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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 53 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 15 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.10% 0.76% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 0.99% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Median daily rate £298 £426 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.20% +13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £240 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £19.96 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+31.51% -11.28%
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
583 507 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.54% 76.70% 71.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 323 312
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.18 £49.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 2016.

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 December 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (23.08%) Java
3 9 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 9 (23.08%) SCOM
3 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 9 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (20.51%) Mentoring
4 8 (20.51%) CSS
4 8 (20.51%) HTML
5 7 (17.95%) Selenium
5 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
6 6 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (15.38%) VMware
6 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (15.38%) ITIL
7 5 (12.82%) WebLogic
7 5 (12.82%) Change Management
7 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
7 5 (12.82%) Retail
7 5 (12.82%) Information Security
7 5 (12.82%) Logistics
8 4 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (10.26%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (10.26%) QA
8 4 (10.26%) IT Governance
8 4 (10.26%) CEH
8 4 (10.26%) Finance
8 4 (10.26%) Migration

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (12.82%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.26%) Documentum
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) SAP PM
2 2 (5.13%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (5.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (5.13%) Sentinel
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.56%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Office 365
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Selenium
2 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.69%) LSMW
2 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (12.82%) Retail
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Billing
3 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.69%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) DBA
2 9 (23.08%) SQL DBA
3 8 (20.51%) SQL Server DBA
4 7 (17.95%) Consultant
5 5 (12.82%) Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Senior DBA
5 5 (12.82%) Senior SQL DBA
5 5 (12.82%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 4 (10.26%) Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Java Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Test Automation Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Automation Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Azure Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
7 3 (7.69%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (7.69%) QA Tester
7 3 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) SAP PM Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) CSS
1 8 (20.51%) HTML
2 3 (7.69%) EDI
3 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.26%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (7.69%) CESG
2 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) LIMS
2 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.69%) Virtual Team
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) EPoS
4 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.56%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Unix
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (20.51%) Mentoring
3 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
4 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.38%) ITIL
5 5 (12.82%) Change Management
5 5 (12.82%) Information Security
5 5 (12.82%) Logistics
5 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.26%) Case Management
6 4 (10.26%) Data Protection
6 4 (10.26%) ERP
6 4 (10.26%) Information Assurance
6 4 (10.26%) IT Governance
6 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 4 (10.26%) OO
6 4 (10.26%) OOP
6 4 (10.26%) Software Delivery
7 3 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (7.69%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) Java
2 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 9 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.69%) ABAP
5 1 (2.56%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) Ruby
5 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) CEH
1 4 (10.26%) CISM
1 4 (10.26%) CISSP
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) CISMP
3 2 (5.13%) CRISC
3 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) IRCA
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.26%) QA
3 3 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
4 2 (5.13%) GPG13
4 2 (5.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
1 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) VMware
2 4 (10.26%) EMC
2 4 (10.26%) Pega
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.69%) SAP
3 3 (7.69%) ServiceNow
4 2 (5.13%) BMC
4 2 (5.13%) Remedy
5 1 (2.56%) Lotus
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds