Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Performance Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Improvement over the 6 months to 24 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.

Performance Improvement
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 199 175
Rank change year-on-year +19 -24 -3
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.062% 0.065% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.074% 0.078% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £269
90th Percentile £475 £288 £306
England median daily rate £445 £376 £425
% change year-on-year +18.27% -11.47% +30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 - -
England median hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% +22.73% +83.33%

Performance 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 4040 5125 3948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.01% 83.13% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2578 3073 2258
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £240
90th Percentile £550 £550 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 138 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Performance Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Performance Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Improvement in the West Midlands

Performance 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 Performance Improvement in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Improvement in the West Midlands

Performance Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Improvement in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Performance Improvement in the West Midlands

Performance 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 Performance Improvement in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Improvement in the West Midlands

Performance 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 Performance Improvement within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 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
Staffordshire +14 3 £375 +36.36%
Performance Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance 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 Performance Improvement.

1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Law
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) CIPD
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Coaching
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre

Performance 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 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
General
1 1 (33.33%) Law
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Server Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Case Management
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Coaching
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CIPD
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) VMware