Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 65 44
Rank change year-on-year -16 -21 +24
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 18 41 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.14% 2.71% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 3.32% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 16
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £363 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +16.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £293 £150 £161
90th Percentile £530 £475 £433
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £373
% change year-on-year - +14.09% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - £25.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.00% -58.33%
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +23.00% +38.89% -20.00%

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1282 1235 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.99% 81.57% 75.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 798 643
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.73%
10th Percentile £231 £249 £232
90th Percentile £525 £550 £505
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Birmingham

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Birmingham

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Birmingham

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Analytics
2 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) CRM
3 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (16.67%) ERP
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (16.67%) SAP
3 3 (16.67%) CSS
3 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (11.11%) Scrum
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) ITSM
4 2 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 1 (5.56%) SAP MM
1 1 (5.56%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.56%) OLAP
3 1 (5.56%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (5.56%) Power BI
3 1 (5.56%) PowerPivot
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Agile Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Angular Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
2 2 (11.11%) UI Developer
3 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Business Process Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Communications Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) SAP Business Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) SAP Business Process Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Portfolio Manager
3 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) CSS
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) Angular 2
2 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.11%) CSS3
2 2 (11.11%) HTML5
2 2 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) MDX
3 1 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) EPoS
2 1 (5.56%) Blog
2 1 (5.56%) CMDB
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (22.22%) Analytics
1 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
1 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
1 4 (22.22%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) CRM
2 3 (16.67%) ERP
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITSM
3 2 (11.11%) Product Management
3 2 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Software Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.56%) Tableau