The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 32 22 18
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.84% 0.89% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 1.08% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Median daily rate £300 - £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £30.35
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.70%  

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 Belfast with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 181 93 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 85.78% 83.04% 81.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 43 44
Median daily rate £400 £300 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +39.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £109 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.89% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast 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 Belfast

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Belfast

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Belfast over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Belfast

Continuous Improvement
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 4 (57.14%) Python
1 4 (57.14%) VHDL
1 4 (57.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (57.14%) FPGA Design
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) QlikView
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (28.57%) Cognos
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) MS Project
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Degree

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (28.57%) QlikView
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) FPGA Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL BI Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (57.14%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) AIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) FPGA Design
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cognos
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle