Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 99 70
Rank change year-on-year +22 -29 +25
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 139 79 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.89% 1.70% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 2.03% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 49 74
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £241
90th Percentile £556 £555 £596
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.59% +2.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £30.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.82% - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £26.87 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.36% -2.31% -

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 4,179 3,897 4,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.97% 83.72% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,598 2,482 2,763
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £240 £241
90th Percentile £575 £549 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 144 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £24.99 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.97% +31.94% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.12
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +33 46 £425 +6.25% 25
Shropshire -15 38 £410 -30.21% 1
Coventry +3 24 £438 -2.78% 6
Warwickshire -2 12 £438 +7.69% 9
Herefordshire - 5 £375 - 1
Worcestershire -6 3 £450 +63.64% 6
Solihull - 3 £381 - 4
Staffordshire -19 2 £319 -16.39% 3
Walsall - 1 £288 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £313 - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 83 (59.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.14%) Test Automation
3 27 (19.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (18.71%) JavaScript
5 25 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (17.27%) Java
6 24 (17.27%) Analytics
6 24 (17.27%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (16.55%) Windows
8 21 (15.11%) C#
8 21 (15.11%) Project Management
8 21 (15.11%) Scrum
8 21 (15.11%) Jenkins
9 20 (14.39%) DevOps
9 20 (14.39%) Microsoft
10 18 (12.95%) Selenium
10 18 (12.95%) jQuery
10 18 (12.95%) Gherkin
11 17 (12.23%) Amazon AWS
11 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (12.23%) Decision-Making
11 17 (12.23%) Software Engineering
11 17 (12.23%) Web Services
12 16 (11.51%) RESTful
13 15 (10.79%) Git (software)
13 15 (10.79%) AngularJS
13 15 (10.79%) Collaborative Working
13 15 (10.79%) Mentoring
13 15 (10.79%) User Experience
13 15 (10.79%) Google

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 (5.76%) nginx
1 8 (5.76%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.60%) Confluence
2 5 (3.60%) SAS
3 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.72%) Apache
4 1 (0.72%) JBoss
4 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (12.23%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.63%) GitHub
3 12 (8.63%) Google Analytics
4 9 (6.47%) SaaS
5 5 (3.60%) IaaS
5 5 (3.60%) Serverless
6 4 (2.88%) PaaS
7 2 (1.44%) Office 365
8 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.72%) Slack
8 1 (0.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.76%) HTTP
1 8 (5.76%) SSL
1 8 (5.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.44%) Internet
2 2 (1.44%) Wireless
3 1 (0.72%) DNS
3 1 (0.72%) Firewall
3 1 (0.72%) SMS
3 1 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.63%) MongoDB
2 11 (7.91%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.32%) MySQL
4 4 (2.88%) Big Data
4 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.88%) SQLite
5 3 (2.16%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.72%) MS Access
7 1 (0.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (15.11%) Jenkins
2 18 (12.95%) Selenium
3 15 (10.79%) Git (software)
4 13 (9.35%) JIRA
5 12 (8.63%) Cucumber
5 12 (8.63%) Grunt
5 12 (8.63%) gulp
5 12 (8.63%) IntelliJ
5 12 (8.63%) Sublime Text
6 11 (7.91%) Ant
6 11 (7.91%) Karma Test Runner
7 8 (5.76%) Gatling
7 8 (5.76%) Maven
8 7 (5.04%) Bitbucket
9 6 (4.32%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (4.32%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.60%) JUnit
10 5 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (3.60%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (3.60%) Xcode
General
1 13 (9.35%) Finance
2 6 (4.32%) Military
3 4 (2.88%) Billing
3 4 (2.88%) Marketing
4 3 (2.16%) Electronics
4 3 (2.16%) Legal
4 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.44%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.44%) Digital Economy
5 2 (1.44%) Retail
5 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.72%) Back Office
6 1 (0.72%) Games
6 1 (0.72%) Law
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (26.62%) Analyst
2 20 (14.39%) Business Analyst
3 19 (13.67%) Developer
4 12 (8.63%) Software Engineer
5 10 (7.19%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.76%) User Researcher
7 7 (5.04%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (4.32%) Architect
8 6 (4.32%) IT Analyst
8 6 (4.32%) IT Support
8 6 (4.32%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (4.32%) React Developer
9 5 (3.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Process Analyst
9 5 (3.60%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.60%) Training Manager
9 5 (3.60%) Training Project Manager
10 4 (2.88%) Java Developer
10 4 (2.88%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.95%) Gherkin
1 18 (12.95%) jQuery
2 17 (12.23%) Web Services
3 16 (11.51%) RESTful
4 15 (10.79%) AngularJS
5 14 (10.07%) CSS
6 13 (9.35%) Node.js
7 11 (7.91%) HTML
8 10 (7.19%) JSON
8 10 (7.19%) React
9 8 (5.76%) Servlets
9 8 (5.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (5.04%) HTML5
10 7 (5.04%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (4.32%) .NET
11 6 (4.32%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (4.32%) SOAP
12 5 (3.60%) CSS3
12 5 (3.60%) J2EE
12 5 (3.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.79%) User Experience
3 10 (7.19%) Blog
4 9 (6.47%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.60%) iPhone
6 5 (3.60%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.16%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.44%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.72%) CMDB
9 1 (0.72%) EPoS
9 1 (0.72%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.55%) Windows
2 14 (10.07%) Linux
3 12 (8.63%) Ubuntu
4 8 (5.76%) Unix
5 6 (4.32%) Android
5 6 (4.32%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.60%) Mac OS X
6 5 (3.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (59.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.14%) Test Automation
3 25 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (17.27%) Analytics
4 24 (17.27%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (15.11%) Project Management
5 21 (15.11%) Scrum
6 20 (14.39%) DevOps
7 17 (12.23%) Decision-Making
7 17 (12.23%) Software Engineering
8 15 (10.79%) Collaborative Working
8 15 (10.79%) Mentoring
9 14 (10.07%) Acceptance Criteria
9 14 (10.07%) Service Delivery
10 13 (9.35%) Functional Testing
10 13 (9.35%) Service Management
11 12 (8.63%) ITIL
11 12 (8.63%) Microservices
11 12 (8.63%) Open Source
12 11 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.71%) JavaScript
2 24 (17.27%) Java
3 21 (15.11%) C#
4 14 (10.07%) Groovy
4 14 (10.07%) SQL
5 13 (9.35%) Perl
5 13 (9.35%) Python
6 12 (8.63%) Ruby
7 11 (7.91%) Scala
8 8 (5.76%) Haskell
9 6 (4.32%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.60%) Apple Swift
10 5 (3.60%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.60%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.88%) CoffeeScript
11 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.44%) C
12 2 (1.44%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.44%) VBA
13 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.04%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.60%) Degree
3 4 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.88%) HND
4 3 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.44%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.72%) APMG
6 1 (0.72%) APMP
6 1 (0.72%) CIMA
6 1 (0.72%) ISEB
6 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.19%) GDPR
2 9 (6.47%) PMO
2 9 (6.47%) QA
3 3 (2.16%) SLA
4 2 (1.44%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.72%) COBIT
5 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (6.47%) Docker
2 6 (4.32%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (7.91%) Grafana
1 11 (7.91%) Kibana
2 8 (5.76%) Puppet
3 5 (3.60%) HockeyApp
4 4 (2.88%) SCCM
4 4 (2.88%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.16%) Graphite
6 1 (0.72%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.72%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 20 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.79%) Google
3 8 (5.76%) Atlassian
4 6 (4.32%) Oracle
4 6 (4.32%) VMware
5 5 (3.60%) Apple
5 5 (3.60%) Citrix
5 5 (3.60%) Twitter
5 5 (3.60%) Xamarin
6 4 (2.88%) IBM
6 4 (2.88%) SAP
7 3 (2.16%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.44%) Arqiva
8 2 (1.44%) Huawei
8 2 (1.44%) Mapinfo
8 2 (1.44%) Remedy
9 1 (0.72%) BMC
9 1 (0.72%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.72%) OpenText
9 1 (0.72%) webMethods