The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 81 95 119
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +24
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 58 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.98% 1.45% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 1.86% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 13
Median daily rate £400 £450 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +63.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £308 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £507 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £65.30 £26.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £30.35 £27.83
% change year-on-year
-9.78% +9.06%
Continuous Improvement
England

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2283 2369 2566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.08% 77.85% 79.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1494 1525 1612
Median daily rate £388 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 96 115
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the South West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +4 14 £450 +16.12% 3
Dorset -1 13 £400 +18.51% 3
Gloucestershire +13 12 - - 4
Bristol -4 12 £385 -16.75% 5
Somerset +15 6 - - 2
Devon -1 1 £475 - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 52 (45.61%) Security Cleared
2 30 (26.32%) Finance
3 23 (20.18%) C
4 22 (19.30%) PRINCE2
4 22 (19.30%) SC Cleared
4 22 (19.30%) DV Cleared
5 18 (15.79%) Project Management
5 18 (15.79%) Validation
5 18 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 18 (15.79%) Windows
6 17 (14.91%) Oracle
6 17 (14.91%) Information Assurance
6 17 (14.91%) Test Automation
6 17 (14.91%) Document Management
6 17 (14.91%) Requirements Management
6 17 (14.91%) Change Control
7 14 (12.28%) Banking
7 14 (12.28%) Service Management
8 13 (11.40%) ITIL
8 13 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (10.53%) Problem Management
9 12 (10.53%) Service Delivery
9 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (10.53%) SDLC
10 11 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (9.65%) Java
11 10 (8.77%) Degree
11 10 (8.77%) Waterfall
12 9 (7.89%) Software Engineering
12 9 (7.89%) Unix

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.14%) IIS
3 2 (1.75%) Mule
3 2 (1.75%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.88%) JBoss
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Excel
1 5 (4.39%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (2.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.88%) Maximo
2 1 (0.88%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.39%) IaaS
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.88%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) Firewall
1 5 (4.39%) LAN
1 5 (4.39%) WAN
2 4 (3.51%) Skype
2 4 (3.51%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.63%) HTTP
3 3 (2.63%) Network Security
4 2 (1.75%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.75%) SAN
5 1 (0.88%) 2G
5 1 (0.88%) 3G
5 1 (0.88%) BGP
5 1 (0.88%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.88%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.88%) Internet
5 1 (0.88%) IPsec
5 1 (0.88%) MPLS
5 1 (0.88%) Multicast
5 1 (0.88%) OSPF
5 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (6.14%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.88%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (7.02%) Selenium
2 6 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.75%) JIRA
4 2 (1.75%) JUnit
4 2 (1.75%) Maven
4 2 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.75%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.88%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.88%) Subversion
5 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (26.32%) Finance
2 14 (12.28%) Banking
3 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.51%) Billing
4 4 (3.51%) Marketing
5 2 (1.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (17.54%) Project Manager
2 9 (7.89%) Analyst
3 8 (7.02%) Architect
4 7 (6.14%) Project Controller
5 6 (5.26%) Change Manager
5 6 (5.26%) Project Officer
6 5 (4.39%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.39%) Developer
6 5 (4.39%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (4.39%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) Coordinator
7 4 (3.51%) Incident Coordinator
7 4 (3.51%) Senior Manager
7 4 (3.51%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) Test Architect
7 4 (3.51%) Test Automation Architect
7 4 (3.51%) Tester
8 3 (2.63%) Banking Project Manager
8 3 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement Manager
8 3 (2.63%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) Middleware
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle Fusion
1 4 (3.51%) Web Services
1 4 (3.51%) WebCenter
2 3 (2.63%) SOAP
3 2 (1.75%) .NET
3 2 (1.75%) Gherkin
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (1.75%) REST
4 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.88%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.88%) EDI
4 1 (0.88%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.88%) Java EE
4 1 (0.88%) JFC
4 1 (0.88%) RESTful
4 1 (0.88%) Spring
4 1 (0.88%) WAP
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.02%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (4.39%) Replication
4 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.63%) Physics
6 2 (1.75%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.75%) VHDL
7 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.88%) DataPower
7 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.88%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.88%) PKI
7 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.79%) Windows
2 9 (7.89%) Unix
3 8 (7.02%) Linux
4 2 (1.75%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.30%) PRINCE2
2 18 (15.79%) Project Management
2 18 (15.79%) Risk Management
2 18 (15.79%) Validation
3 17 (14.91%) Change Control
3 17 (14.91%) Document Management
3 17 (14.91%) Information Assurance
3 17 (14.91%) Requirements Management
3 17 (14.91%) Test Automation
4 14 (12.28%) Service Management
5 13 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (11.40%) ITIL
6 12 (10.53%) Problem Management
6 12 (10.53%) SDLC
6 12 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 11 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (8.77%) Waterfall
9 9 (7.89%) Change Management
9 9 (7.89%) Scrum
9 9 (7.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.18%) C
2 11 (9.65%) Java
3 7 (6.14%) SQL
4 6 (5.26%) Python
5 5 (4.39%) Perl
6 4 (3.51%) C#
6 4 (3.51%) PHP
7 3 (2.63%) C++
8 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.88%) Ruby
9 1 (0.88%) Tcl
9 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (45.61%) Security Cleared
2 22 (19.30%) DV Cleared
2 22 (19.30%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.77%) Degree
4 7 (6.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (4.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.63%) CISSP
7 2 (1.75%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.88%) CCIE
8 1 (0.88%) CCNP
8 1 (0.88%) CCSA
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.88%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.88%) GWAPT
8 1 (0.88%) ISEB
8 1 (0.88%) MCSE
8 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.88%) OSCE
8 1 (0.88%) OSCP
8 1 (0.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.51%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.75%) ISO22301
4 2 (1.75%) ISO27002
4 2 (1.75%) ISO27005
4 2 (1.75%) SLA
5 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.39%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.39%) Firmware
1 5 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.88%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (14.91%) Oracle
2 6 (5.26%) Cisco
2 6 (5.26%) HP
3 5 (4.39%) VMware
4 4 (3.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.51%) NEC
5 3 (2.63%) Teradata
6 2 (1.75%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.75%) Splunk
7 1 (0.88%) Actix
7 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.88%) Citrix
7 1 (0.88%) IBM
7 1 (0.88%) IFS
7 1 (0.88%) Juniper
7 1 (0.88%) Rally