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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 73 76 82
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 52 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.07% 1.67% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 2.40% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 11
Average daily rate £438 £330 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.57% -9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £354
% change year-on-year
- +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.04 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.73 £22.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +104.54%
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
2023 1544 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.37% 69.90% 73.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 891 842
Average daily rate £408 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 99 78
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire 0 20 £463 +73.38% 1
Birmingham -4 10 £438 +34.61% 9
Coventry -2 6 £258 -31.78% 5
Solihull - 5 £438 - 3
Warwickshire -4 1 - - 4
Staffordshire -7 1 £400 -4.76% 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 23 (25.56%) Finance
2 20 (22.22%) ITIL
2 20 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.78%) Pega
4 15 (16.67%) Scrum
4 15 (16.67%) Oracle
5 14 (15.56%) SQL
6 13 (14.44%) Java
6 13 (14.44%) Degree
6 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 12 (13.33%) Project Management
8 11 (12.22%) Unix
8 11 (12.22%) Project Planning
8 11 (12.22%) Mentoring
8 11 (12.22%) Coaching
9 10 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 10 (11.11%) Kanban
9 10 (11.11%) Oracle OWB
9 10 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 10 (11.11%) Perl
9 10 (11.11%) Shell Script
9 10 (11.11%) Management Information System
10 9 (10.00%) ClearQuest
10 9 (10.00%) webMethods
10 9 (10.00%) Informatica
10 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
10 9 (10.00%) ClearCase
10 9 (10.00%) BEA
10 9 (10.00%) PL/SQL

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 9 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.22%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.11%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.11%) Node.js
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 9 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (8.89%) MS Office
3 5 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.22%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.11%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) GitHub
1 2 (2.22%) Office 365
2 1 (1.11%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (3.33%) 2G
2 3 (3.33%) 3G
2 3 (3.33%) 4G
2 3 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (3.33%) Network Security
2 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.22%) Internet
3 2 (2.22%) Wireless
4 1 (1.11%) DSL
4 1 (1.11%) HTTP
4 1 (1.11%) LTE
4 1 (1.11%) SSL
4 1 (1.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.11%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (10.00%) CA Gen
1 9 (10.00%) ClearCase
1 9 (10.00%) ClearQuest
2 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.11%) Gatling
3 1 (1.11%) JIRA
3 1 (1.11%) RequisitePro
3 1 (1.11%) Selenium
3 1 (1.11%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (25.56%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Games
3 5 (5.56%) Banking
4 4 (4.44%) Back Office
4 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.33%) Retail
6 2 (2.22%) Billing
6 2 (2.22%) Front Office
7 1 (1.11%) Automotive
7 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.11%) Legal
7 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (20.00%) Analyst
2 11 (12.22%) Developer
3 7 (7.78%) Agile Coach
3 7 (7.78%) Lead Developer
3 7 (7.78%) Project Manager
3 7 (7.78%) Support Analyst
4 6 (6.67%) Architect
5 5 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 5 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.44%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Architect
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Desktop Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Desktop Support
6 4 (4.44%) Senior IT Support
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.00%) J2EE
2 3 (3.33%) .NET
2 3 (3.33%) Middleware
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.33%) WebCenter
3 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.11%) CSS
4 1 (1.11%) HTML
4 1 (1.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.44%) Statistics
5 3 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.33%) User Experience
6 2 (2.22%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.22%) IVR
6 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.22%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.11%) Derivative
7 1 (1.11%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.11%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.11%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.11%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.22%) Unix
2 9 (10.00%) Windows
3 5 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.22%) Linux
4 2 (2.22%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (22.22%) ITIL
2 15 (16.67%) Scrum
3 12 (13.33%) Project Management
4 11 (12.22%) Coaching
4 11 (12.22%) Mentoring
4 11 (12.22%) Project Planning
5 10 (11.11%) Kanban
5 10 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 10 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 9 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 9 (10.00%) RUP
7 8 (8.89%) Change Management
7 8 (8.89%) Risk Management
8 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.67%) Software Delivery
9 5 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.44%) Asset Management
10 4 (4.44%) Information Security
10 4 (4.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.56%) SQL
2 13 (14.44%) Java
3 10 (11.11%) Perl
3 10 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 9 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.22%) C#
5 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.22%) Scala
6 1 (1.11%) Groovy
6 1 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (14.44%) Degree
2 5 (5.56%) MCSE
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.44%) CISM
3 4 (4.44%) CISSP
3 4 (4.44%) HNC
3 4 (4.44%) MCP
3 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.33%) ISEB
5 2 (2.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.22%) MBA
5 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.11%) CIMA
6 1 (1.11%) CISMP
6 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) QA
2 4 (4.44%) SLA
3 3 (3.33%) COBIT
3 3 (3.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.11%) Puppet
2 1 (1.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (17.78%) Pega
2 15 (16.67%) Oracle
3 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.00%) BEA
4 9 (10.00%) Informatica
4 9 (10.00%) webMethods
5 6 (6.67%) Citrix
6 4 (4.44%) Cisco
6 4 (4.44%) Cramer
6 4 (4.44%) Huawei
6 4 (4.44%) Nortel
6 4 (4.44%) SAP
7 3 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.33%) Ericsson
7 3 (3.33%) F5
7 3 (3.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (2.22%) Lotus
9 1 (1.11%) Apple
9 1 (1.11%) BT
9 1 (1.11%) VMware
Coventry
Capita plc
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago