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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 65 69 72
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 52 39 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.09% 1.90% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 2.76% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 20
Average daily rate
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£378 £450 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.11% +56.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.23% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £28.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-16.96% +69.69%
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
1690 1413 1518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.87% 68.73% 68.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 794 782
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 58 117
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -14.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.20 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 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 31 October 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
Coventry +3 15 £405 -2.70% 6
Birmingham +2 13 £400 +23.07% 4
Warwickshire -8 6 £134 -55.50% 4
Solihull +2 2 £366 -7.17%
Worcestershire -7 2 £338 -5.32% 1
Walsall - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Staffordshire - - - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 31 (35.63%) ITIL
2 21 (24.14%) Project Management
3 17 (19.54%) Finance
4 15 (17.24%) MS Excel
5 14 (16.09%) PRINCE2
6 13 (14.94%) Change Management
6 13 (14.94%) User Experience
7 12 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
8 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (12.64%) Change Control
9 10 (11.49%) Firewall
9 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (11.49%) Mentoring
10 9 (10.34%) Cisco
10 9 (10.34%) LAN
10 9 (10.34%) Network Management
10 9 (10.34%) Visualisation
10 9 (10.34%) Network Architecture
10 9 (10.34%) Degree
10 9 (10.34%) TDD
11 8 (9.20%) Scrum
11 8 (9.20%) Performance Management
11 8 (9.20%) Riverbed
11 8 (9.20%) SolarWinds
11 8 (9.20%) CCNP
11 8 (9.20%) CCNA
11 8 (9.20%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (9.20%) ITIL Certification

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 6 (6.90%) WebSphere
1 6 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.30%) Documentum
3 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.15%) Lync
4 1 (1.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.05%) MS Visio
3 6 (6.90%) MS Office
4 5 (5.75%) MS Project
4 5 (5.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) CA Clarity
2 2 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) Firewall
2 9 (10.34%) LAN
3 6 (6.90%) WAN
4 5 (5.75%) OSPF
4 5 (5.75%) BGP
4 5 (5.75%) BIG-IP
4 5 (5.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (5.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (4.60%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.15%) VPN
7 1 (1.15%) RNC
7 1 (1.15%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.15%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) JMeter
1 4 (4.60%) Maven
1 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.15%) Hudson
3 1 (1.15%) JIRA
3 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (19.54%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.60%) Automotive
4 3 (3.45%) Legal
4 3 (3.45%) Games
4 3 (3.45%) Retail
5 2 (2.30%) Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Marketing
6 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Publishing
6 1 (1.15%) Law
6 1 (1.15%) Electronics
6 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 17 (19.54%) Analyst
2 11 (12.64%) Project Manager
3 8 (9.20%) Business Analyst
3 8 (9.20%) Delivery Manager
4 7 (8.05%) Network Specialist
4 7 (8.05%) Developer
4 7 (8.05%) Monitoring Specialist
5 5 (5.75%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.60%) Change Manager
6 4 (4.60%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.60%) Administrator
7 3 (3.45%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Business Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (3.45%) ScrumMaster
7 3 (3.45%) Procurement Analyst
8 2 (2.30%) Service Operations Manager
8 2 (2.30%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (2.30%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.20%) Middleware
2 6 (6.90%) CSS
3 5 (5.75%) Java EE
3 5 (5.75%) Hibernate
3 5 (5.75%) Spring
3 5 (5.75%) .NET
4 4 (4.60%) J2EE
5 3 (3.45%) DCOM
5 3 (3.45%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.30%) Web Services
6 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.15%) HTML
7 1 (1.15%) Vaadin
7 1 (1.15%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) User Experience
2 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.34%) Visualisation
4 7 (8.05%) PMI
5 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.30%) SCADA
6 2 (2.30%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.15%) Open Source
7 1 (1.15%) iPad
7 1 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.15%) Wiki
7 1 (1.15%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.15%) Economics
7 1 (1.15%) Pocket PC
7 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.05%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) Windows XP
3 5 (5.75%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.30%) Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.15%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.63%) ITIL
2 21 (24.14%) Project Management
3 14 (16.09%) PRINCE2
4 13 (14.94%) Change Management
5 12 (13.79%) Service Delivery
6 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (12.64%) Change Control
7 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (11.49%) Mentoring
8 9 (10.34%) TDD
8 9 (10.34%) Network Management
8 9 (10.34%) Network Architecture
9 8 (9.20%) Performance Management
9 8 (9.20%) Scrum
9 8 (9.20%) Six Sigma
9 8 (9.20%) OO
9 8 (9.20%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (8.05%) Kanban
10 7 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.90%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.20%) SQL
2 5 (5.75%) Java
3 3 (3.45%) C#
4 2 (2.30%) C
4 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.15%) Jython
5 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) Degree
2 8 (9.20%) CCNP
2 8 (9.20%) CCNA
2 8 (9.20%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (9.20%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (8.05%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.60%) ISEB
5 3 (3.45%) PMP
5 3 (3.45%) PgMP
5 3 (3.45%) APMP
6 2 (2.30%) IIBA
6 2 (2.30%) CBAP
6 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.15%) HND
7 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.15%) ACCA
7 1 (1.15%) CIMA
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
2 3 (3.45%) QA
2 3 (3.45%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Firmware
2 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) OPNET
2 3 (3.45%) WMI
2 3 (3.45%) SCCM
3 2 (2.30%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.15%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.15%) WSUS
4 1 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.34%) Cisco
3 8 (9.20%) Oracle
3 8 (9.20%) SAP
3 8 (9.20%) BMC
3 8 (9.20%) Riverbed
3 8 (9.20%) SolarWinds
4 6 (6.90%) Nokia
5 5 (5.75%) CheckPoint
5 5 (5.75%) HP
5 5 (5.75%) Juniper
5 5 (5.75%) F5
5 5 (5.75%) Fortinet
6 3 (3.45%) CA
6 3 (3.45%) Primavera
7 2 (2.30%) Cadence
8 1 (1.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (1.15%) Mercator
8 1 (1.15%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.15%) McAfee
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