Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 18 January 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 70 95
Rank change year-on-year -36 +25 -9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 81 143 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.72% 2.60% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 3.15% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 74 43
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £150
90th Percentile £550 £596 £525
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 - £13.75
10th Percentile £30.27 - £11.83
90th Percentile £33.08 - £16.84
England median hourly rate £27.18 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.15% - +22.22%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,896 4,537 3,981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.56% 82.43% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,490 2,742 2,237
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £244
90th Percentile £549 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 132 169
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.00 £21.22 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +6.10% -10.81%
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.89 £10.99
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.06 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the West Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the West Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the West Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement 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 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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
Birmingham 0 21 £400 +6.67% 14
Warwickshire +4 20 £406 +16.07% 4
Coventry +1 13 £450 -10.00% 16
Staffordshire +10 12 £381 -4.69% 5
Shropshire -17 5 £588 +23.68% 7
Worcestershire +1 4 £275 -35.29% 3
West Bromwich +2 1 £175 -58.82%
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (17.28%) Finance
4 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
5 11 (13.58%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (13.58%) SAP
6 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
6 10 (12.35%) SQL
7 9 (11.11%) C#
7 9 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (11.11%) Project Management
8 8 (9.88%) Change Management
8 8 (9.88%) Scrum
8 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
8 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
8 8 (9.88%) Data Management
8 8 (9.88%) Degree
8 8 (9.88%) Analytics
9 7 (8.64%) Tableau
9 7 (8.64%) Process Improvement
9 7 (8.64%) Mentoring
9 7 (8.64%) Business Analysis
9 7 (8.64%) JIRA
9 7 (8.64%) Web Services
9 7 (8.64%) Manufacturing
9 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
9 7 (8.64%) Six Sigma
10 6 (7.41%) CSS
10 6 (7.41%) HTML
10 6 (7.41%) .NET

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring 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 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.94%) Confluence
3 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.47%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.47%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Primavera
2 2 (2.47%) SAP WM
2 2 (2.47%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (1.23%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.23%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.94%) SaaS
2 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.47%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.23%) PaaS
3 1 (1.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) HTTP
1 2 (2.47%) Intranet
1 2 (2.47%) MQTT
1 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.47%) VoIP
2 1 (1.23%) DHCP
2 1 (1.23%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.23%) Firewall
2 1 (1.23%) FTP
2 1 (1.23%) LAN
2 1 (1.23%) LDAP
2 1 (1.23%) MPLS
2 1 (1.23%) NAS
2 1 (1.23%) SAN
2 1 (1.23%) VLAN
2 1 (1.23%) VPN
2 1 (1.23%) WAN
2 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.17%) Power BI
4 4 (4.94%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.23%) DB2
6 1 (1.23%) OLAP
6 1 (1.23%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.23%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) JIRA
2 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.17%) Subversion
3 3 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.47%) Maven
4 2 (2.47%) Selenium
4 2 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.23%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.23%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.23%) Mocha
5 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (17.28%) Finance
2 7 (8.64%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.17%) Automotive
4 4 (4.94%) Retail
5 3 (3.70%) Marketing
6 2 (2.47%) Law
7 1 (1.23%) Digital Economy
7 1 (1.23%) French Language
7 1 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (29.63%) Analyst
2 16 (19.75%) Developer
3 8 (9.88%) Business Analyst
3 8 (9.88%) Senior Developer
4 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (7.41%) Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Business Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Process Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Business Process Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Software Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) Web Services
2 6 (7.41%) .NET
2 6 (7.41%) CSS
2 6 (7.41%) HTML
2 6 (7.41%) REST
3 4 (4.94%) CSS3
3 4 (4.94%) HTML5
3 4 (4.94%) SOAP
3 4 (4.94%) WCF
4 3 (3.70%) Ajax
4 3 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.70%) Middleware
4 3 (3.70%) XML
5 2 (2.47%) Angular 2
6 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.23%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.23%) Mustache
6 1 (1.23%) React
6 1 (1.23%) Sass
6 1 (1.23%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.94%) User Experience
4 3 (3.70%) Blog
4 3 (3.70%) Infotainment
4 3 (3.70%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.70%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.47%) EPoS
6 1 (1.23%) AS400
6 1 (1.23%) CMDB
6 1 (1.23%) iSeries
6 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.23%) NHS
6 1 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.70%) Windows
2 2 (2.47%) Linux
3 1 (1.23%) AIX
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (13.58%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (11.11%) Project Management
3 9 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (9.88%) Analytics
4 8 (9.88%) Change Management
4 8 (9.88%) Data Management
4 8 (9.88%) Scrum
5 7 (8.64%) Business Analysis
5 7 (8.64%) Mentoring
5 7 (8.64%) Process Improvement
5 7 (8.64%) Six Sigma
6 6 (7.41%) Acceptance Criteria
6 6 (7.41%) ETL
6 6 (7.41%) Performance Testing
6 6 (7.41%) Test Automation
7 5 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (6.17%) Lean Six Sigma
7 5 (6.17%) Line Management
7 5 (6.17%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
1 10 (12.35%) SQL
2 9 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (2.47%) Java
3 2 (2.47%) Perl
3 2 (2.47%) Python
4 1 (1.23%) ES6
4 1 (1.23%) Groovy
4 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.23%) R
4 1 (1.23%) RPG
4 1 (1.23%) RPG III
4 1 (1.23%) RPG/400
4 1 (1.23%) Scala
4 1 (1.23%) VBA
4 1 (1.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) Degree
2 3 (3.70%) CCNA
2 3 (3.70%) CCNP
2 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.47%) ISEB
3 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) VCP5
3 2 (2.47%) VCP6
3 2 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.23%) AAT
4 1 (1.23%) CISA
4 1 (1.23%) CISM
4 1 (1.23%) CISSP
4 1 (1.23%) HNC
4 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.23%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.47%) ISO 9000
1 2 (2.47%) PMO
2 1 (1.23%) GDPR
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.47%) Docker
1 2 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (2.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (2.47%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (2.47%) Puppet
1 2 (2.47%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.23%) logstash
2 1 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.58%) SAP
3 7 (8.64%) Tableau
4 4 (4.94%) Cisco
4 4 (4.94%) Oracle
5 3 (3.70%) NCR
6 2 (2.47%) Capita
6 2 (2.47%) Citrix
6 2 (2.47%) Google
6 2 (2.47%) OpenText
6 2 (2.47%) Siemens
6 2 (2.47%) VMware
7 1 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.23%) IBM
7 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.23%) Trillium