The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 64 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 4 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.48% 2.26% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 3.41% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £425 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.52% +126.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £390
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.35 £28.16 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.79% -2.91%
Continuous Improvement
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
591 411 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.55% 66.40% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 242 186
Average daily rate £375 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 15
Average hourly rate £19.75 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Birmingham region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Birmingham region.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
1 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
1 4 (30.77%) Time Management
1 4 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (30.77%) QA
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (15.38%) Logistics
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) MS Project
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Law
4 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.69%) Publishing
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) SUSE
4 1 (7.69%) Content Management
4 1 (7.69%) MS Office
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) MS Excel

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SAP BI
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
3 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Support Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Incident Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Incident Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Change Manager
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) PMI
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) SUSE
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
1 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
1 4 (30.77%) Time Management
1 4 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (15.38%) Logistics
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Content Management
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) PMP
1 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.69%) CIPD
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) SAP
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle