Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 81 84
Rank change year-on-year -29 +3 +35
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 146 241 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.78% 2.48% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 3.00% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 132 93
Midlands median daily rate £405 £404 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +15.43% -11.11%
10th Percentile £231 £169 £160
90th Percentile £553 £587 £450
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 10
Midlands median hourly rate £30.34 £25.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.34% +66.67% -33.33%
10th Percentile £10.13 £25.00 £10.90
90th Percentile £35.50 £25.00 £23.10
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6831 8035 6631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.07% 82.60% 79.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4350 4909 3919
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £232
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 205 260
Midlands median hourly rate £21.37 £16.50 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.52% -10.91% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.80 £42.67
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -34 89 £425 - 22
East Midlands -2 51 £403 +4.89% 17
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 45 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.92%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (20.55%) Finance
4 20 (13.70%) Service Delivery
5 19 (13.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (13.01%) SQL Server
6 18 (12.33%) ITIL
6 18 (12.33%) Manufacturing
7 17 (11.64%) Degree
8 16 (10.96%) Oracle
8 16 (10.96%) SQL
8 16 (10.96%) Project Management
8 16 (10.96%) Microsoft
9 15 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (10.27%) Scrum
9 15 (10.27%) User Stories
10 14 (9.59%) SAP
11 13 (8.90%) Siemens
12 12 (8.22%) JavaScript
12 12 (8.22%) CRM
12 12 (8.22%) Mentoring
12 12 (8.22%) Git (software)
13 11 (7.53%) Coaching
13 11 (7.53%) Relational Database
13 11 (7.53%) Process Improvement
13 11 (7.53%) Linux
13 11 (7.53%) RDBMS
13 11 (7.53%) Active Directory
13 11 (7.53%) Subversion
14 10 (6.85%) Change Management

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 7 (4.79%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.11%) Confluence
3 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.37%) MS Project Server
4 2 (1.37%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.37%) WinCC
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) CoreMedia CMS
5 1 (0.68%) JBoss
5 1 (0.68%) Liferay
5 1 (0.68%) Mule
5 1 (0.68%) nginx
5 1 (0.68%) SAS
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (6.16%) Teamcenter
2 3 (2.05%) Primavera
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (1.37%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.37%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 1 (0.68%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.68%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.74%) SaaS
3 3 (2.05%) Google Analytics
3 3 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.68%) GitHub
4 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.48%) DHCP
2 7 (4.79%) DNS
3 3 (2.05%) HTTP
3 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.37%) Intranet
4 2 (1.37%) MQTT
4 2 (1.37%) VoIP
5 1 (0.68%) DAB
5 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.68%) FTP
5 1 (0.68%) LAN
5 1 (0.68%) LDAP
5 1 (0.68%) MPLS
5 1 (0.68%) NAS
5 1 (0.68%) SAN
5 1 (0.68%) SSL
5 1 (0.68%) VLAN
5 1 (0.68%) VPN
5 1 (0.68%) WAN
5 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.53%) RDBMS
2 11 (7.53%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.42%) Power BI
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.37%) BigQuery
6 2 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) Big Data
7 1 (0.68%) DB2
7 1 (0.68%) MS Access
7 1 (0.68%) OLAP
7 1 (0.68%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.68%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (8.22%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.53%) Subversion
3 9 (6.16%) JIRA
4 5 (3.42%) Selenium
5 4 (2.74%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.05%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.05%) Maven
6 3 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.37%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.68%) Ant
8 1 (0.68%) Grunt
8 1 (0.68%) gulp
8 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.68%) Mocha
8 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.68%) Sublime Text
8 1 (0.68%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (20.55%) Finance
2 18 (12.33%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.16%) Retail
4 7 (4.79%) Automotive
