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 3 months to 27 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 75 85
Rank change year-on-year -28 +10  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 18 67 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.87% 2.21% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 2.67% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 40 12
Median daily rate £450 £378 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.20% +2.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £245 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £503 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £22.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +91.01% -25.83%  

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 1728 2505 1797
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.60% 82.62% 77.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1031 1502 1114
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
Warwickshire +13 10 £475 +58.33%
Birmingham -2 3 £469 +20.81% 3
Shropshire -9 2 - -
Solihull - 1 £450 - 1
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (20.41%) Coaching
3 10 (20.41%) Project Management
4 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (16.33%) PRINCE2
5 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
6 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 6 (12.24%) Degree
7 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (12.24%) SAP
8 5 (10.20%) Six Sigma
8 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
9 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
9 4 (8.16%) Automotive
9 4 (8.16%) Incident Management
9 4 (8.16%) SLA
9 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
9 4 (8.16%) VoIP
10 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.12%) ITIL
10 3 (6.12%) Benchmarking
10 3 (6.12%) BPR
10 3 (6.12%) JIRA
10 3 (6.12%) Legal
10 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing

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 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) JBoss
2 1 (2.04%) SAS
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP BPC
1 1 (2.04%) SAP CAR
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Retail
1 1 (2.04%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.08%) G Suite
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
2 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) VoIP
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.04%) DMVPN
2 1 (2.04%) Intranet
2 1 (2.04%) MPLS
2 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SAP HANA
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.04%) QlikView
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) JIRA
2 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.04%) Subversion
2 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.16%) Automotive
4 3 (6.12%) Legal
4 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.08%) Banking
5 2 (4.08%) Marketing
5 2 (4.08%) Retail
6 1 (2.04%) Billing
6 1 (2.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Analyst
2 5 (10.20%) Architect
2 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
2 5 (10.20%) Project Officer
2 5 (10.20%) Project Support Officer
2 5 (10.20%) Support Officer
3 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Developer
3 4 (8.16%) Process Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) 1st Line Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Business Process Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Compliance Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Data Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.08%) SAP Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) webMethods Developer
6 1 (2.04%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
1 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
1 2 (4.08%) WF
2 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.04%) ADO.NET
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (2.04%) CSS
2 1 (2.04%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.04%) WCF
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
2 1 (2.04%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Coaching
1 10 (20.41%) Project Management
2 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (16.33%) PRINCE2
4 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.20%) Six Sigma
7 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.16%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.12%) Benchmarking
8 3 (6.12%) BPR
8 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.12%) Compliance Management
8 3 (6.12%) Fault Management
8 3 (6.12%) Financial Modelling
8 3 (6.12%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (6.12%) ITIL
8 3 (6.12%) Risk and Compliance Management
8 3 (6.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) SQL
1 2 (4.08%) VBA
2 1 (2.04%) C
2 1 (2.04%) F#
2 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (4.08%) ACCA
3 2 (4.08%) CIMA
4 1 (2.04%) CIPD
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) COSO
2 3 (6.12%) PMO
3 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Forum Sentry
1 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) SAP
2 2 (4.08%) Google
2 2 (4.08%) Nokia
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) webMethods
3 1 (2.04%) BMC
3 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco
3 1 (2.04%) F5
3 1 (2.04%) Fortinet
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) NetApp
3 1 (2.04%) NVIDIA
3 1 (2.04%) Remedy
3 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
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