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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 107 114 112
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 34 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 0.74% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.99% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 14
Average daily rate
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£483 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.54% +23.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.88% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.25 £11.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.45% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £15.97 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+106.63% -3.21%
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
2330 2113 1789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.58% 74.30% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1518 1288 1133
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 89 76
Average hourly rate £36.40 £24.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.66% -34.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.31 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the South West region over the 3 months to 4 March 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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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
Wiltshire +8 11 £496 +7.88% 4
Bristol -8 10 £450 +63.63% 10
Gloucestershire -6 5 £460 - 4
Dorset +1 4 £400 - 3
Devon 0 4 - - 1
Somerset - - - - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 26 (45.61%) Finance
2 18 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
6 9 (15.79%) Banking
6 9 (15.79%) Scrum
6 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
6 9 (15.79%) Change Control
6 9 (15.79%) Business Transformation
7 8 (14.04%) Risk Management
7 8 (14.04%) Service Delivery
8 7 (12.28%) Document Management
8 7 (12.28%) Requirements Management
8 7 (12.28%) Project Management
8 7 (12.28%) C
8 7 (12.28%) Coaching
8 7 (12.28%) Information Assurance
8 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
8 7 (12.28%) DV Cleared
9 6 (10.53%) SQL
9 6 (10.53%) Internet
9 6 (10.53%) ISEB
9 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
10 5 (8.77%) Oracle
10 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
10 5 (8.77%) Programme Management
10 5 (8.77%) Performance Management
10 5 (8.77%) PCI DSS

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.75%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.51%) MS Project
3 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Agresso
1 1 (1.75%) Unica Affinium
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Internet
2 4 (7.02%) SAN
3 1 (1.75%) Intranet
3 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Subversion
2 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
General
1 26 (45.61%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Banking
2 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Publishing
4 1 (1.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Project Support Officer
3 7 (12.28%) Project Officer
4 5 (8.77%) Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Lead Business Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Agile Coach
5 4 (7.02%) ScrumMaster
5 4 (7.02%) Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Programme Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Programme Office Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Junior Project Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) Velocity
2 2 (3.51%) JSON
2 2 (3.51%) CSS
3 1 (1.75%) Web Services
3 1 (1.75%) HTML
3 1 (1.75%) J2EE
3 1 (1.75%) J2SE
3 1 (1.75%) Spring
3 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.75%) Ext JS
3 1 (1.75%) GWT
3 1 (1.75%) REST
3 1 (1.75%) Flask
3 1 (1.75%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Replication
3 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.75%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
4 9 (15.79%) Scrum
4 9 (15.79%) Change Control
4 9 (15.79%) Business Transformation
5 8 (14.04%) Risk Management
5 8 (14.04%) Service Delivery
6 7 (12.28%) Document Management
6 7 (12.28%) Requirements Management
6 7 (12.28%) Project Management
6 7 (12.28%) Coaching
6 7 (12.28%) Information Assurance
7 5 (8.77%) Programme Management
7 5 (8.77%) Performance Management
7 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (7.02%) Line Management
8 4 (7.02%) Web Development
8 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
8 4 (7.02%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) C
2 6 (10.53%) SQL
3 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.02%) Perl
4 4 (7.02%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) Java
6 1 (1.75%) Python
6 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) DV Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) ISEB
3 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.51%) APMP
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) PMP
5 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.02%) QA
3 3 (5.26%) SLA
4 2 (3.51%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.75%) Basel II
5 1 (1.75%) COREP
5 1 (1.75%) FINREP
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Data Guard
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.51%) SAP
3 2 (3.51%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.75%) Remedy
4 1 (1.75%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.75%) Nokia
4 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.75%) IBM
4 1 (1.75%) Google
4 1 (1.75%) Huawei
4 1 (1.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (1.75%) Sencha
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