Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 87 84
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 -6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 123 81 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.51% 1.88% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 2.28% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 51 69
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +23.33% +17.65%
10th Percentile £334 £350 £165
90th Percentile £586 £575 £553
England median daily rate £475 £450 £436
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.15% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £77.50 - £18.73
10th Percentile £76.25 - £14.77
90th Percentile £78.75 - £32.00
England median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £26.58
% change year-on-year +3.64% +3.48% -3.36%

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 4,069 3,556 4,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.02% 82.49% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,468 2,195 2,722
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £231
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 139 107
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +20.00% -23.91%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £46.00 £38.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +14 40 £450 +9.09% 22
Shropshire -4 22 £550 -8.33% 5
Coventry -7 21 £475 - 14
Warwickshire -13 12 £378 -13.22% 11
Staffordshire 0 4 £375 -31.82% 6
Solihull -1 4 £375 - 1
Herefordshire +4 1 £375 +3.45% 2
Worcestershire -9 1 £325 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 - 4
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 58 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.95%) Scrum
3 24 (19.51%) Microsoft
4 23 (18.70%) SQL
5 22 (17.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (17.89%) DevOps
6 20 (16.26%) Project Management
7 19 (15.45%) Finance
8 18 (14.63%) Service Management
8 18 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (14.63%) Acceptance Criteria
9 17 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (13.01%) C#
11 15 (12.20%) Business Analysis
11 15 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (12.20%) Mentoring
11 15 (12.20%) User Stories
11 15 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (12.20%) Service Design
12 14 (11.38%) User Experience
12 14 (11.38%) Degree
12 14 (11.38%) .NET
12 14 (11.38%) ITIL
13 13 (10.57%) SQL Server
13 13 (10.57%) Change Management
14 12 (9.76%) JavaScript
14 12 (9.76%) Security Cleared
14 12 (9.76%) PowerShell
15 11 (8.94%) Test Automation
15 11 (8.94%) IT Strategy

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 5 (4.07%) Confluence
2 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.63%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.81%) Documentum
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.81%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.81%) nginx
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.81%) Movex
2 1 (0.81%) Q-Pulse
2 1 (0.81%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.07%) IaaS
3 5 (4.07%) SaaS
4 4 (3.25%) PaaS
5 3 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.63%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.63%) npm
6 2 (1.63%) Office 365
6 2 (1.63%) Yarn
7 1 (0.81%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.81%) GitHub
7 1 (0.81%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.81%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.25%) SMS
2 3 (2.44%) HTTP
2 3 (2.44%) Internet
3 2 (1.63%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (1.63%) Skype
3 2 (1.63%) Wireless
4 1 (0.81%) BGP
4 1 (0.81%) Firewall
4 1 (0.81%) Junos
4 1 (0.81%) LAN
4 1 (0.81%) MPLS
4 1 (0.81%) RSVP
4 1 (0.81%) SSL
4 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.81%) VLAN
4 1 (0.81%) VoIP
4 1 (0.81%) VPN
4 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.44%) Power BI
3 2 (1.63%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.63%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.81%) EDMS
4 1 (0.81%) Essbase
4 1 (0.81%) MS Access
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
4 1 (0.81%) OLAP
4 1 (0.81%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.81%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.81%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.50%) JIRA
3 7 (5.69%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.44%) gulp
5 3 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.44%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (2.44%) Selenium
6 2 (1.63%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.63%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.63%) Maven
