The table below looks at the statistics for Performance 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 Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 115 108 105
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 2 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.080% 0.36% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.49% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £355
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -55.29%
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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
1854 1839 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.55% 72.63% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1108 964 739
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 60
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Performance Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Improvement across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Performance 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 Performance Improvement across the West Midlands region.

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Performance 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 Performance Improvement across the West Midlands region.

Performance Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Performance Improvement
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Performance 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 Performance Improvement.

1 7 (77.78%) Project Management
2 6 (66.67%) User Experience
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) NHS
4 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (11.11%) SLA
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
4 1 (11.11%) Critical Success Factor

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Performance 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 Performance Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Technical Author
1 6 (66.67%) Author
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Support Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Information Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Manager
2 1 (11.11%) NHS Programme Manager
2 1 (11.11%) AWS Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Project Management
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
3 1 (11.11%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA