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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 95 102 106
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 50 44 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.64% 1.37% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.78% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 21
Median daily rate £463 £388 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £389 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.89% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +73.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +44.73%
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
2362 2478 2280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.67% 77.32% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 1661 1530
Median daily rate £390 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 111 100
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.63 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £55.00 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +5 19 £450 +5.88% 4
Gloucestershire +1 12 £400 +6.31% 6
Wiltshire -9 7 £513 +10.86% 4
Devon +12 5 £513 -
Dorset -7 2 £360 +6.66% 2
Somerset - 2 £475 -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 49 (42.24%) Security Cleared
2 29 (25.00%) Finance
3 27 (23.28%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (20.69%) PRINCE2
4 24 (20.69%) Project Management
5 23 (19.83%) Oracle
6 21 (18.10%) SC Cleared
6 21 (18.10%) DV Cleared
7 19 (16.38%) Windows
8 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
9 17 (14.66%) Scrum
10 16 (13.79%) Validation
10 16 (13.79%) Software Engineering
11 15 (12.93%) Change Control
11 15 (12.93%) C
11 15 (12.93%) SDLC
12 14 (12.07%) Banking
12 14 (12.07%) Waterfall
13 13 (11.21%) Information Assurance
13 13 (11.21%) Requirements Management
13 13 (11.21%) Document Management
13 13 (11.21%) Risk Management
13 13 (11.21%) Linux
13 13 (11.21%) ITIL
13 13 (11.21%) DevOps
14 12 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
14 12 (10.34%) Service Management
14 12 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (10.34%) Test Automation
15 11 (9.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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 7 (6.03%) IIS
1 7 (6.03%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.45%) Mule
3 4 (3.45%) Mule ESB
4 3 (2.59%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.86%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.72%) Maximo
3 1 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.31%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (4.31%) Amazon S3
1 5 (4.31%) GitHub
1 5 (4.31%) IaaS
1 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.17%) LAN
1 6 (5.17%) WAN
2 5 (4.31%) Firewall
2 5 (4.31%) Skype
2 5 (4.31%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.72%) Network Security
3 2 (1.72%) SAN
4 1 (0.86%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.90%) NoSQL
2 8 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (4.31%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.59%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.59%) OrientDB
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Jenkins
1 7 (6.03%) JUnit
1 7 (6.03%) Maven
1 7 (6.03%) Selenium
2 5 (4.31%) JIRA
2 5 (4.31%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.31%) TeamCity
3 4 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.59%) Ant
4 3 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.59%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.59%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.59%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.59%) JMeter
5 1 (0.86%) JIRA Agile
General
1 29 (25.00%) Finance
2 14 (12.07%) Banking
3 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.31%) Billing
5 4 (3.45%) Marketing
6 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.86%) Retail
6 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (18.97%) Project Manager
2 10 (8.62%) Architect
2 10 (8.62%) Project Officer
3 9 (7.76%) Analyst
3 9 (7.76%) Developer
4 8 (6.90%) Integration Engineer
5 7 (6.03%) Scrum Master
5 7 (6.03%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 7 (6.03%) Test Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Project Control Officer
6 6 (5.17%) Software Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Development Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Senior Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Software Development Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.45%) Agile Development Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.45%) Change Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Project Support Officer
8 4 (3.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.90%) .NET
2 7 (6.03%) REST
3 5 (4.31%) AngularJS
3 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (4.31%) Ember.js
3 5 (4.31%) Middleware
3 5 (4.31%) Node.js
3 5 (4.31%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (4.31%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (4.31%) Velocity
3 5 (4.31%) WebCenter
4 4 (3.45%) SOAP
5 3 (2.59%) JSON
5 3 (2.59%) Oracle ADF
6 2 (1.72%) Web Services
7 1 (0.86%) EDI
7 1 (0.86%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.17%) User Experience
4 5 (4.31%) Blog
4 5 (4.31%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (2.59%) Replication
6 2 (1.72%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.72%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.72%) Physics
6 2 (1.72%) VHDL
6 2 (1.72%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.38%) Windows
2 13 (11.21%) Linux
3 11 (9.48%) Unix
4 4 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.28%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.69%) PRINCE2
2 24 (20.69%) Project Management
3 17 (14.66%) Scrum
4 16 (13.79%) Software Engineering
4 16 (13.79%) Validation
5 15 (12.93%) Change Control
5 15 (12.93%) SDLC
6 14 (12.07%) Waterfall
7 13 (11.21%) DevOps
7 13 (11.21%) Document Management
7 13 (11.21%) Information Assurance
7 13 (11.21%) ITIL
7 13 (11.21%) Requirements Management
7 13 (11.21%) Risk Management
8 12 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (10.34%) Service Management
8 12 (10.34%) Test Automation
9 10 (8.62%) Problem Management
9 10 (8.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.93%) C
2 11 (9.48%) Java
3 8 (6.90%) SQL
4 5 (4.31%) C#
4 5 (4.31%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.31%) Ruby
4 5 (4.31%) Scala
5 4 (3.45%) Perl
5 4 (3.45%) Python
6 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 49 (42.24%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.10%) DV Cleared
2 21 (18.10%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 10 (8.62%) Degree
5 2 (1.72%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.72%) CISSP
6 1 (0.86%) PMP
6 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.86%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.90%) QA
2 4 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.59%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.72%) ISO22301
4 2 (1.72%) ISO27002
4 2 (1.72%) ISO27005
4 2 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (19.83%) Oracle
2 5 (4.31%) Cisco
2 5 (4.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.31%) NEC
3 4 (3.45%) HP
4 3 (2.59%) Teradata
4 3 (2.59%) VMware
5 1 (0.86%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.86%) Rally
5 1 (0.86%) Splunk
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago