Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 29 31
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 +8
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 3 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.08% 1.74% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 2.20% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Staffordshire median daily rate £538 £550 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +57.14% -7.89%
10th Percentile £531 £500 £243
90th Percentile £544 £600 £458
West Midlands median daily rate £453 £463 £375
% change year-on-year -2.16% +23.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £77.50 - £25.00

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 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 222 182 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 80.14% 79.13% 82.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 132 196
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.66% -9.25%
10th Percentile £264 £206 £188
90th Percentile £471 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 8
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.35 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +8.30% -14.52%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £9.95
90th Percentile £35.00 £31.90 £46.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -26.19% +27.27% -26.67%

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
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 19 August 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 -4 3 £538 - 1
Continuous Improvement
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Tech Ops
3 1 (33.33%) ATDD

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Delivery Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Coach
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) ATDD
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Tech Ops
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation