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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 23 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.11% 0.70% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.88% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £300 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%

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
133 114 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 73.89% 79.72% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 85 64
Median daily rate £338 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+223.52% +23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.05 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £17.00 £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 1 £300 -
Continuous Improvement
West Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Ant
1 2 (33.33%) OOP
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Games
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) RESTful
1 2 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) Gradle
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (33.33%) Docker
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) API Design
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (16.67%) Microservices
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) WebCenter
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Ant
1 2 (33.33%) Gradle
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Change Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) RESTful
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (16.67%) WebCenter
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) API Design
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (33.33%) OOP
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (16.67%) Microservices
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle