Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 24 June 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 122 95
Rank change year-on-year -15 -27 +16
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 54 50 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.10% 1.16% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.40% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 57
West Midlands median daily rate £359 £422 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.93% +14.05% -7.50%
10th Percentile £282 £264 £200
90th Percentile £486 £491 £510
England median daily rate £425 £425 £421
% change year-on-year - +0.89% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £10.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +38.82% -51.98%
10th Percentile £13.65 £11.38 £10.40
90th Percentile £14.95 £20.50 £11.21
England median hourly rate £24.50 £24.75 £22.45
% change year-on-year -1.01% +10.24% -25.17%

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 4,069 3,563 4,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.02% 82.55% 83.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,468 2,202 2,748
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £233
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 136 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £20.75 £17.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.71% +17.07% -22.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £47.50 £38.83
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +16.69%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in the West Midlands

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 Process Improvement in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in the West Midlands

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in the West Midlands

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in the West Midlands

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 Process Improvement within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 June 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
Shropshire -3 16 £355 -10.13% 3
Birmingham -7 13 £420 -6.67% 9
Coventry -24 8 £306 -23.44% 7
Warwickshire -15 5 £450 -2.70% 8
Wolverhampton - 3 - - 2
Staffordshire -1 2 £450 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £344 - 2
Solihull -6 1 - - 2
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Process Improvement.

1 15 (27.78%) Configuration Management
1 15 (27.78%) Problem Management
2 14 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (25.93%) Java
2 14 (25.93%) Oracle
2 14 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (24.07%) SQL
3 13 (24.07%) DevOps
4 12 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 12 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 12 (22.22%) J2EE
4 12 (22.22%) WebLogic
4 12 (22.22%) Unix
4 12 (22.22%) OO
4 12 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 12 (22.22%) BEA
4 12 (22.22%) Finance
5 11 (20.37%) Data Modelling
6 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 9 (16.67%) Bitbucket
6 9 (16.67%) Docker
7 8 (14.81%) Confluence
7 8 (14.81%) JIRA
8 7 (12.96%) SLA
8 7 (12.96%) ITIL
9 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 6 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 6 (11.11%) Pega
10 5 (9.26%) Business Process Improvement

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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 8 (14.81%) Confluence
3 4 (7.41%) Documentum
4 1 (1.85%) CMS
4 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) 802.11
1 1 (1.85%) DHCP
1 1 (1.85%) DNS
1 1 (1.85%) LAN
1 1 (1.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.85%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.85%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Bitbucket
2 8 (14.81%) JIRA
3 3 (5.56%) CA Gen
3 3 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.56%) Selenium
3 3 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Automotive
2 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Analyst
2 15 (27.78%) Developer
3 12 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Process Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Tester
5 5 (9.26%) Business Process Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Service Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (7.41%) DevOps Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.56%) VB Developer
7 3 (5.56%) VB6 Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Developer in Test
8 2 (3.70%) Finance Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Service Assurance Manager
8 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Software Asset Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) J2EE
2 3 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Clustering
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.85%) Replication
3 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Unix
2 3 (5.56%) Windows
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Configuration Management
1 15 (27.78%) Problem Management
2 14 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (24.07%) DevOps
4 12 (22.22%) OO
4 12 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 11 (20.37%) Data Modelling
6 7 (12.96%) ITIL
7 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 6 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 5 (9.26%) Business Process Improvement
8 5 (9.26%) Coaching
8 5 (9.26%) Six Sigma
9 4 (7.41%) ERP
9 4 (7.41%) Lean Six Sigma
9 4 (7.41%) Line Management
9 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.41%) Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (7.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) Java
2 13 (24.07%) SQL
3 12 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 12 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.56%) Perl
4 3 (5.56%) VB
4 3 (5.56%) VB6
4 3 (5.56%) VBA
5 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
1 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 3 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (3.70%) ISEB
2 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) HNC
3 1 (1.85%) HND
3 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.85%) MCP
3 1 (1.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (1.85%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) SLA
2 4 (7.41%) QA
3 2 (3.70%) ISO 14001
3 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Oracle
2 12 (22.22%) BEA
3 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (11.11%) Pega
5 4 (7.41%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.56%) Informatica
6 3 (5.56%) webMethods
7 2 (3.70%) HP
7 2 (3.70%) SAP
8 1 (1.85%) Automation Anywhere
8 1 (1.85%) Blue Prism
8 1 (1.85%) CyberArk
8 1 (1.85%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.85%) Lotus
8 1 (1.85%) PeopleSoft