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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 105 103 103
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 35 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.10% 0.86% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.19% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 12
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£490 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.26% +11.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.51% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £24.25 £11.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.45% -66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £11.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -33.33%
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
2310 1760 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.39% 71.78% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1127 1105
Average daily rate £413 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 95
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +1 13 £514 +38.98% 4
Bristol -3 11 £433 +44.16% 16
Gloucestershire -11 6 £430 - 5
Devon -3 4 - - 4
Dorset -6 1 - - 1
Somerset - - - - 4
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 26 (47.27%) Finance
2 17 (30.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 9 (16.36%) Coaching
5 9 (16.36%) Scrum
6 8 (14.55%) Telecoms
6 8 (14.55%) Banking
6 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2
6 8 (14.55%) Change Control
6 8 (14.55%) Business Transformation
7 7 (12.73%) Service Delivery
8 6 (10.91%) Internet
8 6 (10.91%) Project Management
8 6 (10.91%) SQL
8 6 (10.91%) Oracle
8 6 (10.91%) Risk Management
8 6 (10.91%) Line Management
9 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (9.09%) Information Assurance
9 5 (9.09%) Velocity
9 5 (9.09%) PCI DSS
9 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
9 5 (9.09%) DV Cleared
9 5 (9.09%) Document Management
9 5 (9.09%) Requirements Management
9 5 (9.09%) C
9 5 (9.09%) ITIL
9 5 (9.09%) ISEB

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) SAS
1 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Project
2 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Unica Affinium
1 1 (1.82%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Internet
2 4 (7.27%) SAN
3 1 (1.82%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) MS Access
2 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.82%) Subversion
2 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
General
1 26 (47.27%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Telecoms
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Marketing
4 2 (3.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Advertising
5 1 (1.82%) Publishing
5 1 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (14.55%) Analyst
2 6 (10.91%) Architect
2 6 (10.91%) Business Analyst
2 6 (10.91%) Agile Coach
3 5 (9.09%) Project Support Officer
3 5 (9.09%) Project Officer
4 4 (7.27%) Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Product Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Service Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Programme Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Junior
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Quality Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Product Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Velocity
2 2 (3.64%) CSS
2 2 (3.64%) JSON
3 1 (1.82%) Ext JS
3 1 (1.82%) GWT
3 1 (1.82%) REST
3 1 (1.82%) Leaflet
3 1 (1.82%) Flask
3 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.82%) Spring
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) J2EE
3 1 (1.82%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.82%) Replication
3 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.36%) Coaching
3 9 (16.36%) Scrum
4 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2
4 8 (14.55%) Change Control
4 8 (14.55%) Business Transformation
5 7 (12.73%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.91%) Project Management
6 6 (10.91%) Risk Management
6 6 (10.91%) Line Management
7 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (9.09%) Information Assurance
7 5 (9.09%) Document Management
7 5 (9.09%) Requirements Management
7 5 (9.09%) ITIL
8 4 (7.27%) Change Management
8 4 (7.27%) Service Management
8 4 (7.27%) Performance Management
9 3 (5.45%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) SQL
2 5 (9.09%) C
2 5 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.27%) Perl
3 4 (7.27%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.82%) Ruby
5 1 (1.82%) Java
5 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) ISEB
3 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.82%) APMP
4 1 (1.82%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.82%) PMP
4 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.27%) SLA
2 4 (7.27%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (7.27%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Oracle
2 3 (5.45%) SAP
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (1.82%) Sencha
4 1 (1.82%) Google
4 1 (1.82%) Huawei
4 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.82%) IBM
4 1 (1.82%) Remedy
4 1 (1.82%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.82%) Nokia
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