The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 30 33 42
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 7 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.55% 1.61% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.81% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £450 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £435 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £23.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+17.02% -31.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
248 276 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 90.18% 89.03% 85.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 191 259
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.52% +90.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £40.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £42.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Bedfordshire region.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Luton +11 5 £525 +23.52% 3
Dunstable -1 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
East of England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Apple
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (20.00%) Coaching
4 2 (20.00%) People Management
4 2 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) CCSP
5 1 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (10.00%) CCIP
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) Java

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Change Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Coaching
3 2 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) People Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Post-Production
4 1 (10.00%) Service Design
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCIP
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) CCSP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow