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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Process Improvement (BPI)
England / West Midlands
Rank - 124 119
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 0 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.27% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Median daily rate - £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -15.78% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.75 -

Business 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1824 2198 1839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.93% 82.51% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1212 1042
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 44 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.74 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Business Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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