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 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 54 48 42
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 10 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.82% 1.55% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.09% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Average daily rate £379 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £354
% change year-on-year
- +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.96 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.73 £22.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +104.54%
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
474 382 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 86.18% 74.17% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 267 186
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 10
Average hourly rate £47.00 £22.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.88% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £30.50 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 5 February 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
Cardiff -8 8 £388 -15.76% 2
Newport - 1 £370 - 1
Monmouthshire - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
Wales

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (75.00%) Project Management
2 7 (58.33%) Programme Management
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) GIS
7 1 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (8.33%) C++
7 1 (8.33%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) SAP
7 1 (8.33%) STL
7 1 (8.33%) Web Services
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) Linux
7 1 (8.33%) UML
7 1 (8.33%) OO
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) Benchmarking
7 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (8.33%) Economics
7 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (8.33%) WPF
7 1 (8.33%) Use Case

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) GIS
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Programme Planner
3 2 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (8.33%) Project Support Coordinator
4 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (8.33%) STL
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Economics
1 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Project Management
2 7 (58.33%) Programme Management
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Benchmarking
7 1 (8.33%) Change Management
7 1 (8.33%) Coaching
7 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) OO
7 1 (8.33%) Open Source
7 1 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) SAP