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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 25 50 57
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 36 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.83% 1.83% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.72% 2.67% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 3
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£313 £400 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +22.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £18.88 £24.71
% change year-on-year
+98.67% -23.59%
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
536 525 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.95% 68.54% 68.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 306 296
Average daily rate £391 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -87.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 19 (46.34%) SAP
2 9 (21.95%) ITIL
3 8 (19.51%) Finance
3 8 (19.51%) Banking
4 7 (17.07%) Project Management
5 6 (14.63%) ABAP
5 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (12.20%) Time Management
6 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
6 5 (12.20%) Investment Banking
6 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
7 4 (9.76%) SAP CRM
7 4 (9.76%) MS Project
7 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
7 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
7 4 (9.76%) CRM
7 4 (9.76%) Change Management
7 4 (9.76%) Marketing
8 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
8 3 (7.32%) Line Management
8 3 (7.32%) SAP HANA
8 3 (7.32%) SAP Portal
8 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.32%) OpenText
8 3 (7.32%) Retail
8 3 (7.32%) SAP Basis
9 2 (4.88%) Content Management
9 2 (4.88%) CIPD
9 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
9 2 (4.88%) SAP EP

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (7.32%) SAP Portal
2 2 (4.88%) NetWeaver
2 2 (4.88%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) SAP EP
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Project
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SAP HANA
2 2 (4.88%) SAP BW
2 2 (4.88%) SAP BI
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
1 8 (19.51%) Banking
2 5 (12.20%) Investment Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Marketing
4 3 (7.32%) Retail
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Consultant
1 15 (36.59%) SAP Support
2 14 (34.15%) Support Consultant
3 13 (31.71%) Applications Support
4 12 (29.27%) SAP Consultant
5 11 (26.83%) SAP Support Consultant
6 10 (24.39%) Applications Support Consultant
6 10 (24.39%) Applications Consultant
7 6 (14.63%) Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
8 3 (7.32%) Developer
8 3 (7.32%) SAP CRM Consultant
8 3 (7.32%) SAP Basis Support
8 3 (7.32%) PMO Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) CRM Consultant
9 2 (4.88%) SAP Developer
9 2 (4.88%) ABAP Developer
9 2 (4.88%) SAP Portals Consultant
9 2 (4.88%) Applications Architect
9 2 (4.88%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) SAP Basis
2 2 (4.88%) SAP PI
2 2 (4.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Project Management
3 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
3 5 (12.20%) Time Management
4 4 (9.76%) Change Management
4 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.76%) CRM
5 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.32%) Line Management
6 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.88%) Content Management
6 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.44%) Six Sigma
7 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.44%) Coaching
7 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.44%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.44%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) CIPD
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) SAP
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) OpenText
4 2 (4.88%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Wonderware
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