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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 91 84 116
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +32
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 52 52 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.75% 1.72% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.24% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 18
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £295 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £565 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £381
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.10 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £29.00 £26.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.21% -8.33%
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
2332 2317 2358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.39% 76.54% 79.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1517 1545 1567
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 100 122
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £33.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £16.95 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 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 27 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
Bristol -2 13 £393 -17.36% 15
Gloucestershire +4 11 - - 4
Dorset 0 11 £400 +18.51% 1
Wiltshire -9 10 £495 +27.74% 3
Somerset +16 6 - -
Devon -2 1 £475 - 3
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 48 (45.28%) Security Cleared
2 30 (28.30%) Finance
3 22 (20.75%) PRINCE2
4 21 (19.81%) SC Cleared
5 20 (18.87%) DV Cleared
5 20 (18.87%) Project Management
6 19 (17.92%) C
7 18 (16.98%) Oracle
7 18 (16.98%) Windows
7 18 (16.98%) Validation
8 16 (15.09%) Risk Management
9 15 (14.15%) Information Assurance
9 15 (14.15%) Banking
9 15 (14.15%) Document Management
9 15 (14.15%) Requirements Management
9 15 (14.15%) Change Control
10 14 (13.21%) Test Automation
11 13 (12.26%) ITIL
12 12 (11.32%) Service Management
12 12 (11.32%) Degree
12 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (11.32%) SDLC
13 11 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (9.43%) Software Engineering
14 10 (9.43%) Problem Management
14 10 (9.43%) Waterfall
14 10 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (9.43%) Java
15 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
15 9 (8.49%) 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 (7.55%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.60%) IIS
3 2 (1.89%) Mule
3 2 (1.89%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.94%) JBoss
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.83%) MS Office
2 3 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.94%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.66%) IaaS
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.94%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) Firewall
2 5 (4.72%) LAN
2 5 (4.72%) Skype
2 5 (4.72%) Unified Communications
2 5 (4.72%) WAN
3 2 (1.89%) HTTP
3 2 (1.89%) Network Security
3 2 (1.89%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (1.89%) SAN
4 1 (0.94%) 2G
4 1 (0.94%) 3G
4 1 (0.94%) 4G
4 1 (0.94%) DHCP
4 1 (0.94%) DNS
4 1 (0.94%) GSM
4 1 (0.94%) HSPA
4 1 (0.94%) Internet
4 1 (0.94%) LTE
4 1 (0.94%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.55%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.94%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Selenium
2 5 (4.72%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (3.77%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.89%) JUnit
4 2 (1.89%) Maven
4 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.94%) JIRA
5 1 (0.94%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (28.30%) Finance
2 15 (14.15%) Banking
3 7 (6.60%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.72%) Billing
5 4 (3.77%) Marketing
6 2 (1.89%) Retail
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (19.81%) Project Manager
2 10 (9.43%) Analyst
3 9 (8.49%) Architect
4 7 (6.60%) Project Controller
5 6 (5.66%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) Change Manager
6 5 (4.72%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (4.72%) Project Officer
6 5 (4.72%) Senior Manager
6 5 (4.72%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) Developer
7 4 (3.77%) Telecoms Manager
7 4 (3.77%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) Test Architect
7 4 (3.77%) Test Automation Architect
8 3 (2.83%) Banking Project Manager
8 3 (2.83%) FPGA Developer
8 3 (2.83%) Project Control Officer
8 3 (2.83%) Quality Manager
8 3 (2.83%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.72%) Middleware
1 5 (4.72%) Oracle Fusion
1 5 (4.72%) WebCenter
2 3 (2.83%) Oracle ADF
2 3 (2.83%) SOAP
2 3 (2.83%) Web Services
3 2 (1.89%) .NET
3 2 (1.89%) REST
4 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.94%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.94%) EDI
4 1 (0.94%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.94%) Java EE
4 1 (0.94%) JFC
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.49%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (2.83%) Replication
5 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.89%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.89%) Physics
5 2 (1.89%) VHDL
6 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.94%) DataPower
6 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.94%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.94%) PKI
6 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.94%) User Experience
6 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Windows
2 9 (8.49%) Linux
2 9 (8.49%) Unix
3 3 (2.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.75%) PRINCE2
2 20 (18.87%) Project Management
3 18 (16.98%) Validation
4 16 (15.09%) Risk Management
5 15 (14.15%) Change Control
5 15 (14.15%) Document Management
5 15 (14.15%) Information Assurance
5 15 (14.15%) Requirements Management
6 14 (13.21%) Test Automation
7 13 (12.26%) ITIL
8 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (11.32%) SDLC
8 12 (11.32%) Service Management
9 10 (9.43%) Problem Management
9 10 (9.43%) Software Engineering
9 10 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (9.43%) Waterfall
10 9 (8.49%) Scrum
11 8 (7.55%) Change Management
12 7 (6.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.92%) C
2 10 (9.43%) Java
3 6 (5.66%) SQL
4 5 (4.72%) Perl
4 5 (4.72%) Python
5 2 (1.89%) C#
5 2 (1.89%) C++
5 2 (1.89%) PHP
5 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.94%) Ruby
6 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (45.28%) Security Cleared
2 21 (19.81%) SC Cleared
3 20 (18.87%) DV Cleared
4 12 (11.32%) Degree
5 8 (7.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.83%) CISSP
8 2 (1.89%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.94%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.94%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.94%) ISEB
9 1 (0.94%) MCSE
9 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.94%) OSCE
9 1 (0.94%) OSCP
9 1 (0.94%) PMP
9 1 (0.94%) SANS
9 1 (0.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.94%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.77%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.83%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.83%) QA
3 2 (1.89%) ISO22301
3 2 (1.89%) ISO27002
3 2 (1.89%) ISO27005
3 2 (1.89%) SLA
4 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.83%) Firmware
3 1 (0.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.94%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (16.98%) Oracle
2 6 (5.66%) Cisco
3 5 (4.72%) NEC
4 4 (3.77%) HP
4 4 (3.77%) VMware
5 3 (2.83%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.83%) Teradata
6 2 (1.89%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.89%) Splunk
7 1 (0.94%) Actix
7 1 (0.94%) Citrix
7 1 (0.94%) IBM
7 1 (0.94%) Rally
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