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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 76 67 81
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 49 50 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.92% 2.14% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 2.94% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +27.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £555 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.18 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £30.00 £20.01
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +49.96%
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
1887 1698 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.03% 72.66% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 888 566
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 107 77
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -12.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Warwickshire +9 13 £313 +13.63% 10
Shropshire +3 11 £489 +25.32%
Coventry -3 9 £163 -65.87% 2
Birmingham -19 4 £288 -32.23% 13
Solihull - 3 £200 -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £525 - 5
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 29 (32.58%) ITIL
2 23 (25.84%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (21.35%) Finance
4 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
5 17 (19.10%) MS Excel
6 16 (17.98%) Project Management
7 14 (15.73%) PRINCE2
7 14 (15.73%) Windows
7 14 (15.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (14.61%) Linux
9 12 (13.48%) MS Visio
9 12 (13.48%) Knowledge Management
10 11 (12.36%) Degree
10 11 (12.36%) Coaching
10 11 (12.36%) Change Control
10 11 (12.36%) HPUX
10 11 (12.36%) MS Project
10 11 (12.36%) MS Office
11 10 (11.24%) Service Management
11 10 (11.24%) QA
12 8 (8.99%) MS PowerPoint
12 8 (8.99%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (8.99%) Change Management
12 8 (8.99%) Migration
12 8 (8.99%) SLA
13 7 (7.87%) HP
13 7 (7.87%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (7.87%) LAN
13 7 (7.87%) WAN
13 7 (7.87%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (4.49%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.37%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.12%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (19.10%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.48%) MS Visio
3 11 (12.36%) MS Project
3 11 (12.36%) MS Office
4 8 (8.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) SAP APO
1 1 (1.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) LAN
1 7 (7.87%) WAN
1 7 (7.87%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.25%) FTP
3 1 (1.12%) SAN
3 1 (1.12%) Intranet
3 1 (1.12%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.49%) RDBMS
2 4 (4.49%) DB2
3 1 (1.12%) MS Access
3 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.12%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (5.62%) ClearCase
2 4 (4.49%) TortoiseSVN
2 4 (4.49%) Subversion
3 1 (1.12%) Ant
3 1 (1.12%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.12%) Maven
3 1 (1.12%) Hudson
General
1 19 (21.35%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.74%) Automotive
4 3 (3.37%) Law
4 3 (3.37%) Banking
4 3 (3.37%) Retail
5 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.12%) Publishing
6 1 (1.12%) Legal
6 1 (1.12%) Front Office
6 1 (1.12%) Billing
6 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (23.60%) Analyst
2 8 (8.99%) Project Manager
3 7 (7.87%) Implementation Manager
3 7 (7.87%) Support Analyst
4 6 (6.74%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.62%) Technical Support
5 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.49%) Incident Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Senior Support Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) Support Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Change Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) Architect
7 3 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.37%) Consultant
7 3 (3.37%) Technical Support Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) PMO Analyst
8 2 (2.25%) Change Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 4 (4.49%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (4.49%) Middleware
2 1 (1.12%) .NET
2 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.12%) SOAP
2 1 (1.12%) XML
2 1 (1.12%) XSLT
2 1 (1.12%) HTML
2 1 (1.12%) WSDL
2 1 (1.12%) Spring
2 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.12%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Statistics
4 2 (2.25%) DataPower
5 1 (1.12%) PMI
5 1 (1.12%) EMV
5 1 (1.12%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.12%) NHS
5 1 (1.12%) Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) IVR
5 1 (1.12%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.12%) CMDB
5 1 (1.12%) Social Media
5 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.73%) Windows
2 13 (14.61%) Linux
3 11 (12.36%) HPUX
4 7 (7.87%) Windows XP
4 7 (7.87%) Windows NT
5 6 (6.74%) UNIX
6 4 (4.49%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (4.49%) zOS
7 1 (1.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.58%) ITIL
2 16 (17.98%) Project Management
3 14 (15.73%) PRINCE2
3 14 (15.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (13.48%) Knowledge Management
5 11 (12.36%) Coaching
5 11 (12.36%) Change Control
6 10 (11.24%) Service Management
7 8 (8.99%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (8.99%) Change Management
7 8 (8.99%) Migration
8 7 (7.87%) ITSM
8 7 (7.87%) WFM
8 7 (7.87%) Time Management
9 5 (5.62%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.62%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.62%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (4.49%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.49%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.37%) Java
2 2 (2.25%) SQL
3 1 (1.12%) VBA
3 1 (1.12%) C#
3 1 (1.12%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) Degree
2 7 (7.87%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) IBM Certification
3 4 (4.49%) HND
4 2 (2.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (2.25%) CIPD
5 1 (1.12%) HNC
5 1 (1.12%) PMP
5 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.24%) QA
2 8 (8.99%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.37%) vSphere
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) HP
3 5 (5.62%) Oracle
4 4 (4.49%) IBM
5 3 (3.37%) SAP
5 3 (3.37%) Lotus
5 3 (3.37%) VMware
6 1 (1.12%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.12%) Nokia
6 1 (1.12%) Google
6 1 (1.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (1.12%) Verint
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CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
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