The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 23 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.68% 0.46% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £250 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% -
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 £27.44 £31.70 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.43% +15.27%
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 Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
116 171 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 78.38% 78.44% 65.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 113 52
Average daily rate £340 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
Average hourly rate £10.96 £16.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.53% -4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £25.00 £21.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) CISM
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
1 1 (50.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (50.00%) CISMP
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (50.00%) Information Governance

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Head of Information
1 1 (50.00%) Head of Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Head of Security
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (50.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (50.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Information Governance
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Records Management
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CISM
1 1 (50.00%) CISMP
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft