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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 47 51 45
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 16 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.13% 1.08% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 1.55% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +31.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £595 £253
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +52.63%
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
489 451 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.03% 69.60% 66.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 302 221
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £34.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +126.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.80 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
4 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 4 (16.67%) ITIL
4 4 (16.67%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) TDD
5 3 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (12.50%) OO
5 3 (12.50%) MS Office
5 3 (12.50%) ISEB
5 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 3 (12.50%) Low Latency
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (8.33%) Software Distribution
6 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) SCCM
6 2 (8.33%) Memory Management
6 2 (8.33%) Change Control
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
6 2 (8.33%) QA
6 2 (8.33%) WebSphere

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
3 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) JMeter
1 2 (8.33%) Maven
1 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.17%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Business Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (8.33%) DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.33%) IT Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) J2EE
1 2 (8.33%) DCOM
1 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (8.33%) Spring
1 2 (8.33%) Java EE
1 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) SCADA
2 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Change Management
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (12.50%) OO
4 3 (12.50%) TDD
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 3 (12.50%) Low Latency
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.33%) Software Distribution
5 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Memory Management
5 2 (8.33%) Change Control
5 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) IIBA
2 1 (4.17%) CBAP
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCNP
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) WMI
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) OPNET
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.33%) HP
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco
2 1 (4.17%) BMC
2 1 (4.17%) Riverbed
2 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
2 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow