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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 24 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +2
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 36 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.84% 1.26% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.47% 1.80% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £372 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.59% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.88 £12.66
% change year-on-year
+21.85% +49.09%
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
556 500 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.73% 70.03% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 311 242
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 20 (50.00%) SAP
2 8 (20.00%) ITIL
3 7 (17.50%) Finance
4 6 (15.00%) Project Management
4 6 (15.00%) ABAP
4 6 (15.00%) Banking
5 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (10.00%) Time Management
6 4 (10.00%) MS Project
6 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.00%) CRM
6 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.00%) SAP CRM
6 4 (10.00%) Investment Banking
6 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (10.00%) Marketing
7 3 (7.50%) Change Management
7 3 (7.50%) OpenText
7 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.50%) SAP BI
7 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
7 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
7 3 (7.50%) SAP Portal
7 3 (7.50%) SAP HANA
7 3 (7.50%) SAP Basis
7 3 (7.50%) Line Management
8 2 (5.00%) SAP PI
8 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.00%) Web Services
8 2 (5.00%) SAP BW

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.50%) SAP Portal
2 2 (5.00%) NetWeaver
2 2 (5.00%) CMS
2 2 (5.00%) SAP EP
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Project
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.50%) SAP APO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SAP BI
1 3 (7.50%) SAP HANA
2 2 (5.00%) SAP BW
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Marketing
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Consultant
1 15 (37.50%) SAP Support
2 14 (35.00%) Support Consultant
3 13 (32.50%) Applications Support
4 12 (30.00%) SAP Consultant
5 11 (27.50%) SAP Support Consultant
6 10 (25.00%) Applications Support Consultant
6 10 (25.00%) Applications Consultant
7 5 (12.50%) Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) SAP Basis Support
8 3 (7.50%) PMO Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) SAP CRM Consultant
8 3 (7.50%) CRM Consultant
8 3 (7.50%) Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Business Manager
9 2 (5.00%) SAP Developer
9 2 (5.00%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Web Manager
9 2 (5.00%) Programme Coordinator
9 2 (5.00%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) SAP Basis
2 2 (5.00%) SAP PI
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Project Management
3 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.00%) CRM
3 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (10.00%) Time Management
4 3 (7.50%) Line Management
4 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.50%) Change Management
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.00%) Content Management
6 1 (2.50%) Logistics
6 1 (2.50%) Six Sigma
6 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.50%) Coaching
6 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.50%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) CIPD
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) SAP
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) OpenText
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) Wonderware