The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 120 102 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.058% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.08% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-64.70% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1739 1309 1571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.38% 66.58% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 652 751
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 58 70
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.63 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Performance Improvement
England

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 23 July 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
Birmingham - - - -
Performance Improvement
England

Performance Improvement
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Assets

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Assets
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
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