6 2 (1.63%) Subversion
6 2 (1.63%) webpack
7 1 (0.81%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.81%) Grunt
7 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.81%) Sublime Text
7 1 (0.81%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (15.45%) Finance
2 4 (3.25%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.25%) Retail
3 2 (1.63%) Automotive
3 2 (1.63%) Games
3 2 (1.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (21.14%) Analyst
2 15 (12.20%) Developer
3 14 (11.38%) Business Analyst
4 11 (8.94%) Architect
5 10 (8.13%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.50%) Service Manager
7 6 (4.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (4.88%) Scrum Master
7 6 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.07%) HTML CSS Developer
8 5 (4.07%) HTML Developer
8 5 (4.07%) Service Transition Manager
8 5 (4.07%) Transition Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Head of IT
9 4 (3.25%) Head of Operations
9 4 (3.25%) Lead Architect
9 4 (3.25%) Quality Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.38%) .NET
2 9 (7.32%) CSS
2 9 (7.32%) HTML
3 8 (6.50%) KnockoutJS
3 8 (6.50%) React
4 7 (5.69%) AngularJS
4 7 (5.69%) HTML5
5 6 (4.88%) Sass
5 6 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (4.07%) jQuery
6 5 (4.07%) LESS
6 5 (4.07%) Web Services
7 4 (3.25%) XML
8 3 (2.44%) Node.js
8 3 (2.44%) RESTful
9 2 (1.63%) CSS3
9 2 (1.63%) Express
9 2 (1.63%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.63%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.38%) User Experience
3 7 (5.69%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.44%) Blog
6 2 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.63%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.81%) CMDB
7 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.32%) Windows
2 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.63%) Linux
5 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.81%) Unix
5 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.95%) Scrum
3 22 (17.89%) DevOps
3 22 (17.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (16.26%) Project Management
5 18 (14.63%) Acceptance Criteria
5 18 (14.63%) Service Management
6 15 (12.20%) Business Analysis
6 15 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (12.20%) Mentoring
6 15 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (12.20%) Service Design
6 15 (12.20%) User Stories
7 14 (11.38%) ITIL
8 13 (10.57%) Change Management
9 11 (8.94%) Decision-Making
9 11 (8.94%) IT Strategy
9 11 (8.94%) Test Automation
10 10 (8.13%) Coaching
10 10 (8.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.70%) SQL
2 16 (13.01%) C#
3 12 (9.76%) JavaScript
3 12 (9.76%) PowerShell
4 9 (7.32%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.88%) Java
6 5 (4.07%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.44%) PureScript
7 3 (2.44%) Python
8 2 (1.63%) C
8 2 (1.63%) ES6
8 2 (1.63%) ES7
8 2 (1.63%) ES8
8 2 (1.63%) Groovy
8 2 (1.63%) Perl
9 1 (0.81%) Haskell
9 1 (0.81%) Ruby
9 1 (0.81%) Scala
9 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (11.38%) Degree
2 12 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 10 (8.13%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.63%) APMP
5 2 (1.63%) CIPD
5 2 (1.63%) ISEB
5 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.81%) ACCA
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) CIMA
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.81%) CISSP
6 1 (0.81%) HNC
6 1 (0.81%) HND
6 1 (0.81%) IRCA
6 1 (0.81%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.81%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.81%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.69%) QA
2 6 (4.88%) GDPR
3 4 (3.25%) SLA
4 3 (2.44%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.63%) ISO 14001
5 2 (1.63%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.81%) COBIT
6 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.81%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (5.69%) Docker
2 4 (3.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.50%) Puppet
2 5 (4.07%) Ansible
2 5 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (3.25%) WSUS
4 1 (0.81%) Grafana
4 1 (0.81%) Kibana
4 1 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.07%) Pega
2 5 (4.07%) SaltStack
3 4 (3.25%) NCR
3 4 (3.25%) OpenText
4 3 (2.44%) Oracle
4 3 (2.44%) SAP
4 3 (2.44%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.63%) Adobe
5 2 (1.63%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.63%) Cisco
5 2 (1.63%) Ericsson
5 2 (1.63%) Google
5 2 (1.63%) Huawei
5 2 (1.63%) Juniper
5 2 (1.63%) Nokia
5 2 (1.63%) Tableau
5 2 (1.63%) webMethods
6 1 (0.81%) Citrix
6 1 (0.81%) VMware