Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 94 87
Rank change year-on-year -40 -7 +8
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 54 125 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.12% 2.01% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 2.41% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 63 50
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -10.71% +12.00%
10th Percentile £190 £300 £205
90th Percentile £575 £516 £600
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.25 £21.50 £30.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.44% -28.49% +0.22%
10th Percentile £18.88 £20.75 £23.48
90th Percentile £32.23 £22.25 £34.63
England median hourly rate £23.68 £23.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -0.28% -20.83% +20.00%

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 3996 5180 3935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.04% 83.09% 79.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2552 3089 2258
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 135 173
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £11.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

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 17 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 November 2017. 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
Warwickshire +6 13 £450 +20.00%
Shropshire -30 9 £650 +44.44%
Coventry +15 7 £286 -18.30%
Birmingham -13 7 £450 +10.43% 1
Solihull - 6 £190 - 1
Staffordshire +2 2 £475 +35.71% 2
Worcestershire +7 1 - - 1
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 15 (27.78%) Finance
2 14 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (18.52%) ITIL
3 10 (18.52%) SAP
4 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (14.81%) Six Sigma
5 8 (14.81%) Change Management
5 8 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (12.96%) Coaching
6 7 (12.96%) Data Modelling
7 6 (11.11%) SLA
7 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
8 5 (9.26%) Manufacturing
8 5 (9.26%) Automotive
8 5 (9.26%) Workflow
8 5 (9.26%) Data Analysis
8 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (9.26%) CRM
9 4 (7.41%) Business Transformation
9 4 (7.41%) Capacity Management
9 4 (7.41%) Analytics
9 4 (7.41%) Business Process Improvement
9 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
9 4 (7.41%) Business Process Modelling
9 4 (7.41%) Windows
9 4 (7.41%) Project Management
9 4 (7.41%) Logistics
9 4 (7.41%) Retail
9 4 (7.41%) Statistics

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 2 (3.70%) Confluence
1 2 (3.70%) JBoss
1 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.85%) Documentum
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SAP MDG
1 2 (3.70%) SAP MM
1 2 (3.70%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Intranet
1 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.70%) MySQL
1 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.70%) SAP BW
1 2 (3.70%) SAP HANA
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (27.78%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Automotive
2 5 (9.26%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.41%) Retail
4 3 (5.56%) Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Legal
6 1 (1.85%) Back Office
6 1 (1.85%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.85%) French Language
6 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Analyst
2 10 (18.52%) Consultant
3 8 (14.81%) Process Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Service Manager
5 5 (9.26%) Service Assurance Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Business Process Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Process Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Process Improvement Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) SAP MM Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) SAP PP Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Data Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Risk Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
1 2 (3.70%) CSS
1 2 (3.70%) HTML
1 2 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.85%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.85%) AIX
3 1 (1.85%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) ITIL
2 8 (14.81%) Change Management
2 8 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (14.81%) Six Sigma
3 7 (12.96%) Coaching
3 7 (12.96%) Data Modelling
4 5 (9.26%) CRM
4 5 (9.26%) Data Analysis
4 5 (9.26%) Workflow
5 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.41%) Business Process Improvement
5 4 (7.41%) Lean Six Sigma
5 4 (7.41%) Logistics
5 4 (7.41%) Mathematics
5 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.41%) Programme Management
5 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.41%) Statistics
5 4 (7.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) Java
1 2 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) Perl
2 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.85%) Python
2 1 (1.85%) Ruby
2 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (3.70%) ACCA
2 2 (3.70%) CIMA
2 2 (3.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) HNC
3 1 (1.85%) ISEB
3 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
2 3 (5.56%) COBIT
2 3 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.56%) QA
2 3 (5.56%) Solvency II
3 2 (3.70%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) SAP
2 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) VMware
3 2 (3.70%) webMethods
4 1 (1.85%) Pega
4 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com