The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 18 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.01% 0.74% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 1.09% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £450 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +78.57%
Continuous Improvement
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
108 92 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 72.48% 68.15% 73.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 32 50
Average daily rate £500 £405 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -14.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) SaaS
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (50.00%) IaaS
2 3 (50.00%) Presales
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) VCE vBlock
2 3 (50.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Matrix Management
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Legal
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) SQL

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) IaaS
1 3 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) OLAP
1 1 (16.67%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Business Change Project Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Change Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) VCE vBlock
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
2 1 (16.67%) Fintech
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Matrix Management
2 3 (50.00%) Presales
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft