Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 62 74
Rank change year-on-year -36 +12 +28
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 89 187 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.87% 3.03% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 3.65% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 95 55
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +11.49% -1.99%
10th Percentile £263 £179 £154
90th Percentile £562 £615 £445
England median daily rate £463 £450 £423
% change year-on-year +2.78% +6.51% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.00% +38.89% -20.00%
10th Percentile £30.27 £25.00 £11.60
90th Percentile £33.08 £25.00 £23.30
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year - +8.91% +12.22%

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 3948 5128 3925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.96% 83.07% 79.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2518 3069 2256
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 136 175
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.27
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Warwickshire +3 23 £406 +16.07% 1
Birmingham -21 18 £425 +21.43% 1
Coventry +10 14 £431 -13.75% 1
Staffordshire +8 12 £388 -3.13%
Shropshire -17 10 £535 +7.00% 1
Worcestershire +10 5 £275 - 1
Herefordshire +4 3 £381 +281.25%
Solihull +5 1 - -
West Bromwich 0 1 £175 -58.82%
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 28 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.73%) Finance
3 13 (14.61%) Project Management
3 13 (14.61%) SAP
3 13 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (13.48%) SQL
4 12 (13.48%) Git (software)
4 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (12.36%) JavaScript
5 11 (12.36%) CRM
5 11 (12.36%) Subversion
6 10 (11.24%) Degree
7 9 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (10.11%) Linux
7 9 (10.11%) C#
7 9 (10.11%) SQL Server
8 8 (8.99%) HTML
8 8 (8.99%) CSS
8 8 (8.99%) JIRA
8 8 (8.99%) Business Analysis
8 8 (8.99%) Mentoring
8 8 (8.99%) Process Improvement
8 8 (8.99%) Tableau
9 7 (7.87%) REST
9 7 (7.87%) Analytics
9 7 (7.87%) Manufacturing
9 7 (7.87%) Scrum
9 7 (7.87%) Retail
9 7 (7.87%) Web Services

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 7 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.74%) Confluence
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.25%) MS Project Server
3 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.12%) Apache
4 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.12%) JBoss
4 1 (1.12%) Mule
4 1 (1.12%) nginx
4 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.12%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Primavera
2 2 (2.25%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.25%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (1.12%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.12%) SAP WM
3 1 (1.12%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.49%) SaaS
3 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.37%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.12%) GitHub
5 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) HTTP
1 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.25%) Intranet
2 2 (2.25%) MQTT
2 2 (2.25%) VoIP
3 1 (1.12%) DHCP
3 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.12%) Firewall
3 1 (1.12%) FTP
3 1 (1.12%) LAN
3 1 (1.12%) LDAP
3 1 (1.12%) MPLS
3 1 (1.12%) NAS
3 1 (1.12%) SAN
3 1 (1.12%) SSL
3 1 (1.12%) VLAN
3 1 (1.12%) VPN
3 1 (1.12%) WAN
3 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.62%) Power BI
4 4 (4.49%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.12%) BigQuery
7 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.12%) DB2
7 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.12%) OLAP
7 1 (1.12%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.12%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (13.48%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.36%) Subversion
3 8 (8.99%) JIRA
4 4 (4.49%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.37%) Maven
5 3 (3.37%) Selenium
5 3 (3.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.25%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.12%) Ant
7 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.12%) Gatling
7 1 (1.12%) Grunt
7 1 (1.12%) gulp
7 1 (1.12%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.12%) Mocha
7 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.12%) Sublime Text
7 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (15.73%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Manufacturing
2 7 (7.87%) Retail
3 6 (6.74%) Automotive
4 4 (4.49%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Billing
5 1 (1.12%) French Language
5 1 (1.12%) Law
5 1 (1.12%) Publishing
5 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (25.84%) Analyst
1 23 (25.84%) Developer
2 9 (10.11%) Senior Developer
3 8 (8.99%) Business Analyst
3 8 (8.99%) Consultant
4 7 (7.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Integration Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Messaging Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (4.49%) Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Business Developer
6 4 (4.49%) Process Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Business Process Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) Software Architect
7 3 (3.37%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) CSS
1 8 (8.99%) HTML
2 7 (7.87%) REST
2 7 (7.87%) Web Services
3 6 (6.74%) HTML5
3 6 (6.74%) JSON
3 6 (6.74%) Middleware
3 6 (6.74%) XSLT
4 5 (5.62%) .NET
4 5 (5.62%) Apache Camel
4 5 (5.62%) CSS3
4 5 (5.62%) SOAP
5 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.49%) WCF
6 3 (3.37%) Ajax
6 3 (3.37%) Angular 2
6 3 (3.37%) XML
7 2 (2.25%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.12%) Sass
8 1 (1.12%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.49%) User Experience
4 3 (3.37%) Infotainment
4 3 (3.37%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.37%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.25%) EPoS
6 1 (1.12%) AS400
6 1 (1.12%) Blog
6 1 (1.12%) CMDB
6 1 (1.12%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.12%) iSeries
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.11%) Linux
2 6 (6.74%) Unix
3 5 (5.62%) Mac OS
3 5 (5.62%) Windows
4 1 (1.12%) AIX
4 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (14.61%) Project Management
3 11 (12.36%) CRM
4 9 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.99%) Business Analysis
5 8 (8.99%) Mentoring
5 8 (8.99%) Process Improvement
6 7 (7.87%) Analytics
6 7 (7.87%) ETL
6 7 (7.87%) Scrum
6 7 (7.87%) Six Sigma
7 6 (6.74%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (6.74%) Change Management
7 6 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (6.74%) Data Management
7 6 (6.74%) Data Modelling
7 6 (6.74%) ITIL
7 6 (6.74%) Lean Six Sigma
7 6 (6.74%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.48%) SQL
2 11 (12.36%) JavaScript
3 9 (10.11%) C#
4 4 (4.49%) Perl
4 4 (4.49%) Python
5 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.25%) Groovy
6 2 (2.25%) Java
6 2 (2.25%) Scala
7 1 (1.12%) ES6
7 1 (1.12%) Haskell
7 1 (1.12%) R
7 1 (1.12%) RPG
7 1 (1.12%) RPG III
7 1 (1.12%) RPG/400
7 1 (1.12%) Ruby
7 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.12%) VBA
7 1 (1.12%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Degree
2 3 (3.37%) CCNA
2 3 (3.37%) CCNP
2 3 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.37%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.25%) ISEB
3 2 (2.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (2.25%) VCP5
3 2 (2.25%) VCP6
3 2 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.12%) CISA
4 1 (1.12%) CISM
4 1 (1.12%) CISSP
4 1 (1.12%) HNC
4 1 (1.12%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.25%) ISO 9000
2 2 (2.25%) PMO
2 2 (2.25%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) GCP
3 1 (1.12%) GDPR
3 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Docker
2 3 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) Puppet
2 2 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.25%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (2.25%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.12%) Grafana
3 1 (1.12%) Kibana
3 1 (1.12%) logstash
3 1 (1.12%) SCOM
3 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.61%) SAP
3 8 (8.99%) Tableau
4 6 (6.74%) Oracle
5 5 (5.62%) Google
5 5 (5.62%) MuleSoft
5 5 (5.62%) WSO2
6 4 (4.49%) Cisco
7 3 (3.37%) NCR
8 2 (2.25%) Adobe
8 2 (2.25%) Capita
8 2 (2.25%) Citrix
8 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.25%) Siemens
8 2 (2.25%) VMware
9 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.12%) IBM
9 1 (1.12%) JDA
9 1 (1.12%) Trillium
9 1 (1.12%) webMethods