The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 28 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 8 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.59% 4.59% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 5.71% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £420 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +78.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £21.63 £30.13
% change year-on-year
+34.10% -28.21%
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 Coventry region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
219 245 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 70.87% 80.33% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 126 42
Average daily rate £375 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £274 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 52
Average hourly rate £22.50 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% -12.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Coventry region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Coventry region.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) MS Visio
3 7 (35.00%) SLA
3 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (35.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (35.00%) WFM
4 6 (30.00%) Kanban
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) Project Management
5 5 (25.00%) User Stories
5 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (20.00%) Coaching
6 4 (20.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (10.00%) Feature Driven Development
8 2 (10.00%) ATDD
8 2 (10.00%) Games
8 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (10.00%) Electronics
8 2 (10.00%) Automotive
8 2 (10.00%) MS Project
9 1 (5.00%) MS Office
9 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
9 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
9 1 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
9 1 (5.00%) OO

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (35.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (35.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (10.00%) MS Project
4 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.00%) JMeter
1 1 (5.00%) Maven
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Hudson
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
2 2 (10.00%) Automotive
2 2 (10.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Local Government
3 1 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 4 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Software Project Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Software Manager
2 2 (10.00%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (5.00%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Project Officer
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Operations Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (5.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) J2EE
1 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (5.00%) Spring
1 1 (5.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) EMV
1 1 (5.00%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (5.00%) Wiki
1 1 (5.00%) Open Source
1 1 (5.00%) iPad
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) WFM
2 6 (30.00%) Scrum
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Kanban
3 5 (25.00%) User Stories
3 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) TDD
4 4 (20.00%) Coaching
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) ATDD
6 2 (10.00%) Feature Driven Development
7 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (5.00%) Memory Management
7 1 (5.00%) BDD
7 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (5.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Nokia
2 1 (5.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle