The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 62 40 69
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +29
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 9 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.04% 1.96% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 2.75% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 1
Average daily rate
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£620 £320 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.75% -54.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+22.30% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £24.71 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-23.59% +17.64%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
639 436 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 73.53% 71.24% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 310 421
Average daily rate £375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £38.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.05% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £13.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 8 (36.36%) SQL
1 8 (36.36%) PRINCE2
1 8 (36.36%) Project Management
2 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
3 6 (27.27%) MS Project
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Casewise
5 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle Discoverer
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle
5 4 (18.18%) MS Access
5 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
5 4 (18.18%) SAS
5 4 (18.18%) Time Management
5 4 (18.18%) Degree
6 3 (13.64%) Business Process Improvement
6 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
6 3 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) VBA
6 3 (13.64%) ISEB
6 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
6 3 (13.64%) Banking
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.09%) Local Government
7 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 2 (9.09%) Validation

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 6 (27.27%) MS Project
3 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
4 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) GPRS
1 1 (4.55%) GSM
1 1 (4.55%) UMTS
1 1 (4.55%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MS Access
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Business Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Senior Business Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Business Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Excel Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Coach
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Access Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (4.55%) VBA Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Environment Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Excel VBA Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Auditor
4 1 (4.55%) Internal Auditor
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) E-Learning
1 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) PRINCE2
1 8 (36.36%) Project Management
2 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
2 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 4 (18.18%) Time Management
4 3 (13.64%) Business Process Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.09%) Validation
5 2 (9.09%) ETL
5 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
6 1 (4.55%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ACCA
3 1 (4.55%) CISA
3 1 (4.55%) CIMA
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) Basel II
2 1 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
1 4 (18.18%) Casewise
2 2 (9.09%) Business Objects
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Remedy