The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 28 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 12 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.59% 3.26% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 3.75% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 5
Median daily rate £410 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £393 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £465 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
270 240 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 80.84% 86.96% 83.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 202 205
Median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £148 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Median hourly rate £34.10 £67.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.48% +365.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £17.50 £13.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £115.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford 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 Oxford

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (22.50%) Project Management
3 8 (20.00%) QA
4 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.50%) SQL
4 7 (17.50%) Linux
5 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Java
6 5 (12.50%) .NET
6 5 (12.50%) LDAP
7 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (10.00%) C#
7 4 (10.00%) Windows
7 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Security Management
7 4 (10.00%) Migration
7 4 (10.00%) Debian
7 4 (10.00%) Scrum
7 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 4 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (10.00%) Data Architecture
7 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (10.00%) Puppet
7 4 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 3 (7.50%) Confluence
2 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) JBoss
3 1 (2.50%) nginx
3 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.50%) Route 53
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) LDAP
2 2 (5.00%) DHCP
2 2 (5.00%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) Skype
3 1 (2.50%) BGP
3 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.50%) MPLS
3 1 (2.50%) OSPF
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (7.50%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.50%) JIRA
3 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.50%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.50%) JBehave
4 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.50%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.50%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (7.50%) Publishing
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Administrator
2 7 (17.50%) Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Project Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.00%) OBIEE Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.50%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Product Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Product Owner
6 3 (7.50%) Software Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.50%) Web Services
4 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.50%) LAMP
5 1 (2.50%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) User Experience
2 2 (5.00%) BYOD
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Linux
2 4 (10.00%) Debian
2 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.50%) CentOS
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Project Management
2 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (10.00%) Data Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) Migration
5 4 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Scrum
5 4 (10.00%) Security Management
6 3 (7.50%) BDD
6 3 (7.50%) DevOps
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.50%) Product Management
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Optimisation
6 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) C#
4 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.50%) Python
5 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.00%) Ruby
5 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.50%) AWK
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
6 1 (2.50%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (5.00%) vSphere
2 2 (5.00%) XenApp
2 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.50%) Docker
3 1 (2.50%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Puppet
2 2 (5.00%) AppDNA
2 2 (5.00%) EdgeSight
2 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) Ansible
3 1 (2.50%) HAProxy
3 1 (2.50%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.50%) EMC
3 1 (2.50%) Isilon
3 1 (2.50%) NetApp
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.50%) Talend
3 1 (2.50%) Telerik
3 1 (2.50%) Veeam
3 1 (2.50%) VMware