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 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / South West
Rank 64 90 108
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +18
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 68 48 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.63% 1.66% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 2.02% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 15
Median daily rate £441 £353 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.17% -27.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £147 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £457 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £422 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.40% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £31.75 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.38% +30.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £18.05 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+52.35% -19.77%

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
2071 2375 2280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.15% 82.15% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1378 1666 1531
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 £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 120 104
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 January 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
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 January 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
Bristol +15 22 £450 +10.70% 6
Gloucestershire +7 18 £475 +22.58% 3
Devon +12 12 £443 +41.60% 4
Wiltshire +2 10 £413 +87.50% 4
Somerset +1 4 £440 - 4
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 48 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 41 (35.65%) Finance
4 36 (31.30%) Project Management
5 34 (29.57%) C
6 32 (27.83%) DV Cleared
7 29 (25.22%) Scrum
8 25 (21.74%) PRINCE2
9 24 (20.87%) SQL Server
9 24 (20.87%) Requirements Management
10 23 (20.00%) Document Management
11 22 (19.13%) Risk Management
12 21 (18.26%) Information Assurance
12 21 (18.26%) Change Control
12 21 (18.26%) DevOps
13 18 (15.65%) Oracle
14 17 (14.78%) Linux
14 17 (14.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 17 (14.78%) Selenium
15 16 (13.91%) QA
15 16 (13.91%) JavaScript
16 15 (13.04%) C#
16 15 (13.04%) Software Engineering
16 15 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (13.04%) User Experience
17 14 (12.17%) Test Automation
17 14 (12.17%) Python
17 14 (12.17%) Windows
18 13 (11.30%) MS Excel
18 13 (11.30%) Waterfall

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 12 (10.43%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.61%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.74%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.74%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.87%) Apache
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (11.30%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.48%) MS Project
3 2 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.87%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (6.96%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (6.96%) GitHub
1 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.35%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.61%) IaaS
4 2 (1.74%) Office 365
5 1 (0.87%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.87%) PaaS
5 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) Firewall
1 3 (2.61%) Network Security
2 2 (1.74%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.74%) LDAP
3 1 (0.87%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.70%) Hadoop
2 10 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.74%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.74%) HBase
5 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.74%) MySQL
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.74%) OrientDB
5 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.87%) Big Data
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (14.78%) Selenium
2 12 (10.43%) Cucumber
3 8 (6.96%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (6.96%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.48%) JUnit
4 4 (3.48%) SpecFlow
4 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.48%) WebDriver
5 3 (2.61%) Ant
5 3 (2.61%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.61%) Maven
5 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.74%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.74%) JIRA
6 2 (1.74%) JMeter
7 1 (0.87%) jMock
7 1 (0.87%) Subversion
General
1 41 (35.65%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (1.74%) Back Office
3 2 (1.74%) Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Marketing
4 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (18.26%) Project Officer
2 17 (14.78%) Developer
3 14 (12.17%) Analyst
3 14 (12.17%) Project Support Officer
3 14 (12.17%) Support Officer
4 13 (11.30%) Test Engineer
5 12 (10.43%) Integration Engineer
5 12 (10.43%) Project Manager
5 12 (10.43%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) IT Manager
7 5 (4.35%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.48%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.48%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (3.48%) User Researcher
9 3 (2.61%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.61%) IT Project Manager
9 3 (2.61%) PMO Lead
9 3 (2.61%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.43%) .NET
2 11 (9.57%) AngularJS
3 9 (7.83%) ASP.NET
3 9 (7.83%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (6.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (6.96%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (6.96%) Ember.js
4 8 (6.96%) Node.js
5 6 (5.22%) HTML
5 6 (5.22%) XML
6 5 (4.35%) CSS
6 5 (4.35%) JSON
6 5 (4.35%) Spring
7 4 (3.48%) Flask
8 3 (2.61%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.61%) Grails
9 2 (1.74%) HTML5
9 2 (1.74%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.74%) Sass
9 2 (1.74%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.04%) User Experience
2 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.96%) Blog
3 8 (6.96%) Public Cloud
4 7 (6.09%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.61%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.87%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.78%) Linux
2 14 (12.17%) Windows
3 1 (0.87%) Unix
3 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.30%) Project Management
3 29 (25.22%) Scrum
4 25 (21.74%) PRINCE2
5 24 (20.87%) Requirements Management
6 23 (20.00%) Document Management
7 22 (19.13%) Risk Management
8 21 (18.26%) Change Control
8 21 (18.26%) DevOps
8 21 (18.26%) Information Assurance
9 15 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (13.04%) Software Engineering
10 14 (12.17%) Test Automation
11 13 (11.30%) Waterfall
12 12 (10.43%) SDLC
13 11 (9.57%) Integration Testing
13 11 (9.57%) Manual Testing
13 11 (9.57%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (9.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.57%) C
2 16 (13.91%) JavaScript
3 15 (13.04%) C#
4 14 (12.17%) Python
5 10 (8.70%) Perl
6 8 (6.96%) Ruby
6 8 (6.96%) Scala
7 7 (6.09%) Java
7 7 (6.09%) SQL
8 2 (1.74%) Groovy
8 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (27.83%) DV Cleared
3 17 (14.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 11 (9.57%) Degree
5 9 (7.83%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (1.74%) APMP
7 2 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.74%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 1 (0.87%) AAT
8 1 (0.87%) CCNA
8 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.87%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.87%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.91%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.87%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.74%) Docker
1 2 (1.74%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (6.96%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.74%) Ansible
3 1 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 18 (15.65%) Oracle
2 3 (2.61%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.61%) SAP
3 2 (1.74%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.87%) ATG
4 1 (0.87%) BEA
4 1 (0.87%) Cisco
4 1 (0.87%) HP
4 1 (0.87%) IBM
4 1 (0.87%) Sun
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
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Rate: Competitive plus benefits
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