5 5 (3.42%) Banking
6 4 (2.74%) Marketing
7 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Electronics
8 1 (0.68%) French Language
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (19.18%) Analyst
2 23 (15.75%) Developer
3 10 (6.85%) Agile Coach
3 10 (6.85%) Consultant
4 9 (6.16%) Business Analyst
4 9 (6.16%) Senior Developer
5 8 (5.48%) Architect
6 7 (4.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 7 (4.79%) Technical Leader
7 5 (3.42%) Integration Developer
7 5 (3.42%) Messaging Developer
7 5 (3.42%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.42%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (2.74%) Business Developer
8 4 (2.74%) Data Analyst
8 4 (2.74%) Process Analyst
8 4 (2.74%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (2.74%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (2.74%) Service Manager
9 3 (2.05%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.16%) HTML
2 8 (5.48%) CSS
3 7 (4.79%) REST
3 7 (4.79%) Web Services
4 6 (4.11%) HTML5
4 6 (4.11%) JSON
4 6 (4.11%) Middleware
4 6 (4.11%) XSLT
5 5 (3.42%) .NET
5 5 (3.42%) Apache Camel
5 5 (3.42%) CSS3
5 5 (3.42%) SOAP
6 4 (2.74%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.74%) WCF
7 3 (2.05%) Ajax
7 3 (2.05%) Angular 2
7 3 (2.05%) XML
8 2 (1.37%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.37%) Servlets
8 2 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.92%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.42%) User Experience
4 3 (2.05%) Infotainment
4 3 (2.05%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.05%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.37%) CMDB
5 2 (1.37%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.37%) EPoS
5 2 (1.37%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) AS400
6 1 (0.68%) Blog
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.68%) iSeries
6 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.53%) Linux
2 8 (5.48%) Unix
3 5 (3.42%) Mac OS
3 5 (3.42%) Windows
4 2 (1.37%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.68%) AIX
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (13.70%) Service Delivery
3 19 (13.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (12.33%) ITIL
5 16 (10.96%) Project Management
6 15 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (10.27%) Scrum
6 15 (10.27%) User Stories
7 12 (8.22%) CRM
7 12 (8.22%) Mentoring
8 11 (7.53%) Coaching
8 11 (7.53%) Process Improvement
9 10 (6.85%) Change Management
10 9 (6.16%) Acceptance Criteria
10 9 (6.16%) Analytics
10 9 (6.16%) ITSM
11 8 (5.48%) Business Analysis
11 8 (5.48%) Probabilistic Estimation
11 8 (5.48%) Service Management
11 8 (5.48%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.96%) SQL
2 12 (8.22%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.16%) C#
4 5 (3.42%) Java
4 5 (3.42%) Python
5 4 (2.74%) Perl
6 3 (2.05%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.37%) Groovy
7 2 (1.37%) R
7 2 (1.37%) Scala
7 2 (1.37%) VBA
8 1 (0.68%) ES6
8 1 (0.68%) Haskell
8 1 (0.68%) RPG
8 1 (0.68%) RPG III
8 1 (0.68%) RPG/400
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (11.64%) Degree
2 9 (6.16%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.05%) CCNA
4 3 (2.05%) CCNP
4 3 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.05%) ISEB
4 3 (2.05%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (1.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (1.37%) VCP5
5 2 (1.37%) VCP6
5 2 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.68%) CISA
6 1 (0.68%) CISM
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.68%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.74%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.74%) SLA
2 3 (2.05%) PMO
3 2 (1.37%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.37%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) GCP
4 1 (0.68%) GDPR
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.42%) Docker
3 3 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) Puppet
2 2 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.37%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (1.37%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (1.37%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.68%) Grafana
3 1 (0.68%) Kibana
3 1 (0.68%) logstash
3 1 (0.68%) SCOM
3 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (10.96%) Microsoft
1 16 (10.96%) Oracle
2 14 (9.59%) SAP
3 13 (8.90%) Siemens
4 9 (6.16%) Tableau
5 6 (4.11%) Google
6 5 (3.42%) MuleSoft
6 5 (3.42%) WSO2
7 4 (2.74%) Cisco
8 3 (2.05%) NCR
9 2 (1.37%) Adobe
9 2 (1.37%) Capita
9 2 (1.37%) Citrix
9 2 (1.37%) CommVault
9 2 (1.37%) HP
9 2 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.37%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.37%) VMware
10 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.68%) IBM