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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 61 59 41
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -18
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 14 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.56% 1.63% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.09% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.69% -2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £293 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £150.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+971.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.88 £17.33
% change year-on-year
+21.85% +8.91%
Continuous Improvement
South West

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
703 623 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 78.11% 77.97% 74.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 463 272
Average daily rate £388 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 11
Average hourly rate £41.00 £21.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.69% -44.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
5 5 (18.52%) Change Control
6 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (14.81%) Banking
6 4 (14.81%) Retail
7 3 (11.11%) Web Development
7 3 (11.11%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
7 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) DSDM
7 3 (11.11%) Six Sigma
7 3 (11.11%) VBA
7 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.11%) Coaching
7 3 (11.11%) Analytics
7 3 (11.11%) Data Transformation
7 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
7 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
7 3 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (7.41%) Open Source

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) MS Access
3 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Toad
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Law
3 2 (7.41%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (3.70%) Military
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 3 (11.11%) ScrumMaster
2 3 (11.11%) Insight Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Agile Coach
3 2 (7.41%) Vendor Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Environment Manager
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (3.70%) PMO Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Service Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
4 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Commercial Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.70%) Operations Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 7 (25.93%) Scrum
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (18.52%) Change Control
5 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.11%) Six Sigma
6 3 (11.11%) DSDM
6 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Web Development
6 3 (11.11%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.11%) Coaching
6 3 (11.11%) Analytics
6 3 (11.11%) Data Transformation
6 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.41%) Open Source
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.70%) APMP
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle