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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 69 77 81
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 76 45 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.55% 1.91% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 2.50% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 21
Median daily rate £344 £319 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
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 £27.50 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+19.56% -16.36%
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
2443 1803 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.84% 76.37% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1465 1118 966
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 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 129
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £40.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 27 £244 -15.36% 15
Shropshire -28 12 £500 +38.40% 3
Coventry -9 6 £388 +138.46% 2
Warwickshire -8 5 £275 +4.76% 2
Staffordshire +8 4 £250 -35.89%
Worcestershire -7 2 £513 -
Solihull -19 1 £275 -26.66% 1
Walsall - 1 £250 -
West Bromwich - 1 £300 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £550 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 26 (19.55%) ITIL
2 22 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (15.79%) Coaching
4 20 (15.04%) Service Delivery
5 19 (14.29%) Service Management
6 18 (13.53%) Finance
6 18 (13.53%) CSS
7 17 (12.78%) Project Management
7 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
8 16 (12.03%) Mentoring
9 15 (11.28%) MS Excel
9 15 (11.28%) QA
10 14 (10.53%) Scrum
10 14 (10.53%) Java
10 14 (10.53%) MS Office
10 14 (10.53%) Change Management
10 14 (10.53%) ITIL V3
11 13 (9.77%) SC Cleared
11 13 (9.77%) SQL
11 13 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (9.02%) HTML
12 12 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (7.52%) Firewall
13 10 (7.52%) SAP
13 10 (7.52%) Oracle
13 10 (7.52%) Microsoft
13 10 (7.52%) Selenium
13 10 (7.52%) MS PowerPoint
13 10 (7.52%) Mobile App
13 10 (7.52%) BDD

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 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.50%) SAS
2 2 (1.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.75%) CMS
3 1 (0.75%) Confluence
3 1 (0.75%) Documentum
3 1 (0.75%) IIS
3 1 (0.75%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (11.28%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.53%) MS Office
3 10 (7.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.50%) MS Project
5 1 (0.75%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.75%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.75%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (2.26%) SAP IS-U
1 3 (2.26%) SAP PM
2 2 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.50%) Infor LN
2 2 (1.50%) Maximo
3 1 (0.75%) DELMIA
3 1 (0.75%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.75%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) IaaS
1 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.52%) Firewall
2 6 (4.51%) BGP
2 6 (4.51%) BIG-IP
2 6 (4.51%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (4.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (4.51%) OSPF
3 4 (3.01%) 3G
4 3 (2.26%) LTE
5 2 (1.50%) Intranet
5 2 (1.50%) SSL
6 1 (0.75%) 2G
6 1 (0.75%) 4G
6 1 (0.75%) DNS
6 1 (0.75%) DSL
6 1 (0.75%) HTTP
6 1 (0.75%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.75%) SNMP
6 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
1 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.75%) QlikView
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (7.52%) Selenium
2 9 (6.77%) Cucumber
2 9 (6.77%) WebDriver
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.26%) JIRA
4 3 (2.26%) LSMW
5 2 (1.50%) GoCD
6 1 (0.75%) CA Gen
6 1 (0.75%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.75%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.75%) Gatling
General
1 18 (13.53%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Retail
3 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.01%) Publishing
3 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.26%) Billing
4 3 (2.26%) Legal
5 2 (1.50%) Automotive
5 2 (1.50%) Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (10.53%) Analyst
1 14 (10.53%) Service Manager
2 11 (8.27%) Project Manager
3 9 (6.77%) Automation Tester
3 9 (6.77%) QA Automation Tester
3 9 (6.77%) QA Tester
3 9 (6.77%) Scrum Master
3 9 (6.77%) Tester
4 8 (6.02%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (6.02%) Services Delivery Manager
5 7 (5.26%) Architect
6 6 (4.51%) Agile Coach
6 6 (4.51%) Developer
6 6 (4.51%) Senior Architect
7 5 (3.76%) Business Change Project Manager
7 5 (3.76%) Consultant
7 5 (3.76%) Monitoring Specialist
7 5 (3.76%) Network Monitoring Specialist
7 5 (3.76%) Network Specialist
7 5 (3.76%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.53%) CSS
2 12 (9.02%) HTML
3 8 (6.02%) Middleware
4 5 (3.76%) EDI
5 4 (3.01%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (3.01%) WebCenter
6 2 (1.50%) .NET
6 2 (1.50%) XML
7 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.75%) J2EE
7 1 (0.75%) Node.js
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.52%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.02%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.51%) User Experience
4 6 (4.51%) Visualisation
5 4 (3.01%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.01%) Smart Meter
5 4 (3.01%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.26%) LIMS
6 3 (2.26%) NHS
6 3 (2.26%) Statistics
7 2 (1.50%) CMDB
7 2 (1.50%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.50%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.75%) Blog
8 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.75%) FMCG
8 1 (0.75%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.75%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.51%) Windows
2 5 (3.76%) Unix
3 4 (3.01%) Linux
3 4 (3.01%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.55%) ITIL
2 22 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (15.79%) Coaching
4 20 (15.04%) Service Delivery
5 19 (14.29%) Service Management
6 17 (12.78%) Project Management
7 16 (12.03%) Mentoring
8 14 (10.53%) Change Management
8 14 (10.53%) ITIL V3
8 14 (10.53%) Scrum
9 13 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (7.52%) BDD
11 9 (6.77%) ITSM
11 9 (6.77%) QA Automation
11 9 (6.77%) Test Automation
12 8 (6.02%) Functional Testing
12 8 (6.02%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (6.02%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (6.02%) PRINCE2
13 7 (5.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.53%) Java
2 13 (9.77%) SQL
3 9 (6.77%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.26%) ABAP
5 2 (1.50%) Perl
5 2 (1.50%) Python
5 2 (1.50%) Scala
5 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.50%) VB
6 1 (0.75%) Groovy
6 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.77%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.02%) Degree
4 5 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.01%) CCNA
6 3 (2.26%) CCNP
6 3 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.26%) MBA
6 3 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.50%) ISEB
7 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.75%) ACCA
8 1 (0.75%) CIMA
8 1 (0.75%) CISM
8 1 (0.75%) CISMP
8 1 (0.75%) CISSP
8 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.75%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.28%) QA
2 5 (3.76%) SLA
3 4 (3.01%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) OPNET
2 2 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (1.50%) SCOM
3 1 (0.75%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.75%) Puppet
3 1 (0.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.75%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (7.52%) Microsoft
1 10 (7.52%) Oracle
1 10 (7.52%) SAP
2 9 (6.77%) Cisco
2 9 (6.77%) Pega
3 8 (6.02%) CheckPoint
3 8 (6.02%) Juniper
4 7 (5.26%) Nokia
4 7 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 6 (4.51%) BMC
5 6 (4.51%) F5
5 6 (4.51%) Fortinet
5 6 (4.51%) Riverbed
6 4 (3.01%) VMware
7 3 (2.26%) Citrix
7 3 (2.26%) Informatica
8 2 (1.50%) Infor
8 2 (1.50%) Trillium
9 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.75%) Tellabs
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £23 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago