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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 67 79 86
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 48 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.08% 1.64% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 2.18% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £577
UK excluding London average daily rate £387 £378 £373
% change year-on-year
+2.51% +1.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +114.00%
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
1711 1791 1219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.01% 75.47% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1063 941 603
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 142 62
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.55 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.56% -11.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 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 7 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 -3 12 £252 -36.87% 13
Shropshire 0 9 £361 -13.98% 2
Coventry +5 8 £163 -55.78% 2
Warwickshire +3 5 £350 -17.64% 3
Solihull - 2 £375 -
Worcestershire +6 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £390 -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 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 36 (36.73%) ITIL
2 28 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (24.49%) Finance
4 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 19 (19.39%) Project Management
6 17 (17.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (17.35%) PRINCE2
6 17 (17.35%) Degree
7 16 (16.33%) MS Excel
8 13 (13.27%) Service Management
8 13 (13.27%) Coaching
9 12 (12.24%) Change Control
10 11 (11.22%) MS Project
10 11 (11.22%) MS Office
10 11 (11.22%) Knowledge Management
11 10 (10.20%) Windows
12 9 (9.18%) Change Management
12 9 (9.18%) Linux
12 9 (9.18%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (9.18%) MS Visio
12 9 (9.18%) Time Management
13 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
13 8 (8.16%) ITSM
14 7 (7.14%) LAN
14 7 (7.14%) WAN
14 7 (7.14%) HPUX
14 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
14 7 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (7.14%) Banking
15 6 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint

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

For the 6 months to 7 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 (3.06%) IBM Notes
1 3 (3.06%) Apache
1 3 (3.06%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.02%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.02%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.22%) MS Project
2 11 (11.22%) MS Office
3 9 (9.18%) MS Visio
4 6 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.02%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.02%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.14%) LAN
1 7 (7.14%) WAN
2 6 (6.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) VPN
3 1 (1.02%) SAN
3 1 (1.02%) Intranet
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.02%) SAP BI
2 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.06%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.06%) Selenium
2 3 (3.06%) JUnit
3 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.02%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (1.02%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 24 (24.49%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Banking
3 6 (6.12%) Automotive
4 4 (4.08%) Retail
4 4 (4.08%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.08%) Marketing
5 3 (3.06%) Law
5 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.04%) Billing
7 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.02%) Back Office
7 1 (1.02%) Publishing
7 1 (1.02%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (21.43%) Analyst
2 10 (10.20%) Project Manager
3 7 (7.14%) Architect
4 6 (6.12%) Business Analyst
4 6 (6.12%) Support Analyst
4 6 (6.12%) Implementation Manager
5 5 (5.10%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 5 (5.10%) Technical Support
6 4 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.08%) Developer
7 3 (3.06%) Service Manager
7 3 (3.06%) Technical Support Analyst
7 3 (3.06%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.06%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.06%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.06%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (3.06%) Incident Analyst
8 2 (2.04%) Senior Incident Analyst
8 2 (2.04%) NHS Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.06%) HTML
1 3 (3.06%) J2EE
1 3 (3.06%) XML
1 3 (3.06%) J2SE
1 3 (3.06%) SOAP
1 3 (3.06%) Hibernate
1 3 (3.06%) Spring
1 3 (3.06%) JSON
1 3 (3.06%) HTML5
1 3 (3.06%) REST
2 2 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.02%) EJB
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.02%) Middleware
3 1 (1.02%) Play Framework
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.06%) Statistics
4 2 (2.04%) NHS
4 2 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.02%) CMDB
5 1 (1.02%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.02%) Social Media
5 1 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.02%) Clustering
5 1 (1.02%) IVR
5 1 (1.02%) EMV
5 1 (1.02%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.20%) Windows
2 9 (9.18%) Linux
3 7 (7.14%) HPUX
4 6 (6.12%) Windows XP
4 6 (6.12%) UNIX
5 4 (4.08%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.02%) zOS
6 1 (1.02%) SUSE
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (36.73%) ITIL
2 19 (19.39%) Project Management
3 17 (17.35%) PRINCE2
3 17 (17.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (13.27%) Service Management
4 13 (13.27%) Coaching
5 12 (12.24%) Change Control
6 11 (11.22%) Knowledge Management
7 9 (9.18%) Time Management
7 9 (9.18%) Change Management
8 8 (8.16%) ITSM
9 7 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
10 6 (6.12%) Migration
10 6 (6.12%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (4.08%) Mentoring
12 4 (4.08%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (4.08%) Scrum
12 4 (4.08%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.10%) SQL
2 4 (4.08%) Java
3 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (1.02%) Scala
4 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (17.35%) Degree
2 9 (9.18%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.04%) HND
5 2 (2.04%) CIPD
5 2 (2.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.02%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
2 5 (5.10%) QA
3 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.04%) vSphere
2 1 (1.02%) Docker
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.12%) HP
3 4 (4.08%) SAP
4 3 (3.06%) Lotus
4 3 (3.06%) webMethods
5 2 (2.04%) VMware
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle
5 2 (2.04%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.04%) Informatica
5 2 (2.04%) IBM
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco
6 1 (1.02%) Google
6 1 (1.02%) Wonderware
6 1 (1.02%) Verint
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