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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 113 114 99
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.27% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£285 £318 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £303 £355
% change year-on-year
+32.23% -14.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -64.70%
Performance 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
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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
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 Performance Improvement within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Performance Improvement
England

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (66.67%) Project Management
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) User Experience
3 3 (25.00%) Network Management
3 3 (25.00%) 4G
3 3 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (25.00%) HSPA
3 3 (25.00%) LTE
3 3 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 3 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (25.00%) Network Design
3 3 (25.00%) eTOM
3 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (25.00%) Huawei
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (25.00%) 2G
3 3 (25.00%) Mapinfo
3 3 (25.00%) 3G
3 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (25.00%) Nortel
3 3 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (25.00%) GPRS
3 3 (25.00%) GSM
3 3 (25.00%) WCDMA

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) GPRS
1 3 (25.00%) GSM
1 3 (25.00%) WCDMA
1 3 (25.00%) 3G
1 3 (25.00%) 2G
1 3 (25.00%) HSPA
1 3 (25.00%) LTE
1 3 (25.00%) 4G
1 3 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Author
1 7 (58.33%) Technical Author
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Information Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) NHS Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Manager
3 1 (8.33%) RF Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Project Management
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Network Design
3 3 (25.00%) eTOM
3 3 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (25.00%) Network Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Critical Success Factor
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Nortel
1 3 (25.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (25.00%) Mapinfo
1 3 (25.00%) Huawei
1 3 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks