Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Business Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Process Improvement over the 6 months to 26 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.

Business Process Improvement (BPI)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 176 186
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10 -18
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 12 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.022% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.027% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 8
West Midlands median daily rate £340 - £475
10th Percentile £314 - £356
90th Percentile £379 - £500
England median daily rate £450 £413 £463
% change year-on-year +9.09% -10.81% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £14.10 £50.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year -71.80% +36.05% -

Business 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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,070 3,677 4,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.13% 81.13% 83.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,547 2,308 2,445
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +5.44%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £549
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.83% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 135 129
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.59 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.32% +13.89% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.30 £10.73
90th Percentile £47.28 £42.10 £42.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +10.87% +9.79%

Business Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Business Process Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Business Process Improvement in the West Midlands

Business Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Process Improvement in the West Midlands

Business Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Process Improvement within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 26 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
Worcestershire - 6 £354 -
Coventry - 3 £326 -
Birmingham - 2 £358 -
Business Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Business 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Business Process Improvement.

1 12 (100.00%) Process Improvement
2 8 (66.67%) Business Analysis
3 6 (50.00%) User Stories
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
4 5 (41.67%) Wireframes
4 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (16.67%) SLA
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Line Management
7 1 (8.33%) Business Process Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Business Process Modelling
7 1 (8.33%) Automotive
7 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
7 1 (8.33%) Project Management
7 1 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
7 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (8.33%) Degree
7 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt

Business Process Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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:

Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Analyst
1 11 (91.67%) Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Process Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Development Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Development Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Process Analysis Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Development Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Development Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Process Improvement
2 8 (66.67%) Business Analysis
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) User Stories
4 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
4 5 (41.67%) Wireframes
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) Line Management
5 2 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Business Process Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (8.33%) Business Process Modelling
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft