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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 69 79 80
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 66 39 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.41% 1.53% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 1.92% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 18
Median daily rate £455 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £140 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £476 £695
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £19.96 £21.38
% change year-on-year
+37.77% -6.61%
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
2254 2031 1709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.47% 79.46% 72.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1385 1118 1000
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 76 90
Median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £11.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Coventry -2 16 £500 +257.14% 6
Birmingham +5 14 £298 -30.20% 7
Shropshire 0 13 £475 +18.75% 2
Warwickshire 0 9 £350 - 2
Staffordshire - 5 £313 - 2
Worcestershire +2 3 £425 -32.00%
Walsall - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 40 (23.39%) ITIL
2 38 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (19.88%) Finance
4 25 (14.62%) Service Delivery
5 24 (14.04%) Change Management
5 24 (14.04%) Mentoring
6 22 (12.87%) Project Management
7 21 (12.28%) Java
8 20 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (11.11%) SQL
10 18 (10.53%) Firewall
11 17 (9.94%) ITIL V3
12 16 (9.36%) Network Management
12 16 (9.36%) Coaching
12 16 (9.36%) Security Cleared
12 16 (9.36%) SQL Server
13 15 (8.77%) Cisco
13 15 (8.77%) Scrum
13 15 (8.77%) Network Monitoring
13 15 (8.77%) Process Improvement
14 14 (8.19%) User Experience
14 14 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (8.19%) Business Analysis
15 13 (7.60%) CSS
15 13 (7.60%) Service Management
15 13 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (7.60%) Performance Tuning
16 12 (7.02%) DevOps
16 12 (7.02%) PowerShell
16 12 (7.02%) SCOM

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 7 (4.09%) Documentum
2 6 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.51%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.75%) Confluence
4 2 (1.17%) IIS
4 2 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.17%) SAS
5 1 (0.58%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.58%) JBoss
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (4.68%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.09%) MS Office
4 5 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.75%) MS Project
6 1 (0.58%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.58%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.58%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.58%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (2.34%) ResourceLink
2 3 (1.75%) Primavera
2 3 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.17%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.17%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.17%) SAP SRM
3 2 (1.17%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.58%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.58%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.58%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.58%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.58%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.34%) SaaS
3 2 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.17%) Office 365
4 1 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.53%) Firewall
2 10 (5.85%) OSPF
3 5 (2.92%) BGP
3 5 (2.92%) BIG-IP
3 5 (2.92%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (2.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (2.92%) LAN
3 5 (2.92%) WAN
4 2 (1.17%) LDAP
5 1 (0.58%) 2G
5 1 (0.58%) 3G
5 1 (0.58%) 4G
5 1 (0.58%) DNS
5 1 (0.58%) Network Security
5 1 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.58%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.34%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.17%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.17%) HBase
4 2 (1.17%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.58%) Big Data
5 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.58%) MySQL
5 1 (0.58%) QlikView
5 1 (0.58%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (5.26%) Selenium
2 5 (2.92%) JIRA
3 3 (1.75%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.75%) Gradle
3 3 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.75%) Maven
4 2 (1.17%) Ant
4 2 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.17%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.58%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.58%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.58%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.58%) JProfiler
5 1 (0.58%) JUnit
5 1 (0.58%) LSMW
5 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
General
1 34 (19.88%) Finance
2 10 (5.85%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.34%) Automotive
3 4 (2.34%) Retail
