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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / West Midlands
Rank 78 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 45 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.86% 1.88% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.31% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 21
Median daily rate £431 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £146 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £573 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £17.04 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.05 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.50% -19.77%

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
1915 1950 1525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.33% 81.52% 71.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1193 1058 927
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 64 91
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 0 16 £500 +257.14% 5
Warwickshire -1 8 £350 - 3
Birmingham -5 7 £291 -29.81% 7
Shropshire -2 3 £600 +20.00% 5
Worcestershire +5 2 £425 -32.00% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £300 -
Solihull -7 1 £410 -6.28% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 34 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.08%) ITIL
3 28 (19.58%) Finance
4 24 (16.78%) Change Management
5 22 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 20 (13.99%) Service Delivery
7 19 (13.29%) Project Management
7 19 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (12.59%) Java
9 16 (11.19%) Scrum
10 15 (10.49%) Coaching
10 15 (10.49%) Process Improvement
11 14 (9.79%) DevOps
11 14 (9.79%) Business Analysis
12 13 (9.09%) SQL Server
12 13 (9.09%) Security Cleared
13 12 (8.39%) ITIL V3
13 12 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (8.39%) Degree
13 12 (8.39%) Firewall
13 12 (8.39%) Service Management
14 11 (7.69%) SQL
14 11 (7.69%) Network Management
14 11 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (6.99%) Performance Tuning
15 10 (6.99%) JavaScript
15 10 (6.99%) CRM
15 10 (6.99%) Cisco
15 10 (6.99%) Supplier Management
15 10 (6.99%) Incident Management

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 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.10%) Confluence
2 3 (2.10%) Documentum
3 2 (1.40%) IIS
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.40%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.70%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.70%) JBoss
4 1 (0.70%) SAS
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) MS Excel
1 6 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.50%) MS Office
3 4 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.10%) MS Project
5 1 (0.70%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) ResourceLink
2 3 (2.10%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.10%) Primavera
2 3 (2.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.40%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.40%) SAP SRM
3 2 (1.40%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.70%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.70%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.70%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.70%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.39%) Firewall
2 7 (4.90%) OSPF
3 5 (3.50%) LAN
3 5 (3.50%) WAN
4 2 (1.40%) BGP
4 2 (1.40%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.40%) LDAP
5 1 (0.70%) DNS
5 1 (0.70%) Network Security
5 1 (0.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.80%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.80%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.40%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.40%) HBase
4 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.70%) Big Data
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.70%) QlikView
5 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (2.80%) JIRA
2 3 (2.10%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.10%) Gradle
2 3 (2.10%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.10%) Maven
2 3 (2.10%) Selenium
3 2 (1.40%) Ant
3 2 (1.40%) Grunt
3 2 (1.40%) gulp
3 2 (1.40%) Jasmine
3 2 (1.40%) JUnit
3 2 (1.40%) Mocha
3 2 (1.40%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.70%) Gatling
4 1 (0.70%) JProfiler
4 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.70%) SonarQube
General
1 28 (19.58%) Finance
2 9 (6.29%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.80%) Automotive
4 2 (1.40%) Games
4 2 (1.40%) Legal
4 2 (1.40%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.70%) Law
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Publishing
5 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (23.08%) Analyst
2 14 (9.79%) Business Analyst
3 13 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 11 (7.69%) DBA
5 9 (6.29%) Developer
5 9 (6.29%) SQL DBA
6 8 (5.59%) SQL Server DBA
7 7 (4.90%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (4.90%) Architect
7 7 (4.90%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (4.90%) Senior DBA
7 7 (4.90%) Senior SQL DBA
7 7 (4.90%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 7 (4.90%) Service Analyst
8 5 (3.50%) Category Manager
8 5 (3.50%) IT Manager
8 5 (3.50%) Lead Business Analyst
8 5 (3.50%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.80%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.20%) CSS
1 6 (4.20%) Middleware
2 5 (3.50%) AngularJS
2 5 (3.50%) RESTful
3 4 (2.80%) HTML
3 4 (2.80%) Spring
3 4 (2.80%) XML
4 3 (2.10%) Backbone.js
5 2 (1.40%) CSS3
5 2 (1.40%) EDIFACT
5 2 (1.40%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.40%) HTML5
5 2 (1.40%) JSON
5 2 (1.40%) Node.js
5 2 (1.40%) REST
5 2 (1.40%) Web Services
6 1 (0.70%) .NET
6 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.70%) Swing
6 1 (0.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.29%) Virtual Team
3 8 (5.59%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.90%) User Experience
5 5 (3.50%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (3.50%) FMCG
5 5 (3.50%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.80%) CESG
7 3 (2.10%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.10%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (1.40%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.40%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.40%) NHS
8 2 (1.40%) PMI
8 2 (1.40%) Pocket PC
9 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.70%) IVR
9 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.20%) Windows
2 3 (2.10%) Linux
2 3 (2.10%) Windows 10
2 3 (2.10%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.40%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.70%) Unix
4 1 (0.70%) VMS
4 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.08%) ITIL
3 24 (16.78%) Change Management
4 22 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 20 (13.99%) Service Delivery
6 19 (13.29%) Project Management
6 19 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (11.19%) Scrum
8 15 (10.49%) Coaching
8 15 (10.49%) Process Improvement
9 14 (9.79%) Business Analysis
9 14 (9.79%) DevOps
10 12 (8.39%) ITIL V3
10 12 (8.39%) Service Management
11 11 (7.69%) Network Management
12 10 (6.99%) CRM
12 10 (6.99%) Incident Management
12 10 (6.99%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (6.99%) Supplier Management
13 9 (6.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.59%) Java
2 11 (7.69%) SQL
3 10 (6.99%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.29%) PowerShell
4 9 (6.29%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.10%) ABAP
5 3 (2.10%) PHP
6 2 (1.40%) ES6
6 2 (1.40%) Groovy
6 2 (1.40%) Scala
6 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.70%) C
7 1 (0.70%) Python
7 1 (0.70%) Ruby
7 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.39%) Degree
3 9 (6.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.59%) CCNA
4 8 (5.59%) CCNP
4 8 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.80%) CEH
5 4 (2.80%) CISM
5 4 (2.80%) CISSP
5 4 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.40%) CISMP
6 2 (1.40%) CRISC
6 2 (1.40%) ISEB
7 1 (0.70%) IRCA
7 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.70%) PMP
7 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.50%) QA
3 3 (2.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (2.10%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.10%) SLA
4 2 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.40%) GPG13
4 2 (1.40%) RMADS
5 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (3.50%) Docker
2 2 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (6.29%) SCOM
2 4 (2.80%) OPNET
3 2 (1.40%) Ansible
3 2 (1.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.70%) OpenView
4 1 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (6.99%) Cisco
2 9 (6.29%) SAP
3 8 (5.59%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.59%) Oracle
4 7 (4.90%) CheckPoint
4 7 (4.90%) ServiceNow
5 6 (4.20%) BMC
6 5 (3.50%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.80%) Bloomberg
8 3 (2.10%) Pega
8 3 (2.10%) Remedy
8 3 (2.10%) Riverbed
8 3 (2.10%) VMware
9 2 (1.40%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.40%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.40%) F5
9 2 (1.40%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.40%) Juniper
9 2 (1.40%) NetIQ
9 2 (1.40%) Nokia
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