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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 55 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.36% 1.09% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 1.55% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Average daily rate
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£306 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £408 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £22.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-14.20% +4.76%
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
399 323 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 71.12% 70.22% 68.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 222 189
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £248 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £10.63 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £21.60 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 August 2014. 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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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 -6 1 £425 +6.25% 6
Newport - - - -
Continuous Improvement
Wales

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 5 (55.56%) MS Visio
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Workflow
3 4 (44.44%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) MS Project
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) SAP BW
5 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Product Management
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 5 (55.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (33.33%) MS Project
4 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SAP BW
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Business Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Officer
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 4 (44.44%) Workflow
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Product Management
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) SAP