The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 21 23 30
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.73% 1.27% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.60% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £333 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £403
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -16.00% +7.52%  

Process Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 102 125 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 74.45% 79.62% 79.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 83 91
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing Process Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in Staffordshire

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in Staffordshire

Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Process Improvement
West Midlands

Process Improvement
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management

Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Change Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Change Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Major Incident Manager
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Transformation Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA