Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 154 112
Rank change year-on-year 0 -42 -9
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 91 91 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.15% 1.14% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.39% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 50 86
Midlands median daily rate £350 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.74% +8.20% -11.76%
10th Percentile £82 £272 £200
90th Percentile £525 £576 £544
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -25.00% -12.09%
10th Percentile £12.70 £11.38 £12.32
90th Percentile £14.90 £23.75 £24.80
England median hourly rate £21.60 £34.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -37.41% +45.26% -15.75%

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 6,672 6,539 7,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 84.31% 81.57% 82.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,158 4,048 4,118
Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +4.73%
10th Percentile £260 £235 £240
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.89% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 220 201
Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.62 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.05 £43.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +11.52%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -11 53 £375 -8.87% 28
East Midlands +21 38 £340 -15.00% 15
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 33 (36.26%) Finance
2 20 (21.98%) Microsoft
3 17 (18.68%) ITIL
3 17 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (16.48%) Business Process Improvement
5 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (13.19%) Degree
7 11 (12.09%) Six Sigma
7 11 (12.09%) Project Management
7 11 (12.09%) CyberArk
7 11 (12.09%) Decision-Making
8 10 (10.99%) Business Analysis
9 9 (9.89%) Waterfall
9 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
9 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
9 9 (9.89%) Oracle
9 9 (9.89%) Mentoring
10 8 (8.79%) User Stories
10 8 (8.79%) Time Management
10 8 (8.79%) Problem Management
11 7 (7.69%) Pega
11 7 (7.69%) Configuration Management
11 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
11 7 (7.69%) Financial Institution
11 7 (7.69%) Manufacturing
11 7 (7.69%) PMP
11 7 (7.69%) PMI Certification

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 4 (4.40%) CMS
1 4 (4.40%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.30%) Documentum
2 3 (3.30%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (3.30%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.20%) JBoss
3 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) IaaS
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.20%) PaaS
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (1.10%) Serverless
2 1 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) 802.11
1 2 (2.20%) Converged Networks
1 2 (2.20%) DHCP
1 2 (2.20%) DNS
1 2 (2.20%) Network Security
1 2 (2.20%) SAN
1 2 (2.20%) VPN
2 1 (1.10%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.20%) DB2
2 2 (2.20%) MySQL
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.10%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) CA Gen
2 3 (3.30%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.30%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (3.30%) Selenium
2 3 (3.30%) SoapUI
2 3 (3.30%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (36.26%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Financial Institution
2 7 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.49%) Legal
4 4 (4.40%) Automotive
4 4 (4.40%) Banking
5 3 (3.30%) Retail
5 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.20%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.10%) Billing
7 1 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Electronics
7 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (40.66%) Analyst
2 18 (19.78%) Business Analyst
3 10 (10.99%) Process Analyst
4 9 (9.89%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.69%) Business Process Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) Consultant
7 6 (6.59%) Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Architect
9 4 (4.40%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Service Manager
10 3 (3.30%) Administrator
10 3 (3.30%) Lead Architect
10 3 (3.30%) Service Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Services Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.30%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Technical Support
10 3 (3.30%) VB Developer
10 3 (3.30%) VB6 Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) J2EE
2 3 (3.30%) .NET
2 3 (3.30%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (3.30%) CSS
2 3 (3.30%) HTML
2 3 (3.30%) Web Services
3 2 (2.20%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.49%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.20%) Robotics
4 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.10%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.10%) PMI
4 1 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Unix
1 6 (6.59%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) Windows Vista
3 2 (2.20%) AIX
3 2 (2.20%) Linux
3 2 (2.20%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.20%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (18.68%) ITIL
1 17 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (16.48%) Business Process Improvement
3 11 (12.09%) Decision-Making
3 11 (12.09%) Project Management
3 11 (12.09%) Six Sigma
4 10 (10.99%) Business Analysis
5 9 (9.89%) Mentoring
5 9 (9.89%) Waterfall
6 8 (8.79%) Problem Management
6 8 (8.79%) Time Management
6 8 (8.79%) User Stories
7 7 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 7 (7.69%) DevOps
7 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.59%) Change Management
8 6 (6.59%) Lean Six Sigma
8 6 (6.59%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.59%) SQL
2 5 (5.49%) Java
3 4 (4.40%) Perl
3 4 (4.40%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.40%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.30%) C#
4 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.30%) VB
4 3 (3.30%) VB6
4 3 (3.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (13.19%) Degree
2 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
2 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 7 (7.69%) PMP
4 3 (3.30%) ISEB
4 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.20%) MCP
5 2 (2.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (2.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.10%) CAPM
6 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.10%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.10%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) SLA
2 4 (4.40%) QA
3 2 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.20%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.20%) vSphere
2 1 (1.10%) XenApp
2 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) SCCM
1 2 (2.20%) SCOM
1 2 (2.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (21.98%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.09%) CyberArk
3 9 (9.89%) Oracle
4 7 (7.69%) Pega
5 6 (6.59%) SAP
6 5 (5.49%) HP
7 4 (4.40%) BEA
7 4 (4.40%) Informatica
7 4 (4.40%) webMethods
8 3 (3.30%) Citrix
8 3 (3.30%) Sitecore
9 2 (2.20%) Fujitsu
9 2 (2.20%) IBM
9 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.20%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.20%) Splunk
9 2 (2.20%) VMware
10 1 (1.10%) Automation Anywhere
10 1 (1.10%) Blue Prism