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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / West Midlands
Rank 76 73 69
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 40 58 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.75% 2.18% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.64% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 33
Median daily rate £425 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £236 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £570 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £17.49 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £30.35
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.70%  

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 1824 2198 1839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.93% 82.51% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1212 1042
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 44 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.74 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +2 13 £445 +4.70% 2
Coventry +6 8 £475 -9.52% 1
Birmingham -11 7 £413 -8.33% 3
Herefordshire - 2 £363 -
Shropshire +13 1 - - 1
Solihull +1 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £500 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 26 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (16.83%) Change Management
2 17 (16.83%) ITIL
3 16 (15.84%) Mentoring
4 15 (14.85%) Project Management
5 14 (13.86%) Finance
5 14 (13.86%) Coaching
6 12 (11.88%) DevOps
7 11 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (10.89%) Scrum
7 11 (10.89%) Java
7 11 (10.89%) Security Cleared
8 10 (9.90%) SC Cleared
8 10 (9.90%) Degree
8 10 (9.90%) Manufacturing
8 10 (9.90%) Line Management
9 9 (8.91%) ServiceNow
9 9 (8.91%) Service Design
9 9 (8.91%) ITIL V3
9 9 (8.91%) Business Analysis
9 9 (8.91%) Supplier Management
10 8 (7.92%) Process Improvement
11 7 (6.93%) User Stories
11 7 (6.93%) Risk Management
11 7 (6.93%) JavaScript
12 6 (5.94%) CRM
12 6 (5.94%) Service Delivery
12 6 (5.94%) Service Management
12 6 (5.94%) Incident Management
12 6 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27001

Continuous Improvement
Top Related 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 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.97%) Confluence
3 2 (1.98%) Documentum
3 2 (1.98%) IIS
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.99%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.99%) SAS
4 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MS Project
2 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (2.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.98%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.98%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.99%) Primavera
3 1 (0.99%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.99%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.99%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.99%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.99%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.98%) Office 365
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.99%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) BGP
1 1 (0.99%) BIG-IP
1 1 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (0.99%) Firewall
1 1 (0.99%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.96%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.98%) HBase
4 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.99%) Big Data
5 1 (0.99%) MySQL
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.97%) JIRA
3 2 (1.98%) Ant
3 2 (1.98%) Gradle
3 2 (1.98%) Grunt
3 2 (1.98%) gulp
3 2 (1.98%) Jasmine
3 2 (1.98%) Maven
3 2 (1.98%) Mocha
3 2 (1.98%) Subversion
3 2 (1.98%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.99%) JUnit
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.99%) Selenium
4 1 (0.99%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (13.86%) Finance
2 10 (9.90%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.95%) Automotive
4 2 (1.98%) Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Games
4 2 (1.98%) Legal
4 2 (1.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
5 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.99%) Billing
5 1 (0.99%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.99%) Publishing
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (22.77%) Analyst
2 13 (12.87%) Business Analyst
3 10 (9.90%) Developer
4 6 (5.94%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (5.94%) Architect
4 6 (5.94%) Project Manager
5 5 (4.95%) Category Manager
5 5 (4.95%) Governance Manager
5 5 (4.95%) Service Analyst
5 5 (4.95%) Service Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Applications Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Coordinator
6 4 (3.96%) Digital Analyst
6 4 (3.96%) Digital Business Analyst
6 4 (3.96%) Information Security Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Procurement Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Project Coordinator
6 4 (3.96%) Security Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Service Transition Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) CSS
2 4 (3.96%) HTML
2 4 (3.96%) JSON
3 3 (2.97%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.97%) Middleware
3 3 (2.97%) RESTful
3 3 (2.97%) Spring
3 3 (2.97%) XML
3 3 (2.97%) XSLT
4 2 (1.98%) .NET
4 2 (1.98%) Backbone.js
4 2 (1.98%) CSS3
4 2 (1.98%) EDIFACT
4 2 (1.98%) HTML5
4 2 (1.98%) Node.js
4 2 (1.98%) REST
4 2 (1.98%) Web Services
5 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (0.99%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.95%) FMCG
2 5 (4.95%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.95%) User Experience
3 3 (2.97%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.97%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (2.97%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.98%) CESG
4 2 (1.98%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (1.98%) NHS
4 2 (1.98%) PMI
5 1 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.99%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.99%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.99%) Social Media
5 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.98%) Linux
1 2 (1.98%) Unix
2 1 (0.99%) Windows
2 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (16.83%) Change Management
2 17 (16.83%) ITIL
3 16 (15.84%) Mentoring
4 15 (14.85%) Project Management
5 14 (13.86%) Coaching
6 12 (11.88%) DevOps
7 11 (10.89%) Scrum
7 11 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (9.90%) Line Management
9 9 (8.91%) Business Analysis
9 9 (8.91%) ITIL V3
9 9 (8.91%) Service Design
9 9 (8.91%) Supplier Management
10 8 (7.92%) Process Improvement
11 7 (6.93%) Risk Management
11 7 (6.93%) User Stories
12 6 (5.94%) CRM
12 6 (5.94%) Service Delivery
12 6 (5.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.89%) Java
2 7 (6.93%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.97%) SQL
3 3 (2.97%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.98%) ABAP
4 2 (1.98%) ES6
4 2 (1.98%) PHP
4 2 (1.98%) Python
4 2 (1.98%) Ruby
4 2 (1.98%) Scala
5 1 (0.99%) C
5 1 (0.99%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.90%) Degree
2 10 (9.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.98%) CCNA
4 2 (1.98%) CCNP
4 2 (1.98%) CEH
4 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.98%) CISM
4 2 (1.98%) CISMP
4 2 (1.98%) CISSP
4 2 (1.98%) CRISC
4 2 (1.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.99%) ISEB
5 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.99%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (0.99%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.99%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (5.94%) PMO
2 3 (2.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (2.97%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.98%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (1.98%) GPG13
3 2 (1.98%) QA
3 2 (1.98%) RMADS
4 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.99%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (4.95%) Docker
2 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) SCOM
2 2 (1.98%) Ansible
3 1 (0.99%) OpenView
3 1 (0.99%) OPNET
3 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.99%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (8.91%) ServiceNow
2 5 (4.95%) SAP
3 4 (3.96%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.96%) Oracle
4 3 (2.97%) BMC
4 3 (2.97%) Cisco
4 3 (2.97%) Remedy
5 2 (1.98%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.98%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.98%) Pega
5 2 (1.98%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.98%) WSO2
6 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.99%) F5
6 1 (0.99%) Lotus
6 1 (0.99%) NCR
6 1 (0.99%) Nokia
6 1 (0.99%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.99%) Verint
6 1 (0.99%) VMware
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