4 2 (1.17%) Games
4 2 (1.17%) Legal
4 2 (1.17%) Publishing
4 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) Advertising
5 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.58%) Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Billing
5 1 (0.58%) Law
5 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (19.88%) Analyst
2 16 (9.36%) Service Manager
3 14 (8.19%) DBA
4 13 (7.60%) Business Analyst
5 12 (7.02%) SQL DBA
6 11 (6.43%) Developer
7 9 (5.26%) Consultant
7 9 (5.26%) Monitoring Specialist
7 9 (5.26%) Network Monitoring Specialist
7 9 (5.26%) Network Specialist
7 9 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
8 8 (4.68%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (4.09%) Agile Business Analyst
9 7 (4.09%) Applications Manager
9 7 (4.09%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.09%) Senior DBA
9 7 (4.09%) Senior SQL DBA
10 6 (3.51%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.51%) Senior SQL Server DBA
10 6 (3.51%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.60%) CSS
2 11 (6.43%) Middleware
3 8 (4.68%) HTML
4 5 (2.92%) RESTful
5 4 (2.34%) XML
6 3 (1.75%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.75%) Spring
7 2 (1.17%) EDIFACT
7 2 (1.17%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.17%) JSON
7 2 (1.17%) Oracle ADF
7 2 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.17%) REST
7 2 (1.17%) Web Services
7 2 (1.17%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.58%) .NET
8 1 (0.58%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.58%) EDI
8 1 (0.58%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.58%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.19%) User Experience
2 13 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.85%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.85%) Virtual Team
3 10 (5.85%) Visualisation
4 5 (2.92%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (2.92%) FMCG
5 4 (2.34%) CESG
6 3 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.75%) EPoS
6 3 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.75%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.17%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.17%) CMDB
7 2 (1.17%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.17%) NHS
7 2 (1.17%) PMI
7 2 (1.17%) Pocket PC
8 1 (0.58%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.51%) Windows
2 5 (2.92%) Unix
3 3 (1.75%) Linux
3 3 (1.75%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.75%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.58%) VMS
5 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.39%) ITIL
2 38 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (14.62%) Service Delivery
4 24 (14.04%) Change Management
4 24 (14.04%) Mentoring
5 22 (12.87%) Project Management
6 20 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (9.94%) ITIL V3
8 16 (9.36%) Coaching
8 16 (9.36%) Network Management
9 15 (8.77%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (8.77%) Process Improvement
9 15 (8.77%) Scrum
10 14 (8.19%) Business Analysis
11 13 (7.60%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (7.60%) Service Management
12 12 (7.02%) DevOps
13 11 (6.43%) Incident Management
13 11 (6.43%) PRINCE2
13 11 (6.43%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.28%) Java
2 19 (11.11%) SQL
3 12 (7.02%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.43%) T-SQL
5 10 (5.85%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.34%) ABAP
7 3 (1.75%) PHP
8 2 (1.17%) Groovy
8 2 (1.17%) Scala
8 2 (1.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.58%) C
9 1 (0.58%) Python
9 1 (0.58%) Ruby
9 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (9.36%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.43%) CCNA
2 11 (6.43%) CCNP
2 11 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (6.43%) Degree
3 9 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.34%) CEH
4 4 (2.34%) CISM
4 4 (2.34%) CISSP
4 4 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.17%) CISMP
6 2 (1.17%) CRISC
6 2 (1.17%) IRCA
6 2 (1.17%) ISEB
6 2 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.58%) HND
7 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (4.68%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.75%) SLA
3 2 (1.17%) GPG13
3 2 (1.17%) RMADS
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (1.75%) Docker
2 2 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (7.02%) SCOM
2 9 (5.26%) OPNET
3 2 (1.17%) Puppet
4 1 (0.58%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.58%) OpenView
4 1 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.58%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (8.77%) Cisco
2 12 (7.02%) BMC
3 10 (5.85%) CheckPoint
3 10 (5.85%) SAP
3 10 (5.85%) SolarWinds
4 9 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.26%) Pega
5 8 (4.68%) Oracle
5 8 (4.68%) Riverbed
6 7 (4.09%) ServiceNow
6 7 (4.09%) VMware
7 6 (3.51%) Nokia
8 5 (2.92%) F5
8 5 (2.92%) Fortinet
8 5 (2.92%) Juniper
9 4 (2.34%) Bloomberg
9 4 (2.34%) EMC
10 3 (1.75%) Remedy
11 2 (1.17%) Citrix
11 2 (1.17%) NetIQ
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