The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 54 90 94
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 66 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.67% 1.37% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 1.90% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.75 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.73% -13.63%
Continuous Improvement
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1847 1846 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.84% 72.22% 68.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 972 741
Average daily rate £400 £370 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 124 59
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the West Midlands region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the West Midlands region.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +23 36 £313 -21.87% 6
Warwickshire +15 12 £400 -5.88% 1
Coventry -3 4 £450 +30.43% 2
Shropshire -6 4 £410 +28.62% 1
Staffordshire - 4 £368 - 4
Worcestershire +3 1 - - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 35 (29.41%) ITIL
1 35 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (25.21%) Finance
3 27 (22.69%) Project Management
4 22 (18.49%) SAP
5 20 (16.81%) PRINCE2
6 19 (15.97%) Microsoft
6 19 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (13.45%) Degree
8 15 (12.61%) Change Management
9 13 (10.92%) Service Management
10 12 (10.08%) MS Excel
10 12 (10.08%) Coaching
11 11 (9.24%) Change Control
11 11 (9.24%) MS Office
12 10 (8.40%) MS Project
13 9 (7.56%) Banking
14 8 (6.72%) Six Sigma
14 8 (6.72%) ITSM
14 8 (6.72%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (6.72%) Retail
14 8 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (6.72%) Time Management
15 7 (5.88%) Security Cleared
15 7 (5.88%) Marketing
15 7 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
15 7 (5.88%) MS Visio
15 7 (5.88%) Windows
15 7 (5.88%) Service Delivery
16 6 (5.04%) Risk Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.52%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.52%) Apache
1 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.52%) SAP Portal
2 2 (1.68%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.68%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.68%) CMS
2 2 (1.68%) SAP EP
3 1 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.84%) JBoss
3 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.24%) MS Office
3 10 (8.40%) MS Project
4 7 (5.88%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.68%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.68%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.68%) Office 365
3 1 (0.84%) GitHub
3 1 (0.84%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) LAN
1 5 (4.20%) WAN
2 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.84%) VPN
3 1 (0.84%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.52%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.68%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.68%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) JUnit
1 3 (2.52%) ClearCase
1 3 (2.52%) Eclipse
1 3 (2.52%) Selenium
2 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.84%) IntelliJ
General
1 30 (25.21%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Banking
3 8 (6.72%) Retail
4 7 (5.88%) Marketing
5 5 (4.20%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.20%) Automotive
6 2 (1.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.84%) Back Office
7 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.84%) Law
7 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (15.97%) Analyst
2 18 (15.13%) Consultant
3 15 (12.61%) SAP Support
4 14 (11.76%) Support Consultant
5 13 (10.92%) Applications Support
6 12 (10.08%) SAP Consultant
7 11 (9.24%) SAP Support Consultant
8 10 (8.40%) Applications Support Consultant
8 10 (8.40%) Applications Consultant
9 9 (7.56%) Project Manager
10 7 (5.88%) Architect
11 6 (5.04%) Developer
12 5 (4.20%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
13 4 (3.36%) PMO Analyst
13 4 (3.36%) Designer
13 4 (3.36%) Coordinator
13 4 (3.36%) Support Analyst
13 4 (3.36%) Technical Support
13 4 (3.36%) Implementation Manager
14 3 (2.52%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.52%) HTML
1 3 (2.52%) .NET
1 3 (2.52%) J2EE
1 3 (2.52%) XML
1 3 (2.52%) J2SE
1 3 (2.52%) Hibernate
1 3 (2.52%) SAP Basis
1 3 (2.52%) Spring
1 3 (2.52%) SOAP
1 3 (2.52%) JSON
1 3 (2.52%) HTML5
1 3 (2.52%) REST
2 2 (1.68%) SAP PI
2 2 (1.68%) Web Services
3 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.84%) Play Framework
3 1 (0.84%) XMPP
3 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.84%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 35 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.68%) Statistics
3 2 (1.68%) NHS
3 2 (1.68%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.84%) CMDB
4 1 (0.84%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.84%) User Experience
4 1 (0.84%) IVR
4 1 (0.84%) EMV
4 1 (0.84%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.88%) Windows
2 4 (3.36%) Linux
2 4 (3.36%) Windows XP
2 4 (3.36%) UNIX
3 3 (2.52%) HPUX
4 2 (1.68%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.41%) ITIL
2 27 (22.69%) Project Management
3 20 (16.81%) PRINCE2
4 19 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (12.61%) Change Management
6 13 (10.92%) Service Management
7 12 (10.08%) Coaching
8 11 (9.24%) Change Control
9 8 (6.72%) Time Management
9 8 (6.72%) Six Sigma
9 8 (6.72%) ITSM
9 8 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
11 6 (5.04%) Business Analysis
11 6 (5.04%) Risk Management
11 6 (5.04%) Process Improvement
11 6 (5.04%) Incident Management
12 5 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.20%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.04%) ABAP
2 5 (4.20%) SQL
3 3 (2.52%) C#
3 3 (2.52%) Java
4 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.84%) Scala
5 1 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (13.45%) Degree
2 8 (6.72%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 4 (3.36%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.52%) CIPD
6 3 (2.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (1.68%) HND
8 1 (0.84%) ISEB
8 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.84%) HNC
8 1 (0.84%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.36%) COBIT
1 4 (3.36%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) SLA
3 2 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.84%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.84%) vSphere
1 1 (0.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.52%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.84%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (18.49%) SAP
2 19 (15.97%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.36%) HP
4 3 (2.52%) webMethods
4 3 (2.52%) OpenText
5 2 (1.68%) Informatica
5 2 (1.68%) Lotus
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco
5 2 (1.68%) IBM
6 1 (0.84%) VMware
6 1 (0.84%) Wonderware
6 1 (0.84%) Verint
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