The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 52 53 41
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 9 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.84% 1.22% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 1.60% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£395 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.39% +4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.38 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+9.95% -9.05%
Continuous Improvement
Wales

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
394 437 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 80.74% 75.87% 67.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 266 144
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 6
Average hourly rate £18.90 £25.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.40% +51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.25 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.25 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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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
Cardiff +10 4 £410 +36.66%
Newport -8 2 £320 -8.57%
Bridgend - 1 £400 -
Continuous Improvement
Wales

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 8 (50.00%) XML
1 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) UML
5 3 (18.75%) OO
5 3 (18.75%) Smart Meter
5 3 (18.75%) QA
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Alterian
6 2 (12.50%) Content Management
6 2 (12.50%) Umbraco
6 2 (12.50%) Time Management
6 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (12.50%) Office 365
6 2 (12.50%) Human Factors
6 2 (12.50%) User Experience
6 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 2 (12.50%) C++

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (12.50%) Umbraco
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Intranet
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Development Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Software Manager
3 1 (6.25%) MI Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Smart Meter
3 2 (12.50%) Human Factors
3 2 (12.50%) User Experience
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) AS400
4 1 (6.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) UML
3 3 (18.75%) OO
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Content Management
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (12.50%) Web Design
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Alterian
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Sage
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