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 3 months to 24 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 21 26
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.56% 2.26% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 2.82% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £550 £250 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -35.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 85 142 147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 72.65% 80.23% 82.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 96 93
Median daily rate £335 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.23 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +211.73% -29.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 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
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 24 June 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 - - 2
Tamworth - 1 £550 - 1
Continuous Improvement
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 2 (66.67%) IRCA
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Management
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) QMS
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 17025
1 2 (66.67%) ISO17020
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS
2 1 (33.33%) UML

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) QMS
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Management
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) IRCA
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 17025
1 2 (66.67%) ISO17020