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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 20 35 42
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 29 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.17% 3.10% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.67% 3.75% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 4
Median daily rate £450 £400 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -24.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £19.01 £21.38
% change year-on-year
+38.12% -11.08%
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
300 240 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 84.51% 82.76% 84.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 191 260
Median daily rate £450 £430 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 17
Median hourly rate £20.00 £55.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.63% +285.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £45.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £137.50 £21.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 18 (39.13%) QA
2 17 (36.96%) Project Management
3 14 (30.43%) Performance Testing
3 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (28.26%) Java
5 12 (26.09%) Scrum
6 11 (23.91%) SQL
6 11 (23.91%) Product Management
7 10 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (21.74%) Confluence
7 10 (21.74%) Process Improvement
7 10 (21.74%) Kanban
7 10 (21.74%) JIRA
8 9 (19.57%) Web Services
8 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (17.39%) Talend Open Studio
9 8 (17.39%) Talend
9 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
9 8 (17.39%) Linux
9 8 (17.39%) JUnit
9 8 (17.39%) Change Management
9 8 (17.39%) Computer Science
9 8 (17.39%) Time Management
9 8 (17.39%) Maven
10 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (15.22%) Data Validation
10 7 (15.22%) Web Development
10 7 (15.22%) Validation
10 7 (15.22%) SOAP
10 7 (15.22%) Root Cause Analysis

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 10 (21.74%) Confluence
2 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) JBoss
3 1 (2.17%) nginx
3 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) Office 365
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.17%) Route 53
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) LDAP
2 3 (6.52%) DHCP
3 2 (4.35%) DNS
3 2 (4.35%) Skype
4 1 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.17%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (6.52%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) JIRA
2 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 8 (17.39%) JUnit
2 8 (17.39%) Maven
2 8 (17.39%) Talend Open Studio
3 7 (15.22%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.35%) Selenium
6 1 (2.17%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.17%) JBehave
General
1 4 (8.70%) Publishing
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Test Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Administrator
3 7 (15.22%) Project Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Product Owner
6 4 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) OBIEE Administrator
6 4 (8.70%) Product Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.52%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Software Project Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.35%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Software Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) Web Services
2 7 (15.22%) SOAP
3 3 (6.52%) .NET
3 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.17%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.17%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.87%) User Experience
3 2 (4.35%) BYOD
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Linux
2 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.70%) Debian
4 3 (6.52%) CentOS
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Project Management
2 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) Performance Testing
3 12 (26.09%) Scrum
4 11 (23.91%) Product Management
5 10 (21.74%) Kanban
5 10 (21.74%) Process Improvement
6 8 (17.39%) Change Management
6 8 (17.39%) Time Management
7 7 (15.22%) API Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (15.22%) Data Validation
7 7 (15.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (15.22%) Test Planning
7 7 (15.22%) Validation
7 7 (15.22%) Web Development
8 6 (13.04%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (13.04%) IT Audit
9 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) Java
2 11 (23.91%) SQL
3 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.52%) C#
5 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.35%) Python
5 2 (4.35%) Ruby
6 1 (2.17%) AWK
6 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.17%) sed
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) CCNA
2 1 (2.17%) CCNP
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (39.13%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (4.35%) vSphere
2 2 (4.35%) XenApp
2 2 (4.35%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.17%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Puppet
2 2 (4.35%) AppDNA
2 2 (4.35%) EdgeSight
2 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.35%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) Ansible
3 1 (2.17%) HAProxy
3 1 (2.17%) SELinux
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Talend
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) EMC
4 1 (2.17%) Isilon
4 1 (2.17%) NetApp
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Sage
4 1 (2.17%) Telerik
4 1 (2.17%) Veeam
4 1 (2.17%) VMware