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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 56 65 77
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 100 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.09% 2.33% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 2.98% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 25 25
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £171 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%
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
2634 1949 1914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.27% 78.15% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1565 1138 1002
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 100 113
Median hourly rate £20.50 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Shropshire +5 31 £550 - 1
Birmingham -14 21 £388 +24.00% 13
Warwickshire -4 13 £495 +23.75% 5
Staffordshire +2 8 £400 +8.84% 2
Coventry -11 8 £353 -21.66% 1
Walsall - 4 - -
Solihull - 2 - - 2
West Bromwich - 2 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £100 -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 41 (23.16%) ITIL
2 36 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (19.77%) Service Delivery
4 31 (17.51%) Finance
5 25 (14.12%) SQL
6 23 (12.99%) Mentoring
7 22 (12.43%) Firewall
7 22 (12.43%) Java
8 21 (11.86%) CSS
8 21 (11.86%) Service Management
9 19 (10.73%) Project Management
9 19 (10.73%) MS Excel
9 19 (10.73%) Cisco
9 19 (10.73%) Network Management
10 18 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (10.17%) Network Monitoring
10 18 (10.17%) Change Management
11 17 (9.60%) Scrum
11 17 (9.60%) User Experience
12 16 (9.04%) ITIL V3
12 16 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (9.04%) SQL Server
12 16 (9.04%) MS Office
13 15 (8.47%) Security Cleared
14 14 (7.91%) QA
14 14 (7.91%) Selenium
14 14 (7.91%) Test Automation
14 14 (7.91%) Coaching
14 14 (7.91%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (7.91%) BMC

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 6 (3.39%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.82%) Documentum
2 5 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.13%) Confluence
3 2 (1.13%) SAS
4 1 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) JBoss
4 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (10.73%) MS Excel
2 16 (9.04%) MS Office
3 14 (7.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.56%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.56%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.56%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) ResourceLink
2 3 (1.69%) SAP PM
3 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.13%) Infor LN
3 2 (1.13%) Maximo
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.13%) Primavera
3 2 (1.13%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.56%) DELMIA
4 1 (0.56%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.56%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) IaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.43%) Firewall
2 13 (7.34%) OSPF
3 8 (4.52%) BGP
3 8 (4.52%) BIG-IP
3 8 (4.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (4.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (2.82%) LAN
4 5 (2.82%) WAN
5 2 (1.13%) DNS
5 2 (1.13%) Intranet
5 2 (1.13%) LDAP
6 1 (0.56%) 2G
6 1 (0.56%) 3G
6 1 (0.56%) 4G
6 1 (0.56%) Network Security
6 1 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.56%) SNMP
6 1 (0.56%) SSL
6 1 (0.56%) VoIP
6 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.13%) QlikView
6 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (7.91%) Selenium
2 9 (5.08%) Cucumber
3 8 (4.52%) WebDriver
4 6 (3.39%) JIRA
5 3 (1.69%) LSMW
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.56%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.56%) Gatling
7 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.56%) Gradle
7 1 (0.56%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.56%) JProfiler
7 1 (0.56%) JUnit
7 1 (0.56%) Maven
7 1 (0.56%) SonarQube
General
1 31 (17.51%) Finance
2 9 (5.08%) Retail
3 5 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.82%) Publishing
4 3 (1.69%) Automotive
4 3 (1.69%) Billing
4 3 (1.69%) Legal
5 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (15.25%) Analyst
2 24 (13.56%) Service Manager
3 16 (9.04%) DBA
3 16 (9.04%) Delivery Manager
4 14 (7.91%) SQL DBA
5 13 (7.34%) Services Delivery Manager
6 12 (6.78%) Monitoring Specialist
6 12 (6.78%) Network Monitoring Specialist
6 12 (6.78%) Network Specialist
7 10 (5.65%) Consultant
8 9 (5.08%) QA Tester
8 9 (5.08%) SQL Server DBA
8 9 (5.08%) Tester
9 8 (4.52%) Automation Tester
9 8 (4.52%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.52%) QA Automation Tester
9 8 (4.52%) Scrum Master
10 7 (3.95%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Developer
10 7 (3.95%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.86%) CSS
2 13 (7.34%) HTML
2 13 (7.34%) Middleware
3 5 (2.82%) EDI
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.69%) WebCenter
5 2 (1.13%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (1.13%) RESTful
5 2 (1.13%) XML
6 1 (0.56%) .NET
6 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.56%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.56%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.56%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.56%) JPA
6 1 (0.56%) React
6 1 (0.56%) Spring
6 1 (0.56%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.60%) User Experience
3 13 (7.34%) Visualisation
4 9 (5.08%) Virtual Team
5 8 (4.52%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.95%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.26%) NHS
8 3 (1.69%) CMDB
8 3 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.69%) EPoS
8 3 (1.69%) LIMS
9 2 (1.13%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.13%) CESG
9 2 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.13%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (1.13%) Pocket PC
9 2 (1.13%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.56%) IVR
10 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.08%) Windows
2 6 (3.39%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.82%) Unix
4 4 (2.26%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.69%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.13%) Linux
6 2 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.56%) VMS
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.16%) ITIL
2 36 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (19.77%) Service Delivery
4 23 (12.99%) Mentoring
5 21 (11.86%) Service Management
6 19 (10.73%) Network Management
6 19 (10.73%) Project Management
7 18 (10.17%) Change Management
7 18 (10.17%) Network Monitoring
8 17 (9.60%) Scrum
9 16 (9.04%) ITIL V3
9 16 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (7.91%) Coaching
10 14 (7.91%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (7.91%) Test Automation
11 13 (7.34%) Migration
12 12 (6.78%) Business Analysis
13 10 (5.65%) BDD
13 10 (5.65%) Load Balancing
13 10 (5.65%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.12%) SQL
2 22 (12.43%) Java
3 12 (6.78%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.21%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.21%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.26%) ABAP
6 2 (1.13%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.13%) VB
7 1 (0.56%) C
7 1 (0.56%) Groovy
7 1 (0.56%) PHP
7 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.34%) CCNP
2 13 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (6.78%) CCNA
4 6 (3.39%) Degree
5 5 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.13%) CEH
7 2 (1.13%) CISM
7 2 (1.13%) CISSP
7 2 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.56%) CCIE
8 1 (0.56%) HND
8 1 (0.56%) ISEB
8 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.56%) LPIC
8 1 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.91%) QA
2 5 (2.82%) SLA
3 2 (1.13%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (7.34%) SCOM
2 12 (6.78%) OPNET
3 1 (0.56%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.56%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 19 (10.73%) Cisco
2 14 (7.91%) BMC
3 13 (7.34%) CheckPoint
3 13 (7.34%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.34%) SolarWinds
4 12 (6.78%) Riverbed
5 9 (5.08%) Nokia
5 9 (5.08%) SAP
6 8 (4.52%) F5
6 8 (4.52%) Fortinet
6 8 (4.52%) Juniper
6 8 (4.52%) Oracle
6 8 (4.52%) Pega
6 8 (4.52%) VMware
7 4 (2.26%) Bloomberg
7 4 (2.26%) Citrix
7 4 (2.26%) EMC
8 2 (1.13%) IBM
8 2 (1.13%) Infor
8 2 (1.13%) NetIQ
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