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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / South West
Rank 73 87 115
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +28
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 70 58 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.62% 1.92% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 2.36% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 29 13
Median daily rate £440 £413 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% -14.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £292 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%

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
2202 2460 2515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.44% 81.51% 78.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1679 1650
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 £266 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 122 88
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.80 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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
Devon +16 19 £450 +38.46% 1
Gloucestershire +3 17 £475 +18.75% 2
Bristol 0 16 £450 +8.95% 7
Wiltshire -4 7 £363 -14.70%
Dorset +9 5 £353 -17.05% 5
Somerset +4 3 £440 - 3
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 50 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (36.92%) Security Cleared
3 44 (33.85%) Finance
4 35 (26.92%) Project Management
5 33 (25.38%) C
6 30 (23.08%) Scrum
7 28 (21.54%) DV Cleared
8 23 (17.69%) PRINCE2
9 22 (16.92%) Document Management
9 22 (16.92%) Requirements Management
10 21 (16.15%) Oracle
11 20 (15.38%) Risk Management
11 20 (15.38%) Software Engineering
11 20 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (14.62%) Information Assurance
12 19 (14.62%) SQL Server
12 19 (14.62%) Change Control
12 19 (14.62%) SDLC
13 18 (13.85%) DevOps
13 18 (13.85%) JavaScript
13 18 (13.85%) QA
14 17 (13.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 17 (13.08%) Linux
14 17 (13.08%) Cucumber
15 16 (12.31%) Python
15 16 (12.31%) Selenium
16 15 (11.54%) Test Automation
16 15 (11.54%) Software Testing
16 15 (11.54%) Windows
16 15 (11.54%) Java

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 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.31%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.77%) Apache
4 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.77%) JBoss
4 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (10.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.08%) MS Project
3 2 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.38%) GitHub
2 6 (4.62%) IaaS
3 4 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.08%) IBM Blueworks
3 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.08%) PaaS
3 4 (3.08%) SaaS
4 3 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) Firewall
1 3 (2.31%) Network Security
2 2 (1.54%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.54%) LDAP
3 1 (0.77%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (2.31%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.54%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.54%) HBase
5 2 (1.54%) MySQL
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.77%) Big Data
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (13.08%) Cucumber
2 16 (12.31%) Selenium
3 4 (3.08%) SpecFlow
3 4 (3.08%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.08%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.31%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.31%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.54%) JUnit
5 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.77%) Ant
6 1 (0.77%) Apache Buildr
6 1 (0.77%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.77%) JBehave
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.77%) Toad
6 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (33.85%) Finance
2 8 (6.15%) Banking
2 8 (6.15%) Retail
3 5 (3.85%) Back Office
4 4 (3.08%) Marketing
5 2 (1.54%) Games
6 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (14.62%) Project Officer
2 17 (13.08%) Analyst
2 17 (13.08%) Developer
3 13 (10.00%) Project Support Officer
3 13 (10.00%) Support Officer
4 12 (9.23%) Test Engineer
5 11 (8.46%) Business Analyst
5 11 (8.46%) Integration Engineer
5 11 (8.46%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 10 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.62%) IT Manager
8 5 (3.85%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.85%) Scrum Master
8 5 (3.85%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.08%) Architect
9 4 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Lead Software Engineer
9 4 (3.08%) Quality Manager
9 4 (3.08%) User Researcher
10 3 (2.31%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.69%) HTML
2 9 (6.92%) AngularJS
2 9 (6.92%) XML
3 6 (4.62%) .NET
4 5 (3.85%) CSS
4 5 (3.85%) Node.js
4 5 (3.85%) Spring
5 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.08%) Flask
5 4 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.31%) Backbone.js
6 3 (2.31%) Dojo
6 3 (2.31%) DOM
6 3 (2.31%) Ember.js
6 3 (2.31%) Grails
6 3 (2.31%) jQuery
6 3 (2.31%) JSON
6 3 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (7.69%) User Experience
2 8 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.31%) Blog
3 3 (2.31%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.31%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.31%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.77%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.08%) Linux
2 15 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (0.77%) Unix
3 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (26.92%) Project Management
3 30 (23.08%) Scrum
4 23 (17.69%) PRINCE2
5 22 (16.92%) Document Management
5 22 (16.92%) Requirements Management
6 20 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 20 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 19 (14.62%) Change Control
7 19 (14.62%) Information Assurance
7 19 (14.62%) SDLC
8 18 (13.85%) DevOps
9 15 (11.54%) Software Testing
9 15 (11.54%) Test Automation
10 14 (10.77%) Process Improvement
11 13 (10.00%) Waterfall
12 12 (9.23%) Integration Testing
12 12 (9.23%) Manual Testing
12 12 (9.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.38%) C
2 18 (13.85%) JavaScript
3 16 (12.31%) Python
4 15 (11.54%) Java
5 11 (8.46%) Perl
6 9 (6.92%) C#
7 8 (6.15%) Ruby
8 5 (3.85%) SQL
9 3 (2.31%) Scala
10 2 (1.54%) Groovy
11 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (36.92%) Security Cleared
2 28 (21.54%) DV Cleared
3 17 (13.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (9.23%) Degree
5 11 (8.46%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (3.85%) ISEB
8 3 (2.31%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.54%) APMP
9 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (1.54%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 1 (0.77%) AAT
10 1 (0.77%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.77%) CCNA
10 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.85%) QA
2 6 (4.62%) PMO
3 2 (1.54%) Basel II
3 2 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.77%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Docker
2 2 (1.54%) HDFS
2 2 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.54%) Ansible
3 1 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (16.15%) Oracle
2 4 (3.08%) IBM
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.31%) Pega
3 3 (2.31%) webMethods
4 2 (1.54%) Cloudera
4 2 (1.54%) SAP
4 2 (1.54%) Unisys
5 1 (0.77%) ATG
5 1 (0.77%) BEA
5 1 (0.77%) Cisco
5 1 (0.77%) HP
5 1 (0.77%) Sun
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