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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 55 55 92
Rank change year-on-year
0 +37
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 103 66 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.13% 2.67% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 3.48% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 32 16
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £217 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -56.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year
- +45.69%
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
2648 1895 1944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.54% 76.60% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 1130 1020
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £272 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 90 132
Median hourly rate £22.00 £28.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.31% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -20 26 £363 +16.00% 17
Shropshire -5 25 £500 +21.95%
Warwickshire -2 11 £495 +23.75%
Staffordshire +6 10 £400 +8.10% 1
Coventry -14 8 £375 -16.66% 4
Walsall - 3 £250 -
Solihull - 2 - - 1
West Bromwich - 2 £425 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 -
Herefordshire - 1 £100 - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous 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 Continuous Improvement.

1 42 (25.61%) ITIL
2 33 (20.12%) Service Delivery
3 31 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (16.46%) Finance
5 23 (14.02%) Project Management
6 22 (13.41%) CSS
7 21 (12.80%) SQL
7 21 (12.80%) Service Management
8 20 (12.20%) Firewall
9 19 (11.59%) ITIL V3
9 19 (11.59%) Mentoring
10 18 (10.98%) Coaching
10 18 (10.98%) Java
11 17 (10.37%) MS Excel
11 17 (10.37%) Cisco
11 17 (10.37%) Change Management
12 16 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
12 16 (9.76%) Network Management
12 16 (9.76%) Security Cleared
13 15 (9.15%) User Experience
13 15 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (8.54%) Scrum
14 14 (8.54%) HTML
14 14 (8.54%) MS Office
15 13 (7.93%) BMC
15 13 (7.93%) Middleware
15 13 (7.93%) QA
15 13 (7.93%) Selenium
15 13 (7.93%) SolarWinds

Continuous 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 6 (3.66%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.44%) Documentum
4 3 (1.83%) SAS
5 1 (0.61%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.61%) CMS
5 1 (0.61%) Confluence
5 1 (0.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.61%) JBoss
5 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.54%) MS Office
3 12 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.61%) MS Project
5 1 (0.61%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.61%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.61%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.61%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) SAP PM
2 2 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.22%) Infor LN
2 2 (1.22%) Maximo
2 2 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.22%) Primavera
2 2 (1.22%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.22%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.61%) DELMIA
3 1 (0.61%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.61%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.61%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.44%) SaaS
3 1 (0.61%) IaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.20%) Firewall
2 10 (6.10%) OSPF
3 8 (4.88%) BGP
3 8 (4.88%) BIG-IP
3 8 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (2.44%) 3G
5 3 (1.83%) LTE
6 2 (1.22%) DNS
6 2 (1.22%) Intranet
6 2 (1.22%) LAN
6 2 (1.22%) LDAP
6 2 (1.22%) WAN
7 1 (0.61%) 2G
7 1 (0.61%) 4G
7 1 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.61%) SNMP
7 1 (0.61%) SSL
7 1 (0.61%) VoIP
7 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.05%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.22%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.22%) QlikView
5 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (7.93%) Selenium
2 9 (5.49%) Cucumber
3 8 (4.88%) WebDriver
4 4 (2.44%) JIRA
5 3 (1.83%) LSMW
5 3 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.61%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.61%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.61%) Gatling
General
1 27 (16.46%) Finance
2 8 (4.88%) Retail
3 5 (3.05%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.05%) Publishing
3 5 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.83%) Automotive
4 3 (1.83%) Billing
5 2 (1.22%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.61%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (14.63%) Analyst
2 23 (14.02%) Service Manager
3 13 (7.93%) Delivery Manager
4 12 (7.32%) DBA
4 12 (7.32%) Monitoring Specialist
4 12 (7.32%) Network Monitoring Specialist
4 12 (7.32%) Network Specialist
4 12 (7.32%) Services Delivery Manager
5 10 (6.10%) Consultant
5 10 (6.10%) SQL DBA
6 9 (5.49%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.49%) Scrum Master
7 8 (4.88%) Automation Tester
7 8 (4.88%) QA Automation Tester
7 8 (4.88%) QA Tester
7 8 (4.88%) Tester
8 7 (4.27%) Developer
9 5 (3.05%) Architect
9 5 (3.05%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.05%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.41%) CSS
2 14 (8.54%) HTML
3 13 (7.93%) Middleware
4 5 (3.05%) EDI
5 3 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (1.83%) WebCenter
5 3 (1.83%) XML
6 2 (1.22%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (0.61%) .NET
7 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.61%) Velocity
7 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (9.15%) User Experience
2 13 (7.93%) Visualisation
3 8 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.27%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.44%) CMDB
5 4 (2.44%) NHS
6 3 (1.83%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.83%) EPoS
6 3 (1.83%) LIMS
6 3 (1.83%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.22%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.22%) CESG
7 2 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.22%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.22%) Pocket PC
8 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.61%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.49%) Windows
2 6 (3.66%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.05%) Unix
4 4 (2.44%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.83%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.22%) Linux
6 2 (1.22%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.61%) VMS
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.61%) ITIL
2 33 (20.12%) Service Delivery
3 31 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (14.02%) Project Management
5 21 (12.80%) Service Management
6 19 (11.59%) ITIL V3
6 19 (11.59%) Mentoring
7 18 (10.98%) Coaching
8 17 (10.37%) Change Management
9 16 (9.76%) Network Management
9 16 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
10 15 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (8.54%) Scrum
12 12 (7.32%) Migration
12 12 (7.32%) Test Automation
13 11 (6.71%) Business Analysis
14 10 (6.10%) Load Balancing
14 10 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
15 9 (5.49%) BDD
15 9 (5.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.80%) SQL
2 18 (10.98%) Java
3 10 (6.10%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.88%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.27%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.44%) ABAP
7 3 (1.83%) VB
8 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (6.10%) CCNA
3 10 (6.10%) CCNP
4 7 (4.27%) Degree
5 6 (3.66%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.22%) CEH
7 2 (1.22%) CISM
7 2 (1.22%) CISSP
7 2 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.61%) HND
8 1 (0.61%) ISEB
8 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.61%) LPIC
8 1 (0.61%) MBA
8 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.93%) QA
2 6 (3.66%) SLA
3 2 (1.22%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (7.32%) OPNET
2 9 (5.49%) SCOM
3 1 (0.61%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.61%) SCCM
3 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (10.37%) Cisco
2 13 (7.93%) BMC
2 13 (7.93%) SolarWinds
3 12 (7.32%) Riverbed
4 11 (6.71%) CheckPoint
4 11 (6.71%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.49%) Juniper
5 9 (5.49%) Nokia
5 9 (5.49%) SAP
6 8 (4.88%) F5
6 8 (4.88%) Fortinet
6 8 (4.88%) Oracle
6 8 (4.88%) Pega
6 8 (4.88%) VMware
7 4 (2.44%) Citrix
7 4 (2.44%) EMC
8 2 (1.22%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.22%) IBM
8 2 (1.22%) Infor
8 2 (1.22%) NetIQ
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