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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 33 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.07% 2.25% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 2.74% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Average daily rate £415 £490 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.30% -8.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £438 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £522 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £354
% change year-on-year
- +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.73 £22.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +104.54%
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
251 292 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 85.67% 82.25% 74.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 193 80
Average daily rate £425 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 7
Average hourly rate £67.50 £18.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+264.86% -50.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.68 £13.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £24.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 6 (31.58%) Oracle
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
2 5 (26.32%) Kimball Methodology
2 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (26.32%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (26.32%) Data Architecture
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (26.32%) Data Analysis
2 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
2 5 (26.32%) Service Management
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (26.32%) ETL
2 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery
2 5 (26.32%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Release Management
4 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
4 3 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (15.79%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (15.79%) RESTful
4 3 (15.79%) Network Management
4 3 (15.79%) Junos

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
1 3 (15.79%) Junos
1 3 (15.79%) MRTG
1 3 (15.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.26%) Electronics
1 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (26.32%) OBIEE Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Service Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Services Delivery Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) OBIEE Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Workflow Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Data Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) RESTful
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) CSS3
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) HTML5
2 2 (10.53%) JSON
2 2 (10.53%) React
2 2 (10.53%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) Java EE
3 1 (5.26%) Java EE 5
3 1 (5.26%) JPA
3 1 (5.26%) Spring
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
1 3 (15.79%) Statistics
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
1 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Change Management
1 5 (26.32%) Data Analysis
1 5 (26.32%) Data Architecture
1 5 (26.32%) ETL
1 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Management
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
1 5 (26.32%) Kimball Methodology
1 5 (26.32%) Performance Monitoring
1 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery
1 5 (26.32%) Service Management
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Release Management
3 3 (15.79%) Network Management
4 2 (10.53%) Process Management
4 2 (10.53%) TDD
4 2 (10.53%) Web Development
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Avaya
2 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) Clearswift
2 3 (15.79%) Juniper
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.26%) Informatica