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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 23 35 29
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 15 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.68% 3.65% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.61% 4.32% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 2
Average daily rate £405 £425 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £265 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.44 £31.70 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.43% +15.27%
Continuous Improvement
Oxfordshire

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
197 324 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 74.62% 84.38% 68.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 260 112
Average daily rate £425 £420 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 11
Average hourly rate £13.80 £30.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) Project Management
3 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle
3 7 (28.00%) ETL
4 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 5 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (20.00%) Release Management
5 5 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (20.00%) Data Architecture
5 5 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (20.00%) Oracle OWB
6 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL
6 4 (16.00%) Process Improvement
7 3 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (12.00%) SDLC
7 3 (12.00%) Windows
7 3 (12.00%) Service Management
7 3 (12.00%) Scrum

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) Kentico
2 1 (4.00%) Node.js
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) Junos
1 2 (8.00%) MRTG
1 2 (8.00%) SNMP
2 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) IntelliJ
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
1 2 (8.00%) JUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Electronics
1 2 (8.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) OBIEE Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) OBIEE Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Service Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (8.00%) QA Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior QA Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Software Development Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Software Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) Java EE
1 2 (8.00%) Spring Boot
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.00%) Java EE 5
2 1 (4.00%) JPA
2 1 (4.00%) PostGIS
2 1 (4.00%) RESTful
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) Spring
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (8.00%) Statistics
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) CMDB
3 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Project Management
3 7 (28.00%) ETL
4 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) Data Architecture
5 5 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 5 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (20.00%) Release Management
6 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL
6 4 (16.00%) Process Improvement
7 3 (12.00%) Change Management
7 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (12.00%) Product Management
7 3 (12.00%) Scrum
7 3 (12.00%) SDLC
7 3 (12.00%) Service Management
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Avaya
3 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) Clearswift
3 2 (8.00%) Juniper
3 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (8.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (4.00%) Cadence
4 1 (4.00%) ForgeRock
4 1 (4.00%) Informatica
4 1 (4.00%) Pega
4 1 (4.00%) Tableau
4 1 (4.00%) Talend