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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 29 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 7 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.54% 1.00% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 1.14% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £413 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £425 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £654
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £18.05 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+45.42% -19.77%

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
236 263 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.51% 87.38% 80.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 189 233
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £45.22 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.04% +158.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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
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 17 January 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 - - 4
Bedford - 1 £450 - 1
Continuous Improvement
East of England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Apple
4 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (25.00%) Service Design
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Governance
5 2 (16.67%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (16.67%) People Management
5 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (16.67%) ITSM
5 2 (16.67%) SLA
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) CCSP
6 1 (8.33%) CCNP
6 1 (8.33%) CCIP
6 1 (8.33%) CCNA
6 1 (8.33%) CISSP
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) MCSE
6 1 (8.33%) MCSA

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 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL Service Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Service Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Development Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (25.00%) Service Design
2 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) ITSM
3 2 (16.67%) People Management
3 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (16.67%) Programme Governance
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
4 1 (8.33%) Security Management
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCIP
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) CCSP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) MCP
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) COBIT
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Apple
2 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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