The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 51 59 50
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 11 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.54% 0.33% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 0.49% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Average daily rate
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£345 - £315
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 - £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 - £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -17.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
490 407 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.82% 66.50% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 247 244
Average daily rate £355 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £84.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Continuous Improvement
West Midlands

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Project Management
3 7 (28.00%) Performance Management
4 5 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 5 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (16.00%) Change Management
6 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (12.00%) Business Transformation
6 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Degree
7 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
7 2 (8.00%) SCCM
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.00%) WMI
7 2 (8.00%) Software Distribution
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.00%) Project Governance
7 2 (8.00%) Change Control
7 2 (8.00%) Windows
7 2 (8.00%) SAP
7 2 (8.00%) SQL
7 2 (8.00%) DCOM
7 2 (8.00%) OO
7 2 (8.00%) CRM
7 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (8.00%) LAN

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JMeter
1 1 (4.00%) Maven
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Sourcing Manager
3 3 (12.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Services Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Business Manager
3 3 (12.00%) IT Services Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Service Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.00%) IT Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Product Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Training Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) DCOM
1 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.00%) Spring
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Firmware
2 1 (4.00%) SCADA
2 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Project Management
2 7 (28.00%) Performance Management
3 5 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 5 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.00%) Change Management
5 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.00%) Business Transformation
5 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.00%) Software Distribution
6 2 (8.00%) Project Governance
6 2 (8.00%) Change Control
6 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.00%) Balanced Scorecard
6 2 (8.00%) OO
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
7 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) IIBA
2 1 (4.00%) CBAP
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) WMI
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) SAP
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
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