Period
to 21 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 May 2018 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 35 32
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.50% 1.63% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 2.15% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +30.77% -31.22%
10th Percentile £363 £320 £260
90th Percentile £513 £570 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £77.50 - £17.49

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 211 233 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 79.03% 76.14% 79.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 162 158
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £338 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -0.37% -9.67%
10th Percentile £263 £211 £209
90th Percentile £461 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 8
Staffordshire median hourly rate £12.50 £25.00 £11.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +122.67% -25.15%
10th Percentile £11.17 £15.66 £9.78
90th Percentile £37.75 £81.50 £15.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -27.91% +19.44% -25.00%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Staffordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Staffordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement 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 6 months to 21 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford -2 4 £375 +25.00%
Continuous Improvement
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (50.00%) Coaching
3 2 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (25.00%) ATDD
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (25.00%) Confluence

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring 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 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Coach
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (50.00%) Coaching
3 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) ATDD
4 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation