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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 43 64 45
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -19
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 24 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.10% 0.49% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 0.64% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 11
Median daily rate £325 £288 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.84% -32.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £288 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £368 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.98 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £28.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -5.83%
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
623 622 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.60% 76.51% 72.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 424 285
Median daily rate £375 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 11
Median hourly rate £21.75 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.34% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £14.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 12 (29.27%) Project Management
2 10 (24.39%) Coaching
3 9 (21.95%) Finance
4 8 (19.51%) ITIL
4 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
5 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
5 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
5 7 (17.07%) Change Control
5 7 (17.07%) PRINCE2
5 7 (17.07%) SLA
6 6 (14.63%) MS Office
6 6 (14.63%) Java
6 6 (14.63%) Change Management
6 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
6 6 (14.63%) Performance Management
7 5 (12.20%) QA
7 5 (12.20%) ITIL V3
7 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (12.20%) Business Transformation
7 5 (12.20%) Oracle
7 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.76%) Banking
8 4 (9.76%) Degree
8 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
9 3 (7.32%) Linux
9 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
9 3 (7.32%) HTML
9 3 (7.32%) CSS
9 3 (7.32%) Firewall

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 2 (4.88%) IBM Notes
1 2 (4.88%) SAS
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Office
2 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Maximo
2 1 (2.44%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (2.44%) SunGard GMI
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) 3G
1 3 (7.32%) Firewall
1 3 (7.32%) LTE
2 2 (4.88%) Internet
2 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.88%) Wireless
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
1 3 (7.32%) Selenium
1 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.88%) Billing
4 2 (4.88%) Front Office
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
5 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Project Manager
2 5 (12.20%) Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Business Change Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Business Change Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Automation Tester
4 3 (7.32%) Governance Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Implementation Manager
4 3 (7.32%) QA Automation Tester
4 3 (7.32%) QA Tester
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Service Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Data Quality Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Head of Service Management
5 2 (4.88%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Process Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Project Implementation Manager
5 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Scrum Master
5 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) CSS
1 3 (7.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.88%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.88%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (2.44%) CMDB
5 1 (2.44%) Derivative
5 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Unix
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Project Management
2 10 (24.39%) Coaching
3 8 (19.51%) ITIL
4 7 (17.07%) Change Control
4 7 (17.07%) PRINCE2
5 6 (14.63%) Change Management
5 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
5 6 (14.63%) Performance Management
6 5 (12.20%) Business Transformation
6 5 (12.20%) ITIL V3
6 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
7 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.32%) BDD
8 3 (7.32%) Data Governance
8 3 (7.32%) Data Management
8 3 (7.32%) Functional Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Network Planning
8 3 (7.32%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.32%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) Python
3 2 (4.88%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.88%) CCNA
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) LPIC
5 1 (2.44%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) SLA
2 5 (12.20%) QA
3 3 (7.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Firmware
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) Citrix
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco
3 2 (4.88%) Informatica
3 2 (4.88%) Juniper
3 2 (4.88%) Lotus
3 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) Trillium
4 1 (2.44%) DataFlux
4 1 (2.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.44%) SunGard
4 1 (2.44%) Sybase
4 1 (2.44%) VMware