Period
to 22 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 92 93
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 104 91 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.18% 1.96% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 2.42% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 57 43
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £445 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +1.71% +34.62%
10th Percentile £325 £299 £174
90th Percentile £575 £538 £628
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 - £17.49
10th Percentile £30.50 - £14.77
90th Percentile £69.30 - £29.25
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.98%

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 4,009 3,768 4,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.08% 81.29% 83.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,513 2,359 2,441
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 141 127
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £17.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +14.21% -20.22%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £38.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.27
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.43% +10.81%

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 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 April 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 -1 33 £475 +15.15% 10
Warwickshire -4 15 £438 +20.69% 9
Coventry -11 15 £475 -5.00% 6
Shropshire -2 14 £550 -8.33% 8
Staffordshire +4 5 £375 -11.76% 9
Solihull -3 2 £420 +2.44% 1
West Bromwich +11 1 £175 -65.00%
Herefordshire +2 1 £375 +3.45%
Worcestershire -9 1 £325 -23.53% 5
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 42 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (18.27%) Project Management
4 18 (17.31%) Scrum
5 17 (16.35%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (15.38%) SQL
7 15 (14.42%) Microsoft
7 15 (14.42%) Business Analysis
8 14 (13.46%) Acceptance Criteria
8 14 (13.46%) Mentoring
9 13 (12.50%) Change Management
9 13 (12.50%) Finance
9 13 (12.50%) Service Management
10 12 (11.54%) C#
10 12 (11.54%) DevOps
10 12 (11.54%) Service Design
11 11 (10.58%) ITIL
11 11 (10.58%) Degree
12 10 (9.62%) Decision-Making
12 10 (9.62%) Coaching
12 10 (9.62%) Line Management
12 10 (9.62%) Test Automation
13 9 (8.65%) Analytics
13 9 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (8.65%) SC Cleared
13 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
13 9 (8.65%) PowerShell
14 8 (7.69%) Validation
14 8 (7.69%) .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 4 (3.85%) Confluence
2 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.96%) nginx
3 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Q-Pulse
1 1 (0.96%) SAP WM
1 1 (0.96%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.88%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.92%) IaaS
4 2 (1.92%) PaaS
4 2 (1.92%) SaaS
5 1 (0.96%) GitHub
5 1 (0.96%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) HTTP
2 3 (2.88%) SMS
3 2 (1.92%) MPLS
3 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.92%) VLAN
3 2 (1.92%) VPN
4 1 (0.96%) BGP
4 1 (0.96%) DHCP
4 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.96%) Firewall
4 1 (0.96%) FTP
4 1 (0.96%) Internet
4 1 (0.96%) LAN
4 1 (0.96%) NAS
4 1 (0.96%) RSVP
4 1 (0.96%) SAN
4 1 (0.96%) SSL
4 1 (0.96%) VoIP
4 1 (0.96%) WAN
4 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.92%) Power BI
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.96%) DB2
3 1 (0.96%) Looker
3 1 (0.96%) MySQL
3 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.96%) OLAP
3 1 (0.96%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (0.96%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.96%) Sisense
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) JIRA
1 6 (5.77%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.92%) Selenium
4 2 (1.92%) Subversion
5 1 (0.96%) Ant
5 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.96%) Gatling
5 1 (0.96%) Grunt
5 1 (0.96%) gulp
5 1 (0.96%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.96%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.96%) Maven
5 1 (0.96%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.96%) Sublime Text
5 1 (0.96%) VersionOne
General
1 13 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Automotive
3 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.88%) Retail
4 2 (1.92%) Law
4 2 (1.92%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Digital Economy
5 1 (0.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (27.88%) Analyst
2 13 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 9 (8.65%) Developer
4 8 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 6 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (5.77%) Service Manager
6 5 (4.81%) Architect
6 5 (4.81%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) Head of Architecture
7 4 (3.85%) Head of Digital
7 4 (3.85%) Head of IT
7 4 (3.85%) Head of IT Operations
7 4 (3.85%) Head of Operations
7 4 (3.85%) Scrum Master
7 4 (3.85%) Service Transition Manager
7 4 (3.85%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) Transition Manager
8 3 (2.88%) GDPR Project Manager
8 3 (2.88%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.69%) .NET
2 5 (4.81%) AngularJS
3 4 (3.85%) XML
4 3 (2.88%) CSS
4 3 (2.88%) HTML
4 3 (2.88%) Middleware
4 3 (2.88%) RESTful
5 2 (1.92%) CSS3
5 2 (1.92%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.92%) HTML5
5 2 (1.92%) JMS
5 2 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.92%) React
5 2 (1.92%) Web Services
5 2 (1.92%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.96%) Django
6 1 (0.96%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.96%) Servlets
6 1 (0.96%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.81%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.85%) User Experience
5 3 (2.88%) Blog
6 2 (1.92%) Infotainment
6 2 (1.92%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.96%) AS400
7 1 (0.96%) CMDB
7 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.96%) iSeries
7 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.77%) Windows
2 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
2 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.92%) Linux
4 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (18.27%) Project Management
4 18 (17.31%) Scrum
5 17 (16.35%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (14.42%) Business Analysis
7 14 (13.46%) Acceptance Criteria
7 14 (13.46%) Mentoring
8 13 (12.50%) Change Management
8 13 (12.50%) Service Management
9 12 (11.54%) DevOps
9 12 (11.54%) Service Design
10 11 (10.58%) ITIL
11 10 (9.62%) Coaching
11 10 (9.62%) Decision-Making
11 10 (9.62%) Line Management
11 10 (9.62%) Test Automation
12 9 (8.65%) Analytics
12 9 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.38%) SQL
2 12 (11.54%) C#
3 9 (8.65%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.77%) Java
4 6 (5.77%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.88%) Python
7 2 (1.92%) C
7 2 (1.92%) Groovy
7 2 (1.92%) Perl
8 1 (0.96%) Haskell
8 1 (0.96%) R
8 1 (0.96%) RPG
8 1 (0.96%) RPG III
8 1 (0.96%) RPG/400
8 1 (0.96%) Ruby
8 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Degree
2 9 (8.65%) SC Cleared
2 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.92%) APMP
4 2 (1.92%) CIPD
4 2 (1.92%) ISEB
4 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.96%) CCNA
5 1 (0.96%) CCNP
5 1 (0.96%) CISA
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.96%) CISM
5 1 (0.96%) CISSP
5 1 (0.96%) IRCA
5 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.96%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) GDPR
1 5 (4.81%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.92%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.92%) PMO
3 1 (0.96%) COBIT
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Docker
2 3 (2.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Puppet
2 3 (2.88%) Ansible
2 3 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.88%) WSUS
3 1 (0.96%) Grafana
3 1 (0.96%) Kibana
3 1 (0.96%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.81%) OpenText
3 3 (2.88%) Cisco
3 3 (2.88%) Google
3 3 (2.88%) NCR
3 3 (2.88%) SaltStack
4 2 (1.92%) IBM
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle
4 2 (1.92%) Pega
4 2 (1.92%) SAP
4 2 (1.92%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.92%) webMethods
5 1 (0.96%) Adobe
5 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.96%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.96%) Juniper
5 1 (0.96%) Tableau