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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank - 24 31
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 0.63% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.79% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £400 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £30.35
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.70%  

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 102 126 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 74.45% 79.25% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 84 86
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (40.00%) OOP
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Ant
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Games
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
1 2 (40.00%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) Gradle
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) API Design
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) PMO
2 1 (20.00%) Microservices
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall

Continuous Improvement
Top Related 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 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Ant
1 2 (40.00%) Gradle
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Business Change Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (20.00%) WebCenter
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) API Design
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (40.00%) OOP
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (20.00%) Microservices
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
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