The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 77 77 90
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 41 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.72% 1.42% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 2.07% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 4
Average daily rate £390 £315 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £226 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £539 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £37.80 £16.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +129.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.87% +22.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Continuous Improvement
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +2 14 £476 +102.65% 3
Birmingham +1 12 £450 +140.00% 8
Warwickshire -4 5 £275 -45.00% 2
Shropshire -6 3 £245 -56.82%
Solihull - 2 £275 - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (28.79%) Telecoms
2 18 (27.27%) Finance
3 13 (19.70%) SAP
3 13 (19.70%) MS Excel
3 13 (19.70%) RNC
3 13 (19.70%) WFM
3 13 (19.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 12 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 10 (15.15%) MS Visio
7 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 8 (12.12%) PRINCE2
8 8 (12.12%) Business Analysis
9 7 (10.61%) Project Management
9 7 (10.61%) SLA
10 6 (9.09%) Windows
10 6 (9.09%) ERP
10 6 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
11 5 (7.58%) Legal
11 5 (7.58%) Service Management
11 5 (7.58%) ITIL
11 5 (7.58%) .NET
11 5 (7.58%) Degree
11 5 (7.58%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (6.06%) Asset Management
12 4 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (6.06%) WCF
12 4 (6.06%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (6.06%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) Moodle
Applications
1 13 (19.70%) MS Excel
2 11 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (15.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.55%) MS Project
5 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.70%) RNC
2 4 (6.06%) Internet
3 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.03%) LAN
3 2 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (1.52%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (6.06%) MySQL
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (28.79%) Telecoms
2 18 (27.27%) Finance
3 5 (7.58%) Legal
4 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.55%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Front Office
5 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (16.67%) Analyst
2 8 (12.12%) Project Manager
2 8 (12.12%) Business Analyst
3 5 (7.58%) Developer
3 5 (7.58%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (7.58%) Service Manager
4 4 (6.06%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (6.06%) Systems Developer
4 4 (6.06%) Sourcing Manager
4 4 (6.06%) Business Developer
4 4 (6.06%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Project Planner
5 3 (4.55%) Architect
5 3 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Lead Architect
5 3 (4.55%) Applications Architect
6 2 (3.03%) Business Manager
6 2 (3.03%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (3.03%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
2 4 (6.06%) WCF
2 4 (6.06%) WPF
2 4 (6.06%) .NET Framework
2 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.06%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.52%) PMI
3 1 (1.52%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) WFM
2 12 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 8 (12.12%) PRINCE2
4 8 (12.12%) Business Analysis
5 7 (10.61%) Project Management
6 6 (9.09%) ERP
6 6 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.58%) Service Management
7 5 (7.58%) ITIL
7 5 (7.58%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (6.06%) Asset Management
8 4 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.06%) Supplier Management
8 4 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (6.06%) OO
8 4 (6.06%) OOD
8 4 (6.06%) RDF
8 4 (6.06%) Performance Management
8 4 (6.06%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) C#
1 4 (6.06%) PHP
1 4 (6.06%) SQL
1 4 (6.06%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (1.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.52%) HNC
3 1 (1.52%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (19.70%) SAP
1 13 (19.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.03%) HP
3 2 (3.03%) Nokia
3 2 (3.03%) JD Edwards
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