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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 91 89 70
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 53 44 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.85% 1.64% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.16% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 18
Median daily rate £375 £319 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £217 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £482 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.95 £22.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.68% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £30.35 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.78% +10.36%
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
2315 2036 1761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.80% 75.94% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1291 1226 938
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 105 98
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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 4 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 May 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
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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 +18 23 £355 +5.10% 8
Warwickshire -4 8 £381 +22.00%
Shropshire -36 5 £550 +12.53% 1
Coventry -12 3 £375 -6.25% 1
Solihull -12 2 £275 +37.50% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £513 - 1
Staffordshire +14 1 £250 -52.38%
Smethwick - 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £300 -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 24 (22.43%) ITIL
2 20 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (17.76%) Coaching
4 18 (16.82%) Finance
5 17 (15.89%) Service Delivery
6 15 (14.02%) Service Management
6 15 (14.02%) Project Management
6 15 (14.02%) Scrum
7 14 (13.08%) SQL
8 13 (12.15%) Degree
8 13 (12.15%) Mentoring
8 13 (12.15%) Security Cleared
9 12 (11.21%) Pega
9 12 (11.21%) Oracle
10 11 (10.28%) MS Excel
10 11 (10.28%) Management Information System
10 11 (10.28%) SC Cleared
11 10 (9.35%) Kanban
11 10 (9.35%) ITIL V3
11 10 (9.35%) Change Management
11 10 (9.35%) PRINCE2
11 10 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (8.41%) QA
12 9 (8.41%) Java
12 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
12 9 (8.41%) ITSM
12 9 (8.41%) Data Centre
12 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (7.48%) Change Control
13 8 (7.48%) MS Office

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 5 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.74%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.87%) SAS
4 1 (0.93%) CMS
4 1 (0.93%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.93%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.48%) MS Office
3 7 (6.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.74%) MS Project
5 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) Infor LN
3 1 (0.93%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.93%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.67%) 3G
2 4 (3.74%) Firewall
3 3 (2.80%) LTE
3 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.87%) 2G
4 2 (1.87%) 4G
4 2 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.87%) Internet
4 2 (1.87%) Intranet
4 2 (1.87%) Network Security
4 2 (1.87%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.87%) SSL
4 2 (1.87%) Wireless
5 1 (0.93%) DNS
5 1 (0.93%) DSL
5 1 (0.93%) HTTP
5 1 (0.93%) SNMP
5 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) Oracle OWB
1 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.93%) QlikView
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) CA Gen
1 4 (3.74%) ClearCase
1 4 (3.74%) ClearQuest
1 4 (3.74%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.74%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.87%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.87%) Selenium
2 2 (1.87%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.93%) Gatling
3 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 18 (16.82%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Games
2 5 (4.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.74%) Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Back Office
4 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Legal
5 2 (1.87%) Billing
5 2 (1.87%) Front Office
6 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.93%) Automotive
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (13.08%) Analyst
2 10 (9.35%) Project Manager
2 10 (9.35%) Service Manager
3 8 (7.48%) Architect
4 7 (6.54%) Agile Coach
5 6 (5.61%) Developer
5 6 (5.61%) Scrum Master
5 6 (5.61%) Senior Architect
6 5 (4.67%) DBA
6 5 (4.67%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (4.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 5 (4.67%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (4.67%) SQL DBA
7 4 (3.74%) Governance Manager
7 4 (3.74%) IT Manager
7 4 (3.74%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Head of Service Management
8 3 (2.80%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.74%) CSS
1 4 (3.74%) HTML
1 4 (3.74%) J2EE
2 3 (2.80%) Middleware
3 2 (1.87%) .NET
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.87%) WebCenter
3 2 (1.87%) XML
4 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.93%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.28%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.41%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.80%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.80%) Statistics
5 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.87%) CMDB
5 2 (1.87%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) Blog
6 1 (0.93%) Derivative
6 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.93%) FMCG
6 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.93%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.93%) IVR
6 1 (0.93%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.48%) Windows
2 7 (6.54%) Unix
3 4 (3.74%) Linux
3 4 (3.74%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.80%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.43%) ITIL
2 20 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (17.76%) Coaching
4 17 (15.89%) Service Delivery
5 15 (14.02%) Project Management
5 15 (14.02%) Scrum
5 15 (14.02%) Service Management
6 13 (12.15%) Mentoring
7 10 (9.35%) Change Management
7 10 (9.35%) ITIL V3
7 10 (9.35%) Kanban
7 10 (9.35%) PRINCE2
7 10 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (8.41%) ITSM
9 8 (7.48%) Change Control
9 8 (7.48%) Supplier Management
10 6 (5.61%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (5.61%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (5.61%) Performance Management
10 6 (5.61%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.08%) SQL
2 9 (8.41%) Java
3 5 (4.67%) Perl
3 5 (4.67%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.74%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.87%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.87%) Python
5 2 (1.87%) Scala
5 2 (1.87%) VB
6 1 (0.93%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (12.15%) Degree
1 13 (12.15%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.28%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.80%) CISM
3 3 (2.80%) CISSP
3 3 (2.80%) ISEB
3 3 (2.80%) MBA
4 2 (1.87%) CCNA
4 2 (1.87%) HNC
4 2 (1.87%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.87%) MCP
4 2 (1.87%) MCSE
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.93%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.41%) QA
2 7 (6.54%) SLA
3 3 (2.80%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.87%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (1.87%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (11.21%) Oracle
1 12 (11.21%) Pega
2 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.61%) SAP
4 5 (4.67%) Cisco
4 5 (4.67%) Citrix
4 5 (4.67%) Informatica
5 4 (3.74%) BEA
5 4 (3.74%) CheckPoint
5 4 (3.74%) webMethods
6 2 (1.87%) Cramer
6 2 (1.87%) F5
6 2 (1.87%) Huawei
6 2 (1.87%) Juniper
6 2 (1.87%) Lotus
6 2 (1.87%) Nortel
6 2 (1.87%) Tellabs
6 2 (1.87%) VMware
7 1 (0.93%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds
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