The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 85 92 74
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 33 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.36% 0.66% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.00% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 23
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £263 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £375 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+13.21% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.80% -22.22%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1772 1304 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.19% 66.43% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 654 748
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 54 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Continuous Improvement
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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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +4 8 £372 - 8
Shropshire - 7 £450 - 1
Coventry -9 6 £365 - 3
West Bromwich - 3 - -
Warwickshire -5 2 £425 +88.88% 4
Worcestershire -6 2 £450 +16.88% 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £275 - 2
Staffordshire - - - - 4
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 24 (30.77%) Finance
2 21 (26.92%) SAP
3 17 (21.79%) Service Delivery
4 15 (19.23%) Project Management
4 15 (19.23%) MS Excel
4 15 (19.23%) Telecoms
5 12 (15.38%) ITIL
5 12 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 12 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
6 11 (14.10%) Performance Management
7 10 (12.82%) Change Control
7 10 (12.82%) SLA
7 10 (12.82%) LAN
7 10 (12.82%) Change Management
7 10 (12.82%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (12.82%) WFM
8 9 (11.54%) Degree
9 8 (10.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 8 (10.26%) RNC
9 8 (10.26%) Migration
9 8 (10.26%) MS Visio
10 7 (8.97%) WAN
10 7 (8.97%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (8.97%) Management Information System
10 7 (8.97%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (8.97%) Legal
11 6 (7.69%) Windows XP
11 6 (7.69%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (1.28%) Moodle
2 1 (1.28%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (10.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.85%) MS Project
5 2 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.82%) LAN
2 8 (10.26%) RNC
3 7 (8.97%) WAN
4 4 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) JMeter
1 1 (1.28%) Maven
1 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (30.77%) Finance
2 15 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.97%) Legal
4 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.56%) Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Retail
6 1 (1.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (19.23%) Project Manager
2 14 (17.95%) Analyst
3 6 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 6 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 5 (6.41%) Sourcing Manager
5 4 (5.13%) Change Manager
5 4 (5.13%) Administrator
6 3 (3.85%) Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Project Planner
6 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Architect
6 3 (3.85%) Applications Architect
6 3 (3.85%) IT Services Manager
6 3 (3.85%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Services Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Business Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (3.85%) SAP Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Lead Architect
6 3 (3.85%) Procurement Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) DCOM
1 3 (3.85%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 1 (1.28%) .NET
2 1 (1.28%) J2EE
2 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.28%) Web Services
2 1 (1.28%) Middleware
2 1 (1.28%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.28%) Spring
2 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.28%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.13%) PMI
3 3 (3.85%) Firmware
4 2 (2.56%) SCADA
4 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.28%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.28%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.69%) Windows
1 6 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) Service Delivery
2 15 (19.23%) Project Management
3 12 (15.38%) ITIL
3 12 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 12 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (14.10%) Performance Management
5 10 (12.82%) Change Control
5 10 (12.82%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (12.82%) WFM
5 10 (12.82%) Change Management
6 8 (10.26%) Migration
7 7 (8.97%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.41%) Business Analysis
8 5 (6.41%) Supplier Management
8 5 (6.41%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (6.41%) Asset Management
8 5 (6.41%) SAP Implementation
9 4 (5.13%) Use Case
9 4 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (5.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.56%) C
2 1 (1.28%) C#
2 1 (1.28%) Java
2 1 (1.28%) SQL
2 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.28%) Jython
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) Degree
2 7 (8.97%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (5.13%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) IIBA
5 2 (2.56%) CBAP
5 2 (2.56%) ISEB
5 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) HND
6 1 (1.28%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) WMI
1 3 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 21 (26.92%) SAP
2 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (5.13%) HP
5 1 (1.28%) Nokia
5 1 (1.28%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.28%) Mercator
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle
5 1 (1.28%) IBM
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