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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 52 84 89
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +5
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 72 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.00% 1.43% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 1.92% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 3
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£363 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £184 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £478 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.88 £17.33
% change year-on-year
+21.85% +8.91%
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
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +25 36 £325 -5.66% 5
Coventry +7 10 £163 -55.47% 2
Warwickshire +6 6 - -
Shropshire -6 4 £410 -8.88% 3
Solihull - 2 £375 -
Staffordshire - 2 £395 - 4
Worcestershire +2 1 - - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 32 (27.35%) ITIL
2 28 (23.93%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (23.08%) Finance
4 23 (19.66%) Project Management
5 22 (18.80%) SAP
5 22 (18.80%) Microsoft
6 18 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 18 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (15.38%) Degree
7 16 (13.68%) MS Excel
8 14 (11.97%) Coaching
9 13 (11.11%) Service Management
9 13 (11.11%) Change Control
10 12 (10.26%) MS Project
11 11 (9.40%) MS Office
12 10 (8.55%) Change Management
13 9 (7.69%) Windows
13 9 (7.69%) MS Visio
13 9 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
13 9 (7.69%) Security Cleared
14 8 (6.84%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (6.84%) ITSM
15 7 (5.98%) LAN
15 7 (5.98%) WAN
15 7 (5.98%) Time Management
15 7 (5.98%) Marketing
15 7 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (5.98%) Banking
16 6 (5.13%) Migration
16 6 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.56%) IBM Notes
1 3 (2.56%) Apache
1 3 (2.56%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.56%) SAP Portal
2 2 (1.71%) CMS
2 2 (1.71%) SAP EP
2 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.71%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (0.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.26%) MS Project
3 11 (9.40%) MS Office
4 9 (7.69%) MS Visio
5 6 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.71%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.71%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.85%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.98%) LAN
1 7 (5.98%) WAN
2 6 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.85%) VPN
3 1 (0.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.56%) SAP BI
1 3 (2.56%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.71%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) JUnit
1 3 (2.56%) ClearCase
1 3 (2.56%) Eclipse
1 3 (2.56%) Selenium
2 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.85%) IntelliJ
General
1 27 (23.08%) Finance
2 7 (5.98%) Banking
2 7 (5.98%) Marketing
3 6 (5.13%) Automotive
4 5 (4.27%) Retail
5 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.42%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.71%) Billing
7 2 (1.71%) Law
8 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.85%) Back Office
8 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (15.38%) Analyst
2 16 (13.68%) Consultant
3 15 (12.82%) SAP Support
4 14 (11.97%) Support Consultant
5 13 (11.11%) Applications Support
6 12 (10.26%) SAP Consultant
7 11 (9.40%) SAP Support Consultant
8 10 (8.55%) Applications Support Consultant
8 10 (8.55%) Applications Consultant
8 10 (8.55%) Project Manager
9 7 (5.98%) Architect
10 6 (5.13%) Implementation Manager
10 6 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
11 5 (4.27%) Developer
11 5 (4.27%) Technical Support
12 4 (3.42%) Support Analyst
12 4 (3.42%) Business Analyst
12 4 (3.42%) Coordinator
12 4 (3.42%) PMO Analyst
13 3 (2.56%) SAP Basis Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.56%) HTML
1 3 (2.56%) J2EE
1 3 (2.56%) XML
1 3 (2.56%) J2SE
1 3 (2.56%) Hibernate
1 3 (2.56%) SAP Basis
1 3 (2.56%) Spring
1 3 (2.56%) SOAP
1 3 (2.56%) JSON
1 3 (2.56%) HTML5
1 3 (2.56%) REST
2 2 (1.71%) SAP PI
2 2 (1.71%) Web Services
2 2 (1.71%) .NET
3 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.85%) EJB
3 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.85%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.93%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.71%) Statistics
3 2 (1.71%) NHS
3 2 (1.71%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.85%) CMDB
4 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.85%) IVR
4 1 (0.85%) EMV
4 1 (0.85%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.69%) Windows
2 6 (5.13%) Windows XP
3 5 (4.27%) Linux
4 4 (3.42%) HPUX
4 4 (3.42%) UNIX
5 3 (2.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.35%) ITIL
2 23 (19.66%) Project Management
3 18 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 18 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (11.97%) Coaching
5 13 (11.11%) Change Control
5 13 (11.11%) Service Management
6 10 (8.55%) Change Management
7 9 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
8 8 (6.84%) ITSM
9 7 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (5.98%) Time Management
10 6 (5.13%) Migration
10 6 (5.13%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.27%) CRM
11 5 (4.27%) Incident Management
11 5 (4.27%) Line Management
11 5 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (3.42%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (3.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.13%) ABAP
2 5 (4.27%) SQL
3 3 (2.56%) Java
4 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.71%) C#
5 1 (0.85%) Scala
5 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (15.38%) Degree
2 9 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.84%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (4.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 3 (2.56%) CIPD
6 2 (1.71%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.85%) HND
7 1 (0.85%) ISEB
7 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) SLA
2 3 (2.56%) QA
3 2 (1.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.85%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.85%) vSphere
1 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (18.80%) SAP
1 22 (18.80%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.42%) HP
3 3 (2.56%) Lotus
3 3 (2.56%) webMethods
3 3 (2.56%) OpenText
4 2 (1.71%) Informatica
4 2 (1.71%) IBM
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco
5 1 (0.85%) VMware
5 1 (0.85%) Google
5 1 (0.85%) Wonderware
5 1 (0.85%) Verint
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