Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 131 96
Rank change year-on-year +56 -35 -13
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 157 58 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.02% 1.18% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 1.41% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 32 61
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £321 £205 £300
90th Percentile £512 £571 £501
England median daily rate £450 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £32.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +51.16% -25.06%
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +15.68% -13.56% -

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 4,501 4,119 5,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.61% 83.87% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,775 2,646 3,015
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 144 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.03
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +20 96 £405 -37.69% 7
Warwickshire +19 22 £438 -2.78% 5
Birmingham +12 14 £456 +1.39% 7
Worcestershire -3 6 £444 +22.41%
Wolverhampton +3 5 £463 -
Coventry -16 4 £240 -16.19% 1
Staffordshire -13 3 £425 -10.53% 3
Herefordshire - 3 £363 -
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 86 (54.78%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (52.87%) Java
2 83 (52.87%) Test Strategy
3 49 (31.21%) SQL
3 49 (31.21%) Unix
3 49 (31.21%) Docker
4 47 (29.94%) DevOps
5 44 (28.03%) Microservices
5 44 (28.03%) Problem-Solving
6 43 (27.39%) Oracle
7 42 (26.75%) Configuration Management
7 42 (26.75%) Git (software)
8 36 (22.93%) Spring
9 35 (22.29%) Shell Script
9 35 (22.29%) PL/SQL
9 35 (22.29%) Bitbucket
10 32 (20.38%) OO
10 32 (20.38%) Data Modelling
11 30 (19.11%) WebLogic
11 30 (19.11%) Problem Management
12 29 (18.47%) Apache Camel
12 29 (18.47%) Spring Boot
13 26 (16.56%) J2EE
14 25 (15.92%) Test Automation
14 25 (15.92%) Cucumber
14 25 (15.92%) Software Engineering
15 24 (15.29%) REST
16 23 (14.65%) Perl
16 23 (14.65%) BEA
17 22 (14.01%) TDD

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 30 (19.11%) WebLogic
2 18 (11.46%) Confluence
3 12 (7.64%) nginx
3 12 (7.64%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.82%) CMS
5 4 (2.55%) Documentum
6 3 (1.91%) SAS
7 2 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.64%) GitHub
1 12 (7.64%) Google Analytics
2 9 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.55%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.64%) HTTP
1 12 (7.64%) SSL
1 12 (7.64%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.46%) DSL
3 5 (3.18%) Firewall
3 5 (3.18%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.64%) MongoDB
1 12 (7.64%) NoSQL
2 9 (5.73%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (4.46%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.46%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.18%) Apache Hive
4 5 (3.18%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.18%) Impala
5 4 (2.55%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.91%) Base SAS
6 3 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.91%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 3 (1.91%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (26.75%) Git (software)
2 35 (22.29%) Bitbucket
3 25 (15.92%) Cucumber
4 19 (12.10%) JIRA
5 18 (11.46%) Jenkins
6 14 (8.92%) JUnit
6 14 (8.92%) Selenium
7 12 (7.64%) Ant
7 12 (7.64%) Gatling
7 12 (7.64%) Grunt
7 12 (7.64%) gulp
7 12 (7.64%) IntelliJ
7 12 (7.64%) Karma Test Runner
7 12 (7.64%) Mockito
7 12 (7.64%) SoapUI
7 12 (7.64%) Sublime Text
8 10 (6.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (6.37%) SonarQube
9 8 (5.10%) RSpec
10 7 (4.46%) Maven
General
1 16 (10.19%) Finance
2 3 (1.91%) Banking
2 3 (1.91%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.27%) Military
3 2 (1.27%) Retail
4 1 (0.64%) Automotive
4 1 (0.64%) Billing
4 1 (0.64%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 51 (32.48%) Developer
2 28 (17.83%) Analyst
3 23 (14.65%) Software Engineer
4 18 (11.46%) Business Analyst
4 18 (11.46%) Java Developer
5 12 (7.64%) Tester
6 8 (5.10%) Developer in Test
6 8 (5.10%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.46%) Process Analyst
8 6 (3.82%) Consultant
8 6 (3.82%) Java Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) Mainframe Developer
9 5 (3.18%) Backend Developer
9 5 (3.18%) Business Process Analyst
9 5 (3.18%) COBOL Developer
9 5 (3.18%) Data Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (2.55%) Data Analyst
10 4 (2.55%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (22.93%) Spring
2 29 (18.47%) Apache Camel
2 29 (18.47%) Spring Boot
3 26 (16.56%) J2EE
4 24 (15.29%) REST
5 21 (13.38%) JSON
6 15 (9.55%) RESTful
7 13 (8.28%) Node.js
8 12 (7.64%) AngularJS
8 12 (7.64%) Gherkin
8 12 (7.64%) jQuery
8 12 (7.64%) Servlets
8 12 (7.64%) Swagger
8 12 (7.64%) WireMock
9 9 (5.73%) CSS
10 8 (5.10%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (4.46%) Spring Cloud
11 7 (4.46%) YAML
12 4 (2.55%) Lambda Expressions
13 2 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.01%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.46%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.82%) NHS
4 5 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.55%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.91%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.91%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.64%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 49 (31.21%) Unix
2 21 (13.38%) Linux
3 14 (8.92%) Windows
4 12 (7.64%) Ubuntu
5 8 (5.10%) VME
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (54.78%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (52.87%) Test Strategy
3 47 (29.94%) DevOps
4 44 (28.03%) Microservices
4 44 (28.03%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (26.75%) Configuration Management
6 32 (20.38%) Data Modelling
6 32 (20.38%) OO
7 30 (19.11%) Problem Management
8 25 (15.92%) Software Engineering
8 25 (15.92%) Test Automation
9 22 (14.01%) TDD
10 17 (10.83%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (10.19%) RUP
12 15 (9.55%) Analytics
13 13 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (7.64%) Lean Software Development
14 12 (7.64%) Open Source
15 11 (7.01%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (7.01%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 83 (52.87%) Java
2 49 (31.21%) SQL
3 35 (22.29%) PL/SQL
3 35 (22.29%) Shell Script
4 23 (14.65%) Perl
5 14 (8.92%) C#
6 13 (8.28%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.28%) Python
6 13 (8.28%) Ruby
7 12 (7.64%) Groovy
7 12 (7.64%) Haskell
8 8 (5.10%) COBOL
9 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.64%) R
10 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.64%) VB
10 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.64%) VB6
10 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.10%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.46%) ISEB
3 6 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.18%) Degree
5 4 (2.55%) CISA
5 4 (2.55%) CISM
6 2 (1.27%) APMP
6 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.91%) PMO
2 3 (1.91%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (31.21%) Docker
2 4 (2.55%) ProxySG
3 3 (1.91%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (7.64%) Grafana
1 12 (7.64%) Kibana
1 12 (7.64%) Puppet
2 5 (3.18%) Ansible
2 5 (3.18%) Terraform
3 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (27.39%) Oracle
2 23 (14.65%) BEA
3 21 (13.38%) WSO2
4 12 (7.64%) Google
5 11 (7.01%) webMethods
6 8 (5.10%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.82%) SAP
8 5 (3.18%) Cloudera
8 5 (3.18%) McAfee
9 4 (2.55%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.55%) M86 Security
9 4 (2.55%) Trustwave
10 3 (1.91%) Informatica
10 3 (1.91%) Pega
11 2 (1.27%) Cisco
11 2 (1.27%) Citrix
11 2 (1.27%) EMC
11 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.27%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.64%) Ivanti