (13.39%) ITIL
10 14 (12.50%) OO
10 14 (12.50%) WebLogic
10 14 (12.50%) BEA
11 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Excel
11 13 (11.61%) Project Management
12 12 (10.71%) CyberArk
12 12 (10.71%) Decision-Making
13 11 (9.82%) Bitbucket
13 11 (9.82%) Business Analysis
14 10 (8.93%) Degree
14 10 (8.93%) Service Delivery
14 10 (8.93%) Docker
15 9 (8.04%) Six Sigma

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 14 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 9 (8.04%) Confluence
3 7 (6.25%) CMS
4 6 (5.36%) Documentum
5 4 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (3.57%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.89%) SaaS
2 1 (0.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.89%) 802.11
2 1 (0.89%) DHCP
2 1 (0.89%) DNS
2 1 (0.89%) DSL
2 1 (0.89%) LAN
2 1 (0.89%) NAS
2 1 (0.89%) SSH
2 1 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.89%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (9.82%) Bitbucket
2 9 (8.04%) JIRA
3 5 (4.46%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (2.68%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.68%) Selenium
5 3 (2.68%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.68%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.79%) Axure RP
6 2 (1.79%) CA Gen
7 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (25.89%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 5 (4.46%) Legal
3 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.57%) Automotive
5 3 (2.68%) Banking
6 2 (1.79%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.79%) Marketing
6 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.89%) Electronics
7 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Law
7 1 (0.89%) Local Government
7 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (33.04%) Analyst
2 21 (18.75%) Developer
3 17 (15.18%) Business Analyst
4 10 (8.93%) Operations Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Project Manager
6 8 (7.14%) Process Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) Service Manager
7 7 (6.25%) Business Process Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Tester
8 5 (4.46%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.57%) DevOps Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Head of Change Management
9 4 (3.57%) Mainframe Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Services Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.57%) Technical Support
10 3 (2.68%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Administrator
10 3 (2.68%) COBOL Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Consultant
10 3 (2.68%) HR Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.18%) J2EE
2 9 (8.04%) .NET
3 7 (6.25%) CSS
3 7 (6.25%) HTML
4 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (3.57%) Web Services
6 1 (0.89%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.57%) Mainframe
2 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.79%) User Experience
4 1 (0.89%) Clustering
4 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.89%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.89%) Learning Management System
4 1 (0.89%) NHS
4 1 (0.89%) PMI
4 1 (0.89%) Replication
4 1 (0.89%) Robotics
4 1 (0.89%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.18%) Unix
2 5 (4.46%) VME
2 5 (4.46%) Windows
3 2 (1.79%) Android
3 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.79%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.89%) Linux
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (16.96%) Configuration Management
3 19 (16.96%) DevOps
4 18 (16.07%) Problem Management
5 17 (15.18%) Test Strategy
6 16 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 15 (13.39%) ITIL
8 14 (12.50%) OO
9 13 (11.61%) Project Management
10 12 (10.71%) Decision-Making
11 11 (9.82%) Business Analysis
12 10 (8.93%) Service Delivery
13 9 (8.04%) Six Sigma
13 9 (8.04%) Time Management
14 8 (7.14%) Content Management
14 8 (7.14%) Mentoring
14 8 (7.14%) Service Management
15 7 (6.25%) Change Management
15 7 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.96%) Java
1 19 (16.96%) SQL
2 17 (15.18%) PL/SQL
2 17 (15.18%) Shell Script
3 7 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.25%) Perl
4 5 (4.46%) C#
4 5 (4.46%) COBOL
5 2 (1.79%) VB
5 2 (1.79%) VB6
5 2 (1.79%) VBA
6 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (8.93%) Degree
2 6 (5.36%) PMI Certification
2 6 (5.36%) PMP
3 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.68%) ISEB
4 3 (2.68%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.89%) CAPM
6 1 (0.89%) HNC
6 1 (0.89%) HND
6 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.89%) MCP
6 1 (0.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.89%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
2 6 (5.36%) QA
3 4 (3.57%) ISO 14001
3 4 (3.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.89%) GDPR
4 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (8.93%) Docker
2 1 (0.89%) XenApp
2 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) Ansible
1 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.89%) Puppet
1 1 (0.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (21.43%) Oracle
2 18 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.50%) BEA
4 12 (10.71%) CyberArk
5 6 (5.36%) webMethods
6 5 (4.46%) Pega
7 4 (3.57%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.57%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.68%) SAP
9 2 (1.79%) Adobe
9 2 (1.79%) HP
9 2 (1.79%) Informatica
10 1 (0.89%) Automation Anywhere
10 1 (0.89%) Blue Prism
10 1 (0.89%) Citrix
10 1 (0.89%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.89%) Lotus
10 1 (0.89%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.89%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com