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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 79 96 124
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +28
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 63 56 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.25% 1.75% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.16% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 11
Median daily rate £425 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £180 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £19.01 £21.38
% change year-on-year
+44.69% -11.08%
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
2222 2588 2493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.53% 80.98% 76.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1510 1811 1684
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 106 125
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £25.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Bristol +13 21 £420 -6.66% 4
Gloucestershire +7 17 - - 3
Wiltshire +4 10 £450 +5.88% 8
Devon +2 9 £458 +40.84% 1
Dorset 0 3 £375 +3.44% 6
Somerset +24 2 £353 - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 48 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (40.18%) Security Cleared
3 33 (29.46%) DV Cleared
3 33 (29.46%) Finance
3 33 (29.46%) Project Management
4 30 (26.79%) Scrum
5 28 (25.00%) C
6 27 (24.11%) PRINCE2
7 25 (22.32%) SQL Server
8 22 (19.64%) Requirements Management
8 22 (19.64%) DevOps
9 21 (18.75%) Document Management
9 21 (18.75%) Change Control
10 20 (17.86%) Risk Management
11 19 (16.96%) Information Assurance
12 18 (16.07%) Software Engineering
12 18 (16.07%) QA
13 17 (15.18%) .NET
14 16 (14.29%) Oracle
15 15 (13.39%) C#
15 15 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (13.39%) NoSQL
15 15 (13.39%) User Experience
16 14 (12.50%) Business Analysis
16 14 (12.50%) JavaScript
17 13 (11.61%) Linux
17 13 (11.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 13 (11.61%) Waterfall
17 13 (11.61%) SDLC
18 12 (10.71%) AngularJS

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 11 (9.82%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.57%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.89%) Mule
4 1 (0.89%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.89%) SAS
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.57%) MS Project
3 2 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.79%) Maximo
3 1 (0.89%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (9.82%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (9.82%) GitHub
1 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.93%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.89%) IaaS
3 1 (0.89%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.89%) Office 365
3 1 (0.89%) PaaS
3 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) LAN
1 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.32%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.39%) NoSQL
3 11 (9.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 11 (9.82%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.57%) OrientDB
5 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.79%) MySQL
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.89%) Big Data
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (10.71%) Selenium
2 11 (9.82%) Octopus Deploy
2 11 (9.82%) TeamCity
3 9 (8.04%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.36%) JUnit
5 5 (4.46%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.46%) Maven
5 5 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.57%) Ant
6 4 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.57%) ClearCase
6 4 (3.57%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.57%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.57%) JIRA
6 4 (3.57%) JMeter
7 2 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.89%) JBehave
8 1 (0.89%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (29.46%) Finance
2 2 (1.79%) Retail
3 1 (0.89%) Back Office
3 1 (0.89%) Banking
3 1 (0.89%) Marketing
3 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (16.96%) Project Officer
2 14 (12.50%) Analyst
2 14 (12.50%) Developer
3 12 (10.71%) Test Engineer
4 11 (9.82%) Integration Engineer
4 11 (9.82%) Project Manager
4 11 (9.82%) Project Support Officer
4 11 (9.82%) Support Officer
4 11 (9.82%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.36%) Scrum Master
8 5 (4.46%) IT Manager
9 4 (3.57%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.57%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Development Manager
9 4 (3.57%) Project Control Officer
9 4 (3.57%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.57%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.18%) .NET
2 12 (10.71%) AngularJS
2 12 (10.71%) ASP.NET
2 12 (10.71%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (9.82%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (9.82%) Ember.js
3 11 (9.82%) Node.js
4 7 (6.25%) JSON
5 5 (4.46%) REST
5 5 (4.46%) Velocity
5 5 (4.46%) XML
6 4 (3.57%) Spring
7 3 (2.68%) Grails
7 3 (2.68%) HTML
7 3 (2.68%) Middleware
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle ADF
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (2.68%) WebCenter
8 2 (1.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) User Experience
2 11 (9.82%) Blog
2 11 (9.82%) Public Cloud
3 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.79%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.79%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.61%) Linux
2 12 (10.71%) Windows
3 1 (0.89%) Unix
3 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (29.46%) Project Management
3 30 (26.79%) Scrum
4 27 (24.11%) PRINCE2
5 22 (19.64%) DevOps
5 22 (19.64%) Requirements Management
6 21 (18.75%) Change Control
6 21 (18.75%) Document Management
7 20 (17.86%) Risk Management
8 19 (16.96%) Information Assurance
9 18 (16.07%) Software Engineering
10 15 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (12.50%) Business Analysis
12 13 (11.61%) SDLC
12 13 (11.61%) Waterfall
13 12 (10.71%) BDD
13 12 (10.71%) Kanban
13 12 (10.71%) TDD
14 11 (9.82%) E-Commerce
14 11 (9.82%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.00%) C
2 15 (13.39%) C#
3 14 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.82%) Ruby
4 11 (9.82%) Scala
5 8 (7.14%) SQL
6 7 (6.25%) Java
6 7 (6.25%) Perl
6 7 (6.25%) Python
7 4 (3.57%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 45 (40.18%) Security Cleared
2 33 (29.46%) DV Cleared
3 13 (11.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 10 (8.93%) Degree
5 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (1.79%) APMP
7 2 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.79%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 1 (0.89%) AAT
8 1 (0.89%) CCNA
8 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.89%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.07%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.89%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) Docker
2 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (9.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (14.29%) Oracle
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.68%) HP
3 3 (2.68%) SAP
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco
4 1 (0.89%) IBM
4 1 (0.89%) Sun
4 1 (0.89%) VMware
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
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