Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 131 84
Rank change year-on-year -9 -47 +8
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 106 134 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.37% 1.52% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.85% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 71 90
Midlands median daily rate £353 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.87% +11.73% -6.25%
10th Percentile £214 £298 £205
90th Percentile £575 £516 £591
England median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% -0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -12.86% -4.37%
10th Percentile £13.80 £21.60 £20.80
90th Percentile £30.00 £36.00 £34.18
England median hourly rate £21.14 £36.75 £29.35
% change year-on-year -42.48% +25.23% +17.38%

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 6,412 7,235 6,717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.68% 81.96% 80.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,091 4,443 3,925
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.11%
10th Percentile £249 £238 £241
90th Percentile £550 £574 £538
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 208 255
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £18.45 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -0.40% -2.53%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.50 £10.98
90th Percentile £48.88 £40.09 £42.40
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 21 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 January 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
East Midlands +36 53 £353 -21.67% 22
West Midlands -36 51 £363 -11.75% 27
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 31 (29.25%) Finance
1 31 (29.25%) ITIL
2 28 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (22.64%) Six Sigma
3 24 (22.64%) Project Management
4 23 (21.70%) Change Management
5 20 (18.87%) Service Delivery
5 20 (18.87%) Lean Six Sigma
6 18 (16.98%) SAP
6 18 (16.98%) Matrix Organization
7 17 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (16.04%) Service Management
8 16 (15.09%) Microsoft
9 15 (14.15%) Business Continuity
9 15 (14.15%) Business Process Improvement
10 14 (13.21%) Manufacturing
11 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
12 11 (10.38%) Windows
13 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (8.49%) Active Directory
13 9 (8.49%) Data Modelling
13 9 (8.49%) Problem Management
13 9 (8.49%) Waterfall
13 9 (8.49%) Business Analysis
13 9 (8.49%) Coaching
14 8 (7.55%) Data Analysis
14 8 (7.55%) ITIL V3
14 8 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
14 8 (7.55%) Business Intelligence

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 3 (2.83%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.89%) JBoss
2 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.94%) Confluence
3 1 (0.94%) Documentum
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) SAP MDG
1 3 (2.83%) SAP MM
2 2 (1.89%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.94%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) IaaS
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.83%) PaaS
2 2 (1.89%) Office 365
3 1 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) SMS
2 2 (1.89%) Converged Networks
2 2 (1.89%) Network Security
2 2 (1.89%) SAN
3 1 (0.94%) 802.11
3 1 (0.94%) DHCP
3 1 (0.94%) DNS
3 1 (0.94%) Intranet
3 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.89%) DB2
2 2 (1.89%) MySQL
2 2 (1.89%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.89%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) CA Gen
2 2 (1.89%) LSMW
3 1 (0.94%) JIRA
General
1 31 (29.25%) Finance
2 14 (13.21%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.72%) Automotive
3 5 (4.72%) Marketing
3 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.77%) Electronics
5 3 (2.83%) Retail
6 2 (1.89%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.89%) Billing
6 2 (1.89%) Legal
6 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.94%) Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.94%) French Language
7 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 36 (33.96%) Analyst
2 22 (20.75%) Business Analyst
3 16 (15.09%) Consultant
4 9 (8.49%) Process Analyst
5 8 (7.55%) Process Consultant
6 5 (4.72%) Architect
6 5 (4.72%) Business IT Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) Business Process Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) IT Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) IT Business Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) Process Improvement Consultant
6 5 (4.72%) SAP Consultant
6 5 (4.72%) SAP MM Consultant
6 5 (4.72%) Service Manager
7 4 (3.77%) Availability Manager
7 4 (3.77%) Business Process Consultant
7 4 (3.77%) Capacity and Availability Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) J2EE
2 2 (1.89%) Middleware
3 1 (0.94%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.94%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.83%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.83%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.94%) NHS
4 1 (0.94%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.38%) Windows
2 6 (5.66%) Unix
3 4 (3.77%) Linux
3 4 (3.77%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.83%) AIX
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.25%) ITIL
2 28 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (22.64%) Project Management
3 24 (22.64%) Six Sigma
4 23 (21.70%) Change Management
5 20 (18.87%) Lean Six Sigma
5 20 (18.87%) Service Delivery
6 18 (16.98%) Matrix Organization
7 17 (16.04%) Service Management
8 15 (14.15%) Business Continuity
8 15 (14.15%) Business Process Improvement
9 9 (8.49%) Business Analysis
9 9 (8.49%) Coaching
9 9 (8.49%) Data Modelling
9 9 (8.49%) Problem Management
9 9 (8.49%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (7.55%) Data Analysis
10 8 (7.55%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) SQL
2 5 (4.72%) Java
2 5 (4.72%) PL/SQL
3 4 (3.77%) Perl
4 3 (2.83%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.89%) VB
5 2 (1.89%) VB6
5 2 (1.89%) VBA
6 1 (0.94%) ABAP
6 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.94%) Python
6 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.60%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (5.66%) Degree
5 2 (1.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (1.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.94%) IIBA
6 1 (0.94%) ISEB
6 1 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.94%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.94%) MCP
6 1 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.94%) PMP
6 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (4.72%) SLA
3 3 (2.83%) COBIT
3 3 (2.83%) Solvency II
4 2 (1.89%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.89%) QA
5 1 (0.94%) GDPR
5 1 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (8.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.89%) vSphere
3 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) SCCM
1 2 (1.89%) SCOM
1 2 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (1.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (16.98%) SAP
2 16 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle
4 5 (4.72%) VMware
5 4 (3.77%) Pega
6 3 (2.83%) BEA
6 3 (2.83%) HP
6 3 (2.83%) Informatica
6 3 (2.83%) webMethods
7 2 (1.89%) Citrix
7 2 (1.89%) IBM
7 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.89%) Splunk
8 1 (0.94%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.94%) Fujitsu