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 3 months to 24 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 69 75
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 40 77 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.99% 2.55% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 3.09% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 42 26
Median daily rate £513 £344 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.09% +7.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £31.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +44.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.56%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1676 2495 1842
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.64% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1489 1158
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 56 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -10.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.05 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +13 9 £425 +54.54% 4
Shropshire +13 8 £600 +20.00% 5
Birmingham -8 6 £450 +84.61% 6
Staffordshire 0 3 £550 +120.00% 4
Coventry +10 2 - - 6
Worcestershire +11 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 29 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.46%) Git (software)
3 16 (19.75%) Subversion
4 15 (18.52%) JSON
4 15 (18.52%) XSLT
4 15 (18.52%) Unix
5 14 (17.28%) SOA
5 14 (17.28%) WSO2
5 14 (17.28%) MuleSoft
6 11 (13.58%) Mentoring
6 11 (13.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (13.58%) Middleware
7 9 (11.11%) Project Management
7 9 (11.11%) DevOps
8 8 (9.88%) Apache Camel
8 8 (9.88%) Scrum
8 8 (9.88%) ITIL
8 8 (9.88%) SQL
9 7 (8.64%) Finance
10 6 (7.41%) Change Management
10 6 (7.41%) Java
10 6 (7.41%) Oracle
10 6 (7.41%) Linux
10 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (7.41%) PowerShell
10 6 (7.41%) Degree
10 6 (7.41%) Docker
11 5 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (6.17%) Coaching
11 5 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery

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 3 (3.70%) Confluence
1 3 (3.70%) MS Project Server
2 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.23%) Apache
3 1 (1.23%) Documentum
3 1 (1.23%) JBoss
3 1 (1.23%) nginx
3 1 (1.23%) SAS
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.23%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.23%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.23%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.23%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.23%) GitHub
3 1 (1.23%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) HTTP
1 1 (1.23%) SSL
1 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.23%) BigQuery
3 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.23%) Essbase
3 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.23%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (23.46%) Git (software)
2 16 (19.75%) Subversion
3 5 (6.17%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.94%) Maven
4 4 (4.94%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (3.70%) Grunt
5 3 (3.70%) gulp
5 3 (3.70%) JIRA
6 2 (2.47%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.47%) JUnit
6 2 (2.47%) Mocha
6 2 (2.47%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.23%) Ant
7 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.23%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.23%) Gatling
7 1 (1.23%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.23%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.23%) Selenium
7 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (8.64%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Automotive
2 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Billing
5 1 (1.23%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) Publishing
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (17.28%) Developer
2 11 (13.58%) Analyst
3 9 (11.11%) Architect
4 7 (8.64%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) DBA
5 5 (6.17%) Middleware Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.17%) Senior Developer
5 5 (6.17%) SQL DBA
6 4 (4.94%) Governance Manager
6 4 (4.94%) Lead DevOps
6 4 (4.94%) Middleware Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Planning Manager
6 4 (4.94%) Senior DBA
6 4 (4.94%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Senior SQL DBA
6 4 (4.94%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 4 (4.94%) Software Developer
6 4 (4.94%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.52%) JSON
1 15 (18.52%) XSLT
2 11 (13.58%) Middleware
3 8 (9.88%) Apache Camel
4 4 (4.94%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.70%) CSS
5 3 (3.70%) HTML
5 3 (3.70%) HTML5
5 3 (3.70%) Node.js
6 2 (2.47%) Backbone.js
6 2 (2.47%) CSS3
6 2 (2.47%) Spring
7 1 (1.23%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.23%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.23%) J2SE
7 1 (1.23%) jQuery
7 1 (1.23%) Play Framework
7 1 (1.23%) REST
7 1 (1.23%) Servlets
7 1 (1.23%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.23%) EPoS
3 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.23%) NHS
3 1 (1.23%) Social Media
3 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.52%) Unix
2 6 (7.41%) Linux
3 3 (3.70%) Mac OS
3 3 (3.70%) Windows
4 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.28%) SOA
3 11 (13.58%) Mentoring
4 9 (11.11%) DevOps
4 9 (11.11%) Project Management
5 8 (9.88%) ITIL
5 8 (9.88%) Scrum
6 6 (7.41%) Change Management
7 5 (6.17%) Coaching
7 5 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.94%) Information Governance
8 4 (4.94%) Kanban
8 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.94%) Service Design
8 4 (4.94%) Service Management
8 4 (4.94%) Six Sigma
8 4 (4.94%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.88%) SQL
2 6 (7.41%) Java
2 6 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.94%) Python
3 4 (4.94%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.70%) Perl
5 2 (2.47%) ES6
5 2 (2.47%) Ruby
5 2 (2.47%) Scala
6 1 (1.23%) C
6 1 (1.23%) C#
6 1 (1.23%) Groovy
6 1 (1.23%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (7.41%) Degree
3 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (2.47%) CCNA
4 2 (2.47%) CCNP
4 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.47%) IRCA
4 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.23%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) PMO
2 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 2 (2.47%) ISO17020
3 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.23%) GCP
3 1 (1.23%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) Docker
2 2 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Puppet
2 4 (4.94%) SCOM
3 2 (2.47%) Ansible
4 1 (1.23%) Grafana
4 1 (1.23%) Kibana
4 1 (1.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (17.28%) MuleSoft
1 14 (17.28%) WSO2
2 6 (7.41%) Oracle
3 4 (4.94%) SAP
3 4 (4.94%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.47%) Adobe
4 2 (2.47%) Cisco
4 2 (2.47%) Google
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.23%) Avaya
5 1 (1.23%) BMC
5 1 (1.23%) Genesys
5 1 (1.23%) Infor
5 1 (1.23%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.23%) NCR
5 1 (1.23%) Pega
5 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.23%) Tableau
5 1 (1.23%) Verint
5 1 (1.23%) webMethods
Herefordshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago