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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 38 26 58
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +32
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 35 35 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.51% 4.68% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.48% 6.25% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 4
Median daily rate £338 £313 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £162 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £414 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £389 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.89% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +45.69%
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
639 560 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.35% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 360 313
Median daily rate £380 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 July 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 25 July 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 (21.05%) HTML
1 12 (21.05%) Java
1 12 (21.05%) CSS
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
1 12 (21.05%) Selenium
1 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
2 11 (19.30%) Mentoring
2 11 (19.30%) Project Management
3 10 (17.54%) SQL
3 10 (17.54%) QA
4 9 (15.79%) MS Office
4 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
5 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
5 8 (14.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
5 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
5 8 (14.04%) Cucumber
5 8 (14.04%) BDD
5 8 (14.04%) Functional Testing
5 8 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (14.04%) Mobile App
5 8 (14.04%) Coaching
5 8 (14.04%) QA Automation
6 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
6 7 (12.28%) Logistics
7 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.53%) Change Management
7 6 (10.53%) ITIL
7 6 (10.53%) SCOM
8 5 (8.77%) Performance Management

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 4 (7.02%) Documentum
1 4 (7.02%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.51%) SAS
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 9 (15.79%) MS Office
2 8 (14.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) SAP PM
2 2 (3.51%) Maximo
3 1 (1.75%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) 3G
1 3 (5.26%) Firewall
1 3 (5.26%) LTE
2 1 (1.75%) DNS
2 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (21.05%) Selenium
2 8 (14.04%) Cucumber
2 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
3 3 (5.26%) LSMW
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Publishing
2 4 (7.02%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Billing
3 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (14.04%) Automation Tester
1 8 (14.04%) QA Automation Tester
1 8 (14.04%) QA Tester
1 8 (14.04%) Tester
2 6 (10.53%) Consultant
2 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 5 (8.77%) DBA
3 5 (8.77%) SQL DBA
4 4 (7.02%) Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Java Developer
4 4 (7.02%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (7.02%) Test Automation Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) Business Change Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Governance Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
5 3 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) Service Manager
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) CSS
1 12 (21.05%) HTML
2 3 (5.26%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.26%) LIMS
4 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.51%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.75%) CMDB
5 1 (1.75%) EPoS
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Unix
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
2 11 (19.30%) Mentoring
2 11 (19.30%) Project Management
3 8 (14.04%) BDD
3 8 (14.04%) Coaching
3 8 (14.04%) Functional Testing
3 8 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (14.04%) QA Automation
4 7 (12.28%) Logistics
5 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.53%) Change Management
5 6 (10.53%) ITIL
6 5 (8.77%) Business Transformation
6 5 (8.77%) Change Control
6 5 (8.77%) Performance Management
7 4 (7.02%) Case Management
7 4 (7.02%) Demand Management
7 4 (7.02%) ITIL V3
7 4 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (7.02%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) Java
2 10 (17.54%) SQL
3 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.77%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.26%) ABAP
6 1 (1.75%) Python
6 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.51%) CCNA
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.75%) LPIC
4 1 (1.75%) MBA
4 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) QA
2 5 (8.77%) SLA
3 3 (5.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.75%) Firmware
1 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) SCOM
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) SAP
1 5 (8.77%) VMware
2 4 (7.02%) EMC
2 4 (7.02%) Pega
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco
4 2 (3.51%) Informatica
4 2 (3.51%) Juniper
4 2 (3.51%) Trillium
5 1 (1.75%) Citrix
5 1 (1.75%) DataFlux
5 1 (1.75%) IBM
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.75%) Sybase