The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 41 49 44
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 18 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.10% 2.29% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.27% 2.86% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 3
Average daily rate £410 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £265 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £552
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.44 £31.70 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.43% +15.27%
Continuous Improvement
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
422 595 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 72.76% 80.08% 71.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 389 237
Average daily rate £413 £410 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 44 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.40 £50.00
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 Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Oxfordshire region.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +8 15 £405 -6.08% 11
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) Java
2 10 (34.48%) Project Management
3 9 (31.03%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) Oracle
4 8 (27.59%) ETL
5 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
6 6 (20.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (20.69%) Process Improvement
6 6 (20.69%) Kimball Methodology
6 6 (20.69%) Release Management
6 6 (20.69%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (20.69%) Data Architecture
6 6 (20.69%) Data Analysis
6 6 (20.69%) Business Analysis
6 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (20.69%) PL/SQL
6 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (20.69%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (17.24%) Change Management
7 5 (17.24%) ITIL
7 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.24%) QA
8 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (13.79%) Windows
8 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Solr
2 2 (6.90%) Confluence
2 2 (6.90%) Node.js
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) Kentico
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
1 2 (6.90%) Junos
1 2 (6.90%) MRTG
1 2 (6.90%) SNMP
2 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle BI EE
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (10.34%) MongoDB
3 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.34%) IntelliJ
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) JUnit
3 2 (6.90%) Maven
3 2 (6.90%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.90%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (6.90%) Electronics
1 2 (6.90%) Publishing
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) OBIEE Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) OBIEE Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Service Manager
5 3 (10.34%) QA Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior QA Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Software Development Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Spring Boot
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) Java EE
2 2 (6.90%) PostGIS
2 2 (6.90%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.45%) Java EE 5
3 1 (3.45%) JPA
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
3 1 (3.45%) Spring
3 1 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
1 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.90%) Statistics
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) CMDB
3 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) Project Management
3 8 (27.59%) ETL
4 6 (20.69%) Business Analysis
4 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (20.69%) Data Analysis
4 6 (20.69%) Data Architecture
4 6 (20.69%) Kimball Methodology
4 6 (20.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (20.69%) Process Improvement
4 6 (20.69%) Release Management
5 5 (17.24%) Change Management
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (13.79%) Product Management
6 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (13.79%) Scrum
6 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
7 3 (10.34%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (3.45%) Firmware
2 1 (3.45%) vCloud
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Avaya
3 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco
3 2 (6.90%) Clearswift
3 2 (6.90%) Informatica
3 2 (6.90%) Juniper
3 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.90%) Sitecore
3 2 (6.90%) Talend
4 1 (3.45%) Cadence
4 1 (3.45%) ForgeRock
4 1 (3.45%) NetApp
4 1 (3.45%) Pega
4 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.45%) Tableau
4 1 (3.45%) VMware