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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 44 54
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 6 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.98% 3.32% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 3.98% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 5
Median daily rate £450 £263 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.42% -8.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £31.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +152.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.56%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 503 679 602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.92% 83.42% 77.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 476 400
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 23 June 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 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) SCOM
3 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) SAP
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) CCNP
3 2 (15.38%) CCNA
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 2 (15.38%) Network Management
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Case Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Design
4 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (7.69%) SAP CRM
1 1 (7.69%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Senior SQL DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Senior SQL Server DBA
2 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Head of Development
3 1 (7.69%) Process Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Procurement Officer
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Functional Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) SAP ISU Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
1 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
3 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 2 (15.38%) Network Management
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Case Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (7.69%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile First
4 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Service Design
4 1 (7.69%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
2 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNA
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) BMC
2 1 (7.69%) Infor
2 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) QAD
2 1 (7.69%) Remedy