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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 35 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.44% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£525 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.35 £27.83 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+9.06% -2.35%
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
175 88 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 77.09% 67.18% 64.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 55 33
Average daily rate £360 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.26 £21.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% -23.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.15 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.30 £30.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Stafford - 1 £525 -
Continuous Improvement
West Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) HPUX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Windows NT
1 1 (50.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (50.00%) EAI
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Certification
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) IVR
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (50.00%) DataPower

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Integrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) IVR
1 1 (50.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) HPUX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows NT
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) EAI
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) HP