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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 59 52 88
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +36
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 97 70 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.07% 2.94% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 3.91% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 32 18
Median daily rate £368 £338 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £389 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.89% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +45.69%
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
2598 1792 1838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.16% 75.17% 77.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1563 1097 973
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 74 134
Median hourly rate £18.28 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.30% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.45 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.78 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 -12 35 £338 +8.00% 12
Shropshire -21 16 £500 +21.95% 6
Staffordshire +5 8 £350 -10.25% 4
Coventry -17 7 £388 +138.46% 3
Warwickshire -6 5 £275 -21.42% 3
Solihull -12 2 £275 -26.66% 1
West Bromwich - 2 £363 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £550 -
Walsall - 1 £250 -
Herefordshire - 1 £100 -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 31 (20.81%) ITIL
2 23 (15.44%) CSS
2 23 (15.44%) Service Delivery
2 23 (15.44%) Finance
2 23 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (14.09%) Project Management
4 20 (13.42%) Service Management
4 20 (13.42%) SQL
5 19 (12.75%) Security Cleared
5 19 (12.75%) Mentoring
5 19 (12.75%) Coaching
6 18 (12.08%) ITIL V3
7 15 (10.07%) HTML
7 15 (10.07%) Change Management
7 15 (10.07%) Firewall
7 15 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (9.40%) Java
8 14 (9.40%) MS Excel
8 14 (9.40%) Cisco
8 14 (9.40%) QA
9 13 (8.72%) Selenium
9 13 (8.72%) User Experience
9 13 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (8.72%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (8.72%) SC Cleared
10 12 (8.05%) Test Automation
10 12 (8.05%) Network Management
10 12 (8.05%) MS Office
10 12 (8.05%) Middleware
11 11 (7.38%) BMC

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 6 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.68%) Documentum
2 4 (2.68%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.01%) SAS
4 2 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.67%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.67%) CMS
5 1 (0.67%) Confluence
5 1 (0.67%) IIS
5 1 (0.67%) JBoss
5 1 (0.67%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.05%) MS Office
3 10 (6.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.34%) MS Project
5 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.67%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.67%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.01%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (2.01%) SAP IS-U
1 3 (2.01%) SAP PM
2 2 (1.34%) Infor LN
2 2 (1.34%) Maximo
3 1 (0.67%) DELMIA
3 1 (0.67%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.67%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.01%) SaaS
3 1 (0.67%) IaaS
3 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.07%) Firewall
2 8 (5.37%) BGP
2 8 (5.37%) BIG-IP
2 8 (5.37%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (5.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 8 (5.37%) OSPF
3 4 (2.68%) 3G
4 3 (2.01%) LTE
5 2 (1.34%) Intranet
6 1 (0.67%) 2G
6 1 (0.67%) 4G
6 1 (0.67%) DNS
6 1 (0.67%) DSL
6 1 (0.67%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.67%) SNMP
6 1 (0.67%) SSL
6 1 (0.67%) VoIP
6 1 (0.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.36%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.34%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.67%) QlikView
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (8.72%) Selenium
2 9 (6.04%) Cucumber
2 9 (6.04%) WebDriver
3 4 (2.68%) JIRA
3 4 (2.68%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (2.01%) LSMW
5 2 (1.34%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.34%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.67%) Gatling
6 1 (0.67%) GoCD
General
1 23 (15.44%) Finance
2 8 (5.37%) Retail
3 4 (2.68%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.68%) Publishing
3 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.01%) Billing
5 2 (1.34%) Automotive
5 2 (1.34%) Banking
5 2 (1.34%) Legal
6 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (11.41%) Service Manager
2 15 (10.07%) Analyst
3 11 (7.38%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.71%) DBA
4 10 (6.71%) Monitoring Specialist
4 10 (6.71%) Network Monitoring Specialist
4 10 (6.71%) Network Specialist
4 10 (6.71%) Scrum Master
4 10 (6.71%) SQL DBA
5 9 (6.04%) Automation Tester
5 9 (6.04%) Consultant
5 9 (6.04%) Delivery Manager
5 9 (6.04%) QA Automation Tester
5 9 (6.04%) QA Tester
5 9 (6.04%) Services Delivery Manager
5 9 (6.04%) Tester
6 7 (4.70%) Architect
6 7 (4.70%) Developer
7 6 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.36%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.44%) CSS
2 15 (10.07%) HTML
3 12 (8.05%) Middleware
4 5 (3.36%) EDI
5 4 (2.68%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (2.68%) WebCenter
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle ADF
6 2 (1.34%) XML
7 1 (0.67%) .NET
7 1 (0.67%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.67%) Node.js
7 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (8.72%) User Experience
2 11 (7.38%) Visualisation
3 9 (6.04%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.70%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.36%) Smart Meter
5 5 (3.36%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.68%) CMDB
6 4 (2.68%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.01%) EPoS
7 3 (2.01%) LIMS
7 3 (2.01%) NHS
8 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.34%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.67%) Blog
9 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.67%) FMCG
9 1 (0.67%) IVR
9 1 (0.67%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.03%) Windows
2 5 (3.36%) Unix
3 4 (2.68%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.34%) Linux
4 2 (1.34%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.34%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.81%) ITIL
2 23 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (15.44%) Service Delivery
3 21 (14.09%) Project Management
4 20 (13.42%) Service Management
5 19 (12.75%) Coaching
5 19 (12.75%) Mentoring
6 18 (12.08%) ITIL V3
7 15 (10.07%) Change Management
7 15 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (8.72%) Network Monitoring
9 12 (8.05%) Network Management
9 12 (8.05%) Test Automation
10 10 (6.71%) BDD
10 10 (6.71%) ITSM
10 10 (6.71%) PRINCE2
10 10 (6.71%) Scrum
11 9 (6.04%) QA Automation
12 8 (5.37%) Change Control
12 8 (5.37%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.42%) SQL
2 14 (9.40%) Java
3 9 (6.04%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.70%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.03%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.01%) ABAP
7 2 (1.34%) VB
8 1 (0.67%) Groovy
8 1 (0.67%) Python
8 1 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.37%) Degree
4 7 (4.70%) CCNA
5 6 (4.03%) CCNP
6 3 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.01%) MBA
7 2 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.67%) ACCA
8 1 (0.67%) CCIE
8 1 (0.67%) CIMA
8 1 (0.67%) ISEB
8 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.67%) LPIC
8 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.40%) QA
2 6 (4.03%) SLA
3 4 (2.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.34%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (6.71%) OPNET
2 8 (5.37%) SCOM
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.67%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.67%) Puppet
4 1 (0.67%) SCCM
4 1 (0.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (9.40%) Cisco
2 11 (7.38%) BMC
2 11 (7.38%) SolarWinds
3 10 (6.71%) CheckPoint
3 10 (6.71%) Juniper
3 10 (6.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.71%) Riverbed
3 10 (6.71%) SAP
4 9 (6.04%) Nokia
5 8 (5.37%) F5
5 8 (5.37%) Fortinet
5 8 (5.37%) Oracle
5 8 (5.37%) Pega
6 7 (4.70%) VMware
7 4 (2.68%) Citrix
7 4 (2.68%) EMC
8 2 (1.34%) Infor
8 2 (1.34%) Informatica
8 2 (1.34%) Trillium
9 1 (0.67%) Nokia Networks
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