Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 132 85
Rank change year-on-year +27 -47 +1
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 102 44 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.01% 0.98% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.17% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 23 76
West Midlands median daily rate £436 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +15.98% -7.62%
10th Percentile £315 £254 £280
90th Percentile £529 £568 £516
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.33% -28.49%
England median hourly rate £29.15 £31.77 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.23% +41.18% -32.84%

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 4,274 3,770 5,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.15% 84.00% 83.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,546 2,374 3,144
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 143 124
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +24.05% -17.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.30 £40.21
England median hourly rate £20.90 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.70% +1.31% +3.82%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +9 54 £400 - 4
Birmingham +3 14 £450 -4.00% 6
Warwickshire +1 13 £450 - 4
Worcestershire -5 4 £450 -
Staffordshire -5 4 £425 -22.73% 2
Coventry -14 3 £300 +4.76%
Herefordshire - 3 £363 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 - - 1
Solihull -9 1 - - 5
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 53 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (50.00%) Java
3 43 (42.16%) Test Strategy
4 32 (31.37%) DevOps
5 29 (28.43%) Configuration Management
6 28 (27.45%) Oracle
6 28 (27.45%) Microservices
7 27 (26.47%) Unix
7 27 (26.47%) Shell Script
7 27 (26.47%) Bitbucket
8 26 (25.49%) SQL
9 25 (24.51%) Docker
10 24 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (21.57%) Perl
11 22 (21.57%) PL/SQL
11 22 (21.57%) J2EE
11 22 (21.57%) WebLogic
12 21 (20.59%) Data Modelling
12 21 (20.59%) Git (software)
13 19 (18.63%) Test Automation
13 19 (18.63%) Cucumber
13 19 (18.63%) Problem Management
13 19 (18.63%) BEA
13 19 (18.63%) OO
14 15 (14.71%) Spring
14 15 (14.71%) Spring Boot
15 14 (13.73%) Selenium
15 14 (13.73%) RESTful
15 14 (13.73%) Finance
15 14 (13.73%) Windows

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 22 (21.57%) WebLogic
2 11 (10.78%) nginx
2 11 (10.78%) Tomcat
3 10 (9.80%) Confluence
4 8 (7.84%) Documentum
5 4 (3.92%) CMS
6 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.98%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.78%) GitHub
1 11 (10.78%) Google Analytics
2 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.78%) HTTP
1 11 (10.78%) SSL
1 11 (10.78%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (0.98%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.78%) MongoDB
1 11 (10.78%) NoSQL
2 8 (7.84%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.96%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.98%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (26.47%) Bitbucket
2 21 (20.59%) Git (software)
3 19 (18.63%) Cucumber
4 14 (13.73%) Selenium
5 11 (10.78%) Ant
5 11 (10.78%) Gatling
5 11 (10.78%) Grunt
5 11 (10.78%) gulp
5 11 (10.78%) IntelliJ
5 11 (10.78%) Jenkins
5 11 (10.78%) Karma Test Runner
5 11 (10.78%) Sublime Text
6 10 (9.80%) JIRA
7 8 (7.84%) SoapUI
8 7 (6.86%) JUnit
8 7 (6.86%) RSpec
9 5 (4.90%) Mockito
9 5 (4.90%) SonarQube
10 4 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (13.73%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Banking
3 2 (1.96%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.96%) Military
3 2 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (0.98%) Automotive
4 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (35.29%) Developer
2 25 (24.51%) Analyst
3 18 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 11 (10.78%) Software Engineer
5 8 (7.84%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.86%) Developer in Test
6 7 (6.86%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.86%) Process Analyst
6 7 (6.86%) Tester
7 6 (5.88%) Business Process Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Mainframe Developer
8 5 (4.90%) COBOL Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Backend Developer
9 4 (3.92%) DevOps Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Development Manager
10 3 (2.94%) HR Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Security Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.57%) J2EE
2 15 (14.71%) Spring
2 15 (14.71%) Spring Boot
3 14 (13.73%) RESTful
4 11 (10.78%) AngularJS
4 11 (10.78%) Gherkin
4 11 (10.78%) jQuery
4 11 (10.78%) Node.js
4 11 (10.78%) Servlets
5 8 (7.84%) Apache Camel
5 8 (7.84%) REST
6 7 (6.86%) CSS
6 7 (6.86%) JSON
6 7 (6.86%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (4.90%) Swagger
7 5 (4.90%) WireMock
8 4 (3.92%) Lambda Expressions
9 3 (2.94%) .NET
10 1 (0.98%) Java EE
10 1 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Mainframe
1 7 (6.86%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.92%) NHS
4 3 (2.94%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.96%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.98%) Clustering
6 1 (0.98%) Handset
6 1 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.47%) Unix
2 14 (13.73%) Linux
2 14 (13.73%) Windows
3 11 (10.78%) Ubuntu
4 8 (7.84%) VME
5 2 (1.96%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (42.16%) Test Strategy
3 32 (31.37%) DevOps
4 29 (28.43%) Configuration Management
5 28 (27.45%) Microservices
6 24 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (20.59%) Data Modelling
8 19 (18.63%) OO
8 19 (18.63%) Problem Management
8 19 (18.63%) Test Automation
9 12 (11.76%) Software Engineering
10 11 (10.78%) Analytics
10 11 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (10.78%) Open Source
10 11 (10.78%) Waterfall
11 10 (9.80%) Business Analysis
11 10 (9.80%) Project Management
11 10 (9.80%) TDD
12 9 (8.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 51 (50.00%) Java
2 27 (26.47%) Shell Script
3 26 (25.49%) SQL
4 22 (21.57%) Perl
4 22 (21.57%) PL/SQL
5 11 (10.78%) C#
5 11 (10.78%) Groovy
5 11 (10.78%) Haskell
5 11 (10.78%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.78%) Python
5 11 (10.78%) Ruby
6 8 (7.84%) COBOL
7 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.98%) R
7 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.90%) Degree
1 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.94%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.96%) APMP
3 2 (1.96%) CISA
3 2 (1.96%) CISM
3 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.98%) HNC
4 1 (0.98%) HND
4 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.98%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.98%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) QA
2 4 (3.92%) ISO 14001
2 4 (3.92%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.94%) PMO
4 2 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.96%) SLA
5 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (24.51%) Docker
2 2 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (10.78%) Grafana
1 11 (10.78%) Kibana
1 11 (10.78%) Puppet
2 1 (0.98%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (27.45%) Oracle
2 19 (18.63%) BEA
3 11 (10.78%) Google
4 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.80%) webMethods
5 7 (6.86%) WSO2
6 6 (5.88%) Pega
7 3 (2.94%) Informatica
7 3 (2.94%) SAP
8 2 (1.96%) HP
8 2 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.96%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.98%) Becrypt
9 1 (0.98%) Citrix
9 1 (0.98%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.98%) Dell
9 1 (0.98%) EMC
9 1 (0.98%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.98%) McAfee
9 1 (0.98%) Samsung