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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
England / West Midlands
Rank 80 91 79
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 35 44 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.54% 1.66% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.01% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 21
Median daily rate £415 £325 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.76% -21.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £199 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £430 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Median hourly rate £13.75 £10.81 £26.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.25% -58.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £10.81 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.81 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% +8.69%  

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 1826 2188 1825
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.12% 82.47% 74.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1205 1038
Median daily rate £413 £410 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 106
Median hourly rate £24.75 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.61% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.75 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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
Coventry +1 15 £412 +101.96% 1
Warwickshire +2 10 £450 +24.13% 3
Solihull +1 2 - -
Birmingham -5 2 £450 +20.00% 3
Shropshire +16 1 £395 - 1
Staffordshire +3 1 - -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.39%) Business Analysis
3 15 (20.83%) Finance
3 15 (20.83%) Coaching
4 14 (19.44%) Project Management
5 12 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 10 (13.89%) PRINCE2
6 10 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 9 (12.50%) Degree
7 9 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 9 (12.50%) Pega
8 8 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
8 8 (11.11%) MS Office
9 7 (9.72%) SQL
9 7 (9.72%) ITIL
9 7 (9.72%) SharePoint
9 7 (9.72%) Scrum
10 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
10 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
10 6 (8.33%) Unix
10 6 (8.33%) OO
10 6 (8.33%) Web Services
10 6 (8.33%) Java
10 6 (8.33%) PL/SQL
10 6 (8.33%) J2EE
10 6 (8.33%) Oracle

Process Improvement
Top Related 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 7 (9.72%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.17%) Confluence
4 1 (1.39%) Documentum
4 1 (1.39%) JBoss
4 1 (1.39%) SAS
4 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Office
2 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.94%) MS Project
3 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.78%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.39%) SAP CAR
2 1 (1.39%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) G Suite
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.39%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.39%) DMVPN
2 1 (1.39%) MPLS
2 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) QlikView
1 1 (1.39%) SAP HANA
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) JIRA
2 4 (5.56%) CA Gen
3 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.78%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.78%) Hudson
4 2 (2.78%) PhantomJS
4 2 (2.78%) PVCS
4 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.39%) Ant
5 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.39%) Maven
5 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 15 (20.83%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.94%) Legal
3 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.56%) Automotive
5 3 (4.17%) Marketing
6 2 (2.78%) Banking
6 2 (2.78%) Retail
7 1 (1.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Analyst
2 17 (23.61%) Business Analyst
3 7 (9.72%) Project Officer
3 7 (9.72%) Project Support Officer
3 7 (9.72%) Support Officer
4 6 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Architect
4 6 (8.33%) Developer
4 6 (8.33%) Digital Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Digital Business Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Process Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) webMethods Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Business Process Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Compliance Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Lead Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.56%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Systems Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) J2EE
1 6 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) EDIFACT
2 2 (2.78%) Gherkin
2 2 (2.78%) Node.js
2 2 (2.78%) WF
2 2 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Unix
2 2 (2.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.39%) Business Analysis
3 15 (20.83%) Coaching
4 14 (19.44%) Project Management
5 12 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 10 (13.89%) PRINCE2
6 10 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 9 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 8 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
9 7 (9.72%) ITIL
9 7 (9.72%) Scrum
10 6 (8.33%) OO
10 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
10 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
11 5 (6.94%) BDD
11 5 (6.94%) Incident Management
11 5 (6.94%) Open Source
11 5 (6.94%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.72%) SQL
2 6 (8.33%) Java
2 6 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 5 (6.94%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.78%) C
4 2 (2.78%) Ruby
5 1 (1.39%) ABAP
5 1 (1.39%) Perl
5 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) ISEB
4 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) COSO
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) PMO
2 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Forum Sentry
1 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) Pega
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle
3 5 (6.94%) webMethods
4 4 (5.56%) BEA
5 3 (4.17%) Informatica
5 3 (4.17%) SAP
6 2 (2.78%) BMC
6 2 (2.78%) Google
6 2 (2.78%) Nokia
6 2 (2.78%) Remedy
7 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco
7 1 (1.39%) Demandware
7 1 (1.39%) F5
7 1 (1.39%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.39%) hybris
7 1 (1.39%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.39%) NetApp
7 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
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