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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 79 86 78
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 43 21 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.66% 1.00% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 1.47% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £361 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% +0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £174 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £640 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.13% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% -1.18%
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
1807 1428 1591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.82% 67.84% 69.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 758 814
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 57 82
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £9.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 +3 15 £400 +150.00% 5
Coventry -3 11 £345 -5.47% 1
Shropshire - 8 £450 - 1
Warwickshire -10 3 £425 - 2
Worcestershire -10 2 £338 -8.96%
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Solihull - - - - 3
Walsall - - - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 27 (31.76%) ITIL
2 24 (28.24%) Finance
3 20 (23.53%) Project Management
4 14 (16.47%) Service Delivery
4 14 (16.47%) SAP
5 13 (15.29%) PRINCE2
5 13 (15.29%) MS Excel
6 12 (14.12%) Change Management
7 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
8 10 (11.76%) Telecoms
8 10 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (11.76%) Change Control
8 10 (11.76%) User Experience
9 9 (10.59%) Degree
10 8 (9.41%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (9.41%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (9.41%) MS Visio
10 8 (9.41%) LAN
10 8 (9.41%) SLA
10 8 (9.41%) Six Sigma
10 8 (9.41%) Performance Management
10 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (8.24%) Firewall
12 6 (7.06%) Service Management
12 6 (7.06%) Legal
12 6 (7.06%) OPNET
12 6 (7.06%) Middleware
12 6 (7.06%) PMI Certification
12 6 (7.06%) BMC
12 6 (7.06%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 5 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.35%) Documentum
3 1 (1.18%) CMS
3 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.18%) Moodle
Applications
1 13 (15.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.41%) MS Visio
3 6 (7.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.88%) MS Office
5 3 (3.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.35%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) LAN
2 7 (8.24%) Firewall
3 5 (5.88%) WAN
4 4 (4.71%) OSPF
4 4 (4.71%) BGP
4 4 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (4.71%) BIG-IP
4 4 (4.71%) RNC
4 4 (4.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (4.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.18%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) JMeter
1 3 (3.53%) Maven
1 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (28.24%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.06%) Legal
4 3 (3.53%) Automotive
4 3 (3.53%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.18%) Law
6 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.18%) Publishing
6 1 (1.18%) Games
6 1 (1.18%) Electronics
6 1 (1.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 16 (18.82%) Analyst
3 9 (10.59%) Business Analyst
4 6 (7.06%) Service Manager
5 5 (5.88%) Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Network Specialist
5 5 (5.88%) Monitoring Specialist
6 4 (4.71%) Business Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Administrator
6 4 (4.71%) Change Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (3.53%) SAP Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Procurement Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) Service Operations Manager
8 2 (2.35%) Change and Release Manager
8 2 (2.35%) Designer
8 2 (2.35%) SAP Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.06%) Middleware
2 5 (5.88%) CSS
3 4 (4.71%) Java EE
3 4 (4.71%) Hibernate
3 4 (4.71%) Spring
4 3 (3.53%) J2EE
4 3 (3.53%) Application Packaging
4 3 (3.53%) DCOM
5 1 (1.18%) Web Services
5 1 (1.18%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (1.18%) Vaadin
5 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.18%) HTML
5 1 (1.18%) .NET
5 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) User Experience
2 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.06%) PMI
3 6 (7.06%) Visualisation
4 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.53%) Firmware
6 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.35%) SCADA
7 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.18%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.18%) Economics
7 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.71%) Windows
1 4 (4.71%) Windows XP
2 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.76%) ITIL
2 20 (23.53%) Project Management
3 14 (16.47%) Service Delivery
4 13 (15.29%) PRINCE2
5 12 (14.12%) Change Management
6 10 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (11.76%) Change Control
7 8 (9.41%) Performance Management
7 8 (9.41%) Risk Assessment
7 8 (9.41%) Six Sigma
8 6 (7.06%) Service Management
8 6 (7.06%) Network Architecture
8 6 (7.06%) Network Management
8 6 (7.06%) WFM
8 6 (7.06%) Business Transformation
8 6 (7.06%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (5.88%) Business Analysis
9 5 (5.88%) SAP Implementation
9 5 (5.88%) OO
9 5 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.06%) SQL
2 4 (4.71%) Java
3 2 (2.35%) C
3 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.18%) Jython
4 1 (1.18%) C#
4 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.59%) Degree
2 8 (9.41%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (7.06%) PMI Certification
3 6 (7.06%) CCNP
3 6 (7.06%) CCNA
3 6 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.71%) ISEB
5 2 (2.35%) PMP
5 2 (2.35%) PgMP
5 2 (2.35%) IIBA
5 2 (2.35%) CBAP
5 2 (2.35%) APMP
6 1 (1.18%) MAPM
6 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) ACCA
6 1 (1.18%) CIMA
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) P3O
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) OPNET
2 3 (3.53%) WMI
2 3 (3.53%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 14 (16.47%) SAP
2 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.06%) Cisco
3 6 (7.06%) BMC
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle
3 6 (7.06%) Riverbed
3 6 (7.06%) SolarWinds
4 5 (5.88%) Nokia
5 4 (4.71%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.71%) HP
5 4 (4.71%) Juniper
5 4 (4.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 4 (4.71%) F5
5 4 (4.71%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.35%) Primavera
6 2 (2.35%) Cadence
6 2 (2.35%) CA
7 1 (1.18%) Mercator
7 1 (1.18%) IBM
7 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
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