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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 83 69 75
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 42 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.56% 1.84% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.59% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 8
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£313 £390 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.87% +35.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £269 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £513 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.35 - £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.38 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+9.95% -9.05%
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
1952 1696 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.46% 70.96% 70.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 885 605
Average daily rate £380 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 99 91
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +6 11 £313 +13.63% 2
Shropshire -4 10 £489 +99.48% 2
Coventry -7 8 £400 -16.01% 8
Birmingham -10 4 £338 -20.52% 7
Solihull +7 3 £200 -27.27% 1
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £525 - 4
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 25 (31.65%) ITIL
2 21 (26.58%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
4 14 (17.72%) Windows
4 14 (17.72%) MS Excel
5 13 (16.46%) PRINCE2
5 13 (16.46%) Linux
5 13 (16.46%) Project Management
5 13 (16.46%) Finance
6 12 (15.19%) MS Visio
7 11 (13.92%) HPUX
7 11 (13.92%) Knowledge Management
8 10 (12.66%) Degree
8 10 (12.66%) Change Control
8 10 (12.66%) MS Project
8 10 (12.66%) MS Office
9 9 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (11.39%) QA
10 8 (10.13%) MS PowerPoint
10 8 (10.13%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (10.13%) Coaching
10 8 (10.13%) Windows NT
11 7 (8.86%) Oracle
11 7 (8.86%) HP
11 7 (8.86%) Windows XP
11 7 (8.86%) SLA
11 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
11 7 (8.86%) Migration
11 7 (8.86%) WFM
11 7 (8.86%) Time Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (6.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.80%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (17.72%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.19%) MS Visio
3 10 (12.66%) MS Project
3 10 (12.66%) MS Office
4 8 (10.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP APO
1 1 (1.27%) Primavera
1 1 (1.27%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) LAN
1 6 (7.59%) WAN
1 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.53%) FTP
3 1 (1.27%) Intranet
3 1 (1.27%) SAN
3 1 (1.27%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.06%) DB2
2 4 (5.06%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.27%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) ClearCase
2 4 (5.06%) Subversion
2 4 (5.06%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (2.53%) Maven
4 1 (1.27%) Ant
4 1 (1.27%) JMeter
4 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.27%) Hudson
4 1 (1.27%) CruiseControl
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.80%) Automotive
3 3 (3.80%) Law
3 3 (3.80%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Electronics
4 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Publishing
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Front Office
5 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.27%) Local Government
5 1 (1.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (24.05%) Analyst
2 10 (12.66%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.13%) Support Analyst
4 6 (7.59%) Implementation Manager
4 6 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.33%) Technical Support
5 5 (6.33%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Incident Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Senior Support Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Change Manager
7 3 (3.80%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.80%) Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) Support Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Technical Support Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Systems Integrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 4 (5.06%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (5.06%) Middleware
2 2 (2.53%) Spring
3 1 (1.27%) WSDL
3 1 (1.27%) J2EE
3 1 (1.27%) HTML
3 1 (1.27%) SOAP
3 1 (1.27%) XML
3 1 (1.27%) XSLT
3 1 (1.27%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.27%) Spring Batch
3 1 (1.27%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.80%) Statistics
4 2 (2.53%) DataPower
4 2 (2.53%) PMI
5 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.27%) EMV
5 1 (1.27%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) IVR
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.27%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.27%) Social Media
5 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.27%) CMDB
5 1 (1.27%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) Windows
2 13 (16.46%) Linux
3 11 (13.92%) HPUX
4 8 (10.13%) Windows NT
5 7 (8.86%) Windows XP
6 6 (7.59%) UNIX
7 4 (5.06%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (5.06%) zOS
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.27%) SUSE
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.65%) ITIL
2 13 (16.46%) PRINCE2
2 13 (16.46%) Project Management
3 11 (13.92%) Knowledge Management
4 10 (12.66%) Change Control
5 9 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (10.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (10.13%) Coaching
7 7 (8.86%) Migration
7 7 (8.86%) WFM
7 7 (8.86%) Time Management
8 6 (7.59%) Change Management
9 5 (6.33%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.33%) Problem Management
10 4 (5.06%) Incident Management
10 4 (5.06%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.06%) Document Management
10 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (5.06%) Service Management
10 4 (5.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.06%) Java
2 2 (2.53%) SQL
3 1 (1.27%) VBA
3 1 (1.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Degree
2 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.06%) HND
3 4 (5.06%) IBM Certification
4 2 (2.53%) CIPD
4 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.53%) PMP
4 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.27%) HNC
5 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) PgMP
5 1 (1.27%) APMP
5 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) QA
2 7 (8.86%) SLA
3 1 (1.27%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) vSphere
1 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.86%) Oracle
2 7 (8.86%) HP
3 4 (5.06%) SAP
3 4 (5.06%) IBM
4 3 (3.80%) Lotus
4 3 (3.80%) VMware
5 1 (1.27%) NetIQ
5 1 (1.27%) CA
5 1 (1.27%) Nokia
5 1 (1.27%) Verint
5 1 (1.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (1.27%) Google
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