The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 39 42
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.97% 0.92% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.06% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £525 £438 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +36.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.58 £29.00
% change year-on-year +3.48% -8.36%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 278 284 345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.26% 86.85% 84.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 204 243
Median daily rate £425 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 22
Median hourly rate £18.00 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £31.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.78 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Bedfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Bedfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Bedfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Luton +12 2 £525 +20.00% 1
Dunstable -4 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Apple
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Coaching
4 2 (20.00%) People Management
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Service Design
5 1 (10.00%) Post-Production
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) MCSE
5 1 (10.00%) MCSA
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Change Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Coaching
3 2 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) People Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Post-Production
4 1 (10.00%) Service Design
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCIP
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) CCSP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow