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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 85 115 109
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 63 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.10% 1.08% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 1.44% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 4
Average daily rate £400 £490 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +31.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £380 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £591 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £354
% change year-on-year
- +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £31.75 £24.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.92% +120.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.73 £22.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +104.54%
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
2432 2428 1849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.88% 75.08% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1711 1607 1163
Average daily rate £380 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 107 99
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £15.48 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the South West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 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
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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
Bristol +8 17 £432 -1.93% 15
Wiltshire 0 17 £425 -19.96% 16
Gloucestershire +20 15 £400 -6.97% 6
Devon -1 7 £300 -
Somerset - 3 - - 1
Dorset +5 1 - - 5
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 44 (37.29%) Finance
2 42 (35.59%) Security Cleared
3 26 (22.03%) Change Control
4 25 (21.19%) C
5 23 (19.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (17.80%) PRINCE2
6 21 (17.80%) Risk Management
7 20 (16.95%) DV Cleared
8 19 (16.10%) Service Delivery
9 18 (15.25%) Document Management
9 18 (15.25%) Requirements Management
9 18 (15.25%) Information Assurance
10 17 (14.41%) SQL
11 16 (13.56%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (12.71%) SDLC
13 13 (11.02%) Selenium
13 13 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (11.02%) Mentoring
13 13 (11.02%) Test Automation
14 12 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (10.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (10.17%) Oracle
14 12 (10.17%) PHP
15 11 (9.32%) SQL Server
15 11 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (9.32%) Automated Testing
15 11 (9.32%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (9.32%) SC Cleared
15 11 (9.32%) Spreadsheet
16 10 (8.47%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (4.24%) SAS
2 1 (0.85%) JBoss
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (9.32%) Spreadsheet
2 9 (7.63%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.24%) MS Office
4 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.85%) Maximo
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) IaaS
2 1 (0.85%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.24%) HTTP
2 4 (3.39%) LAN
2 4 (3.39%) WAN
3 3 (2.54%) Network Security
3 3 (2.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.85%) 3G
5 1 (0.85%) 4G
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.85%) DHCP
5 1 (0.85%) DNS
5 1 (0.85%) FWSM
5 1 (0.85%) HSPA
5 1 (0.85%) Internet
5 1 (0.85%) LTE
5 1 (0.85%) Multicast
5 1 (0.85%) SAN
5 1 (0.85%) VPN
5 1 (0.85%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.56%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (9.32%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (9.32%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.93%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.24%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (2.54%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.69%) MS Access
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.85%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.85%) Essbase
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.85%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (11.02%) Selenium
2 4 (3.39%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (2.54%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.85%) JIRA
5 1 (0.85%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.85%) Subversion
5 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (37.29%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Banking
3 7 (5.93%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.69%) Electronics
4 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.85%) Billing
5 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (16.10%) Analyst
2 14 (11.86%) Developer
3 9 (7.63%) Project Manager
4 7 (5.93%) Project Officer
4 7 (5.93%) Tester
5 6 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement Manager
5 6 (5.08%) Data Analyst
5 6 (5.08%) Operations Manager
5 6 (5.08%) Project Controller
6 5 (4.24%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.24%) Coordinator
6 5 (4.24%) Functional Tester
6 5 (4.24%) Incident Coordinator
6 5 (4.24%) IT Manager
6 5 (4.24%) Project Control Officer
6 5 (4.24%) Test Analyst
6 5 (4.24%) Vendor Manager
7 4 (3.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (3.39%) Consultant
8 3 (2.54%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.63%) .NET
2 4 (3.39%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.39%) Middleware
2 4 (3.39%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (3.39%) WebCenter
3 3 (2.54%) Web Services
4 2 (1.69%) Ajax
4 2 (1.69%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.69%) HTML
4 2 (1.69%) HTML5
4 2 (1.69%) jQuery
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (0.85%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.85%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.85%) Java EE
5 1 (0.85%) RESTful
5 1 (0.85%) SOAP
5 1 (0.85%) Spring
5 1 (0.85%) WAP
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (4.24%) Replication
4 4 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (3.39%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.39%) Physics
5 3 (2.54%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.54%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.69%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.69%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.69%) VHDL
7 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.85%) DataPower
7 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.85%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.85%) User Experience
7 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.47%) Windows
2 5 (4.24%) Unix
3 4 (3.39%) Linux
4 3 (2.54%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.85%) CentOS
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.03%) Change Control
2 23 (19.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (17.80%) PRINCE2
3 21 (17.80%) Risk Management
4 19 (16.10%) Service Delivery
5 18 (15.25%) Document Management
5 18 (15.25%) Information Assurance
5 18 (15.25%) Requirements Management
6 15 (12.71%) SDLC
7 13 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (11.02%) Mentoring
7 13 (11.02%) Test Automation
8 11 (9.32%) Automated Testing
8 11 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (8.47%) ITIL
9 10 (8.47%) Project Management
10 9 (7.63%) Functional Testing
11 7 (5.93%) Change Management
11 7 (5.93%) Waterfall
12 6 (5.08%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.19%) C
2 17 (14.41%) SQL
3 12 (10.17%) PHP
4 8 (6.78%) C#
5 7 (5.93%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.39%) C++
6 4 (3.39%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.39%) Python
6 4 (3.39%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.39%) VBA
7 3 (2.54%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.54%) VB
7 3 (2.54%) VB6
8 2 (1.69%) Java
8 2 (1.69%) Perl
8 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.69%) Tcl
9 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (35.59%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.95%) DV Cleared
3 12 (10.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (9.32%) SC Cleared
5 9 (7.63%) Degree
6 4 (3.39%) HNC
6 4 (3.39%) HND
7 3 (2.54%) CISSP
7 3 (2.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (1.69%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.85%) CCSA
9 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.85%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.85%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.85%) OSCE
9 1 (0.85%) OSCP
9 1 (0.85%) PMP
9 1 (0.85%) SANS
9 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (4.24%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.39%) Basel II
3 4 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.54%) QA
5 2 (1.69%) ISO22301
5 2 (1.69%) ISO27002
5 2 (1.69%) ISO27005
5 2 (1.69%) SLA
6 1 (0.85%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.08%) Firmware
3 5 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (10.17%) Oracle
2 7 (5.93%) HP
3 5 (4.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.24%) Teradata
3 5 (4.24%) VMware
4 2 (1.69%) ArcSight
4 2 (1.69%) Cisco
4 2 (1.69%) IBM
4 2 (1.69%) Splunk
5 1 (0.85%) Actix
5 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.85%) Citrix
5 1 (0.85%) Cognos
5 1 (0.85%) IFS
5 1 (0.85%) Juniper
5 1 (0.85%) SAP
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