Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 126 86
Rank change year-on-year +2 -40 +15
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 127 160 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.56% 1.63% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.97% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 87 97
Midlands median daily rate £345 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.86% +0.13% -5.33%
10th Percentile £205 £300 £200
90th Percentile £528 £516 £590
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.54% -0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Midlands median hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £30.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.41% -1.88% +2.45%
10th Percentile £18.88 £22.30 £23.48
90th Percentile £32.23 £37.10 £34.63
England median hourly rate £23.68 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -12.29% -10.00% +17.65%

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 6763 8113 6733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.20% 82.62% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4306 4956 3980
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 206 258
Midlands median hourly rate £21.24 £16.30 £18.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.35% -13.14% +4.22%
10th Percentile £10.57 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £39.75 £42.33
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +46 70 £333 -26.11% 3
West Midlands -31 54 £388 +3.33% 6
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 42 (33.07%) ITIL
2 39 (30.71%) Finance
3 35 (27.56%) Project Management
4 28 (22.05%) Six Sigma
4 28 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (19.69%) Service Management
5 25 (19.69%) Service Delivery
6 23 (18.11%) Change Management
6 23 (18.11%) Lean Six Sigma
6 23 (18.11%) Matrix Organization
7 22 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (14.17%) Business Continuity
9 17 (13.39%) SAP
10 16 (12.60%) Windows
11 14 (11.02%) Microsoft
11 14 (11.02%) Active Directory
12 13 (10.24%) Manufacturing
13 11 (8.66%) ITIL V3
13 11 (8.66%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (7.87%) Data Analysis
14 10 (7.87%) SQL
15 9 (7.09%) Coaching
15 9 (7.09%) Oracle
15 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
15 9 (7.09%) ITSM
15 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
16 8 (6.30%) Business Process Improvement
16 8 (6.30%) Programme Management
16 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
17 7 (5.51%) Data Modelling

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 (3.15%) JBoss
2 2 (1.57%) Confluence
2 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.57%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.79%) Documentum
Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) SAP MDG
1 3 (2.36%) SAP MM
2 2 (1.57%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.79%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.36%) IaaS
1 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.36%) PaaS
2 2 (1.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) SMS
2 2 (1.57%) Converged Networks
2 2 (1.57%) Intranet
2 2 (1.57%) Network Security
2 2 (1.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.15%) MySQL
3 3 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.57%) DB2
4 2 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.57%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.57%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.79%) QlikView
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) JIRA
1 2 (1.57%) LSMW
2 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (30.71%) Finance
2 13 (10.24%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.51%) Automotive
4 6 (4.72%) Legal
5 5 (3.94%) Marketing
5 5 (3.94%) Retail
6 4 (3.15%) Banking
6 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.36%) Electronics
8 2 (1.57%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.79%) Back Office
9 1 (0.79%) Billing
9 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.79%) French Language
9 1 (0.79%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 46 (36.22%) Analyst
2 21 (16.54%) Business Analyst
3 15 (11.81%) Consultant
4 12 (9.45%) Business IT Analyst
4 12 (9.45%) IT Analyst
4 12 (9.45%) IT Business Analyst
5 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 10 (7.87%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (7.09%) Process Analyst
6 9 (7.09%) Service Manager
7 8 (6.30%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.30%) Release Manager
8 7 (5.51%) Process Consultant
9 6 (4.72%) Deployment Manager
10 5 (3.94%) Business Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Process Improvement Consultant
10 5 (3.94%) SAP MM Consultant
10 5 (3.94%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.15%) Middleware
2 2 (1.57%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.57%) CSS
2 2 (1.57%) HTML
2 2 (1.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.79%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.79%) IDoc
3 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.51%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.94%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.57%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.79%) NHS
5 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.60%) Windows
2 4 (3.15%) Linux
2 4 (3.15%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.36%) AIX
3 3 (2.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (33.07%) ITIL
2 35 (27.56%) Project Management
3 28 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (22.05%) Six Sigma
4 25 (19.69%) Service Delivery
4 25 (19.69%) Service Management
5 23 (18.11%) Change Management
5 23 (18.11%) Lean Six Sigma
5 23 (18.11%) Matrix Organization
6 18 (14.17%) Business Continuity
7 11 (8.66%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (8.66%) ITIL V3
8 10 (7.87%) Data Analysis
9 9 (7.09%) Coaching
9 9 (7.09%) ITSM
10 8 (6.30%) Business Process Improvement
10 8 (6.30%) Programme Management
11 7 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (5.51%) Data Modelling
11 7 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.87%) SQL
2 4 (3.15%) Java
2 4 (3.15%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.57%) VBA
4 1 (0.79%) ABAP
4 1 (0.79%) Perl
4 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.79%) Python
4 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.72%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (3.94%) Degree
3 5 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (1.57%) ACCA
5 2 (1.57%) CIMA
5 2 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.57%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.57%) PMP
5 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.79%) HNC
6 1 (0.79%) IIBA
6 1 (0.79%) ISEB
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) SLA
2 4 (3.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.15%) QA
3 3 (2.36%) COBIT
3 3 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.36%) PMO
3 3 (2.36%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (11.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.57%) vSphere
3 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) SCCM
1 2 (1.57%) SCOM
1 2 (1.57%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (13.39%) SAP
2 14 (11.02%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.09%) Oracle
4 5 (3.94%) VMware
5 3 (2.36%) HP
6 2 (1.57%) Citrix
6 2 (1.57%) IBM
6 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.57%) Splunk
6 2 (1.57%) webMethods
7 1 (0.79%) Pega
7 1 (0.79%) Sage
7 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.79%) Tableau